We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Romantic Quotes from Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Sienna Miller, Billy Graham, Ben Savage. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
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.
You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.
I think as a young actress, it’s very rare that you read something where you’re not either ‘the girl’ or there to serve some romantic purpose in a male dominated cast.
The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
I think a nice romantic dinner should be saved for when you and the girl you’re dating or seeing have something special and it’s a more special occasion.
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.’
I have a romantic side.
Romantic comedies seem to take over where the fairytales of childhood left off, feeding our dreams of a soulmate; though, sadly, the Hollywood endings prove quite elusive in the real world.
Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire ‘troubadours.’ I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L’Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages.
In urban America, you do not so much meet a romantic partner as inherit the product of someone else’s romantic crimes.
It’s funny, I can sit through the worst horror film ever made but even a quite good romantic comedy can drive me nuts.
I have a romantic conception of the writer’s life, and the sort of writer’s life that I admire is probably a childless life, possibly a marriageless life, certainly a travelling life – I’m in awe of how much D.H. Lawrence managed to get around. But that’s never been something I’m capable of doing.
In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn’t not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being’s vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief.
I don’t think I’m romantic at all. I have a lot of faith in the right thing happening. I don’t really hope for a lot of particulars, I just have faith that the right thing will happen most of the time.
My favorite – my very favorite movie, which I suppose is a bit of a guilty pleasure in that it’s like, you know, every scene, you know, pushes every button, is ‘True Romance’ directed by Tony Scott with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, and it’s a fantastic, fantastic film, very violent, very romantic.
Long walks on the beach are the supposed holy grail of a romantic evening. The beach becomes a kind of utopia – the place where all our dreams come true.
No, actually ‘The Host’ was totally a palate-cleanser for me. I wanted to do something a little bit different than romantic love. Romantic love is in there, obviously, because I enjoy writing about that and living it a lot.
The whole romantic part of my life was a wipeout. I didn’t even own a belt.
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.
If I ever come out with a very serious, romantic project, you should know that it’s because, at that point, I would have experienced a very agitated relationship.
The real romantics imagine greying and sagging and wrinkling as the deepening of something sacred.
I could go my whole life and say, ‘I’m not going to do anything with a love triangle,’ but whenever you have a romance, there has to be some obstacle, and even the dumbest romantic comedies have a love triangle or something.
I’m a romantic.
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 watch ‘The Notebook.’ I love romantic movies. I love romantic comedies.
For me, the romantic comedies I love are the ones that pay homage to the genre, but also find their ways to twist it and tweak it.
It’s glorious to be able to go onto the Internet and hear any kind of music anywhere, from anywhere, and get it instantly. But there’s also something glorious about having a record with a sleeve and looking at the artwork, putting it on the turntable and playing it, there’s still something romantic to me about that.
I like all types of women. I accept them as they are when they come into my life… But I’m not a romantic. I’m just up-front. I like to be a part of something real, not make-believe. I tell women to tell me the truth, to just lay it out. Let me be the judge and decide if I want you around or not. Let me have my choice.
Far too many girls’ and women’s romantic relationships are formed around a negation of their own worth and attributes rather than a confirmation of them.
I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama.
Is Valentine’s Day a day to make cupcakes with your children? No, Valentine’s is supposed to be a day about romantic love.
There are very few movies in English about romantic obsession told with a seriousness of purpose.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.
I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you’re chasing along with romantic comedy.
I love crying at romantic movies like ‘The Notebook.’ I’m always bawling.
Truthfully, I almost avoided ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ because I find those romantic comedies kind of precious, and they’re full of lines that leave you feeling a little bewildered when you say them.
Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us – many days, many nights of stars.
Choosing sepia is all to do with trying to make the image look romantic and idealistic. It’s sort of a soft version of propaganda.
When you start off acting, it does seem very romantic, and the make-believe part of it all seems very exciting. It’s only later that you begin to realize how fascinating the work is – that it’s a bottomless pit, and you never get to the end of it.
I don’t want any romantics to go into the military. I’m not a pacifist. I think we need a military, and the better one we have, the better off we are. I don’t want kids going in there thinking that it’s John Wayne on Iwo Jima. That’s not healthy.
The idea of romantic heroes – When you say the word hero,’ it implies it’s someone you look up to. We talk a lot with Bridgerton’ about it being female-centric, but also, what are men looking up to? What am I doing with this icon of masculinity?
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.
A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts.
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.
I love romantic comedies. I have a deep respect for them. I think they’re really difficult to write and write well.
I would pretend to be the French lieutenant’s woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually.
I’ve never been a blind romantic.
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.’
And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.
There’s a hardening of the culture. Reality TV has lowered the standards of entertainment. You’re left wondering about the legitimacy of relationships. It’s probably harder to entertain the same people with a more classic form of writing, and romantic comedies are a classic genre.
Back in the Seventies, we had a romantic, poetic vision of the future, like it was in the movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ It felt as if everything was still ahead of us.
I’m a romantic guy.
Most people probably don’t know that Joe has a romantic side to him.
I’d like to do ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,’ ‘Pretty Woman,’ Meg Ryan type stuff. Romantic comedies. I’d love to do some action stuff as well.
When I watch a romantic comedy, I feel like they’re selling something that doesn’t exist. Two beautiful, but extremely unpleasant, people are terrible to each other for an hour, accidentally kiss, then decide to like each other during an extremely vague montage. That isn’t how people fall in love.
I don’t feel like a romantic lead; I guess I feel more like a character actor.
I think that there is always a part of utopia in any romantic relationship.
Back in the mid ’90s, I went to a film festival, and they were airing ‘Central Park West’ at the same time as this cute little romantic comedy movie called ‘French Exit,’ and I got to go from one theater where I was goofy, falling over myself, to this kind of evil vixen kind of character.
Edinburgh is good craic. A romantic and beautiful city, it’s one those places that makes me smile when I think about it – there are other places I would never dare go back to, but Edinburgh is very special.
My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They’re incredibly romantic.
If I eat a huge meal and I can get the girl to rub my belly, I think that’s about as romantic as I can think of.
There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
I’ve programmed myself musically to come up with love-feeling tracks that are romantic, sexy, but classy, all in one. And that’s the challenge. Once I create that music, then the lyrical content starts to come – you know, the stories and things like that.
When I was very, very young, seven years old, I heard there was school where you could go to learn to draw. That was my absolute driven passion, to become an artist or a painter. So the romantic realist in me, I studied to be a graphic design artist and an art teacher.
I don’t need to control anything. Even with romantic partnerships, I don’t need to control anyone.
Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic.
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.
I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy.
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.
A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one’s nose, taking shortcuts.
Moonstruck… was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
The romantic image of the ancient world is very inspiring, as is nature itself, but I think the dissatisfaction with our modern world is the strongest force keeping me going.
Romantic love is painful.
I think in a lot of romantic comedies it ends with a kiss, and I feel like in modern day relationships, and maybe just my own experience, it starts with a kiss and then all sort of falls apart and then comes together. You’re texting. You’re wondering what’s going on. There’s no definitions, there’s no labels.
At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds.
As a young woman, I had been seeking experience, knowledge, truth, the stuff writers need in their work, but when the artist actually kicked in, I came to understand that in this romantic relationship I was not free to be myself, or to find myself, in order to begin the true work I needed to do.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
I am a hopeless romantic.
Well, we all start thinking we’re going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.
