In this post, you will find great Romance Quotes from famous people, such as Thomas Bulfinch, Vikram Bhatt, Leslie Caron, Karthi, Manoj Bajpayee. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
One of our fundamental human needs is finding our partner that we hope we will stay with for the rest of our lives. You often find the same search in other genres. The mystery novel has a romance subplot. Literary novels often focus on that relationship but do not often end well.
We’re so used to seeing women in movies about a romance where they don’t seem to have any inner fortitude. They’re completely defined by their relationships, and it’s hard to engage with those characters and relate to them.
There is perhaps no more rewarding romance heroine than she who is not expected to find love. The archetype comes in many disguises – the wallflower, the spinster, the governess, the single mom – but always with one sad claim: Love is not in her cards.
I read everything. When I say everything, I read everything: children‘s literature, Y.A., science fiction, fantasy, romance – I read it all. Each genre fulfills a different need I have. Each book teaches me something.
I’m really into a blush on the eyelid and on the high of the cheek. The singer of ‘Cocteau Twins‘ used to do that – really pink eyelids. It added a little romance to the hard kind of street-edge clothes.
They askquestions like ‘do you believe in aliens’ and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very bigfans of romances.
My wife, Lisa, and I both grew up on wuxia – Chinese historical romances. They’re kind of analogous to Western epics. They’re based on history, just like ‘the Iliad’ and ‘the Odyssey‘ are based on history, but they’re romanticized, and a lot of fantasy elements have been added.
We’re definitelyhoping ‘Travelers‘ attracts more than just solely the sci-fi audience, too. There are so many elements here. I think this will be a show that women like, because there’s a lot of unlikely romance in it between people who were in love 300 years from now, but they’re in different bodies.
I got to know the world of football fans and their pride in it, how they would find a family away from home. Most of them came from brokenfamilies. It always had a bit of romance to me, when I went to the game with all these boys that would just die for each other.
I don’t think that writing talent has much to do with where one went to school, or the number of degrees on one’s business card, but I do get a bit bristly at the implication that romance authors couldn’t possibly be smart enough to get into an IvyLeague school.
In my 20s, I becameobsessed with the role-playing game ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms,’ named after a classical Chinese novel, and later ‘The Sims,’ a life-simulation game, and ‘StarCraft,’ a science-fiction game.
It was always a dream as I was growing up. I would watch movies, mostly American movies, and be so engrossed in those stories, all I wanted to do was be there. I wanted to be part of that romance or that fantasy or be that warrior or that strugglingsoul who finally makes it good.
It doesn’t matter which genre you’re working in, you try to find an honest relationship within that space, and say if it’s the romance genre, within that you have to find a story and characters that resonate with an audience.
I’m mostly a historical romance reader, but I never miss a SusanElizabeth Phillips book. Her characters are larger than life and heartbreakingly real at the same time. I don’t know how she does it.
No matter how troubled a character’s history, romance novels tell us, love can be built upon it, and happily-ever-after can result. What’s more, the darker the past, the brighter the future – and the better the read.
I can’t seem to help writing love stories. I definitely crave romance. When I was young, I craved romance in books, but I didn’t want to read just romance – love plays such a big part in our lives, it shouldn’t be cut out and restricted to its own fiction.
The emphasis in ‘Notting Hill’ was perhaps, I thought, slightly more on the romance than on the comedy. But I think ‘MickeyBlue Eyes‘ is maybe slightly more on the comedy. And the tone on ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ it’s a far sillier film.
People will say, ‘I really don’t like romance,’ or, ‘I don’t read it – at all!’ So how do they know? Weirdly, I think that the ‘FiftyShades of Grey‘ phenomenonintroduced women to romance who would never have read it. And that means that they then go on to read my books, and that would be great.
It’s a given that we exist in a world where we have to live in continuity every day; no one is immune to that, in life or romance novels. By the same token, it’s not something I find terribly important.
I am a creator of TV shows. ‘Lifestyle‘ ran for 14 years… that was pleasurable. We also had ‘Runaway‘ for eight years. We did two years of a show called ‘The Start of Something Big’, and we did a network series called ‘Fame, Fortune and Romance.’
