Quotations on Emotions

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You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Soul, Body, Emotions, Forget, Play)

A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Lie, Emotions, Language, Moods)

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Negative, Values, Emotions, Jungle, Man, Meaning, Spiritual)

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.
- Anita Baker
(Keywords: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Ideas, Animation, Being, Emotion, Emotions, Energy)

Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.
- Balthus
(Keywords: Chaos, Emotions, Order, Painting)

The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me. There's no light in them. Fixed emotions. Blind worship. Horror. It makes me think of what happened to us long ago.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

Because I was able to submerge myself into the character, I didn't have to go back and forth. You don't have to work hard to bring emotions. It all just comes naturally, you're there living it.
- Camilla Belle
(Keywords: Work, Character, Emotions, Living)

I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
- A. C. Benson
(Keywords: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Movies, Thought, Emotions, Want)

I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns. I really like to stay away from car chases. I prefer the more intimate film. You have a much more direct association with the emotions.
- Elmer Bernstein
(Keywords: Car, Emotions, Film, Years)

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Keywords: Deed, Emotions, Evil, Moon)

Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
- David Borenstein
(Keywords: Feelings, Emotions, Man)

I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story.
- Eric Brown
(Keywords: Duty, Emotions, Writer, Writing)

An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
- Billie Burke
(Keywords: Work, Career, Emotions, Merriment, Public, Tears, Tribute)

In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Music, Emotions, End)

I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Keywords: Life, Love, Control, Emotions, Hate, Man, Nations, Sleep)

I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions - you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom.
- Amanda Burton
(Keywords: Being, Emotions, End)

You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Character, Challenge, Emotions, Responsibility, Voice)

I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: Desire, Emotions, Energy, Hatred, Revenge)

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Power, Ideas, Emotions, Sensations, Thinking, Writing)

When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice.
- Helena Christensen
(Keywords: Actors, Emotions, Environment, Film, Play, Voice)

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
- Richard Curtis
(Keywords: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)

I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: History, Emotions, Irish, Now, Perspective, Sense)

In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
- Serge Daney
(Keywords: Age, Emotions, Reality)

A woman will allow herself to be clouded by her emotions. Her reasonable thought becomes completely unreasonable over the most ridiculous thing. It's a girl thing.
- Lea DeLaria
(Keywords: Thought, Emotions, Will, Woman)

Maybe I spent more time dwelling on emotions than some people, and maybe that's why I ended up writing.
- Iris DeMent
(Keywords: Time, People, Emotions, Writing)

The point is to change one's life. The point is not to give some vent to the emotions that have been destroying one; the point is so to act that one can master them now.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Change, Life, Act, Emotions, Now)

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Dreams, People, Boys, Emotions, Understanding, Want)

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
- Roger Ebert
(Keywords: Lie, Emotions, Intellect, May, Will)

The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded.
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Keywords: Experience, Acting, Emotions, Environment, Joy, Will)

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Poetry, Emotion, Emotions, Expression, Personality, Want)

I've always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young.
- Kim Elizabeth
(Keywords: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Ideas, Emotions, Language, Skin, Words)

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood, and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester
(Keywords: Contrast, Emotions, England, Hollywood)

One is certain of nothing but the truth of one's own emotions.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Truth, Emotions, Nothing)

One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear.
- Marilyn French
(Keywords: Art, Life, Heart, Emotions, Events, Mind, Tongue)

I can't say I have control over my emotions; I don't know my mind. I'm lost like everyone else. I'm certainly not a leader.
- Richard Gere
(Keywords: Leader, Control, Emotions, Mind)

Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
- Paul Getty
(Keywords: Men, Women, Nature, Emotions, Temperament)

It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
- George Gissing
(Keywords: Heart, Emotions, Eyes, Mind, Will, World)

When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions.
- Daniel Goleman
(Keywords: Life, Emotions, Feeling)

I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don't do only that. You also need to train your mind.
- Daniel Goleman
(Keywords: People, Emotions, Mind)

When you're in a race car, you're going through so many different emotions throughout that race.
- Jeff Gordon
(Keywords: Car, Emotions, Race)

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
- Remy de Gourmont
(Keywords: Morality, Emotions, Man, Needs)

So, without being cold, you really have to try to retain the capacity to help people without becoming too emotional or allowing your own emotions to have full rein.
- Guy Green
(Keywords: People, Being, Emotions, Help)

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
- Alex Grey
(Keywords: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
- Conrad Hall
(Keywords: Cinema, Emotions, Metaphors, Words)



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