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"Man naturally yearns for novelty." - Pliny The Elder

"Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is." - Christina Stead

"Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers" - Karen Barad

"Almost everyone yearns for change in their lives." - Deepak Chopra

"Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers." - Karen Barad

"Youth yearns to youth, full blood loves full blood only." - Conrad Aiken

"The whole race of scribblers flies from the town and yearns for country life." - Horace

"Inside each person is a divine being that yearns to come into full expression" - Deepak Chopra

"He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent." - W. A. Clarke

"Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue, oh how my heart yearns for you." - Buddy Holly

"Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent." - William A. Clark

"Plenty of people want to be pious, but no one yearns to be humble." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Faces come and faces go in circular rotation. But something yearns within to grow beyond infatuation." - Don Mclean

"The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows" - Stephen King

"Faces come and faces go in circular rotation.But something yearns within to grow beyond infatuation." - Don Mclean

"He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"I've never run into a person who yearns for their middle school days." - Jeff Kinney

"Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible." - Eric Hoffer

"The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can't supply is proof that Heaven must be our home." - C S Lewis

"Centuries roll, customs change, but, ever since the time of the earliest mother, woman yearns to be the soother." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"What is a thousand years? Time is short for one who thinks, endless for one who yearns." - Emile Chartier

"Atheism tells him what he isn't, and like all of us he yearns to know what he is." - Eric Metaxas

"Something deep in all of us yearns for God's beauty, and we can find it no matter where we are." - Sue Monk Kidd

"Atheism tells him what he is', and like all of us he yearns to know what he is." - Eric Metaxas

"I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness. That it yearns to be carried away." - Anonymous

"No, while most people have been at their unhappiest when in love, it is nevertheless the state the human being yearns for above all." - Julian Fellowes

"To give space when what one most yearns for is closeness, that is both the great test and great tragedy of love." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Soul yearns to return home to God. Home to God means the area of supreme divine love that has no conditions attached to it: unconditional love." - Harold Klemp

"Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it." - Aristotle

"The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith; it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for." - Eric Liu

"The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature." - Sri Aurobindo

"The soul yearns to fly home on the wings of love to the world of ideas. It longs to be freed from the chains of the body." - Jostein Gaarder

"Every time a strong wind blows, every sand and dust yearns for being a solid rock and every solid rock longs for flying with the wind!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"It is the missed opportunity that counts, and in a love that vainly yearns from behind prison bars you have perchance the love supreme." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"God passionately desires and ardently yearns for our salvation... Nothing is greater than this: that the blood of God was poured out for us." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par." - Mark Twain

"I just want to escape my own body and project sunlight on to the walls for her to see, so she warms up and yearns for my arms." - Mathias Malzieu

"Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn" - John Berryman

"Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god." - Derek Walcott

"The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man." - Shana Alexander

"Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream." - Myles Munroe

"In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and has to settle for the whole woman." - Karl Kraus

"'The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith; it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for." - Eric Liu

"Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning." - Johan Huizinga

"A productive coaching relationship begins with two people with fires in their bellies: one who wants desperately to move forward and another who yearns to help that person make the journey." - James A. Belasco

"A little black girl yearns for the blue eyes of a little white girl, and the horror at the heart of her yearning is exceeded only by the evil of fulfillment" - Toni Morrison

"One yearns unspeakably for a composer who gives out his pair of honest themes, and then develops them unashamed, and then hangs a brisk coda to them, and then shuts up." - H L Mencken

"Each being in the universe yearns for the free energy necessary for survival and development. Each existence resists extinction. The consequent history of violence in the universe is as inevitable as the gravitational pull between the Earth and the Sun." - Brian Swimme

"Now is the time to give me roses, not to keep them for my grave to come. Give them to me while my heart beats, give them today while my heart yearns for jubilee. Now is the time." - Mzwakhe Mbuli

"Before anything else, above all else, beyond all else God love us. God loves us extravagantly, ridiculously, without limit or condition. God is in love with us... God yearns for us." - Roberta Bondi

