Sentimentality Quotes

To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness. Flannery O’Connor

Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment. Norman Mailer

Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches. Jane Jacobs

Sentimentality is the respect the cold-hearted pay to feeling. Mason Cooley

Sentimentality is a form of fatigue. Leonora Carrington

Sentimentality is only sentiment that rubs you up the wrong way. Somerset Maugham

Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality. Carl Jung

The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist. Thomas Carlyle

Experience proves that none is so cruel as the disillusioned sentimentalist. Dean Inge

Sentimentality is unearned emotion. James Joyce

Sentimentality – that’s what we call the sentiment we don’t share. Graham Greene

A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it. Oscar Wilde