14 Of The Most Romantic Quotes From Young Adult Literature

14 Of The Most Romantic Quotes From Young Adult Literature

Have some post Valentine's Day depression? Here are some romantic quotes to keep the romance alive in your heart.

There are some stories that provide us with the most unrealistic expectations for love. Most of these stories happen to fall into the young adult genre of literature. Although this is true, you consider yourself to be too old for these stories because technically you should be reading in the adult genre of literature now. But no matter how old you might be, you know there will always be a little part of you that is a hopeless romantic because of the stories you've read and loved. You also know you've never outgrown those stories because these stories will always hold a special place in your heart no matter what. Well, just in time for your post Valentine's Day romance depression, here are some of the most romantic quotes from young adult literature. These quotes will make all of you book lovers wish all of your fictional boyfriends were real. Or, if you're in a relationship, you know you secretly wish your man was this romantic!

1. "I love you. There is no limit to what I can give to you, no time I need. Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between stars, I will love you."- Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

2. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once."- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

3. "If people were rain I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane."- Looking for Alaska by John Green

4. "Look at me. I choose you over everyone."- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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5. "You love me real or not real? Real."- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

6. "I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe."- Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi

7. "I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that."- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

8. "'Because I was with you,' he tells her. 'I feel better when I'm with you.'"- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

9. "I looked up at him, and a thought passed through my brain before I could stop or analyze it. It's you - of course it is. There you are."- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

10. "Paul says, 'If not for yourself. my lady, stay alive for me.' Our eyes meet. His next words are a whisper. 'I have no need for a world without you in it.'"- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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11. "I have tried to let you go and I cannot. I cannot stop thinking of you. I cannot stop dreaming about you."- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

12. "'I love you,' he said. 'You're more dear to my heart than I ever knew anyone could be. And I've made you cry; and there I'll stop.'"- Graceling by Kristen Cashore

13. "'You are my temple.' I murmur as I kneel beside her. 'You are my priest. You are my prayer. You are my release.'"- A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir

14. "I sipped my wine. 'And if he had grabbed me?' There was nothing but uncompromising will in his eyes. 'Then I would have torn apart the world to get you back.'"- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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