There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
I don't know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.
It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.
It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don't want to emulate that.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
You want to have a critical success and you want people to go see it. It's disappointing if something's well reviewed and no one goes to see it.
I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble.
I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I'm happy to entertain people by being a star.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.
I wanted to be successful, not famous.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be.
I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that's young, happy and fun.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
Luckily, I was raised by people who'd already seen all the yuck stuff, which is why they originally didn't want me to act. I understood the difference between getting a part at a Hollywood party and getting a job.
I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.