Heart quotes

  • The blues? Why, the blues are a part of me. They're like a chant. The blues are like spirituals, almost sacred. When we sing blues, we're singing out our hearts, we're singing out our feelings. Maybe we're hurt and just can't answer back, then we sing or maybe even hum the blues. When I sing, 'I walk the floor, wring my hands and cry -- Yes, I walk the floor, wring my hands and cry,'... what I'm doing is letting my soul out.
    -- Alberta Hunter

    #Hurt #Heart #Hands

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt. We're very concerned about it. We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Prayer #Heart #Egypt

  • As readers, we are seldom interested in the fine sentiments of a lesson learnt; we seldom care about the good manners of morals. Repentance puts an end to conversation; forgiveness becomes the stuff of moralistic tracts. Revenge - bloodthirsty, justice-hungry revenge - is the very essence of romance, lying at the heart of much of the best fiction.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Revenge #Lying #Heart

  • There are many reasons for keeping a diary: to make a note of facts that one considers important; to open one's heart, to give vent to one's feelings, to make confessions; from the instinct of economy which sometimes encourages a writer to make good use of even the smallest crumbs of his life, so that he may have one more book to publish; or again from vanity and self- satisfaction.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Book #Heart #Vanity

  • An uncertain evil causes anxiety because, at the bottom of one's heart, one goes on hoping till the last moment that it may not be true; a certain evil, on the other hand, instills, for a time, a kind of dreary tranquillity.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Heart #Hands #Evil

  • I'm doing great heart-wise. I get a complete stress test once a year, and those have gone well. I have stents in two arteries, and they are holding up. My other arteries haven't shown any additional clogging.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Wise #Stress #Heart

  • Banish, therefore, from thy heart the distractions of earth and turn thine eyes to spiritual joys, that thou mayest learn at last to repose in the light of the contemplation of God.
    -- Albertus Magnus

    #Spiritual #Heart #Eye

  • We are hungry for tenderness, in a world where everything abounds we are poor of this feeling which is like a caress for our heart we need these small gestures that make us feel good Tenderness is a disinterested and generous love, that does not ask anything else to be understood and appreciated.
    -- Alda Merini

    #Heart #Feel Good #Feelings

  • Along this particular stretch of line no express had ever passed. All the trains--the few that there were--stopped at all the stations. Denis knew the names of those stations by heart. Bole, Tritton, Spavin Delawarr, Knipswich for Timpany, West Bowlby, and, finally, Camlet-on-the-Water.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Book #Heart #Names

  • But then every man is ludicrous if you look at him from outside, without taking into account what’s going on in his heart and mind.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Heart #Men #Understanding

  • What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Heart #Eye #Grieving

  • Let the inner god that is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body, and the priest is your heart: it is from here that every awareness must begin.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Heart #Body #Temples

  • Movies have heart. Have mind. Have power. Have ambition.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Heart #Ambition #Mind

  • If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Peace #Heart #Humility

  • The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Inspirational #Heart #Cutting

  • Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Memories #Heart #Cutting

  • Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Heart #Pride #Pigs

  • Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. Use your memory! Use your memory! It is those bitter seeds alone which might sprout and grow someday. Look around you - there are people around you. Maybe you will remember one of them all your life and later eat your heart out because you didn't make use of the opportunity to ask him questions. And the less you talk, the more you'll hear.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Country #Memories #Heart

  • With such global events looming over us like mountains, nay, like entire mountain ranges, it may seem incongruous and inappropriate to recall that the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual human heart, in the heart's preference for specific good or evil. Yet this remains true even today, and it is, in fact, the most reliable key we have. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Heart #Keys #Evil

  • It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Party #Heart #Years

  • Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, not between classes, nor between political parties, but through every human heart
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Party #Heart #Class

  • There is no point asserting and reasserting what the heart cannot believe.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Believe #Heart

  • Bullies, oppressors and all men who do violence to the rights of others are guilty not only of their own crimes, but also of the corruption they bring into the hearts of their victims.
    -- Alessandro Manzoni

    #Heart #Men #Rights

  • Certainly the heart has always something to tell about the future to those who listen to it. But what does the heart know? Scarce a little of what has already happened.
    -- Alessandro Manzoni

