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    desires Quotes

    Life purpose may be shifted from achieving a 'steady state' (an equilibrium between desires and plausibilities) to the excitement of running after novelties. In other words, be guided by new desires, not by extant needs.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: desires  running 
    Form no covetous desire, so that the demon of greediness may not deceive thee, and the treasure of the world may not be tasteless to thee.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: desires  world  demon 
    I am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another's suffering.
    — Zoe Weil
    tags: desires  suffering 
    There's a desire for me in the work, even when I'm looking at the past, to be looking from the present. It's to be here now. It's looking in the present tense.
    — Zoe Leonard
    tags: desires  work  past  present 
    I'm still not really planning on pursuing a music career. I like to make music because it's fun to do and it makes me feel good, but I have no desire to be a huge pop singer or anything like that. I just like to make it.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: desires  fun  career  music 
    It's hard to explain but I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard. And this desire never to stop fighting is something else I learnt in the place where I grew up.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: desires  fight  fighting 
    Desires that are just are termed Truth. Without desires, Truth cannot be understood.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: desires  truth 
    The sickness of indulging desires can be treated, but the sickness of clinging to abstract principles is hard to treat. Obstacles presented by events and objects can be removed, but obstacles presented by social principles are hard to remove.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: desires 
    Diligence means to be keen in matters of virtue and justice, but worldly people use diligence to solve their economic difficulties. Frugality means to have little desire for material goods, but worldly people use frugality as a cover for stinginess. Thus do watchwords of enlightened life turn into tools for the private business of small people. What a pity!
    — Zicheng Hong
    The road of truth is broad; set the mind on it, and you feel expansive openness and broad clarity. The road of human desires is narrow; set foot on it, and you see brambles and mire before you.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: desires  truth  human  clarity  mind 
    The eyes and ears, seeing and hearing, are external plunderers; emotions, desires, and opinions are internal plunderers. But if the inner mind is awake and alert, sitting aloof in the middle of it all, then these plunderers change and become members of the household.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Sexual desire may burn like fire, but when you give a thought to when you are ill, then your excitement dies down. Fame and fortune may be sweet as candy, but when you give a thought to when you die, then their flavor is like chewing wax. Therefore, if people are usually concerned about death and illness, this can also dissolve unreal activities and develop longing for the way.
    — Zicheng Hong
    In matters of desire, don't get hastily involved because of easy availability; once you get involved, you will sink in deeply. In matters of principle, don't back off for fear of difficulty; once you back down, you will lose your ground entirely.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: desires  fear 
    When thoughts arise, as soon as you sense them heading on the road of desire, bring them right back onto the road of reason. Once they arise, notice them, once you notice them, you can change them. This is the key to turning calamity into fortune, rising from death and returning to life.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: death  desires  thoughts  key  right 
    The parliament is the supreme decision-making and legislative body in any democracy. It reflects the collective desires of the citizens and makes laws.
    — Ziauddin Sardar
    tags: desires  law  body  democracy 
    So if loss of what gives happiness causes you distress when it fades, you can now understand that such happiness is worthless. It is said, those who lose themselves in their desire for things also lose their innate nature by being vulgar.
    — Zhuangzi
    No war can end war except a total war which leaves no human creature on earth. Each war creates the causes of war: hate, desire for revenge and have-nots, desperate with need.
    — Zelda Popkin
    tags: desires  hate  human  earth  revenge  war 
    It's perfectly natural to desire more troops when engaged in a military operation facing serious obstacles, and the more troops you have, probably, the [lower the] risk of causalities.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: desires  risk  military 
    Everything you desire is outside your comfort zone - otherwise, you would already have it.
    — Zan Perrion
    tags: desires  comfort 
    I don't think that everybody in the planet should have a child. I've never had the desire I should have a kid.
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: children  desires  child  kids 
    My desire to be valued is manifested in cultivating relationships with my friends and family.
    — Zachary Quinto
    As far as comic books are concerned, I was always a Marvel guy for the most part, although I did follow DC a little. I don't know, honestly I'd just like to play whatever role [that] not just the studio, but the fans think I fit the best into. Because I think, especially in worlds like that, you've really got to do right by the fan base and stay in tune with what they are looking for and what they desire. I would just want to do right by them.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: desires  world  right  book 
    I have no desire to make money off musicians. I just want to promote them because I want to share music.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: desires  music  money  shares 
    People have told me to have sex when i feel the desire to, but right now i have no desire to pull my pants down in front of a girl.
