False Hope Quotes

Quotes tagged as "false-hope" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Jonathan Safran Foer
“Because sometimes people who seem good
end up being not as good as you might have hoped.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Melina Marchetta
“People aren’t interested in the truth, Dafar. They’re interested in what keeps them safe. They’re interested in being looked after. They’re interested in a tale being spun... Mighty men have moments of great despair that common people do not want to know about.”
Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

K.J. Parker
“He turned away, and suddenly she thought about the old children's story, where the stupid girl opens the box that God gave her, and all the evils of the world fly out, except Hope, which stays at the bottom; and she wondered what Hope was doing in there in the first place, in with all the bad things. Then the answer came to her, and she wondered how she could've been so stupid. Hope was in there because it was evil too, probably the worst of them all, so heavy with malice and pain that it couldn't drag itself out of the opened box.”
K.J. Parker, Sharps

Bernard Cornwell
“We all suffer from dreams.”
Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Pops added,"you know, they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve."
"And if you do, you never get the results you expected," (Katherine) replied.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“False hope is a terrible thing, if its the only thing keeping you alive you'll be dead by dawn.”
Charlie Rae

“Harsh reality is always better than false hope.”
Downton Abbey

Arthur Miller
“Will you let me go for Christ's sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?”
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

George Orwell
“The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive. It was their delight, their folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant. Where the Lottery was concerned, even people who could barely read and write seemed capable of intricate calculations and staggering feats of memory. There was a whole tribe of men who made their living simply by selling systems, forecasts, and lucky amulets. Winston had nothing to do with the Lottery, which was managed by the Ministry of Plenty, but he was aware (indeed everyone in the party was aware) that the prizes were largely imaginary. Only small sums were actually paid out, the winners of the big prizes being nonexistent persons.”
George Orwell, 1984

“Letting go is never a sign of failure, letting go is knowing what battle to fight and what battle to "let it be".. Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care anymore, it is just directing your false hope to something more worthy of your emotions, energy and time.. Letting go is simply taking charge and control over yourself rather than fighting windmills like a modern day Don Quixote...”
Zena Abou Alnaser

Criss Jami
“It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Anne Brontë
“I tried to cheer her up, and apparently succeeded in some degree, before the walk was over; but in the very act my conscience reproved me, knowing, as I did, that, sooner or later, the tie must be broken, and this was only nourishing false hopes and putting off the evil day.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Northern Adams
“Contrary to popular opinion or the escapist trends of society, false hope is in no way better than a harsh truth. A harsh truth is painful to accept, but there's healing at the end. False hope, on the other hand, is a very dangerous thing that offers no reward. Not immediately, nor with the passage of time. It never pays off.”
Northern Adams, Mickey and the Gargoyle

Sheri S. Tepper
“No sentimentality, no romance, no false hope, no self-petting lies, merely that which is!”
Sheri S. Tepper

Jesse Ball
“That would be the death of anyone - to recognize false hopes with a certainty. One mustn't know that. If it is offered, refuse!”
Jesse Ball, The Curfew

“I followed Barry closely as we walked through the main doors of the hospital, down the corridor that smelt like disinfectant and false hope.”
Belinda Jeffrey, One Long Thread

“He didn't lie
he just gave her false hopes~”
Tanya Gambhir

Moonshine Noire
“(...) ha! what is hope? a butterfly in a box

of demons, and nothing escapes the dark

untainted, a mockery of politics and greed

stamped with treason and dipped in

myths and force-fed brainwashing

going off after a time for the grand

massacre of faith, humanity,

and still we search, scorched feet

for life but find only fake plastic trees

satirical, ludicrous, and ironic”
Moonshine Noire

Clifford D. Simak
“And that day the cultural god of science had shone a bit less brightly, had died a little in the people's minds.”
Clifford D. Simak, Time Is the Simplest Thing

“Patriarchy doesn't get yet that 'hope' is a powerful force that drives creativity. Otherwise words like 'false' and 'hope' would never be forced into this unconscious coupling....Hope is not false. And never has been... Rather, hope is part of the often forgotten feminine contribution to the creative process.”