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No matter what art form we look at, love and romance are there, hidden or very in the open, telling the same story every time: love can make humans better, it can hurt them beyond belief, it is sometimes hard to deal with or it turns into a magical fairytale, but in all truth, love is magical and worth to be lived fully at least once in a lifetime. Today’s literature is filled with many genres and sub-genres and love is the main character in many romance or YA novels. So how does science-fiction or fantasy deal with emotional matters? Let’s take a look at some beautiful quotes about love and relationships that famous SF&Fantasy writers shared with all of us in their books.

1. Neil Gaiman

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(English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, who is best known for his “Sandman” series and a lot of fantasy and Sci-Fi awards such as Hugo, Nebula and so on)

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

2. Robert A. Heinlein

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(American novelist and science fiction writer. Often called “the dean of science fiction writers”, he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of “hard science fiction”.)

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Stranger in a Strange Land

3. J. K. Rowling

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(Really doesn’t need much of a presentation. Harry Potter, it’s all we need to say)

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

4. Lemony Snicket

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(This is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. He is the author of several children’s books, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series’ fantastical adventures)

“Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.” – Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

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5. Edgar Allan Poe

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(He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre)

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

6. Stephenie Meyer

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(Again, no introduction needed for this author who changed the entire literary and movie industry with the Twilight Saga)

“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. …And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.” – New Moon

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7. J. R. R. Tolkien

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(English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it, there are many dark places. But still, there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” – The Lord of the Rings

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8. Ursula K. Le Guin

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(Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult and Poetry writer, she received many SF&F awards, such as Hugo or Nebula, her writing is very much appreciated by the great George R. R. Martin himself)

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – The Lathe of Heaven

9. Suzanne Collins

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(Another lady that shook the world in books and movies, giving us The Hunger Games trilogy and a story about justice, pride, honor, courage and… love)

“So I only say, “So what should we do with our last few days?”

“I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you,” Peeta replies.” – Catching Fire

10. Terry Pratchett

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(The British author who offered the world the funniest fantasy series known to man: The Discworld. He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010)

“And what would humans be without love?”
RARE, said Death.” – Sourcery

Summing Up

We are used to living in a more and more cynical world, where money and technology seem to overrun a certain sensibility man had once before. In the romantic ages, love letters and love stories, dramas and sweet poetry were the essences of those times’ current way of life, but in today’s stressed life, are there any moments left for true love and true romance? Love is sung in every verse, in every musical note, in every movie or in every book, we just need to have the patience to discover it.

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