It's something that's bound to come up around Valentine's Day... along with questions about the most romantic couple in literary history and the most passionate kiss. Which writer has penned the most romantic lines in literary history?
It's a question that was recently asked by Warner to a 2,000 adults. Can you guess which author/line they chose?
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same"
Those words appear in Emily Bronte's famous and controversial novel, Wuthering Heights. Her Gothic novel features intensity and passion--run through with cruelty and tragedy. And, that line isn't the only one. Here are a few other memorable lines :
- "That is how I'm loved! Well, never mind. That is not my Heathcliff. I shall love mine yet; and take him with me: he's in my soul."
- "Be with me always--take any form--drive me mad! only DO not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I CANNOT live without my life! I CANNOT live without my soul!"
So, yes, the lines portend a darkly romantic tale. I wonder how many of the 2,000 voting respondents understood the full importance of that line. Have they read the novel? Do they know why/how love and soul and loss are played upon in Bronte's novel? I guess we'd all like to think we'll find our soulmate, someone without whom we think we could surely die. Perhaps that's also why Winnie the Pooh's line was the second favorite in the voting: "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."
We never want to be alone...