Quotation Explorer - 'Leaving'

The truth has not so much set us free as it has ripped away a carefully constructed facade, leaving us naked to begin again. - Lisa Unger
Thou doth not know the tragedy of a tale between two hearts till the tears of a forgotten love dissolve into the scars of yearning and seep through the cracks of the broken, leaving behind a trail of crimson for all but one to see. - Raneem Kayyali
Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as on a root. - G. K. Chesterton
Within everyone there is a place, hidden deep inside, which yearns for 'that' kiss. You know the one I mean, the one that sends your senses reeling, leaving you breathless and when you break away, and finally regain your senses, you know you will never see the world in the same light... - Virginia Alison
Music is much like fucking, but some composers can't climax and others climax too often, leaving themselves and the listener jaded and spent. - Charles Bukowski
People are looking for chimes and resonances. Chimes leave echoes, and that's what rhyme is. Poetry is about leaving an echo imprint in somebody else's head, in the dark snow of their mind. - Diana Georgeff
Leaving your religion and having to invent your own system of values is a big deal, after all. - Therese Doucet
it's something rebellious about picking up and leaving buying a one way ticket and not knowing when you want to return. - Turcois Ominek
Every known thing used to be unknownAnd every rock could become a stone Someday nature will have to atone When soul sees dead flesh leaving the bone - Munia Khan
In less than a year, the Bush administration will strut out of office, leaving the country in roughly the same condition a toddler leaves a diaper. - Graydon Carter
If we blind them to The Adversary —decrease their desire for The Desire— while at the same time encourage them to do anything else they desire with increasing freedom of choice, then eventually we snuff out desire while leaving demand in tact. - Geoffrey Wood
[D]oing nothing meant leaving things exactly the way they were, and that was unacceptable. - Caroline Goode
This is the setting out.The leaving of everything behind.Leaving the social milieu. The preconceptions.The definitions. The language. The narrowed field of vision. The expectations.No longer expecting relationships, memories, words, or letters to mean what they used to mean. To be, in a word: Open. - —Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Standing alone and observing from an edge "the giant universe" isn't that much scary than leaving yourself with your thoughts and creating insight in yourself!Equally big universe lies within ourselves as well - raja shakeel mushtaque
Let’s live to believe leaving all lies behind - Munia Khan
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. - Robert Jordan
Don’t confuse the darkness that’s leaving with the light that’s coming in. - A.D. Posey
Be content to love, to dazzle in the light,If only for moments…And then be gone,With gladness in your heart,Before the creeping shadowsClaim too much your sadness at leaving. - Scott Hastie
there is no pain in leaving as in being left behind - db.
God said it is not good for a man to be alone and made woMAN . What was that specimen doing leaving the man alone that 2 @ red Light Area !! - Thomas Sam
No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it. - George Washington Carver
After leaving Egypt, Moses and his people endured a forty-year commute, starting with a truly epic crossing of the Red Sea (which made getting through the Lincoln Tunnel at rush hour seem like traipsing across a country bridge in a sundress on a spring afternoon). - BikeSnobNYC
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend - William Feather
Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. - Steve Jobs
Keeping the door that leads to your heart ajar is destructive as univited guests would move in and trample on your feelings, leaving you in great pains, but closing it always is a sure way to spot out the destructive and innovative guests. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Suicide is the way OUT of life, but, leaving everyone behind is the way INTO sadness. - TheKatAttack
Disappearing can be quite the coping mechanism for those of us who fear abandonment the very most of all. If we disappear, you have to find us. You're the one who worries. We know where we are, but you can't leave me. I'm in charge and doing the leaving. Not the other way around. - Jennifer Neal
An abuser isn't abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That's what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult. - Miya Yamanouchi
The sky is but a looking glass into a pool of airless oceans, cast off into a dance of light and energy, leaving only a facet of guidance to navigate. Such an existence lays but within the mind man. - Indiana Lang
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. - Alan W. Watts
I realize how depraved it was to instill false guilt in an innocent child's conscience, causing a distorted image of life, God, & self, leaving little if any feeling of personal worth. - Mary Griffith
In his mind he was always leaving, always going somewhere, always doing something else. - James Dickey
Leaving what feels secure behind and following the beckoning of our hearts doesn't always end as we expect or hope. We may even fail. But here's the payoff: it can also be amazing and wonderful and immensely satisfying. - Steve Goodier
In order to live a fulfilled life, do not focus on the size of your audience; focus instead on leaving an impact on the circle of influence God has given you. - Rosette Mugidde Wamambe
The best hope is that one of these days the ground will get disgusted enough just to walk away - leaving people with nothing more to stand on than what they have so bloody well stood for up to now.
