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Objects Of Desire Quotes


"Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. We aren't merely objects of desire." - Sinead O'Connor

"Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. We are' merely objects of desire." - Sinead O'Connor

"There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger." - Rumi

"And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice." - Rumi

"Things like pornography perpetuates this idea that women are just there as objects of male desire and are not complex people with their own sexuality and humanity." - Marielle Heller

"The more unharmonious and inconsistent your objects of desire, the more inconsequent, inconstant, unquiet, the more ignoble, idiotical, and criminal yourself." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"According to Diotima, Love is not a god at all, but is rather a spirit that mediates between people and the objects of their desire. Love is neither wise nor beautiful, but is rather the desire for wisdom and beauty." - Plato

"Desire is insatiable not because the goods of the world are too few, too uniform, or too bland. Desire burns through the goods of the world, even though these goods are not false or intrinsically unsatisfactory.... Desire shatters the economy of things; it disputes the tyranny of objects. IT longs for the great emptiness, which is beauty and love without limitation." - Wendy Farley

"The awakening of our best sympathies, the cultivation of our best and purest tastes, strengthening the desire to be useful and good, and directing youthful ambition to unselfish ends, such are the objects of true education." - Joel Tyler Headley

"My dear child, if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death, then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance, upright conduct, mercy, cleanliness and truth." - Chanakya

"In the consumer economy taste is not the criterion in the marketing of expensive soft drinks, usability is not the primary criterion in the marketing of home and office appliances. We are surrounded with objects of desire, not objects of use." - Donald Norman

"In the consumer economy taste is not the criterion in the marketing of expensive soft drinks, usability is not the primary criterion in the marketing of home and office appliances. We are surrounded with objects of desire, not objects of use." - Donald A. Norman

"The meditative state is the highest state of existence. So long as there is desire, no real happiness can come. It is only the contemplative, witness-like study of objects that brings to us real enjoyment and happiness." - Swami Vivekananda

"Objects of charity are not guests." - Henry David Thoreau

"Demonstration, similitude & harmony are objects of reasoning. Invention, identity & melody are objects of intuition." - William Blake

"I believe that photography loves banal objects, and I love the life of objects." - Josef Sudek

"There are many objects of desire, and therefore many desires. Some are born with us, hunger, yearning, and pride of place, and some are the foolishness of the world, such as the desire to eat off silver plates. Desire is a wild horse to be tamed. Virtue is a habit long continued. The taming of desire is like the training of the athlete. Discipline is not the restraint but the use of energy. . . . When I forbid myself what I may have, no person is going to tempt me with what is truly forbidden." - Guy Davenport

"I see no reason in morality, why literature should not have as one of its intentions the arousing of thoughts of lust. It is one of the effects, perhaps one of the functions of literature to arouse desire, and I can discover no grounds for saying that sexual pleasure should not be among the objects of desire which literature presents to us, along with heroism, virtue, peace, death, food, wisdom, God, etc." - Lionel

"I love the life of objects. When the children go to bed, the objects come to life. I like to tell stories about the life of inanimate objects." - Josef Sudek

"The mind is a metaphor of the world of objects." - Pierre Bourdieu

"Works of art must persist as objects of contemplation." - Herbert Read

"Self-denial is taught much better by inspiring the love of our neighbor, than by the prohibition of innocent comforts and pleasures. Spirituality is much better taught by making spiritual things the objects of supreme desire, than by commanding an ostentatious avoidance of the enjoyments of life." - Harriet Martineau

"People, when they are frustrated with worldly desires, start changing the object: they start making otherworldly objects of desire - heaven, paradise, and all the joys of heaven. But it is the same trick, the mind is again befooling you. This is not the way of the intelligent person, this is the way of the stupid." - Rajneesh

"If nature had produced spontaneously all the objects which we desire, and in sufficient abundance for the desires of all, there would have been no source of dispute or of injury among men; nor would any man have possessed the means of ever acquiring authority over another." - James Mill

"Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses." - Benjamin Franklin

"Let those parents that desire Holy Children learn to make them possessors of Heaven and Earth betimes; to remove silly objects from before them, to magnify nothing but what is great indeed, and to talk of God to them, and of His works and ways. before they can either speak or go." - Thomas Traherne

"The European who comes to America plunges into the virgin forest with wonder and delight; while the American who goes to Europe finds his greatest pleasure, at first, in hunting up the memorials of the past. Each is in quest of novelty, and is burning with the desire to gaze at objects of which he has often read." - James Fenimore Cooper

"The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man. are the sole objects of all legitimate government." - Thomas Jefferson

"To restore silence is the role of objects." - Samuel Beckett

"All objects exist in a moment of time." - Amy Tan

"A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects." - W H Auden

"I came into the world imbued with the will to find a meaning in things, my spirit filled with the desire to attain to the source of the world, and then I found that I was an object in the midst of other objects." - Frantz Fanon

"It is only our mortal duration that we measure by visible and measurable objects; and there is nothing mournful in the contemplation for one who knows that the Creator made him to be the image of his own eternity, and who feels that in the desire for immortality he has sure proof of his capacity for it." - Robert Southey

"Although, I admit, I desire, Occasionally, some backtalk From the mute sky, I can't honestly complain: A certain minor light may still Lean incandescent Out of kitchen table or chair As if a celestial burning took Possession of the most obtuse objects now and then -" - Sylvia Plath

"By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them." - David Ricardo

"[Drawing should be] a journey of pleasure. Each step must present to the travellers' view objects that are eminently interesting, varied in their appearances, and attracting to such a degree as to excite in each individual thus happily employed the desire of knowing all respecting all he sees." - John James Audubon

"By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them." - David Ricardo

"The Photograph belongs to that class of laminated objects whose two leaves cannot be separated without destroying them both: the windowpane and the landscape, and why not: Good and Evil, desire and its object: dualities we can conceive but not perceive... Whatever it grants to vision and whatever its manner, a photograph is always invisible: it is not it that we see." - Roland Barthes

"Coordinating there Events and objects with remote events And vanished objects. Making ornaments Of accidents and possibilities." - Vladimir Nabokov

"People are distracted by objects of desire, and afterwards repent of the lust they've indulged, because they have indulged with a phantom and are left even farther from Reality than before. Your desire for the illusory is a wing, by means of which a seeker might ascend to Reality. When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off; you become lame and that fantasy flees. Preserve the wing and don't indulge such lust, so that the wing of desire may bear you to Paradise. People fancy they are enjoying themselves, but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion." - Rumi

"That Obscure Object of Desire." - Luis Bunuel

"The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Novels institutionalize the ruse of eros. It becomes a narrative texture of sustained incongruence, emotional and cognitive. It permits the reader to stand in triangular relation to the characters in the story and reach into the text after the objects of their desire, sharing their longing but also detached from it, seeing their view of reality but also its mistakenness. It is almost like being in love." - Anne Carson

"The inward persuasion that we are free to do, or not to do a thing, is but a mere illusion. If we trace the true principle of our actions, we shall find, that they are always necessary consequences of our volitions and desires, which are never in our power. You think yourself free, because you do what you will; but are you free to will, or not to will; to desire, or not to desire? Are not your volitions and desires necessarily excited by objects or qualities totally independent of you?" - Baron d'Holbach

"In the realm of ideas, of mental objects, those ideas whose properties are reproducible are called mathematical objects, and the study of mental objects with reproducible properties is called mathematics." - Philip J. Davis

"He'll be delivered from madness. What then? He'll feel himself acceptable! What then? Do you think feelings like his can be simply re-attached, like plasters? Stuck on to other objects we select? Look at him! ... My desire might be to make this boy an ardent husband - a caring citizen - a worshipper of abstract and unifying God. My achievement, however, is more likely to make a ghost!" - Peter Shaffer

