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Desire Quotes

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Desired
Irresistible
Love
Love is
William Dalrymple called me a war junkie in his silly book. No, I don't have a desire for it. I'm appalled and infuriated by it.
Appalled
Book
His
Me
Silly
War
William
I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers, this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind of hostility to the reader.
Coupled
Desperate
Hostility
I can
Kind
Myself
Often
Other
Please
Reader
See
Think
Writers
And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself, and earnestly desire to be considered by others, as utterly divested, now and during the rest of my life, of any such rights, the barbarous relics of a feudal, despotic system.
Any
Consider
Considered
Declare
Despotic
Earnestly
Feudal
Life
My life
Myself
Now
Others
Relic
Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Basic
Communist
Conservative
Controlled
Criteria
Democrat
Divides
Fascist
Forth
Human
Human race
Liberal
Never
I desire a greatness of soul, an irradiance of mind, a deeper insight, a broader hope.
Broader
Deeper
Greatness
Hope
Insight
Mind
Soul
Sometimes I think it's possible to mistake desire for clarity and talking in a no-nonsense way for aggression.
Aggression
Clarity
I think
Mistake
Possible
Sometimes
Talking
Think
Way
It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all.
Cannot
Christian
Having
Heart
Minister
Nothing
Office
Said
Which
Whole
Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.
Art
Everything
Live
Stimulates
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Adventures
Life
Nobility
Ought
Soul
Struggle
Toward
Whose
Will
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.
About
Art
Away
Craft
End
Everything
Fiction
He
His
In the end
Just
Knows
Learns
The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.
Fulfilling
God
Incredible
More
Prompt
Wild
Will
Willing
You
Your
The notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notion are the first ones to give up their souls, their freedom. Your desire that it be that way will enslave you and make your life vacuous.
Afflicted
Could
Dangerous
Enslave
Everyone
First
Freedom
Give
Harmony
Idea
Improved
Life
Live
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
Benefit
Freedom
Gold
Means
Check the price
for your project
Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy.
Create
Despair
Drew
Exaggerated
Good
Him
Literature
Little
Make
Naturally
New
Only
Oppress
I was a supporter of the desire, in my section of Nigeria, to leave the federation because it was treated very badly with something that was called genocide in those days.
Badly
Because
Days
Federation
Genocide
Leave
Nigeria
Section
Something
Supporter
Those
Treated
Very
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.
Both
Fashionable
Fine
France
Great
Great majority
Horse
Luxury
Majority
Man
Men
Might
Much
Always desire to learn something useful.
Always
Learn
Something
Useful
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Everything
Greatly
Guts
Obtaining
Something
Stake
You
Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
All things
Bending
Chief
Confusion
Error
Every
Lives
Our
Our lives
Own
Purposes
Source
Them
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Man
Other
Rarely
Than
Woman
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Man
Other
Rarely
Than
Woman
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Admit
Fancy
He
Keep
Life
Motion
Must
Necessary
Real
Some
Supplied
Those
Wants
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
Ambition
Be happy
End
Enterprise
Every
Happy
Home
Labor
Prosecution
Result
Tends
Ultimate
Which
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
Converse
He
Man
More
Never
Read
Than
Who
Written
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Based
Beyond
Every
Income
Innate
Live
Organism
Part
Progress
Universal
I can only say that I myself wrote always as I wished, without a tremendous desire to find the latest thing possible.
Always
Find
I can
Latest
Myself
Only
Possible
Say
Thing
Tremendous
Wished
Without
Wrote
Rock and roll is about desire, about wanting something better. I think my characters all want something better. My understanding of the rock and roll dream is that a kid in an isolated place or a small town or an underprivileged world could transcend it somehow.
About
Better
Characters
Could
Dream
I think
Isolated
Kid
Place
Rock
Roll
Small
Small town
I suppose the desire to go to town helped make me ambitious, and the allure of the worlds that came in over the radio also helped. But the rewards of growing up on a farm were far greater in many ways than life in town.
Allure
Also
Ambitious
Came
Far
Farm
Go
Greater
Growing
Growing up
Helped
Life
Make
I think most writers, in a sense, have this desire to disappear, to be absolutely anonymous, to be removed in some way: that comes out of the need to be a writer.
Absolutely
Anonymous
Disappear
I think
Most
Need
Out
Sense
Some
Think
Way
Writer
Writers
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.
