Quotation Explorer - 'Emotion'

If you can't control an emotion, it is not yours. You are in control. - Bobbie Kinkead
Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy
Love is not even an emotion so don't get emotional over it. - Amit Abraham
it was like staring at a whitewashed wall, but without all the emotion - Joe Abercrombie
Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains. - Henri Bergson
When the head tries to rule the heart, emotion poisons it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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
I confess to wincing every so often at a poorly chosen word, a mangled sentence, an expression of emotion that seems indulgent or overly practiced. I have the urge to cut the book by fifty pages or so, possessed as I am with a keener appreciation for brevity. - Barack Obama
The first task of every author is to evoke emotion in their reader. You may laugh or you may cry; you may love me or you may hate me. So long as you feel something, I know that I'm doing my job. - V.L. Dreyer
A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost
this observation leads Rozin to a stunning conclusion: "Disgust is the basic emotion of civilization. - Winifred Gallagher
I came from a family where the only emotion respectable to show is irritation. - Flannery O'Connor
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. - Carl Jung
Everywhere I read, I see a rush for love, if it comes knocking and your not ready you'll miss it; bla bla fucking bla... If love is, LOVE it wouldn't miss me and if it did, it wasn't worth my time to begin with. Never should the most important emotion of our journey be rushed. - Nikki Rowe
Emotion is what counts: it is more valuable than anything. - Samael Aun Weor
Photographers are artists, they capture and bring emotion in the motions of life. - Unarine Ramaru
You can't control anything in this world except your perception and emotion. - Debasish Mridha
Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence. - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A concrete love is a mass of emotion formed into a compound mixture of affection, care, desire and expectation. - Munia Khan
Let emotion inform, but not form, your decision - Chaitanya Charan Das
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
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. - Carol Ann Duffy
Whatever you’re not telling me, let it go. Emotion leads to poor decisions. Poor decisions lead to scrutiny. Scrutiny is our greatest threat. - Ken Cruickshank
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. - Matthew Arnold
Scandal is great entertainment because it allows people to feel contempt, a moral emotion that gives feeling of moral superiority while asking nothing in return. - Jonathan Haidt
Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man. - George Jean Nathan
Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can't make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don't get back on track somehow, I'm dead, that's the sense I get. There isn't a single strong emotion inside me. - Banana Yoshimoto
Hate is a very strong, pure emotion to be wasted on people you don't care about. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
The more you learn the biology behind your every action, emotion and behavior, the better you become at accepting others the way they are. - Abhijit Naskar
Don't love from emotion love from bottom of heart - Jounayet Rahman
By fully experiencing and going beyond an emotional block - through the layers of doubt and fear - you experience the emotion of who you truly are. - Stephen Richards
I deleted your number. Although I know the tired digits by heart, scout's honor, pinky promise.I am trying to talk myself out of every emotion I'm having, and of course, it is failing to a fault.I'm still sad, I'm still mad, I'm still heartbroken, I miss you. - Elizabeth Brooks
Late that night we were both still thinking about the events as they unfolded. He suggested a drive back to the water to bring some closure. As we stood in the water I felt so thankful to have been with a friend capable of hearing and expressing emotion. - Paula Heller Garland
Emotion will never seize to prevail logic. - Markus W. Lunner
Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind. - Bruce Lee
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein
The feeling or emotion of happiness or joy is always momentary, but it’s only your imaginations, that extend your momentary happiness, for some more time. - Roshan Sharma
The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tells it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all. - Alessandra Torre
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
It was like he could take any emotion I had and make it ten times stronger. Which is great when it’s happiness but pretty darn awful if it’s anything sad. - Catherine Gilbert Murdock
A man or a woman can inspire such deep fantasy and emotion that through the lovemaking embrace of a partners body we make break through the limits of the human condition to touch upon another level of reality. - Thomas Moore
You need feeling, emotion, to create. You can't create out of indifference. - Leo Tolstoy
I'm accustomed to reading Georgian and Victorian letters and sometimes you simply know in your gut that a blithe sentence is covering up a deeper emotion. - Sara Sheridan
