Hopeless Quotes

Hopeless Quotes by Naomi Wolf, Jean Genet, Tupac Shakur, Niall Ferguson, Ben Macintyre, Glen Duncan and many others.

I am worried that Americans I have met on my journey across the country, seem very hopeless and are feeling powerless to make change and are feeling passive. I’m not blaming them. But one thing we need at a time like this is for people to feel empowered and angry.
Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating. They can breathe it.
I’m doing this for the kid who truly leads a ‘thug life‘ and thinks it’s HOPELESS.
I refuse to accept that Western civilization is like some hopeless old version of Microsoft DOS, doomed to freeze, then crash. I still cling to the hope that the United States is the Mac to Europe‘s PC, and that if one part of the West can successfully update and reboot itself, it’s America.
I think I would have been a hopeless spy. I love telling stories and am almost entirely unable to keep a secret.
Life compulsively dangled the possibility of life. Life, the dramatist on speed. Life, that couldn’t stop with its foreshadows and ironies and symbols and clues, its wretched jokes and false endings and twists. Life with its hopeless addiction to plot.
I know the past will drag you backward and down, have you snatching at whispers of wind and the gibberish of trees rubbing together, trying to decipher some code, trying to piece together what was broken. It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside you like a stone.
If you have felt hopeless, hold on! Wonderful changes are going to happen in your life as you begin to live it on purpose.
There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It’s everywhere.
As most of the population suffers through life, barely surviving, disappointed and confused day after day, hopeless, wondering what happened to their strong and beautiful country, it is in the medias power to restore, if not some of our quality of life, at least a bit of our peace of mind.
Mental tensions, frustrations, insecurity, aimlessness are among the most damaging stressors, and psychosomatic studies have shown how often they cause migraine headache, peptic ulcers, heart attacks, hypertension, mental disease, suicide, or just hopeless unhappiness.
A special form of misery had begun to oppress him of late. There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity “on a square yard of space.
I see so many people. They just seem to be hopeless. Being a Christian and being a pastor, the ultimate hope is in Jesus.
Then Ben wailed again, hopeless and prolonged. It was nothing. Just sound. It might have been all time and injustice and sorrow become vocal for an instant by a conjunction of planets.
Your life is in your hands. No matter where you are now, no matter what has happened in your life,you can begin to consciously choose your thoughts, and you can change your life.There is no such thing as a hopeless situation.Every single circumstance of your life can change!
I’ve always been hopeless at everything when I was a kid. That’s why I became an actor – ’cause I couldn’t do anything else.
I think people are just incredibly depressed and hopeless about the prospects for change.
You are not hopeless. You are not helpless. Because there is a God who is alive and loves you!
It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew, or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready‘ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start.
My neck and shoulders are killing me. Hard to focus on writing about murder, doom, shagging, our hopeless future & other comedy etc etc.
All this hoping for nothing-or someone-that’s maybe hopeless
If you have ever felt hopeless hang on The night you’re enduring may seem long but there is joy coming in the morning. Incredible changes are going to take place in your life as you begin to relinquish your past and renew your present.
We’re confronted with great darkness as a species right now as spiritual creatures on this planet. I don’t think it’s hopeless, and I don’t want ‘You’ve Never Seen Everything’ to make people feel hopeless. But I think we’ve got to call a spade a spade.
I tell you it’s no joke to paint a portrait. I wonder that I am not more timid when I begin. I feel almost certain that I can do it. It seems very simple. I don’t think of the time that is sure to come when I almost despair, when the whole thing seems hopeless.
How can you possibly be sympathetic to every fool on the planet? Just the other day, I heard a man whining about his hopeless love of cross-dressing. Call me unenlightened, but I started to laugh.
Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one’s own way.
To build a character like Henry Warnimont required a few weeks and months of work. It turned out he was basically a very kind and generous man, which he covered up with his surface gruffness and surface bluster. And the kind of hopeless quality, that ‘everything goes wrong‘ kind of thing.
