Top 230 Desires Quotes

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I’m very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What’s most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.

When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star – it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.

Like other men, I have sought honours and preferment, and often have obtained them beyond my wishes or hopes. Yet never have I found in them that content which I had figured beforehand in my mind. A strong reason, if we well consider it, why we should disencumber ourselves of vain desires.

Francesco Guicciardini
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

The truth is, the difference between a studio photographer and a photojournalist is the same as the difference between a political cartoonist and an abstract painter; the only thing the two have in common is the blank page. The jobs entail different talents and different desires.

Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

Marcelene Cox
To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.

However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.

No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.

On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they’ve seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb.

Siobhan Davies
American politicians are responsive almost solely to the interests and desires of their rich constituents and interest groups that primarily represent big business.

Listening has importance only when one is not projecting one’s own desires through which one listens.

Our deep desires define us, really.

There’s this American dream to put enough away that you can golf and build a birdhouse or just be in a Barcalounger watching football all day. I’ll never be that guy. And I’m not really sure the people who have that are all that happy. Our desires as a man are to work, plow ahead, and overcome conflict.

You are being intentionally monitored so that your unique biases, your anxieties, your weaknesses, your needs, your desires can be quantified in such a way that a company can seek to exploit that for profit.

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.

Vast sections of the world‘s population are inspired by the same desires and live for common interests that bind them together far more than they separate them.

Mikhail Sholokhov
Your soul’s desires compel you to grow, evolve and move closer to your highest potential.

Our party and the Republic‘s government will go hand in hand with anyone who truly desires the country‘s reunification and the nation‘s peaceful prosperity and will make responsible and patient efforts to accomplish the historic cause of the fatherland‘s reunification.

The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian’s dream.

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

I never get to the end of mortifying sin because sin in my heart, where it’s still marauding even though it’s no longer dominant, sin in my heart is constantly expressing itself in new disorderly desires.

J I Packer
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

Anna Louise Strong
McConnell is the most talented majority leader in a generation. He has complete control of his caucus and understands and exploits their weaknesses, ambitions, and desires. In an impeachment trial where his members knew Trump‘s guilt was absolute and unequivocal, he bribed and browbeat them into submission.

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.

We don’t even know what our desire is. We ask other people to tell us our desires. We would like our desires to come from our deepest selves, our personal depths – but if it did, it would not be desire. Desire is always for something we feel we lack.

We are driven by the same fears and the same loves and the same ambitions and the same desires, whatever language we speak.

Costa Ronin
Yes I am a politician – I will promise you anything your little electorate heart desires – because you are my constituents, you are the informed voting public, and because I have no intention of keeping any promise that I make.

My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.

Roman Polanski
Before children, it’s kind of easy to be solipsistic – you and your wife are in this hermetic little thing, and your own desires, wants, needs, tastes dictate your choices. Then, suddenly, all of that’s gone.

We read advertisements… to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready – even eager – to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.

Daniel J Boorstin
There’s something in human nature that says we need to have at least one symbolic place where chaos and dark desires can live.

Andrew Pyper
Part of the artist‘s journey is fulfilling your own personal desires and everybody has different ideas about things they’d like to accomplish creatively.

Folly enlarges men’s desires while it lessens their capacities.

Robert South
Communities don’t think, don’t believe, don’t want, don’t have needs, don’t have interests and don’t make decisions. Only individuals have minds that generate desires and needs – and only individuals can make choices and decisions.

I’m a woman of faith. And I really believe that if I say, ‘God, this is what I want,’ He says, ‘I’ll give you your desires, as long as they line up with My will.’

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

I wanted ‘Comme si’ to immediately indicate that something changed in my life, mainly because I became the hero of my own desires instead of just dreaming about them.

I have always enjoyed vampire stuff without ever having been a full vampire geek. I suppose I love the idea of blood thirst because it can say so much about us, not simply about addiction but about all those desires that can tear a family apart.

Little kids definitely have desires and jealousy. There are some emotions that don’t show up at birth, but by three or four, they are all there.

If we remove all judgment and preconceived ideas of who a person is, the truth is, we are all blessed with the same emotions and desires.

The nineteenth century, especially the second half of it, was a time of restatement in Ireland. After the famine, after the failed rebellions of the Forties and Sixties, the cultural and political desires for self-determination began to shape each other in a series of riffs on independence and identity.

The desires of adults are not more important than the needs of children.

