Longing And Desire Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Longing And Desire

#1. Our natural Will is to have God, and the Good Will of God is to have us; and we may never cease from willing nor from longing till we have Him in fullness of joy: and then may we no more desire. - Author: Julian Of Norwich
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#2. Normal men retain their childish longing for a woman to mother them. At adolescence a new desire is added. They want a girl to allure them. When you put these two together, you have the typical male yearning that Wonder Woman satisfies. - Author: William Moulton Marston
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#3. They themselves mocked Africa, trading stories of absurdity, of stupidity, and they felt safe to mock, because it was a mockery born of longing, and of the heartbroken desire to see a place made whole again. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#4. To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. - Author: Edgar Lee Masters
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#5. From an evolutionary point of view, most emotions - fear, desire, anger - serve some practical purpose, but nostalgia is a useless, futile thing because it is a longing for something that is permanently lost ... - Author: David Nicholls
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#6. If writing is language and language is desire and longing and suffering ... then why when we write, when we make shapes on paper, why then does it so often look like the traditional, straight models, why does our longing look for example like John Updike's longing? - Author: Carole Maso
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#7. Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed. - Author: Rumi
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#8. We come to this world with an abundance of hope, a deep desire to love, and a longing to belong. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#9. What is your ambition in life today? Is it to get rich? Is it to make a name for yourself? Is it even to do some wonderful thing for God? Listen to me, beloved. The highest desire that can possess any human heart is a longing to see God. - Author: J. Vernon McGee
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#10. Lord Jesu, I ask Thee, give unto me movement in Thy love without measure; desire without limit; longing without order; burning without discretion. Truly the better the love of Thee is, the greedier it is; for neither by reason is it restrained, nor by dread thronged, nor by doom tempted. - Author: Richard Rolle
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#11. For an entire populace, change, growth, and spontaneity were dangerous. Acting upon a personal desire, whispering a hidden longing, revealing your true feelings - all the human actions we think of as essential to a character - had be censored by the self lest they be punished by the state. - Author: Adam Johnson
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#12. I have loved you in every manner that my imagination could contrive. I have wanted you so deeply that my body sang with pain and pleasure. You have been my obsession, my passion, my philosophers' stone of fantasy. You are my desire, my longing, my spirit. I love you unconditionally. - Sabine Strohem - Author: Nick Bantock
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#13. But lately she had been starting to experience strong, inarticulate feelings of longing, of a desire to be with Joe all the time, to inhabit his life and allow him to inhabit hers, to engage with him in some kind of joint enterprise, in a collaboration that would *be* their lives. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#14. The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer. - Author: Saint Augustine
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#15. 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. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#16. Desire can't be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we've failed, because desire is the state we seek. - Author: Seth Godin
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#17. How sad, he thought, that desire found new objects but did not abate, that when it came to longing there was no end. - Author: Allegra Goodman
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#18. People live to love; but then they realize that love is nothing. Love is just desire and longing; the culmination of a moment where everything falls into place. The moment passes. Things fall out of place. - Author: Umair Naeem
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#19. As long as the "I" is there, love cannot be. All that we call love is only desire, longing, passion and attachment; as long as ego is there, all these bind one. - Author: Rajneesh
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#20. We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus on that something and how to acquire it rather than on the nature and the sensation of desire, though often it is the desire between us and the object of desire that fills the space in between with the blue of longing. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#21. As Christians, we needn't be at all ashamed of some impatience, longing, opposition to what is unnatural, and our full share of desire for freedom, earthly happiness, and opportunity for effective work. - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#22. I don't think the struggles of desire can ever be won. Ages of longing and willing, willing and longing, and how have they ended? In a draw, dust and dust. - Author: Saul Bellow
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#23. The very people you trusted most could become like strangers in their longing ... - Author: Lynne Reid Banks
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#24. When we begin to desire a thing, to yearn for it with all our hearts, we begin to establish relationship with it in proportion to the strength and persistency of our longing and intelligent effort to realize it. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#25. Every adventure I've ever had with love and photography has ended in a similar misadventure. As is often the case, the rush of longing detaches from its object of desire, and my photographic ghosts lead me back to myself, alone. - Author: Justine Kurland
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#26. For the first time I can see this other longing
the desire to stay. For the first time I realize that maybe she insists on us staying apart because she doesn't want to lose this all over again. - Author: Amie Kaufman
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#27. Learn that there is no cure for desire, no cure for the love of reward, no cure for the misery of longing, save in the fixing of the sight and hearing on that which is invisible and soundless. - Author: Mabel Collins
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#28. Even after all these years, the thought of Isagol the Terrible stirred such a storm in him- of rancor and longing, desire and disgust, violence and even affection- all of it seething and bleeding and writhing, like a pit of rats eating one another alive. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#29. Entirety exists within me as exuberance ... in empty longing ... in ... the desire to burn with desire. - Author: Georges Bataille
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#30. All along I had been careful to differentiate my desire for love from my longing for a purely sexual thrill. Falling in love was a one in a million chance. Falling in love with another couple was a one in a billion chance. Or so I thought. - Author: Louisa Leontiades
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#31. There was no desire in him for a state or condition, no picture in his mind of the thing to be when he had followed his longing; but only a burning and a will overpowering to journey outward and outward after the earliest risen star. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#32. I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life. What I think they are really expressing is a desire for a life with less pressure. - Author: Mary Anne Radmacher
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#33. People often miss things that don't exist
miss things that were but are not anymore. - Author: Sarah McCoy
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#34. The deepest longing in the human breast is the desire for appreciation. - Author: William James
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#35. Creativity is a space for solitary longing, the desire to be elsewhere in space and time, to be in a new ideal world where life is as it should be. - Author: Chenjerai Hove
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#36. To embrace the message of Christmas is to throw off my hedonistic rebellion and bow before the chafing reality that I can't save myself, and in that very act to be suddenly taken aback in that I've stumbled upon the very freedom I've longed for in the very place I'd least expected it. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#37. Whatsoever misfortunes there are Here in this world or in the next, They all have their root in Ignorance And in the accumulation of Longing and Desire. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#38. I go fishing in my mind. I put out bait, the bait of my own longing, my desire, and my hunger for connection, for a tug of something alive at the end of a line. Something that I may have to struggle with to pull in, but that will be wild and important to me, whether I keep it or let it go. - Author: Pat Schneider
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#39. All the beautiful waitresses existed like eternal responsibilities. - Author: Spalding Gray
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#40. America was born out of a desire for self-determination, a longing for the human dignity that only independence can bring. - Author: Maurice Saatchi
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#41. The desire for self-esteem without integrity is like the desire for wealth without effort-a longing for the unearned. - Author: Nathaniel Branden
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#42. Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#43. 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. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#44. That haunting longing for the moon returned. Stronger, broader, flavoured with all the bone-deep desire only a nocturnal creature could feel for their sole light-giver, the lonely satellite that watched over them when the rest of the daylight world abandoned them. - Author: L.J. Hayward
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#45. Maybe we don't ever feel that sweetly untainted and wholly majestic kind of love that takes every longing captive because we are hopelessly entangled in the illogical fear that despite all of love's grand goodness, it might not be good enough to keep us safe. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#46. They're talking as if nothing's happened, Soledad said to herself, and the jealousy ran from her ears into her heart, where it settled into her aorta and reshaped itself as longing and desire, the kind of want that makes one capable of poor but magnanimous decisions. - Author: Derek Palacio
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#47. I incessantly look for water in wells dug by men, and I have drunk enough sand to prove it. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#48. Desire wills its perpetuation ad infinitum. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#49. Leaders should never apologize for the strength of feeling that accompanies their God-given visions. God designed leaders to experience their longing, their desire, and their drive deeply, and to express it fully. And when they do, they energize others. - Author: Bill Hybels
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#50. Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. - Author: Augustine Of Hippo
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#51. Nd when he let her go, it was as if she had been filled and didn't realize it until he pulled away and the absence rushed back in. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#52. If you think of the moon as already used, it's not as difficult to take in,
because then it's just like you,
Traveled the world like you,
Seen the globe like you,
But, it's still bright. - Author: Adrianna Stepiano
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#53. Everything in the world of soul has a deep desire and longing for visible form; this is exactly where the power of the imagination lives. - Author: John O'Donohue
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#54. There is also a false serenity that is not at all Christian. We need feel no shame as Christians about a measure of impatience, longing, protest against what is unnatural, and a strong measure of desire for freedom and earthly happiness and the capacity to effect change. In - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#55. But sex as a physical act is merely athletics, a momentary relief. What it needs to be powerful is desire, and the strongest element of desire is longing. It's in the work. Desider-, sidus: from the stars. The longing that reaches beyond space and time. - Author: Rosemary Sullivan
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#56. I don't have any huge desire to show you all that I'm not tough and strong, that I'm all feminine and soft. That's not a huge longing that I have because I know who I am. - Author: Carrie-Anne Moss
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#57. Longing desire prayeth always, though the tongue be silent. If thou art ever longing, thou art ever praying. - Author: Saint Augustine
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#58. men will not cease to desire the impossible and will not lose their longing to destroy - so long as self-destruction and self-sacrifice are preached to them as the practical means of achieving the happiness of the recipients. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#59. Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody - really want him - it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#60. Spirituality is, ultimately, about what we do with that desire. What we do with our longings, both in terms of handling the pain and the hope they bring us, that is our spirituality. - Author: Ronald Rolheiser
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#61. Cut down the forest, not just a tree. Out of the forest of desire springs danger. By cutting down both the forest of desire and the brushwood of longing, be rid of the forest, bhikkhus. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#62. Longing, it may be, is the gift no other gift supplies. - Author: Emily Dickinson
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#63. I would learn the varying temperature of erratic desire, the caloric output of longing, and the previously undefined and eventually unbearable weight of first love. - Author: Jim Provenzano
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#64. 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. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#65. The suburban landscape is alien and strange and exotic. I photograph it out of longing and desire. My photographs are also about repression and internal angst. - Author: Gregory Crewdson
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#66. I wasn't a person who was longing forever to have a baby; the desire came up suddenly. - Author: Rachel Weisz
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#67. I always had this put-together family, and I always identified as the outsider. And that's a position where I feel most comfortable, and yet I feel an incredible longing to belong. That is really a strong feeling from my childhood - a desire to be part of a group. - Author: Lily King
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#68. 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? - Author: Amy Carmichael
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#69. But in spite of my great desire for intimacy, I've always been a loner. Perhaps when the longing for connection is as strong as it is in me, when the desire is for something so deep and true, one knows better than to try. One sees that this is not the place for that. - Author: Elizabeth Berg
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#70. The world yearns. This is its sure gravity: the attraction of bodies. Earth for molten star. Moon for earth. A hand for the orb of a breast. This is its movement too: the motion of desire, of a longing toward. - Author: Alison MacLeod
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#71. The fact is that man has no longing for any other nature but desires only to be perfect in his own. - Author: Nicholas Of Cusa
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#72. What I feel is his need and desire and longing, crashing against me like waves against the shore, calling to those same unwanted feelings I hold for him. And always that inexplicable connection that draws me to him. - Author: Robin LaFevers
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#73. Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself. - Author: Bryant H. McGill
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#74. all the things we think are important really aren't, and he had no time to think about the things that really are. His whole life was going by and he had never contemplated the big, simple truths: loneliness and longing, desire and death. - Author: Amos Oz
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#75. All they did was stir up desire, and longing, and hopelessness, a trio of miserable caged wildcats that had been installed in me without my permission, or at least without my understanding how long they would live and how vicious they would be. - Author: Alice Munro
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#76. Jesus is the answer to the longing of every human heart. The love of his heart is the only love capable of filling our human longing - because it is human, yet infinite, and because it is also divine. Not only does each individual need and desire this love, but the world, taken as a whole, needs it. - Author: James Kubicki
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#77. It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible. - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#78. She paced her room all day, tossed sleeplessly in her bed all night. At dusk, she sat in her window and poured all her longing and desire into her songs, hoping he would somehow hear her and return.
And he did. - Author: Kate Forsyth
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#79. All your desires, whatever they may be, are expressions of your longing for happiness. Basically, you wish yourself well. - Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#80. I lose hope when the desire for life awakens within me; but I regain it whenever the longing for death comes upon me. - Author: Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski
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#81. Myth makes Echo the subject of longing and desire. Physics makes Echo the subject of distance and design. Where emotion and reason are concerned both claims are accurate. And where there is no Echo there is no description of space or love. There is only science. - Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
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#82. See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek! - Author: William Shakespeare
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#83. Would that thy love, beloved, had less trust in me, that it might be more anxious! - Author: Heloise D'Argenteuil
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#84. Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we cannot afford, we grow poorer, whatever our resources. And every time we feel satisfied with what we have, we can be counted as rich, however little we may actually possess. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#85. Because one look into his eyes, and she was drowning in what existed there and didn't want to surface. - Author: Katherine McIntyre
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#86. In these times - where social appearance is more important than spiritual substance - what has become our longing to change is really the unconscious desire to control not just the shape of our bodies (according to prevailing values) but to dominate our environment as well, regardless of the cost. - Author: Guy Finley
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#87. She thinks of him lying there, the beautiful moment never arriving, never ruined, never disappointing, over. It must be sublime dwelling in that house of longing, forever poised on desire's trembling tip, before everything is wrecked. - Author: Susan Johnson
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#88. Endless longing; a face you'd known since childhood, since birth almost; a body that moved as though it were your own. These were things you never spoke of, things you never hoped for; things you could never admit to. Things you'd die for, and die of. - Author: Elizabeth Hand
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#89. All that pent up longing," he says, "all that desire to flail and flap around. Them wings have needs. - Author: Justin Torres
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#90. Your mind is the voice for your heart. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#91. That's what faith teaches us: From hopelessness springs hope. From longing, desire. - Author: Sarah Domet
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#92. Longing that is deeper than want. It's not as simple as desire. It's more like missing something you've never had. - Author: T. Greenwood
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#93. Wonder is defined by Thomas [Aquinas] in the Summa Theologiae [I-II, Q. 32, a. 8], as the desiderium sciendi, the desire for knowledge, active longing to know. - Author: Josef Pieper
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#94. But what are wishes, compared with longings? - Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
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#95. What was a rose but the living proof of desire, the single best evidence of human longing and earthly devotion. but desire could be twisted,after all, and Jealousy was the name of the rose that did well in arid souls. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#96. Say my name with hints of longing and hunger. I'd like to hear the desire in your voice scraping against the walls, messing up the sheets of my bed, scratching on my skin. Caress every single letter of me like you're making love to me. I want to be owned by you. - Author: Nessie Q.
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#97. In truth, I did not have to wonder. She would be feeling that disturbing mixture of emotions that she always summoned from me: admiration and envy, pride and a furious rivalry, a longing to see a beloved sister succeed, and a passionate desire to see a rival fall. - Author: Philippa Gregory
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#98. You have to sit with your longing and know that you may not get what you want; you have to encounter the danger of longing for something without the expectation of getting your desire. - Author: Philippa Gregory
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#99. Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art, dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart. - Author: Charles Wesley
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#100. Some feelings are stronger than fear: love, longing, desire. - Author: Luanne Rice
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