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Caleb Carr Quotes and Sayings

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I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid.
If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up,
I would have laughed in your face.
- Caleb Carr

Warfare against civilians must never be answered in kind.
Terror must never be answered with terror.
- Caleb Carr

Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss,
and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate
whatever method he chooses.
- Caleb Carr

I feel horribly vindicated.
Three thousand people died who didn't have to die.
- Caleb Carr

 

I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds,
and that is what makes us different.
And that that's the key.
If there is anything that is going to stop mankind
from being such a beastly,
destructive creature, it is reason.
- Caleb Carr

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history
largely as a way to vent my own anger.
As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific
focus on individual violence.
I'm just trying to understand where it came from.
- Caleb Carr

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

I got pigeonholed a bit.
When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be
the kind of actress I became.
- Rachel Ward

I don't think they knew exactly where they were going with the character,
but they lay those stories out ahead of time,
so they had some idea where they wanted it to go.
- David Selby

Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.
- Andrzej Wajda

I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films.
- Ted Kotcheff

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
- Lloyd Alexander

I had to audition for the part of Jnior,
and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character.
This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy.
- Dominic Chianese

I wanted to write a novel.
At 12 I knew, I am a writer.
I said it to nobody.
- Peter Bichsel

What a perfect way to end the home stand,
by hitting sixty-two for the city of St.
Louis and all the fans.
I truly wanted to do it here and I did.
Thank you St.
Louis.
- Mark McGwire

The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition.
I walked away from that.
- Danny Aiello

What I wanted to do was to get that sense of being
in touch with this lost world while holding onto what
draws readers and audiences there in the first place.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I remember serving in Vietnam in that war,
and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel,
colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U.S.
wanted to debate it that way.
- William Odom

Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense.
All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him.
- Catherine Deneuve

I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta,
Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

I got in touch with my agent and told him I wanted
to start going out on things again.
- Tina Yothers

It's a short step from the belief that every child
should be wanted to the belief that a child exists to satisfy our wants.
- Leon Kass

When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed,
look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio.
I don't know why.
- Larry King

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

I always wanted to tell stories and act.
- Eli Wallach

I've never worked as much as I would've wanted to,
and that's why I end up doing a lot of stage as well,
because stage is a full course meal.
- Holly Hunter

I've always wanted to be an animator.
That's an ultimate art form, right there.
- Jason Marsden

I hated singing.
I wanted to be an actress.
But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
- Barbra Streisand

I wanted to come through with my own voice and,
hopefully, have it affect people.
I want people to know that I'm not an Elvis impersonator.
- Lisa Marie Presley

He had written my mother once that he wanted her to
be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw.
And that's how it turned out.
- Ron Reagan

I decided to take God and organized religion seriously,
and to reject the secular life which in my teens had
looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted.
- Luke Ford


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