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Quotations About / On: ROMANTIC

  • 31.
    If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Jimmy Herf in Manhattan Transfer, Houghton Mifflin Company (1925 and 1953).)
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  • 32.
    Children are incurable romantics. Brimful of romance and tragedy, we whirl through childhood hopelessly in love with our parents. In our epic imagination, we love and are loved with a passion so natural and innocent we may never know its like as adults.
    (Roger Gould (20th century), U.S. psychotherapist and author. Transformations, sec. 1, ch. 1 (1978).)
  • 33.
    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).)
  • 34.
    Every time I get romantic with you, you want to talk business. I don't know, there's something about me that brings out the business in every woman.
    (George Kaufman, U.S. screenwriter, Morrie Ryskind, and Sam Wood. Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx), A Night at the Opera, to his patron Mrs. Claypool (Margaret Dumont) in an attempt to woo her (1935).)
  • 35.
    The boy is a Greek; the youth, romantic; the adult, reflective.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
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  • 36.
    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).)
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