Desire Quotes and Sayings

The desire for an abudant life is what drives us to do what we do to become successful.

Submitted by: Maduwa thabo on June 2, 2015

If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Paulo Coelho

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.

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

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 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

Desire urges me on, while fear bridals me.
– Giordano Bruno

It’s hard to feel desire when you don’t feel desirable.
– Christine Feehan

I began with the desire to speak with the dead.
– Stephen Greenblatt


The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
– Madame de Stael

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
– Patti Smith

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