Quotes and Sayings about Romantic



"In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Movies, Romantic)

"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Love, Romantic, Want)

"Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Music, Romantic)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"I'm really a romantic at heart."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Heart, Romantic)

"We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Leaders, Romantic)

"In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

"I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I'm getting audited and I'm on the street and I desperately need some dough and that's the only thing that I'm getting."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Romantic, Will)

"In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Boxing, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Art, Infinite, Intimacy, Spirituality, Word)

"My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Husband, Romantic)

"Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Cynic, Lies, Romantic)

"I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further."
- James Van Der Beek
(Related: Life, Open, Romantic, Talk)

"I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Cynic, Sarcastic)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Cynic, Sarcastic)

"I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies."
- Maria Bello
(Related: Action, Romantic, Want)

"We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy."
- Jill Bennett
(Related: Comedy, Lesbian, Romantic)

"I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Girlfriends, Romantic)

"I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Romantic, Visit)

"There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important."
- John Boorman
(Related: Nature, Being, Romantic)

"In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Divinity, Romantic)

"Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Romantic)

"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
(Related: Men, Leading, Public, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Cynicism, Hurt)

"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Love, Beginning, Impossibility, May, Romantic, Sadness)

"I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy."
- James L. Brooks
(Related: Love, Idea, Comedy, Romantic)

"I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Fiction, Formula, Goodness, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Name, Trade)

"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Politics, Time, Man, World)

"I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors... It's incredibly romantic."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: People, Romantic, Wine)

"I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Comedy, Horror, Romantic)

"In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out. It's just a devastatingly difficult genre for me."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Hair, Romantic)

"What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Talent, Genius, Inspiration, Nothing, Right, Road, Romantic)

"Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Women, Fact, Independence, Romantic, Today)

"Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Age, Middle age, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Girlfriends, Romantic)

"Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Kids, Kissing, Romantic, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Love, Sex, God, Help, Rest, Romantic)

"When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Comedy, Romantic, Worry)

"The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Experience, Difference, Man, Years)

"You're always close and you never get that big romantic lead."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Romantic)

"Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Family, Nature, Language, Man, Quarrel)

"Romantics consider common sense vulgar."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Common sense)

"I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Guitar, Romantic, Songs)

"A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Men, Leading, Romantic)

"I find it incredibly romantic that people should fight for a cause they believe in and be prepared to die for it."
- James D'arcy
(Related: People, Cause, Fight, Romantic)

"My romantically favorite era is 78, 79 listening to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4, the live tapes, echo chamber and break beats."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Echo, Favorite, Listening)

"That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Bizarre, Cinema, Film, Romantic)

"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Men, Soul, Heart, Romantic, Sense)

"In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Romantic)

"The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat', while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Meeting, Romantic, Sound)

"Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Despair, Mirth, Romantic)

"As an actor, I've grown considerably. It's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience. I've really opened up a lot."
- Sanjay Dutt
(Related: Actor, Dancing, Romantic, Years)

"Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Art, Chance, Romantic)

"I'd like to do a romantic comedy."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Comedy, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Husband, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Christianity, Affection, Chastity, Exercise, Intimacy, Romantic, Sexes)

"The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Music, Prayer, Romantic)

"The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: HusbAfrican, First, Romantic, Woman)

"I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic."
- Will Estes
(Related: Old, Romantic, Traveling)

"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)

"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
(Related: Love, Time, People, Hurt, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Character, Actor, Personality, Romantic)

"When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Change, Thought, Comedy, Romantic)

"I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Comedy, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Life, Success, Conviction, Romantic, Sense)

"I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Hope, Romantic, Will)

"It was the most romantic plane ever made."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Romantic)

"You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor - no matter what you do, and how you twist it."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Past, Romantic, Words)

"I have never acted he has never been cast in a romantic lead or has been cast opposite a female love interest in any movie he starred in."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Love, Interest, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Work, Romantic)

"I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Force, Months, Romantic, Years)

"It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to."
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg
(Related: Nature, Time, Arrogance, Romantic, Want)

"By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Age, Man, Now, Romantic)

"Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Love, Desire, Eyes, Lovers, Romantic, Want)

"The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Funny, Reason, Romantic)

"Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Art, Vision, Being, Romantic)

"We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: University)

