We have collected the best Romantic Quotes by famous authors including Walter Isaacson, Jessica Brown Findlay, Mindy Kaling, Monica Bellucci, Park Bo-young and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
More generally, I made an effort to leave out things that weren’t relevant to the main narrative themes of the book, namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic, poetic, countercultural rebel on one side, and the serious businessperson on the other.
I am a hopeless romantic.
Jessica Brown Findlay
What I’d really like to write is a romantic comedy. This is my favorite kind of movie. I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild stupidity.
Personally, I find it romantic not to be with someone all the time; you don’t get used to someone or take them for granted.
If I ever come out with a very serious, romantic project, you should know that it’s because, at that point, I would have experienced a very agitated relationship.
Is Valentine’s Day a day to make cupcakes with your children? No, Valentine’s is supposed to be a day about romantic love.
I love a good romantic comedy.
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.
Sarah Jessica Parker
My younger brother’s death in Vietnam was both sobering and cause for reflection. In ‘Fallen Angels’ I wanted to dispel the notion of war as either romantic or simplistically heroic.
Walter Dean Myers
I got into an argument with someone because I said I think 2Pac will be regarded as a great poet. They said he was just a punk gangster. People said the same thing about Francois Villon, and he’s now considered the best French Romantic poet of all time.
I love romantic comedies. I have a deep respect for them. I think they’re really difficult to write and write well.
I’d like to be the romantic lead one day, but I’ve got to grow my hair first.
Get this, kids – how a man proposes isn’t what makes him romantic. It’s how a man purposes to lay down his life that makes him romantic.
I’m probably the furthest from being romantic that you’ve ever seen; I’m not even close to being romantic in any way until I have to be.
Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.
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.
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death… but he’s not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.
Giada De Laurentiis
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.
Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries famously lasted 72 days, and was reported in the tabloids as being all about the big bucks paid by magazines for the bridal photos: it is a spectacle of a bride-to-be as entrepreneur, not as romantic heroine; the groom, in this scenario, is nothing but a prop.
Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic.
I’ve always loved the ’40s romantic comedies and the idea of those mistaken identities and lovers’ misunderstandings.
I would love to write a mystery – a romantic, funny mystery.
It is possible for a woman to be a romantic, but also to be single and to be happy.
I don’t know if I’d want to be a Secret Service agent. In the movies, it’s exciting and romantic and all that. Really, most of their job is standing in a hallway for 12 hours making sure somebody doesn’t come through a doorway off of a stairwell.
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.
I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
I’ve had fun doing romantic comedies, but I just can’t anymore. There’s nothing fulfilling creatively, there’s nowhere to grow, nothing to learn from it or for yourself. I’d rather just be home with my family or write music until that special project comes my way.
It’s so often that I read for the bouncy, sunny girl men fall in love with who will solve all the romantic problems in the narrative. I don’t choose to work that way.
My home is attached to a study – in fact, my home is my study, and I have a little room to sleep in. I need to write looking onto the street or a landscape. Looking at reality from some distance gives me romantic visions.
The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost.
I don’t think I’ll ever escape the fact that I don’t belong anywhere in particular. I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality.
I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality.
I recently learned that Lake Como is one of the most romantic places two people could go. That beautiful great lake is a majestic reminder that love is unconditional when you flow and nourish one another, constantly and unconditionally, like water.
I loved it. I just thought I wanted to stay in college forever. I came to New York all by myself; I didn’t have any friends there. But it was fine. I felt comfortable. I started thinking, ‘Maybe graduate school?’ I was really cool with people who were smart, who knew stuff. It’s very romantic and stimulating.
I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind.
Stand-up is like a row boat: it’s fun and romantic when you’re choosing to do it. But if you have no other choice than to be in a row boat it’s not as enjoyable; that’s survival.
Far too many girls’ and women’s romantic relationships are formed around a negation of their own worth and attributes rather than a confirmation of them.
I’m a dreadful romantic. No matter what I go through in life, I want to fall in love with a man.
Romantic love is an addiction.
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.
In short I will part with anything for you but you.
Mary Wortley Montagu
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
I am a very romantic person, and I love ‘love’ – however cheesy that sounds!
I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy.
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.
My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man.
Romantic comedies are usually about when love works.
I’ve always maintained that men were more romantic than women.
I would pretend to be the French lieutenant’s woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually.
Helena Bonham Carter
Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with.
I have always been very interested in the idea of loneliness and the presumption that romantic relationships are supposed to rid you of that.
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.
I like romantic comedy as a genre, but I think it can get stuck in its ways.
There are so many people I know who could be the greatest film-maker but who will never get the chance to make a movie; it’s all about what somebody is going to make back. There are not a lot of romantic ideas about making movies anymore.
A friend of mine wrote a script, a feminist romantic comedy. She had a feminist scholar consult on it. My friend said, ‘Oh, my friend Gillian read it and really loved it.’ She goes, ‘Gillian Jacobs, you mean: Britta Perry, feminist icon?’
Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes.
Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.
James Earl Jones
If there is a chance to do so, I want to work with Stephen Chow in a romantic comedy film.
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.
I’m a romantic guy.
A lot of the scripts I read and the characters I get are ‘the girl’ in romantic films, and I don’t know how comfortable I am, or the world is, with me being that.
I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there’s something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.
I am a romantic at heart.
When I first started drawing the earliest incarnation of ‘Optic Nerve,’ I hadn’t even been on a date; I hadn’t had a romantic relationship of any kind yet, so in a way, I was almost writing science fiction.