I tend to look out for things with a resonance to my youth – artists or objects that seemed romantic all those years ago. I never buy anything purely for its value. I like possessions that smile back at me.
In terms of romantic films, all-time romantic films, I really like ‘Gone With the Wind.’ And I realize I sound so cliched saying that, but there’s something so absolutely romantic about it.
The romantic appeal of solar sailing has ensured that its advocates consistently come from the worlds of both science fiction and science fact.
My wife would say I’m not romantic at all, but I would say that I’m the ultimate romancer because I write about… life being brilliant.
I knew I could write infinitely about relationships. That’s the most beautiful, most confusing, most rewarding, most heartbreaking thing in our lives – and not just romantic relationships: that’s all relationships.
I had my baby outside in a thunderstorm. It was really romantic.
At the end of the day, if the guy is going to write the girl a letter, whether it’s chicken scratch or scribble or looks like a doctor’s note, if he takes the time to put pen to paper and not type something, there’s something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about that.
To write a novel is to embark on a quest that is very romantic. People have visions, and the next step is to execute them. That’s a very romantic project. Like Edvard Munch’s strange dreamlike canvases where people are stylized, like ‘The Scream.’ Munch must have had that vision in a dream, he never saw it.
Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes.
The view which regards man as a well, a reservoir full of possibilities, I call the romantic; the one which regards him as a very finite and fixed creature, I call the classical.
‘Something Borrowed’ is looking like a romantic comedy, but it’s a comedy. It shines as a comedy; it’s definitely not just about the romance. It’s an honest depiction of the struggle between the characters. The comedy aspect will make it shine.
My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore, the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling.
I was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn’t start dating until I was in my 30s.
I was born with a romantic nature, and I’ll carry it to my grave.
I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine.
If it’s a romantic holiday, the only thing I need is my wife. We love quiet and calm places where we can’t be disturbed. Neither of us likes being in busy places; we would much rather stay in our hotel room and enjoy each other’s company.
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.
There is something about a Luger that separates it from all other handguns, and Luger devotees and Luger society members speak of it in romantic terms that must sound plain nuts to those who consider themselves level-headed.
Are you kidding? I’m a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again.
I read too many romance novels during my formative years. I have a penchant for romantic comedies. I understand why ‘Romeo and Juliet’ came to such a pass.
How many times can you play an action character, or a quirky romantic? Every actor has to find his own way to make each character unique.
I don’t believe there is one most romantic act that a guy can do; I think it is all about the couple in question, which totally differs. It’s about you thinking about the person you are with and doing something tailored and thoughtful for them.
I am very romantic. Given a choice, I’d do only romantic films!
I think laughter and stimulating conversation are the things that truly make a romantic evening.
I think as a filmmaker one should make all kinds of films. It is not that one should make only one kind of film. I love to see romantic films; I loved watching ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge,’ ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.’ If I make such films, I will make it with my yardstick, according to my parameters.
Somehow, the French got this idea of the starving artist. Very romantic, except it’s not so romantic for the starving artist.
Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.
Essentially, I spent most of my childhood with my mother and my older sister, and I suppose I had rather a romantic vision of how things might be if there were men around; I saw myself in a country house with six children and a garden. That has never been achieved – and I still regret it.
I’m a romantic, and I like guys to bring flowers and buy some gifts – not expensive things, just romantic things.
We only part to meet again.
Most people think of ‘Wuthering Heights’ as romantic; it’s really not about that at all.
I wanted to tell a romantic and dark side of Ottoman history that was also slightly political, saying to the previous generation of writers, ‘Look, I’m interested in Ottoman things, and I’m not afraid of it, and I’m doing something creative.’
‘I Am Number Four’ is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.
Upsi is definitely the more romantic of the two. I am more laid back. We do have our differences of opinion sometimes. Upsi is always the first one to break the ice after an argument or a difference of opinion. That’s what I love most about her.
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.
I’m a dreadful romantic. No matter what I go through in life, I want to fall in love with a man.
My vanity is I’m terribly romantic! But being married is lovely.
I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.
Latin men are the most passionate men in the world – they may not be the most aggressive, but they are very passionate, very romantic.
I feel like I’ve done a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies.
Americans have always been excellent at making romantic comedies – but dramatically, we don’t really try to do it.
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
I’m probably the furthest from being romantic that you’ve ever seen; I’m not even close to being romantic in any way until I have to be.
I’m a bit of a romantic, to a fault. It’s led me to some great things and also some sad things. It’s made me a better person, to keep a good spirit about dating.
‘Natural Born Killers’ is really a misunderstood romantic comedy.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
We have got too many kids around the house to have a romantic meal at home. But Danielle is a fantastic cook. She does a brilliant lasagne, great roasts and a great chilli dish. She knows the way to my heart.
The amount of speculation surrounding my romantic life is astounding. It’s strange how involved people get: invested and angry, really disappointed.
I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra.’ He gets a bad rap; he’s very misunderstood. He’s a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers.
I’d love to do a romantic comedy. And perhaps, if the character was right and I had a good gut instinct, a Bollywood movie. And I’d love to direct. One day. I’m learning a lot on the set of ‘The Good Wife.’
Without romance, films will be boring. I doubt if people now understand romance, though they may claim it otherwise. I am very romantic in real life.
I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It’s a live performance that aligns all of the arts, and when it is represented in the media, in film in particular, it is presented as something that is really a special event, whether it’s a great date or something that’s just hugely romantic.
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
When you’re making a film, you become incredibly close. It’s not like you’re filing away papers all day. You’re creating with human emotions, so you do become very connected, so it is familial and romantic.
I’m an incurable romantic, and Casablanca’s one of the most romantic pictures I’ve ever seen – the combination of Bogart and Bergman is just magical.
You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it’s a role that’s underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
I really, really, really want to do a silly romantic comedy where I can just have a crush on the guy, trip over myself, and laugh and be goofy. I just feel like all I do is cry, sob, and fight zombies and the bad guys.
I think I’ve only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy.
I have played so many romantic roles that I don’t know if I am really a romantic in real life. I get confused about the real me.
Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy.
Movies are romantic fantasies.
I don’t think of Home Depot as romantic, but I do think the Christmas wonderland they put up during the holidays is magical. That is what Home Depot is to me, and that is the only romantic thing about it.
I’m very romantic and of course I want to be in love.
I do know that I like to play characters that are sometimes a little on the outside – that’s because it feels kind of romantic and sexier to me. I really think they are the people that we learn lessons from.
My goal on my bucket list is to write a romantic comedy movie.
I love to have real people of history interact with my fictional characters. History gives me the plot. I research the period meticulously, and then I blend in a romantic and sensual love story to give it balance. The heavier the history, the more romantic the couple must be.
Love to me has meant different things at different junctures of my life. I’m not a hopeless romantic.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
I’m a street photographer, but I’m interested in any ironic, whimsical images, and there’s something very romantic about a circus.
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.
I got married in Florence, Italy. My husband and I were in love but totally broke, so we eloped and got married in Italy, where he was going on a business trip. We had to pull a guy off the street to be our witness. It was incredibly romantic. Florence is still one of my favorite cities in the world.
I am a romantic person and maybe have this Hollywood perception of love… but then, it’s never really like the movies.
I’m a complete romantic – it’s why I always get married. Someone should really stop me.
I think the French have a romantic cliche that Englishmen have great style, great music, irony and sense of humour. Well, sometimes cliches are true.
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.
It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.
In a romantic comedy, it’s usually a good idea to have people who can’t stand the fact that they are attracted to each other.
