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hoping Quotes

99 of the best book quotes about hoping
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“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
books
Legolas
character
hoping
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“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”
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“‘That’s one of the reasons we run this place all nice and busylike. You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple’”
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“In the Glade, Chuck had become a symbol for him—a beacon that somehow they could make everything right again in the world. Sleep in beds. Get kissed goodnight. Have bacon and eggs for breakfast, go to a real school. Be happy”
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“For Louie and Phil the conversations were healing, pulling them out of their suffering and setting the future before them as a concrete thing . . . With these talks, they created something to live for.”
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“These autumn days will shorten and grow cold. The leaves will shake loose from the trees and fall. Christmas will come, then the snows of winter. You will live to enjoy the beauty of the frozen world, for you mean a great deal to Zuckerman and he will not harm you, ever. Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur — this lovely world, these precious days…”
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“‘You think we’re safe with these people?’ Minho asked. Thomas pondered the question for a moment. There was only one answer to hold onto. ‘Yeah, I think we’re safe’”
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“There was some beauty to life after all, even if it was only the beauty of hope.”
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“My heart beats fast: this is the aim, the great, the sole aim, that I have thought of in the trenches; that I have looked for as the only possibility of existence after this annihilation of all human feeling.”
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“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”
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“I was happy about where I was and overwhelmingly hopeful about the future. For the first time in my life, I felt like an outsider in Middletown. And what turned me into an alien was my optimism.”
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“Two men looked out from prison bars, One saw the mud, the other saw stars.”
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“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”
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″‘In Mexico, I was a second-class citizen. I stood on the other side of the river, remember? And I would have stayed that way my entire life. At least here, I have a chance, however small, to become more than I was. You, obviously, can never understand this because you have never lived without hope.‘”
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“May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.”
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“Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time you’s gwyne to git well agin.”
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“As the sun rose, Esperanza began to feel as if she rose with it. Floating again, like that day on the mountain, when she first arrived in the valley. She closed her eyes, and this time she did not careen out of control. Instead, she glided above the earth, unafraid. She let herself be lifted into the sky, and she knew that she would not slip away.”
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“She turned away, thinking that if Isabel could learn English, then maybe someday she could learn it, too.”
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“Some there are among us who sing that the Shadow will draw back, and peace shall come again. Yet I do not believe that the world about us will ever again be as it was of old, or the light of the Sun as it was aforetime.”
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“Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that’s all she can do. That and hope.”
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“And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold.”
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“I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind.”
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“Without hope we live in desire.”
Virgil
character
hoping
hell
concepts
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“Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.”
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“All of us have worries. We worry because we are intelligent beings. Intelligence predicts, that is its essence; the same intelligence that allows us to plan, hope, imagine, and hypothesize also allows us to worry and anticipate negative outcomes.”
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“Well, what did I think? That the victors’ chain of locked hands last night would result in some sort of universal truce in the arena? No, I never believed that. But I guess I had hoped people might show some . . . what? Restraint? Reluctance, at least. Before they jumped right into massacre mode.”
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“That’s exactly what I want to do . . . to be rid of this heavy burden. But I can’t get rid of it on my own, and I don’t know of any man in our country who can take it off my shoulders, so I’m headed in this direction as I told you for that very purpose: to get rid of my burden.”
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“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
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“In the deepest slumber-no! In delirium-no! In a swoon-no! In death-no! even in the grave all is not lost.”
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“A serious-looking man named Goodwill came to the gate. ‘Who is there?’ he asked. ‘And what do you want?’ Christian hung his head. ‘It is me – a poor burdened sinner. I come from the City of Destruction but am going to Mount Zion so I may be delivered from the wrath to come. I have been told, sir, that this gate leads to my destination. Are you willing to let me enter?’ ‘I am willing with all my heart,’ said he. With that he opened the gate.”
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“This place I am hoping to get to is so marvelous that if I described it to you now you would go crazy with excitement. And then, if we failed to get there (which is very possible), you would die of disappointment. I don’t want to raise your hopes too much, my darlings.”
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“I am not used to Hope — It might intrude upon — Its sweet parade — blaspheme the place — Ordained to Suffering —”
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“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all”
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“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings.”
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“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”
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“My long-crushed spirit rose, cowardice departed, bold defiance took its place; and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.”
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All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope.
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“There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope.”
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At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
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“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour.”
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“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
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“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
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“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”
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“We ought to propose to ourselves is to become, in this life, the most perfect worshippers of God we can possibly be, as we hope to be through all eternity.”
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“Sometimes, Clark, you are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.”
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“He was conscious of a thousand odours floating in the air, each one connected with a thousand thoughts, and hopes, and joys, and cares long, long, forgotten!”
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“To cast in it with Hyde was to die a thousand interests and aspirations.”
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Every moment had its pleasure and its hope.
