An elegant collection of quotes highlighting the many passionate ways writers have declared their loves: Dearest, I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you. You are a poem. - Nathaniel Hawthorne to Sophie Hawthorne From the beginning of my life I have been looking for your face But today I have seen it. - Rumi, from Looking for your face A wealth of classic declarations of love from those who perfected the language of romance in poetry and prose. Including Shakespeare, Shelley, the Brontes, and many more, these quotes are interspersed with love potions and romantic folklore, and are sure to set hearts aflame.