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Wanting The Same Thing Quotes


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

"(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

"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

"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

"Always the same thing." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"To desire immortality for the individual is really the same as wanting to perpetuate an error forever." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Here we are, a man and a woman, both wanting the same things, and yet, you are' attracted to me." - Maya Banks

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

"Drinking isn't necessarily the same as wanting to die. But you can't drink without thinking you're killing yourself." - Marguerite Duras

"Here we are, a man and a woman, both wanting the same things, and yet, you aren't attracted to me." - Maya Banks

"I love acting because you don't have to do the same thing over and over again, every day, and that's what attracted me to wanting to do this for a living. So to be given an opportunity to create something completely different and live that out is the dream. It's incredibly rewarding." - Jennifer Morrison

"Really? My people do the same thing." - Rob Van Dam

"Possibilities and miracles mean the same thing" - Prentice Mulford

"Transcendence and dissolution, always the same thing." - Brian Francis

"Everybody is doing the same old thing." - Missy Elliot

"Sex and art are the same thing." - Pablo Picasso

"Losing and dying: it's the same thing." - Lance Armstrong

"I always wear the same thing onstage." - Patti Smith

"Drawing and composition are the same thing." - John French Sloan

"Everybody is doing the same old thing." - Missy Elliott

"Personality and socialization aren't the same thing." - Steven Pinker

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

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

"You see it is important to understand how damaged people don't always know how to say yes, or to choose the big thing, even when it is right in front of them. It's a shame we carry. The shame of wanting something good. The shame of feeling something good. The shame of not believing we deserve to stand in the same room in the same way as all those we admire. Big red As on our chests." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"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

"Say the opposite, say the opposite, say the same thing, say the same thing." - Ze Frank

"Equal means getting the same thing, at the same time and in the same place." - Thurgood Marshall

"The same old thing-even if it's champagne-is still the same old thing." - Mason Cooley

"When two do the same thing, it is not the same thing after all." - Publilius Syrus

"Everybody does the same mistake: refusing the means, but wanting the ends. You want peace and harmony in the world, but refuse to have them in yourself." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"The problem with wanting the tax code to be 'simpler, fairer,' and 'pro-growth' is that it's impossible to achieve all three at the same time." - Timothy Noah

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"Wanting to be on television is a mental illness. Wanting to be president of the United States, wanting to be an actor - these are degrees of the same mental illness. If you need to be approved of simultaneously by more people than are in this room now, there's a problem." - Keith Olbermann

"I can understand wanting to have a million dollars but once you get beyond that, I have to tell you, it's the same hamburger." - Bill Gates

"Since I was four, I can't remember wanting to do anything except entertain. And I got some lucky breaks. My daughter Victoria is the same." - Tony Blackburn

"When I began 'All Our Names,' I did so wanting to create parallel narratives between Africa in the nineteen-seventies and America during that same period." - Dinaw Mengestu

"The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same thing." - Steve Maraboli

"When you're a music director, you have people constantly sending you music and trying to get - I mean, I'm sure you have the exact same thing when you do a magazine - that you have people constantly wanting to get your attention. And I think I learnt a lot from being on that end of things, when I was trying to book the tour, the first tour we did." - Chris Baio

"It's great to have guys that can help you out there with you, with everybody wanting the same goal. That's the key, playing with other guys that want to win and everybody doing the same. That's the job right there." - Jadeveon Clowney

"Under the bright sun, many of us are gathered together with different languages, different styles of dress, even different faiths. However, all of us are the same in being humans, and we all uniquely have the thought of 'I' and we're all the same in wanting happiness and in wanting to avoid suffering." - Dalai Lama

"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

"The more it changes, the more it's the same thing." - Alphonse Karr

"The news and the truth are not the same thing." - Walter Lippmann

"Wanting is the beginning of getting." - Rumer Godden

"Maybe I've been wanting the wrong things." - Adam Gidwitz

"Love and the gentle heart are but the same thing." - Dante Alighieri

"The only thing that stays the same is change." - Melissa Etheridge

"Knowing is the same thing as the inner voice." - Echo Bodine

"I don't like the same old thing all the time." - Cobi Jones

"Beauty and the devil are the same thing." - Robert Mapplethorpe

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

"Truth and news are not the same thing." - Katharine Graham

"Every father says the same thing: "Where's your mother?"" - Bill Cosby

"Naturalism and materialism mean essentially the same thing." - Philip Johnson

"Good luck and good timing are the same thing." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Infallibility and invincible ignorance are the same thing." - Mason Cooley

"We are all saying the same thing in different words." - Hugh Prather

"If everybody's thinking the same thing, then nobody's thinking." - George S Patton

