60+ Best Desire Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Desire empowers you to meet the challenges of life. Inspirational desire quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Desire Quotes

Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society. Janet Jackson

Desire is the kind of thing that eats you and leaves you starving. Nayyirah Waheed

Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. William Blake

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul. Will Durant

I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith. Stephen Curry

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. George Bernard Shaw

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves. Federico García Lorca

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See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I were a glove upon that hand. That I might touch that cheek! William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. Walter Scott

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann

Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury. Elizabeth Gilbert

Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire. Roland Barthes

Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do. Phillips Brooks

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. Robert Kiyosaki

Amazing Desire Quotes

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. Mario Andretti

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Robert Frost

If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. Lou Holtz

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. Dan Brown

In every living thing there is the desire for love. D. H. Lawrence

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. Maria Mitchell

Oh no. Don’t smile. You’ll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile. Tessa Dare

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass! Paul J. Meyer

Ask me to define my love for you and I’ll say it’s captured in every beautiful memory of our past, detailed out in vivid visions of our dreams and future plans, but most of all it’s right now, at the moment where everything I’ve ever wanted in my life is standing right in front of me. Leo Christopher

You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire. Matthew Quick

I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can’t see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine. Jack Llawayllynn, Indulgence

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

I got my heart’s desire, and there my troubles began. Lev Grossman

If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with. Noel Langley

The ego-mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love. Marianne Williamson

I can never think of you as a friend. You can do without a friend. Graham Greene

Top Desire Quotes

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Confucius

Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Always desire to learn something useful. Sophocles

I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in. Roger Clemens

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart. Lois McMaster Bujold

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need. Dalai Lama

Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love. Friedrich Nietzsche

The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man. Madame de Stael

Desire. I desire you more than food and drink. My body, my senses, my mind, hunger for your taste. Rumi

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? Walt Whitman

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. Patti Smith

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill

I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it. Victoria Woodhull

What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. Patty Berg

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Moore

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time. Don Zimmer

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it. George Bernard Shaw

Not everything happens as we want or desire. It doesn’t matter. I’m a fighter, and I’m ready to fight every time. Valentina Shevchenko

I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life. Virginia Woolf

Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand

Desire creates the power. Raymond Holliwell

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. E. B. White

The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion. Sarah MacLean

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. Plato

You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees. Grace Willows, To Kiss a King

I motivate myself by the desire to win more trophies. Robert Lewandowski