Desperation Quotes

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius

Bejamin Disraeli

A dog in desperation will leap over a wall

Chinese Proverbs

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

Doug Horton

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation

James Thurber

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

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

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

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.

Vladimir Lenin

All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

William Blake

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

Jim Carrey

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

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

George Eliot

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

Kelli Jae Baeli

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

Ruth Benedict

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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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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