Swoon Reads publishes under Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan.Our team is dedicated to finding and publishing new Young Adult love stories, with the help of the Swoon Reads community. We involve our readers in every step of the publishing process, and work closely with selected writers to help get their book ready for publication.
"Death cannot stop True Love. All it can do is delay it for a while." Westley from The Princess Bride
"You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift." The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
"Of course this is happening in your head Harry. But why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, J.K. Rowling
"People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away."
"You can do whatever you want with your life, but one day you'll know what love truly is. It's the sour and the sweet. And I know sour, which allows me to appreciate the sweet."
"Book lovers never go to bed alone."
"Whatever colours you have, in your mind, I'll show them to you, and you'll see them shine."
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever."
"Now all these tastes improve, through the view that comes with you."
"Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."
"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love."
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress."
"Our books are friends for life."
"I wish I could make my hands a snow globe and hold this moment under glass forever."
"You stood there with me in the doorway, My hands shake, I’m not usually this brave but, you pull me in and I’m a little more brave, it’s the first kiss, it’s flawless, really something, it’s fearless."
"Never say love is 'like' anything... It isn't."
"I need you so much closer."
"I just like hanging out with you all the time."
"Not all who wander are lost."
"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything."
"She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see."
"Each time you happen to me all over again."
"And no bathroom on earth will make up for marrying a bearded man you hate."
"The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours."
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! – When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
"'You could go far and do worse. I think his honesty and willingness will outweigh his lack of gumption.' Scarlett did not answer, for she did not want to be too rude. But to her mind there were few, if any qualities that outweighed gumption. "
"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."
"When you kiss me, jaguars lope through my knees." from Hummingbird by Diane Ackerman
"But I love you, so who cares? And you love me, so who cares if we’re crazy?" Lazy by Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
"'After all this time?' 'Always,' said Snape."
"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
"He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fullness of perfection lies in him."
"Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate."