heart Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about heart
  1. #1
    “Sweet air, that circlest round those radiant tresses,
    And floatest, mingled with them, fold on fold,
    Deliciously, and scatterest that fine gold,
    Then twinest it again, my heart’s dear jesses;
    Thou lingerest on those eyes, whose beauty presses
    Stings in my heart that all its life exhaust,
    Till I go wandering round my treasure lost,
    Like some scared creature whom the night distresses.
    I seem to find her now, and now perceive
    How far away she is; now rise, now fall;
    Now what I wish, now what is true, believe.
    O happy air! since joys enrich thee all,
    Rest thee; and thou, O stream too bright to grieve!
    Why can I not float with thee at thy call?”
  2. #2
    “‘What’s the point in having a mind if you don’t use it to make judgments?’
    ‘What’s the point in having a heart if you don’t use it to spare others from the harsh judgments of your mind?’”
  3. #3
    “What guyle is this, that those her golden tresses
    She doth attyre under a net of gold,
    And with sly skill so cunningly them dresses,
    That which is gold or haire may scarse be told?
    Is it that mens frayle eyes, which gaze too bold,
    She may entangle in that golden snare;
    And, being caught, may craftily enfold
    Their weaker harts, which are not wel aware?
    Take heed therefore, myne eyes, how ye doe stare
    Henceforth too rashly on that guilefull net,
    In which if ever ye entrapped are,
    Out of her bands ye by no meanes shall get.
    Fondnesse it were for any, being free,
    To covet fetters, though they golden bee!”
  4. #4
    “A man’s at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he don’t want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there.”
  5. #5
    “If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way.”
  6. #6
    “Any action of the human heart must trigger an equal and opposite reaction.”
  7. #7
    “my heart woke me crying last night
    how can i help i begged
    my heart said
    write the book”
  8. #8
    “I chased Bryce up the walkway, and that’s when everything changed. You see, I caught up to him and grabbled his arm, trying to stop him so maybe we could play a little before he got trapped inside, and the next thing I know he’s holding my hand, looking right into my eyes.
    My heart stopped. It just stopped beating. And for the first time in my life, I had that feeling. You know, like the world is moving all around you, all beneath you, all inside you, and you’re floating. Floating in midair. And the only thing keeping you from drifting away is the other person’s eyes. They’re connected to yours by some invisible physical force, and they hold you fast while the rest of the world swirls and twirls and falls completely away.”
  9. #9
    “And there was a battle raging inside me. The old Bryce wanted to go back in time, wanted to hang with Garrett and shoot the breeze, wanted to hate Juli Baker again. Wanted to be the man. But in my heart I knew the old Bryce was toast. There was no going back. Not to Garrett or Shelly or Miranda or any of the other people who wouldn’t understand. Juli was different, but after all these years that didn’t bother me anymore. I liked it. I liked her.”
  10. #10
    “She tried to find the place in her heart where her life was anchored, but she couldn’t, so she closed her eyes and pressed the palms of her hands against the earth, making sure it was there.”
  11. #11
    “Yes, I do; as long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.”
  12. #12
    “Keep something beautiful in your heart to survive difficult times and enjoy good times.”
  13. #13
    ”‘I am on your side. But you have no way of knowing it, because your heart is blind.‘”
  14. #14
    “A man’s heart is a wretched, wretched thing, Mariam. It isn’t like a mother’s womb. It won’t bleed. It won’t stretch to make room for you.”
  15. #15
    “I have never been out of my own land before. And if I had known what the world outside was like, I don’t think I should have had the heart to leave it.”
  16. #16
    “Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.”
  17. #17
    “You are disobedient, you are trying to keep some part of your life under your own control. That is what is preventing you from listening to Christ and believing in his grace. You cannot hear Christ because you are wilfully disobedient. Somewhere in your heart you are refusing to listen to his call. Your difficulty is your sins.”
  18. #18
    “The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires.”
  19. #19
    “Be brave enough to break your own heart.”
  20. #20
    “A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn’t really care, wisdom does.”
  21. #21
    “Lift up your hearts, my brethren, high, higher! And do not forget your legs! Lift up also your legs, ye good dancers, and better still if ye stand upon your heads!”