    #Heart #Doe #Littles

  • Everyone remembers Stuart Pearce as a determined, aggressive player, who played with great heart and enthusiasm that gave him a great career in the game.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Heart #Player #Games

  • Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Travel #Heart #Broken

  • Never underestimate a girl’s love for her favorite band. Never think even for a minute, that she won’t defend them to her death. Because it’s not just the music that makes that band her favorite. It’s the guys, the gals. It’s the fans. People whom of which she has interacted with thanks to the band. That band might of saved her life, or just made her smile everyday. That band has never broke her heart and has yet to leave her. No wonder she finds such joy in her music.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Girl #Heart #Thinking

  • I think my biggest revelation was to write entirely from the heart, and to convey emotion, even when it meant forcing myself to feel uncomfortable in doing so.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Writing #Heart #Thinking

  • Be your own kind of beautiful, it's super important. Take that to heart and always be yourself.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Beautiful #Being Yourself #Heart

  • Human nature makes it easy to bicker like children, but the human heart makes it possible to squelch the noise our head creates.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Children #Heart #Noise

  • I think that first love defines you and your relationships, for the rest of your life. I had a great first love. My heart was ripped out of my chest, but I think that happens to everyone.
    -- Alex Pettyfer

    #Heart #First Love #Thinking

  • At its very heart, Worldchanging is about using the best of people's new ideas, bringing them together and applying them to the massive problems that we all face.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Heart #Ideas #People

  • Nobody goes through life without having their heart broken and one day you'll wake up and it'll be okay.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Heart #Broken #One Day

  • ...existence has become an unreasoning, wild dance around the golden calf, a mad worship of God Mammon. In that dance and in that worship man has sacrificed all his finer qualities of the heart and soul — kindness and justice, honor and manhood, compassion and sympathy with his fellowman.
    -- Alexander Berkman

    #Money #Kindness #Heart

  • If you can see, hear, feel, and think, you should know that King Dollar rules the United States, and that the workers are robbed and exploited in this country to the heart's content of the masters.If you are not deaf, dumb, and blind, then you know that the American bourgeois democracy and capitalistic civilization are the worst enemies of labor and progress, and that instead of protecting them, you should help to fight to destroy them.
    -- Alexander Berkman

    #Country #Kings #Heart

  • With your whole body, with your whole heart, with your whole conscience, listen to the Revolution....This is the music everyone who has ears should hear.
    -- Alexander Blok

    #Heart #Ears #Body

  • PhD, MFA, self-taught—the only things you must have to become a writer are the stamina to continue and a wily, cagey heart in the face of extremity, failure, and success.
    -- Alexander Chee

    #Heart #Self #Faces

  • The heart sometimes leaps forward when the head tells us to be still. When this happens, patience is clearly called for as we seek to find a proper balance between impulse and discretion.
    -- Alexander Clark

    #Wisdom #Heart #Balance

  • No system of education is complete that does not harden the hands and toughen muscles, while it is also develops the intellect and enlarges the heart...only through work do we attain the true symmetry, strength, and glory of godly manhood and womanhood.
    -- Alexander Clark

    #Wisdom #Heart #Godly

  • Don't make the mistake of bringing your heart down here with you, there is no place for it in Furnace.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Mistake #Heart

  • An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Heart #Rights #People

  • Mature love is not a surrender of the self but a surrender to the self. The ego surrenders its hegemony of the personality to the heart, but in this surrender it is not annihilated. Rather it is strengthened because its roots in the body are nourished by the joy that the body feels.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Heart #Love Is #Self

  • Love is the feeling that emanates from the heart and extends through the blood to every cell of the body.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Love #Heart #Cells

  • My parents know how passionate I've always been about acting. I convinced them this was something that I was going to put my heart and soul into.
    -- Alexander Ludwig

    #Heart #Parent #Soul

  • Christ's voice sounds now for each of us in loving invitation; and dead in sin and hardness of heart though we be, we can listen and live. Christ Himself, my brother, sows the seed now. Do you take care that it falls not on, but in, your souls.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Brother #Fall #Heart

  • Transiency is stamped on all our possessions, occupations, and delights. We have the hunger for eternity in our souls, the thought of eternity in our hearts, the destination for eternity written on our inmost being, and the need to ally ourselves with eternity proclaimed by the most short-lived trifles of time. Either these things will be the blessing or the curse of our lives. Which do yon mean that they shall be for you?
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Heart #Mean #Blessing

