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Is romance dead? Do you want it to be? Is time for a resurrection? Or was it all too cliché in its last incarnation and it needs a major revamping?

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Is romance dead? Do you want it to be? Is time for a resurrection? Or was it all too cliché in its last incarnation and it needs a major revamping?
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
- Judy Garland

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together for life - to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspeakable memories (of the last parting)?
- George Eliot

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs,
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes,
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gale and a preserving sweet.
- William Shakespeare

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
- Helen Keller

“We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
- Sam Keen

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
- Robert Heinlein

"Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end".
- Germaine De Stael

"Mom, romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece."
- Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
- Matt Groening, Love is Hell
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Interesting answers here, thank you. I'm really enjoying reading them.

Some of the men are commenting that they, too, would like some romance, but it tends to fall on them to supply or create it; and I agree with this.
I asked a question about this some months ago. Some great, informative ideas here:
Guys, what is your idea of a romantic gesture a woman could do that you would enjoy? ↗
Is romance dead? Do you want it to be? Is time for a resurrection? Or was it all too cliché in its last incarnation and it needs a major revamping?
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