If you're lookin' for a little love inspo (Valentine's Day...hint, hint), look no further than the classic works of literature and film that have left a lasting impression on generations of hearts. Here are seven of our favorite, timeless quotes from Casablanca, Sense and Sensibility, and more.
“We are all fools in love”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.”
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
“We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.”
“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
"You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness...You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.'"
—Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
“God knows I had not wanted to fall in love with her. I had not wanted to fall in love with anyone. But God knows I had and I lay on the bed in the room of the hospital in Milan and all sorts of things went through my head but I felt wonderful...”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms