Quotes and Sayings about Emotions



"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)

"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'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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Music, Emotions)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Emotions)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)