They say that people who can remember a famous quotation for every occasion are either highly educated or have no thoughts of their own. Whatever the case may be, keeping in mind the wisdom of other people that has been condensed into a few words can be a good thing.


Romance is one area where everyone needs help. No one wants to look like a fool, especially before someone they are trying to woo. Romance is an art, and what better way to learn it than to go directly to the masters! Romantic poets such as Shakespeare, Robert Frost, or P. B. Shelley created some of the best verses to show the conditions of the heart when it is in love. Some use the beauty of nature to narrate the nuances of love and convey an immediate sense of belonging through their words. But perhaps the thirteenth century’s Sufiana poets, such as Jallal-u-din Rumi, do it best. They put romance in a completely new spiritual perspective with lines that leave no space to doubt the true feeling of love.

“The soul sometimes leaves the body, the returns.

When someone doesn’t believe that,

walk back into my house.

Like this.”

Rumi

Romance thrives on humor and laughter is often the basis of every strong relationship. Humor is what survives when all things are at an end, and it is what keeps romance alive. Humorous romantic quotes need to be quirky while maintaining a certain tastefulness, or else they can offend very easily. These quotes are generally very realistic and often compare love to accidents or diseases, just to make the entire process of romance lighter to deal with. Woody Allen has provided one such example: “I was nauseous and tingly all over. It was either in love or I had smallpox.”

At times these quotes are shrewd observations of situations in relationships, such as “Love is grand, divorce is a hundred grand.” Quite often they relate some very morbid beliefs, but are funny nonetheless like Samuel Johnson’s infamous saying, “Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.”