The Elle UK posted an article about 100 ways to say I love you, quoting books.
It’s such a sweet article. 💚
Here are the ten quotes I liked the most:
‘I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.’ (Delirium, L. Oliver)
‘I love her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.’ (Great Expectations, C. Dickens)
‘I’ve never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love.’ (Life of Pi, Y. Martel)
‘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.’ (Romeo and Juliet, W. Shakespeare)
‘What I’ve loved most after you, is myself: that is, my dignity and that strength which made me superior to other men. That strength was my life. You’ve broken it with a word. So I must die.’ (The count of Monte Cristo, A. Dumas)
‘Jump if you want to, ’cause I’ll catch you, girl. I’ll catch you ‘fore you fall. Go as far inside as you need to, I’ll hold your ankles. Make sure you get out… We can make a life, girl. A life.’ (Beloved, T. Morrison)
‘As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once.’ (The fault in our stars, J. Green)
‘Her life with others no longer interests him. He wants only her stalking beauty, her theatre of expressions. He wants the minute secret reflection between them, the depth of field minimal, their foreignness intimate like two pages of a closed book.’ (The English patient, M. Dndaatje)
‘The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.’ (The picture of Dorian Gray, O. Wilde)
‘I’ll follow thee and make a heaven out of hell, To die by your hand which I love so well.’ (A Midsummer Night’s dream, W. Shakespeare)
This afternoon I realized that I’m losing someone. It was an awful feeling. Knowing that i would lose someone important but being incapable of doing something against it. Accepting that you are getting exchanged by someone else. But something in side myself is too afraid of standing up, of saying what I really think, how I really feel. Sadly I’m not brave enough for that.
Something in me still had the feeling that everything could be ok again…
But this evening i finally had to accept that i had lost. I lost a “battle”, where I didn’t fought. I could hate myself for it. For not standing up. For being dumb enough to believe that everything could stay at it was. It’s my own fault. Maybe I would have won the battle…
But now comes the most difficult part. Accepting the loss and to move on. Start new. It’s so hard to forget someone. To act like nothing ever happened. To delete all the memories. It feels like something inside me broke. And now it’s time to fix things.
I should begin to be brave. So that I don’t make mistakes twice.
But I still feel awful because I gave someone my trust. And I rarely trust people. Which makes this loss so hard.
This loss hit me unexpected, but it was long overdue. It was time to admit that things had changed.
And now it’s time for a new change. A good change.
Then it’s time to eat Macarons, see the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre, go shopping in little boutiques, enjoy the warm temperatures (aka wear fancy summer dresses), party throw the night, speak French with a not so french accent, hear real french people speaking with this fancy french accent, eat crossaints and wear blue and white stripped shirts.