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Wanting

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To start, I wasn't really interested in acting at all, and I didn't make much impact. The first play I was in was on for five nights and I didn't show up for two of them and nobody noticed. But I stayed because that's where my friends were, and after a while I found myself wanting to inhabit other people's worlds and lives.

- Aidan Gillen

May Some

Some investors may grumble about entrepreneurs wanting 'unicorn valuations.' But let's be honest: most investors want them, too, and are supporting the massive capitalization of these companies.

- Aileen Lee

Through Need

You kind of need to weed through who is wanting to be a true friend.

- AJ Michalka

Career Been

I did have a child, and I was reading a lot of picture books to her, but at the same time writing a children's book was something that I'd been wanting to do for many years, pretty much since the start of my career.

- Al Yankovic

Play I Think

'Drive' came to me because the casting director knew my manager and called and said, 'You've always talked to me about Albert wanting to play the heavy. I think he should read this.' My ears just perked up.

- Albert Brooks

Politics I Am

I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.

- Albert Camus

Strong Fulfill

My dream was bigger than anything else. My fight and me wanting to fulfill what I wanted to be in life. That was enough to keep me strong enough to endure anything.

- Allen Iverson

Study Familiarity

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.

- Albert Claude

Mountains I Think

In a general sense, I think it's bad to bring too much money into climbing, since it takes away a little from the beauty of the mountains. But at the same time, I can't blame the Nepali government - or the Indian, Pakistani or Chinese, depending on where you're climbing - from wanting to capitalize on foreign climbers.

- Alex Honnold

I Think I Remember

I think it's every girl's dream, a little bit, to be a model because it seems from the outside to be a glamorous industry and I was really into fashion, and I remember just being excited and wanting to be part of that.

- Alexa Chung

Been Works

I'm not a great student, so I don't know that I would have been a great detective. Part of my brain sort of works that way, like wanting to figure out puzzles and figure out what happened and why people do the things they do and who they are and how it happened.

- Alexandra Daddario

Play Making

When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport.

- Alexis Arguello

Doing Reason

Competitive feeling means you want do do good work. You can't lie about wanting to be on top. There is no reason for me to be insecure at this time. I would be insecure if I was sitting at home doing nothing, but I am in films now, and that's where I always wanted to be.

- Alia Bhatt

Mother Been

I've been wanting to have a baby since I was 2 years old - I'm destined to be a mother.

- Alicia Silverstone

Parent Imagine

Being older, I can't imagine a parent not wanting to be in their kid's life. I will just never understand it. To me, it's priceless.

- Allen Iverson

Art Think

I think performance art comes from a simple place of wanting to express things beyond just sound.

- Amanda Palmer

I Think Around

I think people don't often realize how much goes into being a male dancer. It's athletic and it's hard. It's not just men wearing tights, or wanting to be around women.

- Amanda Schull

Stupid Thought

I guess I was the most unbohemian of all bohemians. My bohemianism consisted of not wanting to get involved with the stupid stuff that I thought people wanted you to get involved with - ... namely America... Dwight Eisenhower, McCarthyism and all those great things.

- Amiri Baraka

Stupid Thought

My bohemianism consisted of not wanting to get involved with the stupid stuff that I thought people wanted you to get involved with... namely America... Dwight Eisenhower, McCarthyism and all those great things.

- Amiri Baraka

Looking Back Back

I don't spend much time looking back at what happened. I do remember it, but I don't see any purpose of wanting to look back.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Always Marketplace

I'm always for lower taxes because lower taxes make people want to do things. Less burden, more fun, and economics is about people wanting to have fun. Growth is fun for people in the marketplace.

- Amity Shlaes

Thought Very

I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about 'er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on.

- Andrew Davies

Dumb Importantly

While also, importantly, not wanting to dumb it down or pretend the days of 'difficult' poetry are over, because we live in a pluralist culture and there's room for 'difficult' poetry alongside rap and everything else. And poetry won't be for everyone, but everyone should have the choice.

