Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.
- Victor Hugo
I love you as certain dark things are loved secretly between the shadow and the soul - Pablo Neruda
The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine.
- George Sand
I want love, violent love, because without it subjects are cold
- Gaetano Donizetti
I want to be your darkest everything - Frida Kahlo
How characteristic of your perverse heart that longs only for what happens to be out of reach - Pierre Choderoles de Laclos
There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions - Edgar Allan Poe
Paris is a great beauty. As such is possesses all the qualities that one finds in any other great beauty; chic, sexiness, grandeur, arrogance, and the absolute inability and refusal to listen to reason.
– Fran Lebowitz
Music should strike fire from the hearts of man and bring tears from the eyes of woman
- Ludwig van Beethoven
You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart - Franz Kafka
John Henry Fuseli
We loved with a love that was more than love
- Edgar Allan Poe
We both live with a terrible thing – a desire for the absolute, the sublime the perfect. That’s why he fleets from person to person and that’s why I give myself to no one
Your only duty is to save your dream - Amedeo Modigliani
But he who dares not grasp the thorns should never crave the rose - Anne Brontë
Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth but in the way of feeling - Charles Baudelaire
Caspar David Friedrich
All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible. This I did.” - T.E. Laurence
I have more memories than if I lived a thousand years...I am a cementery abhorred by the moon...I am an old boudoir full of withered roses. - Charles Baudelaire
"CHARMED BY A ROSE"
Written by Rimsky Korsakov and Anthony Vanger. Performed by Operatica. Sung by Maureen O'Flynn. Produced by Lord Vanger.
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable. - Ludwig van Beethoven
Be not afraid of Greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. – William Shakespeare
The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths - Alexander Pushkin
People die of common sense, one lost moment at a time. Life is a moment. There is no hereafter so make it burn always with the hardest flame. - Oscar Wilde
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Here I am trying to live or rather I am trying to teach the death within me to live
- Jean Cocteau
Whatever it is the lot of humankind, I want to taste within my deepest self. I want to seize the highest and the lowest, to load its woe and bliss upon my breast, and thus expand my single self titanically and in the end go down with all the rest
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.
How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure. - Alexandre Dumas
Romanticism is a grace either from Heaven or hell to which we owe eternal stigmata
- Charles Baudelaire
Where there is light the shadow is deep
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
She always had that about her that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world
- Joanne Harris
There is suffering in the light, in excess it burns. Flame is hostile to the wing. To burn and yet to fly that is the miracle of genius - Victor Hugo
To see a world in a grain of sand and a Heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your had and eternity in an hour
Clara & John Molloy
The dream of reason produces monsters
- Francisco Goya
No more let life divide what death can join together
-Percy Byssche Shelley