Romantics Quotes

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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 Alder

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

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

Shannon L. Alder
“With dark raven paper and twinkling white ink, I wrote my heart in the night’s sky.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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

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

Nikita Gill
“Love can never die, not completely. There were too many romantics, too many poets, too many places where lovers could meet and kisses could be shared.”
Nikita Gill, Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters

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

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

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

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

Ben Aaronovitch
“A romantic," said Nightingale much, much later. "The most dangerous people on Earth.”
Ben Aaronovitch

Chloe Aridjis
“There are two kinds of romantics, my older cousin had explained, the kind who is constantly falling in love and simply needs a person into whom they can pour every thought, dream, and project, and the kind of romantic who remains alone, waiting and waiting for the right person to arrive, a person who may not even exist. It was too early to know which kind I would be.”
Chloe Aridjis, Sea Monsters

“Shakespare was one of the few philosophers who believed in revenge. Then again, he was a romantic. Romantics always believe in revenge, because romantics love harder, suffer loss more painfully, and hold onto a grudge that has shattered their hearts. Their hearts are of the greatest importance, above all else - body, soul, or mind.”
S.T. Abby, Scarlet Angel

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

Lord Byron
“And yet methinks the older that one grows
Inclines us more to laugh than scold, though laughter
Leaves us so doubly serious shortly after.”
Lord Byron

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, Of My Maiden Smoking

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Romanticism in loneliness is a true romanticism; but romanticism when others are around is suspicious because you may be pretending!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Emma Richler
“His mother, Zach explained, taught the Romantics and named her sons accordingly, extravagantly, tempting fate. She plays a terrible game of names. Thomas Love survives his beloved elder brother Percy Bysshe who died in a sailing accident. Percy Bysshe, buried at sea. The name and the man, a strange attractor. Everything is true.”
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Oscar Wilde
“You fill me with apprehension. The appeal to Antiquity is fatal to us who are romanticists.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“I am more romantic than the Romantics!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“I could not choose but gaze; a fascination
Dwelt in that moon, and sky, and clouds”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Revolt Of Islam

Angela Carter
“Sade's work, with its compulsive attraction for the delinquent imagination of the romantics, has been instrumental in shaping aspects of the modern sensibility; its paranoia, its despair, its sexual terrors, its omnivorous egocentricity, its tolerance of massacre, holocaust, annihilation.”
Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography

Maddy Kobar
“Keep your temperance, Alexander. I want to live!" He threw his hands into the air and he smiled out to the wide skies above.

That's what hope looks like, I thought.”
Maddy Kobar, With a Reckless Abandon

Maddy Kobar
“Though it was hardly a shock to him, because Father knew well by my sixteenth birthday how unpredictably erratic my temperament had become. His sweet Robert had died many years ago, along with his mother, and was replaced by this wicked little changeling who didn't ever care to temper his tongue. I had earned many a rival, enemy and smack upside the head for the mischievous things I said and did.”
Maddy Kobar, From Out of Feldspar

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