If you went to bed crying and woke up crying, it's time to reconsider some things. When tears outweigh the smiles, the love is fading. Don't hold on to someone who is desperately trying to let you go.
— Tony Gaskins desperation quote
The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.
— Comer Cotrell
The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy.
I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
The interesting thing is why we're so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness.
We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons inspiration or desperation.
Remaining calm in times of desperation makes way for opportunity.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled;
Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
Not even a suicide does away with himself out of desperation, he considers the act so long and so deliberately, that he kills himself with thinking -- one could barely call it suicide since it is thinking which takes his life. He does not kill himself with deliberation but rather kills himself because of deliberation.
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
I was just the youngest in the family, and most in desperate need of attention.
The tragedy for comedians is there's nothing more they want than to be liked.
We desperately seek approval. It's almost like a personality disorder you can do as a job.
I am desperate to do a comedy now.
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
I really feel like life will dictate itself.
You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer.
Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.