Desperation Quotes

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

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
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