I said that if I hadn’t been a politician, I’d have liked to be a barrister, or an academic. My beloved wife said: ‘You’d be a very good barrister and a hopeless academic.’ I said ‘Why?’ She said: ‘Because you’re not an original thinker.’
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
The science of yoga saved my life, and I’ve seen it save many other lives, no matter how dark and hopeless it might feel for someone, there is a pathway forward towards stability and empowermenttoward creating a new and more meaningful identity and mission in life.
Im hopeless at telling lies. I can attempt strategic ones in order not to hurt peoples feelings, but then Ill blow it 10 minutes later.
Education is the great equalizer of our time. It gives hope to the hopeless and creates chances for those without.
I am a hopeless romantic.
I never went into aesthetics. Aesthetics is what philosophers have to say about art, and a lot of them take an analytics position and raise the question, “What is an art object?” As soon as you fall into that trap, an artist is going to come along and say, “That isn’t art – it’s something else.” That’s a hopeless gig.
I am a hopeless mamma’s boy.
Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public.
“This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.”
I’m not pessimistic about Africa. The cities just seem big and hopeless. But there’s still a great green heart where there’s possibility. There’s hope in the wilderness.
The moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. If I failed now I should fail forever.
I got fairly good grades, but I was bad at woodwork. They said I tried hard, but the result was hopeless.
The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it’s no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won’t come.
Well, let me tell you, after three years of Obama, we are hopeless and changeless, and we need Mitt Romney to bring us back, to bring America back.
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.
I’ve not sat with my agent going: ‘Where is the next hopeless girl I can play?’ They just come along.
On occasions when u feel most hopeless, u must take powerful effort. We must persist in face of failure.
In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.
At school I was always taller than the rest of my class, and because I was an only child, I was comfortable with adults but shy and awkward with other kids. I was quiet, bookish, and in spite of my size, hopeless at sports. In short, I was different. And even in the earliest grades, I got pounded for it.
Oh, painted smirk of a hopeless dawn, the girl is still wearing her breeches.
I’ve seen schizophrenics who are so hopeless, you couldn’t cheer them, and their lives are miserable and they end up as suicides. That’s not right.
Love is one of my favorite things to talk about. Every song will be about losing it or finding it, seeing a guy and not knowing if you want to tell him how you feel yet. I guess I’m a hopeless romantic.
I’m a hopeless romantic. It’s disgusting. It really is. I’ve seen ‘While You Were Sleeping‘, like, twenty times, and I still believe in the whole Prince Charming thing.
The evangelist is the world’s hopeless romantic, and just like a hopeless romantic, he must hope for the miracle of God more than the romance itself.
If dying, I yet live in a tender heart or two; nor am I lost and hopeless living, if a sainted departed soul still loves and prays for me.
Nothing is as bad as a marriage that’s a hopeless failure.
The more hopeless you were, the further away they hid you.
O Hope! Dazzling, radiant Hope! What a change thou bringest to the hopeless; brightening the darkened paths, and cheering the lonely way.
…Landsman doesn’t buy that. Bina never stopped wanting to redeem the world. She just let the world she was trying to redeem get smaller and smaller until at one point, it could be bounded in the hat of a hopeless policeman.
It was hopeless. She was flawless. She was a sunbeam. Mosca gave up and got on with hating her.
Preparing America’s student loan crippled grads to enter a hopeless and crowded job market is no easy task, which is why we should show more love to our nation‘s professors.
ItВ’s scandalous when one thinks about the people who live in a world in which they need not be hungry, in which they need not die without medical care, in which they need not be illiterate, they need not feel hopeless and miserable so much of the time, and yet they are.
A part of her wanted to tell him she still loved him, and that even though this love was hopeless and long over, it still consumed her year after year. It was a tangled hairball of feelings and she couldn’t pull forth any one strand.
My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.
It may be broadly stated that…..of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless.
I am living proof that youth possess a unique capacity to grow and change – that the child who seems hopeless today could go on to change the world.
