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Wanting Not Needing Quotes


"Contentment comes from wanting what we need, not needing what we want." - Wayne Gerard Trotman

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

"Rejection never feels good, but it certainly hurts less when we are not needing something from the person who is rejecting us." - Susan Jeffers

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

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

"The state of love is this constant flux back and forth between who's saving and who's rescuing, who's wanting and not wanting, who's needing and who isn't. It's always going back and forth between two people who are actually attached." - Jane Alison

"What good is it to me that Mary gave birth to the son of God fourteen hundred years ago, and I do not also give birth to the Son of God in my time and in my culture? We are all meant to be mothers of God. God is always needing to be born." - Meister Eckhart

"True affluence is not needing anything." - Gary Snyder

"Apologies; our cultural obsession with them isn't about actually being offended, or simply needing to hear, "I'm sorry." It's not really about right or wrong. It's about wanting to throw a rock in the dark and hear something break." - Jim Norton

"And I'm sorry about the phone call and needing you Some decisions you don't make I guess it's just like breathing or not wanting to There are some things you can't fake" - Conor Oberst

"All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them." - Charles Dickens

"Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch." - Michael Arrington

"The whole world is being 'deculturalized' into a uniform 'Coca-Cola society,' wanting and needing an American way of life." - Helen Caldicott

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

"Hide-and-seek, grown-up style. Wanting to hide. Needing to be sought. Confused about being found." - Robert Fulghum

"I can't deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you." - Taylor Swift

"Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they are not there the first time you need them, chances are you won't be needing them again." - Scott Adams

"I think part of being masculine is not needing to prove it and not needing to answer for it." - Corey Stoll

"I can't deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. It's a conscious thing; it's a common-sense thing." - Taylor Swift

"Why God should want and need us is a mystery. But it is true: otherwise he would not have created us and life would ultimately have no meaning for us. It is good to remember that in God the is a constancy, a consistency of attitude which never changes, irrespective of what we are or how we act: he never changes in is wanting us or needing us." - Basil Hume

"Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness." - George Orwell

"The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not." - Democritus

"Rwanda is not over needing aid, but we can survive with less aid than before." - Paul Kagame

"Needing something is not the same thing as being interested in the thing itself." - Charles Baxter

"Probably not needing to be published would give me more time to think about a book." - Kate Atkinson

"These blossoms, gathered in familiar paths, With dear companions now passed out of sight, Shall not be laid upon their graves. They live, Since love is deathless. Pleasure now nor pride Is theirs in mortal wise, but hallowing thoughts Will meet the offering, of so little worth, Wanting the benison death has made divine." - Lucy Larcom

"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

"I've always seen myself as one of those 'show people.' My earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences and reaching people." - Brittany Murphy

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

"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

"Needing nothing attracts everything." - Russell Simmons

"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 just don't think that being unable to forgive someone is the most healing move. It can be, and I've had times in my life when I thought I would be better off without the drama that another person was bringing to me, but cutting someone out isn't always the answer. I know someone who cut her mother out and it didn't magically heal her. She's still haunted. It's not as if you can wipe clean all of your memories of having a mother, or wanting or needing one." - Nicole Georges

"There is only one condition in which we can imagine managers not needing subordinates, and masters not needing slaves. This condition would be that each (inanimate) instrument could do its own work." - Aristotle

"The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any." - Maurice Switzer

"Human beings are not things needing to be motivated and controlled; they are four dimensional - body, mind, heart, and spirit." - Stephen Covey

"Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are." - Nachman of Breslov

"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts." - Margaret Lee Runbeck

"It always boils down to the same thing - not only receiving love, but desperately needing to give it." - Audrey Hepburn

"What is commonly called 'falling in love' is in most cases an intensification of egoic wanting and needing. You become addicted to another person, or rather to your image of that person. It has nothing to do with true love, which contains no wanting whatsoever." - Eckhart Tolle