I’ve done romantic comedy, and I don’t get to flex that muscle often.
It’s a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you would die if you didn’t write, well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
I’m a romantic slob!
I would love to play the lead in a big romantic comedy. That’s definitely a dream of mine.
Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it’s romantic.
I have often been downcast but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary, I treat all the privations as amusing.
I’ve been interested in the idea of forgiveness and the necessity of it. I think of it as the most critical piece of any relationship, whether that be business, or romantic, or familial. We fail each other. We make mistakes. If we contract to go on after those mistakes, forgiveness is involved. Forgiveness is required.
I wish that I wasn’t such an odd mixture. I wish I was serious, but I do love high heels and romantic comedies: being in them and watching them.
When I was growing up, my favorite movie was ‘Somewhere in Time’ with Christopher Reeve, which is a hugely romantic, sappy movie. I couldn’t understand it when the guy didn’t get the girl or the girl didn’t get the guy in love stories. I was definitely a sap.
I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone.
There’s something about marriage that is not as intensely romantic or interesting as a couple’s first meeting.
There’s something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.
For me, the performance was always playing different people. And so when I got older, was no longer the romantic leading movie star, it became more and more interesting for me, the characters I played, you know?
I’m a hopeless romantic. It’s disgusting. It really is. I’ve seen ‘While You Were Sleeping’, like, twenty times, and I still believe in the whole Prince Charming thing.
When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books.
Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, ‘Another romantic comedy?’ You see her in something like ‘Walk the Line’ and think, ‘God, you’re so great!’ And then you think, ‘Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?’ But of course, it’s for money and status.
As a successful romantic novelist – one of my publishers is Mills & Boon – I create the sort of male heroes that no woman could fail to adore and few real men could hope to emulate.
I don’t think of death in a romantic way anymore.
‘Wuthering Heights’ is portrayed as a great romantic novel, and when I read it again, I thought, ‘How is this romantic? All these people are horrible to each other!’
If you are pro love, you have to be a little bit disloyal to the romantic feelings that propel you in the early days.
I’m in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy.
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.’
I can sit in front of the TV and watch an old romantic film and be transfixed.
People get this very romantic vision of a fashion designer who in one night makes 25 sketches and in the morning throws them on the table and there are a lot of women in white aprons with the pins on the lapel and they start to grab the sketches and… It’s not like that.
I proposed to my wife on Brighton Beach, and she said yes. That’s pretty romantic. Even though I forgot to go down on one knee because I was too busy trying to compose the question.
The most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me is starting a family. That’s as romantic as it gets.
A romantic comedy has to be funny and make you think about life; but the obstacle that has to be overcome is key.
I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it’s almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
I’m very romantic, I’m extremely romantic. I date my wife.
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.
The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.
When people discuss the 1960s and the great Civil Rights Era, they often speak in romantic terms as if there wasn’t immense work put in, and as if there wasn’t immense sacrifice that took place. But none of those battles were easily fought and won; there were sustained movements behind them.
I’m not a big fan of romantic comedies, believe it or not.
One of the pitfalls of a romantic comedy is that you know how it’s going to end.
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.
I would like to do a romantic comedy, but not a romantic comedy that is cheesy. I want to do an old romantic comedy like ‘Roman Holiday’ or ‘My Fair Lady.’
I am quite a romantic person, really, and I should have put that into my music earlier, but I was probably denying it… I didn’t want to be soft because I felt I had to be so hard to get people to believe in me.
I am a die-hard romantic at heart and love the idea of love. But, when it comes to love, I kinda believe in the old world charm of romance – where there’s mystery and intrigue.
I’d like to do a romantic comedy like ‘Notting Hill,’ which is one of my favorite movies.
I don’t know about the romantic comedy route, although never say never.
In short I will part with anything for you but you.
But other vampire stories? Well, no, I really haven’t read too many, and I can’t say I’m crazy about romantic vampires anyway – to me the vampire is simply an evil monster.
I would love to write a mystery – a romantic, funny mystery.
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
I’m currently working on a romantic comedy between me and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So my next step is to write something so mind-blowingly spectacular that he has no other choice but to agree to do it! Wish me luck.
It is possible for a woman to be a romantic, but also to be single and to be happy.
There’s no shame in being romantic at all. I think people want to feel that sense of romance, which is rarely even attempted anymore.
How did I go from ‘Menace II Society’ to ‘Love Jones?’ There wasn’t a poetic moment or romantic bone in O-Dog’s body.
I got a degree in sociology, didn’t read much fiction in college, and I was a pretty political, left-wing type of guy. I wanted to do some kind of work in social change and make things better for the poor man, and I was very romantic and passionate about it.
If you don’t know a lot about figure skating, it’s easy to fall in love with ice dancing because it’s so romantic and so theatrical.
If there is a chance to do so, I want to work with Stephen Chow in a romantic comedy film.
We don’t tend to write about disease in fiction – not just teen novels but all American novels – because it doesn’t fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.
I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality.
Being in the studio is a really romantic time.
When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
As opposed to trying to make a kiss look romantic or sweet or passionate, it’s kind of fun to just have the freedom to make it look weird, goofy and awkward.
I was comfortable in my thirties playing the romantic partner, the hero that saves the day, or the woman who is facing a world that revolves around younger kid actors.
I’m very confident in my sexuality, and I really don’t like talking about my romantic life in the press.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians.
I’m very romantic.
Fall 2013 was inspired by the 1970s equestrian lifestyle. I wanted to incorporate the moody and romantic – intricate baroque detailing and classic menswear elements – with something tougher and edgier in a nod to London’s rock n’ roll underground.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
There are so many different reasons as to why I love riding trains. But I think ultimately it’s the romantic feeling of it. There’s something about it that just transports me into old films.
More generally, I made an effort to leave out things that weren’t relevant to the main narrative themes of the book, namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic, poetic, countercultural rebel on one side, and the serious businessperson on the other.
Romantic love, or sex, is the only good thing in a life that is being lived in a dark way.
Danzon is my favorite Cuban music, played by a traditional string orchestra with flute and piano. It’s very formally structured but romantic music, which derives from the French-Haitian contradance.
I heard this music coming out of the radio and it was ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business.’ It got me. I thought, ‘I can do this.’ I decided just like that. No romantic story.
As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.
Boys have said in the past that I live my life like a movie. I love all things romantic, like kissing in the rain.
I’m definitely a romantic comedy dude because I’m a big romantic at heart. I’m a softy, so it’s always nice to watch movies that make you think that love at first sight is actually possible.
The thing you can’t let go of is gravity. The reality of gravity in writing. If someone says something really mean in a sitcom, and the next wave isn’t a reaction to the reality of that, you start losing relatability. In a lot of romantic comedies, they throw out the rules of life.
I love romantic comedies… but they have to be done right, but when they are, they’re great.
I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies.
The only thing I can ever do is make a film that I can respond to. I could not make a romantic comedy for college girls. I wouldn’t know how that works.
I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
The most romantic thing I ever did to my woman? I painted her toenails!
Romantic Orientalism was fascinated by the color and excitement of a powerful culture, and nearly always approached its subject with love.
I want to turn my attention to movies about love relationships. Exploring the female psyche – there ought to be some interesting discoveries there. Love stories. If you do it right, people want to hear romantic dialog.
Learning to give up on perfection may be just about the most romantic move any of us could make.
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.