It is a hopeless endeavor to make the form and content of earlier architectural epochs usable for our time; in this, even the strongest artistic talent must fail. We see repeatedly how the outstanding builders fail to achieve an effect because their work does not serve the will of the age.
Christianity has carried civilization along with it, whithersoever it has gone; and, as if to show that the latter does not depend on physical causes, some of the countries the most civilized in the day’s of Augustus are now in a state of hopeless barbarism.
We have received a dog with serious eye problems and a skin disease in hopeless stage. The person who brought it here demanded we cure it for free and refused the idea of euthanasia to end its pain.
Min Zhou
I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic.
It’s easy to become hopeless. So people must have hope: the human brain, the resilience of nature, the energy of young people and the sort of inspiration that you see from so many hundreds of people who tackle tasks that are impossible and never give up and succeed.
I like playing off strong actors, whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch or Dominic Cooper. Also I’m a hopeless romantic, so I’m fascinated by relationships.
I think we live in an era of problems that, if you step back and look at them globally, can’t be solved. One response to that is, “Oh well, it’s all hopeless. The natural world is getting wrecked, birds are disappearing, the planet is warming and so anything we might do on a smaller scale is meaningless.”
He’s solid. “You’re fractured.” He’s hopeful. “You’re hopeless.” He’s always there. “You’re half there.” He’s faithful. “You’re so not.” He’s giving. “You’re afraid to give.” He’s honest. “You lie all the time.” He’s loving. “You don’t know how to love.
I sometimes read on the subway, but I’m a hopeless eavesdropper and get easily distracted by strangersconversations.
In Berlin, things are serious but not hopeless. In Vienna, they are hopeless but not serious.
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
I am a hopeless romantic and so is my wife.
Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.
I was rather hopeless at school, but the one subject I seemed to be good at was domestic science.
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There’s too much work to do.
Theirs is an endless road, a hopeless maze, who seek for goods before they seek for God.
Math was a two-part exam and I once didn’t go for the second part. I knew I’d done so badly on the first it was hopeless. I re-took it about four or five times. I think I eventually got it by getting the top GCSE grade.
Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
I’m really hopeless with technology – I don’t even have a computer.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
People in debt become hopeless and hopeless people don’t vote. They always say that that everyone should vote but I think that if the poor in Britain or the United States turned out and voted for people that represented their interests there would be a real democratic revolution.
I don’t care if you say we can’t be together. I don’t care if you think I’m the most evil, unnatural creature walking on earth. You can think whatever you want, go whatever you want. I’m going to just go on loving you, even if it’s hopeless.
I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right.
The inspiration and authority of the Bible is the bedrock upon which our faith is built. Without it, we are doomed to uncertainty, doubt, and a hopeless groping in the darkness of human speculation.
A diet is a plan, generally hopeless, for reducing your weight, which tests your will power but does little for your waistline.
A little hope, even hopeless hope, never hurt anybody.
Realize that there are not hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Some might tell you there’s no hope in hand
Just because they feel hopeless
But you don’t have to be a thing like that
You be a ship in a bottle set sail
I’ve always said that you were too smart to have a profession. Smart people are hopeless in the face of anything actual. They are terrible cooks. They cannot dress themselves. They are children who need guidance and protecting.
I’ve never written a song that’s hopeless. I’m not a hopeless person. I’m crazily optimistic. I crazily see the good in people. I crazily see the way out of a terrible situation. I crazily try to be the diplomat. If there are two warring factions in my life, I want them to agree to disagree at the very least.
Bullying made me feel insecure, alone, ugly, powerless, and hopeless at times.
My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances; weve become the most famous bad orchestra in the world.
If you are young child and you’ve lost mother and dad to AIDS and rich nations sit on the sidelines not caring, you will become a frustrated person and a hopeless person.
This is the most complicated relationship since Romeo and Juliet,” she complained. “You’re both hopeless. I mean, what is the big problem? You love him. He adores you. You get together and live happily ever after. Any questions? No, of course not. That’ll be ten dollars, thank you.
Staying in a hopeless and miserable situation doesn’t make you loyal, it just makes you miserable.
We should not give up and say that the situation is hopeless. There is still our conscience, there is still the memory of the victims of this war, there is still our duty to try and prevent further bloodshed. We have to prosecute all the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Lidia Yusupova
As most of the population suffers through life, barely surviving, disappointed and confused day after day, hopeless, wondering what happened to their strong and beautiful country, it is in the media‘s power to restore, if not some of our quality of life, at least a bit of our peace of mind.
Why, can you imagine what would happen if we named all the twos Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things? You’d have to say Robert plus John equals four, and if the four’s name were Albert, things would be hopeless.
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.
If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.
I just want people to not assume their story is over, especially when maybe they have somebody in their life that they’ve given up on or they think it’s hopeless.
The world is a dark place, and yet the coming of Jesus Christ shows us no one and nothing is hopeless.
Love to me has meant different things at different junctures of my life. I’m not a hopeless romantic.
Don t ever lose hope. Even when life seems bleak and hopeless, know that you are not alone.
Only the hopeless love God.
It is a hopeless endeavour to unite the contrarieties of spring and winter; it is unjust to claim the privileges of age, and retain the play-things of childhood.
“What would you do with the lazy ones, who would not work?” “No one is lazy. They grow hopeless from the misery of their present existence, and give up. Under our order of things, every man would do the work he liked, and would have as much as his neighbor, so could not be unhappy and discouraged.”
There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything.” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyways. Either way, nothing happens.”
You’ve got to be pretty hopeless to become a suicide bomber.
Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.
When you go to Washington and get off at Union Station, as I sometimes do, and see the Capitol building, I get this hopeless feeling that comes over me.
I wanted the world to sit back, listen up, and let me explain to it that when someone is sad and hopeless, the last thing they need to feel is that they are the only ones in the world with that feeling. So, if you feel sorry for someone, don’t pretend to be happy. Don’t pretend to care only about their problems.
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
When women are pessimistic about their political strength and feel hopeless about changing the conditions of their lives, it is almost as if they do not believe that democracy means the country belongs to them. But it’s true.
Goodbye, my almost lover. Goodbye, my hopeless dream.
I’m trying not to think about you, can’t you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance, my back is turned on you.
Should’ve known you’d bring me heartache.
Almost lovers always do.
The richness and endless variety of human relationships … that’s what authors, even the finest and greatest, only succeed in hinting at. It’s a hopeless business, like trying to dip up the ocean with a tea-spoon.
In a very small way, painting addresses the ‘Big Questions‘ to which we’ll never find the answers. You do what you have to do even if it seems hopeless.
Sam Messer
I’m a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it’s valuable.
I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.
There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
Hopeless and helpless doth Egeon wend, But to procrastinate his liveless end.
The people who are unprejudiced, but who … feel it is so hopeless there is no use trying … probably do just as much damage to the emotional atmosphere in which we are facing the problem as the fanatical Negrophobes.
The worst thing that can happen to a good teacher is to get a bad conscience about her profession because she feels herself hopeless as a psychologist.
Trying to get government to be as efficient as business is as hopeless as trying to teach cats to bark and dogs to meow.
Do not blame any supernatural being, neither be hopeless and despondent, nor think we are in a place from which we can never escape unless someone comes and lends us a helping hand.
Men must be honest with themselves before they can be honest with others. A man who is not honest with himself presents a hopeless case.
It’s my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.
And what am I to do on the occasion? — It seems an hopeless business.
No matter how hopeless or bleak things appear, the moment always comes when suddenly our spirit revives, and hope is reborn. That is why we must never give up.
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.
With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.
A lot of people felt defeated and hopeless by Trump‘s election. But I feel his election should energize people to resist apathy, ignorance, sexism, xenophobia, and racism.
