Top 35 Sentimentality Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Sentimentality Quotes from famous people such as Alice Hamilton, Michael Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, Alexander Payne, William S. Burroughs, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange s

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
The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
Michael Lewis
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
W. Somerset Maugham
I think cynicism lasts. Sentimentality ages, dates quickly.
Alexander Payne
In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
William S. Burroughs
The Conservatives have never been a party burdened by needless sentimentality; some MPs only keep their children’s photos in their wallet to make sure that at the end of term they don’t bring the wrong one home.
Frankie Boyle
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
E. M. Forster
You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’
Maya Angelou
In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love.
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.
Lasse Hallstrom
Critics have a problem with sentimentality. Readers do not. I write for readers.
Mitch Albom
I’m not concerned that my stuff isn’t extreme. I don’t want to be heavy. I can’t think of another attitude to have toward an audience than a hopeful and a positive one. And if that includes such unfashionable things as sentimentality, well, I can afford it.
Robert Palmer
There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
Max Beckmann
Capitalism doesn’t care about sentimentality.
W. Kamau Bell
And if I have a strong point, it’s that I like to believe it’s not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
Toots Thielemans
Sentimentality works by our seeing only what we want to see.
Howard Jacobson
Sentimentality is a form of fatigue.
Leonora Carrington
From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don’t think it’s sentimentality or nostalgia, it’s often that they are simply the best stories.
Andrew Davies
Sentimentality is a false sense of self.
Pete Hamill
I’m mostly known for writing electro and aggressive bangery house music. But before I started making electro, and while I was making electro, this sort of gushy, make-the-ravers-cry sort of sentimentality is so important to me.
Porter Robinson
I didn’t want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn’t want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
Lionel Blue
I think sometimes good sentimentality is fun when it’s balanced.
Cameron Crowe
We all have different thresholds for sentimentality. For me, it’s a hard won happy ending.
Paul Bettany
In film, it’s very important to not allow yourself to get sentimental, which, being British, I try to avoid. People sometimes regard sentimentality as emotion. It is not. Sentimentality is unearned emotion.
Ridley Scott
I know very well that to admit to loving Bright Eyes is to admit to having an overgrown brain region devoted to self-pity, sentimentality, regret, and a handful of other not very appealing emotional states.
Ben Dolnick
Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
Norman Mailer
India is desperately romantic, utterly unashamed of its sentimentality, its generosity, its fierce pride and massive heart.
Simon Beaufoy
Economics is not a science; it is a quasi-religion: part superstition, part mystique, part sentimentality. Bankers dream like other men, the only difference being that when their dreams turn to nightmares, we all lose sleep. There can be no trusting the muttering of any prelate when it comes to money.
Howard Jacobson
I have come to this conclusion: if ‘sentimentality’ is lazy emotion, then the term itself is lazy criticism.
Andrew Sean Greer
From Romare Bearden I learned that the fullness and richness of everyday life can be rendered without compromise or sentimentality.
August Wilson
I always say that I don’t want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn’t be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality.
Robert Frank
The greatest compliment I get about my writing is when

The greatest compliment I get about my writing is when people say, ‘How did you know so much about me?’ And of course, the answer is very simple: ‘I just observed myself without sentimentality.’
Alain de Botton
Sentimentality is intolerable because it is false feeling.
Doris Lessing
Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.
Jane Jacobs
The comics I read as a kid were much more influenced by TV and movies. Encountering superheroes as an adult without that kind of childhood sentimentality, it just doesn’t allow you, or in my case at least, it wouldn’t let me take the characters seriously.
Garth Ennis