27 Romantic Love Quotes From Plays On And Off Broadway

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Love Quotes From Plays And Theaters On And Off Broadway

Going to see plays at the theater is my favorite thing to do. I am always entering the lottery or getting rush tickets to Broadway shows. I am the ultimate theater nerd and it’s my favorite thing to do by myself. It has become a weekly routine of mine to go to a Sunday matinee by myself and it helps me decompress.

I enjoy being by myself surrounded by strangers watching art. It’s exhilarating. I am also often drawn to plays that have romance in them. I’m the same way with films, I love a romantic comedy moment. I love to watch people fall in love and see the chemistry between the actors play out onstage.


There is a Broadway musical called Hadestown and It is a romantic show about the love story of Euridyce and Orpheus, played by Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney. I saw it twice and the first time I saw it, Noblezada and Carney had great chemistry and really did look like they were falling in love. Soon after, they began dating in real life, so obviously I had to go back to Hadestown to see how their chemistry has progressed. When I went back, I was shocked because I actually felt the love between them. Their performances were still the same, but there was a new softness and sweetness to it.

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It is beautiful to watch actors or characters fall in love with each other in a play. There is a lot of honesty and truth in theater and that comes out in the romantic onstage moments as well. It becomes a shared experience and as an audience member, you start to feel the emotions that are being expressed onstage. It can be cathartic.

When Romeo drinks the poison, you feel Juliet’s pain. When Melchior touches Wendla for the first time, you feel Wendla’s nervousness and excitement.

The lines in plays and theater quotes can strike a nerve in you. Theater makes it easy to connect to the words and experiences. A lot of emotions surrounding love can come up for you when you are watching a heart-wrenching play about romance.

If you are ready to feel the love, enjoy these 27 romantic love quotes from theaters and plays on and off Broadway.


1. Love isn't loving someone at their best.

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"It's no trick loving somebody at their best. Love is loving them at their worst." Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing

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2. Love is a big want.

"What do you want?" Dan

"To be loved." Alice


"That simple?" Dan

"It's a big want." Alice, Patrick Marber, Closer

3. This is what it is to love an artist.

“This is what it is to love an artist: The moon is always rising above your house. The houses of your neighbors look dull and lacking in moonlight. But he is always going away from you. Inside his head there is always something more beautiful.” —​ Sarah Ruhl, Eurydice

4. Love makes you so happy.

“Then in the spring something happened to me. Yes, I remember. I fell in love with James Tyrone and was so happy for time.” Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night

5. Love will take you places.

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“You'll find, my friend, that what you love will take you places you never dreamed you'd go.” —​ Tony Kushner, Angels in America

6. What I like about you most.

"Oh, I like your anger. I think that's what I like about you most. Your anger.” Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

7. Heartbreak is like death.

“I don't understand why I'm not dead. When your heart breaks, you should die” —​ Tony Kushner, Angels in America

8. Hello, Blue Roses.

“When I had that attack of pleurosis - he asked me what was the matter when I came back. I said pleurosis - he thought that I said Blue Roses! So that's what he always called me after that. Whenever he saw me, he'd holler, "Hello, Blue Roses!” Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie


9. It's no good to fool yourself about love.

"They all want to scape from the pain of being alive. And, most of all, from love...It's no good to fool yourself about love. You can't fall into it like a soft job, without dirtying up your hands.” John Osborne, Look Back in Anger

10. Have the man one loves.

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“One should be able to have the man one loves.” Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart & The Destiny of Me


11. Remember these days.

“I want you to try and remember what it was like to have been very young. And particularly the days when you were first in love; when you were like a person sleepwalking, and you didn’t quite see the street you were in, and didn’t quite hear everything that was said to you. You’re just a little bit crazy. Will you remember that, please?” Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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12. I even loved your hate.

“In all these years, you never believed I loved you. And I did. I did so much. I did love you. I even loved your hate and your hardness.” Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

13. The discovery of love.

“When I was sixteen, I made the discovery -- love. All at once and much, much too completely. It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that's how it struck the world for me.” Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire


14. I cannot imagine.

“What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.” George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

15. Play on.

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"If music be the food of love, play on" William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

16. Love shouldn't just be pleasant.

“You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me.” Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House


17. Books are like love.

“My last refuge, my books: simple pleasures, like finding wild onions by the side of a road, or requited love.” —​ Tracy Letts, August: Osage County

18. Always I miss you.

“Sometimes I hate you, sometimes I hate myself, but always I miss you.” David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly

19. To be loved alone.

“Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love But to be loved alone.” Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me: Two Plays

20. I disappeared in her.

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“I disappeared in her and she, wondering where I went, left.” —​ Will Eno, Thom Pain

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21. Only you love me.

“I don't know what will happen to me without you. Only you. Only you love me. Out of everyone in the world.” —​ Tony Kushner, Angels in America


22. Children don't have hearts yet.

“Children don't have hearts yet, not really. They haven't been hurt into the need for one.” John Logan, Peter and Alice

23. It's hard to find those who can have your heart.

“It is a defect of God's humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.”Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

24. It is hard to lose the ones you love.

"What gave me courage is buried in the ground." Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening

25. Soul meets soul.

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“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.” Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound​

26. It's worth it, even for an hour.

“One hour of right down love is worth an age of dully living on.” Aphra Benn, The Rover

27. Did my heart love till now?

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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Jaycee Levin is a writer who covers pop culture, astrology, and relationship topics.