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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.»
«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.»
«And a nameless longing filled her breast, - A wish, that she hardly dared to own, For something better than she had known»
«Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away.»
«All lovers live by longing, and endure; summon a vision and declare it pure»
Author: Theodore Roethke (Poet) | About: Love | Keywords: declare, longing, summon, summoned, summoning
«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.»
Author: George Eliot (Novelist) | Keywords: longing, wishing
«A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.»
«Happiness is the longing for repetition.»
«I have but shadowed forth my intense longing to lose myself in the Eternal and become merely a lump of clay in the Potter's divine hands so that my service may become more certain because uninterrupted by the baser self in me.»
«Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.»