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Wants And Needs Quotes


"Most of the things we buy are wants. And we call them needs, but they're wants." - Dave Ramsey

"Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Somebody, somewhere Wants me and needs me And that's very wonderful to know." - Frank Loesser

"Purusing peace means rising above one's own wants, needs, and emotions." - Benazir Bhutto

"The costume of women should be suited to her wants and needs." - Amelia Bloomer

"The Negro pays for what he wants and begs for what he needs." - Kelly Miller

"I'm like John Q. Public. I represent what every guy wants and needs." - Adam Carolla

"Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator." - Bob Kerrey

"Wants afford choices. Needs beget desperation." - Alan Robert Neal

"The more we keep our mind on ourselves and our wants, the more unhappy we become. God wants us to love others and meet their needs." - Joyce Meyer

"The closed circle of materialism is clear to us now - aspirations become wants, wants become needs, and self-gratification becomes a bottomless pit." - Mario Cuomo

"Just because you married doesn't mean you're not an individual person with your own wants and desires and needs." - Joe Swanberg

"Bureaucracies typically move slowly, clumsily, and without much regard for the wants and needs of the people they supposedly serve." - Joel Miller

"While you have people who are actually fronting for your needs and wants, sometimes your needs and wants may not be right for you. The people around you are just trying to keep their jobs." - Kendrick Lamar

"The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs." - Wally Lamb

"The more you understand what somebody wants, needs, and fears, the more you can figure out how to add value." - Tony Robbins

"No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs." - Paulo Coelho

"In our culture, most of us have been trained to ignore our own wants and to discount our needs." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"I think we have a great track record on being relevant, on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants." - Jim Cantalupo

"Look at the sun! It's dry, it's dead, it needs a drink, it wants blood! And I'll give it blood!" - Alfred De Musset

"Everyone wants to belong, and everyone needs to belong in order to make a career on some level." - Ira Sachs

"Whenever I hear about a child needing something, I ask myself, 'Is it what he needs or what he wants?' It isn't always easy to distinguish between the two. A child has many real needs which can and should be satisfied. His wants are a bottomless pit. He wants, for example, to sleep with his parents. He needs to be in his own bed. At Christmas he wants every toy advertised on television. He needs only one or two." - Haim Ginott

"Jesus himself wants my sufferings; He needs them for souls." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"Everyone wants to argue. Everyone does. Everyone needs to." - Gerry Spence

"Most software has a tiny essence that justifies its existence, everything after that is wants and desires mistaken for needs and necessities." - David Heinemeier Hansson

"Spiritually speaking, everything that one wants, aspires to, and needs is ever-present, accessible here and now - for those with eyes to see." - Surya Das

"Acting, it's the disappearance of self, disappearance of your own needs and your own wants and the kind of embracing of the character that makes it work." - Viola Davis

"Every woman wants and needs different things. It's always best when you're honest and you speak up. It's hard to read minds." - Nina Dobrev

"Wonder is our erotic affiliation with all of life. If we develop this, enjoy it, and follow its promptings, our wants will be fewer and our needs plainer." - Stephanie Mills

"I think a man needs to be a man. To hold a woman the way she wants to be held. Just do whatever your woman wants, and you'll be fine." - Jason Momoa

"Who you are is always enough. If your partner wants something different, it does not reflect upon you, but upon their needs and fantasies." - Brenda Shoshanna

"That is an artist as I would have an artist be, modest in his needs: he really wants only two things, his bread and his art-panemet Circen." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The biggest lie about grace that Satan wants the church to buy is the idea that it's dangerous and therefore needs to be kept in check." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Through our entire history we have become accustomed to pushing [animals] around in ways dictated by our own wants and needs without much regard for theirs." - Stanley Schmidt

"Look at the sun! It's dry, it's dead, it needs a drink, it wants blood! And I"ll give it blood!" - Alfred De Musset

"Far too many husbands fail to recognize that what your wife wants and needs most from you is your concern for her soul." - Dennis Rainey

"A crusade is, simply put, something that's bigger than you are. It's a "cause" with an impact that reaches beyond your personal wants and needs." - Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

"This world of ours has everything except one thing: peace. Everybody wants and needs peace, whether he be a child or an octogenarian." - Sri Chinmoy

"Declare today "sacred timeoff limits to everyone, unless invited by you. Take care of your personal wants and needs. Say no, graciously but firmly, to others' demands."" - Oprah Winfrey

