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30+ Longing Quotes

Longing is a part of life. Longing keeps life moving. This is a collection of 32 quotes on longing and longing sayings.


The longing for light is the longing for consciousness. - Carl Jung
Only longing can fill with more of itself. - Virginia Woolf
Longing, the hope for fulfillment, is the one unwavering passion of the world's commerce. - E. L. Doctorow
Longing is like a seed that wrestles in the ground. - Emily Dickinson
The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it. - Gail Godwin
Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be a part of something noble and purposeful. - John C. Maxwell
Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living. - Jim Elliot
Desires are central to the soul's unfolding and should not be dismissed before giving them careful attention. - Thomas Moore
The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries. - Iris Murdoch
Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations. - Albert Einstein
Passing into higher forms of desire, that which slumbered in the plant, and fitfully stirred in the beast, awakes in the man. - Henry George
One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen. - John O'Donohue
We are all wondering the earth, alone, longing to be longed for. - William C. Hannan
It is the future that creates his present. All is an interminable chain of longing. - Robert Frost
Longing and desire goes further than instant satisfaction. That's human nature. - Anna Sui
There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing. - Kahlil Gibran
Our longing is our pledge, and blessed are the homesick, for they shall come home. - Isak Dinesen
Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade. - Marcel Proust
The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. - Alva Myrdal
Longing is not always a reciprocal thing. - Kate Dicamillo
If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that life. - Anna Freud
Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will. - Anselm Kiefer
Longing on a large scale makes history. - Don DeLillo
Longing is a compass that guides us through life. - Joan D. Chittister
The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce anything but more longing. - Sophie Kerr
Sometimes, language is the sound of longing. - Simon Van Booy
The very people you trusted most could become like strangers in their longing. - Lynne Reid Banks
To know that somebody was longing for you was the world's strongest aphrodisiac. - Rebecca Makkai
Embrace your life as it is and stop longing for things you can't find. - Marty Rubin
A river starts by longing for the ocean. - Will Advise
The power of longing is the source of religion and art alike. - Francisca Cho
The human heart is a theater of longing. - John O'Donohue
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