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“So, surrender to sleep at last. What a misery, keeping watch through the night, wide awake -- you’ll soon come up from under all your troubles.”
Homer
author
hoping
work
sleeping
night
misery
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Breathe, hope
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“Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”
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“Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unkown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.”
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“Yet less of sorrow lives in me For days of happy commune dead; Less yearning for the friendship fled, Than some strong bond which is to be.”
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For hope is always born at the same time as love.
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“Hoping does not mean doing nothing. It is not fatalistic resignation. It means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusions.”
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I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
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“A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realisation and successful achievement.”
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“His whole body shakes with the strain as he tries to lift something he knows he can’t lift, something everybody knows he can’t lift. But, for just a second, when we hear the cement grind at our feet, we think, by golly, he might do it”
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“‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!’”
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“I hope you find someone who knows how to love you when you are sad.”
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“Maybe, someday, some other kid is going to be standing here, staring out at the trees, feeling alone, wondering if maybe the world might look different from all the way up there. Better. Maybe he’ll start climbing, one branch at a time, and he’ll keep going, even when it seems like he can’t find another foothold.”
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“Imagine, I might really become somebody. Someday.”
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“That was the one thing that made me think, well, this may be the shadow of a beginning. That jury took a few hours. An inevitable verdict, maybe, but usually it takes ‘em just a few minutes.”
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“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.”
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“In my work, I’ve found that moving out of powerlessness, and even despair, requires hope. Hope is not an emotion: It’s a cognitive process - a thought process made up of what researcher C. R. Snyder called the trilogy of ‘goals, pathways, and agency.’ Hope happens when we can set goals, have the tenacity and perseverance to pursue those goals, and believe in our own abilities to act. Snyder also found that hope is learned. When boundaries, consistency, and support are all in place, children learn it from their parents, but even if we didn’t get it as kids, we can still learn hope as adults. It’s just tougher when we’re older because we have to resist and unlearn old habits, like the tendency to give up when things get tough.”
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“Hope is a function of struggle. If we’re never allowed to fall or face adversity as children, we are denied the opportunity to develop the tenacity and sense of agency we need to be hopeful.”
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“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it’s expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it’s perils.”
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“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
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“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.”
love
hoping
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“I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding; if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for...everything.”
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The heart breaks when it has swelled too much in the warm breath of hope, then finds itself enclosed in cold reality.
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“You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did.”
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“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
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“Survival had to start with me. In my experience, a castaway’s worst mistake is to hope too much and do too little.”
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“With the very first rays of light it came alive in me: hope. As things emerged in outline and filled with colour, hope increased until it was like a song in my heart. Oh, what it was to bask in it! Things would work out yet. The worst was over. I had survived the night.”
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“Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back.”
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“Now he turned on to the side street . . . resisting the urge to sob or even imagine the safety that might be awaiting him. He reminded himself that this was no time for hope. Certainly he could almost touch it. He could feel it, somewhere just out of reach. Instead of acknowledging it, he went about the business of deciding again what to do if he was caught at the last moment or if by some chance the wrong person awaited him inside.”
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“He couldn’t be married. I’m sure. Not my Westley.”
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“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.”
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To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.
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“We could live offa the fatta the lan’.”
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“It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.”
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“They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.”
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“We got a future.”
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“The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.”
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“She hardly knew at times what it was she feared, and what she hoped for. Whether she feared or desired what had happened or what was going to happen and exactly what she longed for, she could not have said.”
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“But you can’t kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that one thing you’ve never been able to kill, no matter how hard you try. I am hope.”
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“Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.”
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“But you, brave and adept from this day on . . . there’s hope that you will reach your goal . . . the journey that stirs you now is not far off.”
Homer
author
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“God arranges everything for us, so that we need have no more fear or trouble and may be quite sure that all things will come right in the end.”
God
person
Heidi
book
hoping
fear
religion
concepts
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“All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.”
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He was never without misery, and never without hope.
Tappman
character
hoping
misery
concepts
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“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
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“One cannot . . . force oneself to be optimistic indiscriminately, against all odds, against all hope.”
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“-Everything will turn out all right. You’ll see. -I can’t imagine how, said Atreyu. -Neither can I, said the luckdragon. But that’s the best part of it.”
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″Hope and fear is a feeling with two sides. As long as there’s one, there’s always the other. This re-dok is the root of our pain. Abandoning hope is an affirmation, the beginning of the beginning. You could even put “Abandon hope” on your refrigerator door instead of more conventional aspirations like “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.”
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“Aren’t we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they’ll tell us that we make sense?”
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“My definition of love is being robbed in an alley eight times in a row and hoping that there’s something about today that makes all of this different.”
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“There was a fine young lady, And her name was Honor Brown. She didn’t want to go to school. She hoped it would burn down.”

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