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Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 21.
    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).)
  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    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).)
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  • 25.
    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).)
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  • 26.
    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.)
  • 27.
    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).)
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  • 28.
    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).)
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  • 29.
    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).)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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