Romance

517 – “I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live – if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.”

–Hayao Miyazaki [Attributed]

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515 – “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”

–Captain Frederick Wentworth in a letter to Anne Elliott in Jane Austen’s Persuasion
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288 – “I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and choose you.”

–Kiersten White
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“When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

Juliet Capulet in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
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