Quotations About / On: HEART
The embers glowing in his bosom could set the world on fire, but they cannot warm the heart of a single human being.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).)
The man whose heart is as warm as a hanky soaked in ethyl chloride.
(Edmund White (b. 1940), U.S. author. States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, ch. 1 (1980).)
Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 117, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
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).)
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
(Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. "First Meeting," To My Daughters, With Love (1967).)
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
(Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, bk. 7, ch. 10 (1754).)