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"It's a curious, wanting thing." - Sarah Waters

"Wanting to do one thing can require that you take on other interests." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I shall do one thing in this life-one thing certain-this is, love you, and long of you, and keep wanting you till I die." - Thomas Hardy

"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

"Not wanting to give everyone in your life one of your kidneys is not the same thing as hoping they die of kidney failure." - Mallory Ortberg

"[On men:] I'm torn between wanting to have one and wanting to be one." - Cathy Guisewite

"There's always this thing of wanting to be elsewhere." - Charlotte Gainsbourg

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

"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days." - Sylvia Plath

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

"It's almost impossible to read a fine thing without wanting to do a fine thing." - John Steinbeck

"So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything." - William Hazlitt

"So have I loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that, have wanted everything." - William Hazlitt

"When we make records, it's hard to pinpoint one thing that inspires a record. It's usually a number of different things that lead to inspiration or wanting to write something down and share it with someone." - Brandon Boyd

"I've been wanting to do a book about baseball for the longest time, and nobody will let me do it. It's the one thing from America I really miss." - Bill Bryson

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

"I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid." - Scott Caan

"I was always reading those beauty magazines and wanting to become this unattainable thing." - Jennifer Aniston

"The main thing is not a matter of wanting to win; the main thing is being scared to lose." - Billie Jean King

"Some jobs require a more consistent challenge to moral courage than others. Politics is one. In such a setting terrifically good men and women will still be found wanting occasionally. No one does the right thing all the time. It would be more generous and fair to consider their batting average than to judge them only by their last worst act." - Michael Josephson

"The deeper we look, the more we shall be convinced that the one thing wanting, which we must strive to acquire before all others, is strength strength physical, strength mental, strength moral, but above all strength spiritual which is the one inexhaustible and imperishable source of all the others. If we have strength everything else will be added to us easily and naturally." - Sri Aurobindo

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

"Nobody ever became a writer just by wanting to be one." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Soup dumplings, sitcoms, one-night stands-good ones leave you wanting more." - Eddie Huang

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

"Only one being is wanting, and your whole world is bereft of people." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"I've always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren't quite the same thing." - Mark Wahlberg

"The thing that contributes to anyone's reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough." - Charles E Wilson

"Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making." - Scott Stapp

"The worst thing that could happen to a filmmaker is growing up wanting to be a filmmaker." - Larry Fessenden

"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

"There are people who will be wanting to apply "Win" to their own, personal life. If you remember only one thing, and I'm going to do it right here, right now because I just happened to come to it, that phrase - if you remember only one thing - there are 125 specific language recommendations in "Win" that can make a difference in your day-to-day lives." - Frank Luntz

"So here's the flash: Continuing to live life as a victim of circumstance, forever focusing on what's wrong with everything and everybody, will never, ever, bring the life desired. It will only bring one thing: more of whatever it is we're wanting so desperately to change." - Lynn Grabhorn

"I had a basketball net that my dad had put up outside. I went out there and dribbled all day long. I wanted to play basketball. Then Id go baseball, and then Id go to football. I remember playing football in a plowed field. I grew up going from one thing to the next wanting to play something." - Joe Gibbs

"I'm sure that there's frustration that comes with wanting to just have a normal mom. But, I don't really know if they see it as any different than any other problem you might have with a parent. I think everybody can think about one thing that their parents used to do, all the time, that would embarrass you." - Brie Larson

"I have this reputation of not wanting to talk to the media, which isn't true. What I don't like-what a lot of us don't understand-is how we can say one thing and it turns up in print as something else." - Vijay Singh

"One thing that's interesting for me is the alignment of the U.S., Israel, and India along Islamophobia and hate for an entire group of people, and India wanting to be like 'Hey U.S., we're just like you! We don't like Muslim people either!' For both parts of my identity, there's that theme of Islamophobia. That's pretty disgusting." - Himanshu Suri

"Music came as the best thing for me at home, where no one can tell you anything. For years I was so closed, wanting to do it exactly like I had it in my head, because this would be the only place that was superpersonal." - Lou Doillon

"I had a basketball net that my dad had put up outside. I went out there and dribbled all day long. I wanted to play basketball. Then I'd go baseball, and then I'd go to football. I remember playing football in a plowed field. I grew up going from one thing to the next wanting to play something." - Joe Gibbs

"First, I was opposed to gay marriage because it seemed like one more way that gays were wanting to assimilate. When I realized the Christian right was so opposed to it, as well as tyrannical governments in Africa and Russia, I thought, 'It must be a good thing to fight for.'" - Edmund White

