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Sentimentalism Quotes By Dean Koontz

Billy Pilgrim had a theory about diaries.
Women were more likely than men to think that their lives had sufficient meaning to require recording on a daily basis. It was not for the most part a God-is-leading-me-on-a-wondrous-journey kind of meaning, but more an I've-gotta-be-me-but-nobody-cares sentimentalism that passed for meaning, and they usually stopped keeping a diary by the time they hit thirty, because by then they didn't want to ponder the meaning of life anymore because it scared the crap out of them. — Dean Koontz

Sentimentalism Quotes By Margaret Sanger

Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupid, cruel sentimentalism. — Margaret Sanger

Sentimentalism Quotes By Douglas Wilson

One of the most pernicious errors that has gotten abroad in the Christian community is the error of sentimentalism - the view that evil is to be evaded, rather than the more robust Christian view that it is to be conquered. The Christian believes that evil is there to be fought, the dragon is there to be slain. The sentimentalist believes that evil is to be resented. — Douglas Wilson

Sentimentalism Quotes By Margaret Sanger

Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism, — Margaret Sanger

Sentimentalism Quotes By Douglas MacArthur

For the sentimentalism and emotionalism which have infested our country, we should substitute hard common sense. Pacific habits do not insure peace or immunity from national insult and aggression. — Douglas MacArthur

Sentimentalism Quotes By Frederick William Robertson

What we mean by sentimentalism is that state in which a man speaks deep and true sentiments not because he feels them strongly, but because he perceives that they are beautiful, and that it is touching and fine to say them,-things which he fain would feel, and fancies that he does feel. — Frederick William Robertson

Sentimentalism Quotes By Neville Cardus

Cricket more than any other game is inclined towards sentimentalism and cant. — Neville Cardus

Sentimentalism Quotes By D.H. Lawrence

Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven't really got. — D.H. Lawrence

Sentimentalism Quotes By Hope Mirrlees

Sentimentality is a quality that rarely has the slightest influence on action. — Hope Mirrlees

Sentimentalism Quotes By Gabrielle Hamilton

I was firmly in the out-of-sight-out-of-mind camp, and had cogent, unflinchingly honest declarations I frequently made about losing a shared context, and sentimentalism, and the general faint hearted ness of most people-but I knew there were people in the world who remained friends, for life, with bunk mates from sleepaway camp, and this was that group of people. — Gabrielle Hamilton

Sentimentalism Quotes By Avijeet Das

A writer observes. A writer records for posterity. The moments in the transience of the labyrinth of time that would go unrecorded otherwise! A writer records for value. A writer records for sentimentalism. A writer tries in earnest to carry the emotions and sentiments that make us what we ultimately are. For what are we? Empty spaces in an atom! — Avijeet Das

Sentimentalism Quotes By Sri Aurobindo

Our actual enemy is not any force exterior to ourselves, but our own crying weaknesses, our cowardice, our selfishness, our hypocrisy, our purblind sentimentalism. — Sri Aurobindo

Sentimentalism Quotes By Wilhelm Reich

Mystical organizations are only a crystallization of facts which can be found, in a more diffuse and less tangible form, in all strata of people. The degree of mystical, sentimental and sadistic feelings corresponds exactly to the degree of the disturbance of natural orgastic experience. Close observation of the audience of a trashy thriller or of a boxing match teaches more about these problems than a hundred handbooks of sexology. — Wilhelm Reich

Sentimentalism Quotes By Janet Fitch

She didn't like weepy films. She liked to
quote D. H. Lawrence : "Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself
of feelings you haven't really got." Hers were grim European films
- Antonioni, Bertolucci, Bergman - films where everybody
died or wished they had. — Janet Fitch

Sentimentalism Quotes By Reinhold Niebuhr

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth. — Reinhold Niebuhr

Sentimentalism Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us replace sentimentalism by realism and dare to uncover those simple and terrible laws which, be they seen or unseen, pervade and govern. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sentimentalism Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one's whole being into the being of another. — Martin Luther King Jr.

