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It's okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.
I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
It would be difficult to have any unfulfilled ambitions because I don't have any ambitions. I've never been that kind of performer.
That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
If, however, economic ambitions are good servants, they are bad masters.
E. F. Schumacher
Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.
I have no ambitions beyond being comfortable in what I do for a living - and earning a living.
I'd rather be thought as an international actress rather than a French one. Because I don't know what's coming up for me, my ambition is not to be typecast. So I'm working on my English accent, as well as my American one. I don't want to be like 'Okay, I'm French, and I want to succeed in Hollywood!'
From the very beginning, I had an ambition for 'The Luminaries': a direction - but not a real idea.
My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
When I first met my husband, he had a very good job - company car, pension plan, grudging respect from his staff - the lot. I, on the other hand, was badly paid and devoid of ambition. Then I had a couple of books published and confounded all expectations by starting to earn more than he did.
In the Hillary Clinton model, the wife chooses to support the straying husband while wearing a distressed and presumably pained expression in public. She stays in the marriage as a way to serve both her personal ambition as well as their shared ambition to achieve ever-greater positions of power and influence.
I have an ambition to write a great book, but that's really a competition with myself. I've noticed that a lot of young writers, people in all media, want to be famous but they don't really want to do anything. I can't think of anything less worth striving for than fame.
Personal ambition is 'I want to be CEO.' Greater vision ambition is, 'I want to lead this company so that people want to work here.'
I think there are lots of ways to exercise ambition and accomplish things using leadership without going into elected politics. So, categorically, I have no intention of going into elected politics. None.
I'm all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself. But leadership isn't the same as cheerleading. Believing in something is a necessary but absolutely insufficient condition for making it come true.
Service is a deceptively profound way to prove not only what you can do for the world, but what you can tell the world to expect from you and your ambitions.
I've never looked ahead very much in my life. I've never had any grand plan from the outset. I had no burning ambition to do what I do.
Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.
My ambition was to be a record producer, and I had started doing that in the late '60s with my work with the MC5 and my friend Livingston Taylor.
When I started out, everyone seemed to be adopting these names... Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious. I wasn't really Rotten or Vicious or Nasty, so I wanted something a bit more funny - yet something that seemed real rock 'n' roll... something that acknowledged my ambition.
I have lots of ambitions. I'd love to do theatre. I'd like to be in 'Tea With Mussolini 2;' I'd like to touch Meryl Streep - which would involve being with her in some exotic location. I have lots of fantastical dreams.
I don't plan in terms of career ambitions. The only career ambition I have is to work with people who are going to bring you up and elevate your performance. They'll let you know things that you didn't know already and bring you places that you might not have gotten to otherwise.
I have no political ambitions for myself or my children.
Joseph P. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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