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Wanting To Be Happy Quotes


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

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

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

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

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

"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

"I'm very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I'm not wanting to be 'the Latino actor.' I just want to be 'an actor.'" - Oscar Isaac

"Happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself." - Viktor E Frankl

"There's nothing wrong with making little kids happy, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to be an adult actress. I mean a grown-up actress." - Anne Hathaway

"You can be happy instantly by wanting what you already have." - Bob Schwartz

"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

"Half a century ago, the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote that happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy - it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"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

"To be happy, make other people happy." - W Clement Stone

"Think of your moods as a thermometer that takes the temperature of your life, if you just want to be happy all the time, it's like wanting to break your thermometer." - Robert Biswas-Diener

"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

"In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment; and inner contentment doesn't come from having all we want; but rather from wanting and appreciating being grateful for all we have." - Dalai Lama

"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

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

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

"my mother, poor fish, wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a week, telling me to be happy: "Henry, smile! why don't you ever smile?" and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the saddest smile I ever saw" - Charles Bukowski

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

"If you want to be happy, be happy." - Leo Tolstoy

"My biggest mistake: not wanting to help myself into thinking I am happy, that change would come about without really trying to change, or wanting to change. Procrastinating about changing. I do want to change." - Beatrice Sparks

"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

"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

"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

"To be strong is to be happy!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"You can become happy just by deciding to be happy." - Rajneesh

"If you want to be happy, make others happy!" - Dada Vaswani

"When I stopped wanting my New Year's Eve to be perfect, to bring in the New Year right, is when it started working out right. When I was young, I was always looking for the best party to be at, to ring in the New Year, and I always ended up in the car going, "Happy New Year."" - Hilary Swank

"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

"Be cheerful . Strive to be happy." - Max Ehrmann

"If you want to be happy, be." - Leo Tolstoy

"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

"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 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

"They have to convert our agenda into something aggressive. Two guys wanting to be happy together are invading their marriages. Helping a kid who's getting beaten up in school is promoting homosexuality. If you gave me a million dollars, I wouldn't know how to promote homosexuality." - Barney Frank

"Who is my biggest inspiration? Wow... I really, without wanting to sound 'aw gee shucks,' I'd have to say my wife who taught a rather uptight Englishman what there is to be got out of life. Susan is my greatest inspiration. She has more integrity than anyone I know, and integrity is more important than anything for a happy and successful life." - Charles Shaughnessy

"Between the postwar fifties - domesticity, people happy to be alive after the Second World War, wanting to build a home, make a family, make a nest. Women were pushed back into the home after having been active in the Second World War. It was a big Doris Day moment for women, which didn't suit all women." - Sally Potter

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

"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

"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

"She was happy, she knew she was happy, and knew she ought to be happy." - Jane Austen

"Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy." - Ethel Barrymore

"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

"To forget oneself is to be happy." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"I need to write to be happy." - Nora Roberts

"Our business is to be happy." - Dalai Lama

"Not everyone wants to be happy" - Dennis Prager

"Life was meant to be happy." - Neale Donald Walsch

"I have every reason to be happy." - Lara Dutta

"I want you to be.... happy." - Nicholas Sparks

"Success is to be Happy in Life." - Heidi Klum

"People should take time to be happy." - Grandma Moses

"Have a grateful heart to be happy." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Grow enough to be consistently happy." - Amy Jo Johnson

"Make up your mind to be happy." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"To be happy - that's all that matters." - Audrey Hepburn

"We all want to be happy." - Sharon Gannon

"Everybody deserves a right to be happy." - Vince Staples

"A happy love needs to be reciprocated." - Vladimir Putin

"I'm happy to be an Avenger!" - Anthony Mackie

"Better to be happy than wise." - John Heywood

"One must dare to be happy." - Gertrude Stein

"It feels so good to be happy." - Etta James

"Too excited to be genuinely happy" - James Joyce

"Happiness is the readiness to be happy." - James Richardson

"I'm just happy to be working consistently." - Morris Chestnut

"My ambition is to be happy." - Penelope Cruz

"I want to work and be happy." - Rickie Lee Jones

"I'm happy to be stuck with you." - Huey Lewis

"I'm just happy to be working." - Jeremy Renner

"I need freedom to be happy." - Johnny Weissmuller

"Be virtuous and you'll be happy Nonsense Be happy and you'll begin to be virtuous." - James Gould Cozzens

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

"When we want to be something other than the thing that God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy...whether we like it or not, God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want. Once more, we are embarrassed by the intolerable compliment, by too much love, not too little." - C S Lewis

"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

"The ultimate goal of all goals is to be happy. If you want to be happy make someone else happy." - Deepak Chopra

"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

"I'm an optimist and my heroines seem to be that way, too. It's too much work to be cynical and distrusting. That doesn't mean I create perfect stories and perfect people, however. What this means is that my stories are resolved in a manner that leaves the reader with a feeling of hope and happy expectation . . . and wanting to reach for another one of my books." - Debbie Macomber

"If you want to be happy, all you have to do is be happy." - David Zinczenko

"I need you to be happy. I need one of us to be happy." - Holly Black

"I'm happy to be alive, I'm happy to be who I am." - Michael Jackson

"You must understand, I don't have to be happy to be happy." - Juliette Binoche



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