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Wanting Something Quotes


"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

"Wanting ... is something 'having' cannot cure." - Joe Fortenberry

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

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

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

"The lazy are always wanting to do something." - Luc De Clapiers

"Dear God. She ached, wanting something that she knew was a sin. Wanting a man who was sin itself." - Elizabeth Hoyt

"Stop wanting wealth and fame and start wanting instead to do something well about which you are passionate" - Stephen Fry

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

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

"Wealth increaseth, but a nameless something is ever wanting to our insufficient fortune." - Horace

"And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song." - Robert Frost

"Was there any human urge more pitiful-or more intense- than wanting another chance at something?" - Joe Hill

"However rich or elevated, a name less something is always wanting to our imperfect fortune." - Horace

"Something is always wanting to incomplete fortune. [Lat., Curtae nescio quid semper abest rei.]" - Horace

"You can't get anywhere in this world without wanting to do something." - Dale Carnegie

"Wanting something to make you happy is a sure way to be miserable." - Mooji

"Directing is something that I'd been wanting and hoping to do, as I've grown into myself." - Eric Balfour

"Wanting to be accepted is something I like a lot of people can relate to." - Janel Parrish

"Every teenager feels a wanting, a desire for something more, to be heard, to be seen." - Brad Falchuk

"I can relate to somebody wanting to have something to believe in." - Terry Oquinn

"I can relate to somebody wanting to have something to believe in." - Terry O'Quinn

"I always saw myself wanting to do something deemed successful and good at the same time." - Howard Schultz

"I think romantic passion is wanting a little something in return." - Oscar Isaac

"You should do what you want, but I think you should also consider wanting something different." - Amy Dickinson

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

"People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance." - Douglas Hurd

"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

"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 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

"In letting go of wanting something special to occur, maybe we can realize that something special is already occurring." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

"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

"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 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

"Christians are always wanting God to give them something. They appear as beggars before the throne of the Almighty." - Swami Vivekananda

"I had no idea what I wanted, only that I wanted something, which is the worst kind of wanting." - David Levithan

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

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

"Happiness is a by-product of wanting something more than happiness-to be rightly related to God and our neighbor." - Timothy Keller

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

"I think [the spotlight] is a lonely place to be. Everybodys wanting something from you, pulling at you." - Angie Everhart

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

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

"I don't remember as a kid wanting to do or be anything else but drive something, be a race driver." - Mario Andretti

"After 'Secretary,' I was wanting very badly to find something to make that I really cared about." - Steven Shainberg

"Antichrist Superstar is also about me wanting to grow up and be something that people would adore...instead I grew up and became something that people hated." - Marilyn Manson

"In a serious sense, wanting to change something from the past doesn't work for me - change something you don't enjoy now rather than regretting it later." - Rory Mcilroy

"You're working on being a father, so that is something that when you experience it you'll understand the profundity of wanting to protect something dear to you." - Harvey Keitel

"Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination." - Henry Knox

"Not wanting to see, not wanting to be in touch with one's experience is something akin to cognitive laziness, an eclipse of the experiencer or inner witnessing in the person." - Claudio Naranjo

"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

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

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

"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

"I think there's something about wanting to stand in the spotlight. I think the ball is a spotlight, for example, and I think they want to stand in that. I a lot of times see - LeBron is a guy that vacillates between wanting to do that and then wanting to get somebody else involved." - Phil Jackson

"You get dinged for wanting to do a comedy, then wanting to do a big-budget action film, and then wanting to do an indie. But you can't let other people trying to label you get in the way of trying to do something artistically." - Nicolas Cage

"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

"I also have this kind of fascination with Don Quixote, kind of like wanting something you're not going to get. I like that a lot." - Sean William Scott

"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

"The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get." - Joanna Hoffman

"I waited for a long time and there was nothing but the pain of wanting something I couldn't seem to find." - Megan Hart

"Do' be afraid when you have to pray fervently because of your circumstances. God is wanting to do something great through you!" - Stormie Omartian

"To actually feel like you've done something good with your life and you're useful to others is what I was always wanting, and was always looking for." - Angelina Jolie

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

"He that writes Or makes a feast, more certainly invites His judges than is friends; there's not a guest But will find something wanting or ill-drested." - Robert Howard (playwright)

"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

"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

"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

"Don't be afraid when you have to pray fervently because of your circumstances. God is wanting to do something great through you!" - Stormie Omartian

"Sci-fi is definitely something that I've been wanting to do again since Panic Attack and I want to do it on a feature scale." - Fede Alvarez

