Quotations About / On: LUST
It is regarded as normal to consecrate virginity in general and to lust for its destruction in particular.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Some rule out of a lust for ruling; others, so as not to be ruled:Mto these it is merely the lesser of two evils.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 158, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Third Book," aphorism 181, "Ruling," (1881).)
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).)
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Oratore, III, 100.)
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.)
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
(Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 1 (1987, trans. 1990).)
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).)
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
(Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, July 18, 1711).)
I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
(Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 54 (1929, rev. 1970).)
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).)