Quotes and Sayings about Want



"Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Want)

"There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Life, Want)

"There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Life, Want)

"You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Love, Want)

"If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Kids, Security, Want)

"I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Life, Dance, Want, Words)

"I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person."
- Aaliyah
(Related: People, Want)

"I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin."
- Aaliyah
(Related: People, Chance, Eye, Longevity, Public, Want)

"I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Work, Sacrifice, Want)

"I want kids to understand that strength doesn't come from what goes on around you. It comes from inside you, and that comes from Jesus Christ."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Strength, Christ, Kids, Want)

"God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

"We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave - so let us let them leave."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Want)

"We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: American, Diplomacy, Persuasion, Want)

"I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Peace, Israel, Security, Want)

"Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Abortion, Right, State, Woman)

"I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

"I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations - the atmospheric pressure, you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: American, Pressure, Prison, Sensations)

"When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Hope, Nations, Talk, Want)

"Simon would not want to audition in front of Simon."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Want)

"Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Friends, Play)

"I wanted to play baseball!"
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Play)

"I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Home, Attention, Play)

"Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Time, Musicians, Perfection, Want)

"People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Power, People, Desire, Intellect, Want)

"If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Men, Children, Fight, Kids, Strangers, Want)

"I don't want to talk in terms of miracles. I think this is a very serious situation. But I do want to talk in terms of Bush becoming a man of the hour, and I think this is way to do it."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Man, Miracles, Talk, Want)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger, I don't know if you'd call him a great actor, but he's amazing in terms of his presence, and he is interesting enough that you want to watch him."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Actor, Want)

"I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don't want to see any more of that."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Brothers, Military, Want)

"To get where you want to go you can't only do what you like."
- Peter Abrahams
(Related: Want)

"There's got to be a backbone, there's got to be a skeleton to the whole way I perform, but you never want to hit the same note twice during a performance, I think. I think it's always got to be fresh so it doesn't bore me, and I always want to go out on edge."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Performance, Want)

"You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Music, People, Jazz, Want)

"You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening."
- Creighton Abrams
(Related: People, Want)

"It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, First, Rights, Speech, Want)

"I really wanted to work and become independent."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Work)

"You can do whatever you want with my work."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Work, Want)

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Life, End, Want)

"I don't want to be a passenger in my own life."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Life, Want)

"My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Father, Actor, Job, Months, School, Theater)

"Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to."
- Arthur Adamov
(Related: Misery, Want)

"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: End)

"It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Change, Battle, Day, Want, Will)

"In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)

"The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

"People are still willing to do an honest day's work. The trouble is they want a week's pay for it."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Work, People, Day, Trouble, Want)

"I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive."
- Joey Lauren Adams
(Related: Name, Pain, Passion, Sound, Want)

"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
- John Adams
(Related: Nature, Virtue, America, Confusion, Constitution, Credit, Honor, Ignorance, Want)

"Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Men, Genius, Learning, Pearls, Want)

"A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man)

"No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Artist, Singing, Want)

"I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at."
- Kate Adie
"I don't want to be involved in endless media gossip."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Gossip, Media, Want)

"I do not want to work to correspond to an image."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Work, Want)

"That's when we was makin this video stuff. They went all over the place makin it. And they was wantin to know, at the college, how I got started playin and how do I do everything - you know, all that."
- Hasil Adkins
(Related: College)

"Up to now I've done everything I've wanted to do the way I wanted to do myself."
- Hasil Adkins
(Related: Now)

"If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Desire, Lust, Pleasure, Self, Wrong)

"It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Lust, Pleasure, Sexuality, Want)

"A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Guilt)

"You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Ruin, Sense, Want)

"It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow."
- Aesop
(Related: Today, Tomorrow)

"Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, Right, Want)

"I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Sex, Hate, Symbol, Talking, Want)

"My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mother, Sleep, Want)

"I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Body, Ladies, Man, Now, Popular, Pretty, Thinking)

"They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Family, Love)

"Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart."
- John Agar
(Related: America, First, Man)

"Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn't want to see it for myself but I certainly didn't want millions of people to see it."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: People, Learning, Tennis, Want)

"Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it... Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you're not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Desire, Want)

"I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Act, Want)

"Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: People, Act, Want)

"I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: School)

"We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Fact, Want, Weapons)

"The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition. I walked away from that."
- Danny Aiello
"An album is such a personal thing. It's something I always wanted to do. It's me doing me, singing as me."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Singing)

"My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person's regime."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Family, Democrats, Republican, Want)

"I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren't a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Family, Positive, Example, Want)

"Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

"It's important that I make a difference in some way. It's not necessarily how I make a difference, but I want to make sure that I do."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Difference, Want)

"True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them."
- George D. Aiken
(Related: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

"I always want more."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Want)

"I always want to have more dancers in my company."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Company, Want)

"I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

"I've always felt so different from how I look. I meet so many pretty girls who are like, 'Here I am! Don't you want me because I look good?' That concept is so weird to me. I want to know, 'What else do you have going on?'"
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Girls, Pretty, Want)

"Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Experience, America, Country, Palestine, Today)

"When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Americans)

"There's no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because then there'd be no challenge. Also, you'd feel inferior."
- Jessica Alba
(Related: Challenge)

"Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Time, Democracy, End, Want)

"What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement."
- Edward Albee
(Related: People, Fantasy, Reality, Theater, Want)

"I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion."
- Isaac Albeniz
(Related: Beauty, Art, Emotion, Want)

"It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Family)

"If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Strength, Want)

"It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Character, Actor, Defeat, Fun, Want)

"You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Business, Selling, Now, School, Want)

"I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Choice, Man, Results, Satisfaction, Want)

"All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Americans, Want)

"Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

"We do all the appropriating. They do not do any of it down at the White House. They send a budget up here, and we don't have to pay any attention it to at all. We do what we want to do."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Attention, Want)

"My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Parents)

"I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Republican, Want)

"I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn't work out so I thought I'd take on acting."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Work, Thought, Acting)

"I just don't want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me. Otherwise, I'll fake a knee injury and get out of there."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: End, Hell, Injury, Want)

"My parents wanted me to go to law school."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Law, Parents, School)

"I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice. Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they want to say to the world."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Growing up, Voice, Want, World)

"Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Men, Reason, Want, Wrath)

"I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Truth, Want)

"At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Home, People, Want, World)

"Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they'll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Jobs, Order, Popular, Want, Windows)

"If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet."
- Charles M. Allen
(Related: Technology, Hell, Help, Race)

"I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say 'this is where I want to be... I want this look."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Design, Want)

"The production team's first meeting took place at my house. I had ideas and a color scheme in mind, how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Ideas, Collaboration, First, Meeting, Mind, Production)

"I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Want)

"Wilson thought in terms of the whole world; Harding was for America first. And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly, Harding wanted to give it a rest."
- Frederick Lewis Allen
(Related: Thought, America, First, Rest, World)

"Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: Work, Charm, Force, Integrity, May, Personality, Today, Want)

"We do not attract what we want, but what we are."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Want)

"It's such a great feeling to make people laugh. I know I've made people cry or want to slit their wrists, but to make people laugh is a very intoxicating, wonderful thing."
- Joan Allen
(Related: People, Feeling, Want)

"You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

"If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Play, Want)

"I think at that time I obviously wasn't aware of what I really needed. But conversely, my wanting to prove something to everyone was beneficial 'cause if I hadn't done it then, maybe I'd never have done it."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Time)

"I think all of those things, but certainly the booze really brought out the really unreasonable side of me, and I just didn't want to revisit that place again."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Want)

"I wanted to be as far away from everybody as I could be. I found it difficult to be close to anybody, not just the guys in the band."
- Rick Allen
"In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Society, Teachers, Want)

"I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Food, Saying)

"Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Women, End, Want)

"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Want)

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans."
- Woody Allen
(Related: God, Want)

"I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Want)

"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
- Woody Allen
(Related: People, Universe, Want)

"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Food, Oysters, Want, Will)

"I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said 'No.'"
- Woody Allen
(Related: Sleep, Want)

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Want)

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Work, Dying, Immortality, Want)

"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Death, Want)

"I don't have to 'freedom-kiss' my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Wife, Want)

"Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Today, Tomorrow, Want)

"If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Fish, Want)

"Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

"We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Life, Quality, Want, World)

"Look for someone who has a complete life without you in it. If you have a person you don't need for anything, that's ideal. You're just together because you really want to be."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Life, Want)

"I have a hotline to the tabloids. When I get up in the morning, I call the Star, and the last thing at night, I call them. I want them to have the inside track."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Night, Want)

"I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want."
- GG Allin
(Related: Work, Evil, Want)

"I don't want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Play, Want)

"I want to play in a place people want to hear me."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People, Play, Want)

"What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Music, Play, Want)

"I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People, Play, Want)

"I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Music, Idea, Pretty, Want, Years)

"This is like the telephone problem - no one wants to have the first one. But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort of technology to solve the spam problem."
- Eric Allman
(Related: Technology, People, First, Want)

"The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Emotions)

"With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Film)

"Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Women, Problems, Reason, Talk, Want)

"The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Challenge, Film, Sense, Want)

"Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects - they are funnier than her other qualities."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Love, Mother, Want)

"I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

"I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Movies, Colors, Emotion, Want)

"After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Success, Mother, Perception, Awards)

"I don't enjoy being a celebrity, I don't want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame... i'd actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!"
- Marc Almond
(Related: Being, Celebrity, Fame, Want)

