Quotations About / On: ROMANTIC

  • 11.
    It is better to have a prosaic husband and to take a romantic lover.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. "Various Fragments," sct. 10, De l'Amour (1822).)
  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Hero, episode 26, New Directions (1944). Stephen Daedalus is the speaker in this passage from Joyce's unfinished manuscript, Stephen Hero. Less than half the manuscript exists, and it was published only after Joyce's death.)
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  • 14.
    Love's an actor on a romantic stage; Her drama is the fun of life over the age.
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  • 15.
    Poetry is a painted kind of romantic, but song lyrics are just a warped version of love that used to be.
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  • 16.
    You were born in the valley of romance; and, you are very romantic! So, come and let us share this sense of sweet love.
    (Love and romance.)
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  • 17.
    It may be romantic to search for the salves of society's ills in slow-moving rustic surroundings, or among innocent, unspoiled provincials, if such exist, but it is a waste of time.
    (Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ch. 22 (1961). Jacobs lived in the lively, diverse Greenwich Village section of Manhattan (New York City).)
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  • 18.
    But these Russians are too romantic—too exaltés; they give way to a morbid love of martyrdom; they think they can do no good to mankind unless they are uncomfortable.
    (H. Seton Merriman (1862-1903), British novelist. Steinmetz, in The Sowers, ch. 1 (1896).)
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  • 19.
    The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Early Success," essay first published in American Cavalcade (Oct. 1937), The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
  • 20.
    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.)
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