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

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

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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.

http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofquot00woodrich/dictionaryofquot00woodrich_djvu.txt

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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"

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendipity