Too many conflicting emotional interests are involved for life ever to be wholly acceptable, and possibly it is the work of the storyteller to rearrange things so that they conform to this end.
Emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.
But love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true cold reason which I place above all things.
Your subconscious mind recognizes and acts upon ONLY thoughts which have been well-mixed with emotion or feeling.
Weak people let their pain choke them to a slow, emotional death. Strong people use that pain. They use it as fuel.
The writer’s joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.