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self. - Millicent Fenwick
You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject. - Henri Matisse
Sadness, it was such an arresting emotion. You could almost convince yourself of the rhyme and reason of heartbreak. - Anne Rice
Two spectrums generate our thoughts one comes from fear and the other from love. Every emotion in between starts at one of those two places. - Toni Sorenson
Emotion triggers action, good or otherwise - Pieter BF Swart
Understanding Scripture in a language other than the heart language in which we think and experience emotion is "like trying to eat soup with a fork. You can get a little taste, but you cannot get nourished. - William Cameron Townsend
Life is full of disparate details arbitrarily joined together by dreams, pain and yearning. I do not long for sense, but I call for emotion and imagination amidst this chaos. - Juhani Peltonen
How we flounder when emotion overtakes us. - V.S. Naipaul
Love is an emotion which does not die it disappears. - Amit Abraham
In Paris, where raillery is so quick to throw emotion out the window, silence, in a roomful of clever people after a story, is the most flattering of all marks of success - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
I gladly sacrifice pear-shaped tones in favor of down-to-earth emotion. - Oliver
I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also people that can make me smile. - Abbey Lee Kershaw
I won't deny that I haven't been this vulnerable for a long time, it scares me ~ all of it, love, emotion and connection but I've reached a point in my life that I now know this type of love doesn't knock often and when it does, maybe it's time to open the door. - Nikki Rowe
The job of a writer is not to convey emotion but to invoke it. - Eric T. Benoit
When you meet joyEven in that momentary experience, This ephemeral emotion unravelsAll those colors of contentmentWhich sparkle from within - Balroop Singh
Words are a powerful aphrodisiac. They have the ability to awaken emotion, to excite the minds and senses. The right words entice, creep and crawl along the skin like the sensuous touch of a skilled lover. THAT my friends, is truly magical indeed... - Shan O' Connor
Love is not only the expression of emotion or the expression of sentiment, it is a real thing. It is the absolute reality, which influences all creation. - Debasish Mridha
Day after day, week after week; writing great fiction takes time, emotion, skill and effort. - Carla H. Krueger
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. - Dale Carnegie
Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
When you are falling short in vocabulary to explain the emotion in your story.Than you are writing the right story - Tushar Upreti
Not every emotion deserves the same attention - Ramana Pemmaraju
Anger met with anger only increases enmity rather than diffusing a tense situation. Anger, in turn, gives birth to hate. In such cases the wisest thing to do is not to engage through emotion. Emotions are self-centered and denying them spares animosity. - Donna Lynn Hope
Hate is a powerful emotion. It can take over a sane man's mind and cloud it with insanity. - James Hauenstein
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. - H.P. Lovecraft
A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. - Richard Avedon
Reason and emotion are not antagonists. What seems like a struggle is a struggle between two opposing ideas or values, one of which, automatic and unconscious, manifests itself in the form of a feeling.
Love isn't the most expensive emotion. Hate is. Because hate will eat you up inside and destroy you, long before it kills you.
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion. - John Berger
Emotion is the poetry of life. - Marty Rubin
On Valentine's Day, millions of men give millions of women flowers, cards and candy as a heartfelt expression of the emotion that also motivates men to observe anniversaries and birthdays: fear. - Dave Barry
Passion, emotion, love and romance they all look better in movies; in reality all you need is a big dick. - M.F. Moonzajer
Art is a song of the soul that is sung by the light of the heart with the color of emotion and appreciation. - Debasish Mridha
Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision. - Randall Worley
The reason I believe that emotion is a higher state than intellect is that chess computers don't enjoy winning. - R.A.Delmonico
Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment. - Sinclair B. Ferguson
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It's the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and science. Whoever does not know it can no longer wander, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. - Albert Einstein
When a strong emotion is hitting you, it's like nothing else in the world matters and you forget to keep in mind that the emotion will pass. You forget that the strength of the present emotion does not necessarily have anything to do with its long term impact on you. - Anonymous
Love is not just a word that is spoken; it is an action that is taken and an emotion that awakens. - Raneem Kayyali
With you it's different, There isn't a catostrophic emotion of endorphines, but there is a silent feeling of contentment & peace. I won't deny I have my fears, but your worth the discovery. - Nikki Rowe
I discovered that those who seldom dwell on their emotions know better than anyone else just what an emotion is. - John Cage
