She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes. - Oliver Goldsmith
And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time. - D. H. Lawrence
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts. - Charles Baudelaire
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. - Anita Brookner
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde
I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old. - Willam Shakespeare
True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist,
Nor can it be hidden where it truly does. - Anonymous
A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn't put there to stay
Love isn't love
'Til you give it away. - Oscar Hammerstein
Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times. - Rita Rudner
I never thought that love could feel like this
Then you changed my world with just one kiss. - N Sync
Love is like war,
Easy to begin but hard to end. - Anonymous
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made for kissing, lady, not for such contempt. - William Shakespeare
No three words have greater power than ‘I Love You’. - Anonymous
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
What's the difference between the music of my generation and today s. Our songs were about Love and Romance, today's music is chiefly about sex; which I might add gets a little boring. - David A. Vigilanti
You don't love a woman because she is beautiful; she is beautiful because you love her. - Anonymous
Love comeforteth like sunshine after rain. - William Shakespeare
The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss. - Anonymous
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. - Anonymous
The best feelings are those that have no words to describe them.... - Michelle Hammersley
You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without. - Anonymous
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. - Sam Keen
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. - Jean Anouilh
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time. - Anonymous
Love asks me no questions,
And gives me endless support... - William Shakespeare
I only wish to be the fountain of love
From which you drink,
Every drop promising eternal passion. - Anonymous
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. - David Viscott
One does not fall in or out of love. One grows in love. - Leo Buscaglia
Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. - Christopher Paul Rubero
We can only learn to love by loving. - Iris Murdoch
Some pray to marry the man they love,
My prayer will somewhat vary:
I humbly pray to Heaven above
That I love the man I marry. - Rose Stokes
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