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John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
I never thought about being a writer as I grew up. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be. An outfielder was something to be. Most of what I know about style I learned from Roberto Clemente.
My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible.
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists... I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now.
I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong - to belong to my mother. And in return - I wanted my mother to belong to me.
I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way, he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton.
The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke.
W. Averell Harriman
They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.
Robert A. Heinlein
My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
My boyfriend and I broke up. He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
I hated singing. I wanted to be an actress. But I don't think I'd have made it any other way.
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college... I did other things.
I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty... in every form.
All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.
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