- "The more sensitive you are, the more certain you are to be brutalized, develop scabs. Never evolve. Never allow yourself to feel anything, because you always feel too much."
- "All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual. "
-- Honore de Balzac
- "Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also. "
-- Robert Browning
- "Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot."
- "The intellect is always fooled by the heart."
--François VI Duke de La Rochefoucauld
- "It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."
- "One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too. "
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
- "Could it think, the heart would stop beating."
- "Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."
- "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
- "It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living."
--Rainer Maria Rilke
- "We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs. "
-- Bertrand Russell
- "The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. "
-- George Santayana
- "Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end. "
-- George Santayana
- "The heart is forever inexperienced. "
-- Henry David Thoreau
- "The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. "
-- Oscar Wilde
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