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.
    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).)
  • 3.
    Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 4.
    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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  • 5.
    Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
  • 6.
    Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Don Juan, cto. 14, st. 80.)
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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    Pedagogical romances leave the mentor disgruntled, the pupil confused.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 9.
    Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Illingworth, in A Woman of No Importance, act 1.)
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  • 10.
    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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