Quotes of Sensitivity - somelinesforyou

“ What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy. ”

- Mario Puzo

“ A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority. ”

- Alfred Adler

“ Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money. ”

- Robert Penn Warren

“ I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action. ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ How frail the human heart must be — a mirrored pool of thought. ”

- Sylvia Plath

“ To touch the quick. ”

- Sophocles

“ Too quick a sense of constant infelicity. ”

- Jeremy Taylor

“ The lower one's vitality, the more sensitive one is to great art. ”

- Max Beerbohm

“ And I said, 'You know, we should do your show, and you should write it. Because it's your humor, it's your sensibility. It's not mine.' And I've tried very hard to do his stuff rather than my own. ”

- Robert Altman

“ You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent. ”

- Alexander Hamilton

“ The administration's solicitude for Muslim sensitivities might well have been interpreted by many Muslims as a vindication of bin Laden's methods. ”

- Richard Perle

“ God does not work in all hearts alike, but according to the preparation and sensitivity He finds in each. ”

- Meister Eckhart

“ The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality. ”

- Patricia Meyer Spacks

“ There are moments when we in the British press can show extraordinary sensitivity; these moments usually coincide with the death of a proprietor, or a proprietor's wife. ”

- Craig Brown

“ My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person. ”

- Mike Tyson

“ He had a sensation of anxiety and shame, a sensitivity acute beyond usefulness, as if the nervous system, flayed of its old hide of social usage, must record every touch of pain. ”

- John Updike

“ Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life. ”

- Arthur Rimbaud

“ Tenderness is a virtue. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the best of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. ”

- George Eliot

“ It is all a question of sensitiveness. Brute force and overbearing may make a terrific effect. But in the end, that which lives by delicate sensitiveness. If it were a question of brute force, not a single human baby would survive for a fortnight. It is the grass of the field, most frail of all things, that supports all life all the time… ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ It is… axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ One of the effects of a safe and civilized life is an immense oversensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions somewhat disgusting. Generosity is as painful as meanness, gratitude as hateful as ingratitude. ”

- George Orwell

“ Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves. ”

- John Christian Bovee

“ Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves. ”

- Christian Nevell Bovee

“ I think there is a law of equity in these disputes. When one party is clearly wrong, it will eventually give way… They had no business putting those missiles in and lying to me about it. They were in the wrong and knew it. So, when we stood firm, they had to back down… ”

- John F. Kennedy
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