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Quotes of rapture

  1. Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. – Clive Bell
  2. That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture – Robert Browning
  3. There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. – George Byron
  4. We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. – Joseph Campbell
  5. Something new has taken place in the past five to eight years. Technologists are providing almost religious visions, and their ideas are resonating in some ways with the same idea of the Rapture – Eric Horvitz
  6. In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did. – Jerry B. Jenkins
  7. When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story. – Jerry B. Jenkins
  8. Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. – Helen Keller
  9. The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country as one of the dearest of all human affections, here there is no man who does not feel, and describe with rapture how much he loves his country. – Karl Philipp Moritz

Usage examples for rapture

  1. He couldn't believe it at first; but when he realized it, waves and waves of joy seemed to rise inside him, and he went off in such a rapture he hardly trod the earth. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. She was received with rapture by Mrs. Lennox. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  3. She said a word of it to Fenellan: 'There is a man who can feel rapture – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. But when her moods are ended, She nestles like a dove; Then, by the pain and rapture I know her name is Love. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  5. With a smile of rapture she gazed upward and about. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  6. A single sheet fell out; it was signed with the name I had heard whispered in my ear from early childhood, and always in connection with riches and splendor and pleasures,- it was rapture to dream of. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  7. The touch of her fresh lips was rapture – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  8. To Booty's secret rapture he put on his great- coat, and went out into the chill darkness. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  9. He talked of the coming battle with horrid rapture and told the young Edwin he should that day see Loch Lomond red with English blood. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  10. He might have been his own son, son of the woman who had been the rapture and the ruin of his life. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. " Because we are talking reasonably and after the rapture love requires some repose. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. She existed in a rapture of bliss, an ecstasy which could feel no fatigue, either of body or spirit. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  13. Wade watched the scene with a kind of rapture – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  14. At another moment in the drama, we behold the lovers in Maeterlinck's beloved half- light, softly weeping as they stare with speechless rapture into the flames. – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  15. Then, after a moment's rapture during which they both heard their hearts beating, he began to tell her of his day. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  16. I sprang forward with the impulse to throw my arms about him, in the pure rapture of recognizing his voice. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  17. The days that followed her engagement had in them a sort of rapture that she had never known before. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  18. He ascended the steps, and his countenance beamed with the same light of rapture which had surrounded Elizabeth's brow. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  19. That it should thrill along all his senses with this unreasoning rapture was most astonishing. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. Is there anything of the rapture of love in that? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope