Quotes About Wish

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Elizabeth Gilbert
“You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

J.K. Rowling
“I wish...I wish I were dead...”
“And what use would that be to anyone?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

John Green
“Augustus," I said. "Really. You don't have to do this."
"Sure I do," he said. "I found my Wish."
"God, you're the best," I told him.
"I bet you say that to all the boys who finance your international travel," he answered.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Lily Tomlin
“When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.”
Lily Tomlin

Jarod Kintz
“I wish my stove came with a Save As button like Word has. That way I could experiment with my cooking and not fear ruining my dinner.”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

Bertrand Russell
“My desire and wish is that the things I start with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend my time stating them. This is what I aim at because the point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”
Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Sigmund Freud
“It sounds like a fairy-tale, but not only that; this story of what man by his science and practical inventions has achieved on this earth, where he first appeared as a weakly member of the animal kingdom, and on which each individual of his species must ever again appear as a helpless infant... is a direct fulfilment of all, or of most, of the dearest wishes in his fairy-tales. All these possessions he has acquired through culture. Long ago he formed an ideal conception of omnipotence and omniscience which he embodied in his gods. Whatever seemed unattainable to his desires - or forbidden to him - he attributed to these gods. One may say, therefore, that these gods were the ideals of his culture. Now he has himself approached very near to realizing this ideal, he has nearly become a god himself. But only, it is true, in the way that ideals are usually realized in the general experience of humanity. Not completely; in some respects not at all, in others only by halves. Man has become a god by means of artificial limbs, so to speak, quite magnificent when equipped with all his accessory organs; but they do not grow on him and they still give him trouble at times... Future ages will produce further great advances in this realm of culture, probably inconceivable now, and will increase man's likeness to a god still more.”
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Mandy Hale
“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

George Eliot
“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”
George Eliot

Steve Maraboli
“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Ally Condie
“I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don't know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.”
Ally Condie, Matched

Jodi Picoult
“If you didn't remember something happening, was it because it never had happened? Or because you wished it hadn't?”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth

Marilynne Robinson
“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Robert Fulghum
“Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do,and something you give away. ”
Robert Fulghum

Eleanor Roosevelt
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Jane Austen
“To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

John Milton
“And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie,
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.”
John Milton, The Complete Poetry

Rachel Vincent
“So ... will you stay with me until it's over? Please?"
"Kaylee, I would do anything for the girl who granted my dying wish.”
Rachel Vincent, If I Die

Cat Patrick
“Nothing fixes a thing so intently in the memory as the wish to forget it”
Cat Patrick, Forgotten

Shel Silverstein
“He wasted his wishes on wishing.”
Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
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Criss Jami
“When you're truly awesome, you know that it's actually a burden and wish day after day to be relieved of such a curse. Think of about 95% of the superheroes.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Jennifer Elisabeth
“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Deb Caletti
“You can want one thing and have a secret wish for its opposite.”
Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

George Packer
“At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue.”
George Packer

Jennifer Elisabeth
“For so many years, I couldn’t understand why every time I thought that someone finally loved me, like… for real, they would eventually turn to vapor. Every person whom I’ve ever loved is trapped inside of my chest. I’ve breathed all of them in so deeply that I’ve nearly choked and died on every soul that I’ve ever given myself to.”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Garth Nix
“Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.”
Garth Nix, Sabriel

Jodi Picoult
“The only difference between a wish and a prayer is that you're at the mercy of the universe for the first, and you've got some help with the second.”
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home

Jennifer Elisabeth
“I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Deborah Smith
“Wish it, believe it, and it will be so.”
Deborah Smith, Alice at Heart

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