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The whole Twitter phenomenon is really indicative of what's happening in this country. And I say this in condemnation of myself as much as anyone else - we are growing into a nation that has no time, desire or capacity for truth. All we can handle is 140 characters of knowledge.
I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
William R. Alger
While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It's not a movement - movements are more sure of themselves. It's a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship.
My house is a place I have spent many years improving to the point where I have no desire to leave it.
More than anything, that's been the thread through my life - the desire to write, the impulse to write. I mean, it's taken me other places, but it was the impulse to write that led me to singing.
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
A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!
In the Indian film industry, especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema, we invariably play a typical hero's role. More often than not, we cater to the public perception. However, there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment.
We yearn, as spirit children of our Heavenly Father, for that joy which we once had with Him in the life before this one. His desire is to grant us that sacred wish for unity out of His love for us.
Henry B. Eyring
As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive.
The gravest risks from al Qaeda combine its affinity for big targets and its announced desire for weapons of mass destruction.
I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive.
Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
Creation's gold mine is in you. The key is deliberate intention. Whatever your dream may be at this moment, identify it. If you cannot define your desire, it can never become a reality.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
I have never been in, nor have I had any strong particular desire to be in, what is termed a costume drama, but I keep forgetting to think of 'Charles II' as a costume drama.
The desire for money may be an indication of greed, but I want to argue that greed is a much more subtle vice than simply the desire to be rich.
The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
Like solo sailors venturing into the Southern Ocean, climbers are seduced by risk. The desire to push to a summit or scale a rock face is so strong that they consciously or subconsciously minimize safety precautions drilled into their brains.
Every swindle is driven by a desire for easy money; it's the one thing the swindler and the swindled have in common.
Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again.
I don't have a burning desire to act, strangely enough. I don't know that if I hadn't been an actor as a young person, I don't know that I ever would have chosen this because it's not really my personality.
I have a desire that I want to make people feel happy through my music. I'm always trying to find optimistic ways to express myself.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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