Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 31.
    We have time on our hands here, in our hearts, and it makes us strange.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 27 (1993). A resident of rural Lemmon, South Dakota—having moved there from New York City—Norris was referring to the quiet, sparsely-populated prairies of North and South Dakota.)
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  • 32.
    Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
    (Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss divine, poet. Aphorisms on Man, no. 260 (1788).)
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  • 33.
    Fearful of sentimentality, I disown my tears and melting heart.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 34.
    Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1925). St. Mawr, p. 120, Vintage Books (1959).)
  • 35.
    It seems to me that physical sickness softens, just as moral sickness hardens, the heart.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 25, 1755, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 106, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)
  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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