"My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Songs, Want)

"Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Cowards, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

"I'm the kind of person who just can't wait to get on a train and not know where I'm going. I definitely want to live life to the fullest. And that's the type of man I'm attracted to - somebody with that spontaneous spirit."
- Summer Altice
(Related: Life, Man, Spirit, Want)

"People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn't going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it's all about? Jealousy."
- Summer Altice
(Related: Life, People, Jealousy, Pretty)

"By the time I reached high school my father's grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Life, Time, Father, College, School)

"I never met a man I didn't want to fight."
- Lyle Alzado
(Related: Fight, Man, Want)

"I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Tea)

"The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: End, United, Want)

"I saw 'Food, Inc.' last night - it was like a horror movie. I'm definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Food, Horror, Night, Now, Thinking, Want)

"Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Movies, Family, Now, Right, Want)

"When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Church, Custom, Rome, Scandal, Want)

"There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Editors, Want, Writers)

"I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Change, Actors, Talk, Want)

"My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Mother, Brother, Books)

"That's probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band - I wanted to see the world."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Reason, World)

"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

"We just finished making a record. Everybody wants to play shows, so we're going to after that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Play)

"I could have begged. They made it obvious to me that if I wanted to come back and be a good boy... but I'd rather be in Roots than Good Times."
- John Amos
(Related: Obvious)

"It was an ongoing struggle to say no, I don't want to be a part of the perpetuation of this stereotype."
- John Amos
(Related: Struggle, Want)

"I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Taste)

"Sometimes you have to do what you don't like to get to where you want to be."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Want)

"I believe, along with many others, that you must first ask for what you want before you can have it."
- Wally Amos
(Related: First, Want)

"That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything - people want to be appreciated for what they have done."
- David Amram
(Related: People, Want)

"When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol."
- Namie Amuro
"Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn't have the opportunity to do them."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Opportunity, Ideas, Now)

"I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Chance)

"I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Decision, Choice)

"From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Dance, Now)

"After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do."
- Namie Amuro
"If you have what you want to say inside, and if you are crying for something that is true inside, it doesn't matter. The camera always sees it."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Want)

"I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

"I always choose my projects for the script or what the director want to tell with that story. And if I like the story."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Projects, Want)

"I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Family, Funny)

"You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Business, Actors, Jobs, Want)

"Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Fun, Hollywood, Want)

"The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that they're available all the time for everyone that wants them in person."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Time, Work, America, England)

"We don't want to miss anybody or slight anybody."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Want)

"When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier."
- Brady Anderson
(Related: Ability)

"I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Change, Life, People, Regret, Relationships, Want)

"I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Life, Time, Lies, Want)

"In time, she learned to develop her own opinion of the people that she worked for, and she got stronger. Think she's now much stronger. In the beginning she wanted to believe she was strong but sometimes she faltered."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Now, Opinion)

"After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

"I'm certainly no victim in this. I don't want to come off as a sad sack; I pissed a lot of people off."
- Harry Anderson
(Related: People, Want)

"We made certain that there were decent transitional arrangements to get us to where we wanted to go. The same principle will have to apply here or we won't get there."
- John Anderson
(Related: Will)

"I know when I started I would have been happy to sound like the Beatles or Joe Tex or whoever. You want to sound like most bands, you want to sound like their records and that's how you learn your chops."
- Jon Anderson
(Related: Sound, Want)

"We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: First)

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"I want to make it so that so many things happen... that you didn't expect would happen in this series, that you realize that you have to read every one of them."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Want)

"I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

"Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, Thinking, Want, Writers)

"Besides all those whaling details, Moby Dick is about someone who's looking for something so huge, something they've wanted all their life, yet they know when they find it, it will kill them."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Life, Will)

"The theater is where I belonged; I simply wanted to be an actress my whole life."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Life, Theater)

"I'm a 7 o'clock act. My people want to go to a show, a dinner and then go home and go to bed."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Home, People, Act, Bed, Want)

"I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Inspiration, Law, Nothing, Want)

"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Love, Romantic, Want)

"When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black. I don't want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Soul, Want)

"If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)

"I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)

"Clinton used to like to get out of the White House a lot. He would take night trips to McDonald's, and stuff like that. I think he wanted to get out of the house."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Related: Night)

"Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)

"I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Want)

"The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Design, Building, Detail, Want)

"You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Leader, America, Economics, Today, Want, World)

"I was under contract to Paramount. They wanted to make me into somebody which I was not. So I got so scared and rebelled, so they threw me out of the studio."
- Ursula Andress
"I wanted to be a decorator. I wanted to interior design homes and do everything myself."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Design)

"Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every Soviet man wants."
- Yuri Andropov
(Related: War, Earth, Man, Trying, Will)

"In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Reality, Understanding)

"But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Career)

"I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German, it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Nothing)

"We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: People, Courage, Want)

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Life, Power, Control, Want)

"Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Men, Women, Training, Want, Years)

"I just want to get a Ph.D. in love."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Want)

"Once I could persuade these guys that all I wanted to hear from them was what they did - Tell me what you do - once you can persuade someone that this is all you're after, you can't shut them up because we're all fascinated by what we do."
- Roger Angell
"I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it."
- Roger Angell
(Related: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

"I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: Legal, People, Censorship, Living, May, Publishing, Want)

"You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)

"I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it really isn't."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Party, Talking, Tea, Want)

"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

"Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Work, Coffee, Want, Wine)

"Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Heart, Want)

"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Want)

"Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Kids, Public, School, World)

"I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Character, Want)

"I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn't want to advertise make-up. I didn't want to be seen as a sex symbol."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Sex, Symbol, Want)

"I have made a public statement about me and Ralph by being seen with him. I don't need to make any other. You can live the way you want."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Being, Public, Want)

"I'm one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I'm waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Job, Right, Waiting, Want)

"Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Actors, Sound, Want)

"I go on giving interviews because I've been brought up to support the projects I'm involved in. When you've enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Giving, Production, Projects, Support, Want)

"Thank God we're not like America: everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Men, Women, God, Europe)

"I can easily say I've done everything I've wanted in music."
- Phil Anselmo
(Related: Music)

"I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is."
- Phil Anselmo
(Related: Want)

"With this LP we were all very clear on the approach we wanted to take, which was to do something heavy, but also experiment with a lot of other things we really like."
- Phil Anselmo
"This is the band I always wanted to be in."
- Phil Anselmo
"People weren't buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Time, People, Buying, Company, Want, Wrong)

"I just want to get on the court."
- Carmelo Anthony
(Related: Court, Want)

"What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don't want collaborations regardless of their merit."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Merit, Want)

"I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fiction, Want, Will)

"I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Formula, Want)

"We fear the thing we want the most."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Fear, Want)

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: God, People, Distrust)

"I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: God, People, Distrust)

"I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Work, Want)

"My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer."
- David Antin
(Related: Mother, Thought)

"When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor."
- David Antin
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, Play, Reading, Want)

"I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore."
- David Antin
(Related: Audiences, Want)

"I'm standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I'm happy to see them go."
- David Antin
(Related: Thinking)

"I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton."
- David Antin
(Related: Thought, Thinking)

"No, the czar did not want us in the schools."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Schools, Want)

"When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something; I simply shoot it."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Film, Want)

"I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Space, Want)

"I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

"When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Being, Difference, Film, Mind, Result)

"Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Men, Artists, Want)

"I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Love, Men, Want)

"When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Machine, Man)

"I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Advice, Mistakes, Want)

"I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"I caved in to what people wanted me to do. I thought that they weren't going to like me if I didn't."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Thought, People)

"I wanted to write a happy song. I didn't know how."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Song)

"I want to be like the patron saint of reality."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Reality, Want)

"I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Development, Corruption, Want)

"The Masters is a very important tournament. You don't want to jeopardize your chances. The sponsors understand that."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Want)

"The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?"
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Time, Money, People, Animals, Holidays, Killing, Options, Want)

"I'll get pretty much everything the way I want it. I've always dreamed of a beach wedding."
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Wedding, Beach, Pretty, Want)

"When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Time, Fortune, Want)

"Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Want)

"I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they're such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Work, First, Song, Songs, Words)

"If I feel the part is right, and I know that the producers and the director want me, I'd go for broke. Always."
- Anne Archer
(Related: Right, Want)

"When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister."
- Jeffrey Archer
"I only want people around me who can do the impossible."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: People, Want)

"If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Truth, Neighbors, Want)

"I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be dictated to by audiences."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Audiences, Want)

"I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)

"I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Fantasy, Horror, Style, Years)

"It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Fans, Old)

"When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Money, End, Play)

"Of course after the fight you want to make sure that you're okay and so is the other guy, it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure everyone is okay after the war is over."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: War, Brotherhood, Fight, Want)

"I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: God, Play, Want)

"They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Women, Country, Woman)

"I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble."
- Adam Arkin
"I think that was the case here. We just wanted it to be good for everybody."
- Adam Arkin
"It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Experience, People, Drinks, Existence, Pleasure, Want)

"We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: People, Fear, Reason, Want)

"I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)

"One of the towering people in this industry said, why don't you go and make a five-year contract with somebody, make yourself several million dollars and put it away, then go and do whatever you want, work for public TV if you want."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Work, People, Public, Want)

"I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC before they go any place else. If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that, what does it mean?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, News, Want)

