In Season 2 Episode 10, Riker and Guinan try to show Wesley how to interact with a girl and have the following exchange:
Riker: "Now, the first words out of your mouth are the most important. You may want to start with something like this here." [To Guinan] "You are the most beautiful woman in the galaxy." [To Wesley] "But that might not work."
Guinan: "Yes! Yes, it would."
Riker: "You don't know how long I've wanted to tell you that."
Guinan: "But you were afraid."
Guinan: "Of me?"
Riker: "Of us. Of what we might become."
Riker: "Or that you might think it was a li(n)e."
Guinan: "Maybe I do think it's a li(n)e."
Riker: "Then you think I'm not sincere."
Guinan: "I din't say that. There's nothing wrong with a li(n)e. It's like knocking at the door."
Riker: "Then you're inviting me in?"
Guinan: "I'm not sending you away."
Riker: "That's more than I expected."
Guinan: "Is it as much as you hoped?"
Riker: "To hope is to recognize the possibility. I had only dreams."
Guinan: "Dreams can be dangerous."
Riker: "Not these dreams. I dream of a galaxy where your eyes are the stars, and the universe worships the night."
Guinan: "Careful! Putting me on a pedestal so high, you might not be able to reach me."
Riker: "Then I'll learn how to fly. You are the heart of my day, and the soul of my night."
I was watching this episode the other day with my Kids and I heard this exchange and it rang a bell, my thoughts were that it may be an adaptation from Romeo and Juliet, I did some searching and can't find anything with the basic keywords on Google.
is this truly an original dialogue? if not, where is it from?