If we play genie and grant client wishes, we are apt to construct castles of code in the air.
Political utopias are a form of nostalgia for an imagined past projected onto the future as a wish.
After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it.
My wish isn't to mean
everything to everyone
but something to someone.
Selfishness is not living your life as you wish to live it. Selfishness is wanting others to live their lives as you wish them to.
Philanthropy [has become] simply the refuge of people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.
Like most people, I have no wish to live in a community organized by community organizers.
It's a good thing that columnists don't make homosexuality their last taboo anymore. But I wish the columnists themselves would come out too.
I don't think any actor can be happy with their performance. There's always something you wish you would have done or said differently.
I commit to most things I do in life, so I don't really have any serious regrets. But I'll say this: There are plenty of people that I wish I could un-meet. It's kind of an L.A. syndrome.
You can't change the desert. You can only take the fastest course through it. Wishing it's an oasis won't make it so.
I wish you health, and more than wealth, I wish you love
We are like a wishing well And a bolt of electricity
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Those who wish to appear learned to fools, appear as fools to the learned.
People say I'm the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her.
As real as,' said Eddie. 'As real as what?' said Jack. 'Wish I knew,' said Eddie. 'But I can't do corroborative nouns. None of us are perfect, are we? I can get started. As big as, as obscene as, as foul as. But I can't get any further. But that's life for you again. As unfair as...
Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena
He, who praises you for what you have not, wishes to take from you what you have.
Lee Chong Wei
Please pray & wish me well (in hearing session). All I want is to clear my name and return to the badminton.
Jean-Pierre de Caussade
If we wish to quench our thirst, we must lay aside books which explain thirst and take a drink.