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. - Rabbi Harold Kushner
It hurts, doesn't it? Giving someone everything you can think of. The wings to fly and roots to stay and yet watch them choose none of those, leaving you hanging in the middle of void and nothingness. - Akshay Vasu
Remember that when you are busy living your life others are busy leaving it - Bangambiki Habyarimana
My best memory of school was probably leaving school. Because I hated that fucking place. - Troye Sivan
I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex. - Kurt Vonnegut
Our fates are locked together. It would be foolish of me to anger God by leaving you. - Mark Tompkins
Known for leaving, she asked me who I would consider sticking around for. I said, "The one who asked me to and meant it. - Donna Lynn Hope
For in this world of ours where everything withers, everything perishes, there is a thing that decays, that crumbles into dust even more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself, than beauty: namely grief. - Marcel Proust
Some books are so beautiful and intriguing that you never want to put them down, forever leaving you in anticipation to read the next page.Some people are the same way. - Katie Douglas
you'd take one look at me and whole pieces of the earth would break off and fall away finally leaving me alone with you. - Ava
You think that peace means that no one will fight. True peace is when you create peace within yourself leaving no one to fight. - Debasish Mridha
You are not blamed for your unwilling ignorance, but because you fail to ask about what you do not know.... For no one is prevented from leaving behind the disadvantage of ignorance and seeking the advantage of knowledge. - Augustine of Hippo
I've recovered my tenderness by long looking;I'm a Socrates of small fury.The waves bends with the fish. I'm taughtAs water teaches stone. Believe me, extremest oriole,I can hear light on a dry day.The world is where we fling it; I'm leaving where I am. - Theodore Roethke
I have always derived indescribable pleasure from leading a decent woman to the edge of sin and leaving her there to live between the temptation and the fear of that sin. - Edmond de Goncourt
The trouble with leaving your feet on the ground is you never get to take your pants off.
I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return. - Frida Kahlo
Not so long ago we were all a tightly knit group of friends. Too bad someone had ripped apart the stitches that held us together, unraveling the cozy blanket of our friendship and leaving just enough strands to hang ourselves with. - E.J. Stevens
Each loved one went silently down;bubbles bursting leaving behindimages they heldto stick on the glass of memory. - Dr. Prathap Kamath Elegy
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. - Terry Pratchett
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
She looked from the hilt protruding between her breasts into the eyes of the boy she loved. The golden light in them enfolded her and her heart stopped beating, leaving the ghost of her smile on her mouth. Her vacant eyes mirrored something infinitely close to peace. - Farrah Naseem
I breathed in the memory of his lips, the softness of them, and how they felt tracing across my skin, leaving ripples of goosebumps in their wake. - Sarah Alderson
We spend most of the time justifying the situation and not finding the real problem thus leaving minimal chance of solutions. - Unarine Ramaru
I can forgive you for leaving, but not for coming back. - Jonathan Safran Foer
Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also recides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped. - Israelmore Ayivor
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. - Mother Teresa
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. - Lin Yutang
Withdraw from talking about leaving someone behind. Just rekindle the friendship and love while you still have that moment together. - RSCruz
There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go. - Frederick William Faber
Leave your mark on the world by leaving behind a child who grows up to love and serve the Lord. - Elizabeth George
I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving. - Frida Kahlo
The open road. Seemingly my only friend for years upon end since leaving war. The road embraced me, let me breathe, and more importantly, did not judge me. - M.B. Dallocchio
ABSCOND, v.i. To "move in a mysterious way," commonly with the property of another. Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; The trees are leaving and cashiers abscond. Phela Orm - Ambrose Bierce
Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Some might say; loving is worse than hating, yet leaving is the worst. - Azza Nazh
[Praying] demands that you take to the road again and again, leaving your house and looking forward to a new land for yourself and your [fellow human]. This is why praying demands poverty, that is, the readiness to live a life in which you have nothing to lose so that you always begin afresh. - Henri J.M. Nouwen
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. - Frederick William Faber
Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe. I will never truly be free of its gravity, no matter how far I journey. - Hyeonseo Lee
