What Are Some Famous Romantic Quotes?


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Some particularly beautiful ones are Henry Ward Beecher's "Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart" and Katharine Lee Bates' "Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." Both quotes demonstrate love's eternal and optimistic qualities.

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There are many other particularly beautiful romance quotes, such as this one by Carolyn Gold Heilbrun: "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." Heilbrun's quote, like the other two, demonstrates the quality of love that changes a seemingly bland world and turns it into a wonderful, magical place. Heilbrun is notable as a popular novelist, beginning in the 1960s under the pen name, Amanda Cross. Heilbrun later became the first woman on the staff of Columbia University's English department and became a prominent feminist critic.

Her novels have been translated into multiple languages and have sold over one million copies. She died in 1992 at the age of 77. She also held the position of president for the Modern Language Association in 1984 and was later one of its trustees. Her criticisms, studies, and novels were an inspiration to many people, especially young women and female academics.

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