  • We must have Christ in our hearts, that He may shine forth from our lives.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Heart #Shining #May

  • As the flowers follow the sun, and silently hold up their petals to be tinted and enlarged by its shining, so must we, if we would know the joy of God, hold our souls, wills, hearts, and minds, still before Him, whose voice commands, whose love warns, whose truth makes fair our whole being. God speaks for the most part in such silence only. If the soul be full of tumult and jangling voices, His voice is little likely to be heard.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Flower #Heart #Voice

  • [Edinburgh] is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Beautiful #Heart #Light

  • That of all people, it should be him; that took her aback. That the heart should settle on somebody like him; that surprised her. But she was so certain about it, so certain.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Love #Heart #People

  • London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration,
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Inspiration #Heart #London

  • Let heart and voice, like bells of silver, ring, the comfort that this day doth bring.
    -- Alexander Moody Stuart

    #Music #Heart #Voice

  • This day last year Livingstone died-a Scotsman and a Christian, loving God and his neighbour in the heart of Africa. Go thou and do likewise!
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Christian #Heart #Years

  • Lord, enable us to search our hearts and humble ourselves before Thee. Oh, for a closer walk with God, more faith, more sincerity, more earnestness, and more love. I must study more the Word of God. 'If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.' The Master said so, and His words are true.
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Heart #Humble #Done

  • My heart burns for the deliverance of Africa...
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Heart #Missionary #Deliverance

  • Our hearts are breaking... We are lonely and deserted, sad and sick.
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Lonely #Heart #Sick

  • The heart resolves this matter in a trice, "Men only feel the smart, but not the vice.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Smart #Heart #Men

  • Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content, And the gay Conscience of a life well spent, Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace, Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Heart #Gay #Joy

  • To dazzle let the vain design, To raise the thought and touch the heart, be thine!
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Teaching #Heart #Design

  • What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heart-felt joy, Is virtue's prize.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Heart #Sunshine #Giving

  • Every woman is at heart a rake.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Heart #Rakes #Intrigue

  • Is it, in Heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part? Is there no bright reversion in the sky For those who greatly think, or bravely die?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Life #Heart #Thinking

  • Ah! what avails it me the flocks to keep, Who lost my heart while I preserv'd my sheep.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Life #Heart #Sheep

  • A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sarcastic #Heart #Brain

  • I've lived to bury my desires and see my dreams corrode with rust now all that's left are fruitless fires that burn my empty heart to dust. Struck by the clouds of cruel fate My crown of Summer bloom is sere Alone and sad, I watch and wait And wonder if the end is near. As conquered by the last cold air When Winter whistles in the wind Alone upon a branch that's bare A trembling leaf is left behind.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Summer #Dream #Heart

  • Moscow... how many strains are fusing in that one sound, for Russian hearts! what store of riches it imparts!
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Heart #Sound #Moscow

  • Tis time, my friend, 'tis time! For rest the heart is aching; Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking Fragments of being, while together you and I Make plans to live. Look, all is dust, and we shall die.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Heart #Dust #Together

  • I’ve lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust; Now all that’s left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Dream #Failure #Heart

  • How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Heart #Garden #Desire

  • Good-humor and, generosity carry day with the popular heart all the world over.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Heart #Generosity #World

  • My heart like moon-charmed waters, all unrest...
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Heart #Moon #Water

  • Your death and my death are mainly of importance to ourselves. The black plumes will be stripped off our hearses within the hour; tears will dry, hurt hearts close again, our graves grow level with the church-yard, and although we are away, the world wags on. It does not miss us; and those who are near us, when the first strangeness of vacancy wears off, will not miss us much either.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Hurt #Heart #Missing

  • Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths.
    -- Alexander von Humboldt

    #Nature #Passion #Heart

  • No prayer!-No faith!-No Christ in the heart. Little prayer!-Little faith!-Little Christ in the heart. Increasing prayer!-Increasing faith!-Increasing Christ in the heart!. Much prayer!-Much faith!-Much Christ in the heart! Praying always!-Faith always!-Christ always!
    -- Alexander Whyte

