Romanticism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old romanticism quotes, romanticism sayings, and romanticism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.     

Anita Brookner

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.     

Anita Brookner

If there is moonlight outside, don't stay inside! If there is candle inside, don't stay outside! Moments of romanticism are too valuable to be missed!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Classicism is health, romanticism is disease.      

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Romanticism is beauty without bounds-the beautiful infinite.     

Jean Paul

Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.     

Oscar Wilde

Worrisome. It's romanticism, and it's dangerous to have children and students on the street.     

Viktor Yanukovych

It's all romanticism, nonsense, rottenness, art.     

Ivan Turgenev

Romanticism has never been properly judged. Who was there to judge it? The critics!     

Arthur Rimbaud

Romanticism implies nostalgia for damaged goods.     

Brad Mehldau

Boredom is simply romanticism with a morning-after thirst.     

Samuel Hopkins Adams

Romanticism was more than merely an alternative to a sterile classicism; romanticism made possible, especially in art, a great expansion of the human consciousness.     

Edward Abbey

Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject, nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling.     

Charles Baudelaire

In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic.     

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

At the heart of all romanticism is suffering.     

Brin-Jonathan Butler

Romanticism is a cultural tool of male power to keep women from knowing their conditions.     

Shulamith Firestone

Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.     

Olivia Wilde

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.     

Charles Baudelaire

Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives.     

Alfred De Musset

Romanticism is the mother of kitsch and that there are moments when the child becomes so like its mother that one cannot differentiate between them.     

Hermann Broch

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.     

Oscar Wilde

For me, Romanticism is the most recent and the most current expression of beauty.     

Charles Baudelaire