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Wanting To Be Free Quotes


"Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness." - Dalai Lama

"There is a tension in relationships between wanting to return to the womb, but also wanting to be free. Because sometimes the woman's attentions can be overly maternal, and you want to go, 'Ahhhh!" - Ralph Fiennes

"There is a tension in relationships between wanting to return to the womb, but also wanting to be free. Because sometimes the woman's attentions can be overly maternal, and you want to go, 'Ahhhh!'" - Ralph Fiennes

"Love is wanting others to be happy." - Dalai Lama

"Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." - Blake Lively

"Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot." - Marshall Brickman

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

"there are certain advantages in being cursed by all and sundry ... especially, it dispenses you with having to be nice to anybody ... there's nothing more emollient, stultifying, emasculating than wanting to be liked ... "not nice!" ... that does it, you're free! ..." - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

"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

"In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Though strength be wanting, the will to action Merits praise." - Ovid

"In the end, everything is found to be wanting." - Frank Lentricchia

"Much will always wanting be To him who much desires." - Abraham Cowley

"When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter." - Seth Godin

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

"We must get over wanting to be needed." - C S Lewis

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

"I started off wanting very much to be a newscaster." - Bob Iger

"I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre." - Christopher Durang

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

"I can't ever remember not wanting to be a scientist." - Steve Squyres

"You can ruin your life wanting to be an actor." - Bill Nighy

"I can't ever remember not wanting to be a scientist." - Steven Squyres

"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

"There is no safety where there is no strength; no strength without Union; no Union without justice; no justice where faith and truth are wanting. The right to be free is a truth planted in the hearts of men." - William Lloyd Garrison

"Writing was the soul of everything else ... Wanting to be a writer was wanting to be a person." - Patricia Hampl

"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

"Going back and forth between wanting to be respected artistically and wanting to move people is its own challenge." - Danger Mouse

"Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work." - Chief Joseph

"And you are entirely free from head-ache? That is good - good - considering it is the first spring you have been free from it since we were acquainted. I am afraid you will get so well, and fat, and young, as to be wanting to marry again." - Abraham Lincoln

"I long to be free - desperately free. Free as the stillborn are free." - Emil Cioran

"Information wants to be free." - Stewart Brand

"Words want to be free!" - Anonymous

"I like to be free." - Amanda Eliasch

"It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be." - Brigitte Bardot

"If you want to be free be free" - Cat Stevens

"It's an attitude that has to do with curiosity, with wanting to know about things, wanting to be able to influence things, and wanting to be able to influence them in a way that's worthwhile" - Richard Bandler

"I do think that all politicians today have to be more attentive to people wanting to be heard, wanting to have more control over their lives." - Barack Obama

"I want to be free... free to develop my art." - Natalia Makarova

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

"It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be." - Brigitte Bardot

"Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier." - Sam Levenson

"Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star." - Patti Smith

"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

"The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'." - E E Cummings

"Free of who I was, free of presence, free of dangerous fear, hope, free of mountainous wanting." - Rumi

"Just an intention to be free makes you immediately free!" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free." - Charles Dickens

"There are no little people in America. There are only people, equal before the law, yearning to breathe free and wanting to achieve the best within them." - Ayn Rand

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"I started out wanting to write great poems, then wanting to discover true poems. Now, I want to be the poem." - Mark Nepo

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

"If you want to be a yogi, you must be free, and place yourself in circumstances where you are alone and free from all anxiety. One who desires a comfortable and nice life and at the same time wants to realize the Self is like the fool who, wanting to cross the river, caught hold of a crocodile, mistaking it for a log of wood." - Swami Vivekananda

"When you have a well developed body and you're confident, you see people bending your way, wanting to be on your side, wanting to do things for you." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I can understand wanting to be invisible and mistrusting people and wanting to understand everything before you engage with the world" - Rooney Mara

"I don't think anyone should grow up wanting to go around killing people. I don't think anyone should grow up wanting to be a secret agent." - Timothy Dalton

"I can understand wanting to be invisible and mistrusting people and wanting to understand everything before you engage with the world." - Rooney Mara

"The ambition, the drive, the wanting to be the center of attention, the wanting to succeed... They're all inside me somewhere." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"There is no shame in black athletes not wanting to be role models, but there should be shame when they don't behave like one. It's a free country and people can do whatever they want. But just because we can doesn't mean we should." - Lz Granderson

"Desire is life trying to continue to be life. All living things desire... Life is wanting." - Kim Stanley

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

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

"Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are." - Allan Lokos

"You kind of need to weed through who is wanting to be a true friend." - Aj Michalka

"I didn't grow up wanting to be an actor, and I didn't go to acting school." - Paul Schneider

"I don't think my writing has much to do with my age. For me, my biography is more about what I was reading at what age. It's more of an intellectual thing of wanting to be free to write and think without being too bound by categorisation. I don't think I'm made for these times; I feel more like an old-fashioned writer." - Helen Oyeyemi

"I wanna be free. Free to scream, free to bathe, free to paint my toes all day." - Shanice

"It is freeing to become aware that we do not have to be victims of our past and can learn new ways of responding. Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. It sets us free without wanting anything in return." - Henri Nouwen

"I did not have any philosophy at all when I wrote the first novel. I was just wanting to capture experiences that I thought would be inspiring for Indians who are trying to break free from the very high-pressured family environments and do their own thing." - Karan Bajaj

