16 Beautiful Love Letters Found In Used Books

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Thanks to technology, we've all become a bit blasé when it comes to romance. Dashing off a flirty text or Facebook message to a potential date, your significant other, or your spouse is easy. There are even emojis for when you're feeling too lazy to write actual words. We've become so jaded, in fact, that the thought of a hand-written love letter à la Lord Byron is nearly unimaginable. 

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Huffington Post decided to remind us that love is not, in fact, dead with a list of romantic sentiments discovered in used books at The Strand. These 16 notes may have been (literally) found in a novel, but they're not stories from imagined, star-crossed lovers; they're from real New Yorkers who were lucky enough to experience the head-over-heels romance we all hope for. (Huffington Post)
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Found in A Happy Death by Albert Camus: "The sea, rustling trees, crying birds, the sun touches the curve of the horizon and somewhere in between the sky — the water is you."
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Whitney always knows the right things to say.
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Sometimes, an old-school Valentine does the trick.
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Spell it out!
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"I wish I could spend the morning snuggling w/ you and lazing over cups of tea."
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Father knows best.
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A little V-Day doodle.
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The best things come in threes.
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Found inside Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen: "These words are not meant to be profound, or life-altering. They are merely a preface [an introduction to the next chapter of our relationship]. This book, haunting and powerful beautiful, moved me like a tidal wave."
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Tell it like it is.
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When two weeks feels like forever...
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Oh, pet names!
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"I miss you terribly and I long for the day when I will finally be able to come see you. I also long for the day when I might be able to afford more than one visit, especially during a longer gig like this one. I am thinking about you constantly."
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The perfect card for mom.
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For the punny couple.
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"No Jean my love isn't blind. It pulls away as far as a cloud from the sidewalk and gains perspective."
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