The work ethic at art school is completely different than the work ethic amongst people who get into music. People who paint, it’s an honorable thing to spend all day and all night in front of your canvas – that is the romantic vision of the painter.
I’m a romantic, and we romantics are more sensitive to the way people feel. We love more, and we hurt more. When we’re hurt, we hurt for a long time.
Growing up, a film was an action film or it was a comedy or it was romantic, but you don’t really see such stark lines between genres nowadays.
‘Romeo And Juliet’ is the classic love story. When two lovers are separated and trying to get back to one another, that’s fiercely romantic and something you become glued to.
I think everyone dreams of that nice romantic wedding.
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
I think Bond the character is distinct: He’s British, he has a certain code that he lives by, he’s incorruptible… he’s a classical hero, but he’s also fallible. He has inner demons, inner conflicts, and he’s a romantic.
I don’t want to be romantic, but one of the most important things is to have happy buildings… it’s like having a family with a lot of children.
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.
I think we’ve always been fascinated with the idea of the romantic outlaw. John Gotti could be in one instance a charismatic, kind and loving family man, and in another, deadly to his enemies. The opportunity to tell the true story of Gotti with John Travolta is a director’s dream.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness.
For my parents’ generation, the idea was not that marriage was about some kind of idealized, romantic love; it was a partnership. It’s about creating family; it’s about creating offspring. Indian culture is essentially much more of a ‘we’ culture. It’s a communal culture where you do what’s best for the community – you procreate.
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
I’ve always really been a romantic at heart, and I have always wanted kids, and I think the idea of sharing your life with the right person is amazing, actually.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it’s incredibly romantic.
Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other’s eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.
Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it’s romantic.
It is possible for a woman to be a romantic, but also to be single and to be happy.
I’m a romantic, but I’m not a romantic in the traditional sense. I like to romanticize what happens to me. Whatever happens to me – you could quantify it as good or bad – I romanticize it. I think along the lines of ‘When that thing happened, it made me who I am.’ That kind of thing. It’s a different way of being romantic.
You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.
I have often been downcast but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary, I treat all the privations as amusing.
Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Long walks on the beach are the supposed holy grail of a romantic evening. The beach becomes a kind of utopia – the place where all our dreams come true.
A man’s kiss is his signature.
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
The problem with romantic comedies is you know the ending by the poster. So they’re not movies you can keep doing over and over again expect satisfaction somehow.
There are so many different reasons as to why I love riding trains. But I think ultimately it’s the romantic feeling of it. There’s something about it that just transports me into old films.
As a hopeless romantic, I’m drawn to stories of improbable beginnings.
I’m not a hopeless romantic. I’m quite the reverse. I’m a nasty piece of work, an ego maniac.
So the lover must struggle for words.
I’m a very loyal boyfriend. I’m a bit of a joker… I can be romantic, but not too sickly.
Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner.
I am a bit of a hopeless romantic. I really do have a faith and a belief in love, and when I love, I love hard.
I am definitely romantic, and I love romantic stories – that’s why I keep making romantic movies.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
Commerce seems to be covering every aspect of our lives now. Which me, because I’m a romantic, is sad for me to say.
Love is one of my favorite things to talk about. Every song will be about losing it or finding it, seeing a guy and not knowing if you want to tell him how you feel yet. I guess I’m a hopeless romantic.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
They are just really stupid people in Hollywood. You write them a script, and they say they love it, they absolutely love it. Then they say, ‘But doesn’t it need a small dog, and an Eskimo, and shouldn’t it be set in New Guinea?’ And you say, ‘But it is a sophisticated romantic comedy set in Paris.’
I am such a sap when it comes to love! I believe in love at first sight all the way. But that’s just the way it happened to me with my relationships. I love the idea of two people looking at each other and electricity flying around them; it’s so romantic, and it’s a great feeling.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in sharing everyday life with a partner. It’s fun to get lost in love and romance. It’s the best. But holding on to yourself while doing that is the most important thing.
The most impactful place that I’ve been to where I was just completely awestruck, happy, moved is Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is probably the most beautiful and romantic place in the world.
German accents and Hassidic accents aren’t that romantic. They’re more harsh. Although Hebrew, when spoken by certain people, sounds beautiful. There’s this beautiful woman I know who speaks Hebrew, and when she speaks, it’s so attractive. Maybe it’s who’s speaking it.
You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.
Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
I love you more than my own skin.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget.
I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.
The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.
I am not a dreamer. I am a football romantic.
Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us – many days, many nights of stars.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
At the end of the day, if the guy is going to write the girl a letter, whether it’s chicken scratch or scribble or looks like a doctor’s note, if he takes the time to put pen to paper and not type something, there’s something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about that.
I have written a considerable amount – both fiction and nonfiction – about the Caribbean. My love for this part of the world is centered on a deep admiration for its people – a people who are both tough and romantic, dreamers and cynics, people who face a thousand defeats and are never defeated.
I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic.
I would pretend to be the French lieutenant’s woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually.
You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.
I’m a teller of stories. I put bloody skins on my back and dance around the fire, and I say what the hunt was like. It’s not erudite; it’s not intellectual. I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker, and tell stories about the stuff I’ve been through. And I’m still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire.
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’
The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
‘Little Night’ has layers of meaning. There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.
I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings.
I don’t know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
Beauty is the lover’s gift.
I love romantic comedies.
I like all types of women. I accept them as they are when they come into my life… But I’m not a romantic. I’m just up-front. I like to be a part of something real, not make-believe. I tell women to tell me the truth, to just lay it out. Let me be the judge and decide if I want you around or not. Let me have my choice.
The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That’s what happens in all of them.
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer’s life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
When I was a child, the temptation to sin was always a romantic option. This romantic option led me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome.
For me, the perfect romantic suspense hero has got to be tough on the outside but tender at his core. A take-charge kind of guy who has his own inner strength and a strong sense of right and wrong – which might not dovetail with the conventional wisdom. I mean, he might bend the law if he thinks the ends justify the means.
I don’t think of myself as a romantic person; I’m kind of more rough and tumble, I think. The things I’m drawn to are outdoorsy, I only get dressed up when I have to. I’m drawn to women who are into the same type of thing. If you’re going to call it romantic, I’m very spontaneous. That’s probably the best thing I have going for me.
I think there are many ways to be brave and that being brave and vulnerable in terms of a romantic situation is one of the hardest things to do in real life.
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
I’m very romantic, I’m extremely romantic. I date my wife.
I’m definitely a hopeless romantic.
Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.
My notion of the KGB came from romantic spy stories. I was a pure and utterly successful product of Soviet patriotic education.
I’m a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.
The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.
The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.
It seems to me that romantic comedies used to be about falling in love, but in recent years they’ve really become just comedies where the love story is only there as a spine to hang the jokes on.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Movies don’t look hard, but figuring it out, getting the shape of it, getting everybody’s character right and having it be funny, make sense and be romantic, it’s creating a puzzle. Yes, having been a writer for so long, I have an awareness of when things are going awry, but it doesn’t mean I know how to fix them.
I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It’s an incredibly romantic and beautiful place.
The violent quarrel between the abstractionists and the surrealists seems to me quite unnecessary. All good art has contained both abstract and surrealist elements, just as it has contained both classical and romantic elements – order and surprise, intellect and imagination, conscious and unconscious.
We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.
There’s something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.
We only part to meet again.
All I ever wanted was to be a sexy bride, and actually, I think I’ve turned into a romantic bride.
You only need to look at Jane Austen to see how crossed wires can become a defining aspect of romantic life. Then again, if the course of true love ran more smoothly, it would have a terribly detrimental effect on our cache of love stories.
True love stories never have endings.
I have played so many romantic roles that I don’t know if I am really a romantic in real life. I get confused about the real me.
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it’s a joke, a blot on American history.
I’m not religious, I’m not romantic and I live purely by logic. I make every decision by logic and sometimes that leads me to the right and sometimes to the wrong decision.
I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Havana, for all its smells, sweat, crumbling walls, isolation, and difficult history, is the most romantic city in the world.
I’m into all that sappy stuff – a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I’m kind of an old romantic.
Love alone could waken love.
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.
Couples without kids have each other, their friends, families, and Siri to talk to. It’s not like they’re quarantining themselves in an underground bunker, never to take a romantic stroll on the beach or attend a Morrissey concert ever again. They’re just using birth control.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
I think that taking night trains or meeting someone on the road is pretty romantic. I’ve done a couple of things like that. I’ve surprised someone in Paris. And hopefully, when you surprise someone, they’re happy to see you.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
I couldn’t write a happy movie or romantic comedy to save my life. Yes, Noel Coward’s an idol, but his plays are serious to me. ‘Private Lives’ and ‘Design for Living’ both have an edge. Without psychoanalyzing myself, I think I exorcise my demons in my work.
Christmas is a time of year that’s so romantic.
I won’t have a traditional marriage; I don’t find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself.
I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love.
