Heart Quotes

But people who really know me, know that I am not a bad boy at heart… I am a big teddy bear.

— A. J. McLean

My heart is in independent film-making. For me, it’s where the fun, gritty storytelling is being told.

— Aaron Paul

Scotland is a picturesque country where the people are friendly yet completely incomprehensible. Also, the national delicacy is a sheep’s stomach filled with its liver, lungs, and heart.

— Adam Schlesinger

I always choose to look, as much as one can, at the supernatural not being something that exists outside of nature, but a deeper, fundamental heart of nature that perhaps humans… have lost touch with. It’s a more primal thing than perhaps we are attuned to in our modern, self-aware way of life.

— Alan Ball

I know a lot of shows are like, ‘Here’s the pages,’ right before they start filming. I’d have a heart attack. The anxiety would be way too much for me. I don’t have as strong a backbone as those other show writers.

— Alan Ball

Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It’s where it all began and ended.

— Alan Furst

Run away from laziness work hard. Touch intuition and listen to the heart, not marketing directors. Dream.

— Alber Elbaz

My heart seems to heal, so that speaks well for my future.

— Alex Trebek

Following your heart and working really, really hard is the best thing you can do, and just try not to be too hard on yourself.

— Alexandra Daddario

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you’re destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen.

— Alexis Arguello

No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself unless he has crystallized into expressive and original phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart.

— Alfred de Vigny

Of all the soul divas, Gladys Knight was the one for me. Knight’s always been about tone and heart, none of the big showboating or extraneous doodling. She nailed a melody and only played a little around the edges like Ma Staple.

— Alison Moyet

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

— Amos Bronson Alcott

For me, age doesn’t matter. You’ve got to go with your heart.

— Amy Jackson

I love the creative process. That’s always been the closest thing to my heart, creating something.

— Amy Lee

I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.

— Amy Lowell

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

— Amy Lowell

I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.

— Andrea Bocelli

Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization.

— Andrew Weil

Millions of Americans today are taking dietary supplements, practicing yoga and integrating other natural therapies into their lives. These are all preventive measures that will keep them out of the doctor’s office and drive down the costs of treating serious problems like heart disease and diabetes.

— Andrew Weil

I’m still not comfortable recommending that people eat saturated fat with abandon, but it’s clear to me that sugar, flour and oxidized seed oils create inflammatory effects in the body that almost certainly bear most of the responsibility for elevating heart disease risk.

— Andrew Weil

For film and games, there is now a fantastic method of actors portraying characters which don’t necessarily look like themselves. And yet you’ve still got the heart and soul of the performance.

— Andy Serkis

I haven’t changed much, over the years. I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart, perhaps.

— Angela Carter

It breaks my heart that I don’t see my daughters every day, don’t get to hug them and brush their hair.

— Angie Harmon

The market controls everything, but the market has no heart.

— Anita Roddick

When you think about it, words can break your heart, or they can change your day.

— Anna Deavere Smith

Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.

— Anne Bronte

His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.

— Anne Bronte

But after he was pleased to reveal himself to me I did presently, like Abraham, run to Hagar. And after that he did let me see the atheism of my own heart, for which I begged of the Lord that it might not remain in my heart.

— Anne Hutchinson

When you experience the emotion of sadness, there will be changes in facial expression, and your body will be closed in, withdrawn. There are also changes in your heart, your guts: they slow down. And there are hormonal changes.

— Antonio Damasio

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.

— Antonio Porchia

I am undoubtedly a 100 percent Bollywood product, but my heart truly lies in making music for the world and taking India global.

— Armaan Malik

I can sing in various genres, but my heart truly lies in singing romantic songs. This has been my forte ever since I was 8 or 9.

— Armaan Malik

I want my writing to reach people. I don’t write for a market. I write from my heart, something that appeals to me. The marketing, segmenting etc., can be done by your publisher, not you.

— Ashwin Sanghi

I inherited the company from my father after he died very unexpectedly from a heart attack in 1966. He was just 51 years old, and I was 21.

— Azim Premji

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is harmony in the house when there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I just sing what I feel in my heart. I ain’t trying to prove nothing, and I don’t think I ever did.

— Aaron Neville

There are so many songs in my heart and in my brain. I wake up at 2 in the morning, and I have to get up and sing them. There are so many of them, it’s ridiculous.

— Aaron Neville

One thing I love to do when I’m working out is take my watch off, take my heart strap off, and just run – not for time, not for exertion, but just to get the blood flowing.

— Abby Wambach

My teammates have put me in all different kinds of positions to score goals, and I can’t say it enough, and I really through and through believe it in my heart that I’m only as good as my teammates allow me to be.

— Abby Wambach

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

— Abraham Lincoln

The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature.

— Abraham Lincoln

In every tyrant’s heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.

— Aeschylus

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness.

— Aeschylus

For me, it is OK as long as I can breathe, as long as my heart is pumping, as long as I can express myself.

— Ai Weiwei

I’ve had my successes and failures. I know many academics in my field loathe me. I’ve come to loathe them back, as it seems only polite to do so. But at heart it’s absurd we should band together against the big common enemies.

— Alain de Botton

Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.

— Albert Camus

When you have a fresh point of view that comes from the right side of the heart, it’s just so valuable. You can take it or not take it, but just that perspective can give you a lot of strength or make you reflect on a lot of things.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

21 Grams’ is only one story told by three different points of view, but they are really physically connected – literally, with the heart.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory.

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

So many people condemn me for risk taking, but I find it sort of hypocritical because everybody takes risks. Even the absence of activity could be viewed as a risk. If you sit on the sofa for your entire life, you’re running a higher risk of getting heart disease and cancer.

— Alex Honnold

A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.

— Alexander Pope

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.

— Alice Walker

In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married – we became an interracial couple.

— Alice Walker

As far as a glass ceiling, I feel that all you can do is give it your absolute best with whatever gifts the universe has given you. And if you make it in some way that other people can recognize, that’s fine. But even if you don’t quote-unquote make it, you’re fine if you’ve given it your whole heart and soul.

— Alice Walker

What breaks my heart is suffering of any kind. Too often, our world is divisive and cruel where it needs to be uniting and loving.

— Alicia Keys

If I don’t believe it, then they don’t need me on the court. I’ve just got to believe that in my heart.

— Allen Iverson

LeBron ain’t got none of my game, but his heart is all mine.

— Allen Iverson

I’m a father I’m a friend. I think I’ve got the biggest heart in the world. A lot of times, that’s not a good thing. It’s a gift and a curse.

— Allen Iverson

I’m the biggest Westbrook fan, I think, there is. You know what I mean? Because he reminds me so much of myself as far as his heart and laying it on the line night in and night out. Just a guy that’s going to bring it every single night.

— Allen Iverson

That’s where I’ll get the love in my heart: from, the fact that little young guys can look at the obstacles that I had to go through to become a Hall of Famer and know it’s not so bad when it comes to them trying to accomplish the same goal.

— Allen Iverson

Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.

— Allen Klein

With all that’s going on in our lives and the world, reducing stress is important, and it’s a factor in heart health.

— Andie MacDowell

As I celebrate life, I can’t help but think how young my mom was when she died of a heart attack at 53. My mom didn’t get to meet her grandchildren, but I’m determined to watch mine grow up.

— Andie MacDowell

The moment the doctor said he wanted to do a biopsy, in my heart I thought I’d probably got it. But I also know a lot of people who have also had prostate cancer, so I had a reasonably good idea what to expect.

— Andrew Lloyd Webber

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.

— Aneurin Bevan

I think that at heart I am an old-fashioned Chinese, really I am.

— Ang Lee

If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart.

— Angelina Jolie

Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot.

— Ani DiFranco

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.

— Anne Frank

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world.

— Anne Frank

The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion that has vulgarised Christianity, and has presented its teachings in a form that often repels the heart and alienates the intellect.

— Annie Besant

Never yet was a nation born that did not begin in the spirit, pass to the heart and the mind, and then take an outer form in the world of men.

— Annie Besant

You know, I would say that songwriting is something about the expression of the heart, the intellect and the soul.

— Annie Lennox

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I’m a complete hypochondriac. If my heart starts beating a little faster than normal, I think I’m having an attack.

— Antonio Banderas

We live in deeds, not years in thoughts, not breaths in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

— Aristotle

Heart disease continues to be the number one killer cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding.

— Arlen Specter

I believe with all my heart that America remains ‘the great idea’ that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

Years of imprisoning and beheading writers never succeeded in shutting them out. However, placing them in the heart of a market and rewarding them with a lot of commercial success, has.

— Arundhati Roy

In a way, writing is an incredible act of individualism, producing your language, and yet to use it from the heart of a crowd as opposed to as an individual performance is a conflicting thing. I do stand alone, and yet it’s not about being an individual or being ambitious.

— Arundhati Roy

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.

— A. Bartlett Giamatti

A locked-room problem lies at the heart of my new novel, ‘In The Morning I’ll Be Gone,’ in which an RUC detective has to find out whether a publican’s daughter who fell off a table in a bar that was locked from the inside was in fact murdered.

— Adrian McKinty

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her she is the guide and the mistress of human life.

— Akhenaton

The films I’ve done with all my heart have gone on to become huge hits. When I set out to do a ‘mass masala’ intending to please B and C centres, it bombs.

— Akkineni Nagarjuna

To get discounts on some drugs, private insurers are willing to pay top prices for blockbuster pharmaceuticals like Vioxx, despite the fact that Vioxx was rumored to cause fatal strokes and heart attacks.

— Alex Gibney

But when Neil called, I have to say that my heart soared. And the reason was, because it said so much about his recovery… that he was coming back to the world of the living.

— Alex Lifeson

At its very heart, Worldchanging is about using the best of people’s new ideas, bringing them together and applying them to the massive problems that we all face.

— Alex Steffen

The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.

— Alice Meynell

The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.

— Alice Meynell

I’ve been dumped hard. My heart has been broken and shattered, and I’ve also been on the other end of that too.

— Allison Williams

I listen to myself, I listen to my body, my mind I follow my heart.

— Alonzo Mourning

The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God.

— Alphonsus Liguori

I call my ring Procter and Gamble, because David paid for it through his first commercial from Head & Shoulders. When I met David, he was waiting tables. He was below broke, in deep debt, but I followed my heart. When you’re looking for a mate, don’t look at his current status, but his present potential that will become a part of his future.

— Alysia Reiner

I researched children’s rights, divorce law, and parental kidnapping. Millions of children and parents are touched by the inadequacy of the legal system to deal with the human heart.

— Amity Gaige

I know that when I like music, when it touches my heart, that it will touch your heart, too. That, I think, is the secret to my success.

— Andre Rieu

It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.

— Archibald Alexander

Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once – come as you are.

— Archibald Alexander

The heart, not the head, must be the guide.

— Arthur Erickson

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.

— Arthur Erickson

It makes you feel good that another team wants you, but I play with my heart.

— Asdrubal Cabrera

I grew up in London. My parents and I lived in West Norwood, then we moved to Norbury, and I went to the Brit School. I’m a South London girl at heart.

— Ashley Madekwe

You can’t legislate into existence an act of forgiveness and a true confession those are mysteries of the human heart, and they occur between one individual and another individual, not a panel of judges sitting asking questions, trying to test your truth.

— Athol Fugard

I take it to heart that, for example, there aren’t enough funds for AIDS research, but people pay 20 times the value of an item of clothing.

— Azzedine Alaia

We are paying the price for living longer, collecting degenerative diseases along the way. Cancer is only one. Others are heart and brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons.

— Aaron Ciechanover

Mulberry Street was the beating heart of the Italian-American experience, but you don’t find those gangsters now. I live with a bunch of yuppies and models.

— Abel Ferrara

When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he’s got his heart in the right place.

— Adam Yauch

About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy, medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load.

— Alan Thicke

You’ve got to go with what feels instinctive and true to your heart, and filter out all of the other stuff.

— Alison Goldfrapp

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me, there’s a truth in your heart that says you’ll never leave me, and the touch of your hand says you’ll catch me whenever I fall.

— Alison Krauss

When you ride fast and then rest for a bit, it causes a spike in your heart rate and helps your body deal with lactic acid. But you don’t need to make it too complicated. Yorkshire is perfect because the hills work as intervals – you ride up them hard and then recover before the next one. Or you can just sprint to the next tree or lamppost.

— Alistair Brownlee

What I like is when you can hear the heart and soul of music and can feel the energy coming out of it, because that’s what it’s like when you drive.

— Allan McNish

I think that if something’s really good, and it touches that part of their heart that has been untouched, or maybe it has been touched but they never wanted to admit it, I think that when they get back to that, I think that we are still in a place that people enjoy it the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed.

— Andrae Crouch

My father was a chef but hadn’t owned his own business. I didn’t like that. In my heart of hearts, I knew I wanted to be in business.

— Andrew Cherng

If you look hard at it, if you look hard at the bleeding heart attitude to always throw money at issues, throw money at problems, what you’re in fact probably saying is you’re exercising a prejudicism of low expectations.

— Andrew Forrest

For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart. I’m always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth? Will I rise up and do what’s right, even if every fiber of my being is telling me otherwise?

— Ann Bancroft

Beauty doesn’t matter because in the end, we all lose our looks and all we have is our heart.

— Ann Curry

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.

— Anna Julia Cooper

I’ve always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart.

— Annette Funicello

I don’t want to do stories that don’t have a heart. I’m just not going to be satisfied with stories where I can’t be passionate about the subject, where I can’t make a difference.

— Aaron Huey

People have always liked to be frightened. People love to feel that jolt of adrenaline. People love roller coasters. People love skydiving. These things that really get your heart pumping, and horror films are sort of a safe way to get that rush I guess.

— Aaron Stanford

At some point, a flash of sustained clarity reveals the difference between what someone would have you believe is true, and what you know from the depths of your own heart to the peaks of your soul to be true. What happens after that is up to you.

— Aberjhani

Film is the medium for communicating not just ideas, but things of the heart.

— Abigail Disney

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

— Abraham Cahan

I felt completely at home in Mexico – speaking Spanish to my cousins, running around Acapulco and stuffing my face with mole and homemade tortillas. Mexico opened my heart.

— Aimee Garcia

I do feel like I’m a tomboy at heart, so I have an easy time working with guys.

— Amy Smart

When you see someone you love with somebody else, your heart kind of falls to the ground.

— Ashlee Simpson

I love country music so much. I love all kinds of music. But when it comes down to it, I’m from East Tennessee, and country melodies and country songs have always just sliced me in the heart.

— Ashley Monroe

When I sing, I go somewhere else. Every time after I sing, I’ll ask, ‘Did I do OK?’ Because I feel like it’s like my soul squeezing out of my vocal chords. I don’t sit there and think about ‘I’m gonna do this next…’ I just sing. I sing from my heart, and my heart’s got a little lonesome in it.

— Ashley Monroe

Each Disney princess is unique in their own way, but Moana is especially close to my heart because she’s Polynesian.

— Auli’i Cravalho

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.

— Anita Diament

There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.

— Alex Lowe

Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn.

— Anna Akhmatova

Sharon Shinn is a lover of words and a builder of worlds. She makes science-fiction seem like fantasy. Her characters jump off the page, finding their way under your skin and into your heart.

— Alethea Kontis

When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it’s a very special thing. What’s familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love it doesn’t happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they’re suddenly together.

— Alfre Woodard

I think it’s important to see where compliments are coming from – if they’re compliments about your inside, your heart, or if they’re about your physicality or your personality.

— Aly Michalka

I think you can learn a lot about a guy from the way that he talks to you and the way that he compliments you. If he’s complimenting you when you’re just walking down the street and it’s something completely pure and of the moment, then that’s something you can take to heart.

— Aly Michalka

I was always at heart a novelist and wanted to tell a bigger story, so I wanted to create people who told other kinds of truths than literal truths.

— Aminatta Forna

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

— Andre Breton

We have to remember that no matter how much hardship we go through in our life, there is always going to be that fragile place in our heart.

— Angie Martinez

Reading a play, you view yourself as part of a whole. You see where the whole thing is going, and so you’re willing to go to the very ugly place that your heart may go in order to serve the whole.

— Annie Parisse

If I’m not living from my heart, I get sick.

— A. J. Langer

Abe Ribicoff believes in that American dream. I believe it from the bottom of my heart, and your sons and daughters, too, can have the American dream come true.

— Abraham A. Ribicoff

I will always be a New York girl at heart, but I am really liking the L.A. lifestyle.

— Aileen Quinn

We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart’s desire their technological capacity.

— Akio Morita

In the giraffe with a total height of 5 m., the heart is at a height of about 2.5 m., and it would be extremely interesting to know just how the giraffe avoids the development of filtration oedema in its long legs.

— August Krogh

Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.

— Avi Arad

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

— Alan Bleasdale

When you’re tied to one show, you are very much at the mercy of the writers, so you can suddenly get a script where you have a heart attack and die.

— Alan Dale

Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart. How much we can do for each other.

— Alex Noble

Once the amateur’s naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.

— Alfred Eisenstaedt

I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else, my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.

— Alfred Schnittke

And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.

— Algernon H. Blackwood

Since becoming an alleged adult, I’ve always felt like I should exercise – or should at least want to exercise – and make a feeble attempt at health, thus staving off terrible things like the coronary heart disease and high cholesterol described to me in 1980s margarine commercials.

— Ali Liebegott

I like taking a path into new country, and I always take the darker path. Not because it’s dark, but because there’s a secret there that you can share when you get out. That’s what I liked as a kid. That’s how I approach my work. With a face like mine, it’s lucky I have a heart that likes that.

— Amanda Plummer

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.

— Anthony de Mello

I have a, you know, a John Ritter-shaped hole in my heart. Nobody can replace that.

— Amy Yasbeck

It’s easier for me to act in Spanish, but as soon as I get the lines in English and I know them by heart, it becomes really easy. You don’t have to worry about the language anymore. It just takes more time. In Spanish, I can learn lines in 10 minutes. In English, it’s going to take an hour.

— Ana de la Reguera

A writer’s main tool is his memory – his own memory, the collective memory of his people. And the strongest memory is the one that is created by a wound to the heart.

— Anatoly Rybakov

Home is where the heart is, and my heart will forever be in Cleveland.

— Anderson Varejao

The Heart Gallery premise is very simple. It is a special traveling exhibit of photographs featuring Los Angeles foster youth, designed to highlight the need to find loving adoptive families for waiting children.

— Angela Featherstone

Things develop in front of my camera, and then I will try to do the best out of it. I am close, but in most of the scenes, I am trying not to be seen. I think that’s the trick. I think it starts in your heart, goes to the head, and the head puts it into the finger.

— Anja Niedringhaus

I think of guitar players in terms of doctors: you have the doctor for your heart, the cardiologist, then one that works on your feet, your leg. But I believe George Benson is the one that plays all over. To me, he would be the M.D. of them all.

— B. B. King

Strangely, charity sometimes gets dismissed, as if it is ineffective, inappropriate or even somehow demeaning to the recipient. ‘This isn’t charity,’ some donors take pains to claim, ‘This is an investment.’ Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition.

— Ban Ki-moon

We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old – and that’s the criterion by which I’ll be selecting my judges.

— Barack Obama

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

— Barbara De Angelis

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.

— Barbara Kingsolver

Buy with your heart, not your head. You can look at all the aspects that make a purchase practical, but that kind of thinking makes it an investment rather than a home.

— Barbara Corcoran

I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn’t crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.

— Barry Manilow

When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being. I know the Bible like the back of my hand.

— Barry White

And Jesus, the heart of the Christian faith is the wildest, most radical guy you’d ever come across.

— Bear Grylls

Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.

— Bear Grylls

My body grew hot, then cold. I tried to eat the bed sheets. My heart beat madly. Every joint in my body ached. When I took the cure they took it all away from me.

— Bela Lugosi

The Federal Reserve’s job is to do the right thing, to take the long-run interest of the economy to heart, and that sometimes means being unpopular. But we have to do the right thing.

— Ben Bernanke

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.

— Ben Okri

New York City is crazy and beautiful and really close to my heart, and I’ve always had dear friends here – family, actually, I would say.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

— Benjamin Franklin

When I read Mike Webster’s file before I began his autopsy, I knew he was more than a 50-year-old heart attack victim. His file and the television reports of the death of the former Pittsburgh Steelers center described a long, steep fall into bizarre behavior. I suspected he suffered from some sort of brain disorder.

— Bennet Omalu

When your heart speaks to you about what you need to do to sustain life on this planet, listen to it, make a difference, and be an inspiration for generations to come. Be inspired by people like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Christopher Reeve, Albert Schweitzer, Helen Keller, and many others.

— Bernie Siegel

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.

— Bertrand Russell

I’m a surfer at heart. Both my parents moved to Hawaii in the 1970s, where they met and became Christians. Then they taught me and my two brothers how to love the Lord – and how to surf!

— Bethany Hamilton

Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives.

— Betty White

Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart.

— Bil Keane

The heart of marriage is memories and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

— Bill Cosby

President Obama is a utopian at heart. He wants to improve the lives of the downtrodden, which is a good thing. But, he doesn’t understand that damaging the free marketplace in pursuit of ‘social justice’ will eventually harm those whom he wants to help. The nation’s crushing debt is a tsunami brewing off shore.

— Bill O’Reilly

The funny thing about me that most people never really understand is that, at heart, I’m really a jock.

— Billy Corgan

Only once in a thousand years or so do we get to hear a Mozart or see a Picasso or read a Shakespeare. Ali was one of them, and yet at his heart, he was still a kid from Louisville who ran with the gods and walked with the crippled and smiled at the foolishness of it all.

— Billy Crystal

It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.

— Billy Graham

Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.

— Billy Graham

Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.

— Billy Graham

I think that people always say when people pass away that time heals all wounds. And that’s probably the biggest lie. It’s not true. I think we all need to remember that it is always still tough, and it’s like losing a piece of your heart.

— Bindi Irwin

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.

— Blaise Pascal

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

— Blaise Pascal

You know that old saying, ‘A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ – that’s me.

— Blake Lively

When I’m in a relationship, I give my heart and soul to it and do it 100 percent.

— Blake Lively

God-dang-it, country music is my heart.

— Blake Shelton

I think it would collapse my heart if I was super famous. I don’t have the nerve for it, I’m too anxious. I don’t know how you’re not obsessed with how people perceive you, because they’re real people, you know? You can convince yourself that they don’t really know you, and that’s true, but how can it not hurt your feelings?

— Bo Burnham

If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

— Bob Hope

I’m a blue-collar Chicago girl raised on wonderful movies my mom took us to, ones that had a lot of heart.

— Bonnie Hunt

I like to think I get better with age, but maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder.

— Bonnie Raitt

As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. Music keeps the heart porous in many ways.

— Bono

At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. On the cranky left, that is very annoying I can see that.

— Bono

The cool thing about designers is they have very specific points of view, and because my inspiration is always changing, it’s easy to go, ‘This feels right.’ But just because I wear fancy dresses on weekends doesn’t mean in my heart of hearts I’m not a jeans and T-shirt person.

— Brie Larson

If you have pendulum clocks on the wall and start them all at different times, after a while the pendulums will all swing in synchronicity. The same thing happens with heart cells in a Petri dish: They start beating in rhythm even when they’re not touching one another.

— Bruce Lipton

Everybody, no matter how old you are, is around 24, 25 in their heart.

— Bruce Willis

In the heart of the desert and founded by the first Spanish Conquistadores, Las Vegas has become the entertainment capital of the world, with more than 30 million visitors a year.

— Brunello Cucinelli

I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not super-poetic, it’s just from the heart.

— Bruno Mars

My mom’s an angel, bless her heart, for everything I put her through.

— Brantley Gilbert

Every bit of joy in my heart, you know, every smile on my face is yours. It’s awesome to be able to share that with somebody.

— Brantley Gilbert

The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one’s heart.

— Bryant H. McGill

For me, trying to articulate the world to help people see it in a way they haven’t seen it before is hugely important. Sometimes, you have to take something that is completely inexplicable and say, ‘Look, here is the beating heart of something you must understand.’

— Beeban Kidron

It was like a heavyweight fight, man. Just blow for blow, everybody playing their heart out. The Indians never gave up either, and I can’t believe we’re finally standing, after 108 years, finally able to hoist the trophy.

— Ben Zobrist

There shouldn’t be any looting or anything like that. But we’re seeing a lot of frustration, and nobody knows the answer. All of us are saying we need an answer, and what I’m saying is we need, all of us, a heart change so, as America, we can move forward.

— Benjamin Watson

I can say that even in the midst of my most cynical comic stripping: Opus shone through with a bit of heart, anchoring the ugly proceedings with a comforting pull of emotion.

— Berkeley Breathed

That’s the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.

— Berkeley Breathed

For all of the woes besetting our business, I believe with all my heart that newspapers – whether they are distributed to your doorstep, your laptop, your iPhone or a chip implanted in your cerebral cortex – will be around for a long time.

— Bill Keller

They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.

— Bobby Sands

Anytime you do something from the heart, people just know it.

— Brad Paisley

I actually believe ‘Sustainability’, as a concept, is one of the arteries leading to the heart of so many of our cultural transitions at play today. And it’s this concept which leads me to bottled water, and its multibillion dollar industry.

— Brandon Boyd

I’m a little bit afraid to give my heart away right now. It’s very scary. I’m open to it, but I just want to make sure that I’m taking my time.

— Brandy Norwood

He has your finger, but I have your heart.

— Brian Celio

You might not be able to stomach it, but as long as you can mind it, your heart will be all right.

— Brian Celio

If you listen to everybody’s opinions, I mean, I always say I’d be digging a ditch on the side of the road now if I had listened to what everybody told me what to do. You know, you have to follow your heart, you have to.

— Brian Setzer

Justin Bieber is signed to Def Jam, and I don’t believe in touching nothing that ain’t mine. I want someone to give me the same respect – don’t touch nothing that’s mine. I still want what I want. But Justin Bieber is definitely a friend of a family. Me, Drake, Wayne. We rock with the little homie, so he a part of us in heart.

— Birdman

I had a tremendous four seasons there in Denver, and you know, those are four years that I’ll always hold very close to my heart.

— Brock Osweiler

My heart really lies in my jewelry line, Archangel. I have really enjoyed watching the company go from nothing and slowly building it year by year, and getting into one store, then another store. And then I’ll see someone wearing a piece of it on the streets, and it’s all very exciting.

— Brody Jenner

I am a city girl I think, at heart.

— Brooke Shields

To truly repent of a big thing, you have to go into it with your heart open and force yourself to deal with it at that level and to apologize to God.

— Bruce Wilkinson

I’ve only ever trusted my gut on everything. I don’t trust my head, I don’t trust my heart, I trust my gut.

— Bryan Adams

I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.

— Bryan White

At that time, we were in charge. We didn’t ask. We just did. We just did what was in our heart.

— Ben E. King

I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear.

— Benjamin F. Wade

That’s what I always enjoyed about acting, the real adrenalin rush. My heart – still before I go on stage – crashing out of my chest. That’s thrilling to me.

— Billy Crudup

Be honest with yourself and the way you act when you hear music. That way, when people watch, they’ll see something from your heart and soul, and as a result will communicate your feeling and thought much better.

— Billy Sheehan

I think I’m a big kid at heart, so I get very excited around the holidays.

— Bobby Moynihan

This is a cause that musicians can take to heart because one of our main reasons for being is to share our music with other people, and this takes us to people who probably wouldn’t otherwise get to hear music on quite this level.

— Boz Scaggs

When I saw the 2010 Games and speed skating, I had a change of heart. I had always dreamed of being an Olympian, and something clicked inside of me. I knew I had to move to Salt Lake City and make this dream a reality.

— Brittany Bowe

I felt like I was cheated out of my career in the UFC. In my mind and in my heart, I never lost to a foe. I never lost to an opponent. I lost to diverticulitis. That was my opponent that beat me. A lot of other people might have other thoughts about that.

— Brock Lesnar

You put your heart and soul into something, and you really hope that people love it as much as you do.

— Brooke Elliott

He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.

— Baha’u’llah

Every fighter has a story that could break your heart. We lose, we get hurt and everything comes apart. That’s when it’s so difficult to stay on the straight and narrow.

— Barry McGuigan

I reached a point where – I have a real heart and concern for families and for youth, and the more I became involved in working through a ministry, the more I realized how powerful the entertainment industry was and how irresponsible it was.

— Ben Harney

I am a Southern girl at heart, so I have a pulled pork sandwich and Key lime pie every day. It’s a problem.

— Billie Lourd

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.

— Blanche Lincoln

Religion may become a fashion as well as anything else and, when it does become so, it has as little to do, in those who thus hold it, with the heart and the character as any other fashion.

— Benjamin Robbins Curtis

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on.

— Bernard DeVoto

The constancy of the blood sugar level is maintained by a complex physiological mechanism, a homeostatic mechanism of the same order as those which maintain the body temperature, the blood pressure or the heart rate at normal levels and control many other functions.

— Bernardo Houssay

If you’re sitting in that audience ready to fight me from the very beginning, I’m going to have a hard time getting to you. But if you’ve got a heart at all, I’m going to get it.

— Betty Carter

With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.

— Betty Grable

I love Aerosmith. I love Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, anything from that era, Led Zeppelin. So my guitar style is very much like Slash or Jimmy Page. I love playing that kind of music. It’s where my heart’s at.

— Billy Unger

There’s a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I’m not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time.

— Bob Hayes

If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That’s it.

— Bruce Cockburn

Cancer Boy probably has the saddest, noblest, sweetest heart of any character I’ve ever done.

— Bruce McCulloch

When AIDS hit, lots of people banded together to take care of each other and do what the government wasn’t doing. When you grow up Jewish, as I have, you learn that everybody hates you, no one’s going to help you, and you have to take care of yourself. That’s a great maxim to the gay community, and we took it to heart we took care of our own.

— Bruce Vilanch

Miss Rumphius’ has been, perhaps, the closest to my heart. There are, of course, many dissimilarities between me and Alice Rumphius, but, as I worked, she gradually seemed to become my alter ego. Perhaps she had been that right from the start.

— Barbara Cooney

Listen to your heart more than your head. This motto will get you in trouble, but it’s never boring.

— Brad Barkley

I will always want to do whatever it is that my heart is in, and whether I get paid for it or not means nothing. It doesn’t matter. I’ll do it if it means something to me and I want to be a part of it.

— Cameron Diaz

Liam Smith was a resilient fighter. He was tough, has a lot of heart. He thinks before he attacks.

— Canelo Alvarez

There have been numerous tips and numerous people offering advice. I appreciate it because it all comes with good feelings from the heart. But some of it we’ll apply, and some things we won’t.

— Canelo Alvarez

When you have the baby, there is no BlackBerry, no computer you just have the baby on your stomach, and your heart is beating the same time as the baby’s. It’s very nice.

— Carine Roitfeld

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl Jung

Employees are your most valuable assets. They are the heart and guts of a company. This doesn’t mean that from time to time, you aren’t going to do what is good for the company.

— Carlos Ghosn

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.

— Carlos Santana

There’s a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you connect immediately with the heart. Because sometimes English or Spanish, Swahili or any language gets in the way. But nothing penetrates the heart faster than the melody.

— Carlos Santana

When you fly to New York, sometimes they put you on hold and you just go round and around in a holding pattern. Sometimes in a concert, I feel other spirits in a holding pattern that they want to land through my heart and through my fingers.

— Carlos Santana

You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.

— Carly Fiorina

If the prospect of a bad result gets the heart racing – a plane crash, a terrible disease, a loss of 30 percent of your portfolio – most people will take strong steps to avoid it. They will pay too little attention to a comforting thought, which is that worst-case scenarios usually don’t come to fruition.

— Cass Sunstein

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.

— Cesar Chavez

Well, in The Chosen, Danny Saunders, from the heart of his religious reading of the world, encounters an element in the very heart of the secular readings of the world – Freudian psychoanalytic theory.

— Chaim Potok

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

— Chanakya

As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.

— Charles Baudelaire

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.

— Charles Baudelaire

Stone walls confine a tinker cold iron binds a witch but a musician’s music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.

