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Adam was but human--this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
Ovid, Amores
When I read the warning label on the gun that read "Please do not shoot at people," I immediately wanted to start shooting at people. Why did I do something that people shouldn't do? That itself explained how primitive and childish I was at the time.
Keiichi, telling his friends how he got started shooting little girls with his bb gun, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Forbidden, pp. Invested with a new and irresistable charm.
Ambrose Bierce, from his 'Devil's Dictionary'
I'm not sure that the best way to make a boy love the English poets might not be to forbid him to read them and then give him plenty of time to disobey you.
"The more you want to hide it, the more I want to see it."
—So many parents.