Quotes by longing

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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    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.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.
  • Carson Mccullers
    Carson Mccullers
    American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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    All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
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    America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
  • Arundhati Roy
    Arundhati Roy
    Indian author 1961-
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    Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    Happiness is the longing for repetition.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
    French poet 1797-1863
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    I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller - some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.
  • Anna Freud
    Anna Freud
    Austrian-British psychoanalyst 1895-1982
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    If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that Life.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    American novelist and poet 1917-1967
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    It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
  • Mrs. Patrick Campbell
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell
    English stage actress
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    Marriage is the result of the longing for the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise lounge.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Musical people always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be perfectly deaf.
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