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Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology.
My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
Emotion creates reality, reality demands action.
All art is about appealing to emotion.
The poet craves emotion, and feeds the fire that consumes him, and only under this condition is he baptized with creative power.
George Edward Woodberry
I love movies that make me cry, because they're tapping into a real emotion in me, and I always think afterwards: how did they do that?
I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.
The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
Many ideas happen to us. We have intuition, we have feeling, we have emotion, all of that happens, we don't decide to do it. We don't control it.
Love is not an emotion; it is a drive.
When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.
When you try to cool down hot emotions, what tends to happen is that you end up either repressing them or losing them altogether. Neither is desirable. Without emotion, much social interaction loses its meaning or changes for the worse.
We all have days where we can't pronounce things or give it the emotion it deserves.
Babies are smart. They can tell the difference between a responsive face and a blank face, wiped clean of emotion.
Madeleine M. Kunin
I don't think any other emotion is the equivalent of laughter. So I do whatever I can to laugh all the time and to hide my pain.
Indeed, without emotion it seems unlikely we can even have morality.
Part of fashion is newness. It's got to be a new combination of elements that's shocking-stunning-beautiful all at the same time. But it doesn't have any emotion.
Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship.
If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.
In film, it's very important to not allow yourself to get sentimental, which, being British, I try to avoid. People sometimes regard sentimentality as emotion. It is not. Sentimentality is unearned emotion.
When my son was born, and after a day of lying-in I was told that I could leave the hospital and take him home, I burst into tears. It wasn't the emotion of the moment: it was shock and horror.
I question what emotion Manilow touches. People are entertained by him. But are they emotionally moved? I don't believe anything that Barry Manilow sings.
So pretty much, to sum it up, if you can freak someone out and bring that kind of emotion out of somebody with a song, you're doing something right.
Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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