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feelings Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about feelings
  1. #1
    “What came first - the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person? ”
  2. #2
    “Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostagic and hopeful all at the same time.”
  3. #3
    “Now think deeply. What have you done with your life over the past year? How do you feel inside?”
  4. #4
    “It’s been over six years now, and I learned long ago to hide my feelings, but oh, those first days. Those first years! I thought I would die for wanting to be with him.”
  5. #5
    ’She tried to get me to come up there with her, too. “Bryce, come on! You won’t believe the colors! It’s absolutely magnificent! Bryce, you’ve got to come up here!”
    Yeah, I could just hear it: “Bryce and Juli sitting in a tree…” Was I ever going to leave the second grade behind?’
  6. #6
    I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
  7. #7
    Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
  8. #8
    “I don’t even feel as if I’m the center of my own world, so how am I supposed to feel as though I’m the center of anyone else’s?”
  9. #9
    “I know I would crumble if I lost you.”
  10. #10
    “I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn’t. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.”
  11. #11
    “Let’s never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt
    ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let’s do as General Eisenhower does: let’s never
    waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like.”
  12. #12
    “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
  13. #13
    “Then there was Bryce—the most disturbing of all because I had to admit that I didn’t really know him, either. And based on what I’d discovered lately, I didn’t care to know any more. Looking across the table at him, all I got was a strange, detached, neutral feeling. No fireworks, no leftover anger or resurging flutters.
    Nothing.”
  14. #14
    “You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you have to see and feel.”
  15. #15
    “He is social, but not in large groups. ‘I don’t go readily to cocktail parties, where people just come together and talk. I don’t tend to like that kind of thing. I’d rather sit down with somebody and find a mutual topic of interest, and explore it in depth with that person, or maybe two or three people. Not a conversation that says how do you feel.‘”
  16. #16
    “As I stare at it,I can feel little invisible strings, silently tugging me toward it. I have to touch it. I have to wear it. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
  17. #17
    “It is easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”
  18. #18
    “Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.”
  19. #19
    “I became weary of the poets, of the old and of the new: superficial are they all unto me, and shallow seas. They did not think sufficiently into the depth; therefore their feeling did not reach to the bottom.”
  20. #20
    “I wish again that I could talk to my mom about this. I want to ask her why I get breathless when I think of him. I want to share my giddiness with her. I want to tell her all the funny things Olly says. I want to tell her how I can’t make myself stop thinking about him even though I try. I want to ask her if this is the way she felt about Dad at the beginning.”
  21. #21
    “You can never put it back together like it was.”
  22. #22
    “This was the only shame he felt. And this shame was so great in him that he wondered if all his life thereafter would be long enough to wash out of his brain and blood and the last pollution of its loathsome taint. And yet, he would have it thought that he was bitter.”
  23. #23
    “When we feel deeply drawn to someone, we cathect them; that is, we invest feelings or emotion in them. That process of investment wherein a loved one becomes important to us is called ‘cathexis’.”
  24. #24
    “I his book Peck rightly emphasizes that most of us ‘confuse cathecting with loving.’ We all know how often individuals of cathecting insist that they love the other person even if they are hurting of neglecting them. Since their feeling is that of cathexis, they insist that what they feel is love.”
  1. #25
    “When we understand love as the will to nurture our own and another’s spiritual growth, it becomes clear that we cannot claim to love if we are hurtful and abusive.”
  2. #26
    “If you are feeling good , it is because you are thinking good thoughts .”
  3. #27
    For a moment he felt good about this. A moment or two later he felt bad about feeling good about it. Then he felt good about feeling bad about feeling good about it and satisfied, drove on into the night.
  4. #28
    “Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. ”
  5. #29
    “I go to bed early and rise late and feel as if I have hardly slept, probably because I have been reading almost the entire time.”
  6. #30
    “The night she and Ed went to their thirtieth high school reunion, she had been hoping she’d find someone to talk to about what she was feeling. But all the other women there were just as confused as she was, and held on to their husbands and their drinks to keep themselves from disappearing.”
  7. #31
    “‘You guys seemed, still seem, in love, truly, deeply.’ She sighed. ‘But seventeen is an inconvenient time to be in love.’”
  8. #32
    “Which of my feelings are real? Which of the mes is me? There is only one me I’ve ever really liked, and he was good and awake as long as he could be.”
