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Quotes About Wishes

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Shel Silverstein
“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
Shel Silverstein

George Carlin
“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”
George Carlin

T.S. Eliot
“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”
T.S. Eliot

Walt Disney Company
“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”
Walt Disney Company

Lev Grossman
“If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so. ”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Gautama Buddha
“These... things, householder, are welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world:

Long life is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.

Beauty is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.

Happiness is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.

Status is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world.

...Now, I tell you, these... things are not to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes. If they were to be obtained by reason of prayers or wishes, who here would lack them? It's not fitting for the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, the disciple of the noble ones who desires long life should follow the path of practice leading to long life. In so doing, he will attain long life...

[Ittha Sutta, AN 5.43]”
Gautama Buddha

Francesca Lia Block
“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”
Francesca Lia Block

Zora Neale Hurston
“Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Neil Gaiman
“We often confuse what we wish for with what is.”
Neil Gaiman, MirrorMask

Lemony Snicket
“Wishing, like sipping a glass of punch, or pulling aside a bearskin rug in order to access a hidden trapdoor in the floor, is merely a quiet way to spend one's time before the candles are extinguished on one's birthday cake.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
D. Simone

Toni Morrison
“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.

[Conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth, PBS NewsHour, March 9, 1998]”
Toni Morrison

Sally Nicholls
“There's no point having wishes if you don't at least try to do them”
Sally Nicholls, Ways to Live Forever

Catherynne M. Valente
“Wishes of one's old life wither and shrivel like old leaves if they are not replaced with new wishes when the world changes. And the world always changes. Wishes get slimy, and their colors fade, and soon they are just mud, like all the rest of the mud, and not wishes at all, but regrets. The trouble is, not everyone can tell when they ought to launder their wishes. Even when one finds oneself in Fairyland and not at home at all, it is not always so easy to remember to catch the world in it's changing and change with it.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Rachel Cohn
“You should never wish for wishful thinking.”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Anthon St. Maarten
“Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass - to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Nina LaCour
“I imagine what would happen if everyone turned their regrets into wishes, went around shouting them.”
Nina LaCour

Xavier Velasco
“Quería eso, pero esperaba más. Sufre uno por aquello que espera, más que por lo que quiere. Aceptamos que los deseos puedan ser imposibles, pero jamás las expectativas, que son como las deudas del destino.”
Xavier Velasco, Puedo Explicarlo Todo

محمد الصوياني
“يارب فزدني من حبك
زدني من حبك
فأنا رغم عطائك أشواق
وأنا رغم سخائك مشتاق
زدني من حبك
حتى لا أحتاج إلى أحد
زدني من حبك حتى تجعلني
أنسى أبواب الناس وسلطتهم
أنسى سوطتهم
زدني من حبك حتى أصنع آفاقي
ظني بك يا ربي كريماً
ومحباً ورحيماً
زدني حباً يغمرني كالطوفان
يجرفني عبر الجنة”
محمد الصوياني, الجنة حين أتمنى

Janette Rallison
“You can't wish for more wishes or for vague generalities like happiness that are impossible to grant. Your wish has to be something specific enough that I can use my wand to make it happen. Oh, and recently there's been a ban on inserting yourself into the Twilight series. The Cullens are tired of different teenage girls pinging into their story every time they turn around.”
Janette Rallison, My Unfair Godmother

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

“Underneath your blackest emotions,
far above your brightest wishes,
stands a world for you to hold”
― Samael

Ivo Andrić
“Nesreća nesrećnih ljudi i jeste u tome što za njih stvari koje su inače zabranjene postanu, za trenutak dostižne i lake, ili bar tako izgledaju, a kada se jednom trajno usele u njihove želje, one se pokažu opet kao ono što jesu: nedostupne i zabranjene, sa svim posledicama koje to ima po one koji za njima ipak posegnu.”
Ivo Andrić

“To grant all a man's wishes is to take away his dreams and ambitions. Life is only worth living if you have something to strive for. To aim at.”
P.B. Kerr, The Five Fakirs of Faizabad

Deb Caletti
“I've wished for things and never really had the chance...It's time to stop dreaming and do something about it. You've got to know what you want, then...go.”
Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

Jackson Pearce
“Mortals always want something more- they wish for money, but what they're really after is to be carefree. Power when what they really want is control. Beauty when they want love. Sometimes they know it, sometimes they don't”
Jackson Pearce, As You Wish

Alexandra Potter
“consider the implications. We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late”
Alexandra Potter, Be Careful What You Wish For

“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

Francesca Lia Block
“Weetzie could see him--it was a man, a little man in a turban, with a jewel in his nose, harem pants, and curly-toed slippers.
"Lanky Lizards!" Weetzie exclaimed.
"Greetings," said the man in an odd voice, a rich, dark purr.
"Oh, shit!" Weetzie said.
"I beg your pardon? Is that your wish?”
Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat

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