9 Literary Quotes That Will Get You Laid

Flirting is tough. Depending on who you are as a person, rejection can be painful, or tedious, as you say to yourself, “Why did I say that?” Well, I’m here to tell you, having a background in literature can work in your favor, whether you find yourself in a bar, lounge, or a literary party filled with undergraduates, awkwardly clutching their red plastic cups.


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Here are some quotes you can use to find love or get laid, but don’t blame me if they don’t work out!


1. Bright Star by John Keats


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It’s impossible to resist this enchanting Keats line…

“Pillowed upon my fair love’s ripening


To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, and so live ever — or else swoon in death.”


2. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda


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You can pick out any line from Neruda’s poetry, and your phone will be flooding with numbers throughout the night, but here’s something you can start with:

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”


3. Just Kids by Patti Smith


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This is kind of risky, but at the same time it is a cute way to be closer to someone, well, if it works I mean, at least it worked for Robert, so I say shoot your shot:

“Will you pretend you’re my boyfriend?”


4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare


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Knowledge of Shakespeare is always a turn on, so I say be confident about it:

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


5. Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe


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If you feel like you want to get creative and challenge yourself by making a Poe quotation sexy then go live your best life:

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


6. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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Get this deep with someone:

“Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?”


7. Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


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Want to get Wilde with somebody? Say no more:

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”


8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


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Show off your Austen moves:

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”


9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


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Let them know you see potential and not here for the b******t.

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

That is the end of the list! If none of these quotes work and, if all else fails, buy one of these books and pull out more quotes for the next attempt.


Good luck!


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