Emotions Quotes

30 of the best book quotes about emotions
  1. #1
    “He knew that there was no quick comfort for emotions like those. They were deeper and they did not need to be told. They were felt.”
    Lois Lowry
    The Giver
  2. #2
    “Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.”
  3. #3
    “Can’t you ever do things without reason, just like everybody else?”
  4. #4
    “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have!”
  5. #5
    “His face was like the autumn sky, overcast one moment and bright the next.”
  6. #6
    “I can feel what you’re feeling now — and you are worth it.”
  7. #7
    “You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.”
  8. #8
    “In every century, and ever since England has been what it is, an Englishman has always felt somewhat ashamed of his own emotion and of his own sympathy.”
  1. #9
    “It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.”
  2. #10
    “On my way home I didn’t walk on the ground. I was way up in the clouds just skipping along.”
  3. #11
    “Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good.”
  4. #12
    It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper, so cry away.
  5. #13
    But, tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble’s soul; his heart was waterproof.
  6. #14
    Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not.
  7. #15
    “I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don’t hurt anyone but myself.”
  8. #16
    “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”
  1. #17
    “I guess I’m pretty emotional.”
  2. #18
    “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”
  3. #19
    “I am angry nearly every day of my life.”
  4. #20
    “There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off hammering of a woodpecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound. The boy’s soul was steeped in melancholy; his feelings were in happy accord with his surroundings.”
  5. #21
    “I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, the bad part on the outside and the good part on the inside, and keep trying to find a way to become what I’d like to be and what I could be if . . . if only there were no other people in the world.”
  6. #22
    “Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”
  7. #23
    “Things happen to people by accident … A lot of nice accidents have happened to me. It just happened that I always liked lessons and books, and could remember things when I learned them. It just happened that I was born with a father who was beautiful and nice and clever, and could give me everything I liked.
    Perhaps I have not really a good temper at all, but if you have everything you want and everyone is kind to you, how can you help but be good-tempered? I don’t know … how I shall ever find out whether I am really a nice child or a horrid one. Perhaps I’m a hideous child, and no one will ever know, just because I never have any trials.”
  8. #24
    “Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage.”
  1. #25
    “When people are insulting you, there is nothing so good for them as not to say a word — just to look at them and think. When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wished they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in — that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
  2. #26
    “It was the same way with silence. This was more than silence. A deaf person can feel vibrations. Here there was nothing to feel.”
  3. #27
    “I don’t want no better book than what your face is.”
  4. #28
    “I will sleep no more but arise, You oceans that have been calm within me! how I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms.”
  5. #29
    “June played with her eyes closed, as if May’s spirit getting into heaven depended solely on her. You have never heard such music, how it made us believe death was nothing but a doorway.”
  6. #30
    “They haven’t an idea of what happiness is; they don’t know that without our love, for us there is neither happiness nor unhappiness--no life at all.”
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