  9. #33
    “She had the feeling that somehow, in the very far-off places, perhaps even in far-off ages, there would be a meaning found to all sorrow and an answer too fair and wonderful to be as yet understood.”
  10. #34
    “You make me lovely, and it’s so lovely to be lovely to the one I love….”
  11. #35
    “Would it be all right? Would it be all right to go ahead and feel? Go ahead and count on something?”
  12. #36
    “Choices will continually be necessary and -- let us not forget -- possible. Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”
  13. #37
    Remember why the Sith are more powerful than the Jedi, Sidious: because we are not afraid to feel.
  14. #38
    Remember why the Sith are more powerful than the Jedi, Sidious: because we are not afraid to feel.
  15. #39
    “There in their secret place, his feelings bubbled inside him like a stew on the back of the stove--some sad for her in her lonesomeness, but chunks of happiness, too. To be able to be Leslie’s one whole friend in the world as she was his – he couldn’t help being satisfied about that.”
  16. #40
    “Some people say ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
  17. #41
    “We cannot heal what we cannot feel. So without recovery, our toxic shame gets carried for generations.”
  18. #42
    “Fill your heart to overflowing,
    and when you feel profoundest bliss,
    then call it what you will:
    Good fortune! Heart! Love! or God!
    I have no name for it!
    Feeling is all;
    the name is sound and smoke,
    beclouding Heaven’s glow.”
    author
    Goethe
    book
    Faust
    character
    Faust
    concept
    feelings
  19. #43
    “For she felt that he was still looking at her, but that his look had changed. He wanted something—wanted the thing she always found it so difficult to give him; wanted her to tell him that she loved him. And that, no, she could not do. He found talking so much easier than she did. He could say things—she never could. ”
  20. #44
    “Allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling. Notice any labels you attach to crying or feeling vulnerable. Let go of the labels. Just feel what you are feeling, all the while cultivating moment-to-moment awareness.”
  21. #45
    “He said she went around with her feelings out in front of her with an arm around the feelings’ windpipe and a Glock 9mm. to the feelings’ temple like a terrorist with a hostage, daring you to shoot.”
  22. #46
    “I have heard men say that seeing is believing; but I should say that feeling is believing; for much as I had seen before, I never knew till now the utter misery of a cab-horse’s life.”
  23. #47
    “If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.”
  24. #48
    “It felt pretty awful, and yet perhaps this was how it felt to be a backpacker.”

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I Yoga You book
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  1. #49
    “Her contempt for me was so strong, that it became infectious, and I caught it.”
  2. #50
    “Children just feel emotions and their reasoning mind doesn’t interpret or question them. This is why children accept certain people and reject other people.”
  3. #51
    “But feelings – feelings are emotions! He was suddenly overwhelmed by the revelation that what makes life worth living is, precisely, the emotions.”
  4. #52
    ″[F]eeling herself suddenly shriveled, aged, breastless, the grinding, blowing, flowering of the day, out of doors, out of the window, out of her body and brain which now failed...”
  5. #53
    “If you have the expectation that I have to be a certain way, then I feel the obligation to be that way. The truth is I am bot what you want me to be. When I am honest and I am what I am, you are already hurt, you are mad. Then I lie to you, because I’m afraid of your judgment. I am afraid you are going to blame me, find me guilty, and punish me.”
  6. #54
    “Does it occur to you, that the girl has some feelings?”
  7. #55
    “Their feelings about blackness were tied to feelings...about putrefaction and death.”
  8. #56
    “They’s times when how you feel got to be kep’ to yourself.”
  9. #57
    ″ I didn’t know I was really alive in this world until I felt things hard enough to kill for ‘em. ”
  10. #58
    “If we are to feel the positive feelings of love, happiness, trust, and gratitude, we periodically also have to feel anger, sadness, fear, and sorrow.”
  11. #59
    “When we are staggered by the chilly winds of adversity and battered by the raging storms of disappointment and when through our folly and sin we stray into some destructive far country and are frustrated because of the strange feeling of homesickness, we need to know that there is Someone who loves us, cares for us, understands us, and will give us another chance.”
  12. #60
    “Surrounded by the music, I felt like someone else, riding into unknown territory, some adventurous woman in a movie.”
  13. #61
    “Feeling pain is still better than not feeling, isn’t it?”
