Famous quotes containing the words ideas, happy, romantic, amaze and/or lover:
“Most advice on child-rearing is sought in the hope that it will confirm our prior convictions. If the parent had wished to proceed in a certain way but was made insecure by opposing opinions of neighbors, friends, or relatives, then it gives him great comfort to find his ideas seconded by an expert.”
—Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)
“When I censured a gentleman of my acquaintance for marrying a second time, as it shewed a disregard of his first wife, he said, Not at all, Sir. On the contrary, were he not to marry again, it might be concluded that his first wife had given him a disgust to marriage; but by taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by shewing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“Mon Dieu, hear the poets prayer.
The romantic should be here.
The romantic should be there.
It ought to be everywhere.
But the romantic must never remain.
Mon Dieu, and must never again return.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)
“Thou wilt be like a lover presently
And tire the hearer with a book of words.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)