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Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who would be useful, strong, and happy must cease to be a passive receptacle for the negative, beggarly, and impure streams of thought; and as a wise householder commands his servants and invites his guests, so must he learn to command his desires and to say, with authority, what thoughts he shall admit into the mansion of his soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let your rule in reference to your social desires be this. Pray for the bad, pity the weak, enjoy the good, and reverence both the great and the small, as each playing their part in the divine symphony of the universe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths --your abilities and your failings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The longer I live, the more I have come to value the gift of eloquence. Every American youth, if he desires for any purpose to get influence over his countrymen in an honorable way, will seek to become a good public speaker.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A population weakened and exhausted by battling against so many obstacles -- whose needs are never satisfied and desires never fulfilled -- is vulnerable to manipulation and regimentation. The struggle for survival is, above all, an exercise that is hugely time-consuming, absorbing and debilitating. If you create these anti-conditions, your rule is guaranteed for a hundred years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon the great within of us so weak and intermittent that it makes no impression upon the creative energies; it lacks the force that transmutes desires into realities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any individual can be, in time, what he earnestly desires to be, if he but set his face steadfastly in the direction of that one thing and bring all his powers to bear upon its attainment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As long as you know what it is you desire, then by simply affirming that it is yours -- firmly and positively, with no ifs, buts, or maybes -- over and over again, from the minute you arise in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, and as many times during the day as your work or activities permit, you will be drawn to those people, places, and events that will bring your desires to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No person can arise above his real desire. Desires are of value only when they drive us to action. Will and work must accompany desire. Then high resolve is born. Desire is the design that will spurs us into achievement.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many people realize their hearts desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Know the Self as Lord of the chariot, the body as the chariot itself, the discriminating intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses; selfish desires are the roads they travel.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires -- how many aspirations after goodness and truth -- how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim -- objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At that point, my biggest desires were someone with a pulse and someone beyond a training bra.More [11/19/2006 12:11:00]
Jack Sparrow: [pulls out sword and threatens Will] Can't let you do that, William. 'Cause if Jones is dead, who's to call his terrible beastie off the hunt, eh? Now, if you please. The key.
Will Turner: [Pulls his sword on Jack] I keep the promises I make, Jack. I intend to free my father. I hope you're here to see it.
Norrington: [Norrington draws his sword, points it at Will] I can't let you do that, either. So sorry.
Jack Sparrow: [to Norrington] I knew you'd warm up to me eventually.
Norrington: [Norrington points his sword at Jack] Lord Beckett desires the contents of that chest. I deliver it, I get my life back.
Jack Sparrow: Ah. The dark side of ambition.
Norrington: Oh, I prefer to see it as the promise of redemption.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Hospitaller: I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of god. I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What god desires is here
[points to head]
Hospitaller: and here
[points to heart]
Hospitaller: and what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man - or not.More [04/02/2007 12:04:00]
Princess Isabelle: The king desires peace.
William Wallace: Longshanks desires peace?
Princess Isabelle: He declares it to me, I swear it. He proposes that you withdraw your attack. In return he grants you title, estates, and this chest of gold which I am to pay to you personally.
William Wallace: A lordship and titles. Gold. That I should become Judas?
Princess Isabelle: Peace is made in such ways.
William Wallace: Slaves are made in such ways. The last time Longshanks spoke of peace I was a boy. And many Scottish nobles, who would not be slaves, were lured by him under a flag of truce to a barn, where he had them hanged. I was very young, but I remember Longshank's notion of peace.More [04/08/2007 12:04:00]
Lady Bracknell: I have always been of the opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. Which do you know?
Jack: I know nothing, Lady Bracknell.
Lady Bracknell: I am pleased to hear it. I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a very delicate exotic fruit. Touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately, in England at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor's Square.More [04/20/2007 12:04:00]
Terry has said hes been very clear about the fact that the habits and the desires of the consumer are the common theme between his last career and his current career.More [08/16/2007 12:08:00]
As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.More [01/22/2008 12:01:00]
Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.More [03/17/2008 12:03:00]
Younger Amy March: One periwinkle sash...
[clears throat]
Younger Amy March: Advertisements. One periwinkle sash belonging to Mr. N. Winkle has been abscondated from the wash line... which gentlemen desires any reports leading to its recovery.More [08/02/2008 12:08:00]
Damien Thorn:
Nazarene, charlatan, what can you offer humanity? Since the hour you vomited forth from the gaping wound of a woman, you have done nothing but drown man's soaring desires in a deluge of sanctimonious morality. You've inflamed the pubertal mind of youth with your repellent dogma of original sin. And now you absolve in denying them the ultimate joy beyond death by destroying me ? But you will fail, Nazarene, as you have always failed. We were both created in man's image, but while you were born of an impotent god, I was concieved of a jackal. Born of Satan, the desolate one. Your pain on the cross was but a splinter compared to the agony of my father. Cast out of heaven, the fallen angel, banished, reviled. I will drive deeper the thorns into your rancid carcass, you profaner of vices. Cursed Nazarene. Satan, I will avenge thy torment, by destroying the Christ forever.