    — Zac Hanson
    tags: desires  people  girls  right  sex 
    Providence creates an unfolding situation that is exactly what the person needs, although not always what he may think he wants or desires. This is called luck by those who are unaware of the workings of higher Worlds. Providence also creates very difficult circumstances to reveal or dissolve a fixed situation ... This is called bad luck or later, A Blessing in Disguise.
    — Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
    tags: desires  people  world  blessing  luck  bad 
    What I desire of a poem is a clear understanding of motive, and a just evaluation of feeling A poem in the first place should offer us a new perception..bringing into being a new experience Verse is more valuable than prose for its rhythms are faster and more highly organised and lead to greater compexity.
    — Yvor Winters
    What is a man? What is a woman? Why are men and women attracted to each other? Why do they desire each other? Love...what is it?
    — Yuu Watase
    tags: desires  men  women 
    What I wanted was to die among strangers, untroubled, beneath a cloudless sky. And yet my desire differed from the sentiments of that ancient Greek who wanted to die under the brilliant sun. What I wanted was some natural, spontaneous suicide. I wanted a death like that of a fox, not yet well versed in cunning, that walks carelessly along a mountain path and is shot by a hunter because of its own stupidity.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: death  desires  suicide  stupidity  sky  die  path 
    I seemed like a baby bird keeping its truly innocent animal lusts hidden under its wing. I was being tempted, not by the desire of possession, but simply by unadorned temptation itself.
    — Yukio Mishima
    There is no virtue in curiosity. In fact, it might be the most immoral desire a man can possess.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: desires  men  curiosity  virtue  facts 
    Maybe it's easier to have that desire guest-spot-packed album, for example, you're a rapper and you need someone to sing the hook. I guess for us, it just kind of feels like we want to explore ourselves more. That sounds kind of cheesy, but I don't know. I have a lot of artists whose music I have this perfect relationship with, and I don't really feel like I need to meet them or get to know them or write with them because of it.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    The artistic desire reveals itself in dark form - in karaoke bars [or] trolling on the Internet.
    — Young-Ha Kim
    tags: desires  dark  internet 
    What you want to acquire, you should dare to acquire by any means. What you want to see, even though it is with difficulty, you should see. You should not let it pass, thinking there will be another chance to see it or acquire it. It is quite unusual to have a second chance to materialize your desire.
    — Yosa Buson
    tags: desires  chance  thinking 
    When you see your own desire to be happy, you can't avoid seeing the same desire in others.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    tags: desires  seeing 
    Ignorance, vulnerability, fear, anger, and desire are expressions of the infinite potential of your buddha nature. There's nothing inherently wrong or right with making such choices. The fruit of Buddhist practice is simply the recognition that these and other mental afflictions are nothing more or less than choices available to us because our real nature is infinite in scope.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Sound as medium has an incredible elasticity. So, of course, it is tempting for artists of other fields to try something with sounds. Why not? We are living in the age when there is no limit in gathering all forms of art and music to mix it together if you so desire.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: desires  living  age  music  media  artist 
    I exist here, now. I'm not much interested in the future. Or, more precisely put, I do not believe in the future. To exaggerate a little, I have no faith that I will still exist tomorrow or the day after. What is more, I absolutely detest retrospection. That dislike is balances only by my desire to make my way back home as quickly as possible.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    And happiness...Well, after all, desires torment us, don't they? And, clearly, happiness is when there are no more desires, not one...What a mistake, what ridiculous prejudice it's been to have marked happiness always with a plus sign. Absolute happiness should, of course, carry a minus sign - the divine minus.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    A rewarding relationship occurs when there is a common spiritual goal, shared spiritual values and a mutual desire to build a relationship upon a spiritual foundation and for the purpose of connecting to the light of the creator.
    — Yehuda Berg
    I discovered cosplay because I was going to an anime convention and did some research, and found out people dressed up as characters. I made a very badly put-together costume because I felt this desire to dress up.
    — Yaya Han
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