Tim Walberg
Wes Anderson‘s mind must be an exciting place for a story idea to be born. It immediately becomes more than a series of events and is transformed into a world with its own rules, in which everything is driven by emotions and desires as convincing as they are magical.

The mind must first reflect upon itself in order that it may frame a rule of Justice, and not be inclined to do to another what it would not have done to itself, nor refuse to another what it desires for itself. These two assuredly comprise the whole sphere of Justice.

I fear that too many have sadly surrendered their agency to the adversary and are saying by their conduct, ‘I care more about satisfying my own desires than I do about bearing the Savior‘s power to bless others.’

The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments. We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways.

If Marxist theory dictates that the personal is always political, the rebuttal of both ‘The Americans’ and ‘House of Cards‘ is that the political is always personal: the sum total of our collective needs and desires, vows and betrayals.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

The white working class desires safety for their families, but Islam brings everything but safety. Look at Europe!

My own fear, if I have one myself, is a fear of being obsolete. This is a world that changes very fast, and one of the main human desires is to belong to, to be part of, something. It’s probably one of our greatest needs next to oxygen.

The individual who desires to have his sins forgiven, must seek for it through the blood of Jesus. The individual who desires to get power over sin, must likewise seek it through the blood of Jesus.

The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?

The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.

When I really discovered who God was and had a firm relationship with him my junior year of college, I journaled constantly. All day long. I had boxes of journals. They were really just love letters to God, just thanking him and praying out loud and telling him my desires.

My husband and I have very similar desires when we’re entertaining. We want everybody to feel comfortable and welcome, to know they can kick off their shoes and be able to come right in.

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.

Henry George
The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.

Raymond Holliwell
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

Epicurus
We’re never going to satisfy the White House press corps and their desires for access. And I think there have been mistakes made in the past of trying to do that.

Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.

There are very few parts, and very few scripts, that acknowledge women as sexual beings, or simply just recognise that women have desires.

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.

That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.

I think one of the things that, at least, I found out over – and many have in the industry – is that of all the customer service desires and needs, price is one of them.

To manifest your hearts desires you must be what your heart desires.

Joy Page
I think we sublimated our Broadway desires by doing theater in Hollywood – not on stage but by doing the movies of ‘Chicago‘ and ‘Hairspray‘ and also musicals on TV. We did Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s ‘Cinderella‘ and ‘Gypsy‘ and ‘Annie.’ Even ‘Smash‘ was like doing theater.

The day we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior is one of the greatest days of our lives. Not only are our sins washed away, but God puts His Spirit inside of us and gives us new desires.

In Las Vegas, you confront yourself with your darkest desires, because they’re all possible there.

There are the aesthetic pressures for a woman to be pretty and sexy, but not sexual or have desires beyond winning a guy’s affections.

Often, psychological laziness will have you switch your life over to autopilot and fall asleep at the wheel rather than stay awake to what will fulfill your heart’s deepest desires and your soul’s purpose.

Empty-brained triflers who have never tried to think, who take their creed as they take their fashions, speak of atheism as the outcome of foul life and vicious desires.

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.

If you want to be popular and famous, you can do it; it’s dead easy if you have that ego desire. But most of my ego desires as far as being famous and successful were fulfilled a long time ago.

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

In the telecommunications, consumer products, and railway businesses, there are very real consequences if you don’t meet the consumer’s needs and desires. There are also substantive rewards for doing so, and especially for exceeding customer expectations.

You have to take a leap of faith before exposing yourself completely in terms of feelings and desires – especially if you’re a woman.

I have seen (as far as it can be seen) many persons changed in a moment from the spirit of horror, fear, and despair to the spirit of hope, joy, peace; and from sinful desires, till then reigning over them, to a pure desire of doing the will of God.

Music is the career I’m lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.

Most of us have considerable prosperity in our lives. Often, we are so busy pursuing our unmet desires that we are unable to enjoy all that we already have. Allowing ourselves to really appreciate the prosperity we have created is a big step toward opening to even greater fulfillment.

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.

Everyone desires relationships and community. Most people want to belong to a cohesive, like-minded group. It staves off loneliness. It promotes identity. These are natural and very human instincts.

Joshua Ferris
In a world where families are drowning on beaches to escape war, leaving the church because of sexual abuse, or denied access because of sexual orientation, the utopia that Pope Francis desires may be impossible for the church to attain.

India has a very young population which is comfortable doing business on a screen than do it one on one with a banking executive. They want quick fulfilment of desires, and may not have the time to go to a bank to get things done. Many of them are comfortable working from home.

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

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it’s yours to have.

