"The Romantic poets were the prototype ramblers, and I've often found myself following in their footsteps - although perhaps not all of their footsteps since a typical walk for Samuel T. Coleridge might last two days and cover 145km."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Arthur Smith on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Arthur Smith on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Arthur Smith on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Arthur Smith on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Arthur Smith on Fran Lebowitz
"I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face."
"It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket."
"Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended."
"It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance."
"Ninety-eight per cent of laughter is nothing to do with jokes, which do not deserve to bear the weight of all the funny stuff in the world."