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Aberjhani
The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.
Aberjhani
In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.
Adelheid Manefeldt
The secret tugs at my sleeve.A child looking for attention.It is not a big secret.But it is not the only one either.Strength in numbers they say.For they are many.Many little things that
Adelheid Manefeldt
It had started to drizzle. The lamp poles cast a kaleidoscope of light dancing across the puddles in the road. The rain made Sam feel even more lost now, as if these shadowy events were invisible to the world. As if the night was cloaked in anonymity. This wasn't a peaceful rain - it was a sad one. A drizzle, which wept for the inevitable. Sam knew even if she got Alison out of this alive, the cuts on their lives had already been made, pooling the blood of consequence beneath their feet as the night dragged on. Whichever way this went, they'd have scars from this night. Scars and scabs and things which could not be spoken. And that made her feel utterly hopeless.
Alain de Botton
Don't despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don't - surrender to events with hope.
Alain de Botton
The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.
Alex Morritt
Casting a curious gaze down on planet Earth, extra-terrestrial beings could well be forgiven for assuming that we humans are programmed in every move we make, by a palm-sized, oblong, slab of glass. More perplexing than that, who on earth could convince them otherwise ?
Alexis Shotwell
I argue against purism not because I want a devastated world, the Mordor of industrial capitalism emerging as from a closely aligned alternate universe through our floating islands of plastic gradually breaking down into microbeads consumed by the scant marine life left alive after generations of overfishing, bottom scraping, and coral reef
Amit Kalantri
Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.
Amy Lowell
Christ! What are patterns for?
Anderson Cooper
Politics was his passion, but he wasn't suited for the rough-and-tumble of the game. He felt things too deeply. There was no wall between his head and his heart.
Andrew Solomon
Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair.
Anonymous
Take caution when declaring war because you may believe it will be easy, but war will always end in despair.
Anthony T. Hincks
Just because you came to the end of your rope, doesn't mean that you were climbing down.
Anthony Trollope
The more she was absolutely in need of external friendship, the more disposed was she to reject it, and to declare to herself that she was prepared to stand alone in the world.
Anton Chekhov
And I despise your books, I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage. You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor, and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze together with the earthly globe.
Antonio Machado
Hope says: one dayyou will see her, if you will only wait.Despair says:all you have left of her is your bitterness.Beat, heart…The earthhas not swallowed everything.
Ashlee Willis
Yet something else trickles in between the cracks of this despairing thought. The hope of something to fill that emptiness. The hope that, perhaps, I have found it already. And suddenly hope is a thing alive, soaring in me. Its wings beat against my ribs, wild with the promise of joy.
Ashmita Acharya
She imagined herself drowning along the tides of Sumendu Lake, down own into the depths of solemn solitude, splashing into the serenity of forever silence.
Banana Yoshimoto
But if a person hasn't ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is. I'm grateful for it.
Ben Ehrenreich
Despair is not solid. Neither is joy. They alternate, and contain each other. There is no joy that is not also touched by sorrow, no grief that is not rendered sharper by the memory of bliss. If things move forward in one direction and not another, they do so by rolling there, passing through the same tight orbit, touching here an ecstasy, there another shattering loss.
Brian K. Friesen
When in despair… when in fear… when in doubt… make something.
C.G. Jung
The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith.
Caroline George
There is only one thing in this world worse than dying and that's watching someone you love die instead
Casey Renee Kiser
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Cassandra Clare
He opened his mouth. The words were there. He was about to say them when a jolt of terror went through him, the terror of someone who, wandering in a mist, pauses only to realise that they have stopped inches from the edge of a gaping abyss. The way she was looking at him - she could read what was in his eyes, he realised. It must have been written plainly there, like words on the page of a book. There had been no time, no chance, to hide it.Will, she whispered. Say something, Will.But there was nothing to say. There was only emptiness, as there had been before her. As there would always be.'I have lost everything', Will thought. 'Everything.
