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Goh Chok Tong Quotes and Sayings

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I wanted to become a writer.
I enjoyed reading as a child.
- Goh Chok Tong

My main mission when I became Prime Minister,
was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going.
So, I'm happy with what I've done for Singapore.
- Goh Chok Tong

As people grow up and they want more freedom,
it's on an individual basis, children want to have more freedom,
you've got to allow that, so how do you balance it.
I would say let it evolve, move as quickly or slowly
as people would like to move.
- Goh Chok Tong

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

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

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)

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

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

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 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 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

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

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

I've always wanted to be able to let myself go over the edge.
- Robin Wright Penn

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

But I always wound up being the damn John,
when I wanted to be the Paul.
- Courtney Love

It used to be you wanted to marry up.
- Victoria Principal

I didn't put out this album because I wanted everybody to know I was grown up.
I'm 21 and that's not grown up.
- Justin Timberlake

There were no previews; we made the film we wanted to make.
- Stephen Hopkins

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

The hippies wanted peace and love.
We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.
- Alice Cooper

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

I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians
and pop musicians wanted to be actors.
- Gary Kemp

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible.
If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining
Europe they could not have found a better way.
- Jacques Chirac

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -
they have no holidays.
- Henny Youngman

I've always wanted to do a Crichton book.
I really love his writing.
- Richard Donner

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

Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology,
and there I go into geology.
It was much more fun to be able to research and write
about whatever I wanted to.
- Octavia Butler

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world,
which is what I always wanted to do.
I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton,
but it's the wrong century.
- Alan Dean Foster

I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs
in my family and in my neighborhood -
and because of this stupid accident,
I lost my opportunity.
- Olivier Martinez

The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show...
Cops would come by - often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
- Dick Cavett

I always wanted to be an explorer, but -
it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person.
- Michael Palin

I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again.
Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time,
I didn't have a chance to be with him very often.
- Nancy Sinatra

I wanted to go to Rome.
I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went.
- David Naughton

My mother always wanted me to be glamorous.
When I thought about that, it really fired me up,
and once I lost all those pounds, I started to feel
really good about myself.
- Etta James

I think it was when I realised I could talk anybody
into doing just about anything I wanted them to.
- Jeremy London

I had always wanted to be a writer who confused genre
boundaries and who was read in multiple contexts.
- Jonathan Lethem

I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me,
and it has to be right.
- Oscar de la Renta

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television.
I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to
remain a theater actress.
- Christine Baranski

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 wanted to become a kindergarten teacher like my mother.
- Ziyi Zhang

I definitely wanted this win today and I don't want
anybody to talk about my nerves anymore.
- Amelie Mauresmo


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