If you are in a breakup, you might as well go all the way and spend the summer in Samarkand, with no air-conditioning, learning a language you have no use for. At least it adds some romance to a depressing situation.
I have a huge promotion: you’ve heard from me on ‘Vantage Point‘ and also with ‘Cyrano Fernandez’ – that is a Venezuelan movie that I star in and co-produced, and it’s based on the romance of Cyrano de Bergerac. And it’s set in a Venezuelan slum. It’s a free version of the French play.
Since my romance novels had all been thrillers as well, it wasn’t such a leap for me to move into the straight thriller genre. The most difficult part, I think, was being accepted as a thriller writer. Once you’ve written romance, unfortunately, critics will never stop calling you a ‘former romance author.’
If you lift the romantic element out of my plots, you still have fully formed mysteries. In the same fashion, if you pull the mystery out of a historical romance, you are left with a perfectly satisfying story.
I believe that we all have ambitions and we all want to achieve something. But the larger things in life that happen to us are already pre-meditated, pre-destined. So we should just romance life.
Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance, is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend, its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need, and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
A romance novel is more than just a story in which two people fall in love. It’s a very specific form of genre fiction. Not every story with a horse and a ranch in it is a Western; not every story with a murder in it is a mystery; and not every book that includes a love story can be classified as a romance novel.
There’s one great script that hit my desk that I didn’t change at all, and that was True Romance.
Most of the pop videos I’ve seen that have any male/femaleinteraction are usually centered around a romance – and that’s great, I am all for romance. But let’s face it, there are a lot of other sexualities and identities that are well-deserving of some shiny pop video love.
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.
A romance is a courtship story. In the 19th century, the definition of the romance genre was an escape from daily life that included adventure and love and battle. But in the 20th century, that term changed, and now it’s deemed only a love story, specifically a courtship story.
Yes, I’m a fan, and ‘The Lost City of Z’ has been my inspiration. Percy Fawcett was one of my heroes, and I loved the book and the film. I was lost in the same area that Fawcett had explored, and I can identify with his sense of passion and obsession, and I definitely see the romance in searching for lost treasure.
Every time you see a black romance, it’s over-the-top. There always has to be extremehostility between the sexes. He has to cheat. She has to show him how independently strong she is, not just as a woman but as a black woman.
I think we worry way too much about where books should fit inside genres. In a romance, the hero and heroine are on a journey together, and no matter how awful it gets, by the end of the book they’ll be in love, with the probability of a happy ending.
It’s true that romance novels do detail the courtship phase of a relationship. We usually write ‘And they lived happily ever after’ before our heroine starts snoring or our hero starts tossing his socks over the hamper.
I have been together with my husband for 33 years. Romance can still be there if you don’t see each other brushing your teeth. There’s something very nasty about brushing your teeth and then all that flossing.
We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece. But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure.
I love movies, of course. ‘Terminator 3’ and ‘Bad Boys II’ – lots of action. Sports movies, action movies, comedies – I’ll go to those, but not ‘las de amor.’ Not romance. It’s not that I don’t like love, but on the screen it bores me.
It’s true – women want the fantasy. So give them romance – but without the desperation, wondering, and waiting you see in the movies.
I’m obsessed with those old romance films. I also would love to venture into the silent film world. I think that’s extremely compelling and interesting and really relies on the acting, even more so than when you have an actor speaking.
If you believe in romance, and if you believe in marriage, you also have to believe in divorce. It’s like, with ‘Getting On,’ a lot of people say, ‘I don’t want to watch that. It’s so dark.’ But you can’t just want to go to weddings and children’s birthdayparties. You’ve got to witness it all.
If a man lets all of my dogssleep 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.
What I really want to do is create great roles for women. And I’m not talking Nicholas Sparks romance. I think women’s roles have gotten ghettoized in these sort of places… I’m thinking women in action, comic books, or like the TonySoprano of women. We need some complex roles.
