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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Every President I think I've ever known, except Truman, has thought they didn't quite get done what they wanted done. And toward the end of their Administrations, they were disappointed and wished they had done some things differently.
I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.
Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
I wished to God the doctor had handed me a pamphlet that said, 'Hey, sorry about the autism, but here's a step-by-step list on what to do next.' But doctors don't do that. They say 'sorry' and move you along.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
Florida isn't so much a place where one goes to reinvent oneself, as it is a place where one goes if one no longer wished to be found.
I guess we'd be living in a boring, perfect world if everybody wished everybody else well.
James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
W. H. Auden
Ever since I was younger I wanted to be on stage, singing my songs in a glittering costume. And that happened and is still happening. I have to remember that this is what I wished for and be grateful because there are 500 other girls right behind me that are ready to snatch it up.
Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.
I have always wished I could learn to be a potter. I love collecting ceramics; it would be so fulfilling to create something lovely.
It's no good saying I wished I could go out more, because I can't. But I don't bother about it too much.
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
Joseph Wood Krutch
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves.
When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
I used to tell my writing students that they must write the books they wished they could come upon - because then the books they hungered and thirsted for would exist.
Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.
Even in past years, when I wasn't in the Super Bowl, I wished I was.
We made no inquiries about India or about the families people had left behind. When our ways of thinking had changed, and we wished to know, it was too late. I know nothing of the people on my father's side; I know only that some of them came from Nepal.
V. S. Naipaul
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