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Most Romantic Lines Ever — 21 Comments

  1. When it comes to Jane Austen’s own worls, there’s so many romantic lines worth quoting, especially from P&P and Persuasion. Hiw about this from “The Letter”:

    “I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan.”

  2. I am on the edge of crying. So very lovely. Happy Valentine’s Day to all those in this community who show love…maybe not man to woman but friend to friend. Thank you for sharing these romantic lines on this special day.

  3. I have to agree “The Letter” contains some of the most romantic lines I have ever read! Certainly, Darcy loves Elizabeth, but the love Frederick had for Anne buried in his heart for eight years only to be reunited and renewed is a testament to his constancy. …there is also Anne’s reflection after soon being in Frederick’s company …”there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved.”

  4. Lovely choices authors!! Nicole has already listed my favorite from Emma. *le sigh* Mr. Knightley. But S&S is my second favorite. Even though I still think Elinor should have been given a shot at Col. Brandon. LOL I am a bit of an Elinor, so I can appreciate this.

    I’ve always thought Edward’s line at the end of S&S was very romantic in the straightforward way of we introverts and practical types. 🙂

    “Elinor could sit it no longer. She almost ran out of the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy, which at first she thought would never cease.” Not in the room with him sitting there…behind closed doors (although the books hints he could still hear her)
    “I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be…yours.” (He doesn’t assume she’ll fall into his arms after everything, but he wants her to know that he really wasn’t inconstant, just non-confrontational.)

  5. I’m a little late to the party, but here’s my contribution.
    “I love you,” he said softly.
    Putting her arms around his neck, she [Elizabeth] pulled him down onto the bed with her. Slowly, taking his time, he made sure his lips conveyed the exact extent of his regard. – Mr. Darcy’s Proposal

  6. Such a wonderful collection of favorite romantic lines.

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite!! It’s like asking me to choose a favorite among my four children.

    But I love Darcy’s reply to Elizabeth’s comment that he could have talked to her more when he had come to dinner: “A man who had felt less, might.” 🙂

    Thank you for this wonderful post and all of the delicious quotations!

    Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!
    ~Susanne 🙂

  7. I have read so many variations on Pride and Prejudice that most of them blend together in my mind. There are several that sound out, but if I quoted them all this post would be quite long, so I shall content myself with one.

    “Elizabeth, if in any small part of yourself, be it the most minute corner of your soul, you in truth wanted to be with me, I would be…beyond pleased.” -Mr. Darcy, The Last Man in the World, Abigail Reynolds

    I love how Mr. Darcy, for all his reserve, lays himself bare for Elizabeth. Even in Pride and Prejudice, he is brave enough to open a vein and declare his feelings a second time after his first, disastrous proposal.

    Thanks for sharing, you guys! I loved reading all of your favorite quotes!

    Lastly: Is it really weird that quite possibly my favorite line in all of Pride and Prejudice is when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are dancing at the Netherfield ball and Elizabeth is trying to “sketch his character” and she does not comply with his request to postpone the conversation, and he says, “I would by no means suspend any pleasure of yours.” It’s so polite and so cold at the same time, it gives me chills. I wish we still spoke this way.

  8. Oh no! How can I pick one from all the wonderful books I have read. Well I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of The Subsequent Proposal by Joana Starnes and I was especially pleased as the back of the book has the most romantic quote: ‘I cannot forsake you! I cannot! I cannot lose you! I cannot bear to think of a life without you, tis not worth living, tis but a slow death! I cannot lose you! I beg you do not send me away again! I love you Elizabeth, I love you’ given the time and space I could come up with a number of wonderful quotes to add to this one and the ones you quoted above. Thanks for this post.

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