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With the Valentine’s Day fast approaching, our thoughts inevitably turn to our loved ones. In our humble opinion, love notes, timeless and unique, will leave a lasting impression and make a profound impact on the object of your desire. We would like to share some inspirational quotes and poems with those who are romantics at heart, wishing to pour out their feelings in a love note.

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

“'Oh, Elinor, you have made me hate myself forever. How barbarous have I been to you! — you, who have been my only comfort, who have born with me in all my misery, who have seemed to be suffering only for me!'”

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

“Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand."

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

"To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart."

Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Samuel Richardson

"By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what's still worse, love any woman in the world but her."

The beautiful and the damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald

"She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance."

Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

"Her love was entire as a child's, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring."

Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear."

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

"Love, to her, was something hat comes suddenly, like a blinding flash of lightning — a heaven-sent storm hurled into life, uprooting it, sweeping every will before it like a leaf, engulfing all feelings."

The Age Of Innocence, Edith Wharton

"I couldn't have spoken like this yesterday, because when we've been apart, and I'm looking forward to seeing you, every thought is burnt up in a great flame. But then you come; and you're so much more than I remembered, and what I want of you is so much more than an hour or two every now and then, with wastes of thirsty waiting between, that I can sit perfectly still beside you, like this, with that other vision in my mind, just quietly trusting it to come true."

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

"I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being."

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

"I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy — my better self – my good angel — I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you — and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one."

In Memoriam, Alfred Tennyson

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns

Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, William Blake

Life in a love, Robert Browning

She Walks in Beauty, George Gordon Byron

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