"If you write a story about a soldier going AWOL and kidnapping a pregnant woman and finally shooting her in the head, it’s called searingly realistic, even though it’s never happened in the history of mankind. Whereas if you write about two people falling in love, which happens about a million times a day all over the world, for some reason or another, you’re accused of writing something unrealistic and sentimental."
— Richard Curtis
[Richard Curtis has written and/or directed many things, from Blackadder and Mr. Bean through to romantic comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually. Hence the words above, given during a 2007 interview.]