You think, ‘Musicals, they must always be romantic’ – You’d be surprised how few of them historically have ever been romantic.
I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.
I’m not a romantic. In life I didn’t have much experience with romance.
German accents and Hassidic accents aren’t that romantic. They’re more harsh. Although Hebrew, when spoken by certain people, sounds beautiful. There’s this beautiful woman I know who speaks Hebrew, and when she speaks, it’s so attractive. Maybe it’s who’s speaking it.
The huge difference in my lifetime is that you can just go up to somebody and make a pass. You couldn’t do that in the 1950s if you were gay. There were secret handshakes, a secret language. There was nowhere you could go to be romantic outside of people’s houses.
The most impactful place that I’ve been to where I was just completely awestruck, happy, moved is Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is probably the most beautiful and romantic place in the world.
I am a bit of a hopeless romantic. I really do have a faith and a belief in love, and when I love, I love hard.
I’m a hopeless romantic.
I think one of the downsides of the sort of obsession with romantic love and personal fulfillment is that the plain fact of the matter is that those feelings don’t last for ever and so they better be replaced and reinforced by things that do.
A shiny ring isn’t romantic to me. I think thought and love into what you do for the person you’re in love with – that’s romance.
When I was about 14 I remember thinking when it came to proposing to my future girlfriend, I’d make a CD with all her favourite songs and a message that said, ‘Will you marry me?’ Shows you what a romantic I was. No one listens to CDs any more. It’s all about iTunes.
You feel very romantic when you’re in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.
I have never been so calculating as to sing some Barry White song to get a girl. But I do think it’s very romantic to cook dinner and sit around the piano at night and sing together.
It kind of sounds pretentious, but a film I find deeply romantic is ‘Buffalo ’66,’ which is a film by Vincent Gallo. It’s about how you break down all those barriers and expose yourself and open yourself up to ultimately being hurt.
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.
Ooh, it’s too embarrassing to share my innermost romantic secrets – although I have written Danielle the odd poem. If anything they are more comedic than romantic. They used to be well-received but that was before she started studying Shakespeare at drama college. Now I feel so inept.
I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it’s not part of a sensible way of living. It’s a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously.
I’m not what you might call sexy, but I’m romantic. Let’s put it that way.
I’m a romantic; you have to be to marry four times.
Now that I look back on it, having retired from being a reporter, it was kind of romantic. It was a wonderful way to live one’s life, just as I imagined it would be when I was 6 or 7.
I’m not about to talk about what’s romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once – then that’s an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further.
‘Aashiq’ is a romantic film, even though my character is a rather aggressive guy. You could even call it an intense romance. And working with Indra Kumar has been an excellent experience. He is a great director.
I don’t have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress… ? No. It’s not something for me.
I grew up in wide-open spaces, but they didn’t have the romantic history of the West.
I’m not really interested in doing a traditional romantic comedy where everything ties up neatly.
It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.
We have to thank the members of the Romantic movement for the sober colours of suits. It was their love of the Gothic that put us in grey and black but the suit stuck.
I’m better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in.
When I give I give myself.
Animals are everywhere. Some are more romantic, like tigers and elephants and chimpanzees, and some are less romantic, like earthworms, but they are just as interesting.
If I were given a choice between two films and one was dark and explored depraved, troubled or sick aspects of our culture, I would always opt for that over the next romantic comedy.
You’re an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational – and probably sexual!
When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk.
I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker and tell stories about the stuff I’ve been through. And I’m still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire.
Most crime fiction, no matter how ‘hard-boiled’ or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics.
I’m very romantic. I’ve emptied flower shops.
The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
Vampires are so old that they don’t need to impress anyone anymore. They’re comfortable in their own skin. It’s this enigmatic strength that’s very romantic and old-fashioned. I think it goes back to something of a Victorian attitude of finding a strong man who’s going to look after his woman.
Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.
I can be a romantic. The way to every woman’s heart is through her stomach. Food is at the core of everything.
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it’s a joke, a blot on American history.
If it was a great script and a great character, I would love to do a romantic comedy.
I love melodic tunes and I think Kannada listeners have an ear for romantic songs.
I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there’s something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.
Moving to the country is a very bold thing to do. You can have vague romantic notions about doing that, but in actuality, it can be a terrifying thing.
I’m not the most romantic guy, although I do try.
I like romantic comedy as a genre, but I think it can get stuck in its ways.
My education was dominated by modernist thinkers and artists who taught me that the supreme imperative was courage to face the awful truth, to scorn the soft-minded optimism of religious and secular romantics as well as the corrupt optimism of governments, advertisers, and mechanistic or manipulative revolutionaries.
I find it incredibly romantic that people should fight for a cause they believe in and be prepared to die for it.
Cooking is always very romantic!
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
When I first started drawing the earliest incarnation of ‘Optic Nerve,’ I hadn’t even been on a date; I hadn’t had a romantic relationship of any kind yet, so in a way, I was almost writing science fiction.
Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.
You know, I think that romance sort of coincides with effort, so you can fall flat on your face, but as long as you’re making a great effort, I think it comes off as romantic.
I’m really a romantic at heart.
When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist.
The gospel sets us free to become the romantic leaders of our marriages without fright or hesitation. Because we have been forever wooed by Jesus, we are now free to forever woo our wives.
My notion of the KGB came from romantic spy stories. I was a pure and utterly successful product of Soviet patriotic education.
I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.
It’s been such a deep and amazing journey for me, getting close to John Keats, and also I love Shelley and Byron. I mean, the thing about the Romantic poets is that they’ve got the epitaph of romantic posthumously. They all died really young, and Keats, the youngest of them all.
My younger brother’s death in Vietnam was both sobering and cause for reflection. In ‘Fallen Angels’ I wanted to dispel the notion of war as either romantic or simplistically heroic.
To me, the most romantic gesture is a quiet night with my girl. I like to cook for her. I’m a meat eater and a griller – I do steaks, I do chicken, I do fish. I have a broad palate!
It’s very difficult to have any kind of romantic feelings for a movie where you know exactly what’s going to happen in the first five minutes.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
There are two births: the one when light, First strikes the new awakened sense; The other when two souls unite, And we must count our life from thence, When you loved me and I loved you, Then both of us were born anew.
Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
Romantic comedies are backbreaking to write because they have to be fresh.
The dark comedies tend to be in a non-releasable area. There can be romantic comedies. There can be dramas. But there’s no ‘dark comedy’ inbox for the advertising.
I am the actor that I am. I do what I do. I’ve been a ‘leading man’ playing romantic leads for a long time now.
I went through a stage of writing my cramped hand in tiny books. My two sisters and I did have our Bronte period. My mum is from Yorkshire, and we would go up to the Moors. It tapped into our romantic visions of ourselves.
My idea of a romantic night is to watch action films.
The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
If I can be my crazy, wild self in front of a person, and he still likes me, that’s romantic.
A friend of mine wrote a script, a feminist romantic comedy. She had a feminist scholar consult on it. My friend said, ‘Oh, my friend Gillian read it and really loved it.’ She goes, ‘Gillian Jacobs, you mean: Britta Perry, feminist icon?’
I love Billy Wilder, and I love the way that his films can be very touching and very moving and very romantic, and at the same time there’s always a little cynical undertone, there’s always something that undercuts things.
I love you more than my own skin.
The aspect of kind of living in your imagination and creating a more romantic vision of the world than the reality that you’re given – that’s definitely something I can sort of relate to.
