Wishes Quotes

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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

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

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

Simone Elkeles
“But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

“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

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

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

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]”

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

Lana Del Rey
“I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.
But I didn't really mind, because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.”
Lana Del Rey

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

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

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

Brandon Sanderson
“What do you know?”
“Almost everything. That almost part can be a real kick in the teeth sometimes.”
“What do you want, then?”
“What I can’t have.” Wit turned to him, eyes solemn. “Same as everyone else, Kaladin Stormblessed.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

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

Lana Del Rey
“Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road.
We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art.”
Lana Del Rey

Charles Bukowski
“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
Charles Bukowski

Holly Black
If wishes were horses, my mortal father used to say, beggars would ride.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Anton Chekhov
“Formerly, when I would feel a desire to understand someone, or myself, I would take into consideration not actions, in which everything is relative, but wishes. Tell me what you want and I'll tell you who you are.”
Anton Chekhov, Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov

Laini Taylor
“Because hope comes from in you, and wishes are just magic.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Sabaa Tahir
“The rest is just wishes and hope, the most fragile of things.”
Sabaa Tahir, A Torch Against the Night

Erik Pevernagie
“When exhilarating joy becomes soothing stillness, it can turn into inspiriting happiness after splintering the brilliance of its buoyancy and filling each pore of our being with bliss, freeing all the caged wishes of our dreams. ("New York at arm's length of desire")”
Erik Pevernagie

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

Janet Fitch
“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn't go out, so I didn't get my wish. Which was just that it would always be like this, that my life could be a party just for me.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

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