Quotation Explorer - 'Wanting'

You have to be selfish with who you are to stop wanting in your relationship with yourself. - Unarine Ramaru
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
We writers are a crazy group. I can't think of any other profession where the actual work is deep within, uncomfortable, and wanting out. - C.J. Heck
There's nothing wrong with wanting to be with someone.""There is when your only reason is the being, not the someone. - Jet Mykles
Desire is to ask for something in silence, without really wanting it, for having it wouldn't fill you as much as having desired it. - Isabella Trainini
It will be the kiss by which all others in your life will be judged... and found wanting. - Anthony Hopkins
Nor is there wanting in the pressSome spirit to stand simply forth,Heroic in it nakedness,Against the uttermost of earth.The tale of earth's unhonored thingsSounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;And the mind whirls and the heart sings,And a shout greets the daring one. - Robert Frost
Grace is never wanting. God always gives sufficient grace to whoever is willing to receive it. - Francis de Sales
Knowledge comes from leaning - Ignorance is born from not wanting to know the difference! - Robbie Thomas
A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. - Albert Camus
Real joy, which comes from loving to do good things without wanting to be repaid, is the reward that lasts forever. - Emanuel Swedenborg
And what went wrong when other alchemists tried to make gold and were unable to do so?""They were looking only for gold his companion answered. They were seeking the treasure of their personal legend, without wanting actually to live out the personal legend. - Paulo Coelho
First, it is essential to determine precisely what you wantto achieve. Just wanting to be successful is too general. - Derric Yuh Ndim
We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely...change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now. - George Sheehan
He came to find her, wanting what everyone wanted, and what only free-thinking people, not the supernatural, could give. Meaning. - Ian McEwan
What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone. - Eckhart Tolle
She liked his unique smell, and it turned on all five of her senses, wanting to see him naked, touch him while naked, hear him as he moaned while he made love, taste his skin, and feel his naked body as she seduced him with the trailing of hungry fingers. - Keira D. Skye
I'm not naive or innocent, and neither are you, folks! We all know, to win in politics, you can't just be on the right team, fighting for the right thing and wanting to do a little bit of good for your fellow citizens. You've also got to be able to afford to compete. - Radwan Chowdhury
Wanting to win is what keeps the trade on, If you win, you lose the trade. - Auliq Ice
Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed. - Robert J. Sawyer
Wanting to be someone you're not is a waste of the person you are. - Kurt Cobain
Maybe that's just what happens; you start out wanting to change the world through language, and end up thinking it's enough to tell a few jokes. - David Nicholls
they say people only hear what they want to hear,but i don't know if that is always true, i've been wanting to hear your heart and it's as silent as the moon. - Ava
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others, for one cannot be a hero with needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
It must feel good to have someone trying so hard to keep you in any circumstances. I wish I have one too, at least I know how does it feels to have someone wanting you more than anything, other than making you cry alone in despair. - Lee NR
Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left. - Brian Andreas
We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting the best property of all -- friends? - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t be afraid when you have to pray fervently because of your circumstances. God is wanting to do something great through you! - Stormie Omartian
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter. - Guy Debord
Patience is a virtue Savannah, to tolerate delay. It implies self control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about. . . (Character), "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Catherine Weaver
I am hated for loving.I am haunted for wanting. - Morrissey
In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love. - Masashi Kishimoto
and while he did all the actual dancing, I remember whirling around and around the porch those hot summer days so long ago and never wanting to stop. - Julie Reece Deaver
Nothing is more likely than that [the] enumeration of powers is defective. This is the ordinary case of all human works. Let us then go on perfecting it by adding by way of amendment to the Constitution those powers which time and trial show are still wanting - Thomas Jefferson
Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore. - J.K. Rowling
He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen,Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at all. - William Shakespeare
It's not having what you want It's wanting what you've got. - Sheryl Crow
Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. - Victoria Erickson
Every pain, addiction, anguish, longing, depression, anger or fearis an orphaned part of usseeking joy, some disowned shadow wanting to returnto the lightand homeof ourselves. - Jacob Nordby
