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I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia
by Abebe Bikila

I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia
has always won with determination and heroism.
- Abebe Bikila

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every prop, every shot, every pearl that rolled across
the floor was exactly how I wanted it to be.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun.
And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I
wanted to travel and do special dates.
I go to Las Vegas these days.
- Bobby Vinton

We stole a box of honey jars one time and went out
in the woods and took care of the whole box.
I don't think I touched honey again for 20 years.
I never wanted to see honey again.
- Quincy Jones

I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it.
- Jackson Browne

Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated,
but you wanted to see him.
I happen to really love him.
He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh.
- Gerry Cooney

On the other hand, I was very much interested in the way people behaved,
the human dance, how they seemed to move around each other.
I wanted to play around with that.
- Octavia Butler

I always wanted to be a writer.
- Jung Chang

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

I wanted to be videotaped.
- Mark David Chapman

I wanted to be a cattle rancher when I was young,
because it was what I knew and I loved it.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was
to tell the story I wanted to tell.
That's what I love.
- Spike Lee

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

All I've ever wanted to do was play music and go on
the road and make records.
- Brody Armstrong

I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who
took an interest in me and presented me with a key
to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.
- Frederick Reines

I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
- Yancy Butler

We'd go to the fraternity house.
It was a good place to practice.
But we really wanted the kids to overhear us.
And whoever heard us would go nuts over it.
- Art Garfunkel

We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.
- Kevin J. Anderson

If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her,
the more I wanted to hurt her.
Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.
- Diego Rivera

I knew exactly how I wanted it to play,
but you are never sure until you watch the projected
images reflect off the screen.
That's when you know it worked.
- Conrad Hall

I've been strong and determined all my life about many things I've wanted.
- Calvin Klein

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged;
it makes me think that the chef is spending too much
time arranging and not enough time cooking.
If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
- Andy Rooney

I didn't want to see George Hamilton playing me,
I wanted the real thing.
- Robert Evans

I seldom end up where I wanted to go,
but almost always end up where I need to be.
- Douglas Adams

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from
my public life back to the life of teaching and writing
that I had always wanted.
But things didn't work out that way.
- Charles Van Doren

Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but
didn't have the opportunity to do them.
- Namie Amuro

I wanted to be a ballet teacher.
- Jaclyn Smith

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've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
- Jodie Foster

I'll die before I'm 25, and when I do I'll have lived the way I wanted to.
- Sid Vicious

Every act you have ever performed since the day you
were born was performed because you wanted something.
- Andrew Carnegie


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