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

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

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

"...I've stopped wanting to do any work at all. All work is bullshit. Everyone knows that. No matter how many telephones and extensions, no matter how many secretaries, no matter how many names in the rolodex. It's all bullshit." - Irena Klepfisz

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

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

"It doesn't matter what the other is being, doing, having, saying, wanting, demanding. It doesn't matter what the other is thinking, expecting, planning. It only matters what you are being in relationship to that." - Neale Donald Walsch

"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

"If you're going to be honest with yourself, you have to admit that you go into show business wanting people to talk about you and wanting everyone to know who you are. But that also means there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don't like you. No matter who you are." - Ellen Degeneres

"I just wanted to stop and try to get some perspective. [ A Period of Transition] it was just a matter of wanting to review the whole thing...to try and get some relationship to what I was doing." - Van Morrison

"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

"It doesn't matter how much you get; you are left wanting more." - Amy Poehler

"Unworthiness is the inmost frightening thought that you do not belong, no matter how much you want to belong, that you are an outsider and will always be an outsider. It is the idea that you are flawed and cannot be fixed. It is wanting to be loved and feeling unlovable, or wanting to love and feeling that you are not capable of loving." - Gary Zukav

"Patriotism is not endlessly bragging that out country is the best; rather it is wanting one's country to be the best that it can be and helping it to be that best, which is a very different matter." - Robert Stam

"I never cease to be amazed why some of my friends became famous and others, just as talented, didn't. I've come to suspect it's a matter of wanting fame or not, and those who don't want it, don't get it." - Malcolm Cowley

"Wanting to be in a Western film won't get me very far. Unless the opportunity arose, it doesn't matter how much I want to be in one. But if an opportunity did arise, no actor would pass it up." - Zhang Ziyi

"Parading our own brilliance and exulting in other people's errors is not very nice. For that matter, even wanting to parade our own brilliance and exult in other people's errors is not very nice, although it is certainly very human." - Kathryn Schulz

"I'm indifferent and it's a matter of wanting to stay away from the whole Michael Vick situation, whether he is involved or not. I'm not saying anything about dogfighting or anyone who might be involved in it." - Jonathan Vilma

"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 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

"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

"You know, if you're going to be honest with yourself, you have to admit that you go into show business wanting people to talk about you and wanting everyone to know who you are. But that also means there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don't like you. No matter who you are. I'm sure there's somebody out there who doesn't like Betty White because she's short and has white hair." - Ellen Degeneres

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

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

"He never stopped wanting to save the world." - Ron Reagan

"Something is wanting to science until it has been humanised." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Strength, wanting judgment and policy to rule, overturneth itself." - Horace

"To him that will, waies are not wanting." - George Herbert

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

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

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

"Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed." - Robert J. Sawyer

"Wanting to become stronger than everybody else has no meaning." - Christian Tissier

"... I keep wanting to crawl back into the womb ..." - Sylvia Plath

"The primitive sign of wanting is trying to get...." - G. E. M. Anscombe

"Why? Why are they always wanting to kill Jews?" - Alex Jones

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

"I'll never stop wanting to kiss you," he whispered." - Elizabeth Chandler

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

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

"Much is wanting to those who seek or covet much." - Horace

"Materialism is the consciousness of wanting to exploit and enjoy." - Radhanath Swami

"Winning is not everything but wanting to win is." - Vincent Thomas

"I've been wanting to do a play for years." - Michael Cera

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

"Everybody has their own ways of wanting to do things." - Kevin Drew

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is!" - Vince Lombardi

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

"Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others." - Gerald Jampolsky

"Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi

"Impatience is not wanting to understand that you don't understand." - James Richardson

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

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

"Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them." - Carlo Goldoni

"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

"Grief is love not wanting to let go." - Earl A Grollman

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

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

"You start wanting to see a different place every day." - Shannon Hoon

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

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

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

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

"We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." - Lester Levenson

"Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more." - Carole King

"At the major studios, you see people wanting to remake a TV series, wanting to make a sequel." - Clint Eastwood

"Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money - only for wanting to keep your own money." - Joseph Sobran

"Stop wanting wealth and fame and start wanting instead to do something well about which you are passionate" - Stephen Fry

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing." - Sylvia Plath

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing." - Sylvia Plath

"One day I was talking to Cora. She prayed for me because she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and pray too, because people to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too." - William Faulkner

"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

"I think every movie I've made after 'Indiana Jones,' I've tried to make every single movie as if it was made by a different director, because I'm very conscious of not wanting to impose a consistent style on subject matter that is not necessarily suited to that style. So I try to re-invent my own eye every time I tackle a new subject." - Steven Spielberg

"Everything I write tends to turn into a superhero team, even if I didn't mean for it to. I always start off wanting to be solitary, because a) it's simpler, and b) that isolation is something that I relate to as a storyteller. And then no matter what, I always end up with a team." - Joss Whedon

