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#sentimentality

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Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it.


Timothy Keller


#marriage #sentimentality #tim-keller #truth #love

My father was a deeply sentimental man. And like all sentimental men, he was also very cruel.


Ernest Hemingway


#hemingway #sentimentality-cruelty-ideology #men

Fake Math owes its existence to a number of things and people who have inspired and assisted this book on its way into the world.


ryan fitzpatrick


#algorithm #coalescence #copulation #flarf #inheritance-cycle

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.


Max Beckmann


#forces #hate #i #i believe #i believe that

There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.


Max Beckmann


#i #more #nothing #sentimentality #than

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.


Alice Hamilton


#american #feminine #friends #gained #here

Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.


Jane Jacobs


#everything #nature #sentimentality #touches

For the last four years of her life, Mother was in a nursing home called Chateins in St. Louis ... [S]ix months before she died I sent a Mother's Day card. There was a horrible, mushy poem in it. I remember feeling "vaguely guilty.


William S. Burroughs


#mothers #neglect #old-age #parents #sentimentality

I want to say something about bad writing. I'm proud of my bad writing. Everyone is so intelligent lately, and stylish. Fucking great. I am proud of Philip Guston's bad painting, I am proud of Baudelaire's mamma's boy goo goo misery. Sometimes the lurid or shitty means having a heart, which's something you have to try to have. Excellence nowadays is too general and available to be worth prizing: I am interested in people who have to find strange and horrible ways to just get from point a to point b.


Ariana Reines


#baudelaire #philip-guston #sentimentality #intelligence

We got passes, till midnight after the parade. I met Muriel at the Biltmore at seven. Two drinks, two drugstore tuna-fish sandwiches, then a movie she wanted to see, something with Greer Garson in it. I looked at her several times in the dark when Greer Garson’s son’s plane was missing in action. Her mouth was opened. Absorbed, worried. The identification with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer tragedy complete. I felt awe and happiness. How I love and need her undiscriminating heart. She looked over at me when the children in the picture brought in the kitten to show to their mother. M. loved the kitten and wanted me to love it. Even in the dark, I could sense that she felt the usual estrangement from me when I don’t automatically love what she loves. Later, when we were having a drink at the station, she asked me if I didn’t think that kitten was ‘rather nice.’ She doesn’t use the word ‘cute’ any more. When did I ever frighten her out of her normal vocabulary? Bore that I am, I mentioned R. H. Blyth’s definition of sentimentality: that we are being sentimental when we give to a thing more tenderness than God gives to it. I said (sententiously?) that God undoubtedly loves kittens, but not, in all probability, with Technicolor bootees on their paws. He leaves that creative touch to script writers. M. thought this over, seemed to agree with me, but the ‘knowledge’ wasn’t too very welcome. She sat stirring her drink and feeling unclose to me. She worries over the way her love for me comes and goes, appears and disappears. She doubts its reality simply because it isn’t as steadily pleasurable as a kitten. God knows it is sad. The human voice conspires to desecrate everything on earth.


J.D. Salinger


#muriel #sentimentality #tuna-fish #undiscriminating-heart #love






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