Top 80 Love Quotes for Wife Inspired By The Greatest Literature

Putting pen to paper to imprint the strings of desire and devotion from the deepest area of the heart is probably the sweetest expression of one’s love. From William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love,” we all have appreciated the beautiful articulation of passion and romance in words and phrases by the great authors of the new and old centuries.

Inspirational and emotive their masterpieces are but for a regular man of the modern era, to create something that levels with the grandeur and brilliance of their works is near impossible.

However, for a husband who’s willing to climb heights for the wife she loves strongly,  is there something that’s not doable?

If you’re a hopeless romantic, looking for some inspiration on writing a sweet love note for your spouse, get ready to swoon in the following quotes we gathered from different novels about love and romance.

Top 80 Romantic Love Quotes for Wife Inspired By The Greatest Literature of All Time.

  1. “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – by Stephanie Perkins from “Anna and the French Kiss”
  2. “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps, perhaps., love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.” – by Lucy Maud Montgomery from “Anne of Avonlea”
  3. “I took a photo of us mid-embrace. When I am old and alone, I will remember that I once held something truly beautiful.” – by Joe Dunthorne from “Submarine”
  4. “The winds were warm about us, the whole earth seemed the wealthier for our love.” – by Harriet Prescott Spofford from “The Amber Gods”
  5. “I’m watching her talk. Watching her jaw move and collecting her words one by one as they spill from her lips. I don’t deserve them. Her warm memories. I’d like to paint them over the bare plaster walls of my soul, but everything I paint seems to peel.” – by Isaac Marion from “Warm Bodies”
  6. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – by Jane Austen from “Emma”
  7. “A love story is not about those who lose their heart but about those who find that sullen inhabitant who, when it is stumbled upon, means the body can fool no one, can fool nothing— not the wisdom of sleep or the habit of social graces. It is a consuming of oneself and the past.” – by Michael Ondaatje from “The English Patient”
  8. “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” – by Ian McEwan from “Atonement”
  9. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – by Jane Austen from “Pride and Prejudice”
  10. “If you ever have need of my life, come and take it.” – by Anton Chekhov from “The Seagull”
  11. “I do love nothing in the world so well as you – is not that strange?” – by William Shakespeare from “Much Ado About Nothing”
  12. “Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name.” – by Peter S. Beagle from “The Last Unicorn”
  13. “To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company.” – by Charlotte Brontë from “Jane Eyre”
  14. “Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?” – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from “Half of a Yellow Sun”
  15. “You said, ‘I love you.’ Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? ‘I love you’ is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them.” – by Jeanette Winterson from “Written on the Body”
  16. “I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel – I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” – by Charlotte Brontë from “Jane Eyre”
  17. “You are the friend to whom my soul is attached as to its better half. You are dearer to me than language has the power of telling.” – by Frances Burney from “Evelina”
  18. “You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” – by John Green from “The Fault in Our Stars”
  19. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – by Edgar Allan Poe from “Annabel Lee”
  20. “Yet everything that touches us, me and you,takes us together like a violin’s bow,which draws one voice out of two separate strings.” – by Rainer Maria Rilke from “Love Song”
  21. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” by Haruki Murakami from “Kafka on the Shore”
  22. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” – by Pablo Neruda from “Sonnett XVII”
  23. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – by Giuseppe Verdie from “Falstaff”
  24. “But I, being poor, have only my dreams;/ I have spread my dreams under your feet;/Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – by W.B. Yeats from “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”
  25. “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed — well, I meant it all, every word.” – by Robert Fulgham from “The Beginning to End”
  26. “It is something to me between dream and miracle, all of it—as if some dream of my earliest brightest dreaming-time had been lying through these dark years to steep in the sunshine, returning to me in a double light. Can it be, I say to myself, that you feel for me so? can it be meant for me? this from you?” – by Elizabeth Barrett Browning from “The Love Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning”
  27. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” – by Virginia Woolf from “Selected Diaries”
  28. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – by Leo Tolstoy from “War and Peace”
  29. “It cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have had in my heart for you has ripened into a deeper feeling, a feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it you? Ah! It is love which makes me so bold!” – by Margaret Mitchell from “Gone with the Wind”
  30. “I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty…you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.” – by J. D. Salinger from “The Catcher in the Rye”
  31. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – by Sarah Dessen from “The Truth About Forever”
  32. “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” – by E.E. Cummings from the poem “Being To Timelessness As It’s To Time”
  33. “You don’t love because, you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.” – by William Faulkner from “The Sound and the Fury”
  34. “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – by Dr. Seuss
  35. “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” by William Shakespeare from “Hamlet”