  22. #22
    “It’s nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one’s heart, like treasures. I don’t like to have them laughed at or wondered over.”
  23. #23
    “A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.”
  24. #24
    “Above all, pay attention to your own hearts with their lusts, for they are ‘deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.’ Set your faces with flint-like resolve since you have all power in heaven and earth on your side.”
  25. #25
    “First with the head and then with the heart.”
  26. #26
    “Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart... If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”
  27. #27
    “It’s the spirit here that counts. The time may be long, the vehicle may be strange or unexpected. But if the dream is held close to the heart, and imagination is applied to what there is close at hand, everything is still possible.”
  28. #28
    “By innocence I swear, and by my youth,
    I have one heart, one bosom and one truth,
    And that no woman has, nor never none
    Shall mistress be of it, save I alone.”
  29. #29
    “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
    And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ”
  1. #30
    “Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting
    That would not let me sleep.”
  2. #31
    “Our hearts connect with lots of folks in a lifetime but most of us will go to our graves with no experience of true love.”
  3. #32
    “We call upon you to take heart, for we can swear to you that these things pass.”
  4. #33
    “Please plant the seed here in my heart.”
  5. #34
    “You don’t have to teach me to write,” said Zero. “Just to read. I don’t have anybody to write to.”
    “Sorry,” Stanley said again.
    His muscles and hands weren’t the only parts of his body that had toughened over the past several weeks. His heart had hardened as well.
  6. #35
    “God has made us for Himself, and our hearts can never know rest and perfect satisfaction until they find it in Him.”
  7. #36
    “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
  8. #37
    “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
  9. #38
    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
  10. #39
    “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
  11. #40
    “When you wear the weed of impatience in your heart instead of the flower Acceptance-with-Joy, you will always find your enemies get an advantage over you.”
  12. #41
    “She bent forward to look, then gave a startled little cry and drew back. There was indeed a seed lying in the palm of his hand, but it was shaped exactly like a long, sharply-pointed thorn… ‘The seed looks very sharp,’ she said shrinkingly. ’Won’t it hurt if you put it into my heart?”
  13. #42
    “Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.”
  14. #43
    “We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves”
  15. #44
    “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”
  16. #45
    “I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.”
  17. #46
    “That which issues from the heart alone,
    Will bend the hearts of others to your own.”
  18. #47
    “Therapists had nothing to do with our everyday lives. ‘Don’t talk about the hospital,’ my therapist said if I complained about Daisy or a stupid nurse. ‘We’re not here to talk about the hospital.’ They couldn’t grant or rescind privileges, help us get rid of smelly roommates, stop aides from pestering us. The only power they had was the power to dope us up. Thorazine, Stelazine, Mellaril, Librium, Valium, the therapists’ friends. Once we were on it, it was hard to get off. A bit like heroin, except it was the staff who got addicted to our taking it. ‘You’re doing so well,’ they would say. That was because those things knocked the heart out of us.”
  19. #48
    “In my soul and in my heart, I’m convinced I’m wrong!”
  20. #49
    “Maybe it was better to break a man’s leg than his heart.”
  21. #50
    “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
  22. #51
    “She has a steel exterior, but it protects a candyfloss heart.”
  23. #52
    “I gave you the best of me, he’d told her once, and with every beat of her son’s heart, she knew he’d done exactly that.”
  24. #53
    “Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”
  25. #54
    “That there needed neither art nor science for going to GOD, but only a heart resolutely determined to apply itself to nothing but Him, or for His sake, and to love Him only.”
  26. #55
    “Of the affairs of love ... my only advice is to be honest. That’s your most powerful tool to unlock a heart or gain forgiveness.”
  27. #56
    “We had to rebuild him, both mentally and physically, but you don’t have to rebuild the heart when it’s already there”
  28. #57
    “He gave utterance to sighs fetched from the bottom of his heart (for it is not allowed the celestial features to be bathed with tears).”
  29. #58
    “It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own – often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.”

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  1. #59
    “He believed with complete conviction that no animal was permanently ruined. Every horse could be improved. He lived by a single maxim: ‘Learn your horse. Each one is an individual, and once you penetrate his mind and heart, you can often work wonders with an otherwise intractable beast.‘”
  2. #60
    “Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. And those who learn to listen are the most loved and respected.”
