Writing Your Vows: Literary Quotes

Are you having trouble writing your vows? If you’re a book nerd, why not take some inspiration from some of your favorite authors? Here are 10 beautiful literary quotes that may work perfectly within your vows.

From Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

“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. No…don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.”

From Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

“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.”

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From The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

“I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten.  But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“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.”

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From Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.”

From Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”

Each of these beautiful quotes would fit very well within your self-written wedding vows! There are plenty of others, too so if you’re stuck, looking up literary quotes about love is a great starting point.

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