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"Yawns are hard to refute." - Mason Cooley

"Hamm: Can there be misery (he yawns) loftier than mine?" - Samuel Beckett

"This bed yawns beneath the weight of our absent selves." - Maya Angelou

"Poverty is the openmouthed relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society. And it is hell enough." - Henry George

"Symmetry is tedious, and tedium is the very basis of mourning. Despair yawns." - Victor Hugo

"Arise from sleep, old cat, And with great yawns and stretchings... Amble out for love" - Kobayashi Issa

"Symmetry is ennui, and ennui is the very essence of grief and melancholy. Despair yawns." - Victor Hugo

"Beware [of] the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns." - Warren Buffett

"He is an old bore. Even the grave yawns for him." - Herbert Beerbohm Tree

"The honeymoon is not actually over until we cease to stifle our sighs and begin to stifle our yawns." - Helen Rowland

"If poverty makes man groan, he yawns in opulence. When fortune exempts us from labor, nature overwhelms us with time." - Antoine Rivarol

"Leave your yawns behind you and feel the tiny new breeze of life lighting up inside of you." - Tao Porchon-Lynch

"No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife." - Aldous Huxley

"The grand canyon which yawns between the writer's concept of what he wants to capture in words and what comes through is a cruel abyss." - Fannie Hurst

"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience." - Rebecca West

"It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and therefore one seldom does it at all." - Lord Chesterfield

"Waking, after all, was an almost natal state. You surfaced without history, then spent the blinks and yawns reassembling your past, shuffling the shards into chronological order before fortifying yourself for the present." - Dennis Lehane

"People just... disappear," he says. "The Earth just opens up and swallows people," I say, some what sadly, checking my Rolex. "Eerie." Kimball yawns, stretching. "Really eerie." "Ominous." I nod my agreement. "It's just"- he sights, exasperated- "futile." - Bret Easton Ellis

"Nothing is so stifling as symmetry. Symmetry is boredom, the quintessence of mourning. Despair yawns. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering - a hell of boredom." - Victor Hugo

"I feel it in me like a woman having a baby, all that life churning inside me. I feel it every day; it moves, stretches, yawns. It's getting ready to be born. It knows exactly what it is." - Maurice Sendak

"Is it not certain that the Creator yawns in earthquake and thunder and other popular displays, but toils in rounding the delicate spiral of a shell? -Yeats, The Trembling of the Veil" - William Butler Yeats

"Yawns are not the only infectious things out there besides germs. Giggles can spread from person to person. So can blushing. But maybe the most powerful infectious thing is the act of speaking the truth." - Vera Nazarian

"Between the probable and proved there yawns A gap. Afraid to jump, we stand absurd, Then see behind us sink the ground and, worse, Our very standpoint crumbling. Desperate dawns Our only hope: to leap into the Word That opens up the shuttered universe." - Sheldon Vanauken

"There is ever a certain languor attending the fulness of prosperity. When the heart has no more to wish, it yawns over its possessions, and the energy of the soul goes out, like a flame that has no more to devour." - Edward Young

"One question that people always ask at home is never asked here: "What happened to Communism in Russia?" Everybody yawns when a visitor brings it up, because the answer is so obvious to every Russian. The answer is that there never was Communism in Russia; there were only communists." - Arthur Koestler

"I have pleasures, and passions, but the joy of life is gone. I am going under: the morgue yawns for me. I go and look at my zinc-bed there. After all, I had a wonderful life, which is, I fear, over." - Oscar Wilde

"He laughed a little, in an odd, nervous kind of way. "Because if I don't get going soon, the whole impetus may die-and if that happens, well, I really shall consider a long, restful plunge into insanity. Sometimes the abyss yawns very attractively." - Dodie Smith

"The Tuesday scowls, the Wednesday growls, the Thursday curses, the Friday howls, the Saturday snores, the Sunday yawns, the Monday morns, the Monday morns. The whacks, the moans, the cracks, the groans, the welts, the squeaks, the belts, the shrieks, the pricks, the prayers, the kicks, the tears, the skelps, and the yelps." - Samuel Beckett

"We have abolished space here on the little Earth; we can never abolish the space that yawns between the stars. Once again, as in the days when Homer sang, we are face-to-face with immensity and must accept its grandeur and terror, its inspiring possibilities and its dreadful restraints." - Arthur C Clarke

"Of all these questions the one he asks most insistently is about man. How does he walk? How does the heart pump blood? What happens when he yawns and sneezes? How does a child live in the womb? Why does he die of old age?" - Kenneth Clark

"In the eternal lazy morning of the Pacific, days slip away into months, months into years; the seasons are reduced to the faintest nuance by the great central fact of the sunshine; one might pass a lifetime, it seems, between two yawns, lying bronzed and naked in the sand." - Christopher Isherwood

"I am imbued with the notion that a Muse is necessarily a dead woman, inaccessible or absent; that a poetic structure - like the canon, which is only a hole surrounded by steel - can be based only on what one does not have; and that ultimately one can write only to fill a void or at the least to situate, in relation to the most lucid part of ourselves, the place where this incommensurable abyss yawns within us." - Michel Leiris

"You can't just repurpose old material created for one platform, throw it up on another one, and then be surprised when everyone yawns in your face. No one would ever think it was a good idea to use a print ad for a television commercial, or confuse a banner ad for a radio spot. Like their traditional media platform cousins, every social media platform has its own language." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"No more photos. Surely there are enough. No more shadows of myself thrown by light onto pieces of paper, onto squares of plastic. No more of my eyes, mouths, noses, moods, bad angles. No more yawns, teeth, wrinkles. I suffer from my own multiplicity. Two or three images would have been enough, or four, or five. That would have allowed for a firm idea: This is she. As it is, I'm watery, I ripple, from moment to moment I dissolve into my other selves. Turn the page: you, looking, are newly confused. You know me too well to know me. Or not too well: too much." - Margaret Atwood

"The sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret. And surely, from this point of view, the promise of glory, in the sense described, becomes highly relevant to our deep desire. For glory means good report with God, acceptance by God, response, acknowledgment, and welcome into the heart of things. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last." - C S Lewis



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