In this post, you will find great Wanting Quotes from famous people, such as Charlie Puth, Idris Elba, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, R. Kelly, Dule Hill. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
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.
I think about that ‘empty‘ space a lot. That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way. I’ve had to learn that over the years – because one of the traps of being an artist is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce.
People came at me with all sorts of offers, wanting to make me into a hard-core Cher. I had no desire for any amount of money to be reformed for someone‘s vision, because in the end, that’s what you got: your clay in someone else’s hands.
As we become more codependent with technology, it’s not necessarilybased on our desire for the technology but our desire for interconnectivity and wanting to stay connected, which is a natural human instinct. The technology itself is kind of emotionally manipulative.
A lot of what I was wanting to do in my work and what I have been doing has been about the unexpected… that unexpected situation of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time.
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.
I think I wanted to be a punk-rocker before I wanted to be anything else. I remember wanting a mohawk, and I wanted to cut the sleeves off of my jeanjacket because I used to want to be Dirty Dan from Sha-Na-Na. This is before hip-hop was even around. I had the skinnypianotie. I had it, man.
When you’re really young, you tend to fall in love with characters. If you start seeing the same type of charactereverywhere and realize that they don’t look like you, or they don’t speak like you, you start wanting to change who you are. That’s something that I did when I was a young kid.
The great player, so much of the greatness, in my mind, is in his heart and his head. It’s not in his body, in his skill set. It comes from having great talent but wanting to mold that and fit it together into being special. And being special means winning championships.
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.
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.
Think of your favoriteteacher you ever had in school: the one who made it the most fun to go to class. They surprise you. They keep you guessing. They keep you coming back, wanting to know what’s going to happen next.
I acted when I was young, but at 19, I had my own theater company where I acted but also directed. I also did some theater in Los Angeles. So I was always wanting to direct, even before I became an established actor.
I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollarsworth when they go to a movie, and that they’re not coming out not wanting to ever see a movie with me in it again. I don’t care what people think of me as a person, but I do care what people think of my work, and whether I’m investing enough into it.
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.
I guess, when I leftuniversity, I liked the idea of being a writer, and I thought then that being a writer really meant that you were a novelist. But if one of the impulses for being a novelist is wanting to be a storyteller, I never had any urge to tell stories.
So much of Sue Sylvester, the angry woman, came from that part of my life, wanting to crush other people’s dreams and judgingothers so harshly, which is always just a way of deflecting your own self-judgment.
Once you are successful, there’s a very seductiverhythm at work that keeps you wanting to outdoyourself. By the end of ‘Spirit’ I felt like I didn’t want to get into that trap. It almost makes you cartoon-like.
I can’t ever remember not wanting to be a scientist.
Josh is the guy in the band who’s just so friendly and super, wanting to walk up to you and say, ‘Hey, I’m Josh. I drum in this band, and I’m a big fan of you, and I really appreciate what you do.’ Josh has all these great friends in the industry now.
Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn’t see a space in which we could get anything together.
I don’t know if I’ll ever feel like I’ve made it. That is part of the reason why all of us, as artists, are always wanting more and working towards more and keepingbusy. There is just so much that we all want to accomplish, and I just have so many goals that I haven‘t met yet.
‘Stay With Me,’ for me, is my own personalanthem to the ‘walk of shame…’ that we’ve all gone through. It’s the feeling after a one-night stand of not wanting that person to leave, even if you don’t love them and don’t even like them. It’s about having that body next to you.
I think it’s like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we’re free to pretty much do what we want.
I actually find it really hard to deal with people looking up to me or being interested in wanting a picture.
I always tell Asian actors, especially Filipinos wanting to break into Hollywood, to study, study and study and show their best. I haven’t stopped studying. There’s an abundance of roles, and all you have to do is prove to them that you are good for the role.
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.
The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die – if you are found wanting over a period of time, you’ve either got to change what you’re doing or find something else to do.
I was only 24 then, but 18 of those 24 years had been dedicated to wanting to get to that moment.
I’m actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they’re not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it.
I love acting because you don’t have to do the same thing over and over again, every day, and that’s what attracted me to wanting to do this for a living. So to be given an opportunity to create something completely different and live that out is the dream. It’s incrediblyrewarding.
At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that’s normal, so I’ll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it’s just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game.
The conventional wisdom with David Mamet is, you do not change a word. And that agrees with me. If you want to change any of David’s words, it’s like wanting to change the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare – you should do something else.
I got my first guitar when I was 11. It was an electric, and I can remember just wanting to be Avril Lavigne! But I got annoyed with having to plug it in and play with amps and pedals and stuff. Then I got given a cheapacoustic, a Tanglewood, and I thought it was awesome because I could play it anywhere!
As a politician, you have to deal with someone wanting you to fail every day. I think I prefer being in a situation where generally people are rooting for me, and if they aren’t rooting for me, they aren’t out there to see my downfall. I respect the people who have the stomach for it.
I was just a little girl watching TV and wanting to be in it. My parents had no idea how to get me there, but here I am as a part of this great cast on the Disney Channel. Truly, if you just want to do this, then you have to commit to it.
I have been wanting to do beauty for years and to pair with an international beauty company. It will solidify the image of Jason Wu as a world. All my shows have a distinctivehair and makeup look. It feels so natural for me; the woman who wears my clothes would have my makeup as part of her beauty regime.
Well, acting itself is a form of rebellion, always. Getting up there in front of people, telling stories – you’re kind of going against the grain to begin with, wanting to do that, don’t you think? Why else would you do it? Except maybe as kind of a way to affirm your very existence.
With many things in life, you’re there because there’s a cute girl around that you want to go out with, and you end up finding magic. You end up not caring about the girl but wanting to stay there because of what you found. That happened with ‘Amarcord’ to me.
You get dinged for wanting to do a comedy, then wanting to do a big-budget action film, and then wanting to do an indie. But you can’t let other people trying to label you get in the way of trying to do something artistically.
I think it all comes from the same source, really, the writing of music, the writing of words, the playing of music. It’s what drives anyone to be interested in the arts. I think it’s a poeticgene; it’s a wanting to go beyond.
I think most producers and MCs are constantly in this competition, but it’s usually with yourself. It’s usually wanting to be innovative: wanting to catch yourself when you’re doing the same thing or throwing out the same art you’ve already done.
My parents always instilled in me this feeling of wanting to be a normal person. I never moved out to L.A. as a kid and got into that scene and that whole thing that happens to kid actors that’s the reason they go off the deep end.
I love TV now, and ‘Modern Family,’ but what draws me back to theater is that initial instinct of wanting to be a theater actor. I love the challenge of starting a play and not stopping until you finish. I love the immediacy of trusting your instincts.
I’ve gotten to a place where I still love to play and sing, but I don’t have any egoagenda left, outside of just wanting to stay in a creative place and play music. I much prefer to sing for somebody else, and to somebody else.
There’s a difference between wanting to appearconfident and actually feeling confident. I think there have been many times when I’ve overcompensated for how nervous or out of place I feel. I was like that at school.
Each time I invent something and have it manufactured, it’s so incredibly exciting that I can’t imagine ever wanting to stop. Envisioning new products is easy for me. I just don’t have enough time in the day to design them all.
I already hated that gray suit and then having to go through putting on that wig with a false front – again made me feel so trappedinside this person who was desperately wanting to break out of it but she was so caught up in the web of deception that she couldn’t.
I was seventeen when I moved to New York. I was nineteen when I joined the main company. I was going through a lot. Just becoming an adult and just wanting to fit in, be accepted, and be in common with the other dancers.
But the primary reason for wanting the dollar to become more competitive in the near future is that we may need an increase in exports this year and in 2007 to sustain the economy‘s current pace of expansion.
I think there’s something about wanting to stand in the spotlight. I think the ball is a spotlight, for example, and I think they want to stand in that. I a lot of times see – LeBron is a guy that vacillates between wanting to do that and then wanting to get somebody else involved.
‘JurassicPark‘ is probably the movie that got me wanting to make movies. It’s fun, but it’s not totally gruesome.
You can’t win with some people. If you’re not in government, you’re criticised for being not serious. If you are in government, you’re criticised for wanting power. That’s the Labour party’s line of attack, and it’s a bit ridiculous.
I’ve been wanting to be sponsored by some kind of hair product for a long time. I have a lot of hair, and it goes through a lot in my trainingcamps anyways, so having some kind of great hair sponsor would probably be awesome for me. I’m kind of hard on my hair, but I think I have nice hair.
Well I think any designer that can understand what people need to be wearing right now is the biggest and best step that you can take. Instead of putting your ego first, you put the buyer first. And I think that that’s a really important thing just to know what the consumer is wanting to wear.
I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been approached by strangers wanting to tell me that they think I’m brave or inspirational, and this was long before my work had any kind of public profile.
The way I heard about The American GivingAwards was from the people that I work with. My publicist and I had a conversation a while back about wanting to really get involved more and more. We’ve been working with the National Council for Adoption with the children’s home that I was adopted from called Holston Home.
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 cookingclasses. As I go to sleep at night, I think, ‘Did I do a great job as a mom, or was that an average day?’
I think one of the big issues with, you know, people who have strong faith in addition to competing is that conflict between accepting things the way they are, and wanting to compete and get better, and at what point are you in the right balance.
There are Christians who think there were seven actual days, or that creation was over time. They have answers for dinosaurs and things of that nature. And I don’t claim to have any of those answers. And I understand people wanting to have discussions about it.
I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn’t want to be an interpretative kind of artist. I had an intuition about wanting to create my own form, in one way or another, whatever that would be.
I always wanted to win, but I only used to get upset if I hadn’t done myself and the people around me proud – that was my motivation for always wanting to do better.
I’ve definitely been in relationships with friends where I wanted to do something different than I know a friend has. It’s that complicated balance between wanting to do what you know is right for you and not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings.
I don’t think people can watch University of Texas basketball or football games with me – really, anything Texas is playing – without wanting to punch me in the face. I’m as big a Longhorn fan as you’ll find.
