Quotes and Sayings about Romance



"There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings. It's an important part of epic literature."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Romance, Literature)

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

"They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Fans, Interest, Questions)

"People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don't think."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Romance, People, Fault, Horror, Obsession, Paranoia)

"In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes."
- Elizabeth Ashley
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Science, Romance, Fiction, Press)

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

"I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese."
- Iain Banks
(Related: American, Future)

"I love romance. I'm a sucker for it. I love it so much. It's pathetic."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Love, Romance)

"For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts."
- Thora Birch
(Related: Romance, Decision, Act, Being, Help, Support, Want, Wrong)

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

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

"If you hate what you're seeing, you call it sex and violence. If you like it, you call it "romance and adventure.""
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Sex, Adventure, Hate, Violence)

"The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse."
- Thomas Bulfinch
"It was not till toward the end of the thirteenth century that the prose romances began to appear."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: End, Prose)

"Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen."
- George Byron
"The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Love, Romance, American)

"A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Romance, Chastity)

"I stayed in submission to my husband, and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to. I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Romance, Husband)

"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
(Related: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Romance, Adventure, Gentleman, Lonely)

"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
(Related: Life, Romance, Delight, Living)

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

"Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Love, Romance)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Love, Romance, Beginning)

"America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: America, May, Poets, Will)

"There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Time, Cities)

"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
(Related: Women, Romance, Being, Identity, Losing)

"I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Romance, Truth, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

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

"Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Science, Romance, Friend, Being, Enemy)

"Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Romance, Mankind, Service, Whim)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

"For me, I sort of felt like it was kind of a fairytale... but an interesting one. I don't know of anybody who has had a romance quite like this, but I certainly know people who have stuck it out."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Romance, People)

"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Romance, Adventure, Excitement, Word)

"There's a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left."
- David Guterson
(Related: Romance, Nostalgia)

"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
(Related: Time, Romance, Illusion, Passion, Writer, Zone)

"The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Romance, Difficulty, Writer)

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

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

"I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater."
- John Hughes
(Related: Romance, Day, School, Theater)

"Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles."
- Beverly Jones
(Related: Romance, Amusement, Reward, Running, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Time, Romance, Years)

"French is the language that turns dirt into romance."
- Stephen King
(Related: Romance, Language)

"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
(Related: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

"I don't get a whole lot out of the romance thing, but I realize girls do. So I'll go out of my way to make them feel romanced."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Romance, Girls)

"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
(Related: Love, Romance, Dance)

"People will always need love, romance, a tender touch, and really personal and deeply felt music."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Men, Romance, Money, Loss, Manners, Writers)

"I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors to beat it out if me with steel pipes."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: Sports, Romance, People, Athletes, Want)

"There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Romance)

"In a world where there is so much sadness and so much to be afraid of, good things do happen to people. Romance is still something we can find even if we're not consciously looking for it."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: Romance, People, Sadness, World)

"I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Romance, America, Information, Support, Writers, Writing)

"I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: Women, Romance, Fiction)

"I was supposed to be a romancer, either wooing the leading lady or competing with the leading man for her."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Lady, Leading, Man, Wooing)

"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
(Related: Life, Romance, Existence, Facts, Fancy, Nothing, Woman)

"The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories, it is the original romance of the West; but the Iliad, though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Romance)

"To pass to the deluge, and beyond it, and to come to close quarters with our proper division, the origin of Romance itself is a very debatable subject, or rather it is a subject which the wiser mind will hardly care to debate much."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Romance, Care, Debate, Mind, Will)

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

"There's one great script that hit my desk that I didn't change at all, and that was True Romance."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Change, Romance)

"It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer industry's decline in vision, idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes more and more important and prosperous."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Romance, Creativity, Vision, Computer, Fun, Idealism)

"I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Romance, First, Road, Singing, Songs, Years)

"Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece."
- Yeardley Smith
(Related: Romance, Disney)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Time, Romance, Rest, Woman)

"Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Romance, Thinking)

"Romance is everything."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Romance)

"I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, War, Romance, Civilization, Action, Aristocracy, Chivalry, Old)

"Romance is mush, stifling those who strive."
- Billy Strayhorn
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: Life, Love, Home, Romance, Adventure, Drama, Feeling, Land, Past, Responsibility)

"I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Romance, Nothing)

"I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Love, Romance)

"I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Family, Job)

"Yes, romance has found it's way into my heart in the past."
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Related: Romance, Heart, Past)

"I don't like to search too much. I find it is easier when romance finds you."
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Related: Romance)

"I do like a little romance... just a sniff, as I call it, of the rocks and valleys. Of course, bread-and-cheese is the real thing. The rocks and valleys are no good at all, if you haven't got that."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Romance)

"The romance stuff is easy. A sex scene... that's hard, because you don't know what to do. Those scenes are awkward."
- John Turturro
(Related: Sex, Romance)

"There was no romance about the mosquitos, however."
- Edward Burnett Tylor
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: Music, Romance, People, Being, Day, Meeting, Now, Writing)

"I don't think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building."
- Gerard Way
(Related: Romance, Action, Building, Children, Will)

"I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be."
- Edmund White
(Related: Biography, Challenge, Rules, Want)

"Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: Romance, Tradition)

"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Romance, World)

"While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Romance, Actor, Realism)

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

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

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

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Romance, June, Night, Talk)

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

"I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you're almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people."
- Joe Williams
(Related: Romance, People, Forget, Intimacy, Musicians)

"The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Romance)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Dreams, Family, Romance, Being, Deep, Glory)