I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
There is no desire more natural than the desire of knowledge.
Let reason govern desire.
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
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?
There is no such thing as boredom for the person who cultivates, trains and develops his mind, to act and serve, as his own personal playground.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
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.
My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have.
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that it's gratification is in the consitution of the creature that feels it.
Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Every man makes a god of his own desire.
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.