"I believe that in spite of the chains we bind ourselves with, there's a primordial section of the human psyche that is still nomadic and still yearns to roam free." - Richard Paul Evans

"Beauty is something everybody longs for, needs, and tries to obtain in some way - whether through nature, or a man or a woman, or music, or whatever. The soul yearns for it. Psychology seems to have forgotten that." - James Hillman

"If you want to have the kind of relationship that your heart yearns for, you have to create it. You can't depend on somebody else creating it for you." - Gary Zukav

"That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy." - Freda Adler

"A man after God's own heart is... a man who yearns to please God, a man who desires to grow spiritually, a man who had a heart that obeys." - Jim George

"My films have a bold interpretation. They are unapologetic about showing intimacy. Going by the number of people who come to watch my films, this is what our target audience yearns for." - Emraan Hashmi

"I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly." - Maya Angelou

"Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. - Orison Swett Marden Bring me with your hands that flower which yearns Up to the ultimate transparent white Where all of life into its essence burns: Bring me that flower impassioned of the light." - Eugenio Montale

"If you should take the human heart and listen to it, it would be like listening to a sea-shell; you would hear in it the hollow murmur of the infinite ocean to which it belongs, from which it draws its profoundest inspiration, and for which it yearns." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"The new female is not limited in any way. She yearns to give the gifts she was born to give, and she does what is necessary to give them. Where her heart leads, she goes. No one defines her role for her. She is on a spiritual journey. Authentic Power is her destination." - Gary Zukav

"The human heart yearns for the beautiful in all ranks of life. The beautiful things that God makes are His gift to all alike. I know there are many of the poor who have fine feeling and a keen sense of the beautiful, which rusts out and dies because they are too hard pressed to procure it any gratification." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatedly) Ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner Resources. I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored." - John Berryman

"If you should take the human heart and listen to it, it would be like listening to a sea-shell; you would hear in it the hollow murmur of the infinite ocean to which it belongs, from which it draws its profoundest inspiration, and for which it yearns." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires: But if it be a sin to covet honor I am the most offending soul alive." - William Shakespeare

"No matter what I said they insisted on thinking of God as something outside themselves. Something that yearns to take every indolent moron to His breast and comfort him. The notion that the effort has to be their own . . . and that the trouble they are in is all their own doing . . . is one that they can't or won't entertain." - Robert A Heinlein

"Rash combat oft immortalizes man; if he should fall, he is renowned in song; but after-ages reckon not the ceaseless tears which the forsaken woman sheds. Poets tell us not of the many nights consumed in weeping, or of the dreary days wherein her anguished soul vainly yearns to call her loved one back." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"To live without love, compassion, or any other spiritual value creates a state of such severe imbalance that every cell yearns to correct it. Ultimately, that is what lies behind the onset of disease; the body is sending a message that something lacking in the present-an imbalance existing somewhere-has given rise to highly visible, unarguable, physical symptoms." - Deepak Chopra

"Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatedly) 'Ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner Resources.' I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored." - John Berryman

"If the ego is in the slightest way separated from its source, it yearns to find it again. This search comes from the remembrance of unity and plenitude. As every experience emanates from the non-experience which is our real being, the me also bears the scent of its source. This remembering is awakened through those moments of desirelessness and in deep sleep." - Jean Klein

"There is, it appears, a conspiracy of scientists afoot. Their purpose is to break down religion, propagate immorality, and so reduce mankind to the level of brutes. They are the sworn and sinister agents of Beelzebub, who yearns to conquer the world, and has his eye especially upon Tennessee.]" - H L Mencken

"For some of us, the soul is resident in the sole, and yearns ceaselessly for light and air and self-expression. Our feet are our very selves. The touch of floor or carpet, grass or mud or asphalt, speaks to us loud and clear from the foot, that scorned and lowly organ as dear to us as our eyes and ears." - Barbara Holland

"Because every portion of the body, mind, and spirit yearns for the integration of yin and yang, angelic intercourse is led by the spirit rather than the sexual organs. . . . Where ordinary intercourse unites sex organs with sex organs, angelic cultivation unites spirit with spirit, mind with mind, and every cell of one body with every cell of the other body." - Laozi

"I have seen faith rise 'mountain high' when the truth of God's present love and compassion begins to dawn upon the minds and hearts of the people. It is not what God can do, but what we know He yearns to do, that inspires faith." - F. F. Bosworth

"I feel like my soul yearns to experience something new at all times. That may be an encounter with a new place or persons or a song that plays and urges me to dance in a different way. I come alive when there is a chance to learn or do something different." - Dash Mihok

"To live without love, compassion, or any other spiritual value creates a state of such severe imbalance that every cell yearns to correct it. Ultimately, that is what lies behind the onset of disease; the body is sending a message that something lacking in the present?an imbalance existing somewhere?has given rise to highly visible, unarguable, physical symptoms." - Deepak Chopra

"Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence." - Anne D. LeClaire

"I have a dark and dreadful secret. I write poetry... I believe poetry is a primal impulse within all of us. I believe we are all capable of it and furthermore that a small, often ignored corner of us positively yearns to try it." - Stephen Fry

"Just as like the music industry still wishes for the days when it controlled its own production and distribution, the media and marketing world still yearns for the silver bullet of the thirty-second spot on 'Seinfeld,' even as it knows those days are over." - John Battelle

"The upheaval of our world and the upheaval in consciousness is one and the same. Everything becomes relative and therefore doubtful. And while man, hesitant and questioning, contemplates... his spirit yearns for an answer that will allay the turmoil of doubt and uncertainty." - Carl Jung

"By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if me my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires: But if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive." - William Shakespeare

"The holy heaven yearns to wound the earth, and yearning layeth hold on the earth to join in wedlock; the rain, fallen from the amorous heaven, impregnates the earth, and it bringeth forth for mankind the food of flocks and herds and Demeter's gifts; and from that moist marriage-rite the woods put on their bloom." - Aeschylus

"We tend to have mixed feelings about the holy. There is a sense in which we are at the same time attracted to it and repulsed by it. Something draws us toward it, while at the same time we want to run away from it. We can't seem to decide which way we want it. Part of us yearns for the holy, while part of us despises it. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it." - R C Sproul

"Though this world has a way of diminishing and demeaning men and women, the reality is we are all of royal, divine lineage. In that unprecedented appearance of the Father and the Son in the Sacred Grove, the very first word spoken by the Father of us all was the personal name of Joseph. Such is our Father's personal relationship with each of us. He knows our names and yearns for us to become worthy to return to live with Him." - M Russell Ballard

"If one yearns to see the face of the Divine, one must break out of the aquarium, escape the fish farm, to go swim up wild cataracts, dive in deep fjords. One must explore the labyrinth of the reef, the shadows of the lily pads. How limiting, how insulting to think of God as a benevolent warden, an absentee hatchery manager who imprisons us in the 'comfort' of artificial pools, where intermediaries sprinkle our restrictive waters with sanitized flakes of processed nutriment." - Tom Robbins

"We tend to have mixed feelings about the holy. There is a sense in which we are at the same time attracted to it and repulsed by it. Something draws us toward it, while at the same time we want to run away from it. We ca' seem to decide which way we want it. Part of us yearns for the holy, while part of us despises it. We ca' live with it, and we ca' live without it." - R C Sproul

"To one degree or another, everybody is connected to the Mystery, and everybody secretly yearns to expand the connection. That requires expanding the soul. These things can enlarge the soul: laughter, danger, imagination, meditation, wild nature, passion, compassion, psychedelics, beauty, iconoclasm, and driving around in the rain with the top down. These things can diminish it: fear, bitterness, blandness, trendiness, egotism, violence, corruption, ignorance, grasping, shining, and eating ketchup on cottage cheese." - Tom Robbins

"Sex almost always disappoints me in novels. Everything can be said or done now, and that's what I often find: everything, a feeling of generality or dispersal. But in my experience, true sex is so particular, so peculiar to the person who yearns for it. Only he or she, and no one else, would desire so very much that very person under those circumstances. In fiction, I miss that sense of terrific specificity." - Anatole Broyard

