Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

One day you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.

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The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;

Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.

I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself.

And there was one other moment when I was close to that. But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous.

The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.

I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.

Pooh? he whispered. Yes, Piglet? Nothing, said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. I just wanted to be sure of you.

I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.

You look at the greatest villains in human history, the fascists, the autocrats, they all wanted people to kneel before them because they don't love themselves enough.

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.

You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.

Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook.

At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best.

I knew I had to make a sacrifice to do what I've always wanted to do.

I decided I was sick of trying to figure out what everybody else wanted, and I should just decide what I want, and be honest, and not spend all my time guessing.

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.

Adam was but human—this explains it all.

He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.

I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake.

What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted.

Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -- they have no holidays.

What is wanted

I really don't like talking about money.

All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.

But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?

You kept quiet... When these victims wanted your help to survive, you kept quiet.

I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.

I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers.

It was a tremendous struggle. But I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt.

My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar.

I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

For years now, I've wanted to fall asleep.

The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.

I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.

I just always considered myself to be different and able to explore whatever I wanted.

I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk.

I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.

I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.

Every failure made me more confident.

Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could.

I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.