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My parents pretty much realized that I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.
I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
Using pseudonyms was such a part of the early feminist movement. We didn't want to have this star system. We wanted attention on the ideas, not the persona of the writer.
I got blessed from my mom. She's the personality; she's the one who smiled, so I took on part of her, and who also wanted to help and save the world. Then I took on part of my dad, who is tough.
I was a chameleon, the woman men wanted me to be.
I think when I was younger I wasn't really sure if I wanted to act, so I played around with a few different ideas. I wasn't sure whether I might want to write or whether I might want to do something in fashion.
Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last.
Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
I always wanted that house where everybody wants to go, full of energy, dogs, music, fun.
I always wanted to be Robin Hood or John the Baptist when I was growing up.
I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I've been doing that from a very young age.
I wanted to go to acting school, and I did a few modeling jobs to pay for acting school. I never aspired to be a model. I met lots of photographers, and I learned a lot about light - as a source of love and illumination, light as a gift of love. On film, that's a massive contribution.
I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
When I used to watch comedians with my dad, he laid it all out for me. He wanted to be a comedian himself, and he was so funny. We'd watch stand-up on TV, and he'd tell me the subtext of what they were saying.
I've always wanted to shoot a good percentage for my team, because I'm the point guard, and I can take fewer shots, still score more, so that I can get my teammates feeling good about themselves. That was always my feeling - that if I shoot a high percentage, I don't have to shoot a ton.
I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
Beauty opened all the doors; it got me things I didn't even know I wanted, and things I certainly didn't deserve.
There must've been some part of me that wanted to make my mark. But there was never a defining moment.
The most interesting letters I received about 'The Name of the Rose' were from people in the Midwest that maybe didn't understand exactly, but wanted to understand more and who were excited by this picture of a world which was not their own.
I wanted to be the best street fighter in Houston, Texas. And I thought if I got a trophy or two, I'd go back home, and everyone would be afraid of me. I had one fight in '67, the first one. In '68 of October, I was an Olympic gold-medalist, a dream come true, with a total of 25 boxing matches.
I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.
I never wanted to be a scientist per se. I wanted to be a naturalist.
Don't you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.
I always wanted to be a snake. Every time I saw a snake on TV. I'd always say 'Why not me?'
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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