But the greatest love letter ever written? I'm sorry I want nobody but you for my lover and my friend and to nobody but you shall I be faithful.
You know what authors like Vladamir Nabakov and Ernest Hemingway wrote in their classic novels — but what about the words that they wrote to their wives? Writers like Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Brontë composed characters of great independence and strength — but were they as confident in the letters they wrote to their lovers? And why did English poet Vita Sackville-West — known for writing about married life, freedom, nature, Biblical themes, and more — receive so many love letters herself? With love — and maybe even the desire to write a love letter or two of your own? — in the air this time of year, now is a great time to explore some of the best love letters written by famous authors (and believe me, you’ll start to see a side of your favorite writers that you never even knew existed.)
Famous writers, it turns out, love just like us: albeit with better adjectives. Sometimes that love is reciprocated, and sometimes it’s… well… decidedly not. (Unlike us, their words of unrequited longing won’t be stored in the cloud forever.) Here are some of the best lines from 21 love letters by famous authors, perfect for putting you in the Valentine’s Day spirit — or, at least, helping you realize your own love letter-writing skills aren’t lacking as much as you thought they were.
"Once we were one person, and always it will be a little that way."
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
“Yes, I need you, my fairy-tale. Because you are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought — and about how, when I went out to work today and looked a tall sunflower in the face, it smiled at me with all of its seeds.”
“I do not seek to justify myself, I submit to all kinds of reproaches — all I know — is that I cannot — that I will not resign myself to the total loss of my master’s friendship — I would rather undergo the greatest bodily pains than have my heart constantly lacerated by searing regrets. If my master withdraws his friendship from me entirely I shall be absolutely without hope — if he gives me a little friendship — a very little — I shall be content — happy, I would have a motive for living — for working.”
(Héger, who was married, did not return her affections.)
“When I am unhappy, dear Mary, I read your letters. When the mist overwhelms the “I” in me, I take two or three letters out of the little box and reread them. They remind me of my true self. They make me overlook all that is not high and beautiful in life. Each and every one of us, dear Mary, must have a resting place somewhere. The resting place of my soul is a beautiful grove where my knowledge of you lives.”
“I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy. I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh, so that you faint and die. I want you to be amazed by me…”
“Vita — throw over your man, and we’ll go to Hampton Court and dine on the river together and walk in the garden in the moonlight and come home late and have a bottle of wine and get tipsy, and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads. They won’t stir by day, only by dark on the river. Think of that.”
“…I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way.”
“Well, you ask me pointblank why I love you… I love you, Vita, because I’ve fought so hard to win you… I love you, Vita, because you never gave me back my ring. I love you because you have never yielded in anything; I love you because you never capitulate. I love you for your wonderful intelligence, for your literary aspirations, for your unconscious coquetry. I love you because you have the air of doubting nothing! I love in you what is also in me: imagination, the gift for languages, taste, intuition and a host of other things… I love you, Vita, because I have seen your soul…”
(Apparently Ms. Sackville-West was quite the catch.)
“Last night I dreamed about you. What happened in detail I can hardly remember, all I know is that we kept merging into one another. I was you, you were me. Finally you somehow caught fire.”
(Do I sense an innuendo here?)
“I woke up this morning with great bliss of freedom and joy in my heart... I’m saved, you’re saved, we’re all saved, everything has been all rapturous ever since — I only feel sad that perhaps you left as worried when we waved goodbye and kissed so awkwardly — I wish I could have that over to say goodbye to you happier and without the worries and doubts I had that dusty dusk when you left…”
“It’s tough as hell without you and I’m doing it straight but I miss you so I could die. If anything happened to you I’d die the way an animal will die in the Zoo if something happens to his mate. Much love my dearest Mary and know I’m not impatient. I’m just desperate.”
“I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever previous — your heat, your soul. Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know. Believe me, nothing on earth is given without labor, even love, the most beautiful and natural of feelings.”
“I adore the texture of your mind; and you are a writer and a thinker and beautiful. And you are witty. These things, though they remain scattered, are good and enrich me. I loved your flowers and your sending them — I have had much pleasure from them and they still bloom…”
“You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could have touched me — my heart was full when you came here today. Henceforward I am yours for everything....”
