I don’t understand how Wuthering Heights beats Shakespeare for most romantic line. This poll, conducted by Warner Home Video, tells us that “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same,” is the most romantic line in all of English literature.
I’ve never even *heard* that line. I read Wuthering Heights like once, back in high school, and never went back for seconds.
Shakespeare actually turns up third with “But soft what light through yonder window breaks…”
I think their methodology was flawed. What did they do, pick that single line to do battle for the complete works of Shakespeare? I’ll take this one, any day:
For where thou art, there is the world itself,
With every several pleasure in the world;
And where thou art not, desolation.