Some of us harbor secret desires. Others desire to be rich or famous. Desire is the prelude to action, it drives us to want what we may not actually need and even, need what we dont actually want. Desires quotes help us understand this powerful driving force, such as when William Blake observed that, He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. Desire can certainly be strong in ones life, enough to cause us to act impetuously or deliberately, given the dream we are seeking to attain. Desires quotes help us understand our deepest desires, helping us attain them in the most unexpected ways.
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- "When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love."
- "A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- "Through desire, people are cast into the womb and reborn. Through desire, they taste the sweet and sour flavors. Bound by desire, they are led on, beaten and struck on their faces and mouths. Bound and gagged and assaulted by evil, they are released only through the Name, through the Guru's Teachings."