Some people see Baltimore as a hopeless place. Some have even made a lot of money on it.
I have fallen a hopeless victim to the Turk; he is the most charming of mortals.
My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn’t know to write.
This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.
You can always find contradictions and hope, in hopeless circumstances, and a sense of redemption in somebody who makes the same mistake, over and over. So far, so good. That’s how I put it.
There is nothing so enervating and exhausting as this hopeless waiting. I dare say this is only a transition period. I will and shall have a victory some day. If the powers that be have shown me so little favor as to place me in this world and make me what I am, the result must be accordingly.
Make your way to death row and speak with the tragic victims of criminality. As they prepare to make their pathetic walk to the electric chair, their hopeless cry is that society will not forgive. Capital punishment is society’s final assertion that it will not forgive.
Relish being an oddball: Well-behaved, well-adjusted people are hopeless storytellers and, honestly, terribly boring.
I don’t think ‘Shotgon Stories’ or ‘Take Shelter‘ have hopeless endings. I think there’s hope in both those films, no matter how hard you have to search for it. It’s there.
Christine Todd Whitman had to resign as the head of the EPA. You know, when the governor of New Jersey decides the environment is hopeless, you gotta really think that one through.
The great majority of men are but tangled skeins, imperfect keyboards, so many specimens of restless or stagnant chaos–and what makes their situation almost hopeless is the fact that they take pleasure in it. There is no curing a sick man who believes himself in health.
I had become wealthy as an art dealer, but my life was never rich until I began serving in a mission and began being blessed by those that were basically hopeless. To see them have hope was the biggest blessing in my life.
There are many who feel consciously hopeful and unconsciously hopeless, and there are few for whom it is the other way around.
A ring doesn’t define me. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I’d rather be unmarried or in a loving relationship than be in an arranged marriage or with someone who acts as though they can’t stand me half the time.
And all the time she felt the reflection of his hopelessness in her. She couldn’t quite, quite love in hoplessness. And he, being hopeless, couldn’t ever love at all.
[Donald] Trump will be who it is that changes their names, and if Trump succeeds, and they don’t change their minds, then it’s hopeless. Then they don’t want to change their minds and they don’t want to think anything other than negative things.
The doctrine of grace and redemption keeps us from seeing any person or situation as hopeless.
I myself did not officially become organic until 1997, although I was always hopeless at using chemicals.
I shall never come to the Punjab again; it is such a hopeless place.
I am 39. I am single. I am a black woman. I have too many advanced degrees. Many a news story tells me finding true love is likely a hopeless proposition. Now is the time when I need to believe in fairy tales.
I was the biggest, most hopeless and most violent drunk in baseball.
Sam McDowell
Man is under all conditons immersed in a sea of God’s blessings. Therefore, be thou not hopeless under any circumstances, but rather be firm in thy hope
As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.
I’m neither left or right. I’m just staying home tonight, getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
I think humanitarian organizations should acknowledge the progress more than they do. I think that one reason people are reluctant to provide more help to Africa, for example, is this sense that it’s just hopeless, in a way that I think is untrue.
I’m a dedicated father – a hopeless, dedicated father. I mean, I am dork dad. I am just – I love my children. I have kids – you know, Joey‘s 30-something, and then I have all the way down to 4 years old, believe it or not. At my age, five kids.
This is what sexism does best: it makes you feel crazy for desiring parity and hopeless about ever achieving it.
There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstances of your life can change!
There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.
Intention is for achievers. Hope is for the hopeless.
Stern fate and time Will have their victims; and the best die first, Leaving the bad still strong, though past their prime, To curse the hopeless world they ever curs’d Vaunting vile deeds, and vainest of the worst.
As you reach for understanding, you find that your ladder of facts isn’t long enough, and you try to extend it by adding a rung of faith. Eventually you see that the task is hopeless, and you put away your ladder of facts and go get a ladder of faith.
Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope.
Every day is Valentine‘s Day! I’m a hopeless romantic.
