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American writer 1923-
Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
A. N. Wilson
English writer and columnist 1950-
It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
German philosopher, criticus, writer 1772-1829
Prudishness is pretense of innocence without innocence. Women have to remain prudish as long as men are sentimental, dense, and evil enough to demand of them eternal innocence and lack of education. For innocence is the only thing which can ennoble lack of education.
Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
Mark Van Doren
American poet, writer and critic 1894-1972
The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.
American academic and social critic 1947-
The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895
The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination.
American journalist 1875-1950
What a man calls his ''conscience'' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
British novelist and critic 1929-1995
Whenever people say we mustn't be sentimental, you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And, if they add, we must be realistic, they mean they are going to make money out of it.
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