"Materialism is the recognition of objects in themselves, or outside the mind; ideas and sensations are copies of images of those objects." - Vladimir Lenin

"Mathematical objects are determined by - and understood by - the network of relationships they enjoy with all the other objects of their species." - Barry Mazur

"The structure underlying the phenomena is not given by material objects like the atoms of Democritus but by the form that determines the material objects. The Ideas are more fundamental than the objects." - Werner Heisenberg

"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations among objects; they are indifferent to the replacement of objects by others as long the relations don't change. Matter is not important, only form interests them." - Henri Poincare

"Strange the affection which clings to inanimate objects - objects which cannot even know our love! But it is not return that constitutes the strength of an attachment." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"I believe the geometric proportion served the creator as an idea when He introduced the continuous generation of similar objects from similar objects." - Johannes Kepler

"The mind naturally makes progress, and the will naturally clings to objects; so that for want of right objects, it will attach itself to wrong ones." - Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"Heaven & Hell are both creations of desire." - Ram Dass

"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

"Hope! thou nurse of young desire." - Isaac Bickerstaffe

"Humor was the enemy of desire." - Arthur C Clarke

"Have the courage of your desire." - George Gissing

"A vice is a failure of desire" - Gerald Stanley Lee

"No objects of value are worth risking the priceless experience of waking up one more day." - Jack Smith

"Space and time are not objects of perception, but qualities of awareness" - Deepak Chopra

"The general laws of Nature are not, for the most part, immediate objects of perception." - George Boole

"The 7 factors of enlightenment: mindfullness, investigation of mental objects, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity." - Nhat Hanh

"Morals and criticism are not so properly objects of the understanding as of taste and sentiment." - David Hume

"Men ought to become more conscious of their bodies as objects of delight." - Germaine Greer

"The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects." - Thomas Berry

"The elements of life are dynamic patterns of mass and energy, events rather than objects." - Fritjof Capra

"The obstinacy of human beings is exceeded only by the obstinacy of inanimate objects." - Alexander Chase

"Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful." - Max Beerbohm

"The aesthetic serviceability of objects of beauty is not greatly nor universally heightened by possession." - Thorstein Veblen

"Nothing is so dangerous as that of violence employed by well-meaning people for beneficial objects." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"What can it be about low temperatures that sharpens the edges of objects?" - Ian Mcewan

"The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eternal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"All men are loyal, but their objects of allegiance are at best approximate." - John Barth

"It is the emotions to which one objects in Germany most of all." - Franz Grillparzer

"Fortune makes our virtues and vices visible, just as light does the objects of sight." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I think young children in the Western middle classes are objects of incredible anxiety." - Anne Enright

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love..." - George Eliot

"Materialism, which gives priority to material needs and objects, is obviously the opposite of spirituality" - Dallin H. Oaks

"There is no question that the objects that surround us impact our experience of the world." - Katherine Center

"Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen." - Wayne Thiebaud

"This is my life, I think. I am an accumulation of objects." - David Levithan

"Speed now illuminates reality whereas light once gave objects of the world their shape." - Paul Virilio

"The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues." - Marcus Aurelius

"Our eyes when gazing on sinful objects are out of their calling and God's keeping." - Thomas Fuller

"Objects imperfectly discerned take forms from the hope or fear of the beholder." - Samuel Johnson

"When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness." - Brian Swimme

"Reserve is the truest expression of respect towards those who are its objects." - Thomas De Quincey

"The trite objects of human efforts-possessions, superficial success, luxury-have always seemed contemptible to me." - Albert Einstein

"Art is continually working to take the crust of familiarity off everyday objects." - Rudolf Arnheim

"A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects." - William Shenstone

"Pity only on fresh objects stays, but with the tedious sight of woes decays." - John Dryden

"Capital punishment...treats members of the human objects to be toyed with and discarded." - William J. Brennan

"When selflessness is seen in objects, the seed of cyclic existence is destroyed." - Dalai Lama

