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

"It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation." - Julian Clary

"Hope is wanting something so eagerly that-in spite of all the evidence that you're not going to get it-you go right on wanting it." - Norman Vincent Peale

"It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood. We're all dying to win an Oscar." - Jerry Della Femina

"It was palpable, all that wanting: Mother wanting something more, Dad wanting something more, everyone wanting something more. This wasn't going to do for us fifties girls; we were going to have to change the equation even if it meant . . . abstaining from motherhood, because clearly that was where Mother got caught." - Anne Taylor Fleming

"There's nothing wrong with wanting someone to save us - or admitting we can't do it all ourselves." - Brad Meltzer

"It was the kiss by which all the others of his life would be judged and found wanting." - Stephen King

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

"You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a specific thing: wanting it so much that you are practically blind to all other things, that nothing else will satisfy you." - Robert Henri

"I'm an extremist, I have to deal with my own extreme personality, and I walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all." - Davey Havok

"There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity." - Gioconda Belli

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

"(about her teen years) My admirers all said the same thing in different ways. It was my fault, their wanting to kiss and hug me." - Marilyn Monroe

"Women are all the bloody sameyou can't love for five minutes without wanting it abolished in brats and house bloody wifery." - Samuel Beckett

"Here I am...wanting to accomplish something and completely forgetting it must all end-that there is such a thing as death." - Leo Tolstoy

"Didn't help to ponder things that were forever gone. It only made a body restless and fill up with bees, all wanting to sting something." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"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

"As you keep getting more popular, people are continually wanting more from you and it seems to me that all they want in the end is your death." - Marilyn Manson

"I don't blame any director for wanting to do something more commercial. That's all part of the business. I certainly have done it, as an actor." - Steve Buscemi

"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

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

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

"Stress is wanting something to be the way it isn't." - Eckhart Tolle

"When you stop wanting something, you get it." - Andy Warhol

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

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

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing." - Sylvia Plath

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing." - Sylvia Plath

"It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter: it is all pure, all sincere, nothing too much, nothing wanting." - John Locke

"The zest for life, which is the source of all passion and all insight, even divine, does not come to us from ourselves.... It is God who has to give us the impulse of wanting him." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"All his life he would hold this moment as exemplary of what love was. It was not wanting anything more, nor was it expecting people to exceed what they had just accomplished; it was simply feeling so complete." - John Irving

"there are certain advantages in being cursed by all and sundry ... especially, it dispenses you with having to be nice to anybody ... there's nothing more emollient, stultifying, emasculating than wanting to be liked ... "not nice!" ... that does it, you're free! ..." - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

"I don't even know what made me start wanting to do music. It just... happened. Because I sat in my basement all the time, and music was my best friend, and I just wanted to be a part of it." - Clinton Sparks

"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

"I think regular school is harder than my job. You have to deal with kids picking on you, and you wanting to look good and all this stuff. It was way too much pressure." - Selena Gomez

"But anyone can begin. It was the part with all the promise, the potential, the things I loved. More and more, though, I was finding myself wanting to find out what happened in the end.." - Sarah Dessen

"I never wanted to see half the things I've seen, and I've never seen half the things I wanted to. I don't think wanting comes into it. You'd best go all the same." - George R R Martin

"She remembered how she had felt cleaning out her father's clothes, wanting at once to hold on to every dirty handkerchief and musty page of sheet much, and yet wishing she were anywhere else on earth, free of it all." - J Courtney Sullivan

"We know what they say, they want all of Palestine (including Israel) and say that negotiations did not work. They talk about wanting reform. That doesn't mean they will do it." - Hanan Ashrawi

"It's flattering if people think I'm attractive. If it helps, great, but it's not going to get in the way of me wanting to win. That's what I'm all about." - Lorrie Fair

"Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history." - Robert Hall

"Only then does he realize what he has done to Mirabelle, how wanting a square inch of her and not all of her has damaged them both, and how he cannot justify his actions except that, well, it was life." - Steve Martin

"I never wanted to become an actress because I'd read great literature or seen great Shakespeare. It was more just wanting to understand what the people were really like, why they said all the strange things they did." - Julie Walters

"I think it's good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it's good for all of us. It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader." - Leroy Chiao

"When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport." - Alexis Arguello

"This is just strictly me wanting to make a record that is the real deal. It is all the stuff that I have learned and know that I remember. It's what I perceive as country music is about." - Vince Gill

"The advice that I can give anyone wanting to be in the biz: do all the work, learn your craft. There are no shortcuts. If you stay with it, you will get an opportunity." - Christopher Judge

"Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect." - Rob Reiner

"Again, I think we have much greater diplomatic weight by having all of us sit on the same side of the table wanting the same thing, and putting it to the North Koreans." - Mitchell Reiss

"You're torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces and knowing that's really going to screw up the screenplay. And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people who really don't understand the process?" - Robert Towne

