Letter to Virginia Woolf (21 January 1926), quoted in Love Letters : A Romantic Treasury (1996) by Rick Smith, p. 78
Sackville-West wrote this letter to Virginia Woolf, with whom she had an affair. Woolf returned her affection in the form of the novel Orlando, which many recognize as a direct outpouring of Woolf's love. The letter also contains the line, "...you have broken down my defences. And I don't really resent it."
This line from "Timon of Athens," one of Shakespeare's lesser-known and more difficult works, the character Alcibiades, Captain of a military brigade and close friend of the main character Timon, says these words, embodying his fealty for Timon and his willingness to do as he bids.
In what is perhaps Western society's most famous romance, this line is spoken by Juliet while standing on a balcony in what is perhaps the most famous scene of the play, wherein Romeo says, "But, soft! what lgith through yonder window breaks! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!"
Spoken by the character Jerome. The story tells of Jerome and Alissa swearing undying affection for each other at a young age, and ultimately Alissa does not want the type of relationship Jerome wants. In neglecting other relationships in favor of his relationship with Alissa, Jerome misses the love others have for him, and in the end Alissa dies never having married.