Quotes about lovers? YA has plenty of ’em.
Falling in love is one of the biggest experiences of self-discovery a person can go through, so it’s no wonder why so many YA novels feature some sort of romantic plotline.
YA’s field of lovers is vast and diverse. Each story has a different message, and authors have penned some of the most romantic words in the name of love. So to celebrate all things romance, we’re highlighting quotes about lovers.
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Here are YA’s most romantic quotes for and about lovers.
Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.
— Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
I want to live with you forever. I want to kiss you and lie down with you and wake up with you every day of my life till I die, years and years and years away.
— Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.
— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.
— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal.
— Gayle Forman, If I Stay
Since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.
— Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
— Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason … And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.
— Stephenie Meyer, New Moon
He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.
— Marie Lu, Prodigy
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
— Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
— Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body. I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.
— Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me
I would have written you, myself, if I could put down in words everything I want to say to you. A sea of ink would not be enough.
— Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
You make me love you, and that could be the greatest thing my heart was ever fit to do.
— Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.
— Kiera Cass, The Selection
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
In her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.
— Beth Revis, Across the Universe
I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.
— Veronica Roth, Allegiant
She looked at me, like she was drinking in the fact that I was still here. And I realized I was doing the same thing. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.
— Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian