Desperation Quotes

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.

Anthony Burgess

What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

Henry David Thoreau

What physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favor, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled conscience? A quiet mind cureth all them, but all they cannot comfort a distressed soul: who can put to silence the voice of desperation?

Robert Burton

I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs. These things alter an artist whether for the good or the better or the worse. It must alter him. The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desparation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Francis Bacon(painter)

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

Burroughs, William S.

Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.

Doug Coupland

In life you need either inspiration or desperation

Anthony J. Robbins

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Disraeli, Benjamin

This is not desperation. It's just aggressive competition.

Dan Garton

It's an idea that was born out of desperation.

Andrew Westphal

Brilliance is born of Desperation.

Jayanth Komarneni

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.

Vita Sackville-West

People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.

Jim Carrey

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

Henry David Thoreau

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation

Thomas Merton

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them

Henry David Thoreau

A dog in desperation will leap over a wall

Chinese Proverbs

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius

Bejamin Disraeli

Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

Douglas Horton

Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn’t worry.

Carlos Castaneda

I could definitely empathize with the character, with the feelings of helplessness - if only the desperation and the feeling Randy Harrison of isolation.

Randy Harrison

When one hits the bottom of the Desperation Barrel, there is always someone down there.

Kelli Jae Baeli

The feeling of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Francis Bacon

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.

Amy Tan
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