Quotations About / On: HEART

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    The embers glowing in his bosom could set the world on fire, but they cannot warm the heart of a single human being.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).)
  • 73.
    A heart that overflows may seek out merrymaking and boisterous festivities to quietly rejoice, unnoticed amidst the reveling crowds.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Sappho, in Sappho, act 2, sc. 6 (1819).)
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  • 74.
    Whoever writes in blood and aphorisms wants not to be learned but to be learned by heart.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 48, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
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  • 75.
    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).)
  • 76.
    When the beginnings of self-destruction enter the heart it seems no bigger than a grain of sand.
    (John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. author. "The Late Forties and the Fifties," 1952 entry, John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991).)
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  • 77.
    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).)
  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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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