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Irresistible Quotes

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Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

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When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
- Blaise Pascal

 

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening,
powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus,
irresistible.
- Craig Raine

Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially
in the realm of the fostering of right international relations.
Here the demand is simply irresistible.
- John Raleigh Mott

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There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet,
something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips,
wells up in the traveller's being.
- Patrick MacGill

Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that
element of our society which seeks unearned money.
- J. Edgar Hoover

I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible,
burning attraction towards the abstract.
- Gustave Moreau

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not
the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
- Boris Pasternak

But while I loved all of these courses,
there was an irresistible attraction of economics.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
- Walter Jon Williams

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
- H. L. Mencken

The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- Adam Weishaupt

Some minds seem almost to create themselves,
springing up under every disadvantage and working their
solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
- Toni Cade Bambara

There's nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him.
- Ernest Lehman

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state,
the church can impose the most irresistible,
if covert, controls conceivable.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The love-bite, it is the beginning.
You will be irresistible.
- Bela Lugosi

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies,
but a handsome fool is irresistible.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time,
which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor
that I find irresistible,
as a contemporary poet.
- Robert Morgan

Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries
along on its flood all created things and drowns them
in the depths of obscurity.
- Anna Comnena

With the supermarket as our temple and the singing
commercial as our litany,
are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible
vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?
- Adlai Stevenson

Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance,
is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend,
its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need,
and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.
Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes,
the swing in your gait.
The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will
and energy to execute your ideas.
- Henry Ford

The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters,
provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites
to seize power in order to impose their own vision
on a newly socially regimented Europe.
- Maggie Gallagher

The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the
waves that roll between him and his home,
talks of cruel facts, material barriers that,
just because they are material, and not ideal,
shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
- Josiah Royce

In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he
still is to younger women.
How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less
commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know,
but they do.
- Earl Warren

There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership
of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time.
This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable
changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent.
- John Raleigh Mott

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war,
and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy.
It's always so.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers
and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The possession of arbitrary power has always,
the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility,
magnanimity, and truth.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door,
leaving those who look through to guess about what
is seen during the moment.
- Carl Sandburg

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money,
either.
- Robert Graves

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -
but not without poetry.
- Charles Baudelaire

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and
the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,
and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
- Muriel Rukeyser

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire


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