Do you love the sound of the English language? Whether you’re a certified logophile or can simply appreciate a well-crafted sentence, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite lyrical readings into one download. Get swept away by the words of Philip Pullman, Billy Collins, Margaret Atwood, and more as you find the perfect lyrically love-inspired quotes for your wedding ceremony, vows, or programs.
We think Neil Gaiman says it beautifully in his poem All I Know About Love:
“This is everything I have to tell you about love: nothing.
This is everything I've learned about marriage: nothing.
Only that the world out there is complicated,
and there are beasts in the night, and delight and pain,
and the only thing that makes it okay, sometimes,
is to reach out a hand in the darkness and find another hand to squeeze,
and not to be alone.
It's not the kisses, or never just the kisses: it's what they mean.
Somebody's got your back.
Somebody knows your worst self and somehow doesn't want to rescue you
or send for the army to rescue them.”
Read the rest of this poem and more wedding readings in our download: 10 Wedding Readings for Couples Who Love the English Language.