"As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking." - Virginia Woolf

"The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects." - Dorothea Lange

"I think women have always been considered objects, especially in the genre of westerns." - Sergio Leone

"Objects do not depend on the concepts we have of them." - Carlos Gershenson

"Words are objects of a color and a size and a form and a shape." - Robert Barry

"Elections to office, which are the great objects of ambition, I look at with terror!" - John Adams

"The great secret of education is to direct vanity to proper objects." - Adam Smith

"The association of books with their readers is unlike any other between objects and their users." - Alberto Manguel

"The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him." - Russell Baker

"I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories." - Marc Newson

"Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire." - Carroll Oconnor

"The only purpose of cats is that they constitute mobile decorative objects." - Muriel Barbery

"To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects." - Raoul Vaneigem

"There is no conclusive proof of Unidentified Flying Objects flying over India-China border." - A K Antony

"Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects." - Dave Barry

"Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools." - Henri Bergson

"Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship." - Lucan

"Self-appearing subjects and objects are the power of the baseless ultimate truth." - Longchenpa

"Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire." - Carroll O'Connor

"Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Offensive objects, at a proper distance, acquire even a degree of beauty." - William Shenstone

"My pictures are devoid of objects; like objects, they are themselves objects. This means that they are devoid of content, significance or meaning, like objects or trees, animals, people or days, all of which are there without a reason, without a function and without a purpose. This is the quality that counts. Even so, there are good and bad pictures." - Gerhard Richter

"While just looking, we are always hunting among objects, looking for what we desire or fear, endeavoring to recognize some pattern; on the other hand, objects themselves always "stare back," vie for our attention, throw at us their lures and endeavor to entrap us." - Slavoj Zizek

"But what was the desire of the flesh beside the desire of the mind?" - Helen Waddell

"Every desire of your body is holy; Every desire of your body is Holy." - Hafez

"Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit means of gratifying the desire." - George Bancroft

"You can get what you desire and in just the measure of that desire." - Thomas Dreier

"Men never desire anything very eagerly which they desire only by the dictates of reason." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Desire attained is not desire, But as the cinders of the fire." - Walter Raleigh

"To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Desire, said the Buddha, is the cause of suffering. But without desire, what delight?" - Edward Abbey

"All desire the gifts of God, but they do not desire God." - Hannah More

"To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake" - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Objects damage pictures." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Do not underestimate objects." - David Foster Wallace

"Meditative state is the highest state of existence. So long as there is desire, no real happiness can come. It is only the contemplative, witness-like study of objects that brings to us real enjoyment and happiness. The animal has its happiness in the senses, the man in his intellect, and the god in spiritual contemplation. It is only to the soul that has attained to this contemplative state that the world really becomes beautiful. To him who desires nothing, and does not mix himself up with them, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity." - Swami Vivekananda

"What is it, in your opinion, to be a great nobleman? It is to be master of several objects that men covet, and thus to be able to satisfy the wants and the desires of many. It is these wants and these desires that attract them towards you, and that make them submit to you: were it not for these, they would not even look at you; but they hope, by these services... to obtain from you some part of the good which they desire, and of which they see that you have the disposal." - Blaise Pascal

"Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil." - Sivananda

"Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil." - Swami Sivananda

"All laws which can be violated without doing any one any injury are laughed at. Nay, so far are they from doing anything to control the desires and passions of men that, on the contrary, they direct and incite men's thoughts the more toward those very objects, for we always strive toward what is forbidden and desire the things we are not allowed to have. And men of leisure are never deficient in the ingenuity needed to enable them to outwit laws framed to regulate things which cannot be entirely forbidden... He who tries to determine everything by law will foment crime rather than lessen it." - Baruch Spinoza

"I get up every morning with a desire to do some creative work. This desire is made of the same stuff as the sexual desire, the desire to make money, or any other desire." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds." - Albert Einstein

"Some paradox of our natures leads us, when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them the objects of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our coercion." - Lionel Trilling



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