  3. #61
    I would ask you to believe that he has a heart he very, very seldom reveals, and that there are deep wounds in it. My dear, I have seen it bleeding.
  4. #62
    “No one but a woman can help a man when he is in trouble of the heart.”
  5. #63
    “Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. The law cannot make an employer love an employee, but it can prevent him from refusing to hire me because of the color of my skin.”
  6. #64
    “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
  7. #65
    “The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday, that’s guaranteed.
    And I can’t begin to explain that- or the craziness inside myself and everybody else, but guess what? Sunday is my fav day again”
  8. #66
    “For May will have no sluggardry at night,
    Season that pricks in every gentle heart,
    Awaking it from sleep, and bids it start”
  9. #67
    “Formerly, his heart had been as a locked casket with its treasure inside; but now the casket was empty, and the lock was broken.”
  10. #68
    “How quickly they can turn. And how painful it can be when you don’t expect it. (He turns) I wonder how it feels to be Almost-President three times—with a skull full of undelivered inauguration speeches.”
  11. #69
    “I know you by heart. You are inside my heart.”
  12. #70
    It broke my heart to lose the bell.
  13. #71
    It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
  14. #72
    “Love felt and returned, love which our bodies exact and our hearts have transfigured, love which is the most real thing that we shall ever meet, reappeared now as the world’s enemy, and she must stifle it.”
  15. #73
    “Leadership is fragile. It is more a matter of mind and heart than resources, and it seemed that we no longer had the heart for those things that demanded discipline, commitment, and risk.”
  16. #74
    Suddenly the door of the room flew open and the draught of air caught up the little dancer, she fluttered like a sylph right into the stove by the side of the tin soldier, and was instantly in flames and was gone. . . . [T]he next morning, when the maid servant took the ashes out of the stove, she found him in the shape of a little tin heart.
  17. #75
    “Let me be obsequious in thy heart,
    And take thou my oblation, poor but free,
    Which is not mix’d with seconds, knows no art,
    But mutual render, only me for thee.”
  18. #76
    “In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes,
    For they in thee a thousand errors note;
    But ‘tis my heart that loves what they despise,
    Who, in despite of view, is pleased to dote.”
  19. #77
    “For well thou know’st to my dear doting heart
    Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel.”
  20. #78
    “And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say
    That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day!”
  21. #79
    “Welcome Christmas while we stand
    Heart to heart and hand in hand.”
  22. #80
    “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.”
  23. #81
    “My heart started acting like a drunk grasshopper.”
  24. #82
    “The masculine heart needs a place where nothing is prefabricated, modular, non fat, ziplock, franchised, on-line, microwavable. Where there are no deadlines, cellphones, or committee meetings. Where there is room for the soul.”
  25. #83
    It was a terrible thing to undergo, but during the year I stood there I had time to think that the greatest loss I had known was the loss of my heart.
  26. #84
    No one can love who has not a heart, and so I am resolved to ask Oz to give me one
  27. #85
    “We have reached a verdict your honor. This man’s heart is deficient. He loves, but his love is worth nothing.”
  28. #86
    “O, cursed be the hand that made these holes;
    Cursed the heart that had the heart to do it;
    Cursed the blood that let this blood from hence.”
  29. #87
    “I want to say yes, but I don’t want to be with a boy whose heart belongs to somebody else. Just once, I want to be some one else’s first choice.”
  1. #88
    “Tell me where is fancy bred,
    Or in the heart, or in the head?”
  2. #89
    “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart,
    Or else my heart, concealing it, will break.”
  3. #90
    “An evil soul producing holy witness
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
    O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
  4. #91
    “Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
  5. #92
    “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
  6. #93
    “They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.”
  7. #94
    “If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?”
  8. #95
    “A woman’s heart is such a complex problem—the owner thereof is often most incompetent to find the solution of this puzzle.”
  9. #96
    “Sometimes, the Angel comes much later, because the children are naughty and won’t learn their lessons or practise their scales. And sometimes, he does not come at all, because the children have a bad heart or a bad conscience.”
  10. #97
    “These words are razors to my wounded heart.”
  11. #98
    “I will restore to thee
    The people’s hearts, and wean them from themselves.”
  12. #99
    “I can’t seem to keep my heart from leaking out of the cracks, like sand clutched in a fist.”
  13. #100
    “I am surprised with an uncouth fear;
    A chilling sweat o’er-runs my trembling joints;
    My heart suspects more than mine eye can see.”
  14. #101
    “I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration.”
  15. #102
    “We have no control over the reality that in this world we will have trouble, but we have control over whether we decide to allow our hearts to be troubled.”
  16. #103
    “Would thou were shipp’d to hell
    Rather than rob me of the people’s hearts!”
  17. #104
    “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.”
  18. #105
    “Learning softeneth the heart and breedeth gentleness and charity.”
  19. #106
    “You know, my eyes ain’t too good at all. I can’t see nothing but the general shape of things, so I got to rely on my heart. Why don’t you go on and tell me everything about yourself, so as I can see you with my heart.”
  20. #107
    “I love whom I love,” Prince Lir repeated firmly. “You have no power over anything that matters.”
  21. #108
    “When they say the heart wants what it wants, they’re talking about the poetic heart—the heart of love songs and soliloquies, the one that can break as if it were just-formed glass.
    They’re not talking about the real heart, the one that only needs healthy foods and aerobic exercise.”
  22. #109
    “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. ”
  23. #110
    “The advice of the woman fell upon his heart.”
  24. #111
    “I lay, trying to slow the beating of my heart, as every beat pushed forth another gush of blood.”
  25. #112
    ″ ‘I’ve been through all this before,’ he says to his heart.
    ‘Yes, you have been through all this before,’ replies his heart. ‘But you have never been beyond it.’ ”
  26. #113
    “My heart pounds so hard that, despite the roaring of the crowd, I am aware of blood whooshing through my ears. I am filled to overflowing, bursting with love.”
  27. #114
    “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
  28. #115
    “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
  29. #116
    “Knowing they were in the same city again made the missing him flare up inside her. In her stomach. Why were people always going on and on about the heart? Almost everything Levi happened in Cath’s stomach.”
  1. #117
    “Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path.”
  2. #118
    Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
  3. #119
    “Behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.”
  4. #120
    “The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
  5. #121
    “A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . .”
  6. #122
    “Egypt, thou knew’st too well
    My heart was to thy rudder tied by th’strings
    And thou shouldst tow me after. ”
  7. #123
    “there is a place in the heart that
    will never be filled
    a space
    and even during the
    best moments
    the greatest
    we will know it...
    will never be filled
    we will wait
    and wait
    in that
  8. #124
    “Girls like her were born in a storm. They have lightning in their souls. Thunder in their hearts. And chaos in their bones.”
  9. #125
    “All you got from him is your looks and your size. You’ve got your mother’s heart, and that’s what counts.”
  10. #126
    “‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!’”
  11. #127
    “There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.”
  12. #128
    “Flowers will die, the sun will set, but you are a friend, I won’t forget. Your name is so precious, it will never grow old. Its engraved in my heart, in letters of gold.”
  13. #129
    “Bitterness never staked its claim. Anger never metastasized into hatred. His heart never hardened; his resolve never vanished. He not only survived; he thrived.”
  14. #130
    “You need to keep people close, you need to give them access to your heart.”
  15. #131
    “I began to listen with my eyes, and there is no way that your eyes don’t affect your judgement. The only true way to listen is with your ears and your heart.”
  16. #132
    “The heart never forgets, never gives up, the territory marked off for those who came before.”
  17. #133
    “Your heart will fix itself. It’s your mind you need to worry about. Your mind where you locked the memories, your mind where you have kept pieces of the ones that hurt you, that still cut through you like shards of glass. ”
  18. #134
    “You are a dangerous collection of all my favorite things. An old soul, a heart of gold and hands that make my body sing.”
  19. #135
    “So I take Peter’s hand; I put it on my heart. I tell him, ‘You have to take good care of this, because it’s yours.’”
  20. #136
    “There are betrayals in war that are childlike compared with our human betrayals during peace. The new lover enters the habits of the other. Things are smashed, revealed in a new light. This is done with nervous or tender sentences, although the heart is an organ of fire.”
