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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. Jennifer Love Hewitt
I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It's something that's increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before. Julia Roberts
I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance. Gloria Swanson
For me, it's sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It's about who owns what, who gets what? So what's the point? Andie MacDowell
I am a better person when I let myself have the time for romance and for love. Diane Kruger
I grew up in southeastern Oklahoma on a working cattle ranch, and it was always very romantic to me: The West, the cowboy, the Western way of life. Reba McEntire
Having an actual income can expand your romantic horizons toward the more appealing end of the spectrum. Al Franken
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. Andre Holland
So I'm still in my romantic stage with London, I love it as a place. Christian Cooke
I read what I like to write: romantic suspense. I also love thrillers and novels of suspense, but I can't handle extreme violence and torture. Jayne Ann Krentz
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. Laura Marling
If you look at romantic comedies as pieces of commerce, the audience is looking for wish fulfillment. Tom Hanks
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. Barbara Ehrenreich
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. Madhur Bhandarkar
It's easier to write from my own life, and it's also more fun. I always write about relationships, for instance, whether they're romantic relationships, friendships, encounters... there's always a lesson to be learned from them. Jason Mraz
There's nothing more romantic after not seeing your husband for four months than to have our first night back together, on a Broadway stage, with 12 million people watching. Deborra-Lee Furness
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. Pierce Brosnan
It's so interesting that the romantic side of my life comes from my father, who I really didn't even know that well. Sophie B. Hawkins
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person. Margaret Anderson
Romance can end, but I don't think art really ends, as romantic as that might sound. Stew
After Fergie and Prince Andrew honeymooned at Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Bobby, my late husband, and I were first to stay in their suite. We enjoyed the benefits - all the spoils and the special luxuries. We practically had our own private beach, and it was most romantic. Cilla Black
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. Caterina Scorsone
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time. Henry Rollins
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!' Alison Sweeney
I don't know if it's possible to live the rock 'n roll lifestyle and still be romantic. Adam Levine
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. Stevie Nicks
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? Jessica Biel
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. Roxane Gay
In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity. Anne Boyd
Boys have said in the past that I live my life like a movie. I love all things romantic, like kissing in the rain. Mollie King
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. Michael Patrick King
I don't want to, in any way, characterize a race or a people or get accused of racial profiling, but the Irish, as lyrical and romantic as they can be in their poetry, they can be every bit as repressed in their personal relations. Stephen Lang
My books are love stories at core, really. But I am interested in manifestations of love beyond the traditional romantic notion. In fact, I seem not particularly inclined to write romantic love as a narrative motive or as an easy source of happiness for my characters. Khaled Hosseini
'Terrible' is not a word I would use in shooting romantic scenes with Scott Speedman. Jessy Schram
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment. James Joyce
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. Courtney Barnett
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. Amanda Peet
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. Max Eastman
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. Meghan Markle
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. Tony Benn
When I got married, the Sun ran the headline: 'Here comes the bride, all fat and wide.' Luckily, it was a few days after the wedding - but it was still hideous to read at a great romantic moment. Jo Brand
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. Jerry Leiber
Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like. Joan Armatrading
People love to be listened to and represented, and they love it when they feel like you have some of the same problems that they do. Everybody deals with things like romantic difficulties in relationships and death and cancer and abuse. Jason Isbell
I think the only thing that I really haven't done much in, and I haven't felt too attracted to, is romantic comedies. Marco Beltrami
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. Frank Black
Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful. Drew Barrymore
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. James Mercer
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. Jim Sturgess
I'm a complete romantic - it's why I always get married. Someone should really stop me. Pamela Anderson
Normally, things are viewed in these little segmented boxes. There's classical, and then there's jazz; romantic, and then there's baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to find the thread that connects one type of music - one type of musician - to another, and to follow that thread in some kind of natural, evolutionary way. Jerry Lee Lewis
With 'Attachments,' my goal was to write a really good romantic comedy. I wanted the reader to be smiling throughout. Rainbow Rowell
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. Callie Khouri
I like doing comedy, I like doing drama. Naturally I like to do, I like doing dramas, I like conflict, and when I do a comedy, you know, I've found that, like, romantic comedy is the trickiest one, because often it's neither: it's not romantic and it's not funny. So, like, I like a comedy that's biting. It's biting humor or really quirky humor. Matt Dillon
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. Jennifer Coolidge
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. Serinda Swan
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'. Paul O'Grady
I think that there is always a part of utopia in any romantic relationship. Pedro Almodovar
Kiss me and you will see how important I am. Sylvia Plath
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. Dorothy Hamill
Ever since the romantic comedy-drama 'She's Gotta Have It' antagonized black women and black men in 1986, Spike Lee's films have enjoyed the outrage of various groups. Lee Siegel
When I was a child, the temptation to sin was always a romantic option. This romantic option led me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome. Harmony Korine
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. Nancy Meyers
True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach
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. David Nicholls
If it was a great script and a great character, I would love to do a romantic comedy. Andy Serkis
I would love to do some crazy action or even a real romantic comedy. I think that would be really exciting. Jillian Murray
There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. Gioconda Belli
When you see a bad romantic comedy, you see the script, the director, and the actors trying to create this warmth and this pathos and this feeling that you care about them. That cannot be manufactured - it's either there or it isn't. Jeff Garlin
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. Rachel Kushner
I would say 80% of the scripts I get are dramas and not comedies or romantic comedies, which is funny because that's what I do every week. Eva Longoria
If I can be my crazy, wild self in front of a person, and he still likes me, that's romantic. Preity Zinta
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life. Bette Davis
I'm not a romantic lead. I have sticking-out ears and a little troll nose. Russell Tovey
I really love the idea of the poetically mad - the character that is imbued with the romantic madness. Like River from 'Firefly' or Drusilla from 'Buffy.' Someone dangerously unhinged, where you're really not sure they're going to be reliable minute-to-minute. Holly Black
I feel like I've done a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies. Kate Beckinsale
I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama. Pia Zadora
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. Stephen Moyer
My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet. Salma Hayek
I don't know what I'd do if I was making a romantic comedy; I wouldn't feel like I was earning my $100 a day. Danielle Harris
I grew up in wide-open spaces, but they didn't have the romantic history of the West. Robert Taylor
If we perform the romantic repertoire we need more musicians. Neville Marriner
Romantic comedies are usually about when love works. Zooey Deschanel
I'm pretty romantic. Douglas Booth
My notion of the KGB came from romantic spy stories. I was a pure and utterly successful product of Soviet patriotic education. Vladimir Putin
The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success. Bela Lugosi
The state of being in love is so inherently preposterous. It usually lends itself to romantic comedy. I think we've all been there. James Gray
Love alone could waken love. Pearl S. Buck
I'm really a romantic at heart. Christopher Atkins
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. Sunny Deol
I'm always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity. Chuck Palahniuk
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. Katie Aselton
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. Charles Kuralt
My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic. Christina Ricci
There is always something I gain from watching a movie, whether it's a silly romantic comedy or an art film. Gia Coppola
I am not an adolescent, nor a romantic. I analyze objectively. Dilma Rousseff
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. Christopher Marlowe
You feel very romantic when you're in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while. Carolina Herrera
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. Alexandra Cassavetes
I'm a romantic. The impressionists have always been my favorites. I like prettiness - beauty, or what I perceive as beauty. Paul Horn
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. Lara Pulver
I can't wait for everyone to read 'Don't Look Back.' It's something very different for me, my first romantic suspense novel, so I'm very excited to be sharing the book, finally. Jennifer Armentrout
I'm the first one who sees every romantic comedy in theaters. Elizabeth Olsen
I love being manipulated by what I see. I love weepies and romantic comedies where you're reaching for the Kleenex at the right moment. Nick Cave
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. Jamie Oliver
America to me is so varied and exciting. I always feel nostalgia for the place I'm not in, and then I get there and find myself in a traffic jam going into the Lincoln Tunnel, and I think, 'God, why was I romanticizing this part of the country?' I think it has to do with the romantic, unrealistic temperament. Ian Frazier
There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important. John Boorman
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. Halle Berry
I'm sick of playing romantic leads. John Corbett
To be a lone filmmaker thousands of miles from home with nobody believing in me, that seems romantic. Doug Liman
I had a lot of romantic notions about what it would mean to cross Asia by foot. Rory Stewart
There are several authors who are also lawyers - and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. There are other attorneys who write romantic fiction, and I know of at least one who writes young adult books. Candace Camp
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. Pat Paulsen
Vampires have become tragic or romantic figures. Vampire are largely seduction tales. They're no longer the scary creature in the dark. Stephen Graham Jones
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. Shane Carruth
I don't feel like a romantic lead; I guess I feel more like a character actor. Matthew Macfadyen
People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences. Richard Thompson
I'm not the most romantic guy, although I do try. Seth Rogen
Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. Marc Jacobs
For food to be romantic, it should be light. Too many times people plan a romantic meal, and the food is too heavy. Jose Andres Puerta
I like to think of myself as a romantic person! Luke Bracey
Whether labeled as such or not, I think every book I've ever written has been, more or less, a romantic suspense. I have always put tremendous effort into making each book a page turner: The harder it is for the reader to put it down, the better I've done my job. Maggie Shayne
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. Bill Pullman
The whole romantic part of my life was a wipeout. I didn't even own a belt. Paul Lynde
My first wife was a brunette, and Barbi Benton, my major romantic relationship of the early 1970s, was a brunette. But since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonds. Hugh Hefner
We watch a romantic comedy because we want to cry, say, or an action movie so we can participate in heroics. Horror's different. It can hit you with a moment of revulsion so hard you might want to erase the last five minutes of your life, please. Stephen Graham Jones
