The Romantic Side of Life
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
“…a bird may love a fish… but where would they build a home together?” Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Catherine Earnshaw, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” Oscar Wilde
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” Joan Crawford
“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.” Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City
“You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.” Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
What makes romance? Is it agony or ecstasy, or equal parts?
Is a happy ending romantic? Sure. Why shouldn’t fiction beat reality?
In my stories I can improve on the statistics.