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It was the desire to do the complete thing.
by James Coburn

It was the desire to do the complete thing.
I only took taking acting lessons because my whole thing,
really, was to direct.
But my first jobs were acting jobs.
- James Coburn

The Magnificent Seven was really kind of a miraculous
event that took place in my life.
- James Coburn

First job I went out on in new York I got,
and when I came back, the first job I went out on,
I got.
- James Coburn

Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for
a long time and now they can do it.
They got animation.
NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two.
Anyway, I find it abhorrent.
- James Coburn

 

Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars.
It got to be such a fad.
Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars.
Give me a break.
I didn't want to be a part of that.
I don't like "popular."
- James Coburn

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

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The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

Freedom is not procured by a full
enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have
wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have
seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
- William Butler Yeats

I have the desire to work as an actress,
but I have no ambition to be a star.
- Ally Sheedy

My art springs from my desire to have things in the
world which would otherwise never be there.
- Carl Andre

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are those who have a desire to love,
but do not have the capacity to love.
- Giovanni Papini

For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore
I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church
and commonwealth to consider and look what you do.
- Anne Hutchinson

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
- Sallust

It's so much better to desire than to have.
- Anouk Aimee

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which
we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the
fictions we manufacture out of each other.
- Lawrence Durrell

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
- Patti Smith

My secret? A desire to work, years of dedication and loving what you do;
I can't live without music.
- Compay Segundo

In any art movement, the art has to move into a new phase -
a filmmaker has a desire to make a film that is not like a previous film.
- Norman McLaren

I believe that all my work explores the human desire
or obsession for utopias,
and the structure of all my works is the search for
utopias lost and rediscovered.
- Marguerite Young

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
- Coco Chanel

An argument fatal to the communist theory,
is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property
is one of the elements of our nature.
- Herbert Spencer

There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate,
and man's reason has never learned to separate them.
- John Desmond Bernal

My desire is to walk with God every day.
- Janine Turner

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that
the desire to do right by one's children has led to
a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim

It is psychological law that whatever we desire to
accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
- Orison Swett Marden

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action,
so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

One of the things that has always motivated me to write
is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way,
so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
- Carly Simon

All people desire what they believe will make them happy.
If a person is not full of desire for God,
we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.
- William Law

The desire of the man is for the woman,
but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
- Madame de Stael

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit,
along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce

Things and actions are what they are,
and the consequences of them will be what they will be:
why then should we desire to be deceived?
- Joseph Butler

I don't know what keeps me going.
Sometimes I wonder...
I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to
succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.
- Tanya Tucker

To be an artist you have to give up everything,
including the desire to be a good artist.
- Jasper Johns

This fear of death infused me with the desire to live,
and to live harder.
- Josh Lucas

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

Desire is individual.
Happiness is common.
- Julian Casablancas


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