Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    Old women even forget how to love their sons. The heart gets worn out, Monsieur.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 6, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. letter, Jan. 13, 1759. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    In friendship, as well as in love, the mind is often the dupe of the heart.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 30, 1751, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 92, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)
  • 77.
    I am never tempted to pray but when a warm feeling for my friends comes athwart my heart.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, July 10, 1786, to William Stephens Smith. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 10, p. 117, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).)
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  • 78.
    Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 3 (1929). Woolf added: "The indifference of the world which Keats and Flaubert and other men of genius have found so hard to bear was in her case not indifference but hostility. The world did not say to her as it said to them, Write if you choose; it makes no difference to me. The world said with a guffaw, Write? What's the good of you writing?")
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  • 79.
    The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 94, Conard (1915).)
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  • 80.
    The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
    (Martin Luther (1483-1546), German leader of the Protestant Reformation. Preface to his translation of the Psalms (1534).)
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