Despair Quotes

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1. “The worst thing in life is having parents that always stand against you and never with you. They discourage you, instill fear in you, hold you back, push you down and never encourage you to fly forward. When I have kids, they'll already be born with propellers with added wings. Even if one tells me they want to go learn how to ride lions in Africa, if their heart is driving that desire, I'd say "DO IT".If we throw blankets over our children's dreams, we darken their world and extinguish their desire to live. I'd rather my kid die with a wild fire in his/her heart than with a malfunctioning or drained out fuse. Always allow your kids to keep humming with dreams and ideas that fuel their passions. Never tell them something is impossible. If you have a really strong determined kid, they'll go out there killing themselves trying to do the unachievable just to prove you wrong. And if you have a weak kid, they'll give up on life and settle for bagging Cokes and potato chips at your local grocery store.”

Tags : Ambitions Child Children Confidence Courage Depression Quotes Desires Draining Father Fear Fly Give Up Giving Up Heart Ideas Kids Life Quotes Mother Optimism Parenthood Passion Plans Settle Support
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

2. “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.”

Tags : Arrogance Compliment Criticism Despair Heart Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life Quotes Living Motivation Motivational Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Success
Source : The Light in the Heart

3. “So one must be resigned to being a clock that measures the passage of time, now out of order, now repaired, and whose mechanism generates despair and love as soon as its maker sets it going? Are we to grow used to the idea that every man relives ancient torments, which are all the more profound because they grow comic with repetition? That human existence should repeat itself, well and good, but that it should repeat itself like a hackneyed tune, or a record a drunkard keeps playing as he feeds coins into the jukebox...”

Tags : Creationism Cycles Despair Emotion Fear Free Will Hopelessness Humanity Inevitability Life Love Mankind Repetition Resignation Science Time
Source : Solaris

4. “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.”

Tags : Answers Despair Inspiration Life Meaning Pain Purpose Questions Road Strength Survive
Author : J.D. Stroube
Source : Caged by Damnation

5. “This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper.”

Tags : Apocalypse Despair Poetry
Author : T.S. Eliot

6. “[Charles] Nodier’s later view was that fantasy reconciles men to their fate. Fantasy and the taste for chimeras, he wrote, are symptoms of a time of political decay and transition, when the unpleasant realities of political life are too hard to bear. They serve a useful purpose in that they give men hope when scepticism and disillusion would otherwise drive them to despair.”

Tags : Chimera Despair Fantasy Illusion Scepticism
Author : Peter Partner
Source : The Murdered Magicians

7. “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.”

Tags : Death Despair Irony Romeo And Juliet
Source : Code Name Verity

8. “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.”

Tags : Despair Nature Pain Strength Survival
Author : May Sarton
Source : Journal of a Solitude

9. “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.”

Tags : Despair Evil Goodness Inspirational Love Sadness Truth Victory

10. “How can I give up stalking when I have a family to feed? Get a job? I don't want to work for you, your work makes me puke, do you understand? This is the way I figure it: if a man works with you, he is always working for one of you, he is a slave and nothing else. And I always wanted to be myself, on my own, so that I could spit at you all, at your boredom and despair.”

Tags : Boredom Despair Family Feed Give Up Individualism Individuality Job Myself Puke Slave Spit Stalking Understand Work
Source : Roadside Picnic

11. “I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.”

Tags : Despair Silence Solitude
Author : Henry Miller
Source : Tropic of Cancer

12. “Be encouraged! You can fulfil your dream.”

Tags : Challenges Despair Dreams And Reality Dreams Come True Dreams Quotes Empowering Quotes Encouraging And Empowering Girls Failure Quotes Fulfilling Your Destiny Fulfilling Your Potential Inner Strength Quotes Inspirational Quotes Mind Power Overcomer Quotes Overcoming Adversity Overcoming Obstacles Positive Outlook Positive Thinking Quotes Purpose Driven Life Purpose Quotes Self Confidence Quotes Self Esteem Self Motivation Quotes Wise Words You Your Journey
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

13. “..giving into despair was like eating poisonous berries to keep from feeling hungry.”

Tags : Berries Despair Hope Ma Poison Poisonous Razo Rin
Author : Shannon Hale
Source : Forest Born

14. “Something like another wave of despair crashes into me. "I'm so heavy." I blink and a tear slides down my cheek."Then you lean on us for a while. Let us carry you, Joy, until you're not heavy anymore. That's what family is.”

Tags : Carrying You Despair Family Heavy Sadness
Author : Jolene Perry

15. “You can actually create the life you want. It all depends on how daring you desire it.”

Tags : Capabilities Quotes Capable Of More Create Despair Dreams Dreams Come True Educational Quotes Faith Fate Fulfilling Purpose Hope Imagination Quotes Inspirational Quotes Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Life Positive Thinking Quotes Purpose Pursuit Self Motivation Quotes Self Realization Thought Wise Words Wishes
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

16. “When the expected occurred, never panic, by keep calming, you gain control over the situation.”

Tags : Accident Courage Death Depression Determination Disappointment Dying Emotional Pain Fears Fighting Spirit Healthy Lifestyle Inspirational Keep Calm Life And Living Negative Thought Overcomer Overcoming Adversity Persistent Actions Positive Outlook Positive Thinking Psychological Quotes Self Help Strength And Courage Stress Therapy Uplifting Wise Words
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

17. “the normal laws of development are inverted here in the Congo. The forest, not the town, offers the safest sanctuary and it is grandfathers who have been more exposed to modernity than their grandchildren. I can think of nowhere else on the planet where the same can be true.” p141”

Tags : Congo Despair
Author : Tim Butcher
Source : Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

18. “Only a few days after my encounter with the police, two patrolmen tackled Alton Sterling onto a car, then pinned him down on the ground and shot him in the chest while he was selling CDs in front of a convenience store, seventy-five miles up the road in Baton Rouge. A day after that, Philando Castile was shot in the passenger seat of his car during a police traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, as his girlfriend recorded the aftermath via Facebook Live.Then, the day after Castile was killed, five policemen were shot dead by a sniper in Dallas. It felt as if the world was subsumed by cascades of unceasing despair. I mourned for the family and friends of Sterling and Castille. I felt deep sympathy for the families of the policemen who died. I also felt a real fear that, as a result of what took place in Dallas, law enforcement would become more deeply entrenched in their biases against black men, leading to the possibility of even more violence.The stream of names of those who have been killed at the hands of the police feels endless, and I become overwhelmed when I consider all the names we do not know—all of those who lost their lives and had no camera there to capture it, nothing to corroborate police reports that named them as threats. Closed cases. I watch the collective mourning transpire across my social-media feeds. I watch as people declare that they cannot get out of bed, cannot bear to go to work, cannot function as a human being is meant to function. This sense of anxiety is something I have become unsettlingly accustomed to. The familiar knot in my stomach. The tightness in my chest. But becoming accustomed to something does not mean that it does not take a toll. Systemic racism always takes a toll, whether it be by bullet or by blood clot.”

Tags : African Americans Anxiety Bias Black Lives Matter Despair Grief Guns Law Enforcement Mourning Police Policemen Race Race Relations Racism Shootings Sympathy Whites
Author : Clint Smith

19. “She had an emptiness in her eyes like a ghost tired of haunting.”

Tags : Despair History Short Story World War Ii
Author : Stuart Jaffe
Source : 10 Bits of My Brain

20. “I cannot do it. I cannot bear it. I cannot go back to what I was here. I cannot stand at her side and watch another take her. I am not that strong or that good.”

Tags : Defeat Despair
Source : A Stroke of Midnight

21. “The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”

Tags : Art Artist Despair Emptiness Hope
Author : Woody Allen

22. “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. ”

Tags : Despair Hope Imagination Social Change
Source : The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear

23. “When reading the history of the Jewish people, of their flight from slavery to death, of their exchange of tyrants, I must confess that my sympathies are all aroused in their behalf. They were cheated, deceived and abused. Their god was quick-tempered unreasonable, cruel, revengeful and dishonest. He was always promising but never performed. He wasted time in ceremony and childish detail, and in the exaggeration of what he had done. It is impossible for me to conceive of a character more utterly detestable than that of the Hebrew god. He had solemnly promised the Jews that he would take them from Egypt to a land flowing with milk and honey. He had led them to believe that in a little while their troubles would be over, and that they would soon in the land of Canaan, surrounded by their wives and little ones, forget the stripes and tears of Egypt. After promising the poor wanderers again and again that he would lead them in safety to the promised land of joy and plenty, this God, forgetting every promise, said to the wretches in his power:—'Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness and your children shall wander until your carcasses be wasted.' This curse was the conclusion of the whole matter. Into this dust of death and night faded all the promises of God. Into this rottenness of wandering despair fell all the dreams of liberty and home. Millions of corpses were left to rot in the desert, and each one certified to the dishonesty of Jehovah. I cannot believe these things. They are so cruel and heartless, that my blood is chilled and my sense of justice shocked. A book that is equally abhorrent to my head and heart, cannot be accepted as a revelation from God.When we think of the poor Jews, destroyed, murdered, bitten by serpents, visited by plagues, decimated by famine, butchered by each, other, swallowed by the earth, frightened, cursed, starved, deceived, robbed and outraged, how thankful we should be that we are not the chosen people of God. No wonder that they longed for the slavery of Egypt, and remembered with sorrow the unhappy day when they exchanged masters. Compared with Jehovah, Pharaoh was a benefactor, and the tyranny of Egypt was freedom to those who suffered the liberty of God.While reading the Pentateuch, I am filled with indignation, pity and horror. Nothing can be sadder than the history of the starved and frightened wretches who wandered over the desolate crags and sands of wilderness and desert, the prey of famine, sword, and plague. Ignorant and superstitious to the last degree, governed by falsehood, plundered by hypocrisy, they were the sport of priests, and the food of fear. God was their greatest enemy, and death their only friend.It is impossible to conceive of a more thoroughly despicable, hateful, and arrogant being, than the Jewish god. He is without a redeeming feature. In the mythology of the world he has no parallel. He, only, is never touched by agony and tears. He delights only in blood and pain. Human affections are naught to him. He cares neither for love nor music, beauty nor joy. A false friend, an unjust judge, a braggart, hypocrite, and tyrant, sincere in hatred, jealous, vain, and revengeful, false in promise, honest in curse, suspicious, ignorant, and changeable, infamous and hideous:—such is the God of the Pentateuch.”

Tags : Belief Bible Book Christianity Death Dreams Freedom Indignation Joy Justice Moses Murder Pain Prey Priests Promised Land Reading Religion Revelation Sad Safety Shock The Bible Tyranny Unreasonable Wander
Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

24. “There are far too many silent sufferers.  Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares.”

Tags : Abuse Despair Hopelessness Richelle Richelle Goodrich Suffering
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

25. “It's lies. It's all lies. Some of them are just prettier than others, that's all. People see what they think is there.”

Tags : Clarity Of Perception Despair Lies Realism Reality
Source : Monstrous Regiment

26. “Despair filled his skull even more tightly than his own brain. All around him cars filled with normal people perfectly unaware of the disease turning Perry's body inside out. Fucking normal people.”

Tags : Despair Disease
Author : Scott Sigler
Source : Infected

27. “We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”

Tags : Aphorism Aphorist Cheery Contentment Distress Ecstasy Elated Gaiety Gratified Hole Holes Impression Jollity Jubilation Lighthearted Melancholy Pit Pleased Quotations Rapture Rapturous Sorrow Unhappiness

28. “I don't know why we take our worst moods so much more seriously than our best, crediting depression with more clarity than euphoria. We dismiss peak moments and passionate love affairs as an ephemeral chemical buzz, just endorphins or hormones, but accept those 3 a.m. bouts of despair as unsentimental insights into the truth about our lives.”

Tags : Depression Despair Euphoria Insight Love Love Affairs Passion Passionate
Author : Tim Kreider
Source : We Learn Nothing

29. “I find myself drunk in the streets again.A glass of wine and so my thoughts begin.I smile at passersby to and fro,Faces like blank slates minutes ago,Now emotions readily painted on canvases:Grief, despair, joy, and madnesses.At this time, the clouds are sweating sweet waterAnd you can smell the scent of each corner:Fish, dirt, rotten apples, and burning tires.Close your eyes here to smell all your heart desires.Everything is more colourful when you're not yourself.So long as you’re sound body and mind, you have your wealth.I am now treading almost fleeting.Birds singing, bicycle bells ringing.I have lost my way but not my heart.Have my head, those two are apart.Take care dear city, I must soon head home.Until tomorrow evening when again I will roam.”

Tags : Canvas Country Drink Drunk Emotions Enjoying Enjoyment Entertained Eyes Face Feel Good Heart Home Joy Madness Merriment Road Sidewalk Smile Treading Water Wine Wonder

30. “Adversity quickens the mind, awakens the spirit and strength the soul.”

Tags : Adversity Challenges Christian Despair Faith Fulfilling Your Potential Hard Times Hope Inner Strength Mind Power Mindset Paths Of Life Seekers Of Fate Self Motivation Soul Spiritual Life Student Success Survival Story Surviving Hard Times Your Journey
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

31. “Don't despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don't - surrender to events with hope.”

Tags : Control Despair Foresight Hope Surrender

32. “Death, he felt, was only a kind of warning rather than a desperate and permanent end.”

Tags : Death Despair Warnings

33. “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.”

Tags : Despair Hope
Source : The Fall of Atlantis

34. “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”

Tags : Despair Hope
Source : Anne of Green Gables

35. “my beerdrunk soul is sadder than all the dead christmas trees of the world.”

Tags : Despair

36. “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”

Tags : Despair Elf Hope Legolas
Source : The Return of the King

37. “The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty's dead.”

Tags : Despair
Author : Anne Rice
Source : The Vampire Lestat

38. “Life ... is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.”

Tags : Despair Futility Hopelessness Life
Source : Macbeth

39. “Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.”

Tags : Despair Suicide
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : The Secret Sharer and other stories

40. “The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed.”

Tags : Despair Self
Source : The Sickness Unto Death

41. “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”

Tags : Despair Gandalf Hope
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

42. “I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”

Tags : Coldness Conflict Despair Harshness Hell Industrialization Loneliness Unkindness
Source : North and South

43. “It is a curious thing, but as one travels the world getting older and older, it appears that happiness is easier to get used to than despair. The second time you have a root beer float, for instance, your happiness at sipping the delicious concoction may not be quite as enormous as when you first had a root beer float, and the twelfth time your happiness may be still less enormous, until root beer floats begin to offer you very little happiness at all, because you have become used to the taste of vanilla ice cream and root beer mixed together. However, the second time you find a thumbtack in your root beer float, your despair is much greater than the first time, when you dismissed the thumbtack as a freak accident rather than part of the scheme of a soda jerk, a phrase which here means "ice cream shop employee who is trying to injure your tongue," and by the twelfth time you find a thumbtack, your despair is even greater still, until you can hardly utter the phrase "root beer float" without bursting into tears. 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.”

Tags : Despair Happiness
Source : The End

44. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”

Tags : Death Depression Despair Life
Author : Jo Nesbø

45. “This fall I think you're riding for—it's a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn't permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling. The whole arrangement's designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even got started.”

Tags : Darkness Depression Despair Inertia
Author : J.D. Salinger
Source : The Catcher in the Rye

46. “There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.”

Tags : Despair Insightful Writing
Source : Hear the Wind Sing

47. “Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!”

Tags : Despair Thankfulness Troubles
Author : Elif Shafak
Source : The Forty Rules of Love

48. “I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.”

Tags : Depression Despair Grace Suicide
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Siddhartha

49. “Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair.”

Tags : Despair Life
Source : When Nietzsche Wept

50. “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.”

Tags : Depression Despair Loss Love
Source : The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

51. “The only real laughter comes from despair.”

Tags : Despair Groucho Laughter Marx
Author : Groucho Marx
Source : The Groucho Letters

52. “A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope.”

Tags : Despair Existentialism Future Hopelessness
Source : The Man in the High Castle

53. “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”

Tags : Bravery Courage Death And Dying Death Wish Despair Hopelessness Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Suicidal Thoughts Suicidality Suicide

54. “The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it's no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won't come.”

Tags : Despair Hopelessness Worry
Source : The Return of the King

55. “You ought to forgive.”

Tags : Belief Believe In God Christian Despair Disappointment Forgive Forgive Yourself Forgiveness Happy Soul Hopeful Inspirational Life Joyful Living Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Praying Purposeful Living Religion Self Love Spiritual Sayings
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

56. “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..”

Tags : Despair Inspiration Life Winning
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

57. “It is better to be positive than negative.”

Tags : Adversity Confidence Courage Despair Distress Dont Quit Dont Worry Experience Failure Faith Hope Inspirational Life Lessons Negative Negative Attitude Negative Thoughts Never Give Up Positive Positive Attitude Positive Thinking Positivity Self Esteem Success Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

58. “Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die.”

Tags : Critical Thinking Depression Despair Leadership Strategy
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

59. “A person’s outlook on life colors their interpretation of specific events. Human beings’ behavioral and thinking patterns enable people to thrive or cause them to live in despondency and despair.”

Tags : Attitude Attitude Quotes Attitude Toward Life Change Your Life Change Your Thoughts Despair Desperation Despondency Happiness Happiness Advice Happiness In Life Happiness In Your Life Happiness Positive Outlook Happiness Quotes Mindset Personal Development Perspective Perspective On Life Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Self Help Self Improvement Unhappiness
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

60. “The deepest comfort comes from the divine self.”

Tags : Adversity Christian Life Comfort Despair Divinity Within Encouragement Faith Health Hope Inner Self Inspirational Inspired Soul Positive Thinking Self Esteem Self Help Spiritual
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

61. “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.”

Tags : Battle Conqueror Corrosive Cowardice Dare Devil Despair Dread Dreadful Equanimity Fear Fight Fire Haven Love Pain Safe Salvation Security Serpent Strong Bond Trickster True Friends Uncertainties Uncertainty

62. “God heals the human heart from any brokenness.”

