Desire: who, except priests, would want to call it ‘lack’? Nietzsche call it ‘Will to Power.’ There are other names for it. For example, ‘grace.’ Desire is not at all easy, but this is precisely because it gives, instead of lacks, ‘virtue which gives.’ Those who link desire to lack, the long column of crooners of castration, clearly indicate a long resentment, like an interminable bad conscience…Lack refers to a positivity of desire, and not desire to a negativity of lack. Even individually, the construction of the plane is a politics, it necessarily involves a ‘collective,’ collective assemblages, a set of social becoming. There isn’t a desire for power, it is power itself that is desire. Not a desire-lack, but desire as plentitude, exercise, functioning, even in the most subaltern of workers. Being an assemblage, desire is precisely one with the gears and the components of the machine, one with the power of the machine.
Deleuze and Guattari, The Anti-Oedipus