Quotations on Sentimentality

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It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Music, America, Americans, Limits, Sentimentality, Understanding)

I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Love, Lust, Sentimentality, Struggle)

I always say that I don't want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn't be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality.
- Robert Frank
(Keywords: Sentimentality, Want)

I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Keywords: Sentimentality, Trying)

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
- Alice Hamilton
(Keywords: Medical, Impression, American, Friends, Poor, Sentimentality, Silence, Socialism)

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
- Michael Lewis
(Keywords: American, Baseball, Fathers, Sentimentality, Sons)

Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: Sentiment, Sentimentality, Wrong)

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