— Charles de Lint

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

— Charles Dickens

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

— Charles Dickens

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

— Charles Dickens

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

— Charles Dickens

Barium, which is commonly found in power plant waste and scrubber wastewater, has been linked to heart problems and diseases in other organs.

— Charles Duhigg

The House of Lords has many fine aspects, but at its heart, it is a betrayal of the core democratic principle that those in the enlightened world hold so dear – that those who make the laws of the land should be elected by those who must obey those laws.

— Charles Kennedy

What an encouraging thought that Jesus – our beloved Husband – can find comfort in our lowly feeble gifts! Can this be, for it seems far too good to be true? May we then be willing to endure trials or even death itself if through these hardships we are assisted in bringing gladness to Immanuel’s heart.

— Charles Spurgeon

Sometimes, if you begin to sing in a halfhearted mood, you can sing yourself up the ladder. Singing will often make the heart rise.

— Charles Spurgeon

However weak we are, however poor, however little our faith, or however small our grace may be, our names are still written on His heart nor shall we lose our share in Jesus’ love.

— Charles Spurgeon

Oh, this base heart of ours! Hath it not enough tinder in it to set on fire the course of nature? If a spark do but fall into it, any one of our members left to itself would dishonour Christ, deny the Lord that bought us, and turn back into perdition.

— Charles Spurgeon

To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God’s responses.

— Charles Stanley

I’m 0 for 3 with marriage – the scoreboard doesn’t lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.

— Charlie Sheen

I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying’s for fools, dying’s for amateurs.

— Charlie Sheen

I have a different constitution. I have a different brain I have a different heart I got tiger blood, man.

— Charlie Sheen

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.

— Charlotte Bronte

I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my country.

— Chief Joseph

It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.

— Chief Joseph

Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.

— Chief Joseph

At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.

— Chip Conley

You know, I think what the American people want more than anything else right now is someone who’s just going to look them in the eye and tell them the truth, even some truths that they don’t like. And – but they have to believe the person’s speaking from their heart and are authentic.

— Chris Christie

The rule for effective governance is simple. It is one Ronald Reagan knew by heart. And one that he successfully employed with Social Security and the Cold War. When there is a problem, you fix it. That is the job you have been sent to do and you cannot wait for someone else to do it for you.

— Chris Christie

I was dumped at my senior prom – I was 18 and in love. We danced all night, then she got back together with her ex. It broke my heart.

— Chris Evans

For podcasters, people are just being themselves in a public fashion. So when someone is attacking a podcast, they’re really attacking the person, because the person is the podcast. So I think that’s why podcasters take it to heart. It’s a very personal form of media, probably the most personal form of media.

— Chris Hardwick

You have to slow your heart rate, stay calm. You have to shoot in between your heartbeats.

— Chris Kyle

Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.

— Christian Dior

A house is very much like a portrait. I cannot disconnect houses from people. The thought of arrangement, the curves and straight lines. It gives an indication of the character at the heart of it.

— Christian Louboutin

After I did Untamed Heart I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don’t want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make.

— Christian Slater

I love musicians. I think artists are the most amazing people because they’re constantly creating beauty for the world. With all the crazy stuff going on in the world, then there’s artists reminding us of our humanity and reminding us of our heart and soul and what really matters.

— Christie Brinkley

A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.

— Chuck Palahniuk

I think my heart always goes out to men at the peak of their celebrity who checked out. There’s such an odd, horrible trend in my lifetime for it – Kurt Cobain, David Foster Wallace, Alexander McQueen, Heath Ledger.

— Chuck Palahniuk

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

— Confucius

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

— Confucius

I do read music, but I prefer playing from the heart.

— Clarence Clemons

Screaming is bad for the voice, but it’s good for the heart.

— Conor Oberst

Our own sorrows seem heavy enough, even when lifted by certain long-term joys. But watching others hurt is the breaker of most any heart.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I had a horrible heart attack and still have symptoms of that sometimes. Then cancer, which is in remission. But the stroke is the hardest thing because I just lost my ability to speak and to write.

— Clayton M. Christensen

But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.

— Conrad Hall

Everyone one-on-one will be completely honest about the music that they listen to. But then you get into a group situation, and then it’s the cool/uncool debate. I have really done my very best to reinforce the very fact that your heart knows better than your head does what you like when it comes to music and what not.

— Corey Taylor

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.

— Corrie Ten Boom

I don’t know what the strategy will be in Washington. The reality is, is, I have got to go down there, as my mentor, as people like Bill Bradley have told me to do, get to know your colleagues on both sides of the aisle, recognize that they, too, beat with the same heart and the same type of blood.

— Cory Booker

Hoover was a patriot in his heart, but he definitely exceeded his power.

— Clint Eastwood

I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual ‘wows’ you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person’s not there for you. That’s not just females. That may be friends, people who come into your life just to use you for who you are.

— Cam Newton

Bathrooms are, on a square foot basis, the most expensive room in the house to renovate. If you want to test your heart’s fitness, try shopping for simple bathroom faucets. Add in the cost of the required valves, mixers and trims, and you may need reviving when you see the tally!

— Candice Olson

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.

— Carlos Castaneda

All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!

— Carlos Castaneda

I’m a little bit of a hippie at heart, so I always wear things that are comfortable and flowing.

— Carly Rae Jepsen

I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.

— Carmen Electra

You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.

— Carol Ann Duffy

I am, you know, a Democrat through and through. I’ve always voted Democratic. You know, that is where my heart lies.

— Caroline Kennedy

I had my first seizure, and I had to go in for heart surgery.

— Carre Otis

All of my favorite actresses are comedians at heart: Shirley MacLaine and Madeline Kahn, Diane Keaton and Debra Winger. And they are all amazing dramatic actresses, but everything they do is funny.

— Casey Wilson

I launched Chefs for Humanity, a national nonprofit, with my voice, heart and money from my own pocket. Money gives you the ability to make a difference in the world and, when used in a positive way, is a lot of fun.

— Cat Cora

I just try to play music from my heart and bring as much beauty as I can to as many people as I can. Just give them other alternatives, especially people who aren’t exposed to creative music.

— Charlie Haden

I try to live my life as honestly as I can, and the last thing I want is to pretend to be something I’m not. To pretend to myself I am a sex symbol would somehow be dishonest. I’d feel, in my heart, that I were behaving artificially and that’s the last thing I want to do.

— Cherie Lunghi

Bad, quirky poetry might be better than some of the good stuff, because it really comes from the heart.

— Cheryl Hines

I’m mourning with the rest of the world for the talented, gorgeous, funny, intelligent John Forsythe but my heart is broken for the loss of my dear, dear friend and neighbor. I will miss him terribly.

— Cheryl Ladd

Biological age, I think because I’ve been taking care of myself for so long I know not just my reproductive organs but my heart, you know, are much younger than – than what I am.

— Cheryl Tiegs

I’m a humanist at heart: at the end of the day, we are all human beings.

— Chet Faker

I think the most-played record in our house was the ‘Big Chill’ Soundtrack – so Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Otis Redding. I think that’s where I got my love for a good hook, a good soul hook – really smooth and warm and from the heart.

— Chet Faker

To me, characters are at the heart of great literature.

— Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.

— Chris Evert

Strangely enough, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’ is, I think, the second most played Yes song on American radio after ‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart.’ And then I think ‘Roundabout’ is third.

— Chris Squire

I want to work on respecting individuals’ dignity. Equal rights, that’s where my heart is. That means equal rights and benefits, and that’s what we need.

— Christine Gregoire

I’m very, very Spanish. I have fat cheeks on both ends. I’m sitting on my Spanish part. And it’s my heart, the way I am, the way I speak. It has nothing to do with the way I look.

— Cristina Saralegui

Acting is my number one, but dancing will always be a part of who I am and in my heart. I love doing stunts when they are a part of my acting.

— Caity Lotz

I don’t take relationships too seriously, but everyone else seems to. And when you get your heart broken, it’s like the end of the world. And I look at it as that was one moment in your life, one chapter. That person helped you grow and figure out what kind of person you want to be with in the future.

— Colbie Caillat

I think there are so many extra benefits to running besides the health ones that come from getting your heart rate up, sweating, and all that other good stuff.

— Christy Turlington

As for futuristic costumes, I loved doing ‘Gattaca’ because I’m a minimalist at heart, and it’s a very minimal film. Plus, with Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke and Jude Law, how could you go wrong?

— Colleen Atwood

Every day is a new sense of tearing my heart out of my body again when I see other children who have been killed, and I know what their families are going through.

— Cindy Sheehan

I took it to heart that in order to be a good person, you never said anything mean about anybody.

— Carly Simon

I’m a tomboy at heart, and I’ve got the battle wounds to prove it!

— Cassie Scerbo

I had my heart set on becoming an English teacher, but stumbled into acting after meeting a theatrical agent in my dad’s restaurant in San Diego.

— Charisma Carpenter

If you’re an actor in your heart, no matter how much money they shove at you, it doesn’t matter if the work doesn’t provide that creative spark. You want out.

— Chris Noth

Honestly, ‘Side A’ is supposed to be a project just from my heart and whatever is happening in my heart at the time, and I want ‘Side B’ to also fit that same thing.

— Christina Grimmie

Me being the metal fan that I am, I like to listen to thrash metal to get me pumped – that kind of music will get your heart racing and ready for a crowd.

— Christina Grimmie

Most of all, I like to sing my heart out to lyrics that really speak to people.

— Christina Grimmie

In the fall of 1989, I was writing 600-word columns at the ‘Herald.’ My heart always was in long-form narrative writing, though. It’s what I cut my teeth on at the ‘Boston Phoenix.’

— Charlie Pierce

For all the huffing and blowing we get about rugged individualism, the American spirit and the American experiment always have had at their heart the notion that the government is all of us and that, therefore, the government may keep things in trust for all of us.

— Charlie Pierce

Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it’s the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally, and financially.

— Cindy Margolis

I feel for all the parents whose babies just keep waking up for years. My heart and back go out to you guys! You are my heroes, and I am not fit to walk in your shoes!

— Constance Marie

If the writing is good, then the writing is already funny. All you have to do is make this funny writing true to the very deepest of your heart, and the fact that you are capable of making this true will be hysterical.

— Constance Wu

Any song I do, I put my heart and soul into and, as an artist, you can only hope it makes other people feel the way you feel when making it.

— Camila Cabello

So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.

— Countee Cullen

My foundation is based on helping children, and I hand-pick projects that are close to my heart and home.

— Charlene, Princess of Monaco

Baseball is the greatest sport in the world. It is the cleanest, besides affording more people the right kind of amusement than any other. I do not say that because I have made my living at it. I say it from the heart.

— Charles Comiskey

It breaks my heart that we are always being nudged toward the most recently published books, when so many worthy books have gone unexplored.

