Quotations About / On: DESPAIR

  • 41.
    To be thoroughly conversant with a Man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845), U.S. poet, critic, short-story writer. repr. In Essays and Reviews (1984). Marginalia, Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, Va., June 1849).)
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  • 42.
    I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair.
    (Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. "Imperfect Sympathies," The Essays of Elia (1820-1823).)
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  • 43.
    Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906), repr. In Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, vol. 7 (1911).)
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  • 44.
    If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
    (André Breton (1896-1966), French Surrealist. Taped discussions, March 3, 1928, published in Recherches sur la Sexualité, January 1928-August 1932. "Sixth Session," ed. José Pierre (1990).)
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  • 45.
    We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. Essays, bk. 3, ch. 5 (1595), trans. by John Florio (1603).)
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  • 46.
    So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.
    (Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), French theater producer, actor, theorist. repr. in Selected Writings, pt. 10, ed. Susan Sontag (1976). General Security: The Liquidation of Opium (1925). Arguing for the free use of opium.)
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  • 47.
    We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Upon Some Verses of Virgil," bk. 3, ch. 5, Essays, trans. by John Florio (1588).)
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  • 48.
    Jesus should teach God about forgiveness, about forgetting - Jesus should tell God as he told us- 'To love our enemies' and maybe just if) , the world won't be in this much despair. What gain is there if you love those who loves you? Now God must love the devil.
    (A Traveller)
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  • 49.
    “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesnt matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”
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  • 50.
    Life is a beautiful equation based on the equilibrium: man + woman = life. Anything else created by Allah (God) is for them both, and they are created for an exalted goal dearer than materialism, a purpose meant for the world of the spirit to be the rope that holds us, the path that leads us to the truth without which our existence becomes of no avail and knows only absurdity, misery and despair.
    (Majed Dodeen)
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