- Andrew Motion

Adventure Young

I didn't start out angry. I started out a young man wanting adventure.

- Andrew Vachss

Still Theatrical

Coming out of 'Wretched and Divine,' I was still wanting to explore the more theatrical elements of songwriting. That led to Andy Black.

- Andy Biersack

College Pretty

Most of the people in my family were pretty funny. Everyone had a good sense of humor. I came to California right after college, wanting to be a musician.

- Andy Kindler

Long Time Been

I've been writing and wanting to direct for a long time.

- Andy Serkis

Humble Telling

I do feel it's hard to be modest and humble and egoless when people are telling you you are so great and wanting to give you prizes and energy. I'm trying hard not to be an awful, narcissistic human being.

- Angela Duckworth

Young Tell

If you are a young person who is wanting to develop a passion, you cannot expect anyone else to tell you what that passion would be.

- Angela Duckworth

Average Request

I'm just wanting to make the proper breakfast and keep the house. That's my passion. At the request of my kids, I'm taking cooking classes. As I go to sleep at night, I think, 'Did I do a great job as a mom, or was that an average day?'

- Angelina Jolie

Thought Other

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

Still Bad Time

People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby. I didn't want a baby, and I still don't. I wanted a dog.

- Ann Patchett

Thought Some

Some people talk about children wanting to be born as though somewhere out there in the collective unconscious there's a spirit, or a thought or an idea that wants to be born. And I sometimes feel that way about stories... that they're there and they want to be told.

- Ann-Marie MacDonald

Very Became

I was never overexposed and work never became a chore. I was a very good girl wanting to do a good job.

- Anna Paquin

Away Everybody

My mother loved movies, and I loved movies like she loved movies. So I wanted to do that. I'd send away for movie magazines - the old thing of everybody wanting to be a star or whatever.

- Anne Meara

Young Very

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

I Think Becoming

I think that the idea of people wanting to steal your genome remains a little bit in the world of science fiction. It's a new technology, and it's new science that people are becoming familiar with. It's critical for us to do everything we can to enable the privacy level that people want.

- Anne Wojcicki

Think I Think

I think that the idea of people wanting to steal your genome remains a little bit in the world of science fiction.

- Anne Wojcicki

Away Fought

My sister and I fought a lot when we were kids. I was the little bratty sister, and she would kind of walk away, not wanting to be associated with me.

- Annette Bening

Big Before

You can't be a good actor if you get too affected by fame. Because then you're not real, and you're not really wanting more. You look at a lot of actors who, before they were famous, did a lot of amazing work, and once they got too big, it just got off.

- Ansel Elgort

Young Like

In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.

- Anthony Joshua

Actress Misfits

I've felt the pressure of wanting to be known as a young actress rather than just Alisha from 'Misfits'.

- Antonia Thomas

I Am Stop

I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.

- Antonio Porchia

Worry Still

I still worry that I could be better. That's where standards come from, from not wanting to settle. The fear of not being good enough propels you.

- April Bloomfield

TV Very

Since I was a baby my goal was to be on TV because film was just impossible - you never got any Asian women in Western cinema. I grew up wanting to be in 'East-Enders' because film wasn't even a dream. The community were very much like, 'How can you want to act? It's such a low-class profession.'

- Archie Panjabi

Humble Career

Confidence was never in short supply in my case. If anything, I think I overshot the mark with confidence way too early in my career, and gradually, it's about just getting more humble and wanting to sit down more.

- Ariel Pink

College Career

As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling.

- Arjun Rampal

Winning Everything

Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is.

- Arnold Palmer

World Number

The world has a huge number of trillion-dollar problems wanting to be solved, and biology is the only way to do that.

- Arvind Gupta

News Been

When I made the switch from strictly entertainment news to more of these natural world documentaries, it's really been all about wanting to make saving the world cool.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Next Some

I made some flippant remark about not wanting my son to grow up with an American accent, and the next thing I knew, there were people in America suggesting I head back to Britain if I was unhappy at such a prospect.