“My greatest torment since I have known you has been the fear of you being a little inclined to the Cressid; but that suspicion I dismiss utterly and remain happy in the surety of your Love, which I assure you is as much a wonder to me as a delight. Send me the words ‘Good night’ to put under my pillow.”
(The English poet died before the two could be married.)
“…it is a marvel that those red rose-leaf lips of yours should be made no less for the madness of music and song than for the madness of kissing. Your slim gilt soul walks between passion and poetry.”
“…my destiny rests with you, and you are a woman, eighteen years of age, and two out of a convent. I love you, and you love me — at least, you say so, and act as if you did so, which last is a great consolation in all events. But I more than love you, and cannot cease to love you. Think of me, sometimes, when the Alps and ocean divide us — but they never will, unless you wish it.”
"Many a man who loves spiritually is a weakling — a professor. Many a one who loves physically is a brute. But when the two are mixed, he loves with all the fire and passion of a poet and a caveman… If I ever kiss you you’ll know that — and you’ll know what a wonderful thing my love is.”"
(It’s worth noting she was just not that into him. Like, at all.)
"…it is not in my power to tell thee how I have been affected by this dearest of all letters — it was so unexpected — so new a thing to see the breathing of thy inmost heart upon paper that I was quite overpowered, and now that I sit down to answer thee in the loneliness and depth of that love which unites us and which cannot be felt but by ourselves."
"I say this is a wild dream—but it is this dream I want to realize. Life and literature combined, love the dynamo, you with your chameleon's soul giving me a thousand loves, being anchored always in no matter what storm, home wherever we are. In the mornings, continuing where we left off. Resurrection after resurrection. You asserting yourself, getting the rich varied life you desire; and the more you assert yourself the more you want me, need me. Your voice getting hoarser, deeper, your eyes blacker, your blood thicker, your body fuller. A voluptuous servility and tyrannical necessity. More cruel now than before—consciously, wilfully cruel. The insatiable delight of experience."
15 Famous Love Letters That Will Make You A Romantic . love me; and if there be anything good and pure in me, it will be proved by my always loving you. No written words can adequately express our deep, deep love.
Since early days of mankind love letters have remained the favorite mode of expressing the deepest feelings of a loving heart to its lover. Lovers used to pour out their hearts on pieces of papers which then found their ways to the hands of the recipients. Since then time has changed and now is the era of smartphones and computers. But love letters are still widely accepted and written all over the world.
Just being around you gives me a happiness that no one else could ever give me. You have given me a love that I had never known before .I love being with you and cannot imagine a world without you in it. Each morning, I wake up and thank God that you have been a part of my life. I just cannot find the words to tell you how happy I am that we met and got together. You have been the rock I turned to during difficulties and the guiding light that lit the way whenever I was lost. I want to tell you that my love is undying and eternal, but I cant find a way to express it properly. I know that my love is enduring enough to last a lifetime, and I feel blessed that you are a part of my life. I wake up each day and bounce out of bed because I know that I will get to see or talk to you during the day.
I promise that I will always love you and keep you dear in my heart. I will be there for you whenever you need me and will love you no matter where life ends up taking us. You are my soul mate, and I cannot exist without you by me. I love you.
2- I Love being with you.
There is no one else I'd rather be with you. You make me smile in a way no one else can. You're the first thing I wanna see in the morning, and the last thing I wanna see at night. I've never loved anyone the way I love you. You're my other half. My love ,my best boyfriend. My happy ever after. You're everything I have ever hoped and wished for. I love you and only you.
3- My love,
As I am writing this letter, I have thousands of thoughts running through my mind.
Through this letter I wanted to express my love for you that is honestly hard to put into words.
Do you know how much you mean to me?
There isn't a day that goes by when my mind isn't thinking of you.
You are the reason behind every piece of joy in my life.You are the one that has lifted me up to show me the beauty of life.There is no other person in this world that could have done that for me.
I want to give all of the happiness the world could possibly give.
You are my dream come true- you are the love of my life.
