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missing Quotes

60 of the best book quotes about missing
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″[Father’s] letters were certainly warm enough, filled with his worries about us and his longing to be back home. But a man cannot be a father in a letter.”
Laurence Yep
author
Dragonwings
book
love
missing
fathers
concepts
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“That stick [...] had become all but part of me. It was a link with my children, whom I missed more than I can tell you. I felt like weeping.”
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“my friends don’t seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven’t lost.”
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“It wasn’t just that she missed her friends; she was starting to wonder if she needed them around to feel like she existed at all.”
Carmen Lowell
character
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“To be alive is to be missing.”
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“I didn’t want to cause any unhappiness now—in that way, I decided it was probably better that he wasn’t here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly.”
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“But I must admit I miss you terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.”
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“I took my morning walk, I took my evening walk, I ate something, I thought about something, I wrote, I napped and dreamt something too, and with all that something, I still have nothing because so much of sum’thing has always been and always will be you. I miss you.”
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“You cannot miss that which you have never had.”
Eldest
book
Oromis
character
missing
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“The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.”
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“The thick warmth of his sleepy breath against my ear. If you have to go, I will go with you. My fears forgotten in the golden harbor of his arms. The memories come, and come. She listens, staring into the grain of the stone. We are all there, goddess and mortal and the boy who was both.”
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“I like to see people reunited, maybe that’s a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run into each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone…”
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“That’s been my problem. I miss what I already have, and I surround myself with things that are missing.”
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“The clock is a conspiracy & a crime against humanity and I would not own one except I miss appointments without it.”
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“It was long past midnight when at last Marguerite retired to rest. As she had feared, sleep sedulously avoided her eyes. Her thoughts were of the blackest during these long, weary hours, whilst that incessant storm raged which was keeping her away from Percy.”
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“One sign that I am violating my own nature in the name of nobility is a condition called burnout. Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess-the ultimate in giving too little!”
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“I miss her when I can’t remember what works best on insect bites, and when nobody else cares how rude the receptionist at the doctor’s office was to me. (...) It’s the fact that I can’t ask her for these things that makes me miss her all over again.”
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“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.”
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“I miss you this morning just as I have missed you every day for the last nine years. I’m tired of being alone.”
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“All this stuff I’m learning,′ she said, ‘it make me realize that I did have a mother, and all the tragedy she went through. It hurts but I wanna know more, just like I wanna know about my sister. It make me feel closer to them, but I do miss them. I wish they were here.”
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“My mom was still my mom, even if she only lived in books and door locks and the smell of fried tomatoes and old paper. She lived.”
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“Knowing they were in the same city again made the missing him flare up inside her. In her stomach. Why were people always going on and on about the heart? Almost everything Levi happened in Cath’s stomach.”
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“Birth means nothing where there is no virtue.”
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“Forget about your lists and do what you can because that’s all you can do. Phone up the people you miss and tell them you love them.”
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“What you don’t know, you don’t miss.”
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“Nothing is ever certain.”
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“All the space without you in it, is empty.”
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“Quick, dear boy, come in, let me look at you, look to my heart’s content -- under my own roof, the rover home at last.”
Homer
author
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Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.
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There is no time to miss anyone or anything because you are alive.
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“They have the kind of things we can eat. ”
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“Akari... Please, don’t wait for me... If you’d just go home.”
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“Your Aunt Tessa might be a little sad when I’m gone. Do you think you could give her a lot of hugs for me?”
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″‘I never realize how much I like being home unless I’ve been somewhere really different for a while.‘”
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“The universe knows someone is missing, and slowly it attempts to replace him.”
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“What’s in me for him to miss?”
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“I do not tolerate a world emptied of you. I have tried. For a year I have called every black tree Marya Morevna; I have looked for your face in the patterns of the ice. In the dark, I have pored over the loss of you like pale gold.”
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“Walking back past the roadside cross, Félicité decided to commend to God what she cherished the most. She stood there for a long time, looking up at the sky and praying, her face bathed in tears.”
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“It’s like an ache, a pain that never ceases.”
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“And you’ll miss me more as the narrowing weeks wing by. Someday duly, oneday truly, twosday newly, till whensday.”
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“For all their faults. I am passing out. O bitter ending! I’ll slip away before they’re up. They’ll never see. Nor know. Nor miss me.”
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“Now you whimpering little smear of slime, I’m going to ask you politely just one more time...where is he?”
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It is interesting as it includes much exaggeration as to why the main character, Honor Brown, seems to hate school but then ends with her in an emotional state when she finally realises that she will really miss it once she has left.
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″ ‘We thought you might be thinking of leaving us,” I told her. “Because you miss the sea.” Sarah smiled. “No,” she said. “I will always miss my old home, but the truth of it is I would miss you more.’ ”
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“Alex had realized during those months how enormous their mother’s presence had been and how painful her absence was now.”
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“It was so odd walking down the road without Star. It felt as if part of me was missing.”
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“Toad put the thin button in his pocket. He was very angry. He jumped up and down and screamed, ‘The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!’ ”
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“My poor hat. I miss it so much. ”
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“One night they woke up and their Owl Mother was GONE. ‘Where’s Mommy?’ asked Sarah.”
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“The baby owls thought (all owls think a lot)- ‘I think she’s gone hunting,’ said Sarah. ‘To get us our food!’ said Percy. ‘I want my mummy! said Bill”
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“Detective McSmogg was assigned to the case. He listened to their story. He scratched his chin. ‘Hmmmm,’ he said. ‘Hmmm’ ‘I think Miss Nelson is missing.’ Detective McSmogg would not be much help.”
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“Days went by and there was no sign of Miss Nelson. The kids missed Miss Nelson!”
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“Is he behind the door?”
Eric Hill
author
Spot
character
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“That Spot! He hasn’t eaten his supper. Where can he be?”
Eric Hill
author
Spot
character
lost
missing
dogs
concepts
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“There’s Spot! He’s under the rug.”
Eric Hill
author
Spot
character
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“Bella kindly lent him one of her teddies to go to sleep with, but it was not the same thing as Dogger. Dave kept waking up in the middle of the night and missing him.”
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″‘Wouldn’t you like to go in for a race?’ they asked Dave. But Dave didn’t feel like racing. He was missing Dogger too much.”
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“When he woke up he was refreshed and rested. But before standing up he felt with his hand to make sure his caps were in the right place. All he felt was his own checked cap!”
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″ ‘I will look for her until I find,’ said Mr. Bird. He looked high. He looked low. He looked everywhere for Mrs. Bird.”
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″‘I’ll miss you,’ she said with a tear in her eye. Then she gave me a kiss and whispered, ‘Goodbye’.

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