The Quotable Nerdy Book: Valentine’s Edition

On Valentine’s Day, there are so many ways to say I love you — and when you can’t find the right words yourself, there are so many people you could quote! Here are some of our favorite passages from children’s books that express that lovin’ feeling or to comfort the brokenhearted…

On the meaning of love:

The Little Prince“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

On what love should feel like:

Pooh's Little Instruction Book

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”― A.A. Milne, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

I Like You

“I can’t remember when I didn’t like you
It must have been lonesome then
Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again
And that’s how it would happen every time.”

―Sandol Stoddard Warburg, I Like You

When your Valentine is your child:

You're Lovable to Me

“No matter what your feelings are, whatever they may be . . . I’m your mama. You’re my bunnies. And you’re lovable to me.” ―Kat Yeh, You’re Lovable to Me

For the brokenhearted on Valentine’s Day:

“I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I love her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me, than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

To understand a broken heart:

File:Peter Pan 1915 cover.jpg

“All he thinks he has a right to when he comes to you to be yours is fairness. After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but he will never afterwards be quite the same boy. No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

On why you should always believe in love:

Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.” – Roald Dahl, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers!

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4 comments on “The Quotable Nerdy Book: Valentine’s Edition

  1. Craig Forsyth says:

    Sweet.

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