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

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

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

"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

"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

"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 can understand wanting to have millions of dollars; there's a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that." - Bill Gates

"I realize that I won't have quite enough time to understand everything - but that hasn't stopped me wanting to understand as much as I can." - David Papineau

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

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

"I can understand wanting to have a million dollars but once you get beyond that, I have to tell you, it's the same hamburger." - Bill Gates

"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

"I can't sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children." - Gabrielle Reece

"Don't you understand that wanting does not belong here, because that is what wounds, and there is never an end to it." - Isobelle Carmody

"Changing someone's life is not the best, is not wanting to change the other life. It is being who you are that changes another's life. Do you understand?" - Juliette Binoche

"I don't blame folks for not wanting to put me in their movies or whatever. I understand if their audiences had an association with me." - Joseph Gordonlevitt

"I don't blame folks for not wanting to put me in their movies or whatever. I understand if their audiences had an association with me." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"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

"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

"Once I knew that I wanted to be an artist, I had made myself into one. I did not understand that wanting doesn't always lead to action. Many of the women had been raised without the sense that they could mold and shape their own lives, and so, wanting to be an artist (but without the ability to realize their wants) was, for some of them, only an idle fantasy, like wanting to go to the moon." - Judy Chicago

"Our training pushes us to develop a new set of instincts: instead of reacting to danger with a fight-or-flight adrenaline rush, we're trained to respond unemotionally by immediately prioritizing threats and methodically seeking to defuse them. We go from wanting to bolt for the exit to wanting to engage and understand what's going wrong, then fix it." - Chris Hadfield

"I understand that it's incredibly difficult to watch what's happening on the news every day and not become inured to it. I've fallen victim to that myself, wanting to look away." - Kevin Powers

"You're torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces and knowing that's really going to screw up the screenplay. And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people who really don't understand the process?" - Robert Towne

"I can understand people wanting to look their best, and taking basic steps to do it, but I kind of admire people who are comfortable enough in their own skin to be who they are." - Rush Limbaugh

"I have gone to many theaters where it is so unpleasant with the commercials before the movie, the volume, and the disrespect of the filmgoers. So I understand people not wanting to go to the theater." - Jeff Garlin

"You don't know why, but you know you have to go home. It's an eternal longing. It's Marvell's drop of dew wanting to go back to the sky. We're drawn by a force we don't understand, through worlds, through experience." - Frederick Lenz

"I cannot understand any woman's wanting to be the first woman to do anything. ... It is a devastating burden and I could not take it, could not be a pioneer, a Symbol of Something Greater." - Nora Ephron

"I never wanted to become an actress because I'd read great literature or seen great Shakespeare. It was more just wanting to understand what the people were really like, why they said all the strange things they did." - Julie Walters

"I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself." - Jude Law

"I'm one of the more positive cats, but when people go off about everybody wanting to be a DJ, I don't doubt them either. I understand their point as well." - Neil Armstrong

"They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned." - George Woodcock

"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

"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

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

"... 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

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

"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

"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

"To understand possible means to understand impossible." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Being flexible is incredibly important. You can change your mind. I understand not wanting to flit around, jumping at something little, but you also need to ask yourself if the reasons you're in an investment are still the reasons you should be. It's hard for your ego and it's hard to call clients, but you have to do it." - John Manley

"I think everybody starts out by seeing a few works of art and wanting to do something like them. You want to understand what you see, what is there, and you try to make a picture out of it. Later you realize that you can't represent reality at all - that what you make represents nothing but itself, and therefore is itself reality." - Gerhard Richter

"To be anorexic...she thought, amounted to wanting to shed yourself of some of the imperfect mosaic of pieces that made you who you were. She could understand that now for, maybe underneath that desquamated self you would locate a new version." - Meg Wolitzer

"There's so much, I guess I want to say, nonsense about show business now. Because of reality television. I don't get this, because I was never raised to get this, but I don't understand wanting to be famous. Maybe it's because I was born famous, but I don't get it." - Lorna Luft

"When I did a sitcom and played a postman, I was brought to tears playing that postman, because I felt like one. I didn't grow up even wanting to be a post man. Now, I understand the meaning of the term "postal." I was bored to tears. And what was funny was that the producer actually looked like a bug." - Andrew Dice Clay

"Well I think any designer that can understand what people need to be wearing right now is the biggest and best step that you can take. Instead of putting your ego first, you put the buyer first. And I think that that's a really important thing just to know what the consumer is wanting to wear." - Jessica Simpson

"Despite the fact that I have no regrets about how things turned out in my life, I still can't help wanting to understand my intense relationship with Leo, as well as that turbulent time between adolescence and adulthood when everything feels raw and invigorating and scary-and why those feelings are all coming back to me now." - Emily Giffin

"I think a lot of politicians, rightfully so, understand that their political futures are tied to how many times people see their names in print. The press is so accustomed to politicians wanting those things, it's a surprise when somebody's like, 'Whatever, I'm not really worried about those things." - Matt Gonzalez

"I have this reputation of not wanting to talk to the media, which isn't true. What I don't like-what a lot of us don't understand-is how we can say one thing and it turns up in print as something else." - Vijay Singh

"I think a lot of politicians, rightfully so, understand that their political futures are tied to how many times people see their names in print. The press is so accustomed to politicians wanting those things, it's a surprise when somebody's like, 'Whatever, I'm not really worried about those things.'" - Matt Gonzalez

"I understand that each one of us works at a different speed, and has a slightly different process. I understand that these writers are painstaking, wanting each sentence-each word-to carry weight... I know it's not laziness, but respect for the work, and I understand from my own work that haste makes waste. But I also understand that life is short, and that in the end, none of us is prolific. The creative spark dims, and then death puts it out. William Shakespeare, for instance, has' produced a new play for 400 years. That, my friends, is a long dry spell." - Stephen King

"I understand that each one of us works at a different speed, and has a slightly different process. I understand that these writers are painstaking, wanting each sentence-each word-to carry weight... I know it's not laziness, but respect for the work, and I understand from my own work that haste makes waste. But I also understand that life is short, and that in the end, none of us is prolific. The creative spark dims, and then death puts it out. William Shakespeare, for instance, hasn't produced a new play for 400 years. That, my friends, is a long dry spell." - Stephen King

"My chest ached, my body speaking a language my head didn't quite understand. I waited. But Grace, the only person in the world I wanted to know me, just ran a wanting finger over the cover of one of the new hardcovers and walked out of the store without ever realising I was there, right within reach." - Maggie Stiefvater

"My parents are amazing. When I said I wanted to go into film, they didn't understand it, but they were incredibly supportive. But growing up, I absolutely did have that feeling of, "Wow, somebody just gave me up." That was infused in The Secret Life of Bees too - the protagonist wanting unconditional love from her dead but much-imagined mother." - Gina Prince-Bythewood

"After getting recognized in public from my picture on our pretzel bag, I can understand not wanting to be in the public eye. It has given me a public persona I had always avoided as a child. I do it because it's for a good cause." - Nell Newman

"I wanted to understand." - Spider Robinson

"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

"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

"[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

"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

"I need to learn how to stop destroying myself, stop being hard on myself and be nice to myself. I need to keep telling myself that I need to keep wanting something, something nice, something warm[so] I can make other people happy. I can understand other people's pain because I can love even after all that is left of me is gone because I have that strength." - Daul Kim

"beware the average man the average woman beware their love, their love is average seeks average but there is genius in their hatred there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you to kill anybody not wanting solitude not understanding solitude they will attempt to destroy anything that differs from their own not being able to create art they will not understand art they will consider their failure as creators only as a failure of the world" - Charles Bukowski

"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

"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



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