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

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

Related topics: Poetry

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse
while all the others were making ships.
- Charles Simic

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't have a problem with fame.
I got into this business intending to be very successful,
but I wanted it to be at my price.
- Jason Patric

Most young people were getting jobs in big companies,
becoming company men.
I wanted to be individual.
- Haruki Murakami

I have gotten more than I asked for.
All that I ever wanted was to hear my voice on record
and have a song among the Top 20.
- Patsy Cline

As time went on, I got envious and wanted to do a lot of stunts myself.
- Lloyd Bridges

We've always decided ourselves what we wanted to put
out as our singles and that sort of things.
- John Deacon

I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player.
- Roberto Clemente

We all wanted to copy Vivien Leigh.
- Natalie Wood

Well, writing was what I wanted to do,
it was always what I wanted to do.
I had novels to write so I wrote them.
- Octavia Butler

I could have played more complex stuff.
I could have been a busier player.
But that's not what I wanted to do.
I played what I wanted to play.
- Don Henley

But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to,
and I really wanted to.
- Ally Sheedy

I wanted to go to sea when I graduated from high school
but my folks talked me out of it.
- William M. Thomas

I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional,
but for a wider audience.
- Stephen Hopkins

My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen,
something like that.
Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money!
- John Dillinger

I think the Lombardi teams enjoyed and wanted to get into the big games.
- Ray Nitschke

We were telling everybody we weren't getting back together
when we were in the studio actually recording.
We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit.
- Nikki Sixx

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter

I always wanted to be a writer.
- Jung Chang

I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players,
who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
- Adam Arkin

Anywhere I'm wanted, I'll go.
I've got to be wanted, though.
- Brownie McGhee

I really wanted to be nasty and mean and bad.
It's so much easier than being the good girl.
- Robin Tunney

When you truly give up trying to be whole through others,
you end up receiving what you always wanted from others.
- Shakti Gawain

People think I'm strong, but actually I wanted to crawl away.
I thought, I'm going to live in the country with my
horse and I'll get a nine-to-five;
I don't need this.
- Stella McCartney

With me being form the South, I wanted to make this album like a G Unit.
- Young Buck

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

I never set out to be rich and famous.
I wanted to follow my own path.
- Matthew Modine

Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid.
I want to do things that my daughter can see soon -
when she is old enough to know what a movie is.
- David Arquette

Whitney wanted to eradicate the idea that in the case
of a language we are dealing with a natural faculty;
in fact,
social institutions stand opposed to natural institutions.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Perhaps he wanted to be alone with Dr. G., who was
here, but he should have let me know.
At Hoffmann's I felt I was sitting on hot coals,
expecting him to arrive every moment.
- Eva Braun

I wanted to write for Broadway.
- Cynthia Weil

I wanted to be a ballerina.
I changed my mind.
- Beverly Cleary


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