But the half-hour went by in silence, and whet there were only three minutes left, the boy felt a terror he could not explain, except that he did not want to send that order, He turned to the trainmaster and the road foreman, asking hesitantly, "Mr. Mitchum gave me an order before he left, but I wonder whether I ought to send it, because I …. I don’t think it’s right.
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Because there is a force that wants you to realize your destiny; it whets your appetite with a taste of success.
Paulo Coelho -- The Alchemist
She says every time I lose it in front of the press, I only whet their appetites for more.