Dub has been a big influence in terms of production. It’s inspired so many people and so much music – in terms of music where mixing desk was the instrument. Central to that is the echo chamber, and I think there’s a little bit of a romantic thing there.
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
Words of love, are works of love.
Wine writers have been around for almost as long as there has been wine, but in the past, generally speaking, most wine writing was uncritical and emphasized wine as a romantic, historic beverage. Criticism and comparative tastings were eschewed for fear of offending the trade, which most writers depended upon for survival.
Fall 2013 was inspired by the 1970s equestrian lifestyle. I wanted to incorporate the moody and romantic – intricate baroque detailing and classic menswear elements – with something tougher and edgier in a nod to London’s rock n’ roll underground.
My heart is like a singing bird.
When I am in love, I am ridiculously and hopelessly romantic.
When I give I give myself.
Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.
I believe I can even yet remember when I saw the stars for the first time.
I am a romantic fool, no doubt about that.
Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that’s what I really like.
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
A shiny ring isn’t romantic to me. I think thought and love into what you do for the person you’re in love with – that’s romance.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a ‘romantic.’
I’m not really a fan of Valentine’s Day. I think it can be romantic doing nothing on Valentine’s Day. It’s more romantic than being given a big bunch of flowers that everyone else is doing.
I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.
I am a pretty emotional person. Any act of kindness or unkindness moves me. When I see a romantic couple sitting by the beach, it moves me. I don’t break down or crack under pressure, but I am just sensitive.
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
My personal decorating style is cozy, romantic and a little rustic, with a sense of whimsy.
I think the most romantic thing you can do is just turn up. Turn up when it’s difficult for you. Travel halfway around the world or just up the road. Whatever it is, just be there.
I’ve always considered myself a fairly romantic person. I believe in love and falling in love at a young age.
In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn’t not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being’s vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief.
People who know me, they know I have a sense of humor, I’m a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy.
I love the ukulele. It’s got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There’s something innocent and romantic, and it’s just a grand instrument to play.
I’m very romantic and of course I want to be in love.
I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right.
Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.
You feel very romantic when you’re in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.
I think laughter and stimulating conversation are the things that truly make a romantic evening.
Vampires are so old that they don’t need to impress anyone anymore. They’re comfortable in their own skin. It’s this enigmatic strength that’s very romantic and old-fashioned. I think it goes back to something of a Victorian attitude of finding a strong man who’s going to look after his woman.
Boys have said in the past that I live my life like a movie. I love all things romantic, like kissing in the rain.
Love is friendship set on fire.
We don’t tend to write about disease in fiction – not just teen novels but all American novels – because it doesn’t fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.
Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been.
Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix… I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
Romantic love can be terrifying. We experience another human being as enormously important to us. So there is surrender – not a surrender to the other person so much as to our feeling for the other person. What is the obstacle? The possibility of loss.
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you.
I am a romantic, and I think dates are wonderful. I like quirky and fun things. Like going for a bike ride or for a pedicure together.
It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.
I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.
I think that there is not really a difference between a ‘Peanuts’ and a beautiful Renaissance painting. There is something very romantic in the ‘Peanuts’ – it’s at the same level of a novel or a Jane Austen story or a beautiful embroidered rose fabric. It is a piece of romanticism.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.
I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.
Some nights, a romantic dinner can be killed by having to do dishes afterward, so it probably suits you better to go out for dinner. But I love cooking and always have.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
I think I’ll always be a hopeless romantic.
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
I’m a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children. I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.
If I can give you one strong piece of advice, when you go away for that romantic weekend, whatever you do, do not accept or take the upgrade to the honeymoon suite.
The thing is that love gives us a ringside seat on somebody else’s flaws, so of course you’re gonna spot some things that kinda need to be mentioned. But often the romantic view is to say, ‘If you loved me, you wouldn’t criticise me.’ Actually, true love is often about trying to teach someone how to be the best version of themselves.
I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind.
There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.
I am a better person when I let myself have the time for romance and for love.
I’m definitely a romantic comedy dude because I’m a big romantic at heart. I’m a softy, so it’s always nice to watch movies that make you think that love at first sight is actually possible.
There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity.
I’m always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity.
If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
Surrealism was necessary – essential, even – in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early ’60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable.
The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.
Of the big horror movies of the ’70s, you have ‘The Omen,’ ‘The Sentinel,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ – these are all romantic fatalist movies where there’s a sort of glimmer of hope… but darkness wins.
I love Indian, Italian and Mexican food. And if it’s a romantic type of thing, I like a good French restaurant.