"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 remember wanting to do something about that enormous-faced wristwatch she was wearing - perhaps suggest that she try wearing it around her waist." - J D Salinger

"We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it." - Donald Horban

"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

"If you're wanting something salty, do air-popped popcorn. That, to me, would be a healthier choice than having any kind of fried chip." - Bob Harper

"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 feel like this whole idea of wanting something that you don't really have is also very American in a way." - Freida Pinto

"I feel connected to that idea of wanting to belong to something, to have a sense of purpose as a man on the planet." - Jeremy Renner

"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

"Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way." - Les Brown

"In life, in true life, there can be nothing better than what is. Wanting something different than what is, is blasphemy." - Leo Tolstoy

"Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are." - Samantha Morton

"I identify with someone wanting something to work out, but not being able to get through the rocks to the river." - Emile Hirsch

"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

"I think my love of science comes from an interest in wanting to understand the world and wanting to understand our place in it. If I can hook, and reveal, and then, show something, illuminate something about the world, then that's important to me." - Kysa Johnson

"I was' sure which of us was being more selfish-her, for wanting something that no one could promise, or me, for not promising her something that was too painfully impossible to want." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings...but there's something dead about it, something deserted." - Margaret Atwood

"I wasn't sure which of us was being more selfish-her, for wanting something that no one could promise, or me, for not promising her something that was too painfully impossible to want." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings...but there's something dead about it, something deserted." - Margaret Atwood

"Nothing makes you madder than wanting to defend yourself against something you can't even get hold of, something the human race is doing to you, but still there's nobody you can grab by the throat." - Stefan Zweig

"Seeking is a combination of emotions people usually think of as being different: wanting something really good, looking forward to getting something really good and curiosity. Seeking gives you the energy to go after your goals." - Temple Grandin

"I feel like 'Beware' is a heartfelt song - it's something that is definitely a story, something that I cultivated from personal stories, some from just other stories in just wanting to make a good song." - Big Sean

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

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

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

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

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

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"I've definitely been in relationships with friends where I wanted to do something different than I know a friend has. It's that complicated balance between wanting to do what you know is right for you and not wanting to hurt someone's feelings. I think that's a part of growing up." - Mickey Sumner

"All I know about getting something that you want is that there are three essential things: wanting, trying and getting the opportunity, the breaks. None works alone without the others. Wanting is basic. Trying is up to you. And the breaks - I do know this, they always happen." - Greer Garson

"...after you stop wanting things is when having them won't make you go crazy. After you stop wanting them is when you can handle having them. Or before. But never during. If you get things when you really want them, you go crazy. Everything becomes distorted when something you really want is sitting in your lap." - Andy Warhol

"There was a combination of not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, but also really not wanting to be stuck in Lord of the Rings for the rest of my life, and being desperate to kind of make sure that I could do something else with my life." - Sean Astin

"I've definitely been in relationships with friends where I wanted to do something different than I know a friend has. It's that complicated balance between wanting to do what you know is right for you and not wanting to hurt someone's feelings." - Mickey Sumner

"For so long, I was searching for something to be proud of. But at a certain point, I realized, 'Wait, I'm doing what I want to be doing. I'm not wanting to do it; I'm doing it.' And that's awesome." - Pink

"Hell is not fire and brimstone, not a place where you are punished for lying or cheating or stealing. Hell is wanting to be something and somewhere different from where you are." - Stephen Levine

"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

"I'm thinking wanting to succeed is something in my DNA; I'm not like 'I've got to succeed,' I just don't think about that. I see a silver lining in everything and I see a lesson in everything." - Queen Latifah

"I'm inspired by other people's creativity, just seeing things happen and wondering where they come from. That gets my mind going. Even if it's just wanting to know how something works." - Wiz Khalifa

"Self-control is something for which I do not strive. Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence." - Franz Kafka

"But love is something that has to be as selfish as it is unselfish. You can't make yourself love someone because you feel like you should. Just wanting to love someone isn't enough." - Aprilynne Pike

"I couldn't even think about wanting to be something else; I wouldn't let myself visualize another life. But I wrote because I couldn't stop. It was a release, a mental exercise, a way of keeping sane." - Jay-Z

"The tourists always seem to want something. On Thisby, it's less about wanting, and more about being." I wonder after I say it if he'll think I sound like have no drive or ambition." - Maggie Stiefvater

"It had never occurred to Giles that there was something perfectly sensible about wanting to hold onto innocence. He had always gone in for the idea that since we only pass this way once, experience counts for everything." - Andrew Norman Wilson

