Galinda seemed to give up. She leaned her head back on the velvet cushions of the swing and said, "Boq, you know despite myself I think you're a little sweet. You're a little sweet and you're a little charming and you're a little maddening and you're a little habit-forming."
Boq held his breath.
"But you're little!" she concluded. "You're a Munchkin, for god's sake!"
He kissed her, he kissed her, he kissed her, little by little by little.
– Wicked by Gregory Maguire
"My dear fellow, the way you flirt with Gwendolen is perfectly disgraceful. It is almost as bad as the way Gwendolen flirts with you."
– Algernon, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Anne: "And thou unfit for any place but hell."
Richard: "Yes, one place else, if you will hear me name it."
Anne: "Some dungeon."
Richard: "Your bed-chamber."
– Richard III by William Shakespeare
"Why do you always feel so inevitable to me?"
– Piper, Orange is the New Black , 1.11
"Better bored than ashamed of myself. I would do anything for you, Chuck, but what if that's wrong? I never thought it was possible to love someone too much but maybe it is. I don't like who I've become with you."
– Blair, Gossip Girl , 3.18
"But I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. All my life long."
– Emma, Blue is the Warmest Color
Melena was a froth of beauty, huge as a world, spinning him courage, daring, love.
– Wicked by Gregory Maguire
"I find the possibly of a joint murder can be quite thrilling."
– Ask Westeros by Not Literally, 1.01
I love you.
I miss you.
I'm really letting you go, but I'm not really ready to let you go.
– Kimchi Cuddles by Tikva Wolf, 5.495
Love is not about who you can see spending your future with, it's about who you can't see spending your life without.
– Athena Orchard,
Collins: "Are we... a thing?"
Angel: "Darling, we're everything."
– RENT by Jonathan Larson
"Love is powerful. It can bring the gods to their knees."
– Aphrodite, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Do not kiss her
But you will anyways.
– "Reasons Why Kissing Your Ex Girlfriend Is A Bad Idea" by Coral More
They understand now that sometimes love is absolutely the most fucked-up thing you can do to someone you love.
– "Unsolicited Advice for Falling in Love with a Divorcee" by Eirean Bradley
As I sailed into the lake I realized the Fates really were cruel. They sent Calypso someone she couldn't help but love. But it worked both ways. For the rest of my life I would be thinking about her. She would always be my biggest what if.
– Percy, The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Her torch was the only light in the cavern. Her torch was the only light in the world.
– Jaime, A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
I stared up at her, loathing her—all the more bitterly because I had loved her the day before, and had a sickening suspicion that part of me was unable to stop loving her.
– Tig, Lady in Gil by Rebecca Bradley
Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.
– Nick, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
She laughed and ran off to catch up with the others. I didn't know what to call it, what was happening between us, but I liked it. It felt silly and fragile and good.
– Jacob, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Oblivious, Ganth stared past him at the Dream-weaver like a man who has seen his fate, not caring that it is also his doom.
– Bound in Blood by P. C. Hodgell
I remember nothing of it, except the outcry of the horologer, Melisande clapping, and her smile. I see that smile still in my dreams. And too many of them are pleasant.
– Phèdre, Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
"We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy."
– Maester Aemon, A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Atop the lonely isle, Hyacinthe and I looked at one another. "You're right," he said. "From Mont Nuit to the Palace, we would have ruled the City." That was all he said and all there was to say.
– Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
There is a girl who still writes you. She doesn't know how not to.
– "Postcards" by Sarah Kay
At first, he tries to protest, but he stops when they both curl around him like parentheses.
– "Hearts in Three" by WinterSky101
"I thought you'd be happy that I came back."
I step closer to him, and my voice drops to a menace. "Why? So we can tumble around and kiss and pretend to be happy boyfriends?"
He shakes his head, like he's at his limit, then rolls his eyes mightily. "Yeah… I guess so. Yes. Let's do that, okay?"
