Quotes and Sayings about Wishing
"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
(Related: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)
"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
(Related: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)
"A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Man, Wishing)
"I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away."
- Louise Brooks
"Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?"
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Life, Blush, Fire, Girls, Gnats, Shame, Wishing)
"Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Islands, Sea, Wishing)
"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Poetry, Habit, Reward, Wishing)
"The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Thought, Enthusiasm, College, Wishing, World)
"Like I went out to a predominantly black club last night and nobody said anything and I was wishing somebody would so that someone would dance with me."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Dance, Night, Wishing)
"The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: People, Being, Income, Possession, Suffering, Wishing, World)
"It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy."
- John Dyer
(Related: Tragedy, Wishing)
"When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion."
- George Eliot
"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them."
- George Eliot
(Related: Hunger, Longing, Wishing)
"It's ungrateful to be wishing you were doing something else at the moment you are living. You haven't lived in the moment that you are really living, you are wishing you were somewhere else."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Living, Wishing)
"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Being, Day, Events, Past, Present, Problems, Wishing, Words)
"I don't believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Work, Wishing)
"When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Life, Power, Living, Man, Pity, Wishing)
"Hell is full of good meanings and wishings."
- George Herbert
"Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Control, Artist, First, Wishing)
"Sometimes, I feel like I spent the first part of my life wishing to be a teen-age boy, and the second part condemned to being one."
- S. E. Hinton
(Related: Life, Teen, Being, First, Wishing)
"The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Leader, Interest, Today, Wishing, World, Years)
"Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else."
- Angelina Jolie
"In dream consciousness... we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator."
- Pir Vilayat Khan
(Related: Experience, Dream, Consciousness, Wishing)
"I got a call this morning, and it was from Nancy Kerrigan, wishing me luck. She wished me luck and sent me all her good wishes."
- Michelle Kwan
(Related: Luck, Wishes, Wishing)
"I wish I were the type who could walk into a place and have everybody love me. But I'm not, and there's no use wishing."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Love, Wishing)
"My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more."
- Charles Lamb
"Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Government, Americans, Economy, Machine, Wishing)
"But, when the work was finished, the Craftsman kept wishing that there were someone to ponder the plan of so great a work, to love its beauty, and to wonder at its vastness."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Love, Work, Beauty, Wishing, Wonder)
"Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Work, Will, Wishing)
"Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Change, Facts, Wishing)
"I saw him... at peace in my armchair. I remember wishing he could stay in peace like that forever. I had a feeling of easing his burden with my strength."
- Dennis Nilsen
(Related: Peace, Strength, Burden, Feeling, Wishing)
"I just love the feeling from the fans and when I'm walking on deck I can hear people screaming and wishing you the best. That puts you into the game more than anything."
- David Ortiz
(Related: Love, People, Fans, Feeling, Walking, Wishing)
"Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect."
- Edgar Quinet
(Related: Discovery, First, Wishing)
"The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that, although no state can obligate another to join such a zone, neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons within their own territories."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Absence, American, State, Weapons, Wishing, Zone)
"Somehow, I had the feeling that I was responsible for Harry being dead. I remembered all the times that I wished he were dead, all the times I had dreamed of killing him. I got to thinking that maybe my wishing had finally killed him."
- Arnold Rothstein
(Related: Being, Feeling, Killing, Thinking, Wishing)
"But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Financial, Care, Comfort, Soldiers, Wishing)
"There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Art, Power, People, Fancy, Trying, Wishing)
"To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible."
- Robert Southey
(Related: First, Mind, Wishing)
"At early previews, the theater gossips are there, wishing you ill every night. They don't grant you any slack. Agents are in from Hollywood. Your friends are there. People who are going to spread the word-of-mouth. If something doesn't work, everyone will know."
- Peter Stone
(Related: Work, People, Friends, Hollywood, Night, Theater, Will, Wishing, Word)
"If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Passion, Wishing)
"What it made me realize was that a show like this makes people look inside themselves. Because this crew guy isn't sitting there wishing the character would fight back. He's hoping that he would fight back."
- Lee Tergesen
(Related: People, Character, Fight, Wishing)
"There we times when everybody in the house has the flu. You're cleaning up vomit and it's 2 in the morning, and you're wishing there was somebody else there to help you."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Help, Wishing)
"Angelina is my daughter and I am always wishing her the best."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Daughter, Wishing)
"We're kind of wishing some parents would come back. And of course we're uneasy about the fact that we wish they'd come back - I mean, what's wrong with us?"
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Fact, Parents, Wishing, Wrong)
"Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech."
- Auberon Waugh
(Related: Purpose, Americans, Speech, Wishing)
"Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing."
- Alexander Woollcott
(Related: Time, Wishing)
"People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s. Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?"
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: People, Shame, Wishing)
"Wishing of all strategies, is the worst."
- Andrew Young
"Wishing of all employments is the worst."
- Edward Young