"One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because people who don't normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don't watch network news or fight over the people who do?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Son, People, Fight, Network, News, Question, Want)

"When you're on tour you definitely don't want lots of arguments. It's very important that everybody gets on because you're in close proximity a great deal of the time."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Time, Arguments, Want)

"When I was younger I was obsessed with writing, so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Time, Writing)

"I've written what and when I want to. It's been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific, disciplined way. I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally different kind of discipline. A real challenge."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Discipline, Challenge, Want)

"So if you're on tour for eight months, a year... or whatever it is you definitely don't want arguments and I'm happy to say that I've always had a really nice bunch of people around me all the time."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Time, People, Arguments, Months, Want)

"My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants. As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him."
- Dick Armey
"We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: People, Want)

"I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Being, Want)

"I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Life, Father, Want)

"I don't want to limit myself musically. It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do, like explore other styles of music."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Music, Neglect, Want)

"If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house. It's just not good."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Children, Drinks, Drugs, Want)

"I really wanted to work hard on my lyrics."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: Work)

"All I've ever wanted to do was play music and go on the road and make records."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: Music, Play, Road)

"We loved Andy, so we wanted to keep him. He was in both bands, but Nerve Agents broke up."
- Brody Armstrong
"You can't help people that don't want to be helped."
- John Armstrong
(Related: People, Help, Want)

"After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Nothing, Reading, Religious, Years)

"At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

"Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

"It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

"Look, I get it; you come home, you work hard, and you turn on your TV... You kind of want to escape a little bit and be taken away by something. Our show required you to pay attention, and if that's not what you wanted to do, then it wasn't going to be for you, and that's OK."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Work, Home, Attention, Want)

"No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Experience, Development)

"Well, yeah. At a certain point, you've got to be really honest with yourself. Like, 'Why am I doing this? What are my motivations?' Like, if you get into it because you want to be famous? Then you've got a long row to hoe. But if you really feel like it's a labour of love and it's something you're actually legitimately good at, then it's not that hard to keep plugging away."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Love, Famous, Want)

"When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer - just a singer."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Time, Country, Guitar, Want)

"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
(Related: End, Film, Hunger)

"When I go to movies I generally want to be taken to another world."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Movies, Want, World)

"I only want to work with actors that really get it and make it work. I didn't want it to be a star-driven thing anymore."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Work, Actors, Want)

"I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Death, End, Passion, Trying, Want)

"I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

"Right after I did 'The Fountain,' I wanted to go make a documentary or something that was less constructed - more natural. I was searching for a project, and sniffing around, 'The Wrestler' fit right in."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Project, Right)

"First, we have to lower our costs to levels that are more competitive. This will prevent the lower-cost airlines from pushing us out of the markets we want to serve. We've made great progress on this front, but we need to keep pushing."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Progress, First, Want, Will)

"Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid. I want to do things that my daughter can see soon - when she is old enough to know what a movie is."
- David Arquette
(Related: Daughter, Kids, Old, Want)

"I don't have a goal but I just want to work on movies that I really like."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Movies, Work, Goal, Want)

"Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thinking, Want)

"It's so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Art, Mother, Practice, Want)

"Men want girls. Most men want little girls. They want them in film. They want to look at them. That's all they want. An evolved man is not going to look that way."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Men, Film, Girls, Man, Want)

"I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Injustice, Today, Want, Will)

"I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: People, Comfort, Joy, Living, Security, Want)

"I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

"We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Men, Literature, Want)

"I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Work, Life, People, Respect, Want)

"You know the problem, we don't want to believe what we know."
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Related: Want)

"One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know."
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Related: Change, Fish, Fishing, Now, Sea, Today, Want, Will)

"There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Money, Sex, People, Praise, Want)

"You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Want, World)

"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
- Mary Kay Ash
"The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be."
- John Ashbery
"To cure a batting slump, I took my bat to bed with me. I wanted to know my bat a little better."
- Richie Ashburn
(Related: Bed, Cure)

"All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Difference, Justice, Meaning, Want)

"People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: People, Politicians, Want)

"My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Power, Time, Job, State)

"I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Love, People, Want)

"I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Accomplishments, Tennis, Want)

"We get a lot of overseas people wanting to order cakes."
- Jane Asher
(Related: People, Order)

"I think one wants lots of different lives."
- Jane Asher
"For me, the joy of doing it is doodling when I want to. But if I had to do it, I'd lose the joy."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Joy, Want)

"We don't want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want."
- Laura Ashley
(Related: Ideas, Want)

"He actually came up to me and we started speaking. And from that conversation we were able to come to a meeting of the minds and it seemed as if it was clear to me that he wanted to do similar things to what I wanted to do."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Conversation, Meeting)

"We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian's northern neighbor Germany."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Germany)

"Before we give you billions more, we want to know what you've done with the trillion you've got."
- Les Aspin
(Related: Want)

"I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with."
- Armand Assante
(Related: People, Act, Intimacy, Want)

"I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Dancing, Man, Old, Want)

"This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Time, Dance, Right, Want)

"Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women)

"Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, Want)

"Sometimes when I see a performance that really takes me, I struggle. How can I express this to this person, I want this person to know how I felt. I want to get this across, and it's not very easy."
- John Astin
(Related: Performance, Struggle, Want)

"People are transported to that space that Poe wanted to make available to us."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Space)

"My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do."
- John Astin
(Related: Work, Dreams, People, Ideas, Actor, Encouragement)

"It is important to me that what Poe has to say gets across to people. I want to give people the feeling that I get from all this. I think that we are succeeding. The feedback is very warm."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Feeling, Want)

"I think people really want to be happy."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Want)

"United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?"
- John Astin
(Related: Idea, Artists, Songs, United)

"You never get every job you want."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Job, Want)

"When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Mother, Brother, Fun, Old, Visit, Years)

"There was a combination of not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, but also really not wanting to be stuck in Lord of the Rings for the rest of my life, and being desperate to kind of make sure that I could do something else with my life."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Life, Being, Rest)

"I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Life, Friend, Play, Rest, Want)

"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Change, Life, People, Nothing, Want)

"The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!"
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Feeling, Trees)

"Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else, you're really saying that you're not."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Saying, Want)

"I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Sports, Medicine)

"Hollywood wants press, any kind of press."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Hollywood, Press)

"Everybody wants to be like everybody else."
- Christopher Atkins
"As much as I didn't want to change, lifestyles do change."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Change, Want)

"I think that if a person wants to remain vegetarian, they're just going to have to go hungry."
- Robert Atkins
"I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Life, Bizarre, Man)

"I want to express myself in a different way. I have a performing inclination."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Want)

"Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Love, War, Performance, Cinema, Want)

"If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Dress, Help, Light, Needs, Want)

"For years I wanted to be older, and now I am."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Now, Years)

"Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Want)

"Everyone drinks more during a recession; they want to forget."
- Christian Audigier
(Related: Drinks, Forget, Want)

"My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish."
- John James Audubon
(Related: First)

"I'm just writing a story that I want to read."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Want, Writing)

"I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics, and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: People, Books, Want)

"I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts."
- Bille August
(Related: Finance, Money, Film, Television)

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Love, Men, Eyes, Feet, Help, Misery, Poor, Want)

"I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Friend, Want)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Wife, Truth, Fortune, Man, Possession, Want)

"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."
- Jane Austen
(Related: People, Trouble, Want)

"All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Money, Time, Ambition, Children, Poems, Prose)

"I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn't that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I'd already been translating French poetry, I'd been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Poetry, America, Paris)

"I guess they just wanted to scoop a bunch of people up, hoping they got me, and unfortunately they did."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: People)

"I didn't want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Want)

"I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Life, Work, Family, Moderation, Relax, Want)

"I like that because the fans want to see onstage what they know so well from the big screen."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Fans, Want)

"No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don't want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Medical, Drugs, Want)

"This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

"I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we're true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that's the extent of my involvement."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Values, Country, Ideals, Job)

"We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class, Want)

"We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Frustration, states, Want)

"I always had this energy level that made me want to come to New York."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Energy, Want)

"Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business."
- Hank Azaria
(Related: Business, Want)

"There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Being, Fighting, Negotiation, Terrorism, Want)

"Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react."
- Hector Babenko
(Related: People, Curiosity, Want)

"They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: God, Time, Want)

"My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school."
- Jillian Bach
(Related: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)

"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Work, Want)

"You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Answers, Colors, Light, Questions, Study, Want)

"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"
- Richard Bach
(Related: Love, Friends, Want)

"I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Business, Profit, Service, Want)

"I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Respect, Want)

"The way I look at a solo project is, I create what I want with whoever I want."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Project, Want)

"I want to do something creative, not just easy."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Want)

"Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Actor, Theatre)

"It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Love, Army, Kids, Want)

"The words of the world want to make sentences."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Want, Words, World)

"When you get successful, you can do pretty much whatever you want."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Successful, Pretty, Want)

"To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Earth, Example, Want)

"Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Audiences, Public, Songs)

"It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector... and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Wealth, Creation, Fun, Want)

"If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election!"
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: End, Medicine, Want)

"They don't like thinking in medical school. They memorize - that's all they want you to do. You must not think."
- John Backus
(Related: Medical, School, Thinking, Want)

"I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Acting, Man, Want)

"I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Movies, Actor, Fun, Hiring, Pretty, Talk, Want)

"I like directing. It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again - I just have to find a story I want to tell."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Want)

"I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Performance)

