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Desire

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Stupid Zionism

One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge. Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East and the West instead of creating bridges; we are contributing to the conflict between East and West by our stupid desire to have more.

- A. B. Yehoshua

Expression Cross

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.

- A. B. Yehoshua

Think United States

I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.

- Abraham Lincoln

Art Had

My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry.

- Abraham Verghese

May Maybe

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.

- Abu Bakr

Deep Bible

As a pastor, I have a deep desire to lead people to God and encourage people to pray, read the Bible, and carry their faith into every part of their lives.

- Adam Hamilton

Role Plays

Peer pressure plays a huge role in people's desire to get married.

- Adam Levine

Mind Artist

I've never really had the desire to be a front person or a solo artist. I don't really create that much of a hierarchy in my mind.

- Adam Schlesinger

Leading Superiority

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.

- Adam Smith

Devotion Arises

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.

- Adela Florence Nicolson

Still Privileged

My 20s were peaceful, privileged, but still I felt the desire to write angsty dramas.

- Adrian Tomine

Living Burn

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.

- Adrienne Rich

Death Does

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.

- Aeschylus

Russia Read

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.

- Agnes Smedley

Will Could

We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.

- Akio Morita

Learning Very

There is the desire of a consumer society to have no learning curves. This tends to result in very dumbed-down products that are easy to get started on, but are generally worthless and/or debilitating.

- Alan Kay

Directions Once

I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.

- Alan Rickman

Dress Having

I like having the freedom to dress as I desire.

- Alber Elbaz

Love Survive

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.

- Albert Camus

Death Unite

In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.

- Albert Camus

Will His

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.

- Albert Camus

Run Public

I have no desire to run for public office.

- Alec Baldwin

College Graduated

I didn't harbor a huge desire to become a chef until I graduated from college.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Government Tyranny

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

- Alexander Hamilton

Happy Which

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.

- Alexander Pope

Which Set

Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?

- Alexander the Great

Big Rooms

I've really fought to get into rooms, and I'm a big believer in auditioning. It's hard, because I'm insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people.

- Alexandra Daddario

Need Along

The desire for attention has become a primal need along the lines of food, water, and clothing.

- Alexandra Petri

Power Omnipotence

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.

- Alexis Carrel

Sky Other

There must be other races out there, watching our tiny yellow sun glimmering in their unknown field of the sky. Do they desire us as we desire them?

- Alice Hastings Bradley

Racing Rest

We're involved in racing because there's that element of competition. But there's that desire to push yourself beyond the natural comfort zone and the boundaries that are preset if you like, and to be better than the rest.

- Allan McNish

Doing Documents

This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and - in doing so - to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents.

- Allen Weinstein

Star Actress

I have the desire to work as an actress, but I have no ambition to be a star.

- Ally Sheedy

His Fallen

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.

- Alphonse de Lamartine

Actress Admitted

I enjoyed acting growing up; I did musical theater. I had a secret desire to be a television and movie actress, but it wasn't something I admitted to myself that I wanted to do, I guess.

- Amanda Schull

Living Ridiculous

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

- Ambrose Bierce

Along Which

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.

- Ambrose Bierce

Woman Mind

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.

- Ambrose Bierce

Art Himself

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

- Amy Lowell

Carry Movie

I have no desire to carry a movie.

- Amy Sedaris

Want Almost

I just want people to be affected by the music. I'm really affected by my surroundings and put everything in my music - what I'm not getting and what I desire. I want it to be uncompromised... almost a spiritual thing.

- Anderson Paak

Doing Other

Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it... Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you're not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together.

- Andre Agassi

Art Will

Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.

- Andre Breton

Discover Obtain

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.

- Andre Maurois

Illusory Grip

My preference for clear structures is the result of my desire - perhaps illusory - to keep track of things and maintain my grip on the world.

- Andreas Gursky

Abortion Motivated

Primarily motivated by a desire to keep abortion 'safe, legal and rare,' female liberals in the media have carte blanche to do and say anything.

- Andrew Breitbart

Death Death Penalty

My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.

- Andrew Cuomo

Friendship Pain

What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.

- Andrew Sullivan

Character Play

As long as you have the acting chops and the desire to get inside a character, you can play anything.

- Andy Serkis

Tension Activist

The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.

- Angela Davis

Effective Subject

My desire is to be as independent as I can be, as long as I can be, subject to being effective.

- Angus King

Education Journey

My journey started with the understanding that poor parents share the universal desire for education for their children. No family in our experience has ever turned down educational support for their daughter.

- Ann Cotton

Love Crossover

I have no desire to become a crossover artiste, singing with microphones. I believe in opera; that it is something that young people would love if they had a chance to hear it.