"Character and fate are two words for the same thing" - Novalis

"One thing about dead people, they're all the same." - Charles Starkweather

". . . Intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom." - Laozi

"Folic acid deficiency does the same thing as radiation." - Bruce Ames

"Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress." - John Clapham

"Never play a thing the same way twice." - Louis Armstrong

"Saying one's prayers isn't exactly the same thing as praying...." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing." - Mitch Albom

"Killing became the same thing as having sex." - Henry Lee Lucas

"Hysteria means the same thing with either laughter or tears." - Tim Sandlin

"Hallelujah and Hare Krishna are quite the same thing." - George Harrison

"Interactivity and a better experience aren't always the same thing." - Reed Hastings

"Fashion is becoming the same thing as our devices." - William

"I do the same thing every night, but different." - Terry Bozzio

"Truth therefore and utility are here the very same thing..." - Francis Bacon

"It's always the same thing, one war after another -" - Karel Capek

"Every father says the same thing: Where's your mother?" - Bill Cosby

"Ahimsa and love are one and the same thing." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Education. Experience. Or are they the same thing?" - Julian Fellowes

"History is the same thing over and over again." - Woody Allen

"Fun is not the same thing as fulfillment." - Tom Bissell

"For me, comedy and drama are all the same thing." - Romany Malco

"Character and fate are two words for the same thing." - Novalis

"In football, time and space are the same thing." - Graham Taylor

"It gets tiring, doing the same thing everyday." - Ajay Devgan

"Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing." - Calvin Coolidge

"It's OK to wear the same thing every day." - Suzy Becker

"Will and intellect are one and the same thing." - Baruch Spinoza

"I hope for peace and sanity - it's the same thing." - Studs Terkel

"I don't always just want to do the same thing." - Kristen Wiig

"Popular and good and bad is not the same thing." - Cyrus Broacha

"Plot and character are virtually the same thing." - Daniel Keys Moran

"does one ever say the same thing in the same way to two different people?" - Naomi Mitchison

"God can not be for, and against the same thing at the same time." - Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes,because we use the same words,we assume we mean the same thing" - Ahdaf Soueif

"Love has various lodgings; the same word does not always signify the same thing." - Voltaire

"Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome." - Proverbs

"Sometimes when you're with the same old people, you get the same old thing." - Dave Davies

"In the same circumstances, I know that I would do the same thing again." - Melita Norwood

"Living is the same thing as dying. Living well is the same thing as dying for others." - N.D. Wilson

"Everybody does the same thing over and over again. I like to do the same thing every day." - Andy Warhol

"Some people like to do everything always the same thing. That's another way: To do the same thing." - Ridley Scott

"I don't need to be told the same thing every day, every morning, same words." - Donald Trump

"Editing is the same as quarreling with writers - same thing exactly." - Harold Ross

"Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers - same thing exactly." - Harold Ross

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

"The right thing and the easy thing are never the same." - Kami Garcia

"Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same." - Isaac Slade

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

"A lot of my work has been about the unexpected-that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma-that push and pull-is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make." - Kara Walker

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

"There is such a thing as society. It's just not the same thing as the state." - David Cameron

"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

"It's all the same. It's the same face. We always look for an idea, for the same face, for the same position. There is no such thing as a European or an African photography. It's all the same thing." - Malick Sidibe

"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

"Every time I see a good play or watch a good movie, I have the same feeling I had as a child of wanting to be that person on stage or wanting to run through the forest with a big dress on." - Elizabeth Debicki

"Life is not one thing after another. It's the same damn thing over and over!" - Anonymous

"[L]ife isn't one thing after another, it's the same thing over and over" - Edna St Vincent Millay

"It's the same thing in a way, although writing a book is a very solitary thing." - Neil Jordan

"Comedy is such a personal thing. Everybody can cry at the same thing, but it's a lot harder to get everyone to laugh at the same thing." - Colin Mochrie

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

"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

"One thing leads to another? Not always. Sometimes one thing leads to the same thing. Ask an addict." - George Carlin

"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

"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

"Music to me is a way of communicating without words.I think music is second to only smell in its ability to transport you without you wanting to be transported. Like if you smell your ex boyfriend's cologne. Like somewhere in public you sort of flinch and look over your shoulder. You wonder if that person is around. Same thing happens with music. It's really influenced my life a lot, even in times when I didn't want it too. A song will affect you in such a cheesy corny way, but you are affected so deeply in the moment despite yourself." - Crosby Loggins

"Ultimately, theatre takes place in the minds of the audience: they all imagine the same thing at the same time." - Simon Mcburney

"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

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

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

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



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