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Det. Meldrick Lewis:
I've been a cop for a long time. And drugs out there, we're never gonna win that. There's a hundred open-air drug markets in this city and fifty thousand drug fiends out there. And we are taking on human desires with lawyers, and jailhouses, and lockups, and you and I both know human desire is kicking us in the ass.

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Sir... everybody went to London... you didn't go along?

How could I? *cries* Police was looking for me after I murdered Munim Harishankar... on the other hand, I had taken a loan from Mogambo so his nephew Gogo was looking for me as well... You think I don't want to go to London? you think I don't have desires to see what London looks like?

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Do you think that because the King desires me, it makes me happy?

Does it not?

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When someone desires information, they come to me.

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Prince Alexander:
Perhaps, a tale of my love?

The Lord of the Dead:
There is nothing you can say of love that will make me cry, mortal. I have had Cleopatra and Helen of Troy stand before me, and they moved me not. Your common desires mean nothing to me.

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I have a question for you, Imoen... you have the taint of Bhaal within you? Does this mean you will turn into the Slayer as well?

I certainly hope not. I... I've been thinking more and more lately about that, myself, though.

It must be an awful feeling. I cannot imagine how Protagonist deals with it.

Yeah... s/he's been dealing with it longer, too. Sometimes, when it's quiet... I can hear the taint in my heart whispering to me. It says awful things and I almost want to scream to shut them out.

[gasp!] You... you haven't done anything that it's said, have you?

Well... other than that time I got up in the middle of the night to snatch a bag of cinnamon cookies, heck no.

Oh, goo-... what? Cinnamon cookies?

Ha ha! Oh, come on, Aerie! Lighten up, willya? I'll tell ya what, if I have any desires to murder you in the middle of the night, you'll be the first to know, okay?

That's not very funny, Imoen. Protagonist never makes fun of his/her condition that way.

Well, it's been so much easier when I discovered all the Slayer really wants is a sandwich...

Oh, fine. Everyone seems determined to make fun of me. I'll stand back here, thank you.

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Peter Lavin:
I wanted to hold him. His neck looked so soft, so young, and perfect. I was aroused, Father. Alive in my groin. I wanted to feel his warmth and tenderness. I wanted to feel the rush of release.

Priest in Confessional:
Did you touch him?

Peter Lavin:

Priest in Confessional:
Have you had these desires before?

Peter Lavin:
Not for a long time.

Priest in Confessional:
What did you do then, about these desires?

Peter Lavin:
I sinned, Father!

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Mother Superior:
Surely you wouldn't argue, Magdalene, that all man's desires should be submitted to at will? That in effect there should be no restraint? That moral forebearance no longer has a part in our relationships? That the most base of emotions should now be the pinnacle of our aspirations?

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The Phantom:
You have come here, in pursuit of your deepest urge. In pursuit of that wish which till now has been silent... SILENT! I have brought you, that our passions may fuse and merge. In your mind you've already sucummed to me. Dropped all defenses, completely sucummed to me. Now you are here with me. No second thoughts. You've decided... DECIDED! Past the point of no return. No backward glances... our games of make-believe are at an end! Past all thought of if or when. No use resisting... abandon thought and let the dream descend! What raging fire shall flood the soul? What rich desires unlock its door? What sweet seductions lie before us? Past the point of no return. The final threshold... what warm unspoken secrets will we learn? Beyond the point of no... return!

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Robert McNamara:
[Regarding his Medal of Freedom acceptance speech] Had I responded, I would have said, "I know what many of you are thinking. You are thinking this man is duplicitous, you are thinking that he has held things close to his chest, you are thinking that he did not respond fully to the desires and wishes of the American people. And I want to tell you you're wrong. Of course he had personal idiosyncrasies, no question about it. He didn't accept all the advice he was given. On several occasions his associates advised him to be more forthcoming. He wasn't. People didn't understand at that time there were recommendations and pressures that would carry the risk of war with China. And carry the risk of nuclear war. And he was determined to prevent it. I am arguing that he had a reason, in his mind, for doing what he did."

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[Selene enters Viktor's chamber and kneels before him] Come closer, my child.

I've been lost without you, my Lord; constantly hounded by Kraven and his never-ending infatuation.

[chuckles] It is the oldest story in the book; he desires the one thing he cannot have.

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[Out on the roof of Ganon's tower. Link is ready with weapon in hand to meet Ganon who is now gazing off into space, lost in thought]

My country lay within a vast desert. When the sun rose into the sky, a burning wind punished my lands, searing the world. And when the moon climbed into the dark of night, a frigid gale pierced our homes. No matter when it came, the wind carried the same thing... Death. But the winds that blew across the green fields of Hyrule brought something other than suffering and ruin. I coveted that wind, I suppose. It can only be called fate... That here. I would again gather the three with the crests... That I should lay my hand on that which grants the wishes of the beholder... That when power, wisdom, and courage come together, the gods would have no choice but to come down... The power of the gods... The Triforce! He who touches it will have whatever he desires granted! Already, the crest of wisdom is mine... All that remains...

[the crest of courage glows on the back of Link's hand]

[Ganon attacks]

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