Quote of the Day
- Page 5
Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
If September 11th has taught us anything, it's certainly that the world has never been so interdependent. It is impossible now to be an island of prosperity in a sea of despair.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
I thought I'd reached the bottom a few times, but then I'd realise there was another 30 floors of despair below that.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.
Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair. They gave her the means of supporting life, but they made life hardly worth supporting.
P. G. Wodehouse
We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void.
Emile M. Cioran
You accept that this civilisation could be abolished and life will begin later on after a few thousand years because that is something that has happened in the history of this planet. When you have peace in yourself and accept, then you are calm enough to do something, but if you are carried by despair there is no hope.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear.
J. B. Priestley
There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now.
We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt.
You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.
American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair.
When I'm sitting at the desk not being able to write line one, it's silence and despair! It's not so easy to put the pen to the legal pad or type the first sentence on the computer screen.
Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.
Edmond de Goncourt
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions.
King Hussein I
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Image of the Moment
Download the free
BrainyQuote iPhone/iPad app
Create beautiful picture quotes to share, and get Today's Quote in Notifications on your devices.
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends. Join now!
Image of the Moment
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote