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).)
Love talks and talks. Lust is brief and to the point.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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).)
Lust gratifies its flames in the chambers of the sacristans more often than in the houses of ill-fame.
(Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.), Roman Christian apologist. Octavius, 25. 11, trans. by G.H. Rendell.)
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).)
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
(Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Syrian-born U.S. poet, novelist. "On Houses," The Prophet (1923).)
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.
(Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. repr. As "The Rape Debate" in Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992). Interview in Playboy (Chicago, October 1991).)