"I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want." - Jon Fishman

"Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'." - Eckhart Tolle

"Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time." - Swami Satchidananda

"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important." - T S Eliot

"Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

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

"Don't trap yourself with the desire of wanting to be liked." - Jada Pinkett Smith

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

"I guess I thought the strength of my wanting would be enough to make him appear." - Lisa Kleypas

"Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

"Hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are." - Geneen Roth

"You will be a great entrepreneur if you operate with a real sincere wanting to serve." - Russell Simmons

"I can motivate myself fine just by wanting to be my best." - Chris Bosh

"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

"Within you I lose myself... Without you I find myself Wanting to be lost again." - Anonymous

"No longer wanting to be a man...dreaming of another form of failure." - Emil Cioran

"Wanting to work is so rare a want that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are" - Kurt Cobain

"I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex." - John Baldessari

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

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

"Anybody who cares less about wanting to be cool, I think, is more interesting." - Aimee Mann

"My mother was always encouraging about my wanting to be an artist." - Chris Ware

"I was wanting to be a kid at 18 instead of being a young woman." - Kristy Mcnichol

"I grew up watching PBS and wanting to be a part of it, just like HBO." - Jeremy Piven

"When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Give up wanting to deserve any thanks from anyone, or thinking anybody can be grateful." - Catullus

"I grew up wanting to be a painter and paint pictures." - Paul Simonon

"I'm really grounded and quite hippie, wanting to nurture and have children and be quiet." - Sienna Miller

"There's nothing wrong at all with women wanting to be women." - Liz Phair

"We are human beings. We operate from wanting to be rewarded." - Hill Harper

"I don't see anything wrong in someone wanting to be famous or having sky-high ambitions." - Randeep Hooda

"I'd be lying if I said, 'No,' to wanting a lot of kids." - Gisele Bundchen

"You don't come into this life wanting to be anything other than happy." - Demi Moore

"If you`re wanting to do policy, it should be bipartisan." - Joe Manchin

"When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress." - Marilyn Monroe

"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

"Information wants to be free. Believe it." - Bruce Sterling

"There's no easy way to be free." - Pete Townshend

"Man is condemned to be free" - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Every mind deserves to be free." - Byron Katie

"A free people be armed" - George Washington

"I used to be a free spirit." - Soleil Moon Frye

"Goddamn, sometimes it hurt to be free." - Kristin Hannah

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

"First we must see that we cannot will ourselves to be open because openness is our very nature. Any tiny residue of willing, of wanting to be open takes us away from what we are. Willing never goes beyond willing. So the only way to be free from this circle is to glimpse the truth that openness is the egoless state, that it is here and now" - Jean Klein

"If you want to be free, be free, because there's a million things to be." - Cat Stevens

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

"I just always wanted to be an actor. I don't remember ever not wanting to be an actor." - Bridget Regan

"In order to learn, you have to be free. You have to be free to experiment, free to try, free to make mistakes..." - Leo Buscaglia

"I find my greatest strengths in wanting ti be strong. I find my greatest bravery in deciding to be brave." - David Levithan

"I hope we get a decision shortly - I will be dead soon. (on wanting to be Man City manager)" - Stuart Pearce

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

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

"My advice to anyone wanting to get into the music business, is always be ready to learn and remain humble." - Rayvon Owen

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

"True freedom is to be free from the desire to be free from anything." - Adyashanti

"It is great to be free physically, but it is greater to be free mentally." - Dean F. Bryson

"If I want my people to be free, Americans have to be free." - Russell Means

"I'm just being selfish..... I'm here on my own free will... I used to always cry and give up... I nearly went the wrong way... But you... You showed me the right way... I was always chasing you... Wanting to overtake you... I just wanted to walk with you... I wanted to be with you... You changed me! Your smile saved me! So I'm not afraid to die protecting you!!! Because I- Love You..." - Masashi Kishimoto

"I understand wanting to do your craft. I understand wanting to have a passion for your art and for your ability to be an actor, to be a singer, to be a dancer - that I understand. Wanting to be famous - I don't get that. But that's where we're living right now." - Lorna Luft

"All our wanting comes from needs, thus we continiously suffer. The intellect teaches free will, free from suffering." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation." - Mrs Hubbard Davis

"Growing up and being a kid, I knew that creativity was at the heart of what I wanted to do. I always had this feeling of wanting to be a comedian and wanting to be an actor." - Chris Gethard

"My transition from wanting to be a cartoonist to wanting to be a writer may have come about through that friendly opposition, that even-handed pairing, of pictures and words." - John Updike

"I've been singing since I was 16 because I love it - I wanted to be a singer, not a star. There's a difference between wanting to be famous and wanting to sing well." - Bonnie Tyler

"People ask without wanting to know." - Barbara Kingsolver

"He killed himself for wanting to live." - Markus Zusak

"Nothing wrong with wanting to go home." - Stephon Marbury

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is." - Catfish Hunter

"I started out wanting to coach football." - Lee Majors

"Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions." - Gustave Flaubert

"Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition." - Brenda Blethyn

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is." - Catfish Hunter

"We must get over wanting to be needed-this is the hardest of all temptations to resist" - C S Lewis

"Jesus Christ can afford to be misunderstood; we cannot. Our weakness lies in always wanting to vindicate ourselves." - Oswald Chambers

"I have this terrible habit of wanting to try to be consistent and develop a philosophy that's coherent." - Ron Paul



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