Eight Literary Quotes You Might Fall in Love with

I love words, and when you love words you end up loving sentences. Sometimes I find myself desperately searching  Pinterest  for a group of words that make me feel something. Sometimes I read a book and words just jump up and grab at my throat like these. Then I read lists on Facebook that contain "literary" quotes; however, they never are what I'm expecting them to be. They never make me feel what I think I'm going to feel, so here are eight quotes that made me sick with smiling:

1. From Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that is it inconceivable that you should ever part. Because that is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being "in love", which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident." 

2. From Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

"Each time you happen to me all over again."

3. By Keaton Henson

“If you must die, sweetheart, die knowing your life was my life’s best part.” 

4. From Autobiography by Morrissey

"It was probably nothing but it felt like the world." 

5. From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"You're beautiful, but you're empty. One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose."

5. From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"You are the drawing of the boa constrictor eating an elephant. Misunderstood and forgotten, you have great truths within you if only anyone would bother to look." 

6. From Coraline by Neil Gaiman

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

7. By F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement." 

8. From Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

"Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

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