I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.
Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts; nothing else will ever be of any service to them.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
The impression that you are a demigod worried me. I wanted to be like an ordinary human being with virtues and vices.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty... love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
I'm in shock. Whitney was such an amazing artist. When I started my English career, I wanted to be like her. I loved her so much. My prayers go out to her daughter and to all of her family.
I hated L.A. for a long time, and I wanted to leave it. I had these fantasies of going to 'SNL' and falling in love with some writer on 'SNL,' of getting married and living in New York.
I wanted to be a teacher.
I wanted to write about what we were doing at the French Laundry, the recipes and the stories.
I never met a poor person who wanted to soak the rich; they want to get rich.
John and I were lucky because our mother was a strong woman with high expectations and a strong sense of values. She encouraged us to pursue things we were interested in and not think about what other people wanted us to do.
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things.
A friend of mine has a big farm in the desert, and she picks up feathers and roadkill for me, then makes it into clothes. I think it's cool to wear roadkill. If I died and somebody wanted to wear my teeth around their neck to VMAs, I'd feel honored.
I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition.
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.
I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport.
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