"The biggest lie about grace that Satan wants the church to buy is the idea that it's dangerous and therefore needs to be kept in check." - Tullian Tchividjian

"I don't think Emma Watson needs any advice. She's an incredibly smart young woman who knows what she wants out of life and she has some great parents." - Ethan Hawke

"I've come to the point in my life where I encourage young Native Americans to become much more selfish about their personal needs and wants." - Sherman Alexie

"I believe America wants and needs the shared experience of television. We far too often see in crises how television brings us together." - Warren Littlefield

"I have learned that I have to slow down and appreciate that my daughter still needs me, still wants me to help her negotiate everything in her life." - Constance Marie

"We reinvent ourselves to solve a client's problem. It's more than just tweaking. It's rethinking what your audience wants and needs. Isn't that what great actors constantly do?" - Merrie Spaeth

"Omnicompetence,' the ability to obtain whatever one wants or needs, is an unattainable but continuously approachable ideal for all mankind - past, present, and future." - Russell L. Ackoff

"As more people use social media to tell the story of the future, the wants and needs of more people will be reflected." - Simon Mainwaring

"The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified." - Steven Pinker

"I think that people should give gifts by really recognizing the spiritual worth of the person and their (the givers') own worth. You usually give a present that the other person needs or wants, and I think it just emphasizes wants and needs." - Ram Dass

"Change needs practice. And practice needs patience." - John Fairclough

"love wasn't the soft, silky words the poets spoke of. Love,with it's twin edges, was the one factor that weakened so many women, that pushed them to compromised their own wants, their own needs for the needs and wants of another." - Nora Roberts

"A poem needs disguises. It needs secrets. It thrives on the tension between what is said and not said; it prefers the oblique, the implied, the ironic, the suggestive; when it speaks, it wants you to lean forward a little to overhear; it wants you to understand things only years later." - J. D. McClatchy

"For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself, there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become." - Earl Nightingale

"Jesus . . . wants us to see that the neighbor next door or the people sitting next to us on a plane or in a classroom are not interruptions to our schedule. They are there by divine appointment. Jesus wants us to see their needs, their loneliness, their longings, and he wants to give us the courage to reach out to them." - Rebecca Pippert

"Everybody's different and every person is different and every actor's different and everybody has different wants and needs, but I'm a kid who loved comic books my whole life." - Tim Rozon

"Some nights, one wants to tell beloveds everything that's been waiting to be said. Some nights, a man needs flesh and blood and warm breath and a loving heart." - Janet Morris

"Animals are sentient creatures. I love them very much. I do not feel that we have the right to torture, murder, and abuse them for our own disgusting dietary and fashion wants and needs." - Davey Havok

"Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel." - Maxwell Maltz

"Logic only gives man what he needs... Magic gives him what he wants." - Tom Robbins

"When we love there are no barriers, no desires, no needs, no wants." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"What do people want? Well, you really ca' talk about wants until you talk about needs." - Kate Klise

"Anyone who wants to achieve something, needs a lot of work." - Meryl Streep

"What do people want? Well, you really can't talk about wants until you talk about needs." - Kate Klise

"The Egyptian society needs to include its women if it wants to have economic prosperity." - Christine Lagarde

"Logic only gives man what he needs. Magic gives him what he wants." - Tom Robbins

"He's exactly what she wants. He's the last thing she needs." - Robert Charles Wilson

"If you can turn your wants into your needs, you can do anything." - Randy Jackson

"I don't care what the public wants, I'm going to give it what it needs!" - Christopher Dodd

"In order to work and to become an artist one needs love. At least, one who wants sentiment in his work must in the first place feel it himself, and live with his heart" - Vincent Van Gogh

"The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all." - James Baldwin

"That's what I'll be. A silhouette, rarely seen, and yet believed in. Kaeleigh wants to believe in me. I am her twin, forever alive inside her. And when she needs me, I am always here." - Ellen Hopkins

"A washing machine needs constant maintenance. It doesn't want any harm. It wants tranquility, and you need someone to - you're not going to harm it by continuously monitoring it and adjusting it." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Nobody knows you as well as our spouse. And that means no one will be quicker to recognize a change when you deliberately start sacrificing your wants and wishes to make sure his or her needs are met." - Stephen Kendrick

"If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness." - Oliver Goldsmith

"God is the only true Giver, and He needs nothing from us. But still He wants us. He gave us life so that we might seek and know Him." - Francis Chan

"Real men don't do pickup lines just to sweep off every girls' feet. They do and trust their own instincts knowing what the girls' wants and needs. Vying to win their hearts." - Jean Kerr

"My father's biggest achievement with us as children was that he taught us that everyone is human and equal, even your enemy has the same needs and wants that you do: understanding, love, inclusion." - Rula Jebreal

"Forget the methods or the differences in methods. As long as we agree that the thing that the Afro-American wants and needs is recognition and respect as a human being." - Malcolm X

"Every woman needs one man in her life who is strong and responsible. Given this security, she can proceed to do what she really wants to do-fall in love with men who are weak and irresponsible." - Richard J Needham

"If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem." - Allen Boyd

"This is loving your neighbour as ourselves; if he needs help, help him; and if he wants salvation and it is necessary to spill his blood on the earth in order that he may be saved, spill it." - Brigham Young

"Good listeners have a huge advantage. For one, when they engage in conversation, they make people 'feel' heard. They 'feel' that someone really understands their wants, needs and desires. And for good reason; a good listener does care to understand." - Simon Sinek

"The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all." - James A Baldwin

"I'm big on story structure. I studied with John Truby, who mapped out story by means of moral wants and needs, and that's what I do. Hey, so does John Irving." - Caroline Leavitt

"The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its 'product' cannot be turned out on an assembly line." - Leo Burnett

"Bangalore now wants a person who doesn't only play politics. Bangalore needs a problem solver, and I am a problem solver. I will be the bridge between Bangalore and the Centre." - Nandan Nilekani

"When God works miracles, he does not do it in order to supply the wants of nature, but those of grace. Whoever thinks otherwise, must needs have a very mean notion of the wisdom and power of God." - Gottfried Leibniz

"I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don't believe I'm any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don't look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It's just an orientation." - Chastity Bono

""Big" government? Who wants that? I just want effective government. That means America's government needs to be big in some places, small in others and non-existent in others." - Van Jones

"In every race there is a crucial moment when the body wants to quit. Then it needs imagination and mental tenacuty to survive the crisis. Otherwise the penalty is defeat." - Derek Ibbotson

"If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything." - William Faulkner

"Cats, for the most part, seem indifferent to human activities that do not revolve around their needs and wants. They all but roll their eyes at the owners who expect their cats to do things for them." - Joyce Jillson

"Selling more of what you sell has nothing to do with what you sell. It has everything to do with your prospect's wants, needs, fears, goals, values and priorities." - Don Cooper

"I am not fully forgiven until I allow God to write his new dream for my life on the blackboard of my mind. .. God has a great plan to redeem society. He needs me and wants to use me." - Robert H Schuller

"My whole thing is I'm not into civilization as a whole. The only actual solution is the eventual collapse and demise of civilization...I think it needs to happen, but no one, not even me, really wants it to happen." - Andy Hurley

"I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It's not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace." - Frank Sinatra

"Human population growth is a problem in that most humans consume more than they need. The Earth's resources are now strained to sustain the needs and wants of the human population, which continues to escalate." - Sharon Gannon

"We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little." - Anne Lamott

"I do think that's so much a part of what being a director is - in working with actors - to really try and be sensitive to what each actor needs to get to where he wants to be." - Bill Condon

"I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don't believe I'm any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don't look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It's just an orientation." - Chaz Bono

"There's acting, and then there's auditioning; mastering auditioning is sort of the first thing an actor really needs to nail down when he or she wants to get a part." - Teddy Sears

"You need to see what the actor needs. This one wants to be talked to privately. That one doesn't mind if you block it for them. Just tell me the truth and I'll adapt to it." - Penny Marshall

"After Trump's election victory, I explained why there would be no friendship between Putin and Trump. The contradictions between the systems are too great. And Putin needs an enemy. He wants to be the leader of the anti-American, anti-European world. And given that he cannot be friends with their heads of state and government, he instead needs to generate scandals and resistance." - Alexei Navalny

"New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation; and better than most dense communities it succeeds in insulating the individual (if he wants it, and almost everybody wants or needs it) against all enormous and violent and wonderful events that are taking place every minute." - E B White

"Nationalist Socialist Germany wants peace because of its fundamental convictions. And it wants peace also owing to the realization of the simple primitive fact that no war would be likely essentially to alter the distress in Europe. The principal effect of every war is to destroy the flower of the nation. Germany needs peace and desires peace!" - Adolf Hitler

"[The ruling elites] know who their enemies are, and their enemies are the people, the people at home and the people abroad. Their enemies are anybody who wants more social justice, anybody who wants to use the surplus value of society for social needs rather than for individual class greed, that's their enemy." - Michael Parenti

"We have an extraordinary God. God is a mighty God, but this God needs you. When someone is hungry, bread doesn't come down from heaven. When God wants to feed the hungry, you and I must feed the hungry. And now God wants peace in the world." - Desmond Tutu

"The sin of capitalism, perhaps, is to make wants feel like needs, to give to simple silly stuff the urgency of near-physical necessity: I must have it. The grace of capitalism is to make wants feel like hopes, so that material objects and stuff can feel like the possibility of something heroic and civic." - Adam Gopnik

"The main thing the composer needs to do is it needs to remember that the director is there to cheer you on. The director wants you to succeed because if you succeed, you'll be helping the film. And they are truly your conscience. And they're truly your guide." - Hans Zimmer

"She needs a new journal. The one she has is problematic. To get to the present, she needs to page through the past, and when she does, she remembers things, and her new journal entries become, for the most part, reactions to the days she regrets, wants to correct, rewrite." - Dave Eggers

"I am a firm believer that you work as hard as you can, you're diligent, and God's gonna do with it what He wants to do with it. Whether it's big or little, it's still going to do what it needs to do and get into the hands it needs to get into." - John Reuben Zappin

"A simple man will have only what he needs, and he will know the difference between what he needs and what he wants. We feel that whatever we want, we desperately need. But before we possess the world, to our wide surprise we see that the world has already possessed us." - Sri Chinmoy

"Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave." - Cormac Mccarthy

"What Iran wants and what North Korea wants is respect." - Andrew Young

"The best definition of faith that I know is that it is reason grown courageous. Moreover, that is all that Christ ever asked us for, and the reason he asked us for that was because he wants to use us. He needs our help. It is almost impossible to believe it. But God Almighty wants our help, so Christ tells us." - Wilfred Grenfell

"Creativity needs discipline and freedom." - David Ogilvy

"The human animal needs a freedom seldom mentioned, freedom from intrusion. He needs a little privacy as much as he wants understanding or vitamins or exercise or praise." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Men need discipline! Countries need discipline! World needs discipline! He who wants to be successful needs discipline! Be a man of discipline!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Mythology needs heroes and it needs villains, it needs heroes to fail, it needs heroes to struggle." - William Shatner

"Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership." - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

"Denmark needs change, Denmark needs to move on and Denmark needs my leadership." - Helle Thorningschmidt

"Lust is raw selfishness. It's all about my wants, my needs, my pleasure. Most love songs are actually lust songs." - Rick Warren

"There is black. There is white. Gray is a cowardly excuse to mix our wants with our needs." - Kim Harrison

"A good leader encourages followers to tell him what he needs to know, not what he wants to hear." - John C Maxwell

"The world wants disarmament, the world needs disarmament. We have it in our power to help fashion future history." - Arthur Henderson

"The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it." - Roald Dahl

"India needs better producers than screenwriters. No producer wants to invest in out-of-the way scripts." - Anurag Kashyap

"I'm not necessarily less gratified by films where you're given less room to maneuve. Because I love a great script, and I love to respect it, and I love to try to give a director what he needs and wants, especially having directed now. [Laughs.] I'm much more open to try to give him what he wants and figure it out. I like working with directors I respect and admire, obviously. And everybody has their own way." - Jennifer Jason Leigh

"Life is precious, so I ought to spend my days, you know, making sandwiches for homeless people and tending to the elderly in hospice care. Life is precious, so I should give everything away, except that I live in the world. And in the world, I actually have needs and wants, and I value my needs and wants. And I live in the world, and I can't just go make sandwiches every day because I also have to take kids to school. I also have to, you know, write books because that's my livelihood." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Wants and needs are closely connected. And all our needs, even the ones we're not completely aware of yet, will be met. Be grateful that God knows more about what we need than we do. Sometimes when we pray, we get what we want. Sometimes we get what we need. Accept both answers-the yes's and the something else's-with heartfelt gratitude. Then look around and see what your lesson and gift is." - Melody Beattie

"We are (most of us) embedded in an exceedingly complex network of social relationships, many of which are vital to our well-being. Every day we confront issues relating to the needs and wants of others and must continually make accommodations. And in addressing these conflicting interests, the operative norm is - or should be - fairness, a balancing of the interests and needs of other parties, other 'stakeholders.'" - Peter Corning

