Quotations About / On: LUST
Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Mme Delbène, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 1 (1797).)
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Maurice, ch. 42 (1971).
Completed 1914, revised later.)
Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than lust.
(Piers Paul Read (b. 1941), British author. Daily Telegraph (London, Oct. 3, 1990).)
Gluttony and Lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival.
(Henry Fairlie (1924-1990), British author. "Gluttony," The Seven Deadly Sins Today, New Republic Books (1978).)
Laughter scares off lust.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
(John Lahr (b. 1941), U.S. literary and drama critic. Quoted in Guardian (London, August 2, 1989).)
Illegal lust, to hiss like a snake and to kiss the young girl; leading you to defile her.
Consumed with romance, strong emotions and lust. Until to each other we slowly adjust.
(Mark R. Elias)
Sodom and Madonna-ism are two halves of the same movement, the mere tick-tack of lust and ascetism, piety and pornography.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Review of Solitaria, by V. V. Rozanov, Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 370, Viking Press (1936).)