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Desire Quotes

To earnestly want or long for something is what can be described as desire. Unless you live an inert life, where you aren’t guided by any particular aspiration or human/material longing, you are likely to be pestered with desires every off and on. From name to fame to material goods and more, human desires are almost unlimited. The biggest hitch about desires is that they often feed upon themselves and no matter what you do to satiate your wants; the list of desires always continues to expand. Here is an amazing list of famous long quotations and sayings to help you delve deep into the subject.

Leonardo DiCaprio

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.

Drew Barrymore

I don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.

George Washington

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

Reese Witherspoon

I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.

Courtney Love

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.

Confucius

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Bill Maher

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

Louisa May Alcott

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.

Bill Bryson

I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.

Elie Wiesel

That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.

Thomas Merton

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.

Mia Hamm

I hope all you young girls see yourself up there... we were just like you.

Gwen Stefani

I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup.

Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

Courtney Love

I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best.

Albert Camus

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.

Kevin Smith

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

Linda Evans

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.

Bill Bryson

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted.

John Dryden

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.

William Arthur Ward

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

Kurt Cobain

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.

Saint Augustine

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

Tom Stoppard

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

Robert Browning

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?.

Gwen Stefani

I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone.

Nelson Mandela

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

George Harrison

I wanted to be successful, not famous.

Halle Berry

I wish all men were like dogs.

Ayn Rand

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Lou Holtz

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.

Napolean Hill

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Thomas Moore

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Emo Philips

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

Baltasar Gracian

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.

Drew Barrymore

I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day.

Richard M. Nixon

I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them

Ernest Hemingway

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

Andrew Jackson

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.

Chevy Chase

I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now.

Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Vladimir Nabokov

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.

William Morris

Give me love and work - these two only.

Dale Carnegie

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

Gwen Stefani

I remember when I was in school, they would ask, 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.

Reese Witherspoon

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.

Chevy Chase

I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies.

Salvador Dali

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

Coco Chanel

I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.

George Washington Carver

I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.

Denis Waitley

Chase your passion, not your pension.

Lewis Carroll

But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.

John Milton

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

William Butler Yeats

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

Arthur Ashe

I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.

Adolf Hitler

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

Charlie Chaplin

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Edgar Allan Poe

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

George Foreman

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.

Billy Graham

Give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.

John Stuart Mill

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

Epicurus

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

Napolean Hill

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Reese Witherspoon

I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.

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Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Coco Chanel

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

Arthur Ashe

I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.

Mae West

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

Ambrose Bierce

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Helen Rowland

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

Drew Barrymore

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.

Gwen Stefani

I would love to learn to play something so I don't have to rely on someone to collaborate with.

Keira Knightley

When I was about 5 I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate and have the hat and everything.

Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Paulo Coelho

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

William Morris

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.

Annie Leibovitz

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.

Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Epictetus

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Don DeLillo

American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous.

Alexander Hamilton

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

Zac Efron

I wish I could say I see my little brother more. We used to fight all the time but now that I don't see him very often I cherish the time I have with him.

Lenny Kravitz

I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.

Ronaldo

I want to enjoy the full pleasure of our victory, but then turn to new things I hope to achieve in football.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

Courtney Love

I did not want to make the widow record. I still haven't made the widow record.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

Charles Lamb

I love to lose myself in other men's minds.

W. H. Auden

God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.

Elie Wiesel

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Charles Kingsley

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

George Foreman

Put your name on something, it better be the best... you only get one shot.

Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.