Literary quotes to inspire your wedding vows!

quotes for wedding vows

Literary quotes to inspire your wedding vows!

They’re some of the most important words you will ever say to each other (other than “I love you!” of course!) your vows are a special part of your ceremony and a beautiful way to show how much you love each other. You could go traditional and simple of course, but if you want something unique, writing your own vows is a special way to show your partner and all your guests just how in love you really are!

Of course, not everyone is a wordsmith, so if you’re feeling a bit stuck, why not take inspiration from, or add in, some of our favourite love quotes from literature!


“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

“She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was - anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.”

David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

The Fault in Our Stars, John Greene

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières

“I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

“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.”

Winne the Pooh, A.a Milne

“Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”

The Princess Bride, William Goldman

 "I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one."

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre