25 Quotes About Wannabes

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Feeling like we are not good enough or we desire to be something else can lead to those that copy and pretend to be someone they are not. These quotes about wannabes capture the mentalities of these individuals.

“Bad as I wanna be. She aint bad, she a sad little wannabe.”

“I am smiling a big adopted-orphan smile as I write this … I still love scribbling the word – WRITER – any time on a form, questionnaire, document asks for my occupation.”

“I can be anything you want but definitely not a wannabe.”

“I could be accused of being a wannabe tribesman, of wanting to be a tribal dude, but that is not how I see it. I see it as me doing what they wanted me to do, showing them respect and hanging out with them.”

“I got my first job as a card-carrying actor in New York in 1967. Before that, I was a very desperate wannabe.”

“I liked to think I had written ‘scripts’ when I was in high school, but looking back at them, they were about thirty pages of wannabe-Mamet dialogue with a staple through them.”

“I write arrangements. Im sort of a wannabe composer.”

“If there is a single factor which separates the best photographers from the wannabes it is the quantity of images which they produce. They seem to be forever shooting.”

“If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.”

“If you’re going to be a wannabe, make sure you ‘wannabe’ something great. The most shocking thing about wannabes, is they largely want to be something irrelevant, vein, or just plain petty.”

“I’m a schizophrenic mix of wannabe glamourpuss and absolute slob, and my style is very much magistrate-meets-barmaid.”

“I’m sure that you psychotic necro-wannabes with delusions of godhood are all about sharing with your fellow maniacs.”

“Imagine the first Burmese”giraffe woman”; she was probably a local icon in her village in the way she put the rings around her neck to sell her craft.”

“People don’t always do what they say they’re going to do.”

“People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.”

“Real entrepreneurs do what they say they’re going to do, wannabes ask about it and have tons and tons of coffee meetings.”

“School boards are, for the most part ,made up of political wannabes who see a board seat as a stepping stone for political office, or well-meaning parents who represent an ethnic group or geography, or have some other narrow interests.”

“The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.”

“The field (of filmmaking) is suddenly sexy, … so it’s deluged with these wannabes who say ‘I don’t want to be a secret agent, I’ll be a filmmaker.’ I think a lot of people are really kind of naive.”

“The Never Trumpers, many of them are establishment types or – and very important here – wannabe establishment types.”

“There are a lot of wannabe men in Hollywood. But when you have that Hollywood mentality, there aren’t a lot of real, grounded people.”

“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.”

“This is the other secret that real artists know and wannabe writers don’t. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us.”

“When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.”

“Your characters get angry at you if you speak about them and stop you from giving birth to them on the page in revenge. Real writers sit down and write. Wannabe writers sit around and talk.”

How can you tell a wannabe from the real thing?

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