The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Contributed by: Zaady
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
When one is in love one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.
Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
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.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself. And one ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.
Tradition lives because young people come along who catch its romance and add new glories to it.
Opera is as it is because we fundamentally crave romance. We want plumes and velvet somewhere in our lives.
Mary Fitch Watkins
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