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20 Heart-Stopping Love Quotes From Bridgerton Season 2

When Anthony Bridgerton said he wasn’t a man of poetry, he was obviously lying, because just about everything he said to Kate afterwards completely melted the hearts of the millions of viewers who streamed the second season. If you haven’t been able to get Anthony’s love (and lust) confessions out of your head, this one’s for you—all the most romantic lines from the viscount himself.

“Say you do not care for me. Tell me you feel nothing and I will walk away.” — Anthony, calling out Kate about her feelings for him

“Lady Mary has done admirably in raising her daughters. They are intelligent, kind, loyal women and a credit to both their parents.” — Anthony standing up for Kate and Edwina after the Sharmas try to insult Kate

“Do you think there is a corner of this earth that you could travel to far away enough to free me from this torment?” — Anthony, finally admitting his attraction has to do with more than just physical proximity

“I am a gentleman. My father raised me to act with honor, but that honor is hanging by a thread that grows more precarious with every moment I spend in your presence.” — Anthony, admitting just how crazy for Kate he actually is

“You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires.” — Anthony, finally saying the line that will make all the Bridgerton girlies go feral for months (and that I have decided is just as romantic as it is hot)

“Night and day, I dream of you.” — Anthony, making us all swoon

“If I wed your sister, it will bind me and you together for eternity, and I will spend every day of my marriage wanting you, dreaming of you, dreading the day when my last thread of honor finally snaps.” — Anthony, somehow making telling someone you’d like to cheat on their sister with them sound romantic as hell

“Your sister is braver and wiser than us both. She had the courage to act on what she sensed between us. And here we are, standing perfectly still, having felt it for months.” — Anthony, finally admitting he knew all along that his feelings for Kate were inevitable—even if he was scared to act on them

“I have never met anyone like you. It is maddening, how much you consume my very being.” — Anthony, no longer holding back when it comes to how he feels

“My family is on the brink of ruin. I am nearly certain every last one of my brothers and sisters secretly despise me. My own mother, at that. Despite the fact that I’ve lived the better part of my life for them. And yet still, all I find myself thinking about, all I find myself being able to breathe for, is you.” — Anthony, admitting his familial duty might not be the most important thing to him anymore

“Do you think that I want to be in this position? Contending with these thoughts of wanting to be nowhere except with you. Wanting to run away with you. Of acting on the most impure, forbidden desires, no matter how much I must remind myself that I am a gentleman and you are a lady.” — Anthony, telling Kate he’s ready to risk it all just to be with her—even when it feels wrong

“That scent. It has remained imprinted on my mind ever since that night of the conservatory ball on that terrace. Lilies.” — Anthony, explaining just how under his skin Kate has really gotten

“It has been you. It has been you this entire time. Spinning my world off its axis, making me reconsider everything I have ever told myself.” — Kate, finally admitting that she, too, has felt the maddening pull between them

“Losing Edmund was the most difficult time of my life. And the pain that I felt… beyond description. But there is one thing that has given me at least some modicum of solace. It’s knowing that I would still choose the life I led with him each and every time. And I would undoubtedly feel the same pain I felt all over again if I had to because real, true love is worth it.” — Violet Bridgerton, explaining to Anthony why he can’t let his fear of grief stop him from loving

“I called on you. The morning after. I called on you to apologize. You deserved so much more than that. I took liberties. I… I did not want it to happen like that, so I came to apologize and ask you to marry me.” — Anthony, finally proposing to Kate (and apologizing not because he took liberties like Kate believed, but because he believed she deserved a more respectable first time with him)

“Just keep looking at me. No one else matters.” — Anthony, finally not giving a damn what anyone else in the Ton thinks—because Kate matters to him more than anything else

“I was fearful of losing you. It is why I could not visit you after your accident. I could not bring myself to—” — Anthony, finally admitting part of the reason he was afraid to love Kate was because he was afraid of losing her

“I love you. I’ve loved you from the moment we raced each other in that park. I have loved you at every dance, on every walk, every time we’ve been together and every time we’ve been apart. You do not have to accept it, you do not have to embrace it or even allow it. Knowing you, you probably will not. But you must know it in your heart. You must feel it, because I do. I love you.” — Anthony, FINALLY saying what we’ve all been waiting for (and one that is very fitting for Kate Sharma)

“I want a life that suits us both. I know I am imperfect, but I will humble myself before you, because I cannot imagine my life without you, and that is why I wish to marry you.” — Anthony, finally ready to compromise and do whatever it takes to keep Kate in his life

“You know, there will never be a day where you do not vex me.” — Kate, knowing fully well she finds being vexed hot as hell
“Is that a promise, Kathani Sharma?” — Anthony, flirting and using Kate’s full name—a nod that he accepts her completely for exactly who she is

Honorable mention: The little relieved “ah” sound Anthony makes when, at Edwina’s insistence, Kate tells him she was stung by a bee but that she is well. Gotta love the subtleties of romance!