Tags : Brokenness Despair Faith God Healing Hope Pain Suffering Wisdom Inspirational

63. “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.”

Tags : Blood Despair Grief National Poetry Month Pain Peace Movement Poetry Violence War In The 21St Century Warfare
Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

64. “Deep despair, dear Lord, deep despairMy heart yearns to be your heirBut my prayer remains unheardSpeak to me that I may hearAnd I will know that you can hearDeep despair, dear Lord Jesus , deep despair !Deep despair, dear Lord, deep despairYour voice I wait to hearYour presence I seek to be nearThat I may not live with fearAnd I will always be your heirDeep despair, dear Lord Jesus, deep despair! Deep despair, dear Lord , deep despairWhen expectations become desperationMay your might be my light That I may see you as my guideAnd do all things in your mightDeep despair, dear Lord Jesus, deep despair !Deep despair, dear Lord , deep despairMay I know who You really areThat I may know who I am really areAs I stand between my me and where I want to beIn a world that seeks hinder all I have to be Deep despair, dear Lord Jesus, deep despair!Deep despair, dear Lord, deep despairWhen all hope is goneAnd all I have leave my handsMay I smile for what you have doneAs You overcome condemnation with redemptionDeep despair, dear Lord Jesus, deep despair!”

Tags : Christian Life Despair Hope Hymns Life Prayer Quotes

65. “A person whom lives by faith is not bound to feel hopelessness or the agony of infinite despair.”

Tags : Despair Despair And Attitude Despair Quotes Desperate Desperation Faith Faith Quotes Faithfulness Faithfulness Quotes Hopelessness
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

66. “Keep running; keep dreaming, keep alive the flame of hope; defeat and despair will not catch up with you”

Tags : All Is Yours Create Your Reality Defeat Quotes Despair Despair Quotes Dream Big Hope Hope Quotes Positive Attitude Positive Mindset Positive Motivation Positive Outlook Positive Thoughts Succeeded Succeeds Success Quotes Successful Living Successful People Winning From Within Winning In Life Winning Mentality You Are The Universe You Create Things By Your Mouth
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

67. “Hold fast to your faith.Keep your hope in the Lord.Embrace the love of God.”

Tags : Believers Christian Christian Living Disappointment Encourage Yourself Endurance And Attitude God God S Promises Healing Hope And Despair Hope Quotes Hope Through Struggles Inspired Life Inspiring Quotes Inspiring Quotes On Life Joy Of Life Overcomer Quotes Painful Memories Prayer Quotes Prayerful Habits Religion Quote Religion Spirituality Religious Faith Struggle Quotes Struggle Strength Character Time Travel
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

68. “I can see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death.”

Tags : Death Despair
Author : David Herbet

69. “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.”

Tags : Despair Mathematics Sadness Writing
Source : Midnight Sun

70. “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.”

Tags : Balance Despair Hope
Source : A Fine Balance

71. “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.”

Tags : Aloneness Choices Decisions Despair Hope Hope And Despair Life Poem Poems Poetry Seaport Travel Work
Author : Roman Payne

72. “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—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be as ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”

Tags : Carelessness Despair Ignorance Insight Loneliness Love Sorrow Wisdom
Source : The Blind Assassin

73. “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.”

Tags : Despair Determination Dreams Inspiration Metaphysics Motivation Nanowrimo Perseverance Psychology Rebirth Resurrection Spirituality Starting Over
Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

74. “It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse.”

Tags : Cynicisim Despair Difficulty Fear Optimism Poetry Pound
Author : Ezra Pound

75. “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.”

Tags : Despair Fear Love Need
Source : Eleanor & Park

76. “And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?”

Tags : Autumn Copy Cry Crying Despair Fall Howl Metaphor Mimic Poetic Rain Shakespearean Simile Wind Wit
Author : Mervyn Peake
Source : Titus Groan

77. “Hope is being confident of what we do not see.”

Tags : Believe Believe In God Christian Christian Living Confident Confident Faith Despair Disappointed Faith Hope Hopeful Inspirational Inspiring Joyful Living Motivation Encouragement Religion Self Love Self Motivation
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

78. “At cocktail parties, I played the part of a successful businessman's wife to perfection. I smiled, I made polite chit-chat, and I dressed the part. Denial and rationalization were two of my most effective tools in working my way through our social obligations. I believed that playing the roles of wife and mother were the least I could do to help support Tom's career.During the day, I was a puzzle with innumerable pieces. One piece made my family a nourishing breakfast. Another piece ferried the kids to school and to soccer practice. A third piece managed to trip to the grocery store. There was also a piece that wanted to sleep for eighteen hours a day and the piece that woke up shaking from yet another nightmare. And there was the piece that attended business functions and actually fooled people into thinking I might have something constructive to offer.I was a circus performer traversing the tightwire, and I could fall off into a vortex devoid of reality at any moment. There was, and had been for a very long time, an intense sense of despair. A self-deprecating voice inside told me I had no chance of getting better. I lived in an emotional black hole.p20-21, talking about dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder).”

Tags : Acting Black Hole Circus Denial Depression Despair Did Dissociative Identity Disorder Emotion Hopeless Hopelessness Mental Health Mental Illness Mpd Multiple Personality Disorder Parts Perfection Pieces Pretending Puzzle Rationalization Reality Social Social Anxiety
Author : Suzie Burke
Source : Wholeness: My Healing Journey from Ritual Abuse

79. “I had no hope. Yet expectation lived on in me, the last thing she had left behind. What further consummations, mockeries, torments did I still anticipate? I had no idea as I abided in the unshaken belief that the time of cruel wonders was not yet over.”

Tags : Belief Cruel Wonders Despair Expectation
Source : Solaris

80. “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.”

Tags : Acceptable Admissible Aphorists Be Conversant With Be Versed In Cognition Cognizance Consciousness Education Fiction Funny Have A Grasp Of Have Memorized Heartache Joke Misery Sadness Satire Sorrow Stories Story Torment Understanding Unmanageable Unread Unworldly

81. “But when they made love he was offended by her eyes. They behaved as though they belonged to someone else. Someone watching. Looking out of the window at the sea. At a boat in the river. Or a passerby in the mist in a hat.He was exasperated because he didn't know what that look meant. He put it somewhere between indifference and despair. He didn’t know that in some places, like the country that Rahel came from, various kinds of despair competed for primacy. And that personal despair could never be desperate enough. That something happened when personal turmoil dropped by at the wayside shrine of the vast, violent, circling, driving, ridiculous, insane, unfeasible, public turmoil of a nation. That Big God howled like a hot wind, and demanded obeisance. Then Small God (cozy and contained, private and limited) came away cauterized, laughing numbly at his own temerity. Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent. Nothing mattered much. Nothing much mattered. And the less it mattered, the less it mattered. It was never important enough. Because Worse Things had happened. In the country that she came from, poised forever between the terror of war and the horror of peace, Worse Things kept happening.So Small God laughed a hollow laugh, and skipped away cheerfully. Like a rich boy in shorts. He whistled, kicked stones. The source of his brittle elation was the relative smallness of his misfortune. He climbed into people’s eyes and became an exasperating expression.”

Tags : Bigness Despair Desperation Exasperation Eyes Indifference Nationality Peace Personal Public Smallness War
Author : Arundhati Roy
Source : The God of Small Things

82. “You walk between gods and men. Your choices are only between despair and hope!”

Tags : Climax Confrontation Despair Hope
Author : Greg Keyes
Source : The Blackgod

83. “Merry’s mind devolved into chaos. Ideas evaded her. Words chased one another into meaningless jumbles. Her breath came in shallow gasps as the ghastly image of William’s lifeless body twisting in the wind, solidified and held.”

Tags : Despair Salem Witch
Source : The Timeless Ones

84. “Without adversity and trials we may never know what we are capable of.”

Tags : Adversity And Attitude Adversity Quotes Capabilities Quotes Destiny Disappointments Don T Quit Quotes Fate Fulfilling Purpose Hard Times Hope Hopeful Quotes Inspiring Thoughts Lessons Learnt Lessons Of Life Life And Living Never Give Up Overcomer Quotes Overcoming Challenges Potential Quotes Purpose Strength Through Adversity Struggles Quotes Surviving Life Trails Uplifting Quotes Your Life
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

85. “The light in that room was a glow; I seem to remember the color green, or perhaps flowers. A pale green sheet covered his inert body but not his head, which lay (eyes closed, mouth set in a tense and terrible grimace) unmoving. Gianluca. Barely able to see, barely able to stand - my knees kept buckling – and breathing so quietly I thought that I, too, might die; that out of shock, I would just drift away, the shell of my body cracking open. No longer anchored by my brother’s love, I would be reabsorbed by sky. Gianluca. If there was never another sound in the world, I would understand – yes, that would be appropriate, it would be fitting. This was the antithesis of music, the antithesis of noise. My brother’s death seemed to demand silence of all the world. Gianluca.”

Tags : Asphyxiation Bereavement Depression Despair Gassing Grief Heartbreak Helium Suicide Identification Loss Morgue Mourning Sibling Loss Suicide Viewing
Source : The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

86. “By this time I was nolonger very much terrified or very miserable. I had, as it were, passed thelimit of terror and despair. I felt now that my life was practically lost,and that persuasion made me capable of daring anything”

Tags : Despair Terror
Author : H.G. Wells
Source : The Island of Dr. Moreau

87. “[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)”

Tags : Activism Altruism Clean Water Despair Education Foreign Aid Hope Hopelessness Malaria Sanitary Conditions Terrorism Violence

88. “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.”

Tags : Bull Fighters Bull Fights Bulls Carnaval Carnival Carnivals Death Death Dream Despair Dreaming Dying Dying At Home Fireworks Husband And Wife Husband And Wife Relationship Poetry Torredor Whore Whores
Author : Roman Payne

89. “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.”

Tags : Despair Hope Life Sufi
Author : Elif Shafak

90. “Among Evangelical Christians, all of whom await the Second Coming of Jesus, there are historically two camps: postmillennialists and premillennialists. For most of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, most were of the "post" variety, meaning that they expected the Messiah's return after the thousand-year reign of peace. In order to hasten His arrival, they set out to create that harmonious world here and now, fighting for the abolition of slavery, prohibition of alcohol, public education, and women's literacy.The chaos of the Civil War and industrialization caused many evangelicals to rethink their optimism. They determined that Jesus would actually arrive before the final judgment. Therefore any efforts toward a just society here on earth were futile; what mattered was perfecting one's faith. As historian Randall Balmer writes, these believers "retreated into a theology of despair, one that essentially ceded the temporal world to Satan and his minions.”

Tags : 2012 American Christianity Despair End Times Evangelicalism Millennials Theology
Author : Mark Sundeen
Source : The Man Who Quit Money

91. “And now, for something completely the same:Wasted time and wasted breath,'s what I'll make, until my death.Helping people 'd be as good,but I wouldn't, if I could.For the few that help deserve,have no need, or not the nerve,help from strangers to accept,plus from mine a few have wept.Wept from joy, or from despair,or just from my vengeful stare.Ways I have, to look at stupid,make them see I am not Cupid.Make them see they are in error,for of truth I am a bearer.Most decide I'm just a bear,mauling at them, - like I care.”

Tags : Acceptance Bears Breathing Cupid Decision Decisions Difference Erroneous Helping Joy Mistake Mistakes Nothing Others Refusal Strange Stranger Strangers Tears Truth Vengeance Wasted Wasted Time
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

92. “Is there any good news?' Tesla said.Who ever promised that? Who ever said there'd be good news?”

Tags : Despair Funny Life
Author : Clive Barker
Source : The Great and Secret Show

93. “I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?”

Tags : Absurd Bohr Despair Experiments Nature Niels Bohr Physics Quantum Mechanics Science

94. “Espere" in Spanish, is the one word covering two meanings: "waiting" and "hoping". If life, however, offers no expectation or prospect, waiting represents time "wasted”. Waiting needs a future. If not, time is condemned to be "killed". In the event that we are lost in a gap of boredom and despair, we are driven back in a vacuum of senselessness and deadlocked in a point of nothingness. We are, so therefore, bound to watch the agony of "time". ("Waiting for a place behind the geraniums " )”

Tags : Agony Boredom Bound Condemned Deadlocked Despair Expectation Gap Geraniums Hoping Killed Life Meanings Need Nothingness Point Senselessness Spanish Therefore Time Vacuum Waiting Wasted Watch

95. “Tell me something. Do you believe in God?'Snow darted an apprehensive glance in my direction. 'What? Who still believes nowadays?''It isn't that simple. I don't mean the traditional God of Earth religion. I'm no expert in the history of religions, and perhaps this is nothing new--do you happen to know if there was ever a belief in an...imperfect God?''What do you mean by imperfect?' Snow frowned. 'In a way all the gods of the old religions were imperfect, considered that their attributes were amplified human ones. The God of the Old Testament, for instance, required humble submission and sacrifices, and and was jealous of other gods. The Greek gods had fits of sulks and family quarrels, and they were just as imperfect as mortals...''No,' I interrupted. 'I'm not thinking of a god whose imperfection arises out of the candor of his human creators, but one whose imperfection represents his essential characteristic: a god limited in his omniscience and power, fallible, incapable of foreseeing the consequences of his acts, and creating things that lead to horror. He is a...sick god, whose ambitions exceed his powers and who does not realize it at first. A god who has created clocks, but not the time they measure. He has created systems or mechanisms that serves specific ends but have now overstepped and betrayed them. And he has created eternity, which was to have measured his power, and which measures his unending defeat.'Snow hesitated, but his attitude no longer showed any of the wary reserve of recent weeks:'There was Manicheanism...''Nothing at all to do with the principles of Good and Evil,' I broke in immediately. 'This god has no existence outside of matter. He would like to free himself from matter, but he cannot...'Snow pondered for a while:'I don't know of any religion that answers your description. That kind of religion has never been...necessary. If i understand you, and I'm afraid I do, what you have in mind is an evolving god, who develops in the course of time, grows, and keeps increasing in power while remaining aware of his powerlessness. For your god, the divine condition is a situation without a goal. And understanding that, he despairs. But isn't this despairing god of yours mankind, Kelvin? Is it man you are talking about, and that is a fallacy, not just philosophically but also mystically speaking.'I kept on:'No, it's nothing to do with man. man may correspond to my provisional definition from some point of view, but that is because the definition has a lot of gaps. Man does not create gods, in spite of appearances. The times, the age, impose them on him. Man can serve is age or rebel against it, but the target of his cooperation or rebellion comes to him from outside. If there was only a since human being in existence, he would apparently be able to attempt the experiment of creating his own goals in complete freedom--apparently, because a man not brought up among other human beings cannot become a man. And the being--the being I have in mind--cannot exist in the plural, you see? ...Perhaps he has already been born somewhere, in some corner of the galaxy, and soon he will have some childish enthusiasm that will set him putting out one star and lighting another. We will notice him after a while...''We already have,' Snow said sarcastically. 'Novas and supernovas. According to you they are candles on his altar.''If you're going to take what I say literally...'...Snow asked abruptly:'What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?''I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose--a god who simply is.”

Tags : Belief Conversation Creationism Despair Emotion Evolution Existence Existentialism God Immortality Imperfection Mortality Mythology Philosophy Religion Science Space Space Exploration Theology Theory Time Truth
Source : Solaris

96. “No reflection was to be allowed now, not one glance was to be cast back; not even one forward. Not one thought was to be given either to the past or the future. The first was a page so heavenly sweet, so deadly sad, that to read one line of it would dissolve my courage and break down my energy. The last was an awful blank, something like then world when the deluge was gone by.”

Tags : Despair Future Heartbreak Hopelessness Past Sadness
Source : Jane Eyre

97. “I have coveted everything and taken pleasure in nothing”

Tags : Despair Fatality Hopelessness

98. “For Death is the meaning of night;The eternal shadowInto which all lives must fall, All hopes expire.”

Tags : Death Despair Hopelessness Life Night
Author : Michael Cox
Source : The Meaning of Night

99. “Even if the powers destroy us," he said, "who are we, to condemn them? As well might a fleeting word judge the speaker that forms it. Perhaps they use us for their own high ends, use our strength and our weakness, our joy and our pain, in some theme inconceivable to us, and excellent." But I protested, "What theme could justify such waste, such futility? And how can we help judging; and how otherwise can we judge than by the light of our own hearts, by which we judge ourselves? It would be base to praise the Star Maker, knowing that he was too insensitive to care about the fate of his worlds." Bvalltu was silent in his mind for a moment. Then he looked up, searching among the smoke-clouds for a daytime star. And then he said to me in his mind, "If he saved all the worlds, but tormented just one man, would you forgive him? Or if he was a little harsh only to one stupid child? What has our pain to do with it, or our failure? Star Maker! It is a good word, though we can have no notion of its meaning. Oh, Star Maker, even if you destroy me, I must praise you. Even if you torture my dearest. Even if you torment and waste all your lovely worlds, the little figments of your imagination, yet I must praise you. For if you do so, it must be right. In me it would be wrong, but in you it must be right.”

Tags : Despair Resignation Theodicy

100. “Ashtadukht slumped and let thenightingale’s song flood her brain. She knew that empty tone, that defeatedoutlook; she knew it intimately. Even now, it burned in her as limply as asnuffed flame. Passion burned with unchecked verve, devoured its fuel, andsputtered out. Despair required no upkeep; it heaped barely-glowing coals inthe back of your mind and fuelled itself.”

Tags : Depression Despair Passion Resignation Surrender
Author : Darrell Drake
Source : A Star-Reckoner's Lot

101. “For many, the search for Jesus is initiated from experiencing an event in life so powerful, it awakens the dragons of faith; from pain so deep, it calls on the hidden fears of the soul in an effort to survive. For others it means a serious personal life survey that ultimately forces the confrontation with the futility, anesthetics, and despair in their lives.”

Tags : Despair Faith Fear Futility Healing Religion Searching Suffering
Source : Tragedy and Loss and the Search for Jesus

102. “I sat up in the strange bed fearing it had been a dream, afraid I would never see her again. Not because I wanted anything from her, only her presence. The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death.”

Tags : Afraid Beauty Beauty In Literature Beauty In Nature Bed Death Despair Fear Female Feminine Love Night Nocturnal Passing Passing Of Time Passion Payne Roman Roman Payne Woman Women
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Basement Trains

103. “The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death.”

Tags : Beauty Beauty In Literature Beauty In Nature Death Despair Loss Novel Quotes Passing Of Time Payne Quotes From Books Quotes On Life Roman Roman Payne
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

104. “ROMEO :'Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here,Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dogAnd little mouse, every unworthy thing,Live here in heaven and may look on her,But Romeo may not. More validity,More honorable state, more courtship livesIn carrion flies than Romeo. They may seizeOn the white wonder of dear Juliet’s handAnd steal immortal blessing from her lips,Who even in pure and vestal modesty,Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin.But Romeo may not. He is banishèd.Flies may do this, but I from this must fly.They are free men, but I am banishèd.And sayst thou yet that exile is not death?Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife,No sudden mean of death, though ne'er so mean,But “banishèd” to kill me?—“Banishèd”!O Friar, the damnèd use that word in hell.Howling attends it. How hast thou the heart,Being a divine, a ghostly confessor,A sin-absolver, and my friend professed,To mangle me with that word “banishèd”?”

Tags : Anguish Despair Romance Love Heartache
Source : Romeo and Juliet

105. “It ended by my almost believing (perhaps actually believing) that this was perhaps my normal condition. But at first, in the beginning, what agonies I endured in that struggle! I did not believe it was the same with other people, and all my life I hid this fact about myself as a secret. I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last—into positive real enjoyment! Yes, into enjoyment, into enjoyment! I insist upon that. I have spoken of this because I keep wanting to know for a fact whether other people feel such enjoyment? I will explain; the enjoyment was just from the too intense consciousness of one’s own degradation; it was from feeling oneself that one had reached the last barrier, that it was horrible, but that it could not be otherwise; that there was no escape for you; that you never could become a different man; that even if time and faith were still left you to change into something different you would most likely not wish to change; or if you did wish to, even then you would do nothing; because perhaps in reality there was nothing for you to change into.And the worst of it was, and the root of it all, that it was all in accord with the normal fundamental laws of over-acute consciousness, and with the inertia that was the direct result of those laws, and that consequently one was not only unable to change but could do absolutely nothing. Thus it would follow, as the result of acute consciousness, that one is not to blame in being a scoundrel; as though that were any consolation to the scoundrel once he has come to realise that he actually is a scoundrel.”

Tags : Actions Agony Depression Despair Fatalism Hopelessness Inevitabilities Shame Struggle
Source : Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

106. “The art of our necessities is strangeThat can make vile things precious.”

Tags : Despair Misery Necessity Need
Source : King Lear

107. “You aren’t falling apart. You’re well beyond that. You’re just rattling along now. Elven dolls doing what little you can to gather the pieces as they fall away. But you don’t know how to properly reattach them—a doll does not repair itself. So you hug those brittle fragments to your chest until you simply cannot hug anymore. Until you’ve had to leave so many behind that you no longer remember what it is you’re missing.”

Tags : Defeat Depression Despair Falling Apart Grieving Loss Mental Illness Surrender
Author : Darrell Drake
Source : Where Madness Roosts

108. “You ought to welcome troubled-souls with your peaceful-spirit.”

Tags : Adversity Advice Capable Christian Life Daily Motivation Despair Determined Spirit Emotional Encouragement Faith Healing Healthy Living Humanity Joy Life Love Mankind Overcame Overcome Pain Peace Seeking God Spiritual Survival Instinct War Wise Words Your Life
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

109. “Never lose hope.Never lose faith.”

Tags : Courage Quotes Courage To Be Oneself Despair Despair Hope Dont Quit Dont Worry Encouragement Quotes Faith In God Faith Quotes Hope And Faith Hope For Each Day Hopeful And Encouraging Hopeful Heart Hopeful Quotes Hopes Inspirational Quotes Never Giving Up
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

110. “Sometimes, situation may be uncomfortable but must endure.”

Tags : Adversity Challenges Despair Determined Spirit Dont Give Up Emotional Health Endurance Failures Fearless Bravery Inner Strength Overcomer Pain Positive Outlook Positive Thinking Situation Strength And Courage Success Troubles Uplifting Thoughts Willpower Wisdom Wise Words
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

111. “The Second Koran tells us that the darkness in ourselves is a sinister thing. It waits until we relax, it waits until we reach the most vulnerable moments, and then it snares us. I want to be dutiful. I want to do what I should. But when I go back to the tube, I think of where I am going; to that small house and my empty room. What will I do tonight? Make more paper flowers, more wreaths? I am sick of them. Sick of the Nekropolis.I can take the tube to my mistress' house, or I can go by the street where Mardin's house is. I'm tired. I'm ready to go to my little room and relax. Oh, Holy One, I dread the empty evening. Maybe I should go by the street just to fill up time. I have all this empty time in front of me. Tonight and tomorrow and the week after and the next month and all down through the years as I never marry and become a dried-up woman. Evenings spent folding paper. Days cleaning someone else's house. Free afternoons spent shopping a bit, stopping in tea shops because my feet hurt. That is what lives are, aren't they? Attempts to fill our time with activity designed to prevent us from realizing that there is no meaning?”

Tags : Activity Despair Life Meaninglessness Time
Source : Nekropolis

112. “For some there is no musicNo lightsNo fireNo untamed madness that breathes lifeThere is workAnguishFrustrationRageDespairA dullness that rings like wooden thunder”

Tags : Anguish Apathetic Apathy Blank Despair Dull Dullness Empty Frustration Rage Rollins
Author : Henry Rollins

113. “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 — a weird yearning for death combined with a crushing sense of my own smallness and futility that presents as a fear of death. It’s maybe close to what people call dread or angst. But it’s not these things, quite. It’s more like wanting to die in order to escape the unbearable feeling of becoming aware that I’m small and weak and selfish and going without any doubt at all to die. It’s wanting to jump overboard.”

Tags : Angst Banality Death Despair Dread Ennui
Source : A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

114. “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.”

Tags : Ambition Despair Despair Hope Encouraging Facet Hope Inspiration Inspirational Motivational Outweigh Phases Power Purpose Recovery Retrospect Time
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

115. “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.”

Tags : Despair Encouraging Faith Hope Inspirational Memoir Strength
Source : Even When Life Doesn't Play Nice: One Child's Journey from Unfavorable Beginnings a Memoir

116. “There lives a weeperin each of us-a silent mourner honoring our despairwhen our willingness slain by helplessness continues to resurrect to be slaughtered again”

Tags : Continue Despair Each Helplessness Honour Mourn Mourners Mourning Poem Poetry Resurrect Sadness Sadness Quotes Silence Silent Slain Slaughter Sorrow Sorrow Quotes Sorrowful Spiritual Verse Weep Weepers Willingness
Author : Munia Khan

117. “I admire successful men and women who endured and overcome unusual circumstances to fulfill their dreams.”

Tags : Admire Believers Christian Quotes Circumstances And Attitude Endurance Quotes Fulfilling Your Destiny Healing Hope Leadership Learned Lessons From Others Learning From Mistakes Lifelong Learner Paths Self Love Situational Quote Surviving Spirit Uplifting Quotes
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

118. “Hope is the passion to receive your heart’s desires.”

Tags : Advice Belief Believing Christian Daily Inspiration Desires Despair Destiny Dreams Enthusiasm Faith Fulfilled Life Hope Hopeful Inspirational Life Passion Passionate Life Positive Positive Thinking Quotes Self Help Self Motivation Success Thoughts Uplifting Wise Words Wishes
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

119. “You need not to hate most of the people, life already hates them.”

Tags : Abandoned Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Amit Kalantri Writer Animosity Despair Forgiveness Hate Hatred Ignore Inspirational Quotes Life Love Motivational Quotes Pardon People Philosophy Revenge Unlucky Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri

120. “I'm pretty lost in becoming all this frost. Bitter, like Winter. Strung-out like a string of pearls.”

Tags : Bitterness Coldness Despair Frost Hopelessness Lost Pearls Poetry Sadness Winter

121. “When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.”

Tags : Bible Book Despair Harm The Bible Writing
Author : Oscar Wilde

122. “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.”

Tags : Despair Desperate Pain Solace Trapped
Author : Lucy Grealy

123. “New hope, new adventure.”

Tags : Adventure Adventure Time Adventure Travel Despair Despair And Attitude Despair Hope Hope Hope And Healing Hopeful People Hopeful Quotes Inspired Action Inspired Quotes Positive Attitude Positive Mindset Positive Motivation
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

124. “I’ll live out my whole life as a voice with no one listening.”

Tags : Despair Lonliness
Author : Tom Deaderick
Source : Flightsuit

125. “Turn it beautiful. His words came faintly at first, but they came again and again, always softly, always with the insistence of an elder commanding wisdom. Turn it all to beauty. She walked to the rail. When she turned and sat upon it, she heard a sailor in the crowd murmur that she might play them a tune. She hoped he was right. She needed the voices to be wrong. Fin raised the instrument to the cleft of her neck and closed her eyes. She emptied her mind and let herself be carried back to her earliest memory, the first pain she ever knew: the knowledge that her parents didn’t want her. The despair of rejection coursed through her. It fathered a knot of questions that bound her, enveloped her. Waves of uncertainty and frailty shook her to the bones. Her body quivered with anger and hopelessness. She reeled on the edge of a precipice. She wanted to scream or to throw her fists but she held it inside; she struggled to control it. She fought to subjugate her pain, but it grew. It welled up; it filled her mind. When she could hold it no more, exhausted by defiance and wearied by years of pretending not to care, Bartimaeus’s words surrounded her. Got to turn it beautiful. She dropped her defenses. She let weakness fill her. She accepted it. And the abyss yawned. She tottered over the edge and fell. The forces at war within her raced down her arms and set something extraordinary in motion; they became melody and harmony: rapturous, golden. Her fingers coaxed the long-silent fiddle to life. They danced across the strings without hesitation, molding beauty out of the miraculous combination of wood, vibration, and emotion. The music was so bright she felt she could see it. The poisonous voices were outsung. Notes raged out of her in a torrent. She had such music within her that her bones ached with it, the air around her trembled with it, her veins bled it. The men around fell still and silent. Some slipped to the deck and sat enraptured like children before a travelling bard.”

Tags : Abandonment Beauty Depression Despair Fiddle Music Orphan Pain Redemption Suffering
Author : A.S. Peterson
Source : Fiddler's Green

126. “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—only henceforth in my absence. (It's the second of those thoughts: the edition of the newspaper that will come out on the day after I have gone, that is the more distressing.) Much more horrible, though, would be the announcement that the party was continuing forever, and that I was forbidden to leave. Whether it was a hellishly bad party or a party that was perfectly heavenly in every respect, the moment that it became eternal and compulsory would be the precise moment that it began to pall.”

Tags : Afterlife Atheism Death Despair Eternal Life Heaven Hell Life Meaning Of Life Obituary
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

127. “When there is silence, Give your voice. When there is darkness, Shine your light. When there is desperation, Offer hope.”

Tags : Boost Catalyst Darkness Despair Fillip Goad Hope Hopeful Incentive Incitement Influence Ingenuity Innovation Innovativeness Inspire Inventiveness Light Motivating Force Motivation Muse Originality Shine Stimulus Voice Of Wisdom
Author : Tim Fargo

128. “The train bore me away, through the monstrous scenery of slag-heaps, chimneys, piled scrap-iron, foul canals, paths of cindery mud criss-crossed by the prints of clogs. This was March, but the weather had been horribly cold and everywhere there were mounds of blackened snow. As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her—her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold. She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye. She had a round pale face, the usual exhausted face of the slum girl who is twenty-five and looks forty, thanks to miscarriages and drudgery; and it wore, for the second in which I saw it, the most desolate, hopeless expression I have ever-seen. It struck me then that we are mistaken when we say that ‘It isn’t the same for them as it would be for us,’ and that people bred in the slums can imagine nothing but the slums. For what I saw in her face was not the ignorant suffering of an animal. She knew well enough what was happening to her—understood as well as I did how dreadful a destiny it was to be kneeling there in the bitter cold, on the slimy stones of a slum backyard, poking a stick up a foul drain-pipe.”

Tags : 1930S Despair England Hopelessness Plumbing Poverty Slums Social Class Trains
Author : George Orwell
Source : The Road to Wigan Pier

129. “Keep trusting God. He will lead you in every step of the journey.”

Tags : Christianity Faith Despair Dont Quit God Hope And Despair Inspirational Quotes Journey Quotes Keeping Faith Motivational Quotes Never Give Up Overcomer Quotes Path Path Of Life Purpose Of Life Religion And Philosophy Self Help Quotes Self Motivation Quotes Spirituality Time Travel Travel Quotes Trusting God Trusting Your Journey Your Journey
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

130. “The word of God gives comfort.”

Tags : Bible Study Christian Life Despair Faith God Healthy Living Hope Inspirational Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Lessons Learnt Life Mediation Scripture
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

131. “Good things come to us just when we need them the most, like an angel throwing us a life-preserver before we go under the waters of despair.”

Tags : Angelic Despair Goodness Preservation
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

132. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9”

Tags : Crushed Despair Persecuted Religious Strength
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

133. “Nora knows better than most that nothing lasts forever. Life doesn't, love doesn't, hope doesn't, so why would death, hate, or despair? Nothing is permanent. Not even the end of the world.”

Tags : Apocalypse Death Despair Dystopia Hope Life Love
Author : Isaac Marion
Source : The New Hunger

134. “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.”

Tags : Despair Happiness
Author : David Leavitt
Source : While England Sleeps

135. “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.”

Tags : Despair Happiness Joy Pain Peace Personality Pleasure Right Sorrow
Source : The Catastrophic History of You and Me

136. “I dream for an absentee and oft maligned device—the accident-maker, the soul-taker, my camera; its factory guaranteedthird eye, without which I am duly dimand memory denied. No picturesfor my contrived Arbus to declare, excepting some stitch of Sextonmanages these sentences of despair.”

Tags : Accident Arbus Camera Despair Hospital Memory Mental Illness Photography Poetry Pictures Sexton Third Eye

137. “The air in my home is heavy with my mom's unhappiness. And her exhaustion. And her sheer dissatisfaction with her life. And I hate it. I can be up in my room when she's in the kitchen below and I feel her despair seeping up through the floorboards. You can hear her banging pots and pans or cursing the vacuum cleaner”

Tags : Cursing Despair Exhaustion Floorboards Kitchen Laura Buzo Mom Mother Mum Unhappiness
Author : Laura Buzo
Source : Love and Other Perishable Items

138. “Work while you can. But avoid overwork; depletion of energy.”

Tags : Despair Healthy Habits Overwork Stress Stress Management Work
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

139. “Life seemed to him to be a narrow cage, and her iron bars were many and dense, and there was only one way out.”

Tags : Cynicism Death Despair Life

140. “Though it pained me, I gave in. Why was it that I repeatedly succumbed to the first whisper of a promised maybe? How did the enticer, hope, always find my heart unguarded? There was no such thing as hope. Not for me. Why was it so hard to accept that?”

Tags : Annabelle Annabelle Fancher Despair Disappointment Hope Maybe Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

141. “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 ?”

Tags : Assumptions Convinced That We Re Living Dumbness Earthlings Evolutionary Process Forgive Intelligence Intelligent Design Life On Earth Lost Generation Neanderthal Marries Human Persuade Planet Predictions Programming Quotes Quotation Collections Robot Robotic Humans Robotic Machinery Satire Quotes Telcos Watcher
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

142. “If your mind can move mountainsand swallow gods,Why does it worry with helpless yesterdays and unborn tomorrows?If it can vomit starsand walk on split hairs,Why must it follow the samepath to despair?Everyone will tell you:'An orgasm here is just as good.”

Tags : Awareness Despair Gods Hairs Helpless Kamand Kojouri Meditate Mind Mindfulness Moment Move Orgasm Path Poem Power Of Mind Present Short Poem Swallow Think Today Tomorrow Transcendence Unborn Yesterday

143. “Why wait to forgive and let go only after you have sufficiently wallowed in your despair? Why not forgive and let go now?”

Tags : Betrayed Buddha Despair Forgive Forgiveness Future Heartbroken Hurt Let Go Lie Lied Maturity Move On Move Past New Me Peace Positive Quotes Quotes Self Love Surrender Tranquility Transcend Transformation Truth Wait Wallow

144. “Pride is born as a mountaintop on a valley, but dies as an abyss in which it is too deep and too dark to see the better.”

Tags : Abyss Adversity Arrogance Asshole Brain Cynicism Dark Darkness Death Deep Deepness Ego Entitlement Hell Hole Hubris Humility Mountain Mountaintop Narcissism Pain Powerful Psychology Selfishness Suffering Summit Valley
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

145. “Musa alipokuwa mlimani kupokea Amri Kumi za Mungu kwa ajili ya Wana wa Israeli alikawia sana kurudi, kiasi cha watu kukata tamaa na kujiona wapweke wakiwa njiani kuelekea katika Nchi ya Ahadi. Kutokana na woga usio na kifani na kukata huko kwa tamaa waliamua kutosubiri tena kusikia neno kutoka kwa Mungu, au kuiona sura halisi ya Mungu kama Musa alivyokuwa amewaahidi, hivyo wakamlazimisha Haruni awatengenezee mungu kutokana na taswira ambayo tayari walishakuwa nayo vichwani mwao kuhusu mungu waliyemtaka; yaani ndama wa dhahabu, au mungu mpya ambaye angewapa chochote walichotaka muda wowote waliotaka.”

Tags : Aaron Amri Kumi Za Mungu Children Of Israel Despair Extraordinary Fear God Golden Lamb Haruni Image In Their Heads Kukata Tamaa Lonely Mlimani Moses Mungu Mpya Musa Nchi Ya Ahadi Ndama Wa Dhahabu On The Mountain People Promised Land Sura Halisi The Ten Commandments True Face Wana Wa Israeli Wapweke Word

146. “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.”

