Heart Quotes

51 of the best book quotes about heart
  1. #1
    “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  2. #2
    “A broken heart hurts as badly in wartime as in peace.”
  3. #3
    “Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful.”
  4. #4
    “I don’t know, I don’t want to talk as much. (...) 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.”
  5. #5
    “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
    Jane Austen
  6. #6
    “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!”
  7. #7
    “But I think that the most likely reason of all
    May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  9. #9
    It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
  10. #10
    “I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
  1. #11
    “My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.”
  2. #12
    “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison”
  3. #13
    “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
    And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ”
  4. #14
    “Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting
    That would not let me sleep.”
  5. #15
    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.
  6. #16
    “The heart has no tears to give,--it drops only blood, bleeding itself away in silence.”
  7. #17
    “I know you by heart. You are inside my heart.”
  8. #18
    “And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say
    That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day!”
  9. #19
    “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.”
  10. #20
    “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
  1. #21
    “I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.”
  2. #22
    “O, teach me how you look, and with what art
    You sway the motion of Demetrius’ heart.”
  3. #23
    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. #24
    “I loved you both with all of my damaged heart.”
  5. #25
    “She has a steel exterior, but it protects a candyfloss heart.”
  6. #26
    Every heart has its own skeletons.
  7. #27
    “Our mother said she was like Mary, with her heart on the outside of her chest.”
  8. #28
    “In my soul and in my heart, I’m convinced I’m wrong!”
  9. #29
    “My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.”
  10. #30
    “She hasn’t your strength. She’s never had any strength. She’s never had anything but heart.”
  1. #31
    “Welcome Christmas while we stand
    Heart to heart and hand in hand.”
  2. #32
    “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
  3. #33
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  4. #34
    “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.”
  5. #35
    “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”
  6. #36
    “A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.”
  7. #37
    It broke my heart to lose the bell.
  8. #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.”
  9. #39
    “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
  10. #40
    “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
  1. #41
    “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.”
  2. #42
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
  3. #43
    “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?”
  4. #44
    “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.”
  5. #45
    “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
  6. #46
    “That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
  7. #47
    “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.”
  8. #48
    “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.”
  9. #49
    “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.”
  10. #50
    “No one but a woman can help a man when he is in trouble of the heart.”
  11. #51
    “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.
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