"Jesse, we can't do this."
"Sure we can, honey. It's the perfect night for it. You're a woman, I'm a man. Those little twinkling things overhead are stars. I believe it's referred to as romance."
-- Christine Feehan, Predatory Game
Thomas Moore considered romantic love to be an illusion, "a truth we discover at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames;" or as Ambrose Bierce put it," a temporary insanity, curable by marriage."
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