- Ashley Jensen

About Mixing

I don't even think places like the National Youth Theatre (NYT) are necessarily about wanting to be an actor when you grow up. They're about meeting people from different backgrounds and different religions and different cultures, and mixing with people that you wouldn't ordinarily meet.

- Ashley Jensen

New Things New

Universities are like a utopia in a way, because you're mentally stimulated, you're challenged, and you have a lot of young, creative minds wanting to do new things, different things. Better things.

- Ashton Eaton

Everyone Against

I want to see where I measure up against everyone in the world and everyone who has ever competed in the sport, and there's that innate sense of wanting to challenge myself. I'm competitive in all aspects.

- Ashton Eaton

Deal Before

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

Go Read

I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there.

- Charles de Secondat

Goal Badly

The thing that contributes to anyone's reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough.

- Charles E. Wilson

Love Static

America is not static. America is striving. And sometimes, America requires critique. Jingoism is an avoidance of realism. You can simultaneously love and be disappointed in the object of your love, wanting it to be better than it is. In fact, that is a measure of love. Honest critique is a pillar of patriotism.

- Charles M. Blow

Rather Gee

Who is my biggest inspiration? Wow... I really, without wanting to sound 'aw gee shucks,' I'd have to say my wife who taught a rather uptight Englishman what there is to be got out of life. Susan is my greatest inspiration. She has more integrity than anyone I know, and integrity is more important than anything for a happy and successful life.

- Charles Shaughnessy

Next Couple

I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year.

- Charlie Hunnam

Love Allow

I write about love, but it's me wanting to be in love. I've never been in love. I love my mom, my dad. I want to be in love. I think I have to allow myself to get there. I'm just so in love with music. It's weird. I'm at a crossroads because I want to be in love.

- Charlie Puth

Powerful Fright

Wanting to do it was much more powerful than the fright.

- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Learn Silk

For me, each day begins and ends with wanting to learn a little more about the secrets of spider silk.

- Cheryl Hayashi

Very Part

The part you don't expect when you start out is all the people who come into your life wanting a piece of you, not caring about your wellbeing. The insane schedule is very difficult. Touring looks very glamourous but it's hard and gruelling - the travelling, the meet-and-greets - it was too crazy.

- Cheryl James

Here Great Sense

I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning.

- Chiaki Kuriyama

Impressed Reader

I have to have three or four books going simultaneously. If I'm not impressed in the first 20 pages, I don't bother reading the rest, especially with novels. I'm not a book-club style reader. I'm not looking for life lessons or wanting people to think I'm smart because I'm reading a certain book.

- Chris Abani

Have Fun Comic-Con

Comic-Con is nerd Christmas. People go wanting to have fun.

- Chris Hardwick

Having Spent

I've spent so much of my youth trying to change people or change girls and then having it done to me and people wanting me to change.

- Chris Messina

Theatre Up

I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.

- Christopher Durang

Learn Give

The advice that I can give anyone wanting to be in the biz: do all the work, learn your craft. There are no shortcuts. If you stay with it, you will get an opportunity.

- Christopher Judge

Small Larger

We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don't, in small ways. That's what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale.

- Christopher Nolan

See TV

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

- Clint Eastwood

Made Basement

I don't even know what made me start wanting to do music. It just... happened. Because I sat in my basement all the time, and music was my best friend, and I just wanted to be a part of it.

- Clinton Sparks

Some Dave

When I left Bradford and got a phone call from Dave Parnaby asking 'did I want to come back in?', I was delighted to accept. The whole buzz at the club at the moment is great for someone like me who is still learning and wanting to hopefully go into management in my own right at some point.

- Colin Cooper

College Voice

I grew up reading the 'Village Voice' and wanting to be one of these multidisciplinary music writers, film writers, book writers. And I lucked out getting a job at the 'Voice' right after college.

- Colson Whitehead

Rap Side

I came from the South Side of Chicago wanting to be a rap artist and make videos.

- Common

Through Around

I would go through phases of wanting to be a mermaid or a vet, but because I grew up around people who were always making movies, I guess it sort of just moulded my mind.