- Anna Netrebko

Nature Goes

Longing and desire goes further than instant satisfaction. That's human nature.

- Anna Sui

Love I Love

I love being physical, but I don't have any desire to prove myself.

- Anna Torv

Pray For Heartily

And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me.

- Anne Boleyn

Lord Tender

For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church and commonwealth to consider and look what you do.

- Anne Hutchinson

Been Consumed

Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.

- Anne Rice

Remember Still

I still remember the five points of salesmanship: attention, interest, conviction, desire and close.

- Annette Bening

Better Than

It's so much better to desire than to have.

- Anouk Aimee

Young Use

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.

- Anthony Burgess

Sexy Excited

I don't just want to be the girl boys get excited about, I have no desire for people to see me in a sexy way. I won't do nudity ever.

- Alicia Silverstone

Players Also

My brother was the one who really gave me the desire to follow in his footsteps. Also, it was really Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, the two Brazilian players, who also inspired me to a future in football.

- Anthony Martial

More Like

The way I suffer after a defeat is not for all, because I suffer. I suffer. But those who know me know that, after this, I start stronger with more hunger, more desire, because I don't like to lose.

- Antonio Conte

Game Like

As of right now, I have no desire. I've watched several games and played pickup ball thinking I'd have the feeling I'd like to get back, but I didn't have that feeling. I don't really miss the game.

- Antonio Davis

Were Marked

The 2000s were marked by terrorism and a bipartisan desire to fight it.

- Ari Fleischer

Fate Over

To our Palestinian neighbours, I assure you that we have a genuine intention to respect your right to live independently and in dignity. I have already said that Israel has no desire to continue to govern over you and control your fate.

- Ariel Sharon

Dealing Firmly

There is a deep-felt desire among the people to stand firmly together in dealing with the challenges of the future.

- Ariel Sharon

Love Pursuit

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.

- Aristophanes

Chance Reason

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

- Aristotle

Nature Knowledge

All men by nature desire knowledge.

- Aristotle

Beginning Natures

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

- Aristotle

Health Best

My good health, coupled with joy of tobogganing and my desire to be the best, has helped me stay in professional sport for so long.

- Armin Zoggeler

Nature Christians

Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.

- Arthur Keith

Within Level

The desire definitely comes from within. There are only a few people who make it to this level and those are the ones who have that innate desire.

- Ashton Eaton

Special Committed

We all have that desire for something special, something committed. We all want to be The One.

- Ashton Kutcher

Bed Which

This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.

- Charles Baudelaire

Real Will

The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.

- Charles Bent

New Other

The desire to collect information on customers is not new for Target or any other large retailer, of course. For decades, Target has collected vast amounts of data on every person who regularly walks into one of its stores.

- Charles Duhigg

Love Woman

Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!

- Charles Eastman

Play Tyranny

I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles. I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.

- Charles Edison

Kind Been

For too long, musicians have been the greatest enemy of music. Their lack of desire to proselytize is a kind of betrayal.

- Charles Hazlewood

Life Is A Meaning

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

- Charlie Chaplin

Asia Isolationism

China has no desire to replace Western imperialism in Asia with an Oriental imperialism or isolationism of its own or anyone else.

- Chiang Kai-shek

Play Purely

Luckily, I'm in the position now of being able to play purely because I have the desire to do so.

- Chico Hamilton

Mind Passionate

I have no particular reader in mind, but a passionate desire to tell an honest, moving story.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Relax Very

I don't sit down and relax very much. I don't desire to.

- Chris Liddell

Some Yelling

When I end up yelling, it's not really deliberate. It's usually out of some moment of passion or frustration or real desire to get unstuck.

- Christine Quinn

Been Having

My desire was not to pass any island without taking possession, so that, one having been taken, the same may be said of all.

- Christopher Columbus

New Toys

A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.

- Christopher Lasch

Beginning Plot

The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire.

- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

Never Felt

I've never felt any particular desire to be married.

- Cindy Gallop

Hindus Paradoxical

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.

- Clive Barker

Still Dashed

I still see the world as a place of bitter irony and black humour, failed hopes, dashed plans. I hope to make my work sparer, to outgrow my desire to show off.

- Clive Sinclair

Sky Looked

I was interested in telescopes and the way they worked because I had an intense desire to see what things looked like, so I learned how to use telescopes and find things in the sky.

- Clyde Tombaugh

Work Dedication

My secret? A desire to work, years of dedication and loving what you do; I can't live without music.

- Compay Segundo

Always More

As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits. You shouldn't have too much of good things, so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.

- Compay Segundo

New Sings

Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy.

- Comte de Lautreamont

Motivational Door

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.

- Confucius

Strong Authenticity

People's passion and desire for authenticity is strong.

- Constance Wu