I’m not the girl that sits at home on a Saturday night plaiting her girlfriend’s hair, drinking tea and watching romantic comedies.
I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love.
I feel close to Lloyd in ‘Say Anything’. He was like a super-interesting version of me. Only I’m not as good as him. Whatever part of me is romantic and optimistic, I reached into that to play Lloyd.
Even now, there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men, and the best thing is not to reveal you’re gay.
‘Bombay Velvet’ is my most romantic film, it’s my ‘Titanic’ or ‘Gone With The Wind.’
I am a huge romantic at heart.
‘The Best Man’ was my first feature film, and I didn’t want to be known as a director who only does romantic comedies.
I’m a bit of a romantic.
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.
I don’t get a lot of romantic comedy scripts.
I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It’s an incredibly romantic and beautiful place.
I find ‘Fatal Attraction’ really romantic. I really like the seduction. Almost every time I see it, I’m surprised when it goes dark. I know that’s the claim to fame, but I key into how genuinely romantic it is.
So I’m still in my romantic stage with London, I love it as a place.
We are all the heroes and heroines of our own lives. Our love stories are amazingly romantic; our losses and betrayals and disappointments are gigantic in our own minds.
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.
When you’re playing a romantic version of a real person, you’re playing a version of the truth.
I’m a romantic and will only marry for love where there’s respect and compatibility. I’d like to be with someone if the right person came along. I really like male company. I like the male mind.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
Women love romance, but they’re not as romantic as men.
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.
I would love to do a really cool romantic comedy, perhaps with Hugh Grant. I think he is brilliant. That’s the kind of film I love to go to see. I love ‘girls’ films’.
I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind.
I am not an adolescent, nor a romantic. I analyze objectively.
Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more.
I get a lot of dramas, but I’d like to do a romantic comedy type of movie; that’d be a nice step for me. No more screaming or running or shooting… for one movie where I can just be in love with a boy.
If people connect me with the Romantics in general, they probably connect me most with Keats. But Wordsworth is the poet I admire above all others.
I’m not married, nor do I want to be. I’m the loving kind but not the marrying kind, though I am romantic.
I’ve written a couple of scripts. Actually, a pilot. I’m not sure I’m allowed to say, but it’s a comedy about three young men in New York City, one of whom may or may not be a romantic like me.
The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
I’m not a romantic.
I’ve been married before, but I’ve never had my dream wedding in Vegas. I wanted to do it there because it’s casual, quick, not religious and, most of all, very romantic.
Romance is everything.
My 22-minute film, which I called ‘The Sword and the Flute’, turned out to be a romantic film about India made by someone who had never been to India, but who already had very romantic feelings about everything Indian.
They are just really stupid people in Hollywood. You write them a script, and they say they love it, they absolutely love it. Then they say, ‘But doesn’t it need a small dog, and an Eskimo, and shouldn’t it be set in New Guinea?’ And you say, ‘But it is a sophisticated romantic comedy set in Paris.’
What’s funny about the slacker thing, people project an image of what they think a musician is: young, slack, unemployed – like a really romantic idea of a poet, writer or musician – which isn’t really true a lot of the time. I don’t reckon you would know anything about me if I wasn’t moderately hard-working.
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been.
I hate to sound like a romantic adolescent, but I believe artists don’t generally see art as a career choice; they simply can’t overcome their desire to make art, and will live on little income for as long as they have to, before they start to sell their work – or give up and get a paying job.
Love alone could waken love.
I think I give the impression of being a romantic, and I think inside I’m quite severe. But some might say they had the opposite impression of me.
So many women today have become so focused on their children, they’ve developed these romantic entanglements with their children’s lives, and the husbands are secondary. They’re left out. And the romantic focus is on the children.
I’m a fan of daytime drama; I totally get it. When we are doing scenes that are romantic or will get the audience riled up, I feel like I’m a fan in the room going, ‘People are going to be so mad right now!’
I’ve never done an actual Western, and I would love to do that. I’ve done drama and dark comedy stuff. I’ve never really done a romantic comedy either. I would do that.
We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.
I had to trick people into giving me money for my first film. Making a romantic comedy is easier and more expected from a woman than it is to make a drama about a Japanese warrior.
I’m romantic to the point of embarrassment.
I’ve actually always wanted to write like a one-person show that was sort of a romantic comedy – a show that was kind of cynical about romance and marriage but ultimately embraced it. Because I feel like comedy is always cynical, inherently, because it’s contrarian.
I definitely fell in love with ‘Dracula’ when I was 13. I found it so fascinating and so dark and romantic.
Personally, I can’t see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
There’s this romantic idea that’s built up around war. But the pragmatic view is there are tons of people of my generation who have lost their lives, lost their marriages, or lost their health as a consequence of being sent to wars which could have been avoided.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
I think romance is anything honest. As long as it’s honest, it’s so disarming.
As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment.
I think the most romantic thing you can do is just turn up. Turn up when it’s difficult for you. Travel halfway around the world or just up the road. Whatever it is, just be there.
My home is attached to a study – in fact, my home is my study, and I have a little room to sleep in. I need to write looking onto the street or a landscape. Looking at reality from some distance gives me romantic visions.
Nobody’s life is as romantic as it is in fiction.
Many times an actor is stuck for the lack of choices. The same happened with me when I started my career. That was the time when mainly romantic films were being made, and that is what I was offered all the time.
I always think the most romantic books or films are the ones where the romance doesn’t happen, because it makes your heart ache so much watching it.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration.
A lot of the scripts I read and the characters I get are ‘the girl’ in romantic films, and I don’t know how comfortable I am, or the world is, with me being that.
You could argue that ‘Sweeney Todd’ was romantic, if you looked closely at it, but it didn’t impart that to its audiences. But it’s large, and it’s melodramatic, and it’s a style I like to work in periodically.
My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you’re still learning language. It’s using the same part of the brain.
I want to do the romantic comedies. You know, the stuff that Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon would choose, of course.
I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic.
In some sense, I’m a romantic. I like the idea of organic history and tradition.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to work so much, particularly in the horror-thriller genre, but I would love to be able to do something perhaps a little more dramatic or even a romantic comedy.
I believe that when you’re in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner… or why bother? So in that sense I’m an incurable romantic when it comes to men.
I’m still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.
I think romantic passion is wanting a little something in return.
NASA projects often have romantic names that link into a long history of exploration and adventure: Atlantis and Discovery, for example.
The problem most nonprofits have is that they are run by romantics who are great to hang out with, but they have no clue.
I had a lot of romantic notions about what it would mean to cross Asia by foot.
The work ethic at art school is completely different than the work ethic amongst people who get into music. People who paint, it’s an honorable thing to spend all day and all night in front of your canvas – that is the romantic vision of the painter.
Movies don’t look hard, but figuring it out, getting the shape of it, getting everybody’s character right and having it be funny, make sense and be romantic, it’s creating a puzzle. Yes, having been a writer for so long, I have an awareness of when things are going awry, but it doesn’t mean I know how to fix them.
Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.
With ‘Attachments,’ my goal was to write a really good romantic comedy. I wanted the reader to be smiling throughout.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
I’m a romantic. The impressionists have always been my favorites. I like prettiness – beauty, or what I perceive as beauty.
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.
My heart is like a singing bird.
The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost.
I try to speak of a love that not necessarily romantic. I think there is so much love between people and so much love people want to give but it’s harder and harder these days to show that, to celebrate that, you know?
