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Wanting A Child Quotes


"I was a very wanting child." - Loretta Young

"That a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty." - June Jordan

"When I was a child I experienced moments of not wanting to see the ugliness, not wanting to see not being wanted. This lack of love went into my eyes and into my mind." - John Lennon

"When I was a child, I wanted to be... a fairy. I still do, really, except that now I've now graduated to wanting to be a pixie." - Jaime Winstone

"Dear Religion, This week I safely dropped a man from space while you shot a child in the head for wanting to go to school. Yours, Science." - Ricky Gervais

"I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important, to me it was more about wanting to raise a child." - Edie Falco

"It's a curious, wanting thing." - Sarah Waters

"The birth of a child is in many ways the end of a marriage - marriage including a child has to be reinvented, and reinvented at a time when both husband and wife are under unprecedented stress and the wife is exhausted, physically drained, and emotionally in shock. A man's conflict between wanting his child to have a mother and wanting to have the mother to himself is potentially intolerable." - Susan Cheever

"No player in the NBA was born wanting to play basketball. The desire to play ball or to read must be planted. The last 25 years of research show that reading aloud to a child is the oldest, cheapest and must successful method of instilling that desire. Shooting baskets with a child creates a basketball player; reading to a child creates a reader." - Jim Trelease

"The Lord has been there from wanting to be a momma, to having a wonderful childhood life and dreaming of having a good motherhood as a child; always wanting to meet a good old country boy and having someone to love as much as I love my husband Roland and having a little boy that is a mixture of the both of us." - Ashton Shepherd

"Every time I see a good play or watch a good movie, I have the same feeling I had as a child of wanting to be that person on stage or wanting to run through the forest with a big dress on." - Elizabeth Debicki

"I started to write things down, as a very young child, wanting to find a way to remember - to keep close, somehow - moments that made an impression on me." - Anne Michaels

"Man is a perpetually wanting animal." - Abraham Maslow

"Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"As a parent, I don't really want my child to know about all this horrible violence that people seem to be wanting to tell them every time they go to buy some candy." - Sinead O'Connor

"The whole notion of sanity may be an attempt to medicalize morality - to speak of the good in the language of health: to make us more accurate, more scientific in our wanting - but by the same token it becomes a form of moral blackmail. It is as if to say: if these are not valued - if these forms of wanting and feeling and speaking and doing - are not cultivated and encouraged and rewarded in the child, then the child will be mad." - Adam Phillips

"Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot." - Marshall Brickman

"There's a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live," - Marilyn Manson

"You can't criticize people for wanting to have a decent life or wanting to live decently." - Angela Davis

"A misbehaving child, is a discouraged child" - Rudolf Dreikurs

"A child miseducated is a child lost." - John F Kennedy

"Every child is a gifted child," - Toru Kumon

"International adoption does not begin to solve the problems of the world's orphaned children. It's truly not the answer. At the same time, it solves a problem for a few. I think it can be a brilliant solution to the problem of adults wanting a child in their lives or wanting more children in their lives and the problem of children who want parents in their lives." - Melissa Fay Greene

"Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache." - Stephen King

"I've been wanting to do a play for years." - Michael Cera

"I started off wanting very much to be a newscaster." - Bob Iger

"I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre." - Christopher Durang

"I can't ever remember not wanting to be a scientist." - Steve Squyres

"I can't ever remember not wanting to be a scientist." - Steven Squyres

"You start wanting to see a different place every day." - Shannon Hoon

"To love a thing means wanting it to live." - Confucius

"Dear God. She ached, wanting something that she knew was a sin. Wanting a man who was sin itself." - Elizabeth Hoyt

"Writing was the soul of everything else ... Wanting to be a writer was wanting to be a person." - Patricia Hampl

"At the major studios, you see people wanting to remake a TV series, wanting to make a sequel." - Clint Eastwood

"For me, the child is a veritable image of becoming, of possibility, poised to reach towards what is not yet, towards a growing that cannot be predetermined or prescribed. I see her and I fill the space with others like her, risking, straining, wanting to find out, to ask their own questions, to experience a world that is shared." - Maxine Greene

"Hilary Clinton said you know, it takes a village to raise a child and somebody said it takes a village idiot to believe that ... it is part of the whole thing of third parties wanting to make decisions for which they pay no price for when they're wrong." - Thomas Sowell

"Hilary Clinton said you know, it takes a village to raise a child and somebody said it takes a village idiot to believe that ... it is part of the whole thing of third parties wanting to make decisions for which they pay no price for when they"re wrong." - Thomas Sowell

"As a kitten does what all other kittens do, so a child wants to do what other children do, with a wanting that is as powerful as it is mindless. Since we human beings have to learn what we do, we have to start out that way, but human mindfulness begins where that wish to be the same leaves off." - Ursula K Le Guin

