Desire Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.
- Francois Rabelais
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
- F. H. Bradley
The first principle of success is desire — knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
- Robert Collier
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
- Gaston Bachelard
Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
- Patti Smith
All human activity is prompted by desire.
- Bertrand Russell
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
- Federico García Lorca
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
- Paulo Coelho
For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to desire, and desire is always cruel.
- Neil Gaiman
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
All day and all night my desire for you unwinds like a poisonous snake.
- Samar Sen
Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires.
- Jean de La Fontaine
Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.
- Kahlil Gibran
Desire grows by what it feeds on.
- L.M. Montgomery
There are few things we should keenly desire if we really knew what we wanted.
- François de La Rochefoucauld
It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving.
- Ayn Rand
A man’s desire is for the woman, but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When we kill our desires we stink like any corpse.
- Harold Norse
Desire is the key to motivation. It is the key to develop a healthy personality and a positive attitude towards oneself and others.
- Amit Abraham
The desire of death will not always lead you to death but the fear of death will.
- Santosh Kalwar
It’s wonderful to feel desired. There’s a sense of power in it, really.
- Nancy Horan
What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become.
- Neal A. Maxwell