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Wanting Better Quotes


"Music is all about wanting to be better at it." - Geddy Lee

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

"It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be." - Brigitte Bardot

"It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be." - Brigitte Bardot

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

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

"Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place." - Nelson Mandela

"It's better to leave them wanting more than to be the show where people are like, "Oh, that's still on the air?"" - Robbie Amell

"U.S. has certainly been wanting this to happen since both Japan and Korea are longtime allies of the U.S. and this estranged relationship has prevented better cooperation." - Elise Hu

"There are a lot of people who go through a lot of tough things, and it doesn't stop them from wanting to be a better parent." - Clive Owen

"There is, however, nothing wanting to the idleness of a philosopher but a better name, and that meditation, conversation, and reading should be called work." - Jean De La Bruyere

"I remember as a kid not ever wanting to have friends around to my house because it was, for want of a better description, disheveled." - Sam Taylorwood

"I still worry that I could be better. That's where standards come from, from not wanting to settle. The fear of not being good enough propels you." - April Bloomfield

"I remember as a kid not ever wanting to have friends around to my house because it was, for want of a better description, disheveled." - Sam Taylor-Wood

"In life, in true life, there can be nothing better than what is. Wanting something different than what is, is blasphemy." - Leo Tolstoy

"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

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

"So what's one little kiss, one tiny little touch? Aah, he's wanting it so much I swear that this is royal blood, running through my skin Oh, can you see the state I'm in Kiss it better, kiss it better" - Peter Gabriel

"If living by these sets of morals and principles and wanting to help better my land, better my country, my community, my team, my environment and helping the next person help themselves, if that's considered crazy, then I'm a crazy." - Luke Scott

"For Snapchat, the closer we can get to 'I want to talk to you' - that emotion of wanting to see you and then seeing you - the better and better our product and our view of the world will be." - Evan Spiegel

"It gets better and better being me." - Liam Gallagher

"When we know better, we do better." - Maya Angelou

"Homeopathy - an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"I don't think anything in my game has regressed in the last couple years. I think I've only gotten better. I keep wanting to assume more responsibility in all parts of the rink." - Jonathan Toews

"I am a socialist not because I think it is a perfect system, but half a loaf is better than no bread. The other system has been tried and found wanting" - Swami Vivekananda

"Last thing you want to do with a good movie is hold the audience hostage. As an entertainer myself, I just know it's better when you leave 'em wanting more than to stick around too long." - Simon Kinberg

"I know too well how you can go from feeling like your sister knows you better than anyone else in the world, to feeling jealous of her, to wanting to strangle her ha-ha." - Lee Kelly

"That's what keeps me going. Everywhere I go there are young people with shining eyes wanting to tell me, "Dr. Jane, we're going to make the world a better place."" - Jane Goodall

"I think now, we in the international community are belatedly wanting to show our solidarity with the Somali peoples and also do our best to help them move to better times." - Jan Egeland

"Homeopathy - an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles' medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"I think I've always had these two currents, equally strong, of wanting to change the world and make the world better and fight injustices and fight violence, and then being an artist, which is a very different strain." - Eve Ensler

"I'm actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they're not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it." - Grimes

"The peoples of the Andes believe in the concept of 'living well' instead of wanting to 'live better' by consuming more, regardless of the cost to our neighbors and our environment." - Evo Morales

"Faith means wanting God and wanting to want nothing else." - Brennan Manning

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself." - Wayne Dyer

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." - Carl Sandburg

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

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"I think the spirit of America, one American wanting to make another American's life better, or internationally our desire to see countries do better, or people in countries do better, coming from this concept of volunteerism is a very valid and important part of our internal being." - George H W Bush

"Just the responsibility of wanting to see my mother have a better life; making sure my sister had a better life. I went ahead and accepted that responsibility when I was young and it paid off. That was really the only goal." - Yo Gotti

"People tend to judge themselves as if they're white dress shirts - wanting nothing wrinkled, frayed, or stained. It might be pretty, but it's also boring. It's better to see yourself as a leather jacket. The more scuffed and sun-bleached the better. That's where the character is." - Alan Robert Neal

"Dance releases endorphin chemicals into your brain and makes you feel alive and wanting to get on with the rest of your day. That positivity can help you to communicate better with other people because it gives you a much better mind set. Socially it brings you together with people." - Andrew Stone

"For me, the hardest part is taking lessons, and it's hard teaching an old dog new tricks, so part of my re-teaching myself is opening my mind too. I just want to get better and I think there's nothing wrong with wanting to get better." - Eric Hernandez

"Contentment is wanting what you have. Ambition is wanting what another has. Progress comes from wanting what nobody has." - Bob Lewis

"I think it was important that I learned to love to dance eventually for its own sake, as opposed to wanting to be a ballerina." - Suzanne Farrell

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

"Wanting and needing are two different things." - Richelle Mead

"People ask without wanting to know." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Happiness is wanting what you have." - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

"Always wanting another man than your own." - Thomas Hardy

"He killed himself for wanting to live." - Markus Zusak

"Nothing wrong with wanting to go home." - Stephon Marbury

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is." - Catfish Hunter

"Wanting ... is something 'having' cannot cure." - Joe Fortenberry

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

"Wanting is the beginning of getting." - Rumer Godden

"Maybe I've been wanting the wrong things." - Adam Gidwitz

"Never stop wanting for your magic" - Therese Of Lisieux

"Love is wanting others to be happy." - Dalai Lama

"I started out wanting to coach football." - Lee Majors

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is." - Arnold Palmer

"Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions." - Gustave Flaubert

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

"Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition." - Brenda Blethyn

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is." - Catfish Hunter

"To try to be better is to be better." - Charlotte Saunders Cushman

"Your life will become better by making other lives better." - Will Smith

"Most of us are better when things go better." - Malcolm Forbes

"The environment is better and better for Democrats." - Stuart Rothenberg

"Democracy is better than tyranny." - Periander

"Exuberance is better than taste." - Gustave Flaubert

"You can always become better." - Tiger Woods

"The Oscar changed everything. Better salary, working with better people, better projects, more exposure, less privacy." - Kathy Bates

"Advertising prods people into wanting more and better things. Of course advertising makes people dissatisfied with what they have - makes them raise their sights. Mighty good thing it does. Nothing could be worse for the United States than 200,000,000 satisfied Americans." - Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

"How deep is our desire to do better than our mothers-to bring daughters into adulthood strong and fierce yet loving and gentle, adventurous and competitive but still nurturing and friendly, sweet yet sharp. We know as working women that we can't quite have it all, but that hasn't stopped us from wanting it all for them." - Anne Roiphe

"The lady ... is not a producer; in most communities productive labor is by consent unladylike. On the other hand she is the heaviest of consumers, and theorists have not been wanting to maintain that the more she spends the better off society is." - Emily James Smith Putnam

"Any experience deeply felt makes some men better and some men worse. When it has ended, they share nothing but the recollection of a commitment in which each was tested and to some degree found wanting. [...] The consequences of the journey change the voyager so much more than the embarking or the arrival." - Murray Kempton

"They are responsible for starting this relationship and wanting to help Africa. The United States is very well suited for this as they are a country that has the capacity, they have better access to technology and they are a successful country." - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

"I have found life highly competitive. I accept it. It is useless, merely a hypocritical humbug, to sincerely wish your opponent to win. If you are out to win you are better not wanting to know your opponent, much less grow to like him - and wish him, honestly success over you. I have never functioned that way." - Percy Cerutty

"Dare to change the world. There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. I can't think of a better life than one dedicated to passion, to dreams, to the stubbornness that defies chaos and disillusionment." - Gioconda Belli

"You shared one of the most intimate things that ever happened to you - falling in love with someone who wasn't brave enough to love you back. Your relieving yourself of your 'secret' is as much about wanting to honestly connect as it is about exhibition. We are all made better by your decision to share publicly." - Jay-Z

"In a certain way, sometimes it does feel like we say goodbye to a character, and we don't want to bring them back unless we have a good reason. We left the door open if we wanted to use him more. I always think it's better to leave the audience wanting more." - Raphael Bob-Waksberg

"Different people have different ways of doing things. For me, becoming a songwriter first and falling in love with the Nashville songwriting community and the process of songs and getting better and putting more in what I wanted to say, was absolutely vital in me even wanting to be an artist." - Kacey Musgraves

"I'm not a nosy person, but I'm always thinking 'I wonder why he did that? I wonder why this week he was this much better than last week?' I'm always wanting to ask questions of people. I think my advice would be get involved locally and see where it takes you." - Jill Douglas

"I love what I do. I have an insatiable appetite for creating things and wanting to get better at what I do and always growing and never stopping. I don't know. It's something I was born with. It's definitely a drive. It's a passion, and it's driven for a love for what I do." - Jennifer Lopez

"Here is a quilted book about mathematical practice, each patch wonderfully prepared. Part invitation to number theory, part autobiography, part sociology of mathematical training, Mathematics without Apologies brings us into contemporary mathematics as a living, active inquiry by real people. Anyone wanting a varied, cultured, and penetrating view of today's mathematics could find no better place to engage." - Peter Galison

"X-Men is not a story about superheroes, but a story about the ongoing revolutionary struggle between good/new and bad/old. The X-Men are every rebel teenager wanting to change the world and make it better. Humanity is every adult, clinging to the past, trying to destroy the future even as he places all his hopes there." - Grant Morrison

"Hollywood used to look at Asian actors as the bad boys, the delivery boys, whatever. But now, they are starting to see beyond that; they're starting to see Asian actors as human beings and casting them in better roles. So I always tell Asian actors, especially Filipinos wanting to break into Hollywood, to study, study and study and show their best." - Reggie Lee

"America is not static. America is striving. And sometimes, America requires critique. Jingoism is an avoidance of realism. You can simultaneously love and be disappointed in the object of your love, wanting it to be better than it is. In fact, that is a measure of love. Honest critique is a pillar of patriotism." - Charles M Blow

"I think one of the big issues with, you know, people who have strong faith in addition to competing is that conflict between accepting things the way they are, and wanting to compete and get better, and at what point are you in the right balance." - Tom Lehman

"They are responsible for starting this relationship and wanting to help Africa. The United States is very well suited for this as they are a country that has the capacity, they have better access to technology and they are a successful country." - Phumzile Mlambongcuka

"The country was a dreamland; and perhaps it even reminded my wife's grandfather of the night he woke up drunk in his friend's house, beside his friend's wife, everything similar but new, different, better. The United States of America was like an eternity of those first disorientating seconds of not knowing and not wanting to." - Tod Wodicka

"Money does' just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better pussy - it also makes you a better person." - Jordan Belfort

"Happiness isn't wanting what you can get, but wanting what you have." - Beverly Lewis

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

"Maybe I'm sad about wanting you. I'm not too comfortable with wanting someone." - Craig Thompson

"Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think Im being too greedy." - Inbee Park

"[On men:] I'm torn between wanting to have one and wanting to be one." - Cathy Guisewite

"Our economy is based upon people wanting more; their happiness on wanting less." - Frank A Clark

"The establishment isn't new. The establishment not wanting outsiders, not wanting conservatives, isn't anything new." - Rush Limbaugh

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

"Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?" - Evan Dando

"Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think I'm being too greedy." - Inbee Park

"Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." - Blake Lively

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

"In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"I had spent my entire career not wanting to talk about weight, not wanting to deal with it, wanting to be an actor first." - Sara Rue

"Better rooms better furniture, better objects d'art can only be created for a society interested in living - not existing." - Van Day Truex

"Nothing powers hate better than embarrassment." - Janet Morris

"Don't get bitter, just get better." - Justin Johnson

"A false vision was better than none." - Martha Ostenso

"Stars are better off without us." - James S.A. Corey

"The shorter and the plainer the better." - Beatrix Potter

"This is the better one. It's identical." - Alan Shearer

"It's better not to argue with women," - Vladimir Putin

"Lean liberty is better than fat slavery" - John Ray

"It's better to be hated than ignored." - G-Dragon

"Reading is good, action is better." - Eric Ries

"Life is better when we imagine it" - Marie Arana

"Better to build orphanages than prisons." - James Cook

"Better lose a jest than a friend." - Thomas Fuller

"Lean liberty is better than fat slavery." - Thomas Fuller

"Love is a better teacher than duty." - Albert Einstein

"Politicians are better liars than writers." - Shan Sa

"Experience really does make you better, man." - Alan Vega

"I wish I could sing better." - Penny Marshall

"Any reaction is better than none." - Gavin Rossdale

"Half a century ago, the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote that happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"I forget the derivation of Boxing Day, but the feeling of wanting to invite your loved ones outside one at a time and punch them in the face, does that come into it somewhere?" - Allison Pearson

"There is a lot of relief for daters who are serious about wanting to be in a relationship. This comes in the form of what appears to be dramatic changes like speed dating and Internet dating." - April Masini

"He never stopped wanting to save the world." - Ron Reagan

"Man needs so little... yet he begins wanting so much." - Louis L'Amour

"Something is wanting to science until it has been humanised." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Strength, wanting judgment and policy to rule, overturneth itself." - Horace

"To him that will, waies are not wanting." - George Herbert

"Though strength be wanting, the will to action Merits praise." - Ovid

"In the end, everything is found to be wanting." - Frank Lentricchia

"Stop needing and start having. Stop wanting and start being." - Ralph Marston

"Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth." - Teresa of Avila

"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Real bliss is the absence of the wanting of bliss" - Ramesh S Balsekar

"Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed." - Robert J. Sawyer

"Wanting to become stronger than everybody else has no meaning." - Christian Tissier

"Your kisses are thieves which leave me wanting nothing." - Vanna Bonta

"Loss is not as bad as wanting more." - Laozi

"People talk about wanting amenities - downtown is the amenity." - Jack White

"Knowing what I was, and wanting me, anyway." - Maggie Stiefvater

"It's the wanting to know that makes us matter." - Tom Stoppard

"I am hated for loving. I am haunted for wanting." - Steven Morrissey



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