The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Godfrey St. Peter, in The Professor's House, book I, ch. VIII (1925).
The professor is surprised to discover that his wife, too, has suffered from the emotional distance that has arisen between them.)
Finance is merely a matter of the heart being in the right place, Joe.
(Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter, Seton I. Miller (1902-1974), U.S., and Alexander Hall. Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), Here Comes Mr. Jordan, encouraging Joe to take the place of a murdered financier.
From the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.)
For if my father was the head of our house, my mother was its heart.
(Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Voiceover narration (by Rhys Williams) of Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall) as an adult, How Green Was My Valley, reminiscing about his parents (1941).
Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.)