  14. #62
    “I thought that maybe if she could express herself rather than suffer herself, if she had a way to relieve the burden, she lived for nothing more than living, with nothing to get inspired by, to care for, to call her own…”
  15. #63
    “I didn’t feel sad or happy. I didn’t feel proud or ashamed. I only felt that in spite of all the things I’d done wrong, in getting myself here, I’d done right.”
  16. #64
    “When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog followed a stranger. That made me feel so much. A calendar that showed the wrong month. I cried over it…I spent my life learning to feel less.”
  17. #65
    “I believe in happy endings,” I tell him, “And it feels like this movie has gone on for the right amount of time.”
  18. #66
    “It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”
  19. #67
    “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”
  20. #68
    “As a kind of castaway myself, I was happy to escape into the fictional world of someone else’s trouble.”
  21. #69
    “The place, the time would either kill him outright or mark him somehow.”
  22. #70
    “Besides considerations as to the possible transfers and promotions likely to result from Ivan Ilych’s death, the mere fact of the death of a near acquaintance aroused, as usual, in all who heard of it the complacent feeling that, “it is he who is dead and not I.”
  23. #71
    “Rufus had caused her trouble, and now he had been rewarded for it. It made no sense. No matter how kindly he treated her now that he had destroyed her, it made no sense.”
  24. #72
    ″[Gus] felt such love for Lorie that even speaking her name caused him to feel weak sometimes.”
  1. #73
    “For my part I am very sorry for him.”
  2. #74
    “One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode.”
  3. #75
    “These words aren’t peaceful. Then why do they make me feel calm?” Ky asks.
    “I think it’s because when we hear it we know we’re not the only ones who ever felt this way.”
  4. #76
    “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have!”
  5. #77
    “It was a good morning, there were high white clouds above the mountains. It had rained a little in the night and it was fresh and cool on the plateau, and there was a wonderful view. We all felt good and we felt healthy, and I felt quite friendly to Cohn. You could not be upset about anything on a day like that. That was the last day before the fiesta.”
  6. #78
    “Eleanor was right: She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
  7. #79
    “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
  8. #80
    “I’m not a superstitious person, but when I wake up from this dream, this painfully clear memory of John, I have the most horrible feeling in my chest. I would rather die than see them hurt you.
    And I have a sudden fear that somehow, some way, what he said in the dream will come true.”
  9. #81
    “She didn’t like America, but she didn’t hate it, either. Two and a half years and eight gazillion books later, she had Bird. Then we moved to Brooklyn.”
  10. #82
    “She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.”
  11. #83
    “There was something he knew and something he felt; something the world gave him and something he himself had. . . . ever in all his life, with this black skin of his, had the two worlds, thought and feeling, will and mind, aspiration and satisfaction, been together; never had he felt a sense of wholeness.”
  12. #84
    “He felt that he had his destiny in his grasp. He was more alive then he could ever remember having been: his attention and mind were pointed, focused toward the goal.”
  13. #85
    And the more I drink the more I feel it. That’s why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink.... I drink so that I may suffer twice as much!
  14. #86
    “Winn-Dixie looked straight at me when I said that to him, like he was feeling relieved to finally have somebody understand his situation. I nodded my head at him and went on talking.”
  15. #87
    “If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?”
  16. #88
    “My name in his voice sends a jolt through me, creates me in the way he sees me and feels about me and the way I would be with my name in his mouth forever. Finally I understand the power in names, the power that we give people when we tell them our names.”
  17. #89
    “I feel a little dizzy,” said Orion. “But also wonderfully elated. I feel that I am on the verge of finding a rhyme for the word orange.”
  18. #90
    “I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it.”
  19. #91
    “It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”
  20. #92
    “Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.”
  21. #93
    “My feeling for you won’t change because I’m becoming intelligent. I’ll only love you more.”
  22. #94
    “My feeling for you won’t change because I’m becoming intelligent. I’ll only love you more.”
  23. #95
    “How can I make him understand that he did not create me?
    He makes the same mistake as the others when they look at a feeble-minded person and laugh because they don’t understand there are human feelings involved.”
  24. #96
    How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.

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  1. #97
    “Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?”
  2. #98
    “If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.”
  3. #99
    “You can lift up your hands regardless of how you feel; It is a simple motor movement. You may not be able to command your heart, but you can command your arms. Lift your arms in blessing; just maybe your heart will get the message and be lifted up also in praise. ”
  4. #100
    “If you discovered something that made you tighten inside, you had better try to learn more about it.”
