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William M. Thomas Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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)

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was 37 years old.
I wanted to support myself by writing.
- Judith Rossner

I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really
all about wearing the tutu.
- Elle Macpherson

An extraordinary affair.
I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them.
- Duke of Wellington

I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour.
- Busby Berkeley

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely
and just work within the visual arts in some way.
I started painting quite passionately at that time.
- David Bowie

We wanted a supporting cast that would appeal to Baby
Boomers who grew up in the fifties.
- Randal Kleiser

I'm honestly as happy writing Superman Adventures as I am writing Wanted.
- Mark Millar

I wanted to work on this central problem of killing.
How you go about killing.
Now, in the film I had to kill my children -
well,
I didn't want to get that far.
- Ellen Burstyn

I talked to the record company about what I had in mind.
They said they wanted something lush.
I figured the best thing to do was let them hear what I had in mind.
- Etta James

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

So I wanted to explore all points of view of that,
not just the girl's but his point of view as well.
Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view.
- Andrew McCarthy

Life will force you to make changes you never wanted to make.
- Lorna Luft

I have an intense dislike for artificial society.
In France, one could lead a free life -
to do what one wanted to do without interference or
criticism from one's neighbors.
- Robert W. Service

Then again, my case was all about the misappropriation
of source code because I wanted to become the best
hacker in the world and I enjoyed beating the security mechanisms.
- Kevin Mitnick

Listening to medical facts was not enough.
People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.
- Ryan White

I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages.
That is why I wanted to take revenge,
and I regret nothing.
- Gavrilo Princip

The corporate killer downsizing is directly responsive
to what the mutual funds have wanted.
- Jim Cramer

The one thing I wanted to do more than anything else was sing country music.
- Patsy Cline

At one time, whenever the hell it was,
they wanted a character to come in and stir up the pot.
They brought me in for 8-10 episodes and said we'll try it for that.
- William Devane

Lacey said if he wanted to read a daily or regular
critiques of the Bush administration,
he would read the New York Times, and that's not what
he wanted in the Village Voice.
- Sydney Schanberg

Even though I wanted to experience all these things I was interested in,
I couldn't get them.
So I had to think critically and culturally about what was available.
- Chuck Klosterman

While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed,
what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted
to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
- Roger Zelazny

They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I wanted to get out of Mississippi in the worst way.
Go back? What I want to go back for?
- Muddy Waters

It's incredible considering the public perception that
he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent,
and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
- Alan Hansen

All my life, I always wanted to be somebody.
Now I see that I should have been more specific.
- Jane Wagner

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy;
but we want to be happier than other people,
and that is almost always difficult,
since we think them happier than they are.
- Charles de Montesquieu

When I was younger I was obsessed with writing,
so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time.
- Joan Armatrading

Eileen Ford wanted me to fix my nose and my teeth.
I said, Sure, great, but I really had no intention to.
- Lauren Hutton

I wanted to cut down on the profanity,
because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.
- Chris Tucker

Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the
movie would be comparable to any male actor.
Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her.
- Jan de Bont


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