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Dangerous Desire Quotes


"A thing may be morally neutral and yet the desire for that thing may be dangerous." - C S Lewis

"Perfection does not exist. To understand it is the triumph of human intelligence; to desire to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness." - Alfred De Musset

"The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace" - James Madison

"the most dangerous temptations are not due to the active, sudden flames of desire, 'the lusts of the flesh,' but to the disinclinations of the flesh, its indolence and sluggishness, our tendency to become creatures of habit." - Sigrid Undset

"Christian! thou knowest thou carriest gunpowder about thee. Desire them that carry fire to keep at a distance. It is a dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips." - John Flavel

"The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory." - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

"That "ol' black magic" is a fickle force. The chemistry of romantic love can trigger the chemistry of sexual desire and the fuel of sexual desire can trigger the fuel of romance. This is why it is dangerous to copulate with someone with whom you don't wish to become involved. Although you intend to have casual sex, you might just fall in love." - Helen Fisher

"Boredom is desire seeking desire." - Leo Tolstoy

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

"absolutes are absolutely dangerous ..." - James Tiptree Jr.

"ideas are dangerous commodities." - E. C. R. Lorac

"Liberty is dangerous." - Albert Camus

"Beautiful is dangerous." - Neal Shusterman

"Plain lies are dangerous." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Words are dangerous things." - Corra May Harris

"Stupid people are dangerous." - Suzanne Collins

"All extremes are dangerous." - Virginia Woolf

"Assumptions are dangerous things." - Agatha Christie

"... obsessions are always dangerous." - Agatha Christie

"Unhappy people are dangerous." - Rebecca West

"I think that the desire to be cruel and to hurt (with words because any other way might be dangerous to ourself) is part of human nature. Parties are battles (most parties), a conversation is a duel (often). Everybody's trying to hurt first, to get in the dig that will make him or her feel superior, feel triumph." - Jean Rhys

"Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire." - Marguerite Duras

"Desire, despair, desire. So many monsters." - Annie Lennox

"Believing everybody is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous." - Abraham Lincoln

"Success is beautiful and dangerous." - Robin S. Sharma

"Doin' nothing's a dangerous occupation." - Robert Bolt

"Inoculate yourself from dangerous bozos." - Guy Kawasaki

"Women are powerful and dangerous." - Audre Lorde

"All great ideas are dangerous." - Oscar Wilde

"Without imagination, nothing is dangerous." - Georgette Leblanc

"Theories then are dangerous things." - Virginia Woolf

"All times are dangerous times." - Teresa of Avila

"Poetry is a dangerous gift ..." - Grace Aguilar

"Rebuttals never alter desire." - Mason Cooley

"Let reason govern desire." - Cicero

"Desire makes everything blossom" - Marcel Proust

"The preacher who is concerned with gaining a reputation, rising in his profession, is always in bondage. The itch for bigness is a dangerous thing. It has made a castaway of many a man whom God once richly blessed. A man should desire to be neither larger nor smaller than pleases God. Better than that, he should not bother at all about how large or how small but rather how faithful he shall be." - Vance Havner

"Those who desire to become rich, desire it at once." - Juvenal

"We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead." - Mary Kay Ash

"Desire is the creator; desire is the destroyer." - Baba Hari Dass

"Life is short. But desire, desire is long." - Jane Hirshfield

"Desire is possibility seeking expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"art is emotion without desire." - Muriel Barbery

"Desire is wakeful; satisfaction dozes." - Mason Cooley

"Habit is stronger than desire." - Mike Murdock

"Desire presses ever forward unsubdued." - Sigmund Freud

"Your desire is your prayer." - Joseph Murphy

"Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics." - Pietro Mascagni

"Truth uttered before its time is dangerous." - Mencius

"In some causes silence is dangerous." - Ambrose

"The most dangerous thing is illusion." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"It's fear that makes a situation dangerous." - Marilyn Wallace

"A wounded tiger is a dangerous beast." - Arthur Golden

"Jeanine claims you're all dangerous Insurgents." - Evelyn Eaton

"A little learning is a dangerous thing." - Alexander Pope

"Instinct told me it was dangerous. I could handle dangerous. Dangerous and me went back a long way. We did lunch when dangerous was in town." - Devon Monk

"A boy is a dangerous animal." - Lionel Shriver

"Wit is a dangerous talent in friendship." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Being a woman anywhere is dangerous." - Mona Eltahawy

"Boldness makes even the smallest animal dangerous" - Robert Greene

"The most dangerous heart disease: strong memory" - Nizar Qabbani

"It's a dangerous dog that doesn't bark." - Kobo Abe

"Books make dangerous devils out of women." - Yxta Maya Murray

"It's dangerous to be people-blind." - Daniel H Wilson

"Talent Katerina is a dangerous thing" - Ally Carter

"Nothing's as dangerous as power with impunity." - Isabel Allende

"Racism is wrong, racism is very dangerous." - Justin Simien

"Too much of whatever is dangerous." - Lucero Isaac

"Nothing is more dangerous than solitude." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You are more dangerous than daybreak." - Holly Black

"Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends." - William Shakespeare

