Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.
* Simone De Beauvoir
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
* Anita Brookner
And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time.
* D. H. Lawrence
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
* Oscar Wilde
Is not this the true romantic feeling--not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?
* Thomas Wolfe