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Taking What You Want Quotes


"Life is all about taking risk to get what you want." - Adam Lambert

"Better off dead than giving in; not taking what you want." - Carol Ann Duffy

"Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want." - David Hockney

"This is what divorce is: taking things you no longer want from people you no longer love." - Zadie Smith

"What do you say to taking chances?" - Celine Dion

"Work very very hard. This business is no joke. Make sure you know what you want or you might be taking someone else's view instead of your own." - Zoe Cassavetes

"Perspective taking is taking on the perspective of others. It's what we do anytime we buy a gift for someone else ("What would they like?"). So it means breaking the golden rule ("Treat others the way you want to be treated") and instead, acknowledges that others may not want what you want." - David Livermore

"What is exciting is taking back the excitement of being able to debut something to an audience in exactly the way you want to." - Trent Reznor

"Marissa, " he mumbled, taking her hand. "Don't want to see you drink so much?" Wait, not really what he'd been going for. "Ah...don't you to see me drink so much...want." Whatever. God...he was so confused.~Butch" - J.R. Ward

"Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want. The idea of the rigid style seemed to me then something you needn't concern yourself with, it would trap you." - David Hockney

"When I turned 30, I started to feel all those miles. At times, you want to turn the faucet off a bit, but I never want to stop traveling. That's what it's all about - taking the music to the people." - Brandi Carlile

"No matter what projects I'm taking on, I want to (do) things to help other people." - Pattie Mallette

"But you can't get to the place you most want to be without taking a chance." - Susane Colasanti

"Are you curious about cutting off your finger? Do you want to know what that feels like? To me, taking drugs is the same type of thing. In the end, all that happens is you get hurt by it." - Justin Bieber

"A completely disrespectful photographer was asked to stop taking photographs, and then said, 'I've got what I want. What are you going to do about it?' How would you feel if somebody walked up and started taking your photograph? I don't think you'd be very happy." - Gabriel Byrne

"What you want, wants you." - Mark Victor Hansen

"A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking." - Earl Wilson

"With terrorist groups like al Qaeda, you can't learn what you want to learn about their capabilities and their future plans by taking a picture of it, and they've learned not to use the telephone." - Bob Graham

"If you want risk taking, set an example yourself and reward and praise those that do." - Jack Welch

"For early employees you want people that have somewhat of a risk-taking attitude." - Sam Altman

"We want what you no longer want." - Neal Shusterman

"I want what you want. Whenever you want it." - Cassandra Clare

"Want! You must want something. What do you want?" - Tobias Wolff

"Success is taking what you know, and creating the best you that you can be." - Tim Fargo

"The social system is taking on a form in which finding out what you want to do is less and less of an option because your life is too structured, organised, controlled and disciplined." - Noam Chomsky

"Everything they teach in school is oriented so that they can test it to show that you know it, instead of taking note of the obvious, which is that people learn by doing what people want to do." - Roger Schank

"I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it." - Kristi Yamaguchi

"Our music has always been instant reactive and I guess taking our time to absorb things and say what you really want to say could be much more offensive than anything we've ever done." - Fred Durst

"What is missing from your life? Know that whatever you are missing, you are - most likely - not giving. Bring to your life what you want from it. If you don't think The Uni-verse is helping you, try trusting yourself and taking a risk. Listen to your intuition. Do what scares you... and the see the miracle that awaits." - Mastin Kipp

"Don't let thoughts of me hold you back. Just do what you want to do. Otherwise, I might end up taking you with me, and that is the one thing I don't want to do. I don't want to interfere with your life." - Haruki Murakami

"The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets you closer and closer. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to be visible. And what had once felt impossible, starts to feel possible." - Karen Salmansohn

"You want a child who never makes you anything but proud? Please. Don't bother taking on parenthood if you can't handle the fact that sometimes your child's identity won't be what you would have chosen. And if you want to prevent a child from ever suffering? Well, then don't have a child. No one is born into the world never to suffer." - Alice Dreger

"And what do automobile companies do? They see something that's taking off and they want to mimic it, don't they?" - Don Panoz

"What you want is what you cannot have. What you cannot have is what you want." - Robert Jordan

"It's perversion. Don't you see what it is? It's not natural. To go to great expense for something you want, that's natural. To reach out to take it, that's human, that's natural. But to get your pleasure from not taking, from cheating yourself deliberately like my brother did today, from not getting, from not taking. Don't you see what a black thing that is for a man to do? How it is to hate yourself?" - Abraham Polonsky