I have an older sisternamed Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It’s really funny the way that some people don’t give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly.
Any senator who commits himself or herself to something, should be man or woman enough to take a stand… If they give their word to support something that they are ashamed of, then that is a hypocrisy, and could be interpreted as not wanting to be associated with the matter.
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I’ve been writing and wanting to direct for a long time.
Yeah, I like causing trouble. It’s the teddy boy in me. I used to be a teddy boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff.
I’m just totally into being strong. There’s something about wanting to get a jar or whatever out of a high cupboard, or moving a sofa over because my dog’s bone rolled under it, and not having to call anyone for help. There’s comfort in that.
I started to work at the Colony in March 1958. I remember my first day because the telephone started to ring, and it was Sinatra, three for lunch, his usual table; Onassis, two for lunch, usual table; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Leland Hayward, Truman Capote, all wanting their usual tables.
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.’
Somehow we got used to death, and then we dehumanised it. We account for conflicts in figures. Ebola is 13,500 infected, 5,000 people have died… People are losing their sense of empathy, their sense of wanting to do something.
I am trying to give the best performance possible in 400 pages. I want readers to be scared; I want them to be moved. Entertainment doesn’t necessarily mean something trivial, but it does mean people wanting to get to the end of a book.
I’m not a blokey bloke. I don’t take myself too seriously. But that doesn’t stop me being a bad person sometimes and doing things I regret. Such as having a child with someone you’ve split up with, then falling in love and wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone else. That’s quite difficult.
I saw ‘Billy Elliot’ again, and what I loved about it was the way it had become a social document, a reminder of what happened with the miningcommunities in the ’80s. And I thought, ‘Everyone keeps wanting me to make a sequel to ‘Beckham,’ but maybe a musical remake is the answer, embracing all this theatricality.’
I went through my whole life wanting to feel I belonged. I was very, very lonely, so I would marry people that I wasn’t really in love with, and who weren’t right for me, because I hoped they would be.
As everyone, you do end up becoming your mother, but also as you’re acting, I find out you become every member of your family, bits come out without you really wanting them to come out.
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… DwightEisenhower, McCarthyism and all those great things.
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.
At the root of the shytemperament is a deep fear of social judgment, one so severe it can sometimes be crippling. Introverted people don’t worry unduly about whether they’ll be found wanting, they just find too much socializing exhausting and would prefer either to be alone or in the company of a selectfew people.
Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work in the police or in the army. It’s because there’s nothing else for them to do. They’re willing to stand in line to get bombed because they want to take care of their family.
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.
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.’
The world has a huge number of trillion-dollar problems wanting to be solved, and biology is the only way to do that.
It seems the most common thing for serial interventionists to do these days is to lob the term ‘isolationist’ at anyone who does not agree with their latestfolly, and then set up a straw man about those people not wanting to be involved in the world.
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.’
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.
We did a play in the third grade all about Winter not wanting to give over his throne to Spring. That was my first title role, and I took full advantage of it. I felt like there was no one else on that stage but Ms. Spring.
When I think about that first DeBarge album, I remember being so green… just pristine. Nothing mattered to me but writing songs. I remember stayinglocked up in a room with my piano and just singing and writing songs all day long. I remember being a perfectionist about it… wanting to change this and fix that.
I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.
I started listening to The-Dream a lot. That’s when I really got into writing songs. I like the way he put lyrics and makes his songs. So I was like, ‘All right,’ and I just started writing. That’s when I started wanting to be a songwriter.
There is no shame in black athletes not wanting to be role models, but there should be shame when they don’t behave like one. It’s a free country and people can do whatever they want. But just because we can doesn’t mean we should.
Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it’s not just having a daughter, it’s wanting to have your own life and be yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best, but when it takes over the joy in the moment, and the joy in the journey, then that’s where there’s an internal tension. And I have to surrender that.
We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that’s when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don’t want to make it the focal point. You can’t keep beating that dead horse.
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.
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.
You’re torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces and knowing that’s really going to screw up the screenplay. And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people who really don’t understand the process?
If people leave the house wanting to see a comedian, they want to see someone speak out for themselves and share true stories from their life.
I let go of the notion of wanting someone to ignore the way I look in order to find me attractive, because really, what kind of relationship would that be? One where someone’s only attracted to you because they’re ignoring a fundamental part of you? No thanks.
A part of me is always envious of people who live in the present and are sustained by a sense of spontaneity. Even dogs have that capacity: they’re always wanting to participate in something, and I don’t often have that element in me.
I agree that sometimes Michelle Obama can come across as angry – and anger is discomforting. We venerate that empty word, closure, wanting to seal off the pain of the past and refusing it admittance to the chirpy present. This, of course, is nonsense.
I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you’re in trouble. It’s like wanting to be married – you’ll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive.
I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn’t get it.
My parents took me to a movie, and I remember wanting to sit apart from them for some reason. I wanted to be a big boy or whatever. I remember looking up on that screen. It was a movie about medievalknights. All I remember is saying, ‘I want to do that. I want to make movies.’
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it – but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.