Best Yearn Quotes & Yearning Sayings In Life

These yearn quotes will inspire you. Yearn have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from; or be filled with compassion or warm feeling.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging yearn quotes, yearn sayings, and yearn proverbs.

Famous Yearn Quotes

  1. “Yearning: It needs to hurt in order to be worthy of the word. Otherwise, it is just wanting.” ~ John of the Cross
  2. “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.” ~ Stephanie Laurens
  3. “You have the choice to create the life your heart is yearning to live.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.” ~ Christopher Morley

  5. “When the soul is starved for nourishment, it lets us know with feelings of emptiness, anxiety, or yearning” ~ Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  6. “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.” ~ Louise Erdrich , Yearn quotes for love
  7. “The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.” ~ Fernando Pessoa
  8. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” ~ Jimmy Carter

  9. “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.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  10. “Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there’s time, the Bastard Time.” ~ John Steinbeck
  11. “The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can’t congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning.” ~ Gail Godwin
  12. “Gradually as you become curator of your own contentment, you will learn to embrace the gentle yearnings of your heart.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

  13. “The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.” ~ Milan Kundera
  14. “Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  15. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ~ Emma Lazarus
  16. “How we need another soul to cling to.” ~ Sylvia Plath

  17. “I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.” ~ Helen Keller
  18. “I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom, who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life, but who joined the army after war was declared.” ~ Patrick MacGill
  19. “That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.” ~ Hall Caine
  20. “I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection” ~ Tupac Shakur

  21. “Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion.” ~ Tony Snow
  22. “Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.” ~ Kevin Spacey
  23. “When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  24. “When the yearning for living ends, there can be no more birth.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba

  25. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~ Emma Lazarus
  26. “The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries.” ~ Iris Murdoch
  27. “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
  28. “A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.” ~ Lillian Gish

  29. “In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.” ~ Clarence Darrow
  30. “Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles.” ~ Emma Lazarus
  31. “I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.” ~ Rod Taylor
  32. “Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” ~ Giotto di Bondone

  33. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
  34. “Yearning for Allah and His meeting is like the gentle breeze blowing upon the heart, extinguishing the blaze of the Dunya. Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord shall be in a state, calm and tranquility, and whosoever sent it amongst the people shall be disturbed and excessively perturbed.” ~ Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  35. “I’d excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again… The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there.” ~ Jonathan Lethem
  36. “A mother’s yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.” ~ George Eliot

  37. “Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself.” ~ Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  38. “Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?” ~ Haruki Murakami
  39. “I empathize with those who yearn for a simpler world, for some bygone golden age of domestic and international tranquility. But for the mass of humanity, it is an age that never was.” ~ Shirley Hufstedler , Those who yearn quotes
  40. “We all have a relentless yearning to attach and connect, to love and be loved. This relationship hunger is the fiercest longing of the human soul.” ~ Dave Earley

  41. “So often, the discarded love of youth is desperately yearned for in maturity.” ~ Wayne Gerard Trotman
  42. “Every day brought me further away from other people, I had been placed out of the world’s sight, as if in a cupboard, and I hoped it would stay that way. I developed a yearning for being alone, unkempt, untended.” ~ Herta Muller
  43. “I will smile at friend and foe alike and make every effort to find, in him or her, a quality to praise, now that I realize the deepest yearning of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” ~ Og Mandino
  44. “Arms now empty will be filled and hearts now hurting from broken dreams and yearning will be healed.” ~ Boyd K. Packer

  45. “Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” ~ Brené Brown
  46. “The striving for significance, this sense of yearning, always points out to us that all psychological phenomena contain a movement that starts from a feeling of inferiority and reach upward. The theory of Individual Psychology of psychological compensation states that the stronger the feeling of inferiority, the higher the goal for personal power.” ~ Alfred Adler
  47. “Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heart-strings to the beings that jar us at every movement.” ~ George Eliot
  48. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  49. “It is impossible that happiness, and yearning for what is not present, should ever be united.” ~ Epictetus
  50. “What unites us as human beings is an urge for happiness which at heart is a yearning for union.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  51. “The most powerful movement of feeling with a liturgy is the prayer which seeks for nothing special, but is a yearning to escape from the limitations of our own weakness and an invocation of all Good to enter and abide with us.” ~ George Eliot
  52. “If a man prays to Thee with a yearning heart, he can reach Thee, through Thy grace, by any path.” ~ Ramakrishna

  53. “Whenever you do something that is not aligned with the yearning or your soul—you create suffering.” ~ Anais Nin
  54. “Improvisation is not the expression of accident but rather of the accumulated yearnings, dreams and wisdom of our very soul.” ~ Yehudi Menuhin
  55. “I feel that faith and feminism have a deep relationship to each other and that both are responses to the deep human yearning for connection and for peace on earth, and that they both have a vision of universal human equity.” ~ Helen LaKelly Hunt
  56. “When all else is lost and gone forever, there is yearning. Only desire trumps time.” ~ Charles Frazier

  57. “O tender yearning, sweet hoping!
    The golden time of first love!
    The eye sees the open heaven,
    The heart is intoxicated with bliss;
    O that the beautiful time of young love
    Could remain green forever.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  58. “We are like lutes once held by God. Being away from his warm body fully explains this constant yearning.” ~ Hafez Ibrahim
  59. “The world does not have a voice of its own. It can’t tell you what it wants, what it needs. But it’s yearning for something to point it in the right direction. A savior, perhaps. Save us, Chris! You must forgive me. Where have my manners gone. I don’t think I’ve had a chance to formerly introduce myself. You may call me Bray Wyatt. But I have a thousand faces and a million names. Seducer, accuser, destroyer. I am the color red in a world full of black and white, and if you value your ability to breathe, don’t get too close. Save us, Chris. Save yourself.” ~ Bray Wyatt
  60. “Beauty compelled admiration and erotic yearning; such was its organic function. But never by itself could it command love.” ~ Jack Vance

  61. “Our point isn’t to make an examination of popular film but to illustrate that the yearning for a heroic adventure lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness; film, television, literature, sports, and travel are in a sense vicarious adventures.” ~ Alan Hirsch , Yearn quotes to travel
  62. “The appetite for adventure and risk is not exclusive to young Christians. In face, it seems to be a fundamental yearning, knitted into the fabric of the human soul.” ~ Alan Hirsch
  63. “That they dared make a town of this wet and sucking thing that vied with my foot for my boot at every step bespoke the glorious and yearning bullshit of men’s souls.” ~ Matthew Sharpe

  64. “Love delights in paradoxes. Saddest when it has most reason to be gay, sighs are the signs of its deepest joy, and silence is the expression of its yearning tenderness.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  65. “Well I know Gyuri [the familiar diminutive of Georg or György], that human beings are unapproachable, that their souls are as far from each other as stars; only the remote radiance reaches to the other. I know that human beings are surrounded by dark, great seas, and thus they look across to one another, yearning but never reaching one another” ~ Gyorgy Lukacs

Yearn to desire something strongly, esp. something difficult or impossible to obtain.

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