Charlotte Brontë
I think if Eternity held torment, its form would not be fiery rack, nor its nature, despair. I think that on a certain day amongst those days which never dawned, and will not set, an angel entered Hades
Christian Nestell Bovee
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Christopher Hitchens
The clear awareness of having been born into a losing struggle need not lead one into despair. I do not especially like the idea that one day I shall be tapped on the shoulder and informed, not that the party is over but that it is most assuredly going on
Clive Barker
Is there any good news?' Tesla said.Who ever promised that? Who ever said there'd be good news?
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Where there is no hope, there is Christmas. And where there is no Christmas, there is no hope.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I ask, 'Is the cup half-empty or half-full?' And when I ask that question, I am amazed at how many people have no cup.
Cressida Cowell
And now that its ruby eyes are set into the gold, you cannot see their tear-shape, so they seem to be laughing rather than crying. It is a constant reminder to me of the human ability to create something beautiful even when things are at the darkest.
Criss Jami
The power of hope! Even a lack of ambition can, for a time, pay off as a necessary facet, as long as hope outweighs it.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
Some days punch us in the gut so hard it seems we can feel the whole universe gasp with despair.
David Foster Wallace
I felt despair. The word's overused and banalified now, despair, but it's a serious word, and I'm using it seriously. For me it denotes a simple admixture
David Leavitt
I could hear the knock and whistle of the water pipes, the purr of the calico cat. And at that moment a happiness filled me that was pure and perfect and yet it was bled with despair - as if I had been handed a cup of ambrosial nectar to drink from and knew that once I finished drinking, the cup would be withdrawn forever, and nothing to come would ever taste as good.
Dr. Seuss
Fame you'll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don't because sometimes they won't..
Elif Shafak
Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair.Even when all doors remain closed, God wil open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that has been denied.
Elizabeth Wein
It's awful, telling it like this, isn't it? As though we didn't know the ending. As though it could have another ending. It's like watching Romeo drink poison. Every time you see it you get fooled into thinking his girlfriend might wake up and stop him. Every single time you see it you want to shout, 'You stupid ass, just wait a minute,' and she'll open her eyes! 'Oi, you, you twat, open your eyes, wake up! Don't die this time!' But they always do.
Emmoduro
With great emptiness and a vacuum none can fill we push on through the shadows, complied to walk in the darkness and never allowed to appreciate it with the hope of a light unseen but we will still get there.
Erin Bow
Your shadow is bought and paid for, and your death will not remit that payment. You can go shadowless into the shadowless world, and your death will only be one last dark thing on my long dark road. It will hurt me but I do not care. It is all but over.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Most times and in most circumstances, what hinders real progress is never anything big, but the small things we least regard that impede real thinking and action for progress!
Evy Michaels
There is an evil creeping insideThe darkness has a firm hold on meThere is a desire burning withinAmbition seeks to replace the air I breatheThere is a voice, relentless voice in my headMy peace has abandoned meThere is nothing but lonelinessA hollow place I can't traceA void filled with nothing but space A sorrow with which no one can relateI'm just an innocent girl longing for tranquillityBut I'm fading awayFear has taken over me
Ezra Pound
It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse.
Farrah Naseem
Signý knew she would die a thousand deaths upon seeing another woman with him, bearing his children, raising them with him. All the while, Signý, caged in his dungeons, hearing all the painful details of his life with someone else, drowning in her own despair, her love for him turning to hatred. A more tragic life, she could not imagine.
Fernando Pessoa
Ah! The anguish, the vile rage, the despairOf not being able to expressWith a shout, an extreme and bitter shout,The bleeding of my heart.
Frank Herbert
Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who are these so called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight?
Gerard Manley Hopkins
NOT, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee;Not untwist
Graham Greene
Hope was an instinct only the reasoning human mind could kill. An animal never knew despair.
Graham Smith
What is particularly striking about his reconstruction and criticisms of the traditional account of friendship is that he finds it deficient not only by the light of his own Christian viewpoint; he also finds friendship deficient when judged from the perspective of its own self-proclaimed ethical foundations. Thus, Kierkegaard concludes that the reciprocity involved in friendship actually betrays its essential selfishness.
Gustave Flaubert
But, in her life, nothing was going to happen. Such was the will of God! The future was a dark corridor, and at the far end the door was bolted.
H.P. Lovecraft
In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes,But all the sadder tums, the more he knows!
