70 Heartless Quotes To Inspire Your Dastardly Fictional Villains

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Feb 14, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Heartlessness is something that stems from a feeling of being cold and insensitive.

Heartless may be a boon for some and a bane for many. It may portray someone as cold but could very well save them from being hurt while giving the same hurt to some other person.

In this world, people find love at different points of time that leaves them vulnerable and at risk of being hurt.

There are many heartless sayings and quotes right from the start which have been written or said from the point of view of men and women. There is a book named 'Heartless' written by Marissa Meyer which is quite popular.

The reason for so much being written about love, heartbreak, and thus the heartless emotion is the relatable nature that it has to offer.

People find it liberating sometimes to express their hurt and pain, the baggage, and the way you come out of it. It's like you sign a confession of your process and how you hold it together without any inhibition.

Following are some of the best heartless quotes and sayings which you can use that might work best to make you hate or even a little sad right away.

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Cold Heartless Quotes

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1. "Did you forget? I’m a heartless wretch!"

-  Davy Jones, 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'.

2. "No matter how cold this world gets, please don't lose touch of morality and allow it to turn your heart cold."    

- Edmond Mbiaka.

3.  "Without dark clouds in our lives, we would never know the joy of sunshine. We can become callous and unteachable if we do not learn from pain."    

- Billy Graham.

4. "People seldom take the turn they believe in. They turn to what is convenient, then repent."

- Bob Dylan.

5. "Inside every cynic is a disappointed idealist"

- George Carlin.

6. "I have been the victim of heartless malice."

- Taylor Caldwell.

7. "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You have wrong information!  I have as much soul as you,  and full as much heart! "

- Jane Eyre, 'Charlotte Bronte'.

8. “Cruel, behold my heavy ending,

See what you wrought by your disdaining.

Causeless I die, love still attending

Your hopeless pity of my complaining.”

- John Wilbye, 'Cruel, Behold My Heavy Ending'.

9. "Even the most innocent person, when cornered, is capable of a heartless crime."

- Yiyun Li.

10. "It is a dull sensation, your heart breaking, like the sound of a pebble dropping on the sand. Not a shattering, not a tearing apart, there is nothing shrill or grandiose about the sensation. It is merely an internal realization that something treasured you never knew you had is leaving forever."

– Samantha Bruce-Benjamin.

11. "After all, the way that we love is not perfect. We love things to such an incomprehensible depth that these things become worn in."

- Elizabeth Brooks.

12. “The problem with certainty is that sometimes it can sound cold and heartless, although it is the most compassionate and supportive answer.”

-  Yehuda Berg.

13. “Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.”

-  Khaled Hosseini.

14. "The insatiable need for heartless power and ruthless control is the telltale sign of an uninitiated man - the most irresponsible, incompetent and destructive force on earth."

-  Michael Leunig.

15. “She released her grievances like handfuls of birdseed: They are there, and they are gone.”

― Gillian Flynn, 'Gone Girl'.

16. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

- Khalil Gibran.

17. "I wish I were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart."

– Julia Roberts.

Scathing Heartless Quotes

Here you will find pretty and heartless quotes. You might find some to be funny heartless quotes that flame your inner cynic.

18. "An intelligent woman has millions of born enemies... all the stupid men."

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.

19. "A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong."

- Brené Brown.

20. "I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes."

– Ferdinand de Saussure.

21. "Heartless zealotry, whether from the religious right or from the teachers' union on the left, is always a troublesome thing to meet."

- Campbell Brown.

22. "A man’s vanity is more fragile than you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference."

– Lisa Kleypas.

23. "If mothers are our first teachers, then having a narcissistic one teaches us that human closeness is terrifying, and the world is a heartless, inconsistent place."

-  Koren Zailckas.

24. "When women are angry at men, sometimes they call them heartless. When men are angry at women, sometimes they call them crazy. Sometimes it doesn't stop there."

- Susan Cheeve.

25. “To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy for someone.”

- Winston Churchill.

26. "I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. It’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”

- Oscar Wilde.

27. “People love to say heartless aren’t human like things. But to this day, I still wonder around the fact if they’re perhaps more human than humans find themselves.”

-  Sara Wolf, 'Bring Me Their Hearts'.

28. “The very fact we use the term ‘cold-blooded’ as a synonym for ‘heartless’ things should tell you something about the innate bias we primates hold against reptiles. Do not act or judge other species by your own social norms.”

- Becky Chambers.

29. "Every time I say something they find hard to hear, they chalk it up to my anger, and never to their own fear."

- Ani DiFranco.

30. "It's a cruel, heartless world out there to find in commercial rock 'n' roll, and when you take as much time off as we did, eight years, booking agents don't know if you'll draw a thought."

-  Tina Weymouth.

31. “We are all Romeos looking for our Juliet, but never finding her.”

– Rae Hacton.

32. “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.”

- Stephen King.

33. “The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don't care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.”

- Shannon L. Alder.

34. "My brain has no heart, and my heart has no brain. That's why when I speak my mind, I appear heartless and when I do what's in my heart I seem thoughtless."

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

35. "Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine."

- Isak Dinesen.

36. "It is debatable which is causing us more harm - hot-headed ignorance or cold-hearted intellectualism."    

- Vance Havner.

37. "I don't like fashion. It's very heartless."

-  Paul Simon.

38. "I am someone who has a cold heart. If I am beside a great grief I throw barriers up so the loss cannot go too deep or too far. There is a wall instantly in place, and it will not fall."

– Michael Ondaatje.

39. “The heart that pumps blood to the organ and fails to pump love to the world is heartless.”

- P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar.

40. "You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty."

- Jessica Mitford.

41. “If you are good hearted, I will never fail to donate my blood to save you and if you are heartless, I will never fail to gift your blood in crucifying you.”

- P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar.

42. "Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs."

– Jim Henson.

Heartless Quotes About Love

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43. “I’m not heartless. I appear so because I’m afraid of getting hurt. I’m one of those fragile hearts that once cared too much.”

- Nitya Prakash.

44. “'Heartless' is a label to give to things that is all too often wrongly given to know someone who is rational by someone who is emotional.”

-  Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

45. “Why is a raven like a writing desk, for nothing? They are both so full of poetry in mind, you see. Darkness and whimsy, nightmares and song.”

- Marissa Meyer, 'Heartless'.

46. "Love never dies a natural death. It dies because as people we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals."

– Anais Nin.

47. “There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream, whatever that dream might be.”

– Pearl S. Buck.

48. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for care, love and that is not nothing.”

– E.A. Bucchianeri.

49. “The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever like life, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten in the mind.”

– William Faulkner.

50. “Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you want to heal, you’re never what you were before.”

–  Cassandra Clare, 'City Of Fallen Angels'.

51. “I never want anything but your heart–that gone, you have nothing more to give or get as a person.”

– Mary Wollstonecraft.

52. "Most people who act heartless have a sweet heart. They just act like so to protect themselves from getting hurt again. It's a sad need to break it to you."

- Sonya Parker.

53. "You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet and a life without!”

-  John Green, 'The Fault In Our Stars'.

54. "Our hearts as women will be broken a thousand times over, but who is to say that our hearts were ever perfect to begin with? Maybe they can withstand a few cracks."

- Elizabeth Brooks.

55. "Bruises make for beautiful colors after all."

-  Elizabeth Brooks.

56. “So I did something I’ve never done, and put your live above my own, because no matter how hard I try to convey it, I’m not heartless. I have a heart and… and it beats for you.”

-  Emma Winters.

57. "I was never one to patiently pick up fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. I’d rather remember it as the meet was at its best than mend it and see the places as I lived."

- Margaret Mitchell.

58. "Every quote, every book, every film seemed to suggest that ‘one day’ someone would come into my life and love me with an intensity and a passion I had never experienced before. And to their credit they were right. It all came and went so fast it really did feel as if it were just ‘one day.’"

– Ranata Suzuki.

59. “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”

– Mineko Iwasaki.

60. "I have not broken your heart…you have; and in breaking it, you have broken mine."

– Emily Bronte, 'Wuthering Heights'.

61. "Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken."

– Jeffery Eugenides.

62. "When you go through heartbreak, you just do the things that get you by. Eventually, you realize it’s about making the most of life."

– Britney Spears.

63. "A man’s vanity is more fragile than you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference. "

– Lisa Kleypas.

64. “It's better to be broken to pieces in love than to stay intact as a cold, untouched glass sculpture filled with hate.”

― Abhijit Naskar, 'Neden Türk: The Gospel Of Secularism'.

65. "Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise."    

- Jane Austen.

66. "It’s hard for me to characterise myself. I think I’m balanced. Some people might say I’m cold-hearted."

– Beny Steinmetz.

67. "Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

68. "The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone, that never mused on sorrow but its own."

– Thomas Campbell.

69."Sentimentality is the respect the cold-hearted pay to feeling."

– Mason Cooley.    

70. "Cold hearts don’t bleed. Still they pray for eternity, never seeing tomorrow."

– Ja Rule.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for heartless quotes then why not take a look at villain quotes, witch quotes, or wolf quotes.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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