47 Wish Things Were Different Quotes and Sayings

Most people have at some point in life wished that circumstances were different.


Best Wish Things Were Different Quotes

You say you wish things were different but you aren’t doing anything to change it. ~ Unknown.

I wish things were different, I miss you but I’m sure you hate me… I didn’t even do anything to deserve what you’re doing to me. ~ Unknown.

Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead. ~ Conrad Aiken.


Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. ~ Unknown.

There is no point in thinking things were different. So I am going to tell myself that what I have is the best I could hope for, and make myself happy by making it happen anyway. ~ Unknown.

If you told me I could have another life, a longer life, but that I couldn’t have you, I’d say no thanks. I’d take you and my short life over and over again. ~ Renee Carlino.


You are as happy as you choose to be. ~ Unknown.

It’s strange how many ways there are to miss someone. ~ Robin Roe.

Deep Watching Over You From Heaven Quotes

I feel like I’m waiting for something that isn’t going to happen. ~ Unknown.

I still wish things could have worked out for us… somehow. But they never could have. And more than that… they never will. ~ Ranata Suzuki.


I wish things were different. ~ Unknown.

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. ~ Unknown.

It seems to me self-evident that if you have a life, things happen in it, and certain things do change; certain things end. People you know die. ~ Jonathan Franzen.


Sometimes I really wish things were different.- one boy dreaming of one girl. ~ Unknown.

I wish things were different. I wanted to stay but for what reason? Your lack of effort has forced me to either choose you or my joy. I’m done choosing you, it’s time I choose me. ~ R. H. Sin.

Having more time to reflect and write, I also find I have the chance to appreciate my mother, who she is and was, in a way that I might not have. ~ Nina Lesowitz.

Thoughtful Wish Things Were Different Quotes

Maybe that’s why I get frustrated sometimes, because there’s no one to blame for how our lives have turned out. I wouldn’t change any of the things I’ve done, but at the same time I wish things were different than they are. I have no regrets, but there’s also no satisfaction in where I am. ~ Chris Dietzel.


Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. ~ Unknown.

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ~ Charles Wadsworth.

Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don’t have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it. ~ Greg Anderson.


Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself. ~ Unknown.

So I moved on, and even though I still wish things were different, at times I know it was for the best, for both of us. ~ Unknown.

Nevertheless, this was life. I could wish that life was fair and that things were different, but this is what it was and I was determined to make the best of it. I needed to move forward, and fight the battles put in front of me and cherish the friendships that surrounded me. ~ Rachael Higginson.

Profound Wish Things Were Different Quotes

Sometimes I wish things were different. ~ Unknown.

Just watching people’s ability to adapt, especially young people’s, inspires me to accept more in life instead of wishing things were different all the time. ~ Rhea Seehorn.

I wish things were different but yet I wouldn’t have it any other way. ~ Unknown.


How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~ A. A. Milne.

You may not know that you are the best gift I ever got, I will always be there with you in every up and down of life. ~ Unknown.

I’m not sure I trust myself around you I liked you from the start, JD. I really wish things had been different, that’s all. ~ Julie James.

Popular Wish Things Were Different Quotes

When we’re gone long enough, we miss it. It’s not just the place we miss, of course – it’s family, friends, neighbors, church. ~ Randy Alcorn.


I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars. ~ Jim Storm.

I wish things were different but I’m too shallow to care. ~ Unknown.

I wish things were different but life it’s never fair. Go with the flow. Everything will fall into place. ~ Unknown.

I miss you, not the ‘I haven’t seen you in a while’ kind of miss you, but the ‘I wish you were here at this very moment’ kind of miss you. ~ Unknown.


I wake up randomly and think of you and how I wish things were different. ~ Unknown.

There is no point wishing things can be different. We cannot change the past. We can only accept the change and move forward. ~ Unknown.

Thought-Provoking Wish Things Were Different Quotes

I still wonder why things went the way they did. ~ Unknown.

I wish things were different. I wish I could do so much more for the people I care about. ~ Unknown.


You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one. ~ Unknown.

Tonight I can only say that I love you too well for my peace of mind, and that absence from you is death to me. ~ Honoré de Balzac.

Wish things were different. But unfortunately not all wishes come true. ~ Unknown.

Missing someone and not being able to see them is the worst feeling ever. ~ Nathanael Richmond.


Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it. ~ Calla Quinn.

Stress: when we wish things were the way they aren’t. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

So these were the 47 top quotes about Wish Things Were Different.

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