Finding the right words: our favourite love quotes from fabulous women
Valentine’s Day is in full-swing here at Page & Bloom HQ! We’re thrilled to be playing a small part in your gorgeously romantic gestures, and can’t wait for your paramours to receive their bunches of love.
No matter whether you're putting your heart on the line, or finding the right way to explain just how much they mean to you, finding the right words matters this Valentine’s Day. So if you're wondering what to write on the gift tag for your beautiful flowers, look no further for a little romantic inspiration.
Perhaps they’ve been making your heart flutter lately, or for a long time; maybe it’s not about the romance, but a parent, friend, or child - if Valentine’s Day leaves you tongue-tied, here are our absolute favourite lines by women writers spanning music, poetry, and literature.
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1. “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
‘Jane Eyre,’ by Charlotte Brontë
2. "Some just want everything. But everything means nothing. If I ain't got you, yeah."
‘If I Ain’t Got You,’ by Alicia Keys
3. "Burning cities and napalm skies, fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes."
‘Ocean Eyes,’ by Billie Eilish
I do not write about love
as if I have invented it.
I write about love
because thoughts of you
And because writing about you
gives birth to a star.
These stars sit inside me
where there was once
‘I Do Not Write About Love,’ by Kamand Kojouri
5. "To him he was always beautiful, and that was all that the little Rabbit cared about. He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.”
'The Velveteen Rabbit', by Margery Williams
6. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more”
‘Emma,’ by Jane Austen
When you come to me, unbidden,
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.
Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few.
Baubles of stolen kisses.
Trinkets of borrowed loves.
Trunks of secret words,
‘When You Come,' by Maya Angelou
8. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
‘Adam Bede,’ by George Eliot
9. “You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
‘My Sister’s Keeper,’ by Jodi Picoult
10. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
‘Pride and Prejudice,’ by Jane Austen
"Hear me calling out your name
I feel no shame
I’m in love”
‘Sweet Love,’ by Anita Baker
“God, but you're beautiful, aren't you?
Feel your warm hand walking around
I won't pull away, my passion always wins
So keep on a-moving in, keep on a-tuning in
Synchronize rhythm now”
‘Feel It,’ by Kate Bush
"And maintenance is the sensible side of love,
Which knows what time and weather are doing
To my brickwork; insulates my faulty wiring;
Laughs at my dryrotten jokes; remembers
My need for gloss and grouting; which keeps
My suspect edifice upright in air,
As Atlas did the sky."
‘Atlas’, by UA Fanthorpe
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