Quotes About Romantics

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Raymond Chandler
“To say goodbye is to die a little.”
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

William Goldman
“Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Shannon L. Alder
“The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.”
Shannon L. Alder

Richard Kadrey
“All losers are romantics. It's what keeps us from blowing our brains out.”
Richard Kadrey, Butcher Bird

Amy Plum
“If I should die...," I began to say.
Vincent cuts me off. "Stop, Kate!" And then he sighs and his shoulders hunch slightly. He knows it’s dishonest to pretend we’re all going to make it out alive. He shuts his eyes and, when he opens them, he looks resolute. “Whatever happens, remember that I will love you forever,” he says. “Even if my spirit is dispersed and my consciousness released to the universe . . . whatever is left of me will never stop loving you.”
Amy Plum, If I Should Die

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“I believed that I was approaching the end of my days without having tasted to the full any of the pleasures for which my heart thirsted...without having ever tasted that passion which, through lack of an object, was always suppressed. ...The impossibility of attaining the real persons precipitated me into the land of chimeras; and seeing nothing that existed worthy of my exalted feelings, I fostered them in an ideal world which my creative imagination soon peopled with beings after my own heart.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions

G.K. Chesterton
“But when first the two black dragons sprang out of the fog upon the small clerk, they had merely the effect of all miracles – they changed the universe. He discovered the fact that all romantics know – that adventures happen on dull days, and not on sunny ones. When the cord of monotony is stretched most tight, it it breaks with a sound like song.”
G.K. Chesterton

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“– I should much wish, like the Indian Vishna, to float along an infinite ocean cradled in the flower of the Lotus, and wake once in a million years for a few minutes – just to know that I was going to sleep a million years more.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Carol Shields
“To be a romantic is to believe anything can happen to us.”
Carol Shields, The Republic of Love

William Blake
“...all that we saw was owing to your metaphysics.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Robert Bly
“Don't ask why the elephants wear such large shoes,
And why the kangaroos are reborn kidnappers,
And why the sailing birds are all Romantics.”
Robert Bly, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey: Poems

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Upon the publication of Goethe’s epic drama, the Faustian legend had reached an almost unapproachable zenith. Although many failed to appreciate, or indeed, to understand this magnum opus in its entirety, from this point onward his drama was the rule by which all other Faust adaptations were measured. Goethe had eclipsed the earlier legends and became the undisputed authority on the subject of Faust in the eyes of the new Romantic generation. To deviate from his path would be nothing short of blasphemy.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World Vol. 2

Jane Austen
“Common sense, common care, common prudence, were all sunk in Mrs. Dashwood's romantic delicacy.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“A great poet must have the ear of a wild Arab listening in the silent desert, the eye of a North American Indian tracing the footsteps of an enemy upon the leaves that strew the forest, the touch of a blind man feeling the face of a darling child.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Shannon L. Alder
“What a trajedy to be a martyr for love, yet we worship the characters anyways because they remind us of how we struggled.”
Shannon L. Alder

Kristen Henderson
“Such is a community
of inviolable immunity, protected
from tampering or harpooning
mutiny. Every better thinker’s impulse
to shrink us (at the shoreline from our
lifeblood’s deep pulse) uses disparaging
scrutiny to sink us.”
Kristen Henderson

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