Quotes About Sentiment

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Coco J. Ginger
“I remember when your name was just another name that rolled without thought off my tongue.

Now, I can’t look at your name without an abundance of sentiment attached to each lettter.

Your name, which I played with so carelessly, so easily, has somehow become sacred to my lips.

A name I won’t throw around lightheartedly or repeat without deep thought.

And if ever I speak of you, I use the English language to describe who you were to me. You are nameless, because those letters grouped together in that familiar form….. carries too much meaning for my capricious heart.”
Coco J. Ginger

Edward Abbey
“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
Edward Abbey

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

Christopher Isherwood
“If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I want to live in.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

David Hume
“All sentiment is right; because sentiment has a reference to nothing beyond itself, and is always real, wherever a man is conscious of it. But all determinations of the understanding are not right; because they have a reference to something beyond themselves, to wit, real matter of fact; and are not always conformable to that standard.”
David Hume, Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays

Staceyann Chin
“Miles of junk to throw out -- how do you decide what to keep when everything is sentiment.”
Staceyann Chin

Edward Abbey
“What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”
Edward Abbey

Leslie Jamison
“Bad movies and bad writing and easy cliches still manage to make us feel things toward each other. Part of me is disgusted by this. Part of me celebrates it.”
Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

Orson Scott Card
“Eko brushed a tear from her eye, and Immo jeered at her, but father held up a hand. "Never mock a tender heart," he said.”
Orson Scott Card, The Lost Gate

“Suenos. Dulces Suenos.
He must be painting upstairs.
I can feel it.
I remember when his father was just a baby and I called her Mama for the first time and she became Mama for all of us; Mama de la casa and his father would wake up in the middle of the night and scream in his crib and nothing would make him stop, nada, and Mama would get so exhausted she would turn her back to me and cry in her pillow.
I would smooth her hair-it was black, Basilio, as black as an olive-and I would turn on the radio (electricity, Basilio, in the middle of the night), to maybe calm the baby and listen to something besides the screaming.
Mama liked the radio, Basilio, and we listened while your father cried-cantante negra, cantante de almas azules-and it made us feel a little better, helped us make it through.
I had to get up early to catch the streetcar to the shipyard, but when the crying finally stopped sometimes the sun would be ready to pop and Mama's breathing would slow down and her shoulders would move like gentle waves, sleeping but still listening, like I can hear her now on this good bed, and Basilio-Mira, hombre, I will not tell you this again-if I moved very close and kissed her shoulders, she would turn to face me and we would have to be quiet Basilio, under the music, very, very quiet....
So this I want to know, Basilio.
This, if you want to live on Macon Street for another minute.
Can you paint an apple baked soft in the oven, an apple filled with cinnamon and raisins?
Can you paint such a woman?
Are you good enough yet with those brushes so that she will step out of your pictures to turn on the radio in the middle of the night?
Will she visit an old man on his death bed?
If you cannot do that, Basilio, there is no need for you to live here anymore.”
Rafael Alvarez

Kamala Suraiyya Das
“You didn't ever love him, but you were sentimental about him”
Kamala Suraiyya Das, Wages of Love

Mary Ruefle
“If your teachers suggest that your poems are sentimental, that is only half of it. Your poems probably need to be even more sentimental. Don’t be less of a flower, but could you be more of a stone at the same time?”
Mary Ruefle, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

Patricia Highsmith
“There is no moral to my life - I have none - except: 'Stand up and take it'. The rest is sentiment.”
Patricia Highsmith

Vladimir Nabokov
“From early childhood his mother had taught him that to discuss in public a profound emotional experience-which, in the open air, immediately evanesces and fades, and, oddly, becomes similar to an analogous experience of one's interlocutor-was not only vulgar, but also a sin against sentiment.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Glory

H.G. Wells
“Within he felt that faint stirring of derision for the whole business of life which is the salt of the American mentality. Outwardly they are sentimental and enthusiastic and inwardly they are profoundly cynical.”
H.G. Wells, The Holy Terror

Agatha Christie
“When a man's neck's in danger, he doesn't stop to think too much about sentiment.”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

Vladimir Nabokov
“- A sentyment staje się uciążliwy. W końcu jest coś nazbyt fizycznego w próbie zachowania cząstki dzieciństwa na swoim mostku.
- Nie pan pierwszy sprowadza wiarę do zmysłu dotyku.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin

Günter Grass
“Seul ce qui est entièrement perdu demande à être nommé interminablement : il existe une obsession qui consiste à invoquer la chose perdue jusqu'à son retour.”
Günter Grass

Boris Vian
“Savoir qu'il existe des passions et ne pas les ressentir, c'est affreux.”
Boris Vian, L'Arrache-coeur

Jane Austen
“It was a remainder of former sentiment; it was an impulse of pure, though unacknowledged friendship; it was a proof of his own warm and amiable heart, which she could not contemplate without emotions so compounded of pleasure and pain, that she knew not which prevailed.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Rebecca Radd
“Tot ce se întâmpla între ei era așa o nebunie. Când erau împreună, ieșeau scântei. Situația era atât de intensă și de ciudată. Se plăceau și totuși nu se suportau. Nici măcar nu-și mai puteau da seama de sentimentele lor, de intențiile lor. Nimic nu părea să fie cum trebuie. Toate erau anapoda.

Totul era așa o confuzie generală.”
Rebecca Radd, Slăbiciunea mea ești tu

Abhijit Naskar
“Religion is not a book, it is a neurological sentiment.”
Abhijit Naskar, Biopsy of Religions: Neuroanalysis Towards Universal Tolerance

“He is dripping such good feelings that he slides over. (Il dégouline de si bons - Sentiments qu'il glisse dessus)”
Charles de Leusse

“When there is deep love the heart breathes sentimental sighs.”

“Le sentiment du vide, qui correspond à l'absence complète de tout sentiment. C'est un sentiment surprenant, fréquent chez les épuisés et les neurasthéniques. On pourrait le définir le sentiment de la perte des sentiments, le sentiment qu'il n'y a pas de sentiment.”
Pierre Janet

“Les sentiments de l'effort, correspondant à l'accélération, le sentiment de la fatigue correspondant au freinage, le sentiment de souffrance ou d'angoisse qui correspond au recul, enfin le sentiment de la jouissance qui correspond à l'arrêt avec décharge.”
Pierre Janet

G.K. Chesterton
“She(Joan of Arc) put her dreams and her sentiment into her aims, where they ought to be; she put her practicality into her practice. In modern Imperial wars, the case is reversed. Our dreams, our aims are always, we insist, quite practical. It is our practice that is dreamy.”
G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered

Françoise Sagan
“Le rire est tout ce que l'on voudrait être, ou plus exactement, tout ce que l'on voudrait que chacun de nos sentiments soit: accompli, intouchable, instinctif et résolu.”
Françoise Sagan, La Petite Robe Noire Et Autres Textes

“He returned her gaze, yearning for sentimental solace; love which emanated from a familiar source, mattered little how bedevilling. They shared an intimate moment, a silent tête-à-tête, which seemed to confront doubts each harboured.”
A. H. Septimius, Crowns Of Amara: The Return Of The Oracle

Sharon Salzberg
“There is a sentiment common among most of us when it comes to love—letting go can feel scary.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

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