Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

And he leans in, so carefully. Breathing
and not breathing and hearts beating
between us and he’s so close, he’s so close and I can’t feel my legs anymore. I can’t feel my fingers or the cold or the emptiness of this room because all I feel is him, everywhere,filling everything and he whispers
“Please.”
He says “Please don’t shoot me for this.”
And he kisses me.
His lips are softer than anything I've ever known, soft like a first snowfall, like biting into cotton candy, like melting and floating and being weightless in water. It’s sweet, it’s
so effortlessly sweet.
And then it changes.
“Oh God—”
He kisses me again, this time stronger,
desperate, like he has to have me, like he’s dying to memorize the feel of my lips against his own. The taste of him is making me crazy; he’s all heat and desire and peppermint and I want more. I've just begun reeling him in, pulling him into me when he breaks away.
He’s breathing like he’s lost his mind andhe’s looking at me like something has brokeninside of him, like he’s woken up to find that
his nightmares were just that, that they never existed, that it was all just a bad dream that felt far too real but now he’s awake and he’s safe and everything is going to be okay and
I’m falling.
I’m falling apart and into his heart and I’m a disaster.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

It is a long way to Ireland, Janet, and I am sorry to send my little friend on such weary travels: but if I can't do better, how is it to be helped? Are you anything akin to me, do you think, Jane?"

I could risk no sort of answer by this time: my heart was still.

"Because, he said, "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you - especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land some broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, - you'd forget me.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, 'There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who's in charge?

Love Quotes And Sayings by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Augustine of Hippo

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Augustine of Hippo

Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning

Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning

Brian Andreas, Story People

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Brian Andreas, Story People

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Sometimes when I'm alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Hermann Hesse

Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Hermann Hesse

Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

I can tell if two people are in love by how they hold each other’s hands, and how thick their sanitation gloves are.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Being in love, I find myself smiling for no reason at all...

Love Quotes And Sayings by Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

When love has fused and mingled two beings in a sacred and angelic unity, the secret of life has been discovered so far as they are concerned; they are no longer anything more than the two boundaries of the same destiny; they are no longer anything but the two wings of the same spirit. Love, soar.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Jodi Picoult, The Pact

I love you," he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Jodi Picoult, The Pact

Pablo Neruda

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Pablo Neruda

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.
It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

Love Quotes And Sayings by Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun