Quotation Explorer - 'Parting'

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. - George Eliot
Each of us repeats Adam’s journey and acknowledges, with the loss of innocence, that he is mortal. Weep and pray, O Arseny. And do not fear death, for death is not just the bitterness of parting. It is also the joy of liberation. (Laurus, p. 30) - Eugene Vodolazkin
Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later. - Alice Munro
People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them. - Anton Chekhov
My life closed twice before its' close- It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me. So huge, so hopeless to concieve As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. - Emily Dickinson
Time is like a fashionable host That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arm outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer. - William Shakespeare
Whatever God does today will be as significant as the parting of the Red Sea. - Rebecca VanDeMark
Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed,cut holes in it, and called it a human being.Since then, it's been wailing a tender agonyof parting, never mentioning the skillthat gave it life as a flute - Jalaluddin Rumi
A Parting GuestWhat delightful hosts are they—Life and Love!Lingeringly I turn away,This late hour, yet glad enoughThey have not withheld from meTheir high hospitality.So, with face lit with delightAnd all gratitude, I stayYet to press their hands and say,Thanks.—So fine a time! Good night. - James Whitcomb Riley
If I should go before the rest of youBreak not a flower nor inscribe a stone, Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice But be the usual selves that I have known. Weep if you must, Parting is hell, But life goes on, So sing as well. - Joyce Grenfell
Such a little thing really, a kiss... most people don't give it a moment's consideration. They kiss on meeting, they kiss on parting, that simple touching of flesh is taken entirely for granted as a basic human right. - Sarah Kay
Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were behind you, like the winter that has just gone by. For among these winters there is one so endlessly winterthat only by wintering through it will your heart survive. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place. - Frank Herbert
There is no pathos more bitter than that of parting from someone we have never met. - P.G. Wodehouse
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
But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by every body at times, whatever be their education or state. - Jane Austen
Parting is all we know of Heaven,and all we need of Hell. - Emily Dickinson
Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. - William Shakespeare
Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. - Emily Dickinson
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