  5. #101
    “You know that expression, ‘It hit me like a ton of bricks’? It’s true. The minute she turned the car around and ended up on my doorstep in her purple pajamas, that’s how I felt about Lena.”
  6. #102
    We take things to heart that we have no business taking to heart.
  7. #103
    We don’t have to take things so personally.
  8. #104
    “Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”
  9. #105
    “Of course, you’re very young… you haven’t got to that yet. But it does come! The blessed relief when you know that you’ve done with it all—that you haven’t got to carry the burden any longer. You’ll feel that too, someday….”
  10. #106
    “I gazed at it in wonder—not because it was awful, but because it was beautiful.”
  11. #107
    “I wish to weep
    but sorrow is
    stupid.
    I wish to believe
    but belief is a
    graveyard.”
  12. #108
    “There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.”
  13. #109
    “Fear is a stranger to the ways of love. Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself.”
  14. #110
    “Feelings of romantic love are, in the end, just some chemical reaction. Under the right conditions, they occur no matter who the other person is.”
  15. #111
    “Always be honest about the way someone makes you feel about yourself.”
  16. #112
    “If men only felt about death as they do about sleep, all terrors would cease. . . Men sleep contentedly, assured that they will wake the following morning. They should feel the same about their lives.”
  17. #113
    “My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.”
  18. #114
    “Home isn’t a place, its a feeling”
  19. #115
    “‘Have you ever had the experience,’ Leon went on, ‘while reading a book, of coming upon some vague idea that you’ve had yourself, some obscure image that comes back to you from far away and seems to express absolutely your most subtle feelings?’”
  20. #116
    “The charitable say in effect, ‘I seem to have more than I need and you seem to have less than you need. I would like to share my excess with you.’ Fine, if my excess is tangible, money or goods, and fine if not, for I learned that to be charitable with gestures and words can bring enormous joy and repair injured feelings.”
  21. #117
    “It is not so incomprehensible as you pretend, sweet pea. Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children.”
  22. #118
    “‘Yet they’re tiresome in the end,’ Emma said; ‘these days, what I really adore are stories that can be read all in one go, and that frighten you. I detest common heroes and moderate feelings, the sort that exist in real life.‘”
  23. #119
    ″ It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental.”
  24. #120
    “I don’t like feeling sorry for myself. That’s not who I am. And most of the time I don’t feel that way. Instead, I am grateful for having at least found you. We could have flashed by one another like two pieces of cosmic dust.
  1. #121
    “but when I see those lovely old boxcars with their faded painted lettering and those flat cars and those fat round tankers all lined up and waiting I get quiet inside I get what other men get from other things I just feel better and it’s good to feel better whenever you can not needing a reason.”
  2. #122
    “I sometimes have the feeling you’ve been here a long time, more than one lifetime, and that you’ve dwelt in private places none of the rest of us has even dreamed about.”
  3. #123
    ″Whenever we’re feeling good, our thoughts are usually about things we like - praise, gain, pleasure, and fame. When we’re feeling uncomfortable and irritable and fed up, our thoughts and emotions are probably revolving around something like pain, loss, disgrace, or blame.″
  4. #124
    “I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does they might as well be dead.”
  5. #125
    “How strange it is that people of honest feelings and sensibilty, who would not take advantage of a man born without arms or legs or eyes—how such people think nothing of abusing a man with low intelligence.”
  6. #126
    Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
  7. #127
    Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.
  8. #128
    You cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others.
  9. #129
    “You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too—even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.”
  10. #130
    “In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you, and when the feelings got too strong, I’d write you another letter. But I never sent them for fear of what I might find. By then, you’d gone on with your life and I didn’t want to think about you loving someone else. I wanted to remember us like we were that summer. I didn’t ever want to lose that.”
  11. #131
    “Worrying is arrogant because God knows what He’s doing.”
  12. #132
    “The feelings were still fresh as if it all just happened yesterday.”
  13. #133
    “Like most North Americans of his generation, Hal tends to know way less about why he feels certain ways about the objects and pursuits he’s devoted to than he does about the objects and pursuits themselves. It’s hard to say for sure whether this is even exceptionally bad, this tendency.”
  14. #134
    “Obviously, Doctor ... you’ve never been a thirteen-year-old girl. ”
  15. #135
    “You know, I can feel the fear that you carry around and I wish there was... something I could do to help you let go of it because if you could, I don’t think you’d feel so alone anymore.”
  16. #136
    “That’s not true. You know men cry too. I actually like crying sometimes. It feels good.”
  17. #137
    “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.”
  18. #138
    “She was finally counting clave.
    Lito was wrong. She didn’t have to be in Havana to hear it. To feel it. She had brought Cuba with her to Miami.”
  19. #139
    “I swear to God. Sometimes you men are complete idiots. We love you, and you just screw everything up.”
  20. #140
    “In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.”
  21. #141
    “Do not worry, little heart. They are only feelings. So care a little less, the ride will be much more than what it seems.”
  22. #142
    “The alarm shakes the bedside table. Without opening her eyes, Elisa feels for the clock’s ice-cold stopper. She’d been in a deep, soft, warm dream and wanted it back, one more tantalizing minute. But the dream eludes wakeful pursuit; it always does. There was water, dark water-that much she remembers. Tons of it, pressing at her, only she didn’t drown. She breathed inside it better, in fact, than she does here, in waking life, in drafty rooms, in cheap food, in sputtering electricity.”
  23. #143
    “The past rests, breathing faintly in the darkness. It no longer holds me as it used to; now I must reach back to touch it. It is night and I am alone and there is still time, a moment more. I am standing on a long black stage, with a circle of light on me, which is my love for you, enduring.”
  24. #144
    “Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions too huge to be felt.”
  1. #145
    “I never felt so large and important as I did when being in love was everything. I saw you walking a foot above the earth and I remembered that was where I used to walk.”
  2. #146
    “I have escaped—or have been expelled—from eternity and am back in time. But I step out once more to sing this aria, this confession, this testament without end. My arms open wide, not to embrace you but to embrace the world, the mystery we are caught in.”
  3. #147
    “Just do your job. The most advantageous feeling is to feel nothing at all.”
  4. #148
    “Pain is the price we pay for being alive. Dead cells—our hair, our fingernails—can’t feel pain; they cannot feel anything.”
  5. #149
    “I would like to care more about you than about my feelings for you.”
  6. #150
    “Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?”
  7. #151
    “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.”
  8. #152
    “Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
  9. #153
    “Lost in a spiritual mist, the target will feel light and uninhibited. Deepen the effect of your seduction by making its sexual culmination seem like the spiritual union of two souls.”
  10. #154
    “The world of thought, belief and feeling is by definition far more difficult to decipher.”
  11. #155
    “Slightest feeling of relief that you are not there, and it is all over. Familiarity and overexposure will cause this reaction. Remain elusive, then. Intrigue your targets by alternating an exciting presence with a cool distance, exuberant moments followed by calculated absences.”
  12. #156
    “My writing was my way of seeing, my way of living, my way of feeling.”
  13. #157
    “She wanted so to be tranquil, to be someone who took walks in the late-afternoon sun, listening to the birds and crickets and feeling the whole world breathe. Instead, she lived in her head like a madwoman locked in a tower, hearing the wind howling through her hair and waiting for someone to come and rescue her from feeling things so deeply that her bones burned. She had plenty of evidence that she had a good life. She just couldn’t feel the life she had. It was as though she had cancer of the perspective.”
  14. #158
    “I realize that some people will not believe that a child of little more than ten years is capable of having such feelings. My story is not intended for them. I am telling it to those who have a better knowledge of man.”
  15. #159
    “Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
  16. #160
    “Happiness is feeling completely alive.”
  17. #161
    “He felt dissatisfied because he could see perfectly well that he couldn’t make people happy.”
  18. #162
    “No natural feelings are high or low, holy or unholy, in themselves. They are all holy when God’s hand is on the rein. They all go bad when they set up on their own and make themselves into false gods.”
  19. #163
    “Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it’s not because of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly.”
  20. #164
    “I look at that boy dyin’, I don’t feel nothin’. I don’t care about nothin’ anymore.”
  21. #165
    ″ People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  22. #166
    “There’s not some other world out there where everything’s gonna be okay. There’s just this one, just this rock.”
  23. #167
    “Don’t you be so nice to me; I fall in love so easily.”
  24. #168
    “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”
  1. #169
    “The higher you build walls around your heart, the harder you fall when someone tears them down.”
  2. #170
    “She wasn’t exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way.”
  3. #171
    “In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how to say that in English, but you just feel it.”