Wisdom warns against desire, but there is power in wanting, power that can fuel the will and keep lit that precious torch, hope. - Eugene Utley
Don't allow yourself to feel guilty about wanting deep and endless love, amazing sex and opportunities that will change your life. Expect these things - work for them and don't ever stop until they're yours. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Today, no matter where I'm going and no matter what I am doing, it is my dominant intent to see that which I am wanting to see. - Abraham
... wanting nothing more than for it to unravel, unbind. - John Southcross
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others, for one cannot be a hero without needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
GOOD: is when those values that we rate desirable are pertainingBAD: is when those same values are wanting. - Jeff Tikari
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
You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process. - Randall Munroe, xkcd
And that's the point; not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their week ones. - Jill Lepore
Within you, I lost myself. Without you, I found myself wanting to be lost again. - ZAKIYA AND MAJID
True beauty radiates not from outer cosmetics, but from the simple joy of making a difference for those that need your voice, passion, and time without expecting or wanting anything in return... - Deborah Barnes
Is a woman a thinking unit at all, or a fraction always wanting its integer? - Thomas Hardy
When you graduate from "Being In Love" to "Loving Someone" you understand - Love is not about owning, Love is about wanting the best for them, It's about seeing or Helping them achieve great heights, with or without you. Love is not what you say, it's what you do. - Wordions
One of the first signs of the beginnings of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one will only in time come to hate. - Franz Kafka
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get - W.P. Kinsella
Death was a quiet evil, unavoidable like the dark night and defenseless sleep and tearful sorrows. It had hunted her down and slithered close, wanting only to smother every last flicker of life."—from "My Aquarius - Richelle E. Goodrich
If life didn’t give you at least one person not wanting you to succeed then half of us would lose are motivation to climb that cliff, in order to prove them wrong. - Shannon L. Alder
When the mind stops searching, when it stops wanting refuge, when it no longer goes in search of security, when it no longer craves more books and information, when it ignores even the memory of desire, only then will Love arrive within. - Samael Aun Weor
Even things in a book-case change if they are alive; we find ourselves wanting to meet them again; we find them altered - Virginia Woolf
When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have. - Kathleen A. Sutton
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
There’s a fine line between trying to be everything your mate wants you to be and wanting to be loved for who you are. - Brownell Landrum
Sometimes we will love people not for who they are, nor for what we gain from them but what they are. Those people that reflect a light. Those that make it easy to love, make us willing to give, and make us wanting to be in their presence. - Aisha Mirza
Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it. - Douglas Adams
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. - Marilyn Monroe
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others in order to save them, for one cannot be a hero with needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. - Sylvia Plath
Books are like blind dates; some good, some not, some leave you wanting more - Nanette L. Avery
Viciousness is part of the world we live in, some of us choose to ignore it with the rationalisation of wanting only positivity to flow our way. How selfish we have become! That the pain of others has become a hindrance to the fulfilment of our positive selves. - Aysha Taryam
My attraction to heavy church-goers has more to do with me wanting to see who'd win the fight; me or god - Darnell Lamont Walker
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
One definition of success is achieving what your haters don't want you to achieve. Them wanting you not to achieve it means it's worth a lot. - Mohammed Zeyara
Be not wishing and pining but thankfully content. For it is a short bridge between wanting and regret."- from "Dimpellumpzki - Richelle E. Goodrich
I find my greatest strength in wanting to be strong and my greatest bravery in deciding to be brave....If there's no feeling of fear then there's no need for courage. - David Levithan
No matter who you are, or what side of the tracks society thinks you are from, if you wake up wanting to write, then do what you must to write. - Lydia Rodriguez-Clement
When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We all have a little entrepreneur inside of us. Wanting to leverage it is what gives us an entrepreneurial spirit and an entrepreneurial mind. Actually doing it makes one an entrepreneur. - K. Abernathy Can You Action Past Your Devil's Advocate
Church was never meant to be a place for gods to gather, but for devils wanting to shed their horns for halos. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The life of less, one bent on simplicity, and not needing or wanting anything other than what God has deemed good for you turns out to be all you could ever need or want. - Hayley DiMarco
The police.....always wanting to play games.
