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Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

No age seemed the age of romance to itself.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American writer.

She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

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 (1885-1930) English writer.

Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies toilet is invariably known as ''Lover's Lane.''

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Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.

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Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

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