Quotes and Sayings about Emotion



"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

"The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Conquest, Feeling)

"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

"Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Nothing)

"Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

"I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion."
- Isaac Albeniz
(Related: Beauty, Art, Emotion, Want)

"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Direction, Learning, May)

"The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Life, Actors, Manners, Play)

"I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Education, School, Teachers)

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

"The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Emotion, Film, First, Tenderness)

"The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Emotions)

"I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Movies, Colors, Emotion, Want)

"Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people."
- Robert Altman
(Related: Humor, People, Values, Chance, Emotions)

"Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Emotions, Nixon, Resignation)

"Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Soul, Emotion, Self, Symbol, Tears)

"The other thing is we have an incredible villain. And we worked very hard to have villains that are connected to the hero. They have an effect, an emotional effect. They never become out-of-this-world, crazy villains."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Effect)

"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)

"The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Religion, Morality, Emotion, Meaning)

"If you ask any person on this crew what they think of Hugh Jackman they'll admit they've never seen anything like it. I'll give him an emotional note and he'll hit it every time."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Time)

"Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Acting)

"Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

"I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Time, Idea, Colors, Emotion, Excitement, Relationships)

"Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Music, Applause, Duty)

"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
(Related: Negative, Values, Emotions, Jungle, Man, Meaning, Spiritual)

"Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react."
- Hector Babenko
(Related: People, Curiosity, Want)

"I listen to music for emotion and I get zero emotion from rap."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, Emotion, Rap)

"I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Ability, Emotion, Feeling, Holiday, Sound)

"I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Help, Holiday, Sharing, Spirit)

"A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Love, Emotion, Job, Poor)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

"The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Challenge, Emotion, Facts, Negotiation)

"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
(Related: Ideas, Animation, Being, Emotion, Emotions, Energy)

"Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Music, Actions, Emotions)

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

"I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Experience, Life, Actor, Opera)

"My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture)

"Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture, Art, Being, Emotion, Environment)

"The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck."
- Lynda Barry
"Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Music, Emotions)

"An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Performance, Actor)

"I write emotional music."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Music)

"Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done, so emotional."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Enjoyment, Space)

"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
(Related: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

"These people are amazing. It's so emotional I was thinking about wearing waterproof mascara."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: People, Thinking)

"Delhi is my emotional home. I still dream of owning a home there."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Home, Dream)

"Men are like mascara, they run at the slightest display of emotion."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Men, Emotion)

"I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Emotion, Will)

"The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Ecstasy, Emotion, Road, World)

"All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar emotion provoked by works of art."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, People, Emotion)

"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
(Related: Work, Character, Emotions, Living)

"For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose's view, that this has to happen, there's nothing I can do about it."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Building, End, Film, Nothing)

"Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Parents, Want)

"My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Beauty, Cinema, Duty, Emotion)

"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Movies, Thought, Emotions, Want)

"When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Movies, Music, Force, Opera)

"Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion."
- John Berger
(Related: Being, Emotion, Envy, Glamour)

"We're still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Belief, Goals, Fire, Mind)

"Sometimes you feel the emotion. You think this might be my last pre-season or my last Champions League match. But, overall, those thoughts aren't important right now. But the time will soon come."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Emotion, Now, Right, Will)

"I saw the excitement, going to different places, being able to explore emotion in a healthy way."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Being, Emotion, Excitement)

"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
(Related: Car, Emotions, Film, Years)

"Ed is very sexy because his emotions are really there - not forced."
- Valerie Bertinelli
(Related: Emotions)

"Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity."
- Henry Beston
(Related: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

"Character and emotionality don't always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Character)

"Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Work, Nature, Artists, Balance, Harmony)

"And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint."
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Related: Thought, Heart, Control, Emotion, Restraint)

"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
(Related: Deed, Emotions, Evil, Moon)

"Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion."
- Eubie Blake
(Related: Trust, Friend, Emotion, Envy)

"We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Thought, Act, Emotion, Feeling, Mind, Will)

"The amount of work and the amount of both physical and emotional investment it takes to get to the top."
- Drew Bledsoe
(Related: Work, Investment)

"As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director's job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Emotion, Job, Journey)

"If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Mankind, Present)

"My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Home, Father, Affection, Freedom, Influence)

"Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Intellect, Logic)

"It's true that Blake was emotionally disturbed - always has been - but he doesn't have murder in his heart. If he was going to do any damage to anything or anyone, it would be to himself."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Heart, Murder)

"U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone."
- Bono
(Related: Feelings)

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

"So we had life, death, illness, everything - every emotional involvement we had, we experienced. And I think that made what we had to do on stage, stronger. We got very much involved in what we were doing."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Death, Life, Illness)

"Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Emotions)

"But, in addition, there is, all through the tragedy, a constant alternation of rises and falls in this tension or in the emotional pitch of the work, a regular sequence of more exciting and less exciting sections."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Work, Tension, Tragedy)

"I always felt more emotionally attached to Cambodia than I did to Vietnam."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Vietnam)

"We were discussing civilization and the fact that young men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated, so the men had emotional and friendly relationships with members of their own sex."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Men, Time, Sex, Civilization, Fact, Idiots, Relationships)

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist."
- Berkeley Breathed
(Related: Grave, Personality, State, Will)

"I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion."
- James Broughton
(Related: Emotion, Order, Writing)

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

"I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Mind, Woman)

"From my sketch files I'll find a pose that shows the emotion behind a particular character's story."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Character, Emotion)

"Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Religion, Islam, Emotion, Followers, Leading, World)

"He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply."
- John Buchan
(Related: Emotion)

"My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Question, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Work, Career, Emotions, Merriment, Public, Tears, Tribute)

"I loved getting to do Promised Land with him. I mean, he's really there for you. We did one very emotional scene in the church. He's just a wonderful acting partner. You feel very safe with him."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Church, Acting, Land)

"I think so much depends on how you are feeling mentally and emotionally. I try to keep my head on tight, and try to feel good, and just go out there and not be afraid."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Feeling)

"I want to find a way to reach young women emotionally and also to start providing clothing for them so that they can wear the same things their thin friends can wear. I really want to do evening wear and prom dresses for these girls."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Women, Evening, Friends, Girls, Want)

"The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Curiosity, Emotion, First, Mind)

"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
(Related: Music, Emotions, End)

"I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally."
- Ken Burns
"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Being, Emotions, End)

"I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Work, People, Ancestry, Slavery, Trying)

"I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass."
- David Byrne
(Related: Business, Body)

"The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Fact)

"It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected."
- David Canary
(Related: Emotions, Fun)

"Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Life, Emotion, Reason)

"Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Emotion)

"It wasn't my tennis that made me lose, it was a lot of different things going on, high drama, high emotion."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Drama, Emotion, Tennis)

"I was an emotional basket case."
- Jennifer Capriati
"Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Love, Nature, Now, Play, Song, Therapy, Want)

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Emotion, Logic)

"The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Emotions, Journey, Joy, Now, Play, Road)

"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

"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
(Related: Character, Challenge, Emotions, Responsibility, Voice)

"A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Experience, Truth, Arguments)

"I tried to have more than one emotion on the record."
- Neko Case
(Related: Emotion)

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

"It's a different way of getting across an emotion. You're trying to get it across to the animator because the animator is inspired by the voicetrack in terms of how to animate the character."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Character, Emotion, Trying)

"I had taken on the color of the climate around me and had driven back all the emotion that rose from the Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Climate, Congress, Emotion)

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, Work, Emotion)

"Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Experience, Genius, Ability, Emotions)

"It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking of that time now flowed away."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Time, Emotion, Now, Thinking)

"No one writes about the emotional things you go through."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
"I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion."
- Gower Champion
(Related: Dancing, Emotion)

"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
(Related: Power, Ideas, Emotions, Sensations, Thinking, Writing)

"All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person."
- Graham Chapman
(Related: Ideas, Attitude, Causes, Emotion, Observation)

"The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl."
- Shirley Chisholm
"Watching Jodie on this is incredible; it's the perfect role for her. It's so intense and so emotional. She just jumped right into it and is so professional."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Right)

"When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Life, Body, Emotion, Film)

"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
(Related: Actors, Emotions, Environment, Film, Play, Voice)

"At Rochester, I came with the same emotions as many of the entering freshman: everything was new, exciting and a bit overwhelming, but at least nobody had heard of my brothers and cousins."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Brothers, Emotions)

