Quotes About Want

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Neil Gaiman
“I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

James Dashner
“i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone”
James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

Sara Gruen
“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.

I want.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Andy Warhol
“As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.”
Andy Warhol

Lionel Shriver
“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it.”
Lionel Shriver, Checker and the Derailleurs

Chuck Palahniuk
“Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Dan Millman
“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever.”
Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Donna Tartt
“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Lisa Kleypas
“The question, love, is whether you want me enough to take the risk.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Cassandra Clare
“You're my sister," he said finally. "My sister, my blood, my family. I should want to protect you"—he laughed soundlessly without any humor—"to protect you from the sort of boys who want to do with you exactly what I want to do."

Clary's breath caught. "You said you just wanted to be my brother from now on."

"I lied," he said. "Demons lie, Clary. You know, there are some kinds of wounds you can get when you're a Shadowhunter—internal injuries from demon poison. You don't even know what's wrong with you, but you're bleeding to death slowly inside. That's what it's like, just being your brother."

"But Aline—"

"I had to try. And I did." His voice was lifeless. "But God knows, I don't want anyone but you. I don't even want to want anyone but you." He reached out, trailed his fingers lightly through her hair, fingertips brushing her cheek. "Now at least I know why."

Clary's voice had sunk to a whisper. "I don't want anyone but you, either.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“If you have the woman you love, what more do you need? Well, besides an alibi for the time of her husband’s murder.
”
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Jeaniene Frost
“I’ve wanted you from the moment we met, and if you think sitting next to me in your bra doesn’t overwhelm me with desire, you’re very wrong. I just don’t force myself where I’m not invited. (Bones)”
Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

Tahereh Mafi
“Lift your hips for me, love.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Rachel Vincent
“I want you. I want you so badly I can’t stand it. When you left, it felt like the world got darker. Like I couldn’t truly see anything. Couldn’t feel anything.”
Rachel Vincent, Alpha

Brandon Sanderson
“Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Stacey Jay
“I love you. I want to do everything with you. I want to marry you and have kids with you and get old with you. And then I want to die the day before you do, so I never have to live without you.”
Stacey Jay, Juliet Immortal

Gail McHugh
“When you want something this badly, you don't just give up. You fight and fight until you absolutely can't fight anymore.”
Gail McHugh, Collide

Margaret Atwood
“I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Richard Paul Evans
“I've come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are.”
Richard Paul Evans, The Gift

Lisa Kleypas
“You deserve someone better than me. Someone young and idealistic…someone who can experience things for the first time along with you. I'm not always kind, and I have more faults than I'd care to name. All I can promise is that I'll want you until my last breath.”
Lisa Kleypas, Because You're Mine

John Green
“I just want you to be happy. If that’s with me or with someone else or with nobody. I just want you to be happy.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Judy Garland
“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
Judy Garland

Judith McNaught
“It was a kingdom of dreams — a place where things would be just the way I wanted them to be.”
Judith McNaught, A Kingdom of Dreams

Anne Carson
“To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope.”
Anne Carson

Deb Caletti
“You can want one thing and have a secret wish for its opposite.”
Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

Stanley Kubrick
“I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want.”
Stanley Kubrick

Jamie McGuire
“You’re everything I’ve ever wanted, Pigeon.”
“Just remember that when I take all of your money in the next poker game,” I said, pulling off my shirt.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.”
Eric Hoffer

Cora Carmack
“He was still a mystery to me. And God, did I want to play Nancy Drew.”
Cora Carmack, Losing It

Donna Woolfolk Cross
“There was always a way, when one knew what one wanted.”
Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan

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