"I love romantic comedies, or romantic dramas - basically anything with love in it."
"I can sit in front of the TV and watch an old romantic film and be transfixed."
"Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people it's also a political and economic contract of the highest order."
"Is Valentine's Day a day to make cupcakes with your children? No, Valentine's is supposed to be a day about romantic love."
"I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously."
"The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it."
"I love romantic poetry."
"When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that's not it. It's a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome."
"I'd like to do a romantic comedy."
"Although some people think I am a romantic novelist I have always thought of myself as a rather gritty radical historian."