"It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art."
- Walter Hagen
(Related: Art, Beauty, Character, Romantic)

"I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Life, Romantic)

"My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Comedy, Fools, Play, Romantic)

"I was taken by the romanticism of being thought of as an adult and living in a world that was completely new to me. I fell in love with acting then."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Love, Thought, Acting, Being, Living, World)

"You're an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational - and probably sexual!"
- George Herman
(Related: Actor, Emotion, First, Romantic)

"I'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go: If things are going well, I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things, plan fun nights out."
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Related: Flowers, Fun, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Romantic)

"The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Lust, Romantic)

"I'm not a big fan of romantic comedies, believe it or not."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: Romantic)

"I'm a dreadful romantic. No matter what I go through in life, I want to fall in love with a man."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Love, Life, Man, Romantic, Want)

"I'm very romantic."
- Enrique Iglesias
(Related: Romantic)

"I don't know if it's a romantic comedy but I'm in the beginning of the first of the season of "The West Wing." We shot it last year. I don't know. If anyone asks me to be in one, I'll jump on it."
- Jason Isaacs
(Related: Beginning, Comedy, First, Romantic)

"I got a gymnastics scholarship to college, fell in love with my true love of my whole life - who I'm married to now - and he was a virgin too. It was very romantic."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Life, Love, College, Now, Romantic)

"I'm a really huge fan of the old romantic comedies from the '30s and '40s... Huge fan. I love all that stuff."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Love, Old, Romantic)

"I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Experience, Comedy, Romantic)

"Moonstruck... was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Romantic)

"And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Film, Reason, Romantic)

"The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Artists, Romantic)

"The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: People, Bravery, Chivalry, Justice, Mind, Romantic, Will)

"Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Acting, Fantasy, Romantic)

"I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist. I prefer to be a realist. I'm not a romantic really."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Romantic, Want)

"Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment."
- James Joyce
(Related: Romantic, Satan, Youth)

"I was also the romantic lead in The Boston Strangler - I was the only one that lived to tell the story - so I called myself the romantic lead."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Boston, Romantic)

"We not only romanticize the future; we have also made it into a growth industry, a parlor game and a disaster movie all at the same time."
- Eugene Kennedy
(Related: Time, Growth, Disaster, Future)

"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
(Related: Time, Idea, Romantic, Want)

"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
(Related: Life, Being, Now, Romantic)

"I enjoy doing romantic stories. I've done a lot of them."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Illness, Reality, Romantic)

"I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama."
- Ang Lee
(Related: American, Drama, Romantic, Space)

"You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene - which it is. You're doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set."
- Sheryl Lee
(Related: Love, Sex, People, Act, Flying, Talk)

"I used to be a hopeless romantic - I fell in love with everyone I went out with."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Love, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Birthday, Time, Flowers, Romantic, Wrong)

"New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Idea, Romantic)

"The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Change, Success, Romantic)

"But other vampire stories? Well, no, I really haven't read too many, and I can't say I'm crazy about romantic vampires anyway - to me the vampire is simply an evil monster."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Evil, Romantic)

"The whole romantic part of my life was a wipeout. I didn't even own a belt."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Life, Romantic)

"I've flown across America, I've scaled fences, I've stood under windows and gone out of my way hundreds of times. I'm a hopeless romantic. There's no hope for me."
- Joel Madden
(Related: Hope, America, Romantic, Windows)

"Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism."
- Thomas Mann
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Dreams, End, Expectation, Greed, Reality, Romantic)

"Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more."
- Neville Marriner
"If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Musicians, Romantic)

"We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Love, Humanity, Inventions, Romantic)

"If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence."
- David McCallum
(Related: Family, Wife, Existence, Romantic)

"When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist."
- John McGahern
(Related: Life, Artist, Expression, First, Reading, Romantic, Words, World)

"The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Movies, Appetite, Old, Romantic)

"It's a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you would die if you didn't write, well, I would definitely choose to not write and live."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Romantic, Sentiment)

"At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds."
- John McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Key, Musicians, Play, Risk, Romantic)

"I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me. I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big, honking bandage. Not the romantic night she had in mind."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Mind, Night, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Circumstance, Manipulation, Romantic)

"I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Film, Photography, Romantic)

"We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Circumstances, Nothing, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Marriage, Truth, Emotions, End, Illusion, Romantic)

