Desire Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
– Ayn Rand
Love is often gentle, desire always a rage.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Give expression to the noble desires that lie in your heart.
– Gordon B Hinckley
Desire is the key that opens the door when opportunity knocks.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
— Maya Angelou
He begins to die, that quits his desires.
– George Herbert
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