"It's very dependent on your state of mind. And your emotional state as well. And a lot of it comes pouring out, you don't really have that much control with it."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Control, Mind, State)

"Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Emotions)

"Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Work, Emotion, Value)

"The truth is that most small businesses will not succeed and you need to be emotionally prepared for this."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Truth, Succeed, Will)

"Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Music, May, Mind, Will)

"I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Movies, People, Moments)

"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Alchemy, Cinema, Moments, Sense)

"There's a difference between being a poseur and being someone who's so emotionally challenged they're kind of just doing their best to show you what they've got."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Being, Difference)

"I don't think you learn how to act. You learn how to use your emotions and feelings."
- Marion Cotillard
(Related: Feelings, Act, Emotions)

"I think that's the great thing about music: It can communicate emotionally. And you don't have to necessarily get all of the words. I mean you have to know what is being said, but didn't you find even if you didn't get all of the words, you certainly get the emotion?"
- Ronny Cox
(Related: Being, Emotion, Words)

"You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Life, Death, People, Dying, Emotion, Longing, Singing, Song, Traveling)

"My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Marriage, People, Now)

"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
(Related: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)

"When I got back I found myself being very emotional about the time spent in Rwanda in a way that I hadn't been able to or allowed myself to be when we were there."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Time, Being)

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

"Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Time, Acting, Actor, Deals, Emotions)

"At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Age, Family, Help, Nothing)

"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
(Related: History, Emotions, Irish, Now, Perspective, Sense)

"I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Anger, Months, Writing)

"I don't think anyone really is interested in reading about my emotional state. It's not even interesting to me."
- Larry David
(Related: Reading, State)

"It is very difficult for people to come in contact with their own emotions and their own sensibilities."
- Peter Davison
(Related: People, Emotions)

"They kind of took it out of our hands. We're still able to deal with him on an emotional level."
- Rosario Dawson
"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
(Related: Thought, Emotions, Will, Woman)

"Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as "negative" is actually a liberating process for me."
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Emotions, Song)

"Maybe I spent more time dwelling on emotions than some people, and maybe that's why I ended up writing."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Dreams, People, Boys, Emotions, Understanding, Want)

"Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Women, Career, Now, Relationships, Right)

"Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Act, Chance)

"It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?"
- Vin Diesel
(Related: People, Challenge, Emotions)

"The figure is still the only thing I have faith in in terms of how much emotion it's charged with and how much subject matter is there."
- Jim Dine
(Related: Faith, Emotion)

"I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Experience, Life, Heart, Rest, Will)

"There was tremendous emotion. Every shift was so emotional."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Emotion)

"It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending, deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw."
- Cory Doctorow
(Related: Books, Reality)

"The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Health, Voice)

"The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians, but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant."
- James Donald
(Related: People)

"A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Money, Emotion, Gentleman, Worth)

"At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Work, Decision)

"A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Being, Emotion, Expression)

"In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Life, Idea, Beginning, Being, Decisions, Disease, First)

"Well, softness and femininity like yours people don't expect of me; so when they find me emotional and capable of real vulnerability, they're surprised."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: People, Femininity, Vulnerability)

"Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Despair, Mirth, Romantic)

"Music is a very personal and emotional form of communication."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Music, Communication)

"Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them."
- Christopher Durang
(Related: Funny, Balance, Care, Parents, Play)

"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Business, Emotions)

"Being in front of all these people staring at you and it helps you to dig down and become more emotional and get lost in it as you're feeding on people's energy."
- Fred Durst
(Related: People, Being, Energy)

"You think he's going to like you better, but then one day you look in the mirror and realize you've changed yourself - physically and emotionally - into a woman who's totally different from the one he was attracted to the first place."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Day, First, Woman)

"I don't know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive, but I'm comfortable with my looks."
- Shelley Duvall
"Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances or shake it up a little bit, I think we're all pretty close so we draw on real emotion."
- George Eads
(Related: Time, Circumstances, Emotion, Pretty)

"Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Choice, Emotion, Mind)

"If there's anything that is the center of my career both creatively and emotionally, it's the Olympics."
- Dick Ebersol
(Related: Career)

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

"Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: Emotion, Order, Race, Shame)

"These sorts of things can happen, identities can be switched, the emotional implications are something that he has not been trained to feel. His whole life has been about separating himself from these sorts of actions."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Life, Actions)

"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Power, Idea, Conviction, Deep, Universe)

"One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Character, Strength, Emotions)

"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
(Related: Experience, Acting, Emotions, Environment, Joy, Will)

"This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

"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
(Related: Business, Poetry, Feelings, Emotions)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Emotion, Emotions, Expression, Personality, Want)

"Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Emotions, Literary, Will)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

"Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Men, Women, Emotions)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Power, Ideas, Emotions, Language, Skin, Words)

"Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Music, Attention, Listening, Musicians, Sense, Tension)

"If you want to make someone feel emotion, you have to make them let go. Listening to something is an act of surrender."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Act, Emotion, Listening, Surrender, Want)

"The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy."
- Enya
(Related: Success, Writing)

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Life, Success, Key, Spiritual)

"This kind of forgetting does not erase memory, it lays the emotion surrounding the memory to rest."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Related: Emotion, Memory, Rest)

"When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions."
- John Fahey
(Related: Emotions, Light, Play)

"I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Age, Music, Time, People)

"I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Thought)

"I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Work, Class, Dancing, Emotions)

"Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Being, Complexity, Questions, Theater, Want)

"No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Change, Argument, Open)

"To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Life, Character, Deep, Emotion, Memory)

"With the CGI, suddenly there's a thousand enemies instead of six - the army goes off into the horizon. You don't need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That's something that's consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that's a soulless enterprise. It's all kinetics without emotion."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Movies, Army, Emotion, Enemies, Games)

"As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Love, Time, Thought, Actors, Being, Theater, Trying)

"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
(Related: Contrast, Emotions, England, Hollywood)

"Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Beauty, Emotion)

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

"The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Love, Civilization, Fact, Public, Tolerance)

"The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Business, People, Authority, Decisions)

"I don't dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Art, Science, Emotion, Intellect, Order)

"Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Gratitude, Deep, Emotions)

"I was so emotional. Choked up. I could hardly talk all day. I'll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon, realizing what a wonderful experience this has been."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Experience, Day, Goodbye, Saying, Talk)

"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
(Related: Art, Life, Heart, Emotions, Events, Mind, Tongue)

"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
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Children, Emotions)

"Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Want)

"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Emotions, Flowers)

"I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally."
- David Friedman
(Related: People, Songs)

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Poetry, Thought, Emotion, Words)

"I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Life, Being, Emotion, Existence, Thankfulness)

"When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Death, Survival, Emotion)

"Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement, not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel the emotion of the great melodies, even without the words."
- Kenny G
(Related: People, Hope, Being, Emotion, Religious, Words)

"A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Buying, Emotions)

"I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Music, Reason)

"A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Anger, Creativity, Emotion, Productivity)

"Music is there to access those dark emotional corners that we don't normally get too close to."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music)

"Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady."
- Gloria Gaynor
(Related: Being, Lady, Relationships)

"Very few people can truly divorce themselves from what they feel emotionally and sexually."
- Boy George
(Related: People, Divorce)

"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
(Related: Leader, Control, Emotions, Mind)

"I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Bravery, Skin)

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

"The world is changing and the physical barriers are down now. It's time for the emotional barriers to go down. And what better place to start than school?"
- Laura San Giacomo
(Related: Time, Now, School, World)

"I am a very sensitive person, very impulsive and emotional."
- Beth Gibbons
"There's not only emotion in the way you sing but also in what you sing. That way I can compensate it."
- Beth Gibbons
(Related: Emotion)

"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
(Related: Heart, Emotions, Eyes, Mind, Will, World)

"Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: People, America, Americans, Fun, Rest, Want)

"I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction: characters, scenes, a big urgent emotional question. And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Fiction, Question)

"When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Business, Intelligence, People)

"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
(Related: Life, Emotions, Feeling)

"The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Thinking)

"The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Emotions, Scientists)

"The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Fight)

"My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Hope, Training, Words)

"Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Ability, Impulses, Meditation, Quick)

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Emotions, Empathy, Relationships, Self)

"But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Job, Relationships, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Emotions, Mind)

"People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Age, People)

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

"I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Songs)

