Quotations About / On: ROMANCE
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Quoted in Dramatic Review (London, May 23, 1885).)
Who'd attack really does not threaten nor warn but his purposes are to flirt and romance.
(Who'd attack hits suddenly.)
The aroma of life is with the romance of the laws!
The aroma of love is with the romance of life.
Nothing was explained, and yet there was no romance.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. II, ch. 14 (1924).)
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Family romances are the only ones that never turn out happily.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
(George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Don Juan, cto. 14, st. 80.)
The realism of failure, the romance of success.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)