  21. #137
    “The human heart . . . tells us that we are more alike than we are unalike.”
  22. #138
    “I find it very difficult to let a friend or beloved go into that country of no return. I answer the heroic question, “Death, where is thy sting?” with “It is here in my heart, and my mind, and my memories.”
  23. #139
    “Her heart was just like that: contact with the rich had left it smeared with something that would never fade away.”
  24. #140
    “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men,—that is genius.”
  25. #141
    ″‘Gods are great,’ said Atsula, slowly, as if she were comprehending a great secret. ‘But the heart is greater. For it is from our hearts they come, and to our hearts they shall return . . .‘”
  26. #142
    “Oft by my faithful mirror I am told,
    And by my mind outworn and altered brow,
    My earthly powers impaired and weakened now,—
    ‘Deceive thyself no more, for thou art old!’
    Who strives with Nature’s laws is over-bold,
    And Time to his commandment bids us bow.
    Like fire that waves have quenched, I calmly vow
    In life’s long dream no more my sense to fold.
    And while I think, our swift existence flies,
    And none can live again earth’s brief career,—
    Then in my deepest heart the voice replies
    Of one who now has left this mortal sphere,
    But walked alone through earthly destinies,
    And of all women is to fame most dear.”
  27. #143
    “Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being.”
  28. #144
    ″Doth any maiden seek the glorious fame
    Of chastity, of strength, of courtesy?
    Gaze in the eyes of that sweet enemy
    Whom all the world doth as my lady name!
    How honor grows, and pure devotion’s flame,
    How truth is joined with graceful dignity,
    There thou mayst learn, and what the path may be
    To that high heaven which doth her spirit claim;
    There learn that speech, beyond all poet’s skill,
    And sacred silence, and those holy ways
    Unutterable, untold by human heart.
    But the infinite beauty that all eyes doth fill,
    This none can learn! because its lovely rays
    Are given by God’s pure grace, and not by art.”
  29. #145
    “Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful.”
  1. #146
    “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
    Jane Austen
  2. #147
    “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison”
  3. #148
    “O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!
    Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
    Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!”
  4. #149
    “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”
  5. #150
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
  6. #151
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  7. #152
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  8. #153
    “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.”
  9. #154
    “Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.”
  10. #155
    “She hasn’t your strength. She’s never had any strength. She’s never had anything but heart.”
  11. #156
    “Our mother said she was like Mary, with her heart on the outside of her chest.”
  12. #157
    “My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.”
  13. #158
    “I loved you both with all of my damaged heart.”
  14. #159
    “A broken heart hurts as badly in wartime as in peace.”
  15. #160
    “That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
  16. #161
    “I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
  17. #162
    “It has been,” I told him, “the best six months of my entire life.”
    There was a long silence.
    “Funnily enough, Clark, mine too.”
    And then, just like that, my heart broke. My face crumpled, my composure went and I held him tightly and I stopped caring that he could feel the shudder of my sobbing body because grief swamped me. It overwhelmed me and tore at my heart and my stomach and my head and it pulled me under, and I couldn’t bear it.
  18. #163
    “However, my path is not so easy as that. Regardless of whether I can shift my affections to another—and the heart, as you observed, is a notoriously fickle beast—the question remains: should I?”
  19. #164
    “At that stage of my youth, death remained as abstract a concept as non-Euclidean geometry or marriage. I didn’t yet appreciate its terrible finality or the havoc it could wreak on those who’d entrusted the deceased with their hearts.”
  20. #165
    “O, teach me how you look, and with what art
    You sway the motion of Demetrius’ heart.”
  21. #166
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
  22. #167
    “Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
  23. #168
    “But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that—as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
  24. #169
    “She has man’s brain--a brain that a man should have were he much gifted--and woman’s heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.”
  25. #170
    “Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing – right in the hub of the wheel – not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness – that’s your heart. That’s where God lives within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that center and you’ll always find peace.”
  26. #171
    “The heart has no tears to give,--it drops only blood, bleeding itself away in silence.”
  27. #172
    “But I think that the most likely reason of all
    May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.”
  28. #173
    You people with hearts, have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.
  29. #174
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.

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  1. #175
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.
  2. #176
    “Every heart has its own skeletons.”