"Maintaining the trust of the consumer is critical to our business. We live and breathe only one thing, which is wanting to connect consumers with great local businesses, and I don't feel we can do that if we don't have effective ways to prevent gaming of the system." - Jeremy Stoppelman

"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

"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

"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

"She was tired of everyone wanting to go to heaven, nobody wanting to die. The only thing worth grieving over, she said, was that sometimes there was more beauty in this life than the world could bear." - Colum Mccann

"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 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

"And one more thing." - Steve Jobs

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

"[Necessity is] the sum of all things, which being now existent, conduce and concur to the production of that action hereafter, whereof if any one thing now were wanting, the effect could not be produced. This concourse of causes, whereof every one is determined to be such as it is by a like concourse of former causes, may well be called (in respect they were all set and ordered by the eternal causes of all things, God Almighty) the decree of God." - Thomas Hobbes

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

"The empty, the one, the unmoved, the full, satiation, wanting nothing-that would be my evil: in short, dreamless sleep." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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

"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell." - Sylvia Plath

"Content not thyself that thou art virtuous in the general; for one link being wanting, the chain is defective." - William Penn

"I was always the one leading the way in terms of wanting to do acting, singing and dancing." - Gugu Mbatha-Raw

"One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience." - Kate Bush

"I usually have more than one thing I'm working on at once - I've been working on three different novels. When I get stuck on one, I hop back and forth. It's sort of freeing: I can say I'm abandoning this thing that I hate forever and I'm moving on to something that's good. I'll find that I'll go back to [the other project] in a day or a week and like it again. But that moment of wanting to trash something - that Virginia Woolf moment when you have to be stopped from filling your pocket with stones - comes pretty regularly for me. Switching is probably a good thing." - Dan Chaon

"We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now." - George Sheehan

"We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now." - George A Sheehan

"There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it's audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands." - Cecelia Ahern

"Do you want to do this thing? Sit down and do it. Are you not writing? Keep sitting there. Does it not feel right? Keep sitting there. Think of yourself as a monk walking the path to enlightenment. Think of yourself as a high school senior wanting to be a neurosurgeon. Is it possible? Yes. Is there some shortcut? Not one I've found. Writing is a miserable, awful business. Stay with it. It is better than anything in the world." - Ann Patchett

"And as paralyzing and upsetting as all the never agains were, the final leaving felt perfect. Pure. The most distilled possible form of liberation. Everything that mattered except one lousy picture was in the trash, but it felt so great. I started jogging, wanting to put even more distance between myself and school. It is so hard to leave-until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world." - John Green

"I don't know if there is some psychological thing of wanting to know where your doctor got his degree from before he comes into the medical room." - John Oliver

"(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

"When we want to be something other than the thing God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy." - C S Lewis

"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

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

"Magnus didn't really want this kind of thing this early in the morning - this talk of aching memories and wanting to forget. This conversation needed to end, now." - Cassandra Clare

"How do you resign yourself to something that will never be? You stop wanting just that thing. You go numb. Or you kill the agent of desire." - Jenny Holzer

"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

"I don't employ Talleyrand when I want a thing done, but only when I want to have the appearance of wanting to do it." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"It's kind of like when you get married, you kinda go into it wanting to remember everything. And once it's done, you can't remember a single thing." - Stephen Strasburg

"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

"I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy." - Reese Witherspoon

"By the way, you won't put that thing in about me wanting to have sex on a football pitch, will you?" - Louise Nurding

"Reduction! One wants to say more than nature and one makes the impossible mistake of wanting to say it with more means than she, instead of fewer." - Paul Klee

"There's nothing wrong with wanting a partner and doing the things to have one. To protect ourselves, we have to say, 'I don't need one.'" - Hill Harper

". . . 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

"[It's] not one thing this year, one thing another year." - Hedi Slimane

"After you do one thing, you've got one thing done." - Mike Caro

"One thing is forever good; That one thing is Success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"[Death:] The one inexorable thing!" - Louise Imogen Guiney

"start with one true thing" - C.E. Murphy

"One more thing, one more time." - Josh Sundquist

"No one is any one thing." - Martin Short

"We're kinda always writing, so it's like we're always thinking about what's next, so that'd be a yes. We're always constantly wanting to get onto the next thing or the new thing." - Mikey Way

"I'd been very certain about not wanting to do the acting thing because of my father. I thought I'd always have the father-son thing of 'He got you the part.'" - Domhnall Gleeson

"To me, I think it's this thing of everyone wanting to make Jesus the Son of God and Jesus the only way to God that is the thing that no longer makes me want to be a Christian." - Woody Harrelson

"One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting every one else to give it up. That is not the Christian way. An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons-marriage, or meat, or beer, or the cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning." - C S Lewis

"I never looked at being a musician any different than waking up one day and wanting to be an accountant or a lawyer." - James Vincent Mcmorrow

"Of all the reasons for wanting to write, the only one that nurtures us through time is love of the work itself." - Robert Mckee

"There is only one sin god will not forgive Boss, and that is to deny a woman who is in wanting ~ Zorba" - Nikos Kazantzakis

"In features, one of the goals is to have the audience walk out, fully satisfied. In today's world, it's maybe wanting a sequel." - Michael Brandt

"James Edward Oliver might have been one of the great mathematicians of his time had he not been absolutely wanting in the power of continuous work." - Simon Newcomb

"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

"If I had to pick one quality that best predicts success (other than wanting to be successful) it would be the willingness to risk embarrassment." - Scott Adams

"I know it sounds selfish, wanting to do something no one else has done. But that's what you're out here for - to separate yourself from everyone else." - Jack Nicklaus

"There is nothing wanting to make all rational and disinterested people in the world of one religion, but that they should talk together every day." - Alexander Pope

"An inward sincerity will of course influence the outward deportment; but where the one is wanting, there is great reason to suspect the absence of the other." - Laurence Sterne

"For years I stopped reading beauty magazines because I couldn't look at one without wanting to blow my brains out. How can those women look so good?" - Jamie Lee Curtis

"Books on the openings abound; nor are works on the end game wanting; but those on the middle game can be counted on the fingers of one hand." - Harry Golombek

"It's very hard to be perceived as a boss, and behaving like a boss or wanting to be treated like one." - Sinead O'Connor

"If one cannot accept failure and scorn, how is he to make his art? It's like wanting to go to heaven without dying." - Russell Edson

"I was just thinking about my own natural way of one-night stands: always wanting to be more attached to something. I'm not very good at detaching myself." - Sampha

"I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important, to me it was more about wanting to raise a child." - Edie Falco

"After an 18-year career, I left the film industry, not wanting to become one of those child-actor cautionary tales." - Lisa Jakub

"I was always wanting to learn and be one of those actresses who can actually hold a conversation as opposed to standing there looking pretty." - Michelle Trachtenberg

"Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk." - John Waters

"One of the things that wrong with pictures today, I think, is that so many of the people making them started out wanting to." - Peter Bogdanovich

"There is nothing wrong with wanting pay for work, or seeking to maximize one's income, as long as one does not use means that are destructive." - Richard Stallman

"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

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

"Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand." - Alan Bennett

"It's one thing to make a beautiful thing; it's another thing to make a living thing." - John Paul Caponigro

"You ca' win enough, you ca' have enough money, you ca' succeed enough. There is not enough. The only thing that will ever satiate that existential thirst is love. And I just remember that day I made the shift from wanting to be a winner to wanting to have the most powerful, deep, and beautiful relationships I could possibly have." - Will Smith

"You can't win enough, you can't have enough money, you can't succeed enough. There is not enough. The only thing that will ever satiate that existential thirst is love. And I just remember that day I made the shift from wanting to be a winner to wanting to have the most powerful, deep, and beautiful relationships I could possibly have." - Will Smith

"Deep within us-no matter who we are-there lives a feeling of wanting to be lovable, of wanting to be the kind of person that others like to be with. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving." - Fred Rogers

"I can imagine nothing more wonderful than always wanting to keep a man...It's this NOT wanting to keep them, and yet not quite being able to disentangle one's self, never quite having the ruthlessness to stike at the hands on the gunwale with an oar until they let go - that's the horrible thing." - Rose Wilder Lane

"The only other thing I can really remember wanting to do besides acting was a gas station attendant. At the time, that seemed like a great job - wash the windows, pump the gas - it looks so cool coming home with black hands. There's a natural transition, from wanting to be a gas station attendant to being an actor, right?" - Daniel Stern

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"Ambition! We must be careful what we mean by it. If it means the desire to get ahead of other people - which is what I think it does mean - then it is bad. If it means simply wanting to do a thing well, then it is good. It isn't wrong for an actor to want to act his part as well as it can possibly be acted, but the wish to have his name in bigger type than the other actors is a bad one." - C S Lewis