A lot of times, my work is looked at very much on the surface. It’s very easy to just want to put something in a box – to say, ‘Oh, since this work deals with surface desires at times, this is about consumerism.’ And of course, the base of the work is… not about economics at all.

The court has to decide which of our approved desires has the better claim, right here, right now, and a court has to do more than read fairly when it makes this kind of choice.

Men and women’s needs and desires overlap but go in different directions as well.

I do know this… I seem to reach a lot of previously unchurched people. So many people have told me they never went to church until they heard our message of hope that God is a good God who desires to bless those who are faithful and obedient to Him through Jesus Christ.

We build our technologies as a way of addressing all our anxieties and desires. They are our passions congealed into these prosthetic extensions of ourselves. And they do it in a way that reflects what we dream ourselves capable of doing.

What’s difficult with doing ‘The Producers’ is your appetite is enormous. You want money; you want boards; you have huge desires. You’ve got to want more than anything for two and a half hours. Everything is heightened.

Richard Kind
Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.

Hurtling the Pentagon into an unprecedented budgetary meltdown is horrifically irresponsible. Obama doesn’t care. This is war – not against the Taliban, but war against the GOP. He has Republicans on the ropes, and that’s a victory he savors and desires – unlike Afghanistan, where he seems only to want to turn tail.

I mean, I’m just speaking of my own experiences and my own desires, and it’s a kind of a childlike wonder that could really possibly speculate on other dimensions.

I think in our time, you know, so much of the information we get is pre-polarized. Fiction has a way of reminding us that we actually are very similar in our emotions and our neurology and our desires and our fears, so I think it’s a nice way to neutralize that polarization.

You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.

When you cut human beings down to size, we’re really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they’re about gratification.

I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.

Satan wants us to constantly focus on everything that is wrong with us and look at how far we still have to go. But God desires for us to rejoice in how far we have already come.

When it’s supposed to be, when it’s the right thing. I have a very strong opinion about things and what works best for me in terms of manifesting my desires.

Music can make the cerebral accessible, the subconscious hummable. It communicates our shared needs and desires as sentient beings better than any other medium.

Beneath the surface of your ego’s insatiable cravings, your authentic desires are waiting patiently for you to acknowledge, claim and express them.

I’m interested in how we can put political principles into practice in our personal lives and the limits of theory when it comes to our desires and needs.

The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit – period.

The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness.

God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty thanks for all your attention to me. Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more than death can now terrify me.

Jane Grey
The living experience of film only happens when a film is seen, and only within the spectator, because they project their own fears, desires, and fantasies upon those lights and shadows.

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

My favorite play in drama school was ‘The Bacchae.’ It’s about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy – it’s related to the word ‘bacchanal’ – and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires.

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.

To apply Kim Jong Il’s patriotism means to thoroughly materialize the General’s intentions and desires for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of all generations to come and to carry on all work for achieving the prosperity of the country in the way he did.

We want to be able to fly. We want to be able to sear somebody with lightning from across the room. Those are primal desires, to shoot somebody with energy.

Bill Irwin
Human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned.

Even what people take to be their most personal desires are usually programmed by the imagined order.

I love that there are all these macho guy actors out there that have secret desires to be on ‘Glee.’

O never give me over to my own heart’s desires, nor let me follow my own imaginations!

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

My pictures are always part of my thinking, and my emotions, tensions, dreams, desires.

A lot of people feel trapped by circumstance, by the expectations of others or the perception that they need a lot of money. They would like to have a different direction in their lives, but they’re held back by fear or desires that are incompatible with that freedom.

Roz Savage
Boredom: the desire for desires.

In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else‘s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.

The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.

John Rawls
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

Intrinsically, I’m the same person I was as a young lad, and I think I still have the optimism of life, still the same wants and desires to be good and great about what I do.

I’ve tried to recognize my wife’s individuality, her personality, her desires, her background, her ambitions.

I’ve always had real trouble knowing what my actual desires and goals are. I’ve just been dragged along by fate.

Greg Giraldo
Where consumption is both conspicuous and competitive, humanity will never run out of new wishes. All the while, industry creates new desires that are marketed, in the great fashion paradox, as both novelty and need.

Criminals interest me, because they’re driven by the same desires as we are, but they take these disastrous shortcuts and end up in a real mess.

Colin Wilson
Its hard to explain if youve never done it, but youve got five guys in the studio, and youve got high expectations. Youve got a log of money involved, and your life and your dreams and all of your desires fall to making this song sound great for three minutes.

