"Romance is mush, stifling those who strive."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Billy Strayhorn on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Billy Strayhorn on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Billy Strayhorn on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Billy Strayhorn 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."Billy Strayhorn on Fran Lebowitz
"All music is beautiful."