Quotes About Lust

Quotes tagged as "lust" (showing 61-90 of 819)
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

Alexandra Ivy
“What was the point in satin and lace if it didn't make a man struggle to speak?”
Alexandra Ivy, Embrace The Darkness

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Bukowski
“She was perfect, pure maddening sex, and she knew it, and she played on it, dripped it, and allowed you to suffer for it.”
Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Steven Erikson
“Gods, I wish the world was full of passive women.He thought for a moment longer, then scowled. On second thoughts, what a nightmare that'd be. It's the job of a man to fan the spark into flames, not quench it...”
Steven Erikson, Memories of Ice

Michael Faudet
“I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach.”
Michael Faudet

Tricia Owens
“Now do you understand why I'm interested in you? You're a locked door, sweetheart. You give no one a key and you never answer the door when anyone knocks...Ah, but sometimes, sometimes I get a peek through the keyhole and what I find there...It's like glimpsing you as you're stripping. Underneath all of that darkness is something hungry, something desperate, something, oh, so deliciously vulnerable.”
Tricia Owens, Fearless Leader

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

Fiona Thrust
“I live for sex.

I celebrate it, and relish the electricity of it, with every fibre of my being.

I can see no better reason for being alive.”
Fiona Thrust, Naked and Sexual

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

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

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

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

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

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

Krista Ritchie
“Whether it's men, women—it doesn't really matter. The human race is filled with passion and lust. And to coin terms like heterosexuality, homosexuality or even bisexuality makes no sense to me. You are human. You love who you love. You fuck who you fuck. That should be enough—no labels. No stigmas. Nothing. Just be to be.
But life isn't that kind. People will always find things to hate.”
Krista Ritchie, Kiss the Sky

“Tell me again about the girl whose hands
have no color. Whose hands are completely
white. This time make them damned, or
untouched, or have her open a red umbrella

or point at some maple leaves and damned
near cry. Those hands. As freakish goes,
I wish I had a tail. Maybe then you’d know
how much I like you. It shakes me through,

damn through. It shakes me. When she carries
a peacock feather. When she touches her neck
or thighs. You’re a person. It’s not so bad.
You have hands. You are a person with hands

to hold things. Things you like. Tremendous
things. Tell me what you will hold today. I
know there is room for everything. There is no
need to be ceremonious. Tell what gets let go.”
Rebecca Wadlinger

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

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

William Ernest Henley
“O, it's die we must, but it's live we can,
And the marvel of earth and sun
Is all for the joy of woman and man
And the longing that makes them one.”
William Ernest Henley, Hawthorn and Lavender: With Other Verses

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

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

Edward Abbey
“But of the seven deadly sins, wrath is the healthiest - next only to lust.”
Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope I haven't given you the impression that I consider kissing intrinsically irrational.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

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