"Klonopin is a horrible, dangerous drug." - Stevie Nicks

"...Promises are more dangerous then secrets." - Aimee Friedman

"Wise men say nothing in dangerous times" - Aesop

"False hopes are more dangerous than fears." - J R R Tolkien

"All delays are dangerous in war." - John Dryden

"Sport is a loathsome and dangerous pursuit." - Barry Humphries

"Only the suppressed word is dangerous." - Ludwig Borne

"The danger, when not too dangerous, fascinate." - Susan Sontag

"Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not." - Pope Francis

"Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one." - Mark Twain

"Flattery, the dangerous nurse of vice." - Samuel Daniel

"I don't like writers. They're dangerous people." - Greta Garbo

"Spiritual deception is dangerous -and damning." - David Platt

"In youth we are plagued by desire; in later years, by the desire to feel desire." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"To pray is to desire; but it is to desire what God would have us desire." - Francois Fenelon

"A dangerous quality, if real; and a not less dangerous one, if feigned." - Charles Dickens

"Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they're not dark and dangerous." - Patton Oswalt

"It's dangerous, son.' 'What's dangerous?' 'When a man goes outside his house to look for peace." - Lorraine Hansberry

"Knowledge itself is never dangerous, it is how that knowledge is used that is dangerous" - Michael Scott

"It is dangerous to know, but it is more dangerous not to know." - Rollo May

"Carelessness about our security is dangerous; carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous." - Adlai Stevenson

"The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas." - Pete Hautman

"At length weariness succeeds to labor, and the mind lies at ease in the contemplation of her own attainments without any desire of new conquests or excursions. This is the age of recollection and narrative; the opinions are settled, and the avenues of apprehension shut against any new intelligence; the days that are to follow must pass in the inculcation of precepts already collected, and assertion of tenets already received; nothing is henceforward so odious as opposition, so insolent as doubt, or so dangerous as novelty." - Samuel Johnson

"Beauty-or the desire to be beautiful-is in itself a dangerous motivation. Someone (I forgot who) once said, 'Does the person who loves someone for their beauty really love them?' So don't focus on beauty ... a respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul. It is the sum of our experiences that makes us interesting, and having been through a time in your life in which you were in a bad place (or what you perceived as a bad place) physically, can be useful. It can even be necessary." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us." - Ronald Reagan

"[Science is] the desire to know causes." - William Hazlitt

"Desire is proof of the availability..." - Robert Collier

"All human activity is prompted by desire." - Bertrand Russell

"One must desire something to be alive." - Margaret Deland

"Possession naturally abates the Vigour of Desire ..." - Eliza Haywood

"Love is the sun, desire - only flash." - Ruslana Korshunova

"Desire dazzles, and the sun gives life." - Ruslana Korshunova

"Life is a race; desire the goal." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"Desire is boundless, and boundlessness frightens us." - Martha Roth

"Evolution leads the way through desire." - Deepak Chopra

"Desire and determination must overcome disappointment." - Walter Alston

"Every desire has a relation to madness." - Luce Irigaray

"Hope is merely another face of desire." - Christopher Moore

"We are formed by what we desire" - John Irving

"Everything I desire is within me." - Deepak Chopra

"Sorrow also fulfills Desire. Example: the Soaps." - Mason Cooley

"The desire to perform impedes conversation." - Mason Cooley

"The swiftest despatch seems slow to desire." - Publilius Syrus

"Lack of desire is the greatest riches." - Seneca the Younger

"Free from desire, you realize the mystery." - Laozi

"There is no greater crime than desire." - Laozi

"Reality is fabricated out of desire." - Man Ray

"I have no desire to prolong uncertainty." - Clifton Webb

"Embrace simplicity. Put others first. Desire little." - Laozi

"God send everyone their heart's desire!" - William Shakespeare

"All men desire to be immortal." - Theodore Parker

"expectation isn't the same as desire" - Margaret Atwood

"Some women attract desire. Others do not." - Philippa Gregory

"All men desire by nature to know." - Aristotle

"Fear is the fatal killer of desire." - Zig Ziglar

"Desire is craving enough to sacrifice for" - Myles Munroe

"The desire of love, Joy:The desire of life, Peace:The desire of the soul, Heaven:The desire of God ... a flame-white secret forever." - William Sharp

"Burning desire is the eternal flame." - Douglas Horton

"The key that unlocks energy is desire." - Earl Nightingale

"The foundation of success is intense desire." - Bill Phillips

"The desire to reach hearts is wise" - Maya Angelou

"Suffering comes from desire, not from pain." - Paulo Coelho

"Love is desire sustained by unfulfilment." - Angela Carter

"Wonder implies the desire to learn." - Aristotle

"Who doesn't desire his fathers death?" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Wonder is the desire of knowledge." - Thomas Aquinas

"Desire of greatness is a godlike sin." - John Dryden

"The law is reason unaffected by desire." - Aristotle

"Love ans desire aren't the same" - Melissa Marr

"Desire of praise disposeth to laudable actions." - Thomas Hobbes

"Desire +Stability = Resolution, Resolution +Hard work=success" - Narendra Modi

"Freedom from desire leads to inner peace." - Laozi

"Without hope we live in desire." - Dante Alighieri

"Desire is the very essence of man" - Baruch Spinoza

"Always desire to learn something useful" - Sophocles

"I desire a person, not a gender." - Matthew C. Ehrlich



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