To me, romantic means, um, you follow your heart more than your mind. Sometimes when you’re shooting a film, you have to follow your heart.
When you’re making a film, you become incredibly close. It’s not like you’re filing away papers all day. You’re creating with human emotions, so you do become very connected, so it is familial and romantic.
On ‘The Office,’ so much of the show is about disguising your true feelings and your romantic feelings because it was a mock documentary.
You’re always close and you never get that big romantic lead.
Romance is mush, stifling those who strive.
Any place can be romantic if you’re there with the right person. Being able to travel well with a partner is a great read into whether you can make it as a couple.
I’m not a romantic. In life I didn’t have much experience with romance.
Christmas is a time of year that’s so romantic.
Hugh Grant is the main man. He’s the number one romantic comedy man in the world.
I always think the most romantic books or films are the ones where the romance doesn’t happen, because it makes your heart ache so much watching it.
I’m better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in.
What I really want is to play the romantic lead and get the girl.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South.
I think I’ve only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy.
But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard, ugly truths about life that are important to know.
It’s funny, I can sit through the worst horror film ever made but even a quite good romantic comedy can drive me nuts.
And even Moonstruck – for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it’s one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.
As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment.
When I was a kid, I knew the black and white version of ‘Jane Eyre,’ and I guess I became interested in the idea of romantic love – of unrequited love and the tragedies of that; of what are the important things in life; what should one value over other materials.
I’m sorry, but I can’t make a movie with the blonde from ‘ER’ who is starring in every single bad romantic comedy.
I’m probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it.
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.
There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better.
I love Indian, Italian and Mexican food. And if it’s a romantic type of thing, I like a good French restaurant.
I find ‘Fatal Attraction’ really romantic. I really like the seduction. Almost every time I see it, I’m surprised when it goes dark. I know that’s the claim to fame, but I key into how genuinely romantic it is.
The thing you can’t let go of is gravity. The reality of gravity in writing. If someone says something really mean in a sitcom, and the next wave isn’t a reaction to the reality of that, you start losing relatability. In a lot of romantic comedies, they throw out the rules of life.
Michael Patrick King
When I watch a romantic comedy, I feel like they’re selling something that doesn’t exist. Two beautiful, but extremely unpleasant, people are terrible to each other for an hour, accidentally kiss, then decide to like each other during an extremely vague montage. That isn’t how people fall in love.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
I may not be a party-hopper, but I’m a diehard romantic.
I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I’m getting audited and I’m on the street and I desperately need some dough and that’s the only thing that I’m getting.
The audiences know their actors. Didn’t Shah Rukh Khan have a romantic image despite playing a dad in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?’
I grew up in southeastern Oklahoma on a working cattle ranch, and it was always very romantic to me: The West, the cowboy, the Western way of life.
I don’t ever want to be a sentimentalist. I prefer to be a realist. I’m not a romantic really.
James Earl Jones
The only thing I can ever do is make a film that I can respond to. I could not make a romantic comedy for college girls. I wouldn’t know how that works.
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.
When I got married, the Sun ran the headline: ‘Here comes the bride, all fat and wide.’ Luckily, it was a few days after the wedding – but it was still hideous to read at a great romantic moment.
I’m a bit of a romantic. In theory!
The idea of being a novelist is really romantic, but it’s kind of the same as being president of the United States – it’s not gonna happen.
Richard Paul Evans
As a successful romantic novelist – one of my publishers is Mills & Boon – I create the sort of male heroes that no woman could fail to adore and few real men could hope to emulate.
P. C. Cast
There are so many romantic comedies made, but very few dramas or love stories. And with a love story, you have to take time to develop three-dimensional characters.
One of the pitfalls of a romantic comedy is that you know how it’s going to end.
I love getting to bounce around and explore so much. I love Scandinavia. I love Spain. It’s so mystical and romantic, yet it’s gritty.
I was blinded by being a romantic person.
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.
I’m not married, nor do I want to be. I’m the loving kind but not the marrying kind, though I am romantic.
I don’t get a lot of romantic comedy scripts.
My granddaddy on my momma’s side, he was a romantic. He loved love songs. Every Valentine’s Day, I remember him buying a red carnation for my grandmomma, my momma and my sister. That was something you could count on every year.
I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy.
I like a man who has a great curiosity and sense of adventure because that’s the way I am. He has to have a willingness to be vulnerable and a willingness to see where the road takes us. And I want a man who is romantic.
Many people with physical disabilities have romantic lives and good marriages to partners who see past their disabilities and recognize all of the things they can do.
I think in general, romantic comedies tend to take one person’s point of view, but every once in a while you get something that is balanced for two people.
I once took the key off my girlfriend’s key ring so that I could surprise her when she got home. So I did this whole romantic setup in our bedroom with flowers and rose petals. She was so mad when she got home, but then when she walked in, she was so surprised.
The most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me is starting a family. That’s as romantic as it gets.
If you are with people you truly love, then the simplest meal can feel so romantic.
My notion of the KGB came from romantic spy stories. I was a pure and utterly successful product of Soviet patriotic education.
I think I give the impression of being a romantic, and I think inside I’m quite severe. But some might say they had the opposite impression of me.
I don’t think of death in a romantic way anymore.
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.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
When people discuss the 1960s and the great Civil Rights Era, they often speak in romantic terms as if there wasn’t immense work put in, and as if there wasn’t immense sacrifice that took place. But none of those battles were easily fought and won; there were sustained movements behind them.
