Top 19 Wishful Thinking Quotes

Here we have the best Wishful Thinking Quotes from famous authors such as John Ortberg, Justine Musk, Jan Brewer, Chuck Palahniuk, Vaclav Smil. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

The church is in the hope business. We, of all people,
The church is in the hope business. We, of all people, ought to be known most for our hope because our hope is founded on something deeper than human ability or wishful thinking.

Hope is much more than wishful thinking. Hope is a way of moving through the world.

I am encouraged that there’s going to be much better dialogue between the federal government and the state of Arizona. I mean, I hope that’s not wishful thinking.

Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking.

The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking.

If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.

If you want to send a manuscript, send it to an agent. And send a letter first, asking permission. Launch it into the real world of cold-blooded commercial response, not into the fantasyland of wishful thinking, cowardice and surrender to Resistance.

Steven Pressfield
Wishful thinking is one thing, and reality another.

Jalal Talabani
The paradoxical War on Terror is based on a kind of willed stupidity; the willed stupidity of wishful thinking. Only the logic of dreamwork can suture ‘War’ with ‘Terror’ in this way, since terrorists were, by classical definition, those withoutlegitimate authority‘ to wage war.

To me, you can be young in your mind, in the way you think, but if your body don’t come with that, then it’s wishful thinking.

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

Suffice it to say that our over-reliance on testing is based largely on habit, wishful thinking, and leaps of faith.

The idea that humans will always have a unique ability beyond the reach of non-conscious algorithms is just wishful thinking.

Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.

The existence of life beyond Earth is an ancient human concern. Over the years, however, attempts to understand humanity‘s place in the cosmos through science often got hijacked by wishful thinking or fabricated tales.

Jill Tarter
Even though I was making documentaries, my films had fictional elements to them. I think I like blurring those distinctions because so much of what we see on television purports to be the truth, but it’s often largely imaginary – or wishful thinking, or any number of less honorable things.

As foreign attacks increase, it’s easy to treat them like bad weather happening somewhere else. It’s what we read over breakfast. But when that storm hits your shores, remember this: Wishful thinking never saved a single life. The truth, however, has.

Where there is life there is wishful thinking.

Gerald F Lieberman
My childhood was as conventional as you could get. I think I probably created ‘Arcadia’ with a certain amount of wishful thinking. I would have loved to have more looseness and freedom and community.