"I wanted to hear what she was saying. I wanted to smell that burnt midnight again, I wanted to feel that wind. It was a secret wanting, like a song I couldn't stop humming, or loving someone I could never have. No matter where I went, my compass pointed west. I would always know what time it was in California." - Janet Fitch

"Results matter! They matter to your credibility." - Stephen Covey

"What struck me more than anything is how the people that are involved in government start out from a place of really wanting to do well, no matter what kind of political spectrum they're on, how they have to hold onto that warm fuzzy place in their heart while they're stuck in the machine." - Jimmy Smits

"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

"I have a very genuine care for individuals; I have a very genuine sense of the power of individuals to make a difference, a very genuine belief that people matter, a very genuine belief of wanting the very best for individuals." - Gail Kelly

"I'm still a kid. I'm like six years old. But it's just a matter of wanting to get up, it's just a big journey. I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey, and I still am." - Heath Ledger

"Chinese people as consumers, while they've always valued food and beverage for the health food qualities, they are also now wanting it in terms of other values: 'Does this speak about my position in society? Am I now middle-class, and does this matter to me?'" - Jenny Shipley

"Our ego is a monster that loves to sit at the head of the table, and I have learned that my ego is just as rude and loud and hungry as everyone else's. It doesn't matter how much you get; you are left wanting more." - Amy Poehler

"Growing up, my parents managed to show me the importance of reading without cramming it down my throat. A difficult task, I'm sure. It breaks my heart to think that there are kids out there, ready to have their imaginations lit on fire, excited and wanting to read, and facing naked shelves in their school or local libraries. Rather than complain or wait till the system stops failing our nation's children this is a matter I feel we must take into our own hands. There are children, right now, waiting-wanting to read. What shall we tell them>" - Nathan Fillion

"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

"Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis." - Michael Bloomberg

"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

"I knew that I couldn't lie beside her, without wanting to touch her. I couldn't have felt her breath come upon my mouth, without wanting to kiss her. And I couldn't have kissed her, without wanting to save her." - Sarah Waters

"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

"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

"Teach me how to talk to you. WANT. Is my wanting you so bad, wanting your cock so bad, wanting the feel of your lips on my lips just me being selfish and egoistic? Teach me a new language." - Kathy Acker

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

"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

"A lot of religious belief - even the majority - involves making factual claims about the world which do come into conflict with science and history. For Christians, a test of this is the Empty Tomb. I ask Christians: 'are you saying that it does not matter - as a matter of fact - whether or not Christ's tomb was empty and that he was resurrected?' At that point, I find that, to a lot of them, it really does matter, despite all the fine talk about not wanting to confuse science and history with religion." - Julian Baggini

"Only yesterday a young woman came to me wanting a trap set for a man with a sweet smile and lithe arms. She was a fool, not for wanting him, but for wanting more of him than that." - Patricia A. McKillip

"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

"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

"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

"[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

"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

"There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given." - Leon Kass

"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

"It's easy to feel equal to wanting. It's rare to feel equal to having." - Helen Humphreys

"I am going to tell you a secret. Everything is about wanting. Everything. Things happen because of people wanting. Watch closely, and you'll see what I mean." - David Mitchell

"I am going to tell you a secret. Everything is about wanting. Everything. Things happen because of people wanting. Watch closely, and you"ll see what I mean." - David Mitchell

"It occurred to me then that a lot of life was either about wanting and not having, or having and not wanting." - Deb Caletti

"Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer." - Joseph Sobran

"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

"I can relate to somebody wanting to have something to believe in." - Terry Oquinn

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

"I can relate to somebody wanting to have something to believe in." - Terry O'Quinn

"I've been accused of wanting to allow terrorists to have weapons to attack America." - Rand Paul

"Wanting contact I'm wanting contact I'm wanting contact with you." - Peter Gabriel

"But my motivation was more a matter of wanting to create order - to keep track of things. All those boxes full of photographs and sketches weigh you down, because they have something unfinished, incomplete, about them. So it's better to present the usable material in an orderly fashion and throw the other stuff away. That's how the Atlas came to be, and I exhibited it a few times." - Gerhard Richter

"Wanting neither too much to live, nor too much to die." - Janet Morris

"It's weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them." - Marion Milner

"Wanting to work is a luxury; having to work is not." - Steve Guttenberg

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

"I was a very, very establishment person prior to wanting to run." - Donald Trump

"All plot comes from the character's trying to get something, to achieve something, wanting, desiring, longing." - Robert Olen Butler

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

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

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

"For every person wishing to teach there are thirty not wanting to be taught." - W. C. Sellar

"There is a big difference in wanting to and willing to." - Bear Bryant

"Not wanting to disappoint is what pushed me to be successful." - Jerry Rice

"The attitude of wanting to win-doing everything in your power except cheating to win." - Walt Frazier

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

"If you want to write a novel, it's the Divine mind wanting to express." - Julia Cameron

"Certainly nobody gets married wanting to get divorced or even expecting to - except me." - Rush Limbaugh

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

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



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