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You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.

Author: Greg Anderson

Profession: American Author of "The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness"

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.

Author: Lester Bangs (1948-1982)

Profession: American Rock Journalist

It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.

Author: Joseph Collins


It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain; and some of our grieves... have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.

Author: Dogen


You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.

Author: Margaret Drabble (1939)

Profession: British Novelist

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.

Author: Max Eastman

Profession: American Commentator, Writer

Our emotions are only ''incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet