Valentine's Day: 10 quotes about love from great authors

“Perhaps they were right in putting love into books,” William Faulkner wrote. “Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.” Faulkner’s words remind us that love and literature have always gone hand in hand. And so, in honor of Valentine's Day, here are 10 quotes from celebrated writers on the joys and trials of amour, all taken courtesy of “Love: A Book of Quotations,” published by Dover Press.

1. Jane Austen


“In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.”

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