'You must allow me to tell you...'

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic and invite everyone to share their answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so I obviously love this feature!

Top Twenty Declarations of Love

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation.
It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.
Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.
I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it,
eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman,
that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”
Persuasion by Jane Austen

“It was always you, Ladybird," you say softly. "Don't you know?”
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry

“I am in love with you, and I cannot imagine being in love with anyone else. 
It would be like becoming someone else. Your name was the first word for love I ever knew.”
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

“There are six billion people in in this world, and granted,
a lot of them are babies and women and men who don't speak English
and people I haven't met, but that's not the point, is it? It's you. That's the point.”
The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

“I love you the way a drowning man loves air.
And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

“I thought you hated me.”
“I did hate you. In that way you hate people you're in love with.”
Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?
I tell him, “Real.”
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

“But I do love you  surely in a better way than he does. Yes  really in a better way. 
I want you to think your own thoughts even when I hold you in my arms.”
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

“I will find you," he whispered in my ear. “I promise. 
If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you  
then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. 
For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. 
But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. 
When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.” 
 His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. 
 “Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

“I spent centuries wandering the world, from empires to kingdoms to wastelands, 
never settling, never stopping – not for one moment. I was always looking toward the horizon, 
always wondering what waited across the next ocean, over the next mountain. 
But I think … I think that whole time, all those centuries, I was just looking for you.”
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

“Our bodies aren't strangers,” he said, his voice ragged.
“Our spirits aren't strangers.” He held her face in his hands.
“Tell me what part of me is stranger to you and I'll destroy that part of me.”
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

“You are the blood in my veins, and the beating of my heart.
You are my first waking thought, and my last sigh before sleeping.
You are  you are bone of my bone, and breath of my breath.”
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

“All those times laughing at people who told me when The One turned up,
I'd just know, then there you were, and I did.”
It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane

“But I'll have to ask you to wait a long time, Anne,” said Gilbert sadly. 
“It will be three years before I'll finish my medical course. 
And even then there will be no diamond sunbursts and marble halls.”
 Anne laughed. “I don't want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU. ”
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

“Love you! Girl, you're in the very core of my heart. I hold you there like a jewel. 
Didn't I promise you I'd never tell you a lie? Love you! 
I love you with all there is of me to love. Heart, soul, brain. 
Every fibre of body and spirit thrilling to the sweetness of you. 
There's nobody in the world for me but you, Valancy.”
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

“You Marpled me too, love.”
Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer

“I’d know you in the dark,” he said. “From a thousand miles away. 
There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.”
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

 I say, “I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick.” 
Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, “It's late for that, Puck.” 
 The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

“Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world.
No matter what happens – ” His voice cracked, and he took a breath.
“I need you to remember that I love you.”
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


  1. Wonderful quotes! Queen of Shadows was my favorite followed by Outlander.

  2. *swoons* This might be one of my favorite TTT topics ever. And I LOVE your picks! You can't go wrong with P&P, but the one from Attachments just makes me so happy. As do all of them, really. Especially the Room with a View one. Just. YES.

  3. YES my favorite P&P <3 I remember talking about this but I used it in my wedding programs! Ahhhh and Persuasions, Crown of Embers, The Scorpio Races <3 DRAGONFLY IN AMBER. I swear, Jamie Fraser has some of the most romantic declarations throughout the series. I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone or Happiness for Beginners but I love those too.

  4. ALL. OF. THE. SWOONS. I mean, seriously, Hannah, I LOVE all of these quotes! I'm grinning like a fool reading all of them. AND you've made me want to read the ones I've not yet read :D

  5. Wow, this is the definition of SWOONY! #love

  6. Wow, this is the definition of SWOONY! #love


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