"If you want something, if you take it for your own, you'll always be taking it from someone else." - Lauren Oliver

"Knowing what you want gets you what you want; it's just how bad you want it." - Faisal Khokhar

"After you get what you want you don't want it." - Irving Berlin

"I've asked you fifty questions and still have no sense of your life, your family, what you care about. They want to know about you, Katniss." "But I don't want them to! They're already taking my future! They can't have the things that mattered to time in the past!" I say." - Suzanne Collins

"You govern your surroundings by the nature of what is taking place in your consciousness." - Joel S. Goldsmith

"If you're taking care of yourself, then what can somebody else tell you?" - Swae Lee

"Taking sartorial risks and not following other people is what makes you stand out." - Zac Posen

"Whether it's physically having a visual of what you want to accomplish in front of you, like a running list or a vision board, or mentally visualizing and taking time to meditate, having a vision of what you are running for keeps you from running for the sake of running." - Ian Somerhalder

"That's what it is to love someone: to give whatever you can while taking what you must." - Hillary Jordan

"Fashion is an industry to make money. It plays into human psychology. We want to belong, we want to be loved. I'm not trying to demonize the fashion industry - I love the fashion industry - but style is about taking the control out of the industry's hand and having you decide what works for you." - Stacy London

"God, I want what you want more than I want what I want." - Andy Stanley

"You believe what you want to believe" - Tom Petty

"You can't always get what you want." - Mick Jagger

"You must do what you want." - Anthony Horowitz

"I think the virtue I prize above all others is curiosity. If you look really hard at almost anybody, and try to see why they're doing what they're doing, taking a dig at them ceases to be what you want to do even if you hate them." - A S Byatt

"I don't want to be home just taking medicine and waiting to die, you know? That's not something I'm about." - Sharon Jones

"I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging." - George W Bush

"Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart." - Beverley Mitchell

"The art of lighting the stage consists of putting light where you want it and taking it away from where you don't want it," - Max Reinhardt

"You just have to work really hard to tune out the noise and the static. Because it gets louder, and people really have an opinion, and you don't want to shy away from taking chances for fear of what people will say, or living in the wreckage of the future [of] what may be if I do this." - Jennifer Aniston

"I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader" - Tony Abbott

"Microsoft Research has a thing called the Sense Cam that, as you walk around, it's taking photos all the time. And the software will filter and find the ones that are interesting without having to think, 'Let's get out the camera and get that shot.' You just have that, and software helps you pick what you want." - Bill Gates

"I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader." - Tony Abbott

"One thing I've learned about death threats is that they're great, actually. You should actually be grateful for death threats because those who are taking the time to threaten you that way are getting it out of their system. That's really what they rant to do, yell at you, and they want to threaten you." - Michael Moore

"Storytelling, you know, has a real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They're taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don't want to come over and just give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That's what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That is why they heal you." - Alice Walker

"You will have fewer regrets in life if you start focusing and taking responsiblity for where you are and where you want to be." - Deborah

"You can't expect to make all this money and not go through problems. You can't expect God to give you everything you want without taking something away." - French Montana

"You get to choose what you want, but you must get clear about what you want." - Rhonda Byrne

"Nothing makes you realize you don't know what you want more than getting what you want." - Jane Wagner

"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget." - Cormac Mccarthy

"You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be." - Dave Thomas

"Some actors give you what you want. Some you have to make do what you want." - Ang Lee

"What does it mean to go deeper? Taking pictures when you're more emotional or sorrowful, or having sex? I just want to have really boring snapshots - people just standing in front of a camera taking pictures with a smile." - Nikki S. Lee

"Yes, there are plenty of heroes and heroines everywhere you look. They are not famous people. They are generally obscure and modest people doing useful work, keeping their families together and taking an active part in the health of their communities, opposing what is evil (in one way or another) and defending what is good. Heroes do not want power over others." - Edward Abbey

"I stay around for two or three hours after every show signing and taking pictures with everybody, and people come up and say hi and they say, "I didn't know what to expect but it was so different to what I imagined, it was so cool". I want to believe they're not lying. You know so, some people don't get it, some people do." - Chuck Mosley

"I know I can do a lot of things quicker than what I used to do, where I would need more time to figure things out. What I find myself challenged by now is I have to be careful of taking things for granted because you want to surprise yourself." - Mahershala Ali

