Okay, we admit. We've always been suckers for a good quote, as evinced in the ever-growing collection of tumblr graphics that herald the gamut of human emotions from epic declarations of love to the beautiful angst of heartbreak.
Truly, there is no shame in this appreciation. Love is intoxicating, beautiful, and it is exhilirating to stumble across a line that seems to elucidate what we fail to verbalize. Or, more importantly, act as the perfect caption for that #couplesnap that you've been saving in your archive.
To help in this matter, we've rounded up some of the most eloquent lines from classic literary novels and paired them with the sweetest celebrity couple photos to provide inspiration for when words escape you whilst you craft your caption. Take a cue from these literary greats who have been encapsulating the the complexities and mysteries of romantic feelings beautifully for centuries, capturing the elation and thrill of love for posterity through pen and paper. Swooning yet? We know we are.
"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul."
-Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities
"You and I, it's as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught."
—Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
-Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind
"It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight."
-Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
"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."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald,The Great Gatsby
"If I loved you less I might be able to talk about it more."
- Jane Austen, Emma
"Her love was entire as a child's, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring."
-Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd
“Each time you happen to me all over again.”
-Edith Wharton, The Age Of Innocence
“All I want is to deserve you."
-Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons
"He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking."
—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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