"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

"[My work is] maybe about me maybe not wanting to be me and wanting to be all these other characters. Or at least try them on." - Cindy Sherman

"I do think that all politicians today have to be more attentive to people wanting to be heard, wanting to have more control over their lives." - Barack Obama

"The ambition, the drive, the wanting to be the center of attention, the wanting to succeed... They're all inside me somewhere." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time." - Swami Satchidananda

"The abhorrence of loneliness is as natural as wanting to live at all." - Beryl Markham

"All wanting comes from need, therefore from lack, therefore from suffering." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"All plot comes from the character's trying to get something, to achieve something, wanting, desiring, longing." - Robert Olen Butler

"Desire is life trying to continue to be life. All living things desire... Life is wanting." - Kim Stanley

"The things most worth wanting are not available everywhere all the time." - Alice Waters

"Wanting to is the whole lesson; all the rest is practice." - Orson Scott Card

"Patient endurance Attaineth to all things; Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth." - Teresa of Avila

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

"I wanted all of her and resented other boys for wanting any part of her." - Jonathan Franzen

"I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things." - Franz Kafka

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

"There's nothing wrong at all with women wanting to be women." - Liz Phair

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

"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

"Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real." - Michelle Hodkin

"It's important to just keep wanting whatever it is you want and fight for it, desperately." - Susan Sarandon

"It is difficult to think of an origin without wanting to go back beyond it." - Terry Eagleton

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

"To the ego, loving and wanting are the same, whereas true love has no wanting in it, no desire to possess or for your partner to change." - Eckhart Tolle

"There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given." - Leon Kass

"Unconditional love. That's what he wants to give her and what he wants from her. People should give without wanting anything in return. All other giving is selfish. But he is being selfish a little, isn't he, by wanting her to love him in return? He hopes that she loves him in return. Is it possible for a person to love without wanting love back? Is anything so pure? Or is love, by its nature, a reciprocity, like oceans and clouds, an evaporating of seawater and a replenishing of rain?" - Alan Lightman

"Unconditional love. That's what he wants to give her and what he wants from her. People should give without wanting anything in return. All other giving is selfish. But he is being selfish a little, is' he, by wanting her to love him in return? He hopes that she loves him in return. Is it possible for a person to love without wanting love back? Is anything so pure? Or is love, by its nature, a reciprocity, like oceans and clouds, an evaporating of seawater and a replenishing of rain?" - Alan Lightman

"Loving photography and wanting to be a painter, it all ended up in the process of filmmaking. It's strange professionally be to connected because it connects you to architecture, it connects you to painting, it connects you to writers, to actors. It connects you to really all of the arts." - Wim Wenders

"We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to." - Henri Frederic Amiel

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

"...wanting change is step one, but step two is taking it." - Isaac Marion

"People fall in love without reason, without even wanting to. You can't predict it. That's love." - Haruki Murakami

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

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

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

"Because it is there [famous explanation for wanting to climb Mount Everest]." - George Leigh Mallory

"Human beings can't see anything without wanting to destroy it, Lyra. That's original sin." - Philip Pullman

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

"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Wanting to do it was much more powerful than the fright." - Charlotte Gainsbourg

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

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

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

"It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground." - Dario Argento

"Where love is, what can be wanting? Where it is not, what can possibly be profitable?" - Saint Augustine

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

"You can have anything you want, providing you first let go of wanting it." - Lester Levenson

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

"It doesn't matter how much you get; you are left wanting more." - Amy Poehler

"I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it." - Antonio Porchia

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

"It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it." - Bell Hooks

"If you`re wanting to do policy, it should be bipartisan." - Joe Manchin

"It seems like when I was growing up there was more compromise, wanting to work with each other, and I think all of them - all of the lawmakers - have hearts to do what's right, and they all are passionate about it." - Joel Osteen

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

"Whenever you start-give it your best. The opportunities are there to be anything you want to be. But wanting to be someone isn't enough; dreaming about it isn't enough; thinking about it isn't enough. You've got to study for it, work for it, fight for it with all your heart and soul, because nobody is going to hand it to you." - Colin Powell

"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

"When you're actually making a film, it's just people on your back all the time wanting stuff and you're constantly having to it deal with them. It's probably the most time consuming of all the arts, but I do love it because it is a great mix of visual art and music and writing." - Taika Waititi

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

"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

"I think everybody has different priorities in their life. People live their lives differently. People become famous through all sorts of different reasons... some of it through art and some of it through just wanting to be famous. And I think how that all starts tends to reflect how you live your life daily." - Keith Urban

"When you discover that all happiness is inside you, the wanting and needing are over, and life gets very exciting." - Byron Katie

"I think there's something we all relate to about...wanting to get to our most primal self." - Vin Diesel

"We must get over wanting to be needed-this is the hardest of all temptations to resist" - C S Lewis

"There is nothing impossible in all the world except that the heart of man is wanting in resolution." - Confucius

