Craving Quotes

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Vladimir Nabokov
“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Mary

Marilynne Robinson
“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Thomas Hardy
“At first I did not love you, Jude; that I own. When I first knew you I merely wanted you to love me. I did not exactly flirt with you; but that inborn craving which undermines some women's morals almost more than unbridled passion--the craving to attract and captivate, regardless of the injury it may do the man--was in me; and when I found I had caught you, I was frightened. And then--I don't know how it was-- I couldn't bear to let you go--possibly to Arabella again--and so I got to love you, Jude. But you see, however fondly it ended, it began in the selfish and cruel wish to make your heart ache for me without letting mine ache for you.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Jodi Picoult
“What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Debasish Mridha
“Don't appreciate me, I'm not up to it. Don't criticize me, I don't deserve it. Just be my friend and forgive me, because I am craving for it.”
Debasish Mridha

Marion Woodman
“The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or "sweetness.”
Marion Woodman

Erik Pevernagie
“When eagerness and passion vanish, desire is deserting a weary mind. The power of craving is reaching, then, a twilight zone: The twilight of desire " ( “Crépuscule du désir “ )”
Erik Pevernagie

Lisa Mantchev
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a fairy in possesion of a good appetite must be in want of pie.”
Lisa Mantchev, Perchance to Dream

Marilynne Robinson
“For need can blossom into all the compensation it requires. To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing-the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again. Though we dream and hardly know it, longing, like an angel, fosters us, smooths our hair, and brings us wild strawberries.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Charlotte Brontë
“At that time, I well remember whatever could excite - certain accidents of the weather, for instance, were almost dreaded by me, because they woke the being I was always lulling, and stirred up a craving cry I could not satisfy. One night a thunder-storm broke; a sort of hurricane shook us in our beds: the Catholics rose in panic and prayed to their saints. As for me, the tempest took hold of me with tyranny: I was roughly roused and obliged to live. I got up and dressed myself, and creeping outside the basement close by my bed, sat on its ledge, with my feet on the roof of a lower adjoining building. It was wet, it was wild, it was pitch dark. Within the dormitory they gathered round the night-lamp in consternation, praying loud. I could not go in: too resistless was the delight of staying with the wild hour, black and full of thunder, pealing out such an ode as language never delivered to man - too terribly glorious, the spectacle of clouds, split and pierced by white and blinding bolts.”
Charlotte Brontë

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't be indifferent about any random idea that occurs to you, because each and every idea is for a particular purpose. it may not be beneficial to you, but can be what others are craving for”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“In his book In This Very Life, the Burmese meditation teacher Sayadaw U Pandita, wrote, "In their quest for happiness, people mistake excitement of the mind for real happiness." We get excited when we hear good news, start a new relationship, or ride a roller coaster. Somewhere in human history, we were conditioned to think that the feeling we get when dopamine fires in our brain equals happiness. Don't forget, this was probably set up so that we would remember where food could be found, not to give us the feeling "you are now fulfilled." To be sure, defining happiness is a tricky business, and very subjective. Scientific definitions of happiness continue to be controversial and hotly debated. The emotion doesn't seem to be something that fits into a survival-of-the-fittest learning algorithm. But we can be reasonably sure that the anticipation of a reward isn't happiness.”
Judson Brewer, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

Matt Haig
“The craving for the thing is rarely met by the satisfaction of getting it. And so we crave more. And the cycle repeats. We are encouraged to want what will only make us want more.

We are, in short, encouraged to be addicts.”
Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet

Nenia Campbell
“Nobody had ever looked at her like that—as if she were filled with such lethal sweetness that craving could be synonymous with ruin.”
Nenia Campbell, Quid Pro Quo

James Clear
“Peace occurs when you don’t turn your observations into problems. The first step in any behavior is observation. You notice a cue, a it of information, an event. If you do not desire to act on what you observe , then you are at peace.
Craving is about wanting to fix everything. Observation without craving is the realization that you do not need to fix anything. Your desires are not running rampant. You do not crave a change in state. Your mind does not generate a problem for you to solve.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

“When you love yourself as you are, others start loving you. But to love yourself as you are, first you have to stop craving for love from others.”

Walpola Rahula
“…When the secret is discovered, when the Truth is seen, all the forces which feverishly produce the continuity of samsara in illusion become calm and incapable of producing any more karma-formations, because there is no more illusion, no more 'thirst' for continuity. It is like mental disease which is cured when he cause or the secret of the malady is discovered and seen by the patients.”
Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught

Joanne Harris
“Sometimes, being told not to do something just makes us want it all the more. Sometimes, a little of what you crave is better than total abstinence.”
Joanne Harris, The Strawberry Thief

“Craving less takes more courage!”
Mark Dawson, When It Sucks It Blows

“Craving for Intimacy :-

I am a dust laden untuned guitar in a corner.
Come toward me and wipe away all my loneliness and tune the untuned strings in my life with your warm hands.
Chat with me the way you sing melodiously along with your guitar's melodious tunes.

Beat my fears the way you beat your drums.
Read , understand , remember and love me like your books.
Listen to the noises , voices , whispers and sounds in my silences.
Give me an eternal space in your poetries.
Spent such moments with me that gets carved beautifully on the walls of my memories.
Get lost in my love the way you are into the melodies of your violen and piano while playing them.
Love me above the boundaries of ether.
Embrace me tightly in the arms of your soul and coalesce me within your soul.
And take me away in the ethereal cosmos with you.

©Spriha Kant”
Spriha Kant

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Our tongue wants what tastes good to it, not what is good for us.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Nitya Prakash
“Though words can't make us whole but sometimes a genuine "I'm here for you" can be the touch your heart is craving to feel when it's broken.”
Nitya Prakash

Anurag Shrivastava
“sacrifices are not easy to endure: they create a vacuum within, which constantly craves to be filled up by something tantamount.”
Anurag Shrivastava, The Web of Karma

Saim .A. Cheeda
“I’ve always craved that sensation of a traveler. To feel liberated with no boundaries.”
Saim .A. Cheeda

“Many have sold their joy and peace for a short-term of happiness, they seek happiness but in a wrong way, they crave for joy but found sorrow and reproach.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Donna Goddard
“It is a mistake to think that we need a certain type of relationship to be happy. If we crave a relationship when we are single, we will bring that wanting into any relationship with the consequent problems. To feel that destiny will provide us with what best meets our deepest needs is to be able to enter into any stage of life with confidence and a sense of completeness, not a sense of lack which someone else is supposed to fill.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

Carole Mortimer
“He just wanted to get his arms around you. He was like a thirsty man in a desert.”
Carole Mortimer, Ice in His Veins

“When her mouth touched his, it was like a blade glancing off metal—it made something dull and dark inside him briefly light up with violence before the emptiness came flooding in like a black lake.

It never once occurred to him that the reason messing around always left him feeling so angry and unsatisfied was because he was craving something else.”
Nenia Campbell Campbell, Quid Pro Quo

Sarvesh Jain
“Almost everyone who has been into various relationship has someone whom they can call at 2 in the night for their carnal cravings.”
Sarvesh Jain

Richard Powers
“But the need for justice is like ownership or love. Feeding it only makes it grow.”
Richard Powers, The Overstory

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