Desire - Quotes

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My desire for something impossible does not make it less impossible.

Penn Jillette

If you had all the answers you desire, [...] - after you received them - what would be left for you to do?

A. M. Jenkins

All men by nature desire to know.

Aristotle

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being, whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge.

Samuel Johnson

At Christmas I no more desire a rose,
Than wish a snow in May`s new-fangled shows;
But like of each thing that in season grows.

William Shakespeare

The only true guide is your heart. Nothing less than its supreme desire can help you.

Christopher Paolini

Love? Well, yes. There are so many kinds. There’s eros: simplest and most transient of all. There’s philia: friendship; loyalty. There’s storge: the affection a child gives its parents. There’s thelema: the desire to perform. Then there’s agape: platonic love; for a friend; for a world; love for a stranger you’ve never met; the love of all humanity.

Joanne Harris

One day you do meet a man who kisses you and you can`t breathe around it and you realize you don`t need air. Oxygen is trivial. Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset. To touch the one you love. To try again.

Karen Marie Moning

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.

Dan Brown

I ask the impossible: love me forever.
Love me when all desire is gone.
Love me with the single mindedness of a monk.
When the world in its entirety,
and all that you hold sacred advise you
against it: love me still more.

Ana Castillo

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth. The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology. Acceptance of the supernatural conveyed a great advantage throughout prehistory, when the brain was evolving. Thus it is in sharp contrast to biology, which was developed as a product of the modern age and is not underwritten by genetic algorithms. The uncomfortable truth is that the two beliefs are not factually compatible. As a result those who hunger for both intellectual and religious truth will never acquire both in full measure.

Edward O. Wilson

Sin is not simply that which we commit. Sin is also what we desire but are too weak to do.

Sándor Márai

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Love, true love, is always fatal. What I mean is, it does not aim at happiness, at an idyll, at a hand-in-hand eternity of sentimental walks under flowering lime trees, with a gentle light burning on the veranda behind, the house swimming in cool scents. Life can be that, but not love. Love burns with a fierce, more dangerous flame. One day you discover a desire in yourself to encounter this all-consuming passion.

Sándor Márai

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