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

"Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Art, Love, Emotion, Man, State)

"So much depends on the performance, and here you are also tied up in the emotion the game evokes."
- David Gower
(Related: Performance, Emotion)

"I don't think there's much point in putting me a deep, dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people who do it so much better than I do."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: People, Deep, Film)

"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
(Related: People, Being, Emotions, Help)

"Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response."
- April Greiman
(Related: Design)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

"I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies... we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Body, Children, Emotion, Intellect, Mind)

"I prefer the emotion that corrects the rule."
- Juan Gris
(Related: Emotion)

"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Love, Overcoming)

"The ballet makes us look at those bodies, it makes us listen to that music, it makes us wonder at the geometry, of the way they come together. The way that extraordinary space is controlled and given such emotional force."
- John Guare
(Related: Music, Ballet, Force, Geometry, Space, Wonder)

"Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Humor, Time, Women, Feelings, First, Pretty, Woman)

"It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that."
- Gene Hackman
(Related: Eyes, Man, Old)

"In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Fact, Words)

"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
(Related: Cinema, Emotions, Metaphors, Words)

"Ultimately, I'm a mess. I don't mean I'm a mess, like, emotionally - I mean, I think probably everybody's a mess. David's a mess. But. I'm talking about... I'm messy."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Talking)

"I think my emotional revulsion against Stalin's terror would have stopped me in my tracks."
- Theodore Hall
(Related: Terror)

"Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Death, Life, Goal, Body, Self)

"Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - that's the only way you can create music. If you don't feel any emotions, it's not going to happen."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: Music, Emotions)

"Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: Civil rights, Community, Eyes, Moments)

"You're over there in the corner either thinking about the dead dog or whatever, you're bringing up your personal life and you need the space, and then somebody throws you a joke. Especially if it's an emotional scene, you don't want the joke."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Life, Space, Thinking, Want)

"I was always the child who wore her emotions on her sleeve."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Emotions)

"My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Opinion)

"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Art, Poetry, Nature, Emotion, Measure)

"When my body is strong, I feel stronger inside. I feel more capable of handling emotional situations. Usually I'm more of a inside-out person, but this was a great case of me from the outside in."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Body)

"If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Challenge)

"Where Joe was more vocal and emotional whereas Chuck was very reserved. But, both of them executed great strategy and both of them demanded a lot of their players."
- Franco Harris
(Related: Strategy)

"In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Civilization, Fear, Emotion, Man, Twilight)

"I have to own something before I can say it, and I have to own it before I can sing it as well, emotionally. I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Acting, Singing)

"I've done sexual stuff before - onstage, which is even more emotionally difficult. With a TV crew around, you are stopping and starting; it becomes really technical. It's not erotic at all."
- Randy Harrison
"And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Living)

"Comedy is so fun. I don't know how these people can make movies and work on them for four months and they're these sob stories. I don't know how emotionally you get through that."
- Colleen Haskell
(Related: Movies, Work, People, Comedy, Fun, Months)

"For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Home, Character, First, Present)

"We all sing about the things we're thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about. It works a real treat."
- Anthony Head
(Related: Emotions, Talk, Thinking)

"There are two methods for the literary study of any book - the first being the study of its thought and emotion; the second only that of its workmanship. A student of literature should study some of the Bible from both points of view."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Thought, Bible, Being, Emotion, First, Literary, Literature, Study)

"When it comes to accepting emotional support or affection, I'm a little guarded and hardened to that."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Affection, Support)

"I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Life, Body, First, Meditation, Spiritual, Yoga)

"Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that."
- John Hench
(Related: Colors, Satisfaction)

"It's really interesting that whenever you do something that is so out of character, like having an emotional outburst, that you don't get in trouble."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Character, Trouble)

"When a child is bruised physically or emotionally, parents often reward him with a treat."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Parents, Reward)

"Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Negative, Positive, Emotions, Energy)

"You're an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational - and probably sexual!"
- George Herman
(Related: Actor, Emotion, First, Romantic)

"You have to follow every melodic line, every emotional idea, or you don't get your money's worth."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Money, Idea, Worth)

"I don't know if we even mentioned UFOs. It was to find out why Barney was emotionally upset."
- Betty Hill
"The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician, which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Goal)

"If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Goal, Choices, Tools, Want)

"Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Idea, Emotion, Song)

"Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Goal, Composers)

"I don't know anybody that's not emotionally unstable or schizophrenic."
- Lauryn Hill
"You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Time, First, Trying)

"I can remember feeling very angry, and saying no! I can do it myself! From that point of view it was very emotional for me to get myself to the point to sit in the chair and be "up"."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Feeling, Saying)

"It turned out to be exactly that, but more challenging emotionally. I looked at it in a more physical way, having to act in a chair and move around. But it really was more emotionally challenging."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Act)

"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: People, Emotions, Popular, Word)

"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Emotion, Reason)

"Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological."
- Jim Hodges
"I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work, Development, Autobiography, Growing up, Trying)

"But most people don't come up to me and express a lot of emotion."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: People, Emotion)

"As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work)

"I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Truth, Deep)

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Emotions, Senses, World)

"When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Soul, Emotion, Expression, Impulses, May)

"Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Truth, People, Emotions, Mind, Myth, Name, Psychology, Reality, State)

"In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly."
- Dave Holland
(Related: Music, Feelings, Content, Fact, Jazz, Understanding, Will)

"I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho, which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy, or to be a weird character of some sort. For me, it suits me. It suits my personality. I'm an emotional kind of person anyway."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Experience, Character, Fun, Personality)

"Man is the only creature whose emotions are entangled with his memory."
- Marjorie Holmes
(Related: Emotions, Man, Memory)

"With the coming of radio as a mass medium, suddenly the world changed. It became about, 'can this leader project emotional connection through the way he speaks on the radio?' And the anxiety about whether he could do that, we've inherited."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Leader, Anxiety, Connection, Project, World)

"I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional, but for a wider audience."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Film)

"I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Life, Being)

"I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Emotions, Force, Intellect)

"The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land."
- Libby Houston
(Related: Emotions, Land)

"When I heard Aretha, I could feel her emotional delivery so clearly. It came from down deep within. That's what I wanted to do."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Deep)

"I found a greater identity with my own emotions in the Armenian culture as I grew older, as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Beginning, Culture, Emotions, Identity)

"I'm always collecting emotions for future reference."
- Harlan Howard
(Related: Emotions, Future)

"A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Negative, Emotions, Understanding)

"We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Feelings)

"Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Quality, Hatred, Ideology, Promises, Rituals, Solidarity)

"An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Attitude, Culture, Emotions, Expression)

"There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Emotions, Human nature, Present, Remarkable)

"There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself."
- Doris Humphrey
(Related: Power, Strength, Emotions, Nerves, Senses)

"I think it's because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn't necessarily reach the heart."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Heart, Emotions, Eye)

"Going back to Ireland involves at least six to seven emotional breakdowns for me per day."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Day, Ireland)

"You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Love, Habit)

"Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions."
- Scott Ian
(Related: Music, Life, Time, Feelings, Positive, Emotions, Songs)

"Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Friends, May, Neighbors, Reality, Right, Talk)

"I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!"
- Washington Irving
"It's easier when you play. You get your emotion out. You scream. You yell. You do whatever you want. You play. But it's tough to sit."
- Goran Ivanisevic
(Related: Emotion, Play, Want)

"I'm an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It's not always easy to find but it's still there."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Actor, Emotion)

"Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Duty, Emotions, Want)

"I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle. We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood. We have to be because we're in the business of transferring emotions to other people."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Business, People, Actors, Childhood, Emotions, Youth)

"You must remember that a woman, by nature, needs much less to feed upon than a man, a few emotions and she is satisfied."
- Alice James
(Related: Nature, Emotions, Man, Needs, Woman)

"There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition."
- Henry James
(Related: Emotions, Taste)

"I can access emotions very easily."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Emotions)

"Beauty is first and foremost an emotion."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Beauty, Emotion, First)

"There's usually a rhythm and a melody in my head, and that creates an emotional state."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: State)

"It just makes everything more pleasurable when you've got someone that emotionally is there to rely on."
- Daniel Johns
"Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Experience, Heart, Emotions, May, Old, Religious, Songs)

"The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Emotions, Want)

"I mean it shouldn't hang you up emotionally if your record fails."
- Bruce Johnston
"It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Fantasy)

