Wants Quotes

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Francis Chan
“The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.”
Francis Chan

Nick Hornby
“We all spend so much time not saying what we want, because we know we can't have it. And because it sounds ungracious, or ungrateful, or disloyal, or childish, or banal. Or because we're so desperate to pretend that things are OK, really, that confessing to ourselves they're not looks like a bad move. Go on, say what you want. ... Whatever it is, say it to yourself. The truth will set you free. Either that or it'll get you a punch in the nose. Surviving in whatever life you're living means lying, and lying corrodes the soul, so take a break from the lies for just one minute.”
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

Jodi Picoult
“What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

David Levithan
“It was so much easier when I didn't want anything. Not getting what you want can make you cruel.”
David Levithan, Every Day

Rob Liano
“If you don't know what you want, you'll never find it.
If you don't know what you deserve, you'll always settle for less.
You will wander aimlessly, uncomfortably numb in your comfort zone, wondering how life has ended up here.

Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine!”
Rob Liano

John Wesley
“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
John Wesley

Amy Poehler
“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.”
Amy Poehler

Nenia Campbell
“We hunger in earnest for that which we cannot consume.”
Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

Erich Fromm
“Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows 'what he wants,' while he actually wants what he is supposed to want. In order to accept this it is necessary to realize that to know what one really wants is not comparatively easy, as most people think, but one of the most difficult problems any human being has to solve. It is a task we frantically try to avoid by accepting ready-made goals as though they were our own.”
Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom

Jean Baudrillard
“The media represents world that is more real than reality that we can experience. People lose the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy. They also begin to engage with the fantasy without realizing what it really is. They seek happiness and fulfilment through the simulacra of reality, e.g. media and avoid the contact/interaction with the real world. (Note: This quote is fake and does not appear in Simulacra and Simulation. I tried to delete it, but the system doesn't allow that because this quote has "too many fans" lol.)”
Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Gillian Shields
“Well, if you can't have what you want, you could try to want what you have.”
Gillian Shields, DogFish

Alexandra Potter
“consider the implications. We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late”
Alexandra Potter, Be Careful What You Wish For

Claire Cook
“What do I want? What kind of question is that? I want what everybody wants. I want someone who has my back. I want someone's name to put in the space after "in an emergecy please call." I want someone who will drink the other half of the bottle of wine so I don't. And someone to make it worth sitting down at an actual table to eat. I want someone who's dying to get home after a long day because I'm going to be there.”
Claire Cook, Best Staged Plans

Linda Pastan
What We Want

What we want
is never simple.
We move among the things
we thought we wanted:
a face, a room, an open book
and these things bear our names --
now they want us.
But what we want appears
in dreams, wearing disguises.
We fall past,
holding out our arms
and in the morning
our arms ache.
We don't remember the dream,
but the dream remembers us.
It is there all day
as an animal is there
under the table,
as the stars are there.”
Linda Pastan, Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems, 1968-1998

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

Dolly Parton
“Wouldn't it be something if we could have things we love in abudance without their losing that special attraction the want of them held for us.”
Dolly Parton, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Needs are imposed by nature. Wants are sold by society.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Jodi Picoult
“But Katie knew it was a sin, had known from the moment she made the decision to lie with Adam. However, the transgression wasn't making love without the sanction of marriage. It was that for the first time in her life, Katie had put herself first. Put her own wants and needs above everything and everyone else.”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth

Fulton J. Sheen
“Man wants three things; life, knowledge, and love.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living

“Hope and faith goes hand-in-hand, because without hope there is no faith. The same goes with want and needs, without any wants, there no need to have a need”
Temitope Owosela

Shannon L. Alder
“Life has a way of taking you past your wants and hopes. Instead, it drops you in front of what you need.”
Shannon Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes, a person isn’t looking to increase their lifestyle, status or ego when they fall in love. Sometimes, they just want that special someone that is just like them. The one person that truly understands how they suffer because they have gone through it too. They want to wake up beside someone that knows their trials intimately. They want a teammate that doesn’t say they get it, but someone who knows it, lived it and survived it. They have been looking for that person their entire life because they feel alone and misunderstood. They are tired of people telling them not to care about other people, when that is not who God designed them to be. The depth of their soul can’t be reached by their partner standing at the top looking down. They want to come home to their “own kind”--the person that has run the same dark corridors they have traveled in their mind. They want to build a life with someone that would never break their heart, push them away or give up on them. They don’t want the person that has to win. They want the rescuer that has been to the fearful boundaries of their heart, but knows the way back to life. When they meet this person they will never forget them because they will come into their life with all the fire they possess and never leave their soul.”
Shannon L. Alder

Prem Jagyasi
“No matter how great a technical expert you are, you will never be able to create something useful until you know what people want.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Patrick H.T. Doyle
“There's never enough of the stuff you can't get enough of.”
Patrick H.T. Doyle

Robert Skidelsky
“Experience has taught us that material wants know no natural bounds, that they will expand without end unless we consciously restrain them. Capitalism rests precisely on this endless expansion of wants. That is why, for all its success, it remains so unloved. It has given us wealth beyond measure, but has taken away the chief benefit of wealth: the consciousness of having enough.”
Robert Skidelsky Edward Skidelsky, How Much Is Enough? Money and the Good Life

Will Advise
“People skills are useless with cats, because cats are immune to training, and do whatever they decide in any situation... And most importantly they aren’t human.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Jean Baudrillard
“The only weapon of power, its only strategy against this defection, is to reinject the real and the referential everywhere, to persuade us of the reality of the social, of the gravity of the economy and the finalities of production.”
Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Jack Lessenberry
“Sometimes it seems that everybody in the world is in favor of democracy, just as long as it gives them the result they want.”
Jack Lessenberry

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don’t become the person you wish to become; you become the person you choose to become. True leadership does not come true wishes; it comes by choices!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

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