The Best Quotes About Romance And Romanticism  

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To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts. Charles Baudelaire
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. Anita Brookner
No age seemed the age of romance to itself. Thomas Carlyle
To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance. Oscar Wilde
Love stories are only fit for the solace of people in the insanity of puberty. No healthy adult human being can really care whether so-and-so does or does not succeed in satisfying his physiological uneasiness by the aid of some particular person or not. Aleister Crowley
Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages, rather Don Juan and Madame Venus, rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night, followed by the father's curse, mother's moans, and the moral comments of neighbors, than correctness and propriety measured by yardsticks. Emma Goldman
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss! Oliver Goldsmith
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
"You're not one to take lightly, to love of for an evening and leave of a dawn." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man. Anita Brookner
Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. Oscar Wilde
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. Oscar Wilde
And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time. D. H. Lawrence
I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes. Oliver Goldsmith
"In your hands winter..." Aberjhani
"Now come the whispers bearing bouquets of moonbeams and sunlight tremblings." Aberjhani
Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies toilet is invariably known as Lover's Lane.
"Here are lips of flame eager to be extinguished by love’s liquid sigh." Aberjhani
Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about. Oscar Wilde