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"The rapture of the deep." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

"gardening is a madness and a rapture." - Faith Sullivan

"Life's sharpest rapture is surcease of pain." - Emma Lazarus

"Rapture is the gateway to nirvana." - Sharon Salzberg

"What moments divine, what rapture serene." - Cole Porter

"What moments divine , what rapture serene." - Cole Porter

"Even in rapture, part of the mind watches." - Mason Cooley

"Beauty is an expression of that rapture of being alive." - Bill Moyers

"We're all seeking...the rapture of being alive." - Joseph Campbell

"The Rapture: The ultimate Republican back-up plan." - Jon Stewart

"Sing with rapture and dance like a dervish." - William Parrish

"The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfello

"Assuming that rapture is nature's play with man, the Dionysian artist's creative activity is the play with rapture." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Until the church is holy there'll be no rapture - I don't care what theory of the rapture you have." - Leonard Ravenhill

"What rapture, oh, it is to know A good thing when you see it And having seen a good thing, oh, What rapture 'tis to flee it." - Bertolt Brecht

"A consistent Christian may not have rapture; he has that which is much better than rapture - calmness - God's serene and perpetual presence." - Frederick William Robertson

"What rapture, oh, it is to know A good thing when you see it And having seen a good thing, oh, What rapture 'tis to flee it." - Bertolt Brecht

"For words of rapture groping, they"Never such love," swore "ever before was!"" - Robert Graves

"[To Timothy LaHaye:] So, Mr. LaHaye, when the Rapture happens, can I have your stuff?" - Rachel Maddow

"You can never hope to recapture the first fine careless rapture" - Stephen Fry

"The poem comes in the form of a blessing, like rapture breaking on the mind." - Stanley Kunitz

"A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Ah, how much less all living loves to me, Than that one rapture of remembering thee." - William Shenstone

"We lose the peace of years when we hunt after the rapture of moments." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Words are coin. Words alienate. Language is no medium for desire. Desire is rapture, not exchange." - J M Coetzee

"We lose the peace of years when we hunt after the rapture of moments." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture." - Ovid

"Jesus, could you please rapture the charismaniac lady who brings her tambourine to church?" - Mark Driscoll

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore." - James F Cooper

"Mystical bliss, joy and rapture arises when you realize the inner Sun." - Amit Ray

"The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it." - Joseph Campbell

"Beauty is not immortal. In a day Blossom and June and rapture pass away." - Arthur Stringer

"The Christian's fellowship with God is rather a habit than a rapture." - Richard Cecil

"Where passion is married to intelligence, you may find genius, neurosis, madness or rapture." - Michael Chabon

"Sleep, Nurse of our life, Care's best reposer, Nature's high'st rapture, and the vision giver." - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

"With the sweat of your brow. Rapture can become your city as well." - Andrew Ryan

"AZRAEL: No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater... than central air." - Kevin Smith

"A beauty is not suddenly in a circle. It comes with rapture. A great deal of beauty is rapture. A circle is a necessity. Otherwise you would see no one. We each have our circle." - Gertrude Stein

"Let the power come. Let ecstasy erupt. Allow your heart to expand and overflow with adoration for this magnificent creation and for the love, wisdom and power that birthed it all. Rapture is needed now - rapture, reverence and grace." - Ann Mortifee

"Though the heart wear the garment of its sorrow And be not happy like a naked star, Yet from the thought of peace some peace we borrow, Some rapture from the rapture felt afar." - George Santayana

"In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did." - Jerry B Jenkins

"Love leads to present rapture,-then to pain; But all through Love in time is healed again." - Charles Godfrey Leland

"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos." - D H Lawrence

"Love leads to present rapture, - then to pain; But all through Love in time is healed again." - Charles Godfrey Leland

"Who hath not own'd, with rapture-smitten frame, The power of grace, the magic of a name." - Thomas Campbell

"Fly-fishing is a magic way to recapture the rapture of solitude without the pangs of loneliness." - John D Voelker

"Music raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions: it strengthens and advances praise into rapture." - Joseph Addison

"There is no rapture in the love which is prompted by esteem; such affection is lasting, not passionate." - Victor Hugo

"The glow of inspiration warms us; this holy rapture springs from the seeds of the Divine mind sown in man." - Ovid

"Imitate the magnificent trees that speak no word of their rapture, but only breathe largely the luminous breeze." - D H Lawrence

"Oprah Winfrey is so powerful that she had the Rapture postponed until after her final show airs." - Joan Rivers

"Love is a delicious experience, it's the fire that consumes, it's Divine Wine, rapture for the one who drinks it." - Samael Aun Weor

"Just being sentient and in a body with the sun coming up is a state of rapture." - Coleman Barks

"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Who hath not owned, with rapture-smitten frame, The power of grace, the magic of a name?" - Thomas Campbell

"I was Amazement-I was Desire-I was Ecstasy and Rapture and the slightest bit of Greed." - Sharon Shinn

"A wise politician will never grudge a genuflexion or a rapture if it is expected of him by prevalent opinion." - Frederick Scott Oliver

"What Enron was doing, what caused investors to embrace it in a rapture of baffled awe, was hiding debt." - P J Orourke

"I have been running so sweaty my whole life Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time Of being forever incomplete" - Alanis Morissette

"Tolerance is thin gruel compared to the rapture of absolute truths. It's not surprising that religious people are often better protected by atheists and agnostics than each other." - Wendy Kaminer

"I battered the cordons around me And cradled my wings on the breeze, Then soared to the uttermost reaches With rapture, with power, with ease!" - Georgia Douglas Johnson

"Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture." - Vladimir Nabokov

"That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture!" - Robert Browning

"Reading is rapture (or if it isn't, I put the book down meaning to go on with it later, and escape out the side door)." - William Maxwell

"The rewards of life and devotion to God are love and inner rapture, and the capacity to receive the light of God." - Rumi

"Why has our poetry eschewed The rapture and response of food? What hymns are sung and praises said For the home made miracle of bread?" - Louis Untermeyer

"The keenest pangs the wretched find Are rapture to the dreary void, The leafless desert of the mind, The waste of feelings unemployed." - Lord Byron

"Gravity disappears again, and we rise up off the floor like spooks from a grave. It's like the Rapture in here every thirty seconds." - Mary Roach

"Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Music when thus applied raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture." - Joseph Addison

"Not the poet in the moment Fancy lightens on his e'e, Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture, That thy presence gies to me." - Robert Burns

"If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth." - Sydney Smith

"The dizzy rapture of starving. The power of needing nothing. By force of will I make myself the impossible sprite who lives on air, on water, on purity." - Kathryn Harrison

"Only the soul that knows the mighty grief can know the mighty rapture. Sorrows come to stretch out spaces in the heart for joy." - Edwin Markham

"Oh, hasten not this loving act, Rapture where self and not-self meet: My life has been the awaiting you, Your footfall was my own heart's beat." - Paul Valery

"For man, maximum excitement is the confrontation of death and the skillful defiance of it by watching others fed to it as he survives transfixed with rapture." - Ernest Becker

"Now write this: 'The greatest rapture of my life was afforded me on a boat in Nassau by Fatima Blush,' and sign it 'James Bond, 007.'" - Barbara Carrera

"He captured my heart. He loves me for who I am, not what I can bring to him." - Lucinda Price, Rapture" - Lauren Kate

"A great deal of beauty is rapture. A circle is a necessity. Otherwise you would see no one. We each have our circle." - Gertrude Stein

"Like a rustic at a fair, we are full of amazement and rapture, and have no thought of going home, or that it will soon be night." - William Hazlitt

"Age is no more near than youth To the sceptre and the crown. Vain the wisdom, vain the truth; Do not lay thy rapture down." - George William Russell

"Dear Lord! while we adoring pay Our humble thanks to Thee, May every heart with rapture say,- The Saviour died for me!" - Anne Steele

"The whole world is my seraglio and every living being and inanimate existence in it is the instrument of my rapture." - Sri Aurobindo

"The keenest pangs the wretched find Are rapture to the dreary void, The leafless desert of the mind, The waste of feelings unemployed." - Lord Byron

"Although believers will not receive their resurrection bodies until the rapture, it is apparent that believers will have bodies in the intermediate state in heaven." - Paul Enns

"I battered the cordons around me And cradled my wings on the breeze, Then soared to the uttermost reaches With rapture, with power, with ease!" - Georgia Douglas Johnson

"I give myself over to my rapture. I tremble; my blood leaps. God has waited 6000 years for a looker-on to His work." - Johannes Kepler

"That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!" - Robert Browning

"It was not impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the sea. It was impossible to build it anywhere else." - Andrew Ryan

"When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story." - Jerry B Jenkins

"I came on the intro with 'The Rapture.' If you know what the rapture is, it's the coming of Jesus, and I had to take it off because of what happened...I had the destruction, the bombs, and...the world coming to a end, so it had to come off." - Erick Sermon

"The ambition of superior sensibility and superior eloquence disposes the lovers of arts to receive rapture at one time, and communicate it at another; and each labors first to impose upon himself and then to propagate the imposture." - Samuel Johnson

"When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels." - Dorothy Maclean

"Were you to realize the forms minute and glorious, which invisibly play their parts in service around you, there could be no monotony - only a divine rapture of gratitude for such ministry." - Flower A. Newhouse

"It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"He shook his head, absorbed in one of his feats of memory, those brief periods of scholastic rapture where he lost touch with the world around him, absorbed completely in conjuring up knowledge from all its sources." - Diana Gabaldon

"Change follows change in us, almost without transition; we pass from blissful rapture to sobbing woe; a single step divides our sublimest ecstasies from the darkest depth of spiritual despondency." - Ignacy Jan Paderewski

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and Music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more." - Lord Byron

"I wished that I were the owner of every southern slave, that I might cast off the shackles from their limbs, and witness the rapture which would excite them in the first dance of their freedom." - Thaddeus Stevens

"Dream that the more you struggle, the more you prove the love that you bear your God, and the more you will rejoice one day with your Beloved, in a happiness and rapture that can never end." - Teresa of Avila

"In an age in which economists take for granted that people equate well-being with consumption, increasing numbers of people seem willing to trade certain freedoms and material comforts for a sense of immutable order and the rapture of faith." - Eugene Linden

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes. By the deep sea, and music in its roars; I love not man the less, but nature more." - George Gordon

"Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise, The queen of the world and the child of the skies! Thy genius commands thee; with rapture behold, While ages on ages thy splendors unfold." - Timothy Dwight

"I do' think people are really seeking the meaning of Life. I think we"re seeking an experience of being alive...we want to feel the rapture of being alive" - Joseph Campbell

"A perfect Judge will read each work of Wit With the same spirit that its author writ: Survey the Whole, nor seek slight faults to find Where nature moves, and rapture warms the mind." - Alexander Pope

"There it is!' he thought with rapture. 'When I was already in despair, and when it seemed there would be no end- there it is! She loves me. She's confessed it." - Leo Tolstoy

"For every rapture there is a price and nothing is sustained forever. The path that destiny takes in the end leads to a balance of payments. No one remains overdrawn forever. Destiny's bank is inexorable, all accounts must balance." - Dorothy Fuldheim

"Won't You guide me through the dark night of the soul That I may better understand Your way... Let me purify my thoughts and words and deeds That I may be a vehicle for Thee... Give me my rapture today." - Van Morrison

"Bring your mind to noble silence. Unify your mind in noble silence. Concentrate your mind in noble silence... Enter into rapture and pleasure born of silence derived of concentration and awareness that is free from thought and fabrication." - Gautama Buddha

"A perfect Judge will read each work of Wit With the same spirit that its author writ: Survey the Whole, nor seek slight faults to find Where nature moves, and rapture warms the mind." - Alexander Pope

"I am not interested in things getting better; what I want is more: more human beings, more dreams, more history, more consciousness, more suffering, more joy, more disease, more agony, more rapture, more evolution, more life." - David Zindell

"Sit in a room and read-and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time." - Joseph Campbell

"Throughout human history, countries rise and fall. But not America-we continue to rise and rise, like dough, until Jesus bakes us in the fiery Afterscape of the Rapture." - Stephen Colbert

"Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvador Dali - and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things this Salvador Dali is going to accomplish today?" - Salvador Dali

"Mystical bliss, joy and rapture are part of both yoga and vipassana. When the mind is concentrated, purified, bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant and steady, this positive joy arises." - Amit Ray

"Relationships are not about how two people can survive each other but about how the whole world becomes more capable of love, with all its dim anguish and glowing rapture." - David Richo

"Hitherto your eyes have been darkened and you have looked too much, yes, far too much, upon the things of earth. If these so much delight you what shall be your rapture when you lift your gaze to things eternal!" - Petrarch

"It is like a woman indeed To take rapture before the fact is shown for true. They believe too easily, are too quick to shift From ground to ground; and swift indeed The rumor voiced by a woman dies again." - Aeschylus

"Oh, what is worth this lore of age If time shall never bring us back Our battle with the gods to wage Reeling along the starry track. The battle rapture here goes by In warring upon things that die." - George William Russell

"I find a rapture linked with each despair, Well worth the price of anguish. I detect More good than evil in humanity. Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, And men grow better as the world grows old." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"But that immergence is not in the nature of an annihilation. Extinction is not the fulfilment of all this search and passion, suffering and rapture. The game would never have been begun if that were to be its ending." - Sri Aurobindo

"My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring And carried aloft on the wings of the breeze; For above and around me the wild wind is roaring, Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas." - Anne Bronte

"Time, they say, must the best of us capture, And travel and battle and gems and gold No more can kindle the ancient rapture, For even the youngest of hearts grows old." - John Buchan

"The ultimate reflection of the Creator's glory will be the redemption and glorification of our bodies, when at the rapture, our bodies are transformed into the image of Christ. (1 Thess. 4:116-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-56)." - Paul Enns

"Hear from the grave, great Taliessin, hear; They breathe a soul to animate thy clay. Bright Rapture calls, and soaring, as she sings, Waves in the eye of Heav'n her many-colour'd wings." - Thomas Gray

"The widow of an insight lost she lives, with aim Now known and hand at work now never wrong. Sweet fire the sire of muse, my soul needs this; I want the one rapture of an inspiration." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Listener's letter: Do you think it feasible UFO sightings could be demons? This could be an explanation for the Rapture. Ergo, it would be easy for them to deceive the public." - Kent Hovind

"Hovind: Yes, Kay, I think you are right on target. I think that may be one of the reasons why there's so much hype about UFOs. It's psychological conditioning for when the Rapture takes place." - Kent Hovind

"...if sometimes we are bogged down in lines full of corybulous, hypogeum, plangent, irrefragably, glozening, tellurian, conclamant, sometimes we are caught up in the soaring rapture of something unprecedented, absolutely individual." - Randall Jarrell

"My prayer is to linger with you At the end of the day in a dream that's divine; My prayer is a rapture in blue With the world far away and your lips close to mine." - Jimmy Kennedy

"This oration will be read five hundred years hence with as much rapture as it was heard. It ought to be read at the end of every century, and indeed at the end of every year, forever and ever." - John Adams

"Indeed, the sole criticism of him was that he prolonged beyond the point of decency, his look of nuptial rapture and the vagueness which rendered him, in conversation, slightly stupid." - Jean Stafford

"I don't think people are really seeking the meaning of Life. I think we're seeking an experience of being alive...we want to feel the rapture of being alive" - Joseph Campbell

"We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about." - Joseph Campbell

"Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living." - Helen Keller

"Take my hand and grow young with me. Don't rush. Don't sleep. Be a beginner. Light the candles. Keep the fire. Dare to love someone. Tell yourself the truth. Stay inside the rapture." - Marlena De Blasi

"Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind." - Clive Bell

"Something new has taken place in the past five to eight years. Technologists are providing almost religious visions, and their ideas are resonating in some ways with the same idea of the Rapture." - Eric Horvitz

"I've just surfaced from spending several days in a state of rapture: I was reading a book... I felt alive and engaged and positively brilliant, bursting with ideas, brimming with memories of other books I've loved." - Nora Ephron

"Out of the dusk a shadow, Then a spark; Out of the cloud a silence, Then a lark; Out of the heart a rapture, Then a pain; Out of the dead, cold ashes, Life again." - John B. Tabb

"I did a lot of reading of the Bible and became fascinated with the idea of the Rapture. It's pretty wild. I hadn't heard of it until I was in college." - Tom Perrotta

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more." - Lord Byron

"Some wise being organized my system, and gave me my capacity, put into my heart and brain something that delights, charms, and fills me with rapture at the sound of sweet music." - Brigham Young

"A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie." - Charles Edward Montague

"Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country as one of the dearest of all human affections, here there is no man who does not feel, and describe with rapture, how much he loves his country." - Karl Philipp Moritz

"if sometimes we are bogged down in lines full of "corybulous", "hypogeum", "plangent", "irrefragably", "glozening", "tellurian", "conclamant", sometimes we are caught up in the soaring rapture of something unprecedented, absolutely individual." - Randall Jarrell

"Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die-die, sweetly die-into mine. I cannot help it; as I draw near to you, you, in your turn, will draw near to others, and learn the rapture of that cruelty, which yet is love; so, for a while, seek to know no more of me and mine, but trust me with all your loving spirit." - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

"The rapture will not be secret but open and manifest. Its purpose will not be to whisk the elect away from the earth for a while until Christ returns for a 'second' Second Coming. The purpose of the rapture is to allow the saints to meet Jesus in the air as He returns and be included in His entourage during His triumphal descent from Heaven. His coming in this manner will be attended by the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the end of the world." - R C Sproul

"If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favors them in order to profit from the blindness of men." - Baron d'Holbach



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