Quotations About / On:
So many signatures for such a small heart.
(Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. quoted in Evening Standard (London, Jan. 3, 1992).
On form-filling in a California Hospital.)
Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 3, p. 172, AMS Press (1990).)
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 109 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
The heart is forever inexperienced.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 278, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The innocent mansion of a panther's heart!
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Idiot.")
And at dawn, the drums still beat on the sleepless plain like an unstoppable heart.
(Jacques Roumain (1907-1945), Haitian author, ethnologist, political activist. Repr. Éditions Messidor (1992). Masters of the Dew, p. 67, Les Éditeurs Français Réunis (1946).)
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help: the rest is cruelty, not justice.
(William Penn (1644-1718), British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania. Some Fruits of Solitude, pt. 1, no. 46 (1693).)
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 10 (1860).
Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings, "My Father's House," New Society (1976).)