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I wanted to be a director and producer and writer,
by Larry Buchanan

I wanted to be a director and producer and writer,
but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates.
You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
- Larry Buchanan

I was doing acting work at Fox - bit pieces with Greg
Peck in The Gunfighter and things like that -
and grew up more or less as a Fox contract player in about two years.
- Larry Buchanan

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

 

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom,
so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide
you wanted to be a comic,
and on Monday, you could be on stage.
- Todd Barry

I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey.
I just wanted to act, you know?
- Stacey Dash

I wanted it so badly that there was no choice.
It's like something in your blood that you have to do.
- Delta Burke

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist,
I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur,
but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in
order to keep my magazine going.
- Richard Branson

My energy to sing, I get it from my singing.
Singing was not a reason to make a living.
This is the only thing I wanted to do.
- Nana Mouskouri

I have only one loyalty - to my writing.
I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
- Joe Eszterhas

If I wanted to go be social I would.
I don't have any fear of that.
I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all.
- Tobey Maguire

I truly believe that God brought this,
Dorothy Day script to me, because for a long time up
until I was in eight grade -
I wanted to be a nun.
- Moira Kelly

I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting.
Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie.
Those concerns are incredibly immediate.
- Neil LaBute

Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed
my mind in order to secure my heart.
- Margaret Cho

I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a
job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.
- Chuck Jones

He didn't want me to become a musician,
he wanted me to be a doctor, because he said singing was too hard.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

They had enough.
They wanted to enjoy their life.
- Harold Rosenberg

I didn't really seek attention.
I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel,
so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
- Tom T. Hall

In a way, certain sections of the media always wanted
to knock me because I had captained my country and
been skipper at Old Trafford.
It was all a bit odd really.
- Bryan Robson

I always wanted to do a Disney movie.
- Patrick Warburton

I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star,
just an actress.
Forget it.
I'm a star.
I wanted it.
I worked for it.
I got it.
- Valerie Harper

For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
- Margaret Atwood

Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged
them in alphabetical order so that he could put his
finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about.
- Joseph Heller

Larry Kasdan wanted us all there, all the time,
even if we weren't filming.
- JoBeth Williams

The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family,
which is what they wanted.
- Robert Blake

With this LP we were all very clear on the approach we wanted to take,
which was to do something heavy, but also experiment
with a lot of other things we really like.
- Phil Anselmo

I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then.
I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt.
Or maybe even Newton.
- David Antin

I got a couple on per album but my problem was that
I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them.
- John Entwistle

We were sweet, lovely people who wanted to throw out
all the staid institutions who placed money and wars above all else.
When you're young you think that's how life works.
- Margot Kidder

I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was,
like other chicks want to be stewardesses.
I read.
I painted.
I thought.
- Janis Joplin

I'm sorry I didn't go to jail for six months,
then I know you could come to see me anytime you wanted to.
- Eddie Slovik

Returning to South Carolina meant getting a normal
job in a normal town with normal people and marrying a normal person.
I wanted the glamour and opportunity of the world.
- Donna Rice

Actually when I gave out the script,
I gave it with a CD of all the music I wanted to put in the movie,
and again, we never thought we'd get all that music.
- Zach Braff


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