“When it comes to desiring, we are all experts. If there were an Olympics of desiring, we would all make the team.”  - WILLIAM BRAXTON IRVINE. Here are 35 Best Desire Quotes.

Desire Quotes

1. “The more you want, the more you stand to lose.” - AESOP

2. “He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence.”  -WILLIAM BLAKE

3. “I can tell you at any rate how to get what you want. You've just got to keep a thing in view and go for it and never let your eye wander to right or left or up or down. And looking back is fatal--the truest thing in Scripture is about Lot's wife.”  - WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE

4. “Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”  - PLATO

5. “Desire animates the world. It is present in the baby crying for milk, the girl struggling to solve a math problem, the woman running to meet her lover and later deciding to have children, and the old woman, hunched over her walker, moving down the hall of the nursing home at a glacial pace to pick up her mail. Banish desire from the world, and you get a world of frozen beings who have no reason to live and no reason to die.”  - WILLIAM BRAXTON IRVINE

6. “The man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.”  - SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

7. “Desire: the starting point of all achievement.”  - NAPOLEON HILL

8. “We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers.”  - RICHARD HENRY STODDARD

9. “Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade.”  - MARCEL PROUST

Desire Quotes

10. “Given a desire for s, the fact that x-ing would increase the likelihood of s constitutes a reason for x-ing.”  - ROBERT M. GORDON

11. “Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offense.”  - LOUIS-FERDINAND CÉLINE

12. “All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.”  - HUNTER S. THOMPSON

13. “There is no fulfillment that is not made sweeter for the prolonging of desire.”  - JACQUELINE CAREY

14. “Desires satisfied are but as seeds sown a second time.”  - EDWARD COUNSEL

15. “The object of man's desire is not to enjoy once only, and for one instant of time; but to assure forever, the way of his future desires.”  - THOMAS HOBBES

16. “In the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.”  - GRAHAM GREENE

17. “Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?”  - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

18. “Long-only for what you have.”  - ANDRÉ GIDE

Desire Quotes

19. “To call a desire into being, to nourish it, to develop it, to bring it to full growth, to excite it, to satisfy it, is a complete poem of itself.”  - HONORÉ DE BALZAC

20. “The world is not a burden; we make it a burden by our desires. When the desires are removed, the world is as light as a feather on an elephant's back.”  - BABA HARI DASS

21. “The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.”  - BIBLE

22. “From the unknown, profound desires enter in upon us, and ... the fulfilling of those desires is the fulfilling of creation.”  - D. H. LAWRENCE

23. “Nought's had, all's spent, Where our desire is got without content.”  - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

24. “Want is a growing giant whom the coat of having was never large enough to cover.”  - RALPH WALDO EMERSON

25. “It is a terrible magic in this world to ask for exactly the thing you want. Not least because to know exactly the thing you want and look it in the eye is a long, long labor.”  - CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE

26. “Things desired are oftentimes of less value than our present possessions.”  - EDWARD COUNSEL

27. “Want will make a rogue of any man.” - ROBERT E. HOWARD

Desire Quotes

28. “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.”  - SYLVIA PLATH

29. “To be desired by those who are themselves highly desirable is in itself an aphrodisiac.”  - TOBSHA LEARNER

30. “Our Desires snort and press forward like giddy stallions, but our Means creep sulkily along like snails.”  - ABRAHAM MILLER

31. “You taught me the ways of desire, now it's takin' its toll. You're the right kind of sinner, to release my inner fantasy.”  - PAT BENATAR

32. “It will not do, my friend, to grant an easy indulgence to natural appetite and desire, for they ever seek to be our masters.”  - T.S. ARTHUR

33. “All movement, of every creature, comes from the desire after something better.”  - CHARLES BUXTON

34. ” To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody can reach in this life to feeling immortal.”  - JOHN BERGER

35. “'Tis easier to suppress the first Desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.”  - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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Best of Desire Quotes

” Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”  - WILLIAM BLAKE
” You had better return home and make a net, than go down to the river and desire to get the fishes.”  - CHINESE PROVERB
” Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.”  - ARISTOTLE

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