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Wanting To Give Up Quotes


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

"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

"Wanting others to love you, you give away your heart. Wanting others to see you, you give away your eyes." - Leonard Jacobson

"Part of me has certainly been motivated by wanting to take a stand against the restrictions that made Mother give up so much." - Susan Faludi

"We suffered failures of imagination just like everyone else, our daring was wanting, and our daily contentment too nearly adequate for us to give it up." - Joshua Ferris

"You can't get unless you give. And you have to give without wanting to get." - Theodore White

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

"Venture capital is always wanting to go up market." - Clayton Christensen

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

"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." - John Ed Pearce

"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

"Giving is living. If you stop wanting to give, there's nothing more to live for." - Audrey Hepburn

"That's the message I want to give to every up-and-coming artist: Do everything that is going to help you later. If you clone somebody else, that's all they're gonna keep wanting from you." - Mary J Blige

"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

"To me, I definitely stand in the corner of wanting to give voice to the bullied, and not the bully." - Mike White

"I grew up always wanting to act, always knowing that's what I wanted to do." - Kristen Hager

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

"Give up trying to make me give up" - Masashi Kishimoto

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

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

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

"I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio." - Frank Rich

"We never give up wanting things for ourselves, but there comes a day when what we want for ourselves is someone else's happiness." - Robert Breault

"We never give up wanting things for ourselves, but there comes a day when what we want for ourselves is someone else's happiness." - Robert Brault

"To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought. They can't see the distant shore anymore, and they wonder if their paddling is moving them forward. None of the trees behind them are getting smaller and none of the trees ahead are getting bigger. They take it out on their spouses, and they go looking for an easier story." - Donald Miller

"A lot of the stories are internal. They leak it to me wanting to get attention, wanting to get that headline. More times than not, I will not give it to them." - Matt Drudge

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

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

"And in that moment I possessed and lost the whole world and everything in it and was left with the feeling and the knowledge, which is love, that no matter how we give ourselves we always end up losing. That to love is to lose, the moment we agree to the bargain. And that, being human, we keep standing there wanting to lose more...." - Ann Rinaldi

"That's the beauty about love. It's not about give-and-take - it's about feeling safe in one's needs - wanting to be looked after as much as wanting to look after." - Freya North

"Don't give - give up!" - Ian Gardner

"The biggest complaint from people wanting to start a business is, "I don't have capital." Banks aren't lending but if they were, it would give you a greater opportunity to screw things up. So it will help you be creative and spend less. If you have a proven business plan, share with friends and family." - Cameron Johnson

"I'm always striving to lose weight. And it's not a matter of wanting to be a size 3 again - I brought out my leotards, and a friend thought they were doll clothes. Being heavy isn't good for you. How long can your heart take the strain? So, I never give up, but it's hard." - Liz Torres

"Hide-and-seek, grown-up style. Wanting to hide. Needing to be sought. Confused about being found." - Robert Fulghum

"I actually grew up wanting to be a filmmaker. I wanted to make movies, and music was a detour, almost." - Damien Chazelle

"Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend." - Jason Ritter

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

"The world is divided between kids who grow up wanting to be their parents and those like us, who grow up wanting to be anything but. Neither group ever succeeds." - Richard Russo

"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 find each project, although it's compartmentalized, informs me in some facet. I wake up everyday wanting to be informed." - Ryan Seacrest

"I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year" - Charlie Hunnam

"I grew up in New York wanting to be like those funny men in the movies and on the radio." - George Carlin

"I didn't grow up really wanting to be an actor. I don't remember ever not being an actor." - Jodie Foster

"Lady, I didn't get up this morning wanting to be a jackass...but you just pushed my jackass button." - Bill Engvall

"Lady, I didn't get up this morning wanting to be a jackass... but you just pushed my jackass button." - Bill Engvall

"I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year." - Charlie Hunnam

"Give up meat to save the planet." - Nicholas Stern

"Give up control to gain control." - George Knudson

"I'm so trying to give up meat." - Curtis Sittenfeld

"I'm not afraid of wanting money at all. Money will give me more power to do things that are truer to my spirit than what I'm already doing." - Tyra Banks

