Author Top Quotes: Roman Payne

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Who is Roman Payne?

Roma Payne was born in Seattle, Washington, The United States on January 37, 1977. He is an American-born novelist. Payne was sent to a Catholic art conservatory in hopes that he would become an ecclesiastic painter.

He excelled in the visual arts, music and literature. He is known for his poetic language, his return to classicism and for his tales of initiation and wandering. He is heavily influenced by Homeric Epic, as well as 18th and 19th Century French and European literature.

Below we explore the works and top quotes by Roman Payne.

What work have they done?

  • The Wanderess – A gothic mystery novel and story of passion and romance set against the backdrop of a timeless Mediterranean landscape
  • Rooftop Soliloquy – Written entirely in Paris over a two-year span during which its author lived every conceivable metropolitan passion and inspiration, Rooftop Soliloquy is a novel as vibrant and alive as the city where it was given seed and a place to grow.
  • Cities and Countries – “‘Cities & Countries’ is a book about travel, about searching and wandering, about finding greatness in the midst of the world.”
  • Crepuscule – Crepuscule is a poetic panorama of life among the Parisians and the expatriates in the French capital.
  • Hope and Despair – A feast of sensuality, Payne’s third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden.

Top Quotes by Roman Payne

Wanderess, Wanderess, weave us a story of seduction and ruse. Heroic be the Wanderess, the world be her muse.’…I jot this phrase of invocation in my old leather-bound notebook on a bright, cold morning at the Café **** in Paris, and with it I’m inspired to take the reader back to the time I first met and became acquainted with the girl I call The Wanderess—as well as a famous adventurer named Saul, the Son of Solarus.

Roman Payne Quote: Wanderess, Wanderess, weave us a story of seduction and ruse. Heroic be the Wanderess, the world be her muse.’… #quotesontravel


[As a very young man, I thought] of Europe as a place that could not exist except in the imagination, in glorious dreams, and through the careful lies of the silver screen.

Roman Payne Quote: [As a very young man, I thought] of Europe as a place that could not exist except in the imagination, in glorious dreams, and through the careful lies of the silver screen. #quotesontravel


I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a ‘wanderess.’ Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences – whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.

Roman Payne Quote: I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a ‘wanderess.’ Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences – whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her. #quotesontravel


This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.

Roman Payne Quote: This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad. #quotesontravel


When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.

Roman Payne Quote: When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. #quotesontravel


People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris.

Roman Payne Quotes: People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris. #quotesontravel


Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.

Roman Payne Quotes: Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected. #quotesontravel


To wander is to be alive.

Roman Payne Quotes: To wander is to be alive. #quotesontravel


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