"There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Secrets, Want)

"The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Business, People, Day, Want)

"I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

"The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Peace, Idea, Development, Progress, Islam, Want)

"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

"When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Want)

"If we really want liberty - if we really want liberty - then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Liberty, Now, Want)

"I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Life, Laws, Property, Right, states, United, Want)

"From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Love, Applause, Energy, Giving, Want, World)

"Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Heart, Favorite, Mind, Want)

"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

"I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Art, People, Compromise, Hurt, Respect, Want)

"I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Help, Holiday, Sharing, Spirit)

"I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early."
- Max Baer
(Related: Home, Fear)

"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

"Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Poverty, Want)

"People want security in this insecure world."
- David Bailey
(Related: People, Security, Want, World)

"When I die I want to go to Vogue."
- David Bailey
(Related: Want)

"I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music, Being, Want)

"I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job."
- Donovan Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

"Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: First, Help)

"I want kids to enjoy skating and I think it's a great workout."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Kids, Want)

"When I saw all those other drivers, I realized that they wanted to win that money just as much as I did. But I didn't have to worry. A tire came off my car and I was lucky I got it off the track."
- Buck Baker
(Related: Car, Money, Worry)

"So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Time, Eyes, Open, Want)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"So all the system was running down and collapsing. Mrs. Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975, and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Leader, Conservative, February, Party, Running)

"I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Revenge, Waking, Want)

"I no longer want to live in an apartment furnished with forklifts and backhoes."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Want)

"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Age, Children, Curiosity, Parents, Want)

"I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Thought, Being, Detail)

"To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Son, Prison, Want, World)

"I want to be the Bob DeNiro of the Jurassic."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Want)

"If you want to control other people, first control yourself."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: People, Control, First, Want)

"Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: American, Fantasy, Kids)

"As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Artist, Want)

"Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Equality, Lie, Fraud, Freedom, Lying, Want, Workers)

"Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Morality, Dignity, Freedom)

"My family was loving... they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn't anything dangerous, thank God."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, God)

"All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Experience, History, People, Appreciation, Want, World)

"I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families."
- John Baldacci
(Related: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

"I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: People, Actor, Behavior, Leaders, Want)

"I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Idea, President, states, United)

"Rich Palm Beach clients all wanted the same kind of different thing."
- Billy Baldwin
(Related: Beach, Clients)

"I tell people, if you really want me to look that good, why don't you cough up about $2 million more and hire Alec or Billy? If you want me to do it, this is what you get."
- Daniel Baldwin
(Related: People, Want)

"The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Time, Greed, Needs, Sense, Want, Writer)

"The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Power, People, Want)

"The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Future, Heaven, Now)

"I want to be an honest man and a good writer."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Man, Want, Writer)

"A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

"The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy, Want, Will)

"There have been many times when you spend a number of months and the finished product is not what you wanted to see. And 'Batman Begins' was what I wanted to see."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Months)

"I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Want)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"I never want to turn something down because I'm afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Idea, Fact, Want)

"I never want to feel that I'm playing it safe."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Want)

"A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Desire, Responsibility, Trying, Want)

"I want love, because love is the best feeling in the whole world."
- Fairuza Balk
(Related: Love, Feeling, Want, World)

"If mathematics is to be understood widely, we need to emphasise its elegance and its applications. Sometimes it seems that universities want to emphasise how difficult it is!"
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Elegance, Mathematics, Want)

"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Want)

"I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Children)

"Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Legal, Country, Rights, Lies, Sea, Want)

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Technology, People, Information, Potential, Sense, Want)

"I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, May, Variety, Want)

"Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Colors, Existence)

"We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Home, Foolishness, Media, Understanding, Want)

"We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness that's going on between the East and West. We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal. Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Foolishness, Now, Want)

"I'll be damned if I want most folks out there to do unto me what they do unto themselves."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Want)

"There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but - the content of the role itself - I find there are many roles."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Work, Content, May, Want)

"If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: American, Help, Theater, Want)

"I've wanted to do it for years, but every attempt at it has turned into another tune. We have actually taken a different approach, we're doing a lot of sampling - we're even sampling bits of Flash!"
- Peter Banks
(Related: Years)

"And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Love, People, Care, Want, Writers)

"What I am finding now is that my audience is getting younger as I get older, which is a very good thing as you know - you don't want them to get older as you get older."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Now, Want)

"I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Self, Voice, Want)

"I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)

"It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Baby, Want, Years)

"I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Time, Athletes, Want)

"I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Food, Want)

"I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Food, Love, Want)

"Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next."
- Tyra Banks
"I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege, and I would say I also wanted to make a mark. It wasn't until I was about 15 that I appeared in a race."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Privilege, Race)

"I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Aggression, Behavior, Medicine, Psychology)

"I couldn't disappoint people. I did not want to fail and exhaust myself, because I was the kind of runner who trained so little that I couldn't race again within another 10 days."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: People, Race, Want)

"We want peace, but not at any price."
- Ehud Barak
(Related: Peace, Want)

"Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Film, Humanity, Want)

"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
(Related: Television, Theater)

"I wanted to show people I can do things other than the sophisticated bitch."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: People)

"I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Women, Family, God, Trying, Want)

"I want to be a writer someday."
- Andrea Barber
(Related: Want, Writer)

"Publicity gets more than a little tiring. You want it, you need it, you crave it, and you're scared as hell when it stops."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Hell, Publicity, Want)

"I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Car, Fishing, Hate, Want)

"Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"It is not a woman I want - it is all women."
- Henri Barbusse
(Related: Women, Want, Woman)

"I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Act, Want)

"It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be."
- Brigitte Bardot
"It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be."
- Brigitte Bardot
"My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Soul, Want)

"US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Muslim, Want, Will, World)

"It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical."
- Clive Barker
(Related: Health, Dreams, Gods, Desire, Want, World)

"We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Secrets, Theatre, Want, Writers)

"We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Thought, Songs)

"I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs, that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon, you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder, but it was too hard. I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Trying)

"All I wanted to do was ride skateboards - I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Body)

"I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Learning, Play)

"When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Love, Mother, Baby)

"This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It's positively a dump."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Positive, Nothing, Want)

"I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted to be one when I was a kid about ten or eleven years old. But there wasn't anyplace where I could ever join the Boy Scouts."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Old, Years)

"We provide many options in many product areas that they seem to want to adopt, and that's working well for us."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Options, Want)

"I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Strategy, Months, Past, Software, Want)

"I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)

"A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Diet, Heart, Care, Oil, Want)

"Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want."
- Clive Barnes
(Related: People, Culture, First, Television, Want)

"But there are 90 million gun owners in the United States. Only 3.5 million want the insurance and magazines and the various things you get for joining the NRA."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: states, United, Want)

"I want business to prosper and make a profit caused by business expansion and prosperity."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Profit, Prosperity, Want)

"I want to go to sea."
- Joshua Barney
(Related: Sea, Want)

"A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Work, Ego)

"Always wanted to be an actress or work with animals and now I get to do both."
- Julia Barr
(Related: Work, Animals, Now)

"So we all got basically what we wanted, and as far as the women are concerned, he figured that 30 good women could handle a crew of 300 anyway. So that's how we ended up with our crew."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Women)

"You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Funny, People, Talk)

"A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: People, Photography, Want)

"It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: May, Mind, Practice, Want, Will)

"I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'"
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Life, Time, American, Singing, Struggle)

"I want to do all types of music, music for all people. I want my music to be encouraging, to help people."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Music, People, Encouraging, Help, Want)

"I want to go back to Brazil, get married, have lots of kids, and just be a couch tomato."
- Ana Beatriz Barros
(Related: Brazil, Kids, Want)

"He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Friend, Want, Will)

"Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial."
- Sydney Biddle Barrows
(Related: Mother, Want)

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."
- Dave Barry
(Related: People, Religious, Want)

"Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Man, Today, Want)

"My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Chess, End)

"If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry."
- Dave Barry
(Related: God, Cute)

"I want a pit crew... I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Car, Hate, Problems, Want)

"I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time."
- Gene Barry
(Related: Time, Actor, Living)

"In life it wasn't what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends."
- Rick Barry
(Related: Life, People, Coach, Friends, Trying)

"I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Film, Want, Writing)

"I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom, so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide you wanted to be a comic, and on Monday, you could be on stage."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy)

"I don't know any astronauts. There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians."
- Todd Barry
(Related: People, Comedians, Want)

"It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Learning, Listening, Want)

"My whole life, I've wanted to feel comfortable in my skin. It's the most liberating thing in the world."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, Skin, World)

"I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

"There's a hunger and a fervor that I have, but there's no person I'm going to push to the side to get where I'm going. I want to create my own road."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Hunger, Road, Want)

"I want people to love me, but it's not going to hurt me if they don't."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Love, People, Hurt, Want)

"I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: People, Being, Mind, Want)

"I don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Want)

"I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Consistency, Ocean, Want)

"I never want to get to the point where it's all about my needs, and the hell with anybody else."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Hell, Needs, Want)

"I want people to be blown away when I do what they don't expect."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: People, Want)

"If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist."
- John Barth
(Related: God, Temperament, Want, World)

"What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Passion, Public)

"Too many people say to their brokers, I can't deal with this. Take my money. Do what you want. That's the worst attitude you can have."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Money, People, Attitude, Want)

"Don't ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there's always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you're doing. And they're going to work harder than you if you're not working hard."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Work)