  36. “The story of human intimacy is one of constantly allowing ourselves to see those we love most deeply in a new, more fractured light. Look hard. Risk that.” – by Cheryl Strayed from “Tiny Beautiful Things”
  37. “As I got to know you, I began to realize that beauty was the least of your qualities. I became fascinated by your goodness. I was drawn in by it. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life.” – by Choderlos de Laclos from “Dangerous Liaisons”
  38. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” by Henry David Thoreau
  39. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.” by Truman Capote from “Other Voices, Other Rooms”
  40. “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.” – by Elizabeth Gilbert from “Eat, Pray, Love”
  41. “I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there’ll always be the person I am tonight.” by F. Scott Fitzgerald from “Tender is the Night”
  42. “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. – by Agatha Christie from “An Autobiography”
  43. “I like myself better when I’m with you.” – by Mitch Albom from “Tuesdays with Morrie”
  44. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love – true love.” – by Robert Fulghum from “True Love”
  45. “I love you more than I hate everyone else.” – by Rainbow Rowel from “Landline”
  46. “We are who we are, be­cause of those we choose to love and be­cause of those who love us.” – by Kate Mosse from “The Winter Ghosts”
  47. “You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.” – by Sarah Dessen from “This Lullaby”
  48. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – by Ursula K. Le Guin from “The Lathe of Heaven”
  49. “There I was, way off my ambitions, getting deeper in love every minute.” – by F. Scott Fitzgerald from “The Great Gatsby”
  50. “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.” – by Paulo Coelho from “The Alchemist”
  51. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.” -by Jalaluddin Rumi from “The Illustrated”
  52. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” -by Paulo Coelho from “The Alchemist”
  53. “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” – by Pable Neruda from “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair”
  54. It has made me better loving you… it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better. – by Henry James from “ The Portrait of a Lady”
  55. “Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.” – by Ernest Hemingway from “A Farewell to Arms”
  56. “I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.” – by Haruki Murakami from “Norwegian Wood”
  57. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” – by Charles Dickens from “Great Expectations”
  58. “If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” – by Michelle Hodkin from “The Evolution of Mara Dyer”
  59. “I look at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world…” -by Frank O’Hara from “Having a Coke With You”
  60. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – by Paulo Coelho from “The Alchemist”
  61. “Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture.” – by Edmond Rostand from “Cyrano De Bergerac”
  62. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – by Arthur Conan Doyle from “The White Company”
  63. “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body.” – by Louis de Bernières from “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”
  64. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” – by Victor Hugo from “Les Misérables”
  65. “She is all the great heroines of the world in one. She is more than an individual. I love her, and I must make her love me. I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain. ” – by Oscar Wilde from “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
  66. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – by George Eliot from “Adam Bede”
  67. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,My love as deep; the more I give to thee,The more I have, for both are infinite.” – by  William Shakespeare from “Romeo and Juliet”
  68. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – by A.A. Milne from “Winnie the Pooh”
  69. “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.” – by Gabriel Garcà­a Màrquez from “Love in the Time of Cholera”
  70. “When you love something, it loves you back in whatever way it has to love.”- by John Knowles from “A Separate Peace”
  71. “True love, like any other strong and addicting drug, is boring – once the tale of encounter and discovery is told, kisses quickly grow stale and caresses tiresome… except, of course, to those who share the kisses, who give and take the caresses while every sound and color of the world seems to deepen and brighten around them. As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners. And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous.” – by Stephen King from “Wizard and Glass”
  72. “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” – by Leo Tolstoy from “Anna Karenina”
  73. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – by Jodi Picoult from “My Sister’s Keeper”
  74. “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” – by Boris Pasternak from “Doctor Zhivago”
  75. “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” – by William Goldman from “The Princess Bride”
  76. “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – by F. Scott Fitzgerald from “Tender is the Night”
  77. “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” – by Anais Nin
  78. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – by Nicole Krauss from “The History of Love”
  79. “It’s a hard concept to hold on to – the idea that there was a time before us. A time before time. In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was everything.” – by Nicola Yoon from “Everything, Everything”
  80. “It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.” – by Gabriel García Márquez from “One Hundred Years of Solitude”


Writing love quotes for wife may be old-fashioned in a society that’s propelled by the latest technology. But it is still one if not the most passionate declaration of love.

So go grab a pen and a beautiful notepad. Search deep in your heart and convey your unspoken affection for your loving and beautiful wife in written words that will last a lifetime.