About
Being
Earth
Even
Exact
Greatest
Harmonious
His
Impossibility
Man
Many
Means
Men
I would argue that religion comes from a desire to get to the questions of, 'Where do we come from?' and 'How shall we live?' And I would say I don't need religion to answer those questions.
Answer
Argue
Come
Get
How
Live
Need
Questions
Religion
Say
Shall
Those
Where
Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Between
Conflict
Fall
Falling
Fear
Vertigo
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.
Against
Even
Fame
Having
Read
Them
Those
Well
Who
Wish
Works
Write
Written
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
Actions
Acts
Between
Causes
Force
Involuntary
Our
Responsible
Them
Voluntary
I'm not like some other writers: I have no actual urgent need or desire to add to what's written. You write it; if you're lucky, it's performed, and that's the end of the whole thing.
Actual
Add
End
Like
Lucky
Need
Other
Performed
Some
Thing
Urgent
Urgent need
Whole
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.
Afflicts
Escape
Far
Greater
Intercourse
Lives
Loneliness
Love
Love is
Means
Men
Men and women
More
When I went to high school, my most passionate desire was to be a professional baseball player. But something within me told me that was not going to happen.
Baseball
Baseball player
Going
Happen
High
High school
Me
Most
Passionate
Player
Professional baseball
Professional baseball player
School
I could never see a book written in a foreign language without the most ardent desire to read it.
Ardent
Book
Could
Foreign
Foreign language
Language
Most
Never
Read
See
Without
Written
An enthusiastic desire of visiting the Old World haunted me from early childhood. I cherished a presentiment, amounting almost to belief, that I should one day behold the scenes, among which my fancy had so long wandered.
Almost
Among
Behold
Belief
Cherished
Childhood
Day
Early
Early childhood
Enthusiastic
Fancy
Had
Haunted
When desire dies, fear is born.
Born
Dies
Fear
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
Ever
Force
Good
Motive
Motives
Neither
Nor
Say
Stupidity
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
Achieve
Achieving
Action
Goal
Possibility
Which
Worth
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Achieve
Beat
Creative
Man
Motivated
Others
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
Escape
Escaping
Feeling
Life
Prevent
Romantic
True
You
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.
Act
Activities
Begin
Beyond
Deepest
Discover
Extend
Fulfillment
Here
Infinity
Labor
Limits
Loneliness
A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
Either
End
Image
Life
Live
Made
Man
Masters
Serve
Shaped
Spiritual
Two
You
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
Courage
Die
Live
Prize
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.
Detail
Every
Full
Given
Imagination
Like
Loses
Mind
Own
Rather
Rests
Satisfied
Suggested
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
Love
Love is
Name
Pursuit
Simply
Whole
It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
Help
Money
No desire
Show
Themselves
Those
Waste
Who
Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
Among
Aspect
Create
Creatively
Destroy
Energy
How
Know
Opposite
People
Use
Violence
Young
Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
Become
Been
Book
Challenge
Characters
Consumed
Ever
Every
Led
Me
Meet
Obsession
Theme
My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.
Characters
Driven
Justice
Passionate
Rebellious
The world does not look to us in the Arab world out of a healthy desire for knowledge.
Arab
Arab world
Does
Healthy
Knowledge
Look
Out
Us
World
There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.
Admiration
Apparent
Artists
Beauty
Because
Cannot
Conscientious
Kinds
Make
Others
Own
Silent
Speak
Every man makes a god of his own desire.
Every
Every man
God
His
Makes
Man
Own
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
Could
Did
Discover
Events
Failed
Frequently
Lives
Men
Minds
More
Obtain
Open
Own
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
Art
Industry
Less
Nothing
Possession
Science
Than
Will
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Art
Express
He
Himself
His
Lives
Man
Personality
Reactions
Record
World
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
Many
Outlive
Performance
Should
So many years
Strange
Years
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
Covetousness
Having
Sin
Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.
Active
Curiosity
Cursed
Female
Female mind
Insatiable
Know
Masculine
Mind
Most
Passions
Quality
Soul
Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
Along
Direction
Duty
Line
Profit
Us
Which
Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
Ambition
Dead
Enemies
Friends
Living
Made
Ridiculous
Vilified
While
Apart from the desire to produce beautiful things, the leading passion of my life has been and is hatred of modern civilization.