"We are equal human beings, and we were born with evil and anger and misunderstanding of what a man is, and so we are as needy and wanting to be part of him, as he, obviously, was needing and wanting to be part of us. And that's why I've really taken the freedom, because it's an adaptation, to give her a voice." - Liv Ullmann

"Before, they had never found themselves broken together. Usually, it was one needing the other but not both needing each other, and so there had been a way, by touching, to borrow from the stronger one's strength." - Alice Sebold

"People talk about the businesses of the future needing to be more agile and more responsive if they are to be successful. But this requires a deep change in the way organisations work." - Andrew Curry

"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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

"Love is real, real is love, Love is feeling, feeling love, Love is wanting to be loved. Love is touch, touch is love, Love is reaching, reaching love, Love is asking to be loved. Love is you, You and me, Love is knowing, We can be. Love is free, free is love, Love is living, living love, Love is needing to be loved." - John Lennon

"You are my heart as it beats within my chest, my soul as it moves through my mind. The breath in my body that so fascinates you is your essence pouring in and out of me in a wave that drowns me over and over again until I cannot breathe for wanting you. Needing you." - Jacquelyn Frank

"If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you're needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person." - Seneca the Younger

"She was wearing a canary-yellow two-piece bathing suit, one piece of which she would not actually be needing for another nine or ten years." - J D Salinger

"If I can be an advocate for people to get healthy that's good, and it's not about just needing to go to the gym." - Craig David

"The fall of man did not introduce evil; it placed us on the wrong side of it, under its rule, needing rescue." - N.D. Wilson

"What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period." - Stevie Wonder

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation." - J I Packer

"Love is needing to be loved." - John Lennon

"I don't like needing anyone for anything." - Jackie Robinson

"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 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

"Frankenstein can be a metaphor for abandonment, or wanting to be accepted for who you are, or not liking who you are and wanting to actually change that." - Kevin Grevioux

"[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

"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

"Practice not wanting, desiring, judging, doing, fighting, knowing. Practice just being. Everything will fall into place." - James Frey

"It's weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them." - Marion Milner

"He who buys what he does not want ends in wanting what he cannot buy." - Alec-Tweedie

"Wanting to work is a luxury; having to work is not." - Steve Guttenberg

"I don't blame folks for not wanting to put me in their movies or whatever." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"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

"I'm not going to feel guilty for wanting the things that everyone wants." - Carolyn Parkhurst

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

"Those wanting to improve democracy in their countries should not wait for permission." - Bulent Ecevit

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

"When the first is plucked, a second will not be wanting." - Virgil

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

"For every person wishing to teach there are thirty not wanting to be taught." - W. C. Sellar

"Not wanting to disappoint is what pushed me to be successful." - Jerry Rice

"wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness" - Cassandra Clare

"We never cease wanting what we want, whether it's good for us or not." - Stephen King

"Continue seeking God with seriousness. Unless He wanted you, you would not be wanting Him." - C S Lewis

"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

"Virtue is about wanting right and good things, not about being particularly good at thinking." - Nomy Arpaly

"Formula One is not just multinationals. It's also about national players wanting to get global coverage." - Martin Sorrell

"A reporter is never put off by somebody not wanting to be interviewed." - Nat Hentoff

"Wanting to be someone you're not is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

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

"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got." - Sheryl Crow

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

"I can't even remember not wanting to go to film school." - Danny Mcbride

"I've spent my life navigating through sensitive issues. Not wanting to upset people." - Barry Mcguigan

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

"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

"I don't think anyone cares whether you're working or not. I have the luxury now of not having to support anyone and not really needing a whole lot of money." - Michael Cera

"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

"[The highs and lows of show business is] a rollercoaster for sure. There's so many highs, there's just moments of your life where you go, "Wow I can't believe how insanely lucky I am," and then you can turn around and the next moment feel so completely caught up in your own wanting, and desiring, and needing and feel like somehow you're missing something. It's just higher the high, the lower the low." - Jim Carrey

