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.
I am not laughing, Dorian; at least I am not laughing at you. But you should not say the greatest romance of your life. You should say the first romance of your life. You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. That is the one use of the idle classes of a country. Don't be afraid. There are exquisite things in store for you. This is merely the beginning.
Love! What is love? It's nothing. It's just a word. It doesn't exist. Only pleasure is important.
Poor? What does that matter? When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies in through the window.
We women, as some one says, love with our ears, just as you men love with your eyes...
You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don't even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding. It is only about things that do not interest one, that one can give a really unbiased opinion. . .
What a fuss people make about fidelity Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will. Young men want to be faithful, and are not old men want to be faithless, and cannot that is all one can say.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We woman have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
When one is in love one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.
Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.
Hatred is blind, as well as love.
There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
Those who are faithless know the pleasures of love it is the faithful who know love's tragedies
When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
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