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There must've been some part of me that wanted to make my mark. But there was never a defining moment.
I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.
Francis Ford Coppola
My parents pretty much realized that I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.
I wanted to be able to talk with people who have trade jobs and make records with them. I want to do more records with carpenters, electricians, people who specialize in even more bizarre trades that are off the beaten path.
I wanted to be a cartoonist when I was young.
I never wanted to be a model. My modelling career was nothing but a stepping stone to my acting career and that's all I ever saw it as. A pointless rock in the river that has to be stepped on in order to get to the meaningful oasis of acting.
I started rapping because I wanted people to hear what I have to say, I want as many people to hear me as possible, and I do everything in my power to make that pop.
I was definitely different from the other kids... I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.
All I ever wanted to do was play competitive golf against the best players in the world.
My mother has never approved of high heels. As a result, I have never been able to walk in high heels - and they were all I ever wanted. So of course, my daughter has two pairs.
I wanted to play saxophone, but all I could get were a few squeaks.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
A woman is more than the sum of her parts. So I had an opportunity to present some work at the White House. I chose not just to talk about the sky, the planet, love or heartache. I wanted to actually be there, to place a mark on that moment.
I was a chameleon, the woman men wanted me to be.
I've always wanted to be a fighter pilot. But I don't want to kill people. I'd hate to.
Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
When I read Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros as a freshman at Rutgers, it all clicked - that writing was all I wanted to do. It became my calling.
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to excel in everything.
Whether I played marbles, whether I played football or slam anything else, I wanted to excel.
We wanted it more live and raw. We didn't want a studio sound.
I did 'Narnia' because it was a good opportunity and all that, but really? I wanted to play Mr. Tumnus because he's my favourite children's character. That was awesome.
I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them - the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.
I think I was always looking for that perfect woman, who obviously doesn't exist. I wanted to be married. I wanted more kids. I'm a family man, at heart.
I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.
I didn't want to become a professor or get tenure or teach or anything. All I wanted to do was get a degree because Louis Leakey said I needed one, which was right, and once I succeeded I could get back to the field.
I always wanted to be a singer, but none of my friends thought I could sing.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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