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Romantic Quotes

What would you do if given a few precious moments with the one person who makes you feel alive; that beloved who can simply swipe away a dark cloud of despair? Perhaps you would hold hands and sit atop a grand mountain, or look into each other's eyes to find a promising future. And if you're of the more tender-hearted kind, maybe you would recite a few lines from a Pablo Neruda poem or relive a scene from a Jane Austen novel. Love and romance have always made up an integral part of our lives. At the end of a tiring day, all you want to do is come back to the one you yearn for. Most often the sole intention in life is to keep the flame in our relationships alive. It is love that wards off all scope of depression and loneliness, thus becoming the reason why we cherish this sentiment above most others. Love brings us face-to-face with unprecedented experience irrespective of age and when someone puts this inexplicable feeling in black and white, they constitute what we can call 'love-writ'. And so, we bring to you a plethora of romantic quotes from the pages of literary works, the unfathomable depths of history, unforgettable movies and the lives of real people, amongst many more.

Marilyn Monroe

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.

Ben Affleck

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.

Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Thomas More

The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.

Walter Scott

Love rules the court, The camp, the grove, And men below, and the saints above, For love is heaven and heaven is love.

I'm a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you're a kid. It isn't just a straightforward fairytale.

My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic.

Edward VIII

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.

Pierce Brosnan

I love the ukulele. It's got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There's something innocent and romantic, and it's just a grand instrument to play.

Sean Penn

That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it's pure, it means that they do too.

James Russell Lowell

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

World Action
John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

Betty White

I'm not what you might call sexy, but I'm romantic. Let's put it that way.

Meg Ryan

Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them.

Katharine McPhee

Christmas is a time of year that's so romantic.

Thomas More

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

Thomas Moore

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.

Kristen Stewart

I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming.

William Butler Yeats

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.

Paul Hollywood

I can be a romantic. The way to every woman's heart is through her stomach. Food is at the core of everything.

When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that's not it. It's a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome.

William Makepeace Thackeray

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.

Hugh Grant

I'm not a hopeless romantic. I'm quite the reverse. I'm a nasty piece of work, an ego maniac.

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.

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.

Time Daughters
Morgan Freeman

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

William Makepeace Thackeray

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.

Helen Rowland

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

Jennifer Lopez

I'm a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love.

Christian Bale

In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron.

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.

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Mignon McLaughlin

Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.

Frida Kahlo

I love you more than my own skin.

Salvador Dali

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

Helen Rowland

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her--when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?

Woody Allen is really the ultimate. I love that he believed in himself enough to do what he did. And I have that same feeling - that there's nobody that looks like me in movies, nobody would cast me as a romantic lead, but I want to do it and I feel confident that I can.

Kate Beckinsale

I feel like I've done a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies.

Johnny Depp

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic.

I'm a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love - and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.

I think when romantic comedies are done well, it's a great genre. 'When Harry Met Sally' is kind of a benchmark for me, but I'm very happy to admit that I love 'Pretty Woman.' I do! It's a great film, and so is 'Sixteen Candles.' I was a big John Hughes fan - still am. I have moments where I have to watch a Hughes film.

Kristen Bell

I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air.

Sarah Jessica Parker

When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.

Orlando Bloom

I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.

Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

Morning
Charlie Chaplin

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Billy Graham

The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.

Preity Zinta

If I can be my crazy, wild self in front of a person, and he still likes me, that's romantic.

Maya Angelou

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Steve Carell

I love my wife dearly, and, therefore, I've never cooked a meal, romantic or otherwise, for her.

Walt Whitman

When I give I give myself.

T. S. Eliot

So the lover must struggle for words.

Gertrude Stein

Romance is everything.

Anna Faris

I love being a part of a romantic comedy. I've done a lot of comedies but haven't always had a ton of romance in them.

Lord Byron

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

Pearl S. Buck

Love alone could waken love.

Love Lonliness
Sylvester Stallone

Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.

Stephen King

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Mae West

A man's kiss is his signature.

Morgan Freeman

I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it.

Natalie Portman

I don't know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad.

Mindy Kaling

I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.

Armie Hammer

I try to do romantic gestures all the time.

Mindy Kaling

I have such a rich fantasy life, I can't help it. I do make up a lot of romantic stories in my head.

Halle Berry

I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right.

Rhea Chakraborty

For me Salman's the most romantic and the best action hero there ever could be. I'm so attracted and mesmerized by him! For me he's the ultimate superstar, I can just watch him for hours.

Drew Barrymore

Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.

Gordon Ramsay

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 had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they've made me hopeful. I just figure things will eventually work out for me. But nobody is like any Tom Hanks character. Nobody is Hugh Grant. No one is Meg Ryan!

William Blake

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.

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.

Khalil Gibran

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Oscar Wilde

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Julia Roberts

I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It's something that's increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before.

Kim Kardashian

I think I'll always be a hopeless romantic.

Victor Hugo

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.

Chevy Chase

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.

Patrick Swayze

I don't want to be Mr. Romantic Leading Man. I don't want to be the Dance Dude. I don't want to be the Action Guy. If I had to do any one of those all my life, it'd drive me crazy.

Jill Biden

Most people probably don't know that Joe has a romantic side to him.

Tom Cruise

I'm a romantic.

Rashida Jones

I love romantic comedies. I have a deep respect for them. I think they're really difficult to write and write well.

Meghan Markle

I'm from L.A., so I'm used to seeing people in sunglasses and flip-flops. There's something so romantic about a man in a scarf and a knitted hat.

Sarah Paulson

My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore, the idea that it is 'other' makes it compelling.

Warren Buffett

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.'

Curtis Jackson

I have a romantic side.

I confess I am a romantic. I love romance, and I think it's really fun and delicious and some of my favorite films are love stories. I think that you just get a chance to fall in love with the characters so much and you get to explore their lives so deeply.

Virginia Woolf

The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.

Ewan McGregor

The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.

Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.

Isla Fisher

The most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me is starting a family. That's as romantic as it gets.

Chuck Palahniuk

I'm always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity.

Joaquin Phoenix

I wouldn't feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy - I'd be bored to death.

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.

Love Cinema
Mindy Kaling

On 'The Office,' so much of the show is about disguising your true feelings and your romantic feelings because it was a mock documentary.

Rachel Weisz

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.'

Scarlett Johansson

I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it's a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing.

Marriage
Amber Heard

I can sit in front of the TV and watch an old romantic film and be transfixed.

Amanda Seyfried

I happen to be really a romantic.