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date: 18 October 2019


  1. One is never too old for romance.
    Ingrid Bergman 1915–82 Swedish actress: in Sunday Mirror 5 May 1974
  2. The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
    Anita Brookner 1928–2016 British novelist and art historian: A Friend From England (1987)
  3. Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-colour catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
    Barbara Ehrenreich 1941–  American sociologist and writer: The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991) ‘Tales of the Man Shortage’
  4. I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a poem and to be given away by a novel.
    John Keats 1795–1821 English poet: letter to Fanny Brawne, 8 July 1819
  5. It's our own story exactly! He bold as a hawk, she soft as the dawn.
    James Thurber 1894–1961 American humorist: cartoon caption in New Yorker 25 February 1939