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Quotes And Sayings About Desire

Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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I have no desire to be a cat, which walks so lightly that it never creates a disturbance.
~By Andrew Taylor Still ~


But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
~By Andre Breton ~


My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate.
~By Rosanne Cash ~


My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
~By Mary MacLane ~


And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
~By Russell Banks ~


It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.
~By Coventry Patmore ~


On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb.
~By Siobhan Davies ~


The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
~By Brendan Francis ~


We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
~By Roland Barthes ~


Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


I am, first of all, a Christian and, secondly, a person with very very serious personal opinion, so I'm motivated by many many things and, certainly, not by the need or desire to satisfy other people's ideas of who I am.
~By Ken Hensley ~


Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Desire creates the power.
~By Raymond Holliwell ~


Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.
~By Deepak Chopra ~


Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts.
~By David Seabury ~


It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
~By Francis Bacon ~


My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
~By Janine Turner ~


I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
~By John Hawley ~


Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
~By Aristotle ~


The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
~By David Brainerd ~


I've never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it's just too many lines.
~By Daniel Craig ~


I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


So dancing was not something I had a great desire to do.
~By Suzanne Farrell ~


If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
~By Francis Quarles ~


Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
~By Neil Armstrong ~


My desire to participate in the business is not to make more crap.
~By Lisa Bonet ~


I don't have a burning desire to be taken seriously as an actor. I don't have a master plan in that way.
~By Ben Stiller ~


Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as possible, I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
~By Jeremy Irons ~


We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks.
~By Philippe Perrin ~


Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.
~By Leo Burnett ~


Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
~By Saint Augustine ~


The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
~By William R. Alger ~


If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
~By T. S. Eliot ~


It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
~By Denis Diderot ~


I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze any issue and give our viewers all the information they need.
~By Jim Walton ~


Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
~By Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~


The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
~By William Godwin ~


Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
~By Eric Butterworth ~


Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions.
~By Patrick MacGill ~


Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
~By William Shakespeare ~


For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church and commonwealth to consider and look what you do.
~By Anne Hutchinson ~


The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
~By Stendhal ~


Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing to please and glorify the Divine Being, to be in every respect conformed to him, and in that way to enjoy him.
~By David Brainerd ~


There are those who have a desire to love, but do not have the capacity to love.
~By Giovanni Papini ~


Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.
~By Judith Viorst ~


If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
~By Epicurus ~


It is my really sincere desire that we get an opportunity to play long enough for people to really grab on and become fans, because I think it's a great project.
~By Ron Glass ~


The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
~By Denis Waitley ~


It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.
~By Wilferd A. Peterson ~


I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
~By C. S. Forester ~


Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
~By Omar Bongo ~


Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
~By Plato ~


Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.
~By Thomas Mann ~


The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
~By Brian Tracy ~


With this first novel, I am just above the foothills, but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest.
~By Guy Johnson ~


Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


The point of vision and desire are the same.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
~By Saint Augustine ~


Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
~By Walt Whitman ~


Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
~By Ellen Glasgow ~


The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
~By Robert Kiyosaki ~


I love to dance. But I don't like being up in front of tons of people. I didn't have the desire to be performing in front of a lot of people. So it wasn't something I ever seriously considered.
~By Sherilyn Fenn ~


From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
~By John Philip Sousa ~


A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him.
~By Nathaniel Branden ~


A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
~By Thucydides ~


A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
~By Michael Pollan ~


Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
~By Oscar Levant ~


The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


In every living thing there is the desire for love.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


The discipline of desire is the background of character.
~By John Locke ~


We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.
~By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ~


He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
~By William Blake ~


If you take a lie and allow your desire for the truth, you'll end up with some truth - not fact, but something that gets you closer to the truth. That's what we want. When we go to a play, we need to be assured that the experience we're having.
~By Denis Johnson ~


Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.
~By Abu Bakr ~

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