In romance, I can't stand this scenario: A woman is awakened to find a strange man in her bedroom-and then automatically finds him attractive. I'm sorry, but if I awoke to a strange man in my bedroom, I'd be reaching for a weapon-not admiring the view.
A romance novel focuses exclusively on two people falling in love. It can't be about a woman caring for her aging mother or something like that. It can have that element, but it has to be primarily about the male-female relationship.
I think romance is anything honest. As long as it's honest, it's so disarming.
Romance isn't about proving to someone you love them with flowers and greeting cards and chocolate. Or even a lock on a fence. It's a daily reminder. It's saying, I choose you. Today and every day.
A guy isn't the only thing that will make me happy. If I never find romance or love, that will be okay. It's what I want, but it doesn't define me.
Romance is possible between two people at any age! I love feeling young and acting young as I age.
There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings. It's an important part of epic literature.
What audiences end up with word-wise is a hackneyed, completely derivative copy of old Hollywood romances, a movie that reeks of phoniness and lacks even minimal originality.
You may very well ask what the goddess of love is doing in St. Andrews, writing trashy romances. Adapting.
There were rumors that flew about the two of us, which were complete poppycock. There was never any romance between Madonna and myself. I mean, we had a moment where we're kissing in that video [Material Girl], but she at the time was with Sean Penn, and I was married with two kids, so there was no funny business there.
I think it doesn't matter where you're from, we all need a bit of romance.
I find it difficult to see the romance in digital.
With Wings of the Butterfly, John Urbancik infuses his tale of shapeshifters, romance and pack rivalry with some unexpected and welcome surprises. Fluid prose, gore galore and all-too human characters make this unusual, fast-paced novella a must for fans who like their horror served blood-rare.
I've never seen a man go after a woman like that. Holy sh*t, it's like porn with the romance.
If you're in the mood for a blushing art house romance, you'll fall for it, too.
In a world where there is so much sadness and so much to be afraid of, good things do happen to people. Romance is still something we can find even if we're not consciously looking for it.
American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?
In order to lead a fascinating life, one brimming with art, music, intrigue, and romance, you must surround yourself with precisely those things.
Is that what I wanted? To be in the middle of something complicated and dramatic? To be a cheerleader for someone else's romance? Or to have a romance of my own?
In the meanest hut is a romance, if you knew the hearts there.
— Karl August Varnhagen von Ense
If you're trying to force the story to be a straight up romance, it's going to be weird for you.
I like old-fashioned romance, when the two people sleep in separate beds but still hold hands all night. Their hands rest on a little table between the beds.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
I stayed in submission to my husband, and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to. I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance.
I love historical romance, absolutely love it.
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
I am forever a romantic. I try to bring that into my work. I try not to be fooled by romance. Or work.
When a man writes a romance, the woman dies. When a woman writes one, it ends all tidy and sweet.
I keep waiting for the day in which everyone who loves Downton Abbey will realize they were actually watching a historical romance novel.
I can't imagine a romance novel published today where the hero rapes the heroine and she falls in love with him.
Romance is the icing but love is the cake.
Recently, I haven't had too much time to read. But I love a good romance novel.
The world takes us to a silver screen on which flickering images of passion and romance play, and as we watch, the world says, "This is love." God takes us to the foot of a tree on which a naked and bloodied man hangs and says, "This is love.
I am a sucker for romance and I love girls and that is a terrible combination, because romance has the ability to overwhelm your perspective.
Romance says, ' I want it now!'. Wisdom urges patience
Doing action, the thing is it's cool to watch it, and as a guy I like seeing it. With the romance thing it's something everyone can relate to. Once you have love as a motivator in a story, I think everyone can do anything. Once someone's in love they can do the craziest thing that no one's ever thought of. You have that excuse to do whatever you want.
I certainly want to continue to write in a way that's intimate. I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.
There are a sort of knight-errants in the world, who, quite contrary to those in romance, are perpetually seeking adventures to bring virgins into distress, and to ruin innocence. When men of rank and figure pass away their lives in these criminal pursuits and practices, they ought to consider that they render themselves more vile and despicable than any innocent man can be, whatever low station his fortune or birth have placed him in.
The great romance of your youth is your best friend at that age.