Literary Quotations
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What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The House of the Seven Gables

That which issues from the heart alone,
Will bend the hearts of others to your own.
My heart, my heart, be whole and free:
Love is thine only enemy.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Caesar and Cleopatra

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 BRONTË, Wuthering Heights

A generous heart repairs a slanderous tongue.

HOMER, The Odyssey

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and ... thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Love in the Time of Cholera

You can't understand. You're using the language of reason, not of the heart; you live in a world of abstractions.


My heart has more rooms than a whorehouse.

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Love in the Time of Cholera