Quotes About Feelings

Not every song has to be about love and tenderness, sometimes you have those strictly physical feelings for somebody and it’s okay to have those feelings.

— Adam Levine

Learn it well in your head, know it well, pick things you know and bring the old you and all the experience you have from singing these various kinds of feelings that are still related to what I have done in the rest of my career.

— Al Jarreau

If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well.

— Amy Grant

Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.

— Andrew Weil

Consciousness, much like our feelings, is based on a representation of the body and how it changes when reacting to certain stimuli. Self-image would be unthinkable without this representation.

— Antonio Damasio

The internet is a wild land with its own games, languages and gestures through which we are starting to share common feelings.

— Ai Weiwei

If you are pro love, you have to be a little bit disloyal to the romantic feelings that propel you in the early days.

— Alain de Botton

Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.

— Alice Walker

I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.

— Ann Richards

If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?

— Antonin Scalia

We talk about feelings. And about sex. And about bodies, and their gratification, violation, repair, decoration, deferred, maybe permanently deferred, mortality. Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called, is, kindness.

— A. S. Byatt

You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down… some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.

— Aaron Copland

Most people respond to my paintings quite generously, but there have been cases where I think people – a few critics in particular – were actually moved by the work but were disturbed by the feelings it evoked, so they attacked it. Some people find the realm of my work quite uncomfortable.

— April Gornik

I write about my feelings, things that happen in my life and experiences.

— Aaron Carter

Large meadows are lovely for picnics and romping, but they are for the lighter feelings. Meadows do not make me want to write.

— Aimee Bender

We are all human beings, immigrant or non-immigrant. We all feel fear. We all love and become confused when we don’t act as well as we would like to. We all get depressed and have feelings of uselessness. All of these things are true and have always been true.

— Akhil Sharma

I need human feelings to fit garments. I couldn’t do it just, like, on an object – it’s too close to our body. It’s like a skin you are making, so you need one’s feelings to make a garment.

— Ann Demeulemeester

But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.

— Alicia Machado

I just think I’ve always been sensitive and had difficulty containing my feelings, and I’ve always searched for outlets for that, because otherwise those feelings come out in chaotic ways that aren’t always great.

— Andrew Garfield

Shortly after the end of last season, I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings were backed with conviction.

— Barry Sanders

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.

— Benjamin Disraeli

The thing you see in survivors is that they express feelings – I won’t say some of the things they tell their doctors, when doctors tell them they’re going to die in six months. Boy, do they let the doctor know how they feel about that statement.

— Bernie Siegel

Occasionally I’ve seen children become heavy-handed and insensitive when dealing with their aging parents, and it only caused resentment and hard feelings.

— Billy Graham

China once again disgusts the world, portraying the image of a cruel, perverted people devoid of any feelings towards animals.

— Brigitte Bardot

Where I grew up – we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri – it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.

— Brad Pitt

Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren’t susceptible to rational evaluation. They grow quietly, spreading underground, and erupt suddenly, all over the place.

— Brian Eno

I have similar feelings, actually. The intimacy of a club: you can see the people, you can almost feel them you can’t beat that. People will say things, and shout out, it’s almost like they’re up on the bandstand with you.

— Benny Green

It’s fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like, when you kind of feel those feelings, even though he articulates them better.

— Bryan Ferry

You put books out into the world, and people form their own visuals and images and attachments to characters those characters become part of them, and they have their feelings about them.

— Cassandra Clare

Lord keep us all from sin. Teach us how to walk circumspectly enable us to guard our minds against error of doctrine, our hearts against wrong feelings, and our lives against evil actions.

— Charles Spurgeon

If you’re really looking to hurt somebody’s feelings, just break up with them.

— Chelsea Handler

Basically, what I’m saying is there is nothing fake about what I do. I’m up-front, I’m real, I’m honest and I’m open with my feelings.

— Christina Aguilera

Any ‘artist’ makes a living by expressing what others can’t – because they’re unaware of their feelings, they’re too afraid to express those feelings, or they lack the skills to communicate and be understood.

— Chuck Palahniuk

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

— Confucius

When you feel bad, find a person to talk to and cry with, to tell of your anger and other helpless feelings.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.

— Constantin Stanislavski

I’m a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.

— Clint Eastwood

I don’t hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness, I guess I don’t panic. My father was the same way. I’m the provider for the family and the caretaker. If I panic, who is anybody going to run to?

— Curt Schilling

I don’t display emotions. I have every feeling that everyone else has, but I’ve developed ways to suppress them. Anger is one of my most comfortable feelings.

— Curtis Jackson

Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.

— Charles Kingsley

I do think there’s a spiritual element in the world, yes. Have I experienced a ghost firsthand, per se? No. I guess I’ve experienced feelings or some kind of a presence. But I certainly haven’t seen any kind of transparent entity running around.

— Carrie Preston

Yeah, I think if I were to go again, I’d try to go more on gut feelings and stick with it. I was on to Frederique. I found clues for everything, I found tons of stuff.

— Corbin Bernsen

My feelings towards Scott Card are pretty mixed. Politically, he and I are pretty far apart.

— Cory Doctorow

For me, the bulimia was about stuffing my emotions. So I stopped suppressing my feelings.

— Cheryl James

I don’t think I would have been a writer if I hadn’t been a mother. I wanted to construct something that contained some of these feelings that I had, some of these discoveries or revelations.

— Carol Shields

Teachers need to be comfortable talking about feelings. This is part of teaching emotional literacy – a set of skills we can all develop, including the ability to read, understand, and respond appropriately to one’s own emotions and the emotions of others.

— Daniel Goleman

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.

— David Bohm

What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I’m a pop singer for Christ’s sake. As a person, I’m fairly uncomplicated.

— David Bowie

In treatment, all of the negative things I did were stripped away and I had to start processing my feelings.

— Demi Lovato

Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn’t get some of that stuff out.

— Dolly Parton

All of us have a bit of a sociopath inside of us, and it’s wrong to think that somebody is just clearly sociopathic, because they’re not. It’s interesting to explore the shadings and nuances within a person. Those feelings exist within more human beings than people may want to acknowledge.

— Dan Gilroy

I don’t really have a lot of appropriate feelings for people on an individual basis, but I’ve always wanted to make people happy.

— Dan Harmon

There’s something about a roller coaster that triggers strong feelings, maybe because most of us associate them with childhood. They’re inherently cinematic the very shape of a coaster, all hills and valleys and sickening helices, evokes a human emotional response.

— Diablo Cody

Our thoughts and our feelings, of course, are not wholly objective, they’re inherently subjective. And that’s the danger, and I think as long as we’re aware of it and can push back against it, I don’t think that these two views are necessarily incompatible.

— Daniel Tammet

I tell the story by feel most of the time, and I am not much given to labyrinthian digressions but seem to be naturally drawn to compression and pace, and the feelings come about on their own.

— Daniel Woodrell

As an actress, I’m drawn to emotion and expressing the human condition in all its forms, and I’m fortunate to have thoughts and feelings at my fingertips.

— Diane Keaton

I felt the need to be more open and expressive of my feelings, not just about the hills and the countryside, but about the daily life.

— Donald Hall

I understand that some fans want to express their feelings with signs, and they should do so, as long as they stay within the boundaries of good taste and don’t block the view of other fans.

— Daniel Snyder

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

— David Coverdale

It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes.

— Dinah Sheridan

That’s why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they’re just about feelings that don’t change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don’t change.

— Diana Krall

I don’t wear my political feelings on my sleeve. However, if I’m asked, I will answer honestly.

— Eartha Kitt

In stand-up it really helps to play yourself and talk about your own feelings. You cannot fail to be original if you’re just talking about what you think about X, Y and Z. Unless you’ve got a twin brother who’s also a stand-up.

— Eddie Izzard

When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements.

— Edward Thorndike

I think it’s easier to be cynical. I think the temptation, often, among writers is to write about anything other than real, true, deep feelings.

