It could have been like a fairy tale. But fairy tales aren’t real. Things don’t work like that. There’s a price for everything.
—Maureen Johnson in Girl at Sea
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Dreams are wishes your heart makes.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
If wishes would prevail with me, my purpose should not fail with me.
Thy wish was father... to that thought.
Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.
Wishers were ever fools.