"I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you. That wanting nearly drove me mad." Patch paused, inhaling softly, as though breathing me in. "And now that I have you, the only thing that terrifies me is having to go back to that place. Having to want you all over again, with no hope of my desire ever being fulfilled. You're mine, Angel. Every last piece of you. I wo' let anything change that." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you. That wanting nearly drove me mad." Patch paused, inhaling softly, as though breathing me in. "And now that I have you, the only thing that terrifies me is having to go back to that place. Having to want you all over again, with no hope of my desire ever being fulfilled. You're mine, Angel. Every last piece of you. I won't let anything change that." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"I was always torn between wanting whatever I pictured as a typical high school experience and that being just a part I wanted to play. I've written about this, but one of those typical high school experiences was drill team. Like, I just really wanted to wear a uniform and get on the bus and be part of this group. As an only child, the idea of blending in - and literally everyone being in sync and not standing out at all - felt like kind of a fun family thing." - Lauren Graham

"The one thing you know when you're shooting a script - and I've been on a lot of sets - is space is in a script, and the distance between the page and the stage is so enormous that it is unbelievable how even the brightest people can misread your intent or not see it altogether. Scripts have air in them. Scripts are supposed to leave things up to interpretation, but people can misread things enormously, so sometimes it's just a matter of wanting to put on the screen what you had in mind." - Robert Towne

"There are two aspects to making movies: One is the feeling of wanting to push myself into stuff that I don't know how to do. Then there's the other impulse to try and earn a living. I want to be careful about not confusing those too much - not that those things can't have a healthy overlap. Plenty of people start out making work that isn't terribly commercial, and then make work that's more commercial but still good. You just want to watch out for that thing where you tell yourself that you're doing your best work when you're not." - Andrew Bujalski

"Love attracts only one thing and that thing is love." - Napoleon Hill

"It's one thing thinking something and another thing knowing it." - Francois Lelord

"Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall." - William Shakespeare

"'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall." - William Shakespeare

"I believe a lot in instinct. One should never dull it by wanting to know everything. One shouldn't ask too many questions but do what one does properly, never rush, and never torment oneself." - Josef Sudek

"Amnesia is not knowing who one is and wanting desperately to find out. Euphoria is not knowing who one is and not caring. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who one is - and still not caring." - Tom Robbins

"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

"As soon as an American man loves a girl he wants to marry her. This is not only a blunder but it is rather absurd. It is so typical of American men, always wanting to do the noble thing." - Helen Lawrenson

"The thing about grown ups is that they're always wanting you to be this Great Hero and Leader. What's wrong with being NORMAL, for Thor's sake? What's wrong with just being SO-SO at stuff? They're just totally unrealistic..." - Cressida Cowell

"I used to think I'd be just like them when I grew up, but I am not. And the thing is, somewhere along the way, I stopped wanting to be like them, anyway." - Jodi Picoult

"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 is easy, but trying to be great - well, that's absolutely torturous." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Newish friends, if they get ghastly, can be weighed and found wanting, but you'd never do a thing like that to old ones; their terrible habits are just part of the universe." - Katharine Whitehorn

"You're never where you want to be. There's always waiting. There's always some new project that's coming down the road - some new thing you're working on, some creative direction you're wanting to explore." - Laura Allen

"Last thing you want to do with a good movie is hold the audience hostage. As an entertainer myself, I just know it's better when you leave 'em wanting more than to stick around too long." - Simon Kinberg

"Donald Trump is so universally despised, because he so often says the wrong thing and has absolutely no moral code outside of just wanting to be powerful and influential." - Timothy Simons

"I just wanted to stop and try to get some perspective. [ A Period of Transition] it was just a matter of wanting to review the whole thing...to try and get some relationship to what I was doing." - Van Morrison

"The great thing about Jane Austen - the reason we're all still obsessed with her - is that she gets inside a woman's mind and she taps into our fantasies of wanting to be accepted and loved for who we are." - Jennifer Coolidge

"These two girls start wanting the same thing because in this neighborhood, they know all the guys so well. It's a small town and all the guys are just really boring to them." - Caroline Dhavernas

"I don't maybe follow the normal star profile, and it's not something that I particularly want to embrace in terms of the publicity thing and wanting to be famous and known." - Brendan Gleeson

"A lot of people who do drama say comedy is the hardest thing, but, not wanting to sound like a bighead, comedy is easy for me, as I've always been fairly funny." - Nick Frost

"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

"If we've seen one thing from Donald Trump, it's that he says one thing one day, and another thing another." - Mika Brzezinski

"It is easier for me to see everything as one thing than to see one thing as one thing." - Antonio Porchia



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