Harriet Beecher Stowe
For how imperiously, how coolly, in disregard of all one's feelings, does the hard, cold, uninteresting course of daily realities move on! Still we must eat, and drink, and sleep, and wake again, - still bargain, buy, sell, ask and answer questions, - pursue, in short, a thousand shadows, though all interest in them be over; the cold, mechanical habit of living remaining, after all vital interest in it has fled.
Haruki Murakami
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Heather Chaplin
Why is it that happiness remembered feels like despair?
Henrik Ibsen
Demonisk er bare noe sludder jeg fant for å berge livet i ham. Hadde jeg ikke så gjort, hadde det stakkars svinet bukket under i selvforakt og fortvilelse for mange herrens år siden.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And in despair I bowed my head;There is no peace on earth, I said;For hate is strong,And mocks the songOf peace on earth, good-will to men!Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:God is not dead, nor doth he sleep!The Wrong shall fail,the Right prevail,With peace on earth, good-will to men!
Irvin D. Yalom
Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair.
Isaac Asimov
I am afraid a monster is grown that will devour all of us. Yet we must fight him.
J.D. Stroube
Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.
J.R.R. Tolkien
It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Frodo raised his head, and then stood up. Despair had not left him, but the weakness had passed. He even smiled grimly, feeling now as clearly as a moment before he had felt the opposite, that what he had to do, he had to do, if he could, and that whether Faramir or Aragorn or Elrond or Galadriel or Gandalf or anyone else knew about it was beside the purpose. He took his staff in one hand and the phial in his other. When he saw that the clear light was already welling through his fingers, he thrust it into his bosom and held it against his heart. Then turning from the city of Morgul, now no more than a grey glimmer across a dark gulf, he prepared to take the upward road.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Being a cheerful hobbit, he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
Jack Gilbert
I lie in the dark wondering if this quiet in me nowis a beginning or an end.
James Frey
The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.
James Hillman
To hope for nothing, to expect nothing, to demand nothing. This is analytical despair.
Jean Rhys
Almost any book was better than life, Audrey thought. Or rather, life as she was living it. Of course, life would soon change, open out, become quite different. You couldn't go on if you didn't hope that, could you? But for the time being there was no doubt that it was pleasant to get away from it. And books could take her away.
Jeffrey Fry
Hope is a gift we give ourselves in our darkest despair.
Jess Rothenberg
In the midst of happiness or despairin sorrow or in joyin pleasure or in pain:Do what is right and you will be at peace.
Jo Nesbø
Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.
Jocelyn Soriano
How do you wipe away pain? You don't. You put in tenderness, compassion and joy. You cling to hope and then you offer everything to God. And you wait, with faith you see all things anew
Jocelyn Soriano
How do you wipe away pain? You don't. You put in tenderness, compassion and joy. You cling to hope and then you offer everything to God. And you wait, with faith you see all things anew
Jocelyn Soriano
The deepest wounds of the soul are healed only by compassion... People do not merely need to be clothed, they need to be embraced with love. A love that enters into their own fears and frailty, a love that suffers with them and stays with them through their darkest hour.
Jocelyn Soriano
How do you wipe away pain? You don't. You put in tenderness, compassion and joy. You cling to hope and then you offer everything to God. And you wait, with faith you see all things anew
Jocelyn Soriano
There at the cross, we see all pain and darkness conquered in such a way that it is defeated forever. Not by disregarding it. Not by denying it. But by giving value even to our tears. By loving everything about us, including our very worst hurts.
Jocelyn Soriano
How do you wipe away pain? You don't. You put in tenderness, compassion and joy. You cling to hope and then you offer everything to God. And you wait, with faith you see all things anew
John Clare
Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the living sea of waking dreams, Where there is neither sense of life or joys, But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems; Even the dearest that I loved the best Are strange
John Clare
I am
Julian Barnes
Is despair wrong? Isn't it the natural condition of life after a certain age? … After a number of events, what is there left but repetition and diminishment? Who wants to go on living? The eccentric, the religious, the artistic (sometimes); those with a false sense of their own worth. Soft cheeses collapse; firm cheeses endurate. Both go mouldy.
Kamand Kojouri
Forgiveness is a transformative act because it asks you to be a more empathetic and compassionate person, thereby making you better than the person you were when you were first hurt.
Kamand Kojouri
What can I tell you about the alchemy of twins?Twins are two bodies that dance to each other's joy.Two minds that drownin each other's despair.Two spirits that flywith each other's love.Twins are two separate beingsconjoined at the heart!
Kamand Kojouri
Why wait to forgive and let go only after you have sufficiently wallowed in your despair? Why not forgive and let go now?
Kamand Kojouri
May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human.
Kamand Kojouri
It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a reason to be happy or sad, you will always find it.
Khadija Rupa
Do you love me enough that I am allowed to be damaged? Do you love me enough that I am allowed to be weak in some places?
Kien Nguyen
Never had I beheld such despair.
Kilroy J. Oldster
The only recourse for an escape artist from world affairs is to explore their inner sanctum where hopes, dreams, insecurities, and despair collide.
Kirryn Lia Todd
Hope is a fine killing thing.
L.M. Montgomery
Despair is a free man
L.M. Montgomery
My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.
Laarni Venus Marie
Somewhere, somehow, maybe I can find someone who can make my heart beat again.. For everyday that I pine for your love, and for every single time you reject me, I start to die deep inside.. That throbbing pain has slowly turned into numbing emptiness..
Lailah Gifty Akita
God turned every adversity into boundless blessings
Lailah Gifty Akita
I cried to the Lord. He heard my tears of prayer, from His holy hill.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If we focus on the problems of life, we will be paralysed. But we dwell on the promise of God; we find the faith, hope and courage to survive life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
God heals the human heart from any brokenness.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Embrace life with hope than despair.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Tell me, who have never be knocked down by life's circumstances? It takes grace and enough strength, to get up and begin again
Lailah Gifty Akita
Be patient and endure the times.Your glorious days shall come to pass.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Let go of all the pain. Embrace the joy of life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Challenges are part of life;We weaken our spirit, when we act in fear and lose hope.But we strengthen our spirit, when we fearlessly with faith and hope, rise up to meet and conquer the challenges.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you focus on bitterness, you destroy your life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
When we grow in faith, the doubt shall ceased.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We will share each other's burdens with love and kindness.
Lailah Gifty Akita
When you face any difficulty, do not panic but pray.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You ought to welcome troubled-souls with your peaceful-spirit.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Beyond the limit of pain, it is longer painful.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Love is splendid light.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you read stories, you find the strength, faith and hope to survive everyday life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
All experiences are preordained by the Creator.
Lailah Gifty Akita
In every situation, may we find the grace of endurance.
Lailah Gifty Akita
I suffered in my spirit, so that my soul will be restored.
Lailah Gifty Akita
There is a sacred time, when the soul desire to know the spirit.
Lailah Gifty Akita
When faced with a difficult situation, do not panic but pray!
Lailah Gifty Akita
Difficulties of life are valuable opportunities for self-discovery.
Lailah Gifty Akita
I have faced many moments of despair, thank God who relieved me from distress.
Lailah Gifty Akita
May you find the strength to courageously live through any situation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
There is a rise after every fall.
Lailah Gifty Akita
God is a great healer.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Seek the truth.
Lailah Gifty Akita
With perseverance and endurance you can survive any storm.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes, we can't help but to shed tears!
Lailah Gifty Akita
Love, faith and hope can cure any ill-health.
Lailah Gifty Akita
With positive attitude and persistent endurance, you can overcome any challenge.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Only God can save every soul.
Lailah Gifty Akita
May God protect us from every calamity.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Every challenge is an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Hope is sure and steadfast trust.
Lailah Gifty Akita
No tears are wasted. It is deepest soul soothing.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Adversity tests the limit of your strength.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Never complain, proclaim positive-words.Then, you will possess the divine grace for a change situation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Depression is state of deep anxiety. It is better to pray about everything than worry about nothing.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We need to develop new strategies overcome every challenge.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Lord heal the broken hearted.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Without hardships, how could we know hope?
László Krasznahorkai
Death, he felt, was only a kind of warning rather than a desperate and permanent end.
Lemony Snicket
It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.