4-I Love You
I love you for being my sweetheart,
I love you for being my partner and my friend.
I love you for the caring and joy that you share without end.
I love you for the warm tender touch and the things you do for me.
I love you for the way you help all my dreams come true and for filling my world with your love.
I love you for all you are and what you are.
I love you Today, Tomorrow, Forever ...
I'll never stop loving you.
5-Love of my life,
It feels like we just met yesterday, but at the same time I feel I have known you all my life. I love us. Were the cutest .we make the perfect couple. We understand each other. We listen to each other. We inspire each other Everything else feel meaningless because the only thing that matters is You. I would be lost without you. Thank you for everything you have done for me
I know you are the only one for me. When I'am away from you, you are the one who is continuously on my mind.
From the moment when I first saw you, I know our friendship was going to blossom into something beautiful.
You are the true love in my life.
You are the only one who can make me feel the way you do.I look forward to the life we will be living together.
It is you that I want to sit next to as we are ageing and it is you I want to rest next to.
7-To my everything,
I hate being apart from you, but our long distance love gives me something to look forward to each and every day. I keep counting down the moments until I get to feel your arms wrapped around me again, until I get to fall asleep to the sound of your soft breathing. I love you and I miss you Not seeing you has been slowly driving me insane. I cannot wait until the day when we live together.
Even after all of this time, I still get butterflies when you smile at me. I still feel light as air when you press your lips against me. Just thinking about you on top of me, trailing kisses across my chest and stomach and thighs, is making me want you. Badly. I hope we can fix that tonight. What do you say?
We have been seeing each other for a long time now but I was never able to express my love to you. This time, I am writing this letter to firmly express my heart out in front of you. I want to say that you are the driving force of my life who keeps me sane when I am agitated at times. You are the magician who knows the ways of calming me down and keeps her cool throughout. Your charms are beguiling and it is because of them that I have started loving you a thousand folds more. I have started adoring you more and more each day. I want our relationship to flourish this way forever and ever. And I am going to keep loving you more each and everyday.
There's no one who can take your place.
The way you smile, the way you look, the way you always know what I am thinking about,
the way you gave me hug when all was needed, the way you cry, laugh, listen and love.
You share your hopes and dreams and help me shared mine; you touch my life and there will never be another you.
You have touched me more profoundly than I ever thought you could touch me.
I love you.
You are the one who has given meaning to my life and I am very glad that our relationship has gone through a paradise visit from when it started. The stars are waiting to come out at night to remind us about the sparkling moments of our life.
May our love be a remarkable one which reach the moon and stars and bring a new meaning to life.
We both know we have a very special relationship -Without ever needing to say so how in love we are.
But now I want to say you are very precious to me. I love to be close to you. You are more beautiful than sunshine, more precious than gold. You are sweeter than candy and more lovely than the moon. You are exquisite and delightful, special and unique. And whats most astounding of all, you want to be with me.
I remember the first time I met you. It was one of the best moments of my life. I couldn't understand why you were so special to me. But the time we spent together was so enchanting that each moment without you feel like a punishment to me. I only know how difficult it was for me to restrain myself from rushing to you and to concentrate on my work. Sometimes when I couldn't bear your absence, I would call you up. And somewhere along the way, I myself opened up without even realizing it. We slowly developed a deep love, and eventually we both knew it. It was so beautiful a feeling
I am madly in love with you, my darling.
The moment that I first met you,
I knew with absolute certainty and clarity that we were meant to be.
I wasn't being presumptuous when I thought so,
for there was this voice within my soul that just validated this thought.
This voice found validation the day you asked me out and I,
with absolute confidence in that voice, said yes to you.
Since that very day till today,
I haven't regretted a moment in your company and that is how I know that I am lucky to have found you.
You are my every dream come true.
I wanted to write you a love letter, and a thank you note Maybe its both. I want to thank you for all of the hugs you have offered me to squeeze the sadness out and all of the pep talks you have given me when I doubted myself. Most of all, thank you for being my partner. Thank you for being my best friend in the world.
15- You entered my heart Slowly, quietly and passionately
Your love spread through me.
