25 of the Best Book Quotes About Falling in Love

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If you’ve ever fallen in love, you know how hard it can be to put that feeling into words. Lucky for you, these brilliant authors have you covered. Look back on these 25 quotes about falling in love the next time you need to express how you feel. They’re sure to put your thoughts in order and make your main squeeze swoon.

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25 of the Best Book Quotes About Falling in Love

“This thing about you that you think is your flaw—it’s the reason I’m falling in love with you.”

—Colleen Hoover, Slammed

“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
—Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“I was falling. Falling through time and space and stars and sky and everything in between. I fell for days and weeks and what felt like lifetime across lifetimes. I fell until I forgot I was falling.”
—Jess Rothenberg, The Catastrophic History of You and Me

“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.”
—Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

“When you fall in love, the natural thing to do is give yourself to it. That’s what I think. It’s just a form of sincerity.”

—Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“No one ever fell in love gracefully.”
—Connie Brockway, The Bridal Season

“Is this how it goes? You fall in love, and nothing seems truly scary anymore, and life is one big possibility?”
—Jenny Han, Always and Forever, Lara Jean

“I know what happens a the end of falling—landing”
—John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

“It’s the opposite of the collapse of the fantasy.

It’s what happens when the illusion pales in comparison to the truth. I’m seeing her for the first time. Not Ava Garden Wilder, the rags-to-riches granddaughter of Clyde Jones. Not a tragic, romantic heroine.

Just Ava.

And I am utterly in love.”
—Nina LaCour, Everything Leads to You

the wrath & the dawn cover“But it’s inevitable. When you meet the one who makes you smile as you’ve never smiled before, cry as you’ve never cried before…there is nothing to do but fall.”
—Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

“When two people part it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches.”
—Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
—Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
—Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
—Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

the alchemist book cover paulo coehlo“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
—Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
—Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
—Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
—Pablo Neruda, Love: Poems

“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”
—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
—Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
—Emily Jane Brontë , Wuthering Heights

“Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.”
—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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