I think people get a sense of possibility when they're on a plane, even romantic possibility, wondering if the perfect person is going to sit down next to them or something. Walter Kirn
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.' Sami Gayle
I watch 'The Notebook.' I love romantic movies. I love romantic comedies. Romeo Miller
New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South. Josh Lucas
It's a bit of a cliche, but I think girls like to get flowers. I think books are quite romantic, too. If you can find an interesting book, that brings something out in your partner that can be very romantic. Douglas Booth
OK, I love 'The King and I.' I'm a huge Yul Brynner fan. I love the scene where they danced after the big banquet; that's one of my favorite scenes in a movie of all time. It's romantic and sweet and wonderful. Tina Majorino
People say the 'Lost Generation' in a romantic sense, but I think it was tragic. They were really lost. Corey Stoll
Romantic ideas about the heart fly in the face of known fact, but that doesn't matter and never has. People many thousands of years ago knew that the heart is basically a blood pump, but that didn't keep them from also believing it was the seat of romantic love (and all other strong emotion). George Fetherling
I'm a romantic, and we romantics are more sensitive to the way people feel. We love more, and we hurt more. When we're hurt, we hurt for a long time. Freddy Fender
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature. Cyril Connolly
I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore. Robert Smith
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. Cherie Lunghi
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise. William Makepeace Thackeray
Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock do romantic comedies. I do dark dramas. I do these movies well. Jodie Foster
I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy. Linda Fiorentino
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. John Cusack
My most romantic job: I was a manager at Baskin-Robbins. Eric McCormack
The romantic idealism of my youth has been replaced with realism and hard work at what I love. Monique Roffey
I hope that I would be considered romantic. I don't know... one of my favorite movies is 'The Notebook' so I guess that would be considered romantic. But I think being romantic is more than the flowers and the gifts. It's about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her. Taylor Lautner
The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love. Douglas Horton
I do feel like guys feel pressure to be funny with me, which is kind of annoying. It's a turn-off if someone's trying hard to be funny because it feels like they're auditioning for a comedy job or something. It doesn't feel romantic to me. I get so much comedy from my life that, from a guy, I'm more looking for something sweet or romantic. Chelsea Peretti
With action movies, that's just fun stuff for me. That's me being a kid again. Same with 'The Best of Me' and these romantic dramas. It's such a freedom from reality and social constructions. You get to just have fun and play and be in a movie. Luke Bracey
I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been. Portia de Rossi
As an actor, I've grown considerably. It's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience. I've really opened up a lot. Sanjay Dutt
I think the older you get, the more lax you get, and the less romantic you are. Tom Cullen
I'm now more about romantic beauty. The dominatrix thing is over. You never look as good in person as you do in 'Maxim,' but it's fun. It's all like a fantasy. Julianna Guill
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. Irving Babbitt
Romantic poetry had its heyday when people like Lord Byron were kicking it large. But you try and make a living as a poet today, and you'll find it's very different! Alan Moore
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. Samuel Butler
I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. Morgan Freeman
You're always close and you never get that big romantic lead. Patricia Clarkson
I like romantic comedy as a genre, but I think it can get stuck in its ways. Zooey Deschanel
And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Norman Jewison
I don't want to be typecast as a heroine who does a certain kind of cinema, which is why I experiment with the types of films that I do. But yes, I won't deny that romantic love stories or romantic comedies are what I enjoy doing the most, because as an audience those are the kind of films that I like watching. Deepika Padukone
I'm very romantic. Enrique Iglesias
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance. Stephen King
I'm not married, nor do I want to be. I'm the loving kind but not the marrying kind, though I am romantic. Aunjanue Ellis
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. P. C. Cast
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. Rebecca Romijn
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. Alice Eve
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. Noel Gallagher
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. Meghan Markle
I'm a very loyal boyfriend. I'm a bit of a joker... I can be romantic, but not too sickly. Louis Tomlinson
That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing. Catherine Deneuve
I love you more than my own skin. Frida Kahlo
Being a black woman, there's so many different sides of us. We are funny, silly, romantic, professional, smart, and we have good jobs. Lauren London
The underdog winning is the romantic position. Malcolm Gladwell
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. Bobby Vinton
I am a romantic, I admit it. Keith Jarrett
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. Shane Carruth
I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming. Kristen Stewart
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. Aberjhani
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art. Walter Hagen
I would love to get into feature films; I'm willing to do an action flick, I'm willing to do a romantic comedy. Kelli Berglund
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.' Orhan Pamuk
The most romantic thing I ever did to my woman? I painted her toenails! Tracy Morgan
I would love to do a good gritty drama, a romantic role. I tend to play bad guys for some reason. Will Rothhaar
So the lover must struggle for words. T. S. Eliot
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. Mariella Frostrup
My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you. Wild Bill Hickok
I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye - high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins. Bayard Taylor
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. Ginnifer Goodwin
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. Mariella Frostrup
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. Roxane Gay
What I really want is to play the romantic lead and get the girl. Peter Dinklage
I don't need to control anything. Even with romantic partnerships, I don't need to control anyone. Cass McCombs
I'm a sucker for 'When Harry Met Sally' and all that romantic stuff. Jason Fuchs
I'm getting a lot of uninteresting romantic lead guys that look good and fall in love sort of garbage. Bobby Cannavale
Whenever I'm doing anything romantic with an actor, or if there's a director around, I never want anybody's wife to feel threatened by me. Julianne Moore
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. James McAvoy
Usually, in romantic comedies, you end up sacrificing a great deal of the complexity - you know, just two attractive people and a good soundtrack. Timothy Olyphant
My interest in acting came from seeing Broadway shows on summer trips to New York as a child. It was the original production of 'A Chorus Line' in an easy tie with the first 10 -15 minutes of Dustin Hoffman in 'Tootsie' that hooked me on the romantic idea that the impossible, difficult life of a struggling actor was for me. John Lloyd Young
I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters. Conrad Hall
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star. Sinclair Lewis
I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right. Halle Berry
Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece. Yeardley Smith
The problem with romantic comedies is you know the ending by the poster. So they're not movies you can keep doing over and over again expect satisfaction somehow. Ryan Reynolds
Romantic fiction, in the broader sense, can be any novel that has a love story somewhere in it. It can be a mystery or a historical novel, as long as it has this very strong romantic thread running through it. Susanna Kearsley
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice. James Weldon Johnson
I'm not the girl that sits at home on a Saturday night plaiting her girlfriend's hair, drinking tea and watching romantic comedies. Ricki-Lee Coulter
Latin men are the most passionate men in the world - they may not be the most aggressive, but they are very passionate, very romantic. Brooke Burke
I don't make romantic films. I make films about human relationships. Yash Chopra
I'm very romantic, I'm extremely romantic. I date my wife. Alice Cooper
I'm not really interested in doing a traditional romantic comedy where everything ties up neatly. Leslie Mann
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. Elizabeth Meriwether
I like romantic dates - going on a long walk in Central Park and then taking the subway downtown and going out to eat and ordering oysters. After that, you walk around again and talk. Ansel Elgort
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. Anita Brookner
What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts. Italo Calvino
Women love romance, but they're not as romantic as men. George Hamilton
'Bonnie and Clyde,' while one of the best movies ever made, was far more interested in portraying Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as romantic anti-establishment Robin Hoods than what they really were: white-trash spree killers. Bryan Burrough
Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic. Johnny Depp
I think Bond the character is distinct: He's British, he has a certain code that he lives by, he's incorruptible... he's a classical hero, but he's also fallible. He has inner demons, inner conflicts, and he's a romantic. Barbara Broccoli
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. Georgina Chapman
I'm a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. Jennifer Lopez
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. Nicholas Haslam
'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. R. Kelly
I'm a big old romantic. Colin Farrell
I'm a big movie fan, and I want to make movies in every genre. I want to make my romantic comedy one day. James Wan
I'm a romantic realist. I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst. Telly Savalas
I'm very much a romantic. I'm highly attuned to an older sensibility, which I believe is alive and well. We're not that far ahead of the Romantic Age in society. Rufus Wainwright
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. Nicholas Sparks
I'm turned off by the groupie thing. I'm a romantic; I like finding the right woman, and if it works, it works. Joe Perry
I guess I'm a bit of a romantic. Felicity Jones
I've always considered myself a fairly romantic person. I believe in love and falling in love at a young age. Mandy Moore
I'm still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive. Brit Marling
I've been in silly movies and romantic movies and historic movies. Kevin Bacon
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. Chevy Chase
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. Conor Oberst
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.' Rachel Hurd-Wood
'Not Another Happy Ending' is a romantic comedy starring Karen Gillan and Stanley Weber. It is about these two characters and their relationships. Henry Ian Cusick
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. Sterling Knight
I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love. William Blake
Christmas is a time of year that's so romantic. Katharine McPhee
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. Jane Austen
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. R. Kelly
The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side. Don Johnson
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. Melanie Fiona
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?' Gillian Jacobs
I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden. Sidney Poitier
I think of OkCupid as an online bar; a place where singles can go, have fun with each other and in the process hopefully meet new people, some of whom might turn into a romantic relationship. Sam Yagan
I'm a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind. Leelee Sobieski
I've always maintained that men were more romantic than women. Helen Fisher
Mind you, Roman Holiday - which is kind of a romantic comedy - is one of my favorite films, and I think Audrey Hepburn is absolutely phenomenal in that movie. Ellen Page
I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man. Gene Tierney
I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It's just a genre that's very human. Lena Dunham
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. Charles Kingsley
I once took the key off my girlfriend's key ring so that I could surprise her when she got home. So I did this whole romantic setup in our bedroom with flowers and rose petals. She was so mad when she got home, but then when she walked in, she was so surprised. Trey Songz
Usually comedy is only available to us ladies in the romantic comedy. That's why I hate romantic comedies. Sandra Bullock