Now Why are you so perfect,
God only knows..,
In every direction, there is you just you.
My emotions are rising and I am facing short of breath;
My heart is beating fast
What madness, what obsession
What can I say of my state now?
My heart, my soul, my whole world,
you are my only desire.
My sweetheart only You!!
I adore you. I long to hold you close to me. I feel such warmth and comfort when I am in your arms. I am relaxed and content when we sit on the couch and talk. My heart is at peace when lay on the floor and cuddle. My heart quivers when you touch my face and my passion flows when you touch my lips. I get immense pleasure from gently touching your face and feel tremendous yearning and passion when I touch your lips. I long to be near you. I want nothing more than to be close to you.
With a passionate affection,
Since the time I met you, I must that you that I have never felt so divine in my entire life. I never thought I was capable of experiencing such type of emotions but I realized that just a look of you makes me feel bliss. You bring with you the warmth of spring, the joy of rain and the calmness of summers. My world has turned upside down since the time you have stepped into my life. You make me feel truly alive. All I want from you is the care and love I am longing for. Promise me that you will be by my side forever.
Hey, as you know things aren't working well with us, here I am writing this letter to you to let you know what I feel. Baby, I love you immensely. All I think about is you and the moments which make you mine. Babe, I am sorry if I was being too stubborn yesterday. Just remember that I am so much in love with you and I can't wait to see you in the evening. I am living the best time of my life with you and I don't want to have a fight. All I want is to love you and be with you. I love this life which we share.
I am so sorry I initiated a fight with you. Today, the whole day I was constantly thinking of you, you were on my mind every now and then. It is so crazy about me that today every little thing reminded me of you. I was imagining you by my side and your smile, your voice, your laugh giggled in my ears. I was thinking of you and felt the touch of your hands over mine. I am so sorry I fought with you. Your presence in my life completes me and makes me feel alive. Since the time you left the house, I feel deserted and unloved. Your name is at the edge of my lips since morning. Please forgive me and love me more. I feel so miserable without you. My fondness for you has no bounds. Come and hug me after reading this s I want you in my arms right now.
I love you!
1- Hello my love,
It is important you read this letter, because the reason to write it will convince you of many things.
It was two years ago that you first told me you loved me and asked me to be your girlfriend. Remembering our first kiss is remembering since when my heart beats for you. Knowing you are with me makes my life a dream come true. I'm the luckiest woman in the world as I'm in love with my best friend.
My love for you have grown deeper. Whenever something good happens, you're the first person I want to share with.. When I am sad, I know that I can count on you to take me in your arms and tell me everything will be alright.
I just wanted let you know that I love you more than even the most heartfelt words can express.
2- Hey Sweetie,
You were already on my mind when I woke up this morning. I just can't stop thinking about you. You are the most important person in my life. So, I just wanted to say I love you, and I can't wait to see you again.
Just being with you has made all my dreams come true, and I want to do everything I can to make you feel that way too. You deserve to be treasured for being the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful boyfriend any girl could ask for, and believe me, I do treasure youYours only,
Love you always, my dearest
1- My Love,
Just a moment ago I thought about you and my heart was filled with gratitude. So before another moment goes by I want to say thank you.
Thank you for the late night laughs and the early morning kisses.
Thank you for holding my hand throughout this life and proving that good men do still exist.
Thank you for your love and friendship. And most of all, thank you for the pleasure of being your wife.
1- If only I were a clever woman, I could describe to you my gorgeous bird, how you unite in yourself the beauties of form, plumage, and song!
I would tell you that you are the greatest marvel of all ages, and I should only be speaking the simple truth. But to put all this into suitable words, my superb one, I should require a voice far more harmonious than that which is bestowed upon my species
I will not tell you to what degree you are dazzling and to the birds of sweet song who, as you know, are none the less beautiful and appreciative.
I love you, I love you. My Victor; I can not reiterate it too often; I can never express it as much as I feel it.
I recognise you in all the beauty that surrounds me in form, in colour, in perfume, in harmonious sound: all of these mean you to me. You are superior to all. I see and admire - you are all!
