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I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
by Full Metal Jacket

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 have such a great band.
We had played all this material on the road.
I just wanted to let it fly.
- Lucinda Williams

We weren't here to hope and hang on.
We wanted to win.
- Eric Schmidt

At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a
DV camera and just do a small film.
But then the hunger comes back.
- Darren Aronofsky

I have always known that it comes from deep within myself.
I always knew what sound I wanted, and how I wanted to play.
I knew everything, it just had to be developed.
- Michael Schenker

My own interest developed because I thought it was
a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
- Jack Kilby

I found for me that my safe place was work.
I could control my environment.
I became very fastidious and detailed,
and wanted things a certain way.
- Marie Osmond

We didn't have money to put out everything we wanted to put out.
- Jello Biafra

I never wanted a Guardian Angel.
I didn't ask for one.
One was assigned to me.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I realised that if I did what I wanted to do,
it would work.
- John Dyer

I grew up in Seattle, but I always knew I wanted to leave.
- David Guterson

I never wanted to be an anchor for 25 years,
and suddenly I wanted to be one.
- John Stossel

Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with
a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
- Neil Innes

I didn't plan on rock-n-roll.
I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock-n-roll with jazz,
and I thought I could make some money playing music.
- Robby Krieger

Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money
just to do one big picture.
- Mickey Spillane

I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more
people to get off their butts and register and vote -
not just in this election,
but in every other election from now on,
you know?
- Jello Biafra

Jim wanted to be known as a poet, first and foremost.
- Ray Manzarek

How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence
of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony.
That's all anyone has ever wanted.
How could it become outdated?
- Robert Plant

I wanted to become a model and an actress.
- Anna Nicole Smith

When people see the budget, they're going to say,
'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know
what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'
- John Breaux

I've flown out of character so many times.
In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given
the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime.
- June Carter Cash

At first I wanted to be a jockey.
I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses.
So there wasn't much of a future in it.
- Tim Conway

I just wanted to go play in the big leagues.
But possibly playing for the Yankees is very special.
- Nick Johnson

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 wanted to just do a one-act play for 26 minutes,
with commercials at the beginning and end.
For years, I couldn't get my way.
They wanted to interrupt three times.
- Norman Lear

I really wanted there to be something in my life that
I enjoy just for the beauty of it.
- Robert Caro

We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching.
- Lloyd Bridges

When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events -
collaborations with designers,
choreographers, and directors - because we thought
traditional rock concerts were boring.
- Neil Tennant

I wanted to improve the suburban office building;
to create a great urban space in a suburban environment
with all that implies about interaction,
collaboration and creativity.
- Helmut Jahn

I was really excited to get to shave my head -
it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse.
It was nice to shed that level of vanity.
- Natalie Portman

I always wanted to get into the horror genre.
I like scary movies.
I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with
my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
- Illeana Douglas

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

We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way.
- Mike Lowry


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