An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.


Maya Angelou (1928-, African-American poet, writer, performer)

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Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.


Albert Camus (1913-1960, French existential writer)


One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.


Elias Canetti (1905-1994, Austrian novelist, philosopher)


I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.


Jimmy Carter (1924-, American President (39th))


I will now reveal to men the origin of the first, or perhaps second cause of their existence. Lust is the cause of procreation. Appetite is the support of life. Fear or timidity is the prolongation of life and preservation of its instruments.


Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519, Italian inventor, architect, painter, scientist, sculptor)


What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.


Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977, American author, critic)


Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.


Paul Gauguin (1848-1903, French artist)


A life-worshipper's philosophy is comprehensive. He is at one moment a positivist and at another a mystic: now haunted by the thought of death and now a Dionysian child of nature; now a pessimist and now, with a change of lover or liver or even the weather, an exuberant believer that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world.


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


No one every suddenly became depraved.


(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal (c.55-c.130, Roman satirical poet)


If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all. Ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.


Marquis De Sade (1740-1814, French author)


Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.


Marquis De Sade (1740-1814, French author)


Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape; a spirit with any honor is not willing to live except in its own way, and a spirit with any wisdom is not over-eager to live at all.


George Santayana (1863-1952, American philosopher, poet)


This is the monstrosity in love, lady, that the will is infinite and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Matthew 5:28


It is no longer enough to be lusty. One must be a sexual gourmet.


George F. Will (1941-, American political columnist)


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