Famous Quotes & Quotations About Longing:
I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He gave yearnings and longings to be filled, and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted to feeding and clothing the body.
~ Alton Swann.
It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from.
~ C.S. Lewis.
Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.
~ Louisa May Alcott.
People of this world are deluded. They`re always longing for something - always, in a word, seeking.
~ Alaida Lares.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one`s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
~ Oscar Wilde.
The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.
~ Malcolm Muggeridge.
There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing.
~ Kahlil Gibran.
And, at such a time, for a few of us there will always be a tugging at the heart - knowing a precious moment had gone and we not there. We can ask and ask but we can’t have again what once seemed ours for ever - the way things looked, that church alone in the fields, a bed on belfry floor, a remembered voice, a loved face. They’ve gone and you can only wait for the pain to pass.
~ J.L. Carr.
And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can`t be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.
~ Sela Ward.
God too longs; and because the Absolute Life itself, which dwells in our life, and inspires these very longings, possesses the true world, and is that world.
~ Allayne Barrilleaux.
...I couldn't let go of the thought that it had, in fact, been he, restless and moody Heathcliff. Day after day, he floated through all the Wal-Marts in America, searching for me in a million lonely aisles.
~ Marisha Pessl.
There's a taste in the air, sweet and vaguely antiseptic, that reminds him of his teenage years in these streets, and of a general state of longing, a hunger for life to begin that from this distance seems like happiness.
~ Ian McEwan.
There's nothing good about goodnight when it means goodbye.
~ Jeff Thomas.
They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now.
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay.
To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.
~ Marilynne Robinson.
We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion.
~ Ann Kuehling.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
~ Thomas Jefferson.
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