You are not only the solar spectrum with the seven luminous colours, but the sun himself, that illumines, warms, and revivifies! This is what you are, and I am the lowly woman that adores you.
2- No, nothing has the power to part me from you; our love is based upon virtue, and will last as long as our lives.
Adieu, there is nothing that I will not brave for your sake; you deserve much more than that.
Adieu, my dear heart!
3- I belong to you; there is really no other way of expressing it, and that is not strong enough.
How could I, fool that I am, go on sitting in my office, or here at home, instead of leaping onto a train with my eyes shut and opening them only when I am with you?
4- I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious - your heart, your soul.
Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know.
Count Leo Tolstoy
1- I Love you because I love you,
Because it would be impossible
for me nit to love you.
I love you without question,
without calculation, without reason good or bad,
faithfully, with all my heart and soul, and every faculty.
Believe it, for it is true.
If you cannot believe, I being at your side,
I will make a drastic effort to force you to do so.
2- I love you.
You are truly the one for me.
The day would not be complete without you.
You are my smile, my tears,
my laughter, my heart, my soul,
my love, my life.
You are my everything.
I never want to be without you.
I want to grow old with you.
3- The day when I started loving you is the day that I lost myself.
Your love has so much power that I can be what you meant to be.
Your love has given me the start to foresee.
The love that you have given me is truly selfless.
When you don't see me baby I feel so restless.
Not a single moment I would like to stay without you as you
know that you do for me and ways which I so want to see.
My baby you are and will remain in my destiny.
I love you so much.
4- You are my only love.
You have me completely in your power.
I know and feel that if I am to write anything fine and noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart.
I would like to go through life side by side with you, telling you more and more until we grew to be one being together until the hour should come for us to die.
5- Sweetest Fanny,
You fear, sometimes, I do not love you so much as you wish?
My dear Girl I love you ever and ever and without reserve.
The more I have known you the more have I lov'd. In every way - even my jealousies have been agonies of Love, in the hottest fit I ever had I would have died for you.
You are always new. The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest.
When you pass'd my window home yesterday, I was fill'd with as much admiration as if I had then seen you for the first time. Even if you did not love me I could not help an entire devotion to you: how much more deeply then must I feel for you knowing you love me.
My Mind has been the most discontented and restless one that ever was put into a body too small for it.
I never felt my Mind repose upon anything with complete and undistracted enjoyment - upon no person but you.
When you are in the room my thoughts never fly out of window: you always concentrate my whole senses.
6- In that word, beautiful in all languages, but most so in yours--Amor mio--is comprised my existence here and hereafter.
I feel I exist here, and I feel I shall exist hereafter,--to what purpose you will decide; my destiny rests with you,
But I more than love you, and cannot cease to love you.
Think of me, sometimes, when the Alps and ocean divide us,--but they never will, unless you wish it.
George Gordon Lord Byron
7- I have a thousand images of you in an hour; all different and all coming back to the same... And we love. And we've got the most amazing secrets and understandings. Noel, whom I love, who is so beautiful and wonderful. I think of you eating omlette on the ground. I think of you once against a sky line: and on the hill that Sunday morning.
And that night was wonderfullest of all. The light and the shadow and quietness and the rain and the wood. And you. You are so beautiful and wonderful that I daren't write to you... And kinder than God. Your arms and lips and hair and shoulders and voice - you.
1- Dearest, - I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.
You are a Poem.
Of what sort, then? Epic?
Mercy on me, no! A sonnet?
No; for that is too labored and artificial.
You are a sort of sweet, simple, gay, pathetic ballad, which Nature is singing, sometimes with tears, sometimes with smiles, and sometimes with intermingled smiles and tears.
2- In addition to being a brilliant military mind and feared ruler, Napolean Bonaparte (1763 - 1821) was a prolific writer of letters. He reportedly wrote as many as 75,000 letters in his lifetime, many of them to his beautiful wife, Josephine, both before and during their marriage. This letter, written just prior to their 1796 wedding, shows surprising tenderness and emotion from the future emperor.
Paris, December 1795
I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! Are you angry? Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried?... My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for you lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!