"The public sector can only feed off the private sector; it necessarily lives parasitically upon the private economy. But this means that the productive resources of society - far from satisfying the wants of consumers - are now directed, by compulsion, away from these wants and needs. The consumers are deliberately thwarted, and the resources of the economy diverted from them to those activities desire by the parasitic bureaucracy and politicians." - Murray Rothbard

"Most parents hate to experience conflict, are deeply troubled when it occurs, and are quite confused about how to handle it constructively. Actually, it would be a rare relationship if over a period of time one person's needs did not conflict with the other's. When any two people (or groups) coexist, conflict is bound to occur just because people are different, think differently, have different needs and wants that sometimes do not match." - Thomas Gordon

"We're just at a point in regard to race relations, we're at a tipping point in America. It's a crucial time. It's sad, honestly, I think it's a place that deep down no one wants to be in. But it's something that needs to be addressed, it's something that needs to be fixed, and hopefully we can figure it out and take steps toward doing that." - Andrew Hawkins

"Whenever anyone wants others to do their work they call upon their Altruism. 'Never mind your own needs,' they say, 'Think of the needs of... of whoever. Of the state. Of the poor. Of the Army, of the King. Of God.' The list goes on and on. How many catastrophes were launched with the words 'Think of yourself?' It's the king and country crowd who light the torch of destruction." - Andrew Ryan

"That song [ "Proud of your boy" ] in particular, I sing towards the beginning of the show [Aladdin], and what it does is show his wants and needs at the beginning and what's motivating him and carry it throughout the show. It gives him layers and dimensions. He's a well rounded character and it's great." - Adam Jacobs

"Much wants more and loses all." - Aesop

"Stupidity has no friends, and wants none." - Horace Greeley

"Intrapreneurs consider them-selves on a mission to help society, to give it what it needs and wants, to truly serve others and improve themselves. Like all producers, they believe in a deep accountability, refuse to assign blame, don't believe in failure, and give their heart and sould to truly serve the customer and benefit society." - Oliver DeMille

"Imagination is a valuable asset in business and she has a sister, Understanding, who also serves. Together they make a splendid team and business problems dissolve and the impossible is accomplished by their ministrations.... Imagination concerning the world's wants and the individual's needs should be the Alpha and Omega of self-education." - Alice Foote Macdougall

"You know, it's just like being a peddler. You want two breasts? Well, here you are - two breasts. We must see to it that the man looking at the picture has at hand everything he needs to paint a nude. If you really give him everything he needs - and the best - he'll put everything where it belongs, with his own eyes. Each person will make for himself the kind of nude he wants, with the nude that I will have made for him." - Pablo Picasso

"I tried many, many times to run away while my little brother was asleep. But at those moments, I always ended up thinking this- My brother has only me in this world. Vince wants only me and needs only me. However... when he is gone, will there really be anyone else who needs me? When I thought about that, it scared me. It truly scared me. Cowardly, I could do nothing but hold my brother's tiny body while hiding my ugly emotions." - Jun Mochizuki

"When a sculptor creates a sculpture, a writer writes a novel, or a painter paints a motif on a canvas, he needs talent and expertise. But to be successful in his endeavor, he also needs to have the passionate feeling that he wants, at all costs, to create a work of art which, in his head, constantly demands to be accomplished. The same also applies to developing board games or card games." - Klaus Teuber

"It's too low, and if Europe wants to be a force in the world it needs to be more than a moral and political and economic force, which Europe is because it shares many of our values and demonstrates them around the world. But it has to have the military power that goes with that as well." - Ashton Carter

"Inner-life questions are the kind everyone asks, with or without benefit of God-talk: 'Does my life have meaning and purpose?' 'Do I have gifts that the world wants and needs?' 'Whom and what shall I serve?' 'Whom and what can I trust?' 'How can I rise above my fears?'" - Parker Palmer

"Only idiots and infants need things. The language of needs is the native tongue of socialists, therapists, and paternalists of all sorts and is addressed to needy dependents. The language of wants is spoken by self-respecting adults and is addressed to other self-respecting adults." - Thomas Szasz

"Know your strengths, weaknesses, and needs." - Pat Summitt

"He needs both patience and speed." - Paulo Coelho

"Our world needs good and strong families." - Pope Francis



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