Yawning quotes:

  • A yawn is a silent shout. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • In spring rain a pretty girl yawning. -- Kobayashi Issa
  • The gods are watching, but idly, yawning. -- Mason Cooley
  • Detective stories are the art-for-art's sake of yawning Philistinism. -- V. S. Pritchett
  • Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes. -- Bette Midler
  • Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained. -- Stendhal
  • Normally when it hits two and a half, three hours, the audience gets exhausted and start yawning. -- Adam McKay
  • The only activity a cynic will find contagious is yawning, that is, with other people, at other people. -- Criss Jami
  • Nothing can prepare you for the yawning chasm of time that passes in Canada before the healthcare system actually does any healthcare. -- Jeremy Clarkson
  • Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past. -- Marcus Aurelius
  • Wimbledon is the world's most boring tournament. There's hardly anything to do apart from tennis. You constantly find yourself yawning - there's no entertainment here. -- Nikolay Davydenko
  • The detective novel is the art-for-art's-sake of our yawning Philistinism, the classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on. -- V. S. Pritchett
  • No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. -- C. S. Lewis
  • Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed; and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago. -- Moby
  • Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure. -- George H. Mead
  • The worst thing about depression isn't the sense that you're accentuating the negative, it's that you're seeing things the way they really are, stripped of the illusions you use every day to divert yourself from the Yawning Maw of Futility. It's the wind that blows off the snow and reveals the stone. -- James Lileks
  • The director is simply the audience. So the terrible burden of the director is to take the place of that yawning vacuum, to be the audience and to select from what happens during the day which movement shall be a disaster and which a gala night. His job is to preside over accidents. -- Orson Welles
  • Subtly, in the little ways, joy has been leaking out of our lives. The small pleasures of the ordinary day seem almost contemptible, and glance off us lightly...Perhaps it's a good time to reconsider pleasure at its roots. Changing out of wet shoes and socks, for instance. Bathrobes. Yawning and stretching. Real tomatoes. -- Barbara Holland
  • If you cannot bear the silence and the darkness, do not go there; if you dislike black night and yawning chasms, never make them your profession. If you fear the sound of water hurrying through crevices toward unknown and mysterious destinations, do not consider it. Seek out the sunshine. It is a simple prescription. Avoid the darkness. -- Loren Eiseley
  • Unfortunately, being physically equipped to hear has little to do with the actual predilection to listen. Sharing a common tongue does not ensure earnest or successful communication. Missed connections occur among hearing people all the time, splitting open countless minor chasms and yawning gulches, fissures that no vaccine or technilogical advance will ever be able to mend or prevent. That task will always fail to us. -- Leah Hager Cohen
  • It's now or never. This is simple to say, but then to live like that is not easy at all, I'm sorry. You have to be aware enough so that you can see situations as they pass in front of you and be able to catch the instant, whatever it is. Many times, you just don't see the moment when you were yawning and then it's too late. -- Vincent Cassel
  • Art is what remains of religion: the dance above the yawning abyss. -- Octavio Paz
  • It struck me that Albania was the sort of place that might keep a man from yawning. -- John Buchan
  • Though my muscles may stiffen, though my skin may wrinkle, may I never find myself yawning at life. -- Toyohiko Kagawa
  • No course was open to me save to leap, with eyes self-bound, into the yawning abyss of the future. -- William Beckford
  • One would expect boredom to be a great yawning emotion, but it isn't, of course. It's a small niggling thing. -- Josephine Tey
  • There are yawning gulfs into which large chunks of me have fallen. I do not always know where I am at present. -- Joseph Heller
  • This was the truth at the core of my existence: this yawning emptiness, scantily clad in rage. It had been there all along. -- Hillary Jordan
  • There is no yawning gulf between man and God. Through his aspiration and meditation, Man can become conscious of his oneness with God. -- Sri Chinmoy
  • I have seen the dark universe yawning Where the black planets roll without aim, Where they roll in their horror unheeded, Without knowledge, or lustre, or name. -- H. P. Lovecraft
  • I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don't want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That's why I'm constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning. -- Jarod Kintz
  • You can almost hear people saying, 'We're going to make a movie about an election' and 'We're going to make a movie about a lobbyist.' You can hear the yawning start across the nation. -- Kevin Spacey