Quotes with wants
When he tells you he wants to exchange ideas, what he really wants is to exchange fluids.
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.
God's Country and Mine (1954)
Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go - and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.
The poor man who takes property by force is called a thief, but the creditor who can by legislation make a debtor pay a dollar twice as large as he borrowed is lauded as the friend of a sound currency. The man who wants the people to destroy the Government is an anarchist, but the man who wants the Government to destroy the people is a patriot.
Principal Speech Against Unconditional Repeal (16 August 1893).
Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both. Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map.
You perceive the force of a word. He who wants to persuade should put his trust, not in the right argument, but in the right word.
Some Reminiscences (1912)
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
It is human nature to want to exchange ideas, and I believe that, at bottom, every artist wants no more than to tell the world what he has to say. I have sometimes heard painters say that they paint "for themselves": but I think they would soon have painted their fill if they lived on a desert island.
Innovation is the heart of every exceptional business. Innovation continually poses the question: What is standing in the way of my customer getting what he wants from my business?
The E-Myth Revisited
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
Eat, Pray, Love
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
We don't have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.
I always wanted to do music that influences and inspires each generation. Lets face it, who wants mortality?
Interview in Ebony (2007)
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Social Studies (1981)
Your market has a free choice, and only by supplying what the market wants, and not by your efforts to impose your merchandise, will you get your maximum share of the market’s potential.
The world wants a man who is educated all over; whose nerves are brought to their acutest sensibility; whose brain is cultured, keen, incisive, broad; whose hands are deft; whose eyes are alert, sensitive, microscopic; whose heart is tender, magnanimous, true.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.
In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose.
It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character.
The truly great writer does not want to write. He wants the world to be a place in which he can live the life of the imagination.
Henry Miller on Writing (1964)
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous toy.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pelé. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.
A state arises,as I conceive,out of the needs of mankind;no one is self-sufficing,but all of us have many wants
The public may think I'm weird. They may think I'm crazy or anything that anyone wants to think about me. That's all fine. As long as one of the things you're not thinking about me is that I'm a pedophile. Because that's not true.
Logic only gives man what he needs. Magic gives him what he wants.
Another Roadside Attraction (1971)
One reason why we find so few people who are rational and agreeable in conversation is that there is hardly anyone who does not think more about what he wants to say than about responding to what is said. The most clever and polite people are content with merely seeming attentive—and we can can perceive in their eyes and mind that they are wandering from what is said, and want to return to what they want to say; instead of considering that the worst way to persuade or please others is to try to please ourselves [this way], and that listening well and answering well are some of the greatest charms we can have in conversation.
Whoever was free at heart from all material servitude, whoever was decided to live without hoarding, every rich man who was willing to labor with his hands and loyally distribute all that he did not consume in order to constitute the common fund which St. Francis called the Lord's table, every poor man who was willing to work, free to resort, in the strict measure of his wants, to this table of the Lord, these were at that time true Franciscans. It was a social revolution.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.
Nobody really wants to spend life with someone who has no other choice, and children who have been raised by a mother who gave up her life for them almost always spend years on an analyst's couch learning to spit in her eye.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
There's a side of my personality that goes completely against the East Coast educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl in garages across America...there's a side that wants to wear the pink angora bikini!
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
As quoted in The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it bank the minute it begins to rain.
Who wants to be consistent? The dullard and the doctrinaire, the tedious people who carry out their principles to the bitter end of action, to the reductio ad absurdum of practice. Not I.
The Decay of Lying (1889)
We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.