Desperation Quotes

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.

Henry Miller

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.

Robert Crumb

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation

James Thurber

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

My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.

Griffin Dunne

I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation.

Ruth Benedict

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.

Uma Thurman

If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime.

Carrie P. Meek

Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation.

Soren Kierkegaard

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

Henry David Thoreau

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.

Aldrich Ames

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.

Johan Huizinga

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate; Very seldom do I start out that way; I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate

Willem de Kooning

The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.

Comer Cotrell

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Henry David Thoreau

The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.

Comer Cotrell

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins

People lead lives of quiet desperation.

Henry David Thoreau

Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? in ancient astronauts? in the Bermuda triangle? in life after death? No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no. One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?" "Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be."

Isaac Asimov
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