What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people’s dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats – and they in turn can listen to ours.

Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person’s feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.

Maxwell Maltz
It’s nice to take the gloves off, to really examine your character‘s desires and goals.

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.

My own will and desires were now very much broken, and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord, to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me.

John Woolman
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

My soul desires a pre-industrial world, and since I can’t have that, I don’t really care for anything material.

I’ve experienced being properly lost in my desires, and it’s really influenced my writing.

People who think they are free eventually end up slaves to their own desires, and those who give their freedom away to the only One you can trust with that freedom eventually get it back.

I myself have always had that secret desire to become something completely different and enact revenge on certain things. So I do that through my movies. My desires become reality in the movie because it can’t become real in real life.

There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode.

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.

Bhanurekhan never wanted to be an actress. She had different dreams and desires.

Tokyo 2020 was an Olympic Games of many firsts for India. The success of Team India at the Olympics is a reflection of how New India desires and aspires to dominate the world… even in sports.

Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Mr. Chamberlain desires to avert the threat to England‘s peace by making England, in alliance with Germany, stronger than her rivals and so to force them to renounce their hostile intentions against her.

Bernhard von Bulow
Externally China desires independence, internally she seeks to maintain her existence as a nation; China therefore strives to loose the bonds that bind her people, and to complete the establishment of a new State.

Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.

The duties of the ruler are like those of the helmsman of a great ship. From his lofty position, he makes slight movements with his hands, and the ship, of itself, follows his desires and moves. This is the way whereby the one may control the ten thousand and by quiescence may regulate activity.

‘The Good, the Bad, the Weird‘ is about individuals fulfilling their desires and just going the distance to fulfill that desire.

Flesh will not stand in front of God, so all the decisions you make from your flesh will be paid for with your soul. Your flesh rejects the truth because it desires to do what it wants to do.

Each life reverberates in every other life. Whether or not we acknowledge it, we are connected, woven together in our needs and desires, rich and poor, men and women alike.

Susan Griffin
There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.

Prayer is not so much the means whereby God’s will is bent to man’s desires, as it is that whereby man’s will is bent to God’s desires.

Charles Bent
Think of God; attachments will gradually drop away. If you wait till all desires disappear before starting your devotion and prayer, you will have to wait for a very long time indeed.

Good literature always ends up showing those who read it… the inevitable limitation of all power to fulfill human aspirations and desires.

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.

Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human.

Our visions begin with our desires.

Just as producers often give consumers things they want but didn’t think to ask for, consumers sometimes come up with surprising uses for new inventions. When a new product appears, it can uncover dissatisfactions and desires no one knew were there.

Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.

Stress appears in your life because you have a rigid view of ‘This is the way the world should be,’ and the Universe pays scant regard to your desires. And you refuse to accept this.

The important thing, I think, going into any organization, is that all of the principles, all of the decision-makers are pointed in the same direction, with the same motives, the same desires, and then you have a chance.

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man’s bluff. You must corner the inner facts.

David Seabury
We’re definitely planning a huge world with this ‘Venom‘ story, and we want to be able to satisfy our own desires and the desires of our fans to explore all of the beloved characters from the universe.

I don’t have the desires of a spoiled child. I never did.

That’s the secret ofTrue Blood‘ – all the creatures that roam Bon Temps become a metaphor for our insatiable lusts and inner desires. Humans craving what they can’t have and those secret appetites transforming them into beasts, or even killers.

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.

In real life, I know to filter all my jerk opinions and my jerk thoughts and my jerk desires.

Some people give themselves over to their most evil desires, and those people becomes evil. But in general, it’s reductive to think of evil as something foreign and separate from the rest of us. Evil is part of everyone. We all have the capacity to commit evil acts.

Our desires, be they spiritual or temporal, should be rooted in a love of the Lord.

We all feel the urge to conform; it is the most normal of human desires.

Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable.

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.

I was taught to be demure, so it was harder for me to learn how to stand up for myself and go, ‘What do I want? What are my desires?’

I don’t have much of a bucket list. I don’t have a lot of needs and desires.

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

I’ve always been comfortable with my sexual desires and what I like.

Izabella Scorupco
Like the music and the period, I wanted ‘I’m Not There’ to be fun and full of emotions, desires and experiments that were thrilling and dangerous.

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

Weddings have become an expression not just of our desires but also our ambitions, and so more and more the food at weddings is like the food everywhere else, with the ingredients parsed for purity and the preparation praised for ingenuity and the sushi chef standing where the carving table used to be.

