"We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Mary Wortley Montagu on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Mary Wortley Montagu on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Mary Wortley Montagu on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Mary Wortley Montagu 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."Mary Wortley Montagu on Fran Lebowitz
"While conscience is our friend, all is at peace however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind."
"Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it."