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

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

"There are just certain times I sense the Lord is wanting me to write, and so I write." - Francis Chan

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

"My wanting to write books annihilates the original root impulse that would have me bravely and blunderingly working on them." - Sylvia Plath

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

"When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books." - Elizabeth Moon

"I think wanting to write is a fundamental sign of disease and discomfort. I don't think people who are comfortable want to write ..." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"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

"I was a very driven person, wanting to help and to do good, hopefully to write and teach in a meaningful way - wanting to make change. And I discovered humbly that life was changing me." - Mark Nepo

"There's always a tension between wanting to write a really concise, instant gratification type song that gets under your skin the first time you hear it, and wanting to really stretch out. I think it's a healthy tension." - Andrew Bird

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

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

"It's impossible to read a distinctive stylist like Faulkner, Joyce, Kafka, Mann, Woolf, James - and many more - without wanting to write, however entirely different one's writing will be." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Of all the reasons for wanting to write, the only one that nurtures us through time is love of the work itself." - Robert Mckee

"The fact that I have a lot of songs written doesn't keep me from wanting to write new ones, or new ones from coming." - Christopher Owens

"I didn't go into 'Rabbit Hole' wanting to write about class. I think because of who I am it somehow found its way into it." - David Lindsay-Abaire

"I didn't go into 'Rabbit Hole' wanting to write about class. I think because of who I am it somehow found its way into it." - David Lindsayabaire

"Having room to run and having just the space to use your imagination and create stories out of everyday life, I think that had a lot to do with me wanting write. And write songs" - Taylor Swift

"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 think to write fiction you have to have a powerful need/desire to connect. I can't. Wanting to and not being able to has lead to a lot of misery in my life." - Henry Rollins

"I know society these days, I know people are wanting to find everything they can to pick things apart, but I have to write from my heart and my experiences, and I fully own them. Those are mine to share." - Leann Rimes

"I started to write things down, as a very young child, wanting to find a way to remember - to keep close, somehow - moments that made an impression on me." - Anne Michaels

"You run into people who want to write poetry who don't want to read anything in the tradition. That's like wanting to be a builder but not finding out what different kinds of wood you use." - Gary Snyder

"I can see myself wanting to write a historical novel - you don't need to worry about references to reality TV or pop music, you can just get on with the basics of story and character." - Irvine Welsh

"I think he [Vaclav Havel] probably would have liked to have written more plays. I think he missed being a playwright.I think he talked about wanting to write plays and keep appealing to people through that medium, rather than politics." - Judy Woodruff

"When we make records, it's hard to pinpoint one thing that inspires a record. It's usually a number of different things that lead to inspiration or wanting to write something down and share it with someone." - Brandon Boyd

"The danger that keeps me just a little frightened with every book I write, however, is that I'll overreach myself once too often and try to write a story that I'm just plain not talented or skilful enough to write. That's the dilemma every storyteller faces. It is painful to fail. But it is far sadder when a storyteller stops wanting to try." - Orson Scott Card

"I booked my first studio at like 12 or 13. Somewhere in that season of my life, singing along with the radio became me wanting to be on radio, you know. And writing Langston Hughes replica poems became me wanting to write like Stevie Wonder." - Frank Ocean

"I think it's still difficult to write about motherhood and anxiety, that talking about not wanting to be a mother or feeling ambivalent about motherhood makes people uneasy. The ambivalent mother is certainly much more interesting." - Laurie Foos

"Beyond just writing about falling in love and out of love and wanting to do certain things and going out and partying and all the things that I grew up writing about, I want to write about deeper things." - Joan Jett

"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

"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

"He found himself wanting to write poetry about how her blue eyes were like starlight and her hair like night, because "night" and "starlight" rhymed, but he had a feeling the poem wouldn't turn out that well..." - Cassandra Clare

"The flow of writing is always a surprise and a challenge. Click the computer on and I am 17 again, wanting to write and not knowing if I can." - Don Murray

"There is and always has been for me a peculiar need to write. This is very different from wanting to be a writer. To be a writer always seemed something so far removed from my talents and abilities and imaginings that it didn't afflict me at all as a notion when I was young. But I was always conscious that I wanted to write." - Patricia Wentworth

"There is a big difference between wanting to say you wrote a book, and actually writing one. Many people think they want to write, even though they find crafting sentences and paragraphs unpleasant. They hope there is a way to write without writing. I can tell you with certainty there is' one." - Scott Berkun

"There is a big difference between wanting to say you wrote a book, and actually writing one. Many people think they want to write, even though they find crafting sentences and paragraphs unpleasant. They hope there is a way to write without writing. I can tell you with certainty there isn't one." - Scott Berkun

