Quotations on Romance

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The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: Science, Romance, Fiction, Press)

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Art, History, Religion, Romance, Humanity, Passion)

Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Sex, Romance, Dying)

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury
(Keywords: Experience, Romance, Idea, Open)

The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost.
- Leslie Caron
(Keywords: Love, Romance, American)

I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it.
- Shaun Cassidy
(Keywords: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can.
- Leslie Charteris
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Delight, Living)

Oh yeah, I'm a huge romance fan. And some women like action.
- Morris Chestnut
(Keywords: Women, Romance, Action)

Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
- George William Curtis
(Keywords: Poetry, Time, Romance, Conversation, Memory, Prose)

Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Life, Love, Romance, Beginning)

Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
- Julie Delpy
(Keywords: Women, Romance, Being, Identity, Losing)

People think that if you are a scientist you have to give up that joy of discovery, that passion, that sense of the great romance of life. I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Truth, People, Discovery, Joy, Passion, Sense)

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
- Katherine Dunn
(Keywords: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience.
- Sanjay Dutt
(Keywords: Family, Romance, Film, Songs)

In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
- Chow Yun Fat
(Keywords: Love, Romance, Action, Audiences, Comedy, Play, Romantic)

Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.
- Antoine Fuqua
(Keywords: Movies, Romance, Cinema, Magic)

Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance, is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend, its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need, and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Science, Romance, Friend, Being, Enemy)

I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.
- Jennifer Garner
(Keywords: Marriage, Work, Romance, Fantasy, Hard work)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Time, Romance, Illusion, Passion, Writer, Zone)

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Glamour)

We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex.
- Marilu Henner
(Keywords: Food, Sex, Romance, Habits)

Comics were going down for the second time and here, all of a sudden, came this thing and for the next fifteen years, romance comics were about the top sellers in the field; they outsold everything.
- Gil Kane
(Keywords: Time, Romance, Years)

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

When I dance, I love the romance and sexiness of it, and love having it be clear to both dancers that the man leads! But the man has to know what he's doing!
- Susannah McCorkle
(Keywords: Love, Romance, Dance)

People will always need love, romance, a tender touch, and really personal and deeply felt music.
- Susannah McCorkle
(Keywords: Music, Love, Romance, People, Will)

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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Keywords: Time, Men, Romance, Money, Loss, Manners, Writers)

I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
- Mike Piazza
(Keywords: Sports, Romance, People, Athletes, Want)

Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
- Nora Roberts
(Keywords: Women, Romance, Fiction)

I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.
- Ernestine Rose
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Existence, Facts, Fancy, Nothing, Woman)

I'm 31 now. I think I'm beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means.
- Adam Sandler
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Beginning, Now)

I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels.
- Nicholas Sparks
(Keywords: Men, Women, Time, Romance, Rest, Woman)

As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
- Patrick Stewart
(Keywords: Time, Romance, Character)

I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them - the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.
- Sharon Stone
(Keywords: Movies, Music, Romance, Class, Old, Songs, World)

The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization.
- Lytton Strachey
(Keywords: Peace, War, Romance, Civilization, Action, Aristocracy, Chivalry, Old)

It is not because I do not love my adopted land - it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
- Erich von Stroheim
(Keywords: Life, Love, Home, Romance, Adventure, Drama, Feeling, Land, Past, Responsibility)

That music and the lyrical aspects of Razorblade Romance is so personal to me that, now with me being grown up a bit and meeting new people and doing new things, it makes me look at the same things I was writing about back in the day through a different colored lens.
- Ville Valo
(Keywords: Music, Romance, People, Being, Day, Meeting, Now, Writing)

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Science, Romance, End, Sentiment)

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Love, Romance, Beginning)

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Romance, First, First love, Want, Woman)

Therapy was the biggest romance of my life.
- Dar Williams
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Therapy)

I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
- Virginia Woolf
(Keywords: Time, Romance, Prose, Want, Waste)

Deep down, I'm a Texas girl looking for that big romance every girl dreams about. Biologically, I look forward to being a cornerstone of a family. I'll be in my glory when I have a child on my knee.
- Renee Zellweger
(Keywords: Dreams, Family, Romance, Being, Deep, Glory)

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