Quotations About / On: LUST

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    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).)
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    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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    Laughter scares off lust.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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    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).)
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    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).)
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    Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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    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.)
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    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).)
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    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).)
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  • 10.
    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).)
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