"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

"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

"If the rewards to authors go down, simple economics says there will be fewer authors. It's not that people won't burn with the passion to write. The number of people wanting to be novelists is probably not going to decline - but certainly the number of people who are going to be able to make a living as authors is going to dramatically decrease." - Scott Turow

"I knew I had to write a good screenplay to be taken seriously, and I knew I needed to present Mississippi on visuals instead of just saying, 'Hey I wanted to film it in Mississippi.' It would seem like it was a hometown boy just wanting to be home." - Tate Taylor

"Don't write to sell, write to tell." - Jonas Eriksson

"To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write." - Gertrude Stein

"I guess, and it may be a flaw, that I think about rhythm more [than anything else]. I'm always wanting to find something unusual. I've started to try and write more traditionally, but for whatever reason, I tend toward trying to find something that sounds more like a pattern to me." - Dave Matthews

"I was so in love with books from as early as I remember that it seemed a natural step to want to create them. And so I just wanted to be a writer from a very young age. And I think that the lies were just a natural side effect of me wanting to tell stories and write them down." - Marie Rutkoski

"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 remember wanting to write a book with someone, the someone being Kate [DiCamillo], and we decided to write about two friends. We had no idea how to begin this project - neither of us had ever collaborated with another writer - and I'm pretty sure that we began by giving our two friends a sock, just to see what they'd do with it. And it went from there." - Kate Dicamillo

"I was kind of an outsider growing up, and I preferred reading to being with other kids. When I was about seven, I started to write my own books. I never thought of myself as wanting to be a writer-I just was one." - Ann Hood

"I usually write from my own experience, and that's definitely a true statement for me. I think having a song about desiring to live and wanting to get it right, which many of my songs do, often I have to clarify that I haven't figured it out yet." - Jon Foreman

"If I'm writing by intuition, generally that calculation works itself out. But if I'm writing a mystery, and somebody has to have a reason for doing what he's doing, and it's not anything I can imagine myself wanting to do, things get a little more difficult to write, and careless mistakes are made." - Cynthia Voigt

"Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing. And you start talking yourself out of the bold melody and start wanting to arrange it in another key or something. Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me." - Elvis Costello

"It was a lot easier to write songs before I had a record deal, because the record labels and the industry doesn't mean to put pressure on you, but they do. They don't realize that they are, but you end up having a pressure there that you feel. At times I feel myself wanting to say, 'Just let me do what I do.'" - Ashton Shepherd

"I was kind of an outsider growing up, and I preferred reading to being with other kids. When I was about seven, I started to write my own books. I never thought of myself as wanting to be a writer - I just was one." - Ann Hood

"I don't think my writing has much to do with my age. For me, my biography is more about what I was reading at what age. It's more of an intellectual thing of wanting to be free to write and think without being too bound by categorisation. I don't think I'm made for these times; I feel more like an old-fashioned writer." - Helen Oyeyemi

"I always had the urge to write. Not in the sense of wanting to be a writer, but just writing things down, getting words on a page. Graphomania, it's called. I've always had a definite love of stationary products - I used to spend all my pocket-money on pens and notepads. I still do, in a way." - Maggie O'Farrell

"I've always known that I've wanted to write, but I always saw myself doing that in the context of something other than film, so it was a really beautiful and kind of perfect moment in my life when I realized that I could combine this idea of wanting to write and tell my own stories with the environment I had grown up in and knew well - that I could make film as opposed to writing being a departure from what I knew." - Sarah Polley

"But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay; Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows; And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way. Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart, and write." - Philip Sidney

"But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay; Invention, Nature's child, fled stepdame Study's blows; And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way. Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: "Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write." - Philip Sidney

"I took two fiction-writing courses in college and majored in literature. I felt that I had a knack though I wouldn't go so far as to call it a talent. But it scared me. I felt it was a childish thing wanting to write and that I would forget about it eventually." - Ben Fountain

"If you wish to write, write." - Epictetus

"I write what's given me to write." - Philip Levine

"You know, I've always wrote my best stuff when it takes me hardly any time at all. Actually I wrote.....this is actually a really funny story...'Ghost Of Vincent Price', I've been wanting to write a song about Vincent Price coz he's one of my favorite characters of all time." - Wednesday 13

"I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian, but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life has been dictated by it too, as all our lives are." - Penelope Lively

"I love to write." - Kara Hayward

"I wanted to write." - Christopher Hitchens

"I love to write." - Connor Jessup

"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

"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

"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



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