longing Quotes

33 of the best book quotes about longing
  1. #1
    “You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.”
  2. #2
    “We long to find the splendid light
    that will cast a revelatory beam
    upon the meaning of the human dream.”
  3. #3
    “I wish I had a woman too,
    Walking with little steps under the moon,
    And holding my arm so, and smiling.”
  4. #4
    “The dream of my life is not yet realized. I do not sit with my children in a home of my own.”
  5. #5
    “I feel no malice toward this girl. I don’t even envy her. Watching, I am simply emptied, and in the dream I want to cry out, because she is something I can never be, some possibility in my life that can never be fulfilled.”
  6. #6
    “I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate.
  7. #7
    “There is a longing in us all to be God-enthralled.”
  8. #8
    “To achieve a lasting loving bond, we have to be able to tune in to our deepest needs and longings and translate them into clear signals that help our lovers respond to us. We have to be able to accept love and to reciprocate.”
  9. #9
    “I longed for the birth, for the sensation of the baby’s head pressing down through me, for that unmistakable, pure, painful sensation of bringing a child into the world, albeit with pain, with tears. I wanted those tears, I wanted that pain. I did not want the pain of emptiness, the tears of a barren, scarred womb.”
  10. #10
    “You get attached to places, you know. Like people, I suppose.”
  11. #11
    “There have been times over the years when I’ve tried to leave Hailsham behind, when I’ve told myself I shouldn’t look back so much. But then there came a point when I just stopped resisting.”
  1. #12
    “Words have always swirled around me like snowflakes—each one delicate and different, each one melting untouched in my hands.”
  2. #13
    “Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.”
  3. #14
    “Then she began looking about, and noticed that what could be seen from the old room was quite common and uninteresting, but that all the rest was as different as possible. For instance, the pictures on the wall next the fire seemed to be all alive, and the very clock on the chimney-piece (you know you can only see the back of it in the Looking-glass) had got the face of a little old man, and grinned at her.”
  4. #15
    “If I’d just had a mother so I could say Mother Mother.”
  5. #16
    “You know what I hate most of all, Will? Not being able to run anymore, like you.”
  6. #17
    “Watching the boys vanish away, Charles Halloway suppressed a sudden urge to run with them, make the pack. He knew what the wind was doing to them, where it was taking them, to all the secret places that were never so secret again in life.”
  7. #18
    “And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.”
  8. #19
    “I’ve never had the same house, or the same room for more than a few years, and sometimes I feel like the little pieces of me on this chain are all I have.”
  9. #20
    “there is a place in the heart that
    will never be filled
    a space
    and even during the
    best moments
    the greatest
    we will know it...
    will never be filled
    we will wait
    and wait
    in that
  10. #21
    “Look deeply into your disappointments, examine your heartache, interrogate your longing, probe your loneliness, meditate honestly on the elements of love of which you are still ignorant, and you will discover that the void within you is already filled with the desire for fulfillment. Your yearning itself is an internal guidance system that is moving you to become a lover.”
  11. #22
    “No I have not asked Jesus to join us. All I hope and long for now is that He will ask me to join Him.”

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  1. #23
    “She had a stare that stretched to infinity. She was, in that moment, not my mother but something separate from me.”
  2. #24
    “As hard as it was for me to digest the very concept of a family, the notion of it still tugged on something inside of me, because deep down in the gallows of my truth, I still longed for exactly that. Family. Love.”
  3. #25
    “You are, and always have been, my dream.”
  4. #26
    “How I feel is that if I wanted anything I’d take it. That’s what I’ve always thought all my life. But it happens that I want you, and so I just haven’t room for any other desires.”
  5. #27
    “I love you today. I really wish you were here to ask me.”
  6. #28
    “His one dream now was to fall sick for two or three weeks . . . not fatally . . . just sick enough to be put in the hospital.”
  7. #29
    ″‘Dónde está mi mami?’ Enrique cries, over and over. ‘Where is my mom?‘”
  8. #30
    “It’s like an ache, a pain that never ceases.”
  9. #31
    “And you’ll miss me more as the narrowing weeks wing by. Someday duly, oneday truly, twosday newly, till whensday.”
  10. #32
    “We think you’ll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. That’s what makes a woman come alive.”
  11. #33
    “When you are very old and gone childish-small again, with childish ways and childish yens and, in need of feeding, make a wish for the old teacher nurse, the dumb yet wise companion, send for me. I will come back. We shall inhabit the nursery again, never fear.”
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