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In good poetry and fiction the writer speaks, first, to clarify in his own mind what he thinks and feels and, second, to make that clear to somebody else, on the assumption that the reader has sometimes felt, or can now be encouraged to feel, the same. (Quote by - John Gardner)

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. (Quote by - Alice Miller)

The mind must be allowed to settle undisturbed over the object in order to secrete the pearl. (Quote by - [Adeline] Virginia Woolf)

I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play - a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period. (Quote by - Kathy Bates)

We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.(Quote by - Barack Obama)

Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit. (Quote by - Thich Nhat Hanh)

Can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us?(Quote by - Eric Schaub)

The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. (Quote by - Plato)

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss. (Quote by - Anderson Cooper)

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other-it doesn't matter who it is-and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. (Quote by - Mother Teresa)

You may not be interested in war, but war is very interested in you. (Quote by - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy)

Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy. (Quote by - Dean Koontz)

Far be it for me to have worked it out in any abstract way. I don't know why the bull and Mrs. May have to die, or why Mr. Fortune and Mary Fortune: I just feel in my bones that that is the way it has to be. If I had the abstraction first I don't suppose I would write the story. (Quote by - Flannery O'Connor)

Our easiest approach to a definition of any aspect of fiction is always by considering the sort of demand it makes on the reader. Curiosity for the story, human feelings and a sense of value for the characters, intelligence and memory for the plot. What does fantasy ask of us? It asks us to pay something extra. (Quote by - E.M. Forster)

Another reason I think the novel will survive is that the reader has to work in a novel. In a film, you are presented with someone else's imagination exactly bodied out. The marvelous thing about a novel is that every reader will imagine even the very simplest sentence slightly differently. (Quote by - John Fowles)

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference. (Quote by - Juan Montalvo)

Hat experience and history teach is this-that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. (Quote by - George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel)

I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans. (Quote by - Rachel Weisz)

We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all-the apathy of human beings. (Quote by - Helen Keller)

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. (Quote by - Joshua Leonard)

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. (Quote by - Frederic Chopin)

I never liked the atmosphere of Washington . I early saw that it was impossible to build up a race of which the leaders were spending most of their time, thought and energy in trying to get into office, or in trying to stay there after they were in. (Quote by - Booker Taliaferro Washington)

I don't believe that children are born with empathy. It is something they learn by seeing it modeled by others.(Quote by - Jacqui Rivait)

Not to him who is offensive to us are we most unfair, but to him who doth not concern us at all. (Quote by - Salma Hayek)

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist. (Quote by - Susan Sarandon)


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