"I started out wanting to be an actor and I like to give actors as much as possible. I love writing stuff where they can really lose control." - Elizabeth Meriwether

"She said the reason that love is so painful is that it always amounts to two people wanting more than two people can give." - Edna O'Brien

"Talents angel-bright, If wanting worth are shining instruments In false ambition's hand, to finish faults Illustrious, and give infamy renown." - Edward Young

"Never to be cast away are the gifts of the gods, magnificent, which they give of their own will, no man could have them for wanting them." - Homer

"Never to be cast away are the gifts of the gods, magnificent, which they give of their own will, no man could have them for wanting them." - Homer

"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

"God is wanting you to give Him the despised, the humdrum things in your life - like feet - and let Him make them beautiful." - Robert Pierce

"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

"It's better to show up than to give up." - Bernie Sanders

"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

"Well, you know I grew up wanting to be a Clemson Tiger and I ended up being able to play there and I went to school there." - Lee Brice

"My advice to kids is give it your all! Give it 110% and don't give up!" - Vanessa Hudgens

"I've given up wanting to make a killing or be a bigshot. I just want to find happiness and maybe open up a little roadside cafe in Idaho." - Douglas Coupland

"To you, Mom and Dad, and to all the moms and dads and families and faithful people everywhere, I thank you for sacrificing for your children, and for other people's children, for wanting so much to give them advantages you never had, for wanting so much to give them the happiest life you could provide" - Jeffrey R. Holland

"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

"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

"Those who give up on their dreams shouldn't influence you to give up on yours." - Rita Zahara

"Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up." - Elon Musk

"Never give up. Last year I was trying to give up but I couldn't." - Marat Safin

"I used to give up writing like some people would give up smoking." - Octavia E Butler

"If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education." - William Jennings Bryan

"If I had to give up cheese or chocolate, I'd give up chocolate in a heartbeat." - Amanda Peet

"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

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

"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

"I once heard my mother tell my sister love only comes at a price, there's no way around it. You give up parts of yourself for love, she said. If that's true, I thought, the cost of our love had risen. And despite wanting to be as real to you as you were to me, I couldn't afford us any longer. We were beyond my means." - Christopher Barzak

"What ignited the rocket that sent you up into the vast regions of comedy, and why? I would say, for me, that philosophical treatise about having black beginnings and wanting love to compensate for that, wanting audiences and wanting attention - I say, "Au contraire." Completely opposite. I want the continuation of my mother's incredible love and attention to me." - Mel Brooks

"Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." - Winston Churchill

"Surrender is not that you should give up your family, give up your children, or give up your houses and homes and your properties. Surrendering is here: give up your ego to begin with and then give up your conditionings." - Nirmala Srivastava

"A whole other generation is coming up to me now - anywhere from 8 to 22 years old - wanting me to sign autographs. They think Journey was awesome." - Steve Perry

"Never give up...never ever give up." - Jim Valvano

"Don't give up. Don't ever give up." - Jim Valvano

"You start out wanting to change the world through language, and end up thinking it's enough to tell a few good jokes." - David Nicholls

"I didn't grow up wanting to become an actor at all. I wanted to be a sports trainer and I was actually an aerobics instructor." - Eva Longoria

"There's a certain balance between finding an opportunity to do what you really enjoy and getting caught up in the flattery of people wanting you to do things." - Jim Gaffigan

"I came up in battling and just wanting to compete. Even if you had no real problem with someone, you just wanted to compete." - Joe Budden

"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

"Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it." - Douglas Adams

"I grew up always wanting to be a dancer and when I went to New York, I fell in love with the idea of performing in all ways." - Jillian Hervey

"Maybe that's just what happens; you start out wanting to change the world through language, and end up thinking it's enough to tell a few jokes." - David Nicholls

"I think you grow up wanting to be a racing driver. Then it dawns on you that it's not going to happen." - Dominic Cooper

"I actually find it really hard to deal with people looking up to me or being interested in wanting a picture." - George Ezra

"The standard has gone up, whether that's down to the split divisions or more professionalism. People are raising the bar and wanting to emulate the England team." - Stuart Law

"There's a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live," - Marilyn Manson

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

"You can't criticize people for wanting to have a decent life or wanting to live decently." - Angela Davis

"Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?" - Evan Dando

"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

"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

"How can a man marry wisely in his twenties? The girl he's going to wind up wanting hasn't even been born." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"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

"Preaching Christ's truth always bears fruit. Of course, some people will probably end up wanting to throw that fruit at you..." - Mark Hart

"We were all brought up to want things and maybe the world isn't big enough for all that wanting. I don't know. I don't know anything" - John Updike

"My parents are from the former Soviet Union, from Ukraine, and I grew up wanting to be a professional hockey player." - Gabe Polsky

"I talk about role models a lot and wanting to be a role model for kids around me because I didn't have that growing up." - Kristin Armstrong

"I started wanting to inject more colorful chord phrasings from the music I actually grew up on, which was Hendrix, Rolling Stones, and stuff like that." - Bucky Pope

"How can a man marry wisely in his twenties? The girl he's going to wind up wanting hasn't even been born." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"The mark of a good party is that you wake up the next morning wanting to change your name and start a new life in a different city." - Vance Bourjaily

"I grew up wanting only to be an illustrator. I studied art at Laurel School in Cleveland and at Smith College." - Natalie Babbitt

"We had to make ends meet. My parents were divorced, so my father wasn't really in my life. We grew up like most kids, just wanting things." - Jeffrey Donovan

"Conversations with my mother, father, my grandparents, as I've grown up have obviously driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible." - Prince Harry

"Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best." - Mary Astell

"After nine or 10 years of being interviewed, you start wanting to team up with the reporter and get the job done." - John Travolta

"I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy." - Ben Stiller

"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

"Too stupid to learn and too stupid to give up." - George R R Martin

"You don't have to give up to let go" - Deadmau5

"It is up to you to give life a meaning." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"To give up your individuality is to annihilate yourself." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"To get squares you have to give up squares." - Bobby Fischer

"Be quick to make decisions, but slow to give up." - Tomonobu Itagaki

"We are equal human beings, and we were born with evil and anger and misunderstanding of what a man is, and so we are as needy and wanting to be part of him, as he, obviously, was needing and wanting to be part of us. And that's why I've really taken the freedom, because it's an adaptation, to give her a voice." - Liv Ullmann

"Opening a small business is a reasonable thing for you to do but should tax payer, should an ordinary worker have to pay more money in taxes because someone across the street from them opened up a business which might well go under? For a lot of people opening a business is a bad choice for them. Most small businesses fail. I understand people wanting to give it a try and everything but we're not necessarily doing them a favor to say, take all your life savings, borrow to the hilt, and then struggle for three years and end up with nothing. We're not necessarily doing them a favor." - Dean Baker

"Is it easier for a man to live his life again as a fish, than to accept the wonder of being human? So alone, so frightened, so wanting for what we are afraid to give tongue to." - Richard Flanagan

"Women may give lip service to wanting husbands who take on an equal role in raising children, but many will pull rank when an important decision, like how to discipline or what baby sitter to hire, has to be made." - Pepper Schwartz

"It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming." - Oscar Wilde

"You don't give up the intention, and you don't give up the desire. You give up your attachment to the results." - Deepak Chopra

"You must open a little, or rather raise on high your corolla so that the Bread of Angels may come as divine dew to strengthen you, and to give you all that is wanting to you." - Therese Of Lisieux

"Never give up your power to another person." - Oprah Winfrey

"Help me give up my addiction to Hope." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Never give up on what you really want to do" - H Jackson Brown Jr

"It's never right to give up on someone." - Lauren Destefano

"Ready to give up so I seek the old Earth." - Inspectah Deck

"Whoever said anyone has the right to give up." - Marian Wright Edelman

"It's hard to beat somebody when they don't give up." - Babe Ruth

"Never quit. Never give up. Fly it to the end." - Chuck Aaron

"It's not worthy o human beings to give up." - Alva Myrdal

"It's hard to give up the being together with someone." - Lois Lowry

"Give up learning, and put an end to your troubles." - Laozi

"Never give up, laugh a lot. Be good to others." - James Dashner

"What are you waiting for in order to give up?" - Emile M Cioran

"There is but one secret to success: never give up." - Ben Nighthorse Campbell



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