"Your old tutor did you a great disservice, Mr. Kynaston. He taught you how to speak, and swoon, and toss your head but he never taught you how to suffer like a woman, or love like a woman. He trapped a man in a woman's form and left you there to die! I always hated you as Desdemona. You never fought! You just died, beautifully. No woman would die like that, no matter how much she loved him. A woman would fight! "
(Stage Beauty)

A man isn't how he walks or how he speaks. It's what he does.
(Stage Beauty)

 I live in torture, thinking of these moments. With every look he gives you, I get sicker and sicker. There is a burning in me I feel on fire, and there's guilt I can't comidify. Does it make you happy to know that? 
(Tristan and Isolde)

Now, if I'm not mistaken this means you have to come with me. You're going to be a birthday gift for Victoria, my true love. Yvaine: [sarcastically] But of course! Nothing says "romance" like the gift of a kidnapped injured woman! I'm not going anywhere with you! 

What value will there ever be in life, if we are not together?
(Becoming Jane)

There are some people that live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. -Douglas Everett 

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.  ~Marsha Norman

Music is what feelings sound like.

Cassie, his heart will stop at the sight of you, or he doesn't deserve to live. And, yes, I am aware of the contradiction embodied in that sentence
(Becoming Jane)

Trust is a careless pursuit at best, at worst it's a good way to get yourself killed.  - Lauren Kate (Fallen)

I tended to be more of a romantic than a realist, I chose blind faith over cold logic.  - Becca Fitzpatrick (Crescendo)

...five minutes from now, when everything else had dropped away, I realized the full impact of what I'd done, I'd feel my heart breaking.  - Becca Fitzpatrick (Crescendo)

I'd rather die my way, than live yours. 
- Lauren Oliver (Delirium)