desire Quotes

Desire, Desire, Desire!Desire to love,Desire to live,Desire to learn,Desire to dream,Desire to give,Desire to forgive,Desire to grow.

- Lailah Gifty Akita

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.

- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

One loves ultimately one's desires, not the thing desired.

- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

But sex as a physical act is merely athletics, a momentary relief. What it needs to be powerful is desire, and the strongest element of desire is longing. It's in the work. Desider-, sidus: from the stars. The longing that reaches beyond space and time.

- Rosemary Sullivan, Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession

Desire, Desire, Desire!!!Desire to love.Desire to seek.Desire to ask.

- Lailah Gifty Akita

Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.

- Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Anxiety and desire are two, often conflicting, orientations to the unknown. Both are tilted toward the future. Desire implies a willingness, or a need, to engage this unknown, while anxiety suggests a fear of it. Desire takes one out of oneself, into the possibility or relationship, but it also takes one deeper into oneself. Anxiety turns one back on oneself, but only onto the self that is already known.

- Mark Epstein, Open to Desire: Embracing a Lust for Life - Insights from Buddhism and Psychotherapy

The desire to be desire-less is but another desire. The thought that, because this desire purports to be spiritual, it is superior to more mundane desires shows how skilled the mind is at justifying any desire it is attached to.

- Joel Kramer, The Passionate Mind Revisited: Expanding Personal and Social Awareness

Ultimately, a woman’s nature loves the desire to be desired, a passionate and uncontrollable desire. Sometimes it comes with a sacrifice or greater investment than usual.

- John Shelton Jones, Awakening Kings and Princes Volume I: Sacred Knowledge to Nourish the Mentality, Support Spiritual Growth, Learning the Light, and Progressing to Become a Master Lover While Embracing Desire

Desire changes its character by 180 degrees. Often, when first aroused, it is felt as the desire to have. The desire to touch is, partly, the desire to lay hands on, to take. Later, transformed, the same desire becomes the desire to be taken, to lose oneself within the desired. From these two opposed moments come one of the dialectics of desire; both moments apply to both sexes and they oscillate. Clearly the second moment, the desire to lose oneself within, is the most abandoned, the most desperate, and it is the one that Caravaggio chose (or was compelled) to reveal in many of his paintings.

- John Berger

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.