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Wanting A Family Quotes


"I come from a show-business family, so wanting to become an actor never crossed my mind. It was just a part of my life." - Christopher Walken

"If you're a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you're looking at Family Guy, you don't have to aim very high." - John Kricfalusi

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

"I've been wanting to have my own family since I was young. It just took me a while to find the perfect woman." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"I grew up in a theater family. My father was a regional theater classical repertory producer. He created Shakespeare festivals. He produced all of Shakespeare's plays, mostly in Shakespeare festivals in Ohio. One of them, the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, is still going. So I grew up not wanting to be an actor, not wanting to go into the family business." - John Lithgow

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

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

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

"I love dressing up. I'm from a huge African family and grew up in a really colorful place. The way I dress reflects my environment and wanting to take people into a fantasy world for half an hour." - Shingai Shoniwa

"I grew up wanting a guitar, my family was very poor. When I was fourteen my mother bought me a Gibson ES 125 thin body. That was a bunch of money in those days - $125.00." - Steve Young

"I'm a woman who eventually will get married and have kids - adopted at this point - but I see myself with a family and less time to commit to wanting to be a lead character." - Octavia Spencer

"In my family and among Korean-Americans, there just is no occasion that people would get together without bibimbap. It's something that people eat when they're wanting to celebrate or have a good time with friends." - Linda Sue Park

"We spent last night listening to Liverpool football team on the radio, wanting them to win so badly. Paul supports Liverpool. He was Everton for a while because of his family - but it's all Liverpool now." - Linda Mccartney

"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

"My family is a praying family, a Christian family." - Magic Johnson

"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

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

"Between the postwar fifties - domesticity, people happy to be alive after the Second World War, wanting to build a home, make a family, make a nest. Women were pushed back into the home after having been active in the Second World War. It was a big Doris Day moment for women, which didn't suit all women." - Sally Potter

"None of my actions have ever sort of been motored by the search for a husband or wondering if I was going to have a family someday or wanting to live in a really great house or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond." - Lena Dunham

"I have a family." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"The biggest complaint from people wanting to start a business is, "I don't have capital." Banks aren't lending but if they were, it would give you a greater opportunity to screw things up. So it will help you be creative and spend less. If you have a proven business plan, share with friends and family." - Cameron Johnson

"I think there's a huge - there's a huge desire in me to make sense of the world in a way that I think you can trace back to that early disruption, this idea of wanting to compensate for that really kind of traumatic experience and sort of seeing its impact on my immediate and extended family." - Khoi Vinh

"When I went home, my family became a little lonely family because it was just me and my mom. Part of my longing to go back to work was wanting to be surrounded by these people who were teaching me things and drinking bad coffee at three in the morning while we were lying around in a bikini in the winter. Somehow it just felt like real life. It felt more like real life than my life." - Jodie Foster

"Unity is a spiritual quality. It's the sweet feelings of peace and purpose that come from belonging to a family. ... It's wanting the best for others as much as you want it for yourself. ... It's knowing that no one is out to harm you. It means you will never be lonely." - Mary N. Cook

"When you say Sharia, even to a Muslim, it's understood in vastly different ways, in many ways it's part of an identity and most Muslims when they talk about wanting Sharia to play a role in their lives really mean it in so far as it talks about family law, you know, issues like, as I said marriage, divorce." - Mark Durie

"I love TV now, and 'Modern Family,' but what draws me back to theater is that initial instinct of wanting to be a theater actor. I love the challenge of starting a play and not stopping until you finish. I love the immediacy of trusting your instincts." - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

"The only struggle came from me wanting more for my family and feeling like if they had one less individual to take care of - if my mom only had her and my sister and my grandmother and my aunt to take care of, couldn't she do the things she was doing for me for herself? That's the reason I took myself away from my family. I left home when I was 13 years old to assume the responsibilities of being a man." - Petey Pablo

"A young woman, newly wed, may find herself in the delightful position of wanting to do nothing without the company of her darling husband. She may indeed discover that she spends all her waking hours with her fellow to the exclusion of every other friend or family member. This is understandable, but wholly unacceptable, to society." - Anna Godbersen

"I don't think that having a family changes the way we tour as much as it just changes the personal perspective on wanting to get finished with the tour, or the reason you've got to go out and bring home the bacon, that kind of stuff." - Zac Hanson

"Nobody in my family is in the show business, and none of my friends were. I went to a very academic school that actually - when I got to the point of wanting to pursue acting, they just had no idea how to do that, because all of their contacts were very academic." - Freema Agyeman

"I'm a country girl, raised in Gloucestershire, England. But my family encouraged me to travel, and I wanted to experience the world. Maybe that's not traditional, but my values have stayed strong. Perhaps that's where wanting to have children comes into it: I'll always be making work; I guess when - and if - I have children, I'll have them with me." - Fka Twigs

"Growing up I did commercials and things like that, but nothing serious. As I got older, my family is really hardcore into academics. They weren't wanting to necessarily support an acting career; it's a really fickle business, and it can be difficult and unstable. They were rooting for education and the whole nine yards." - Portia Doubleday

"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

"A family is a mystery." - Sharon Olds

"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

"Family is a transitive property." - Catherynne M Valente

"Salvation is a family affair." - Bruce R. McConkie

"My family's a ruling family." - Aminatta Forna

"Earth is a family business." - Robert Mandel

"... you looked around and saw everybody either married or busy and happy and thinking and being creative, and you felt scared, sick, lethargic, worst of all, not wanting to cope. You saw visions of yourself in a straightjacket, and a drain on the family, murdering your mother in actuality, killing the edifice of love and respect built up over the years in the hearts of other people." - Sylvia Plath

"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

"Sticking with your family is what makes it a family." - Mitch Albom

"I think it's good to have your own selfish interests, whether it's liking chocolate ice cream or wanting a new car. It's just human nature is that. We have our own selfish interests. I think we have interests that go beyond our self to friends, to family first, maybe to friends, maybe to community. I think that's important to think about those spheres of influence that radiate from you." - Les Wexner

"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

"As everyone, you do end up becoming your mother, but also as you're acting, I find out you become every member of your family, bits come out without you really wanting them to come out." - Helena Bonham Carter

"A family is a patchwork of love." - Anonymous

"I have a daughter and a family." - Kim Clijsters

"Family makes a house a home." - Jennifer Hudson

"I was always torn between wanting whatever I pictured as a typical high school experience and that being just a part I wanted to play. I've written about this, but one of those typical high school experiences was drill team. Like, I just really wanted to wear a uniform and get on the bus and be part of this group. As an only child, the idea of blending in - and literally everyone being in sync and not standing out at all - felt like kind of a fun family thing." - Lauren Graham

"There's always a tension between wanting to write a really concise, instant gratification type song that gets under your skin the first time you hear it, and wanting to really stretch out. I think it's a healthy tension." - Andrew Bird

"I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I'm not claiming I'm a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others." - John Key

"I've been singing since I was 16 because I love it - I wanted to be a singer, not a star. There's a difference between wanting to be famous and wanting to sing well." - Bonnie Tyler

"Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie." - Robert Breault

"Art is whether or not there is a scream in him wanting to get out in a special way." - Chaim Potok

"..people (in Minnesota) avoid stupidity when possible, not wanting to be a $10 haircut on a 50 cent head." - Garrison Keillor

"Here we are, a man and a woman, both wanting the same things, and yet, you are' attracted to me." - Maya Banks

"A good book ... leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul." - Richard Flanagan

"November Rain is a song about not wanting to be in a state of having to deal with unrequited love." - Axl Rose

"Here we are, a man and a woman, both wanting the same things, and yet, you aren't attracted to me." - Maya Banks

"If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I'm complicit." - Ivanka Trump

"condemning religions as a whole would be like wanting to destroy a garden because weeds have disfigured it - page 54" - Varadaraja V. Raman

"Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie." - Robert Brault

"Words, once my stock, are wanting to commend So great a poet and so good a friend." - John Dryden

"I don't remember as a kid wanting to do or be anything else but drive something, be a race driver." - Mario Andretti

"I actually grew up wanting to be a filmmaker. I wanted to make movies, and music was a detour, almost." - Damien Chazelle



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