Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. A young man in love is essentially enraptured by the forces within himself.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the feelings of a heartless world, and the spirit of conditions that are unspiritual. It is the opium of the people.1843-4 A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right.
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more formshollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.1958 In the NewYorkTimes Magazine,7 Dec.
I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated [for cervical cancer], maybe that's because I'm a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won't betony abbott
I never justify, sustain, or in any way or to any extent uphold this cruel, heartless, aimless unnecessary war.franklin pierce
The best comedy is always heartless, an alternative to rational emotion.wilfrid sheed
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms — hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.james thurber
We kneel, how weak; we rise, how full of power!Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,Or others — that we are not always strong,That we are ever overborne with care,That we should ever weak or heartless be,Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer,And joy and strength and courage are with Thee?richard chenevix trench
As you look at Wendy, you may see her hair becoming white, and her figure little again, for all this happened long ago. Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.j. m. barrie
"Let the child go," said he; "ye heartless dogs, do ye not see how young and frail he is? Let him go I will take his lashes."mark twain
But we, O blockhead, with dogged spite and armored love shall force those deaf dark powers to grow ears and hear us! I know that God is earless, eyeless, and heartless too, a brainless Dragon Worm that crawls on earth and hopes in anguish and then in secret that we'll give him soul, for then he, too, may sprout ears, eyes, to match his growth, but God is clay in my ten fingers, and I mould him!Nikos Kazantzakis
Though smooth be the heartless prayer, no ear in heaven will mind it; And the finest phrase falls dead, if there is no feeling behind it.ella wheeler wilcox
We kneel, how weak; we rise, how full of power! Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong, Or others that we are not always strong, That we are ever overborne with care, That we should ever weak or heartless be, Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer, And joy and strength and courage are with Thee?Richard Chenevix Trench, p. 467. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I'll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and, uh... and, uh... heartless manipulators, about music ... that takes up the energies , and the bodies, and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds , of young men, who give what they have to it, and give everything they have to it. And it's a... it's a term that's based on contempt; it's a term that's based on fashion , style , elitism, satanism , and, everything that's rotten about rock 'n' roll.Iggy Pop Iggy Pop, punk pioneer, on Peter Gzowski's 90 Minutes Live (March 1977)
When women are angry at men, they call them heartless. When men are angry at women, they call them crazy.susanna kaysen
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