— Cathy Marie Buchanan

I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world, and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.

— Charles Perrault

Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.

— Charles Simmons

You know, I only claim to play three instruments. My dad is a banker, but a drummer at heart and my mom used to teach piano lessons when she was younger. So I can play some piano, play a little drums, and fake the bass – but banjo, mandolin, and guitar are my thing.

— Charlie Worsham

In the field of fantastic fiction, the question of world-building is not uncontroversial. But I grew up with ‘Dungeons and Dragons,’ so that whole world-building thing is very close to my heart.

— China Mieville

There’s that great thing about acting – you’re wearing your heart on your sleeve, and you’re speaking off the cuff. You know, you’re fearless about it, and – and it’s great. And I love it.

— Chris Eigeman

In my heart of hearts, I know that whatever I do is going to have integrity, and I’m going to work really hard, and I know that fans are going to take to it.

— Christy Romano

Many of my favorite survivors in fiction show that it may not be the most muscled, macho or mighty people who pull through. A strong mind and body aren’t always enough. You might also need a resilient heart.

— Claire Cameron

The body needs food, warmth and water, but your heart needs more.

— Claire Cameron

What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart I’ve proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven’t been listening to my heart in the last little while.

— Clara Hughes

I love ‘Babette’s Feast’ because of the message in it – an artist will never be poor, and you can melt the coldest heart with love and passion.

— Colin Salmon

As long as your heart beats, one is never too old.

— Compay Segundo

Listen to advice, but follow your heart.

— Conway Twitty

I find myself so easily discouraged. It is pathetic how easily I can be discouraged – easily discouraged by resistance, easily discouraged by opposition, easily discouraged by hardness of heart, easily discouraged by blindness.

— C. J. Mahaney

Pastoral ministry is about an ongoing confrontation with the god of this world, with blindness, hardness of heart, remaining sin.

— C. J. Mahaney

Hubble is very close to my heart, and going back to Hubble, because I was there once already in 1993, is really a great privilege for me.

— Claude Nicollier

Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.

— Carl D. Anderson

If you believe in chakras – head and heart – I think singing opens them up, like a wide open door.

— Cynthia Erivo

Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play they will find that what they have mastered is child’s play.

— Carl Orff

When I’m photographing, I think – like any rescue worker who deals with tragedy – you have to have some protective barrier around your heart so you can do your job. You tend to have a delayed reaction to things. I feel things more deeply after I put the camera down.

— Carol Guzy

I have a whole box full of pieces of the Berlin Wall and a heart made from the barbed wire of the Iron Curtain. It’s – they’re cherished treasures to me now, of course.

— Carol Guzy

You must never lose that touch of childishness. You need it if you wish to write for children, if you wish to understand the heart of a child. Children are good, you see. And they expect good.

— Carolyn Haywood

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner’s heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.

— Charles Kendall Adams

The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit, are to me far above all the joys that I could ever hope for in this vale of tears.

— Charles Simeon

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.

— Charles W. Chesnutt

If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader.

— Cherry Jones

While I am a capitalist at heart and I have no problems with commercialization as such, I believe that while it’s okay if education becomes a profitable business, it’s not okay if it becomes corrupt.

— Chetan Bhagat

You have a soft spot in your heart for each movie, and you’re doing certain things. You’re learning as you’re going, as a director, and each movie is its own entity.

— Chris Buck

It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.

— D. H. Lawrence

Poems and songs penned as an unstoppable outpouring of the heart take on a life of their own. They transcend the limits of nationality and time as they pass from person to person, from one heart to another.

— Daisaku Ikeda

You know, Nirvana used to start rehearsals with the three of us just jamming. For, like, a half an hour, just noise and freeform crap – and usually it was crap. But sometimes things would come from it, and some songs on Nevermind came from that, and ‘Heart Shaped Box’ and stuff on ‘In Utero’ just happened that way.

— Dave Grohl

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness.

— Dalai Lama

Logically, harmony must come from the heart… Harmony very much based on trust. As soon as use force, creates fear. Fear and trust cannot go together.

— Dalai Lama

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness.

— Dalai Lama

I take none of that to heart. I don’t feel like there’s anything that I need to do for anybody else. I want to win bad enough for myself anyway, that nothing anybody can say can make me want to win any more.

— Danica Patrick

And their conviction is that if it is done with that kind of purity it will go somewhere. I believe that with all my heart, but I’m not responsible for its going somewhere.

— Daniel Berrigan

Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.

— Daniel H. Pink

I have this kind of mild nice-guy exterior, but inside my heart is like a steel trap.

— Dan Aykroyd

You get your heart stomped by the opposite sex, and you’re hurting so badly that you write ‘Sometimes When We Touch.’ But then what happens when you’ve been married for 25 years? You can’t rely on those emotional male-female roller coasters. You have to start using your imagination and the powers of empathy more.

— Dan Hill

At 10, I heard Neil Diamond’s ‘Solitary Man’ and it moved me so deeply I stood, frozen in place during school recess, feeling such empathy for the narrator in Diamond’s masterpiece that my heart was smashed.

— Dan Hill

I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed, worked and separated without America taking them to its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part.

— David Bowie

When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts.

— David Brainerd

I’m constantly amazed by the ability a child has to show sympathy, to read emotions, to get to the heart of any situation. It’s unfiltered and completely inspiring.

— David Duchovny

I don’t think you can ever be bitter about anything, because if you don’t allow your heart to stay open, then all you have is a filled heart of hate and bitterness, and you’re never able to love or like anybody.

— Debbie Reynolds

The larger the state, the more callous it becomes… the colder its heart. It is also true that the bigger the corporation, the more callous its heart. But unlike the state, corporations have competition and have no police powers.

— Dennis Prager

Sitting down at the table is a sacred event. It’s the heart of the home. People have ginormous homes or crappy little homes, but the kitchen is where we always end up sitting. It’s where the stories happen, the family happens.

— Debi Mazar

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.

— Deepak Chopra

There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, ‘I have a gut feeling’ or ‘my heart is sad’ or ‘I am bursting with joy,’ you’re not speaking metaphorically. You’re speaking literally.

— Deepak Chopra

Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.

— Dee Hock

Of course! It takes a lot of strength to mend a broken heart. Channelising energies into your work helps, but also to be able to accept situations for what they are instead of questioning them helps immensely.

— Deepika Padukone

It’s good to be slightly ambitious, but I believe one shouldn’t be too calculative. It’s good to be on the edge, but I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart. And it has yielded the right results.

— Deepika Padukone

I’m not really a songwriter – I’m an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.

— Diana Ross

I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate that I’ve been able to go live a very active, stressful life. And I don’t believe that my heart disease changed me for the worst.

— Dick Cheney

The only thing left that shows I was a heart patient is I have a scar down the middle of my chest where they went in three times to do open heart surgery. I have a brand new heart inside, and all the mechanical and electronic gear and so forth is all gone.

— Dick Cheney

The thing with movies is, because you have so little time, I always feel like there are more things we could’ve done with the character. If we’d done a sequel to ‘The Thomas Crown Affair,’ what would that have been like? But for the most part, you try not to think of that, because it’s just going to break your heart.

— Denis Leary

We can put a stake through the heart of Islamic State as an army. We can put a stake through the heart of its leaders. You can take away its territory. But you can’t put a stake through the heart of the ideas, of the ideology, that sadly, tragically, still has some attraction for some small numbers in the Islamic faith.

— David Petraeus

You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart.

— David Rockefeller

Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.

— Dick Cheney

I think I’m attracted to subjects that I’m afraid of. It’s a way to approach things I am afraid of, things that bring fear in my heart, and try to understand them, try to deal with them. It’s like demons. I try to approach it and understand it… I’m just visiting fears.

— Denis Villeneuve

Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square.

— David Wilkerson

I wish I could help everyone to understand this one simple fact: we believe in God because of things we know with our heart and mind, not because of things we do not know. Our spiritual experiences are sometimes too sacred to explain in worldly terms, but that doesn’t mean they are not real.

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Looking back, I am grateful for so many friends who helped me in my youth to gain a testimony of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. First, I exercised simple faith in their testimonies, and then I received the divine witness of the Spirit to my mind and to my heart.

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I count Joseph Smith among those whose testimony of Christ helped me to develop my own testimony of the Savior. Before I recognized the tutoring of the Spirit testifying to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, my youthful heart felt that he was a friend of God and would therefore, quite naturally, also be a friend of mine.

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I read, studied, and learned everything I could find about aviation. It was my greatest desire to become a pilot. I could already picture myself in the cockpit of an airliner or in a military fighter plane. I felt deep in my heart this was my thing!

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the term ‘testimony’ is a warm and familiar word in our religious expressions. It is tender and sweet. It has always a certain sacredness about it. When we talk about testimony, we refer to feelings of our heart and mind rather than an accumulation of logical, sterile facts.

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don’t they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It’s obvious I’ve got big ones and if people want to assume they’re not mine, then let them.

— Dolly Parton

Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston, I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.’

— Dolly Parton

There’s a scripture that says, ‘A merry heart doeth good like medicine.’ I think that’s true, too.

— Dolly Parton

You can be the greatest guy in the world but if you ain’t got no heart, you ain’t gonna survive.

— Don King

We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

— Donald Trump

If you want your checkbook to follow your heart, make a donation to those doing work you support.

— Donna Brazile

I have had so much at heart. Defeated, not conquered disappointed, not discouraged. I have but to be more energetic and more faithful in the difficult and painful vocation to which my life is devoted.

— Dorothea Dix

I was early taught by sorrow to shed tears, and now when sudden joy lights up, or any unexpected sorrow strikes my heart, I find it difficult to repress the full and swelling tide of feeling.

— Dorothea Dix

We are not sent into this world mainly to enjoy the loveliness therein, nor to sit us down in passive ease no, we were sent here for action. The soul that seeks to do the will of God with a pure heart, fervently, does not yield to the lethargy of ease.

— Dorothea Dix

I wake up in the morning and my heart is light, man. It’s not heavy. I don’t have skeletons in the closet on their way out.

— Drake

I feel like some of my baby fat is going away, and that’s not just physically, it’s psychologically. I think that your body is in tune with your mind and your spirituality and your heart. If things are going better, I just think you look better.

— Drew Barrymore

I started finding hearts in things – whether it was like, a tree I was passing, a straw wrapper on the ground I think the heart has one continuous line, which is very powerful.

— Drew Barrymore

One of the things my dad always said is that it’s O.K. to do one for you and one for them. He taught me a lot of things, but that’s certainly one of the many that I took to heart.

— Duncan Jones

The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that’s one kind of person, but the fellow who’s hiding behind a tree and hoping you don’t see him is the fellow that you’d better find out why.

— Dorothea Lange

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

— Dorothy Day

Playing big, heroic characters with heart is always a lot of fun. I enjoy making movies like that, and a lot of people love to live vicariously through those characters.