Emotion often outwits intelligence, while intuition renders life surprisingly fluent and enjoyable. ("Le ciel c'est l'autre") - Erik Pevernagie
Of all the days dropped in time's pocketThis day will seek acknowledgement with a child's shy asking, because the love between us used no word uncommoner than coffee, and was never traced by graphs of huge emotion. Yet some fancy will recall this day hallowed past recognition. - Vassar Miller Bagatelle
An emotion like anger that's an automatic response lasts just ninety seconds from the moment it's triggered until it runs its course. One and a half minutes, that's all. When it lasts any longer, which it usually does, it's because we've chosen to rekindle it. - Pema Chödrön
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 emotion know what it means to want to escape from these. - T.S. Eliot
But hope, I can tell you, is an exhausting emotion; perhaps, along with fear, the most exhausting of all. It is like juggling eggs: the hope is the shell, and inside is despair. A single crack and the despair might spill everywhere, stain everything. - Sam Taylor
Since the beginning, the Fates determined which souls would be born, what kinds of lives they would live, and for how many days. They did this out of duty, out of destiny, and without emotion. - Nicole Y. Walters
Jealousy is a normal human emotion. When people act on that emotion, they then become a hater. - Ron Baratono
Hatred is a very underestimated emotion. - Jim Morrison
Any feeling, emotion or impulse that originates from the 'mind' can never be suppressed. - Deep Trivedi
In poetry if the emotion is lacking, everything is lacking. - Marty Rubin
Perhaps a better explanation for why it's so difficult to feel our feelings is that ALL emotion, positive or negative, opens the door to the nature of reality. All of us prefer to avoid pain -- but even more, we want to escape reality. - Dan B. Allender
The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to. - John Cleese
Emotion is the timbre of thought. - Clifford Cohen
Emotion... a weird sense of human....strong handling make us numb....loose handling make us dumb... - Upasana Banerjee
Every word I write is like a drop of my blood. If it's flowed passionately and long, I need time to recover from the emotion spent before I begin a new story. My characters are aspects of my life. I have to respectfully and carefully move between them. - Red Haircrow
The wisdom of that moment of pure emotion resonates with me still: that the dearest and most enduring moments of our lives are sometimes the quietest ones. - Christine Montross
Believe not the existence of an emotion nobler than the compassion! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Nothing we human beings do is without emotion.
For a thinking creature of high intellect there can be no pleasure separate from emotion. If you deny men emotion you deny them pleasure.
Art is the reflection of pure emotion and mind, the nature of sensation. An artist illustrates that. - Unarine Ramaru
All negative emotion originates from FEAR and all positive emotion originates from LOVE. - Renee Cefalu
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us. - Eric Hoffer
Love is not an idea, not a feeling, not a sensation, not a sentiment, not a passion, not even an emotion. It is becoming and being not... Ultimate nothingness! Complete self-annihilation! - Raheel Farooq
All the material wealth cannot be substituted for the spiritual, physical, emotion and mental well-being. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form. - Shannon L. Alder
Dancing is a expression of desire, thoughts, and emotion in a distinctive way. - Debasish Mridha
If you put yourself in the emotion that you want from others, you are more likely to receive it. - Shannon L. Alder
Art is the overflow of emotion into action. - Brian Raif
Music That Brings, The Meaning Of our Life.Music That Shows, The Light From Our Soul.When This Music Touch Our Hear, We call it TRANCE.When This Music Control Our Emotion We call it "THE SENSATION OF TRANCE - Saumya Mohanty
Emotion arise from Desire, hence an Illusion. - Gautama Buddha
If you believe everything you feel is an illusion then you’re delusional. Your emotion is part you. You’re made with it. Denying it and thinking it is all your mind, is denying your existence. - Ann Marie Aguilar
Poetry is a unique collage of Time, Place, Hue and Emotion. - Andrea L'Artiste
Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. - Charles Du Bos
Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring it's memory. - Oliver Sacks
Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The easiest way to disturb or create an element of horror is to take a positive emotion and put it in a negative situation, to create dissonance. - R.R. Hood
The aftermath of someone’s death is vertiginous, a murky, shimmering mass; to look at it head-on is to see only the fog of emotion. One must approach it sideways, entering it by way of an exhumation of facts and retrospections . . . - Nicole Rudick
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 motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. - Cicero
Emotion is bad if it hinders the mind from thinking. Anemotion that opens the mind to contemplate severalaspects of things at once is better than one that fixesthought to an obsession. - A.C Grayling
Emotion is a rotten base for politics.
Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear. - Brian Tracy
The artist has a duty to be calm. He has no right to show his emotion, his involvement, to go pouring it all out at the audience. Any excitement over a subject must be sublimated into an Olympian calm of form. That is the only way in which an artist can tell of the things that excite him. - Andrei Tarkovsky
Love isn't always a physical emotion. Sometimes it's the ones who never got to actually hold you in their arms that appreciate you for who you are - Sarah Sprague
But for the most part, people - of the right kind - are good. For them I put on my corset of cheerfulness, a solid serviceable garment. It holds in the bulgings and oozings of emotion, and soon I find they are, temporarily, stilled. - Anna Lyndsey
The past has no power to stop youfrom being present now.Only your grievance aboutthe past can do that.What is grievance?The baggage of oldthought and emotion. - Lao Tzu
Worry is the only emotion that never leaves a human's heart. - Luffina Lourduraj
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. - Dale Carnegie
there can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving r=the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst of emotion which we may not fully understand, and the only word that seems to me to be appropriate for this feeling is joy - Michael McCarthy
I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know. - Bill W.
Life is like a rushing river. If we fight the current we are drawn under and drown in emotion. - Ambika Devi
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few. - George Jean Nathan
Do you think that anger is a sincere emotion, or just the timid motion of a fragile heart trying to beat away its pain? - Andrea Gibson
The mind may never achieve or express anything great unless emotion plays a part. - Ben Johnson
The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. - lois bujord
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety. - H. L. Mencken
Hate is a wasteful emotion. Most of the people you hate never know it. The others don't care.
Life is like a painting you reflect the image based on your feeling, emotion, character, attitude and how you made it. - Daniel Habil
Love is a passionate powerful emotion; how could it follow any reason? - Debasish Mridha
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail. - Jean Cocteau
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
What you give meaning to is what causes your emotion. Before you react know why you are giving something so much energy or fear. When you begin to understand why you give things meaning you can begin to change how you react and why you do what you do. - Shannon L. Alder
The structure of a 'writing schedule' is only there as a frame. You provide the image, the emotion, and the sentiment in your own time. - Dr Margaret Aranda
In the experience is the emotion. In the emotion is the gift. - Patricia Brooks
Writing is mostly a case of mood management. The emotion you have is not absolute, it is temporary. It may be useful, but it is not the truth. It is not you. - Anne Enright
Good conversation is the equivalent of shared emotion. - Marty Rubin
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. - Mark Twain
The emotion you feel is always about the vibrational variance between where you want to be and where you are. If you're out of balance, there are only two ways to bring yourself into alignment: Either raise your expectation to match your desire -or lower your desire to match your expectation. - Abraham Hicks
The more exclusive you make yourself in thought and emotion, the more excluded from life you become. - Sadghuru
EMOTION, n. A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head. It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes. - Ambrose Bierce
The trouble was, love was such a strong emotion. It made everything else unimportant. It grabbed you and imprisoned you in the moment."Deathsworn Arc 4: The Temple of the Mad God - Martyn Stanley
The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. - Gore Vidal
Someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. To recollect is to re-enter and riven......I admire the authority of being on one's knees in front of an event. - Harold Brodkey
In certain diseased conditions consciousness is a mere spark, without memory of the past or thought of the future, and with the present narrowed down to some one simple emotion or sensation of the body. - William James
Sex is an emotion in motion. - Mae West
Hoping is a great Positive emotion and you must HOPE. But remember, you can’t just Hope for Success, you also have to work for it. - RVM
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. - H. P. Lovecraft
Intelligence is a symbiotic relationship between emotion and thought.
I Can’t Live without You. expresses the full meaning of true love. It is a beautiful and powerful emotion, words can never express, nor can the mind comprehend its connection within two souls. - Ellen J. Barrier
Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That's my life motto - Demi Lovato
My personal philosophy is that you do art to experience emotion that you don't have the luxury of experiencing in real life. - Kinan Azmeh
Art invites us to become explorers and excavators of our vast internal landscapes, discovering new terrain and digging deep into the past to unearth forgotten experiences and emotion. - Jaeda DeWalt
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. - Kate Reid
I never feel that I have comprehended an emotion, or fully lived even the smallest events, until I have reflected upon it in my journal; my pen is my truest confidant, holding in check the passions and disappointments that I dare not share even with my beloved. - Stephanie Barron
Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling. - Alfred North Whitehead
Sometimes the tunes of our songs are not melodious. Sometimes they are just without emotion, flesh, breath, or thought. - Nikita Dudani
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. - Paul Cézanne
Those who succumb to pain find weakness in emotion and strength in reason. - Jacques S Cantin
Emotion is the unseen transported on the unseen effecting everything". - Mary-Ellen Peters
Emotion lay at the very heart of the process of perception, intertwined with intellectual functions, yet adding to perception a quality that reason lacked. - John Corrigan
Emotion doesn’t arise from the dreams, rather your deepest emotion orchestrates your dream. - Abhijit Naskar
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