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Sentimental Quotes
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Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
- Margaret Anderson

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If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed,
I agree with you.
- James Taylor

Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward,
forgetful, pompous to a certain degree,
sentimental.
- Don Adams

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become
that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically
ridiculed as sentimental junk.
- Winona Ryder

 

I don't think it's good to be sentimental,
so I try not to be.
- Chrissie Hynde

I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep
a real keen eye out that I don't get sentimental.
I think we're all afraid to reveal our hearts.
It's not at all in fashion.
- Paul Simon

A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement,
on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides,
has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
- Irving Babbitt

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It's not good to make sentimental journeys.
You see the differences instead of the sameness.
- Mary Astor

To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of
life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
- Flannery O'Connor

I don't know if I like being the sentimental favorite.
- John Elway

In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is
a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your
partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.
- Pepper Schwartz

The job of the poet is to render the world -
to see it and report it without loss,
without perversion.
No poet ever talks about feelings.
Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
- Karl Kraus

Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value
when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
- Jean Cocteau

I always say that I don't want to be sentimental,
that the photographs shouldn't be sentimental,
and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality.
- Robert Frank

Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family,
admitted that I was hideous.
- Sister Parish

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental
action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
- Helen Rowland

Everything gets to me.
I'm very sentimental.
- Cornelia Funke

I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last,
a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Theodore Roethke was a poet I was raised with so he
has a lot of sentimental value for me.
- Krist Novoselic

The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up
for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
- Thomas Huxley

The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following:
Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to
avoid hitting a rabbit on the road.
Being sentimental is when the same driver,
when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
- Frank Herbert

I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets,
which is ludicrous, because they represent everything
which is transitory and insubstantial.
It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas.
- Patrick Stewart

Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see
all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental,
that they were pandering to the audience and trying
to manipulate the audience.
I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits.
- Richard Foreman

I like kind of varied songs, not just the same song all the time.
And I thought things like "Too Sentimental" is a different thing for us,
but it works and we love the way they all came out.
There's definitely varied songs on there.
- Graham Russell

Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born,
little institutional lies from the print of newspapers,
the shock waves of television, and the sentimental
cheats of the movie screen.
- Norman Mailer

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

What's the most important thing in the world? It's love,
and I look at that as an energy, not a sentiment.
- Eddie Albert

Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that
is just and true and noble,
is the highest use of life.
- Lucy Stone

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment,
and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
- Ernest Renan

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God
it shall be my dying sentiment,
independence now and independence forever.
- Daniel Webster

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense,
of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
- Charles Baudelaire

It's a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you
would die if you didn't write,
well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.
- Sarah McLachlan

But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment;
the one being essentially restricted,
like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
- Honore de Balzac

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point
should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike,
friendship, anger or pity.
- Sallust

Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
- Norman Mailer

The important part of the present development is the
anti-capitalist sentiment that is permeating our people.
- Gregor Strasser

Obviously the first sentiment is disappointment that
we didn't get the car home and more disappointment
that at the time that it stopped the car was in the lead.
- John Surtees

He who molds the public sentiment...
makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
- Abraham Lincoln

Politicians neither love nor hate.
Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
- Lord Chesterfield

For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion;
while,
for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The great model of the affection of love in human beings
is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.
- William Godwin

For me sport was a religion...
with religious sentiment.
- Pierre de Coubertin

As with the Princess Di crash, which sent the media
on the most insane feeding frenzy.
From the moment of the crash, the pornography of sentiment never let up.
- Barbara Kruger

With public sentiment, nothing can fail.
Without it, nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies
that honor those qualities.
For that sentiment we should indeed thank God.
- Alfred Day Hershey

I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment
because they think audiences will reject it.
- Leonard Maltin

Party action should follow, not precede the creation
of a dominant popular sentiment.
- Judith Ellen Foster

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive,
a sentiment and even an intoxication.
- Irving Babbitt

Actually, my correspondent's language is better than mine.
He can put his sentiment into words.
- Alfred Day Hershey

Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
- Graham Greene

When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause,
I thought that was a delightful film.
It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment.
- Leonard Maltin

Poetry does not consist of words alone;
there must be sentiment and fancy,
combination and arrangement.
- Samuel Prout

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to
see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning
once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
- Cat Stevens

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution,
there is a popular sentiment of support for the old
one that lives on in reality in some quarters.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty,
and just reasoning to delicate sentiment.
In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
- David Hume

If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express,
we feel a sense of shame.
- Ugo Betti

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
- Voltaire

Public sentiment is everything.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail.
Without it, nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment,
and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
- George Byron

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature,
every generous, every liberal Sentiment,
if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
- George Mason

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence
and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure.
They are in effect perpetual office seekers,
always on trial for their political lives,
always required to court their restless constituents.
- Walter Lippmann

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing,
more ready to the poetical enthusiasm,
the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment
than the works of nature.
Where can we meet such variety, such beauty,
such magnificence?
- James Thomson

The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that
no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until
it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee


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