While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
Romance is the fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of things as they are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination.
Love is a contradiction.
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all.
I just held her hand and tried to imagine the world without us and for about one second I was a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that I was going, too. But then I wanted more time so we could fall in love.
I could not sit seriously down to write a serious Romance under any other motive than to save my life.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I wondered why the head could move so swiftly while the heart dragged its feet.
Romantic literature is in effect imaginative lying.
When I'm with you, bells go off in my head like a moving truck that's backing up.
It was stupid to hope, she knew. But sometimes hope was all you had.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.