- Dakota Johnson

Success Getting

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

- Dale Carnegie

Pretty Happen

To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.

- Dale Earnhardt

Movies Actually

I actually grew up wanting to be a filmmaker. I wanted to make movies, and music was a detour, almost.

- Damien Chazelle

Behind Been

I've been wanting to write a book about what goes into creating a novel, and the story behind 'A Passage to India' is especially interesting.

- Damon Galgut

Turned Exploding

Toronto is exploding with cyclists, with more and more people wanting to cycle and being turned off driving because of the incredible congestion. Biking is a much more efficient way of getting around, and you get there faster.

- Dan Hill

Hands Other

The only other thing I can really remember wanting to do besides acting was a gas station attendant. At the time, that seemed like a great job - wash the windows, pump the gas - it looks so cool coming home with black hands. There's a natural transition, from wanting to be a gas station attendant to being an actor, right?

- Daniel Stern

Need Very

I have a very addictive personality, so I'm even careful about wanting more of anything than I need - even chocolate.

- Dave Gahan

Die Deal

I'm an extremist, I have to deal with my own extreme personality, and I walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all.

- Davey Havok

I Think Frustrated

And I didn't grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal - to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn't have the novels, maybe I'd be much more frustrated by not having directed yet.

- David Benioff

I Think Guy

Most people know me from 'The Office,' where I played a guy who grunted out three or four words an episode and was kind of a knucklehead, and so I think it's surprising for people to see me do something like this. But Shakespeare is what I grew up wanting to do.

- David Denman

Doing Want

I never pushed the envelope of wanting people to know me, or be on the covers of magazines. I just want to enjoy what I'm doing.

- David Eigenberg

Behind Some

In some ways it's taken me decades to come clean and make honest work - and still to this day, sometimes I find myself wanting to hide behind my work and deny the more biographical aspects.

- David Knopfler

Love Another

People read vampire novels and say, 'Oh I want to read another vampire novel.' People read fantasy, and they're like, 'Oh I love fantasy.' I don't know that people are necessarily finishing 'Hunger Games' and immediately wanting to read another dystopian tale.

- David Levithan

Think I Think

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

Other About

I wanted to earn a living wage and to see something nice about me in the 'New York Times.' I wanted my mother to be proud. I wanted all the things you want and also feel silly for wanting. I wanted readers to say they'd enjoyed something of mine - to see my photo in magazines where I'd seen photos of other writers.

- David Lipsky

Getting Perhaps

Perhaps all human interaction is about wanting and getting.

- David Mitchell

Love Political

I love books, I love art, I'm a fanatic nature and wildlife person. People assume I'm a political animal, power hungry, wanting to run for office. And anyone who knows me knows that none of that's true.

- David Mixner

Voice I Remember

I remember being in New Orleans after Katrina hearing people calling, 'Help me,' and wanting to slide down in the seat of my car because it felt like I was invading their suffering. But I also know that our being there gave them a voice.

- David Muir

Girly Obama

If Michael Steele doesn't make you sad, well, then there's radio host Rush Limbaugh, no longer content with wanting the President to fail, Rush is now calling out Mr. Obama as a girly man.

- David Shuster

Truth Necessary

Honesty lies in understanding our close and necessary relationship with not wanting to hear the truth.

- David Whyte

Think Other

I never knew anything other than wanting to be an entrepreneur. I tried my first business when I was 6 years old, and I started another business when I was 8. I don't think I knew anything besides that.

- Daymond John

Career Always

I've always fed off negativity and wanting people to hate me. That attitude really fueled me for my entire career. So being a guy that people like and want to cheer for is the weird part.

- Dean Ambrose

Soul Basket

Running was a part of my hardwiring, and that's what I wanted to do. So this is what I tell people who talk about wanting to follow their passion. 'It doesn't have to be running. It can be basket weaving. Be the best basket weaver in the world. Throw your heart and soul into it.'

- Dean Karnazes