I definitely fell in love with 'Dracula' when I was 13. I found it so fascinating and so dark and romantic. Sara Canning
I want to do all kinds of things. I want to do some comedy. I'd love to do a romantic comedy, and I'd love to do some period pieces with classical text. I'd love somebody to cast me as Macbeth, but for a film. I just want to be all over the place. Kevin Alejandro
I'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go: If things are going well, I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things, plan fun nights out. Jennifer Love Hewitt
It's very difficult, I think, especially on two cellphones, to have a romantic conversation. Rainbow Rowell
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. Lawrence M. Krauss
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. Frank Black
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that. Julie Delpy
I don't think Hollywood knows what to do with me. I would imagine that when it comes to romantic comedies, my name would be pretty low down on the list. Gary Oldman
Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr. Bill Griffith
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. Henry Rollins
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. Gwyneth Paltrow
In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero. Chow Yun-Fat
A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts. Charles Dance
There's something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better. Amy Poehler
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. Kate Beckinsale
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. Jean Reno
I'm really not a TV junkie... OK, I kind of am a TV junkie, but I'm much more of a movie junkie - my junk food is romantic comedies I've seen a million times. Alison Brie
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. Sophie Hannah
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. Sarah Gadon
If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard. John Dos Passos
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. Meaghan Rath
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. Susanne Bier
Death was like love, a romantic escape. Brigitte Bardot
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. Luka Sulic
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. John Keats
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. Josephine de La Baume
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe
I'm a romantic guy. Fred Durst
With the first commandment, Mohammed tried to imprison common sense. And with the second commandment, the beautiful, romantic side of mankind was enslaved. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I'm a street photographer, but I'm interested in any ironic, whimsical images, and there's something very romantic about a circus. Mary Ellen Mark
My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man. Alanis Morissette
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. Sherman Alexie
I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama. Ang Lee
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. Thora Birch
Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn't be able to write about. Alan Bennett
When you say that you write romantic fiction, there are a lot of people who have an image in their mind of the 'bodice ripper.' It's the one term that most romantic fiction writers absolutely hate because it has no bearing on what people are writing. Susanna Kearsley
I'm a bit of a romantic. In theory! Olga Kurylenko
I've flown across America, I've scaled fences, I've stood under windows and gone out of my way hundreds of times. I'm a hopeless romantic. There's no hope for me. Joel Madden
Although some people think I am a romantic novelist I have always thought of myself as a rather gritty radical historian. Philippa Gregory
My favorite genre of movies growing up was the romantic comedy. Jennifer Finnigan
I'm no romantic, surfing, California boy. I like reading, writing, philosophizing. Scheming. I've been doing some exploration of the inner space. Henry Hopper
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. David Coverdale
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. D. H. Lawrence
When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you. Morris Chestnut
For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that's longer than most marriages. David Fincher
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. Samuel Daniel
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. Laura Vandervoort
The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat', while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat. Joe DiMaggio
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. Eliza Coupe
I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal. Gloria Steinem
Any romantic feelings for a 12-year-old are like entering into a fantasy world. Wes Anderson
Right away I think of two books - 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Rebecca' - and of just sinking into them as a young reader. I think they must have appealed not just to my romantic adolescent soul, but I suppose there's also an appealing darkness in both of them. Alice McDermott
I'm not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing 'All the Way,' I was really thinking about my wife. People don't know my personal experience, but they can tell it's an honest interpretation. Harry Connick, Jr.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder. Andre Maurois
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. Robert Herrick
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. Nancy Meyers
When I was younger - it might be a romantic idea - I always thought I might go crazy. Diane Kruger
I'm a romantic, and I like guys to bring flowers and buy some gifts - not expensive things, just romantic things. Bai Ling
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. Sharon Lawrence
A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him. Arthur Symons
When I was 18, I thought that, to be a romantic, you couldn't live past 30. David Bowie
I find it incredibly romantic that people should fight for a cause they believe in and be prepared to die for it. James D'arcy
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. Mariella Frostrup
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. Dhanush
Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant. Aaron Eckhart
A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight. Edward VIII
When you're playing a romantic version of a real person, you're playing a version of the truth. Andrea Riseborough
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man. John Kenneth Galbraith
'Natural Born Killers' is really a misunderstood romantic comedy. Woody Harrelson
Couples without kids have each other, their friends, families, and Siri to talk to. It's not like they're quarantining themselves in an underground bunker, never to take a romantic stroll on the beach or attend a Morrissey concert ever again. They're just using birth control. Jen Kirkman
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. William Cartwright
I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York. Vera Farmiga
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. Jane Campion
With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite. Bill Pullman
I don't want to do romantic roles where I have to lip sync to a song. A role that explores romance on a new level would suit me. Irrfan Khan
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. John McGahern
I am very romantic. Given a choice, I'd do only romantic films! Sonam Kapoor
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. Mindy Kaling
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.' Francois Lelord
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. James Van Der Beek
In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists. Havelock Ellis
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. Larenz Tate
Romantic love allows you to focus mating energy. Attachment sustains that relationship as long as necessary to raise your baby. Helen Fisher
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. John Keats
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. Matt Berninger
Beauty is the lover's gift. William Congreve
I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling. Charles Kuralt
My goal on my bucket list is to write a romantic comedy movie. Lynda Barry
I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy. Norman Jewison
I think to love somebody every day for a long period of time is the most romantic thing you can do. Nick Zano
'Bombay Velvet' is my most romantic film, it's my 'Titanic' or 'Gone With The Wind.' Ranbir Kapoor
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. Mary Archer
Maybe I'm naively romantic, but I do believe that spice and excitement doesn't stop once a couple gets together. Stana Katic
We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy. Jill Bennett
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. Hugh Grant
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth. Hesiod
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. Rachel Joyce
I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors... It's incredibly romantic. Brooke Burke
If you want to talk about a subject that is important to women, romantic fiction is the place to talk about it because that's where your audience is. Charlotte Lamb
Since so many romantic comedies vary little in their storyline, the success or failure of such movies depends largely on whether we believe in the relationship of the protagonists. Mariella Frostrup
I think everyone dreams of that nice romantic wedding. Lance Bass
I don't know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad. Natalie Portman
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. Esha Gupta
I love to have my hair down; I love to have my hair full... there's something romantic about it. Blake Lively
I don't have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress... ? No. It's not something for me. Diane Kruger
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. Sarah McLachlan
I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy. Carter Burwell
I am a hopeless romantic. Jessica Brown Findlay
A lot of romantic comedies are just light romantic dramas, or the comedy comes off second-best. Graeme Simsion
I think I usually play the woman that, after the person tries to go for some extraordinary feat of romantic accomplishment, they happily wind up with me. Jessica Hecht
I'm a romantic; you have to be to marry four times. Jay McInerney
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. Gus Van Sant
If I can do a romantic comedy with women, that's Everest to me. Joe Carnahan
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields. Christopher Marlowe
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. Rainbow Rowell
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. Helen Fisher
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. Harold Prince
Think back to yourself at age 18. I know I was mighty different than the Patti I am today. As we grow up, we grow out of our haircuts, our apartments and - often times - our romantic decisions. Patti Stanger
Any kind of novelty or excitement drives up dopamine in the brain, and dopamine is associated with romantic love. Helen Fisher
Despite not looking like a matinee idol, I feel like I have a lot to give. I've never had any trouble with women. People are always surprised with the romantic aspect of my movies. John C. Reilly
My vanity is I'm terribly romantic! But being married is lovely. Matthew Macfadyen
It gives me immense pleasure to be trustworthy, faithful, and true - to have the kind of romantic bond that inspires this. Kate Christensen
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. Nimrat Kaur
It's harder and harder to make a well-done romantic comedy these days because the conventions have been so played out. Dana Fox
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. Jacqueline Bisset
I was never a juvenile lead or a romantic hero, and I didn't come into my own as an actor until I was 40. Roger Lloyd-Pack
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. John McLaughlin
Movies are romantic fantasies. Ira Sachs
I just - I like the saccharin and the gooeyness of 'Bachelor,' and how just gross and like falsely romantic it is. Whereas, like, the 'Real Housewives' is just raw, and it's just - it's the fights that get me. It's just very uncomfortable for me. Ken Marino
Love is friendship set on fire. Jeremy Taylor
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. Victoria Jackson
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. Sasha Grey
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. Colin Trevorrow
'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. Alex Pettyfer
I would love to play the lead in a big romantic comedy. That's definitely a dream of mine. Rosamund Pike
Wouldn't it be great to just exist in another culture and soak it all in? What if I had done that when I was younger? What if I'd met some Highland guy who looked like Jamie Fraser from 'Outlander' and was totally into me? What if I had stayed? That's loosely how this series of short romantic comedies, 'How to Marry a Highlander,' came into being. Julia London
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. Fran Lebowitz
I've done romantic comedy, and I don't get to flex that muscle often. Hill Harper
Romantic love can be terrifying. We experience another human being as enormously important to us. So there is surrender - not a surrender to the other person so much as to our feeling for the other person. What is the obstacle? The possibility of loss. Nathaniel Branden
There is no instinct like that of the heart. Lord Byron
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. Rachael Taylor
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. Harry Connick, Jr.
