Words of Compassion

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We know that Valentine’s Day is wholeheartedly the bane of many people’s existence. Never has a box of chocolates or cheesy pun been so important.

While Valentine’s Day may seem like a commercialized holiday designed to sell candy and cards, expressions of love and affection have existed far longer. Unfortunately, we can’t all be master wordsmiths and formulate a sentimental sonnet for our sweetheart, so cool dudes like Russell Stover and Hallmark step in to help us out.

If you, like pretty much everyone else, are looking for a little help expressing your love today, or you just feel like wallowing in what feels like perpetual single life, check out this list of the 50 most romantic lines from literature.

But don’t be swindled by the thought of “literary romance,” dear friend. If flowery expressions aren’t your style, you can always take the reverse psychology route and pull an Alfalfa:

“Dear Darla,
I hate your stinkin’ guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes.