Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
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!
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
My first husband, yes, I eloped with him from Hungary against my mother's wishes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our country is blessed with a democratic political system that is sensitive to the wishes of our people.
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
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.
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them.
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