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    Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.

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    Lust is a strong tower of mischief, and hath in it many defenders, as neediness, anger, paleness, discord, love, and longing.

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    Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at the best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul.

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    My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth.

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    My longings are best met when, in prayer, I simply let my heart beat in time with the Lord's.

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    My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.

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    Maybe all of us at Hailsam had little secrets like that -- little private nooks created out of thin air where we could go off alone without fears and longing.

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    My longing for truth was a single prayer.

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    Mysticism is the passionate longing of the soul for God.

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    My non-co-operation is a token of my earnest longing for real heart co-operation in the place of co-operation falsely so called.

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    My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature not by other feelings.

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    Never cut loose from your longings.

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    Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.

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    Pity those who seek for shepherds, instead of longing for freedom!

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    Of course there must be the urge, the indefinable longing to get something through into terms of plastic presentation, but results are nearly always unpredictable.

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    One does not yearn for that which is easily acquired.

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    Only the tame birds have a longing. The wild ones fly

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    Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will?

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    Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn.

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    Of one thing alone I am very sure: it is a law of our nature that the memory of longing should survive the more fugitive memory of fulfillment.

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    only an aching heart Conceives a changeless work of art.

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    Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and won, than women's are.

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    our longing is our pledge, and blessed are the homesick, for they shall come home.

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    O would, beloved, that you lay Under the dock-leaves in the ground, While lights were paling one by one.

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    People marry with a deep longing that their partner will tend to their wounds, not throw salt in them. Honor your partner's vulnerability.

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    People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.

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    Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.

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    Sadly, the things that we have set out as being worth striving for are not ultimately the things that satisfy human longings. And why not? Because we are practically the ultimate paradox: the finite made for the infinite.

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    Sometimes it has to do with other longings that are much more existential. Sometimes you go elsewhere not because you are not liking the one you are with; you are not liking the person you have become.

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    Seek spiritual riches within. What you are is much greater than anyone or anything else you have ever yearned for.

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    She had left me thirsty and all my life would be thirst and longing for what I had lost before I found it.

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    Sometimes the happiest ending isn't the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are

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    So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition.

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    Strangely enough, this is the past that somebody in the future is longing to go back to.

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    The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.

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    Our greatest longing is to be intimate.

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    That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere.

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    That is longing: To dwell in the flux of things, To have no home in the present. And these are wishes: gentle dialogues Of the poor hours with eternity.

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    The ancient Greeks, poets, authors and philosophers all puzzled over the question but nobody really knows what love is - including me. Longing for another person is an exciting mental experience.

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    The gesture of the amorous embrace seems to fulfill, for a time, the subject's dream of total union with the loved being: The longing for consummation with the other.

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    The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles.

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    The historic period in which we live is a period of reawakening to a commitment of higher values, a reawakening of individual purpose, and a reawakening of the longing to fulfill that purpose in life.

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    The longing for a very garish kind of success seems as widespread among writers as among investment bankers.

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    The longing of my heart is to make known my glorious Redeemer to those who have never heard.

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    The longing for destiny is nowhere stronger than in our romantic life.

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    The longing for light is the longing for consciousness.

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    The longing for paradise is paradise itself.

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    The longing for Paradise is man's longing not to be man.

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    The mark which has dominated all my work is this longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn't lessen but augments this love of life.

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    The novel remains for me one of the few forms where we can record man's complexity and the strength and decency of his longings.