Quotations About / On: ROMANTIC
I'm a romantica sentimental person thinks things will lasta romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Amory Blaine, in This Side of Paradise, bk. 2, ch. 1 (1920).)
Romantics consider common sense vulgar.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
The Enlightenment needs more shadow; the Romantic Movement less.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
The etiquette of romantic love is as elaborate as that surrounding the Emperor of China.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
(Anita Brookner (b. 1938), British novelist, art historian. Rachel, in A Friend From England, ch. 10 (1987).
Referring to Michael Sandberg.)
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 (1923-1985), Italian author, critic. lecture, Nov. 1969, Turin. "Cybernetics and Ghosts," The Literature Machine (1987).)
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
(John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. The New Industrial State, ch. 3 (1967).)
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, rev. 1951).)
It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
(Edgar Z. Friedenberg (b. 1921), U.S. sociologist. Title chapter, The Vanishing Adolescent (1959).)
My mind no longer has romantic abysses, but has become shallow, with many little gaps and cracks.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)