Feelings Quotes (135) Spiritual Sayings
Summary: Definition of Feelings. Feeling is the nominalization of the verb to feel. The word was first used in the English language to describe the physical sensation of touch through either experience or perception. The word is also used to describe experiences, other than the physical sensation of touch, such as "a feeling of warmth
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”
“Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily”
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices
“Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I don’t know, but it’s a world where there’s no time, so space, no frontiers.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.”
"When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear."
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"
"One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life."
"The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior."
"My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
"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
"Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity."
You learned to run from what you feel, and that's why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.
Sing again, with your dear voice revealing. A tone Of some world far from ours, where music and moonlight and feeling are one.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
Mixed feelings, like mixed drinks, are a confusion to the soul.
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them.
Your programming leads to your thoughts; your thoughts lead to your feelings; your feelings lead to your actions; your actions leads to your results. Therefore, just as is done with a personal computer, by changing your programming, you take the first essential step to changing your results.
T. Harv Eker
Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes, with real feelings
I don't think you learn how to act. You learn how to use your emotions and feelings.
I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important.
That liberty is a great thing we may know from our own feelings, and we may likewise judge so from the conduct of the white-people, in the late war.
Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change.
I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live
Feelings are like a color chart that God has given us.
As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.
A Rescuer isn't always a person. Addictions to alcohol or drugs, sexual addiction, workaholism-all the ways we numb out-can rescue the Victim from feeling his or her own feelings.
David Emerald Womeldorff
I have deep feelings for the welfare and comfort of others.
I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious, all those feelings about playing for the Jets again. If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here.
Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself against attack or want of conformity answer in full to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
When I look back at The Judy Garland Show, I have such mixed feelings. It broke my mother's heart when they canceled it.
What I wasn't prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me. I wasn't prepared for the initial feeling of I don't want to have to do that again. I was scared.
I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
There is no other who experiences your thoughts or your feelings.
John Buchanan Robinson
I let my personal feelings take care of themselves. I find that works better.
Some critics of my work took the view that a satirist should defer to the finer feelings of his readers and respect widely held beliefs.
The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.
When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
You weren't going to the theatre to change the world, but you had a chance to affect the world, the thinking and the feelings of the world.
James Earl Jones
Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings
I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.
It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes.
We want to live at any price; so we cannot burden ourselves with feelings which, though they might be ornamental enough in peace-time, would be out of place here.
Erich Maria Remarque
Being a salesman and an actor were not that dissimilar: It is a good lesson in covering up your feelings. No one wants to buy from someone who looks depressed.
Modern man's besetting temptation is to sacrifice his direct perceptions and spontaneous feelings to his reasoned reflections; to prefer in all circumstances the verdict of his intellect to that of his immediate intuitions.
Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.
You can't not have feelings about country clubs, whichever side you're on.
You cannot know what you do not feel.
Why is it that people who cannot show feeling presume that that is a strength and not a weakness?
I've had some ambivalent feelings about being an actor. I don't know that I've ever been totally and completely comfortable with it.
There is a lovely warmness about feelings of nostalgia as though in one's head one is putting on a pair of comfy old slippers and curling up in front of a fire.
The Englishman respects your opinions, but he never thinks of your feelings.
A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits
Feelings are untidy ...
You have trouble feeling alive, so you stab your own heart just to feel something. It was the emptiness that was killing you. You created the sadness and the fear to fill it.
Most of us grew up speaking a language that encourages us to label, compare, demand, and pronounce judgments rather than to be aware of what we are feeling and needing.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
I return with feelings of misgiving from my third war-I was the first American commander to put his signature to a paper ending a war when we did not win it.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
E. W. Howe
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.
Henry Ward Beecher
Individuality is founded in feeling
I've become the person I've always hated, but I'm happier.
Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
A relationship has to be cultivated. There have to be feelings of love for another first. But then you have to really like the person.
One of the quickest ways to become exhausted is by suppressing your feelings.
It's important not to indicate. People don't try to show their feelings, they try to hide them.
Robert De Niro
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.
A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.
We don't have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.
Quite often I have been faced with people who were praised and admired for their talents and their achievements... According to prevailing attitudes, these people-the pride and joy of their parents-should have had a strong and stable sense of self-assurance. But the case is exactly the opposite... Whenever they suddenly get the feeling they have failed to live up to some ideal image or have not measured up to some standard, then they are plagued by anxiety or deep feelings of guilt and shame. What are the reasons for such disturbances in these competent, accomplished people?
Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
Or heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs.
When a man is able to connect with his feelings, he is able to care more.
I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music.
One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that sometimes I was fooling somebody; I don't know who or what, maybe myself.
I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that I was fooling somebody - I don't know who or what - maybe myself. I have feelings some days where there are scenes with a lot of responsibility, and I'll wish, 'Gee, if only I had been a cleaning woman.'
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.
Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.
Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature, and I do when I'm teaching writing.
My feelings for you shame me into silence.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through.
Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
Understanding of our fellow human beings...becomes fruitful only when it is sustained by sympathetic feelings in joy and sorrow.
I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not.
I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized.
Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions.
Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings.
Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn't express themselves.
When we have "second thoughts" about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all - just feelings.
Sydney J. Harris
A man who won't lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.
The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.
It's fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like, when you kind of feel those feelings, even though he articulates them better.
I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang.
Women are a little more assertive in terms of our ability to express our feelings when we fall in love.
But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else's feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself.
There are some moments in life, some feelings; one can only point to them and pass by.
My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring.
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