• Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
    ~ William Blake
  • There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
    ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
    ~ Epicurus
  • Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
    ~ Dan Brown
  • To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
    ~ Federico García Lorca
  • Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
    ~ William Shakespeare