Quotes on Desire

We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Those things that I must do I shall desire to do. Walter Russell

Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry. Mary Ruefle

You can get what you desire and in just the measure of that desire. Thomas Dreier

What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become. Neal A Maxwell

Desire God, and you will have desires from God. Smith Wigglesworth

We are formed by what we desire John Irving

Everything I desire is within me. Deepak Chopra

She who desires to see, desires also to be seen. Miguel De Cervantes

I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not. Ulysses S Grant

No one can have all he desires. Seneca the Younger

Now that I no longer desire all, I have it all without desire. John of the Cross

The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you've been harboring since you were 7. Guillermo Del Toro

Desire nothing for yourself, which you do not desire for others. Baruch Spinoza

Some women attract desire. Others do not. Philippa Gregory

Desire awakens only to things that are thought possible. Rene Descartes

The fewer desires, the more peace. Thomas F Wilson

Sexiness is no longer defined just as whether we are desirable, but also what we desire. The more liberated women become - economically, politically, and personally - the more erotic we are. Freedom is a lot sexier than dependency. Naomi Wolf

You can only desire something that you've already had in your life. Cate Blanchett

God is so good that He only awaits our desire to overwhelm us with the gift of himself. Francois Fenelon

Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love. Friedrich Nietzsche

I have never killed anybody, it is true, but it is because I lacked the courage or the time, not because I lacked the desire Eduardo Galeano

Be not for ever harassed by impotent desire. Horace

What we love that we have, but by desire we bereave ourselves of the love. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love ans desire aren't the same Melissa Marr

Women must destroy in themselves, the desire to be loved- Mina Loy

Our desires, once realized, haunt us again less readily. Margaret Fuller

Desires are only the lack of something: and those who have the greatest desires are in a worse condition than those who have none, or very slight ones. Plato

Much will always wanting be To him who much desires. Abraham Cowley

Wanting is the beginning of getting. Rumer Godden

What a desire! ... to live in peace with that word: Myself. Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Separate the desire to be thin from the desire to be cherished. Geneen Roth

I desire therefore I exist. Angela Carter

Those whose upper and lower ranks have the same desire are victorious. Sun Tzu

What unites all beings is their desire for happiness. Dalai Lama

I no longer desire anything but to be Thine. Francois Fenelon

It is better to desire the things we have than to have the things we desire. Henry Van Dyke

Desire can be as fragile as it is sudden. Francoise Giroud

Whatever you ardently and passionately desire, that you obtain. Napoleon Bonaparte

Desire can make anything into a god. Mark Doty

Going without a thing enhances the desire to get it. James Cook

It is better to be wrong than correct with no desire to be. Brigitte Bardot

Now we live in a time where the public and the private are completely fused and there isn't such a great distinction. We know our private lives are constantly made public. With Facebook and Twitter there isn't such a desire, it feels, to keep things private. Felicity Jones

The biggest desire of a Muslim is the after life. Osama Bin Laden

I have zero desire to be in the limelight. George W Bush

If it weren't for desire, the formless would not have come into form and engage creatively. Tara Brach

He who has few things to desire cannot have many to fear. William Blake

Desire is the great equalizer. Zig Ziglar

have spent many years holding so tightly to things - wants, desires, etc. - but inevitably, they or something even better only arrives when I release the grasp. Allison McAtee

I am a New Yorker. I like New York. And I like cities. And it's not my desire to make New York more suburban. I would personally just like to vet each person. Fran Lebowitz

I have no desire to be a lead actor or anything. I was offered things and occasionally something comes along, but for the most part I'm pretty much, "You've got to be joking, right?" Ian Astbury

My child's first word was "more," but and it's all about, "I want." "I'm going to tell you what I want and what I don't want." It's about my desire to express my preferences. And that is really innate. Sheena Iyengar

Ahimsa is the eradication of the desire to injure or to kill. Mahatma Gandhi

Could it be that to truly love a thing is not to desire it, but to desire happiness for it? Richard Paul Evans

Desire has no history... Susan Sontag

I have seen only yoU, I have admired only yoU, I desire only You Napoleon Bonaparte

When you see your own desire to be happy, you can't avoid seeing the same desire in others. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Our desires are never wholly transparent, even to ourselves. Mark Kingwell

It's so much better to desire than to have. Anouk Aimee

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire. Geoffrey Chaucer

There's a desire in me to express something - to match what I hear in my head. Eric Clapton

I guess I've never really had a great desire to be a leading lady, or be seen as an ingenue. Melanie Lynskey

I don't have any desire to ever act again full time. Jodi Sweetin

I'd rather dance than eat. Eleanor Powell

I have no desire to carry a movie. Amy Sedaris

God's desire is that we excel. Joel Osteen

Live joyfully, without desire. Gautama Buddha

We go where our deepest desires take us. Deepak Chopra

I desire only Him and to be wholly His. Brother Lawrence

Events are influenced by our very great desires. William James

Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making. Quentin Crisp

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be. Ayn Rand

There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire. John Churton Collins

... I will never love, for I should never be loved as I desire to be loved. Marie Bashkirtseff

Possession naturally abates the Vigour of Desire ... Eliza Haywood

After three days without one, the desire to read a newspaper vanished. And really, one was happier without. Josephine Tey

Medicare, getting through that in the '60s, after Kennedy's assassination, where there was such an emotional desire to do something to carry on his agenda. Chris Matthews

Life is malleable and the hammer is desire. Anya Seton

Every veil secretly desires to be lifted, except the veil of Hypocrisy. Richard B. Garnett

Nothing's far when one wants to get there ... Marie of Romania



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