  3. #177
    “In spite of your heart, I think; alas, poor heart! If you spite it for my sake, I will spite it for yours; for I will never love that which my friend hates.”
  4. #178
    “No need my unlucky one, to grieve here any longer, no, don’t waste your life away. Now I am willing heart and soul to send you off at last.”
  5. #179
    “She carried within herself a great fund of life, and her deepest enjoyment was to feel the continuity between the movements of her own heart and the agitations of the world.”
  6. #180
    “As for you and your heart and the things you said and didn’t say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits.”
  7. #181
    “It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. Well, let folly be our cloak, a veil before the eyes of the Enemy! For he is very wise, and weighs all things to a nicety in the scales of this malice. But the only measure that he knows is desire, desire for power; and so he judges all hearts. Into his heart the thought will not enter that any will refuse it.”
  8. #182
    “The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart.”
  9. #183
    “Where a positive heart
    is all u need
    2 Rise Beyond
    and succeed”
  10. #184
    “To become a happy person have a clean soul, eyes that see romance in the commonplace, a child’s heart, and spiritual simplicity.”
  11. #185
    “Keep only things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest.”
  12. #186
    “When you are choosing what to keep, ask your heart; when you are choosing where to store something, ask your house.”
  13. #187
    “I stand in front of my window and imagine myself a fearless knight, imagine myself a witch who hid her heart in her finger and then chopped her finger off.”
  14. #188
    “I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
  15. #189
    “There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.”
    Neil Gaiman
  16. #190
    “Tristran stared at her in honest puzzlement. “But I have no wish to be a lord of anywhere,” he told her, “or of anything, except perhaps my lady’s heart.” And he took the star’s hand in his, and he pressed it to his breast and smiled.”
    Neil Gaiman
  17. #191
    “The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. ”
  18. #192
    “Let our hearts admit, “I am poor and weak. Satan is too subtle, too cunning, too powerful; he watches constantly for advantages over my soul. The world presses in upon me with all sorts of pressures, pleas, and pretences.”
  19. #193
    “The soil of a man’s heart is stonier, he thought, and the wind sang its bitter black song, and not so many miles distant...”
  20. #194
    “I bet if we dusted her heart for fingerprints, we’d only find yours.”
  21. #195
    “The intellect is always fooled by the heart.”
  22. #196
    “It is better to give others a piece of your heart than a piece of your mind.”
  23. #197
    “People with a heart for God have a heart for people.”
  24. #198
    “Loving does not empty the heart, nor giving empty the purse.”
  25. #199
    “Marriage is a major vehicle for the gospel’s remaking of your heart from the inside out and your life from the ground up.”
  26. #200
    “Handing my heart over to Luke was the easiest thing I’ve ever done.”
  27. #201
    “Do not worry, little heart. They are only feelings. So care a little less, the ride will be much more than what it seems.”
  28. #202
    ″‘As much as your playing filled my heart, it pains me to say you must leave the piano be. It’s never to be touched.’ Her eyes filled with regret. ‘It’s a shame, beautiful instrument like that, just begging to be played. And to think of all the music that used to come from it.‘”
  29. #203
    “I don’t want to say it, I truly don’t, but if you’ve gone this far I suppose it’s obvious that what was ignited when I loved you continues to burn. But that’s of small importance to you now, and that’s how it should be. Everything is in its place.”
  1. #204
    “It was only vanity and discouragement that sometimes made me feel alone with my endless love, but now that I was taking one of the risks my heart had urged upon me I could also feel I was not alone.”
  2. #205
    “Everybody has a heart. Sometimes you gotta work hard to find it...if there’s something you want or need to know from grown folks, you gotta step up and ask for it mannerly. Plead your case.”
  3. #206
    “Does a woman’s broken heart ever truly heal or do you simply become stronger and find better ways to conceal the pain? You see, I might not know your name, but you can’t fool me with the lines, telling me you don’t care about him anymore, but I can see it in your eyes that he hurt you. Don’t be ashamed of the pain: embrace it. Don’t turn your back on the pain: face it. Let it all out and release it to the wind and when you’ve gotten it all out, there will be just enough room in your heart for you to finally love again.”
  4. #207
    “Your heart is bigger than you think.”