"It's like when you want to make a house... the technique is very important."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Want)

"In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: People, Want)

"To me many short poems read and write like beginnings that simply whet my appetite; I want to get over that."
- John Barton
(Related: Appetite, Beginnings, Poems, Want)

"My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end."
- John Barton
(Related: Poetry, Time, End, Moments, Obsession, Want)

"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Life, Dancing, Thinking, Want)

"I want to do exactly what I want to do. I'd rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Office, Want)

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

"So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Determination, Books, Law, Space, State, Want)

"Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Media, Sheep, Today, Want)

"But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Muslim, Eyes, Leaders, Media, Want, Weakness)

"We wanted to make sure that the film covered the main issues of his life. Musicianship, appearance."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Life, Appearance, Film)

"All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life."
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Life, Travel)

"I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch."
- Count Basie
(Related: Jazz, Play)

"I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
"The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information, the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Government, Technology, Policy, Information)

"I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Men, Successful, Want, Woman)

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Forget, State)

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

"There's a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer just wants to eat."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Art, Battle, Customer)

"No film should try to follow a trend, and do what film people think the public wants. There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants."
- Alan Bates
(Related: People, Film, Public)

"Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality."
- John Battelle
(Related: Dreams, Reality, Want)

"I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America."
- Max Baucus
(Related: America, Help, Saying, Senate, states, Want)

"All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Judges, Want, Will, World)

"You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Music)

"When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Musicians, Want)

"Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Freedom, Want)

"I'm at that point in my life where I definitely want to get married soon. I've got my dogs as surrogates, but I'm ready for kids."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Life, Dogs, Kids, Want)

"A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Love, Pressure, Want)

"But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

"I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: People, Burden, Difference, Numbers, Office, Public, Want)

"I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Language)

"One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: People, Children, Grace)

"I wouldn't want them to feel lonely or outcast ever in any way. And no matter where they were in the world, I'd want them to always feel incredibly confident about who they were and proud."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Lonely, Want, World)

"I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Time, Want)

"And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation's resources."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Money, People, Financial, Country, Job, Kids, Nation, Talk, Want)

"If we want to truly regain the public's trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let's start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Trust, Public, Want)

"Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Film, Moon, News)

"All I want is the best of everything and there's very little of that left."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Want)

"I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: God, Hollywood, Want, Writers)

"I only really work when I want to."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Work, Want)

"I have a day job. I can make movies when I want to."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Day, Job, Want)

"I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Question, Service, Want)

"Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits. I despised girls' clothing, I couldn't wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy's frocks."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Home, Girls, School)

"People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: People, Reading, Want)

"I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times for exactly that same reason. She couldn't bear that it wasn't real. She wanted to live in it."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Reason, Wind)

"I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Boyfriend, Mail)

"The years keep going by and you realize, Wow. Doing these records is such a process: going on tour for a year and a half, then you get home and you want to do other things."
- Beck
(Related: Home, Want, Years)

"I didn't want to do something typical."
- Beck
(Related: Want)

"I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back."
- Beck
(Related: Music, Time, Culture, Years)

"The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

"If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it."
- Martha Beck
(Related: End, Isolation, Want)

"That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: First, Scientists)

"I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero, even though I know heroes have very short lives."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Heroes, Want)

"A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Son, First, Name, Reading, Years)

"I can't change history, I don't want to change history. I can only change the future. I'm working on that."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Change, History, Future, Want)

"Everyone's been so quick to say that I'm really thick or I haven't got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think."
- David Beckham
(Related: People, Quick, Want, Will)

"With United, we'd all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther."
- David Beckham
(Related: Football, United)

"I still look at myself and want to improve."
- David Beckham
(Related: Want)

"I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Act, Acting, Relax, Want)

"There are rumors that we want to move back to the U.K., but we're so happy in America I actually can't see us ever leaving... People ask me how long it took to adapt. Twenty minutes."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: People, America, Rumors, Want)

"I want a big house with a moat and dragons and a fort to keep people out."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: People, Want)

"People should realize women aren't just whores or virgins, I want to see women who are real human beings."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Women, People, Want)

"It's what everyone is after, I mean they want success and when they get it it's an incredible pressure but what you have to do is try to keep the big picture in view."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Success, Pressure, Want)

"What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Work, Idea, Reality, Want)

"I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Time, Cinema, Faces, Film, Present, Want, Will)

"The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Race, Right, Teachers, Want)

"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
(Related: Love, Heart, Indifference, Needs, Oil)

"It's a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want."
- James Van Der Beek
(Related: Country, Want)

"I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Power, Truth, People, Will)

"I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Age, Guitar, Play, Songs)

"Sometimes you can press a little bit and you're trying to do too much and you're trying too hard. You want to win so bad and you want to help the team so badly that you end up trying too much instead of letting the play come to you."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: End, Help, Play, Press, Trying, Want)

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Power, Man, Mind, State)

"Probably right at the end of JAG, I would love to have a child or two. I ultimately want to have two kids."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Love, End, Kids, Right, Want)

"I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!"
- Catherine Bell
(Related: People, Character, Girls, Kids, Letters, Pretty, Teenagers, Want)

"I'm not going to become anybody I don't want to become."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Want)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I'm not going to become anybody I don't want to become."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Want)

"So many actors wear wigs nowadays. Besides, if someone is hiring me because of how I wear my hair, I don't want to work with them anyway."
- Maria Bello
(Related: Work, Actors, Hair, Hiring, Want)

"I want to do more action adventures and more romantic comedies."
- Maria Bello
(Related: Action, Romantic, Want)

"Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Goal)

"Irreversible is not glamorous at all. I try to do different things because I want to grow as an actress and I like to take risks."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Want)

"I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time."
- John Belushi
(Related: Happiness, Time, State, Want)

"The drawing and the crafting of the story are fun, but it's the overall meaning that matters to me. It might escape some people who just want to read a comic, and that's fine. The overall meaning is what matters."
- Brian M. Bendis
(Related: People, Fun, Meaning, Want)

"If you want to have great success, you'd better give them what they want, but so be it."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Success, Want)

"I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Being, Career, Film)

"Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Dream, Actors, Famous, Solution, Want)

"Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Parents, Want)

"To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Music, Acting, College, Writing)

"We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Kids, Needs, Talk, Trying, Want)

"The tension I feel is the moment they say, 'Action!' Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Movies, Tension, Want)

"I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)

"I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Work, People, Chance, Theater, World)

"Whoever wants to understand much must play much."
- Gottfried Benn
(Related: Play)

"The secret to having everything you want out of life is the realization that you really don't want most of the things you think you want."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, Want)

"Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Interest, Right, Want)

"Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

"If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Experience, People, Kids, Want)

"Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Money, Success, Wealth)

"As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter."
- Bruce Bennett
(Related: Work, Clients, Satisfaction, Want)

"I want to make films that make a difference. I want to be out and hope that that will make things better for gay people and for myself. I hope one day I can start to make the kind of projects or be involved with kind of projects that can really make a difference."
- Jill Bennett
(Related: People, Hope, Day, Difference, Gay, Projects, Want, Will)

"I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up."
- Chester Bennington
(Related: Dream, Childhood)

"Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

"I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

"I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Want)

"If you tell me I can't have something then that just makes me want it more."
- Anna Benson
(Related: Want)

"We want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career."
- Anna Benson
(Related: Career, Want)

"My next film is always shaped by the last one... by the things I feel I didn't get right, or the things I like and want to try to develop further, but it always comes out of the last picture."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Film, Right, Want)

"Sometimes I think I'm real predictable to myself and other times... you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else?"
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Mistake, Wonder)

"There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Movies, Thought, Emotions, Want)

"What kind of town do we want in the future, and how are we going to plan on that?"
- Peter Berg
(Related: Future, Want)

"Hey kid, do you want to come and talk to Charlie?"
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Talk, Want)

"The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Love, Fact, Parents)

"I wanted to grow up to be just like my father."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Father)

"I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Mom)

"Other clubs never came into my thoughts once I knew Arsenal wanted to sign me."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Thoughts)

"I don't want to lose myself in football and that's what a coach has to do to be successful."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Successful, Coach, Football, Want)

"I just wanted to get back to playing attacking football after my time in Italy. It was a little difficult at first but the atmosphere and the fans were just fantastic."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Time, Fans, First, Football, Italy)

"I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: People, Talk, Want)

"I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour."
- Busby Berkeley
(Related: People)

"I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing."
- Xander Berkeley
(Related: Want, Writing)

"I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too."
- Elizabeth Berkley
(Related: Work, Reason, Theater)

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

"After you get what you want you don't want it."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Want)

"I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Religion, Job, Parents, School)

"I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I'd end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I'd do plays."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Thought, Act, End, Profession)

"The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Cricket, Reason, University, Want)

"But you've got to have money for comfort, which obviously doesn't matter as much when you're young, but even so. I always like to bloody eat well and be warm. Have a drink when I want it."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Money, Comfort, Want)

"In the theatre the audience wants to be surprised - but by things that they expect."
- Tristan Bernard
(Related: Theatre)

"The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Actor, Appearance, Play)

"Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it. I didn't want to do what my parents did, you know?"
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Acting, Parents, Want)

"If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: Want, Youth)

"One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Business, Success, Successful)

"I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Sound, Want)

"I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Day, Want)

"I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Night, Want)

"If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: People, Want)

"If you really want to be competitive in today's market you have to be in movies that make money."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Money, Movies, Today, Want)