Tags : Act Asks Begin Again Begin Anew Betray Betrayal Better Compassion Forgive And Forget Forgiveness Grief Heal Healing Heartbreak Heartbroken Kamand Kindness Letting Go Lie Maturity Moment New Me Person Rebirth Sadness Self Love Surrender Transcendent Transform

147. “We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.”

Tags : Consumer Culture Consumerism Consumption Deprivation Desert Despair Emptiness Excess Happiness Happiness Fulfillment Desire Materialism Materialistic Society Meaning Of Things Meaninglessness Money Happiness Money Not Happiness Nausea Nihilistic Poverty Pursuit Of Happiness Self Inflicted Pain Spiritual Development Spiritual Wisdom Wasteland Wealth Wealth Of Soul

148. “The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.”

Tags : Creative Process Despair Life And Death On Writing Opening Lines Poetry
Author : Blaise Pascal
Source : Pensées

149. “May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human.”

Tags : Always Burden Disease Empathetic Encourage Famine Help Helping Humanity Humankind Hunger Inspirational Inspire Kamand Kind Kojouri Love One Love One People One World Peace Quotes Rape Suffer Thought Together Unity Violence War

150. “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 –Throughout my youthful years.I wish I could give youThe remainder of my lifeTo add to yours,Or simply eraseThe lines on your face,And mend all that has been torn.For next to God,You are the fireThat has given lightTo the flame in each of my eyes.You are the fountainThat nourished my growth,And from your chalice –Gave me life.Without the wetness of your love,The fragrance of your water,Or the trickling sounds ofYour voice,I shall always feelthirsty.”

Tags : Chalice Daughter Eyes Forgiveness God Heartache Loving Mother Madre Maman Mere Mommy Mother Motherhood Mothers And Daughters Nurture Poem Protect Shower Your Head With Flowers Son Suzy Kassem Tears Voice Water Yearning Youth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

151. “You are never a failure. You are learner.”

Tags : Challenges Christian Life Confidence Despair Disappointment Education Failure Faith Fighting Spirit Hope Inner Strength Learner Learning Process Overcomer Positive Thinking Self Esteem Success Survival Instinct Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

152. “Just underneath your breaking point lies your true strength.”

Tags : Believe In Yourself Born Again Bravery Breaking Through Courage Despair Desperation Faith Hope Inspirational Jennifer Tindugan Adoviso Law Of Attraction Never Give Up Positive Thinking Positivity Quotes Quotes To Live By Strength Weakness Yolo

153. “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”

Tags : Anna Karenina Despair Leo Tolstoy Love Sadness
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Anna Karenina

154. “Don't degrade your soul to the extent of believing in curses. No man can curse you except your maker.”

Tags : Belief Believing Covenant Curse Curses Decree Degradation Despair Divine Downgrading Faithless Fear Fearful God Lack Of Faith Michael Bassey Johnson Mistrust Negative People Negativity Pessimism Pessimist Pessimistic Trepidation Voice

155. “Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness.”

Tags : Apathy Bitterness Coldness Depression Despair Disdain Disinterest Grief Resentment Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sadness Sorrow Unfriendliness
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

156. “no concept of danger, reality, flow or compassion. you can feel the despair escaping from their machines, their lives as hopeless and as numbed as yours.”

Tags : Charles Bukowski Commerce Despair Hopeless Numb
Source : Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way

157. “DolorI have known the inexorable sadness of pencils,Neat in their boxes, dolor of pad and paper weight,All the misery of manilla folders and mucilage,Desolation in immaculate public places,Lonely reception room, lavatory, switchboard,The unalterable pathos of basin and pitcher,Ritual of multigraph, paper-clip, comma,Endless duplicaton of lives and objects.And I have seen dust from the walls of institutions,Finer than flour, alive, more dangerous than silica,Sift, almost invisible, through long afternoons of tedium,Dropping a fine film on nails and delicate eyebrows,Glazing the pale hair, the duplicate gray standard faces.”

Tags : Despair Poetry Work
Source : The Lost Son & Other Poems

158. “As for hobbies, people with stimulating hobbies suffer from the most noxious of despairs since they are tranquilized in their despair.”

Tags : Despair Hobbies
Author : Walker Percy
Source : The Moviegoer

159. “Overworking leads to exhaustion.”

Tags : Despair Health Healthy Living Inspiration Life Living Motivational Overwork Overworking Stress Wise Words Work
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

160. “The vacancy left by absence of worship is filled by mere killing of time and by boredom, which is directly related to inability to enjoy leisure; for one can only be bored if the spiritual power to be leisurely has been lost. There is an entry in Baudelaire... "One must work, if not from taste then at least from despair. For, to reduce everything to a single truth: work is less boring than pleasure.”

Tags : Boredom Despair Leisure Work Worship
Author : Josef Pieper
Source : Leisure: The Basis Of Culture

161. “Powerlessness is an excruciating pain; it is torture insurmountable.”

Tags : Despair Helplessness Hopelessness Incapable Powerlessness Richelle Richelle Goodrich Uselessness Weakness
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

162. “The rest is just wishes and hope, the most fragile of things.”

Tags : Despair Fragile Hope Wishes
Author : Sabaa Tahir
Source : A Torch Against the Night

163. “Do not quit. Hang on the wings of hope.”

Tags : Adversity Advice Challenges And Obstacles Daily Motivation Determination Difficulties Of Life Dont Give Up Dont Quit Eagle S Wings Education Faith Hope Hopeful Inspiration Life Life Experience Motivation Obstacles Perseverance Positive Positive Mindset Positive Thinking School Self Determination Wings
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

164. “Some people are so clever there's just no hope for them.”

Tags : Cleverness Despair Hope Know It Alls
Author : Marty Rubin

165. “Stay calm and exercise restrain during your most desperate moment or you shall desperately say what when your desperation is over, you shall come to a later realization of what you shouldn’t have say and notice how silence could have been the best option to mere words!”

Tags : Betrayal Caution In What You Say Despair Desperation Emotions Food For Thought Love Moments Regrets Temper Temptations Thoughts Trauma Understanding Oneself And Others Words

166. “Ivanov: I am a bad, pathetic and worthless individual. One needs to be pathetic, too, worn out and drained by drink, like Pasha, to be still fond of me and to respect me. My God, how I despise myself! I so deeply loathe my voice, my walk, my hands, these clothes, my thoughts. Well, isn't that funny, isn't that shocking? Less than a year ago I was healthy and strong, I was cheerful, tireless, passionate, I worked with these very hands, I could speak to move even Philistines to tears, I could cry when I saw grief, I became indignant when I encountered evil. I knew inspiration, I knew the charm and poetry of quiet nights when from dusk to dawn you sit at your desk or indulge you mind with dreams. I believed, I looked into the future as into the eyes of my own mother... And now, my God, I am exhausted, I do not believe, I spend my days and nights in idleness.”

Tags : Despair Idleness Pathetic
Author : Anton Chekhov
Source : Ivanov

167. “Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.”

Tags : Despair Self Indulgence Unhappiness
Author : Tom Robbins

168. “She thought of the recurrent waves of pain that for some reason or other she and her husband had had to endure; of the invisible giants hurting her boy in some unimaginable fashion; of the incalculable amount of tenderness contained in the world; of the fate of this tenderness, which is either crushed or wasted, or transformed into madness; of neglected children humming to themselves in unswept corners; of beautiful weeds that cannot hide from the farmer.”

Tags : Despair Innocence Insanity
Source : Nabokov's Dozen: A Collection of Thirteen Stories‏

169. “One can always satisfy oneself, I suppose; it's other people one can't satisfy. One thinks one's way of life is sound and then comes an external vision to say: you are a fake, you are nothing, you're animal and must die, and no one will know you were ever here. It's an intimation of the whole absurdity of what you are and do. It's the worst kind of despair.”

Tags : Despair Opinions Opinions Of Others Other People Other People S Opinions Others
Source : Eating People is Wrong

170. “I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”

Tags : Ambiguity America Brotherhood Despair Faith Fate Free Will History Mankind Morality Peace Racism United States

171. “Embrace life with hope than despair.”

Tags : Adventure Daily Motivation Despair Destiny Embrace Life Emotional Emotional Pain Forget The Past Healing The Past Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Less Lessons Learnt Life Positive Positive Outlook Positive Thinking Self Esteem Self Motivation Spiritual Sayings Wisdom Wise Words
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

172. “What is the nature of the search? you ask. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.”

Tags : Despair Search
Author : Walker Percy
Source : The Moviegoer

173. “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing”

Tags : Despair Hope Radical

174. “Isn’t it strange thatin order to be happywe have to ignoreall the sadness in the worldat that moment? That wehave to forget the balloonedbellies of children that are dark and empty inside. That not too farfrom our homes, women sleep on cardboard and are grateful for the bitter wind because at least it’s not rain. That there are teenagerstaught to avoid eye contactso their fingers are quicker on the triggerbut whose nightmares eventually compel them to pull the trigger on themselves. That there are battered dogs with skin taut like a drum,ribs jutting out, their eyes so beautifulit makes all the men cry.Isn’t it strange that in order to be happy we have to unremember a lot of what we already know?Yet, I still don’t believe that sadness is ournatural disposition. Because there is so much to be done. So many to help.Maybe we aren’t meant to be happyin spite of all the sadness. Maybe,it is a call for us to help othersovercome it.”

