Below is a selection of some of my favorite quotes related to emotions. Enjoy!


"Emotion is messy, contradictory, and true."
Nigella Lawson
"Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it."
Vincent Van Gogh
"One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields—even to sadness."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling."
Claude Debussy
"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion."
Albert Einstein
"As none can see the wind but in its effects on the trees, neither can we see the emotions but in their effects on the face and body."
Nathaniel LeTonnerre
"Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary."
Mark Twain
"A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity."
Mary Garden
"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."
Paul Cezanne
"Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion."
Robert Quillen
"Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence."
Bryant H. McGill
"Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end."
George Santayana
"He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply."
John Buchan
"It shows the truth—that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it."
Sarah Silverman
"Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe."
James Spader