  4. #172
    “Dee Dee poured another glass of wine. It was good wine. I liked her. It was good to have a place to go when things went bad. I remembered the early days when things would go bad and there wasn’t anywhere to go. Maybe that had been good for me. Then. But now I wasn’t interested in what was good for me. I was interested in how I felt and how to stop feeling bad when things went wrong. How to start feeling good again.”
  5. #173
    “First we feel. Then we fall. And let her rain now if she likes ... for my time has come.”
  6. #174
    “Pain is strange. A cat killing a bird, a car accident, a fire….Pain arrives, BANG, and there it is, it sits on you. It’s real. And to anybody watching, you look foolish. Like you’ve suddenly become an idiot. There’s no cure for it unless you know somebody who understands how you feel, and knows how to help.”
  7. #175
    “She kissed me and left. I turned off the t.v. and opened another beer. Nothing to do on this island but get drunk. I walked to the window. On the beach below Dee Dee was sitting next to a young man, talking happily, smiling and gesturing with her hands. The young man grinned back. It felt good not to be part of that sort of thing. I was glad I wasn’t in love, that I wasn’t happy with the world. I liked being at odds with everything. People in love often become edgy, dangerous. They lose their sense of perspective. They lose their sense of humor. They become nervous, psychotic bores. They even become killers.”
  8. #176
    “It doesn’t matter what they said. It’s what they felt. And that in their own way, in their unique, clever brother-sister shorthand, they were working it out.”
  9. #177
    “You feel in the presence of something strange, and even, perhaps, a bit repugnant to you.”
  10. #178
    “I feel like the oldest person in the world with the longest stretch of life before me.”
  11. #179
    “Make me feel good in the moontime.”
  12. #180
    “It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.”
  13. #181
    “It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.”
  14. #182
    “In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.”
  15. #183
    “Dear Die-ary, there’s nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost, so long as that feeling precedes some plan on your part to actually do something about it. Too often a person grows complacent with their disillusionment, perpetually wearing their ‘discomfort’ like a favorite shirt. I can’t say I’m very pleased with where my life is just now... but I can’t help but look forward to where it’s going.”
  16. #184
    “Feeling motivated and energized, we can overcome almost anything. Feeling bored and restless, our minds shut off and we become increasingly passive.”
  17. #185
    “I have had high times. But the best times of all were afterward, just afterward, with the gun warm in my hand, the bite of smoke in my nose, the taste of death on my tongue, my heart high in my gullet, the danger past, and then the sweat, suddenly, and the nothingness, and the sweet clean feel of being born.”
  18. #186
    “Do you ever think that people who find it tougher to say what they’re feeling are the ones who feel things more intensely? As if they’re the ones who really understand what it means to love someone? As if they have to keep their defenses high, because they care too much and have too much to lose?”
  19. #187
    “Tears came to his eyes, then, for how lopsided he had let their friendship become, and for how long Willem had stayed with him, year after year, even when he had fled from him, even when he had asked him for help with problems whose origins he wouldn’t reveal. In his new life, he promised himself, he would be less demanding of his friends; he would be more generous. Whatever they wanted, he would give them. If Willem wanted information, he could have it, and it was up to him to figure out how to give it to him. He would be hurt again and again—everyone was—but if he was going to try, if he was going to be alive, he had to be tougher, he had to prepare himself, he had to accept that this was part of the bargain of life itself.”
  20. #188
    “She looked at him bravely now for the first time, at his face, the face from which a child had fled, and drew breath. She rose. Her eyes filled. She knew.”
  21. #189
    “New rule,” he said. “No more rules.”
    She smiled. “And if I agree to this ‘no more rules,’ what’s in it for me?”
    “Me.”
    She felt the smile burst bloom across her face. “Well, if that’s not the best offer I’ve ever had.”
  22. #190
    “I fell in love with you when you put Mo’s feelings before your own and stayed with her for as long as she needed you.” One fat tear slid down her cheek as he said, “And, most of all, I fell in love with you when you showed me that it was safe to love again. I keep falling in love with you again and again. Just like I’m falling right this second.”
  23. #191
    “And maybe, just maybe, as long as she never actually confessed to him how she felt, that would make it okay to give in to what she felt for Grayson for one night, beneath the moon, with the smell of wild grass and the ocean all around them...”
  24. #192
    “We all have human feelings, emotions, and thoughts. If we don’t spend time with the Lord, we become dominated by them. But when we spend time with God, our unforgiveness, doubt, lust, hate, anxiety, and sadness becomes forgiveness, faith, purity, love, peace, and joy. ”
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