Lemony Snicket
The world is full of disappointment, I said.Yes, she said, I heard him say that. And every creature is simply trying to get what it wants, and to make their way through a difficult world. Do you believe that?No, I said. There's more than that.Like what?Like good books, I said, and good people. And good librarians, who are almost both at once.
Leo Tolstoy
He looked at her as a man might look at a faded flower he had plucked, in which it was difficult for him to trace the beauty that had made him pick and so destroy it
Leonid Andreyev
Life seemed to him to be a narrow cage, and her iron bars were many and dense, and there was only one way out.
Lindsey Rietzsch
The world has enough deceit, decay, and despair; be different.
Linkin Park
You were standing in the wake of devastation And you were waiting on the edge of the unknown And with the cataclysm raining down Insides crying Save me now You were there, impossibly alone
Linkin Park
Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope, but failure's all you've known Remember all the sadness and frustration And let it go. Let it go
Lucy Grealy
At times I was desperate and could find no solace anywhere. Nothing seemed to work, and the weight of being trapped in my own body made it difficult to lift even a hand off the sheets.
Mahatma Gandhi
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.
Margaret Atwood
How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness. But without such ignorance, such carelessness, how could we live? If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next
Margaret Atwood
How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness. But without such ignorance, such carelessness, how could we live? If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next
Marion Zimmer Bradley
The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marty Rubin
The optimist's hope and the pessimist's despair: reciprocal illusions.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Youth, elastic and bright, disdains to be compelled. When conquered, from its very chains it forges implements for freedom; it alights from one baffled flight, only again to soar on untired wing towards some other aim. Previous defeat is made the bridge to pass the tide to another shore; and, if that break down, its fragments become stepping stones. It will feed upon despair, and call it a medicine which is to renovate its dying hopes.
May Sarton
Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.
Michael Bassey Johnson
It is for your own good to love a dare-devil rather than a holy coward. A dare-devil is a unique devil, battling your fears, your pains, conquering your uncertainties, carrying you his arms, and flying out of the corrosive fire. The coward is a trickster serpent, which vanishes in your time of despair, and appears in time of equanimity.
Michael Cox
For Death is the meaning of night;The eternal shadowInto which all lives must fall, All hopes expire.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else's opinion that we do not look happy.
Nanette Mathews
Have the courage to rise from the challenges of life like a phoenix from the flames or you'll get lost in the ashes of despair, pain, and regret.
Neena Verma
GriefYou plunge one in many emotionsBetrayal, Despair, Depression, Fear, AngerGriefYou are more difficult to face than DeathGriefPlease let my faith stay stronger than youGriefI so wish you eventually lose out to love(Page 58)
Nomzamo Nhlumayo
I trusted you with my scarsBut now I'm bleedingSaid I was your moon and you were the starsYou're so deceivingI trusted you with my scarsBut now I'm bleedingThe wound is deep Blood is seeping
Orhan Pamuk
The thing that binds us together is that we have both lowered our expectations of life
Oscar Wilde
something was dead in each of us,and what was dead was hope.
Oscar Wilde
When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.
Patricia Briggs
She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.
Patricia Christian Punches
They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Patricia St. John
...stooping very low, He engraves with careHis Name, indelible, upon our dust;And from the ashes of our self-despair,Kindles a flame of hope and humble trust.He seeks no second site on which to build,But on the old foundation, stone by stone,Cementing sad experience with grace,Fashions a stronger temple of His own.
Patrick Curry
Despair is for people who know, beyond any doubt, what the future is going to bring. Nobody is in that position. So despair is not only a kind of sin, theologically, but also a simple mistake, because nobody actually knows. In that sense there is always hope.
Paul Rogat Loeb
Those who make us believe that anything's possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the bleakest of circumstances. The men and women who have every reason to despair, but don't, may have the most to teach us, not only about how to hold true to our beliefs, but about how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
Rachel L. Schade
And when hope returns to us, it will be with a passion and power to match every ounce of this crushing despair and pain, every fiery shred of determination that carried us when hope failed. It will claim us with a courage that will make the goddess herself quake and doubt herself.
Rainbow Rowell
She wanted to lose herself in him. To tie his arms around her like a tourniquet.If she showed him how much she needed him, he'd run away.