I’m not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing ‘All the Way,’ I was really thinking about my wife. People don’t know my personal experience, but they can tell it’s an honest interpretation.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I wouldn’t feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy – I’d be bored to death.
Everything is just so much more romantic and real when it’s yours and it’s private.
After Fergie and Prince Andrew honeymooned at Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Bobby, my late husband, and I were first to stay in their suite. We enjoyed the benefits – all the spoils and the special luxuries. We practically had our own private beach, and it was most romantic.
I wish that I wasn’t such an odd mixture. I wish I was serious, but I do love high heels and romantic comedies: being in them and watching them.
You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer’s picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor – no matter what you do, and how you twist it.
I was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn’t start dating until I was in my 30s.
I admit I do have some drawbacks and limitations as a candidate. Although I am a professional comedian, some of my critics maintain that this is not enough. I cannot deny that I stand before you untested and inexperienced – I only spent two years in television, never as a romantic lead or a song and dance man.
I hate to sound like a romantic adolescent, but I believe artists don’t generally see art as a career choice; they simply can’t overcome their desire to make art, and will live on little income for as long as they have to, before they start to sell their work – or give up and get a paying job.
I always wanted to be a teacher. I went to school to be a teacher. And I’ve always, you know, had this sort of romantic idea about it. But I’m worried about – I’m worried about education.
I had to trick people into giving me money for my first film. Making a romantic comedy is easier and more expected from a woman than it is to make a drama about a Japanese warrior.
I like to swim a lot, while Stjepan likes to take long walks with girls. He’s the very romantic type. Yes, musicians are romantic.
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 can be a romantic. The way to every woman’s heart is through her stomach. Food is at the core of everything.
I love romantic comedies.
A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts.
When I was younger – it might be a romantic idea – I always thought I might go crazy.
Being a black woman, there’s so many different sides of us. We are funny, silly, romantic, professional, smart, and we have good jobs.
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.
I’m very romantic.
Americans have always been excellent at making romantic comedies – but dramatically, we don’t really try to do it.
To be a lone filmmaker thousands of miles from home with nobody believing in me, that seems romantic.
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.
I think that there is always a part of utopia in any romantic relationship.
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
I am very lucky. I have known wonderful romantic love in my life but to actually see this little creature and find him to be the most beautiful creature in the world. I know all mothers and fathers feel that way.
I read too many romance novels during my formative years. I have a penchant for romantic comedies. I understand why ‘Romeo and Juliet’ came to such a pass.
I had my baby outside in a thunderstorm. It was really romantic.
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
I am deeply romantic and a genuine yet complex person.
I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone.
There are very few movies in English about romantic obsession told with a seriousness of purpose.
New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
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.
When you start off acting, it does seem very romantic, and the make-believe part of it all seems very exciting. It’s only later that you begin to realize how fascinating the work is – that it’s a bottomless pit, and you never get to the end of it.
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.
Daniel Dae Kim
I feel so fortunate to have been able to work so much, particularly in the horror-thriller genre, but I would love to be able to do something perhaps a little more dramatic or even a romantic comedy.
I love being manipulated by what I see. I love weepies and romantic comedies where you’re reaching for the Kleenex at the right moment.
You can tell a lot about a man from his hands. If they don’t have any scars or calluses on them, you might as well assume they cry at romantic comedy films, too.
I’m an amalgam of the 19th-century romantics and the beat poets.
I happen to know there is nothing sexy or romantic about love scenes. They are just awful to do.
I’m a huge romantic but I’ve been unlucky in love.
Most people think of ‘Wuthering Heights’ as romantic; it’s really not about that at all.
I’m actually a very romantic person, and I would like to play in a love story. As long as it doesn’t get too sweet. That’s not me.
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 think if you’re going to be committed to doing anything, you really have to care about it, and I suppose that is a romantic idea.
I don’t feel like a romantic lead; I guess I feel more like a character actor.
Yeah, romantic comedies are the hardest movies to make. Maybe one works a year.
Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic.
I think laughter and stimulating conversation are the things that truly make a romantic evening.
I am a romantic, I admit it.
But no, I don’t really like romantic comedies, so I don’t really care. I never go see ’em.
For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that’s longer than most marriages.
I grew up in wide-open spaces, but they didn’t have the romantic history of the West.
My vanity is I’m terribly romantic! But being married is lovely.
Romance is everything.
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.
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.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn’t write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy.
I thought being a cowboy would be a terribly romantic thing to do. But it wasn’t. I shoveled a lot of stalls.
If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
I wouldn’t treat a romantic scene any differently than any other scene. I would really say the biggest preparation was chewing gum and breath mints! For a kissing scene, it’s all about the breath mints!
I don’t want to, in any way, characterize a race or a people or get accused of racial profiling, but the Irish, as lyrical and romantic as they can be in their poetry, they can be every bit as repressed in their personal relations.
I believe I can even yet remember when I saw the stars for the first time.
I’m a big old romantic.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Luciano De Crescenzo
As it is, I have a limited range as an actor – light comedy. I have never been a fan of romantic comedies, and yet that is what I have ended up mostly doing.
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.
I wanted to tell a romantic and dark side of Ottoman history that was also slightly political, saying to the previous generation of writers, ‘Look, I’m interested in Ottoman things, and I’m not afraid of it, and I’m doing something creative.’
I don’t have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress… ? No. It’s not something for me.
