There's certainly no shortage of romantic one-liners. They come from songs, films, plays, poems and books about love. Because human emotions don't change and love has been around since the beginning of time, a romantic one liner that fits the situation might just as soon come from another era as from a contemporary source. Some one-liners become catchphrases, used repeatedly in movies, cards and television shows as expressions of love, while others can help heal the wounds of a breakup
You frequently encounter one-liners about love lost and affairs of the heart gone bad. One of the most famous is "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Another is by G. K. Chesterton, who famously said, "The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost." Charles M. Schulz's famous character Charlie Brown declared, "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love." Oscar Wilde famously wrote, "The heart was made to be broken," while Greek philosopher Socrates said, "The hottest love has the coldest end." "Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop" is a famous anonymous one-liner.
Authors as well as comedians, singers and actors are behind some of the most humorous romantic one-liners. Comedian and actor Lily Tomlin famously said, "If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?" Author George Bernard Shaw wrote, "The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post." "Men aren't necessities, they're luxuries" is one of Cher's one-liners about love. "It is impossible to love and be wise," said author Francis Bacon, while British writer, W. Somerset Maugham is credited with, "Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species." Comedian Rita Rudner said, "Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.”
Playwright William Shakespeare wrote one of the most famous romantic plays in history, "Romeo And Juliet." One-liners from several of his works are included on almost every romantic quote list. From unrequited to downright forbidden, Shakespeare wrote about all kinds of love. Among the most famous lines are "The course of true love never did run smooth" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind," also in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "If music be the food of love, play on" in "Twelfth Night" and "Parting is such sweet sorrow" in "Romeo and Juliet."
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