Quotations About / On: ROMANTIC

  • 31.
    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).)
  • 32.
    “Why does the rain make us feel so romantic and strange? Maybe its the fact that we are unnatural spectators of it, from inside our homes, and it is a reminder that we have the power to live our whole lives like this, if we choose. Its not the smell of fertile ground kicked up by raindrops, or the slick leaves, or the way we must amplify our voices to be heard over this larger presence. Its the power of the rooftop that makes us want to fuck under it.”
    ( Amelia Gray, AM/PM)
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  • 33.
    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.
    (Life lesson)
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  • 34.
    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.
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  • 35.
    I am none of those nonsensical fools that can whine and make romantic love—I 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).)
  • 36.
    The sickness of our times for me has been just this damn thing that everything has been getting smaller and smaller and less and less important, that the romantic spirit has dried up, that there is no shame today.... We're all getting so mean and small and petty and ridiculous, and we all live under the threat of extermination.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. repr. In Conversations with Norman Mailer, ed. J. Michael Lennon (1988). "Hip, Hell, and the Navigator," no. 23, Western Review (Winter 1959).)
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  • 37.
    If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist.
    (Quentin Crisp (b. 1908), British author. The Naked Civil Servant, ch. 24 (1968).)
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  • 38.
    The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
    (Kate Millet (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author. Sexual Politics, ch. 2, sct. 4 (1970).)
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  • 39.
    The importance of a lost romantic vision should not be underestimated. In such a vision is power as well as joy. In it is meaning. Life is flat, barren, zestless, if one can find one's lost vision nowhere.
    (Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 19 (1962). Boyle was a white Virginian who publicly advocated integration from the earliest days of the civil rights movement. The "vision" whose loss she lamented was that of sentimental, fully reciprocal love between white Southerners and the African American Southerners who served them. She had come to learn that this had always been merely a white illusion.)
  • 40.
    We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. letter, Mar. 10, 1718. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
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