"You can never tell what people have inside them until you start taking it away, one hope at a time" - Gregory David Roberts

"You can call me what you like, but I will be taking your cake. -L (from Death Note)" - Tsugumi Ohba

"I believe you mother everybody, not in a cloying, hovering way, but taking care of what is around you." - Alice Walker

"Impressionism means taking inspiration directly from nature, trusting your senses rather than what you think you know." - Michael McClure

"When you want what you want more than you fear what you want, you will have it." - Alan Cohen

"What you want to be defines what you become." - Ron Kaufman

"Take what you have and make what you want." - Hilda Charlton

"What you need isn't always what you want." - Robert Jordan

"If you want nothing, do what you want. If you want everything, develop discipline" - Kostya Tszyu

"Entrepreneurship is the freedom to do what you want, when you want, how you want." - Jeet Banerjee

"Know what you want - and get it" - Sushmita Sen

"It's never about what YOU want." - Roger Verge

"Be suspicious of what you want." - Rumi

"Who gets to decide what you want?" - Seth Godin

"Nothing else counts except what you want." - William H Macy

"Say what you really want to say." - Denzel Washington

"Say what you want about the deaf..." - Jimmy Carr

"What more do you want, mermaids?" - Isidor Isaac Rabi

"Discipline is remembering what you want." - David Campbell

"What you guys want, I'm for." - Dan Quayle

"On doing what you want to do." - Marie Beynon Lyons Ray

"It's not the imbalances of life that will get you down-it's doing meaningless things that aren't taking you where you want to go." - Danielle LaPorte

"Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren't right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career." - Lauren Bush

"In the action business, when you don't want to say you ran like a mouse, you call it 'taking cover.' It's more heroic." - Jim Butcher

"Fine. If I can't have you, then you do the taking. Have all of me, part of me, a small piece, whatever you want. Just please, have something." - J.R. Ward

"This is how it's done. When people are sitting on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you justify taking it." - James Cameron

"Every time you make a fruit crisp for me, you are my favorite person in the world. It's something delicious and warm, right out of the oven. I mean, what more could anyone want? And all you're doing is taking the best fruit of the season, putting a crumb topping on it and putting it in the oven." - Tom Douglas

"To mobilize yourself, decide what you want, determine what will get you what you want, then act - do what will get you what you want most to achieve." - Nido R Qubein

"Success is the freedom to do what you want, with whom you want, when you want, wherever you want." - Conan Stevens

"What you want can be yours. But you must first know what it is you want." - Libba Bray

"Want what you have and you will always get what you want." - Gautama Buddha

"You cannot create what you want by moving away from what you don't want." - Robert Fritz

"You get to do what you want to do if that's what you want to do." - Patrick Fugit

"Refocusing on what you do want will take you in the direction of what you want." - Joe Vitale

"As you cannot do what you want, Want what you can do" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Learning what you don't want is how you know what you do want." - Robin Wright

"You are free to do what you want, but you are not free to want what you want." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"I think that's what growing up is all about. It's about taking on new responsibilities and learning what you can handle, and learning what you can't." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"If I am taking a job, I really want to do it 100% on a daily basis, and that's not what I can do right now." - Thomas Dooley

"I really love doing nothing. I really love just being at home and taking a couple of days, you know, doing nothing. You know what I mean? Just getting up, being around the house, going outside the back yard, coming back in; I really like to do nothing because I travel a lot. There's a lot of travelling. There's a lot of on the phone all the time. There's a lot of looking at papers and reading things and so you don't want to read magazines and you don't want to do anything; you don't want to read books, you just want to just kind of shut down a little bit." - Jennifer Lopez

"An attitude of only taking what you need was built into the protocols of the Internet itself." - Danny Hillis

"Class is striving hard to be the best at what you do while taking the needs of others into consideration" - Roger Staubach

"Jasper? What do vampires do for bachelor parties? You're not taking him to a strip club, are you?" - Stephenie Meyer

"I'm a big believer in doing what you've got to do, but taking a breather when you can." - Erin Wasson

"Painting today is pure intuition and luck and taking advantage of what happens when you splash the stuff down." - Francis Bacon

"Taking stock of what you own, when done correctly and thoroughly, helps dampen the urge to shop frivolously." - Nina Garcia

"A successful outcome shows what hard work, perseverance and taking advantage of your opportunities will do for you." - Will Rogers