I’m the old-school, letter-writing romantic. I know it’s out of style, and not a lot of women go for that these days, but that’s what I go for.
I lived by the candlelight for two years because I couldn’t afford power. It was nice and romantic at the time, but if you can’t afford power you’re pretty broke. You endure it.
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.
There are many aspects to directing that have a romantic place in people’s minds.
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’m a romantic; you have to be to marry four times.
Learning to give up on perfection may be just about the most romantic move any of us could make.
Alain de Botton
When I was pregnant, I had the romantic idea that after the baby was born I would not only take up reading in earnest again, but also write a novel while my daughter slept in her Moses basket. Of course, I barely had time to keep up with my magazines until she started sleeping properly.
Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire ‘troubadours.’ I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L’Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages.
I think the institute of marriage is a noble thing. The idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.
India is desperately romantic, utterly unashamed of its sentimentality, its generosity, its fierce pride and massive heart.
Despite not looking like a matinee idol, I feel like I have a lot to give. I’ve never had any trouble with women. People are always surprised with the romantic aspect of my movies.
John C. Reilly
‘Aashiq’ is a romantic film, even though my character is a rather aggressive guy. You could even call it an intense romance. And working with Indra Kumar has been an excellent experience. He is a great director.
I still want to do a romantic comedy or a western or a gritty independent film… there’s so much that I still want to do.
Neutrinos alone, among all the known particles, have ethereal properties that are striking and romantic enough both to have inspired a poem by John Updike and to have sent teams of scientists deep underground for 50 years to build huge science-fiction-like contraptions to unravel their mysteries.
Lawrence M. Krauss
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.
My political awakening, if I can be as grand as to call it that, was all about what was happening around me. It wasn’t some romantic, patriotic vision of Scotland going back to what it had been 300 years previously.
There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.
I want to do the romantic comedies. You know, the stuff that Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon would choose, of course.
The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
We only part to meet again.
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 like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama.
I really love writing comedy. Writing romantic comedy is even nicer because you get to write about how insane we all act when we’re falling in love.
I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York.
I watch ‘The Notebook.’ I love romantic movies. I love romantic comedies.
I want to do action, romantic comedy, and I love drama.
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It’s mostly about random pointless death and misery.
I’d always been quite wary of doing a romantic comedy. They all seem the same to me.
I love romantic comedies… but they have to be done right, but when they are, they’re great.
I love to make songs out of some of those shadows – you know, some of the things you lie awake thinking about, social anxieties and romantic insecurities and all that stuff.
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.
I’ve never been a blind romantic.
I’m very romantic.
Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men.
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.
It more or less has the shape of a love song, but ‘Crescent Moon’ reflects more my longing for an ancient romantic context that includes wild animals, fire, danger of death, stellar navigation, and seasonal intuition.
I used to be a hopeless romantic – I fell in love with everyone I went out with.
You think, ‘Musicals, they must always be romantic’ – You’d be surprised how few of them historically have ever been romantic.
My heart is like a singing bird.
Back in the Seventies, we had a romantic, poetic vision of the future, like it was in the movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ It felt as if everything was still ahead of us.
I’ve never felt that I had to take a role in one of those mediocre but hugely budgeted romantic comedies because I want to wear beautiful dresses and have people think I’m pretty and that I get the guy.
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.
Alain de Botton
I’m not what you might call sexy, but I’m romantic. Let’s put it that way.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
For the longest time, I didn’t even want to admit I was serious about music. Before the Shins, I would tell myself, ‘Oh, I’m going to figure something out someday.’ I had this romantic vision of being this old dude maybe making guitars or something.
A romantic comedy has to be funny and make you think about life; but the obstacle that has to be overcome is key.
I don’t like to search too much. I find it is easier when romance finds you.
The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side.
I am a big fan of the old Howard Hawks films from the 30s and 40s, I was a big Hepburn and Tracey fan for a while and Woody Allen films that are a very different kind of romantic comedy.
I’d like to do a romantic comedy like ‘Notting Hill,’ which is one of my favorite movies.
I don’t like to hurry. I’m not a conductor of the fast, fiery romantic type. I prefer Bruckner, with the sincerity of his musical language and the huge time spans in which his ideas develop, to Mahler, with his hysteria and self-indulgence.
It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.
So I’m still in my romantic stage with London, I love it as a place.
In the romantic sense, I’m pretty useless with guys. If I see somebody who I’m attracted to, generally I just think, ‘Oh well, he’s not interested in me.’ The only time that I talk to guys is when they talk to me first.
Because I think in order to get famous you have to be known for something. Like ‘You’re the romantic comedy girl’ or ‘You’re the Oscar-winning whatever girl.’
Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it’s able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept.
The big stars I felt a kinship with were never the romantic leads. It wasn’t Steve McQueen or Robert Redford – it was people like Walter Matthau and Anthony Quinn. My big hero was Tommy Cooper.
We’re all just animals. That’s all we are, and everything else is just an elaborate justification of our instincts. That’s where music comes from. And romantic poetry. And bad novels.
The chance to play a romantic character who kisses somebody onscreen was one of the elements that made me want to do ‘The Stand.’ The more you can do, the better, and I’ve been known as a character actor.
Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It’s brutally romantic.
I’m the first one who sees every romantic comedy in theaters.
Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my three-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else.
Nobody’s life is as romantic as it is in fiction.
For me, the performance was always playing different people. And so when I got older, was no longer the romantic leading movie star, it became more and more interesting for me, the characters I played, you know?
My idea of a romantic night is to watch action films.