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. Justin Chon
For me, the perfect romantic suspense hero has got to be tough on the outside but tender at his core. A take-charge kind of guy who has his own inner strength and a strong sense of right and wrong - which might not dovetail with the conventional wisdom. I mean, he might bend the law if he thinks the ends justify the means. Ruth Glick
I'm drawn to the romantic aspect of a character. It's human emotion. It's much more fun to watch. And it's much more fun to play. Natalie Zea
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? Emeli Sande
There is a romantic, often misguided, misconception among the British that life in France is akin to life in Paradise. Janine di Giovanni
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. Laura Vandervoort
In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic. Loni Anderson
Romantic love is an addiction. Helen Fisher
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. Tullian Tchividjian
I'm a romantic, but I'm not a romantic in the traditional sense. I like to romanticize what happens to me. Whatever happens to me - you could quantify it as good or bad - I romanticize it. I think along the lines of 'When that thing happened, it made me who I am.' That kind of thing. It's a different way of being romantic. Zooey Deschanel
We only part to meet again. John Gay
The chance to play a romantic character who kisses somebody onscreen was one of the elements that made me want to do 'The Stand.' The more you can do, the better, and I've been known as a character actor. Gary Sinise
People expect me to be dark and gloomy, then write that I'm a jolly chap, and after all, that is what I am. I think it's a case of an absolute romantic naivety that there should be a parallel between the work and the artist. Michael Haneke
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn. Emily Dickinson
The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm - it's elation, it's mood swings, and you're killing all that when you take the drug. Helen Fisher
I've done a road trip across Italy with a girlfriend, and that was very romantic. I think that road trips are probably one of the romantic things you can do. To take your girlfriend and just stay wherever; don't have a destination and just drive and see where the road takes you is pretty cool. Christopher Egan
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. Steve Martin
The only thing I would unequivocally say is that I have never had any interest in romantic comedy I just couldn't do it. I think I'd be terrible. Christian Bale
The romantic view would be that nomads are wonderful people, better than us; they care about the environment. Robyn Davidson
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. Tinie Tempah
I'm always trying to perfect the romantic comedy, though. David Duchovny
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. Kate Millett
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. Andrew Bird
I tend to play strong characters and people just assume that I would want to play romantic comedies, which I would love to do, but there are other women that do it so great and they maybe couldn't do what I do, play the kind of characters that I play. Carrie-Anne Moss
I'm very confident in my sexuality, and I really don't like talking about my romantic life in the press. Jack Falahee
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. Shane Carruth
With clothing being designed that allows you to be hugged virtually, video conferencing becoming ever sharper, and our social and romantic lives increasingly taking place online, the gap between the physical and the virtual is getting ever smaller. Noreena Hertz
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. Martin Parr
I had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they've made me hopeful. I just figure things will eventually work out for me. But nobody is like any Tom Hanks character. Nobody is Hugh Grant. No one is Meg Ryan! Mindy Kaling
Romantic love, or sex, is the only good thing in a life that is being lived in a dark way. Alan Furst
I have nothing against romance. I believe that we must hold on to the right to dream and to be romantic. But an Indian village is not something that I would romanticize that easily. Arundhati Roy
But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard, ugly truths about life that are important to know. Donna Tartt
NASA projects often have romantic names that link into a long history of exploration and adventure: Atlantis and Discovery, for example. Hanna Rosin
As it is, I have a limited range as an actor - light comedy. I have never been a fan of romantic comedies, and yet that is what I have ended up mostly doing. Hugh Grant
The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost. Leslie Caron
Woody Allen is really the ultimate. I love that he believed in himself enough to do what he did. And I have that same feeling - that there's nobody that looks like me in movies, nobody would cast me as a romantic lead, but I want to do it and I feel confident that I can. Mindy Kaling
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee. Robert Herrick
The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That's what happens in all of them. Matthew McConaughey
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. So it can be something as simple as, like, if you're someone who doesn't cook, you can make a meal. Ashton Kutcher
But no, I don't really like romantic comedies, so I don't really care. I never go see 'em. John Cusack
I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist. I prefer to be a realist. I'm not a romantic really. James Earl Jones
I lived by the candlelight for two years because I couldn't afford power. It was nice and romantic at the time, but if you can't afford power you're pretty broke. You endure it. Jeremy Renner
I wouldn't feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy - I'd be bored to death. Joaquin Phoenix
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. Gina Prince-Bythewood
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person. Margaret Chase Smith
I don't believe in having one partner for your whole life, but I hope I get married. I want to have a husband and two kids and a nice little life baking pies. I'm quite romantic. It's definitely important to have someone make you feel special. Hilary Duff
A romantic comedy has to be funny and make you think about life; but the obstacle that has to be overcome is key. Jennifer Lopez
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. Dick Dale
Man, I'm 6 foot 8. I'm gonna be typecast. It's not like I'm gonna be the romantic lead, although that wouldn't be bad. Tyler Mane
There are many aspects to directing that have a romantic place in people's minds. Adam McKay
I knew after 'Sarah Marshall' that my favorite genre is romantic comedy. Nothing is more satisfying than a great romantic comedy. Nicholas Stoller
If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy. Laurence Housman
It's great to fall head over heels in love at a fast pace, and nothing's more romantic, but you need to look after yourself. Douglas Booth
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. Al Sharpton
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. Louis C. K.