"Patience is a virtue Savannah, to tolerate delay. It implies self control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about. . ." - Catherine Weaver

"Our lives show the accumulation of all of our varied wishes. Wanting something with all your heart will begin to slough away all of your untrue and idle wishes. Success comes from an undivided heart." - Chuck Spezzano

"You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - Randall Munroe

"Friendship doesn't have anything to do with shoring up weakness. It has to do with respect and consideration for those you care about. It has to do with wanting to give something back to those you admire." - Terry Brooks

"I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, 'Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse'." - Vera Farmiga

"I cannot understand any woman's wanting to be the first woman to do anything. ... It is a devastating burden and I could not take it, could not be a pioneer, a Symbol of Something Greater." - Nora Ephron

"For some reason or other there was in me the desire to see the world clean and fresh and alive, as primitive things are clean and fresh and alive. The so-called documentary picture left me wanting something." - Aaron Siskind

"I remember, as a young man, wanting to experience a car going at those speeds and being visually nourished by something which I loved so much. And I wanted to race fast cars and have a good time." - Dominic Cooper

"How in the world do you get mad at somebody for wanting to be black? That's something for which you should get a gold star. That makes you really sensitive. That makes you a really quality person." - Rush Limbaugh

"And it struck me that talking about our financial situation is very much like men not wanting to talk about sexual impotence. It's just not something you do. It's an embarrassment. It's a shame. It's a humiliation." - Neal Gabler

"I started wanting desperately to say something, to make a point, to be heard - and I still feel that way. Free verse served me best when I embarked on poetry." - Denise Duhamel

"You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - Randall Munroe, xkcd

"I think there is something to being curious about your choices, but not wanting to kind of pierce the bubble of them, because it takes away from the act of discovering." - Jodie Foster

"I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, 'Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse.'" - Vera Farmiga

"I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they'll run the other way." - Hedy Lamarr

"I think a lot of us can relate to not choosing to face a painful memory, and something that's a painful past, and wanting to pretend like it never happened." - Derek Magyar

"In my family and among Korean-Americans, there just is no occasion that people would get together without bibimbap. It's something that people eat when they're wanting to celebrate or have a good time with friends." - Linda Sue Park

"Wanting a more positive environment isn't enough. You need to do something, and it doesn't require a great deal of effort or some huge change in the way you approach things at work." - Tom Rath

"I think at that time I obviously wasn't aware of what I really needed. But conversely, my wanting to prove something to everyone was beneficial 'cause if I hadn't done it then, maybe I'd never have done it." - Rick Allen

"I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind." - Brian Eno

"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

"If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do." - Jackie Collins

"I'm actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they're not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it." - Grimes

"If you look at the muscularity of something like 'Wicked' and the way it has just spawned sort of generations of young people wanting to get involved in the theatre - it's brilliant." - John Logan

"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

"There is no greater sin than desire, No greater curse than discontent, No greater misfortune than wanting something for oneself. Therefore he who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." - Laozi

"Behavioral psychologists have observed that wanting something has a much stronger emotional impact than the pleasure that comes once you have it, or the memory of having had it." - Michael K Powell

"The only way I would go back to hosting would be if it were something entirely new. It would prevent me from wanting to host a standard-fare kind of talk show." - Garry Shandling

"But even writing the column for the 'Telegraph,' that idea of working to deadlines, which as an actor that's not something you have to do in the same way. It's excited me into wanting to do a bit more." - Dan Stevens

"While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." - Sarah Vowell

"The eternal challenge for screenwriter adapters is figuring out how to make something work on screen, when so much of what made it work in the book were the thoughts of the character, and obviously wanting to avoid voiceover." - David Benioff

"I'm sure my mum was a huge influence on my wanting to be an actress: just seeing her doing it, seeing her love it, caring about it. Invest in something, take it seriously and be so wonderful." - Hattie Morahan

"Everything we have today that's cool comes from someone wanting more of something they loved in the past. Action figures, videogames, superhero movies, iPods: All are continuations of a love that wanted more." - Patton Oswalt

"There's something I've been wanting to say for a long time. I'm a liberal, and I'm proud of it. In fact, I was probably a little more liberal than Hubert was. I just wanted to say that." - Muriel Humphrey

"There are things that I would like to do, but I make a big distinction between liking to do something and wanting to do something. If there's something that I want to do I've done it. If there's something that comes up that I want to do I will do it." - Morgan Freeman



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