Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lust -

Scratching lust's itchy sore. Augustine

Do not believe that lust can ever be killed out if gratified or satiated, for this is an abomination inspired by illusion. It is by feeding vice that it expands and waxes strong, like to the worm that fattens on the blossom's heart.
H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)

Lust is the ape that gibbers in our loins. Tame him as we will beday, he rages all the wilder in our dreams by night. Just when we think we're safe from him, he raises up his ugly head and smirks, and there's no river in the world flows cold and strong enough to strike him down. Almighty God, why dost thou deck men out with such a loathsome toy? Frederick Buechner Godric

Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst. Frederick Buechner

There are no longer sinners, only addictive personalities. Take lust. Those who would have previously been called lustful are now described as 'addicted' to sex and in need of therapy. - Frank Furedi, "Making a virtue of vice" The Spectator 12 Jan 2002

He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart.
C S Lewis Letters to an American Lady

Capricious, wanton, bold, and brutal lust
Is meanly selfish; when resisted, cruel;
And, like the blast of pestilential winds,
Taints the sweet bloom of nature's fairest forms. Milton (1608-1674)
Adulterers and customers of whores
And cunning takers of virginities
Caper from bed to bed, but not because
The flesh is pricked to infidelities.
The body is content with homely fare;
It is the avid, curious mind that craves
New pungent sauce and strips the larder bare,
The palate and not the hunger that enslaves.
John Press

What rein can hold licentious wickedness
When down the hill he holds his fierce career? KING HENRY V

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