Quotations About / On: HEART
A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
We may reason on to our heart's content, the fog won't lift.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in "The Expelled" (in Stories and Texts for Nothing), p. 15, Grove Press (1968).)
When I try to portray to myself my heart's desire, nothing happens.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
I believe in being warm-hearted. I believe especially in fucking with a warm heart.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Privately printed in Florence (1928). Lady Chatterley's Lover, ch. 14, Bantam Books (1980).
Oliver Mellors (the novel's hero) is speaking.)
I dream of vague shapes that hint of my heart's desire.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
(John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Nov. 22, 1817. Letters of John Keats, no. 31, ed. Frederick Page (1954).)
He hath a heart as sound as a bell and his tongue is the clapper, for what his heart thinks, his tongue speaks.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don Pedro, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 3, sc. 2, l. 12-14.
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
(Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Indian Journals, entry for September 6, 1962 (1970).
Written in Calcutta.)
I have handed my pen to my Heart and he writes, what he loves
If you walk away my heart will break.