Quotation Explorer - 'Longing'

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do. - Orison Swett Marden
He missed her, a longing that tore deep into him. He resented her He wondered endlessly what might have happened. He changed, curled more inwardly into himself. He was, by turns, inflamed by anger, twisted by confusion, withered by sadness. - Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
He searched her eyes, and there it was. A sense of time slowing down. A world melting away with only two souls remaining. An eternity of longing. Bittersweet and desperate.Couldn’t she feel it, too? - Kerrelyn Sparks
I love you as a river loves the sea;my every cell longing for you not me. - Debasish Mridha
You only know there is love and you feel beloved when you share,when you're gasping for air.You only know you are living and every moment you were longing for air. - Debasish Mridha
There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Every person has a longing to be significant, to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. - John C. Maxwell
Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of the Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. - Kahlil Gibran
And then I saw what I was to see so many times on the journey--a look of longing. "Lord! I wish I could go. - John Steinbeck
When a man has learned how to remain alone with his suffering, how to overcome his longing to flee, then he has little left to learn. - Albert Camus
The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or "sweetness. - Marion Woodman
there's time for laughing and there's time for crying— for hoping for despair for peace for longing —a time for growing and a time for dying: a night for silence and a day for singingbut more than all(as all your more than eyes tell me)there is a time for timelessness - E.E. Cummings
Resistance is a powerful motivator precisely because it enables us to fulfill our longing to achieve our goals while letting us boldly recognize and name the obstacles to those achievements. - Derrick A. Bell
That single thought is enough. The impulse increases to a wish, the wish to a desire, the desire to an uncontrollable longing, and the longing (to the deep regret and mortification of the speaker, and in defiance of all consequences,) is indulged. - Edgar Allan Poe
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union - Rollo May
The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment. - Malcolm Muggeridge
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. - George Eliot
Love is a longing for giving and receiving. - Debasish Mridha
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. - Bertrand Russell
If you think everybody hates you, then your ignorance is beyond the limit, because there's a loving heart somewhere longing to see your face. - Michael Bassey Johnson
My purpose of life is sweet indeed.I like to help people when in need.I am longing for happiness.I am expressing my kindness.I am expressing my love every day.I am compassionate all the way. - Debasish Mridha
You are the light of love in darkness. I am longing for you, oh my love! - Debasish Mridha
The longing of my soul is to know and obey the Supreme-being,God. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true. - Vincent Van Gogh
Do the kind of things that come from the heart, When you do, you won't be dissatisfied, you won't be envious, you won't be longing for somebody else's things. On the contrary, you'll be overhelmed with what comes back - Morrie Schwartz
Oh my love! You are the light of love in the darkness. I am longing for you, you are my flower and freshness. - Debasish Mridha
If there was a God, he'd guide the winds, let them blow for me so that, with a tug of my string, I'd cut loose my pain, my longing. - Khaled Hosseini
Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination - Janine Benyus
Oh, my beauty!Oh, my reflection of life!Oh, my unmet desires!I am longing for youtor now and forever! - Debasish Mridha
Longing for love makes a woman beautiful and beloved. - Debasish Mridha
You are my universe! I am longing to belong! - Debasish Mridha
There is no perfect lover or perfect love, only longing for love and be beloved. - Debasish Mridha
You are not a human being living your life, but you are a spiritual being longing for life. - Debasish Mridha
Just love, just feel the love, longing for love, nothing else matters. - Debasish Mridha
When I am longing for love, every rose is the expression of my soul. - Debasish Mridha
Strangely incurious, her lovers from before. She has worlds within I'm longing to explore. - John Mark Green
Music expresses those thoughts and words, which have no form but have longing for love. - Debasish Mridha
As much longing for worldly happiness (of 5 senses) there is, that much less is the spiritual development. - Dada Bhagwan
And yet I was filled with grief. In the beginning of all love there is grief, because at that moment you’re closest to the ghost of parting. You know how easily it could all slip away, how easily it could evaporate into eternal, never-to-be-consummated longing. - Edeet Ravel
