I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky.
— Oscar Wilde

February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.
Shirley Jackson wistful quote

I wrap my heart in yours, placing divulged faith in the whole of your being, wistfully awaiting the trumpet you return.
— Isabel Yosito

Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket.
— Mary Roberts Rinehart

April 19 And now it is spring. Birds are singing. Wistful notes and jubilant. And bare streets and no need for coats, and skipping ropes and bicycles and a thin new moon.
— wistful quotation by Elizabeth Smart