Mourn for Ophelia, if you like. Put ashes on your head because Cordelia was strangled. Cry out against Heaven because the daughter of Brabantio died. But don't waste your tears over Sibyl Vane. She was less real than they are.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.
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