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. Skye McCole Bartusiak
When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes. Ella Maillart
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. Kim Barnouin
I had my baby outside in a thunderstorm. It was really romantic. Evangeline Lilly
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. Salma Hayek
There's the tradition of the 19th-century ballets, and the 20th century has had a difficult time with that tradition. And it's had a difficult time with many components of the Romantic imagination because of modernism. Twyla Tharp
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. Buchi Emecheta
There are very few movies in English about romantic obsession told with a seriousness of purpose. James Gray
I always wanted to be a teacher. I went to school to be a teacher. And I've always, you know, had this sort of romantic idea about it. But I'm worried about - I'm worried about education. Tony Danza
The length and shape of the poemetto, like the greater Romantic lyric of English poetry, lends itself to retrospection and commentary. Susan Stewart
I want to do action, romantic comedy, and I love drama. Liya Kebede
I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it. Jamie Oliver
Yeah, romantic comedies are the hardest movies to make. Maybe one works a year. Dylan McDermott
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. Jane Campion
Hugh Grant is the main man. He's the number one romantic comedy man in the world. Sam Elliott
I like sundresses with cowboy boots, little shorts with big wedge heels and a big piece of turquoise. I also love classic, Old Hollywood romantic styles. I'm 'country girl meets city girl' circa 1930. Kirsten Prout
People who know me, they know I have a sense of humor, I'm a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy. Gary Oldman
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. Carmen Electra
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. Cameron Diaz
I love it when a man cooks; it's one of those points that makes me adore a guy. I think it's so romantic and I feel cared for when a man cooks. Olga Kurylenko
I'm a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children. I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out. Jennifer Love Hewitt
I'm very romantic. I've emptied flower shops. Bob Hoskins
I'm a horrible romantic! Jamie Campbell Bower
I happen to be really a romantic. Amanda Seyfried
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. Alden Ehrenreich
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. Rachel Zoe
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. Jeffrey Tate
'The Best Man' was my first feature film, and I didn't want to be known as a director who only does romantic comedies. Melissa De Sousa
I love the ukulele. It's got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There's something innocent and romantic, and it's just a grand instrument to play. Pierce Brosnan
I fancy the romantic image of myself being soothed and inspired by music and the sweet aroma and flickering lights of candles. Mary Balogh
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. Shane Carruth
It'll be interesting to see if I ever have to play a typical, bland romantic interest. I'm quirky, and playing it kind of straight and bland doesn't interest me a whole lot. Matt McGorry
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. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Is Valentine's Day a day to make cupcakes with your children? No, Valentine's is supposed to be a day about romantic love. Ayelet Waldman
Cooking is always very romantic! Matthew Morrison
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. Fiona Apple
I think I'll always be a hopeless romantic. Kim Kardashian
Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes. Anne Boyd
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. John Green
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. Ryan Gosling
On 'The Office,' so much of the show is about disguising your true feelings and your romantic feelings because it was a mock documentary. Mindy Kaling
I don't like to search too much. I find it is easier when romance finds you. Michelle Trachtenberg
I like things that start depressing and dark and end up romantic, and that's what I really loved about 'King Kong.' Petra Haden
Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep. Janet Street-Porter
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. Gillian Jacobs
Kabul is a walled city, which sounds romantic except the walls are pre-cast reinforced concrete blast barriers, 10 feet tall and 15 feet long and moved into place with cranes. The walls are topped with sandbags, and the sandbags are topped with guard posts from which gun barrels protrude. P. J. O'Rourke
I'm looking forward to playing the meatier roles you get in your 30s. The early 20s can be a hard time for an actress - it's always bombshell or romantic lead. The good stuff you can really sink your teeth into comes later. Jessica Marais
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. Antoine Predock
Being black, Latino, or Asian is not a genre. Romantic comedies, thrillers, action - those are genres. I think there's a lot of people who want to have the conversation. I don't think people are afraid of it, I just think it's the time to have that conversation. Race is not a genre. Mara Brock Akil
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. Andre Dubus III
Writers and readers are still trying to work out unresolved problems between men and women, and that is why millions of women around the world are hooked on romantic fiction. So am I. Charlotte Lamb
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. Joyce Carol Oates
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. Nayvadius Cash
I'm more likely to give you a cuddle than a punch in the face. I have a soft side, especially with my girlfriend. I send her flowers and use my culinary skills to pull off romantic meals. I do great Thai dishes. Jai Courtney
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it's also a political and economic contract of the highest order. Elizabeth Gilbert
There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time. Sammy Davis, Jr.
I get some of my ideas from watching my three daughters, but most of them come from my own memories of growing up. I can remember how romantic I was, not just about love, but romance in the classic sense - the romantic ideals: of honor and truth, of loyalty, sacrifice and fairness. Those were the elements that made a story satisfying to me. Francine Pascal
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. Hugh Hefner
Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire. Maggie Gallagher
People are paying a premium to see movies in 3-D, and that's a very big deal. It's never been done before that someone says you have to pay more to see 'Spider-Man' than a romantic comedy. Michael Lynton
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. Max Thieriot
Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. Mignon McLaughlin
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. R. Kelly
The idea of being a novelist is really romantic, but it's kind of the same as being president of the United States - it's not gonna happen. Richard Paul Evans
I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic. Will Estes
Personally, I find it romantic not to be with someone all the time; you don't get used to someone or take them for granted. Monica Bellucci
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. Louise Brown
I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me. I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big, honking bandage. Not the romantic night she had in mind. Wentworth Miller
Love to me has meant different things at different junctures of my life. I'm not a hopeless romantic. Randeep Hooda
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran
Romantic relationships are the least interesting thing for me to write about. I'm 45, and that's not the most interesting thing in my life anymore. Kelly Sue DeConnick
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. Nick Cave
I love crying at romantic movies like 'The Notebook.' I'm always bawling. Fergie
You know, I grew up on romantic comedies, and it's hard to find a new way to tell that story. Rashida Jones
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. Rosario Dawson
The conventional wisdom is that if you are gay, you cannot play the romantic straight lead in a movie. Ian Mckellen
I'm a very romantic and passionate guy. Diego Boneta
I seem to be drawn to the really romantic songs. Vonda Shepard
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. Dick Cavett
I think romantic love evolved to enable you to focus your mating energy on just one individual at a time, thereby conserving mating time and energy. Helen Fisher
I think romantic passion is wanting a little something in return. Oscar Isaac
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. Emily Ratajkowski
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. Harvey Fierstein
Before I became a suspense novelist, I wrote romantic suspense as Alicia Scott. Lisa Gardner
The prince in 'The Leopard' was a very complex character - at times autocratic, rude, strong - at times romantic, good, understanding - and sometimes even stupid, and above all, mysterious. Luchino Visconti
I love jazz music and sad music. I'm a sentimental guy. I'm a romantic guy. Fred Durst
Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it. Igor Stravinsky
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul. Minna Antrim
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? Michael Caine
My granddaddy on my momma's side, he was a romantic. He loved love songs. Every Valentine's Day, I remember him buying a red carnation for my grandmomma, my momma and my sister. That was something you could count on every year. Josh Turner
I am very lucky. I have known wonderful romantic love in my life but to actually see this little creature and find him to be the most beautiful creature in the world. I know all mothers and fathers feel that way. Anne-Marie Duff
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. Ann Voskamp
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. Nigel Kennedy
Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early '60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable. Alejandro Jodorowsky
The big stars I felt a kinship with were never the romantic leads. It wasn't Steve McQueen or Robert Redford - it was people like Walter Matthau and Anthony Quinn. My big hero was Tommy Cooper. Alfred Molina
My mom is very romantic. As is my dad. They appreciate real romance. Ansel Elgort
Americans have always been excellent at making romantic comedies - but dramatically, we don't really try to do it. James Gray
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. Edmond de Goncourt
In some sense, I'm a romantic. I like the idea of organic history and tradition. Rory Stewart
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. Spencer Boldman
In the romantic sense, I'm pretty useless with guys. If I see somebody who I'm attracted to, generally I just think, 'Oh well, he's not interested in me.' The only time that I talk to guys is when they talk to me first. Carrie Underwood
I am a romantic, in a literary way, by which I mean the Romantic poets, who thought just because a sensation is fleeting doesn't mean it isn't valuable. If the only criterion of value is whether something lasts, then the whole of human life is a waste of time. Sebastian Faulks
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. Christian Bale
Romance is everything. Gertrude Stein
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. Rupert Brooke
Sadly, people think a guy and a girl can't be friends without something romantic going on. Daisy Ridley
'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. Saoirse Ronan
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. Edward Burns
I've always loved the '40s romantic comedies and the idea of those mistaken identities and lovers' misunderstandings. Pearl Cleage
Historically, the French have had a romantic attachment to their bikes. Though the first functioning two-wheeler is thought to have been invented by a German in 1817, it was the French who popularized and marketed the device in the 1860s, giving it the name 'bicycle.' Elaine Sciolino
I want to do the romantic comedies. You know, the stuff that Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon would choose, of course. Jessica Simpson
Foreign audiences are used to seeing Mexico in other sorts of movies. 'Casi divas' is a step toward a more commercially successful cinema, without the violence, blood and exaggerations. The movie reflects a more human Mexico, while remaining a chick flick, although it is not a romantic comedy. Ana Layevska
Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it's able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept. Rush Limbaugh
I find L.A. kind of romantic, actually. As a movie junkie, it's a city that was built by the movies. There's something really weird and surreal about it that I find energizing. Damien Chazelle
I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies. Maria Bello
Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They've never found a society that did not have it. Helen Fisher
Romance is mush, stifling those who strive. Billy Strayhorn
