Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job. - Victor Hugo
What drove us crazy wasn't necessarily the sexual freedom his critic claimed he was unleashing, but freedom, period. Freedom to be yourself, to express yourself, to wear what you wanted to wear, to look the way you wanted to look, to have your own style, your own talk. - Larry Geller, Joel Spector, Patricia Romanowski
It was only love,It only drove me to my knees.Rendering me hopelessLike an incurable disease. - C.B. Roberts
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. - Sallust
A woman once drove me to drink, and I never had the decency to thank her. - Sir Winston Churchill
I’ll never know if it was figuratively or literally when he said I drove him crazy. - Dominic Riccitello
Fifty years from now, I will not be remembered for how much money I earned, the type of home I lived in or the car I drove, but on whether I made a difference to someone's life. - Karon Waddell
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose..! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place.... O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation. - Augustine of Hippo
No one ever said that making love had to be a gently-flowing river which slowly became a flood. Sometimes the raging torrent came first. As it did now, as tempers drove it and the desire to fight each other became as compelling as the desire to drown in each other‘s surging swell. - Michelle Reid
They've never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or could eat snow, or swim in any river or brook. The last time I drove to Washington the traffic was so bad that I could have made better time with a horse. - Madeleine L'Engle
I felt that I had done my duty. Nothing drove me now. I had run out of causes and was as close as I might ever be to peace. With all this behind me, I felt that if I had to die now, it was all right. I would not protest quite so loudly as I would have at any other time.
And so Discovery drove on toward Saturn, as often as not pulsating with the cool music of the harpsichord, the frozen thoughts of a brain that had been dust for twice a hundred years. - Arthur C. Clarke
Grief, it seemed, drove Voldemort out...though Dumbledore, of course, would have said that it was love. - J.K. Rowling
Passion drove her deeper, into the abyss beneath his skin where she mapped his soul to the dance of his heartbeat... - Virginia Alison
I was in love with a beautiful blond once. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for. - W.C. Fields