— Edward Zwick

One of the most powerful feelings in the world is after a really, really long run.

— Ellie Goulding

I discovered Einstein said the same thing about his celebrated theories of relativity that writers say about their work when he said he didn’t have any feelings of personal possession of these ideas. Once they were out there, they came from somewhere else. And that’s exactly the feeling when you write. You don’t feel possessive about it.

— E. L. Doctorow

Dogs who live in each other’s company are calm and pragmatic, never showing the desperate need to make known their needs and feelings or to communicate their observations, as some hysterical dogs who know only the company of our species are likely to do.

— Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

I’m always looking for complicated characters in fiction about whom I can feel a dozen feelings at once – in the space of a single paragraph, even.

— Edan Lepucki

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

— Emily Post

I think soldiers are not just one homogenous group, just like Americans aren’t. They all have different feelings about the war.

— Emily Robison

When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don’t have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.

— Elmer Bernstein

I think that people that are not sensitive, who seem to bang through life, do survive, but I don’t think they get the really soaring feelings that people who are more artistically bent can get.

— Fannie Flagg

We want to live at any price so we cannot burden ourselves with feelings which, though they might be ornamental enough in peace-time, would be out of place here.

— Erich Maria Remarque

I don’t really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish.

— Fred Melamed

In a unified and diverse Spain, based on the equality of and solidarity between its people, there is room for all of us. And for all of our feelings and sensitivities and our distinct ways of being Spaniards.

— Felipe VI of Spain

But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?

— Frances Wright

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

A lot of things happened when I left there, and to be fair they treated me really bad, and now I have to play against them so I don’t have any feelings for them at all.

— Frank Lampard

Sometimes I read about someone saying with great authority that animals have no intentions and no feelings, and I wonder, ‘Doesn’t this guy have a dog?’

— Frans de Waal

I love it when talented actors can bring characters to life. Anybody who wears their feelings on their sleeve and has a harder, crusty shell – like I do – is definitely protecting an inner sensitivity.

— Fred Durst

A lot of people enjoyed the film ‘Haywire’ and a lot of people have mixed feelings on it but regardless, a lot of people have said really wonderful things about it being my first experience, that the fighting they absolutely enjoyed. So I think I’ve gotten a lot more fans, actually.

— Gina Carano

There’s another way of making music, by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people.

— Gavin Bryars

I’m so lucky to have been raised the way I have, because my parents believed that everyone had the right to their own feelings, opinions, and existence as long as they weren’t harming others, you had to defend those rights.

— George Clooney

Ch’in Shih-huang is the first emperor of China. He united seven separate kingdoms into a single nation. He built the Great Wall and was buried with the terra-cotta soldiers. The Chinese have mixed feelings about him. They’re proud of the nation he created, but he was a maniacal tyrant.

— Gene Luen Yang

It’s wonderful to move forward technologically, but we cannot forget that we are human beings who thrive on relationships, who thrive on interconnectivity, who thrive on sharing your feelings and emotions.

— Goldie Hawn

My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring.

— Geoffrey Fisher

Mixed feelings, like mixed drinks, are a confusion to the soul.

— George Carman

You can’t not have feelings about country clubs, whichever side you’re on.

— Harold Ramis

The Lord will give you, if you ask, the feelings of the compassion He feels for those in need.

— Henry B. Eyring

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.

— Herbert Spencer

Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings.

— Howard Shore

My feelings, as the last ball travelled over the net, and as I realized that the final match was mine, I cannot describe. I felt that here was a prize for all the games I had ever played.

— Helen Wills Moody

Despite the obvious benefits, many Americans do not like Texas. Some even say they despise Texas, and make no secret of their feelings.

— Ian Frazier

I’ve always been aware of having feelings that were pretty intense at times. I imagine most people have had that, or they wouldn’t be human.

— Iris Dement

Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?

— Ivan Turgenev

There are some moments in life, some feelings one can only point to them and pass by.

— Ivan Turgenev

I don’t live for the accolades. I’m more so about the music. Making it, and putting it out. Those are the two best feelings.

