The aspirations of most people—security, pleasure, leisure, meaningful work, creative and intellectual pursuits—are to be supported. These desires and dreams are not shameful. In supporting them, we are showing solidarity with working people, for whom these are luxuries and not givens.
Irena Klepfisz (b. 1941), U.S. Jewish lesbian author; born in Poland. "The Distances Between Us," 1985. Dreams of an Insomniac, part 1 (1990).
Referring to the tendency of political activists, drawn mostly from the educated middle-class, to minimize the significance of personal desires. Klepfisz had been very poor as a child and had done sub-professional office work.