Quotes About Wanting

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

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

“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

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

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

Leigh Bardugo
“I didn't think he was in love with me and I had no idea what I felt for him, but he wanted me, and maybe that was enough.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

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

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

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

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

Mehek Bassi
“If only you would realize some day, how much have you hurt me,
If only your heart ever, craves for me or my presence…
If only you feel that love again someday for me,
If only you are affected someday by my absence…
Only you can end all my suffering and this unbearable pain,
If only you would know what you could never procure…
If only you go through the memories of past once again,
Since the day you left my heart has bled, no one has its cure…
If only you would bring that love, those showers and that rain…
If only you would come back and see what damage you create,
I’ve been waiting for your return since forever more…
If only you would see the woman that you have made,
You said we cannot sail through, how were you so sure?
If only you can feel the old things that can never fade,
You may have moved on, but a piece of my heart is still with you…
I know how I’ve come so far alone; I know how I’m able to wade,
People say that I’m insane and you won’t ever come back again…
Maybe you would have never made your separate way,
Maybe you would have stayed with me and proved everyone wrong…
If only you would know the pain of dying every day,
If only you would feel the burden of smiling and being strong…”
Mehek Bassi, Chained: Can you escape fate?

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.

Patrick Rothfuss
“She was a wicked thing sometimes. All full of want. As if the shape of the world depended on her mood. As if she were important.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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

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

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

John C. Parkin
“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

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
“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

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

Steve Maraboli
“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

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

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

“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

“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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