Top Missing Quotes

Browse top 958 famous quotes and sayings about Missing by most favorite authors.

Favorite Missing Quotes

1. "He couldn't read her these days; it was as though she'd been taken away from him, and in her place some alien had dropped a figure that looked like Alice, but was a cheap imitation of her with half the emotions missing or malfunctioning."
Author: Andrew Barrett
2. "If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough."
Author: Ann Landers
3. "Okay. Scrabble, donuts, flowers, corndogs, pre-pubescent British wizards and indie music. Am I missing anything important?"She's still blushing and it's like the heat in her face is trapping all the words inside of her. "What is it?" I ask, an involuntary grin tugging on my mouth. I love it when she blushes like this.Amy sighs, looks up toward the chandelier, "You, Cole. I like you."
Author: Autumn Doughton
4. "Suddenly, all I can think about are all the things I don't know about him. All the things I never had time to learn. I don't know if his feet are ticklish or how long his toes are. I don't know what nightmares he had as a child. I don't know which stars are his favorites, what shapes he sees in the clouds. I don't know what he is truly afraid of or what memories he holds closest. And I don't have enough time now, never enough time. I want to be in the moment with him, feel his body against mine and think of nothing else, but my mind explodes with grief for all that I am missing. All that I will miss. All that I have wasted."
Author: Carrie Ryan
5. "And that I miss her, that I need her, and this kind of missing, this kind of need, the kind of emptiness it leaves behind is worse than waking up one day and finding the whole world has collapsed in on itself, that I was over longer before it was."
Author: Courtney Summers
6. "Hannah is missing school because one night, her father exiled her and her mother and Allison from the house. This was, obviously, somewhat insane. But it wasn't more insane or cruel than other things he's done, which is not to say he's insane or cruel all the time. He's himself; he can be perfectly pleasant; he's the weather system they live with , and all the behavior, whenever he is around, hinges on his mood. Don't the three of them understand that living with him simply is what it is? To complain or resist would be as useless as complaining about or resisting a tornado."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
7. "You aren't falling apart. You're well beyond that. You're just rattling along now. Elven dolls doing what little you can to gather the pieces as they fall away. But you don't know how to properly reattach them—a doll does not repair itself. So you hug those brittle fragments to your chest until you simply cannot hug anymore. Until you've had to leave so many behind that you no longer remember what it is you're missing."
Author: Darrell Drake
8. "You don't restore 'The Last Supper' by filling in the missing bits - you preserve. You accept the material that has somehow survived."
Author: David Chipperfield
9. "I like missing someone and being missed; I like looking forward to seeing him again. I like getting emails and texts with lots of xxx's."
Author: Deborah Moggach
10. "Her eyes--lined with black makeup--stared blankly at the ceiling; and her tan was obviously sprayed on since her skin had a healthy apricot glow even though the top of her head was missing."
Author: Donna Tartt
11. "Now I feel free, and hope is creeping back. Maybe because I'm paying attention to what I have rather than what's missing."
Author: Doug Cooper
12. "I have spent too much time with my eye glued to the viewfinder and ended up missing both the image of the mind and that on film."
Author: Doug Peacock
13. "Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, when asked how to strike a better balance between family, work and self-realisation says: "You need the intention, good scheduling, and you have to be creative. If you don't find time to practice, one of the three is missing."
Author: Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
14. "One thing we seem to be missing is that just as we no longer search for the news, the news finds us today (e.g. this article found me) we will no longer search for products and services, rather we will look to our social graph to what products and services they like and don't like."
Author: Erik Qualman
15. "Draped across an armchair lay his famous long black coat, empty now, and hollow with missing him."
Author: Frank Delaney
16. "Braith opened her eyes and screamed at what hovered above her, "Gods! Death comes for me!"The horrifying face of death curled its lip at her and growled, "Well, that's charmin'." Death sat back in its chair, hands resting on its knees. "This face is not me fault, ya know?" Death looked off, thought a moment. Its finger traced one of the deep gouges across its jaw. "This one actually is kind of me fault." She pointed at the other side of her face, where part of her chin was missing. "And this one. A bit of barney at the pub."..."That was not death," he whispered. "That was our Great-Aunt Brigida.""Brigida? Brigida the Foul?" He nodded. "I thought she was dead."Addolgar shook his head and whispered, "She just won't die."
Author: G.A. Aiken
17. "I never win anything," Dolorous Edd complained. "The gods always smiled on Watt, though. When the wildlings knocked him off the Bridge of Skulls, somehow he landed in a nice depp proof of water. How lucky was that, missing all those rocks?""Was it a long fall?" Green wanted to know. "Did landing in the pool of water save his life?""No," said Dolorous Edd. "He was dead already, from that axe in his head. Still, it was pretty lucky, missing the rocks."
Author: George R.R. Martin
18. "We had been so close to missing each other, he and I. He had turned out to be the greatest gift of all."
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
19. "It's always at the hour of trouble and confrontation that the missing member aches."
Author: James Baldwin
20. "One life, one death. For all of us. Those are the numbers. I'm going to die and there's no avoiding it. I can go looking for it early by driving smashed out of my skull or swimming with sharks, sure, but staying with you isn't like that. It wouldn't be stupid and reckless and dumb, it wouldn't be me missing out on part of my life and skipping to the middle of the book. It'd just be me finding the guy I love early. It'd me hitting the jackpot. I'm not walking away from a piece of luck like that. I'm not walking away from you."
Author: Jane Davitt
21. "If you think of a relationship as a living entity, I guess it's one thing if the missing two percent is, like, a fingernail. But when it's the heart, that's a whole different ball of wax."
Author: Jodi Picoult
22. "Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence."
Author: Jodi Picoult
23. "I did a bad thing tonight, one of the most terrible things ever: I waited for her to fall asleep, then stole the sheet from under her head. I am missing you or maybe just the idea of you. I have begun seriously thinking about other men. I am afraid I am not strong enough or tough enough for this. I am afraid all the time. I have not slept well in months. When are you coming back, you jerk? We are all trying to be brave without you and doing a real crummy job of it. I do not want to have to be brave anymore without you."
Author: Joe Meno
24. "Missing you?" she giggled incredulously. "I could cheerfully murder you.""I'd come back to haunt you," he threatened with a grin."And that," she said, "is the only reason why I haven't tried."
Author: Judith McNaught
25. "She doesn't like to talk about him, and I know that she hasn't been the same since he died. She's not quite here anymore; there's something missing in all of her smiles, like a blurry spot or a camera lens out of focus. Part of her followed him, wherever it was he went."
Author: Kendare Blake
26. "Missing people in our lives are like wounds we reopen with thoughts."
Author: Kevin Hearne
27. "Brigan," she said, annoyed that he had not understood."I'll always be beautiful. Look at me. I have one hundred and sixty two bug bites, and has it made me any less beautiful? I'm missing two fingers and I have scars all over, but does anyone care? No! It just makes me more interesting! I'll always be like this, stuck in this beautiful form, and you'll have to deal with it."He seemed to sense that she expected a grave response, but for the moment, he was incapable. "I suppose it's a burden I must bear," he said, grinning."
Author: Kristin Cashore
28. "She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devil's lair. She wasn't innocent now, but she didn't know what to do about it. This was her life: magic and shame and secrets and teeth and a deep, nagging hollow at the center of herself where something was most certainly missing."
Author: Laini Taylor
29. "And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult – we were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Try to remember what we had at the beginning.He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked in every woman's head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him. He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn't contain himself. I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him. And in that way, I understood him and I loved him.I loved him, I loved him, I loved him.And I still love him. I love him."
Author: Lana Del Rey
30. "Franklin can see you. How long has she been missing?" "Four days." It felt like forever."
Author: Lauraine Snelling
31. "Once in my life I knew a grief so hard I could actually hear it inside, scraping at the lining of my stomach, an audible ache, dredging with hooks as rivers are dredged when someone's been missing too long."
Author: Leif Enger
32. "Do you ever feel that way?""Lonely?"I search for the words. "Restless.As if you haven't really met yourself yet. As if you'd passed yourself once in the fog and your heart leapt-'Ah! There I am!I've been missing that piece!' But it happens too fast and then that part of you disappears into the fog again. And you spend the rest of your days looking for it."He nods and I think he's appeasing me. I feel stupid of having said that. It's sentimental and true and I've revealed a part of myself I shouldn't have."Do you know what I think?" he says at last."What?""Sometimes, I think you can glimpse it in another."
Author: Libba Bray
