Yearning Quotes

Audrey Niffenegger

Why is love intensified by absence?

Sylvia Plath

How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest
How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.

Stephanie Laurens

My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all...All my heart has ever wanted is you.

Ram Mohan

Amidst the chaos of the cities, a part of you always yearns for the silence of the woods.

Frank Lee Raw Honey

He never wanted to see that look of disppointment in her eyes again, yet he couldn't allow himself to be crushed under his own yearning.

Ann Brashares

Her vision of the world under the water represented a beautiful stillness, a version of heaven. It was the lost city of Lena, her alternate universe, the life she yearned for but didn't get to have.

Charlotte Featherstone

It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.

Laini Taylor

Yearning for love made her feel like a cat that was always twining around ankles, meowing Pet me, pet me, look at me, love me.

Richard Yates

Dying for love might be pitiable, but it wasn't much different, finally, from any other kind of dying.

W.S. Merwin

part memory part distance remaining
mine in the ways that I learn to miss you

Sylvia Plath

I am inhabited by a cry.
Nightly it flaps out
Looking, with its hooks, for something to love.

Steve Goodier

There are few qualities more vital than a strong yearning. That desire to reach a little farther, to be a little more, yearning...for a piece of something greater, can often make all the difference.

John Daniel Thieme

. . .in your light, had I learned to love, here
in your beauty, could I speak
knowing of this space close within
as the breath held inside a garden rose, there -
there is no time.

Roberto Hogue

Amazing sex stays with you. It soaks into your skin. It floats through your dreams and has you silently smoldering with delicious remembrances for hours after. It has you craving it days later. And it has you aching for it if you don’t get it for awhile.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The night I met him [he] told me that, for some reason, life usually grants us what we are not looking for. He was given wealth, fame, and power, yet his soul yearned only for spiritual peace so that he could silence the shadows in his heart...

Donna Lynn Hope

I don’t miss anyone. If I did I would do something about it. Besides, some people come dreams. That’s when they’re honest.

Neil Bartlett

As he lay there, he was sure that he could still feel the memory of that strange hand cupping the back of his neck; and he couldn't believe how empty his mouth felt, now that it only had his own tongue in it.

Jessica Park

You scream it in everything you do. You’re holding on to what happened because you think that’s all you have.”
“It is all I have.”
“Find more

Michael Bassey Johnson

You'll become that devil overnight, if you want to become that celebrity overnight.


The day we stop yearning, is the day we stop learning.

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