The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. Marya Mannes
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. Tobias Menzies
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. Freida Pinto
When I was a kid, I knew the black and white version of 'Jane Eyre,' and I guess I became interested in the idea of romantic love - of unrequited love and the tragedies of that; of what are the important things in life; what should one value over other materials. Cary Fukunaga
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'. Sophia Myles
One of the pitfalls of a romantic comedy is that you know how it's going to end. Jason Segel
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. Dries van Noten
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. Monica Lewinsky
When I'm with the wife, and we're having a romantic night, I occasionally think about a glass of red wine, but I'll order a sparkling water. I'd like the wine, but it wouldn't end with one glass, so I don't even go there. Dave Gahan
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. Ellen Hollman
In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out. It's just a devastatingly difficult genre for me. Carter Burwell
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. Gordon Ramsay
There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches. Ben Affleck
In urban America, you do not so much meet a romantic partner as inherit the product of someone else's romantic crimes. Lee Siegel
I love romantic comedies. I have a deep respect for them. I think they're really difficult to write and write well. Rashida Jones
I'm a big romantic, so I love guys who are romantic too. Ashley Tisdale
I love romantic films and love drama. Any film that has romance or romantic element is my comfort. Rani Mukerji
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. Janeane Garofalo
I'm a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it's valuable. Iris Apfel
Somebody called me a 'bruised romantic' once, and I like that. Susannah McCorkle
I think that sometimes, romantic comedies have to be really broad, and that the plot of people falling in and out of love or whatever is not enough. 'Enough Said' had that stuff, but I wanted it to be fun and funny while also grounded in reality. Nicole Holofcener
I would love to write a mystery - a romantic, funny mystery. Cecelia Ahern
I'm sorry, but I can't make a movie with the blonde from 'ER' who is starring in every single bad romantic comedy. Matthew Fox
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. George Murray
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! Alice Englert
I'm a really huge fan of the old romantic comedies from the '30s and '40s... Huge fan. I love all that stuff. Thomas Jane
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. Julie Delpy
I sang everything - R&B slow jams, Spanish slow jams, romantic reggaeton - and I really didn't care which I got signed for. Prince Royce
New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself. Joan Didion
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. Jeff Bridges
In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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. John Stamos
'Intelligent Life' is kind of a companion piece to 'Safety Not Guaranteed.' Internally, it's a sci-fi romantic thriller. Colin Trevorrow
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. Katharine Lee Bates
Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It's brutally romantic. David Morrissey
I am a hopeless romantic, and so is my wife. Nick Cannon
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. Tom Robbins
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star. Oscar Hammerstein II
I would have loved to do 'Alice in Wonderland.' Being a 'Bond' girl would always be fun. We had a lot of action in 'Eclipse' and I'd definitely like to continue down the action road. I want to do a romantic period piece, but those are really hard to get made because they're very expensive and there's not a huge demographic. Ashley Greene
I had a romantic, 'Aren't I a good girl?' take on divorce, but the truth is that was stupid. Ali MacGraw
It's the pursuit of love and happiness that is the driving force of the romantic novel. Susanna Kearsley
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. Jason Mraz
As an actor, I've grown considerably. For example, it's taken me years to get comfortable doing a romantic scene and dancing on stage in front of a live audience. I do it a lot better than I ever did. I've really opened up a lot. And I'm glad I have because I'm being appreciated for it. Sanjay Dutt
I couldn't write a happy movie or romantic comedy to save my life. Yes, Noel Coward's an idol, but his plays are serious to me. 'Private Lives' and 'Design for Living' both have an edge. Without psychoanalyzing myself, I think I exorcise my demons in my work. John Logan
Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else. Chevy Chase
I've seen plays that are, objectively, total messes that move me in ways that their tidier brethren do not. That's the romantic mystery of great theater. Translating this ineffability into printable prose is a challenge that can never be fully met. Ben Brantley
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. Mike Birbiglia
My music is bejewelled, it's colourful, it's romantic, it shines. Carly Rae Jepsen
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. Heather Graham
I don't get a lot of romantic comedy scripts. Ryan Reynolds
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. Danielle Panabaker
I love romantic comedies, or romantic dramas - basically anything with love in it. Rachel Bilson
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. Libba Bray
I don't know if it's a romantic comedy but I'm in the beginning of the first of the season of 'The West Wing.' We shot it last year. I don't know. If anyone asks me to be in one, I'll jump on it. Jason Isaacs
My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd. Jennifer Beals
The Germany I was enthused with was more old fashioned and kind of romantic. I just got there, and the next thing you know, I had this huge gilded album. It was kind of an amazing experience because I didn't intend it to be that way. Rufus Wainwright
We're all just animals. That's all we are, and everything else is just an elaborate justification of our instincts. That's where music comes from. And romantic poetry. And bad novels. Elvis Costello
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. Joe Swanberg
Romantic comedies are particularly hard to make. D. B. Sweeney
Words of love, are works of love. William R. Alger
My idea of a romantic night is to watch action films. Corey Hart
It turns out that a husband who does the laundry, it's very romantic when you're older. And it's hard to believe when you're younger. But it's absolutely true. Sheryl Sandberg
I am a romantic fool, no doubt about that. Alex Turner
I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It's an incredibly romantic and beautiful place. Alan Furst
I do want to make powerful works of art with people, but I also just want to have fun. I've never done a romantic comedy - I'm sure it would be a blast. Ahna O'Reilly
The romantic appeal of solar sailing has ensured that its advocates consistently come from the worlds of both science fiction and science fact. Thomas Mallon
I was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn't start dating until I was in my 30s. Geri Halliwell
I'm a big romantic, traditional, cheesy guy. Josh Hutcherson
I like romantic comedies, as it is a fun and light thing to get involved with. Henry Ian Cusick
I'm a hopeless 19th-century romantic. John Banville
'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. Luanne Rice
Sepia in particular tends to make everything look a bit romantic and almost sentimental, hence the fact that it remains such a popular choice for wedding photographs. Martin Parr
I would have loved to do romantic comedies. That's what I think I would be best at. Rene Russo
My husband, Sal, and I put date nights on the calendar once a week. I know that doesn't sound romantic, but otherwise it won't get done. Sherri Shepherd
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. Tom Hanks
Many people with physical disabilities have romantic lives and good marriages to partners who see past their disabilities and recognize all of the things they can do. Jeanne Phillips
Moonstruck... was one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Norman Jewison
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. Gary Lineker
I really love writing comedy. Writing romantic comedy is even nicer because you get to write about how insane we all act when we're falling in love. Pearl Cleage
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. Ian Mckellen
I love my wife dearly, and, therefore, I've never cooked a meal, romantic or otherwise, for her. Steve Carell
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. Sada Thompson
E. B. White had a romantic tenderness toward nature in a capital R, 19th-century way. He was knowledgeable, a part-time farmer, and a hardheaded realistic person. Michael Sims
I'm definitely a romantic, no doubt about it. Michael Masser
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory. George William Curtis
When I was sixteen, I was an absolutely romantic guy. I fell in love every week. I mean, I was in love with everybody, but unfortunately, nobody was in love with me. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I was blinded by being a romantic person. Sienna Miller
Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to - at best - three years. Helen Fisher
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. Gary Paulsen
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. Benjamin Bratt
I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there's something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece. Padma Lakshmi
I want to do a romantic comedy. Like a 'When Harry Met Sally' romantic comedy... A really sweet, show-my-vulnerability kind of role. Zoe McLellan
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. Dennis Quaid
The amount of speculation surrounding my romantic life is astounding. It's strange how involved people get: invested and angry, really disappointed. Sienna Miller
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. Joan Chen
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. Daniel Radcliffe
There's something about marriage that is not as intensely romantic or interesting as a couple's first meeting. John Sandford
I happen to know there is nothing sexy or romantic about love scenes. They are just awful to do. Keeley Hawes
I go to acting class, and in acting class, I'm not the girl that brings in romantic comedies; I'm the girl that wants to do 'Girl Interrupted' all the time. Lindsey McKeon
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us. Stendhal
Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy. James Earl Jones
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. Joe Johnston
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. Josephine de La Baume
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. Jamie Dornan
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. Brian Lumley
The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last. Andrew Sullivan
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. Billy Idol
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart. Henry Ward Beecher
I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world. Mindy Kaling
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. Kristen Bell
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. Sienna Miller
I am deeply romantic and a genuine yet complex person. Jiah Khan
Well, there's just some universal truths in a way that I've just observed to be true. You read Voltaire. You read modern literature. Anywhere you go, there's these observations about romantic love and what it does people, and these rotten feelings that rarely are people meaning to do that to each other. Feist
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. Conor Oberst
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. Catherine Hardwicke
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. Henry Grunwald
I'd always been quite wary of doing a romantic comedy. They all seem the same to me. Jim Sturgess
I'm very romantic. Carmen Electra
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! George Herman
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. Sophie Kinsella
And I don't believe that children are innocent. In fact, no one seriously believes that. Just go to a playground and watch the kids playing in the sandbox! The romantic notion of the sweet child is simply the parents projecting their own wishes. Michael Haneke
I love surprises - champagne and strawberries, all that pampering, romantic stuff. Guys ought to know how to pamper their women properly. Danica McKellar
I think I'm a romantic person, yeah. Antonio Banderas
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. Ayelet Waldman
I'd like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it's probably more like a TV reality show. Uma Thurman
I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic. Chris Lowell
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. Jennifer Lopez
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. Alexander Koch