33. "The only thing missing in any situation is that in which you are not giving"
Author: Marianne Williamson
34. "I have lost things I will never stop missing."
Author: Marisa De Los Santos
35. "Stars are good, too. I wish I could get some to put in my hair. But I suppose I never can. You would be surprised to find how far off they are, for they do not look it. When they first showed, last night, I tried to knock some down with a pole, but it didn't reach, which astonished me; then I tried clods till I was all tired out, but I never got one. It was because I am left-handed and cannot throw good. Even when I aimed at the one I wasn't after I couldn't hit the other one, though I did make some close shots, for I saw the black blot of the clod sail right into the midst of the golden clusters forty or fifty times, just barely missing them, and if I could have held out a little longer maybe I could have got one."
Author: Mark Twain
36. "Missing a train is only painful if you run after it! Likewise, not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that's what you are seeking."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
37. "Light is colder when there are parts of it missing."
Author: Olli Jalonen
38. "Should I really set her free, and free myself too of the fear - the fear of missing her, forever? Is that what my love for her is leaving me with?"
Author: Prashant Chopra
39. "Boy is he pissed," said Adrian."Do you blame him?" asked Christian. "He just lost memerbship in the evil mastermind club. His brilliant plan fell apart, and now his daughter's missing when he thought she was somewhere safe."Adrian stayed pointedly silent."
Author: Richelle Mead
40. "Within a week or two the calm returned between us, but something was missing. Dad could feel it, too. The first casualty of distrust, I learned, is familiarity. My father saw me as a slightly different person now."
Author: Ryan Knighton
41. "Drinking by myself/ from a lonely bartender/ missing Katherine."
Author: Ryan Mecum
42. "Give yourself permission to get the most out of your life. If you're spending all your time scrubbing corners with a toothbrush, you're kind of missing the point. Taking shortcuts doesn't mean shortcutting the end result."
Author: Sandra Lee
43. "Truly, all that was missing was Mission Impossible theme music, and if I was being honest, it was playing in my head anyway."
Author: Shelly Crane
44. "Only after Mom went missing did you realize that her stories were piled inside you, in endless stacks. Mom's everyday life used to go on in a repeating loop, without a break. Her everyday words, which you didn't think deeply about and sometimes dismissed as useless when she was with you, awoke in your heart, creating tidal waves."
Author: Shin Kyung Sook
45. "She once told me how she could feel the missing part of her arm- how she sometimes experienced the sensation of a hand- that it is possible to feel something without its physical presence.Perhaps love is like this and we are all limbs of one giant intangible body."
Author: Simon Van Booy
46. "Database Management System [Origin: Data + Latin basus "low, mean, vile, menial, degrading, ounterfeit."] A complex set of interrelational data structures allowing data to be lost in many convenient sequences while retaining a complete record of the logical relations between the missing items. -- From The Devil's DP Dictionary"
Author: Stan Kelly Bootle
47. "You can be the best person in the league but if you don't win championships, something's missing."
Author: Terrell Davis
48. "The docotr babu had to be an educated man also. Then why had he allowed Feroz seth to talk to him in that manner? Was education alone not enough? And if not what was the missing part?Was it because Feroz seth knew how to look angry even when he wasn't? Would her Amit be able to do that? Was that something they taught you in school"
Author: Thrity Umrigar
49. "What did you wrap my hand with?" he asked. "My thong." I looked up at him. "You were right ; it's totally uncomfortable. Awesome for first-aid though." The corners of T.J.'s mouth turned up slighty. He looked at me, his brown eyes showing a trance of the spark that had been missing the night before. "It'll make for a funny story someday," I said. "You know what, Anna? It's kinda funny now."
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
50. "Why, these men would destroy the Bible on evidence that would not convict a habitual criminal of a misdemeanor. They found a tooth in a sand pit in Nebraska with no other bones about it, and from that one tooth decided that it was the remains of the missing link. They have queer ideas about age too. They find a fossil and when they are asked how old it is they say they can't tell without knowing what rock it was in, and when they are asked how old the rock is they say they can't tell unless they know how old the fossil is."
Author: William Jennings Bryan

Missing Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Missing
Quotes About Missing
Quotes About Missing

Today's Quote

He was furious with himself for having lived these last days on a wish. On a lie. A kiss does not make the future. Love alone does not make a life."
Author: Alethea Kontis

Famous Authors

Popular Topics