Is there any novelist more romantic than our dear Jane Austen? There's certainly no novelist quite so witty and sentimental all at once. That's why romantic quotes from Jane Austen are the best place to turn for Valentine's greetings for the one who's got your heart this February 14.
Who else but Jane could write the super-sarcastic opening line "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" and also write Mr Darcy's passionate proposal — all in the same novel? Nobody, that's who. Jane Austen pretty much has the monopoly on old-fashioned-but-still-totally-relevant love stories — and her wicked sense of humor stops them from ever being too soppy.
So whether you're looking for something to write in a Valentine's Day card, or whether you just want something to read while you eat ice-cream in the bath (hey, you can love yourself on Valentine's Day if you want to), there's no better place to look than between the pages of a Jane Austen novel. You might find something uplifting, you might find something a little sad, but you're sure to find something true, beautiful, and wonderfully, wonderfully romantic.