My assignment is to take my situation and to use it to help others who feel hopeless and/or helpless because of loss.
There she is, lying in front of me, smoking a cigarette, thinking of something or someone else. And that’s how she is stuck in my mind forever. We are two explorers in the dark. Mapless and hopeless. Alone together.
Surrender is a positive, healthy state. Being a surrendered person does not mean one is beaten down and so hopeless he or she has “given up.” It’s quite the contrary.
Euripedes. Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.
I didn’t really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry… but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it’s the fixtures and fittings that finish you off.
I am hopeless with machinery. I could never learn to drive a car except into a wall.
I was really embarrassed. And I asked why they took my picture when I was in such agony, and I’m the girl, in the moment that I was naked, burning, hopeless, crying – so ugly. And I asked why they took my picture at that that moment? I didn’t like it at all.
the Musgroves had had the ill fortune of a very troublesome, hopeless son, and the good fortune to lose him before he reached his twentieth year.
Despite how difficult and hopeless it was at times, my experiences have shaped me for the better in many ways. It ultimately taught me empathy and invaluable lessons only learned through adversity.
I feel like the only thing that I can do, and I’ve been fired from enough jobs, that I’m pretty confident in saying this, the only thing that I can do, even a little bit better than most people, is create that sort of that context with humor. And that’s my way of not being helpless and not being hopeless.
If you go out and make some things happen, you will fill the world with hope.
I have a muse who’s very powerful, but I’m still a hopeless deadbeat of a poet.
Why does the writer write? The writer writes to serve–hopeless ly he writes in the hope that he might serve–not himself and not others, but that great cold elemental grace that knows us.
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god‘s throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach
My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
Taureans are stubborn as hell. They never want to tell you what sign they are…. But underneath that tough Taurus hide beats the heart of a hopeless romantic.
Having done a normal job for 10 years, as a psychiatric nurse dealing with emergencies, I know what terrible, hopeless lives some people have. So in many ways, it’s great to be able to wield the financial power that I can, and do gigs, fundraisers or give money. I feel lucky I can help out.
Hope springs eternal, even for hopeless crusades.
It is our duty to love the unloved, help the helpless, and bring hope to the hopeless
I’ve never written a song that’s hopeless. I’m not a hopeless person. I’m crazily optimistic. I crazily see the good in people. – singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Focusing on the tiniest details, finding magic in even the smallest inspirations, embracing the briefest moments-that’s where passion is.
I am one who believes that with God nothing is hopeless – that all things are possible through prayer.
Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools.
The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.
Humans have various ways of coping with extended stress, and one is the anticipation of a better time. Here, as with retribution, there is often a kind of symmetry: the more intense the stress and the more hopeless the situation, the more fabulous the coming times that are anticipated.
In real life as in grand opera, arias only make hopeless situations worse.
Were it necessary to bring a majority into a comprehension of the libertarian philosophy, the cause of liberty would be utterly hopeless. Every significant movement in history has been led by one or just a few individuals with a small minority of energetic supporters.
When I was a little younger, I really did love musical theatre in the same hopeless dorky way that she does. I was obsessed with Jesus Christ Superstar and I used to reenact it in my room when no one was home.
The thing that impresses me most about this country is its hopefulness. It is this which distinguishes it from Europe, where there is hopeless depression and fear.
Without consciousness the mind-body problem would be much less interesting. With consciousness it seems hopeless.
The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.
Leisure is non-work for the sake of work. Leisure is the time spent recovering from work and in the frenzied but hopeless attempt to forget about work.
ONCE remove the old arena of theological quarrels, and you will throw open the whole world to the most horrible, the most hopeless, the most endless, the most truly interminable quarrels; the untheological quarrels.
The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
Fostering your sense of creativity can give you feelings of freedom, delight and passion. It can help you see your life in a new light and help you to tackle situations that you thought were hopeless. When you express yourself through creative action you find gifts such as: happiness, self worth, healing, and inner joy.
