Quotations About / On: LUST

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    Lust is a mysterious wound in the side of humanity; or rather, at the very source of its life! To confound this lust in man with that desire which unites the sexes is like confusing a tumor with the very organ which it devours, a tumor whose very deformity horribly reproduces the shape.
    (Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 25.
    Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ... ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
    (Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Juliette, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 2 (1797).)
  • 26.
    Sweeter than the red
    smell pink saffron
    and gold rose.
    Their hues ignite no
    lust or anger.
    They spread more perfume
    as they grow.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 27.
    Illegal lust, to hiss like a snake and to kiss the young girl; leading you to defile her.
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  • 28.
    The joker in the deck of lesbian fidelity is female vanity: no woman of fifty is going to undress in front of a woman of twenty no matter how much she might lust for her.
    (Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. humorist, essayist, social critic. The Florence King Reader, New York, St. Martin's Press (1995). Review of Barbara Gordon," Jennifer Fever: Older Men, Younger Women," Newsday (June 28, 1988).)
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  • 29.
    What seems to me the highest and the most difficult achievement of Art is not to make us laugh or cry, or to rouse our lust or our anger, but to do as nature does—that is, fill us with wonderment.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, August 26, 1853, to Louise Colet (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
  • 30.
    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).)
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