I don’t live with people, that’s why my relationships last. I’m not romantic. Even when I was a teenager if somebody asked if they could hold my hand I’d say, – no, it’s not heavy, I can hold it myself, thank you’.
My most romantic job: I was a manager at Baskin-Robbins.
I don’t know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
Somebody called me a ‘bruised romantic’ once, and I like that.
Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to – at best – three years.
There are many aspects to directing that have a romantic place in people’s minds.
Mixed messages are just part and parcel of the romantic terrain, and rather than berate yourself for any crossed wires, you’d do better to work on your future resilience.
I was blinded by being a romantic person.
Maybe I’m naively romantic, but I do believe that spice and excitement doesn’t stop once a couple gets together.
I still want to do a romantic comedy or a western or a gritty independent film… there’s so much that I still want to do.
I’m not religious, I’m not romantic and I live purely by logic. I make every decision by logic and sometimes that leads me to the right and sometimes to the wrong decision.
I absolutely love Ireland. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.
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.
I always thought ‘chick lit’ meant third-person contemporary funny novels, dealing with issues of the day. I mean, it’s not the ideal term; when I’m asked to describe what I do, I say I write romantic comedies, cause that’s what I feel they are. But I’m quite pragmatic.
If you’re not catfishing someone for romantic reasons, then it’s going to be hard to sympathize and be compassionate with someone who is doing it for revenge, who’s doing it for fun and games, who’s doing it because they want to be on TV.
I love to make songs out of some of those shadows – you know, some of the things you lie awake thinking about, social anxieties and romantic insecurities and all that stuff.
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
When we are in our dorms, we watch romance movies and dramas. When a romantic scene comes on, we hold on to each other and scream.
I was very influenced by the musicals and romantic comedies of the 1930s. I admired Gene Harlow and such, which probably explains why, since the end of my marriage, I’ve dated nothing but a succession of blondes.
Having an actual income can expand your romantic horizons toward the more appealing end of the spectrum.
There is a romantic, often misguided, misconception among the British that life in France is akin to life in Paradise.
I am such a sap when it comes to love! I believe in love at first sight all the way. But that’s just the way it happened to me with my relationships. I love the idea of two people looking at each other and electricity flying around them; it’s so romantic, and it’s a great feeling.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Yeah, romantic comedies are the hardest movies to make. Maybe one works a year.
I’m a horrible romantic!
The city of Oia is the most magnificently romantic place I’ve ever been.
I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.
It’s good to be able to be a leading lady, to be a romantic lead, to play opposite people who are talented, and charismatic and stuff.
So the lover must struggle for words.
My brother has a tendency to get quite lyrical when he writes music; he gets so romantic, it’s borderline. I make it slightly more aggressive. I make the round corner a bit sharper.
I’ve had fun doing romantic comedies, but I just can’t anymore. There’s nothing fulfilling creatively, there’s nowhere to grow, nothing to learn from it or for yourself. I’d rather just be home with my family or write music until that special project comes my way.
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.
Schumann’s ‘Quintet in E flat for Piano and Strings’ is one of the sublime moments in Romantic music.
I think the older you get, the more lax you get, and the less romantic you are.
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
It more or less has the shape of a love song, but ‘Crescent Moon’ reflects more my longing for an ancient romantic context that includes wild animals, fire, danger of death, stellar navigation, and seasonal intuition.
I love getting to bounce around and explore so much. I love Scandinavia. I love Spain. It’s so mystical and romantic, yet it’s gritty.
You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer’s picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor – no matter what you do, and how you twist it.
There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.
Death was like love, a romantic escape.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Stand-up is like a row boat: it’s fun and romantic when you’re choosing to do it. But if you have no other choice than to be in a row boat it’s not as enjoyable; that’s survival.
I have a great wife and it’s very easy to be romantic because it makes her happy and then my life is so much better when she’s happy.
My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
I think my mother has always understood what a romantic idealist I am, so she’s never had trouble supporting what might be aberrant behavior to others.
When I was younger, many of my romantic escapades were just a means of simply avoiding being by myself. I was afraid of feeling lonely, afraid I wouldn’t know what to say to myself.
I love comedy, but it has to be hysterical and really amusing; I’m not really a big fan of romantic comedies, in fact I can’t stand them. I’m really more of a fan of ‘Team America’ and ‘Dodgeball.’
I won’t have a traditional marriage; I don’t find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself.
Vinyl is the real deal. I’ve always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don’t really own the album. And it’s not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive.
Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.
Any place can be romantic if you’re there with the right person. Being able to travel well with a partner is a great read into whether you can make it as a couple.
The underdog winning is the romantic position.
Something like ‘Without a Paddle’ does really well at the box office and I’m like, ‘Oh, here we go.’ In ‘Without a Paddle’ I’m the romantic lead – great! A comedy and that’s what America wants. Then it did nothing for me and I went into kind-of a work abyss. I just didn’t get another shot.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
I got a gymnastics scholarship to college, fell in love with my true love of my whole life – who I’m married to now – and he was a virgin too. It was very romantic.
I’m a romantic. I like romantic movies.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
Growing up, dating seemed pretty straightforward: If someone was interested in getting to know you on a romantic level, they approached, exchanged info, and proceeded to communicate with you in a consistent fashion between outings of various natures.
I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in sharing everyday life with a partner. It’s fun to get lost in love and romance. It’s the best. But holding on to yourself while doing that is the most important thing.
Basically, I’m a romantic.
There’s something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.
I’ve been really lucky to have had a variety of roles, and I don’t think I’m in danger of being typecast as the romantic lead. I think there’s honour in working as constantly as you can. That isn’t easy. And I’m no matinee idol.
Akshay’s idea of a romantic date is a six-kilometre jog, followed by 500 crunches… together! Eeeeks!
I think that taking night trains or meeting someone on the road is pretty romantic. I’ve done a couple of things like that. I’ve surprised someone in Paris. And hopefully, when you surprise someone, they’re happy to see you.
You know, I’ve always thought that it would be really funny if somebody made a romantic comedy where absolutely everything went well from beginning to end.
My wife was the first romantic partner who understood both American and native parts of me – not so much the positive stuff, but the damage.
Anders Thomas Jensen and I had talked about making a movie which addressed the cancer issue, and we didn’t want to make it heavy-handed. We wanted to do something which had a lot of hope in it. And then for some reason we came up with a romantic comedy.
When you’re in the throes of this romantic love, it’s overwhelming – you’re out of control, you’re irrational, you’re going to the gym at 6 A.M. every day – Why? Because she’s there.
There is the melancholy of Europe. There is the romantic malaise. Feeling sad is almost a form of deepness.
I’m into all that sappy stuff – a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I’m kind of an old romantic.
‘Little Night’ has layers of meaning. There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.
I’ve always really been a romantic at heart, and I have always wanted kids, and I think the idea of sharing your life with the right person is amazing, actually.
You can’t do a machine without knowing something about how it’s going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don’t enjoy doing period clothes.
I am a big fan of the old Howard Hawks films from the 30s and 40s, I was a big Hepburn and Tracey fan for a while and Woody Allen films that are a very different kind of romantic comedy.
I had my first real kiss at Magic Mountain on a park bench. Not the most romantic thing ever.
The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.
I’m a really huge fan of the old romantic comedies from the ’30s and ’40s… Huge fan. I love all that stuff.
Acting can be pretty challenging. I can’t say making a romantic comedy is challenging, but to do anything well, you have to put yourself into it.
