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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.
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.
Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again.
Every swindle is driven by a desire for easy money; it's the one thing the swindler and the swindled have in common.
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.
I've no desire to start a movement, to be the first name on an open petition, or to be the poster child for disgruntled writers.
By the time I was a teenager, my desire to be daring and taste everything got me in trouble. Too often, I was in the company of kids my parents would call 'wild.'
Building your own home is about desire, fantasy. But it's achievable; anyone can do it.
A presidential candidate's great desire is to be seen as pragmatic, and they hope their maneuvering and shifting will be seen in pursuit of some higher purpose. It doesn't mean they are utterly insincere.
The thing I can't figure out is why I have an undeniable compulsion to clean public spaces, airplane bathrooms, restaurant flatware, hotel gyms and Chapstick containers... yet I have no desire to make my own bed. Ever. Seriously, who made me, and where am I from?
My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.
NASA asked me to create meals for the space shuttle. Thai chicken was the favorite. I flew in a fake space shuttle, but I have no desire to go into space after seeing the toilet.
A lot of what has pushed me forward is desire, and I have expressed that in my songwriting - perhaps because it's safer!
I get about five memoirs per week in my mailbox, and few of them inspire anything but a desire to pick up the channel changer.
We'll all be riding that streetcar of desire.
We have no desire to permanently rule over millions of Palestinians, who double their numbers every generation. Israel, which wishes to be an exemplary democracy, will not be able to bear such a reality over time. The Disengagement Plan presents the possibility of opening a gate to a different reality.
We inhabit a world where we're taught that we can have what we desire, and tend to act on it - the least we can do is admit to it when we succumb to our instincts.
I never had any desire to be a film actor. I never thought I was the good-looking movie type, which I assumed they wanted.
We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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