"I want to be remembered as one of the best record producers of my era."
- Jan Berry
(Related: Want)

"People have criticised me because my security detail is larger than the president's. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are."
- Marion Berry
(Related: People, Detail, President, Security, Want)

"I didn't want to be like Yeats; I wanted to be Yeats."
- John Berryman
(Related: Want)

"So, my sweetheart back home writes to me and wants to know what this gal in Bombay's got that she hasn't got. So I just write back to her and says, Nothin', honey. Only she's got it here."
- Alvah Bessie
(Related: Home)

"I walked out of the show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family. It took me some time to decide but I wanted to spend more time with my wife and two daughters who were always beside me. I wanted to do everything I could for them."
- Pete Best
(Related: Business, Time, Family, Wife, Thought, Daughters)

"The touring part is really mixed. You love to play and you can't wait to go, but you don't want to leave."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Love, Play, Want)

"Half the bands I guarantee wouldn't at this point want Nuno to open for them."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Open, Want)

"I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it's got green in it. I don't know what the hell that was about."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Hell, Light)

"If you want to know how I feel, I'll summarize it in one word - terrible."
- Gary Bettman
(Related: Want, Word)

"The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him."
- Ernest Bevin
(Related: Change, Conservative, Man, Trade, Want, World)

"Amazon.com strives to be the e-commerce destination where consumers can find and discover anything they want to buy online."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Want)

"What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what Amazon.com is becoming."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Want)

"In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead, if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Nonviolence, Want)

"The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Military)

"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
(Related: People, Help, Now, Vote)

"We didn't have money to put out everything we wanted to put out."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Money)

"What I'm getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: People, Country, Jobs, Living, Want)

"I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody."
- Peter Bichsel
(Related: Writer)

"Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship."
- Peter Bichsel
(Related: Heart, Democracy, Dictatorship, Parliament, Want)

"It is strange, how quickly people want to obligate their poets, as it were, on the exile."
- Peter Bichsel
(Related: People, Poets, Want)

"This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Environmental, Bizarre, Tax, Want)

"Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Idea, American, Freedom, Want, World)

"Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world - and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I'd like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy - a mixture of the two would be hot."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Funny, Girls, Want, World, Years)

"I've had a few gigs where things have got out of hand and there has been a huge crush with my fans. They are important and I don't want them being hurt. They are a mad crowd."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Being, Fans, Hurt, Want)

"I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: People, Character, College, Now, Poverty, Want)

"At 10, I was intrigued by surgery, I wanted to be a surgeon for a long time. I love doctor shows and surgery shows. Blood is not an issue for me. I even took pictures once of me getting my blood taken."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Love, Time, Blood)

"When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Action, Conscience, Film, Realism)

"I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Want)

"A girl came up to me in a bar and said she wanted to be my apple pie. I wish I'd said something cool, but I was stunned."
- Jason Biggs
"I used to have a list of things from my school buddies of what kind of art material they wanted. I'd go up to the West End of London and spend the whole day knocking stuff off."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Art, Day, End, London, School)

"Every actor wants to direct."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Actor)

"I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism."
- Abebe Bikila
(Related: Determination, Country, Heroism, World)

"One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Affectation, Man, Pride)

"Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Influence, Woman)

"When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Advice, Man)

"Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Time, Man, Misery, Years)

"Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Life, Man, Ruin)

"Don't think your dreams don't come true, because they do. You'd better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly - one day I am doing the 'Beaver' show and I said, 'This is the show I have always wanted to do.'"
- Barbara Billingsley
(Related: Dreams, Day)

"We're actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Family, Building, Want)

"Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly - and that is exactly the way I want it to stay."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Film, Want)

"There was probably something as a child I wanted to express, something unsaid that I needed to share."
- Juliette Binoche
"People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Truth, People, Actors)

"If you have everything, then you don't want to go on. It's the lacking that makes you search for something better."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Want)

"For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts."
- Thora Birch
(Related: Romance, Decision, Act, Being, Help, Support, Want, Wrong)

"I had about the biggest, longest wish list anyone could have, and 99 percent of what I wanted to get on the screen we got on the screen within our schedule and within our budget and within our resources."
- Brad Bird
"We make films that we ourselves would want to see and then hope that other people would want to see it. If you try to analyze audiences or think there's some sophisticated recipe for success, then I think you are doomed. You're making it too complicated."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Success, People, Hope, Audiences, Want)

"Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Want)

"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
(Related: Money, Talking)

"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Care, Want)

"When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, Theory)

"I always write the pieces I want to write."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Want)

"Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Men, Care, Want)

"We are already seeing older people wanting greater choice in how, when and where they receive care."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: People, Care, Choice)

"When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Truth, Fool, Want, World)

"I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Energy, Interest, Vitality, Want)

"I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Ideas, Preparation, Will)

"I can't believe I've been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Want, Years)

"When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People, Hate, Houses, Talk, Want)

"Our demand for meat, dairy and refined carbohydrates - the world consumes one billion cans or bottles of Coke a day - our demand for these things, not our need, our want - drives us to consume way more calories than are good for us."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Day, Want, World)

"Viewers can't expect TV to keep developing unless they make their wants known. And let's face it. The best way to make your wants known in this world is by 'beefing'."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: World)

"I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country."
- Paul Biya
(Related: Work, Determination, Country, Future, Mission, Support, Want, Will)

"I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece."
- Georges Bizet
(Related: Ideas, Beginning, Nothing, Want)

"I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family."
- Bjork
(Related: Family, Tradition)

"I sometimes fall into the trap of doing what I think I should be doing rather than what I want to be doing."
- Bjork
(Related: Want)

"I wanted to be the perfect artist. I'd do three hours of media interviews a day, going to every radio station I could squeeze in. I'd sign autographs after the show until everybody left."
- Clint Black
(Related: Artist, Day, Media)

"In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions."
- James W. Black
(Related: Principles, Teaching)

"When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that?"
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Hell, Wonder)

"I dislike when people try to pigeonhole me, when all I want is to do good work."
- Karen Black
(Related: Work, People, Want)

"If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push 'em closer."
- Lewis Black
(Related: People, Islands, Want, World)

"I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,' it's all going to be about repealing the bill. That's not the kind of discussion that they want."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Change, People, American, Saying, Semantics, Want, Will)

"No More Avengers! There's nothing new to get out of it - I want to go forward, not backward."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Nothing, Want)

"Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Play)

"When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction. I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Play, Song)

"I however don't go to clubs to show off and to be seen, and certainly not to make statements. I just want to be able to quietly watch a band."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Want)

"I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on - getting to the artist, getting to the publishers - you know, politics. I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Politics, Artist, Songs, Want)

"I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Music, Gentleman, Publishing)

"Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Government, Children, Help, Job, Kids, May, Parents, Want)

"I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Priorities, Schools, Want, Will)

"God knows, I never want to hurt someone's feelings."
- Selma Blair
(Related: God, Feelings, Hurt, Want)

"I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Time, Leader, People, End, Journey, Responsibility)

"Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion."
- Eubie Blake
(Related: Trust, Friend, Emotion, Envy)

"The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family, which is what they wanted."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Family, Wife, Information, Majority, Police)

"Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s."
- William Blake
(Related: Money, People, Cause, Miser, Passion, Thieving, Want)

"Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'"
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Life, Mother, First, Politicians, Question, Want, Word)

"Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Care, Choice, Elderly, State, Want)

"I care for you. I want to make life safer and better for you."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Life, Care, Want)

"I make a prediction here and now, and, my friends, I want you to watch the proceedings of Congress in these coming weeks of this extra session, or of the next regular session, to see whether I am right or not."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Congress, Friends, Now, Right, Want)

"It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Now, Present, states, United, Want)

"And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Truth, Career, Comedy, Existence, Memory)

"Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Movies, Film, School, Thinking, Want)

"In my life, I don't need to have my face plastered everywhere. It's not really something I want."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Life, Want)

"I just want to live each moment, but it's kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it's also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don't ordinarily think about. I think it's strange."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Want)

"Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Ambition)

"Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that."
- Carla Bley
"There is a degree of wretchedness and want among the lower class of people which is not anywhere so common as among the Spanish and Portuguese settlements."
- William Bligh
(Related: People, Class, Want)

"I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Certainty, Military, Weapons)

"I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Autumn, Iraq, President, Trying)

"Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!"
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Dreams, Life, Future, Luck, May, Saying, Want)

"But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"I started on a very high note and I was alwasy able to choose. I want to be able to do that until my last breath. And to do that, you have to have money."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Money, Want)

"I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist, which is what I always wanted to do anyhow."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Artist, Excellence)

"I don't enjoy the life of an actress, but I don't want to go into that."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Want)

"Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece."
- Orlando Bloom
"A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Character, Discovery, Journey, Man, Play, Spiritual)

"When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used to have running races in the park. I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Girlfriend, Running)

"When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Truth, Acting, Play, Project, Want)

"We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog."
- Ron Bloom
(Related: Power, Friend, Want)

"Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Borrowing, Democrats, Public, Republicans, Taxes)

"Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Evil, Taxes, Want)

"The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Progress, Public)

"I was called Kool Dj Kurt Walker... but they wanted tocall me Kurtis Blow."
- Kurtis Blow
"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

"Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message: that Congress is united in its opposition to terror and we are all deeply concerned about the future and security of our close friend and ally, Israel."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Friend, Congress, Future, Israel, Opposition, Security, Terror, United)