I spent a lot of time vacillating between wanting to be seen as attractive, being terrified by too much attention, and wanting to succeed and fit in without anyone's noticing me. - Kim Gordon
It's possible to disagree with someone about the ethics of non-violence without wanting to kick his face in. - Christopher Hampton
The introvert's anthem for not wanting to hang out is 'It's not you; it's me. - Criss Jami
Lord, speak not what I am wanting to hear, but speak what you want to say. For what you say, is truly what I need to hear. - Elias Tan JS
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting, - Benjamin Franklin
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried. - G. K. Chesterton
Part of understanding the creative urge is understanding that it's primal. Wanting to change the world is not a noble calling, it's a primal calling. - Hugh Macleod
The kiss intimately relates to the most primitive kind of human contact, which can satisfy all of our needs, like: feeding, enjoying pleasure, tasting, wanting, rejecting, everything we associate with love. - Mabel Iam
I have been praying, too, for the first time in my life. That parson, Tugwell, he helped me see - not the error of my ways, for I knew them all to well already - but what was wanting in me. I am far from perfect, I know, but I am changed and changing still - Julie Klassen
Asuka...you're really cute. When I look at you...I start wanting to protect you. - Aya Kanno
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. - Kahlil Gibran
A man never grows out of wanting and desiring money that follows him through life. - Auliq-Ice
As a writer, a poet, you’re not alone in wanting to be alone. Your work is a friendship that never leaves you. - Jason E. Hodges
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are - Kurt Cobain
You can only shove shit under your bed for so long before it starts moving around and wanting to get out. You can only cope for so long before everything breaks. - Lili St. Crow
Faith: not *wanting* to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well.
If you take on the martyr/entitlement role, two things are definitely going to happen: you’ll be a lot less happier with your life, and you will have a husband not exactly wanting to come home to you. - Laura Schlessinger
I found focusing on the positives was really beneficial. I wrote down thoughts about how much better I would feel and look and how much calmer and more present I would be when I could get through the initial phase of wanting sugar and pop out the other side - Damon Gameau
Knowledge comes from learning - Ignorance is born from not wanting to know the difference! - Robbie Thomas
Happiness is not having what you want, it is wanting what you have. - Sheryl Crow
People often speak of hell, not wanting to go there, avoiding it..etc. I never had that problem because hell is a state of mind. Look around you; rape, murder, wars, hatred, envy...my friend; you're already there!! - Sandra Chami Kassis
Me being in love with a girl and wanting her to be with me, doing what I need to do to make her stay with me; it affects no one, yet it’s terrifying to people and they think you’re a monster. - Sara Quin
Soft moonlight touches my lips and cheeks,I feel your soul dance in my heart.Breeze of the Southern sea blows my hair,I feel your love touch my flowers of desire,In my garden roses dance with the kindness of air.I feel my soul wanting her bliss to share. - Debasish Mridha
younot wanting mewasthe beginning of mewanting myselfthank you - Nayyirah Waheed
That's a hell of an ambition, to be mellow. It's like wanting to be senile.