"Jellicoe had all the Nelsonic attributes except one - he is totally wanting in the great gift of insubordination." - John Arbuthnot Fisher

"He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, him not know t, and he's not robbed at all." - William Shakespeare

"God never changes; Patient endurance Attains to all things; Who God possesses In nothing is wanting; Alone God suffices." - Teresa of Avila

"All our wanting comes from needs, thus we continiously suffer. The intellect teaches free will, free from suffering." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at all." - William Shakespeare

"He that is robbed, not wanting what is stol'n, Let him not know't, and he's not robbed at all." - William Shakespeare

"I forgot my pills, I couldn't have cared less about condoms, all for feverishly wanting to get some!" - Gloria Trevi

"Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had." - Jodi Picoult

"In our lives in a lot of ways it's all about fake. You've got people wanting things for fake reasons." - Billy Corgan

"I'm just excited I get to sing all the time. There's nothing but open ears of people wanting to listen." - Delta Goodrem

"Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend." - Jason Ritter

"There is no security in a good disposition if the support of good principles - that is to say, of religion, of Christian faith - be wanting. It may be soured by misfortune, it may be corrupted by wealth, it may be blighted by neediness, it may lose all its original brightness, if destitute of that support." - Robert Southey

"There is no security in a good disposition if the support of good principles-that is to say, of religion, of Christian faith-be wanting. It may be soured by misfortune, it may be corrupted by wealth, it may be blighted by neediness, it may lose all its original brightness, if destitute of that support." - Robert Southey

"My heart goes out to the families of innocent children who were killed today in Pakistan!! I do not accept a world where kids are killed for wanting an education! This violence and ignorance has to stop!!!! It starts with all of us treating all human beings with dignity and respect!!" - Madonna Ciccone

"You know, I've always wrote my best stuff when it takes me hardly any time at all. Actually I wrote.....this is actually a really funny story...'Ghost Of Vincent Price', I've been wanting to write a song about Vincent Price coz he's one of my favorite characters of all time." - Wednesday 13

"I always had all of these childhood fantasies about wanting to invent things, like a spaceship or a time machine. And everyone's imagined what it would be like to go back in time and change things, to see what would happen if you had a different life. 'Back to the Future' fulfills all of those daydreams. It's the perfect movie." - Sasha Grey

"I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me." - Fantasia Barrino

"I'm very lucky to be at this level and it is very hard to catch up. It is all about holding on and it is very important to learn from the other drivers. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself, wanting to be very good very quickly, which forces me to up my game." - Liz Halliday

"I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'" - Fantasia Barrino

"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

"Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt; It 's like sending them ruffles when wanting a shirt." - Oliver Goldsmith

"I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting." - Margaret Atwood

"Yearning: It needs to hurt in order to be worthy of the word. Otherwise it is just wanting." - John of the Cross

"The first step to believing something is true is wanting to believe it is true... or being afraid it is." - Terry Goodkind

"Sympathy wanting, all is wanting; its personal magnetism is the conductor of the sacred spark that lights our atoms, puts us m human communion, and gives us to company, conversation, and ourselves." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"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

"What's insulting to the American people, the Senate, to this whole process is that the Republicans, with all other nominees, have said Democrats are being obstructionist for wanting to see documents, for wanting to see a paper trail, for wanting to get questions answered in the judiciary committee hearings, and now all of a sudden, the Republicans want those things for this." - Rachel Maddow

"A long time ago, Anne used to talk about energy-how that was all that love was-ions connecting across synapses of time and air. Don't rationalize, she'd say. None of it will ever make sense. I leaned back against the wall and closed my eyes, not wanting to cry. Anne was right. None of it made any sense." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Moving on has allowed me to know who I am and to be present in all that I do. I take this forward in my work and in my personal relationships. It is a powerful program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to move on with their life." - Lou Reed

"When I read War and Peace in Norway, really far away from humanity for a long time, it was such an amazing, affirming blast of "humanity" in all forms. It totally cracked my mind-nut open and rainbows shot out. I loved humanity and being alive, rather than wanting to bury my head in the snow." - Phil Elvrum

"How easy it is for generous sentiments, high courtesy, and chivalrous courage to lose their influence beneath the chilling blight of selfishness, and to exhibit to the world a man who was great in all the minor attributes of character, but who was found wanting when it became necessary to prove how much principle is superior to policy." - James F Cooper

"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

"No offense, boys are more immature than girls. Knowing that and not wanting any BS in my life - not having time for it - you just have to be smart about it. Obviously, if you're really attracted to someone and you're in love with them, that's fine. But I see all my brothers and how they act and ... to be picky is good." - Nicola Peltz

"I think it was simply word of mouth that made it a New York Times bestseller for more than 60 weeks, over a year. People being moved and changed and transformed by the book [ One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are] and wanting to share that with hurting people all around them." - Ann Voskamp



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