"And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: People, Learning, Questions, Want)

"Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction."
- James Blunt
(Related: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

"When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: People, Hope, Want)

"I think I don't want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Hope, Drugs, Medicine, Nothing, Want)

"The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel."
- John Boehner
(Related: Peace, Destruction, Israel, Violence, Want)

"The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, People, Control, American, Want, Washington)

"I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes."
- John Boehner
(Related: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

"House Republicans want to pass a strong border security, illegal immigration bill. We want a bill. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Republicans, Security, Want)

"If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Tomorrow, Want)

"One of the things that wrong with pictures today, I think, is that so many of the people making them started out wanting to."
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Related: People, Today, Wrong)

"I just didn't want to admit that he was dead."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Want)

"But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Party, President, Stars, State, Want)

"The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Opportunity, Giving, Respect, Want)

"I think somewhere in the back of my mind I've always wanted to make a whole swing album."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Mind)

"For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Time, People, Walking)

"I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do."
- Andrew Bogut
(Related: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

"This is another major feature of thought: Thought doesn't know it is doing something and then it struggles against it is doing. It doesn't want to know that it is doing it."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Want)

"The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Perseverance, Obstacles, Overcoming, Spirit, Vote)

"If God wants to take my left arm, that's OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I'm a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident."
- Manute Bol
(Related: God, Accident, Kids, Play)

"I'd like to do things to make money to save myself but right now I can't do nothing. If they want to put me in jail, they can do that. It's kind of tough."
- Manute Bol
(Related: Money, Nothing, Now, Right, Want)

"So to that extent that was a very sharp reminder a few months out from the election that we weren't performing in the eyes of the public to the level that they wanted if they were going to re-elect us. So we went out and were much more upfront on issues."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Eyes, Months, Public)

"We thought about it, what we want to tell, and I didn't want to move it directly into the Nazi times. I thought it's much more interesting to see how BloodRayne became BloodRayne."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Thought, Want)

"So if you want to have a great video game-based movie you have to keep the mood of the game, use the normal character setup - but you have to flesh out the story and provide more background for the characters."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Character, Want)

"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."
- Richard Nelson Bolles
(Related: God, Nothing, Want)

"I get up in the morning, do my e-mail, I check my e-mails all day. I'll go online and I'll buy my books at Amazon.com, but I don't want to buy all of them because I want to go to Duttons and I want to buy books from another human being."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Being, Books, Day, Want)

"With the internet, things are so much more immediate. People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: People, Internet, Taste, Want)

"Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

"One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Artist, Song, Want, Will)

"When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Mother, Advice, Want)

"There is one thing I have never taught my body how to do and that is to figure out at 6 A.M. what it wants to eat at 6 P.M."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Body)

"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops."
- Simon Le Bon
(Related: Dance, Want)

"If I wanted to do wrong, I could not."
- Louis Bonaparte
(Related: Wrong)

"If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Peace, Nations, Want)

"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Want)

"I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Elections, Vote, Want)

"Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans, but they are staying and they are not going home."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Home, America, Americans, Jobs, Workers)

"The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that they could look at him and say, cry, and he'd cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Kids, Reason, Want)

"The only other things, and again these things are hearsay, is that he could be pretty rough on directors, because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part. And he did so."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Play, Pretty)

"I don't know what he meant by 'they're after me.' And then I said, 'You know, Bobby, I'm here for you. If you need any help, give me a call.' And then he did call me about a week later, and wanted to know if I had a good attorney."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Help)

"We're getting rewarded. We don't give up on the play and we show some character at the same time, but there is a long way for us to get to where we want to be."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Time, Character, Play, Want)

"We want to learn all the game and play the best way and take to our advantage."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Play, Want)

"This is definitely a playoff team. There's no question about that. It's just a matter of how much we want it."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Question, Want)

"I don't want to be a Major League coach."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Coach, Want)

"Having Zoe saved my life. It was my wake-up call. There were so many things I didn't want to pass on to her."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Life, Want)

"This is what you work for, putting all the other crap that you hear aside. Just being able to participate in a World Series is pretty much everything. But you do want to win!"
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Work, Being, Pretty, Want, World)

"Bottom line is, you have to pitch. You want timely hits."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Want)

"What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop."
- Bono
(Related: Age, Now, Song)

"As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both."
- Bono
(Related: Change, Chance, Fun, Want, World)

"I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don't believe I'm any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don't look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It's just an orientation."
- Chastity Bono
(Related: People, Needs)

"Cher wanted to be an entertainer more than I've seen anybody want to be an entertainer in my life."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Life, Want)

"Summer movies are spectacles; that's what you pay 10 dollars to see. You want to get teased by effects sometimes. I think that will never stop."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Movies, Summer, Want, Will)

"Lara Croft is such a strong individual, she's very driven, she doesn't need a man, she's speaks her own mind, and that she's in control of her own life. It's a lot of what women want and have."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Women, Life, Control, Man, Mind, Want)

"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
(Related: Actor, Fighting)

"A man must earnestly want."
- William Frederick Book
(Related: Man, Want)

"I would be happy at a piano bar, singing. I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be."
- Debby Boone
(Related: Home, Being, Singing, Want)

"So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Religion, Behavior, Consequences, Expectations, Rules, Want)

"There's something about me that makes a lot of people want to throw up."
- Pat Boone
(Related: People, Want)

"I've always wanted to stay involved with young people. I never bought into the idea that entertainers owe nothing to their audience except a good performance."
- Pat Boone
(Related: People, Idea, Performance, Nothing)

"We read advertisements... to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready - even eager - to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
"So when they come around and say they want to do our stuff in America, it's compliment really."
- Sean Booth
(Related: America, Compliment, Want)

"I don't particularly care how many records we sell any more because we've kind of bought all the equipment we want to buy."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Care, Want)

"But, my dear, I knew when I was a baby what I wanted to do, and I'll tell you, kiddo, if you don't do what your heart tells you, you'll never be real."
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Heart, Baby)

"I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak."
- David Boreanaz
(Related: Entertainment, Now, Right, Want, Will)

"I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a man who did the president's bidding to save my job. I have had some time to think about it since. I think I did the right thing."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Time, Job, Man, President, Right, Thinking, Want)

"I really wanted to do research. That has never changed."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Research)

"I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: People, Hope, Depression, Help, Want)

"In the 60s, if you wanted to be an actor, you couldn't do just one thing."
- Barry Bostwick
(Related: Actor)

"As a member of Congress, I believe it is the responsibility of those elected to represent the people at every level of government to ensure that our government works to ensure that every person who wants gainful employment has it."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Government, People, Congress, Responsibility)

"What we must try to be, of course, is ourselves and wholeheartedly. We must find out what we really are and what we really want."
- Nelson Boswell
(Related: Want)

"I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

"What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Marriage)

"The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: War, Conflict, Land, Oil, Respect, Want, Water)

"I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: History, Facts, Want)

"I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Order)

"It seemed to be inadmissible to give in on such a fundamental point. This would have meant that any one who would have wanted to be a terrorist could gain eventually their freedom thanks to another kidnapping."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Freedom, Gain)

"I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to respond and respect what I'm doing, so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the music in the way I see it - I don't mess around with the music."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Music, Dance, Respect, Want)

"With any project there's one or two things that you really want to do and that's going to crack it."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Project, Want)

"I have done so much: modeling, acting, singing, the calendar, the lingerie line, and there have been times where I have wanted to give up but I went for it."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Acting, Singing)

"Everyone has egos, and you want to come out on top. You have to pick yourself up and go at it again."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Want)

"You know, I do not know, I just want to date someone who makes me happy."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Want)

"It was good because it helped me get where I'm at today, but then people stereotype and say we don't want to use her because she's known as the 'Wonderbra girl'."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: People, Today, Want)

"Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Music, Food, Clothes, First, Want)

"To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach."
- Bobby Bowden
(Related: Coach, Want)

"All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Greatness, Want, Youth)

"Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write."
- David Bowie
(Related: Songs, Want)

"There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means."
- David Bowie
(Related: Want, Words)

"Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn't see a space in which we could get anything together."
- David Bowie
(Related: Time, Work, Now, Space, Years)

"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
(Related: Music, Time, Work, Painting)

"I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music."
- David Bowie
(Related: Music, Power)

"You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Trust, Duty, Want)

"My kids are free to do what ever they want. Because I only advise. I don't make them do anything."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Kids, Want)

"But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Patriotism, Want)

"Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They're really good at it. I think they're too good. Problem is, what they're doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won't accept it."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Culture, Kids, School)

"I hate love. Hate being in love. I never want it to happen to me again."
- Muriel Box
(Related: Love, Being, Hate, Want)

"We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Work, Chance, Democracy, Future, Want)

"When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Trust, People, Conviction, Deep, May, Want)

"You know, I wish the world well. I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy. I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive. Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them. What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?"
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Money, People, Home, Afghanistan, Democracy, First, Help, Iraq, Responsibility, Want, World)

"I'm living what I always wanted to do."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Living)

"I think every leading man wants to be a character actor, and every character actor wants to be a leading man."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Character, Actor, Leading, Man)

"Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

"Art doesn't alter things. It points things out, but it doesn't alter them. It can't, no matter what a painter wants to do."
- Arthur Boyd
(Related: Art)

"I only wanted to help my people."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: People, Help)

