I'm a quote nut, so I often write down quotes from books, songs, tv shows, films, people, etc. I noticed I had a number of quotes on the theme of hope, so I thought it would be fun to share some here. You're all welcome to add other hope quotes you've come across, or that you find in future!BOOKSAlyzon Whitestarr
"'To try when there is little hope is a beautiful kind of foolishness.'" (Mrs Rountree, 205)Scatterlings
"'I am a fool to hope, I know, but that is one of the few saving graces of human beings,' the William voice whispered inside her mind." (43)The Legend of Little Fur
"'And what was faith, truly, but another name of hope?'"
- Little Fur, A Riddle of GreenThe Obernewtyn Chronicles
"'We have to have hope. It is the least we can do. Matthew is missing, but wherever he is, he will trust that we have not given up on him. He will believe that we are searching and he will be doing his best to find a way to reach us. We Misfits are hard to kill.'" (Elspeth, Ashling
"'It's only hopeless when we've given up hope.'" (Elspeth, Ashling
"'I will not leave you,' Maruman sent, and he turned around and around, needling my legs through my clothes before he settled himself.
Touched, I blinked back a scatter of tears and gazed into the fire, trying not to think about the riders approaching; trying not to hope. But it was impossible." (Elspeth's thoughts, The Keeping Place
"The text on the plaque on the statue reads:
Through the transparency of now, the future.
(In smaller lettering was the dedication) For one who has the courage to see what will come, and hope.
(In smaller lettering still was the name of the creator) Cassy Duprey." (paraphrased from The Keeping Place
, 687)The Legendsong
"'Losing or winning a battle can depend entirely on whether you can keep hope or not. Winning happens in the mind, sometimes before a single blow is struck.'" (Wind to dream-Glynn, Darkfall, 420)
"Then she had lifted her gaze and it was as if her eyes and the eyes of the young policeman in its earlier weaving became the eyes of the dying horse; mutely acknowledging the loss of hope in their world. They lifted their heads as if straining to catch the fading of the Song." (Ronaall's thoughts, Darkfall
"There was some stubborn bit of Glynn, maybe even a sort of stupidity in her, which simply would not allow her to relinquish hope. ... Stupidly or blindly or pointlessly, she would go on because she didn't know how to give up." (Glynn, Darksong
"'There is deeper and longer-lived beauty to be found in inside people; in the things they do and say. Even in the things they hope for. And there is another kind of beauty that lasts forever – the beauty of a song.'" (Ember, Darksong
"As the terror of the nightmare faded, it occurred to Ember that, whether or not it was real, the Unykorn was at the other end of the spectrum from all the dark beauty and sorrowing mystery of the manbeast. He was despair and grief and the Unykorn was hope; brightness; radiance; and in the dream she had just had, self-sacrifice. Yet like the manbeast, the Unykorn, too, was wild in the deepest sense of the word."
(Ember's thoughts, Darksong
"'Perhaps there are times when it seems there is no alternative to surrender, but while we breathe, there is hope. It takes courage to hope, though.'" (Solen, Darksong
Of all that was woven by the Song
the Unykorn alone was unbounded by time and space ...
Thus did it roam beyond the mists to all worlds
leaving images of its perfection,
as an ideal to exalt the soul ...
The merest flicker of its horn
became an eternal symbol of beauty and hope.
~ The Legendsong of the Unykorn
'Like the boy, he was profoundly aware of what lay within the music and, mentally, he began to reshape it. Without knowing it, he was striving to bring the chaos within the music into harmony. As he struggled with what he could neither name nor see nor even really understand, his weary aura grew brighter and stronger. A man passing him stared at him in surprise, as did a young black woman a moment later. The man did not see their reactions because he was elated by the music that he was creating. He was using the same music as Hard Goth, but he was arranging it differently, altering the emphasis here and there, and exposing and enhancing the thread of hope hidden within it.
'The Song, the watcher whispered to itself, in wonder. The man had found the Song at the heart of Chaos!' (The watcher observing Peter Cade, Darksong
, 501.) A Little Bit Wicked
(written by Kristin Chenoweth - this one uses hope in a different sense, but I just had to include it!)
"If you're unfamiliar with the joy of Ménière's (and I hope you are), imagine a floor-warping, ceiling-spinning, brain-churning, think-you're-gonna-die-and-afraid-you-might-not hangover and multiply that times the aftermath of a power outage at the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet. That's Ménière's. Saying it's 'an inner ear disturbance that causes vertigo' sounds so Bless my petticoats, Miss Petunia is having a spell
. This is more than that. This SOB is seriously debilitating at times. ... Bottom line: Ménière's disease sucks a big fat corncob."TV SHOWSBonesAngela:
We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love.Eli StoneJJ:
You ever stop being scared?Eli:
No, but I don't stop living, either. That's what life is. You just gotta keep moving forward. Even when you know that there's bad stuff waiting for you years or weeks, maybe days down the road, you keep moving forward. 'Cause even when you think you know what's gonna happen, it doesn't always. That's what hope is made of.Pushing DaisiesOlive:
Time can take forever. I hope you and Chuck make it work, I really do. But if you can't, I hope it doesn't take forever to figure that out. I just want you to be happy.Narrator:
And Olive did, though she was not ready to let go of the hope that her perfect pie-maker's perfect happiness might lie with her.HeroesHiro:
Ando, I will never give up. And neither should you. More than anything, a hero must have hope.
Ando: Fine. You figure out how to get into Linderman's office. I will find hope.Mohinder:
[voiceover] ... Why are we here? What is the soul? Why do we dream? ... Perhaps we would be better off not looking at all. Not delving, not yearning. But that's not human nature; not the human heart. That is not why we are here. Yet still we struggle to make a difference, to change the world, to dream of hope, never knowing for certain who we will meet along the way.
Who among the world of strangers will hold our hand, touch our hearts, and share the pain of trying. MonkMonk:
Hope is the worst. Natalie:
No, hope is a good thing. Monk:
You're very young.SONGSFor the Moments I Feel Faint - Relient K
You're telling me that there's no hope,
I'm telling you you're wrong.Hope - Idina Menzel (listen here
This is the story
Of a bird with no wings
But certain that it can fly
Sailing on love
Into the head winds
Forcing its way by and by
If only we were
As strong as this bird
Our spirit would never die
What do we name it?
Hope is the right word.
Hope is the bravest most beautiful bird
In the sky
Hope is a bird
Flies higher than others
And keeps all our dreams alive
Free of all doubt
Fed by its will to survive
Becoming this bird
We can when we dare to try
And see ourselves flying
Over the mountain
Hope is the bravest most beautiful bird
In the sky
Only hope can light the way
Only hope can heal the heart
Only hope can keep the clouds
From hiding the moon and the stars