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Quotes About Wish

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

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“If you could have one wish, what would it be? We all have hopes and dreams that we do almost anything to make real. And if we get lucky, and our wish is granted, maybe that's what we call happiness.”
Sakura

Shel Silverstein
“He wasted his wishes on wishing.”
Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
tags: wish

Roman Payne
“To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to die is the wish of the ambitious.”
Roman Payne

“I wish that without me your heart would break, i wish that without me you'd be spending the rest of your nights awake, I wish that without me you couldn't eat, I wish I was the last thing on your mind before you went to sleep”
Kate Nash
tags: love, wish

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

Jacqueline Carey
“I wish sometimes that the gods would either choose better, or make their wishes clearer”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

“Dreaming is a world where wishes do not exist ; because dreaming is a world where our wishes are fulfilled just by the fact of imagining them so.”
― Yannick Heywang

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