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The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition. (Quote by - Henry Miller)

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. (Quote by - Bob Saget)

Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting. (Quote by - Jim Carrey)

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. (Quote by - James Thurber)

Well it's a drastic procedure by your standards and mine, but for the people who are living in desperation perhaps the best way to understand it is that it seems no more drastic to them than circumcision. (Quote by - John Money)

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation. (Quote by - Anthony Burgess)

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. (Quote by - Tony Robbins)

Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation. (Quote by - Doug Coupland)

I sort of got into Westerns... It was a sort of desperation move, really. I had several pictures that didn't go very well, and I just realised that I would have to try something else. (Quote by - James Stewart)

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances. (Quote by - Robert Crumb)

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation. (Quote by - Thomas Merton)

Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention. (Quote by - Douglas Horton)

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation. (Quote by - Aldrich Ames)

So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without actually getting another job? I felt the only logical answer was to become a novelist. So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real feelings of desperation - and it worked. (Quote by - Lee Child)

I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting. (Quote by - Jim Carrey)

Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the 'forgotten emergencies' in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal. (Quote by - Desmond Tutu)

I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation. (Quote by - Harry Shearer)

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. (Quote by - William S. Burroughs)

I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation. (Quote by - Ruth Benedict)

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

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. (Quote by - Jean Baudrillard)

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation. (Quote by - Vita Sackville-West)

I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other. (Quote by - Laura Dern)

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. (Quote by - Willem de Kooning)

My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound. (Quote by - Griffin Dunne)


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