"Philip Galanes makes his debut with a novel that is both heartbreaking and deftly comic, the story of a young man struggling with his most primitive desires-wanting and needing. It is a novel about the complex relationships between parents and children, a story of loss and of our unrelenting need for acknowledgment, to be seen as who we are. And in the end it is simply a love story for our time." - A.M. Homes

"As I sat down, though, I realized that you can get used to certain luxuries that you start to think they're necessities, but when you have to forgo them, you come to see that you don't need them after all. There was a big difference between needing things and wanting things-though a lot of people had trouble telling the two apart-and at the ranch, I could see, we have pretty much everything we'd need but precious little else." - Jeannette Walls

"Emotional dependence is the opposite of emotional strength. It means needing to have others to survive, wanting others to "do it for us," and depending on others to give us our self-image, make our decisions, and take care of us financially. When we are emotionally dependent, we look to others for our happiness, our concept of "self," and our emotional well-being. Such vulnerability necessitates a search for and dependence on outer support for a sense of our own worth." - Sue Thoele

"Now, I'm back to my old ways: Needing to be the leader, needing to score." - James Harden

"Fear wears so many clever disguises it is virtually impossible to always recognize it. Fear disguises itself as the need to be somewhere else, doing something else, not knowing how to do something or not needing to do something." - Iyanla Vanzant

"The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking - not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness." - George Orwell

"The word 'confession,' to me, means needing to be absolved. I'm not asking for forgiveness. I'm not asking people to understand. I'd like to think that I tell stories and sometimes my life weaves through it." - Tori Amos

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

"If you're not popular, then everyone is not wanting anything to do with you, or not answering the phone." - Hilary Duff

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

"Life is not having, it's wanting. Life is not taking, it's giving. Life is not dying, it's living." - Heather Dorff

"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 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

"I think you realize how much you need to have people that you love. It's not as much about them loving you - it's about you needing to love people." - Chadwick Boseman

"When you find peace within, you also find that you can do without. This means simply that you no longer need the things of your outside world, and not needing is a great freedom." - Neale Donald Walsch

"We in the West seem to have made a fetish out of complete individual self-sufficiency, of not needing help, of being completely private except in a very few selected relationships." - Carl Rogers

"I have had the experience common to many women, of needing to define myself and to find my self-esteem as a person, not simply as somebody's wife or mother." - Hazel Hawke

"Men=earthbound creatures, living in communities, endowed with common sense, sensus communis, a community sense; not autonomous, needing each other's company even for thinking ("freedom of the pen")=first part of the Critique of Judgment: aesthetic judgment." - Hannah

"Men=earthbound creatures, living in communities, endowed with common sense, sensus communis, a community sense; not autonomous, needing each other's company even for thinking ("freedom of the pen")=first part of the Critique of Judgment: aesthetic judgment." - Hannah

"I can't even imagine going through life without my relationship with Jesus. So much of it is me relying on Him and me needing Him, not just in those crazy circumstances but in the day-to-day activities." - Tobin Heath

"One of the marks of a life well lived has to be reaching a state of finally getting it, of not needing more, and of being able to sign off with something approaching peace of mind." - David Rakoff

"There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in." - Helen Hayes

"Rather than diminishing the idea of 'truly needing' a relationship - and trying to deny it, shame it, or talk ourselves out of it - why not just celebrate it? It's exactly what the world needs." - Tracy Mcmillan

"I work so I don't need to make rent through my songs, and I think if more people engaged with music without needing it to provide for their welfare, you're not beholden to anyone." - Ian Mackaye

"Enjoy everything. Need nothing. Needing someone is the fastest way to kill a relationship .. The greatest gift you can give someone is the strength and the power not to need you, to need you for nothing." - Neale Donald Walsch

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

"The state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting." - Plutarch

"That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessaries are not wanting." - Plutarch

"When I was a child I experienced moments of not wanting to see the ugliness, not wanting to see not being wanted. This lack of love went into my eyes and into my mind." - John Lennon

"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



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