Our favourite love quotes from the classics

To mark Valentine’s Day, we have trawled through the Oxford World’s Classics series to find our favourite words of love.

“Love… it means too much to me, far more than you can understand.” – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

“This perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!” – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.” – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

“Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.” –
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

“If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.” – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.” – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“An infinity of passion can be contained in one minute, like a crowd in a small space.”  – Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” – The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Share this post:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *