No one in real life ever says stuff like “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” And if people are saying that, then they’re certainly not saying it to me. Probably the closest I’ve ever come was the time a middle-aged man told me he liked my knees while we were both waiting in line at 7-11, which isn’t the least romantic thing someone’s ever said to me at a 7-11, but it wasn’t exactly Pablo Neruda.
Put simply, writers have a way with words, as evidenced by the following literary lines just brimming with passion.