“Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself.”

— Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars, Share via Whatsapp

“Sometimes your heart is the only thing worth listening to.”

— Marissa Meyer, Heartless, Share via Whatsapp

“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart; imagine my heartbeat when you are in this state.”

— Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice, Share via Whatsapp

“Ultimately, the most romantic thing is the heart, and every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient walls.”

— Robert Walser, The Walk, Share via Whatsapp

“Ah, Evie,” she heard him say softly, “I must have a heart, after all…because right now it aches like the devil.” “Only your heart?” she asked ingenuously, making him laugh. He lowered her to the bed, his eyes sparkling wickedly. “Also a few other things,” he conceded. “And as my wife, it’s your duty to ease all my aches.”

— Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter, Share via Whatsapp

“When the mind remains the ally of our heart, and the gut is the brain s brother-at-arms, we can tackle the challenging situations, be inspirational appeasers, and stay honest to a fault. If we want to satisfy our quest for the real moment, we must be honest with ourselves and honest to the others and ready to reconcile all intricate contentions. ( Quest for the real moment )”

— Erik Pevernagie, Share via Whatsapp

“That s why I m talking to you. You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect.”

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden, Share via Whatsapp