"You can have financial strength, professional strength, emotional strength but for me without spiritual strength none of the rest of it matters."
- Star Jones
(Related: Financial, Strength, Rest, Spiritual)

"I was in the middle of a crossroads, which is a nice way of saying crisis, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You know the physical part. We just talked about it."
- Star Jones
(Related: Crisis, Saying)

"We daily share emotions, our personal and shared needs and hope."
- Frank Jordan
(Related: Hope, Emotions, Needs)

"Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Policy, American, Climate, Content, Emotions, Film, Foreign policy, Regret, Talking)

"Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Emotion, Pleasure, Writer)

"Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Experience, Love, Art, Dying, Fact)

"Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Emotion, Intellect)

"The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Experience, Life, Emotion, Mind, Spirit)

"Many people believe that the current system must inevitably end in total annihilation. They reject, sometimes very emotionally, any attempts to analyze this notion."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: People, End)

"Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, People, Enemy, Humanity, Weapons)

"I'm against sloppy, emotional thinking."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Thinking)

"It's hard to regulate the speed at which you can achieve something creative and emotional."
- Carol Kane
"I just saw the emotion in everything, so I got to feel everything that was going on and that I was viewing, but I couldn't think in terms of structure, which is the whole point of deep focus."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Deep, Emotion, Focus)

"The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed... However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing."
- Garson Kanin
(Related: Life, Love, Excitement, Spiritual, Succeed)

"Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future."
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Related: Adolescence, Future, Past, Struggle)

"In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism, and the killing took place because of these emotions. But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder, like the Holocaust."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, Emotions, First, Killing, Murder, Nationalism, Passion, World, World war)

"Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting."
- Casey Kasem
"I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications. Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Letters, Reading)

"Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Death, Marriage, People, Emotions, May, Moments)

"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Love, People, Emotion, Sense)

"I love horror movies because they're really fun. They tap into those wonderful primal emotions."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Love, Movies, Emotions, Fun, Horror)

"Cinema is a director's medium, so you're saying, "What do you want?" Being an actor is about adapting - physically and emotionally. If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great, then thank you. And if you have to have everything washed away, then I'm willing to do that too."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Actor, Being, Cinema, Saying, Want)

"I would describe myself as emotional and highly strung. If something upsets me, it really upsets me. If something makes me angry, I get really angry. But it's all very upfront. I can't hide it. I'm also loyal and I hope I'm fun."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Hope, Fun)

"It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Inspiration, Positive, Encouragement, Words)

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Sense)

"The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?"
- Franz Kline
(Related: Emotions, Painting)

"Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions."
- Phil Knight
(Related: Sports, Emotions, Language)

"I don't care if you are religious or not and I think the message is that at the end of the day, everybody has to mature and everybody has to heal and mend their own injuries, emotional injuries, on their own pace."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Care, Day, End, Religious)

"One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Emotions, May, World)

"Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine."
- Barbara Kolb
(Related: Music, Housework)

"No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Work, Emotions)

"Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Emotions, Loss, Perspective)

"This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted that the military could be women's work."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Men, Work, Women, Man, Military, Profession)

"Because up to sixteen years old you feel gymnastics more. You can show your emotion, grace, like woman gymnastics, not kid's gymnastics. I feel I have good shape, and I can do it elements everything, but, it's not competition for me."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Competition, Emotion, Grace, Old, Woman, Years)

"I'm not emotional."
- David Koresh
"The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Attention, Originality, Words)

"You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life, but when you're writing it yourself, it's very difficult to decide what to reveal."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Life, Songs, Writing)

"In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry. With his very emotive body language at the board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Body, Emotions, Language, Respect)

"I don't like to show my emotions at the board, not because they might give something away to an opponent, but because that's my style: I like to keep it to myself."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Emotions)

"I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Emotions, Melancholy, Writing)

"There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to, like China, where I lived and worked for some time. I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Time, Living)

"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Art, Power, Hope, Emotions, Interest, Magic, Moods)

"A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Music, Feelings, Emotion, Fiction, Film, Meaning, Moods)

"Playing a prisoner of war trapped in Pakistan for three years was a novelty for me. We made sure that we didn't talk about India versus Pakistan but about the emotions of people on both sides and how terrorism affects us all."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: War, People, Emotions, Novelty, Talk, Terrorism, Years)

"It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Funny, Men, Women)

"Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Time, Confidence, Emotions, Freedom)

"If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)

"Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Language, Shakespeare, Words)

"To work with a director that has emotional commitment and passion toward the characters, and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Work, Commitment, Passion)

"But I firmly believe that you can't be emotionally free until you are emotionally committed."
- Frank Langella
"A lot of people think I'm that guy in 'Betsy's Wedding', but I'm not. What it is for me is that, on some level, I connect with the character emotionally."
- Anthony LaPaglia
(Related: Wedding, People, Character)

"I love movies that make me cry, because they're tapping into a real emotion in me, and I always think afterwards: how did they do that?"
- John Lasseter
(Related: Love, Movies, Emotion)

"The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics, but by a great story. You must deliver to the audience emotion - and when I say emotion, I mean suspense, drama, love."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Love, Drama, Emotion, Suspense)

"One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Books, Emotions)

"Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Emotion)

"I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of what I was going through."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Emotions, Fact)

"I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Nature, Emotion, Energy, Land, Living, Magnificence)

"What I am interested in now is the landscape. Pictures without people. I wouldn't be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures. It is so emotional."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: People, Now)

"If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience."
- Jack Lemmon
(Related: Ability, Actor, Want)

"Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Music, People, Emotion, Emotions)

"The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Life, Character, Circumstances, Connection, First, Practice, Research)

"The title came rather early in one of Ringo's more tired and emotional moments."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Moments)

"The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Change, Accidents, Cause, Emotions, Events, Reason)

"Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Skepticism)

"The fact that biological, or "natural" rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Art, Work, Computer, Creation, Emotions, Fact, Fashion, Help, Rules)

"Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Beauty, Thought, Emotion, Expression, Style, Will)

"Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: America, Country)

"Perhaps the better word is emotional yes, I am an emotional man."
- Gyorgy Ligeti
(Related: Man, Word)

"My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Anger, Heart, Decision, Behavior, Conscience, Emotion, Facts, President)

"Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Film, Hollywood)

"The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Music, Character, Emotions)

"People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: People, Action, Language, Violence)

"Playing a robot is possibly the most difficult role you can have as an actor, because you have to take all your innate emotional responses and completely suppress them. Even the way you walk is affected."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: Actor)

"People love to see reactions, they love to see emotions that come about."
- LaToya London
(Related: Love, People, Emotions)

"There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Heart, Chance, Emotion, Moments, Water, Word)

"I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Men, Emotions, Woman)

"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Difference, Joy, Sharing, Understanding)

"Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Men, Women, Enemies, Sharing)

"My emotions lose their force when I endeavor to interpret them, and my words seem very inept."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Emotions, Force, Words)

"As anyone who is gay will confirm, being that way is not something you become, it is a set of emotional and physical responses that just are."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Being, Gay, Will)

"I did this role in Life Goes On as an HIV positive character and so emotionally that was the most challenging."
- Chad Lowe
(Related: Life, Character, Positive)

"While I shared many of the same emotions Bill describes, in no way did my experience ever degenerate into the grimness I find in his book - I didn't have to live with Don, and I think that made a big big difference."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Experience, Difference, Emotions)

"Maybe its a case of one guitar feeling a certain way to the hands that makes one subsequently move differently over the strings, but my intent is always to wring the maximum emotional resonance out of the object in hand."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Feeling, Guitar)

"I'm just basically spillin' out my emotions to the world. 'Cause rap is about emotion. And I want you to feel what I'm feelin', 'cause that's what it's all about."
- Ludacris
(Related: Emotion, Emotions, Rap, Want, World)

"I have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Emotion)

"In fact, in more cases than not, when we are rational, we're actually unhappy. Emotion is good; passion is good. Being into what we're into, provided that it's a healthy pursuit, it's a good thing."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Being, Emotion, Fact, Passion, Pursuit)

"It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains to them in an emotional way why a product, a service, or a candidate is the right person, is the right thing to do."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Right, Service, Tears)

"A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Truth)

"Eighty percent of our life is emotion, and only 20 percent is intellect. I am much more interested in how you feel than how you think. I can change how you think, but how you feel is something deeper and stronger, and it's something that's inside you."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Change, Life, Emotion, Intellect)

"It's all emotion. But there's nothing wrong with emotion. When we are in love, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are on vacation, we are not rational; we are emotional."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Love, Emotion, Nothing, Vacation, Wrong)

"Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events."
- Thomas Lynch
(Related: Death, Love, Sex, Events, Grief)

"Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Emotions, Jealousy, Sexuality)

"The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Experience, Values, Children, Environment, Growing up, Want)

"The book, you understand, was not written for publication. It was the portrayal of my emotions, the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year. I wrote then all the time, just as I do now, but, though the book is in diary form, it is not a diary."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Life, Time, Soul, Emotions, Months, Now)

"But, finally, I just realized a few years ago that this is where I belonged. I mean everything I had was invested here, emotionally and every other way. And the country had invested enormously in me."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Country, Years)

"I just happen to like the work. I like preparing for a role. I like reading. I like analyzing. I like literature. I like emotions. I like working with other actors."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Work, Actors, Emotions, Literature, Reading)

"We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There's a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn't a casual thing. It's a huge thing."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Sex, Thought)

"I'm a dog person, I've had dogs all my life. But you see, it's not really a dog. It's more like a little robot. It's an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn't know any of us even though we've done five seasons of Frasier."
- John Mahoney
(Related: Life, Actor, Dogs, Emotion, Seasons)

"Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Sentiment, Sentimentality)

"Words are impotent to describe certain emotions."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Emotions, Words)

"The hiatus you spoke about happened in 1998. I was somewhat numb from being out on the road every night. I had to stop because I was emotionally and physically drained."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Being, Night, Road)

"A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Emotion, Machine, Mistakes, Passion, Perfection)

"Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and emotion from almost every aspect of music, and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Music, Emotion, Feeling, Meaning)

"The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Joy, Writer)

"The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: People, Control, Ability, Emotions, Reason)

"The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened. It is emotionally true, but the events, the plotting, the narrative, isn't true of my life, though I've experienced most of the emotions experienced by the characters in the play."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Life, Emotions, Events, Play)

"I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on that tension between elegant structure - the underlying plan is that you see the first and last meeting of every couple in the play - and inelegant emotion."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Power, Emotion, First, Meeting, Play, Rest, Tension)

"Oh, I'm not English, I cannot talk on behalf of an English person. I'm French. I can say about French. They are quite emotional, though, and they talk about their emotions."
- Sophie Marceau
(Related: Emotions, English, Talk)

"You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There's no faking that kind of emotion. You can't invent the feeling. It's got to be natural, real."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Emotion, Feeling)

"I try to play my game and that's being emotional because I'm that kind of guy."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Being, Play)

"The complexity of the emotional life of the play is what you live to work on."
- Marsha Mason
(Related: Life, Work, Complexity, Play)

"I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Emotion)

"The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism."
- Brian May
(Related: Optimism, Creation, Emotion)

"Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity."
- Rollo May
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Goal, Being, Dignity, Emotion, Identity, Joy, Worth)

"And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier's stress levels to see how they're doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Measure, Military, Scientists, Stress)

"I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily."
- John Mayer
(Related: Emotion)

"I'm singing what I want to sing based on the emotion of what that day feels like. That's what comes out of my mouth and guitar. That impacts people. They know anything can happen."
- John Mayer
(Related: People, Day, Emotion, Guitar, Singing, Want)

"If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Emotion, Excitement)

"The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer - will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut. But you have to really mean it."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Emotion, Right, Will, Writer)

"I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Being, Emotion, Writing)

"I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That's when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: Development, Emotions, Office, Pregnancy, Wrong)

"For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Character, Chance, Extreme, Shadow)

"When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves - and maybe a smile."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Emotions, Laughter, Sense, Smile, Tears, Want)

"Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Intelligence, Emotion)

"Comfort in expressing your emotions will allow you to share the best of yourself with others, but not being able to control your emotions will reveal your worst."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Control, Being, Comfort, Emotions, Will)

"I'm actually not an exhibitionist at all. When you get onstage and you get under the lights playing music, I feel more hidden and more alone than anywhere else. You hide behind your music and let your emotions come out through the music."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Music, Emotions)

"When you were on stage, you could be absolutely open about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that - in real life - I wasn't doing."
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: Life, Emotions, Open)

"They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: People, Songs)

"When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: People, Decisions)

"When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: People, Thinking)

"The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Fear, Emotion, Inexplicable, Man, Safety)

"Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Experience, Love, Women, Emotion, Opinion)

"I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Time, May, Years)

"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Love, Emotions, Words, Writing)

"The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Life, Commitment, Emotion, Fanaticism, Man, Tragedy)

"Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Emotion, Trying)

"The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Love, Circumstance, Manipulation, Romantic)

"But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Enthusiasm, Confidence, Emotion, Joy, Reading)

"I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?"
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Happiness, Americans, Emotions, Sophistication, Tragedy)

"You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Clarity, Complaining, Eyes, Sensitivity, Song)

"At the end of the day you have to keep emotions away."
- Lakshmi Mittal
(Related: Day, Emotions, End)

"I could always flip between emotions and be available to suddenly do something new. I think it's a part of playing, and you hang onto it when you're a kid."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Emotions)

"Running for President is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually the most demanding single undertaking I can envisage unless it's World War III."
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: War, President, Running, World, World war)

"So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Funny, Books, Emotions, Want, Writer)

"When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Fans, Writers)

"I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it."
- Elizabeth Moon
"You know, comedy's hard. With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth, but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it."
- Julianne Moore
(Related: Truth, Comedy, Drama, Responsibility)

"Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Love, Marriage, Truth, Emotions, End, Illusion, Romantic)

"Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality."
- Thomas More
(Related: Life, Individuality)

"When I want to render these fine nuances, I do not find them in the subject, but in the nature of women in real life who seek unhealthy emotions and are too stupid even to understand the horror in the most appalling situations."
- Gustave Moreau
(Related: Life, Nature, Women, Emotions, Horror, Want)

"You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration."
- John Morley
(Related: Emotion)

"Hatred is a very underestimated emotion."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Emotion, Hatred)

"If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing. If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing. It was how I expressed my emotions."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Emotions)

"The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Experience, Commitment, Emotion, Information, Television)

"Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Emotions, Literature)

"The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don't hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they're in a good mood."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Emotion, Kids, Want)

"But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey, without having to suspend reality - to be able to look at those characters and see reasons for the relationships and why what happens happens."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Journey, Reality, Relationships)

"It's the emotional trigger points that are important to me because I know if I could believe in the characters and try and imagine how they felt then I'd be able to do something quite honest."
- Graeme Murphy
"For in the works of Robert Burns we see the whole cosmos of man's experience and emotion, from zenith to nadir, from birth until death."
- Len G. Murray
(Related: Death, Experience, Cosmos, Emotion, Man, Zenith)

"The thoughts of my emotionally so disturbed days must be found again, shifted and developed further. Here and there something of the loose remarks I make must be used, but only when it finds my attention again."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Thoughts, Attention)

"Early in last season, George was very worried about other people's emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don't, she's OK with that."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: People, Emotions, Will)

"We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Work, Actors, Blood, Projects, Will, Writers)

"We can't forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us."
- Graham Nash
(Related: American, Forget, May, Protest, Right, Song, Students)

"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Love, Emotion, Man, Woman)

"Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Love, Emotion)

"The voice has to be very clear at all times in order to convey the emotion."
- Ednita Nazario
(Related: Emotion, Order, Voice)

"While they would have provided financial support if I had needed it, the greatest support my parents gave was emotional, psychological."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Financial, Parents, Support)

"It's all about creating a back story for the character and developing emotional responses that are true to life in relation to the character. It isn't necessary to live a tragic life to create from that place."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Life, Character)

"There were time when I was into method acting that I did have moments of residual character emotions, because the method bases your emotional responses as a character on emotional experiences from your real life."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Life, Time, Character, Acting, Emotions, Moments)

"Every role varies greatly, just as emotions vary greatly."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Emotions)

"As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Habit, Adversity, Emotions, Enjoyment, Prosperity, Remembrance, Self, Years, Zest)

"If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Connection)