The mint from your breath, the milk from your breast, the best of your mind, now in its worst state of condition. From the womb to the tomb, as a mild flower, you break your petals upon blossom, and seize death openly. Leaving your fragrance to spin and dance, one last time before being blown away. - Anthony Liccione
Waves in an ocean remind us that just as they come and go, we too will. What matters is did we make a good splash before leaving? - RVM
A person who doesn’t understand both sides of an issue can’t relate to the side he is trying to sway, so his words will bounce off of them without leaving any impression. - Daniel Willey
Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life. One way or another people were always leaving... Always moving on. - Karen Kingsbury
Stab me in the heart; once, twice, more. For it is your own you are stabbing; I gave you mine to hold long ago. No pain will be greater than you leaving with my heart in your hands. Rip me apart or hold it for eternity, in the name of love. - Anonymous
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask if I'm leaving. - Steven Wright
Leaving Humanity is only your decision. - Udayveer Singh
The journey to the cross began long before. As the echo of the crunching of the fruit was still sounding in the garden, Jesus was leaving for Calvary.
Like birds leaving the dangerous places man must also leave his dangerous ideas! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Before leaving the world, leave a profound positive mark of love upon the world. - Debasish Mridha
Leaving a good mark - Michael Mcguerty
Leaving others alone is a sign of cowardice, whether you are involved in a war or in a relationship. - Pratik Akkawar
Not watching the path where his legs took him, he walked on because he knew he had to walk ahead, leaving his past behind. - Faraaz Kazi
Y'know when your dog drags its butt across the carpet leaving a stain- It's not as easy as it looks..." - Josh Stern
I don't believe in leaving anything to be inherited.
Die young, and I shall accept your death-but not if you have lived without glory, without being useful to your country, without leaving a trace of your existence: for that is not to have lived at all. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Know this: whenever you think of leaving, a part of you has already left. But it’s never too late to get it back. - Kamand Kojouri
A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair. - Katrina Mayer
In most circumstances and mostly, what hinders people from leaving distinctive footprints of life is less of physical barriers and much of mental barriers. What dominates your thought each day? Mind your mind. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored. - George Saunders
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. - Charles Kingsley
Summer is leaving silently. Much like a traveler approaching the end of an amazing journey. - Darnell Lamont Walker
You realize that you aren’t leaving the battle field behind but are actually taking it with you and it will be a part of you forever - Laura Sobiech
It's hard to imagine, seeing all of us breathing yet one day each of us shall be gone, leaving memories. - Auliq Ice
WIT, n. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. - Ambrose Bierce
If the thought of leaving a relationship makes you want to hang your head in shame, why ever would you want to walk out the door? You are obviously missing something. - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
The man who dies rich dies disgraced leaving the earth without making it better than he met it. Give to humanity. - Adedayo Olabamiji
Do you know that pain of leaving when you look back expecting to see a face waving goodbye at you but all you see is a dark abandoned corner?There won't be any reason to return then.All you can do is look ahead and not to stumble and fall on the pit ahead waiting for you. - Sanhita Baruah
Why are you leaving me?He wrote, I do not know how to live.I do not know either but I am trying.I do not know how to try.There were some things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So i buried them and let them hurt me - Jonathan Safran Foer
Leaving town I sat next to a senseless and beautiful boywho asked where I live.His unwashed hair or the way his eyes were just eyes…the soul is a tiring thing. You can have it.I don’t know what you mean’s what I told him.It’s more simple than that. I’m just passing through. - Alex Dimitrov
Legacy is more than leaving possessions behind. It's about investing in people with passion and integrity through leadership and love. - Farshad Asl
An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, or jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way. - Shawna Grapentin
There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else. - Shannon L. Alder
Put off this sloth,' the master said, 'for shame!Sitting on feather-pillows, lying reclined Beneath the blanket is no way to fame -Fame, without which man's life wastes out of mind, Leaving on earth no more memorialThan foam in water or smoke upon the wind - Dante Alighieri
of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues. - Paulo Coelho
Midnight sail and moonlight. I remember sunset, and gentle breeze. Leaving the city lights behind, and gazing at the moon. Mountains of clouds. Waves slapping our boat. It was easy to forget that love has no direction, or need for compass. Let it guide you to its destination. ~ , 2016 - Fidelis O Mkparu