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
MADDIE: I know what it’s like to be ignored. I know what it’s like to feel like everyone in the world is against you. I know what it feels like to be on the outside and wanting desperately to be accepted. - Dixon, Ruby
Sometimes we find ourselves wanting to impart the life of the gospel without telling a person that he or she is dead. - Pazaria Smith
Sometimes you go do the opposite things anyway because in actuality... The whole time you've been wanting to hear the right thing from a person that will stop you. - Shailee J-N
When you find yourself wanting to turn your children, or pupils, or even your neighbours, into people exactly like yourself, remember that God probably never meant them to be that. You and they are different organs, intended to do different things. - C.S. Lewis
Belief means not wanting to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Loving you was hard, wanting you was harder, but kissing your forehead was insanity. - Dominic Riccitello
If you are in love with your job, you never get tired, you never want to stop! You work and work and work… you continue flapping with an eternal joy like a bird flying over the sea and never wanting to land! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Reality may not be what you want it to be, but it is the reality you now must face. You can deny this reality and try to wish it away, or you can accept it and not waste any energy on wanting it to be different. - David W. Earle
Master the difference between somebody wanting to get into your business vs. somebody wanting to be of support to you, everyone is not out to destroy you - Tammie Beard
It might be well enough to wander if you've a place and people to come back to, but I tell you now there's no desolation like wanting to go home and truly not knowing where it is. - Elizabeth Kerner
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even. - Ann Landers
Winning is not everything but wanting to win is. - Vincent Thomas
My soul remembered him, my heart connected with him but time had separated him from wanting me right now. - Nikki Rowe
We lay our words like tenuous plats, build a bridge over itsunsinkable depth: Not a sea of longing,but the brack of wanting what’s physicalto help us forget we are physical. - Cate Marvin
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others in order to save them, for one cannot be a hero without needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
One of the fascinating things about our lives - and minds - is that tend to spend years wishing and wanting others and the world around to see in us that which we ourselves do not appreciate fully. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. - Bible
The more emphasis we put on wanting things to change, the more unpeaceful we will be. The more emphasis we put on accepting and having gratitude for 'What is' the closer we are to arriving at Nirvana. - Matthew Donnelly
And that's the point! Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force strength power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their week ones. - Jill Lepore
Well, you're either lovers or you're wanting to be lovers or you're trying not to be lovers so you can be friends, but any way you look at it, sex is always looming in the picture like a shadow, like an undertow. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
I rather be a stupid person wanting clarification and answers, in order to be wiser, than be a stupid person that blindly believes the lies they are told, without question. - Shannon L. Alder
In the past imagination and enjoyment were the religions. What is religion? It is the evolution of life power. What a man is wanting to know? He always wants to know the infinite power latent in his body. See what an immense power this human body holds! - Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond
...wanting soul life without the dark, warming intelligence of personal doubt is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen. - David Whyte
There’s a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live. When you want to die, you at least have a goal. When you don’t want to live, you’re really just empty. - Brian Hugh Warner
She didn’t want to die. She couldn’t imagine wanting to die…Death was for—for other people. - Agatha Christie
The song is "Always Wanting You," a favorite of Dad's, where cynical, heartsick Merle croon about always wanting but never having his love, and about how hard it will be to face tomorrow cuz he knows he'll just be wanting her again. Doomed. - Rachel Cohn
Motherhood is a constant battle of wanting to go to bed early so you can catch up on sleep and wanting to stay awake so you can enjoy some peace and sanity! - Tanya Masse
Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it. - J
Me to Comma: I will never get use to you wanting to butt your way into my sentences -- even if you're right. - Buffy Andrews
If you keep wanting to get back in the nest, you're missing the amazing experience of coming out to play at life for a while. - Jay Woodman
Today's society is wanting in such a way that Honor, Integrity, Trust, Compassion, Empathy are left for the homeless and their pets. - Solange nicole
People ask without wanting to know. - Barbara Kingsolver
Dear my brothers there is no more room for wanting to be a thug, BUT there is PLENTY of room for being a father, lawyer, doctor and a teacher. Please take this in consideration! - Surgeo Bell
And like that, I said goodbye to my grandmother like we were two people who met in a coffee shop, shared a lifetime of stories and left wanting more, but knowing we’d meet there again. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I understood finding the place you are born in an unbearable prison and wanting something completely different from what you are familiar with, knowing it represents a haven. - Jamaica Kincaid
If you don't want to do without a person is not the same thing of wanting to be with that person.Maybe it's one of the differences between addiction and love. - Luigina Sgarro
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