— J. Cole

I’ve been writing poems since I was in the Navy – to Rosalynn. I found I could say things in poems that I never could in prose. Deeper, more personal things. I could write a poem about my mother that I could never tell my mother. Or feelings about being on a submarine that I would have been too embarrassed to share with fellow submariners.

— Jimmy Carter

Words cannot express quite a lot of feelings, whereas a noise or tone or drone or sound, an accordion falling down a staircase, can somehow capture an emotion much better.

— John Lydon

All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.

— John Ruskin

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

— John Wooden

I wrote ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ right out of my own experiences and my own feelings when I was in sixth grade.

— Judy Blume

Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor.

— Jane Pauley

We’re all driven to premieres or nightclubs and seen the rope separating those who can enter and those who can’t. Well, there’s also a velvet rope we have inside of us, keeping others from knowing our feelings.

— Janet Jackson

I’ve never been one for keeping a journal, so my songs were my journals. They allowed me to express my feelings and let people know what was going on with me. I knew that somebody would relate.

— Janet Jackson

Statistics rarely drive me. Feelings, intuition, and gut instinct do.

— Jason Fried

I have very mixed feelings about Jesse Jackson. He’s very good about labor, and human and civil rights issues, but not so good on cultural issues.

— Jello Biafra

I don’t think a man has to go around shouting and play-acting to prove he is something. And a real man don’t go around putting other guys down, trampling their feelings in the dirt, making out they’re nothing.

— Joe Frazier

Even ordinary people aren’t ordinary, not really. They’re filled up with thoughts and feelings that you might never know are there until they suddenly materialise.

— Julianne Moore

I’m not really afraid of things that are imaginary. I enjoy it. I enjoy big narrative, and I enjoy big feelings. Having a feeling is never going to kill you.

— Julianne Moore

If I’m not nervous, if I don’t have at least a little bit of the same self-doubt and anxious feelings I had when I started playing, then it will be time for me to go on. I must have that tension.

— Jerry West

While it is useful to rebut charges and get your arguments out in circulation, you have to understand that arguments and evidence have little impact on people as long as their feelings tilt them against you.

— Jonathan Haidt

As a child I was not allowed to express my feelings, so I had to go back through therapy and express the child’s pain.

— John Bradshaw

I like Oprah. I could sit around and make vision boards all day, but I wouldn’t actually get anything done if I were to concentrate on my feelings rather than doing.

— Jen Lancaster

When I was growing up, I wasn’t taught how to feel or communicate feelings.

— Jeremy Renner

I have some very personal feelings about politics, but I don’t get into it because I do comedy already.

— Jerry Lewis

I have mixed feelings about ‘Car 54, Where Are You?’ Because we shot it as a musical and whoever the studio head was at Orion, or whoever the powers that be were, cut all but, like, two musical numbers out of it. That is the same as cutting the musical numbers out of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ it wouldn’t be that interesting.

— John C. McGinley

You connect with who you connect with, and if your feelings are strong enough then you’ll make that work.

— Jesse Metcalfe

I have a tendency to really stuff things. I don’t really express, you know? Like, express certain feelings and stuff.

— Jack Osbourne

Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.

— Jacques Barzun

My thoughts, my feelings, my spirit, they are all in Spanish.

— Juan Gabriel

You see in times of crisis that extremist forces, populist forces, have a better ground to oversimplify things and to manipulate feelings. Feelings of fear.

— Jose Manuel Barroso

I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them.

— Judith Wright

I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else.

— Josh Gordon

A lot of the stuff that I do with Betty is in the eyes. A lot of the feelings that I evoke with her are unspoken, so that’s been fun to play with.

— January Jones

Maybe with your emotions and your feelings, someone else can say it in a different way than you would, which brings new life to the way you might sing it.

— Jody Watley

Westerners, more than most Asians, are prone to feelings of fear, self-hatred, and unworthiness.

— Jack Kornfield

Emotions often must be portrayed from an inner feeling, of course, but I had a double advantage because I was learning to direct my as-yet expressionless feelings as well as gaining an ability to express emotion by a very conscious manipulation of my muscles.