"As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling." - Arjun Rampal

"I did have a child, and I was reading a lot of picture books to her, but at the same time writing a children's book was something that I'd been wanting to do for many years, pretty much since the start of my career." - Al Yankovic

"After getting recognized in public from my picture on our pretzel bag, I can understand not wanting to be in the public eye. It has given me a public persona I had always avoided as a child. I do it because it's for a good cause." - Nell Newman

"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." - John Ed Pearce

"I sometimes think love is God's way of hoodwinking people into having kids. You fall in love, and all that passion goes into procreating and wanting children. I've felt that need to want to raise a child. It's a creative urge. But you can express that creative urge in other ways." - Matt Dillon

"I wanted to keep the complexity of the female experience in the film as much as it is in the book, and the subject of not wanting a child is a very interesting subject, one that's not dealt with very much actually.However that complexity was not serving the story of what became the film [The Girl on the Train]." - Erin Cressida Wilson

"As a child and a teenager, my attitudes and actions assumed the superiority of my race in almost every way without knowing or wanting to know anybody who was black, except Lucy. Lucy came to our house on Saturdays to help my mother clean. I liked Lucy, but the whole structure of the relationship was demeaning." - John Piper

"Corporate America was hurling offers at her. Thinking even bigger, wanting even more, she had dreams of starting a Martha Stewart magazine and starring in her own regularly scheduled Martha Stewart television show. Martha saw herself as Betty Crocker, Julia Child, Miss Manners, Emily Post, and Rupert Murdoch all rolled into one juicy pie." - Jerry Oppenheimer

"After an 18-year career, I left the film industry, not wanting to become one of those child-actor cautionary tales." - Lisa Jakub

"Stay a child while you can be a child." - Stephen Sondheim

"A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child." - Jean Ziegler

"Every child a wanted child; every mother a willing mother." - Henry Morgentaler

"When I was a child I spake as a child." - Bible

"A watched child never learns." - Robert Breault

"I played like a child." - Magnus Carlsen

"A watched child never learns." - Robert Brault

"Every child needs a champion." - Hillary Clinton

"I was a precocious child." - Pippa Evans

"I never was a child." - Ethel Waters

"I was a disruptive child." - Allyson Felix

"I was a reflective child." - Michael Leunig

"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." - George Santayana

"As a child, I was always playing some generic child." - Susan Olsen

"Only yesterday a young woman came to me wanting a trap set for a man with a sweet smile and lithe arms. She was a fool, not for wanting him, but for wanting more of him than that." - Patricia A. McKillip

"To have a firm foundation as a child of God is something that so many people are longing for and wanting because they're searching for something more. There's got to be more out there. What is it? Well, I can tell you what it is. It's a relationship with the God of this universe, who loves you so much. That's what is it. That's what you're searching for. That's what you're longing for, and that's what you need." - Tim Tebow

"There's a lot of disorder that comes along with wanting to know everything and wanting to try everything and wanting to experience everything, but there's a lot of knowledge that comes out of it too." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"It's an attitude that has to do with curiosity, with wanting to know about things, wanting to be able to influence things, and wanting to be able to influence them in a way that's worthwhile" - Richard Bandler

"Teach me how to talk to you. WANT. Is my wanting you so bad, wanting your cock so bad, wanting the feel of your lips on my lips just me being selfish and egoistic? Teach me a new language." - Kathy Acker

"Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting." - Carolyn Hax

"I am going to tell you a secret. Everything is about wanting. Everything. Things happen because of people wanting. Watch closely, and you'll see what I mean." - David Mitchell

"I think that's all a form of wanting to let go, of wanting to get out... It's not something easily described or understood." - Marilyn Manson

"Frankenstein can be a metaphor for abandonment, or wanting to be accepted for who you are, or not liking who you are and wanting to actually change that." - Kevin Grevioux

"When you have a well developed body and you're confident, you see people bending your way, wanting to be on your side, wanting to do things for you." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I am going to tell you a secret. Everything is about wanting. Everything. Things happen because of people wanting. Watch closely, and you"ll see what I mean." - David Mitchell

"It occurred to me then that a lot of life was either about wanting and not having, or having and not wanting." - Deb Caletti

"Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer." - Joseph Sobran

"I don't think anyone should grow up wanting to go around killing people. I don't think anyone should grow up wanting to be a secret agent." - Timothy Dalton

"Is a woman a thinking unit at all, or a fraction always wanting its integer?" - Thomas Hardy

"To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty." - June Jordan

"Wanting contact I'm wanting contact I'm wanting contact with you." - Peter Gabriel

"A tough will counts. So does desire.So does a rich soft wanting.Without rich wanting nothing arrives." - Carl Sandburg