Sentimentalism Quotes By David W. Blight

The greatest enthusiasts for Civil War history and memory often displace complicated consequences by endlessly focusing on the contest itself. We sometimes lift ourselves out of historical time, above the details, and render the war safe in a kind of national Passover offering as we view a photograph of the Blue and Gray veterans shaking hands across the stone walls at Gettysburg. Deeply embedded in an American mythology of mission, and serving as a mother lode of nostalgia for antimodernists and military history buffs, the Civil War remains very difficult to shuck from its shell of sentimentalism. — David W. Blight

Sentimentalism Quotes By Karl Marx

It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of Philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, it has set up that single, unconscionable freedom
free trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation. — Karl Marx

Sentimentalism Quotes By Luther Burbank

Do not feed children on maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion; give them nature. — Luther Burbank

Sentimentalism Quotes By Jerome Bruner

It is sentimentalism to assume that the teaching of life can always be fitted to the child's interests, just as it is empty formalism to force the child to parrot the formulas of adult society. Interests can be created and stimulated. — Jerome Bruner

Sentimentalism Quotes By Luther Burbank

Do not feed children on a maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion; give them nature. Let their souls drink in all that is pure and sweet. Rear them, if possible, amid pleasant surroundings ... Let nature teach them the lessons of good and proper living, combined with an abundance of well-balanced nourishment. Those children will grow to be the best men and women. Put the best in them by contact with the best outside. They will absorb it as a plant absorbs the sunshine and the dew. — Luther Burbank

Sentimentalism Quotes By D.T. Suzuki

When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is after all a travelling from one unknown to another unknown. — D.T. Suzuki

Sentimentalism Quotes By Phillips Brooks

The absence of sentimentalism in Christ's relations with men is what makes His tenderness so exquisitely touching. — Phillips Brooks

Sentimentalism Quotes By Luc Delahaye

There is the refusal of style and the refusal of sentimentalism, there is this desire for clarity ... — Luc Delahaye

Sentimentalism Quotes By Charles Spurgeon

The religion of both Old and New Testaments is marked by fervent outspoken testimonies against evil. To speak smooth things in such a case may be sentimentalism, but it is not Christianity. It is a betrayal of the cause of truth and righteousness. — Charles Spurgeon

Sentimentalism Quotes By Camille Paglia

Great women scholars like Jane Harrison and Gisela Richter were produced by the intellectual discipline of the masculine classical tradition, not the wishy-washy sentimentalism of clingy, all-forgiving sisterhood, from which no first-rate book has yet emerged. Every year, feminists provide more and more evidence for the old charge that women can neither think nor write. — Camille Paglia

Sentimentalism Quotes By William Gaddis

Holy things and holy places, out of mind under the cauterizing brilliance of the summer son, reared up now as the winter sun struck from the south, casting shadows coldly upon the avenues where the people followed and went in, wearing winter hearts on their sleeves for the plucking. — William Gaddis

Sentimentalism Quotes By Joseph Campbell

there has been evident in our progressive world an increasing disregard and even disdain for those ritual forms that once brought forth, and up to now have sustained, this infinitely rich and fruitfully developing civilization. There is a ridiculous nature-boy sentimentalism that with increasing force is taking over. Its beginnings date back to the eighteenth century of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, with its artificial back-to-nature movements and conceptions of the Noble Savage. — Joseph Campbell

Sentimentalism Quotes By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Why is it - as I've noticed," Stepan Trofimovitch whispered to me once, "why is it that all these desperate socialists and communists are at the same time such incredible skinflints, so avaricious, so keen over property, and, in fact, the more socialistic, the more extreme they are, the keener they are over property... why is it? Can that, too, come from sentimentalism?" I — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Sentimentalism Quotes By Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have long had in mind a plan to thwart death, but it required another with skill equal to mine - two such might live for ever. I have selected you to be that other, for reasons that I already have explained - they are undefiled by sentimentalism. I did not choose you because I love you, or because I feel friendship for you, or because I think that you love me, or feel friendship towards me. I chose you because I knew that of all the inhabitants of a world you were the one least likely to fail me. — Edgar Rice Burroughs