Romance Quotes

Most popular romance quotes

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

uncertainty

Romance dies hard, because its very nature is to want to live.
Love is a reality which is born in the fairy region of romance.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast that it invented romance.

summer

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

men and women

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Romances in general are calculated rather to fire the imagination than to inform the judgment.
The greatest happiness love can offer is the first pressure of hands between you and your beloved.

love

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
I have always been suspicious of romantic love.  It looks too much like a narcissism shared by two.

love narcissist

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.

dreams expectation

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others.  That is what the world calls a romance.

deceit

And what's romance?  Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time.
LILAC TIME

The lilacs are flowering, sweet and sublime,
with a perfume that goes to the head;
and lovers meander in prose and rhyme,
trying to say — for the thousandth time --
what's easier done than said.
I used to think that romantic love was a neurosis shared by two, a supreme foolishness.  I no longer thought that.  There's nothing foolish in loving anyone.  Thinking you'll be loved in return is what's foolish.

foolishness love

Story writers say that love is concerned only with young people, and the excitement and glamour of romance end at the altar. How blind they are. The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.

marriage love