Friday, February 6, 2015

All-Time Favorite Romantic Quotes Quiz

February is the time when thoughts turn to love, and we see it in all its varieties in every store, commercial, and television program. As a romance writer, it should come as no surprise that my DVR is set to record all new movies on the Hallmark channel, and it takes a lot for me to become all “romanced out.”

I confess to having worn out a hardback copy of Gone with the Wind, and paperback copies of both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, arguably three of the greatest love stories ever penned. I have read Romeo and Juliet more than few times.

So, being a self-confessed bookworm, I thought I would offer you some lines from favorite romances of the past.
Here’s a little quiz! The answers are at the bottom, but don’t cheat! See how many you can get right and then leave a comment letting me know. You can also tell me your favorite romantic quote!

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

2. “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.”

3. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

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

5. “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”

6. 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.”

7. “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.”

8. “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…”

9. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have to give, for both are infinite.”

10. “I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

1. Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
2. Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
3. Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice
4. Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
5. William Shakespeare, Hamlet
6. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
7. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
8. Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
9. William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
10. Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

I hope you’ll leave a comment telling me your favorites. Also, don’t forget to click on the Prizes Galore tab for a chance to win a copy of my contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, beginning on Monday, February 9th.

About the author:
Norma Gail’s contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, released in 2014. She is a Bible study leader, and writes devotionals for, StitchesthruTime blog, and “The Secret Place.” She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. She is married and has two adult children.

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  1. Lovely! I recognized many of these!

  2. I knew a few of the quotes. William Shakespeare certainly could turn a phrase.

    Beautiful thank you.

  3. I't been a long time since I've read any of these books.. I need to again . .
    - Love conquers all- Believe or not? The review yesterday would dispute that.
    Interesting blogs this week :)

  4. Wonderful quotes! I knew 4 of them :/ Love the one from Les Miz.

  5. A lot were familiar, but the only one I knew for sure was Mr. Darcy in #3.

  6. How fun! I was a sad failure in recognizing most of those, but it was fun reading them!

  7. I have A LOT of reading to do! I loved this though. :-)