Desire

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Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Desire is a strong wish or craving.

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  • The ultimate meaning of desire is death.
    • Rene Girard p.290 Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque (Deceit, Desire and the Novel: Self and Other in Literary Structure) (1961)

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  • 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.
  • The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
  • When all desires that cling to the heart are surrendered, then a mortal becomes immortal.
  • When one tastes that fruit that bathes their tongue in decadence, ones own wants oft causeth them to partake again, and deeper, each time, to wash themselves anew in that single most sumptuous thing.
  • Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
  • When you can't have something, you want it even more.
  • Desire is deisre. the sun cannot bleach it. The tide cannot wash it away
    • The Beach (movie)

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