An inspiring and motivational collection of desire quotes that’ll spark the determination that you need to go after your dreams and will give you wisdom and understanding on what desire is about.
Your desire is a vital key in helping you achieve success and in making your dreams a reality. According to Collins Dictionary, desire is defined as a strong wish to do or have something.
I believe that in order for us to improve our lives and change them for the better, we must first have that burning desire in us to really want it. That strong desire within us will fuel our determination and motivation to be willing to do what it takes and work hard to achieve it.
But of course, not all desires can benefit our lives. Some desires can be tied to consequences, pain, and hurt.
May these desire quotes below give you wisdom on the consequences and benefits of pursuing your desires in life and love, so that you may have a clearer picture of what path you need to take.
Desire Quotes and Sayings
The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.
— Willa Cather
I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.
— Roger Clemens
To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
— Federico García Lorca
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
— Robert Kiyosaki
Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary.
— Joseph B. Wirthlin
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
— George Bernard Shaw
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
— E. B. White
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
— Mario Andretti
Desire quotes that’ll motivate you
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
— Bill Cosby
True peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying desires brings pleasure.
— Joan Z. Borysenko
Always desire to learn something useful.
A burning desire is the greatest motivator of every human action.
— Paul J. Meyer
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
— Napoleon Hill
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
— Khalil Gibran
Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
— Marsha Sinetar
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
— Ayn Rand
The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.
— Brian Tracy
Desire is the absurdity that holds open the infinity of possibility.
— Wendy Farley
Desire makes everything blossom
— Marcel Proust
Desire quotes about life and love
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
— Virginia Woolf
Ignore what a man desires, and you ignore the very source of his power.
— Walter Lippman
Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset, to touch the one you love, to try again.
— Karen Marie Moning
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
— John McDonald
You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.
— Matthew Quick
Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.
— Edgar F. Roberts
Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
— Paulo Coelho
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
— Henry Hazlitt
Desire is the kind of thing that
leaves you starving.
— Nayyirah Waheed
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Desire quotes that’ll encourage you to go after your dreams
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
— Rebecca West
Desire presses ever forward unsubdued.
— Sigmund Freud
What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
— Patty Berg
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
— William Blake
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!
— Paul J. Meyer
So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire.
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
Desire is what leads you through life until the time comes when you desire a higher life. So do not be ashamed that you want so much, yet at the same time do not fool yourself into thinking that what you want today will be enough tomorrow.
— Deepak Chopra
Once you put everything in the right perspective, even bad times can be an opportunity to refresh your appetite, your desire.
— Alex Zanardi
Desires satisfied are but as seeds sown a second time.
— Edward Counsel
More quotes about desire
If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.
— Oscar Wilde
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
— William James
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
— Napoleon Hill
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
— Denis Waitley
The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire.
— Slavoj Žižek
One must desire something to be alive.
— Margaret Deland
You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
— Mick Jagger
How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!
— Belva Plain
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
— Donald Woods Winnicott
You are made in the image of what you desire.
— Thomas Merton