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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I thought I’d share with you my favourite love poem and my favourite romantic quote. 

i carry your heart with (i carry it in my heart) is such a beautiful, romantic poem.   It encompasses the passion and completeness of true love. I absolutely love the sentiments it portrays.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)by e.e.cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

                                                      i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Pride and Prejudice quote

My favourite romantic quote has to be from the delectable Mr Darcy, as he declares his undying love for Elizabeth Bennet. Beautiful words written 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.”

What love poems or quotes strike you as being the most romantic? Please share in the comments.

πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
 

International Woman’s Day – My Favourite Female Characters Quotes

Another day, another celebration that should not really be restricted to one special day. However, in consideration of the occasion, here are a few of my favourite female literary characters and quotes from some of my favourite novels.:

1) β€œDo you think I am an automaton? β€” a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! β€” I have as much soul as you, and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty, and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh; it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal β€” as we are!”(Jane Eyre)
― Charlotte BrontΓ«, Jane Eyre

2) β€œWhy didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks; but I never had the chance of discovering in that way; and you did not help me!”(Tess Durbeyfield)
― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

3) β€œOne must not live one’s life through men but must be complete on oneself as a woman of substance.”(Bridget Jones)
― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary

4) β€œThere is no looking glass here and I don’t know what I am like now. I remember watching myself brush my hair and how my eyes looked back at me. The girl I saw was myself yet not quite myself. Long ago when I was a child and very lonely I tried to kiss her. But the glass was between usβ€”hard, cold and misted over with my breath. Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I?” (Antoinette Cosway)
– Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea

5) “Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star.” (Lucy Snowe)
– Charlotte Bronte – Villette

6) β€œ…I blink back the threat of tears, swiped at my nose and narrowed my eyes. “Listen to me, you two bags of monkey shit, “I yelled. “I am not in a good mood. My car keeps stalling. The day before yesterday I threw up on Joe Morelli. I was called a fat cow by my ex-husband. And if that isn’t enough…my hair is ORANGE! ORANGE, FOR CHRISSAKE! And now you have the gall to force yourself into my home and threaten my hamster. Well, you have gone too far. You have crossed the line!”(Stephanie Plum)
― Janet Evanovich, Three to Get Deadly

7) “At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”(Katniss Everdeen)

– Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

8) “Love should be allowed. I’m all for it. Now that I’ve got a pretty good idea what it is.” (Holly Golightly)
― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

9) “I’ll tell you,” said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, “what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter-as I did!” (Miss Havisham)
Charles Dickens – Great Expectations

10) β€œThere are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well.Β  The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense.” (Elizabeth Bennet)

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice