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Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

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

We want that center, we yearn for it, we need it. It shouldn't look like New York or Paris, it should look like us.

Frank Gehry

We voted 50-50 for the next president, ... One of the things that was notable was how much the American people today yearn for a sense of national unity and that brought it about. So there are a lot of things that happened after 12/7/41 that are happening now and will continue to happen, the most important of which is we became one people.

Stephen Ambrose

I yearn for a time when we are more engaged. When Dr. King was alive, no matter how you felt about him and what he was saying, people were talking.

Nancy Giles

I yearn for human contact & the casual online games afford me options to socialize without actually going there.

Frank Clarke

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

Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I never claimed to have any extraordinary talent, just maybe extraordinary curiosity. I can learn, I am learning, and I hope to become a proficient, eventually a good, actress. Several have made the transition from a sex symbol to being taken seriously - that's something I really yearn for.

Dorothy Stratten

When you don't have that bond, it's difficult to have any structure. You don't have that togetherness you yearn for, you don't want to spill blood, sweat and tears with your teammates. It makes for a much more difficult working environment.

Verron Haynes