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He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it,
by John Leguizamo

He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it,
so he started dealing to go to college -
good intention.
- John Leguizamo

Yeah, that came out of a reading.
It was great.
It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out
the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.
- John Leguizamo

I like drama.
I love being in a drama where I get to be the funny guy.
That's what I really love the most.
- John Leguizamo

He thinks he can use the jail for networking to be somebody.
In that way, he's always operating.
- John Leguizamo

 

Latins for Republicans - it's like roaches for Raid.
- John Leguizamo

I was familiar with that and 'Rio Bravo.'
'Rio Bravo' was what John Carpenter did,
that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick.
And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time.
- John Leguizamo

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

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

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)

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

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

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

I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's
what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
- Terrell Owens

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

I wanted to avoid, special IO for terminals.
- Ken Thompson

We wanted to sit down and conceptually work out songs.
- Mike Lowry

And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be
in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen.
- Thomas Haden Church

I just wanted to be married and to be happy ever after.
- Moira Kelly

And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do.
- Stanley Tucci

All my life, all my life that I can,
as far back as I can remember,
I saw my first movie when I was six years old.
And since then I wanted to do that.
I wanted to be a part of that.
- Morgan Freeman

I've always wanted to act and I can't think of anything else I'd want to do,
honestly.
- Alanna Ubach

I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore.
Please.
So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script,
Fever Pitch.
- Jimmy Fallon

I've always wanted to be an action figure.
- Jake Lloyd

We wanted to slow down.
But one would let us.
- June Carter Cash

I'm a working stiff.
I just happened to be around at the right time,
and nobody else wanted the job.
- Harry Bridges

I just wanted to keep the game close until we scored some runs.
- Jimmy Haynes

I worked on the United Parcel Service truck,
I sold home delivery of milk.
But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.
- Larry King

Mother Firefly is the kind of character I've always wanted to play.
She's larger than life, terribly tragic,
and capable of a lot of love.
- Leslie Easterbrook

You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to;
but you must share a joke with someone else.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
- Juliette Lewis

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

I've always wanted to perform on the London stage.
- Mimi Rogers

I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater.
He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
- Pete Seeger

I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity,
then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person.
Or he became me.
- Cary Grant

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do.
I want to do things that are different.
I want to take my time with each role.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do
a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album.
Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
- Alan Jackson

It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life.
Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.
- Hugh Jackman


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