Mixed messages are just part and parcel of the romantic terrain, and rather than berate yourself for any crossed wires, you’d do better to work on your future resilience.
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.
With female-oriented movies, unless it’s something like ‘Bridesmaids’ or a romantic comedy, you’ve got to really worry about your opening weekend. And I’m always telling stories about women, not younger women, and it’s just a much tougher audience to get to the movie theater.
The real romantics imagine greying and sagging and wrinkling as the deepening of something sacred.
I am not married, no. I wasn’t really into the notion when I was younger, but now I think a proposal is the ultimate romantic gesture.
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.
Edmond de Goncourt
You can’t do a machine without knowing something about how it’s going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don’t enjoy doing period clothes.
My wife would say I’m not romantic at all, but I would say that I’m the ultimate romancer because I write about… life being brilliant.
When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk.
There’s this romantic idea that’s built up around war. But the pragmatic view is there are tons of people of my generation who have lost their lives, lost their marriages, or lost their health as a consequence of being sent to wars which could have been avoided.
I’d always thought hurricanes were romantic, with pretty feminine names like Celestine.
‘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.
‘Intelligent Life’ is kind of a companion piece to ‘Safety Not Guaranteed.’ Internally, it’s a sci-fi romantic thriller.
Essentially, I spent most of my childhood with my mother and my older sister, and I suppose I had rather a romantic vision of how things might be if there were men around; I saw myself in a country house with six children and a garden. That has never been achieved – and I still regret it.
I went through a stage of writing my cramped hand in tiny books. My two sisters and I did have our Bronte period. My mum is from Yorkshire, and we would go up to the Moors. It tapped into our romantic visions of ourselves.
I would like to do a romantic comedy, but not a romantic comedy that is cheesy. I want to do an old romantic comedy like ‘Roman Holiday’ or ‘My Fair Lady.’
Truthfully, I almost avoided ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ because I find those romantic comedies kind of precious, and they’re full of lines that leave you feeling a little bewildered when you say them.
Movies are romantic fantasies.
My most romantic job: I was a manager at Baskin-Robbins.
You know, I think that romance sort of coincides with effort, so you can fall flat on your face, but as long as you’re making a great effort, I think it comes off as romantic.
Assume everything you put on the Internet can and will be seen not only by the person you’re talking about, but your future romantic partners and bosses, too.
I had my first real kiss at Magic Mountain on a park bench. Not the most romantic thing ever.
I love Valentine’s Day! I love it, I love it, I love it. I like having doors opened for me. My favorite romantic comedy is ‘When Harry Met Sally.’
Being in the studio is a really romantic time.
Think back to yourself at age 18. I know I was mighty different than the Patti I am today. As we grow up, we grow out of our haircuts, our apartments and – often times – our romantic decisions.
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.
I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.
No highbrow literary type would ever say ‘Moby Dick’ is good but it’s just about a whale, or a Jane Austen would be important if she wasn’t just writing about romantic relationships.
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Classic romantic love is an emotional attraction between two individuals in which they may share a heightened awareness of mutual adoration. Erotic love, traditionally, has been described as shared sexual attraction.
A man’s ability to haggle is never a turn-on. The only thing less romantic than how much you paid is how much you saved. The last thing we want to hear is how you talked the jeweler down on our new earrings.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
I don’t think Hollywood knows what to do with me. I would imagine that when it comes to romantic comedies, my name would be pretty low down on the list.
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
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.
I’m opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It’s funny – my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I’m really trying hard to spend this time working on myself.
I enjoy doing romantic stories. I’ve done a lot of them.
My first wife was a brunette, and Barbi Benton, my major romantic relationship of the early 1970s, was a brunette. But since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonds.
As a young woman, I had been seeking experience, knowledge, truth, the stuff writers need in their work, but when the artist actually kicked in, I came to understand that in this romantic relationship I was not free to be myself, or to find myself, in order to begin the true work I needed to do.
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 loved the whole New Romantic, New Wave thing… New Order, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Blancmange, Yazoo.
I’ve played such serious characters that no one sees me the way I actually am, which is completely cheesy and goofy, so it would be fun to do a romantic comedy and just have a good laugh.
I’m very romantic, I’m extremely romantic. I date my wife.
I like things that start depressing and dark and end up romantic, and that’s what I really loved about ‘King Kong.’
It’s easier to write from my own life, and it’s also more fun. I always write about relationships, for instance, whether they’re romantic relationships, friendships, encounters… there’s always a lesson to be learned from them.
The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I’d done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn’t read it.
I’m a bit of a romantic.
I am not an adolescent, nor a romantic. I analyze objectively.
The phrase ‘off with the crack of the bat’, while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.
Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it.
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.
In urban America, you do not so much meet a romantic partner as inherit the product of someone else’s romantic crimes.
That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it’s pure, it means that they do too.
I was very influenced by the musicals and romantic comedies of the 1930s. I admired Gene Harlow and such, which probably explains why, since the end of my marriage, I’ve dated nothing but a succession of blondes.
Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
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.
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.
I want to turn my attention to movies about love relationships. Exploring the female psyche – there ought to be some interesting discoveries there. Love stories. If you do it right, people want to hear romantic dialog.
As an actor, I’ve grown considerably. For example, it’s taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience. I do it a lot better than I ever did. I’ve really opened up a lot. And I’m glad I have because I’m being appreciated for it.
I’ve written a couple of scripts. Actually, a pilot. I’m not sure I’m allowed to say, but it’s a comedy about three young men in New York City, one of whom may or may not be a romantic like me.
Anders Thomas Jensen and I had talked about making a movie which addressed the cancer issue, and we didn’t want to make it heavy-handed. We wanted to do something which had a lot of hope in it. And then for some reason we came up with a romantic comedy.
I find it incredibly romantic that people should fight for a cause they believe in and be prepared to die for it.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
I love crying at romantic movies like ‘The Notebook.’ I’m always bawling.
Upsi is definitely the more romantic of the two. I am more laid back. We do have our differences of opinion sometimes. Upsi is always the first one to break the ice after an argument or a difference of opinion. That’s what I love most about her.
I was also the romantic lead in The Boston Strangler – I was the only one that lived to tell the story – so I called myself the romantic lead.
There’s the tradition of the 19th-century ballets, and the 20th century has had a difficult time with that tradition. And it’s had a difficult time with many components of the Romantic imagination because of modernism.
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.
My favorite – my very favorite movie, which I suppose is a bit of a guilty pleasure in that it’s like, you know, every scene, you know, pushes every button, is ‘True Romance’ directed by Tony Scott with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, and it’s a fantastic, fantastic film, very violent, very romantic.
The dark comedies tend to be in a non-releasable area. There can be romantic comedies. There can be dramas. But there’s no ‘dark comedy’ inbox for the advertising.
Gus Van Sant
The amount of speculation surrounding my romantic life is astounding. It’s strange how involved people get: invested and angry, really disappointed.
There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
I actually have blissfully romantic views of marriage, because that has been my experience of it.
When you’re in the throes of this romantic love, it’s overwhelming – you’re out of control, you’re irrational, you’re going to the gym at 6 A.M. every day – Why? Because she’s there.
‘Buguri’ is a romantic film, and I play Ganesh’s love interest. Initially, I had just hoped to do one Kannada film since I’m a Kannadiga. Now, I’m even learning to converse in Kannada.
I’ve flown across America, I’ve scaled fences, I’ve stood under windows and gone out of my way hundreds of times. I’m a hopeless romantic. There’s no hope for me.
My brother has a tendency to get quite lyrical when he writes music; he gets so romantic, it’s borderline. I make it slightly more aggressive. I make the round corner a bit sharper.
Josephine de La Baume
There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important.
I’m not a hopeless romantic. I’m quite the reverse. I’m a nasty piece of work, an ego maniac.
If you don’t know a lot about figure skating, it’s easy to fall in love with ice dancing because it’s so romantic and so theatrical.
Usually comedy is only available to us ladies in the romantic comedy. That’s why I hate romantic comedies.
I think everyone dreams of that nice romantic wedding.
I’d like to do a romantic comedy.
I tend to look out for things with a resonance to my youth – artists or objects that seemed romantic all those years ago. I never buy anything purely for its value. I like possessions that smile back at me.
My music is bejewelled, it’s colourful, it’s romantic, it shines.
Carly Rae Jepsen
I love romantic comedies, or romantic dramas – basically anything with love in it.
I have always been a romantic, one of those people who believes that a woman in pink circus tights contains all the secrets of the universe.
I think as a filmmaker one should make all kinds of films. It is not that one should make only one kind of film. I love to see romantic films; I loved watching ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge,’ ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.’ If I make such films, I will make it with my yardstick, according to my parameters.
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it’s almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
I’m a huge romantic but I’ve been unlucky in love. My mum and dad have been together since my mum was 18 and the problem with that is that me and my sister are always looking for my dad. And he doesn’t exist because, well, Dad’s Dad!
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.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Although some people think I am a romantic novelist I have always thought of myself as a rather gritty radical historian.
I don’t find these technical things like flowers and chocolates romantic at all. I think Valentine’s Day makes no sense.
Beauty is the lover’s gift.
I don’t want to be typecast as a heroine who does a certain kind of cinema, which is why I experiment with the types of films that I do. But yes, I won’t deny that romantic love stories or romantic comedies are what I enjoy doing the most, because as an audience those are the kind of films that I like watching.
I’m not the most romantic guy, although I do try.
Any romantic feelings for a 12-year-old are like entering into a fantasy world.
In terms of romantic films, all-time romantic films, I really like ‘Gone With the Wind.’ And I realize I sound so cliched saying that, but there’s something so absolutely romantic about it.
I would love to do a really cool romantic comedy, perhaps with Hugh Grant. I think he is brilliant. That’s the kind of film I love to go to see. I love ‘girls’ films’.
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.
How do you bust out of the friend zone? It’s a horrible place to be when you end up there unintentionally with someone you have a romantic interest in.
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.
The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm – it’s elation, it’s mood swings, and you’re killing all that when you take the drug.
Love alone could waken love.
Pearl S. Buck
For me, the romantic comedies I love are the ones that pay homage to the genre, but also find their ways to twist it and tweak it.
I think, anytime there is a strong intellectual connection and people have shared interest, where they enjoy bantering with each other, there is always potential for a romantic spark. That is inherent.
The most romantic thing I ever did to my woman? I painted her toenails!
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
I’d like to do ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,’ ‘Pretty Woman,’ Meg Ryan type stuff. Romantic comedies. I’d love to do some action stuff as well.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
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.
I’m a romantic. I like romantic movies.
It kind of sounds pretentious, but a film I find deeply romantic is ‘Buffalo ’66,’ which is a film by Vincent Gallo. It’s about how you break down all those barriers and expose yourself and open yourself up to ultimately being hurt.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher
That’s what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
I’ve always been attracted to romantic secondhand clothes. But my style developed as I started going to these strange raves where everybody had these very definitive costumes.
‘Terrible’ is not a word I would use in shooting romantic scenes with Scott Speedman.
The gospel sets us free to become the romantic leaders of our marriages without fright or hesitation. Because we have been forever wooed by Jesus, we are now free to forever woo our wives.
‘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.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
I knew after ‘Sarah Marshall’ that my favorite genre is romantic comedy. Nothing is more satisfying than a great romantic comedy.
I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it’s not part of a sensible way of living. It’s a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously.
Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It’s very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance.
I’m personally a hopeless romantic. I always have been.
It’s a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you would die if you didn’t write, well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.
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 about marriage that is not as intensely romantic or interesting as a couple’s first meeting.
I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.
I don’t want to do romantic roles where I have to lip sync to a song. A role that explores romance on a new level would suit me.
I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man.
But other vampire stories? Well, no, I really haven’t read too many, and I can’t say I’m crazy about romantic vampires anyway – to me the vampire is simply an evil monster.
For me, playing music while I write is important. Several of the romantic scenes in ‘Paris’ were written with Debussy’s ‘String Quartet,’ his ‘L’Apres-midi d’une Faune,’ or Canteloube’s ‘Songs of the Auvergne’ playing in the background.
In the end, perhaps it will be the true romantics, not the nerds, who choose to flee from a world of impersonal, digitized relationships and into the arms of simulacrums with manners imported from simpler times.
Daniel H. Wilson
I know it’s hard to blame the time, but there’s a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that ‘Superman Returns’ was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don’t think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Choosing sepia is all to do with trying to make the image look romantic and idealistic. It’s sort of a soft version of propaganda.
There’s something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.
My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore, the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling.
When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy.
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
James Weldon Johnson
The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
Since so many romantic comedies vary little in their storyline, the success or failure of such movies depends largely on whether we believe in the relationship of the protagonists.
I get a lot of dramas, but I’d like to do a romantic comedy type of movie; that’d be a nice step for me. No more screaming or running or shooting… for one movie where I can just be in love with a boy.
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
Oscar Hammerstein II
Finding love is a fixation now, and that’s because although romantic love can sometimes cause a lot of suffering, it can also give people peaks of happiness that come very close to our ideal of ‘the happy state.’
Back in the mid ’90s, I went to a film festival, and they were airing ‘Central Park West’ at the same time as this cute little romantic comedy movie called ‘French Exit,’ and I got to go from one theater where I was goofy, falling over myself, to this kind of evil vixen kind of character.
If you’re a woman and a guy’s ever said anything romantic to you, he just left off the second part that would have made you sick if you could have heard it.
Louis C. K.
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
I’m a big romantic, traditional, cheesy guy.
I’ve been really lucky to have had a variety of roles, and I don’t think I’m in danger of being typecast as the romantic lead. I think there’s honour in working as constantly as you can. That isn’t easy. And I’m no matinee idol.
Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn’t be able to write about.
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.
I am a hopeless romantic, and so is my wife.
I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more.
If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn’t shoo them away – well, that’s the height of romance.
Ooh, it’s too embarrassing to share my innermost romantic secrets – although I have written Danielle the odd poem. If anything they are more comedic than romantic. They used to be well-received but that was before she started studying Shakespeare at drama college. Now I feel so inept.
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.
When I was about 14 I remember thinking when it came to proposing to my future girlfriend, I’d make a CD with all her favourite songs and a message that said, ‘Will you marry me?’ Shows you what a romantic I was. No one listens to CDs any more. It’s all about iTunes.
I don’t know if it’s possible to live the rock ‘n roll lifestyle and still be romantic.
Usually, in romantic comedies, you end up sacrificing a great deal of the complexity – you know, just two attractive people and a good soundtrack.
I have never been so calculating as to sing some Barry White song to get a girl. But I do think it’s very romantic to cook dinner and sit around the piano at night and sing together.
I love to have real people of history interact with my fictional characters. History gives me the plot. I research the period meticulously, and then I blend in a romantic and sensual love story to give it balance. The heavier the history, the more romantic the couple must be.
My husband, Sal, and I put date nights on the calendar once a week. I know that doesn’t sound romantic, but otherwise it won’t get done.
I’m not about to talk about what’s romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once, then that’s an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself.
James Van Der Beek
Cooking is always very romantic!
A romantic is someone who believes that something is valuable even if it doesn’t last. And a non-romantic is someone who says that if something doesn’t endure, or can’t be logically proved and pinned down, it’s worthless.
Judy Garland was a different type of entertainer. She was a dancer, a singer, and an incurable romantic.
I’m a very romantic person.
Here in New Orleans, what a lot of the musical families do – and this is a romantic concept on my part – is they teach their kids to tap dance first. Then after tap dance, you learn piano, and after piano, you get to pick between all the instruments that are out there.
Even now, there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men, and the best thing is not to reveal you’re gay.
I absolutely love Ireland. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.
I don’t know about the romantic comedy route, although never say never.
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 act as romantics before the camera to make people understand there is actually no love once the freshness is gone in certain journey of life.
Most crime fiction, no matter how ‘hard-boiled’ or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics.
If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I’d have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven’t even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard.
John Dos Passos
Conductors’ careers are made for the most part with ‘Romantic’ music. ‘Classic’ music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it.
I’ve actually always wanted to write like a one-person show that was sort of a romantic comedy – a show that was kind of cynical about romance and marriage but ultimately embraced it. Because I feel like comedy is always cynical, inherently, because it’s contrarian.
Romantic comedies are particularly hard to make.
D. B. Sweeney
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
When I give I give myself.
There’s no shame in being romantic at all. I think people want to feel that sense of romance, which is rarely even attempted anymore.
Whenever I’m doing anything romantic with an actor, or if there’s a director around, I never want anybody’s wife to feel threatened by me.
Kissing scenes are never romantic or sexy. They’re actually super technical, like, ‘Move your head; you’re blocking her light,’ or, ‘Stop looking like an idiot when you kiss her.’
‘Bombay Velvet’ is my most romantic film, it’s my ‘Titanic’ or ‘Gone With The Wind.’
There are two births: the one when light, First strikes the new awakened sense; The other when two souls unite, And we must count our life from thence, When you loved me and I loved you, Then both of us were born anew.
I hope that I would be considered romantic. I don’t know… one of my favorite movies is ‘The Notebook’ so I guess that would be considered romantic. But I think being romantic is more than the flowers and the gifts. It’s about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her.
With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn’t want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite.
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
It’s very difficult, I think, especially on two cellphones, to have a romantic conversation.
I don’t like the way recording to digital sounds. Most of the time, when I’m recording to two-inch tape, I still have a romantic vision of how songs sounded coming out of the radio when I was younger, and how they sounded coming out of my little four-track cassette player.
I am quite a romantic person, really, and I should have put that into my music earlier, but I was probably denying it… I didn’t want to be soft because I felt I had to be so hard to get people to believe in me.
If you are pro love, you have to be a little bit disloyal to the romantic feelings that propel you in the early days.
Alain de Botton
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.
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
William Butler Yeats
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.
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 die-hard romantic at heart and love the idea of love. But, when it comes to love, I kinda believe in the old world charm of romance – where there’s mystery and intrigue.
‘Something Borrowed’ is looking like a romantic comedy, but it’s a comedy. It shines as a comedy; it’s definitely not just about the romance. It’s an honest depiction of the struggle between the characters. The comedy aspect will make it shine.
I love the concept of the romance that exists when people are broken. Like, the promise of a romance when you’re at the bottom. I think that’s infinitely compelling and romantic.
I’m a romantic singer. That’s my nook, my motif.
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.
I don’t think I’m romantic at all. I have a lot of faith in the right thing happening. I don’t really hope for a lot of particulars, I just have faith that the right thing will happen most of the time.
There’s nothing more romantic after not seeing your husband for four months than to have our first night back together, on a Broadway stage, with 12 million people watching.
I’m now more about romantic beauty. The dominatrix thing is over. You never look as good in person as you do in ‘Maxim,’ but it’s fun. It’s all like a fantasy.
My wife was the first romantic partner who understood both American and native parts of me – not so much the positive stuff, but the damage.
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.
When you see a bad romantic comedy, you see the script, the director, and the actors trying to create this warmth and this pathos and this feeling that you care about them. That cannot be manufactured – it’s either there or it isn’t.
A romantic date for me is sitting in pajamas and being with a guy with whom I can be myself.
People love to be listened to and represented, and they love it when they feel like you have some of the same problems that they do. Everybody deals with things like romantic difficulties in relationships and death and cancer and abuse.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, ‘Another romantic comedy?’ You see her in something like ‘Walk the Line’ and think, ‘God, you’re so great!’ And then you think, ‘Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?’ But of course, it’s for money and status.
Being black, Latino, or Asian is not a genre. Romantic comedies, thrillers, action – those are genres. I think there’s a lot of people who want to have the conversation. I don’t think people are afraid of it, I just think it’s the time to have that conversation. Race is not a genre.
Mara Brock Akil
I’ve never done an actual Western, and I would love to do that. I’ve done drama and dark comedy stuff. I’ve never really done a romantic comedy either. I would do that.
I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right.
And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
I’m currently working on a romantic comedy between me and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So my next step is to write something so mind-blowingly spectacular that he has no other choice but to agree to do it! Wish me luck.
I would love to play the lead in a big romantic comedy. That’s definitely a dream of mine.
I’m a romantic. The impressionists have always been my favorites. I like prettiness – beauty, or what I perceive as beauty.
I think the older you get, the more lax you get, and the less romantic you are.
‘Love Letter’ reminds me of ‘Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Happy People.’ It’s a little bit of both of those, yeah. I just wanted it to be classy, man. And romantic. And maybe 10 percent sexy.
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.
For me, it’s sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It’s about who owns what, who gets what? So what’s the point?
How many times can you play an action character, or a quirky romantic? Every actor has to find his own way to make each character unique.
Good romantic suspense can never underestimate the audience, and the best political leaders know how to shape a compelling narrative that respects voters and paints a picture of what is to come.
The Germany I was enthused with was more old fashioned and kind of romantic. I just got there, and the next thing you know, I had this huge gilded album. It was kind of an amazing experience because I didn’t intend it to be that way.
My husband does so many romantic things for me, it’s absurd.
I’m really a romantic at heart.
I think my mother has always understood what a romantic idealist I am, so she’s never had trouble supporting what might be aberrant behavior to others.
I love melodic tunes and I think Kannada listeners have an ear for romantic songs.
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.
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.
If you look at romantic comedies as pieces of commerce, the audience is looking for wish fulfillment.
My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you’re still learning language. It’s using the same part of the brain.