"My other family is Fleetwood Mac. I don't need the money, but there's an emotional need for me to go on the road again. There's a love there; we're a band of brothers."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Family, Love, Money, Brothers, Road)

"Wit is the epitaph of an emotion."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Emotion, Wit)

"Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Day, Emotion, Mind, Reality, Repetition, Will)

"Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Death, Experience, People, Tears, Trade, Words, World)

"I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Love, Emotions, Meaning, Order, Speech)

"We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Motivation, Teachers)

"The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important, but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Emotion, Old, Philosophy)

"Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it's much too painful."
- Edmund H. North
(Related: Luxury)

"There's so much of, it could have been a very critical examination of what happened, and really the emotional lives of the people involved sort of carry the characters forward."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: People, Examination)

"I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Balance, Understanding)

"Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Life, Sympathy, Actors, Emotion, Lovers, May)

"The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Actors, Emotion, Public)

"Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire."
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Countries, Fathers, Mothers)

"The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Government, People, Churches, Open, Parents, Relationships, Right, Schools)

"Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Men, Women)

"The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Purpose, Comedy, Disgust, Drama, Emotions, Exercise, Expression, Light, Office, Tears, Terror, Tragedy)

"America has also forever lost the service of thousands of good soldiers who are now disabled as a result of battle wounds in Iraq. Many others will need mental and emotional rehabilitation before they can return to normal life."
- John Olver
(Related: Life, America, Battle, Iraq, Now, Result, Service, Soldiers, Will, Wounds)

"An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false."
- Nance O'Neil
(Related: Art, Thought, Contempt, Perceptions, Woman)

"When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people."
- Jennifer O'Neill
(Related: People)

"We all have human emotions that rob our lives."
- Jennifer O'Neill
(Related: Emotions)

"Owning a home is a keystone of wealth... both financial affluence and emotional security."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Home, Financial, Wealth, Security)

"I just refer to myself as being Spirit, Mind and Body like everybody else and working toward the mastery of my natural divinity and the healing of my emotional mind."
- Leonard Orr
(Related: Being, Body, Divinity, Healing, Mind, Spirit)

"For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity."
- George Orwell
(Related: Possession, Sincerity, Writer)

"Dad was just an emotional wreck. He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot. And because he takes certain medications, the drinking was making him... you know, he wasn't even present, really."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Dad, Time, Drinking, Present, Smoking)

"You know, you don't work 30 something years in this business without knowing how to push yourself. So, I just kept pushing myself and pushing myself. The other thing that happens is when your hormones get out of whack your emotions come up."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Business, Work, Emotions, Years)

"Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul."
- James Otis
(Related: Soul, Emotions, Man, May, Terror, Tyranny)

"The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Art, Beauty, Emotion, Meaning, Pleasure, Terror, Value, Will)

"I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: Emotion, Feeling, Laws, Rules)

"I get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions. For me, I have a craving for that. When I'm acting, I feel great. It's not to be famous."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: People, Acting, Emotions, Famous)

"It's more than just high quality food for the family table; it's growing the food in a way that does not harm the environment. That gives me emotional well-being that is important to me."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Family, Food, Quality, Environment, Harm)

"It's a treat to portray a complex character. Besides... where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like 'Egad!', 'Narf!', 'Poit!', 'Splonk!' and 'Zort!' are allowed?"
- Rob Paulsen
(Related: Character, Job)

"For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Music, Emotion, Expression)

"I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they're about to face."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: People, American, Deep, Emotions)

"It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role; I've done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Drama, Nothing)

"I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Song, Woman)

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Artist, Earth, Emotions, Sky)

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Colors, Emotions)

"Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that."
- Mary Pickford
(Related: People, Exercise, Laughter, Theatre)

"Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?"
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Mind, Questions)

"I had to be intellectually satisfied as well as emotionally because at that time of life one doesn't just fall into it in adolescent emotion, and I was satisfied at every point that it was the one way and the hard way to do things."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Life, Time, Emotion)

"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Behavior, Desire, Emotion)

"I'm so uncomfortable, especially in emotional situations, having to say sentences that don't feel right. As an actor - or really, as any kind of person sensitive to it."
- Franka Potente
(Related: Actor, Right)

"It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Emotions)

"When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score."
- J. Enoch Powell
(Related: Emotion)

"What I mean is that today's films lay lot of emphasis on glamour and associated emotions."
- Rajendra Prasad
(Related: Emotions, Glamour, Today)

"Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic."
- Alan Price
(Related: Music, Ability)

"He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Poetry, Danger, Man, Order, World)

"Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Acting, Being, Emotion)

"It was just like Howlin' Wolf. Once you arrive at the point that you understand it, the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff."
- Robert Quine
"Well, I mean, you have an emotion, you want to express it. You don't just look in the camera and do it. You want to hide from the embarrassment of your brother saying you're not allowed to come into my town."
- Anthony Quinn
(Related: Brother, Embarrassment, Emotion, Saying, Want)

"I thoroughly enjoyed working on Enemy of the State. Tony Scott is an important director, and has an amazing ability to express himself, and he doesn't do it in musical terms , he does it in emotional terms. I got along really well with him."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Ability, Enemy, State)

"Miss Rice talks very tough. We have gotten used to this nonsense. Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this, and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Nonsense)

"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Love, Character, Values, Expression, Joy, Man, Reward)

"We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Art, Work, Content, Emotion)

"Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Music, First)

"Creeds and castes, and all forms of intellectual and emotional grouping, belong to the past."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Past)

"Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your script there's no point to your story. Story is the key."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Emotions, Key)

"I think - I think I've always been kind of - I used to think of myself as a piece of rubber when I was a kid because I was kind of very shy and very - very emotional about things, but I kind of would bounce back."
- Lynn Redgrave
"So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally."
- Alain Resnais
(Related: Film)

"He has such a clear vision of exactly what he wanted out of each character, out of each set, out of each wardrobe change, out of each emotional beat, and action."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Change, Action, Character, Vision)

"I'm not the kind of actress that goes home with the character. I mean, you're thinking about the work or the next day's scenes, but not staying in character. But as a film goes on, you become more and more fragile, emotionally. And physically too, actually."
- Natasha Richardson
(Related: Home, Work, Character, Day, Film, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Being, Emotion, Emotions)

"Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don't think there's anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song."
- LeAnn Rimes
(Related: Music, Emotion, Pain, Song)

"The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Change, Truth, Emotions, Pain, Pleasure, Will)

"Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Experience, Life, Control, Emotions)

"Beneath words and logic are emotional connections that largely direct how we use our words and logic."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Logic, Words)

"Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Love, Motivation, Action, Emotion, Writer, Writing)

"Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Thoughts, Emotions)

"I felt like I was betraying my family. But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken."
- John Robinson
(Related: Family, Emotions, Trying)

"I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Art, Mother, Understanding)

"Art is something that opens up and enhances your emotions and that's what I like to think I'm doing."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Art, Emotions)

"I just decided to play make believe, memorize it like it was just some kind of song and just take the emotion out of the words. And I did. I goofed a couple of times."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Emotion, Play, Song, Words)

"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: People, Opportunity, Clarity, Communication, Emotions, Practice, Style, Will)

"So I'm not worried about the emotions I carry with me, because I'm happy that I have them; I think it's good for the work I do. The emotions that are not healthy are the ones you hold inside, like anger."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Anger, Work, Emotions)

"An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten."
- Constance Rourke
(Related: Humor, Deep, Emotion, Man, May)

"Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Emotions, Nothing)

"I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong personal visions and that a photograph that doesn't have a personal vision or doesn't communicate emotion fails."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Vision, Emotion, Visions)

"I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Feeling, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"Considering what Americans have been confronted with in the last ten years, domestically and internationally, it's clear that we need emotional outlets; we have to have some peace from our problems."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Peace, Americans, Problems, Years)

"People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don't want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Life, People, American, Court, Football, Problems, Rest, Want)

"A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Consciousness, Emotions)

"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Knowledge, Emotions, Facts)

"When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Belief, Habit, Conviction, Man, Will)

"The closer you stay to emotional authenticity and people, character authenticity, the less you can go wrong. That's how I feel now, no matter what you're doing."
- David O. Russell
(Related: People, Character, Now, Wrong)

"I just love real characters, they're not pretentious, and every emotion is on the surface, they're regular working people. Their likes, their dislikes, their loves, their hates, their passions; they're all right there on the surface."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Love, People, Emotion, Right)

