From Wharton to Woolf: Literary Love Letters for Valentine’s Day Cards

From Wharton to Woolf: Literary Love Letters for Valentine’s Day Cards

Sometimes love leaves us at a loss for words and when that happens there’s a choice to make. You can trust Hallmark to say how you feel or you can turn to famous writers such as Lord Byron and Virginia Woolf. If you’re struggling to fill the blank space in your Valentine’s card, take advice and heart from these excerpt of famous literary love letters.

From Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas
Your slim-gilt soul walks between passion and poetry[…]
Always, with undying love
Yours, Oscar

From Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way[…] I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal[…] It is incredible how essential to me you have become[…] I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly[…] You have broken down my defenses.

From Edith Wharton to W. Morton Fullerton
I don’t want to win—I want to lose everything to you!

From Eleanor Roosevelt to Lorena Hickok
I couldn’t say je t’aime and je t’adore as I longed to do, but do always remember that I am saying it & that I go to sleep thinking of you.

From Allen Ginsberg to Peter Orlovsky
O Heart O Love everything is suddenly turned to gold!

From Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert Browning
You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could have touched me… Henceforward I am yours for everything.

From Lord Byron to Teresa Guiccioli

My destiny rests with you[…] I more than love you, and cannot cease to love you.

From John Keats to Fanny Brawne
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion—I have shudder’d at it. I shudder no more—I could be martyr’d for my religion—love is my religion—I could die for that. I could die for you[…] My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you.

From Charles Bukowski to Linda King
You lovely lovely woman… You have put new poems and new hope and new joy and new tricks into an old dog, I love you.

From Voltaire to Olympe Dunover
Nothing has the power to part me from you; our love is based upon virtue, and will last as long as our lives. Adieu, there is nothing that I will not brave for your sake; you deserve much more than that. Adieu, my dear heart!

From Nathaniel Hawthorne to Sophia Peabody
There is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.

From Victor Hugo to Adele Foucher
I have been asking myself every moment if such happiness is not a dream. It seems to me that what I feel is not of earth. I cannot yet comprehend this cloudless heaven[…] My whole soul is yours.

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