Desire Quotes and Sayings

He begins to die, that quits his desires.
George Herbert

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
– F. H. Bradley

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
– Gaston Bachelard

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
– Christian Nestell Bovee

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



All day and all night my desire for you unwinds like a poisonous snake.
– Samar Sen

There are few things we should keenly desire if we really knew what we wanted.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

It’s wonderful to feel desired. There’s a sense of power in it, really.
– Nancy Horan

We are all created by desire and we all die because of desire.
Santosh Kalwar

Every man has his secret desire, I suppose, and mine is someday to own a farm.
– A.G. Street

Desiring money kills desire. Money kills desire.
– André Chamson

One must count ones riches by the means one has to satisfy his desires.
– Abbé Prévost

You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.
– Matthew Quick

We fear what we most desire.
– Harley King

One loves ultimately one’s desires, not the thing desired.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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