Quotations About / On:
Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
(Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. Felicia, in Finishing Touches, act 3.)
Hope likes justification, but can do without.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
We have much to hope from the flowers.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Naval Treaty," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
(Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. quoted in Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, N.Y., Dec. 1954).)
Hope and despair ignore one another's cries.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Hope, politeness, the blowing of a nose, the squeak of a boot, all produce "boum."
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. II, ch. 14 (1924).
Description of the echo in the Marabar Caves.)
What is it that you love in others?My hopes.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 519, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 272 (1882).)
Self-realization is a comedown from salvation, but still gives us something to hope for.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
I steer my bark with Hope in the head, leaving Fear astern.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, April 8, 1816, to John Adams. The Adams-Jefferson Letters, vol. 2, p. 467, ed. Lester J. Cappon (1959).)
Hope, and hopelessness, persist despite the facts.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)