    #Prayer #Heart #Littles

  • Prayer is a rising up and a drawing near to God in mind and in heart, and in spirit.
    -- Alexander Whyte

    #Prayer #Heart #Drawing

  • No prayer!--No faith!--No Christ in the heart. Little prayer!--Little faith!--Little Christ in the heart.
    -- Alexander Whyte

    #Prayer #Heart #Littles

  • i swore i could feel my lies slithering inside me like snakes, wrapping themselves around me and constricting. i felt they were squeezing the air from my lungs, tightening around my heart.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Lying #Heart #Air

  • If a heart could break once, it shouldn't have been able to happen again.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Heart #Able #Break

  • What I’m trying to get at is, as bad as everything seems, I think, at its heart, life is good. It doesn’t throw anything at us that it knows we can’t handle—and, even if it takes its time, it turns everything right side up again.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Heart #Life Is Good #Thinking

  • It was almost painful, I thought, to have a heart so swollen with gratitude and what must have been pure, untainted happiness. I wanted to live inside the feeling forever.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Gratitude #Heart #Forever

  • He's just like a stallion. Wild and kicking on the outside, but a heart soft as satin on the inside. Just waiting for the right girl to break him in.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Girl #Heart #Waiting

  • No spinning," I said. I wasn't sure my head or heart could take it. Up close, he was so warm, and so beautiful. I was already dizzy enough.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Beautiful #Heart #Spinning

  • People who disagree with His Excellency, the President for Life and 'Chief of Chiefs,' are frequently found to be the victims of car crashes (their bodies mysteriously riddled with bullets); or dead in their beds of heart attacks (their bodies mysteriously riddled with bullets); or the recipients of some not-quite-fresh seafood (their bodies mysteriously riddled with bullets).
    -- Alexandra Fuller

    #Heart #People #Car

  • My chest tightens: seeing him so upset breaks my own heart. 'Don't you ever wish you could make that bit go away?" I say, feeling angry at the past. 'That you could erase those painful memories, forget they every happened, just remember the happy times you had together?' 'You must never say that,' he reprimands sternly. 'But why not?' I look at him in surprise. 'Because it's the bad memories that makes you appreciate the good ones. Don't ever wish them away. it's like your nan always used to say, "You need both the sun and the rain to make a rainbow".
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Memories #Rain #Heart

  • Oh yeah, the heartbreak diet.... Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Heart #Done #T Shirt

  • And like a soprano shattering glass, Juliet heard something snap deep inside. It was the sound of her heart breaking.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Heart #Glasses #Sound

  • If only' repeated again and again in her head like a battering ram...'if only' could break your heart.
    -- Alexandra Ripley

    #Heart #Rams #Break

  • In every country where independence has taken the place of liberty, the first desire of a manly heart is to possess a weapon which at once renders him capable of defence or attack, and, by rendering its owner fearsome, makes him feared.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Country #Taken #Heart

  • Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Pain #Heart #May

  • Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another,
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Thinking #Lips

  • What a fool I was, not to tear my heart out on the day when I resolved to avenge myself!
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Tears #Fool

  • It was like the eve of a battle; the hearts beat, the eyes laughed, and they felft that the life they were perhaps going to lose, was after all, a good thing.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Eye #Battle

  • Be kind, aim for my heart.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Be Kind #Aim

  • When a man resolves to avenge himself, he should first of all tear out the heart from his breast.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Men #Tears

  • Joy to hearts which have suffered long is like the dew on the ground after a long drought; both the heart and the ground absorb that beneficent moisture falling on them, and nothing is outwardly apparant.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Fall #Heart #Long

  • So much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have some bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Wine #Liquor

  • We are not allowed to have hearts, under penalty of being hooted down.
    -- Alexandre Dumas-fils

    #Heart #Penalties

  • What struck me most was the silence. It was a great silence, unlike any I have encountered on Earth, so vast and deep that I began to hear my own body: my heart beating, my blood vessels pulsing, even the rustle of my muscles moving over each other seemed audible. There were more stars in the sky than I had expected. The sky was deep black, yet at the same time bright with sunlight.
    -- Alexey Leonov

    #Stars #Moving #Heart

  • I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind.
    -- Alexis Arguello

    #Life #Heart #Thinking

  • There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Powerful #Passion #Heart