I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that’s to get rid of all my other desires.

If you’re too scared to put your dreams, thoughts, desires, fantasies on paper and share them with the world, then being an author isn’t the right career for you.

P C Cast
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.

Growth is kinda built into everyone’s genes. It’s built into management‘s genes, the salesman‘s genes, the investors‘ desires. People expect companies to grow.

Seeing clients as people with goals and desires helps you to understand their perspective, animating their existence beyond a line item in a sales pipeline report.

I believe that all of us are born heterosexual, physically created with a plumbing that’s heterosexual, and created with the instincts and desires that are basically, fundamentally, heterosexual.

Just be yourself and be upfront about your expectations and desires. Don’t be ambiguous and play hard to get. It doesn’t work. You’ll end up in the friend zone.

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.

The living werewolves have genuine needs and desires, which, though they may oppose ours, are valid. Even if they want to eat humans, you can’t really call them evil, any more than mice can call cats evil, or chickens can call humans evil. It’s all just a matter of where you’re standing.

‘Gillespie and I’ is a deliciously morbid, almost smutty story, a compendium of inappropriate wants and smarmy desires.

Carolyn See
They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.

I know there has long been a great frustration among the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that we have not adequately responded to their desires to become more educated and more productive citizens.

James E Rogers
My maternal desires are fully satisfied with my dogs.

Elisabetta Canalis
The things that have really gotten confusing to me is how you balance the desires of your publishers to produce things on a schedule, and people are always sort of giving you ideas on what you should follow up with or how you should proceed next and things like that.

The Father’s plan is designed to provide direction for His children, to help them become happy, and to bring them safely home to Him with resurrected, exalted bodies. Heavenly Father desires us to be together in the light and filled with hope.

One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second.

In today‘s world, marketers reach inside the home and attempt to figure out not what’s good for your daughter, because that is not their business, but what deep desires they can manipulate, stimulate and ostensibly satisfy in order to produce cold, hard cash.

Fairytales work on two levels. On a conscious level, they are stories of true love and triumph and overcoming difficult odds and so are pleasurable to read. But they work on a deeper and symbolic level in that they play out our universal psychological dramas and hidden desires and fears.

The Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo show just how much effort China is willing to spend to enter the global stage. But while China desires to understand the world, it fails to accept its universal values.

At a lot of companies founded on principles, the notion of making money is almost antithetical to the ethos of the place. From the very beginning, our business has existed to meet the needs and desires of multiple constituencies: customers, team members, vendors, shareholders, the community.

Football is a team sport and I’d rather place the team above my personal desires.

Even if you overcome a tremendous challenge and feel the personal victory, it’s simply not powerful enough. It may activate your left brain, which says, ‘I have achieved,’ but it will not activate your more social right brain, which desperately desires to say, ‘Look, Ma, I did it!’

And, when it comes to politics, it can be awfully difficult to put your desires aside and to acknowledge that the world is a much messier place, where open-minded people might be conservative and liberals may well be conscientious.

You have to respect everybody’s desires and way of living.

In most every other country, ‘body flying‘ more commonly known as BASE jumping is legal and looked upon as a beautiful art. Here in the United States, those of us who pursue human flight are treated as criminals and are forced to travel abroad to seek one of man’s most fundamental desires, to fly free.

What I’ve seen around the world is if the regulatory desires are combined with things that affect consumer behavior – such as in Europe, they tax gasoline very heavily – you do get people to move to very fuel efficient cars; trade off bigger vs. smaller cars.

Rick Wagoner
What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree – a devastating degree – is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them.

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.

Teens in the ’90s had the same basic desires as they do now.

High heels are like a beauty lift. In a flat, you can feel beautiful, but a stiletto changes your mood, how you move – like a wild, beautiful animal. The idea was always to follow a woman’s wardrobe, her desires.

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it’s possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes – clashes of ego.

My thought has been shaped by books; my desires by pictures.

Our bodies and our minds have their own timing that pay little attention to our cerebral desires. We can’t force or expect things to change as fast as we want, but when we put our efforts in the direction of our intention and drop everything else like snow falling, things unfold with ease.

The psychology of women hitherto actually represents a deposit of the desires and disappointments of men.

Karen Horney
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

Trying to project our expectations and our desires onto the sci-fi being written in China now isn’t terribly helpful.

I do think that narrative, long-form nonfiction is the perfect form because it’s rooted in something very real, but we’re also, you know, completely spiritual, emotional creatures driven by all sorts of desires and needs.