Desire Quotes

Quotations about desire.

  • “Boredom: the desire for desires.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  • “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
  • “Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment” ~ Marsha Sinetar
  • “The desire to know is natural to good men.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The waves of desire in the world-ocean are intoxicating wine. ” ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
  • “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” ~ Jim Rohn
  • “I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read” ~ Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • “Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.” ~ Jean de La Fontaine
  • “There is only trouble and desire.” ~ Simple Men
  • “The ultimate meaning of desire is death.” ~ Rene Girard p.290 _Deceit, Desire and the Novel_ 1965
  • “Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.” ~ William Blake ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’
  • “When one tastes that fruit that bathes thier tongue in decadence, ones own wants oft causeth them to partake again, and deeper, each time, to wash themselves anew in that single most sumptuous thing.” Devon Whitten Kalgalath
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