Sated Quotes

Sated Quotes by Roxane Gay, Horace, Jose Ortega y Gasset, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, Philip Sington and many others.

Emotionally, my ambition is not yet sated. Emotionally, I still feel like a kid at the adult’s table, yearning for recognition. I’m not sure where this all comes from but it is how I feel.
Roxane Gay
A leech that will not quit the skin until sated with blood.
The assurance that we have no means of answering [final] questions is no valid excuse for callousness towards them. The more deeply should we feel, down to the roots of our being, their pressure and their sting. Whose hunger has ever been [sated] with the knowledge that he could not eat?
Jose Ortega y Gasset
She was as sated with him as he was tired of her. Emma had rediscovered in adultery all the banality of marriage.
Gustave Flaubert
Ambition displeases when it has been sated … having reached the peak, it aspires to descend.
Pierre Corneille
Desire is an appetite, quickly sated. Longing is a wound, an opening in the heart or the spirit. Whatever the cause, whatever the duration, it almost always leaves a scar.
Philip Sington
I can’t think of anything I want and need that I don’t already have but at the same time, I’m not sated.
Ashley Judd
Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
Adela Florence Nicolson
There is only one way to be prepared for death: to be sated. In the soul, in the heart, in the spirit, in the flesh. To the brim.
Henry de Montherlant
I knew the poor,
I knew the hideous death they die,
when famine lays its bleak hand on the door;
I knew the rich,
sated with merriment,
who yet are sad.
Hilda Doolittle
If the spirit has passed through a great many sensations, possibly it can no longer be sated with them, but grows more excited, and demands more sensations, and stronger and stronger ones, until at length it falls exhausted.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The fruition of what is unlawful must be followed by remorse. The core sticks in the throat after the apple is eaten, and the sated appetite loathes the interdicted pleasure for which innocence was bartered.
Jane Porter
Boy, you’re like a horse.
Just now sated with seed,
You’ve come back to my stable,
Yearning for a good rider, fine meadow,
An icy spring, shady groves.
Theognis of Megara
Desire can’t be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we’ve failed, because desire is the state we seek.
Seth Godin
Seest thou how pale the sated guest rises from supper, where the appetite is puzzled with varieties? The body, too, burdened with I yesterday’s excess, weighs down the soul, and fixes to the earth this particle of the divine essence.