Modern Literary Love Quotes

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.” – Paulo Coelho, Adultery

“I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.” – Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You

“‘I am,’ he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. ‘I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.'” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater… The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.” – Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

“If people were rain: I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

“If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am lovable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world?” – Franny Billingsley, Chime

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” – Veronica Roth, Allegiant

“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” – Kiera Cass, The One

“I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

“That’s all I want. Just you and me. Always.” – Lauren Oliver, Delirium

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