Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas

[Bobby Tom] finally understood Gracie's function in his life. She was God's joke on him.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas

Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

But ... but what if I hit you?”
A snort. “You’re not going to hit me.”
“How do you know?” I bristled at his amused tone. “I could hit you. Even master swordsmen make mistakes. I could get a lucky shot, or you might not see me coming. I don’t want to hurt you.”
He favored me with another patient look. “And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”
“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”
He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

No problem," Gale replies. "I wake up ten times a night anyway."
"To make sure Katniss is still here?" asks Peeta.
"Something like that,"...
"That was funny, what Tigris said. About no one knowing what to do with her."
"Well, WE never have,"...
"She loves you, you know," says Peeta. "She as good as told me after they whipped you."
"Don't believe it,"Gale answers. "The way she kissed you in the Quarter Quell...well she never kissed me like that."
"It was just part of the show," Peeta tells him, although there's an edge of doubt in his voice.
"No, you won her over. Gave up everything for her. Maybe that's the only way to convince her you love her." There's a long pause. "I should have volunteered to take your place in the first Games. Protected her then."
"You couldn't," says Peeta. "She'd never have forgiven you. You had to take care of her family. They matter more to her than her life."
...
"I wonder how she'll make up her mind."
"Oh, that I do know." I can just catch Gale's last words through the layer of fur. "Katniss will pick whoever she thinks she can't survive without

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Penelope Williamson, A Wild Yearning

If I am never to have you again after this night, this moment, you will remain the wife of my soul. Keeper of my heart.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Penelope Williamson, A Wild Yearning

Mark Batterson, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Embrace relational uncertainty. It's called romance. Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It's called mystery. Embrace occupational uncertainty. It's called destiny. Embrace emotional uncertainty. It's called joy. Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It's called revelation.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Mark Batterson, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Charlotte Featherstone, Sinful

She was breathtaking in her beauty and her human spirit, he thought, unable to speak as he gazed upon her. Hers was the sort that would not fade or grow jaded with time and years, but flourish, grow more radiant with life and its experience. Hers was a beauty that no other possessed. A beauty he longed to keep, to hide away, to bask in, himself alone. She had become his. He didn’t know when, whether it had been the moment her fingertips had touched him when he was hurt, or if it had grown, like a seed, slowing spreading until Jane had become the root anchoring the shattered pieces of his heart, pulling them tight together until it resembled the organ it should.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Charlotte Featherstone, Sinful

Colleen Houck

How could I remain unyielding? His words penetrated the flimsy barriers I’d set up around my heart. I’d meant to set up a barbed wire fence, but the barbs ended up being covered with marshmallows. He slipped through my defenses easily. He touched his forehead to my hand, and my marshmallow heart melted.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Colleen Houck

Karen Chance, Touch the Dark

The most temptation I'd experienced had been with Tomas, the Senate's spy who had been feeding off me without permission, and Mircea, who was probably plotting some nefarious scheme. I have no taste in men.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Karen Chance, Touch the Dark

Rowena Cherry, Knight's Fork

Never sleep with a lady only once, especially in the case of an older lady.
-'Rhett

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Rowena Cherry, Knight's Fork

David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy

But I think we both knew, even then, that what we had was something even more rare, and even more meaningful. I was going to be his friend, and was going to show him possibilities. And he, in turn, would become someone I could trust more than myself.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy

Cindy Gerard, To the Brink

There are definite advantages to single beds." He sat up abruptly and arranged her legs around his waist. "Makes cuddling mandatory.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Cindy Gerard, To the Brink

Janet Evanovich, Four to Score

She'll be back," Ranger said. "But not tonight."
[Stephanie] "How'd you get her to leave?"
"Told her I was gonna spend the next twelve hours ruining you for all other men, and so she might as well go home."
I could feel the heat rush to my face.
Ranger gave me the wolf smile. "I lied about it being tonight," he said.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Janet Evanovich, Four to Score

Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

Longing surged up within me. I wanted it. Oh God, I wanted it. I didn't want to hear Jerome chastise me for my "all lowlifes, all the time" seduction policy. I wanted to come home and tell someone about my day. I wanted to go out dancing on the weekends. I wanted to take vacations together. I wanted someone to hold me when I was upset, when the ups and downs of the world pushed me too far.
I wanted someone to love.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

You're my sister," he said finally. "My sister, my blood, my family. I should want to protect you"—he laughed soundlessly without any humor—"to protect you from the sort of boys who want to do with you exactly what I want to do."

Clary's breath caught. "You said you just wanted to be my brother from now on."

"I lied," he said. "Demons lie, Clary. You know, there are some kinds of wounds you can get when you're a Shadowhunter—internal injuries from demon poison. You don't even know what's wrong with you, but you're bleeding to death slowly inside. That's what it's like, just being your brother."

"But Aline—"

"I had to try. And I did." His voice was lifeless. "But God knows, I don't want anyone but you. I don't even want to want anyone but you." He reached out, trailed his fingers lightly through her hair, fingertips brushing her cheek. "Now at least I know why."

Clary's voice had sunk to a whisper. "I don't want anyone but you, either.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Kate Cary

It is as if Quincey has replaced the sun in my universe and it is around him that I spin.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Kate Cary

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Who did she know in Raleigh who took the time off to fix a house? Or read Whitman or Eliot, finding images in the mind, thoughts of the spirit? Or hunted dawn from the bow of a canoe? These weren't the things that drove society, but she felt they shouldn't be treated as unimportant. They made living worthwhile.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

And I mean to hear ye groan like that again. And to moan and sob, even though you dinna wish to, for ye canna help it. I mean to make you sigh as though your heart would break, and scream with the wanting, and at last to cry out in my arms, and I shall know that I've served ye well.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander