Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are.
George William Curtis
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".
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
True love stories never have endings.
The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
I love my wife dearly, and, therefore, I've never cooked a meal, romantic or otherwise, for her.
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
Love alone could waken love.
Pearl S. Buck
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming.
The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
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
Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.
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.
I love being one half of a romantic couple.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
I used to try to draw my girlfriends. I think one of the most romantic things that anybody can do is draw a portrait of the person you love.
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.
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
Lillian Gordy Carter
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.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Somehow, the French got this idea of the starving artist. Very romantic, except it's not so romantic for the starving artist.
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.