"It's almost impossible to read a fine thing without wanting to do a fine thing." - John Steinbeck

"You will be a great entrepreneur if you operate with a real sincere wanting to serve." - Russell Simmons

"People without plants are in a state of perpetual neurosis, a state of existential wanting." - Terence Mckenna

"A loving relationship is a wanting to celebrate, communicate, and know another's heart and soul." - Leo Buscaglia

"Every teenager feels a wanting, a desire for something more, to be heard, to be seen." - Brad Falchuk

"I was wanting to be a kid at 18 instead of being a young woman." - Kristy Mcnichol

"I'd really been wanting to do a television series. I was looking for a comedy." - Jeanne Tripplehorn

"Never give a child a sword." - Proverbs

"A child is a curly dimpled lunatic." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A grown child is a dangerous thing." - Alice Walker

"I was a monster, a problem child." - Shaun White

"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting." - Benjamin Franklin

"Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

"Wealth increaseth, but a nameless something is ever wanting to our insufficient fortune." - Horace

"Wanting to work is a luxury; having to work is not." - Steve Guttenberg

"Nobody ever became a writer just by wanting to be one." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses, each wanting to go in different directions." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I was a very, very establishment person prior to wanting to run." - Donald Trump

"I think there's a misconception of my wanting to do dark stuff." - Susanne Bier

"Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

"When the first is plucked, a second will not be wanting." - Virgil

"Sunshine, it's the Celt wanting a little reassurance that I have' eaten you or anything. (Vane)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"However rich or elevated, a name less something is always wanting to our imperfect fortune." - Horace

"We keep wanting to save those who are forlorn in this world. It's a male habit." - Michael Ondaatje

"You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I am always hungry and wanting to have sex. This is a fact." - Eileen Myles

"There is a big difference in wanting to and willing to." - Bear Bryant

"Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more." - Jim Rohn

"Sunshine, it's the Celt wanting a little reassurance that I haven't eaten you or anything. (Vane)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Believe in yourself, learn, and never stop wanting to build a better world." - Mary Mcleod Bethune

"I was sick of wanting money. I was sick of being without a goal." - Douglas Coupland

"Wanting something to make you happy is a sure way to be miserable." - Mooji

"If you want to write a novel, it's the Divine mind wanting to express." - Julia Cameron

"There is nearly always uh, a process of wanting contingency plans made in the military." - McGeorge Bundy

"We keep wanting to save those who are forlorn in this world. It's a male habit." - Michael Ondaatje

"There is a certain ecstasy in wanting things you can't get." - Bette Davis

"Every city and country just has a different reason for wanting to host the [Olympic] games." - Gary Hustwit

"A reporter is never put off by somebody not wanting to be interviewed." - Nat Hentoff

"Wanting to be accepted is something I like a lot of people can relate to." - Janel Parrish

"Wanting to be someone you're not is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

"No longer wanting to be a man...dreaming of another form of failure." - Emil Cioran

"Wanting won't make a stone cheese. But he still smells like cheese to me." - Robert Jordan

"Wanting to work is so rare a want that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are" - Kurt Cobain

"I don't think anyone has done a [tablet] product that I see customers wanting." - Steve Ballmer

"The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown." - Albert Camus

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

"I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid." - Scott Caan

"I love the fact I grew up wanting a brother and now I have four." - Zayn Malik

"'Footloose' is a fun movie. If you do it right, people should leave wanting to dance." - Miles Teller

"I didn't start out angry. I started out a young man wanting adventure." - Andrew Vachss

"We get a lot of overseas people wanting to order cakes." - Jane Asher

"As a reader, I happen to like turning pages and wanting to know what happens next." - Tracy Chevalier

"You kind of need to weed through who is wanting to be a true friend." - Aj Michalka

"Footloose' is a fun movie. If you do it right, people should leave wanting to dance." - Miles Teller

"I grew up watching PBS and wanting to be a part of it, just like HBO." - Jeremy Piven

"When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I grew up wanting to be a painter and paint pictures." - Paul Simonon

"Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place." - Moliere

"I've been writing and wanting to direct for a long time." - Andy Serkis

"Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star." - Patti Smith

"I didn't always have 14,000 people wanting to hang out with me on a Saturday night." - Taylor Swift

"I think romantic passion is wanting a little something in return." - Oscar Isaac

"I'd be lying if I said, 'No,' to wanting a lot of kids." - Gisele Bundchen

"I don't know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something-or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip." - Roger Zelazny

"Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child." - Marilyn Monroe

"To a child all weather is cold." - George Herbert

"Teach a child good manners during babyhood." - Nachman of Breslov

"The child becomes a person through work." - Maria Montessori

"A burnt child dreads the fire." - Aleister Crowley



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