Top 18 Longing Quotes of 2020

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“The longing for Europe has been all but extinguished in the young.”

― Allan Bloom

“If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.”

― Anna Freud

“I don’t have a vast longing for the stage.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“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.”

― Ben Kingsley

“My longing for truth was a single prayer.”

― Edith Stein

“There are so many books I want to read. Difficult books. That’s what I intend to do and what I’m longing for.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“I realized that even though I had this urge, this longing, to write about other people, in order for it to be emotionally gripping, I needed to be in there somehow.”

― Jens Lekman

“I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.”

― Julia Margaret Cameron

“I have a longing for fiction – to try to believe in it and to disappear into it.”

― Karl Ove Knausgard

“Happiness is the longing for repetition.”

― Milan Kundera

“McNamara’s plea was that he had no idea that Vietnam had a history of longing for self-determination, a history of resisting foreign invasion.”

― Morley Safer

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

― Orison Swett Marden

“I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing.”

― Richard Wagner

“The longing to produce great inspirations didn’t produce anything but more longing.”

― Sophie Kerr

“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all longing by all believers.”

― William Ames

“Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.”

― Xun Kuang

“People are longing for tribe and community.”

― Zal Batmanglij
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