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Definition of Ecstasy

Ecstasy

  1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.
  2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
  3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.
  4. A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.
  5. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

Ecstasy Quotations

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka

Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
Jean Genet

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
W. Somerset Maugham

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson
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Ecstasy Translations

ecstasy in Afrikaans is ekstase
ecstasy in Dutch is vervoering, geestvervoering, extase
ecstasy in Norwegian is ekstase
ecstasy in Swedish is extas