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Quotes About Lust

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Stefan Zweig
“He was the kind of young man whose handsome face has brought him plenty of success in the past and is now ever-ready for a new encounter, a fresh-experience, always eager to set off into the unknown territory of a little adventure, never taken by surprise because he has worked out everything in advance and is waiting to see what happens, a man who will never overlook any erotic opportunity, whose first glance probes every woman's sensuality, and explores it, without discriminating between his friend's wife and the parlour-maid who opens the door to him. Such men are described with a certain facile contempt as lady-killers, but the term has a nugget of truthful observation in it, for in fact all the passionate instincts of the chase are present in their ceaseless vigilance: the stalking of the prey, the excitement and mental cruelty of the kill. They are constantly on the alert, always ready and willing to follow the trail of an adventure to the very edge of the abyss. They are full of passion all the time, but it is the passion of a gambler rather than a lover, cold, calculating and dangerous. Some are so persistent that their whole lives, long after their youth is spent, are made an eternal adventure by this expectation. Each of their days is resolved into hundreds of small sensual experiences - a look exchanged in passing, a fleeting smile, knees brushing together as a couple sit opposite each other - and the year, in its own turn, dissolves into hundreds of such days in which sensuous experience is the constantly flowing, nourishing, inspiring source of life.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

Jess C. Scott
“One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.

“They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.”
Jess C. Scott, The Devilin Fey

C. JoyBell C.
“My spirit is healthy, yes. But I tell you, my flesh is healthy too. I am enlightened and free, but I am also lustful and carnal.”
C. JoyBell C.

Marquis de Sade
“If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.”
Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom

“Desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
and
leaves you starving.”
Nayyirah Waheed

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Hope will lie to you, but lust is what it is; it never lies.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Flirt

Sarah Waters
“It's a curious, wanting thing.”
Sarah Waters, Fingersmith

Margaret Atwood
“The young habitually mistake lust for love, they're infested with idealism of all kinds.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Rachilde
“I have never been loved enough to gain the desire of reproducing a being in the image of my lover and I have never been given enough pleasure so that my brain has not had the leisure to seek better...I have wanted the impossible...”
Rachilde, Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novel

Jess C. Scott
“[novan]: bassists are very good with their fingers
[novan]: and some of us sing backup vocals, so that means we're good with our mouths too...

(~ IM chat with Novan Chang, 18, bassist)”
Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

Karen Marie Moning
“I think sex with him might undo my essential cellular cohesion.”
Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“he dared to explore her withered neck w/his fingertips…her hips w/their decaying bones, her thighs with their aging veins.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Megan McCafferty
“Then a lightning bolt shot straight through my skivvies. Sha-ZAM!”
Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts
tags: lust

Emily Maguire
“The thing I never understood about love is that it can't be quelled, like lust can. With love, if you follow its call, if you give in to it, it just gets worse. The more you have, the deeper you go, the more you need.”
Emily Maguire, Taming the Beast
tags: love, lust

Blaise Pascal
“Lust is the source of all our actions, and humanity.”
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Thomas Middleton
“Let me feel how thy pulses beat.”
Thomas Middleton, The Changeling

Oscar Wilde
“Salomé, Salomé, dance for me. I pray thee dance for me. I am sad to-night. Yes, I am passing sad to-night. When I came hither I slipped in blood, which is an evil omen; and I heard, I am sure I heard in the air a beating of wings, a beating of giant wings. I cannot tell what they mean .... I am sad to-night. Therefore dance for me. Dance for me, Salomé, I beseech you. If you dance for me you may ask of me what you will, and I will give it you, even unto the half of my kingdom.”
Oscar Wilde, Salome

Ellen Hopkins
“But, though I was very much in lust with him, I knew from the start we were nothing like "forever." Maybe because forever is such a scary place.”
Ellen Hopkins, Burned

Kurt Vonnegut
“Tis better to have love and lust
Than to let our apparatus rust.”
Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Janet Evanovich
“Ranger cradled my face in his hands, using his thumbs to wipe the tears from my eyes. "The ceremony is over. Can you make it back to the car?"
I nodded. "I'm okay now. Am I red and blotchy from crying?"
"Yes," Ranger said, brushing a kiss across my forehead. "I love you anyway."
"There's all kinds of love," I said.
Ranger took me by the hand and led me back to the SUV. "This is the kind that doesn't call for a ring. But a condom might come in handy."
"That's not love," I told him. "That's lust.”
Janet Evanovich, Eleven on Top
tags: love, lust

Lisa Shearin
“Michael was still an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, coated in yum. Only now the enigma was a little less mysterious; I was a few clues closer to solving the riddle - but damn, that man would always be coated in yum.”
Lisa Shearin, The Trouble with Demons

“His eyes darted over the surface of my face. Like a moth to a blaze he was hesitant, seeming to crave my warmth but not its inevitable burn. He explored me from a distance with his unspoken desire, with the fear that touching me would set him to flame. I wanted nothing more in that moment than to prove very much the opposite.”
Shawn Kirsten Maravel, Volition

Jess C. Scott
“It's weird, marriage. It's like this license that gives a person the legal right to control their spouse / their 'other half.”
Jess C. Scott, Blind Leading Another

Charlaine Harris
“It was one of God's jokes that such a dumb mind had been put in such an eloquent body.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark

Charlaine Harris
“I had never realized a woman could have to struggle to keep her hands off a man, but here I was, digging my nails into my palms, staring at the inside of my eyelids as though I could maybe see through them if I peered hard enough.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World

Nenia Campbell
“We hunger in earnest for that which we cannot consume.”
Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Never mind that. What's going on with you and Heath?"

Annabelle pulled a little wide-eyed innocence out of her rusty bag of college acting skills.
"What do you mean? Business."

"Don't give me that. We've been friends too long."

She switched to a furrowed brow. "He's my most important client. You know how much this means to me."

Molly wasn't buying it. "I've seen the way you look at him. Like he was a slot machine with triple sevens tattooed on his forehead. If you fall in love with him, I swear I'll never speak to
you again."

Annabelle nearly choked. She'd known Molly would be suspicious, but she hadn't expected an outright confrontation. "Are you nuts? Setting aside the fact that he treats me like a flunky, I'd never fall for a workaholic after what I've had to go through with my family." Falling in lust, however, was an entirely different matter.

"He has a calculator for a heart," Molly said.
"I thought you liked him.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Match Me If You Can

“While we’re at it, why don’t we add a third emotion to this list: lust. You are probably unaware that Linnaeus lumped the tomato into the same genus as the potato, a food with a reputation for its widespread availability and easy satisfaction of oral needs.”
Benson Bruno, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

“Or maybe spring is the season of love and fall the season of mad lust. Spring for flirting but fall for the untamed delicious wild thing.”
Elizabeth Cohen, The Hypothetical Girl

Jarod Kintz
“When I sing, it sounds like I’m gargling spaghetti. Is it any wonder that women lust after me and mail me their panties? (Mail to: Jarod Kintz/12358 Fibonacci Way/Jacksonville, Fl 32258)
”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

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