„Oh, I'm burning! I wish I were out of doors. I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free, and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed?“
— Emily Brontë English novelist and poet 1818 - 1848
Catherine Earnshaw (Ch. XII).
„My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine.“
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
My Cherie Amour
— José Ortega Y Gasset Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist 1883 - 1955
Context: Be it well understood, I am free by compulsion, whether I wish to be or not. Freedom is not an activity pursued by an entity that, apart from and previous to such pursuit, is already possessed of a fixed being. To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity, not to have subscribed to a determined being, to be able to be other than what one was, to be unable to install oneself once and for all in any given being. The only attribute of the fixed, stable being in the free being is this constitutive instability. “Man has no nature”
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Context: But, to be plain, you are dissatisfied with me about the negro. Quite likely there is a difference of opinion between you and myself upon that subject. I certainly wish that all men could be free, while I suppose you do not. Yet I have neither adopted, nor proposed any measure, which is not consistent with even your view, provided you are for the Union. I suggested compensated emancipation; to which you replied you wished not to be taxed to buy negroes. But I had not asked you to be taxed to buy negroes, except in such way, as to save you from greater taxation to save the Union exclusively by other means.
„The real me is a southern girl with her Levis on and an open heart. Wish I could save the world, like I was super girl.“
— Jessica Simpson American singer-songwriter and actress 1980
"With You", In This Skin.
„I wish you were here
I wish you were here
To see what I could see
And I wish you were here“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
"Stranger in a Strange Land"
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh American aviator and author 1906 - 2001