„Sometimes we know who we want to be and what we want to do long… long before we know how to get there.“
— Patti Callahan Henry American writer
Source: Between The Tides
„We may not get what we want, when we want. But with a bit of perseverance and a lot of patience, we can get what we need.“
— Sarah Strohmeyer American writer 1950
Source: Sweet Love
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
A Higher Place
Lyrics, Wildflowers (1994)
Source: Lady Sings the Blues (1956), Ch. 20.
„The fact is that we don't want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know.“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Source: No Way Out (2002), Ch. 7: What Kind Of Human Being Do You Want?
Context: The fact is that we don't want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know. All these therapies, all these techniques, religious or otherwise, are only perpetuating the agony of man.
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, July, 2016 Republican National Convention (21 July 2016)
— John Piper American writer 1946
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
admonition to dozens of children aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt before reading from her first children's book, "The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog" www.dailypress.com (September 15, 2006)
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
„What did we want? We want the world smaller and bigger and just the same but advancing. We don’t know what we want.“
— Dave Eggers memoirist, novelist, short story writer, editor, publisher 1970
You Shall Know Our Velocity! (2002)
„What we really want to do is to be left alone. We don't want Negroes around. We don't need Negroes around. We're not asking— you know, we don't want to have them, you know, for our culture. We simply want our own country and our own society. That's in no way exploitive at all. We want our own society, our own nation….“
— David Duke American White nationalist, white supremacist, writer, right-wing politician, and a former Republican Louisiana State R… 1950
Interview with Evelyn Rich (March 1985)
— Alain French philosopher 1868 - 1951
On prouve tout ce qu'on veut, et la vraie difficulté est de savoir ce qu'on veut prouver.
Système des Beaux-Arts (1920), as quoted in The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less) by John M. Shanahan, p. 34
Variant translation: We prove anything we want to prove, and the real difficulty is to know what we want to prove.
„We all want a simple song. We all want to get along. We all want to just belong. We all want to know right from wrong. We all want to love and be loved strong.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
The Poets And The Prophet (2006)
„People are always asking for the latest developments in the unification of this theory with that theory, and they don't give us a chance to tell them anything about what we know pretty well. They always want to know the things we don't know.“
Source: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), p. 3
„America, I know the road will be long, but I know we can get there. Yes, we will stumble, but I know we’ll get back up. That’s how a movement happens. That’s how history bends. That's how when somebody is faint of heart, somebody else brings them along and says, come on, we’re marching.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2013, "Let Freedom Ring" Ceremony (August 2013)
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980