— Dwayne Johnson

Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.

— Damon Albarn

Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief.

— Dan Brown

Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.

— Debbie Wasserman Schultz

For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season.

— Darren Criss

Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.

— Dan Millman

I have a thick skin, but I have a heart.

— Dan Savage

Sometimes I talk to religious people about my column or what I do, and I ask them to, you know, read 20 or 30 of them and then come tell me that the message at the heart of every column isn’t, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ In every possible sense.

— Dan Savage

MK has got a special place in my heart, but obviously, I have signed to Tottenham.

— Dele Alli

Chronic Lyme causes arthritis, heart problems, stroke – even death.

— Daryl Hall

If you make a movie that’s close to your heart, it will be close to other people’s.

— Derek Cianfrance

As a writer, I always peel back the layers, go to the most sensitive places uncomfortably close to the heart.

— Derek Cianfrance

I think what’s most fun is playing someone who’s sort of selfish and in a lot of ways unlikeable, but there’s this really big heart underneath it that you get little glimpses of.

— David Walton

No human heart is denied empathy. No religion can demolish that by indoctrination. No culture, no nation and nationalism – nothing can touch it because it is empathy.

— Dayananda Saraswati

Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery.

— Dean Ornish

What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise.

— Dianna Agron

Often, psychological laziness will have you switch your life over to autopilot and fall asleep at the wheel rather than stay awake to what will fulfill your heart’s deepest desires and your soul’s purpose.

— Debbie Ford

A compassionate heart will lift you out of the pain and suffering of your own world because it knows that everyone is doing the best they can, given their state of consciousness and the histories they’re dragging behind them.

— Debbie Ford

As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations.

— Debbie Ford

As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that’s what it’s all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.

— Dick Dale

I think shortly after I got signed, it just started to dawn on me that I had something to say and that Yahweh put something in my heart to share with the world.

— D’Angelo

It’s not that you can do this calculated move to try to further your career. You just follow what’s in your heart, and later you look back and go, ‘I was either really dumb or really smart, I can’t believe I did that.’

— Dierks Bentley

I think that’s the true litmus test for someone who has become closer to Jesus: their heart is more loving, accepting, childlike, less believing that they have all the answers and more believing in Him.

— Donald Miller

Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul.

— Donna Karan

No, as an artist, you have to be free to explore all the corners of your heart. There are no boundaries.

— Dierks Bentley

When you watch my films, you’re feeling my heart.

— Donnie Yen

Sometimes when you have multimedia, people use it too much. It has to be a tool and not the end product, if you can use it as a tool. The same thing apples when you are recording. We had this problem in the 80’s, we got so computerized there was no heart and soul in the music anymore.

— Donny Osmond

Here’s the mark that a lot of people miss nowadays. Producers missed. They leave out the heart and soul. And that’s what I learned from Sammy Davis, Jr., from Frank Sinatra, is when you went to go see those shows, you got to know them.

— Donny Osmond

I look at Justin Bieber and my heart breaks for him, because I know what he’s going to go through. He knows it. Everybody knows it.

— Donny Osmond

I think the rebuilding of the city has to start with the spirit first. So the music, the vibe, the connection spiritually with the artists. Everybody out here is the main key. A lot of people are still in a lot of tough situations. My heart still goes out to the people of New Orleans.

— Doug E. Fresh

You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else.

— Douglas Booth

In 2012, the city of Austin erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in the heart of the business district. Schoolchildren, churchgoers, tourists, slackers, conventioneers, tech geeks – everybody, it seems – now congregate around this ponytailed shrine to outlaw country.

— Douglas Brinkley

Religion’s in the heart, not in the knees.

— Douglas William Jerrold

The heart of Dragon’s Lair has always been its compelling story. With Dragon’s Lair 3D, we think the team has really created an interactive animated movie.

— Don Bluth

When I address admitted students each spring, I ask them to consider two questions: Why would Harvard be the right place for the person I am? Why would it be the right place for the person that I want to become? These questions, in my mind, get at the heart of any admissions process.

— Drew Gilpin Faust

In a fit at the bookstore one day, I bought all my favourite composers’ biographies: Schubert, Massenet, Wolf. I’ve still not had a chance to read them it breaks my heart. But when you travel so much, you just can’t take that many books with you.

— Danielle de Niese

I’m a professional wrestler at heart, and I miss it.

— Dave Bautista

The Lord, over the years, grew a seed in my heart to make faith-based films.

— David A. R. White

There are wonderful films that become studio films, but they’re conceived independently. That’s where the action is. ‘Being John Malkovich’ is a great example of a picture you wouldn’t think the studios would want, and it turns out to be a movie that touches everybody’s heart.

— David Carradine

I’ve never been uncomfortable putting my heart on display, my feelings on display, certainly with an audience.

— David Coverdale

Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there.

— David Friedman

The beating heart of your story… that’s not what shows up in a trailer. The other stuff is what shows up in a trailer, because that’s what gets people in to the seats, and that’s how studios make their money.

— Doug Liman

In particular, I’m drawn to the stories that have big, high concepts and real characters at their heart. And I love where those two worlds meet, and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is the perfect canvas to explore that.

— Doug Liman

What has always been at the heart of film making was the value of a script. It was really the writer who could make or break a film. But as we all know, the writer has always been at the bottom of the creative heap.

— Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

There are so many people in the world with so many different perspectives. But ultimately, at the heart of it, they’re people.

— Dave Sitek

Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer.

— David Perlmutter

The best diet for overall health, and specifically for heart, brain, and cancer risk reduction, is a diet that’s aggressively low in carbohydrates with an abundance of healthful fat, and this is the central theme of ‘Grain Brain.’

— David Perlmutter

People who do not have funny in them are not funny when they read funny lines. Sorry. Just doesn’t work that way. Seriously, this is the biggest rule of all. You live and die with your casting decisions. Your actors are the heart and soul of the whole thing. Without brilliant actors, you will not have a brilliant film.

— David Dobkin

The heart and soul of network programming is series programming, the weekly repetition of characters you like having in your house.

— Dick Wolf

Running was a part of my hardwiring, and that’s what I wanted to do. So this is what I tell people who talk about wanting to follow their passion. ‘It doesn’t have to be running. It can be basket weaving. Be the best basket weaver in the world. Throw your heart and soul into it.’

— Dean Karnazes

I rode fire trucks, slid down fire poles, wore a lot of red, and made a lot of appearances. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for fire fighters.

— Delta Burke

When an athlete has relegated the persistent rumors of cheating to the back room of the mind, he hasn’t really forgotten them. And when he glances back to where rumors hunker in the darkness, he hopes with a savage heart that somehow, some day, those cheaters will be brought to justice.

— Don Kardong

Although I feel very French, a part of my heart is in the States. When my brother and I arrived, we didn’t really speak any English, and when we left, that’s all we spoke when we played together. It was just a beautiful place to grow up.

— Delphine Arnault

People think footballers are all like robots – we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute it’s very, very physical.

— Didier Drogba

I took one thing to heart that I heard from Sidney Poitier in ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And it resonated so much with me. He says: ‘Dad, you always looked at yourself as a black man. I look at myself as a man.’

— Dennis Haysbert

I would love a combination of action/adventure and… love. And stories told with heart. I would like people to be invigorated as well as moved. People to see the movie and see that. I love to play, y’know, well-rounded characters.

— Dennis Haysbert

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other’s bed, where the rival perfects the lover’s imperfections.

— Djuna Barnes

My father was this famous heart surgeon, a wonderful man… but there was something about me that drove him crazy.

— Dominick Dunne

You’re creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it’s their experience, not yours. I’ll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about ‘my’ broken heart.

— Diana Krall

The way of a man’s heart will be foreshadowed by what goodness lies in him – coming from above, and from around but a way foreshadowed is not a way made.

— Donald G. Mitchell

The Bible says, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

— Dyan Cannon

I feel I let my team down today. My heart is bleeding for everybody else. I felt like I should have gotten it done today. That’s how it is. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t.

— Dontrelle Willis

I think I’ve learned that if you want to be successful, you have to tell your story honestly and from your heart – and I think a healthy sense of humor doesn’t hurt either.

— Dorothea Benton Frank

Typically, when you have a depressed individual, they feel hopeless. They feel miserable. Their mind is racing, their heart is pounding. They feel anxious. They feel exhausted yet they can’t sleep.

— Dale Archer

Boston is a very proud franchise. The NBA misses them when they are not in the mix. They, along with teams like the Knicks and 76ers are a big part of the heart, soul and history of the league.

— Doug Collins

The 76ers hold a special place in my heart and I am intrigued by the opportunity to return to Philadelphia, where I was part of a rebuilding program, joining the team the year after it went 9-73 and going to the NBA Finals just four years later.

— Doug Collins

The first ‘Monsters, Inc.’ represents starting at Pixar for me, I have a special place in my heart for it. So to be able to tell a story with those ideas is an honor.

— Dan Scanlon

TLC was so real and authentic. And that’s music as a whole. When it’s an artist, and it comes from the heart, and that’s really who you are, the fans attach to that.

— Drew Sidora

As a kid, I would push my shoulders forward in order to hide my heart from being hurt.

— Daniel Breaker

Well you know, it’s true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal!

— Daniel Pinkwater

The message of ‘Zomb-B’ is that you have to listen to your own heart and head and question everything. Question stereotypes and the way the world seems or is being presented. Some of the people we should be most concerned about, dangerous right-wing bigots, sound convincing and reasonable.

— Darren Shan

One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there’s the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.

— David Soul

We all have such common ways to identify with each other, and I think when you approach music in that organic way, it’s almost indescribable how it connects human to human and heart to heart.

— Debby Boone

My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart, never doing it for the medal.

— Debi Thomas

I would encourage anybody struggling with their sexuality to go with their heart. If it’s not an appropriate time, there will be one later. Never, ever try to rush into anything – do it in your own time.

— Danny Pintauro

My wife and I have never been able to have kids of our own. Physically, it’s impossible. The doctor checked. So we tend to unofficially adopt lots of twenty-somethings. I have a real soft spot in my heart for youth.

— Doug Jones

I think the great artists, especially in literature, have always thought with the heart.

— Douglas Sirk

I’m a science fiction author at heart, and what I like about the Cthulhu Mythos setting is that, at its core, it is horror science fiction. I can take ideas from modern theoretical science, manipulate them in truly bizarre and weird ways, and remain true to the Cthulhu Mythos vision.

— David Conyers

When I’m out for a walk or out shopping, then I’ll probably have 20 different conversations a day with people about Blackburn Rovers. You can’t really escape from it. I am still really proud to come from Blackburn. It is a place I still hold very dear to my heart, which is why I want to stay here.

— David Dunn

At the heart of the best documentaries, there is a journey of inquiry – someone who travels out into the world, comes back with a story, and who then finds meaning in it, and intrigue someone who tells you about something you never quite knew before, or in a way you hadn’t quite thought about.