I still don’t understand why the tag of ‘action hero‘ follows me. My films have all these elements – romance, action and comedy. None of the fight sequences of my character is an act of randomness. There’s a reason to action in my films.
I’ve written 26 books and novellas as Molly O’Keefe. I moved through three different Harlequin lines and into single-title romance with Bantam writing under that name. Fun fact: It’s not my name, and it’s not even one I picked.
I think romance is anything honest. As long as it’s honest, it’s so disarming.
The difference between being a part-time writer and a full-time writer is like the difference between dating someone and living with them. Some of the romance is gone, but you learn things you’d never know just by dating.
As we wrote ‘Book 1,’ before the audience had ever laid eyes on Korra and Asami, it was an idea I would kick around the writers’ room… The more Korra and Asami’s relationship progressed, the more the idea of a romance between them organically blossomed for us.
I don’t really get the same kinda romance that I would get from, like, jazz. And even to a lesserextent to rock ‘n roll. Rock ‘n roll has a romance to it – how can I put it? A very vulgar romance, but still a romance; whereas hip hop has more facade.
In Bonn, where I studied for a year, I changed from classical to Romance philology, taught there by its great founder, F. Diez, and at the beginning of 1852, I received the doctorate for a dissertation on the refrain in Provencal poetry.
The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.
It is not because I do not love my adopted land – it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
Erich von Stroheim
We’re often blinded by romance; we decide to not see things we don’t want to see, and put up with behavior that we shouldn’t put up with.
I know nothing about love and romance, so I prefer to stick to just comedy.
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.
I don’t write the kind of ‘happily ever after’ that romance readers enjoy.
I told my wife that I want to take a three-year break. She supported me and said, ‘Please go ahead.’ I am grateful that she supported me. For me, this romance and understanding is very important in our marriage.
I’ve had mainstream readers complain that the book is really a romance, and romance readers complain that the book isn’t a romance – with the same book! It really depends on the individual reader’s expectations going into the story, and that’s very hard to predict person to person.
There are people out there who would enjoy my books but wouldn’t pick them up because they think it’s not going to be for them. I find it infuriating.There’s a lot more going on in my books than just romance.
The hero of a mainstream stand-alone novel can get by with things the hero of a sweet traditional category romance wouldn’t dream of doing.
Had Elizabeth Bennet known how wildly Darcy’s heart beat for her, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ would barely have made it into a short story. Their torturously slow-burning romance is a classic example of how men and women still struggle to communicate the most basic of emotions.
My daughter loves romances. She’s a Ph.D student at George Washington University, and when my first book without a clinch cover came out, she said to me: ‘Finally, a book I can read on the Metro.’
Read everything! Don’t just read things that are in your comfort zone or things that you think you’re already going to like. Experiment; try new stuff and try new genres. If you read a lot of romance, then start reading mystery. If you read a lot of mystery, start reading fantasy.
In a romance novel, the core story is the developing relationship between a man and a woman. The other events in the story line, though important, are secondary to that relationship.
For me, it’s about the impact that the role has in the film overall. Less or more screen time, whether I get to romance the hero, is not the yardstick I go by. If my part is strong enough, then why not?
Horror isn’t only about ghosts or monsters. For example, paranormal romance seems the antithesis of horror. Once you have a sexy, fun vampire who is sweet, and you have a happy ending, it’s not horror.
To be joining ‘The Hunger Games‘ family is such a thrill. It deserves the hype because it’s well written, handles really big subject matter, but doesn’t talk down to its audience. And then there’s the romance element.
We’ve all known how to smile since the beginning of time. We’ve all gotten married since the beginning of time. We’ve all had romance, glamour, and splendor. Representing that is incredibly important, because period drama for people who aren’t white shouldn’t mean only spotlighting trauma.
Work place romances always seem to get very confused and peculiar, in my experience.
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 enormousrisk on someone with your heart that it might not pay off. I gamble all my chips and I might actually lose everything.
I think the thing about love is that even though the things around us change, we as human beings, a lot of the ways we interact, and the ways we love each other is timeless. It requires trust, honesty, commitment, romance, and physical chemistry.
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.’
There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do – but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.