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Wilbur Mills Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wilbur Mills.

What I wanted to do was see if we couldn't balance the budget.
- Wilbur Mills

President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at
a question and the question would disappear.
- Wilbur Mills

We wanted to be certain they didn't have a bigger deficit,
and Kennedy agreed with me.
- Wilbur Mills

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How many movies do you see when you can say this director
really knew what film he wanted to make? I can count
them on the fingers of one hand.
- Gary Oldman

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom.
I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien,
and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids,
and that was Wizards.
- Ralph Bakshi

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure
what I wanted to do next.
So many things were changing in music and in culture,
so it seemed like a good time to step back.
- Beck

Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide
where I wanted to go with the songs,
how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright,
and all that detail on my own.
- Utada Hikaru

I wanted to learn a few foreign languages,
and therefore I had to go abroad.
- Ella Maillart

I always wanted to go into acting.
- Rupert Grint

I wanted to cut down on the profanity,
because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.
- Chris Tucker

I remember thinking during those times that I wanted
to write in a way where there are no rules.
- Alanis Morissette

I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut,
preferably at the same time.
- David Byrne

I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs
in my family and in my neighborhood -
and because of this stupid accident,
I lost my opportunity.
- Olivier Martinez

Clearly it is better that, when someone is wanted by
the international police,
and this person travels, and a country knows about it,
that country reports the fact.
- Ricardo Lagos

After graduating in engineering I went to the University
of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for
allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies.
I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record.
That was an achievement.
- Brian May

I wanted to capture the excitement of house music,
almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do
that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative.
- Irvine Welsh

I knew from the time I could walk that I wanted to be an actor.
- Joely Fisher

I couldn't find a group that wanted to do what I wanted to do.
No one was really up for it.
- Tom Jenkinson

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim.
What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.
- Arlene Dahl

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do
a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album.
Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
- Alan Jackson

Well, I didn't really have a plan.
I just wanted a hit.
- Wanda Jackson

When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.
No one thought this was a good idea.
- Constance Baker Motley

I found my niche as a character actor,
and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I want to be what I've always wanted to be:
dominant.
- Tiger Woods

Then I thought I was going to be a photographer.
I tried a hand at darkroom technician.
I played in a band.
It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write.
- Guy Johnson

I wanted above all else not to be like my mum.
- Julie Walters

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

I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer,
but was told I could sing.
And things snowballed.
- Patti Page

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin.
Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
- Lena Horne

I always wanted to be a pilot.
- Bo Jackson

I always wanted to teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I have always wanted my colours to sing.
- Paul Delvaux

One person I've always wanted to work with who would
be an amazing guest star would be James Earl Jones.
- Nancy McKeon

I was just living my life, and that's what I wanted to do.
- Fred Korematsu

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream,
somehow off-beat.
Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar
to the world's population -
even to a lot of Americans.
- Ang Lee

Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with
Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke.
- W. Averell Harriman

We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest
bands around at that time.
We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!
- Geezer Butler

But what really excited me was the idea that humans
had a tremendous pre-history that went back millions of years.
I wanted to go to Africa to find some of these creatures.
- Donald Johanson

Even though I wanted to experience all these things I was interested in,
I couldn't get them.
So I had to think critically and culturally about what was available.
- Chuck Klosterman


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