I am one of those people that do not celebrate Valentine’s Day, at least not in the conventional way.
I prefer to have my own ‘love day’, a private one that I won’t share with the world (I’m selfish like that), but only with my loved one.
Still, because there was so much love around the internet today, I felt like reading some of my favorite love-quotes.. and so I made a selection for you to enjoy as well.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my dear readers!
“I guess love’s kind of like a marshmallow in a microwave on high. After it explodes it’s still a marshmallow. But, you know, now it’s a complicated marshmallow.”
~ Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”
~ Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”
~ Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“See, I remember love. That’s what people don’t understand.”
~ Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road
“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”
~ Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
“I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”
~ Veronica Roth, Divergent
“Maybe. But you know, when you love someone you love them. And every day you sit back pretending that you don’t is one less day you have with him.”
~ Katie Klein, Cross My Heart
“Saw two fallen branches in the shape of a heart. Thought of you.”
~ Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“It wasn’t love right away, because nothing ever is no matter what the songs say, but it was the start of it. A beginning in one way, and the end in another. I think that might always be true of love.”
~ Amy Garvey, Cold Kiss
“Sometimes kindness can be delivered in a clumsy way. But it’s far more sincere in its clumsiness than those distinguished men you read about in books. Your father was very clumsy.”
~ Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray
“You,” he says, before the door closes all the way. “I often dream of you.”
~ Sangu Mandanna, The Lost Girl
“I like you. I. Like. You. I’ll admit you’re annoying. Sometimes you agitate me to the brink of insanity, but you can throw it back at me like no one else. When you laugh, I want to laugh. When you smile, I want to smile. Hell, I want to be the one to make you smile.”
~Katie McGarry, Dare You To
When the zipper snaps open, Ben pauses, his breath hot in my ear.
“Janelle Tenner,” he whispers. “I fucking love you.”
~ Elizabeth Norris, Unraveling
“A perfect person is easy to love. But when somebody likes all your imperfections, well, that’s when you know they really mean it.”
― Michelle Dalton, Sixteenth Summer
The last one is a bit more subtle, because sometimes love is something we don’t put into words:
“There’s only one thing we never wrote down. You know what it was.”
~ Mira Grant, Blackout
And these are only a few..
So, what about you? What’s your favorite love quote?