It's nearly Valentine’s Day 2018, and the air is sizzling with sweetness. It’s time to say "be mine" to your very own Valentine, whether they’re your secret crush, your platonic best friend, or your long-term partner. Valentine's Day is all about telling the people around you how much you care about them, so, let those wild declarations of love fly with a little help from literature. Here are 21 romantic quotes by authors to use in your Valentine's Day cards.
Expressing how you feel can be hard AF. But fortunately, authors have been spending literally thousands of years perfecting the love declaration. It’s totally cool to outsource your Valentine’s Day message to one of your favorite writers. After all, if your Valentine loves books as much as I do, they’ll swoon a little harder when they receive a message with a literary twist.
No matter what you’re trying to say, there’s an author out there who has said it in exactly the right way. That’s what makes literature so great: it finds a way to attach words to the seemingly inexpressible and private emotions of your soul.
So, when you're writing a card for your Valentine this year, turn to your bookshelf for some inspiration. Here are a few of the romantic lines from authors that will make the perfect message for your Valentine's Day: