108 Quotes About Romance

Quotes About Romance

1. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. – William Shakespeare

2. Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. – Oscar Wilde

3. The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime. – Billy Graham

4. A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. – Charlie Chaplin

5. Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. – Fran Lebowitz

6. Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive. – Jeff Bridges

7. Morning without you is a dwindled dawn. – Emily Dickinson

8. I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination. – John Keats

9. Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. – William Butler Yeats

10. When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho. – Sarah Jessica Parker

11. I’m a romantic a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

12. French is the language that turns dirt into romance. – Stephen King

13. Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. – Thomas Moore

14. We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder. – Andre Maurois

15. Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm. – Mason Cooley

16. 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

17. I’m a romantic, and we romantics are more sensitive to the way people feel. We love more, and we hurt more. When we’re hurt, we hurt for a long time. – Freddy Fender

18. You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. – Charles Bukowski

19. The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own. – Virginia Woolf

20. The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test. – Joan Chen

21. 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

22. 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

23. I think romance is anything honest. As long as it’s honest, it’s so disarming. – Kristen Stewart

24. Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. – Nicholas Sparks

25. You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room. – Jennifer Lopez

26. Romance is everything. – Gertrude Stein

27. The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love. – Douglas Horton

28. Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one. – Glenn Beck

29. The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. – Havelock Ellis

30. The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. – Marya Mannes

31. Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix… I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

32. I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama. – Ang Lee

33. I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love – and it being more important and special than anything and everything else. – Emma Watson

34. I believe that when you’re in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner… or why bother? So in that sense I’m an incurable romantic when it comes to men. – Cameron Diaz

35. 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

36. There’s something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches. – Ben Affleck

37. In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person. – Margaret Anderson

38. There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

39. There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. – Paul Simon

40. I’m very romantic, I’m extremely romantic. I date my wife. – Alice Cooper

41. I used to try to draw my girlfriends. I think one of the most romantic things that anybody can do is draw a portrait of the person you love. – Nick Carter

42. Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece. – Yeardley Smith

43. I love being one half of a romantic couple. – Julianna Margulies

44. That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it’s pure, it means that they do too. – Sean Penn

45. The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. – Anita Brookner

46. I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it’s beautiful. I’m such a romantic, and I always have been. – Portia de Rossi

47. Personally, I can’t see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour. – Barbara Ehrenreich

48. Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. – Lillian Gordy Carter

49. I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance. – Gloria Swanson

50. Yeah, but there’s nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant. – Aaron Eckhart

51. The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost. – Leslie Caron

52. I’m a hopeless romantic. It’s disgusting. It really is. I’ve seen ‘While You Were Sleeping’, like, twenty times, and I still believe in the whole Prince Charming thing. – Jennifer Love Hewitt

53. Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young. – John Greenleaf Whittier

54. Therapy was the biggest romance of my life. – Dar Williams

55. I’m a dreadful romantic. No matter what I go through in life, I want to fall in love with a man. – Rachel Hunter

56. My idea of a romantic night is to watch action films. – Corey Hart

57. I don’t like to search too much. I find it is easier when romance finds you. – Michelle Trachtenberg

58. If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. – Bernard Williams

59. Romance is mush, stifling those who strive. – Billy Strayhorn

60. Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic. – Johnny Depp

61. I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase. – Jennifer Aniston

62. We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a ‘romantic.’ – Warren Buffett

63. I’m into all that sappy stuff – a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I’m kind of an old romantic. – Will Estes

64. I’m always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity. – Chuck Palahniuk

65. You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility. – Stevie Nicks

66. I love romantic poetry. – Richard Dawkins

67. It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art. – Walter Hagen

68. When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that’s not it. It’s a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome. – Mindy Kaling

69. You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it’s a role that’s underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in. – Harvey Fierstein

70. I think I’ll always be a hopeless romantic. – Kim Kardashian

71. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time. – Henry Rollins

72. I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends. – Orlando Bloom

73. It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy. – Harry Connick, Jr.

74. The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

75. By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man. – John Kenneth Galbraith

76. I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner. – Steve Martin

77. If you’re a woman and a guy’s ever said anything romantic to you, he just left off the second part that would have made you sick if you could have heard it. – Louis C. K.

78. Stand-up is like a row boat: it’s fun and romantic when you’re choosing to do it. But if you have no other choice than to be in a row boat it’s not as enjoyable that’s survival. – Demetri Martin

79. I love surprises – champagne and strawberries, all that pampering, romantic stuff. Guys ought to know how to pamper their women properly. – Danica McKellar

80. If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn’t shoo them away – well, that’s the height of romance. – Salma Hayek

81. It took me twenty years to get Steven Parrino’s work. From the time I first saw his art, in the mid-eighties, I almost always dismissed it as mannered, Romantic, formulaic, conceptualist-formalist heavy-metal boy-art abstraction. – Jerry Saltz

82. My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man. – Alanis Morissette

83. My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it’s incredibly romantic. – Christina Ricci

84. Death was like love, a romantic escape. – Brigitte Bardot

85. As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting. – Jeff Bridges

86. The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity. – Kate Millett

87. In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists. – Havelock Ellis

88. Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment. – James Joyce

89. I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy. – Fred Durst

90. I’m a romantic slob! – Willie Nelson

91. I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. – Morgan Freeman

92. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a reporter. I don’t know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling. – Charles Kuralt

93. Now that I look back on it, having retired from being a reporter, it was kind of romantic. It was a wonderful way to live one’s life, just as I imagined it would be when I was 6 or 7. – Charles Kuralt

94. The amount of speculation surrounding my romantic life is astounding. It’s strange how involved people get: invested and angry, really disappointed. – Sienna Miller

95. Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive. – Jack White

96. I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It’s something that’s increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before. – Julia Roberts

97. That’s what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing. – Catherine Deneuve

98. I’m not a romantic. In life I didn’t have much experience with romance. – Ang Lee

99. I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind. – Leelee Sobieski

100. I was blinded by being a romantic person. – Sienna Miller

101. I’m not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing ‘All the Way,’ I was really thinking about my wife. People don’t know my personal experience, but they can tell it’s an honest interpretation. – Harry Connick, Jr.

102. I’m always trying to perfect the romantic comedy, though. – David Duchovny

103. I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. – Jennifer Lopez

104. I don’t have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress… ? No. It’s not something for me. – Diane Kruger

105. I think as a young actress, it’s very rare that you read something where you’re not either ‘the girl’ or there to serve some romantic purpose in a male dominated cast. – Sienna Miller

106. I’m very romantic and of course I want to be in love. – Emma Watson

107. When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be. – Emma Watson

108. I feel like you don’t know if someone’s equipped for a romantic relationship until they’re out of their twenties. – Lena Dunham

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