Quotations on Feelings
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The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Feelings, Acting, Actor, Choices)
We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Control, Killing, State, Trying, Will)
Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Relationships, World)
I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else's feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself.
- Herb Alpert
(Keywords: Work, Feelings, Jaded)
I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Feelings, Clothes, Confidence)
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Business, Music, Money, Feelings, Energy)
As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Mother, Feelings, Artist, Want)
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Heart, Ecstasy, Horror)
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman
(Keywords: Art, Music, Feelings, Dream, Conscience, Deep, Film)
God knows, I never want to hurt someone's feelings.
- Selma Blair
(Keywords: God, Feelings, Hurt, Want)
Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.
- Stella Blum
(Keywords: Soul, People, Feelings, Fashion, Hate, Quick, Vanity)
Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society - as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Society, Thought, People, Feelings, Body, State)
Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
- Giotto di Bondone
(Keywords: Dreams, Feelings, Heart, Pleasure, Principles)
A relationship has to be cultivated. There have to be feelings of love for another first. But then you have to really like the person.
- Eric Braeden
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, First)
The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers.
- John Britton
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Strangers, Years)
I had no words for these feelings. And then people started using the word Ms. Suddenly, there was this handle with which I could identify myself and understand why I felt so out of whack with the culture around me.
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Culture, Word, Words)
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Imagination, Men, Feelings, Act, Influence)
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
- Robert Burton
(Keywords: Faith, Feelings, Error, Illusion, Will)
I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.
- Harry Callahan
(Keywords: Life, People, Feelings, Adventure, Photography, Worth)
Mixed feelings, like mixed drinks, are a confusion to the soul.
- George Carman
(Keywords: Soul, Feelings, Confusion, Drinks)
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
(Keywords: God, Soul, Feelings, Temple, Idols, Present)
The Chinese seemed to be mourning Mao in a heartfelt fashion. But I wondered how many of their tears were genuine. People had practiced acting to such a degree that they confused it with their true feelings.
- Jung Chang
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Acting, Fashion, Mourning, Tears)
And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay.
- Morris Chestnut
(Keywords: Men, Feelings, Being, Perspective, Talking)
I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Feelings, Children, Play, Want)
Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it's music or feelings or love. They're things we can't really see or touch. They're not material, but they're vitally important to us.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Music, Love, Feelings, Being)
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Poetry, Feelings, Heart, Deep, Songs, Writing)
I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer.
- Stephen Collins
(Keywords: Experience, Feelings, Chance, Giving, Religious)
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
(Keywords: Men, Feelings, Respect)
Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, Open, Resignation)
The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Deeds, Man, Sensibility, Talking)
I've always been aware of having feelings that were pretty intense at times. I imagine most people have had that, or they wouldn't be human.
- Iris DeMent
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Pretty)
It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Women, People, Feelings, Provocative, Wonder)
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)
I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Silly, Waste)
The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Job, Loss, World)
My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.
- David Duchovny
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Being, Brotherhood, Focus, Future, Past, Sense)
Mental states of every kind, - sensations, feelings, ideas, - which were at one time present in consciousness and then have disappeared from it, have not with their disappearance absolutely ceased to exist.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Ideas, Consciousness, Present, Sensations, states)
Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind's feelings, you'll survive.
- Richard Eberhart
(Keywords: Death, Feelings, Heart, Mankind, Now, Poems)
I don't necessarily want people to know all my intimate feelings about Tracey.
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Want)
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Business, Poetry, Feelings, Emotions)
Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Poetry, Time, Feelings, Being, May)
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
- Bryan Ferry
(Keywords: Quality, Feelings, Song, Songs, Words, Writing)
Life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right.
- Louise Fletcher
(Keywords: Life, Time, Feelings, Care, Fact, Joy, Killing, Right, Wrong)
It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost.
- Anna Freud
(Keywords: Mother, Feelings, Children, Emotions)
I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music.
- John Frusciante
(Keywords: Music, Feelings, Ability, Play)
It may not be proper for me, perhaps, to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here, if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free, or will give offense to the House, which I would be sorry to be thought capable of intending.
- Christopher Gadsden
(Keywords: Thought, Feelings, May, Will)
As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back.
- Maurice Gibb
(Keywords: Trust, Wife, Feelings, Winning, Appreciation, Children, Now)
I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: Money, Feelings, Brotherhood, Deep, Humanity, Song)