Hope And Despair Quotes

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Dr. Seuss
“When you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Aberjhani
“What a lover’s heart knows let no man’s brain dispute.”
Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

David Mitchell
“Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.”
David Mitchell, Slade House

“We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being alive and it's the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget our value as a person because we are so blinded with these thoughts of loneliness, emptiness and ego. Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction. But life itself isn't always about darkness and sadness, Life is also filled with colors and that makes it beautiful. Along this path of darkness there's always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts. Our heart is gifted to see this light. It may be hiding behind those circumstances that we encounter; in a stranger we just met at an unexpected place; a family who has been always there but you just ignored because of your imperfect relationship with them; it might be a long time friend you have or a friend you just met. Open your heart and you will see how blessed you are to have them all in your life. Sometimes they are the light that shines your path in some dark phases of life. Don't lose hope”
Chanda Kaushik

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“Nevertheless, in this sea of human wretchedness and malice there bloomed at times compassion, as a pale flower blooms in a putrid marsh.”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

Hannah Senesh
“To die,
so young to die.
No, no, not I,
I love the warm sunny skies,
light, song, shining eyes,
I want no war, no battle cry,
No, no, not I.”
Hannah Senesh

Roman Payne
“With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair.”
Roman Payne

Roman Payne
“I just wish moments weren’t so fleeting!' Isaac called to the man on the roof, 'They pass so quickly!'
'Fleeting?!' responded the tilling man, 'Moments? They pass quickly?! . . . Why, once a man is finished growing, he still has twenty years of youth. After that, he has twenty years of middle age. Then, unless misfortune strikes, nature gives him twenty thoughtful years of old age. Why do you call that quickly?' And with that, the tilling man wiped his sweaty brow and continued tilling; and the dejected Isaac continued wandering.
'Stupid fool!' Isaac muttered quietly to himself as soon as he was far enough away not to be heard.”
Roman Payne, Hope and Despair

Roman Payne
“The birthing wolf,
Her heart fed with tenderness,
Gave forth from ripe brown nipples,
Food to feed the universe.”
Roman Payne

Rachel A. Marks
“He couldn’t look back at the children. He couldn’t think of it. All he could do was watch the eyes of his wife.

He pulled her to him, her body soft, her skin warm. She was life, she was his. He took her lips and tasted his freedom once more. The subtle tenderness. The hope hidden in joined breath. He took it into himself. Soaking in the peace that came with it.

And even as the rustling began he felt still, he felt calm. Scratching and scrapping within the stones, and the rustle of wings. But all Eli knew was the nature of love.”
Rachel A. Marks, Distant Passages - Volume 2: More of the Best Short Stories and Poetry from Double-Edged Publishing

Shauna L. Hoey
“Our brokenness summons light into the deepest crevices in our hearts.”
Shauna L Hoey

Lailah Gifty Akita
“No human being should be maltreated under any circumstances. We are all wonderful creation of God. May we affectionately love one another.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Tyler Edwards
“Hope is a powerful thing. But be mindful. It’s only as good as the object you place it in. Hope can bring you through the darkest night. When that hope is in an impossible dream, it will bring only despair.”
Tyler Edwards, The Outlands

Courtney M. Privett
“We cry from pain, from loss, and from loneliness, but mostly we cry because we still have hope, and because we can still find joy even on the darkest and coldest of winter nights.”
Courtney M. Privett, Rain Falls on Malora

Jessica E. Larsen
“No matter how much darkness life brings, fight,
because darkness can't exist without lights. As long as we're alive and trying, we'll get through this hell,”
Jessica E. Larsen

Lisi Harrison
“The inaugural morning at Merston High was officially over. It was no longer a mysterious place in Melody's imagination, filled with endless possibilities and hooks on which to hang hopes for a better tomorrow. It was completely - boringly - normal. Like meeting an online crush after months of e-flirting, the reality didn't live up to the fantasy. It was dull, predictable, and way more attractive in the photos.”
Lisi Harrison, Monster High

Shauna L. Hoey
“Having my defenses down felt good. I didn’t realize how much energy it took to carry my armor. My wall of protection kept bad stuff out, but it also kept good stuff from coming in. Guarding my heart is important, but not at the expense of being known by people who love me.”
Shauna L Hoey

Shauna L. Hoey
“Before the crisis, my life moved along like a well-planned play. I showed up and acted my part while the script directed the flow. The devastation demanded I grieve while the play of my life continued around me. I wished I could stop the spinning stage long enough to catch my breath.”
Shauna L. Hoey

Millie Florence
“Darkness is part of this life, but so is light.”
Millie Florence, Lydia Green Of Mulberry Glen

“I have wept for my nation until I am out of tears. Not from a personal depression, but with the deepest grief and sorrow as one might have for a dying loved one who lays helplessly in the hospital. The patient in this case is our nation, America, but she is not so much ill as she is being euthanized...And so, being presently out of tears for the moment, I take up the pen.”
Daniel Rundquist

“We can disagree without being divisive. Sadly, those who seen to scream about diversity the loudest, want their way so badly - they refuse to see the value and integrity in honest disagreement. They also fail to see the value and worth of the person they might disagree with.”
Jeff Dixon - Kingdom Chaos

“Success is always found in unknown places and you can never reach such places without hope and belief.”
nitin namdeo

“Hope eliminates all kinds of fear and makes you stronger.”
nitin namdeo

Viv Albertine
“I secretly do a pregnancy test every day. It’s always negative. I just want to be sure, seeing as this is the last try. I’m going to do a pregnancy test every single day until my period comes. If I’m still doing tests, I’ve still got something to live for. Still got hope. But it’s the hope that kills you. Every day I torture myself looking at the little window on the white tester stick, waiting and waiting. No blue line.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

Starr Z. Davies
“I am neither the problem nor the cure. I am simply the voice of the people, the face of their fight. And we’ve reached a tipping point.”
Starr Z. Davies, Unique: A Young Adult Dystopian Sci-Fi

Karl A. Menninger
“Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.”
Karl A. Menninger

Cynthia Portaro
“It's difficult to wake up from a nightmare, if your not even asleep.”
Cynthia Portaro, Beyond The Unthinkable

Mariia Manko
“The arrows in the glasses disappeared. I stopped on the embankment. My eyes were filled with tears. I wiped my tears with a white handkerchief and threw it into the Rhine. The handkerchief was carried away as was my last hope for peace . . .”
Mariia Manko, Through the Magic Sunglasses

Kim Liggett
“That's the problem with letting the light in-after it's been taken away from you, it feels even darker than it was before”
Kim Liggett, The Grace Year

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