I don’t like to hurry. I’m not a conductor of the fast, fiery romantic type. I prefer Bruckner, with the sincerity of his musical language and the huge time spans in which his ideas develop, to Mahler, with his hysteria and self-indulgence.
Before I became a suspense novelist, I wrote romantic suspense as Alicia Scott.
Neutrinos alone, among all the known particles, have ethereal properties that are striking and romantic enough both to have inspired a poem by John Updike and to have sent teams of scientists deep underground for 50 years to build huge science-fiction-like contraptions to unravel their mysteries.
All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
The Romantic poets were the prototype ramblers, and I’ve often found myself following in their footsteps – although perhaps not all of their footsteps since a typical walk for Samuel T. Coleridge might last two days and cover 145km.
I like playing off strong actors, whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch or Dominic Cooper. Also I’m a hopeless romantic, so I’m fascinated by relationships.
I have always been a romantic, one of those people who believes that a woman in pink circus tights contains all the secrets of the universe.
I’ve never felt that I had to take a role in one of those mediocre but hugely budgeted romantic comedies because I want to wear beautiful dresses and have people think I’m pretty and that I get the guy.
Get this, kids – how a man proposes isn’t what makes him romantic. It’s how a man purposes to lay down his life that makes him romantic.
When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.
In a big Bollywood romantic film, taking my shirt off and spreading the hand towards the mountain with dancers behind me are not my cup of tea.
I know this might sound absurd, but since I’ve been famous, I believe I’ve only been on two dates that would be considered a ‘first date.’ It’s not the way I’ve ever really engaged in terms of romantic relationships.
I was the female lead in a romantic comedy. It’s a little indie film that we shot in China called ‘America Town,’ starring Daniel Henney and Bill Paxton. I actually had to speak Chinese in the film. It was funny because I found out I was doing the film and then a week later, I was in Shanghai.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.
Falling in love, romance, matters of the heart – when you fall in love, on some biochemical level you know there is a chance it won’t work out. It’s ingrained in us that if you take such an enormous risk on someone with your heart that it might not pay off. I gamble all my chips and I might actually lose everything.
I have always been very interested in the idea of loneliness and the presumption that romantic relationships are supposed to rid you of that.
I’m sorry, but I can’t make a movie with the blonde from ‘ER’ who is starring in every single bad romantic comedy.
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.
Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
Romantic love is an addiction.
I’ve heard stories about movies that are really maybe difficult and really dramatic and good, but they are being sold as romantic comedies. All it’s going to do is just… that’s hurting the work, because that just makes it impossible for anyone to see it correctly.
I thought being a cowboy would be a terribly romantic thing to do. But it wasn’t. I shoveled a lot of stalls.
I am a pretty emotional person. Any act of kindness or unkindness moves me. When I see a romantic couple sitting by the beach, it moves me. I don’t break down or crack under pressure, but I am just sensitive.
To be honest, it was slavery. Nobody should have any romantic ideas about working underground. It’s very, very dangerous. You always knew you were living in danger. You were on your hands and knees half the day.
The joy and the pain for me is about tightroping between being a cynic and being a romantic – the tug between barely believing in anything and hoping for everything.
I’m all about making my girl feel like she’s the only woman in the world. Whether it’s telling her how special she is or showing her with gifts and romantic dates, I want to make her happy.
It’s so often that I read for the bouncy, sunny girl men fall in love with who will solve all the romantic problems in the narrative. I don’t choose to work that way.
Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr.
I don’t know if I’d want to be a Secret Service agent. In the movies, it’s exciting and romantic and all that. Really, most of their job is standing in a hallway for 12 hours making sure somebody doesn’t come through a doorway off of a stairwell.
I’m a romantic singer. That’s my nook, my motif.
For the longest time, I didn’t even want to admit I was serious about music. Before the Shins, I would tell myself, ‘Oh, I’m going to figure something out someday.’ I had this romantic vision of being this old dude maybe making guitars or something.
I think if you’re going to be committed to doing anything, you really have to care about it, and I suppose that is a romantic idea.
No highbrow literary type would ever say ‘Moby Dick’ is good but it’s just about a whale, or a Jane Austen would be important if she wasn’t just writing about romantic relationships.
I’ve played such serious characters that no one sees me the way I actually am, which is completely cheesy and goofy, so it would be fun to do a romantic comedy and just have a good laugh.
Christmas is a time of year that’s so romantic.
I’ve been in silly movies and romantic movies and historic movies.
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.
Finding love is a fixation now, and that’s because although romantic love can sometimes cause a lot of suffering, it can also give people peaks of happiness that come very close to our ideal of ‘the happy state.’
With female-oriented movies, unless it’s something like ‘Bridesmaids’ or a romantic comedy, you’ve got to really worry about your opening weekend. And I’m always telling stories about women, not younger women, and it’s just a much tougher audience to get to the movie theater.
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.
You can tell a lot about a man from his hands. If they don’t have any scars or calluses on them, you might as well assume they cry at romantic comedy films, too.
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.
I wouldn’t treat a romantic scene any differently than any other scene. I would really say the biggest preparation was chewing gum and breath mints! For a kissing scene, it’s all about the breath mints!
I don’t know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad.
Valentine’s Day itself, like most holidays in the modern era, has been heavily influenced by commercialism that focuses on the appeal of romantic fantasies.
I’d always been quite wary of doing a romantic comedy. They all seem the same to me.
‘Romeo And Juliet’ is the classic love story. When two lovers are separated and trying to get back to one another, that’s fiercely romantic and something you become glued to.
I’ve always considered myself a fairly romantic person. I believe in love and falling in love at a young age.
In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity.
I’ve always maintained that men were more romantic than women.
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
I think Bach is equally a romantic composer because he laid the seeds harmonically for people like Chopin and the great Romantics, Brahms, so it’s difficult to you know all this like labelling and putting – I think Bach is attractive to musicians because he supersedes the labels.
Being a black woman, there’s so many different sides of us. We are funny, silly, romantic, professional, smart, and we have good jobs.
Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix… I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden.
For me, playing music while I write is important. Several of the romantic scenes in ‘Paris’ were written with Debussy’s ‘String Quartet,’ his ‘L’Apres-midi d’une Faune,’ or Canteloube’s ‘Songs of the Auvergne’ playing in the background.
You’re always close and you never get that big romantic lead.
Girls have a tendency to take responsibility for romantic misinterpretations, when often it’s men whose perfectly honed emotional inscrutability makes life more complicated than it should be.
I am a romantic, I admit it.
In the end, punk inevitably burned itself out and acted as a bridge across which the New Romantics could sashay in their chiffon and glossy hair.
I’ve never gotten to do romantic comedy like most of the girls. Maybe because I’m fit, people assume that I’m not funny?
I think there are certain tenets set in place for all different types on genres. For thrillers, women usually die first. I can’t say exactly why, and it’s kind of a bummer… But I also can’t explain why the wallflower girl in the romantic comedy always gets the guy in the end. That’s just the way those movies go.
My parents met in the theatre, and I thought that was so romantic. My dad was a scenic designer and my mom was a dancer, and that’s how they met; they met in the theatre.
‘Love Letter’ reminds me of ‘Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Happy People.’ It’s a little bit of both of those, yeah. I just wanted it to be classy, man. And romantic. And maybe 10 percent sexy.
I love romantic comedies, or romantic dramas – basically anything with love in it.
I admit I do have some drawbacks and limitations as a candidate. Although I am a professional comedian, some of my critics maintain that this is not enough. I cannot deny that I stand before you untested and inexperienced – I only spent two years in television, never as a romantic lead or a song and dance man.
