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Wanting It Quotes


"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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"I'm over the Oscar thing. I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive. I've seen it." - Bill Murray

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"For me, acting is torturous, and it's torturous because you know it's a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, that's beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great - well, that's absolutely torturous." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too ..." - Margaret Mead

"Whatever you are doing, take the attitude of wanting it directly or indirectly to benefit others. Take the attitude of wanting it to increase your experience of kinship with your fellow beings." - Pema Chodron

"A lot of the stories are internal. They leak it to me wanting to get attention, wanting to get that headline. More times than not, I will not give it to them." - Matt Drudge

"Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time." - Warren Buffett

"Some believe it to be just friends wanting, as if to be healthy enough to wish health." - Aristotle

"His heart hurt with the wanting of it, the hurt no less painful for being difficult to explain." - Maggie Stiefvater

"As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I've found that to be absolutely axiomatic." - Andy Warhol

"T is virtue which they want; and, wanting it, honor no garment to their backs can fit." - Ben Jonson

"You must love your work and not always be looking over the edge of it wanting your play to begin." - George Eliot

"In America, the distance between wanting something and having it delivered to your living room is not terribly great." - Gary Shteyngart

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

"What would it be like to let go of wanting things to be other than they are?" - Byron Katie

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

"So the unwanting soul sees what's hidden, and the ever-wanting soul sees only what it wants." - Laozi

"The chicken probably came before the egg because it is hard to imagine God wanting to sit on an egg." - Jack Handey

"Wanting to transform the World it is impossible without the blaze of love. Only love can truly transform the World." - Samael Aun Weor

"Wanting to quit is a sign of success because it means you have something to quit; but don't quit." - Matthew Barnett

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

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

"It is important to make sure that both persons wanting to marry have enough finances and are ready to commit" - Yoshiko Sakurai

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

"I go into every film not just wanting to play the hot girl in the movie. It kills me." - Elisha Cuthbert

"Wanting to be a rock star, I get it. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, dude! The freedom!'" - Orlando Bloom

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting." - Eustace Budgell

"Does it ever stop? The wanting you?" "Even when I've just left ye. I want you so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again." - Diana Gabaldon

"I call a lie: wanting not to see something one does see, wanting not to see something as one sees it... The most common lie is the lie one tells to oneself; lying to others is relatively the exception." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Style comes from knowing who you are and who you want to be in the world; it does not come from wanting to be somebody else, or wanting to be thinner, shorter, taller, prettier." - Nina Garcia

"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

"Instead of wanting to win, we expected to win. There's a lifetime between wanting something and expecting something. When you expect something, it means you've prepared, done the work, and EXPECT TO WIN!!" - Red Mccombs

"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

"What happened under communism - and increasingly, is happening in America, as Joseph Sobran put it: 'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.'" - John Stossel

"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

"Whenever you experiment with something, it's very easy to take the emotion out of it. And going back and forth between wanting to be respected artistically and wanting to move people is its own challenge." - Steven Soderbergh

"We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said...Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality." - Carlisle Floyd

"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

"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

"Jobs has within him sort of this conflict, but he doesn't quite see it as a conflict between being hippie-ish and anti-materialistic but wanting to sell things like Wozniak's board. Wanting to create a business." - Walter Isaacson

". . . hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. Being one place and wanting to be somewhere else . . . . Wanting life to be different from what it is. That's also called leaving without leaving. Dying before you die. It's as if there is a part of you that so rails against being shattered by love that you shatter yourself first." - Geneen Roth

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

"Love is all around you like the air and is the very breath of your being. But you cannot know it, feel its unfeeling touch, until you pause in your busy-ness, are still and poised and empty of your wanting and desiring. When at rest the air is easily offended and will flee even from the fanning of a leaf, as love flees from the first thought. But when the air or love moves of its own accord it is a hurricane that drives all before it." - Barry Long

"Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence comes from having done it well." - Anonymous

"As much as I appreciate acting and enjoy it, and like it, it wasn't something where I grew up wanting to be a movie star." - Max Thieriot

"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

"Human beings can't see anything without wanting to destroy it. That's original sin. And I'm going to destroy it. Death is going to die." - Philip Pullman

"And eternity is a long time. So if you have to spend it with someone I could see wanting to spend it with someone impossible...but interesting...." - Meg Cabot

"When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it!" - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it." - George Orwell

"Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it." - Douglas Adams

"I didn't go into 'Rabbit Hole' wanting to write about class. I think because of who I am it somehow found its way into it." - David Lindsay-Abaire

"We've become a culture where earning money doesn't entitle you to it, but wanting it does. That is the essence of redistribution." - Ken Blackwell

"I had gotten so used to being alone, but never entirely used to it. Never used to it enough to stop wanting the alternative." - David Levithan

"It is a blessing. When I first got wind of [Chris Rivers] taking the rap thing serious and wanting to make a career out of it." - Tony Sunshine

"As a rule, man is a fool. When it's hot, he wants it cool; When its cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting, what is not." - Benjamin Disraeli

"It's certainly difficult to balance marketing a film and putting it out there to everybody with wanting to keep it fresh for the audience." - Christopher Nolan

"It wasn't about mechanics; it was about a feeling, wanting to give someone something, which in turn was really gratifying. That really resonated for me." - Thomas Keller

"I didn't go into 'Rabbit Hole' wanting to write about class. I think because of who I am it somehow found its way into it." - David Lindsayabaire

"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

"I had a magic kit. I never really followed through on it, but I had my phase of wanting to do it, sure." - Steve Buscemi

"I've always been about wanting people to spread my music and share it. This way, it allowed me to adapt in real time." - Anoop Desai

"I've learned from my experience that desire is 80% of achievement. That if you really, really want something, if you really, really, really want to do something, that the vast majority of achieving it is wanting it. I mean, really wanting it. Not a preference, and not, "Gee, I hope this." I mean really wanting it. It is the desire that makes you do what you have to do to achieve." - Rush Limbaugh

"Life is like a great jazz riff. You sense the end the very moment you were wanting it to go on forever." - Sheila Ballantyne

"There's a world of difference between insisting on someone's doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it." - Fred Rogers

"(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

"One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting everyone else to give it up." - C S Lewis

"With the proper motivation, that is, a good reason for wanting to do it, your mind can overcome any sort of adversity." - Franz Stampfl

"It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not." - Nhat Hanh

"Honour is manly decency. The shame of being found wanting in it means everything to us. Is this, then, the indefinable, the sacred thing?" - Alfred De Vigny

"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

"Tofu hot dogs are actually scarier than real hot dogs. It's like wanting the worst possible meat product without even the thrill of it actually being meat." - Doug Coupland

"The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late." - J. L. Carr

"I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well." - M C Escher

"Happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself." - Viktor E Frankl

"She said the reason that love is so painful is that it always amounts to two people wanting more than two people can give." - Edna O'Brien

"The ego wants to want more than it wants to have. And so the shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting." - Eckhart Tolle

"The solution of the problem lies in seeing it-in the seeing, without wanting a solution, or dissolution-just seeing what's there. . . ." - Toni Packer

"I wanted to believe anything so that I would' have to face the future alone. The problem with wanting is that it makes us weak." - Leigh Bardugo

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

"She had always wanted a brother. And she had one now. Sebastian. It was like always wanting a puppy and being a hellhound instead." - Cassandra Clare

"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



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