— Jane Greer

At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road.

— Joseph C. Lincoln

I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise, and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and solidarity all over the world.

— Lech Walesa

When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.

— Loretta Lynn

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell And very hard the task I find of governing it well.

— Louisa May Alcott

I’m an emotional person, and I externalise my feelings a lot with some things, but I’m strong with others.

— Luis Suarez

When I look back at The Judy Garland Show, I have such mixed feelings. It broke my mother’s heart when they canceled it.

— Lorna Luft

I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings, and I don’t like to knock other writers as a matter of principle.

— Lydia Davis

I haven’t seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven’t seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it – see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes.

— Lawrence Kasdan

The story line was done in a way that’s organic and was doled out very slowly in little bites. We think that’s authentic for this character, that her feelings are very deeply buried or she never felt them.

— Laura Innes

My films start with images, a few images and a few feelings, and I try to edit them together to see the correspondence between these images and these feelings.

— Leos Carax

I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing her every day and having to help her, too. But you get on with it. What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that.

— Lindsey Buckingham

A fact is like a sack – it won’t stand up if it’s empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.

— Luigi Pirandello

I put a lot of weight on feelings and am weirdly in touch with them, which is not typical for an engineer.

— Luis von Ahn

The next time you find yourself racing quickly down the street, know that you’re not only running to your next appointment, you are literally running from contact with your truest feelings, deepest needs and most valuable insights.

— Karen Salmansohn

There are some things that, if you say them out loud, will hurt the other person’s feelings. I tend to say them anyway. It’s better to be honest.

— Katherine Heigl

I think that everybody has a right to their own thoughts, their own feelings and their own private moments, if they want them.

— Katherine Heigl

As for getting married, I don’t have strong feelings, really – I can take or leave it.

— Katherine Kelly

I don’t feel the need to define nothin’ to nobody, because I’m always changing. Why say that I’m this or that when I might not be tomorrow? I’m gonna follow my own feelings and my own heart.

— Keke Palmer

With my feelings, I hold a lot in, because I didn’t always have boundaries and people would take advantage of situations because I’m a nice guy.

— Kellan Lutz

Dogs do have feelings, I gather.

— Kevin Kline

I’m getting those familiar feelings, and I’m just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.

— Kevin Costner

Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons’ feelings, a courtesy that’s inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I’m immediately impressed.

— Kent McCord

I was in the tent when Bobbi Kristina’s body was lowered into the ground. Watching her grandmother and her aunt, watching these women not cry but wail – you can’t divorce your feelings from some of this stuff.

— Kevin Frazier

Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of light.

— Marianne Williamson

As long as I live, I know I’ll have feelings. And that’s what I’m passionate about.

— Mary J. Blige

I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing.

— Mary Oliver

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.

— Maxwell Maltz

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person’s feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.

— Maxwell Maltz

I’m a passionate individual, and sometimes when I have strong feelings about a subject, I feel the need to express myself.

— Megan Fox

On ‘The Office,’ so much of the show is about disguising your true feelings and your romantic feelings because it was a mock documentary.

— Mindy Kaling

As humans with egos and feelings, none of us wants to be pilloried. But as thinkers and writers, it’s our job to express opinions forthrightly and without qualifying them out of existence.

— Meghan Daum

It’s awfully hard to get into the head of a liberal. Instead of logic and reason, they are drawn to emotions and feelings.

— Mike Gallagher

I got married because I wanted to do something that was more than I understood, because my feelings were more than I understood.

— Mandy Patinkin

The heart of Jesus is compassionate and understanding. It has felt the sting of ingratitude, and when my heart suffers from that same offense, I can turn to him, and he understands my feelings.

— Mother Angelica

Not being locked into one set of feelings, which you run the risk of mistaking for the truth, you have greater and more intense access to all feeling states, including those you would never choose to act out.

— Mary Gaitskill

To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself.

— Melvin Calvin

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.

— Michael Faraday

And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay.

