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Quotation by Shakespeare
This is the monstruosity in love, lady—that the will is infinite and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless and the act a slave to limit.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Troilus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 2, l. 77-80 (1609).
Troilus, in Troilus and Cressida, on the discrepancy between lovers' aspirations and their realization, shortly before the first sexual encounter between himself and Cressida.
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