Rainbow Rowell is a literary force to be reckoned with. In both her YA books (Carry On, Fangirl, and Eleanor & Park) and adult novels (Attachments and Landline), she writes about love in a way that’s true, beautiful, and accessible. Whether she’s telling the story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, a married couple reconnecting thanks to a magical telephone, or a magician and a vampire who are hiding deeper feelings under their loathing of one another, Rowell manages to capture the nature of love with her writing. Here are some of her best quotes about falling in love:

 

1. “I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time.” 

Eleanor & Park

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2. “Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy… It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”

~ Fangirl

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3. “He knew why he wanted to kiss her. Because she was beautiful. And before that, because she was kind. And before that, because she was smart and funny. Because she was exactly the right kind of smart and funny. Because he could imagine taking a long trip with her without ever getting bored. Because whenever he saw something new and interesting, or new and ridiculous, he always wondered what she’d have to say about it—how many stars she’d give it and why.”

~ Attachments

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4. “I love your name. I don’t want to cheat myself out of a single syllable.”

~ Eleanor & Park

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5. “I love you more than I hate everything else.”

~ Landline

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6. “I’d know you in the dark… From a thousand miles away. There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.”

~ Attachments

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7. “It’s the good things that hurt when you’re missing them.”

~ Carry On

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8. “All I do when we’re apart is think about you, and all I do when we’re together is panic. Because every second feels so important. And because I’m so out of control, I can’t help myself. I’m not even mine anymore, I’m yours, and what if you decide that you don’t want me? How could you want me like I want you?”

~ Eleanor & Park

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9. “Sharing a room with the person you want most is like sharing a room with an open fire.”

~ Carry On

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10. “I didn’t know love could leave the lights on all the time.”

~ Attachments

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Rainbow’s words could warm even the coldest heart. She writes about first loves and lasting loves with the same clarity and poignancy. Perhaps the most appealing part of her work is how she understands that love feels just as powerful no matter how old you are.

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