Quotations About / On:
Love forgives the lover even his lust.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 425, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); The Gay Science, p. 124, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Vintage Books (1974). The Gay Science, first edition, "Second Book," aphorism 62, "Love," (1882).)
Anxiety and lust are evicting the older passions.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Old and fat, I waddle, gasping, up the beckoning path of lust.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Noirceuil, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 2 (1797).)
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).)