Quotations on Want

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I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Want, Words)

I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Change, Battle, Day, Want, Will)

We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Fact, Want, Weapons)

Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice. Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they want to say to the world.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Growing up, Voice, Want, World)

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
- William R. Alger
(Keywords: Men, Reason, Want, Wrath)

At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Home, People, Want, World)

Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they'll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform.
- Jim Allchin
(Keywords: Jobs, Order, Popular, Want, Windows)

You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Food, Oysters, Want, Will)

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Want, World)

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Pretty, Want, Years)

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Editors, Want, Writers)

After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Art, Thinking, Want, Writers)

You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Leader, America, Economics, Today, Want, World)

Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Men, Women, Training, Want, Years)

I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Work, Coffee, Want, Wine)

People weren't buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me.
- Adam Ant
(Keywords: Time, People, Buying, Company, Want, Wrong)

I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Fiction, Want, Will)

When I go to movies I generally want to be taken to another world.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Movies, Want, World)

First, we have to lower our costs to levels that are more competitive. This will prevent the lower-cost airlines from pushing us out of the markets we want to serve. We've made great progress on this front, but we need to keep pushing.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Progress, First, Want, Will)

I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: Injustice, Today, Want, Will)

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
- Antonin Artaud
(Keywords: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know.
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Keywords: Change, Fish, Fishing, Now, Sea, Today, Want, Will)

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Love, Applause, Energy, Giving, Want, World)

People want security in this insecure world.
- David Bailey
(Keywords: People, Security, Want, World)

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
- Jim Bakker
(Keywords: Son, Prison, Want, World)

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Equality, Lie, Fraud, Freedom, Lying, Want, Workers)

All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Experience, History, People, Appreciation, Want, World)

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
(Keywords: Time, Greed, Needs, Sense, Want, Writer)

I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Man, Want, Writer)

The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy, Want, Will)

I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

I want love, because love is the best feeling in the whole world.
- Fairuza Balk
(Keywords: Love, Feeling, Want, World)

And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care.
- Russell Banks
(Keywords: Love, People, Care, Want, Writers)

It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Life, Baby, Want, Years)

It is not a woman I want - it is all women.
- Henri Barbusse
(Keywords: Women, Want, Woman)

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Muslim, Want, Will, World)

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
- Clive Barker
(Keywords: Health, Dreams, Gods, Desire, Want, World)

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
- Howard Barker
(Keywords: Secrets, Theatre, Want, Writers)

It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes.
- Tom Barrett
(Keywords: May, Mind, Practice, Want, Will)



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