Quotations on Feelings

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Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Feelings, Mankind, Reason)

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)

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Feelings, Thoughts)

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)

A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Feelings, Democracy, Practice)

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)

The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in order to write without sentimentality.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Feelings, Order, Sentimentality)

Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Feelings, Idea, Deep, Idealism, Nothing)

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)

When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.
- Elmer Bernstein
(Keywords: Feelings, Alienation, Today)

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)

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Feelings, Language, Mind, Order, 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)

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

Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself against attack or want of conformity answer in full to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Feelings, Idea, Character, Conformity, Order, Want)

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)

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Feelings, Ability, May, Past, Present)

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Feelings, Right)

I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing her every day and having to help her, too. But you get on with it. What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that.
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Keywords: Feelings, Day, Help)

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)

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Feelings, Fear, Evil, Listening, Pleasure)

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)

She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.
- Ellen Burstyn
(Keywords: Feelings, Addiction)

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)

To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself.
- Melvin Calvin
(Keywords: Feelings, Words)

Mixed feelings, like mixed drinks, are a confusion to the soul.
- George Carman
(Keywords: Soul, Feelings, Confusion, Drinks)

There's not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings... I'm not coming at you, what I'm saying is that, I'm willing to take that heat for my team, if we're playing well or if we're not playing well.
- Vince Carter
(Keywords: Feelings, Hurt, Saying)

I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.
- Richard Chamberlain
(Keywords: Feelings, Being, Hurt, Lies)

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
- Chanakya
(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)

So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without actually getting another job? I felt the only logical answer was to become a novelist. So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real feelings of desperation - and it worked.
- Lee Child
(Keywords: Feelings, Desperation, Entertainment, First, Job, World)

Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Feelings, Strength, Loyalty, May, Socialism, State)

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)

It's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Feelings, Fish)

If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

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 have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Feelings, Inspiration, Being, Day)

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)



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