You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours.
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fi
by Napolean Bonaparte
3- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of history's most famous and mysterious composers died at the age of 57 with one great secret. Upon his death, a love letter was found among his possessions. It was written to an unknown woman who Beethoven simply called his *Immortal Beloved.*
The world may never put a face with this mysterious woman or know the circumstances of their affair and his letters are all that is left of a love as intensely passionate as the music for which Beethoven became famous. Compositions such as the Moonlight Sonata as well as Beethoven's many symphonies express eloquently the tragedy of a relationship never publicly realized.
July 6, 1806
My angel, my all, my very self -- only a few words today and at that with your pencil -- not till tomorrow will my lodgings be definitely determined upon -- what a useless waste of time. Why this deep sorrow where necessity speaks -- can our love endure except through sacrifices -- except through not demanding everything -- can you change it that you are not wholly mine, I not wholly thine?
Oh, God! look out into the beauties of nature and comfort yourself with that which must be -- love demands everything and that very justly -- that it is with me so far as you are concerned, and you with me. If we were wholly united you would feel the pain of it as little as I!
Now a quick change to things internal from things external. We shall surely see each other; moreover, I cannot communicate to you the observations I have made during the last few days touching my own life -- if our hearts were always close together I would make none of the kind. My heart is full of many things to say to you - Ah! -- there are moments when I feel that speech is nothing after all -- cheer up -- remain my true, only treasure, my all as I am yours; the gods must send us the rest that which shall be best for us.
4- My adorable and adored
I have been asking myself every moment if such happiness is not a dream.
It seems to me that what I feel is not of earth. I cannot yet comprehend this cloudless heaven. My whole soul is yours.
My Adele, why is there no word for this but joy? Is it because there is no power in human speech to express such happiness?sometimes I tremble lest I should suddenly awaken from this dream divine.
Oh, now you are mine! At last you are mine! Soon -- in a few months, perhaps, my angel will sleep in my arms, will awaken in my arms, will live there.
All your thoughts at all moments, all your looks will be for me; all my thoughts, all my moments, all my looks, will be for you!
Adieu, my angel, my beloved Adele! Adieu!
Still I am far from you, but I can dream of you.
Soon perhaps you will be at my side.
Adieu; pardon the delirium of your husband who embraces you, and who adores you, both for this life and another.
5- You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could have touched me - my heart was full when you came here today. Henceforward I am yours for everything.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
6- The passion of love has need to be productive of much delight; as where it takes thorough possession of the man, it almost unfits him for anything else.
The lover who is certain of an equal return of affection, is surely the happiest of men; but he who is a prey to the horrors of anxiety and dreaded disappointment, is a being whose situation is by no means enviable.
Of this, my present experience gives me much proof.
To me, amusement seems impertinent, and business intrusion, while you alone engross every faculty of my mind.
May I request you to drop me a line, to inform me when I may wait upon you?
For pity's sake, do; and let me have it soon.
In the meantime allow me, in all the artless sincerity of truth, to assure you that I truly am,
my dearest Madam,
your ardent lover, and devoted humble servant
7- If all that I have said and done, and am still but too ready to say and do, have not sufficiently proved what my real feelings are and must be ever towards you, my love, I have no other proof to offer.
My Dearest & Most Beloved Friend
Bless you -- ever & even more than ever.
Your most attached
Is there anything on earth or heaven would have made me so happy as to have made you mine long ago? and not less now than then, but more than ever at this time -- you know I would with pleasure give up all here and all beyond the grave for you
I was and am yours, freely and most entirely, to obey, to honour, love --and fly with you when, where, and how you yourself might and may determine.
8- I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy.
When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to quiver with joy when you think of them.
9- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was born in Corsica. He became an army officer in 1785, and after rapid promotion, took command of the army of the interior in 1795. After a coup in 1799, Napoleon became first consul, and in 1804 emperor. Between 1804 and 1810 he consolidated his empire in Europe. In 1814, following defeat in Russia, he abdicated and was banished to Elba. In 1815 he resumed power, but was crushed at the Battle of Waterloo and exiled to St. Helena, where he died in 1821.
