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what in the world does "Desire is death" mean? It is used in Sonnet 147, but I don't understand it.



  • Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
    • Marsha Sinetar
  • The waves of desire in the world-ocean are intoxicating wine.
    • Sri Guru Granth Sahib
  • When all desires that cling to the heart are surrendered, then a mortal becomes immortal.
  • When one tastes that fruit that bathes their tongue in decadence, ones own wants oft causeth them to partake again, and deeper, each time, to wash themselves anew in that single most sumptuous thing.
    • Devon Whitten Kalgalath
  • Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
    • Jim Rohn
  • Desire is desire wherever you go ,The sun cannot bleach it nor tide wash it away
    • The Beach (movie).
Last modified on 26 February 2014, at 21:16