One can find a squalid America as easily as a scenic America; a bitter, hopeless America as easily as the confident America of polyethylene wrapping, new cars, and camping trips in the summer.
It is hopeless to try to convert some borders into seams.
Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.
It seems hopeless, hopeless. Those who eat meat [at public expense] are a mean, selfish lot, and so the country is doomed. Our only hope lies in the grass-roots folk who eat our traditional food.
I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love.
I’m in a situation with this girl that’s as hopeless as overthrowing the Bush administration.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
I am a hopeless romantic.
I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn’t doing.
Never lose hope
when the beloved
sends you away.
If you’re abandoned
if you’re left hopeless
tomorrow for sure
you’ll be called again.
If the door is shut
right in your face
keep waiting with patience
don’t leave right away.
Seeing your patience
your love will soon
summon you with grace
raise you like a champion.
Tanzania is standing by the people of Zimbabwe including President Mugabe… Mugabe is there, he is president, he has been elected. If Tanzania had simply said, stupid, you’re hopeless, a murderer, a violator of basic human rights; does that remove Mugabe from office? It doesn’t.
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.
I suffer from a genetic flaw, which is that my mother was a hopeless Pollyanna.
It’s always hopeless to talk about painting – one never does anything but talk around it.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation’s prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A life that is without problems may literally be more hopeless, than one that always verges on despair.
English, as a subject, never really got over its upstart nature. It tries to bulk itself up with hopeless jargon and specious complexity, tries to imitate subjects it can never be.
There are no hopeless positions; there are only inferior positions that can be saved. There are no drawn positions; there are only equal ones in which you can play for a win. But at the same time, don’t forget that there is no such thing as a won position in which it is impossible to lose.
Grigory Sanakoev
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talked about free public higher education going forward, but not dealing with this burden of debt, which has really locked a generation into kind of a hopeless future right now.
I was hopeless, now I’m on Hope Road.
Typically, when you have a depressed individual, they feel hopeless. They feel miserable. Their mind is racing, their heart is pounding. They feel anxious. They feel exhausted yet they can’t sleep.
All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate
I don’t know all the inner workings of the Miami Dolphins locker room, but I do know the pain of being different, the sadness that accompanies not fitting in and the hopeless feeling of having no one to turn to, because it’s part of my story as well.
City Year resonated with me because when I grew up, we were poor – and an education is a way out of poverty. It’s a way out of the current situation that can seem isolating and hopeless for some kids.
Television is just the wrong medium, at least in prime time, to teach science. I think it is hopeless if it insists on behaving like television. . . .
Jeremy Bernstein
I’m good at the broad strokes but hopeless at the details.
Asking journalists to denounce leaks because of their deleterious effects on the functioning of government is as hopeless as asking an airline to denounce jet fuel because of its impact on the environment.
The mystery of the universe, and the meaning of God’s world, are shrouded in hopeless obscurity, until we learn to feel that all laws suppose a lawgiver, and that all working involves a Divine energy.
Genuine heroism for man is still the power to support contradictions, no matter how glaring or hopeless they may seem.
I get a little cranky with the whole business about kids not having attention spans. This reminds me of the usual business of thinking that the next generation is hopeless. Every generation has said that about every younger generation.
I’m a hopeless tone chaser!I love it and get into the whole thing.
Planning anything is hopeless.
By the time I was 30, nobody would work with me. I was friendless, I was hopeless, I was suicidal, lost my family – I mean, it was bad. Bottomed out, didn’t know what I was going to do. I actually thought I was going to be a chef – go to work in a kitchen someplace.
The problem with a popular art form is that those who want something more are in a hopeless minority compared with the millions who are always seeing it for the first time, or for the reassurance and gratification of seeing the conventions fulfilled again.
I feel helpless, hopeless, too low to call out, too weak to think. Impotent tears dribble down.
Your mind creates everything. Your conscious mind has much greater power than you can ever imagine. Your mind can create blessings or disasters, can heal or harm, can bring abundance or absence. It is up to your mind whether the world looks hopeful or hopeless.