There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery. Jon Krakauer
In grammar school I read 'Act One' by Moss Hart, and being a playwright struck me as the most magical and romantic career anyone could have... But I never did write a play. Alice McDermott
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. Orhan Pamuk
In short I will part with anything for you but you. Mary Wortley Montagu
I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy. James L. Brooks
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. Sandra Bullock
India is desperately romantic, utterly unashamed of its sentimentality, its generosity, its fierce pride and massive heart. Simon Beaufoy
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. Havelock Ellis
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. Mamie Gummer
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. Jean-Michel Basquiat
I like a man who has a great curiosity and sense of adventure because that's the way I am. He has to have a willingness to be vulnerable and a willingness to see where the road takes us. And I want a man who is romantic. Mary Frann
I'd like to do a romantic comedy. Aaron Eckhart
I think that baseball as a whole, I am a huge romantic when it comes to the history and the stats and the numbers the stories behind it, so I would consider myself a pretty big fan. Graham Elliot
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.' Archie Panjabi
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. Morgan Freeman
Romance novels satisfy a very specific fantasy of romantic love that seems to be a powerful part of the female psyche. Melissa Pritchard
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. Nick Carter
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho. Sarah Jessica Parker
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. Nicholas Mosley
We 'chicks' have munched our popcorn while romantic comedies became just comedies, and then each female protagonist got recast for Matthew McConaughey or Seth Rogan. Emma McLaughlin
I think there is always romantic tension between Lois Lane and Clark Kent. Gene Luen Yang
I try to do romantic gestures all the time. Armie Hammer
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. Ashton Kutcher
Somehow, the French got this idea of the starving artist. Very romantic, except it's not so romantic for the starving artist. David Lynch
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. Brian McKnight
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. Patrick Swayze
I love being one half of a romantic couple. Julianna Margulies
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. Minnie Driver
I'd like to be the romantic lead one day, but I've got to grow my hair first. Vinnie Jones
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. Arjun Rampal
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole. William Makepeace Thackeray
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. John Cusack
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. Stephenie Meyer
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. John Keats
I've never been a blind romantic. Sandra Bullock
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. Arthur Smith
I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't. F. Scott Fitzgerald
I had my first real kiss at Magic Mountain on a park bench. Not the most romantic thing ever. Vanessa Hudgens
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson
I used to be a hopeless romantic - I fell in love with everyone I went out with. Jeremy London
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 treasure it in the sense that I believe it's a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive. Jane Campion
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. Chuck Palahniuk
Growing up, a film was an action film or it was a comedy or it was romantic, but you don't really see such stark lines between genres nowadays. Beck
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. Matthew McConaughey
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. Mariella Frostrup
I'm a romantic. I like romantic movies. Chris Evans
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. James Russell Lowell
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. Ken Adam
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. David Schwimmer
I can sit in front of the TV and watch an old romantic film and be transfixed. Amber Heard
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. Hill Harper
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. Claire Tomalin
What man is there, surrounded though he be with the love of wife and children, who does not retain a memory of the romantic affection of boys for each other? Having felt it, he could scarcely have forgotten it, and if he never felt it, he missed one of the most golden of the prizes of youth, unrecapturable in mature life. E. F. Benson
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. Sebastian Faulks
I don't want to be romantic, but one of the most important things is to have happy buildings... it's like having a family with a lot of children. Renzo Piano
I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is. Matthew Modine
I'd always thought hurricanes were romantic, with pretty feminine names like Celestine. Mark Shand
That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it's pure, it means that they do too. Sean Penn
I loved it. I just thought I wanted to stay in college forever. I came to New York all by myself; I didn't have any friends there. But it was fine. I felt comfortable. I started thinking, 'Maybe graduate school?' I was really cool with people who were smart, who knew stuff. It's very romantic and stimulating. Alice Smith
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. Gary Lineker
My dad was an adventurer, my mother a romantic. When they met in college, both were creative writers; the writing was a bond. Brian Herbert
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. James Van Der Beek
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking - and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones. Daniel Dae Kim
I think of making a movie in such a romantic way. Alexandra Cassavetes
I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I'm getting audited and I'm on the street and I desperately need some dough and that's the only thing that I'm getting. Christian Bale
I enjoy doing romantic stories. I've done a lot of them. Joe Lando
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. Michael Zaslow
Basically, I'm a romantic. Pia Zadora
I have a romantic side. Curtis Jackson
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. Charlie Chaplin
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm. Mason Cooley
I confess I am a romantic. I love romance, and I think it's really fun and delicious and some of my favorite films are love stories. I think that you just get a chance to fall in love with the characters so much and you get to explore their lives so deeply. Rachel McAdams
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. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Wine writers have been around for almost as long as there has been wine, but in the past, generally speaking, most wine writing was uncritical and emphasized wine as a romantic, historic beverage. Criticism and comparative tastings were eschewed for fear of offending the trade, which most writers depended upon for survival. Robert M. Parker, Jr.
I'd love to continue my career in Hollywood - I'd love to do another action film, or a romantic comedy, or horror. I love horror films. Rain
I've always looked at independent booksellers in a romantic light. Pierce Brown
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. Nathaniel Hawthorne
I fell in love with many women at school who had no idea I existed. I'm a bit of a romantic. Eric Bana
You think, 'Musicals, they must always be romantic' - You'd be surprised how few of them historically have ever been romantic. Harold Prince
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. Giada De Laurentiis
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. Elinor Lipman
There is the melancholy of Europe. There is the romantic malaise. Feeling sad is almost a form of deepness. Mathieu Amalric
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. David Millar
I'm a romantic at heart. Tyler Farr
I usually decide if I'm going to do a movie based on if I like the script or not. I thought 'Pulling Strings' had every single element that a classic romantic comedy needs to be a success. It's very well written. The cast was amazing. It was a decision I made based on the power of the script. Jaime Camil
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab. Mary Roberts Rinehart
Perhaps I've been perceived more as a romantic comedy actor, but overall, I enjoy acting in any shape or form. Jaime Camil
I'm a very romantic person. Esai Morales
I am such a diehard romantic. I guess a part of me thinks I am Juliet. Olivia Hussey
I think the best romantic comedies don't have villains. Nicholas Stoller
When I started, there was something almost romantic about the notion of paparazzi. I mean, it wasn't. They were still chasing you down the road. But that guy had to put film in his camera and work out whether it was worth pressing the button to take the shot, otherwise he's got to stop and change the film. So it was like this age of innocence. Kylie Minogue
I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings. Walter Dean Myers
I am not married, no. I wasn't really into the notion when I was younger, but now I think a proposal is the ultimate romantic gesture. Miranda Hart
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. Ewan McGregor
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.' Ashton Kutcher
I'm a romantic. Tom Cruise
Being in the studio is a really romantic time. Alison Krauss
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. Maeve Binchy
I believe I can even yet remember when I saw the stars for the first time. Max Muller
I'm biased toward romantic comedies; they're probably my favorite genre. Jason Fuchs
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. Joni Mitchell
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. Rachel McAdams
I'm not really a believer in romantic, happily-ever-after love stories. Richard LaGravenese
I feel like you don't know if someone's equipped for a romantic relationship until they're out of their twenties. Lena Dunham
The last romantic novel I think I read was 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles.' Bartlett Sher
Romantic comedies are backbreaking to write because they have to be fresh. Mike Newell
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. Isabella Rossellini
When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy. Albert Finney
I'm a dreadful romantic. No matter what I go through in life, I want to fall in love with a man. Rachel Hunter
The most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me is starting a family. That's as romantic as it gets. Isla Fisher
Schumann's 'Quintet in E flat for Piano and Strings' is one of the sublime moments in Romantic music. Robert Gottlieb
I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic. Orlando Bloom
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. Mindy Kaling
I'm a bit of a romantic. Eric Bana
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. Walter Isaacson
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. Edward Herrmann
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. Charles Saatchi
The city of Oia is the most magnificently romantic place I've ever been. Lisa Ling
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. Walter Dean Myers
Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair. William Dunbar
Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it. Tim Roth
My heart is like a singing bird. Christina Rossetti
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. Rachel Cusk
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. Roxanne McKee
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. Natalie Portman
Here in New Orleans, what a lot of the musical families do - and this is a romantic concept on my part - is they teach their kids to tap dance first. Then after tap dance, you learn piano, and after piano, you get to pick between all the instruments that are out there. Dave Pirner
Sometimes I make very selfish choices; like I did 'Once Upon A Time' for my inner 8-year-old and my hypothetical future child. I've done some movies because I would regret them if I didn't, but other projects I've done because they've scared me or if I felt I needed to do a big romantic comedy to help me professionally. Ginnifer Goodwin
Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one. Glenn Beck
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. Vanessa Paradis
I love you - I am at rest with you - I have come home. Dorothy L. Sayers
I'm not a romantic. Jack Kevorkian
I'm not a big fan of romantic comedies, believe it or not. Kate Hudson
I'm a romantic slob! Willie Nelson
I was also the romantic lead in The Boston Strangler - I was the only one that lived to tell the story - so I called myself the romantic lead. Sally Kellerman
Elizabeth Taylor was an incurable romantic at heart. She never gave up on the notion that a love strong enough to last a lifetime was waiting for her around the next corner. Teresa Medeiros
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. Matthew Lillard
