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Quotes About Wanting

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

Derek Landy
“It's not that I want you to go, it's just that I don't want you to stay." - China Sorrows -”
Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

Jamie Ford
“I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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

Jack Canfield
“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
Jack Canfield

Wendy Higgins
“He opened his eyes to reveal the storm within him. "My every instinct is telling me to have my way with you." He was dead serious and my cheeks heated. Fire shone in his eyes and I broke eye contact, burying my face into his cotton-covered chest. "But not nearly as difficult as going all this time without you," he said.”
Wendy Higgins, Sweet Peril

Cassandra Clare
“But all these were things he could not want, because they were things he could not have, and wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

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

Augusten Burroughs
“Are you one of those people who says on a first date, 'I'm really not in a hurry to meet somebody, I figure if it happens, it happens'? Because those are the most desperate people of all. I'm just saying this so that if you are this person, you aren't hiding it from anybody.

There is no shame in being hungry for another person. There is no shame in wanting very much to share your life with somebody.”
Augusten Burroughs, This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

Richelle E. Goodrich
“All I ever wanted from you was to know that I was wanted by you.  That would have changed everything.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“If I lay here
If I just lay here
would you lie with me and just forget the world?”
Snow Patrol

“It's always times like these when I think of you and I wonder if you ever think of me.”
Vanessa Carlton

Heather O'Neill
“Suddenly I realized that I wanted everything to be as it was when I was younger. When you're young enough, you don't know that you live in a cheap lousy apartment. A cracked chair is nothing other than a chair. A dandelion growing out of a crack in the sidewalk outside your front door is a garden. You could believe that a song your parent was singing in the evening was the most tragic opera in the world. It never occurs to you when you are very young to need something other than what your parents have to offer you.”
Heather O'Neill, Lullabies for Little Criminals

Maggie Stiefvater
“It wasn't the sort of kiss I'd had with him before, hungry, wanting, desperate. It wasn't the sort of kiss I'd had with anyone before. This kiss was so soft that it was like a memory of a kiss, so careful on my lips that it was like someone running his fingers along them.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

Toba Beta
“There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“The problem for a lot of people is that they don't really know what they want. They have vague desire: to 'do something creative' or to earn more money or 'to be free', but they can't really pin down what it is precisely that they want.
So they drift from one thing to another, enjoying some moments and hating others, but never really finding fulfillment or success. (..)
This is why it's hard to lead a successful life (whatever that means to you) when you don't know what you want.”
John C. Parkin, F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way

Michelle Hodkin
“You think it can't get worse than wanting someone and not having them, but it can. You can want someone, have them, and want them more. Still. Always. You can never get enough.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Leigh Bardugo
“The problem with wanting is that it makes us weak.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Toba Beta
“Youngsters want to change world. Elders want to enjoy their works.
The entrepreneur sells anything needed by both to win their desires.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Janet Fitch
“It was her first book, an indigo cover with a silver moonflower, an art nouveau flower, I traced my finger along the silver line like smoke, whiplash curves. ... I touched the pages her hands touched, I pressed them to my lips, the soft thick old paper, yellow now, fragile as skin. I stuck my nose between the bindings and smelled all the readings she had given, the smell of unfiltered cigarettes and the espresso machine, beaches and incense and whispered words in the night. I could hear her voice rising from the pages. The cover curled outward like sails.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Lisa Mangum
“Maybe it was because I didn't want to look at my life and see what is missing. Once you identify what you lack, then it's all you see anymore. Wanting something I couldn't have would only lead to unhappiness, so I tried to be content with what I had.”
Lisa Mangum, The Forgotten Locket

Everything is easier said than done. Wanting something is easy. Saying something is easy. The
“Everything is easier said than done. Wanting something is easy. Saying something is easy. The challenge and the reward are in the doing.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Santosh Kalwar
“Everybody will get their wants, when they heartily want.”
Santosh Kalwar

Steve Maraboli
“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions. In essence, you don't get what you WANT, you get what you ARE.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“And i can't get you out of my head,
how in the world will i begin
to let you walk right out my life
and blow my heart away?”
Toni Braxton

Alberto Caeiro
“To love is to think.
And I almost forget to feel only from thinking about her.
I don’t know what I want at all, even from her, and I don’t think about anything but her.
I have a great animated distraction.
When I want to meet her,
I almost feel like not meeting her,
So I don’t have to leave her afterwards.
And I prefer thinking about her, because it’s like I’m afraid of her.
I don’t know what I want at all, and I don’t want to know what I want. All I want to do is think about her.
I’m asking nothing of nobody, not even her, except to think.”
Alberto Caeiro, O Pastor Amoroso

“who did I think we were.
who did I think
I could make you.

this is the oldest mistake,
to confuse wanting
with magic. silence is the undoing
of every spell, and we are experts
in the unsaid. even now, I forget
to put us in past tense. as if
the air in this city were the same.
as if love is anything like its speaking.”
Marty McConnell Emily Kagan Trenchard

Janet Fitch
“I emitted some civetlike female stink, a distinct perfume of sexual wanting, that he had followed to find me here in the dark.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Janet Fitch
“Rena noticed me watching it pass. 'You think they don't got problem?' Rena said. 'Everybody got problem. You got me, they got insurance, house payment, Preparation H.' She smiled, baring the part between her two upper teeth. 'We are the free birds. They want to be us.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Janet Fitch
“He just wanted to stand close to her, touch her hair that was white as glacier milk...”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

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