— David Fanning

We’re underscoring to everybody the promise at the heart of the Affordable Care Act, which is quality, affordable health care coverage available in a transparent marketplace for the first time ever.

— Denis McDonough

I was born with this heart condition, but it’s never affected me – I’ve been able to play every sport I wanted to, and the doctors were amazed.

— Dan Feuerriegel

The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we’ve realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price.

— Dan Miller

When your heart is first, you can be absent of heart but when you put spirit first, you have a reason for why you do heart.

— Derek Luke

When a man gets his money in bad ways, when he sees the better course and takes the worse, then the devil’s in his heart, and that fixes him.

— Dan Totheroh

Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.

— Daniel De Leon

Washington is like playing the Super Bowl, only there are no timeouts, no potty breaks, and the arena is filled with the media. In government, you have to learn to put yourself second in a big way. But I am a business person at heart. I like to be in charge.

— Desiree Rogers

I know what it’s like to have a broken heart. I know what it’s like to feel pain: When my songs don’t become hits, it breaks my heart. There are a million ways to break a heart. I can relate.

— Diane Warren

I have a good imagination. Look, I know what it feels like to have a broken heart. I know what it feels like to feel something for somebody. I’m just too weird to be in a relationship.

— Diane Warren

I am a songwriter at heart, and I feel like I would, in the future, write songs for other people. I don’t think I want to pursue it for myself, for a solo career.

— Dean Geyer

Love is to be nurtured, protected, and respected, and entered into with a clear mind and a sound heart.

— Denene Millner

Conflict and character are the heart of good fiction, and good mystery has both of those in spades.

— Diana Gabaldon

I will love you with all my heart, To have forever – never to part. This is a promise engrained in me, Take my hand and let it be.

— Diana Lynn

I did not work out while I was pregnant. I felt like I was having symptoms of a heart attack every time I worked out, so I enjoyed eating like a third grader and gained 55 pounds!

— Diane Farr

In my heart, I’m an Alabaman who went up north to work.

— E. O. Wilson

Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart.

— E. O. Wilson

If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don’t worry about it, that’s the way we learn.

— Earl Warren

God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Reality is very, very contradictory, and so I try to write just perfecting what I see, what I read, what I feel, in a feel-thinking way. Not only giving ideas, or receiving ideas, or trying to explain something, but mainly feel-thinking, a feel-thinking language able to tie the heart and the mind, which have been divorced.

— Eduardo Galeano

If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I’m gonna have a heart attack.

— Edward Norton

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

— Edgar Allan Poe

The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.

— Edith Stein

It would, of course, be hopeless to attempt to crowd into an international language all those local overtones of meaning which are so dear to the heart of the nationalist.

— Edward Sapir

To me this movie is about what is valuable. To one person it might be a stone to someone else, a story in a magazine to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film.

— Edward Zwick

God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.

— Edwin Louis Cole

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

— Elbert Hubbard

The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.

— Eldridge Cleaver

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.

— Elie Wiesel

I am sure I ought not to be, but I have great reason to tremble lest Satan and my own wicked heart get the better of me. It is no easy matter to fight such enemies as these, but with Christ strengthening me, I know I shall come off more than a conquerer.

— Elijah Parish Lovejoy

If I know my own heart, I do now feel the necessity of resigning myself into the hands of my God, to mould and guide me at His will tho I dare not say that I am, at present, willing to do it.

— Elijah Parish Lovejoy

I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.

— Elizabeth Blackwell

When I took office, Liberia began to recover from years of neglect. Our people have brought clean water into the heart of Monrovia to children who have never known water from a tap. Efforts are underway to expand water projects as much as possible throughout the country.

— Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Lauryn Hill is quite political and is very bold and isn’t afraid of wearing her heart on her sleeve, and same with Bjork, except she is a little bit more kind of fragile.

— Ellie Goulding

I started getting these attacks in 2009, just as my music career was taking off. I’d be doing photo-shoots and started to feel like I was having heart attacks. Increasingly I found it difficult to step outside my flat. Things started to get better after I saw a therapist, who told me I needed to make peace with my panic attacks.

— Ellie Goulding

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.

— Elizabeth I

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

— Elizabeth I

It’s usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It’s such a cliche to say that artists write when they’re down, but it’s true for me. It’s a relief to get out what’s eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.

— Ellie Goulding

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

— Emily Bronte

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

— Emily Dickinson

Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house.

— Elizabeth Warren

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.

— Ella Maillart

You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Why the Christian life is so difficult to many is because they have a divided heart. They are double-minded, which makes them unstable in all their ways.

— Ellen G. White

Only the love that flows from the heart of Christ can heal. Only He in whom that love flows, even as the sap in the tree or the blood in the body, can restore the wounded soul.

— Ellen G. White

If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.

— Emma Thompson

Longevity is something I never gave a second thought to. I guess it’s the shadow of growing up in post WWII, but I never believed I would live past 20. Here I am though… a senior citizen… my voice and heart are stronger than ever, but boredom is the greatest enemy so I have to be careful not to slip over the edge.

— Eric Burdon

HubSpot has used the lean startup method to build a spectacularly successful company. What I particularly love about HubSpot is that they are so geeked out on data analysis and making evidence-based decisions, which are at the heart of the Lean Startup process.

— Eric Ries

When researchers try to break down what is happening at Mosaic, far too often they see the skin and miss the heart.

— Erwin McManus

I have advice for people – period – who are in unhealthy relationships: Follow your heart. It will get you to where you need to be. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s easy, the places that your heart takes you. But continue to follow it. Where the train leads you – you’ll get there.

— Erykah Badu

Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That’s what I want to do.

— Erykah Badu

The true scientist no longer attempts to disprove the pull of gravity, or the rotation of the earth, or the motion of heavenly bodies, or the sequence of the seasons, or man’s need of food and water, or the function of the heart.

— Ezra Taft Benson

What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.

— Ezra Taft Benson

Most of us think of pride as self-centeredness, conceit, boastfulness, arrogance, or haughtiness. All of these are elements of the sin, but the heart, or core, is still missing. The central feature of pride is enmity – enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen.

— Ezra Taft Benson

A film can be big or small – I have to just fall in love with it. To connect with the character, the script, and the director. Sometimes they say to you, ‘You should do that for your career it’s a big thing, people will go and see it,’ but I wouldn’t be able to, because my heart wouldn’t be in it. I would drive people quite mad.

— Eva Green

Having been bullied growing up, it’s something that’s really near and dear to my heart. You probably won’t have many friends on Snapchat if you’re being a jerk.

— Evan Spiegel

If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.

— Ezra Taft Benson

My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there’s the side of me that’s more polished.

— Evangeline Lilly

I have battled clinical depression and have come out of the other side. I’ve been free of it for many years now. Finding the place in my own mind and heart to win that battle without using medication, finding the place within myself where I could be alive again, that was one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced.

— Evangeline Lilly

Madison Square Garden, November 1984. I don’t recall taking too much fear into the ring. I knew I could fight. But I got a big shock. They put me in with this rough, tough veteran called Lionel Byarm. He tested me to the limit. But I fought my heart out and, in the end, I prevailed. The story of my life, in my very first fight.

— Evander Holyfield

So yeah, I am definitely a blues man at heart.

— Edgar Winter

Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does – with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Distribution of green areas, for example, is not uniform. Madureira, the heart of the suburb in Rio, is a concrete jungle.

— Eduardo Paes

Party Up’ is like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ crossed with ‘House Party.’ It’s basically about this kid, my character, who’s this smooth, intelligent kid who’s petitioning to throw this big end-of-the-year-bash house party, and so he goes and manipulating different people and ruining lives. He somewhat has a selfish heart, but he’s a nice guy.

— Elijah Kelley

The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart is ever athirst for God, whose soul is ever following hard after God, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the power of God’s Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucified, and his ministry is like the generous flood of a life-giving river.

— Edward McKendree Bounds

It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God.

— Edward McKendree Bounds

Safety is in Heaven. Put your values there only put your heart there. No tears are there to flood your heart, no sorrows there to break it, no losses there to grieve and embitter.

— Edward McKendree Bounds

Someone told me that having a baby is like having your heart walking around outside of your body, and I didn’t understand it until I had a baby. Now, like, everything he does literally crushes my heart. In a great way. And then if he’s in pain, it’s like my whole endeavor is to make sure he’s not in pain.

— Elizabeth Banks

Believe it or not, I got into the charismatic, shady, sly heart of Sedgewick Bell by watching CNN and C-SPAN.

— Emile Hirsch

Researchers have found that the brain definitely sends nerves directly to organs of the immune system and not just to the heart and the lower gut. In that way, too, the brain is influencing the body.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

Medicine has been successful by treating diseases in a very specific way once the damage is done. But telomere length integrates a lot of factors together and gives you an overall picture of risk for what is now emerging as a lot of diseases that tend to occur together, such as diabetes and heart disease.

— Elizabeth Blackburn

I think, really, that the only way a person can open their heart to someone who is so much another is really by knowing them… whether that’s in a classroom, or a soccer team, or a food pantry, or any of those things. I mean, we’re kind of more alike than we are different.

— Elizabeth Strout

Living in London as a student is tough. And my heart goes out to every single drama student in London because, as an actor, it’s a creative process that you are taking on, and if you don’t get to do it every day, it hurts.

— Emilia Clarke

Most of us know when we are about to react emotionally. We can feel it. Often there is a brief warning before the amygdala hijack. For some of us, it is butterflies in the stomach for some, it is an increased heart rate, and for others, it is a feeling of agitation.

— Elizabeth Thornton

Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves, but it’s important to follow your heart and be true to yourself in the process.

— Emily Giffin

Music – it’s the only thing that can enter your system, your mind, your heart, without your permission.

— Emmanuel Jal

My heart goes out to many women that I’ve met across the country who barely make enough to make a living, and they want to have kids. That’s very understandable, but what do you do with the kids?

— Eric Braeden

I use a portable pocket ultrasound device instead of a stethoscope to listen to the heart, and I share it with the patient in real time. ‘Look at your valve, look at your heart-muscle strength.’ So they’re looking at it with me. Normally a patient is tested by an ultrasonographer who is not allowed to tell them anything.

— Eric Topol

For people who have heart disease, statins are great. But if all you’ve had is high cholesterol, what you’re doing is taking this 1/100 chance of getting a benefit and offsetting it with 1/200 chance of getting diabetes.

— Eric Topol

Ballet Beautiful is really good for me, and it doesn’t hurt my back, and it’s a way for me to kind of get my heart moving and tone every part of my body.

— Erin Heatherton

The people who really know me understand that I have a tough exterior, but I’m actually just a hippie at heart.

— Erin Wasson

I am a die-hard romantic at heart and love the idea of love. But, when it comes to love, I kinda believe in the old world charm of romance – where there’s mystery and intrigue.

— Esha Gupta

Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart.

— Ethel Merman

We Brits print banknotes out in Debden in Essex, and have contracted it out to the private sector. Here in the U.S. it is a government operation right in the heart of Washington next door to the Holocaust Museum.

— Evan Davis

I am investing like a crazy person, mostly in internet start-ups. And I want to invest in Brazil as well, because I am Brazilian and that’s in my heart.

— Eduardo Saverin

The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with respect to poor Scotland, is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and cruelty with which they speak of others.

— Edward Irving

I’m still a tomboy at heart. In high school, I was the girl in the baggy jeans and Timberlands, but I was also at the hairdresser’s every week.

— Eve

I can’t help who I am. I’m just doing what I feel like I should do in my heart. If I was walking around with Timbs and a hoodie on, people would see that that’s not me.

— Eve

In order to be discipled by others a person must have a trusting heart, one that listens even when it doesn’t fully comprehend or see the end result.

— Ed Townsend

The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I’m always at home – yea, I’m always at Om.

— Eden Ahbez

I don’t chart out the life histories of the people I play. If I did, I’d be in trouble. I work with my heart and my head, and naturally emotions follow.

— Ernest Borgnine

Usually in features, I’m the lead. I consider the director the captain, but I consider myself the first mate, and it’s up to me to keep in contact with the heart of the crew.

— Eddie Albert

The heart of the People, North and South, is for the Union.

— Edward Everett

Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart.

— Edwin Markham

Chemical synthesis is uniquely positioned at the heart of chemistry, the central science, and its impact on our lives and society is all pervasive.

— Elias James Corey

If you cut off your arm instead of going ‘spurt, spurt, spurt’ wouldn’t it, like, go nuts? Or would it go with the beat of your heart?

— Elijah Wood

It’s too hard to present an opinion on something that’s not true to who you are. It’s much easier to base opinions and debates off of fact and your true heart on things. To me that just comes quite naturally, and it’s also about being open to what the debate is about and hearing the other side.

— Elisabeth Hasselbeck

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

It’s an incredible privilege for an actor to look into the camera. It’s like looking right into the heart of the film, and you can’t take that lightly.

— Emily Watson

My purpose is to make a movie to make you warm. To give you some heat. Now, this rational world has become a place where only what is cool is good. Do you cut the movie on the basis of the beat of modernity or the basis of the beat of your own heart?

— Emir Kusturica

I am my heart’s undertaker. Daily I go and retrieve its tattered remains, place them delicately into its little coffin, and bury it in the depths of my memory, only to have to do it all again tomorrow.

— Emilie Autumn

That’s a tumor. It goes across my liver, up through my lungs, all the way around my heart. And when they were done trying to cut it out, nuke it out with radiation and chemotherapy it out, it left so much scar tissue that when I walk outside now in cold weather and take a deep breath, it feels like someone is stabbing me.

— Eric Massa

I just write songs from the heart, and you never know who’ll like the songs. I try to make sure that I don’t allow anybody’s expectation to weigh on me. I have my own expectation of life. I believe in letting people be free.

— Ester Dean

I told him he’d have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.

— Eugene Ormandy

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.

— Eliza Cook

There’s a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam.

— Eliza Cook

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.

— Elizabeth Ashley

Carrie Diaries’ was one of the scripts that was sent my way, and it was instantly something I wanted to work on. It was very charming, and there’s a lot of heart to it. It was touching and nostalgic and relatable, and it validates so many coming-of-age issues in an open and honest way. I think it speaks to real life.

— Ellen Wong

One of the roles I hold really close to my heart is a small ‘under-five’ role I did on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ I think I did about four episodes and it meant so much to me, simply because it was my mom’s all-time favorite soap.

— Emayatzy Corinealdi

Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart’s blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.

— F. H. Bradley

You do have to follow your heart, otherwise you’re living a false life.

— Eric Mabius

At his heart, Shakespeare was a YA author. So many of his plays are set with high school-aged characters. He understood the passion, the confusion and drama that marks that life stage.

— Eric Walters

My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player.

— Eric Williams

I don’t think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.

— Frank Carson

Could it think, the heart would stop beating.

— Fernando Pessoa

Writers, not psychiatrists, are the true interpreters of the human mind and heart, and we have been at it for a very long time.

— Florence King

It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.

— Forest Whitaker

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.

— Franz Beckenbauer

Horror is so often a ‘thinkless’ genre, sort of considered popcorn movies, but you really put a lot of, not just heart and soul, but a lot of physical energy into it.

— Fran Kranz

I had been raised in the church, but I wasn’t a Christian. I had a lot of head knowledge but no heart knowledge.

— Francine Rivers

The early seasons of ‘The Simpsons’ had a great deal of heart. That’s what I’m trying to pull from, the kind of stuff that goes straight to kids’ hearts. When they’re watching, they don’t necessarily know why they love something.

— Fred Seibert

When you’re a father, you know exactly where your heart really is. There’s no question of it, no doubt. That part of your life has no second guessing.

— Fred Ward

In my mind and in my heart, I feel okay. I cannot complain that I haven’t lived long enough, but I’d like to live longer.

— Freddy Fender

What do I bring to a film? I think, maybe, I know for a fact that I focus on connection of character I focus on warmth and a heart, but I don’t know if it’s because I’m African American or because I’m crazy -who knows.

— F. Gary Gray

I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Remember, your vote is not a wasted vote. Vote with your heart and think about the future generations the next time you vote.

— Fabrizio Moreira

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.

— Faith Baldwin

We’re raising our girls to understand the real meaning of Christmas, and to know that it’s most important to have Christmas in your heart. We go to our local mall and donate toys, and we say prayers for all the people in the world who might not be as lucky as we are.

— Faith Hill

Every day I spend in Hollywood, I start to realize how many films are made with no heart and no love. They just do it for the paycheck, and I cannot imagine making a film that way.

— Fede Alvarez

As far as female vocalists, I love Heart, Joan Jett, Courtney Love, Laura Branigan, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand – or going back to when I was a child, Aileen Quinn, the original Annie.

— Fergie

Nobody could like Donald Trump, surely, except his mother. No one really likes The Donald. But how can you not have respect for a guy who’s been down on the floor and just keeps coming back? Nothing will keep Donald Trump down until they drive a wooden stake in his heart and a silver bullet in his brain.

— Felix Dennis

A lot of the stuff that’s happening now, I can trace back to ‘Death of a Salesman.’ Francine Maisler, the casting director, saw ‘Death of a Salesman’ and called me in for ‘Unbroken.’ The casting director of ‘Normal Heart’ had seen ‘Salesman’ too. I look back on it now, and it’s like one thing led to another it was a chain reaction.

— Finn Wittrock

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.

— Fran Lebowitz

The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies.

— Frances Wright

Honestly, when I read the Scriptures, I really believe the Lord puts a heart in us when we become believers.

— Francis Chan

The brain is the most complicated organ in the universe. We have learned a lot about other human organs. We know how the heart pumps and how the kidney does what it does. To a certain degree, we have read the letters of the human genome. But the brain has 100 billion neurons. Each one of those has about 10,000 connections.

— Francis Collins

When I do a novel, I don’t really use the script, I use the book when I did Apocalypse Now, I used Heart of Darkness. Novels usually have so much rich material.

— Francis Ford Coppola

I have much to learn from my daughter Sofia. Her minimalism exposes my limitations: I’m too instinctive and operatic, I put too much heart into my work, I get lost sometimes in bizarre things – it’s my Italian heritage.

— Francis Ford Coppola

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

— Francis of Assisi

The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite’s dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.

— Francis Quarles

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.

— Francis Quarles

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ‘satiety.’

— Francis Quarles

Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?

— Francis Scott Key

A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

The accent of a man’s native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

And what is liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties – liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, or labor, or trade?

— Frederic Bastiat

Oh, how miserable it is to have no one to share your sorrows and joys, and, when your heart is heavy, to have no soul to whom you can pour out your woes.

— Frederic Chopin

I speak from the heart. Certain people follow lyricists and people that put words on a dictionary together, and this and that. I’m more of a rapper that speaks how I feel. I just tell it how it is.

— French Montana

One ought to hold on to one’s heart for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor.

— Friedrich Schiller

You cannot make a social-conscious picture in which you say that the intermediary between the hand and the brain is the heart. I mean, that’s a fairy tale – definitely.

— Fritz Lang

I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment… rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood.

— Franz Liszt

Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.

— Franz Schubert

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer’s heart.

— Fred Allen

If Republicans are aiming for the heart, for compassion, the last thing they should do is abandon the sanctity of life. Instead, they should tell Americans that they believe in the dignity and value of every human being, from the defenseless unborn child, to the newborn with a disability, to the 90-year-old dealing with dementia.

— Gary Bauer

The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.

— Gary Weiss

It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.

— Gilbert Parker

Beyond the Lights’ took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing and two years of overcoming ‘no.’ Every studio balked. Twice. But I kept fighting. What gave me the courage was ‘Love & Basketball.’ Every studio turned down that film, too. But I never gave up because I believed in it with my whole heart and soul.

— Gina Prince-Bythewood

It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

I’m from Naples. I was born in a poor neighborhood and I always, in my heart, felt like it would be amazing to be able to adopt a child from Naples. I could give someone the opportunity I had. I would love to give back in that way and pay it forward.

— Giuliana Rancic

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.

— Giuseppe Garibaldi

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

— Gene Fowler

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative.

— Glenn Beck

The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart the expression is vital.

— George Steiner

We’ve got to find ways of confronting the issues that divide – and at the heart of cultural issues, you often find religions.

— George Carey

When you have heart disease, you start to be tired of everything. It’s like getting older. You become more white, and after that, grey. You have no feeling for anything.

— Gerard Depardieu

I think you can tell the food is close to my heart, too, because I’m doing what I do best.

— Giada De Laurentiis

I try to be careful with my persuasiveness. When my heart is really behind it, and when I have no ulterior motive, then I know I’m truly persuasive.

— Giancarlo Esposito

I have a little bit of a pet peeve about how the middle class is depicted in movies. I feel like they tend to be either depicted in a very sentimental way, where everybody has a heart of gold except for the villains you’re supposed to hiss at, or there’s a sort of indie-style version… When it’s done well, it’s brilliant, it’s ‘Blue Velvet.’

— Greg Mottola

I don’t really want to just play the girlfriend or the love interest. I get so many scripts like that, and – not to moan, because I’m really fortunate – but I just look at those scripts, and my heart sinks a little bit because I think there’s so much more to us than that.

— Gugu Mbatha-Raw

I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity.

— Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I love ‘I’m British But…’ It’s such a sweet, innocent, open-hearted film, and it has the sort of openness that I still aspire to with everything I do. It wears its heart, head, everything on its sleeve.

— Gurinder Chadha
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