Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    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.)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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.)
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  • 69.
    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.)
  • 70.
    The mind is always the dupe of the heart.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 103 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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