"I'm a very romantic person."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Romantic)

"After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it."
- Nicholas Mosley
(Related: Time, Romantic, Writing)

"Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets."
- George Murray
(Related: Poets, Reality, Romantic, Stars, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Girlfriend, Possibility, Man, Romantic, Tomorrow)

"I am a big fan of vampires. I've always been obsessed with the genre, and the beautiful romanticism and erotic kind of nature of the immortal being, the undead who lives on human blood."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Nature, Being, Blood)

"Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts?"
- Sarah Jessica Parker
"When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho."
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Men, Women, Romantic)

"If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: People, Successful, Conviction, Romantic, Talk)

"Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don't know. Depends."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Fantasy, Kids, Romantic)

"That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it's pure, it means that they do too."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Romantic)

"Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out."
- Dawn Powell
(Related: People, Realism, Satire)

"With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite."
- Bill Pullman
(Related: Comedy, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I had to wear that suit, so I put in my required time in the gym. But I'm not one of those actors who romanticizes his trials working out and brags that he can bench press a panda now."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Time, Actors, Now, Press, Trials)

"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
(Related: Love, Movies, Life, Dream, Being, Romantic)

"I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image."
- Leni Riefenstahl
(Related: Sense, Style)

"Romanticism has never been properly judged. Who was there to judge it? The critics!"
- Arthur Rimbaud
"The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab."
- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Related: Life, Work, Career, May, Romantic, Writer, Writing)

"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
(Related: Love, Originality, Romantic)

"Are you kidding? I'm a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Time, Dating, Disasters, Kitchen, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Love, Marriage, Idea, Romantic)

"Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it."
- Tim Roth
(Related: First, Romantic)

"Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Love, Comedy, Mind, Romantic, Saying, Will)

"Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Dream, Comedy, Romantic)

"The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Family, Talent, Idea, Humanity, May, Nation, Romantic, Writer)

"Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Home, War, God, Victory, Americans, Cause, Glory, Humanity, Soldiers, World, World war)

"There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Romantic, Sound)

"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person."
- Margaret Chase Smith
(Related: Love, Romantic, Want)

"I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Death, Romantic)

"Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Art, Desire, Romantic)

"I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Romantic, Wood)

"Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Music, Careers)

"Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep."
- Janet Street-Porter
(Related: Women, Sex, Fiction, Forget, Romantic, Sleep)

"The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Love, Successful, Gay, Romantic)

"A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him."
- Arthur Symons
(Related: Faithfulness, Romantic, Venice)

"But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard, ugly truths about life that are important to know."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Life, Vision, Romantic, Ugly)

"People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Nature, People, Extremes, Human nature, Romantic, Want)

"I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Interest, Man, Romantic)

"I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God."
- Gabrielle Union
(Related: Love, Nature, God, People, Nothing, Romantic)

"You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes."
- Boris Vallejo
(Related: Work, Clothes, Machine)

"The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too."
- Bill Veeck
(Related: People)

"Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Music, Clothes, Morals, Now, Rap, Romantic, Songs)

"You won't find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don't speak to me. People don't come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I'm this dark, twisted, miserable person."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Movies, People, Comedy, Romantic, Talk)

"I don't think I'll ever escape the fact that I don't belong anywhere in particular. I've often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that's a very romantic notion. It's a hideous country to go to in reality."
- Hugo Weaving
(Related: Country, Fact, Reality, Romantic)

"I'm opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It's funny - my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I'm really trying hard to spend this time working on myself."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Dating, Funny, Time, Heart, Idea, Advice, Friends, Nothing, Romantic, Trying)

"Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Life, Desire, Feeling, Romantic)

"The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Art, Fiction, Public, Romantic)

"And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love."
- Beatrice Wood
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Sex, Chance, Romantic)

"As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment."
- Peter Wright
(Related: Thought, Idea, Artist, Being, Difficulties, Romantic, Spelling)

"Basically, I'm a romantic."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: Romantic)

"I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: Love, Comedy, Drama, Romantic)

"When I was younger, many of my romantic escapades were just a means of simply avoiding being by myself. I was afraid of feeling lonely, afraid I wouldn't know what to say to myself."
- Michael Zaslow
(Related: Being, Feeling, Lonely, Romantic)