I love you no longer; on the contrary, I detest you. you are a wretch, truly perverse, truly stupid, a real Cinderella. You never write to me at all, you do not love your husband; you know the pleasure that your letters give him yet you cannot even manage to write him half a dozen lines, dashed off in a moment! What then do you do all day, Madame? What business is so vital that it robs you of the time to write to your faithful lover? What attachment can be stifling and pushing aside the love, the tender and constant love which you promised him? Who can this wonderful new lover be who takes up your every moment, rules your days and prevents you from devoting your attention to your husband?
Beware, Josephine; one fine night the doors will be broken down and there I shall be. In truth, I am worried, my love, to have no news from you; write me a four page letter instantly made up from those delightful words which fill my heart with emotion and joy. I hope to hold you in my arms before long, when I shall lavish upon you a million kisses, burning as the equatorial sun.
10- Dearest if you are as fond of me as I am of you...nothing human could keep us long apart.
This last week has seemed an eternity tome; Oh, I would give my soul for another of those days we had together not long ago...
My first and only love...Believe me ever to be
Yrs devotedly and lovingly,
Lord Randolph Churchill:
11- "My dearest,
When two souls, which have sought each other for, however long in the throng, have finally found each other ...a union, fiery and pure as they themselves are... begins on earth and continues forever in heaven.
This union is love, true love, ... a religion, which deifies the loved one, whose life comes from devotion and passion, and for which the greatest sacrifices are the sweetest delights. This is the love which you inspire in me... Your soul is made to love with the purity and passion of angels; but perhaps it can only love another angel, in which case I must tremble with apprehension.
I am looking forward to holding you once again in my loving arms. You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are special. You are mine!!!
From a loving and longing heart,
It's you and me, my sweetheart, just You and Me ...
I want you to know that no words can describe how deeply you touch my heart.
I tried so hard to put my thoughts on a paper,
but words escape every time I try. I only know that I Love you truly ...
I Love you deeply, more and more each day.
I don't know what I would do without you. You and Me, only you and me...
Passionate love letters offer a way to maintain and deepen intimacy. No matter which form they take, words of love are always appreciated. A sweet love letter can help convey what you may be too shy to say in person, or it can be just the beginning of expressing feelings for your lover. These four examples also offer letters you can use as a starting point for writing your own love letter.
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I never knew how joyous life could be until I saw your face.
My heart leaps like a hummingbird in flight every time I see you.
This is something I have never felt before, and it is you that inspires it.
When I think about you and our rich conversations, I feel a warmness inside.
I cannot hide my smiles, even when we are apart.
This connection is special, amazing, and I dare say, destiny.
Many have asked what happened to create this new and better me.
I tell them, without hesitation, it is you.
Sometimes I feel like my heart will burst with all the longing and excitement I feel when I think of you.
Looking forward to our next date, beautiful.
May each be better than the last if that is even possible.
At night, I lie down and imagine you are here with me.
I didn't know just how heavy this separation would be in my heart.
I hope you are not in as much utter misery as I am without you.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and my fondness has no bounds.
I lie awake and feel the gentle warmth of your breath as it would fall on my cheek.
I imagine the heat of your body pressed against mine; the hardness of your muscles nestling against the softness of mine.
I turn and lay my head against the pillow, feeling your heartbeat drum a lullaby in my ear.
A thousand butterflies kiss at my skin, and I long to feel the softness of your lips.
While I know we will again be together, my yearning in your absence only cements the true depth of my passion.
Until I can see you and hold you again, you will remain omnipresent in my dreams.
Every word you confide in me, every wonderful and terrible moment you share with me, melts me inside.
You let yourself be vulnerable with me and trust me beyond my comprehension.
I never imagined I would truly find another who I would want to spend so much time with, who could truly touch my life the way you have, even without trying. I look forward to many more special moments together. When I see you, I see my future.
This is not just talk. It truly comes from the heart.
I am consumed by the desire to be with you, to talk to you and to feel you near me.
I want to hold you, talk to you, laugh with you, cry with you.
I want to play, walk, dance and just be one with you. I think you could become my everything. I know I want to be everything to you.
