Rapture Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rapture quotes, rapture sayings, and rapture proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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.     

Lord Byron

That perfect bliss and sole felicity, the sweet fruition of an earthly crown.     

Christopher Marlowe

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it's all about.      

Joseph Campbell

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.      

D.H. Lawrence

A beauty is not suddenly in a circle. It comes with rapture. A great deal of beauty is rapture. A circle is a necessity. Otherwise you would see no one. We each have our circle.     

Gertrude Stein

Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.     

Edmund Waller

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Laughter is complete rapture vocalized.     

Allison Kearney

Ecstasies enjoyed by religious mystics are usually called religious experiences no matter what the nature of the ecstasy or the trigger inducing it.     

L. A. Michael

We reach ecstasy by a contestation of knowledge. Were I to stop at ecstasy and grasp it, in the end I would define it.     

Georges Bataille

For every rapture there is a price and nothing is sustained forever. The path that destiny takes in the end leads to a balance of payments. No one remains overdrawn forever. Destiny's bank is inexorable, all accounts must balance.     

Dorothy Fuldheim

Sit in a room and read–and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.     

Joseph Campbell

Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism.     

Criss Jami

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.     

Doug Larson

There is no rapture in the love which is prompted by esteem; such affection is lasting, not passionate.     

Victor Hugo

Ecstasy is the moment of exaltation from wholeness!     

Anais Nin

The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.     

Publius Ovidius NasoOvid

Rapture's self is three parts sorrow.      

Amy Lowell

A kiss is but a little sweetness, Leaping the road to rapture.     

Philip Moeller

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.      

Charles Edward Montague

Falling in love is like jumping off a really tall building. Your brain tells you it is not a good idea, but your heart tells you, you can fly.     


Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.     

Sharon Draper

A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture.     

Barbara Kingsolver

The purest joy for the human spirit and the sheerest delight for man's heart are the rapture of the spirit contained within the love of God.     

Said Nursi

Words are coin. Words alienate. Language is no medium for desire. Desire is rapture, not exchange.     

J. M. Coetzee

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Beauty is an expression of that rapture of being alive.      


Life's sharpest rapture is surcease of pain.      

Emma Lazarus

Art is a kind of rapture. Surrender enough, you find truth.     

Kirsty Eagar

The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.     

Simone Weil