"Learn to take responsibility for emotions, and to manage energies, always working within present resources."
- Lillian Russell
(Related: Emotions, Present, Responsibility)

"Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Change, People, Fear, Hope, Anxiety, Emotions, Envy)

"I'm a pretty emotional person."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Pretty)

"I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve. I was once described by my own son Stephen as an emotional ostrich."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Son, Emotions)

"Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end."
- George Santayana
(Related: Emotion, End, Nothing)

"Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others."
- George Santayana
(Related: Life)

"Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don't really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Men, Women, Relationships)

"But only 'rich' people by definition have the 'extra' money to buy things and invest to create economic growth. Do we really want to tax that 'extra' money away - and give it to the government to spend? Does that make any economic sense outside of politics and our emotional desire to make everyone suffer equally through these tough times?"
- Terry Savage
(Related: Government, Money, Politics, People, Growth, Desire, Tax, Sense, Want)

"I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite sex or have other emotional problems."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Sex, People, Problems)

"I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Feelings, Conviction, Emotions, Fools, Sharing)

"There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Commitment, Songs, Words)

"I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words."
- Arnold Schoenberg
(Related: Music, Feelings, Cause, Emotions, Painting, Vice, Words)

"The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: First, Voice)

"There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Marriage, People, Emotions, Harmony, Satan)

"Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Emotion, Shame)

"What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Anger, Positive, Emotion, Protest)

"Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Music, Soul, Acting, Emotion, Emotions, Singing, Song)

"I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: Health, Work, People, Career, Mental health, Possessions, Relationships)

"I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Business, Fear, Failure, Negative)

"I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written."
- Ted Shawn
(Related: Dance, Thoughts, Emotions, Man, Spiritual, Words)

"I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Motivation, Actions, Heroes)

"I find that here in the States, audiences are generally less knowledgeable, from the cognitive point of view, though they are emotionally more receptive."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Audiences, states)

"Upon the death of my father, our family and myself were emotionally and financially exhausted."
- Sam Sheppard
(Related: Death, Family, Father)

"Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little or nothing to do with probabilities, evidence and logic."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Faith, Logic, Nothing, Religious)

"It shows the truth - that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it."
- Sarah Silverman
(Related: Truth, Emotion, Meaning, Word)

"I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth."
- Carly Simon
(Related: Time, Truth, Connection)

"I don't feel any pressure from fans. But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That's not to say that I'm not happy."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Fans, Pressure, State)

"I question what emotion Manilow touches. People are entertained by him. But are they emotionally moved? I don't believe anything that Barry Manilow sings."
- Paul Simon
(Related: People, Emotion, Question)

"I have those songs as well. It depends on what I'm going through in my life but I'm a huge fan of Bjork. Sometimes I get so emotional because she's so amazing."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Life, Songs)

"Every song is something that I've been through or an emotion I've felt - like falling in love or heartbreak."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Love, Emotion, Heartbreak, Song)

"Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing."
- Mike Simpson
(Related: Trust, Deals, Grudges, Reputation)

"A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience."
- Wallis Simpson
(Related: Experience, Life, Challenge, Woman)

"The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Life, War, Death, Emotion, Emotions, Intellect, Literature, Silly)

"Well, obviously, as soon as I'd finished the script I read a lot of books on Winston Churchill, and started to gain weight and really prepare emotionally, mentally and physically for the role."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Books, Gain, Weight)

"I want to do films I can relate to emotionally."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Want)

"Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Architecture, Church, Emotion, Religious)

"Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: God, Healing, Rain)

"I've never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil."
- W. Eugene Smith
"An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Emotion, Words)

"I didn't really work with Vin on it except we talked about it a little bit. I think it was kind of cool because we didn't think it was going to be that emotional. I don't think Vin knew I was going to be that emotional."
- Brittany Snow
(Related: Work)

"A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true."
- Socrates
(Related: Morality, Values, Illusion, Nothing, Sound)

"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Truth, Emotions, Mistakes)

"To explore different parts of yourself and different emotional lives... not to hide from who you are but to actually explore who you are."
- Ian Somerhalder
"There are all kinds of other things I could do, things I would probably like, but only acting would give me emotional fulfillment."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Acting, Fulfillment)

"Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe."
- James Spader
(Related: Love, Actors, Emotion)

"My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Love, Family, Wife, Emotion, Friends, Giving)

"I think it'll be an emotional day. It'll be exciting for me, mostly it'll be exciting for them. I'm not going to get to come here a lot, so, it'll be a special day, hopefully."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Day)

"I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Life, Music, Family, Wife, Children, Influence, Living)

"Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Quality, Children, Fun, Help, Learning, Youth)

"Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Women, Respect, Support)

"A lot of young directors, they're not confident; they're not open to the emotional level of the scene."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Open)

"We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Power, Time, God, Strength, Energy)

"I was emotionally and spiritually dried up, so I was just searching for God."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: God)

"That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Emotions, End)

"And it was a huge emotional thing to leave the law and become unemployed - to be a student again."
- David Steinberg
(Related: Law)

"If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?"
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Men, Women, Beginning)

"Hope is a very unruly emotion."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Hope, Emotion)

"Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion."
- Stendhal
(Related: Women, Emotion)

"And rather than hide that, I would rather put that out on the radio and let someone see the full range of emotions. If you're going to be strong on the radio, you got to let it all out, even the ugly stuff. And you can't apologize for it."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Emotions, Ugly)

"The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life. It's always been there. But there's also an incredible passion connected to it; it's not just a dry investigative process. I have been extremely emotional about it, and that comes out in the songs."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Passion, Quest, Songs, Spiritual)

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Patriotism, Dedication, Emotion)

"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Patriotism, Dedication, Emotion)

"I play with language a great deal in my poems, and I enjoy that. I try to condense language, that is, I try to express complicated but I hope real emotions as simply as possible. But that doesn't mean the poems are simple, just that they are as truthful as I can make them."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Hope, Emotions, Language, Play, Poems)

"Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Feelings, Hope, Emotions, Mind, Poems)

"With the media, I could be quick and ugly and critical. I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Emotions, Media, Quick, Ugly)

"For sure I would be a very emotional captain. A very hands-on captain."
- Payne Stewart
"I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me."
- Sting
(Related: Life, Sadness)

"A lot of times when you go through a very traumatic situation and it's emotionally difficult to deal with you come back spiritually stronger. It changes you in a way."
- Elvis Stojko
"When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Emotions)

"The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy."
- Anthony Storr
(Related: Time, Sympathy, Tea)

"The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity."
- John Strachan
(Related: Action, Christian, Charm, Desire, Emotions, Feeling, Name, Obedience, Purity)

"Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being - his physical, mental and emotional habits - influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized."
- Lee Strasberg
(Related: Acting, Being, Habits, Influence)

"My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Emotion, Job)

"A lot of women don't know how to vent and deal with emotions."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Women, Emotions)

"I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity."
- Lusia Strus
(Related: Control, Actors, Balance, Spontaneity)

"I wanted to be on the stage, doing very important emotional roles."
- Gloria Stuart
"Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along."
- Harry Stack Sullivan
(Related: Life, Childhood)

"Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way - that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Men, Christ, Confession, Emotion, Open)

"My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Change, Music, Virtue, Listening, Sense)

"I really can't hate more than 5 or 10 years. Wouldn't it be terrible to be always burdened with those primary emotions you had at one time?"
- Han Suyin
(Related: Time, Emotions, Hate, Years)

"The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions."
- Ichiro Suzuki
(Related: Feelings, Character, Emotions)

"Everything I was feeling, all the hurt and the pain and the emotion I was going through, I put into my music."
- Keith Sweat
(Related: Music, Emotion, Feeling, Hurt, Pain)

"Being a parent is too complicated and emotional a task for magical techniques and miracle cures."
- Ron Taffel
(Related: Being)

"Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper."
- Toru Takemitsu
(Related: Music, Emotions)

"As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I'm severed."
- Quentin Tarantino
"Children have very sharp powers of observation - probably sharper than adults - yet at the same time their emotional reactions are murky and much more primitive."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Time, Children, Observation)

"I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions."
- Channing Tatum
(Related: Sex, Emotions, Song, Songs, Want)

"I have a woman's body and a child's emotions."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Body, Emotions, Woman)

"It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way."
- James Taylor
(Related: Time, Being, Discovery, Quiet, Songs)

"Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept."
- Laurette Taylor
(Related: Acting)

"You can go crazy and play solos in the right place, and that's great because it can intensify and bring an emotional lift. But the thing is you don't want to get in the way of the song."
- Benmont Tench
(Related: Play, Right, Song, Want)

"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything."
- Nikola Tesla
(Related: Food, Love, Success, Heart, Creation, Emotions, Forget, Friends, Man, Sleep)

"Any comic is a tragic soul. Comedy is one of the things that allows one to survive. Particularly if one has been in the process of separating off the emotions, it's one place you can process them."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Soul, Comedy, Emotions)

"I mean, I'm new but I've always been very interested in film making process and I've been lucky enough to work with film makers in my past that have been very encouraging to let me hang around. I get so emotionally vested - that the producer part of me was natural."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, Encouraging, Film, Past)

"We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that's good on so many levels - emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Family, Basketball, Environment, Football, Play, Tennis)

"My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart, never doing it for the medal."
- Debi Thomas
(Related: Heart)

"People accuse me of being Methody, but I'm not at all. The one thing I don't want people to see is me. I don't want them to be able to recognize my faults and failures and qualities, and I won't use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate."
- Kristin Scott Thomas
(Related: People, Being, Emotions, Faults, Want)

"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility."
- James Thurber
(Related: Humor, Chaos, Tranquility)

"I think it affected me physically and emotionally, yes. I did have my ups and downs, but I actually had more ups and downs after the shots were finished and she was pregnant because of the reality of being pregnant with twins."
- Cheryl Tiegs
(Related: Being, Reality, Twins)

"As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Emotion)

"I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Men, Work)

"Horror movies can be very interesting because they can deal with intangible subjects that are full of emotion."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Movies, Emotion, Horror)

"Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: War, Civilization, Destruction, Emotion, Freedom, Hatred, Justice, Respect, World)

"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Music, Emotion)

"It's typical of Italian culture that we only start to feel emotional about something when we have the possibility to see it in front of us. By February, Italy will have Olympic fever."
- Alberto Tomba
(Related: Possibility, Culture, February, Italy, Will)

"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Car, Feelings, Goals, Thoughts, Values, Balance, Emotions, Energy)

"There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth."
- John Travolta
(Related: Emotions, Pain)

"I grew up in a culturally radical home, where strong emotions were forbidden."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Home, Emotions, Forbidden, Radical)

"We're not that far from being able to plant images, memories, and emotional states directly into the brain."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Being, Memories, states)

"The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated."
- Franjo Tudjman
(Related: War, Loss)

"Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Emotion)

"I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Life, Trust, Honesty, Bed, Compassion, Sense)

"I told him that I can play it if he wanted to write it, and I would be willing to try and go there emotionally. I did not know as an actress if I would be able to get there, because when you feel really deep emotions or pain, you don't want to go back there."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: Deep, Emotions, Pain, Play, Want)

"I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: People, Care)

"On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Politics, Creativity, Mistakes, Mountains, Wilderness)

"There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Emotion, Individualism)

"Any time I got in emotional turmoil, I felt sick all the time, like at any minute I would die."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Time)

"So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Music, Time)

"Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Music, Fact, Fame)

"I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Life, Thought, Day, Emotions, Laughter, Moments)

"Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them."
- Amy Vanderbilt
(Related: Emotions, Manners)

"Emotions have taught mankind to reason."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Emotions, Mankind, Reason)

"My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Emotions, Intellect, World)

"We all have days where we can't pronounce things or give it the emotion it deserves."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Emotion)

"I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear."
- Giuseppe Verdi
(Related: Art, Heart, Emotion, Eyes, Tears)

"The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Leadership, Women, Authority, Confidence, School, Sense, World)

"We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Life, Love, Artists, Boys, Emotion, Kings, World)

"I think it would have been a lot better for him to say, I did it and I'm sorry, McGwire was never one to show a lot of emotion on the field, not a player who sought attention and craved to be thought of as a nice guy."
- Fay Vincent
(Related: Thought, Attention, Emotion)

"I agree with you about the music of today. It lacks style and emotion."
- Vinnie Vincent
(Related: Music, Emotion, Style, Today)

"The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look."
- John Vinocur
(Related: Time, War, Bravery, Emotions, Numbers, Oratory, Present, Sense, Suffering)

"Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Eating, Gluttony)

"There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Food, Love, Appreciation, Kindness, Language, Nationality, Support)

"Being a mother adds another emotional dimension, a feel for children that I didn't have before I had one. They were a pain before."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Mother, Being, Children, Pain)

"Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They're looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are."
- Joseph Wambaugh
(Related: People, Jury)

"During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: People, Emotions)

"When you dominate other people's emotions, the time has to come when you will have to pay, and heavily, for that privilege."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Time, People, Emotions, Privilege, Will)

"There was one emotional outlet my people always had when they had the blues. That was singing."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: People, Singing)

"Maybe with your emotions and your feelings, someone else can say it in a different way than you would, which brings new life to the way you might sing it."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Life, Feelings, Emotions)

"Don't let your fear paralyze you. Prepare yourself not only technically, but also emotionally."
- Bob Weinstein
(Related: Fear)

"That's me, I'm emotional."
- David Wells
"Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art."
- Mae West
(Related: Art, Love, Emotion, Instinct)

"Sex is emotion in motion."
- Mae West
(Related: Sex, Emotion)

"The two things that matter the most to me: emotional resonance and rocket launchers. Party of Five, a brilliant show, and often made me cry uncontrollably, suffered ultimately from a lack of rocket launchers."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Party)

"It's the emotion of it that hits me, more than anything technical."
- Meg White
(Related: Emotion)

"I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Thought, Christmas, Day, Party, President, Speech, Vice, Waiting)

"The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Emotions)

"There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Love, People, Emotions)

"The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release they experience from having wealth."
- Stuart Wilde
(Related: Experience, Wealth)

"The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God."
- Charles Williams
(Related: Love, God, Famous, Meaning, Saying, Terror)

"I had always been intrigued by the emotional aspect of adventure gaming-the fact that people get so personally involved."
- Roberta Williams
(Related: People, Adventure, Fact)

"The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music."
- Dennis Wilson
(Related: Dad, Family, Music, Kids)

"Especially with a comedy, you've got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It's not like drama where you're trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You're trying to figure out what's the funniest way to do something."
- Luke Wilson
(Related: Funny, Goal, Comedy, Drama, Emotion, Trying)

"Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Music, Poetry, Answers, Artists, Prose, Questions, Saying)

"In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Books, Journey)

"There is nothing like the high of being on stage and reaping applause, especially for emotionally needy people like me!"
- Douglas Wood
(Related: People, Applause, Being, Nothing)

"For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Life, Time, Baby, First, Reality, Security)

"The times that I have done something that I didn't respond to emotionally right away, it's generally not worked out too well."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Right)

"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Time, Emotion, Emotions, Past, Present)

"It's amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Emotion, Voice)

"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Poetry, Emotion, Tranquility)

"The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Aspirations, Emotions, Philosophy, Questions)

"I'm a Scorpio, and who knows if there is any validity to it, but I'm very emotional. I have high highs and low lows."
- Chely Wright
(Related: Validity)

"Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Feelings, Emotions, Expression, Language)

"If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window."
- Andrew Wyeth
(Related: Emotion, First, Flying, Joy)

"In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within."
- Chen Ning Yang
(Related: Anger, People, Corruption, Expression, Frustration, Oppression)

"I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions... we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we'll have to work on overcoming it."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Work, Crisis, Emotions, Now, Overcoming)

"I'm a very emotional guy."
- Donnie Yen
"A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It's like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Being, Emotion, Space, Universe, Voice, World)

"As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Life, Business, Emotions)

"Gratitude isn't a burdening emotion."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Gratitude, Emotion)

"Markets as well as mobs respond to human emotions; markets as well as mobs can be inflamed to their own destruction."
- Owen D. Young
(Related: Destruction, Emotions)

"The emotions of the game do not change."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Change, Emotions)

"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Design, Computer)

"Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Music, Emotion, Harmony, World)

"Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people's emotional nature."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Now, Rest, Want)

"People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: People)

"Careers are defined by four minutes on the ice and lives can change forever, emotionally and financially."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Change, Careers)

"Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Experience, Life, Movies, Emotion, Want)