— Morris Chestnut

I felt my father’s presence with me, helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had. I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension.

— Michael Landon

Standing as a witness in all things means being kind in all things, being the first to say hello, being the first to smile, being the first to make the stranger feel a part of things, being helpful, thinking of others’ feelings, being inclusive.

— Margaret D. Nadauld

What I find, particularly with young writers and readers, is that they don’t want complicated feelings.

— Marlon James

The show that defined ‘M*A*S*H’ was the original interview episode with Clete Roberts. That was a way to look into these peoples’ lives and investigate their situation, their feelings being away from home on an intimate level.

— Mike Farrell

She gave me another piece of information which excited other feelings in me, scarcely less dreadful. Infants were sometimes born in the convent but they were always baptized and immediately strangled!

— Maria Monk

Back then, we could drive a mile from home and there was nothing. Now it’s grown in every direction and is populated and modernized. I guess I have mixed feelings about it, but I’m not someone that thinks everything should stop growing.

— Matthew Sweet

As regards my feelings about drummers – there’s Buddy Rich, and then there’s everybody else.

— Mel Torme

I think that you can take things personally or get hurt feelings as a result of something not working out just because your psyche said it should or you deserve it, or whatever it is.

— Michael Shanks

I was really drawn to spoken-word style poetry. I loved the rhythms, and for some reason, I was just drawn to this poetry as a way of expressing my feelings, because I didn’t have any other outlet.

— Matt de la Pena

If someone feels that they’re abandoned, there are always complicated feelings. There are always reasons for why people do the things that they do.

— Maurissa Tancharoen

In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.

— Nicolas Malebranche

Thankfully, I have never experienced a miscarriage, but I have friends and family who have, and I’ve talked to them about their feelings.

— Neve McIntosh

I know some people are really comfortable with talking about their feelings and hopes and fears in public, but I’m not, and I don’t think it’s that extraordinary.

— Natasha Little

Actors are really working with bodies, with their minds, and with their emotions. Feelings, basically. That’s what movies are about, going from one feeling to another.

— Nick Nolte

When women talk about their feelings, they’re not asking for solutions.

— Nick Nolte

Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They’re a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated.

— Nick Cave

When I’m challenged, I grow. I never want to be in a situation where I’m not challenged and not afraid. One of my favorite feelings is stepping into a film and knowing that I’m a little bit afraid of what I have to accomplish.

— Nikki Reed

Beware of men who cry. It’s true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.

— Nora Ephron

We need to know how we are feeling. Mindfully acknowledging our feelings serves as an ’emotional thermostat’ that recalibrates our decision making. It’s not that we can’t be anxious, it’s that we need to acknowledge to ourselves that we are.

— Noreena Hertz

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

— Pearl S. Buck

I think guilt is directional. You should get rid of it, but the way to get rid of it is not to get rid of the guilt feelings. It is to get rid of the wrong that you did that caused the guilt feelings.

— Philip Yancey

When hiring, trust your feelings.

— Peter Diamandis

Yes, there are times when I get extremely depressed and how I sublimate those feelings is through music.

— Peter Steele

My reason, it’s true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn’t rule them so much as tyrannize them.

— Pierre Corneille

To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would – I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.

— Prince

When I was going through puberty, I had all these feelings of being unstable through those years, and being uncontrollably drawn to things of beauty and things that are bad.

— Park Chan-wook

As a Marvel fan who grew up with ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Ant-Man’ and everything, I definitely have my own sort of feelings about what I want to see as a fan in an ‘Ant-Man’ movie.

— Peyton Reed

It is not proper to project our feelings onto things or to attribute our own sensations and passions to them. Can it also be improper to see in them a guide, a way of life?

— Octavio Paz

As a young man, I was very introverted and quiet, but with a lot of intensity and feelings.

— Om Puri

We ignore our feelings a lot, I realize. Many of us have to… until they really bite us in the butt.

— Queen Latifah

When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books.

— R. L. Stine

I don’t go to church any more, but I think that Catholicism is rather like the brand they use on cattle: I feel so formed in that Catholic mould that I don’t think I could adopt any other form of spirituality. I still get feelings of consolation about churches.

