Quotes from the category Feeling:
- [He shook] his intended father-in-law's hand with that violence which expresses so much to English feelings. permalink
"Rosanna" in Popular Tales (1804)
- It is feeling that sets a man thinking, and not thought that sets him feeling. permalink
- Journalism only tells us what men are doing; it is fiction that tells us what they are thinking, and still more what they are feeling. If a new scientific theory finds the soul of a man in his dreams, at least it ought not to leave out his day-dreams. And all fiction is only a diary of day-dreams instead of days. And this profound preoccupation of men's minds with certain things always eventually has an effect even on the external expression of the age. permalink
- Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain. permalink
- Poetry and eloquence are both alike expression or utterance of feeling. But if we may be excused the antithesis, we should say that eloquence is heard, poetry is overheard. Eloquence supposes an audience; the peculiarity of poetry appears to us to lie in the poet's utter unconsciousness of a listener. permalink
"Thoughts on Poetry and Its Varieties" in Dissertations and Discussions, Vol. 1 (1859)
- Well, the English have no family feelings. That is, none of the kind you mean. They have them, and one of them is that relations must cause no expense. permalink
Parents And Children (1941)
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