The thing about romance and romantic movies is that they can be somewhat melodramatic. For a lot of actors, there's a certain cringe factor that's involved with that. David Lyons
Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy. Izabella Scorupco
I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends. Orlando Bloom
I love romantic comedies. Lil' Romeo
I was born with a romantic nature, and I'll carry it to my grave. Telly Savalas
I know it's hard to blame the time, but there's a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that 'Superman Returns' was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don't think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer. Bryan Singer
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. Virginia Henley
I need to be more romantic. I do. I know that's something women really appreciate. Brody Jenner
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. Mariella Frostrup
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. Joseph Barbera
Classic romantic love is an emotional attraction between two individuals in which they may share a heightened awareness of mutual adoration. Erotic love, traditionally, has been described as shared sexual attraction. Aberjhani
Even now, there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men, and the best thing is not to reveal you're gay. Ian Mckellen
I'm not a romantic. In life I didn't have much experience with romance. Ang Lee
I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right. Halle Berry
I'm romantic to the point of embarrassment. Jesse L. Martin
If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence. David McCallum
Love is the driver for all great stories: not just romantic love, but the love of parent for child, for family, for country. Jojo Moyes
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art. Sylvester Stallone
It's funny, I can sit through the worst horror film ever made but even a quite good romantic comedy can drive me nuts. Jason Reitman
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. Robert Frank
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. Demetri Martin
There's nothing romantic about my work... I don't believe in inspiration. I believe that you get to your desk, you stay there, you work, you think of nothing else. You write and you write, and in the end, you write something good. Irving Stone
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. John Cusack
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. Andre Holland
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. Lillian Gordy Carter
Romantic fiction is the only purely feminine art form. All other art forms were shaped and are dominated by men. Charlotte Lamb
Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men. Helen Fisher
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. Joshua Ferris
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. Greg Berlanti
The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime. Billy Graham
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. Sinead O'Connor
There's nothing more romantic than Italian food. Elisha Cuthbert
I did want a boy child because I had this romantic idea that a boy child when he's 16 takes his mother out for dinner. Jennifer Saunders
There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. Paul Simon
I'm a hopeless romantic. Lance Bass
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. Suzanne Brockmann
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. Scott Michael Foster
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. Spike Jonze
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart. William Butler Yeats
I don't understand why every guy is not a romantic. I enjoy it. Aaron Paul
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. Luciano De Crescenzo
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.' Warren Buffett
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. Brittany Murphy
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. Thomas Moore
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. Vir Das
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. Ben Savage
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. Irwin Shaw
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. Willem Dafoe
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
I have such a rich fantasy life, I can't help it. I do make up a lot of romantic stories in my head. Mindy Kaling
We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic. Mary Wortley Montagu
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. Meg Ryan
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. Renee Fleming
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. Edward Rutherfurd
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. Laurie Holden
Romantic Orientalism was fascinated by the color and excitement of a powerful culture, and nearly always approached its subject with love. Kage Baker
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou
Nobody's life is as romantic as it is in fiction. Ruth Glick
I would pretend to be the French lieutenant's woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually. Helena Bonham Carter
My personal style changes wherever I am. When I'm in Ibiza, I'm a bit girlier because there's an opportunity to be more romantic and dress up for the beach scene. Whereas in New York, I tend to go for suiting and tailoring that almost feels like weaponry for the city - but I think I'm quite playful no matter what. Jade Jagger
I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine. Allison Williams
'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. Ashley Williams
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. Beatrice Wood
The whole idea of genre and categorising films is a critic's construct. For me, I just try and make stories and see where they go, but there's nothing wrong with horror; there's nothing wrong with romantic comedies. Ben Wheatley
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. Bernard Williams
I'm not what you might call sexy, but I'm romantic. Let's put it that way. Betty White
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. Betty Who
The life of Edward Estlin Cummings began with a childhood in Cambridge, Mass., that he described as happy, but he struggled in both his artistic and romantic exploits against the piousness of his father, an esteemed Harvard professor. Billy Collins
Love is one of my favorite things to talk about. Every song will be about losing it or finding it, seeing a guy and not knowing if you want to tell him how you feel yet. I guess I'm a hopeless romantic. Candice Glover
When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books. Colin Wilson
I guess it's ridiculously romantic, but I wanted to be a full tilt, sink-or-swim writer. Daniel Woodrell
Therapy was the biggest romance of my life. Dar Williams
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. Elizabeth Wurtzel
I'm a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love - and it being more important and special than anything and everything else. Emma Watson
I'm very romantic and of course I want to be in love. Emma Watson
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. Emma Watson
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. Florence Welch
The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it's a joke, a blot on American history. Frank Waters
I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone. Gary Coleman
There's something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it. Gerard Way
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. Haley Webb
The state of New Jersey is really two places - terrible cities and wonderful suburbs. I live in the suburbs, the final battleground of the American dream, where people get married and have kids and try to scratch out a happy life for themselves. It's very romantic in that way, but a bit naive. I like to play with that in my work. Harlan Coben
I'm looking forward to sproglets but, as I'm the main breadwinner, I feel I ought to capitalise on my career for a bit longer. Mother keeps telling me I should go and freeze some eggs. Not terribly romantic, is it? Honeysuckle Weeks
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. Hugo Weaving
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. Hugo Weaving
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. Jack White
It's the contemporary woman that movies don't know what to do with, other than bathe her in a bridal glow in romantic comedies where both the romance and the comedy are artificial sweeteners. James Wolcott
I was a very romantic, overly dramatic young lady, which served me well as a songwriter. Especially as someone who had to focus on lyrics and melody, because if you're a dramatic and romantic person, lyrics come easy, and you turn every single short-term relationship into the biggest 'Romeo-and-Juliet' story ever. Jane Wiedlin
My mother was a reader; my father was a reader. Not anything particularly sophisticated. My mother read fat historical or romantic novels; my father liked to read Westerns, Zane Grey, that kind of stuff. Whatever they brought in, I read. John Edgar Wideman
All the windows of my heart I open to the day. John Greenleaf Whittier
Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young. John Greenleaf Whittier
I love a good romantic comedy. Joss Whedon
People assume that I came back to Washington because of the 'Post', but the truth is less romantic. I came back for a job. Katharine Weymouth
I don't know about the romantic comedy route, although never say never. Kristen Wiig
Originally, I thought English was more my home. But Spanish is so much more romantic. I've had to learn new phrases. I've had to learn to be more secure about singing in Spanish. But I'm working on it. La India
I never sat down and said, 'I'm going to write historical fiction with strong romantic elements.' It was just the way the stories went. Lauren Willig
Say what you will about Queen Eleanor, she was a savvy, quick-witted woman who made her mark on history. And as the founder of the Courts of Love, what better patron monarch could there be for a romantic novelist? Lauren Willig
The most conventional romantic trope of all is that you put lovers under extreme pressure, where they have to make decisions that illuminate aspects of that bond. Lenny Abrahamson
My husband is the romantic one in our relationship. He's always doing sweet things for me. Each year, we recreate our first date - it was a blind date, and we met at the zoo, followed by a trip to the museum. I'd have to say that's my favorite romantic date. Lori Wilde
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. M. Ward
A man's kiss is his signature. Mae West
I can't ever see myself playing the romantic lead because that's not me; I'm not that girl. Maisie Williams
Assume everything you put on the Internet can and will be seen not only by the person you're talking about, but your future romantic partners and bosses, too. Mara Wilson
We shouldn't romanticize rejection. There's nothing romantic about rejection. It's horrible. Marlon James
I'm actually a very romantic person, and I would like to play in a love story. As long as it doesn't get too sweet. That's not me. Michael Wincott
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. Naomi Watts
Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries famously lasted 72 days, and was reported in the tabloids as being all about the big bucks paid by magazines for the bridal photos: it is a spectacle of a bride-to-be as entrepreneur, not as romantic heroine; the groom, in this scenario, is nothing but a prop. Naomi Wolf
It seems to me that romantic comedies used to be about falling in love, but in recent years they've really become just comedies where the love story is only there as a spine to hang the jokes on. Nigel Cole
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. Olivia Wilde
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde
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. Oscar Wilde
I'm not romantic, and I don't like Christmas. Paula Hawkins
I was commissioned to write some romantic fiction, and I really liked doing those, and they were very instructive in terms of building characters and plots. But it never felt right for me. Paula Hawkins
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. Peter Wright
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.' Rachel Weisz
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. Robert Webb
Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don't know. Depends. Robin Wright
I'd like to do a romantic comedy like 'Notting Hill,' which is one of my favorite movies. Rutina Wesley
Vision is a romantic thing. We have got into 'talent identification'. I am much more interested in passion - finding people who are really excited about doing something. Sebastian Coe
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you. Thomas Wolfe
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. Tom Wolfe
I've always loved the language of flowers. I discovered Kate Greenaway's 'Language of Flowers' in a used bookstore when I was 16 and couldn't believe it was such a well-kept secret. How could something so beautiful and romantic be virtually unknown? Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own. Virginia Woolf
When I give I give myself. Walt Whitman
Romantic love is painful. will.i.am