desperation Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about desperation
  1. #1
    “In desperate situations, people could live for three minutes without oxygen, three hours without warmth, three days without water, three weeks without food.”
  2. #2
    “It was flight now, a desperate, hopeless flight, that carried him on for some hours.”
  3. #3
    “He just screamed and screamed and all that time we didn’t know that he was screaming because he hurt.”
  4. #4
    “I see the damage and pain of hard years. I see the emptiness and desperation of existence without hope. I see a young life that has been too long.”
  5. #5
    “Hunger makes thief of any man.”
  6. #6
    “Jess drew the way some people drank whiskey. The peace would start at the top of his muddled brain and seep down through his tired and tensed-up body. Lord, he loved to draw.”
  7. #7
    “In war, when soldiers come, they take everything. You must bury anything to save it. You must hide your childrens, also.”
  8. #8
    “Jesus!” the old lady cried. “You’ve got good blood! I know you wouldn’t shoot a lady! I know you come from nice people! Pray! Jesus, you ought not to shoot a lady. I’ll give you all the money I’ve got!”
  9. #9
    “Endurance is not a desperate hanging on but a traveling from strength to strength.”
  10. #10
    “The worst thing you can possibly do in a deal is seem desperate to make it. That makes the other guy smell blood, and then you’re dead.”
  11. #11
    “He came from a large family—thirteen, fourteen, fifteen: I don’t know how many—and he had to fight for every crumb of food he got.”

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