Desire Quotes

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed.

Plato

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.

Salman Rushdie

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.

Wilbur Wright

Dancing: The vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.

George Bernard Shaw

Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.

Michel de Montaigne

The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.

Robert Collier

How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!

Belva Plain

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

Ayn Rand

The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist.

Rabindranath Tagore

Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.

Bhagavad Gita

Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen.”

Marcia Wieder

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

Ayn Rand

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

Jane Smiley

Thought gives rise to desire.

Rig Veda

Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.

Arab Proverb
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