All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
—James Russell Lowell
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
For a relationship to stay alive, love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, boredom. Relationships fail not because we have stopped loving but because we first stopped imagining.
People change, no use getting sentimental about it. Move on, find someone else.
—David Nicholls in One Day