Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
~By Michael Korda ~


Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


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 ~


The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern.
~By John B. S. Haldane ~


No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
~By Elihu Root ~


Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
~By William Blake ~


It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that.
~By Guy Johnson ~


I don't have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.
~By Hugh Grant ~


Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
~By Epictetus ~


Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego.
~By Taylor Hackford ~


This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and - in doing so - to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents.
~By Allen Weinstein ~


The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit - period.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place.
~By Sitting Bull ~


I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
~By Leslie Charteris ~


Desire is the essence of a man.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


I'm the last person who has any desire to instruct anybody in shame. That's no errand for me.
~By Jock Sturges ~


Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
~By Edward Hall ~


MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance.
~By James Otis ~


The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
~By Angela Davis ~


The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
~By Robert Fortune ~


A good education should leave much to be desired.
~By Alan Gregg ~


The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


It is not only our duty to pray for others, but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves.
~By William Gurnall ~


However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
~By James Welch ~


What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
~By Ellen Ochoa ~


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


I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.
~By Jim Capaldi ~


The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
~By George P. Baker ~


There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


We provided complete protection to witnesses - right of attorney, right of record, right to cross-examine, and open hearing if they desired. Only Mr. Lane asked for an open hearing.
~By John Sherman Cooper ~


Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
~By Bobby Unser ~


It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
~By Rebecca West ~


We have now gone beyond 100 in number, and the desire to join seems rather to increase, though it was thought the foundations would retard it, it seems quite otherwise.
~By Catherine McAuley ~


Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives.
~By Arthur H. Sulzberger ~


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


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 ~


We are the recipients of scientific method. We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
~By Kary Mullis ~


I have no desire to coach basketball.
~By Kevin Johnson ~


The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.
~By John Pomfret ~


Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


As a guest who doesn't eat, drink or smoke, you leave much to be desired, but as a writer, you're my girl.
~By Thelma Ritter ~


The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
~By George Eliot ~


Desire creates its own object.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


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


If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


I've never been married and I've no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious.
~By Francesca Annis ~


I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It's just a matter of whether I'll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I'm willing to beat my head on.
~By Gary Coleman ~


Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.
~By James Truslow Adams ~


The 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 ~


It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
~By Heraclitus ~


It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion.
~By Noah Webster ~


There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we're probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need.
~By Shelley Berkley ~


I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature.
~By Victor Salva ~


It is an everlasting desire to make my dreams come true. And it's getting to the point now where it's like, come on I want my dreams to come true so that I can get on with the rest of my life. Sometimes I think about the rest of my life when I'm done.
~By Picabo Street ~


For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree than to just go and have the whole college experience, and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim.
~By Joshua Jackson ~


Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


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


A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
~By Ayn Rand ~


It is the desire of our hearts, and as we believe God's will under this dispensation, that all the children of God should be gathered together as such, and, consequently, as not of the world.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


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


Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


I desire to put off my trial as long as I can till I can get my evidence ready.
~By William Kidd ~


The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.
~By Albert Barnes ~


I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage.
~By Ron Silver ~


A mutual and satisfied sexual act is of great benefit to the average woman, the magnetism of it is health giving. When it is not desired on the part of the woman and she gives no response, it should not take place.
~By Margaret Sanger ~


Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


You will live your life secure in that you are no longer manipulated by what other people want you to do and be, but are directed by your own inner desires.
~By H. Stanley Judd ~


The great increase in longevity has produced a surge in the desire to accumulate assets for retirement. It has outpaced the ability of the private sector to produce assets, so we need a larger government debt.
~By William Vickrey ~


I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
~By Philip Guston ~


Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records.
~By Roger Waters ~


Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
~By Marcelene Cox ~


By his own efforts man could never gain the true and desired riches.
~By Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~


After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.
~By Anatoly Karpov ~


The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world.
~By Fay Weldon ~


Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
~By Paul de Man ~


Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
~By Walter Pater ~


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


The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
~By Michel Foucault ~


Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
~By Mason Cooley ~


To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


I don't think the players play with the same desire they once did.
~By Will McDonough ~


The desire to move into a bigger house, to avoid living AIDS daily, and a dream to be accepted by a community and school, became possible and a reality with a movie about my life, The Ryan White Story.
~By Ryan White ~


Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
~By Mario Andretti ~


It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners.
~By John Yoo ~

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