Quotations About / On:
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.")
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).)