Apart
Beautiful
Beautiful things
Been
Civilization
Has-been
Hatred
Leading
Life
Modern
Modern civilization
My life
Passion
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Fallen
God
Heaven
His
Infinite
Limited
Man
Nature
Remembers
Who
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
Child
Comfort
Destroyed
Drink
Keep
Known
Men
More
Seen
Than
Them
Wife
According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
About
According
Ambition
Anything
Anything else
Because
Become
Been
Beg
Confederate
Could
Doctors
Else
When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.
Accord
Back
Cherish
Early
Formed
Look
Met
Only
Original
Our
Own
Some
Things
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
Achievement
Could
Creation
Element
Foretell
Instrument
Magical
Measure
Process
Were
Which
The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural... The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.
Awakening
Becomes
Blue
Brighter
Calls
Deeper
Finally
Him
Infinite
Loses
Man
More
Pure
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
Happy
He
Himself
Man
Never
Others
Things
Thinks
Those
Want
Which
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.
Art
Awakening
Beautiful
Beauty
Book
Confessions
He
Him
Literary
Love
Most
Most beautiful
Own
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
Federal
Federal government
Government
Just
Limited
Tyranny
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?
Me
Meet
Passing
Should
Speak
Stranger
Why
You
The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.
Give
Like
Nothing
Reason
Response
The point of vision and desire are the same.
Point
Same
Vision
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
After
Along
Become
Cutting
Desires
Far
God
He
Heart
His
Hunger
Intensely
Learn
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.
About
Bible
Designed
Enough
Eternal
Give
God
Guide
Haven
Human
Human soul
Impart
Information
AI2 was born from a desire to create a system that could truly reason about knowledge, rather than just offer up what had been written on a subject before.
About
Been
Before
Born
Could
Create
Had
Just
Knowledge
Offer
Rather
Reason
Subject
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
Arise
Attaining
Become
Ease
Greatest
Knowledge
More
Must
Natural
Necessarily
Numerous
Possible
Readers
In antiquity, a woman might be an object of worship or desire, but never of love.
Antiquity
Love
Might
Never
Object
Woman
Worship
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Acquisition
Ever
Increases
Knowledge
Like
Riches
Thirst
I love this idea of expanding the game universe. It has been limited. I guess probably because the genre was so successful, and the people who were creating those games made so much money at it they just had no desire to sort of open it up.
Because
Been
Creating
Expanding
Game
Games
Genre
Guess
Had
Has-Been
I Love
Idea
Just
The European who comes to America plunges into the virgin forest with wonder and delight; while the American who goes to Europe finds his greatest pleasure, at first, in hunting up the memorials of the past. Each is in quest of novelty, and is burning with the desire to gaze at objects of which he has often read.
America
American
Burning
Delight
Each
Europe
European
Finds
First
Forest
Gaze
Goes
Greatest
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.
Believe
I Think
Idioms
Irreplaceable
Manner
Naturally
Pure
Sign
Speaks
Think
Whoever
Writes
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
Expect
Genuine
Holiness
Nothing
Oneself
Others
Profound
Sympathy
I have no desire to run for public office.
No Desire
Office
Public
Public Office
Run
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Gain
Heart
Life
Lose
Other
Tragedies
Two
Your
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
Contains
Get
Heart
Life
Other
Tragedies
Two
Your
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Dancing
Expression
Horizontal
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.
Liberty
Lose
Man
Others
Over
Power
Seek
Self
Strange
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
Continue
Effort
Escape
Evil
Except
Hopelessly
Love
Make
Us
Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
Be Brave
Bed
Brave
Generous
Husbands
Lively
Obedient
Rich
Six
Things
Want
Wife
Wise
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Angels
Caused
Excessive
Fall
Knowledge
Men
Power
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Break
Future
No Future
Past
Ties
Will
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
Beginning
Create
Creation
Imagination
Imagine
Last
Will
You
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
Act
Clear
Except
He
Livelihood
Man
Me
Means
Should
Stage
Whole
Why
World
Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
Forbid
Something
Thing
Us
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Bed
Change
Every
His
Hospital
Life
Life Is A
Patient
Possessed
Which
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Death
Does
Gifts
Gods
Only
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.
About
Against
Common
Death
Know
Necessity
Order
Rains
Reality
Sea
Speak
Struggle
Things
A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
Burn
Even
How
Live
Living
Might
Poem
Reminds
Revolutionary
Tell
Where
Who
Will
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Actions
Dictate
His
Hope
Live
Man
Useless
Wants
Will
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
Even
Insatiable
Itself
Love
Loves
Person
Point
Possession
Survive
Therefore
To Love

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