Sentimental Quotes

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Crystal Woods
“I know I'm not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I'll be forever in your heart. ”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Thomas   Moore
“Go where we may, rest where we will,
Eternal London haunts us still.”
Thomas Moore

E.A. Bucchianeri
“While she could hardly fathom what had just happened to her that night, she reached some conclusions before she fell asleep, certain things now made perfect sense; Moon River didn’t sound so syrupy, mistletoe wasn’t such a bad idea, and perhaps dating was not such a frivolous waste of time after all.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Sweetheart, darling, dearest, it was funny to think that these endearments, which used to sound exceedingly sentimental in movies and books, now held great importance, simple but true verbal affirmations of how they felt for each other. They were words only the heart could hear and understand, words that could impart entire pentameter sonnets in their few, short syllables.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Shannon L. Alder
“The most introspective of hearts tends to be the most sentimental. We cling to the smallest moments from our past because we fear that emotion will never come our way again.”
Shannon Alder

Crystal Woods
“I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Erik Pevernagie
“Let them not cold-call our attention, besiege our feelings, and disturb our dreams, those dealers in phony compassion selling wishful thinking through merchandising sentimental poppycock. ("Like a frozen image")”
Erik Pevernagie

Karen Quan
“I wear a necklace of hope with pearly beads. When I met you, it broke, and the beads spilled all over the floor, into the gutters.”
Karen Quan, Write like no one is reading

Louis Auchincloss
“Only little boys and old men sneer at love.”
Louis Auchincloss

“There are some things that don't change much. I find the smell of a dish, or the way a certain spice is crushed, or just a quick look at the way something has been put on a plate, can pull me back to another place and time. I love those memories that seem so far away, yet you can hold them and carry them with you, even forget them, and then, with a single taste or hint or a smell, be chaperoned back to a beautiful moment.”
Tessa Kiros

نجيب محفوظ
“فبدا له أن العدد اثنين هو العدد المقدس. ليس العدد واحد بالمقدس كما يقولُ الفيثاغوريون ولكنّه الاثنان: الإنسان يفقدُ نفسه في الجماعة، ويغرقُ في الكآبة في الوحدة، ولكنه يجدها عند أليفه، فالتكاشف الصريح، والحب العميق، والألفة الممتزجة، وفرحة القلب بالقلب، والطمأنينة اللانهائية لذّات عميقة لا تحدث إلا بين اثنين.”
نجيب محفوظ, خان الخليلي

Sarah Palin
“...Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.
He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.
He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to march.
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient.
...He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.
He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands.
He can save your life-or take it, because that is his job. He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime. He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.
He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to "square-away" those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.
...Just as did his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over two hundred years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.
And now we have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to war when our nation calls us to do so.
As you go to bed tonight, remember this. A short lull, a little shade, and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.”
Sarah Palin, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

James Patterson
“Oz thinks I'm beautiful," she whispered to the stars.”
James Patterson, The Lake House

Julie Otsuka
“Because the man who stood there before us was not our father. He was somebody else, a stranger who had been sent back in our father's place. That's not him, we said to our mother, That's not him, but our mother no longer seemed to hear us..."Did you..." she said. "Every day," he replied. Then he got down on his knees and he took us into his arms...”
Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor Was Divine

Robbie Couch
“A part of me knows that someday soon I'll miss moments like these.”
Robbie Couch, The Sky Blues

“It’s always the little things you remember people by, all the little things they did because they wanted to do them for you.”
Tom Godwin, The Cold Equations and Other Stories

Donna Tartt
“But I am getting sentimental. Sometimes, when I think about these things, I do.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Sarah Palin
“...He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively is he must.
He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to march.
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient.
...He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cool his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
...He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.
He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands.
He can save your life- or take it, because that is his job. He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime. He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.
He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to "square-away" those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.
...Just as did his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over two hundred years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.
And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part in this tradition of going to war when our nation calls us to do so.
As you go to bed tonight, remember this. A short lull, a little shade, and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.”
Sarah Palin, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

Jeff Zentner
“Out of nowhere, I'm taken up in an unnameable ecstasy. The kind that comes from no specific wellspring and overflows before you even knew it was building in you. Everything is so beautiful, so good, you feel like you don't even need to breathe air anymore.”
Jeff Zentner, Goodbye Days

Noor Al-Shanti
“and the uniform jacket he wore was so tattered and dirty that there could only be one reason he still had it. It must mean something to him, hold some particular importance.”
Noor Al-Shanti, Children of the Dead City

“This is the restless cardboard box I carry from room to room, house to house filled with papers I do not know how to sort. How do you separate trash from trash? Everything looks like something else-something I just might need. Someday right?”
Tiana Clark, I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood

Anna McPartlin
“Today I’m alive and here, and now it’s my job to fill my daughter’s world with love, happiness and security. She doesn’t need Disney Land, she just needs me, and I’ll do my best so that when I’m gone she’ll have a head full of memories and a heart full of love.”
Anna McPartlin, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

Amit Kalantri
“Emotion is not encumbrance, emotion is energy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Laura Kasischke
“Why not the Victorians and their sentimental grief-wreaths woven from a loved one's hair?”
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains

'LORD VISHNU' P.S.JAGADEESH KUMAR
“If my freedom of speech hurts your sentiment, no doubt you are SentiMental”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Anna Gavalda
“From the very moment they first showed Paulette her new house, waiting with a mixture of emotion and anxiety for her every reaction, her every comment (she made none), and for the next trick of destiny, a warm gentle wind would caress their tired faces.
A caress, a truce, a balm.
Sentimental healing, as someone we know might say.”
Anna Gavalda, Hunting and Gathering

Gaetano Riccio
“E se una persona che non hai mai incontrato né visto né conosciuto fosse la sola che stai cercando? La tua anima gemella?”
Gaetano Riccio, La storia di noi due (a Saint Germain des Prés)

C.S. Lewis
“With every sentence the shadow of approaching separation and a kind of graveyard gloom began to settle more emphatically upon us. I found myself noticing and loving all sorts of little mannerisms and expressions in him such as we notice always in a woman we love, but notice in a man only as the last hours of his leave run out or the date of the probably fatal operation draws near.”
C.S. Lewis, Perelandra

Craig Silvey
“I wasn't cold, but I was shivering when I walked onto the Clayton Road overpass. I wasn't scared either, even when I climbed over the rail. I didn't feel much of anything.”
Craig Silvey, Honeybee

Jacqueline Woodson
“They were laughter on hot city nights hot milk on cold city mornings, good food
and good times
fancy dancing and soul music.

They were family.”
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

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