notice that I'm getting more sentimental as I get older; I feel I owe it to
myself somehow. Angela Olive Carter Quoted in John
Haffenden Novelists in Interview (1985).
But as I see it, the most corrupt art is the sentimental the art of orange
blossoms which make pale women swoon. Camille Pissarro Letter to his son Lucien.
The mythical Americathat marvellous, heroic, sentimental
landwas an object of faith. It challenged you to make the
believer's leap over the rude facts at your feet. Jonathan Raban Hunting Mister Heartbreak, ch.2.