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Quotations about Emotions
To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart. ~Francesco Guicciardini
Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. ~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
Men are no more immune from emotions than women; we think women are more emotional because the culture lets them give free vent to certain feelings, "feminine" ones, that is, no anger please, but it's okay to turn on the waterworks. ~Una Stannard
But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions? ~Vincent Van Gogh
One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields — even to sadness. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate
Memory is always faulty. Emotions are always true. ~Author Unknown
Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness. ~John Sterling
The feeling is often the deeper truth, the opinion the more superficial one. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. ~Jim Rohn
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling. ~Claude Debussy
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. ~Khalil Gibran
Too much emotion is like none at all. ~Du Mu, translated
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. ~Andre Gide
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. ~Roger Ebert
And Lancelot stood on the shore, with an awful paleness in his face, as if the ghost of everything that might have made his life pure and noble was whispering woe to his soul forever. ~August Bell, "Quicksands of Love," 1887 [Here the excerpt is describing a picture the character Lawrence's friend painted that befits Tennyson's idyllic poem "Elaine." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
Eventually you come to realize that most people aren't looking for a fight but for someone to surrender to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Yes, that's the worst of it. It's a desperately vexatious thing that, after all one's reflections and quiet determinations, we should be ruled by moods that one can't calculate on beforehand. ~George Eliot, Adam Bede
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
~William Blake (1757-1827), "Auguries of Innocence"
Now I am not one of the most constant creatures alive myself, and am apt to run through the spectrum which has the blues at the bottom about once a week. ~Byron Caldwell Smith (1849-1877), letter to Kate Stephens
If you don't manage your emotions, then your emotions will manage you. ~Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman, Transforming Anxiety
Feelings are like toes! They have to breathe free or they'll stink to high heaven! ~Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo video game) written by Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata
We got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout. ~June Carter Cash
Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf. ~Jonatan Mårtensson
Clouds open up into rain,
You too should release your pain.
...that freshness of feeling, that delicate honor which shrinks from wounding even a sentiment... ~George Eliot, Adam Bede
Melancholic madness strapped to your chest and you have no way of releasing the fear. ~Daniel, @blindedpoet
...having planted her little thorn to rankle in [his] heart... ~August Bell, "Quicksands of Love," 1887
The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. ~Albert Einstein
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. ~Mark Twain
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. ~Dale Carnegie
Last modified 2014 Aug 19 Tue 13:39 PDT