Quotation Explorer - 'Desperate'

At times I was desperate and could find no solace anywhere. Nothing seemed to work, and the weight of being trapped in my own body made it difficult to lift even a hand off the sheets. - Lucy Grealy
He calls me desperate (on my tombstone)I hope poetic license will allow: HUNGRY - Eli Coppola
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason. - Alain de Botton
Jesus, what a nuisance it was, being desperate to stay alive. - George Alec Effinger
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
Don't be too lazy. Don't get too desperate - Constance Friday
Sex and excretion are reminders that anyone's claim to round-the-clock dignity is tenuous. The so-called rational animal has a desperate drive to pair up and moan and writhe. - Steven Pinker
Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress. - Quentin Crisp
We are all searching for love, some at the bottom of a bottle, some at the casino, some in the eyes of a new lover. The more we search outside ourselves, we more desperate we become. We suffer not because love's unavailable, but because we are not looking in the right place. - Vironika Tugaleva
Better be a desperate single with many options than a desperate married with no option. - Amen Muffler
A thing can be true and still be desperate folly.
I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Why can I never go back to bed? Who's is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I'm half past dead? - Emilie Autumn
A DESPERATE MAN,HE'S A READY-MADE VICTIM - Victor Edioye Okpapi
Transform yourself from desperate doormat to outspoken doormat-wielding proctologist. - Marla Buchanan
Death, he felt, was only a kind of warning rather than a desperate and permanent end. - László Krasznahorkai
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. - Alice Walker
...Tell him that I am quite specifically in desperate need of a redheaded bastard."Julius blinked. "And that will help, will it? - KJ Charles
The best don’t stick around when you treat them poorly, only the desperate do. - Shannon L. Alder
The lonesome and desperate kids out there, that pain will translate to magic perhaps. - Tenacious D
The more desperate you are to reach heaven, the deeper you descend into hell. - Sarah Brownlee
Better be a desperate single with options than a desperate married with no options. - Amen Muffler
Sex was the main component of her thoughts now. But love - and her desperate longing for it - had vanished from her heart like a migraine after a painkiller. - Augustine Sam
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest. - Titus Livius
I desperate desire to read the Holy Scriptures is spirituality of the soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a while. - W.B. Yeats
All of us are in desperate need of the restoration of our wholeness through union with our inmost self. - Stephan A. Hoeller
In your most desperate moments where you crawl on the ground like worms, sometimes you suddenly hear the voice of a savior, the voice of the Music which immediately carries you away to the stars! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader. - Daisaku Ikeda
You want her in every quadrant like a desperate fool. - Andrew Hussie
Human beings can reach such desperate solitude that they may cross a boundary beyond which words cannot serve, and at such moments there is nothing left for them but to bark. - Anaïs Nin
Tempt not a desperate man.
A hopeless man is a very desperate and dangerous man, almost a dead man. - Robert F. Kennedy
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. - Henry David Thoreau
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. - William Blake
When you're in a competitive environment, always give out the impression that you don't care. It makes people want you more. If you act desperate, it's over. I think a passive attitude is helpful. It comes naturally because I'm lazy. - Diablo Cody
We can't be so desperate for love that we forget where we can always find it; within. - Alexandra Elle
Her belly ruptures full of parasites, Her eyes sink back in her skull Her butchered wrists, dangle From the edge of the bathtubHer children cuddle against her Desperate for love she cannot give - Wrath James White
I learned much too late that what you called love was nothing but a desperate and irrational fear of a life lived alone. - Beau Taplin
At my lowest point, when things were at their most desperate and uncomfortable, I always found myself in the company of Australians, who were like a reminder that I'd touched bottom. - Paul Theroux
We are so desperate to be in love with someone else that we forget to love ourself...what a tragedy! - Jasz Gill
Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope. - Shannon L. Alder
My first kiss. A new kind of kiss, like the new kind of music still playing, softly, in the distance - wild and arrhythmic, desperate. Passionate. - Lauren Oliver
In a country where even humans are treated brutally, animals must be in a totally desperate condition! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The journey towards success is more like a traveller lost in a desert, desperate to find an oasis, desperate to quench his thirst. But it is not about how grave the thirst is but about how long he chooses to walk thirsty. - Chirag Tulsiani
Better be a desperate single with many options than a sad married with no option. - Amen Muffler
The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth. - Shannon L. Alder
Everything bleeds into everything and fiction is just this funny desperate little attempt to staunch the bleeding. - Meghan Lamb
In tough and desperate times when your creativity begs to be birthed, loose the confines of the ground; stand up in your faith and walk atop the waves… - Stanice Anderson
Stay calm and exercise restrain during your most desperate moment or you shall desperately say what when your desperation is over, you shall come to a later realization of what you shouldn’t have say and notice how silence could have been the best option to mere words! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
God is in desperate search for those sons he could send to the world of sports to rule and manage it for him - Sunday Adelaja
Loan sharking may mean investment and immediate solutions but desperate loan sharks, who are short of cash, abuse your rights and attack other people's home. ~ Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul - Angelica Hopes
We make people into Gods, desperate that they never leave us and hopeful that someday, if we ever deserve it, maybe they’ll love us back even half way. - Jennifer Elisabeth
The conception of each star was at the point of no return; of a desperate soul struggling to master the winds! - C. JoyBell C.
The fragility of the intellectual is the same as the poet's:It's all about the I and its desperate sense of the we. - Prageeta Sharma
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. - Henry David Thoreau
Desperate affairs require desperate remedies. - Horatio Nelson
People need me. I fill them. If they can't see me for a while they get desperate, they get sick. But if I see them too often I get sick. It's hard to feed without getting fed. - Charles Bukowski
I was desperate to discover what nothing felt like. It was the absence of something that attracted me. It was the start. Everything important originated with nothingness. - Augusten Burroughs
You can’t separate desperate politicians from violence and trouble. - Bamigboye Olurotimi
He’s an indulgent sort of man……With a quick lip and a fierce tongue, the sort of tongue that draws you in with charm and words of praise, awkward silences and desperate worships. - Coco J. Ginger
If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise. - Shannon L. Alder
You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you are in desperate need. - Bryant McGill
Desperate is not a sexual preference. - Randy K. Milholland
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. - G.K. Chesterton
There are moments when one feels a desperate gratitude for museums, whatever their own ambiguous histories. Their objects from lost cities lead us back to who we are. - Amy Davidson
"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober." - G. K. Chesterton
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility. - Eric Hoffer
The Universal Consciousness's feeling is unqualified love for all of its creatures,no matter how foolish and desperate they act. - David V. Gaggin
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