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"Suffering is getting what you do not want while wanting what you do not get." - J I Packer

"You are a creator; you create with your every thought. You often create by default, for you are getting what you are giving your attention to wanted or unwanted but you know by how it feels if what you are getting (creating) is what you are wanting or if it is not what you are wanting. (Where is your attention focused?)" - Esther Hicks

"Winning is not everything but wanting to win is." - Vincent Thomas

"Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi

"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

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

"I watch my daughter wanting to be like other kids and getting upset that she's not. But I always try and instill in her the idea that she's perfect as she is." - Idris Elba

"The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it's wanting what you get," - Alex Trebek

"The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it's wanting what you get," - Alex Trebek

"Happiness comes not from having more, not from having less, but from wanting what you have." - Gretchen Rubin

"Always remember that true happiness is not in getting what you want, but wanting what you already have. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." - Bertrand Russell

"Perhaps all human interaction is about wanting and getting." - David Mitchell

"I think the main problem people have getting older, whether they know it or not, is that you're closer to dying. And we may fixate on not wanting to look a certain way, but it really is just the clock ticking, that it means, "Oh, I am not immortal!"." - Elizabeth Lesser

"Love is not about getting - but giving." - Henry Van Dyke

"For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me." - Eric Bogosian

"Happiness consists not in having much, but in wanting no more than you have." - Lydia M Child

"Happiness does not consist in having what you want, but in wanting what you have" - Confucius

"Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it." - Khalil Gibran

"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have." - Hyman Judah Schachtel

"It's not so much wanting to die, but controlling that moment, choosing your own way." - Gg Allin

"Focus Not on Having Less or Having More, But on Wanting What You Have." - Gretchen Rubin

"It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music." - Barry Gibb

"People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people." - Prince William

"I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollars worth when they go to a movie, and that they're not coming out not wanting to ever see a movie with me in it again. I don't care what people think of me as a person, but I do care what people think of my work, and whether I'm investing enough into it." - Sam Worthington

"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

"I always had the urge to write. Not in the sense of wanting to be a writer, but just writing things down, getting words on a page. Graphomania, it's called. I've always had a definite love of stationary products - I used to spend all my pocket-money on pens and notepads. I still do, in a way." - Maggie O'Farrell

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

"Reality is what we want it to be or what we do not want it to be, but it is not our wanting or our not wanting that makes it so." - Randall Jarrell

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

"Our success and happiness depends not on simply knowing where we stand, but in where we are wanting to go." - Bill Crawford

"There's an awful lot of inactive kindness which is nothing but laziness, not wanting any trouble, confusion, or effort." - John Steinbeck

"I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollars worth when they go to a movie, and that they're not coming out not wanting to ever see a movie with me in it again." - Jeremy Jackson

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have." - Garrison Keillor

"People think they're getting objective information, but they're not. They're getting news wrapped up in opinion." - Lynn Samuels

"It's like avoidance behavior in therapy-wanting to share the gossip but not wanting to deal with the real, more painful issues. Of course we want to avoid the pain. But by doing so, we inevitably cause more of it." - Marianne Williamson

"I believe in the importance of individuality, but in the midst of grief I also find myself wanting connection - wanting to be reminded that the sadness I feel is not just mine but ours." - Meghan Orourke

"I believe in the importance of individuality, but in the midst of grief I also find myself wanting connection - wanting to be reminded that the sadness I feel is not just mine but ours." - Meghan O'Rourke

"I think I can see people wanting to hear more music-music now as opposed to all hip-hop. You know, which I have nothing against hip-hop. I think some of it is really good. But on the other hand, some of the real great artists are just being lost because they're not getting the airplay or anything to make them inspired to record again." - Nickolas Ashford

"On Sharon Stone (Quick and the Dead): 'She was instrumental about me getting my first American job. Absolutely, without her support, it would not have happened. At the same time, however, was it really about me or her wanting to flex her producerial muscles? I don't want to sound ungallant about the situation. But I didn't find that in working with her, that we clicked on any other level." - Russell Crowe

"It's not dark yet But it's getting there" - Bob Dylan

"It's not dark yet, but it's getting there..." - Bob Dylan

"I may be getting old, but not foolish." - Elia Kazan

"Life is not having and getting, but being and becoming" - Matthew Arnold

"Wanting someone so much that his very presence takes your breath away is one of the most thrilling happenings in life. Not getting him in no way diminishes this." - Perry Brass

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

"The first and most practical step in getting what one wants in this world is wanting it. One would think that the next step would be expressing what one wants. But it almost never is. It generally consists in wanting it still harder." - Gerald Stanley Lee

"Are you stressed? Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being "here" but wanting to be "there" or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. It's a split that tears you apart inside. To create and live with such an inner split is insane. The fact that everybody else is doing it doesn't make it any less insane." - Eckhart Tolle

"I think of myself as unconventional. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what's expected - despite wanting to get some recognition through performing - but also not always wanting to do the expected thing." - Kim Gordon

"I feel like I walk a very fine line between wanting someone to be open and vulnerable and honest with me and the listeners, but not wanting anyone to ever feel like I'm exploiting them." - Alison Rosen

