Wishes For A Journey Quotes

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.

Joseph Addison

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.

Lucille Clifton

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.

Lawrence Durrell

Our country is blessed with a democratic political system that is sensitive to the wishes of our people.

Denzil Douglas

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Aldous Huxley

One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something, even though the final result is often small indeed.

Max Webber

Of course the other and more serious way in which it all happens is that one finds in poems and language some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.

Robert Fitzgerald

No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

W. H. Auden

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not.

Mary Catherine Bateson

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license.

John Desmond Bernal

My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.

Joshua Chamberlain

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Caleb Colton

Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity.

Jean Toomer

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many thanks for all of the love and good wishes sent our way from my friends out there in cartoon land... the only place where a nine month pregnant woman can still play a hot goth chick in a belly shirt!

Grey DeLisle

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