Loss Of Hope Quotes

Quotes tagged as "loss-of-hope" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Jonathan Harnisch
“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”
Jonathan Harnisch, Freak

“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

N.K. Jemisin
“There is such a thing as too much loss. Too much has been taken from you both - taken and taken and taken, until there's nothing left but hope, and you've given that up because it hurts too much. Until you would rather die, or kill, or avoid attachments altogether, than lose one more thing.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

Julie Otsuka
“We forgot about Buddha. We forgot about God. We developed a coldness inside us that still has not thawed. I fear my soul has died. We stopped writing home to our mothers. We lost weight and grew thin. We stopped bleeding. We stopped dreaming. We stopped wanting.
Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic

“Loss is like a wind, it either carries you to a new destination or it traps you in an ocean of stagnation. You must quickly learn how to navigate the sail, for stagnation is death.”
Val Uchendu

“When you look back with regret, that (regret, loss) becomes your focus.
Then your focus directs you: you go back to that – again and again.
Choose a new rudder: Look forward now – and focus on your passion with joyful anticipation.
Then your passion will fill the empty space of your loss...and where you land up will amaze you!”
The Truth

“When you look back with regret, that (regret, loss) becomes your focus.
Then your focus directs you: you go back to that – again and again.
Look forward now – and focus on your passions with joyful anticipation.
Then your passion will fill the gap of your loss...and where you land us will amaze you!”
The Truth

“The mindset of loss of a loved one is to understand that the loss will never be undone. You must live with it, like it or not. But, to live well, you must turn that loss into something positive. That way, you can become the best version of yourself; scarred, flawed and unstoppable”
Val Uchendu

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without hope we fail to exist.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Everything had life to me,’ he heard Enkidu murmur, ‘the sky, the storm, the earth, water, wandering, the moon and its three children, salt, even my hand had life. It’s gone. It’s gone.”
Herbert Mason, The Epic of Gilgamesh

Upton Sinclair
“Day after day he roamed about in the arctic cold, his soul filled full of bitterness and despair. He saw the world of civilization then more plainly than ever he had seen it before; a world in which nothing counted but brutal might, an order devised by those who possessed it for the subjugation of those who did not.”
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

Christina Rasmussen
“The voice of grief is rather convincing, isn’t it? It tells you you’re “too old,” “not good enough,” or “not worthy enough” for another chance at life, that starting over is impossible. This voice in your head is the first thing you hear in the morning and the last thing you hear at night. It drives with you to work. It stays with you at lunch. Its message is so consistent that because of its repetitive power, you may be inclined to believe it. But, as persuasive as the voice of grief is, everything it says is a lie.
It’s all a pack of lies.
Do you want the truth? If you do, then start listening to life calling to you inside your grief.
How? Every time you are yearning to be held and loved, to laugh again, listen to your yearning. Do not listen to your fear . . . Listen to life calling you, “I am here, come on over. Take a chance on me. I am your life, and you’re all that I’ve got.”
Christina Rasmussen, Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again

Julie Otsuka
“We forgot about Buddha. We forgot about God. We developed a coldness inside us that still has not thawed. I fear my soul has died. We stopped writing home to our mothers. We lost weight and grew thin. We stopped bleeding. We stopped dreaming. We stopped wanting.?”
Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic

Cynthia Ozick
“Consider also the special word they used: survivor. Something new. As long as they didn't have to say human being. It used to be refugee, but by now there was no such creature, no more refugees, only survivors. A name like a number -- counted apart from the ordinary swarm. Blue digits on the arm, what difference? They don't call you a woman anyhow. Survivor. Even when your bones get melted into the grains of the earth, still they'll forget human being. Survivor and survivor and survivor; always and always. Who made up these words, parasites on the throat of suffering!”
Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl

Mordecai Richler
“Following the death of his wife, Sam Johnson wrote to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Warton, "I have ever since seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a kind of solitary wanderer in the wilds of life, without any certain direction, or fixed point of view: a gloomy gazer on a world to which I have little relation."
But my wife wasn't dead, merely absent.”
Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version

“It was all he'd felt for too long to change now. Maybe it was too late for any other kind of life. This was all he knew. It was safe, insulated. Familiar. An absense of emotion kept him sane. Or what passed for it.”
Virginia Brown, Dark River Road

Renée Chae
“If we’ve been born once already (which we know we have) why then is it so hard for some to believe that we’ve been born before? The answer to that is nothing other than the information about life one has previously received.”
Renée Chae, This Thing Called Life: Living Your Ultimate Truth

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do we reflect on life? Someday this life will be gone.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“She can feel her vanished talent like a phantom limb, the empty ache of its subtraction from the short list of her assets, and she knows with spiteful certainty that it is gone for good.”
Christina Moracho

Katherine McIntyre
“The dreams that surfaced upon meeting up with him again winked out of existence, stars darkening for good.”
Katherine McIntyre, Captured Memories

Anne Fortier
“But then, as Myrina knew only too well, it is the loss of hope that kills the prey---the loss of will to keep struggling.”
Anne Fortier, The Lost Sisterhood