To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.— Saint Augustine
Pioneering Great Romance quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
Love is a vessel that contains both security and adventure, and commitment offers one of the great luxuries of life: time. Marriage is not the end of romance, it is the beginning.
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
We think you'll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. That's what makes a woman come alive.
There's one great script that hit my desk that I didn't change at all, and that was True Romance.
You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides.
I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.
We do not know what is on the other side of the storm.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
I think great romance needs great obstacles and textures.
The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Every great love starts with a great story.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
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.
People think that if you are a scientist you have to give up that joy of discovery, that passion, that sense of the great romance of life. I say thats completely opposite of the truth.
Boys have their soft and gentle moods too.
You would suppose by the morning racket that nothing could be more foreign to their nature than romance and vague sadness. . . . But boys have hours of great sinking and sadness, when kindness and fondness are peculiarly needful to them.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
When one makes sculptures of horses, one remembers all of that great relationship that humans had with them.....Even today one raises horses only for dressage, the races, for the pleasure of horseback riding. It has become an animal of romance, an animal of pleasure which has lost its utility in the West.
I don't know what's on the other side.
The great ambition of women is to inspire love.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Smoking is the great romance of my lifetime.
If I could find someone I wanted forty-five times a day, perhaps I could stop.
I think about my best friendship - which the Marnie-Hannah friendship in Girls is based on - as like a great romance of my young life.
I put a flower in someone's locker when I was 15 years old.
This girl, called Maria. Maybe I was 14. She actually thought it was from someone else, and the other guy claimed it as well, which was just great.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
How can the moribund old man reason back to himself the romance, the mystery, the imminence of great things with which our old earth tingled for him in the days when he was young and well?
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular. But people came to me anyway.
I'm a reader. I like - I'm a great reader. I keep going back, though, to certain authors, just like I love film, but I keep going back to just five or six certain filmmakers. In literature I like Chekhov, for example; I think he's my favorite. And Flaubert - you know, that kind of concision. But I also like Tolstoy; I love those romances that, you know, weigh 500 pounds and take months and months and months to read.
Movies are great, but the real romance happens right here, somewhere - real close-up. I really couldn't have done it if I hadn't been through a lot one way or another. Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased, so it's not a pleasant feeling!
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
This was all very early on, there was no romance between them then,[Adolf] Hitler was living with Geli Raubal and made a very big display over her, that she was his great love and so forth.
The romance of circumvention is one of the most destructive forces at work in our society. The American Idol freeway to greatness, Instagramming one's way into popular consciousness with selfies of our ass folds beneath short shorts, human growth hormone and performance-enhancing drugs for athletes, Adderall for the idle mind, reality television that sacrifices our dignity for fifteen lousy minutes.
War loses a great deal of its romance after a soldier has seen his first battle.
I have a more vivid recollection of the first that the last one I was in. It is a classical maxim that it is sweet and becoming to die for one's country; but whoever has seen the horrors of a battlefield feels that it is far sweeter to live for it.
Of course I planned to write the Great American Novel;
that lasted about a week, at which point I decided I had nothing to say that could possibly qualify. So I wrote a romance instead.
I like to think of myself as a free spirit.
I've never married. I'm not conventional in that way. But I do like romance. I've been fortunate enough that I've had great love, and I've dated remarkable men in my life. I'm very thankful for all of that.