My day is closed! the gloom of night is come! a hopeless darkness settles over my fate.
If I said to most of the people who auditioned, ‘Good job, awesome, well done,’ it would have made me actually look and feel ridiculous. It’s quite obvious most of the people who turned up for this audition were hopeless.
Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.
Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.
I can remember watching MTV Cribs – these amazing houses – and looking around my house where there was no carpet on the floors. You feel hopeless, and that can manifest itself in all kinds of emotions: sadness can turn to anger, and anger might turn to aggression.
what a horrible loutish planet this is. the dominant species consists of sadistic morons, faces bearing the hideous lineaments of spiritual famine swollen with stupid hate. hopeless rubbish.
I’m hopeless at small talk and have a problem making eye contact.
Nothing is as hopeless as trying to justify art in words.
It is hopeless trying to go forward when you are looking backward.
I’m always going to be a hopeless romantic. Always.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
I’m an optimist in my heart – I’m a hopeless pollyanna just like my mother – but a pessimist in my head. I think that’s the dialectic we all need to be in.
I don’t read my own books, but sometimes if there is a new edition I open it and then I feel this life of a writer was not so hopeless, not so bad.
As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. We have a hundred alternatives, a thousand paths and an infinity of dreams. Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever.
In ‘Good Grief’, in trying to create this sense of the huge downs and ups, stumbles of this process, we’re almost using the music to make it uplifting, so it’s not completely hopeless.
I take no pride in hopeless longing; I wouldn’t hold a stillborn aspiration. I’d want to have it, to make it, to live it.
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
I am a hopeless romantic who falls in lust and gets in trouble. I love my work and am very productive, yet I always find time to play.
And when I say that is certainly true, that our marriage is over. I know what else she will say: “Then you must save it.” And even though I know it’s hopeless- there’s absolutely nothing left to save-I’m afraid if I tell her that, she’ll still persuade me to try.
…it is only death which is hopeless.
Maria Jane McIntosh
All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal.
He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
…its a rather pleasant change when all your life you’ve had people looking after you, to have someone to look after yourself. Only of course it has to be someone pretty hopeless to need looking after by me.
It’s entirely ridiculous and hopeless to try to compete with somebody who made such a huge contribution to photography… I knew when I went into photography that I would be compared to my mother. I thought to myself, what can I do about that?
To learn a piece on the piano – even a simple one – has proved every bit as agonizing as writing a chapter in a book, every bit as tedious and hopeless and halting. But this is not to say that the piano hasn’t helped my writing. It has, just not in the ways I expected.
Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.
We feel like there are way too many problems in the world, and there’s nothing we can do to solve them. We forget how to be compassionate and start to feel hopeless.
Hope means expectancy when things are otherwise hopeless.
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved.
My message to all the activists is to just keep going, and I know it really may seem impossible and hopeless sometimes – it always does – so you just have to keep going because if you try hard enough and long enough you will make a difference.
It’s not bad people I fear so much as good people. When a person is sure that he is good, he is nearly hopeless; he gets cruel- he believes in punishment.
In misery’s darkest cavern known, His useful care was ever nigh Where hopeless anguish pour‘d his groan, And lonely want retir’d to die.
My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances; we’ve become the most famous bad orchestra in the world.
Last hopeless chances have got to work. Nothing makes sense otherwise. You might as well not be alive.
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all. And faith means believing the incredible, or it is no virtue at all.
Things are only hopeless when you lose all hope.
Stephen Goldin
One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts… How does the media do this? By quoting some ‘expert‘… you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.
I know what it is like to experience terror, to feel despondent, to live in fear. I know how wearying and hopeless life can be sometimes.
I used to be a hopeless romantic – I fell in love with everyone I went out with.
Religious people … hold a kind and merciful view of life, the faith of the broken, the hounded, the hopeless. Yet too often, they will not extend that spirit to our fellow creatures.