When we are together, I see the love in your eyes.
When you envision your future, do you see me in it, waiting with open arms?
I love you truly, madly, deeply, and I anxiously await your response.
Fondly as Always,
After all these years we've been together, my heart still flutters when you walk into the room.
In my eyes, you grow more handsome with each passing year.
Everyone told us passion eventually fades when two people spend a lifetime with each other, but that's not true for us, is it?
I want you as much today as I did when our love was new, and everything you do shows me you feel the same way about me.
I only have to look at you, and that touch of gray at your temple makes me want to press my lips there and feel your pulse begin to beat a little faster.
I want to leave a trail of soft kisses across your cheek until I reach your full, perfect lips.
I want to kiss those lips so deeply it takes your breath away and thrills you with promises of pleasures to come.
For now, you can imagine what those pleasures might be, and tonight, I'll fulfill those promises.
Anticipating a romantic evening,
Your One True Love
If you want to write a hot love letter to the one you love or desire, you will need to do three things.
To write seductively, you have to feel seductive. To tantalize, you must feel tantalizing. To tempt, you must feel tempting. You can create the mood by envisioning what you would say and do if your partner were there, or you can light some candles, put on some music and create the mood that way.
The second step to writing a passionate missive is to envision your partner's reaction to what you are writing. Language choice is important because you want him or her to feel the emotion as much as experience the promise of what you are sending.
In a world where communications are dominated by the internet, a handwritten letter is more intimate than ever before. Imagine each word as a gentle stroke that touches your lover's soul.
If none of the sample love letters above help you say what you want to say, more examples might help. Love letter examples for teenagers can help young people craft a love letter not so riddled with adult themes. A letter lovingly written for your husband can help you reconnect with the man in your life. You can write an amazing secret admirer letter to admit your love without revealing your identity. And since love isn't always the romantic kind, there are sample wedding day letters from a mother to a son.
The most passionate love letters are the ones that leave you open to rejection. You have to trust your lover and yourself enough to put it all out there. Be vulnerable, be honest, and let yourself feel the emotions your words inspire. If you feel them, your partner will too, and that's what makes a passionate letter pure magic.
Sample love-you love-letters with must-know tips, easy steps, sample phrases and sentences. Write your love-you love-letter today.
Modern-day Valentine’s Day traditions are largely attributed to the legend of Bishop Valentin of Terni. He is believed to have helped marry some forbidden lovers, such as soldiers who had to remain unmarried, according to imperial orders. As legend has it, he would give the newly married couples flowers from his garden.
Today, in addition to flowers, many loved ones receive heartfelt messages of love in letters or cards.
The oldest surviving Valentine’s Day card is a 15th-century card written by Charles, the Duke of Orléans in 1415 when he was 21. He was being held in captivity in the Tower of London after the Battle of Agincourt. The message itself was actually a poem of a few lines, which read:
„Je suis desja d’amour tanné,
Ma tres doulce Valentinée,“
„I am already sick of love,
My very gentle Valentine,“
The oldest known English Valentines letter was written by Margery Brews to her fiancé John Paston in February 1477. In the romantic letter, Margery refers to John as her “right well-beloved Valentine.” She also tells him she is “not in good health of body nor of heart, nor shall I be till I hear from you.”
These are just two very short excerpts of love letters written by lovers from a different era. Despite the vast distances and obstacles that kept the couples apart — they were greatly in love, and they didn’t waste any opportunity to let each other know!
Do you have any of your ancestors’ love letters? Perhaps someone in your family has stashed away somewhere the treasured love letters of your ancestors. Many moving love stories may be just waiting to be uncovered.
This Valentine’s Day, we want to follow love throughout history and showcase the love letters from previous generations. If you have any letters, postcards, poems or romantic notes that your ancestors sent or received, send them to us, along with the story behind them.
We’ll publish the most romantic love letters in time for Valentine’s Day and choose the best story to win a MyHeritage DNA Kit.
To enter, send us the most beautiful love letter of your ancestors to [email protected] by February 13, 2019.
We look forward to seeing your love letters!
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