Desires Quotes

18 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
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage.”
  5. #5
    “But a desire to choose the hardest might be a confession of weakness in itself.”
  6. #6
    “It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.”
  7. #7
    “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.”
  8. #8
    “Oh, how I wish I were tall enough to go on the sea,” said the fir-tree.
  9. #9
    “If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.”
  1. #10
    “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”
  2. #11
    “It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough . . . ”
  3. #12
    “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”
  4. #13
    “Chinese parents believe that they know what is best for their children and therefore override all of their children’s own desires and preferences.”
  5. #14
    What I wanted more than anything was one silver bell from Santa’s sleigh.
  6. #15
    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
  7. #16
    “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
  8. #17
    “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. #18
    “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.”
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