I am in the night. There is a being who has gone away and carried the heavens with her
—Victor Hugo (1802–85) French Novelist
No age seemed the age of romance to itself.
—Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) Scottish Historian, Essayist
Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies toilet is invariably known as “Lover’s Lane.”
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
—Federico Fellini (1920–93) Italian Filmmaker
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
—Katharine Hepburn (1907–2003) American Actor, TV Personality
I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last; a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) American Novelist
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) German Poet
A romance that ends in indifference has gone through a full course of development.
Love is blind. That is why he always proceeds by the sense of touch.
Lady of the Mere, Sole-sitting by the shores of old romance.
—William Wordsworth (1770–1850) English Poet
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose
—Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) English Novelist
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
—Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Irish Poet, Playwright
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
—Stephen King (b.1947) American Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Screenwriter, Columnist, Film Director
We are all born for love… . It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
—Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81) British Head of State
Shall i compare thee to a summers day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
—Robert Frost (1874–1963) American Poet
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!
—Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) Austrian Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (1819–80) English Novelist
Romance like donut. Everybody hungry for donut. Everybody hungry for Romance. But when romance over, you not feel so good, maybe vomit. Same with donut
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
—Leo Buscaglia (1924–98) American Motivational Speaker
To wait an Hour-is long-
If Love be just beyond-
To wait Eternity-is short-
If Love reward the end
—Emily Dickinson (1830–86) American Poet
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
—Zelda Fitzgerald (1899–1948) American Writer, Artist
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.
In our lives there is a simple colour, as on an artists palatte, which provides the meaning of life and art. it is the colour of love.
—Marc Chagall (1889–1985) Russian-born French Painter, Graphic Artist
Love won’t be tampered with, love won’t go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.
—Louise Erdrich (b.1954) American Children’s Books Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet
The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance.
Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) American Philosopher
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
To love is to take delight in the happiness of another, or, what amounts to the same thing, it is to account another’s happiness one’s own
—Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) German Rationalist Philosopher, Mathematician