"I think of myself as unconventional, I guess. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what's expected - despite wanting to get some recognition through performing - but also not always wanting to do the expected thing." - Kim Gordon

"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

"All these questions about do you want to be king? It's not a question of wanting to be, it's something I was born into and it's my duty. . . . Wanting is not the right word. But those stories about me not wanting to be king are all wrong." - Prince William

"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get." - Ingrid Bergman

"Satisfaction isn't so much getting what you want as wanting what you have." - David Myers

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dale Carnegie

"To be frank, politics is about wanting power, getting it, exercising it, and keeping it." - Jean Chretien

"Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got." - Garth Brooks

"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

"I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought. They can't see the distant shore anymore, and they wonder if their paddling is moving them forward. None of the trees behind them are getting smaller and none of the trees ahead are getting bigger. They take it out on their spouses, and they go looking for an easier story." - Donald Miller

"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but is often true" - Leonard Nimoy

"Peace comes not from doing, but from undoing; not from getting, but from letting go." - Swami Satchidananda

"The world may not be getting better and better, but our devices are getting newer and newer." - Jill Lepore

"You may not be responsible for getting knocked down. But you're certainly responsible for getting back up." - Wally Amos

"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

"Perhaps; but I am a difficult person to live with. My difficulty consists in not wanting to live with other people." - J M Coetzee

"True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings." - Pema Chodron

"A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away, but it sure does make those times in life's wanting room a little more bearable." - Anne Wilson Schaef

"He that writes Or makes a feast, more certainly invites His judges than is friends; there's not a guest But will find something wanting or ill-drested." - Robert Howard (playwright)

"Theres nothing like standing in a place and wanting nothing so much as to change but simply not being able to." - Kevin Spacey

"Gods are but greater demons, the Cishaurim said, hungers across the surface of eternity, wanting only to taste the clarity of our souls. Can you not see this?" - R. Scott Bakker

"Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change other, but by simply accepting them as they are. True acceptance is always without demands and expectations." - Gerald Jampolsky

"I'm ready to forgive him for the desire to be a king, but not for wanting to have 23 million court jesters." - Minimaks

"People make excuses [for not wanting to fight me]. It has a lot to do with my style. I'm a crafty fighter but I can also punch." - Erislandy Lara

"I'm not wanting and I don't live in a hovel, but if you keep your costs low, you can do what you want to do creatively." - Sarah Silverman

"I felt sure about wanting to look at a person's life that had been limited or damaged, but not necessarily ennobled, by loss." - Leni Zumas

"The real difficulty with thousands in the present day is not that Christianity has been found wanting, but that it has never been seriously tried." - Henry Liddon

"The real difficulty with thousands in the present day is not that Christianity has been found wanting, but that it has never been seriously tried." - Henry Parry Liddon

"For awhile, I got stupid about only wanting a leading-man role, but I have no illusions. I know I'm not Brad Pitt." - Breckin Meyer

"There's nothing like standing in a place and wanting nothing so much as to change but simply not being able to." - Kevin Spacey

"I mean, not wanting to be flip about it, but even within a corporation, you get sort of cult-like behaviors sometimes." - Jane Poynter

"I'm very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I'm not wanting to be 'the Latino actor.' I just want to be 'an actor.'" - Oscar Isaac

"I identify with someone wanting something to work out, but not being able to get through the rocks to the river." - Emile Hirsch

"I'm not getting old. I'm getting better." - Shirley Bassey

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is!" - Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

"Opportunities are not often wanting where inclination goes before ..." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"Wanting is not enough, long and you attain it." - Petrarch

"Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others." - Gerald Jampolsky

"Impatience is not wanting to understand that you don't understand." - James Richardson

"Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them." - Carlo Goldoni

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

"Grief is love not wanting to let go." - Earl A Grollman

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

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

"The way that I feel about my Jewish identity has been really radically changed by events in life. Like, becoming a writer is one. Having children is another. And getting older and watching, you know, my parents and grandparents get older has been another, the seasons of - being witness to the seasons of life and wanting to have some kind of infrastructure to deal with it, to cope with them. Ritual has become more important to me as I've gotten older. It's not always religious ritual, but it often borrows from Judaism." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get." - Bernard Meltzer

"Anyone can desire anything, but if you're not going to commit, you're not getting it." - Cassey Ho

"I'm not dead. I mean, I may be getting older, but I'm not dead!" - Sheryl Crow

"Prayer is not getting man's will done in heaven, but getting God's will done on earth. It is not overcoming God's reluctance but laying hold of God's willingness." - Richard Chenevix Trench

"Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more." - Carole King

"Feast of Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460 The evidence for Christian truth is not exhaustive, but it is sufficient. Too often, Christianity has not been tried and found wanting-it has been found wanting, and not tried." - Os Guinness

"You're getting like an attitude. What you get put through for just wanting something more out of life. Makes you vulnerable. Inside, that tug of desperation, trying not to be excited, maybe this is it, and it's usually freaks and you want to shout I'm not like you." - Sandra Newman

"I think, again, that that does the whole problem a, a disservice. It's not a case of our wanting to mix socially with whites. And when you - and the whites are right in the South when they say that getting a cup of coffee in a restaurant is not going to solve - is all right." - Malcolm X

"Once I knew that I wanted to be an artist, I had made myself into one. I did not understand that wanting doesn't always lead to action. Many of the women had been raised without the sense that they could mold and shape their own lives, and so, wanting to be an artist (but without the ability to realize their wants) was, for some of them, only an idle fantasy, like wanting to go to the moon." - Judy Chicago

"I think everybody has a hard time connecting, but as you get older and you want more and you expect more and you know more, it's just different. If you start wanting too much from it without it naturally unfolding, then that makes it bad. If you start not wanting anything, then you are not serious. I mean it's just this conundrum of issues." - Uma Thurman

"There was a combination of not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, but also really not wanting to be stuck in Lord of the Rings for the rest of my life, and being desperate to kind of make sure that I could do something else with my life." - Sean Astin

"No, but it's not because I'm getting older that I'm trying to accelerate. But something very curious is happening: The older I get, the more ideas I'm getting." - Patrice Leconte

"When you go out on auditions for big movies, and you're not a big star, you get used to getting close but not getting the part." - Craig Sheffer

"When you go out on auditions for big movies, and you're not a big star, you get used to getting close but not getting the part." - Craig Sheffer

"It's not exactly annoying but definitely saddening to see people getting into blogging for completely the wrong reasons. Getting perks is not a given when blogging." - Susanna Lau

"The evidence for Christian truth is not exhaustive, but it is sufficient. Too often, Christianity has not been tried and found wanting - it has been found demanding, and not tried." - John Baillie

"Remember that deciding is not doing, and wanting is not choosing. Transformation will take place not because of what you decide you want, but because of what you choose to do." - Eric Greitens

"If you lose your soul, there is a danger of its being destroyed. Therefore, you may not love it, since you do not want it to be destroyed. But in not wanting it to be destroyed, you love it." - Saint Augustine

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do." - Confucius

"You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up." - Jesse Jackson

"Love is not getting, but giving; It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living." - Henry Van Dyke

"Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming" - Myrna Loy

"I work in celestial mechanics, but I am not interested in getting to the moon." - Marston Morse

"Love is not getting, but giving. It is sacrifice. And sacrifice is glorious!" - Marion Milner

"I am not anti-death penalty, but I'm damned sure anti-the-wrong-guy-getting-executed." - Kinky Friedman

"Christianity is so much more than getting your doctrine right, but it is not less." - Kevin Deyoung

"Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends." - Woody Allen

"Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming." - Matthew Arnold

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"What you're getting excited about is not A face, but a feminine face." - Andrew Cohen

"Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming." - Myrna Loy

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"I'm getting used to the singing part but not the talking part." - Aurora Aksnes

"I'm getting older now, so I should think about a family, but certainly not tomorrow." - Christina Ricci

"I was getting worried I may not become a grandfather, but the Lord has blessed me." - Rod Stewart

"In Hollywood they're getting younger, but believe me, it's not the food. It's the plastic surgery." - S Jay Olshansky

"The problem is not getting rid of fear, but using it properly." - Zig Ziglar

"I am way less attached to the number the more I weigh. You always think that if you weigh less and get to that magical number, you'll think less about your weight. But I in fact thought about that lower number more... wanting to stay close to it, fearing it getting higher. I would fret each week seeing it go up. The mission to stay lean was always harder than getting there." - Danielle Tabor

"I remember getting out of grad school and coming to New York and not wanting to get a teaching job because I wanted to work on my own, to develop my own ideas. There isn't that time now. Artists are exhibiting while they are still in grad school. There isn't that safety cushion." - Brice Marden

"To stay with that shakiness-to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge-that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path." - Pema Chodron

"There's not a day I live that doesn't start with me getting up and first saying, "What can I do for somebody else?" Whether that means sending something to one of my children or picking up the phone and calling a stranger who is in the hospital, I start every day by wanting more for others than I do for myself." - Wayne Dyer

"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

"But you... You helped me find my way and take the correct path, Naruto... I always chased after you...wanting to catch up...wanting to walk together with you forever... I want to be at your side, always... You changed me, Naruto! Your smiling face saved me! And that's way I'm not afraid to die, defending you! Because... I love you..." - Masashi Kishimoto

"I try not to name too many labels - not because it's not cool, but because it starts getting political." - Nelly

"We're not getting any younger." - Donald Fagen

"Getting bored is not allowed." - Kay Thompson

"Our program is simple: we wish to govern Italy. They ask us for programs but there are already too many. It is not programs that are wanting for the salvation of Italy but men and will power." - Benito Mussolini

"Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis." - Michael Bloomberg

"There is not a single country in the world that is not interested in doing business with China. And no one is seriously concerned about human rights. But Africans are criticized for wanting to do business with China." - Jacob Zuma

"We're showing a situation that these kids are caught in and being forced to do but the violence is not glorified. Most of the kids in there are not wanting to be doing it." - Liam Hemsworth



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