I love the concept of the romance that exists when people are broken. Like, the promise of a romance when you’re at the bottom. I think that’s infinitely compelling and romantic.
For food to be romantic, it should be light. Too many times people plan a romantic meal, and the food is too heavy.
You won’t find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don’t speak to me. People don’t come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I’m this dark, twisted, miserable person.
I love Indian, Italian and Mexican food. And if it’s a romantic type of thing, I like a good French restaurant.
When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
I am a hopeless romantic, and so is my wife.
I’m not really a believer in romantic, happily-ever-after love stories.
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
When I was younger, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I told a lot of lies in school. I told my friends once that I was playing John Travolta’s daughter in a movie. I also told people that I had this romantic affair with Jonathan Taylor Thomas over a summer.
Dub has been a big influence in terms of production. It’s inspired so many people and so much music – in terms of music where mixing desk was the instrument. Central to that is the echo chamber, and I think there’s a little bit of a romantic thing there.
I don’t understand why every guy is not a romantic. I enjoy it.
I love romantic comedies.
I’m not about to talk about what’s romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once, then that’s an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself.
I think, anytime there is a strong intellectual connection and people have shared interest, where they enjoy bantering with each other, there is always potential for a romantic spark. That is inherent.
After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn’t see much way around it.
I think in general, romantic comedies tend to take one person’s point of view, but every once in a while you get something that is balanced for two people.
There are so many people I know who could be the greatest film-maker but who will never get the chance to make a movie; it’s all about what somebody is going to make back. There are not a lot of romantic ideas about making movies anymore.
The violent quarrel between the abstractionists and the surrealists seems to me quite unnecessary. All good art has contained both abstract and surrealist elements, just as it has contained both classical and romantic elements – order and surprise, intellect and imagination, conscious and unconscious.
I’ve done five films directed by women. I did like it. They had qualities, particularly in the romantic tenderness of scenes. I felt sometimes they were a little bit soft, but maybe they were clever to get the guys working the way they wanted them to.
I’ve always been sort of addicted to genre-jumping. I’ve never been in the mood to do the same thing I did last time. Hence, me going from ‘Big Love’ to romantic comedy, to period film… I can’t sit still.
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
I wouldn’t feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy – I’d be bored to death.
I love my wife dearly, and, therefore, I’ve never cooked a meal, romantic or otherwise, for her.
Of the big horror movies of the ’70s, you have ‘The Omen,’ ‘The Sentinel,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ – these are all romantic fatalist movies where there’s a sort of glimmer of hope… but darkness wins.
I’m sick of playing romantic leads.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
I’d like to be the romantic lead one day, but I’ve got to grow my hair first.
Although some people think I am a romantic novelist I have always thought of myself as a rather gritty radical historian.
Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death… but he’s not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.
I happen to know there is nothing sexy or romantic about love scenes. They are just awful to do.
I am a romantic fool, no doubt about that.
I don’t like the way recording to digital sounds. Most of the time, when I’m recording to two-inch tape, I still have a romantic vision of how songs sounded coming out of the radio when I was younger, and how they sounded coming out of my little four-track cassette player.
I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t.
I think we’ve always been fascinated with the idea of the romantic outlaw. John Gotti could be in one instance a charismatic, kind and loving family man, and in another, deadly to his enemies. The opportunity to tell the true story of Gotti with John Travolta is a director’s dream.
You only need to look at Jane Austen to see how crossed wires can become a defining aspect of romantic life. Then again, if the course of true love ran more smoothly, it would have a terribly detrimental effect on our cache of love stories.
An early editor characterized my books as ‘romantic comedy for intelligent adults.’ I think people see them as funny but kind. I don’t set out to write either funny or kind, but it’s a voice they like, quirky like me… And you know, people like happy endings.
I wanted to show everyone that I can be… romantic one day. I can be sexy the other day. I can be crazy. I can be serious. I can be boss. I can be feminist, and I still don’t lose my way to be, you know?
I don’t think I’ll ever escape the fact that I don’t belong anywhere in particular. I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality.
‘Perfect Sense’ is a film about love and catastrophe, which I hope is a powerfully romantic and emotional take on the apocalyptic sub-genre. Its aim is to be a minimalist concept movie – where seismic events occur in simple ways that ask the audience to use their imagination.
The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
‘Terrible’ is not a word I would use in shooting romantic scenes with Scott Speedman.
I don’t find these technical things like flowers and chocolates romantic at all. I think Valentine’s Day makes no sense.
I think of making a movie in such a romantic way.
I’m the old-school, letter-writing romantic. I know it’s out of style, and not a lot of women go for that these days, but that’s what I go for.
I am a better person when I let myself have the time for romance and for love.
I love being one half of a romantic couple.
I got into an argument with someone because I said I think 2Pac will be regarded as a great poet. They said he was just a punk gangster. People said the same thing about Francois Villon, and he’s now considered the best French Romantic poet of all time.
I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
I’ve always been attracted to romantic secondhand clothes. But my style developed as I started going to these strange raves where everybody had these very definitive costumes.
Like almost everything else from the West, the Romantic Revolution arrived late in Russia.
You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.
I like doing something romantic with a girl on Valentine’s Day, like making her dinner and keeping it simple. The more quality time, the better.
Everything is just so much more romantic and real when it’s yours and it’s private.
There are so many romantic comedies made, but very few dramas or love stories. And with a love story, you have to take time to develop three-dimensional characters.
I have such a rich fantasy life, I can’t help it. I do make up a lot of romantic stories in my head.
When I was in Canada I shot a romantic comedy that I’m looking forward to having people see, it’s called ‘The Weekend.’
I like to swim a lot, while Stjepan likes to take long walks with girls. He’s the very romantic type. Yes, musicians are romantic.
A romantic is someone who believes that something is valuable even if it doesn’t last. And a non-romantic is someone who says that if something doesn’t endure, or can’t be logically proved and pinned down, it’s worthless.
I love to have my hair down; I love to have my hair full… there’s something romantic about it.
The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I’d done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn’t read it.
I think the institute of marriage is a noble thing. The idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.
In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic.
Any romantic feelings for a 12-year-old are like entering into a fantasy world.
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.
In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
I am a very romantic person, and I love ‘love’ – however cheesy that sounds!
The office is a romantic enabler because you’re always around the person you have a crush on. There’s no escape from, and maybe no desire to escape from, those pressure-cooker conditions. And there’s an automatic series of things you have to talk about all the time.
I’m a huge romantic but I’ve been unlucky in love. My mum and dad have been together since my mum was 18 and the problem with that is that me and my sister are always looking for my dad. And he doesn’t exist because, well, Dad’s Dad!
There are a lot of love stories in ‘Maggie’s Plan,’ but the deepest, truly romantic one is between Maggie and her daughter.
Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.
I’m opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It’s funny – my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I’m really trying hard to spend this time working on myself.
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Dinner is a great first date. Don’t believe that stuff about girls not wanting to eat on a first date – sharing a romantic meal is so sexy.
A man’s ability to haggle is never a turn-on. The only thing less romantic than how much you paid is how much you saved. The last thing we want to hear is how you talked the jeweler down on our new earrings.
I personally don’t like to go see romantic comedies. But people do want to see them, and they seem to want to see me in them.
People assume that I came back to Washington because of the ‘Post’, but the truth is less romantic. I came back for a job.