Category Archives: CRAVING

“It is facile to imply that smoking, alcoholism, overeating, or other ingrained patters can be upended without real effort. Genuine change requires work and self-understanding of the cravings driving behaviours.

Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction.  There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism.  The dead drug leaves a ghost behind.  At certain hours it haunts the house.  Jean Cocteau

Crescentem sequitur cura pecuniam, Major- unique fames — Care accompanies increasing wealth, and a craving for still greater riches. Horace.


Our nature is inseparable from desires, and the very word "desire" (the craving for something not possessed) implies that our present felicity is not complete. Hobbes.

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One pot of beer makes room for another. Creates a craving for another. Till the first went down, the man was happy without the poison ; but now he is not master of himself, and must have another pot to keep the first one company.

"The Salt-cellars: Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with Homely Notes Theron"


Serendipity is a propensity for making fortuitous discoveries while looking for something unrelated.