We Fear What We Most Desire

“sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love”

“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.”

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”

“I want my time to be taken up by chores, errands, appointments, and arguments. In other words, I want to get married.”

“Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.”

“One morning, about four o’clock, I was driving my car just about as fast as I could. I thought, ‘Why am I out on the highway this time of night?’ I was miserable, and it all came to me: ‘I’m falling in love with somebody I have no right to fall in love with. I can’t fall in love with this man, but it’s just like a ring of fire.”

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