“My wanting to cry was a reflection mainly of my social conscience”

— Naoise Dolan, Exciting Times, Share via Whatsapp

“Can you see me inside out? My soul and not my garter? My screams and not my heels?”

— Alexandre Pierre Albert, Polaro!D, #1, Share via Whatsapp

“Laughter isn t the best medicine. Feeling that you re in safe hands is.”

— Ben MacFarlane, Holiday SOS: The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor, Share via Whatsapp

“Love, the simplest, strongest, and most unforgiving of all emotions.”

— Stephen King, Needful Things, Share via Whatsapp

“I don t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Share via Whatsapp

“I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.”

— Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Share via Whatsapp

“Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people s opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions!”

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free, Share via Whatsapp

“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.”

— David Hume, Share via Whatsapp

“We bury things so deep we no longer remember there was anything to bury. Our bodies remember. Our neurotic states remember. But we don t.”

— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Share via Whatsapp

“Im a girl who has been tamping down her emotions and keeping them tightly guarded her whole life. And that works really well for me... And now I felt like my shell had a dangerous crack in it. Without much more effort on his part, it would split wide open and my enormous river of emotions would gush out - the bad and the good. It was pretty much the scariest thing I d ever thought of. - Maximum Ride.”

— James Patterson, Angel, Share via Whatsapp

“Love is without a doubt the laziest theory for the meaning of life, but when it actually comes a time to do it we find just enough energy to over-complicate life again. Any devil can love, whom he himself sees as, a good person who has treated him well, but to love also the polar opposite is what separates love from fickle emotions.”

— Criss Jami, Venus in Arms, Share via Whatsapp

“Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions are too huge to be felt.”

— Neil Gaiman, Fables & Reflections, Share via Whatsapp

“She laughed. It won t last. Nothing lasts. But I m happy now. Happy, I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don t have much faith in them and I am no exception--especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far too relative when you compare them to sharp, mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony. I feel at home with these, because they re scrawny and easy to pin, but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence.”

— Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, Share via Whatsapp

“Evelyn: There s nothing wrong with embracing one s emotions. Brittany: Mom, You don t just embrace your emotions, you make love to them hard-core.”

— Gena Showalter, Catch a Mate, Share via Whatsapp

“Ever since people first existed, they have been doing all the things we label codependent. They have worried themselves sick about other people. They have tried to help in ways that didn t help. They have said yes when they meant no. They have tried to make other people see things their way. They have bent over backwards avoiding hurting people s feelings and, in so doing, have hurt themselves. They have been afraid to trust their feelings. They have believed lies and then felt betrayed. They have wanted to get even and punish others. They have felt so angry they wanted to kill. They have struggled for their rights while other people said they didn t have any. They have worn sackcloth because they didn t believe they deserved silk.”

— Melody Beattie, Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, Share via Whatsapp

“The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.”

— Edward O. Wilson, Share via Whatsapp

“When the rusty shackles of our emotions are being unchained, we can become lovers without a cause, and intrinsically the deepest wells of our unconsciousness may uncover the uncharted territories of deliverance, granting free rein to our intuition and giving love downright carte blanche. ( Another empty room )”

— Erik Pevernagie, Share via Whatsapp