Quotations About / On: ROMANCE

  • 1.
    While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Quoted in Dramatic Review (London, May 23, 1885).)
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  • 2.
    The realism of failure, the romance of success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 3.
    Romance is everything.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published by Payson & Clark (1928). "Advertisement," Useful Knowledge, Station Hill Press (1988).)
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  • 4.
    I want the concentration & the romance, & the words all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, entry for August 15, 1924, ed. Anne O. Bell (1978).)
  • 5.
    Nothing was explained, and yet there was no romance.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. II, ch. 14 (1924).)
  • 6.
    The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist, essayist, and diarist. The Common Reader, ch. 21 (1925).)
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  • 7.
    Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 8.
    Lies, fables and romances must needs be probable, but not the truth and foundation of our faith.
    (Johann G. Hamann (1730-1788), German religious philosopher. Band I, p. 406, Schriften, ed. F. Roth, Berlin (1821-1843).)
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  • 9.
    The language of pornography is abusive, that of romance adoring. Both are addressed to a fetish.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 10.
    Family romances are the only ones that never turn out happily.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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