Quotations About / On: ROMANTIC
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).)
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 (1876-1958), U.S. novelist. My Story, ch. 53 (1931).)
Every ship is a romantic object, except that we sail in. Embark, and the romance quits our vessel, and hangs on every other sail in the horizon.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Catherine Wheel, in "The Remarkable Rocket," The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888).)
Classical art, in a word, stands for form; romantic art for content. The romantic artist expects people to ask, What has he got to say? The classical artist expects them to ask, How does he say it?
(R.G. (Robin George) Collingwood (1889-1943), British philosopher. "Form and Content in Art," Essays in the Philosophy of Art, Indiana University Press (1964).)
God's purpose and goals for our lives are a lot more important than any romantic ones. You don't need to see another person to be happy.
The word 'her' in poetry does not always refer to a romantic interest and if it does, it doesn't mean the person is an actual person. It could be an archetype.
I am none of those nonsensical fools that can whine and make romantic loveI leave that to younger brothers. Let my estate speak for me.
(Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. Cynthia's suitor, in The Adventures of David Simple, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1744).)