„I wish my country were like I wanted it to be, but as it is not, I hope it will one day get to this way of living.“
— Harry Schwarz South African activist 1924 - 2010
The Mercury (17 November 2009).
— Pope Pius X Catholic Pope and saint 1835 - 1914
His last will, as quoted in an obituary in The Maine Catholic Historical Magazine (1914) Volumes 3-6, p. 17
„You know what I wish? I wish all the scum of the Earth had one throat and I had my hands about it.“
— Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953
Source: Absolute Watchmen
— Morgan Murphy (food critic) Southern writer 1972
Source: <i>Bourbon & Bacon</i> (2014), p. 288
— John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821
„Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.“
The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)
„Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for generations and generations and generations.“
— Lorraine Hansberry playwright and writer 1930 - 1965
Source: To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1969), p. 100
Context: I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful and that which is love. Therefore, since I have known all of these things, I have found them to be reason enough and — I wish to live. Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for generations and generations and generations.
— Ernest Renan French philosopher and writer 1823 - 1892
„I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Considerations by the Way
1860s, The Conduct of Life (1860)
„I wish I loved the human Race,
I wish I loved its silly face,
I wish I liked the way it walks,
I wish I liked the way it talks,
And when I'm introduced to one,
I wish I thought "what jolly fun!"“
— Walter Raleigh (professor) British academic 1861 - 1922
Poem, "Thoughts of an Old Man"
„Do I wish I didn't say a few things nine years ago? Yes. But if that's the worst thing I ever did, I can live with it.“
— Chris Berman American sportscaster 1955
On Sports Media: 'Big Brother' watches, listens, Barry Jackson, 2008-02-22, 2008-03-27, MiamiHerald.com, http://web.archive.org/web/20070811065546/http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/story/428521.html, 2007-08-11 http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/story/428521.html,
„I am looking for the people who have always been there, and belong to the places they live. The others I do not wish to see.“
— Norman Lewis British travel writer 1908 - 2003
— Jennifer Donnelly American writer 1963
Source: These Shallow Graves
„It ain't like midnight and cigarette smoke.
It ain't like watered down whiskey and coke.
I guess some things just don't mix like you hope.
Like me and you.
And diamond rings and old barstools.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
Diamond Rings and Old Barstools
Song lyrics, Sundown Heaven Town (2014)