"It's great to want to be part of something, but it's a different thing completely to believe wholly in some type of movement, and to give everything for that something."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Want)

"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."
- Hal Boyle
(Related: People, Doubt, Want)

"I had such a great mom and I know that I'd never be that mom. I wouldn't want to bring a child into this world unless I could be."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Mom, Want, World)

"Everybody wants to solve everybody's problems."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Problems)

"I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: People, Ability, Awareness, Disability, Want)

"Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who wanted to have a party all the time. He was very serious about his work, but in between shots, he was fun and we would play games."
- Eddie Bracken
(Related: Time, Work, Fun, Games, Party, Play)

"If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Dreams, People, Myths, Want, Will)

"I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, Work, Hard work, Practice, Want)

"Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself against attack or want of conformity answer in full to our feelings regarding the tragic character."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Feelings, Idea, Character, Conformity, Order, Want)

"You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do. But what we want to bring to these works is energy, passion, freshness."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Energy, Passion, Shakespeare, Want)

"My heart goes out to many women that I've met across the country who barely make enough to make a living, and they want to have kids. That's very understandable, but what do you do with the kids?"
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Women, Heart, Country, Kids, Living, Want)

"I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Love, Being, Children, Feeling, Respect, Want)

"I said, I'm on this TV show and I love doing it, but I don't want to be known always as the silly "Scrubs" guy... So part of me was like, You know what? Life's short. Let's go for it."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Love, Life, Silly, Want)

"I didn't necessarily have a total idea when I was writing the movie of where everything was going. I just wanted to have really realistic dialogue and write like people I knew talked. I tried to keep it very real."
- Zach Braff
(Related: People, Idea, Writing)

"Actually when I gave out the script, I gave it with a CD of all the music I wanted to put in the movie, and again, we never thought we'd get all that music."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Music, Thought)

"In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn't understand why some pop star from London would want to be there."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: People, London, Sense, Struggle, Want)

"Most of the people that I went to school with - I went to secondary school - we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Labor, School)

"It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Opportunity, Help, Want)

"Iraq is a country that has been invaded. It's not a failing state that you want to help. It's a country that was functioning good or bad, with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Country, Help, Iraq, State, Want)

"I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Cinema, Film, Want, Will, Word)

"Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Actors, Language, Meaning, Want, Words)

"I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that."
- Michelle Branch
(Related: Love, Theater, Want)

"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Body, Eyes, Fish, Reality, Spirit, Want, Water)

"I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Work, Time, Opportunity, Comedy, Risk)

"Again, with two small children it's incredibly hard to commit yourself to anything because you're just getting interested in it and someone comes along and goes I want Thomas The Tank Engine on, and screams the place down until you put it on."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Children, Want)

"The reason I used a name was because I was a nurse at the time, and I didn't want my name in Timeout and people from working coming along and taking the piss."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Time, People, Name, Reason, Want)

"Over the years I attempted to make my style a bit more relaxed 'cause the initial style you couldn't watch for more than ten minutes without wanting to kill me."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Style, Years)

"Likewise, with solar, especially here in California, we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi. of southern California desert. Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: Want)

"It's of course understandable that people want to know about actors in their favourite series."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: People, Actors, Want)

"If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It's the ultimate hustle."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Blood, Want)

"And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Experience, Effect, Instinct, Light, Treatment)

"I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Being, Order)

"Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Company, Public, Want)

"To me, the psychology behind the character is critical. So I work very hard to get into the mind of the man that I'm going to be playing, because number one, I want to understand why he's doing what he's doing. It's essential, it's absolutely essential."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Work, Character, Man, Mind, Psychology, Want)

"I was a child when the March on Washington led by Martin Luther King occurred, and I wanted to hear what was going on. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to contribute in the best way I possibly could."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: March, Martin, Washington)

"But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I'd be working on. I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Sacrifice, Direction, Want, Will)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Government, America, Congress, Democracy, Laws, Want)

"I think Americans want to believe in this country again."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Americans, Country, Want)

"I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Hope, American, Answers, Want)

"I want people who believe in my message and where I am on issues to support me."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Support, Want)

"I want to rebuild America."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: America, Want)

"All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Talk, Want)

"There is only one thing I want. I would like to be seriously ill, and to hear nothing more about him for at least a week. Why doesn't something happen to me? Why do I have to go through all this? If only I had never set eyes on him!"
- Eva Braun
(Related: Eyes, Nothing, Want)

"Perhaps he wanted to be alone with Dr. G., who was here, but he should have let me know. At Hoffmann's I felt I was sitting on hot coals, expecting him to arrive every moment."
- Eva Braun
"I don't want my daughter to be educated. I think women should just be decorative."
- Richard Brautigan
(Related: Women, Daughter, Want)

"I'm a businesswoman who's serious about her money. I want an empire."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Money, Want)

"You don't want a whole bunch of yes people around you."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: People, Want)

"Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested."
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Related: Grandparents, Opinions, Want, Will)

"The comic page is dying; I didn't want to go with it."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Dying, Want)

"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
(Related: Health, God, People, Care, Defense, Tax)

"My home was 25 miles from the gulf, and I did not want to see it become a shorefront property."
- John Breaux
(Related: Home, Property, Want)

"Obviously if Gates turns out missing the first game because of this, that's disappointing for everyone in this locker room because he is big part of our team and we don't want to see that happen."
- Drew Brees
(Related: First, Want)

"I'm supposed to be the director of a television company, but I've only ever seen that company as a vehicle for making the kind of programmes we wanted to make, getting our ideas on the screen."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Ideas, Company, Television)

"I wish my deadly foe no worse Than want of friends, and empty purse."
- Nicholas Breton
(Related: Friends, Want)

"Oscar night is a ridiculous night where you go to these parties and you see everyone that you've ever wanted to work with and admire."
- Jordana Brewster
(Related: Work, Night)

"Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Independence, Want)

"Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Government)

"Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Whim)

"Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown."
- Fanny Brice
(Related: Funny, People, Being, Want)

"No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Careers, Famous, Songs)

"I'm a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job."
- Harry Bridges
(Related: Time, Job, Right)

"For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Dad, Father, Famous, Growing up, Job, Want)

"One of the things I want to do that's outside the realm of acting and the arts - although both have their place in this - is ending childhood hunger here in America."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Acting, America, Childhood, Ending, Hunger, Want)

"Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Clothes, Illusion, Light, Magic, Want)

"We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Example)

"As time went on, I got envious and wanted to do a lot of stunts myself."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Time)

"If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure."
- John Bright
(Related: Peace, War, Power, Argument, Will)

"Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Experience, People, Books, Pleasure, Reading, Want, Writers)

"I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Business, Children, Guest, Taxes, Will, Workers)

"The place was built on the premise that people want to gamble, and they may as well do it here. They look after their clientele, and, hell, they treat me like I'm one of their family."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Family, People, Hell, May, Want)

"Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product. The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones."
- David Brin
(Related: Universe)

"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: Successful, Being, Difference, Want, World)

"We want Google to be the third half of your brain."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: Want)

"We just want to have great people working for us."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: People, Want)

"Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Life, Time, Want)

"My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Childhood, May)

"I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Death, Draft, First, Years)

"And I can't think of a reason I'd ever use a pseudonym, as I wouldn't want to publish something that I didn't like enough to put my name on it."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Name, Reason, Want)

"Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: People, Famous, Hollywood, Want)

"Your bat is your life. It's your weapon. You don't want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Life, Battle, Want)

"Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office."
- David Broder
(Related: Office, Presidency, Years)

"I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff."
- Matthew Broderick
(Related: Money, Fame, Want)

"It bothers me that I won't live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Sister, Adoption, End, Saying, Years)

"Love is when you shed a tear and still want him, it's when he ignores you and you still love him, it's when he loves another girl but you still smile and say I'm happy for you, when all you really do is cry."
- Kimberly Lynn Brodsky
(Related: Love, Smile, Want)

"I wouldn't tell Jill how I felt. I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt. I must have seemed strong to her. I didn't want to bring her down."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Want)

"You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Love, People, Being, Public)

"I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me."
- Albert Brooks
(Related: Film, Want)

"I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot."
- Albert Brooks
(Related: Business, Want)

"FDR created today's 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Gain, Job, Majority, Nothing, Today)

"People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time."
- David Brooks
(Related: Time, People, Reality, Right, Want)

"This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate."
- David Brooks
(Related: Death, Causes, Hate, Horror, Negotiation, Reason, Want)

"I want to get within myself and write. I really, really want to write."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Want)

"I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Business, Love, Want)

"We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: People, Want)

"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Life, Death, Want, Will)

"If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: God)

"What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Want)

"I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Experience, Want, World)

"I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Imagination, Want)

"I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Magic, Want)

"Virginity is such a personal thing. You can't judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they'll love forever."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Women, Man, Virginity, Want)

"I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public."
- James Broughton
(Related: Art, Passion, Public)

"If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop."
- James Broughton
(Related: Act, Bitterness)

"What happens when the guy who runs the reactor gets out of bed wrong or decides, for some reason, that he wants to override his instruction sheet some afternoon?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Bed, Reason, Wrong)

"TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different, take a look at what you watch."
- Aaron Brown
(Related: News, Want)

"No one wants to hear the truth if it isn't what they want to hear."
- Aaron Brown
(Related: Truth, Want)

"I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Work, Sympathy, People, Nothing, Now, Play, Want)

"People want variety and something that is affordable."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: People, Variety, Want)