“ 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 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

“ 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

“ Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. ”

- Lillian Gordy Carter

“ Beauty is the lover's gift. ”

- William Congreve

“ 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 compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young. ”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

“ 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

“ 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'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

“ 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

“ 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 was a late starter on the romantic front. I didn't start dating until I was in my 30s. ”

- Geri Halliwell

“ 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'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

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It's brutally romantic. ”

- David Morrissey