Quotations About / On: LUST
Illegal lust, to hiss like a snake and to kiss the young girl; leading you to defile her.
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).)
Understand, I was in love with the girl. Or at least in lust.
(Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), Amadeus, speaking about Katerina (Christine Ebersole) to Father Vogler (Richard Frank) (1984).)
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).)