You must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences.
– Ayn Rand, “The Fountainhead”
Fiery lust is not diminished by indulging it, but inevitably by leaving it ungratified. As long as you are laying logs on the fire, the fire will burn. When you withhold the wood, the fire dies.
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
– Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)