Despair Quotes

Most popular despair quotes

Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
Despair is better treated with hope not dope.
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.


Despair is nearly always a still shot taken from a movie that is not over.
Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
Despair itself, if it goes on long enough, can become a kind of sanctuary in which one settles down and feels at ease.
From the satisfaction of desire there may arise, accompanying joy and as it were sheltering behind it, something not unlike despair.

desire satisfaction

Given the ethnic and racial hierarchies of American life, there are those who dish it out and those who have to take it. Some get to dish it out without ever having to take it, some take it from those above and dish it out to those below, and some find themselves in the position of always having to take it.