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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"It's the wanting to know that makes us matter." - Tom Stoppard

"I like people wanting to know about me." - Juliana Hatfield

"Faith: not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"I don't know everything; is the first statement of wanting to know" - Rudrangshu Mukherjee

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"As a reader, I happen to like turning pages and wanting to know what happens next." - Tracy Chevalier

"Basically, I learned to read by reading 'Peanuts,' just wanting to know what they were saying." - Stephan Pastis

"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

"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

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

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

"A loving relationship is a wanting to celebrate, communicate, and know another's heart and soul." - Leo Buscaglia

"I know what wanting and craving adventure feels like, I can really relate to that." - Emile Hirsch

"There's a lot of disorder that comes along with wanting to know everything and wanting to try everything and wanting to experience everything, but there's a lot of knowledge that comes out of it too." - Elizabeth Gilbert

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

"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

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"Often for me, if I hear a song I know, it clicks for me and I hear it in a different way and I think, "I could sing that song. I've got something to say about that song. Wanting to connect with an audience and wanting them to rethink songs; it is actually important to do songs they're familiar with. Also, I love those songs. In a way, I think I've changed people's perceptions of what a cabaret show like this could be." - Alan Cumming

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

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

"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

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

"I was very laced with drugs myself, but Fred seemed to be even more so than me. That might have had something to do with it. That might have had something to do with nobody wanting to play my records, too, I don't know." - Barry Mcguire

"I respond very well to rules. If there are certain parameters it's much easier to do something really good. Especially when readers know what those are. They know what to expect and then you have to wrong-foot them. That is the trick of crime fiction. And readers come to crime and graphic novels wanting to be entertained, or disgusted." - Denise Mina

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

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

"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

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

"I am an artist who's just tryin' to do something different, and basically not caring about everybody's opinions and wanting to follow what everybody else is doing. At the same time, I know when to be serious, but I know when to joke." - Tyga

"At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that's normal, so I'll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it's just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game." - Sachin Tendulkar

"Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth." - Gustave Flaubert

"I know there's no heaven. I know it all turns to nothingness. But I fear there will be some remnant of me left within that void. Left conscious by some random fluke. Something that will scream out for this. That one speck of my soul will still exist and be left trapped and wanting. For you. For the light. For anything." - Drew Magary

"I'm homosexual. How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green." - Jean Genet

"Managers who don't know how to measure what they want settle for wanting what they can measure." - Russell L. Ackoff

"I can understand your wanting to write poems, but I don't quite know what you mean by being a poet." - T S Eliot

"I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green." - Jean Genet

"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

"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

"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

"But there is that certain something about wanting to do the will of God. If one is sincere and if one really wants to know what His will is, all one has to do is be quiet. Shut off the television and radio, and in that silence one will always hear that still small voice in one's heart telling him what to do." - Maria von Trapp

"My first deepening of spirituality came when I was 6, when I was moved from my grandmother and sent to live with my mother - whom I really did not know - who had moved to Milwaukee. Something inside myself knew that I was never going to see my grandmother again - I would be wasting my time to live in that space of wanting that." - Oprah Winfrey

"I loved reading Grimm's fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen, and I loved to dream about other worlds and other lives. Maybe that has something to do with having an incomplete family, being an only child. All I know is I loved to pretend, and all that was in tandem with my wanting to be an actress." - Lauren Bacall

"I've got a few reasons why I've got to maintain stability. I've got into wanting people to hear my music. I've got something I want people to hear because I know they'll like it. They've gotta like it! The songs I've been writing are the sort of things you have to like." - Sly Stone

"I don't know necessarily that I would produce under my own company right now. Producing is not something that I'm thinking about. Directing is something that I will be doing very shortly, trying to figure out what to get my hands on. And I can't imagine writing a script and wanting to direct it and not having a producing credit, because I would want to have a big chunk of power on that end, if I wrote something." - Scarlett Johansson

"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

"The heart of myself has always been something just wanting so bad. I have had an empty center, black as a basement, but also knowing about light and waiting. Young as I am, I know now that everything is about to come. Jimmy will be the place for me to learn the real happiness. He will be my Joy School. My joy. Mine." - Elizabeth Berg

"I think they could of recast the children, I heard of people wanting to do something like that. That would be a nice little show to do but you know that show was of the 80's, I don't think the audience mind set is in that direction any longer." - Larry Hagman

"I didn't really know what I wanted to do, and then I got this call from a casting director in Los Angeles. She remembered me from something years before, and she called my mom wanting me to audition for this thing." - Scott Speedman

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

"But, I swear, they're turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they're also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president." - Laura Prepon

"But, my dear, so few things are fulfilled: what are most lives but a series of incompleted episodes? 'We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task...' It is wanting to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something." - Truman Capote

"I don't know where the money would come from, I don't have that answer, but I've been wanting to do something for music education for a long time as it's a big part of not only our band but my whole life." - Sean Mackin

"I love what I do. I have an insatiable appetite for creating things and wanting to get better at what I do and always growing and never stopping. I don't know. It's something I was born with. It's definitely a drive. It's a passion, and it's driven for a love for what I do." - Jennifer Lopez

"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"Despite popular theories, I believe people fall in love based not on good looks or fate but on knowledge. Either they are amazed by something a beloved knows that they themselves do not know; or they discover a common rare knowledge; or they can supply knowledge to someone who's lacking. Hasn't everyone found a strange ignorance in someone beguiling? . . .Nowadays, trendy librarians, wanting to be important, say, Knowledge is power. I know better. Knowledge is love." - Elizabeth McCracken

"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

"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

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

"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 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

"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

"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

"I decided to start my own label because so many people with talent come to me wanting to know how they can get in the music business." - Mary J Blige

"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

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

"Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery." - Lewis Thomas

"Know how to replace in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness that may be wanting to yourself" - George Sand

"I had been wanting to do a musical for a really long time. I wanted people in New York to know that I can sing." - Missi Pyle

"I kept wanting to push my image as validity; I wanted to see my portrait on a wall and know it was okay." - Toyin Odutola

"Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th century should read Kaddish." - Leslie Fiedler

"Now with all this movie business, everybody's coming around wanting to know everything that's happened since I was four. It's like going to an analyst." - Judy Holliday

"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

"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

"Then, you also have that, we all have that sense of wanting to belong. We all have that road-rage, you can relate to that road-rage because you're so frustrated. The sense of frustration, the sense of getting caught, doing something wrong, all those are sort of universal emotions and you just have to make it specific to yourself and you channel this, I don't know what it is, but this inner self and then try to capture the vulnerability." - Bostin Christopher

"Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wanting for them to be ventilated isn't enough. Those of us who struggle with this know." - Pema Chodron

"It sure gives me faith and a wonderful feeling to know how many fans and friends are wanting me well again." - Patsy Cline

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside!" - Rumi

"Democracy is a request from a War Board, in the middle of a morning in the middle of a war, wanting to know what democracy is." - E B White

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside." - Rumi

"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 do' know if you"ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning." - Stephen Chbosky

"I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning." - Stephen Chbosky



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