Quotations About / On:
Cruel impulses stir all about my kindly heart.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
I haven't the heart to poke poor Billy.
(Harry Graham (1874-1936), poet ("COL. D. STREAMER"). Some Ruthless Rhymes (l. 7-8). . .
Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.)
To win hearts, smile kindly on people's weaknesses.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
He's cold as a witch's heart.
(Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. First Sea Lord (Laurence Naismith), Sink the Bismarck! Referring to a fellow officer, 1960.
Based on a true story. Based on a book by C.S. Forrester.)
Injuries come only from the heart.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 3, ch. 10, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
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.")