  5. #208
    “It was only vanity and discouragement that sometimes made me feel alone with my endless love, but now that I was taking one of the risks my heart had urged upon me I could also feel I was not alone.”
  6. #209
    “You have long known the secrets of my heart.”
  7. #210
    “Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
  8. #211
    “At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”
  9. #212
    “Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”
  10. #213
    ″ In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.
    In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”
  11. #214
    “The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see that dream fulfilled.”
  12. #215
    “In the old tales, kindness is the purest form of heroism. Find the character who meets the world with a big heart and an open hand and you have found your hero or heroine.”
  13. #216
    “Be careful with whom you associate, especially when you feel emotionally vulnerable, because negative people can steal the dream right out of your heart.”
  14. #217
    “I always consider myself personally one of seven billion human beings. Nothing special. So, on that level, I have tried to make people aware that the ultimate source of happiness is simply a healthy body and a warm heart.”
  15. #218
    “The higher you build walls around your heart, the harder you fall when someone tears them down.”
  16. #219
    “I am a lover of love and I am a lover of words, and the two together spin visions of airy castles, but also may pierce the heart of hope. And so I remind you that I am a fool, a poet, and what matters is reality, not lovely words. Words are full of promise, yet empty of matter.”
  17. #220
    “I would like to play, but not games. I do not play games because I cannot—they twist my sweet heart like a wet rag, and what feels all right, fast becomes unworthy of us.”
  18. #221
    “I would like to hold your hand as it holds this green leaf, yellowed, that fell early from its tree, this Autumn. And I would like to imagine that it feels your careful care, for your eyes are warmed by your heart, and I would let you sadly nestle into me as a bird folds into its nest, resigning itself to a storm.”
  19. #222
    “I read somewhere that when someone is in emotional shock, the area around the heart loses some of its protective fat and is therefore dangerously exposed.”
  20. #223
    “They laughed at it was a sound I recognized in my heart: My two children laughing... together.”
  21. #224
    “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.”
  22. #225
    “My heart struggles to make peace between God’s ability to change hard things and His apparent decision not to change them for me.”
  23. #226
    “If only it were 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? ”
  24. #227
    “Our envy of others devours us most of all. Rub your eyes and purify your heart -and prize above all else in the world those who love you and who wish you well. Do not hurt them or scold them, and never part from any of them in anger; after all, you simply do not know: it may be your last act before your arrest, and that will be how you are imprinted on their memory.”
  25. #228
    “For I have learned that every heart will get
    What it prays for most.”
  26. #229
    “So I will always lean my heart as close to your soul as I can.”
  27. #230
    “The softest hearts always have the toughest shields.”
  28. #231
    “You have fed me wretched food, vegetables boiled to extinction, fistfuls of white sugar, slabs of fat, mucousy casseroles made with globs of cream of mushroom, until it’s amazing my heart still beats. Food was not fuel but ballast; we ate and then we sank like rocks.”
  29. #232
    “Art is the conversation between lovers. Art offers an opening for the heart. True art makes the divine silence in the soul break into applause.”
  30. #233
    “That longing in the heart of a woman to share life together as a great adventure-that comes straight from the heart of God, who also longs for this. He does not want to be an option in our lives. He does not want to be an appendage, a tagalong. Neither does any woman. ”
  31. #234
    “Because if he wasn’t really, really careful, Lori Sullivan was just going to keep stealing his heart
    one sentence, one meal, one smile at time”
  32. #235
    “From the moment
    I saw her I knew
    this one was worth
    the broken heart.”
  33. #236
    “You should be only a little wise, never too wise. A wise man’s heart is seldom glad if he’s truly wise.”
  34. #237
    ″‘I know. It’s funny; when he came in, I told him to sit down. He did. And in less than two seconds he was asleep. Then he gave that yell you heard and . . .’
    ‘Heart attack?’
    ‘Yes.’ The psychiatrist rubbed his cheek thoughtfully, ‘Well,’ he said, ‘I guess there are worse ways to go. At least he died peacefully.‘”
  35. #238
    “When we delight ourselves in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our heart. When we commit our ways to the Lord and trust in Him, He brings our desires to pass as we pray about them (Psalm 37:4-5).”

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