„Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don't want their kids… but when you look more closely, you realize that they're doing those kids a favor. They're just trying to give them a better life.“
— Jodi Picoult, buch Handle With Care
Quelle: Handle with Care
„If you want a lover I'll do anything you ask.
If you want a different kind of love I'll wear a mask.
If you want to strike me down in anger here I stand.
If you want a partner in life take my hand.
I'm your man.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
„I want you too much. I want you with me, in my life, in my bed. If i can have that, nothing else matters.“
— Sylvia Day American writer 1973
Quelle: Reflected in You
„Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
A comment he made in persuading John Sculley to become Apple's CEO, as quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple: A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future (1987) by John Sculley and John A. Byrne
„The heart wants what it wants, Dolp. You don't plan on making your life complicated, it just happens, and you don"t do it on purpose, and you don't do it to hurt people who love you. It just turns out that way sometimes.“
— Laurell K. Hamilton, buch Narcissus in Chains
Quelle: Narcissus in Chains
„You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.“
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
Secrets of Closing the Sale (1984)
Variante: You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
„And I also say Pooh for sweetness and light,
And if you want to get the most out of life, why the thing to do is to be a gossiper by day and gossipee by night.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938), I Have It On Good Authority
„Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Playboy interview (1996)
Kontext: If NASA's budgeters could be convinced that there are riches on Mars, we would explode overnight to stand on the rim of the Martian abyss. We need space for reasons we have not as yet discovered, and I don't mean Tupperware. … NASA feels it has to justify everything it does in practical terms.
And Tupperware was one of the many practical products that came out of space travel. NASA feels it has got to flimflam you to get you to spend money on space. That's B. S. We don't need that. Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.
„I don’t want to escape via intellectual ruses – I want affirmations via passionate embraces & you can’t have life unless you live it.“
— Marsden Hartley American artist 1877 - 1943
letter to Adelaide Kuntz, November 6, 1935; as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott, Abbeville Publishers, Cross River Press, 1988, New York p. 169
1931 - 1943
„If you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more.“
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Variante: Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward.
Quelle: Tuesdays with Morrie
— Tommy Newberry American writer
Quelle: Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life
„When you are used to the kind of life -of never getting anything you want- you stop knowing what it is you want.“
— Haruki Murakami, buch Mister Aufziehvogel
Quelle: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
„I don't think we have a future. I know we do. I want to marry you and have kids and be a stay-at-home writer dad while you take Boston journalism by storm. I want to wake up beside you every day for the rest of my life.“
— Shannon Stacey american writer 1972
Quelle: Exclusively Yours
„I want to be free Michael, just for once in my whole life I want to be free"
"You are free. You just don't know it yet“
— Francine Rivers American writer 1947
Quelle: Redeeming Love
„I don't want to do anything to change my face, I like the fact that I'm 41, that I've been through everything I've been through. And I like my lines, but at the same time you want to look the best version of yourself as you age. You want to age gracefully. And I think it's beautiful to get older, and to embrace the life that you've lived, but I also think part of that is wanting to look after your skin a little bit more, and just be a little more proactive.“
— Gwyneth Paltrow American actress, singer, and food writer 1972
In an interview to the website PopSugar. http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Gwyneth-Paltrow-Restorsea-Interview-34384830#opening-slide (March 28, 2014)
„Nobody has to go hungry today. There is plenty of work for a man who wants to work. A kid can make plenty of dough for himself doing almost anything. I was hungry. I had to fight my way along. Freights and the like, fight, fight all the time. The life was tough, but it hardened you.“
— Jack Dempsey American boxer 1895 - 1983
Jack speaking to The Ring Magazine (May 1956)
„I want to be ripped apart by music. I want it to be something that feeds and replenishes, or that totally sucks the life out of you. I want to be dashed against the rocks.“
— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997