Tags : Awareness Bitter Cardboard Consciousness Dogs Far Happiness Happy Helping Helping Others Hopeful Hopefulness Humanity Impoverished Kamand Kill Kojouri Love Wins Men Peace People Relief Remember Slavery Strange Stronger Together Support Teenager Togetherness War

175. “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But hope is unreasonable and love is greater even than this. May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.”

Tags : Benevolence Creative Creativity Despair Hope Love Reason Uncertainty Unreasonable
Author : Robert Fripp

176. “The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to?”

Tags : Bitterness Despair Foolishness Happiness Happy Optimism Optimism Quotes Optimistic Optimistic Quotes Pessimism Pessimism Quotes Pessimist Pessimistic Quotable Quotes

177. “Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.”

Tags : Despair Psychopathy Psychosis Schizophrenia
Author : R.D. Laing

178. “George was full of hatred. Of his own weakness and stupidity, of his magic, of the stubbornness and the pride of Beatrice and Marit, and, last of all, hatred of Dr. Gharn, who had started it all.But the hatred swayed to pity. Then to hopelessness. Then back to anger.Every once in a great while, he felt a moment of peace, usually when he caught a glimpse of Beatrice and Marit together. He loved them both in different ways. But that could not be.He turned away, and the cycle began again.”

Tags : Anger Conflicting Emotions Despair Emotional Upheaval Hate Love Mixed Emotions Mood Swings Moody Vicious Circle
Source : The Princess and the Hound

179. “Bosch had never liked Las Vegas, though he came often on cases. It shared a kinship with Los Angeles; both were places desperate people ran to. Often, when they ran from Los Angeles, they came here. It was the only place left.”

Tags : Despair Desperation Escape Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada
Source : Trunk Music

180. “To be happy to be sad and sad to be happy is to sing an echo in that beautiful language called Sorrow.”

Tags : Artist Beauty Confusion Contentment Depression Despair Distress Echo Emotions Expression Grief Happy Joy Language Literature Loneliness Loss Melancholy Melody Opera Riddle Sacrifice Sad Solitude Sorrow Suffering Vocal
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

181. “Anna Petrovna: Kolya, my dearest, stay at home.Ivanov: My love, my unhappy darling, I beg you, don't stop me going out in the evenings. It's cruel and unjust on my part, but let me commit that injustice. It's an agony for me at home. As soon as the sun disappears, my spirit begins to be weighed down by depression. What depression! Don't ask why. I myself don't know. I swear by God's truth I don't know. Here I'm in anguish, I go to the Lebedevs and there it's still worse; I return from there and here it's depression again, and so all night... Simply despair!”

Tags : Agony Depression Despair
Author : Anton Chekhov
Source : Ivanov

182. “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.”

Tags : Amnesiac Despair Hope Sam Taylor The
Author : Sam Taylor

183. “Momentarily drained of lust, he stares at the remembered contortions to which it has driven him. His life seems a sequence of grotesque poses assumed to no purpose, a magic dance empty of belief. There is no God; Janice can die: the two thoughts come at once, in one slow wave. He feels underwater, caught in chains of transparent slime, ghosts of the urgent ejaculations he has spat into the mild bodies of women. His fingers on his knees pick at persistent threads.”

Tags : 1960 Despair Hospital Lust Rabbit Angstrom Regret
Author : John Updike
Source : Rabbit, Run

184. “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.”

Tags : Demonic Despair Diagnosis Doctor Motivation Self Contempt
Author : Henrik Ibsen
Source : The Wild Duck

185. “Either way, he was always staring into a bottomless pit, or into a whirlpool that forever sucked him inexorably inward to its vortex.”

Tags : Addiction Angst Bottomless Pit Dancing With Clara Despair Mary Balogh Metaphor Rake Regency Regency Romance Romance Romance Hero
Author : Mary Balogh
Source : Dancing with Clara

186. “It had been so long since she had felt anything.”

Tags : Despair Emotion Heart Heartbreaker Loss Love
Source : Ella Bandita and the Wanderer

187. “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!”

Tags : Alchemist Alchemy Body Brother Brothers Couple Dance Drown Grief Harmony Lover Mystery Quadruplets Secret Separate Siblings Soul Spirit Triplets Twin Twin Flame Twin Poems Twin Sister

188. “Being a cheerful hobbit, he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.”

Tags : Despair Hobbit Hope Sam
Source : The Two Towers

189. “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.”

Tags : Abduction Abuse Consequence Deluge Despair Driving At Night Driving In The Rain Helplessness Loneliness Lonely Night No Recourse Pain Rain Scars Secrets Thriller Trauma Victim Mentality
Source : Consequence

190. “Life is an individual race of endurance.”

Tags : Adversity Depression Distress Don T Give Up Dont Quit Educational Philosophy Endure Failure Hardships Humanity Humankind Individual Inner Strength Life Experience Motivational People Personal Development Positive Thinking Race Self Esteem Self Help Uniqueness Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

191. “There is greater clarity in the still waters of sadness, something not found in the babbling brooks of more sought after emotions.”

Tags : Bright Side Clarity Despair Desperation Don T Give Up Emotions Faith Grief Hopelessness Inspirational Sadness Silver Lining Water
Author : Shaun Hick

192. “Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation.”

Tags : Art Despair Left Leftism Leftists Reason

193. “Who would care if I became pregnant, who would be scandalized? Aunty Eva, Anwar's flatmates. Omar would never know unless I wrote to him. Uncle Saleh was across the world. A few years back, getting pregnant would have shocked Khartoum society, given my father a heart attack, dealt a blow ti my mother's marriage, and mild, modern Omar, instead of beating me, would called me a slut. And now nothing, no one. This empty space was called freedom.”

Tags : Despair Dilemmas Minority View Muslim Women
Source : Minaret

194. “Difficulties of life are valuable opportunities for self-discovery.”

Tags : Adversity Challenges Of Life Despair Emotional Healing Fighting Spirit Health Healthy Habits Inner Strength Inner Struggle Inspiring Lessons Learnt Life Opportunities Overcomer Overcoming Pain Pain Positive Positive Outlook Positive Thinking Praying Habits Self Awareness Self Knowledge Self Love Struggle Of Existence Uplifting
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

195. “At the top of the page I wrote my full name [...] At the sight of it, many thoughts rushed through me, but I could write down only this: "I wish I could love someone so much that I would die from it." And then as I looked at this sentence a great deal of shame came over me and I wept and wept so much that the tears fell on the page and caused all the words to become one great big blur.”

Tags : Death Depression Despair Life Love Name Sadness Shame Weeping

196. “There's only one great evil in the world today. Despair.”

Tags : Despair Evil World
Author : Evelyn Waugh
Source : Vile Bodies

197. “Circumvent negative influences, circumstances and people.”

Tags : Advice Quotes Avoid Circumstances And Attitude Daily Quotes Despair Despair And Attitude Hope For Each Day Motivational Quotes Negative Influence Negative People People Quotes Positive Quotes Strength And Courage Wisdom Quotes Wise Sayings Wise Words
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

198. “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.”

Tags : Death Despair Letting Go Life Moving On Sadness
Source : Uncle Tom's Cabin

199. “And with a relentlessness that comes from the world's depths, with a persistence that strikes the keys metaphysically, the scales of a piano student keep playing over and over, up and down the physical backbone of my memory. It's the old streets with other people, the same streets that today are different; it's dead people speaking to me through the transparency of their absence; it's remorse for what I did or didn't do; it's the rippling of streams in the night, noises from below in the quiet building.I feel like screaming inside my head. I want to stop, to break, to smash this impossible phonograph record that keeps playing inside me, where it doesn't belong, an intangible torturer. I want my soul, a vehicle taken over by others, to let me off and go on without me. I'm going crazy from having to hear. And in the end it is I – in my odiously impressionable brain, in my thin skin, in my hypersensitive nerves – who am the keys played in scales, O horrible and personal piano of our memory.”

Tags : Autism Despair Hypersensitivity Memory No Skin Soul
Source : The Book of Disquiet

200. “Oh, but once my memories had pulsed with the blood-heat of life. In desperation, I forced myself to recall that once, I had walked with kings and conversed in languages never heard in this land. Once I had stood at the prow of a Sea Wolf ship and sailed oceans unknown to seamen here. I had ridden horses through desert lands, and dined on exotic foods in Arab tents. I had roamed Constantinople’s fabled streets, and bowed before the Holy Roman Emperor’s throne. I had been a slave, a spy, a sailor. Advisor and confidant of lords, I had served Arabs, Byzantines, and barbarians. I had worn captive’s rags, and the silken robes of a Sarazen prince. Once I had held a jeweled knife and taken a life with my own hand. Yes, and once I had held a loving woman in my arms and kissed her warm and willing lips...Death would have been far, far better than the gnawing, aching emptiness that was now my life.”

Tags : Death Despair Holy Roman Emperor Memories
Source : Byzantium