We love certain things because they are longing for us. - Debasish Mridha
History, for better or worse, is 'us' on a grand scale full of secrets, beauty, fear, longing, and stifled love. Without history, our lives would not be complete, and we could not be, in the best sense, fully 'human. - Boria Sax
My mind is an instrument of peaceI am the peaceMy heart sing the song of peaceMy mind dances with peaceI laugh with peaceMy soul is longing for peaceMy spirit is the source of peace. - Debasish Mridha
I believe our longing for an innate harmony runs deeper than our longing for righteousness. - Evelyn Rodriguez
She was lost in her longing to understand. - Gabriel García Márquez
Death is not our destiny. Longing for true love is our true destiny. That is where we will find the ultimate meaning of life. - Debasish Mridha
Like billowing clouds, Like the incessant gurgle of the brook,The longing of the spirit can never be stilled. - Hildegard of Bingen
Women, it is said, have a bad attitude toward sex. Women, it not said often enough, have a long-lived resentment against forced-sex and a longing for freedom. - Andrea Dworkin
We can't escape the need to loveNorCan we resist the longing to be loved - Richard Homawoo
Don't let anger consume you if you're longing for true love. - Janice Valencia Capulso
What a blessing to love someone so much that you long for them at the core of your being. At the same time, when you are separated from that person, that longing is a torture I would not wish on anyone. - Steve Maraboli
The ministry of prayer, if it be anything worthy of the name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and after his holiness. - E.M.Bounds
Love is your addiction to an eternal longing for someone...A thirst which one cannot relinquish - Seema Gupta
I am always thirsty for love; my longing for love is never enough. - Debasish Mridha
Foolishness sleeps soundly, while knowledge turns with each thinking hour, longing for the dawn of answers. - Anthony Liccione
There is a song in your heart, only you can hear it. In silence, that is the song of longing and love. - Debasish Mridha
Today is such a lovely day, my heart is dancing with joy.My mind is flowing with timeand my soul is longing for your soul. - Debasish Mridha
Nothing is more excruciating than hopelessly longing for lost love. - Ken Poirot
In the end the soul is itself the longing of the soulless for salvation. - Theodor W. Adorno
I don’t understand philosophy; I am just longing for love. - Debasish Mridha
Saturday 12 July 1823 [Halifax]Could not sleep last night. Dozing, hot & disturbed ... a violent longing for a female companion came over me. Never remember feeling it so painfully before ... It was absolute pain to me. - Anne Lister
Life gives you what you are deeply longing for. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away. - Madonna
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
I am a warrior in the time of women warriors; the longing for justice is the sword I carry. - Sonia Johnson
I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse. - Susie Orbach
We come to this world with an abundance of hope, a deep desire to love, and a longing to belong. - Debasish Mridha
The longing for a man, as you know, is a grand escape. It can arch your mental process to extremes so that, like a gymnast or a ballerina, you’re contorted to such outrageous limits I’m speaking of passion that nothing else matters. I wanted this. I desired diversion. - Vicki Covington
Everyone is longing for love, everyone is suffering from the needs and wants, so be loving, kind, and compassionate to everyone. - Debasish Mridha
Sex was the main component of her thoughts now. But love - and her desperate longing for it - had vanished from her heart like a migraine after a painkiller. - Augustine Sam
The old longing i had thought dead, rose in me like a flame - Sam Selvon
I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel. - Bill Bryson
Every touch of you on my skin has burnt and etched your name on my soul. Whenever I close my eyes and try to feel myself, all I can hear is constant echoes of your name in my head, and all I can feel is the constant longing for the darkness. - Akshay Vasu
Love is a longing to belong, to be beloved. - Debasish Mridha
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. - Kahlil Gibran
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
Look at the longing, the anguish of a sad fossil world / that cannot find the accent of its first sob. - Federico García Lorca
My mind is being consumed by you.My body is longing for you. Just one touch or a kiss, And I shall be satiated for a thousand years. - Kamand Kojouri
The innate longing within every soul is to awaken from the spirit's slumber and then to journey home. - Patsie Smith
Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living. - Jim Elliot
When I am looking for you, then in silence, your every atom is longing for me. - Debasish Mridha
Every pain, addiction, anguish, longing, depression, anger or fearis an orphaned part of usseeking joy, some disowned shadow wanting to returnto the lightand homeof ourselves. - Jacob Nordby
You are not in love. Love is inside you longing for expression. - Debasish Mridha
She had left me thirsty and all my life would be thirst and longing for what I had lost before I found it. - Jean Rhys
Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to? - Ayn Rand
In solitude every fear, every longing, becomes exaggerated. - Marty Rubin
Always take comfort in your sweet and innocent, childish manifestations, because the day you lose that essence, that glorious eccentricity, the yearning and longing to investigate all that surrounds you in this vast and wondrous world, is the day your soul shall die. - Amelia Dashwood
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. - Coco Chanel
Every rose is longing for joy and love; every rose know the language of the heart. - Debasish Mridha
We knew our Father. There was no need for persuasion. Would not His Fatherliness be longing to give us our hearts' desire (if I may put it so)? How could we press Him as though He were not our own most loving Father? - Amy Carmichael
In my heart, a live fireLike the morning sun Burning my mind, to purify the soulThat is my love. In my dream a burning desireLike the lights from a diamondMake my life ever precious That is my love. my mind an ever longingAs the moon longing for nightMake the night dreams of desireThat is my love. - Debasish Mridha
Love is the essence of life,Love is the universal language of all creation,Love is the eternal desire,Love is the life's flower with fragrance to share,So feel the longing for love and being beloved. - Debasish Mridha
Love enters us like a vague ailment. Your head spins. Your underarms tingle. Love hurts and love has consequences: marriage, babies, separation, longing, human complications. - Chloe Thurlow
My mind an ever longingAs the moon longing for nightMake the night dreams of desireThat is my love. - Debasish Mridha
What you love is longing for you. - Debasish Mridha
If anyone controls your feelings, emotions, and thoughts—she or he controls you. Even if you are longing for love, think of yourself with love. - Debasish Mridha
The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles. - John Masefield
How ever do we praise ourselves, our fancies are more giddy and uniform, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, than women's are. - William Shakespeare
Come to me in my dreams, and thenBy day I shall be well again.For then the night will more than payThe hopeless longing of the day. - Matthew Arnold
THE CURE FOR EXHAUSTIONSometimes, exhaustedwith toil and endeavour,I wish I could sleepfor ever and ever;but then this reflectionmy longing allays:I shall be doing itone of these days. - Piet Hein
I don’t want content. I want slight fear. Anxiety. I want a longing devotion for a twist of absence. The feeling of complete isn’t quite pleasing. - Dominic Riccitello
... Odette seemed a fascinating and desirable woman, the attraction which her body held for him had aroused a painful longing to secure the absolute mastery of even the tiniest particles of her heart. - Marcel Proust
Our restlessness in this world seems to indicate that we are intended for a better. We have all of us a longing after happiness; and surely the Creator will gratify all the natural desires he has implanted in us. - Robert Southey
To quench my longing I bent me low By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow In that magical wood in the land of sleep. - Sarojini Naidu
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. - Henry Ward Beecher
I am longing for you in life and in deathAs the moon is longing for night and life is longing for breath - Debasish Mridha
Helena had been standing by her window looking out to sea, breathing in the fresh air and admiring the picturesque scene of a small ship sailing into the harbor.She had not been able to think of anything other than Mikolas for days."From LONGING the 3rd chapter of TRUE LOVE - Destin Bays
Thus many a melody passed to and fro between the two nightingales, drunk with their passion. Those who heard them listened in delight, and so similar were the two voices that they sounded like a single chant. Born of pain and longing, their song had the power to break the unhappiness of the world. - Nizami Ganjavi
You are that angel of paradise.You are that flower of heaven.This universe was longing for you,with endless love for infinite time. - Debasish Mridha
Shatter your pride in dust to vanish into the joy of longing and love. - Debasish Mridha
The muffled syllables that Nature speaksFill us with deeper longing for her word; She hides a meaning that the spirit seeks,She makes a sweeter music than is heard. - George Santayana
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