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Desires Quotes

26 of the best book quotes about desires
  1. #1
    “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
  2. #2
    “This is the Master-ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring that he lost many ages ago, to the great weakening of his power. He greatly desires it — but he must not get it.”
  3. #3
    “For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.”
  4. #4
    “I desired more...than was within my reach. Who blames me? Many call me discontented. I couldn’t help it: the restlessness is in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes.”
  5. #5
    “It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Macbeth
    concept
    Desires
  6. #6
    “But a desire to choose the hardest might be a confession of weakness in itself.”
  7. #7
    “Oh, how I wish I were tall enough to go on the sea,” said the fir-tree.
  8. #8
    “It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage.”
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  1. #9
    “Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them-- that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”
  2. #10
    Just remember that self-discipline is not self-suppression. Suppression is when you resist and fight against your desires, keeping them as buried and unexpressed as possible.
  3. #11
    “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
  4. #12
    “All I wanted was to be loved for myself.”
  5. #13
    “It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough . . . ”
  6. #14
    “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”
  7. #15
    “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”
  8. #16
    “If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.”
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6.2
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6.0
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6.0
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6.0
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  1. #17
    “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
  2. #18
    “Chinese parents believe that they know what is best for their children and therefore override all of their children’s own desires and preferences.”
  3. #19
    What I wanted more than anything was one silver bell from Santa’s sleigh.
  4. #20
    “So, attend carefully to your posture. Quit drooping and hunching around. Speak your mind. Put your desires forward, as if you had a right to them — at least the same right as others. Walk tall and gaze forthrightly ahead. Dare to be dangerous. Encourage the serotonin to flow plentifully through neural pathways desperate for its calming influence.”
  5. #21
    “She hardly knew at times what it was she feared, and what she hoped for. Whether she feared or desired what had happened or what was going to happen and exactly what she longed for, she could not have said.”
  6. #22
    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
  7. #23
    “It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. Well, let folly be our cloak, a veil before the eyes of the Enemy! For he is very wise, and weighs all things to a nicety in the scales of this malice. But the only measure that he knows is desire, desire for power; and so he judges all hearts. Into his heart the thought will not enter that any will refuse it.”
  8. #24
    “I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.”
  9. #25
    “The best world shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words. They were the ones who could climb the highest. One such word shaker was a small, skinny girl. She was renowned as the best word shaker of her region because she knew how powerless a person could be WITHOUT words. That’s why she could climb higher than anyone else. She had desire. She was hungry for them.”
  10. #26
    “I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better. It’s just as when one has been trying to spell out a book in the twilight, and suddenly the lamp comes in. I had been putting out my eyes over the book of life, and finding nothing to reward me for my pains; but now that I can read it properly I see that it’s a delightful story.”
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