Raymond Williams
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing
Rick Yancey
But hope is no less realistic than despair. It is still our choice whether to live in light or lie down in darkness.
Robert Fanney
Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become.
Robert Vanleeuwen
We carry on not by letting go of the worries that burden us; but by staying true to our hearts & the meaning that surrounds us.
Rohinton Mistry
You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.' He paused, considering what he had just said. 'Yes', he repeated. 'In the end, it's all a question of balance.
Roman Payne
A tired man lay down his headin a dusty room so dim,and for so long his wife did shakeand yell to waken him.Meanwhile his thoughts, his dreams, did stirof sandy, red bullfights,of powder-blasts in the airand carnival delights.Yet still his wife was in despairin a dusty room so dim,for she knew death was a whorenot far from tempting him.
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.
Roy T. Bennett
Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.
S. Jae-Jones
So I tried my best to stifle hope. Because hope's twin was despair, and despair was infinitely worse. If hope hurt, then despair was the absence of hurt. It was the absence of feeling. It was the absence of caring. I wanted very much to care.
S.C. Parris
He tore his gaze from the door to eye the medallion at his chest, black and dull, sharply offset by the gold around it and along the chain. She was losing this war, he thought, feeling the dullness of Eleanor Black's dread swarming against his dead heart where the medallion fell. She was losing it and it did not matter who won: We would cease to be no matter the outcome.
Saim .A. Cheeda
Regret is the strongest anchor that latches on to the ground, and you carry it within you, it is a feeling quite unlike others for it is despair mingled with hope.
Saim Cheeda
It is not the presence of despair that ails you, but the absence of hope.
Sam Taylor
But hope, I can tell you, is an exhausting emotion; perhaps, along with fear, the most exhausting of all. It is like juggling eggs: the hope is the shell, and inside is despair. A single crack and the despair might spill everywhere, stain everything.
Scott Stabile
We all get in a funk sometimes.It doesn't mean you're failing, or ungrateful, or stupid, or lost. It means you're human.The Funk happens. For all of us. We can't be happy all the time. We don't need to be.
Sebastian K. Young
Knowing the Techniques of Survival........Our fears and anxieties will often drive us to build impenetrable walls that act like blinders deflecting others and preventing us from seeing who surrounds us. Getting focused to the things that matter are the Key to what has to be to COMPLETE our MISSION. I Had Every Excuse to Fail but I Chose None Speak Life!!!(sky)
Sherina Gandia
Despair wishes their hope diminishes.
Simon Armitage
Oh dire, dreadful death, you drag your heels.Why dawdle and draw back? You drown my heart.
Spalding Gray
All the beautiful waitresses existed like eternal responsibilities.
Stephenie Meyer
My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn't like math;in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything.
Steve Goodier
Here is little habit that can make a big difference. Send sunbeams. Intentionally send a word of encouragement or appreciation every day to one person.
Steven L. Peck
The days passed in a dream. I pictured our reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I'd almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope's finest expression. In hope's loss, however, is the greatest despair.
Stuart Jaffe
She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting.
Susan Sarandon
[I]t takes so little effort and money to get rid of malaria, to bring in clean water, to give people a chance at an education. When you don't have hope, that's when people start to do weird, horrible, violent things. That's at the bottom of it. It's just a question of prioritizing. The funds are there.(The Power of One: Belief.net Interview; July 2005)
Suzy Kassem
MOTHER IS WATERI wish I couldShower your head with flowersAnd anoint your feet with my tears,For I know I have caused youSo much heartache, frustration and despair
Sylvia Plath
The moon is no door. It is a face in its own right,White as a knuckle and terribly upset.It drags the sea after it like a dark crime; it is quietWith the O-gape of complete despair. I live here.
Søren Kierkegaard
People settle for a level of despair they can tolerate and call it happiness.
T. S. Eliot
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
T.S. Eliot
This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper.
Tahir Shah
Real terror is a crippling experience. You sweat so much that your skin goes all wrinkly like when you've been in the bath all afternoon. And then the scent of your sweat changes. It smells like cat pee, no doubt from the adrenalin. However hard you wash, it won't come off. It smothers you, as your muscles become frozen with acid and your mind paralysed by despair.