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Neil Gaiman
“I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

James Dashner
“i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone”
James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

Donna Tartt
“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Andy Warhol
“As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.”
Andy Warhol

Sara Gruen
“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.

I want.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Brandon Sanderson
“Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Lionel Shriver
“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it.”
Lionel Shriver, Checker and the Derailleurs

Holly Black
“Kiss me again,” he says, drunk and foolish. “Kiss me until I am sick of it.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Dan Millman
“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever.”
Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Chuck Palahniuk
“Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Lisa Kleypas
“The question, love, is whether you want me enough to take the risk.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“If you have the woman you love, what more do you need? Well, besides an alibi for the time of her husband’s murder.
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Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

“Lift your hips for me, love.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Voltaire
“Our labour preserves us from three great evils -- weariness, vice, and want.”
Voltaire, Candide

Jeaniene Frost
“I’ve wanted you from the moment we met, and if you think sitting next to me in your bra doesn’t overwhelm me with desire, you’re very wrong. I just don’t force myself where I’m not invited. (Bones)”
Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

Cassandra Clare
“You're my sister," he said finally. "My sister, my blood, my family. I should want to protect you"—he laughed soundlessly without any humor—"to protect you from the sort of boys who want to do with you exactly what I want to do."

Clary's breath caught. "You said you just wanted to be my brother from now on."

"I lied," he said. "Demons lie, Clary. You know, there are some kinds of wounds you can get when you're a Shadowhunter—internal injuries from demon poison. You don't even know what's wrong with you, but you're bleeding to death slowly inside. That's what it's like, just being your brother."

"But Aline—"

"I had to try. And I did." His voice was lifeless. "But God knows, I don't want anyone but you. I don't even want to want anyone but you." He reached out, trailed his fingers lightly through her hair, fingertips brushing her cheek. "Now at least I know why."

Clary's voice had sunk to a whisper. "I don't want anyone but you, either.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Holly Black
“That’s what comes of hungering for something; you forget to check if it’s rotten before you gobble it down”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Margaret Atwood
“I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Rachel Vincent
“I want you. I want you so badly I can’t stand it. When you left, it felt like the world got darker. Like I couldn’t truly see anything. Couldn’t feel anything.”
Rachel Vincent, Alpha

Gail McHugh
“When you want something this badly, you don't just give up. You fight and fight until you absolutely can't fight anymore.”
Gail McHugh, Collide

Jay McInerney
“Sometimes I think the difference between what we want and what we're afraid of is about the width of an eyelash.”
Jay McInerney

Richard Paul Evans
“I've come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are.”
Richard Paul Evans, The Gift

Lisa Kleypas
“You deserve someone better than me. Someone young and idealistic…someone who can experience things for the first time along with you. I'm not always kind, and I have more faults than I'd care to name. All I can promise is that I'll want you until my last breath.”
Lisa Kleypas, Because You're Mine

John Green
“I just want you to be happy. If that’s with me or with someone else or with nobody. I just want you to be happy.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

“It was a kingdom of dreams — a place where things would be just the way I wanted them to be.”
Judith McNaught, A Kingdom of Dreams

Patrick Süskind
“People left him alone. And that was all he wanted.”
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.”
Eric Hoffer

Deb Caletti
“You can want one thing and have a secret wish for its opposite.”
Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

Holly Black
“Our eyes meet, and something dangerous sparks.

He hates you, I remind myself.

“Kiss me again,” he says, drunk and foolish. “Kiss me until I am sick of it.”

I feel those words, feel them like a kick to the stomach. He sees my expression and laughs, a sound full of mockery. I can’t tell which of us he’s laughing at.

He hates you. Even if he wants you, he hates you.

Maybe he hates you the more for it.

After a moment, his eyes flutter closed. His voice falls to a whisper, as though he’s talking to himself. “If you’re the sickness, I suppose you can’t also be the cure.”

He drifts off to sleep, but I am wide awake.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Jon Kabat-Zinn
“To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

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