– Simon and Baz, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
He's still looking in my eyes. Staring me down like he did that dragon, chin tilted and locked. "I'm not the Chosen One," he says.
I meet his gaze and sneer. My arm is a steel band around his waist. "I choose you," I say. "Simon Snow, I choose you."
– Simon and Baz, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
"You're my fucking forever."
– Echo's roommate's not-boyfriend in a drunken phone message
(if I remember correctly),
Leia: "You know, no matter how much we fought, I've always hated watching you leave."
Han: "That's why I did it. So you'd miss me."
Leia: "I did miss you."
– Star Wars: The Force Awakens
that something strings between them, fragile and shimmering, gossamer-bright and scared as anything.
– "and i don't go to sleep to dream" by paperclipbitch
He just looks at her, a little lost, a little hopeful, a little longing.
– "Louder than sirens (louder than bells)" by popsongnation
Obi-Wan: "I don't deserve you."
Padmé: "I'm not a prize to be won. You don't have to deserve me."
– Queen's Gambit by bedlamsbard
When I finally asked you if you might want to date boys,
I held my breath while you thought about it for a long, quiet minute.
"I haven't met one I'd like to date yet," you said. "And for right now,
I'm pretty in love with you, if that's OK."
– Sarah Kay, "Dreaming Boy"
Can we want what we already have?
– Esther Perel,
Kylo: "He won't care,"
Rey: "He should." More quietly, almost beyond the range of human hearing, "Someone should."
– Our Sentimental Scars by ricca_riot
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of two people... who are not meant to be." Beat. "It's true. They met when they were teenagers, and they were both a mess, honestly. And then they didn't see each other again for 23 years. And the reunion? That was a mess too. Breakups and makeups and misunderstandings and hurt feelings and old resentments." Thunder crashes. "See? Even Mother Nature seems to be rooting against them. My parents are here today, not because they are meant to be... but because they chose each other. In the face of a million obstacles, they chose each other. When it seemed like they should give up, they chose each other. And they keep choosing each other, in the face of every single twist and turn life brings them, every single day. And that is not destiny. That is not fate. That's commitment."
– Jane, Jane the Virgin , 3.20
relationships are not defined by their damage
– SouthSideStory, Until the Stars Give Way , comments
All I am, all I will ever be, I dedicate to you.
– Cesare, Borgia , 3.01
Even though we weren’t meant to last, we were meant to begin, and that thought always makes me smile.
– tumblr that one time,
- "Everything Has Changed"
- by Taylor Swift
- "Here's to Us"
- by Halestorm
- by Fleetwood Mac
- "I'm Not Sad To See You Go"
- by Must Be Tuesday
- by Amy Lowell
You hate me and I hate you,
And we are so polite, we two!
But whenever I see you, I burst apart
And scatter the sky with my blazing heart.
It spits and sparkles in stars and balls,
Buds into roses — and flares, and falls.
Scarlet buttons, and pale green disks,
Silver spirals and asterisks,
Shoot and tremble in a mist
Peppered with mauve and amethyst.
I shine in the windows and light up the trees,
And all because I hate you, if you please.
And when you meet me, you rend asunder
And go up in a flaming wonder
Of saffron cubes, and crimson moons,
And wheels all amaranths and maroons.
Golden lozenges and spades,
Arrows of malachites and jades,
Patens of copper, azure sheaves.
As you mount, you flash in the glossy leaves.
Such fireworks as we make, we two!
Because you hate me and I hate you.
- by Amy Lowell
You came to me bearing bright roses,
Red like the wine of your heart;
You twisted them into a garland
To set me aside from the mart.
Red roses to crown me your lover,
And I walked aureoled and apart.
Enslaved and encircled, I bore it,
Proud token of my gift to you.
The petals waned paler, and shriveled,
And dropped; and the thorns started through.
Bitter thorns to proclaim me your lover,
A diadem woven with rue.
- "Tooth Brush to the Bicycle Tire"
- by Sarah Kay