To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts. Charles Baudelaire
High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces. Camille Paglia
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. Charles Bukowski
Romanticism is not just about being in a fixed state of endless beauty, because you can't live like that or live on that, that's what I've learnt. Elizabeth Peyton
Ever since Romanticism, an oppositional mode, artists have the right, and indeed the duty, to attack social convention. But it is ridiculous and in fact self-infantilizing for them to expect to be financially supported by the general public whom they are insulting. Camille Paglia