Desire Quotes

Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.

Pierre Corneille

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.

Robin G. Collingwood

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

Helen Rowland

Sexual desire and anger shall not seduce you, and the dog of greed shall depart.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Our treasure lies in the beehives of our knowledge. We are perpetually on our way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. The only thing that lies close to our heart is the desire to bring something home to the hive.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

Anne Sullivan

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.

Raymond Chandler

Impatience translates itself into a desire to have something immediate done about it all, and, as is generally the case with impatience, resolves itself in the easiest way that lies ready to hand.

Edward Sapir

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

G.K. Chesterton

Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.

Ellen Glasgow

The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.

John Drinkwater

The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart.

Price Pritchett

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.

Jacques Delors

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

Rebecca West

Mother Veda is compassionate; she longs to liberate her children from doubt and discontent. She has no desire to inflame or confuse; wise men know this well.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

In other searchings it might be the object of the quest that brought satisfaction, or it might be something incidental that one got on the way; but in religion, desire was fulfilment, it was the seeking itself that rewarded.

Willa Sibert Cather

This war has been motivated by pride or arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth, by a desire to implant our programs.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.

James Branch Cabell

Often the best way to overcome desire is to satisfy it.

W. Somerset Maugham

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Wonder implies the desire to learn.

Aristotle

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of manís desire to understand.

Neil Armstrong
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