— Rachel Cusk

I’m emotionally in tune with my feelings and what people mean to me, and I have no trouble saying it and relating to it.

— Ray Liotta

Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind’s feelings, you’ll survive.

— Richard Eberhart

Religion has endured since the dawn of human consciousness precisely because it encompasses so much of being human. No idea has endured so long, gathered up so many disparate needs and wants and feelings, and inspired so many different paths towards understanding it.

— Robert Winston

I’ve loved Danielle Spencer since 1989 – that’s never going to change – and that’s one of those things where I stare at her and go, ‘How did it fail?’ I still can’t work it out, because my feelings for her have never changed.

— Russell Crowe

You can be cocky and confident, but when you start developing feelings for someone, suddenly your self-esteem drops a bit.

— Russell Tovey

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot.

— Richard Dawkins

When you’re involved with someone for a while, and they decided to express their feelings to the public – that’s not my personal way of therapy, but I guess everyone takes split-ups differently.

— Rita Ora

It’s important not to indicate. People don’t try to show their feelings, they try to hide them.

— Robert De Niro

I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.

— Robert E. Lee

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings – not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.

— Ralph Bakshi

I am now in Gibraltar. It is a large place and there does not seem to be room in this letter, in which to express my feelings about Moors in bare legs and six thousand Red-coats and to hear Englishmen speak again.

— Richard H. Davis

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.

— Robert Burton

Betrayed’ starts off with Shane Gallagher rescuing Elena Reyes and a group of hostages from a madman with a gun. And as the story progresses and Shane’s feelings for Elena blossom, his urge to protect her grows.

— Ruth Glick

In order to feel contempt, you generally need to cherish some kind of feelings.

— Ryszard Kapuscinski

For favorite games, I have sentimental feelings toward the Nintendo 64. I don’t know why, but that period just resonates with me – ‘Goldeneye’ and ‘Ocarina of Time’ and ‘Rogue Squadron.’

— Rahul Kohli

I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they’re necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that’s dangerous and they’ll boomerang.

— Richard Chamberlain

I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.

— S. E. Hinton

I think, in a written novel, the way in which you play with the readers’ emotion or the way in which you engage the readers’ emotions can be very indirect. You could come at it through irony or comedy, etcetera, and you could capture people’s sympathies and feelings kind of by stealth if you like.

— Salman Rushdie

I want to entertain, but I’m interested in a whole range of feelings.

— Savion Glover

I think a fragrance is all about sensations and imagery, and can evoke visions, feelings and thoughts.

— Shakira

With guests who are ‘in the middle of the fight,’ we’re able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings.

— Sean Hannity

Music commands how we feel, dictates what we experience in our feelings.

— Sheryl Crow

I have tender feelings for Nixon because everybody has warm feelings about their childhood. Actually, I didn’t like the Watergate trials ’cause they interrupted ‘The Munsters.’

— Stephen Colbert

Major labels act as banks in terms of how they produce and release your album. No major label is really good or bad they just 100 per cent operate as a business, which makes sense… no hard feelings.

— Solange Knowles

A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.

— Stanley Kubrick

Steve Jobs had very strong feelings about what makes a company great, what makes products great. He more or less chose Tim Cook to be in that role, in that position.

— Steve Wozniak

When we have ‘second thoughts’ about something, our first thoughts don’t seem like thoughts at all – just feelings.

— Sydney J. Harris

I’ve always been a journal-keeper. I’ve always tried to write about how I’m experiencing life, and my feelings and thoughts.

— Sue Monk Kidd

I think that if journalists, reporters who spend a lot of time on a story, are honest with themselves, we all have feelings about our subjects – I mean, unless you’re a robot.

— Sarah Koenig

I will do almost anything for the sake of a joke or for the sake of someone’s real belief in something to help tell a story. I will not do something shocking for the sake of being nasty. If it’s not hurting anyone’s feelings, I’m in on the joke.

