Quotes, sayings & poems


When I go away from you

When I go away from you
The world beats dead
Like a slackened drum....

- Amy Lowell

Life is so short

Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly,
We ought to be together, you and I.

- Henry Alford

As contraries are known by contraries

As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence

- Alcibiades

Wish that thou wert by

Oft in the tranquil hour of night, When stars illume the sky, I gaze upon each orb of light, And wish that thou wert by.

- unknown

Days of absence

Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array, Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away.

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

What shall I do?

What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face?
How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace?

- Frances Anne Kemble

For everything you have missed

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

- proverb

Perhaps they are not stars

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy

- proverb

When one person is missing

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated

- Lamartine

All days are nights to see

All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me

- William Shakespeare