Cecile McLorin Salvant
I never wanted to sound clean and pretty. I always wanted to have kind of a certain natural quality to my voice, and I wish it were more rough than it is.
For centuries the word 'nature' has been used to bolster prejudices or to express, not reality, but a state of affairs that the user would wish to see.
Fascinating, often hilarious, always devastatingly truthful, The Inconvenient Indian is destined to become a classic of historical narrative. For those who wish to better understand Native peoples, it is a must read. For those who don't wish to understand, it is even more so.
I am not the kind of person that wants to enforce my wants, likes, desires, on everybody else. I have no desire that everybody like what I like. I have no desire everybody say what I want to hear said. I have no desire everybody stop whatever they're doing and listen to what I have to say. I have no desire that everybody agree. No, that's not true. I do wish everybody agreed, but I'm not gonna sit around and force that on people.
Donald Trump does what everybody who voted for him wishes would happen every time the left pipes up.
There is no immigration policy in the US that is permitting what's happening. What's happening here is happening outside the law, that our leaders do not wish to enforce or acknowledge. And the same thing happened in the UK.
I started these Rush Revere and these children's books, I mean, there was a mission. It was to teach the truth of American history because, ego-wise, I love America. I wish everybody did. And I hope everybody will.
I deal with what "is," not with what I wish was or not with what was or used to be.
They're out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.
I sometimes wish I weren't as logical as I am and I wish I weren't as smart as I am, because I'd be happy.
People that are that good at motivating and inspiring are rare. In many cases, you wish it was parents, and in many cases it is, but in a lot of cases it happens outside the family as well - or, in some cases, only.
You do not really wish to hear more of the Battle of Kadesh. Let me say only that human fat, gorged in considerable quantity, has an intoxicating effect. I became ... drunk.
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
I swear, Oliver, when did you become such a stick-in-the-mud?” “I’ve always been a stick-in-the-mud.” Her brother cast her a thin smile. “I just hid it beneath all the debauchery.” She sniffed. “I wish you’d hide it again. It’s quite annoying.
Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on an evening star? Somebody thought of it and someone believed it, and look what its done so far.
It is beautiful to wish to add another's light to your own.
The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.
Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be, but go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will to act
That politician who curries favor with the citizens and indulges them and fawns upon them and has a presentiment of their wishes, and is skillful in gratifying them, he is esteemed a great statesman.
There is a natural limit to the success we wish our friends, even when we have spurred them on their way.
This is just the happiest car in the world! I shall call it Oliver! Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear. I wish I hadn't said that.
If you wish to fault the administration, it is that we didn't have a clear picture and we probably didn't do as clear a job explaining that we did not have a clear picture until days later.
I wish we weren`t fighting all the time to protect women`s rights, to protect women`s health.
Sometimes overturning brutal regimes takes time and costs lives. I wish it weren't so. I really, really do.
I wish I were taller and thinner but the hair you can do something about.
I wish someone had told me that my stories are really mine to tell. In other words, anything that I think is important or that has moved me has the ability to move somebody else.
I wish I had that carefree lifestyle. But I guess I'm more private, and more inside.
Wishes on their way to coming true will not be rushed.