Quotes: desperation

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
    William S. Burroughs
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    Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
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    Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.
  • Carrie P. Meek
    Carrie P. Meek
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    If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime.
  • Tony Robbins
    Tony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
  • Willem De Kooning
    Willem De Kooning
    Dutch abstract expressionist artist and painter 1904-1997
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    My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget
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    Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on - what will a family do out of desperation.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
    Billy Ray Cyrus
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    The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
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    We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim Rohn
    American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
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    We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.
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