Quotes / Star-Crossed Lovers

A gentle story of two lovers young,
Who met in innocence and died in sorrow,
And of one selfish heart, whose rancour clung
Like curses on them; are ye slow to borrow
The lore of truth from such a tale?
Or in this world’s deserted vale,
Do ye not see a star of gladness
Pierce the shadows of its sadness,—
When ye are cold, that love is a light sent
From Heaven, which none shall quench, to cheer the innocent?

"Holly and I are like Romeo and Juliet and this office is like the dragon that kept them apart."
Michael Scott, The Office

Is it written in the stars?
Are we paying for some crime?
Is that all that we are good for-
Just some stretch of mortal time?
Or some god's experiment
In which we have no say-
In which we're given paradise,
But only for a day...
Aida & Radames, Aida (Elton John)

This is difficult. Your times are so far apart that the distance makes people despair.
If you want to meet again, two miracles must occur; One must wait continuously, one must pursue endlessly.
They must realise that it is impossible to succeed, yet at the same time be capable of enduring patiently.
Is that...the story of a dream that shouldn't be waited upon?
But, whether this thing is right or wrong is another topic altogether.
Arturia. The era is changing alongside the people, the only one who's still like that time is you.
A dream is only beautiful because it is a dream. But for you, you would probably be happier slumbering as if dead.
Merlin's prophecy about Saber and Shirou from Fate/stay night. Saber ignores Merlin's suggestion, and they successfully reunite in Avalon.

Like Day from Night,
I'll live my life apart from you, just glimpsing you across the sky,
because you cannot change, my dear, and nor can I."
—"Love Song of Night and Day", Unfulfilled Desires, Magic: The Gathering

Two lovers, forbidden from one another
A war divides their people, and a mountain divides them apart.

You and I
We've seen it all
Chasing our hearts' desire
But we go on pretending
Stories like ours
Have happy endings
Florence and Anatoly, Chess

And many a time between them went and came
The fondest tokens of their deathless flame;
Now in hope's heaven, now in despair's abyss,
And now enrapt in visionary bliss.
— English translation of the poem "Laili and Majnun"

Our eyes don't meet,
our voices don’t reach
Only our sighs synchronize perfectly.
Vocaloid, The wolf who fell in love with little red riding hood (English translation)

I cannot follow you, my love
You cannot follow me
I am the distance you put between
All of the moments that we will be...
Leonard Cohen, "You Know Who I Am"