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Wanting Family Quotes


"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 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

"My family fulfills me." - Meredith Vieira

"Everybody's family has problems." - Greg Kinnear

"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

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

"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

"Family always gonna be there." - Lil Romeo

"Everybody sung in my family." - Rod Stewart

"The first family is my kin. The other family is my SNSD family." - Im Yoona

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"The greatest happiness is family happiness." - Joyce Brothers

"The Family that prays together, stays together." - Pope John Paul Ii

"My family is everything to me." - Tiki Barber

"Anywhere I can be with my family" - Jared Padalecki

"A small family is soon provided for." - Proverbs

"I had a family that supported me." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm known for impressions and family stories." - Jay Pharoah

"The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous." - Francis Picabia

"My family background was deeply Christian." - Abbe Pierre

"I come from a big family, so I'd like to have a big family." - Keisha Castle-Hughes

"I don't have a long family history of good cooks in my family." - Bobby Flay

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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

"Success doesn't come overnight and there's certain things you can't do. I've missed so many weddings, christenings and birthdays, but I know all my family are there behind me, wanting me to do really well and it was worth the sacrifice." - Jenny Meadows

"I did not have any philosophy at all when I wrote the first novel. I was just wanting to capture experiences that I thought would be inspiring for Indians who are trying to break free from the very high-pressured family environments and do their own thing." - Karan Bajaj

"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

"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

"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

"Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work in the police or in the army. It's because there's nothing else for them to do. They're willing to stand in line to get bombed because they want to take care of their family." - Seymour Hersh

"I think for some actors, the fame is an unfortunate by-product of the work. I don't feel quite like that. Don't get me wrong: I'm very, very steadfast about wanting to keep my personal life personal and making sure that I have plenty of time with my family and friends. But it's quite exciting to think you've achieved some level of success." - Taron Egerton

"I loved reading Grimm's fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen, and I loved to dream about other worlds and other lives. Maybe that has something to do with having an incomplete family, being an only child. All I know is I loved to pretend, and all that was in tandem with my wanting to be an actress." - Lauren Bacall

"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

"If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"The family code in Egypt is one of the worst family codes in the Arab world. Polygamy. The husband is having absolute power over the family." - Nawal El Saadawi

"Once you have a firefighter in your family, your family and the families from his crew become one big extended family." - Denis Leary

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing" - Eva Burrows

"If you're fascinated by America, you'll be fascinated by family." - Stephen L. Carter

"In my family, they were all big boozers." - Ronnie Wood

"My work and my family are very important to me." - Stephen Hawking

"A man should never neglect his family for business." - Walt Disney

"How do you rebel in a family of rebels?" - Nicolas Cage

"With all my fans I got a family again." - Tupac Shakur

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." - George Bernard Shaw

"I do a lot of writing about my family." - Katey Sagal

"You have to defend your honor. And your family." - Suzanne Vega

"I've always wanted to do a family movie." - Adam Sandler

"In God's family, there are no outsiders, no enemies." - Desmond Tutu

"Being with my family is my highest priority." - Bethenny Frankel

"I can't work without my family being with me." - Bethenny Frankel

"I stay in tune with my family and God." - Regina King

"I would rather start a family than finish one." - Don Marquis

"I have a good support system of friends and family." - Penny Marshall

"I always sang harmony with my family growing up." - Linda Ronstadt

"My dad's family were pretty working class, actually." - Dan Stevens

"In my family, they were all big boozers." - Ron Wood

"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

"Grandparents...can give the children unity of family life and some knowledge of their own family history..." - Jim Conway

"My father really was not the dominant person who raised the family, it was my mother who raised the family." - Stevie Wonder

"I settled in with The Uninvited Guests thinking I knew what kind of Edwardian pleasures were in store: the fraught dinner party in an endangered, rambling house, the feuding family, the rich suitor, the disruptive visitors. The novel has all of those delightful things, but it also defied every one of my expectations. I saw none of it coming. I read it in one breathless sitting, and finished wanting to give it to everyone I know." - Maile Meloy

"... 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

"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

"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

"What is a family without love? And by family I don't just mean a packed kitchen table with a hoard of children around it. A family can be made up of any number of people. Me and my fiancee are our own little family, a family of two (and the dog!), and our love is at the heart of that." - Pink

"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

"... I keep wanting to crawl back into the womb ..." - Sylvia Plath

"The primitive sign of wanting is trying to get...." - G. E. M. Anscombe

"It's wanting that gets so many folks in trouble." - John Marston

"Why? Why are they always wanting to kill Jews?" - Alex Jones

"You never really fail until you stop wanting." - Mary Kay Ash

"Much will always wanting be To him who much desires." - Abraham Cowley

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

"When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter." - Seth Godin

"Savor the wanting as much as the having." - Marshall Sylver



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