— Selma Blair

God knows, I never want to hurt someone’s feelings.

— Selma Blair

Movie characters rarely get to think out loud or talk very much about their emotions. Instead they have to, very briefly, show their feelings through their action or through dialog.

— Seth Grahame-Smith

When you feel totally alone in your thoughts and feelings, there’s someone out there who is going through what you went through, even if it’s the strangest, weirdest thing you could think of.

— Sampha

I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship.

— Tamar Braxton

Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me… dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn’t want to be that weak link.

— Tea Leoni

I always have those feelings – lucky and blessed – and I don’t know if they’ll ever go away. I really hope they don’t, as I think it keeps you grounded. That’s how I feel about every film I do.

— Teresa Palmer

Because I don’t have to be careful of people’s feelings when I teach literature, and I do when I’m teaching writing.

— Tobias Wolff

Everything I write about either I have gone through or I know somebody has gone through, so it’s very close to me, but sometimes it’s about taking those feelings and exaggerating on them a little bit: being a bit more dramatic but still keeping them relatable.

— Tori Kelly

I still have mixed feelings about what growing up is – this thing that happens to everyone, so I’ve heard.

— Taylor Swift

People forget that I’m a human being, just because I play a sport that everybody loves. We’re human. We’re not invincible. We share the same feelings and emotions that people on the outside feel. I don’t think people really understand that.

— Terrell Owens

I used to have sort of mixed feelings about a producer whose only skills seemed to be going into the studio, schmoozing the artists and making them feel good. I can see now that in some cases, that’s what you have to do because that’s the only way you’re going to get them to produce.

— Todd Rundgren

My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn’t have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.

— Tim Allen

Everyone is friends with each other, and you have to like what’s hot. You have to do all these things as if there’s no real feelings. As if you can’t dislike something any more. We all just have to be buddy-buddy.

— Tory Lanez

I work because I have issues and questions and feelings and thoughts that I want to have a look at. I’m not in need of, or wanting, particularly, to know what other folk are up to.

— Twyla Tharp

Japanese people are not known for expressing their feelings through singing and dancing, but I like to sing a lot. I don’t just sing to myself in the shower. I sing everywhere.

— Tao Okamoto

I know it is all right. I wish I could make you feel so, I wish I could describe my feelings.

— Thomas Starr King

As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause.

— Tim Hardaway

Sometimes the routes leading to feelings of anger are so convoluted and circuitous that it takes enormous skill to discern their original source, or fountainhead. But regardless of the reason for or the source of the anger or the relative ease or complexity in perceiving either the anger or its source – everybody, but everybody, gets angry.

— Theodore Isaac Rubin

Right after something happens to me, the first thing I’ll do is go write when those feelings are really, really fresh. I’ll hum a tune into my phone sometimes.

— Troye Sivan

I feel like part of getting better at writing is knowing where to find that inspiration. Right after something happens to me, the first thing I’ll do is go write when those feelings are really, really fresh.

— Troye Sivan

All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black.

— Umberto Eco

Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.

— Walt Disney

When a man is able to connect with his feelings, he is able to care more.

— Warren Farrell

The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.

— Wilhelm Wundt

Whatever an artist’s personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.

— Willem de Kooning

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.

— Willie Stargell

The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better.

— William P. Leahy

We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.

— Vernon Howard

The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.

— Victor Garber

Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes, with real feelings.

— Vanessa Redgrave

You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot.

— Victoria Pratt

I want to play for my country, play for everybody, and I want to be there. I just feel like I have so many feelings and I want to play in the Olympics and feel how special if I can win that tournament.

— Yani Tseng

Here in Russia,, in many cities, people are irritated by Caucasian intrusion. Caucasians come from foreign countries they are ubiquitous: in markets, shops, hotels, restaurants. They misbehave, and in this sense we have feelings similar to those that the Germans have toward the Turks and the French toward Algerians.

— Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Mostly, I just write about feelings that people can relate to. Because, yeah, I don’t know who I am, and this is not my sound forever… I’m a human, so hopefully, I will always develop.

— Zara Larsson
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