World's Greatest Lovers
& Poets of Love
You need to be kissed – and often – by someone who knows how.- Rhett Butler to Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind
What a woman!- Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind
The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.- Juliet to Romeo, Wm. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Here's looking at you kid.- Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca
I was born when you kissed me.- Humphrey Bogart to Gloria Grahame, In a Lonely Place
I died when you left.
I lived a few weeks while you loved me.
I am Tarzan of the Apes. I want you. I am yours. You are mine.- Tarzan to Jane, Wm. Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes
Take my breath away.- Marc Anthony to Cleopatra, Wm. Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra
In a world full of ambiguity, a certainty like this comes but once in a lifetime.- Clint Eastwood to Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County
Make me immortal with a kiss.- Dr. Faustus to Helen of Troy, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus
This is the very ecstasy of love.- Hamlet to Ophelia, William Shakespeare's Hamlet
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.- Kevin Costner to Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham
She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies.- Lord Byron, Hebrew Melodies
Like music on the waters is thy sweet voice to me.- Lord Byron, Stanzas for Music
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.- Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert Browning Sonnets from the Portugese/i>
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.- Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert Browning Sonnets from the Portugese
But to see her was to love her,- Robert Burns, A Fond Kiss
Love but her, and love forever.
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.- Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am my beloved, and my beloved is me.- The Bible, The Song of Solomon
We loved with a love that was more than love.- Edgar Allan Poe, Annabelle Lee
Come live with me and be my love- John Donne
and we will some new pleasures prove.
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Pains of love be sweeter far- John Dryden, English poet
Than all the other pleasures are.
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.- Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score- Robert Herrick, To Anthea
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more.