Quotation Explorer - 'Desirable'

Perhaps a book becomes a classic in proportion to how broadly its characters can be scavenged, how many readers find within it something they experience as desirable or even intimately necessary. - Janna Malamud Smith
... Odette seemed a fascinating and desirable woman, the attraction which her body held for him had aroused a painful longing to secure the absolute mastery of even the tiniest particles of her heart. - Marcel Proust
There is a very great difference between older and old, the former being desirable and the latter being inevitable. - Michelle Franklin
There are many countries but few nations. We are committed to building Nigeria into a most desirable nation to live - Fela Durotoye
GOOD: is when those values that we rate desirable are pertainingBAD: is when those same values are wanting. - Jeff Tikari
A friend in deed is desirable. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. - Woody Allen
To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.
The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house. - Jeff Foxworthy
The power of thought is not a compelling force. It is a building force, and it is only when used in the latter sense that desirable results can be produced. - Christian D. Larson
If you drink the good wine of the noble countess, you have to entertain her less desirable friends. - Virginia Woolf
Duty without love is deplorable. Duty with love is desirable. Love without duty is Divine.
It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me. - Warsan Shire
Reassuring a jealous woman that you don't want her man creates the bigger beast of resentment because that tells her that what she has isn't desirable and to her, where the opinions of others correlates to her self-worth, is unforgivable. - Donna Lynn Hope
For of what account are Truth and Love when Life itself has ceased to seem desirable? - Clifford Whittingham Beers
Imagine no limitations; decide what's right and desirable before you decide what's possible. - Brian Tracy
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. - Plutarch
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. - Mark Twain
The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on kindness and a good heart. - Dalai Lama XIV
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God. - Monica Baldwin
Only those who are in-charge are tackled and criticized by others so criticism is something desirable and should not be resented. - Emmanuel Moore Abolo
Sick is a relative concept. We’re all sick. The question is, what degree of functionality do we have with respect to the rules society sets for desirable behavior? No actions are in themselves symptoms of sickness. You have to look at the context within which these actions are performed. - Jo Nesbø
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. - Sallust
You can cream your dream by enriching your thought with clean and desirable things. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against real life. But I think there are signs that strange things happen, though they do not emerge - Ivy Compton-Burnett
Reasoning with senselessness will never build faith. Faith is strengthened when you stop collecting fragmented signs and questionable hunches, in order to build an acceptable reason for your wrong decisions and less than desirable circumstances. - Shannon L. Alder
Change comes by substituting good habits for less desirable ones. You mold your character and future by good thoughts and acts. - Spencer W. Kimball
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe. - Abigail Adams
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being. - Martha Beck
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer. - Bertrand Russell
There are those that want freedom from individual responsibility, and then there are those that want individual liberty. "Freedom" and "liberty" no longer mean what they used to. A desire for dependence has been made fashionably desirable. - A.E. Samaan
There is nothing to be gained by pretending that academic involvement is necessary, or even always desirable, in the quest for truth and knowledge. - Christopher Langan
Coincidentally, a good age for a Japanese girl is younger than twenty five, because that's when she turns into a 'Christmas Cake'. Christmas cakes, as everyone knows, are desirable before the twenty fifth but afterward quickly become stale and are put on the shelf. - Andrew Davidson
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