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Sentimentality Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sentimentality

Please enjoy these Sentimentality Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
- Max Beckmann

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true
is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and,
I do believe, an object of affection and-yes,
love.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe
it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
- Toots Thielemans

The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in
order to write without sentimentality.
- John Barton

 

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
- William S. Burroughs

Sentimentality is a form of fatigue.
- Leonora Carrington

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted
in the American baseball fan.
It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
- Michael Lewis

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Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.
- Jane Jacobs

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

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much
is that it forces one to be objective.
There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
- Max Beckmann

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

I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying
to be as truthful as possible with performances.
- Lasse Hallstrom

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

Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
- E. M. Forster

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

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange
silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks,
I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted
with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
- Alice Hamilton

I didn't want to be on the losing side.
I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear.
I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering.
I was sickened by our sad songs.
- Lionel Blue

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to
admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it,
that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
- James Baldwin

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
- Margaret Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

Intellectuals would be much more accepted now than in the '40s.
- Parker Stevenson

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
- Edmund Wilson

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the
right of intellectuals and political thinkers,
to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
- Norman Tebbit

When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army -
writers,
intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
- Antonio Tabucchi

We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature
because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity.
We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally.
We have no writers who are recognized,
respected and loved outside the Arab world.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Certainly the party counts a considerable number of
intellectuals among its members,
but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that.
- Harry Oppenheimer

Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals',
make art for people - and if you can touch just one
person in a lifetime and make a difference -
you have succeeded.
- Ray Conniff

Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction.
This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's
stranger than non-fiction as well.
- Brad Holland

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals.
They don't look at it as an art form.
They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life.
- Ricky Skaggs

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are
of more importance than values.
That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
- Gerald Brenan

Ironically, Latin American countries,
in their instability, give writers and intellectuals
the hope that they are needed.
- Manuel Puig

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
- Jacques Barzun

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Intellectualism came very late to America.
That's why Americans are so proud of it.
I found very few real intellectuals in America.
But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals.
- Douglas Sirk

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying
a simple thing in a simple way.
- Marcel Proust

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they
expected me to stay at home and look after my younger
siblings and do the housework.
- Sara Paretsky

Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation
of the mind that invokes genetics.
- Steven Pinker

We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use
the pistol of common sense.
- Samuel Fuller

Soccer riots kill at most tens.
Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
- John McCarthy

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people,
these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the
young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih

Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
- Theodor Adorno

Intellectuals try to keep going.
But their situation is very difficult.
Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition
have often paid a very high price.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural
habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals.
They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun


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