In honor of Valentine’s Day, we bring you a Monday Quotes filled with some romantic quotes from books we’ve read in the past year. We have more Valentine’s Day treats in store later in the week, but for today, enjoy these quotes. What are your favorite recent romantic quotes?
“What are you working on?” I ask.
“The last page.” He gestures towards the table, where a penciled sketch is being turned into inked brushstrokes. It’s a drawing of us, in this café, in this moment.
I smile up at him “It’s beautiful. But what comes next?”
“The best part.” And he pulls me back into his arms. “The happily ever after.”
2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”
“But you’re the only one, Scarlet. You’ll always be the only one.”
3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
“It’s not like in the movies. It’s better, because it’s real.”
“Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s the part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore.”
“You can do better than that.” He loops his arms around my waist and pulls me to him.
“Where are your gloves?”
“Better than that too.” He drops a kiss on my collarbone. “Good to see you, Cass. I dreamed about you, Cass…Feel free to improvise.”
“Aren’t you supposed to be wearing those work gloves? When you’re working? Because otherwise your poor hands won’t…”
Gah. I sound like Mom, or the school nurse.
I’m no good at this.
Luckily, Cass is good enough for both of us. “I missed you, Gwen. It’s good to see you, Gwen. I dreamed about you, Gwen. Yeah, haven’t gotten around to the gloves. More important things to focus on. Want me to tell you what they are?”
“Or maybe it’s not a miracle. Maybe this is just life. When you open yourself up to it. When you put yourself in the path of it. When you say yes.”
“And that’s when I understand that I have been stained. Whether I’m still in love with him, whether he was ever in love with me, and no matter who he’s in love with now, Willem changed my life. He showed me how to get lost, and then I showed myself how to get found.”
We grew together, and now are grown. In her eyes, I see my heart. In her breath, I hear my soul. She is my land. She is my kin. My love.
She is something new, something hopeful. Like spring to my deep winter.
7. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
“If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?” I opened my mouth to say San Francisco or maybe Madrid—somewhere exotic. But what came out was, “Here. Right here.”