"It's a physical urge, huger and stronger than thirst or sex. Halfway back on the left side of my head there is a spot that yearns, that longs, that pleads for the jolt of a bullet. I want that rage, that fire, that final empty rip. I want to be let out of this dark cavern, to open myself up to the ease of not-living. I am tired of sorrow and struggle and worry. ... I want to turn out the last light." - Jean Hegland

"I think deep down, this planet yearns for the days of the British Empire again. They long once more to be treated that badly, that politely. We did far worse things than you can possibly dream of, but we did it with that certainly gentlemanly swagger... Dreadfully sorry, but we seem to have crushed your entire continent's infrastructure. Allow me to make it up to you by offering you a job 4,000 miles away. No, no, I insist." - John Oliver

"In an effort to create safety and self-reliance in your life and relationships, you may have built walls around your heart and accumulated tension in your body. Although sometimes these walls of protection are useful, they can, over time, act like shells of fear that block your true love. These shells can keep in the love you want to offer fully and keep out the love that your heart yearns to receive." - David Deida

"A true warrior does not fight because he wishes to but because he has to. A man who yearns for war, a man who enjoys his killing, he is a brute and a monster. No matter how much glory he wins on the battlefield, that cannot erase the fact that he is no better than a rabid wolf who will turn on his friends and family as soon as his foes." - Christopher Paolini

"If you have a dear one in Heaven your heart yearns to see, do not despair, for you will meet again. The voice you loved to hear, you will hear again. The identity of the one you were near to on Earth remains the same, and instant recognition will be yours as you meet, never to part again. Your beloved one is only lost awhile." - Herbert Lockyer

"I believe the message in the hymn "Rise Up, O Men of God" (Hymns, no. 324) is a plea, a call, a divine invitation for us to rise above the telestial tinsel of our time; to deny ourselves of ungodliness and clothe ourselves in the mantle of holiness; to reach and stretch and grasp for that spiritual direction and sacred empowerment promised to the Lord's agents, to those charged to act in the name of our Principal, Jesus Christ; and to point the way to salvation and deliverance and peace in a world that finds itself enshrouded in darkness, a world that yearns for spiritual leadership." - Robert L. Millet

"Lust, that state commonly known as 'being in love,' is a kind of madness. It is a distortion of reality so remarkable that it should, by rights, enable most of us to understand the other forms of lunacy with the sympathy of fellow-sufferers. But, paradoxically, mad and suffering as one is, and the heat of the flame, few of us are glad as we feel that passion slip away No, while most people have been at their unhappiest when in love, it is nevertheless the state the human being yearns for above all." - Julian Fellowes

"The Gospel is temporary, but the law is eternal and is restored precisely through the Gospel. Freedom from the law consists, then, not in the fact that the Christian has nothing more to do with the law, but lies in the fact that the law demands nothing more from the Christian as a condition of salvation. The law can no longer judge and condemn him. Instead he delights in the law of God according to the inner man and yearns for it day and night." - Herman Bavinck

"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest" - Christopher Morley

"The law of God, as quite plainly expressed in woman's construction, is this: There shall be no limit put upon your intercourse with the other sex sexually, at any time of life. During twenty-three days in every month (in the absence of pregnancy) from the time a woman is seven years old till she dies of old age, she is ready for action, and competent. As competent as the candlestick is to receive the candle. Competent every day, competent every night. Also, she wants that candle - yearns for it, longs for it, hankers after it, as commanded by the law of God in her heart." - Mark Twain

"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest." - Christopher Morley

"Why pray? Evidently, God likes to be asked. God certainly does not need our wisdom or our knowledge, nor even the information contained in our prayers ("your Father knows what you need before you ask him"). But by inviting us into the partnership of creation, God also invites us into relationship. God is love, said the apostle John. God does not merely have love or feel love. God is love and cannot not love. As such, God yearns for relationship with the creatures made in his image." - Philip Yancey



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