"What you desire is what YOU want, what you have is what ALLAH wants." - Nouman Ali Khan

"God does not want you to become a God; he wants you to become godly - taking on his values, attitudes, and character." - Rick Warren

"If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself." - Tarthang Tulku

"If you don't want anyone to know about your existence, you might as well kill yourself. You're taking up space, air." - Dave Eggers

"Taking the time to polish a pun or fine-tune a practical joke is a way of saying, 'I'm thinking about you and I want to please you.'" - Andrew Hudgins

"To really enjoy drugs you've got to want to get out of where you are. But there are some wheres that are harder to get out of than others. This is the drug-taking problem for adults. Teenage Weltscbmerz is easy to escape. But what drug will get a grown-up out of, for instance, debt?" - P. J. O'Rourke

"You can't tell me what we're doing right now is not working. The perception is, well, it's not. I don't deal in perception. I want to deal in reality. The reality of the matter is that the percentage of guys who are taking has gone way down." - Tom Glavine

"We don't want to be afraid to make a choice because we're afraid to make a mistake because most decisions aren't final. Feelings change all the time. You can always change your mind and taking risks and making choices is what makes life so exciting because we never know what's going to happen. Every day something new comes our way." - Amy Poehler

"Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride, married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. Instructions for living a life: pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." - Mary Oliver

"To really enjoy drugs you've got to want to get out of where you are. But there are some wheres that are harder to get out of than others. This is the drug-taking problem for adults. Teenage weltschmerz is easy to escape. But what drug will get a grown-up out of, for instance, debt?" - P. J. O'Rourke

"I want to know what the devil you mean by keeping coming into my private apartment, taking up space which I require for other purposes and interrupting me when I am chatting with my personal friends. Really one gets about as much privacy in this house as a strip-tease dancer." - P G Wodehouse

"Yes here I am doing what I do best; and that's taking a selfie. People make fun of me but the reality is if I didn't take them you would never see me as I want to be seen. I'm a difficult subject and my greatest fear is dying and someone finding my phone and the hundreds upon hundreds of selfies." - Sara Quin

"I don't think that American drivers going to NASCAR are taking the easy way out because as I said, the racing is amazing; it's just that it's easier to adapt to what you grow up with. American drivers grow up with NASCAR, they know NASCAR, and that's where they want to go." - Jacques Villeneuve

"Anytime I get an acting role, I find a way to learn about something new, or heal a part of my life that I didn't know was hurting. I think anybody could benefit from taking acting classes. You don't necessarily have to want to be an actor or pursue the acting business. But just taking an acting class, you're going to learn so much about life and what it's like to walk in somebody else's shoes. It helps you stop judging people. It does something to you where you become empathetic to people's plights and journeys, and it makes you a little more understanding and caring." - Travis Aaron Wade

" do not leave a library; if you do what it wants you to do, you are taking it with you." - Elie Wiesel

"Take what you need, do what you should, you will get what you want." - Gottfried Leibniz

"The safest way to get what you want is to deserve what you want." - Charlie Munger

"Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most." - Abraham Lincoln

"Keep your mind fixed on what you want in life: not on what you don't want." - Napoleon Hill

"Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want." - T Harv Eker

"In the end, it's about what you want to be, not what you want to have." - Derek Sivers

"The real cake isn't HAVING what you want, it's DOING what you want" - Lady Gaga

"The first secret of getting what you want is knowing what you want." - Arthur D. Hlavaty

"Do what you do' want to do to get what you want to get." - Joyce Meyer

"Do what you don't want to do to get what you want to get." - Joyce Meyer

"Discipline is remembering what you want most, not what you want now." - Billy Blanks

"It's not getting what you want that's the hard part, it's deciding what you want." - Alexandra Potter

"The first step in getting what you want from life-decide what you want." - Ben Stein

"Decide what you want to be.... Pay the Price ... And be what you want to be." - John Andreas Widtsoe

"Be careful not to compromise what you want most for what you want now." - Zig Ziglar

"Never give up what you want most for what you want today." - Neal A Maxwell

"My mate Karl once told me he"d been looking after this five-year-old boy who - not knowing enough to have an ironic inflection to his words - said, "I want something." He did' know what it was. Not "I want sweets", or "a can of Coke", or "to watch the Tweenies", or whatever it is they"re into now (I like Bagpuss), but "I want something." All of us, I think, have that feeling. And what heroin does when you first start taking it is tell you what that something is." - Russell Brand



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