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Quotes And Sayings About Desire

Desire Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Desire

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The United States have no possessions in the east and do not desire to have any, as other countries do.
~By Townsend Harris ~


I think from a very young age I always have this desire to perform.
~By Victor Garber ~


And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires.
~By Elias Hicks ~


We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


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


The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
~By Socrates ~


Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
~By Henry George ~


Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.
~By Jonathan Edwards ~


War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


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 ~


Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Our visions begin with our desires.
~By Audre Lorde ~


It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
~By Lord Byron ~


I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.
~By Ray Dolby ~


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


Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
~By Robert South ~


How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
~By Robert Plant ~


I can score 20 points if I want to, but that's not my desire.
~By Dennis Rodman ~


Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.
~By Tiger Woods ~


When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
~By Leslie Easterbrook ~


We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


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 ~


Kiss me out of desire, but not consolation.
~By Jeff Buckley ~


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


The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
~By Ernst Mach ~


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


Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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 ~


To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.
~By Jasper Johns ~


A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


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 ~


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 ~


Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
~By Lord Byron ~


What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits. You shouldn't have too much of good things, so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.
~By Compay Segundo ~


A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
~By Michelangelo ~


Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
~By Willa Cather ~


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


We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers.
~By Richard H. Stoddard ~


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 ~


Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again.
~By Mario Lemieux ~


Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.
~By Kevin Costner ~


Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?
~By Petrarch ~


All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.
~By William Law ~


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


There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


A man of conviction is often more to be desired than a man of experience.
~By Curt Siodmak ~


By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
~By Franz Kafka ~


I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
~By Alan Rickman ~


The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
~By Walter Scott ~


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


Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
~By Aristotle ~


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


Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
~By Ayn Rand ~


My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it. I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision.
~By Barry Sanders ~


I believe that all my work explores the human desire or obsession for utopias, and the structure of all my works is the search for utopias lost and rediscovered.
~By Marguerite Young ~


It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
~By Clive Barker ~


Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
~By William Godwin ~


When desire dies, fear is born.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


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 ~


Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
~By William Shatner ~


The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


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 ~


Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.
~By John Cameron ~


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


Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
~By John Adams ~


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


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


Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
~By Chanakya ~


An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
~By Rebecca West ~


My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.
~By Ravi Shankar ~


When you do portraits professionally it's not a desire, it's for money.
~By Imogen Cunningham ~


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 ~


I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
~By Peter McWilliams ~


If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there.
~By James Longstreet ~


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 ~


No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
~By William Howard Taft ~


They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again.
~By Casey Stengel ~


Much can often be learned by the repetition under different conditions, even if the desired result is not obtained.
~By Archer J. P. Martin ~


Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
~By Thomas Merton ~


I've always thought of the project as a sort of sexually driven digestive system, that it was a consumer and a producer of matter. And it is desire driven, rather than driven by hunger or anything like that.
~By Matthew Barney ~


To Mr. Seward: It is my desire that, in case Maximillian will surrender, he be sent here a prisoner of war, but that in the event of his continuing the war, or refusing to surrender, then he be shot.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


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 ~


To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
~By James Allen ~


Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
~By Abu Bakr ~


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 ~


What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both.
~By Dick Gephardt ~

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