Leaving the familiar for unknown terrain is like a death - and feeling this level of finality should snap one back to life for life has greater meaning in the face of death. - Donna Lynn Hope
She (historian Barbara Tuchman) draws on skepticism, not cynicism, leaving the reader not so much outraged by human ability as amused and saddened by human folly. - Robert K. Massie
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. - Charles Lamb
It is inevitable that I will leave a legacy simply because I cannot walk through life without leaving footprints as I walk. Therefore, I would be wise to consider the path before I make the prints. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Freedom is something that should not be washed away in time leaving the essence alone in time. - Sarvesh Murthi .D.D
Men dream more about coming home than about leaving. - Paulo Coelho
The books we read in childhood don't exist anymore; they sailed off with the wind, leaving bare skeletons behind. Whoever still has in him the memory and marrow of childhood should rewrite these books as he experienced them. - Bruno Schulz
Leaving home's a cinch. It's the staying, once you've found it, that takes courage. - Catherine Watson
Many of us live that life where we are only happy when there's a good day passing by, instead of being sad when there's one bad day passing leaving us confused. - Auliq Ice
and yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had love and been loved back. she was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. a mother. a person of consequence at last. - Khaled Hosseini
I had never before considered leaving my religion, my family, my customs, and my beliefs behind. It was all that I had ever known. Would it be worth it to give it all up? I had no way of knowing. It was frightening even to contemplate a life beyond - Carolyn Jessop
People in your life leave you a rhyme,On leaving they leave a new footprint in the Sands of Time. - Adhish Mazumder
My love for you won't stop with my leaving. Come an evening over the years, when you step outside your door and hear the wind blowing through the cottonwoods, that'll be me, thinking of you, whispering your name, and loving you. - Penelope Williamson
Love is a sentiment precipitated by an illusionary excitement which seldom fades away leaving the victims in utter hope and distraction to love and be loved in return - Moywaywa
Humanity does not pass through phases as a train passes through stations: being alive, it has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind. Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still. - C.S. Lewis
If she stays she stays if she goes jst let her go,making her pregnant won't stop her from leaving - Cornelius Mashilane
Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us. - Theodore Roosevelt
A wise man once found peace in the practice of saying nothing, leaving the gossiper with no other choice but to fabricate gossip about a wise man saying nothing - Herbert Maurice Brunner
Writing is the only way to run away from home, without ever leaving. - Shannon L. Alder
If I die today, will you remember me tomorrow?The love I'm leaving behind, will you care to borrow? From a snake-shed-skin or from the sky unknownIn all living and the dead I'll dwell to groan - Munia Khan
Just as some books are so beautiful and intriguing that you never want to put them down, forever eager of what lies beyond the scope of a single page, so you never cease to intrigue me, leaving me in constant yearning of all that resides within you. - Katie Douglas
You can leave your place you are sitting at without leaving that place either by playing music or by listening to music! Music is a migration to the unknown! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A lover goes toward his beloved as enthusiastically as a schoolboy leaving his books, but when he leaves his girlfriend, he feels as miserable as the schoolboy on his way to school. (Act 2, scene 2) - William Shakespeare
PILGRIM, n. A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, followed it to Massachusetts, where he could personate God according to the dictates of his conscience. - Ambrose Bierce
A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself--that is the first duty of the educator. - Maria Montessori
Rags-to-riches story? I've heard that gospel before, no thanks. I find no greater inspiration than the riches-to-rags story of redemption, the story of God leaving His golden throne to pursue a wretch like me. - T. William Watts
Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window clouded with dew. Romance means leaving things out: where life grunts and shuffles, romance only sighs. - Margaret Atwood
Jesus came to give us life without leaving out any of life in the giving. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Leaving behind books is even more beautiful there are far too many children. - Marguerite Yourcenar
First, I have not minded so much leaving the Garden because God, blessed be his holy name, has never abandoned us. - Katerina Whitley
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. - Mother Teresa
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