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Abebe Bikila Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Abebe Bikila.

I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia
has always won with determination and heroism.
- Abebe Bikila

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

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

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."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

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

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

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

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

Some people wanted champagne and caviar
when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me,
and it has to be right.
- Oscar de la Renta

I have only one loyalty - to my writing.
I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
- Joe Eszterhas

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic.
I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen
and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.
- Annie Leibovitz

I was as impatient about finding my dream man as I
was about everything else I wanted.
- Loretta Young

Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor.
- Sebastian Bach

The second is the structure and source of cults.
They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore
the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
- Katherine Dunn

I always wanted to make sure my parents didn't have
to work again for the rest of their lives.
- Deion Sanders

I didn't really seek attention.
I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do
something large with her life,
so I can relate to that.
- Edie Falco

I was in two episodes playing Christopher Reeve's character's emissary.
They wanted to have my character announce Dr Swan's death,
which I thought was exploitative.
- Margot Kidder

I just thought that I had had my fill for a while and wanted to have a family.
My husband was moving to Chicago for his job.
And so I went along.
And it was a great thing that I did.
- Lauren Holly

I think Charles Manson was a hair's breath away from just being a terrorist.
He wanted to start a war, too.
- Patty Hearst

We finally sat down and asked ourselves how much of
our lives we wanted to give everybody.
We had just given a little too much,
and it started to become a burden.
- Brian Austin Green

My whole life, I always wanted to be an actor.
- Keith David

We stole a box of honey jars one time and went out
in the woods and took care of the whole box.
I don't think I touched honey again for 20 years.
I never wanted to see honey again.
- Quincy Jones

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the
video as we did the song.
- Adam Jones

I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians
and pop musicians wanted to be actors.
- Gary Kemp

But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the
business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
- Jodie Foster

I always wanted my music to influence the life you
were living emotionally -
with your family,
your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point,
with your children.
- Bruce Springsteen

I wanted all my visits to be official.
When I sent the pass back with a note,
I had no idea it would antagonize the president.
I found out years later that it did.
- Louis Freeh

I really wanted to work hard on my lyrics.
- Brody Armstrong

I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You,
and I just wanted to put my take on them.
- Barry White

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

I stayed in New York City for the first time,
I'd always wanted to do that.
- Amy Sedaris

I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
- Wally Lamb

I never wanted to see another quiz show.
- Charles Van Doren

When I was younger I was trying to do what I wanted to do,
not what the game wanted me to do.
- Thierry Henry

We knew we wanted to put a lot of melody into it -
a lot more than what we did on our first album.
- John Otto

When I was three, I wanted to be four.
When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister.
- Jeffrey Archer


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