Quotations About / On:
Outside of Paris, there is no hope for the cultured.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 9 (1659).)
... despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 47 (1871-1872).)
There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
(Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. Anarchism and Other Essays, "The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation," (1910).)
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcythe bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 264 (1955).)
A friend whose hopes we cannot satisfy is a friend we would rather have as an enemy.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 226, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fourth Book," aphorism 313, "A Friend We no Longer Want," (1881).)
I know that men in exile feed on hopes.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1668.)
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
(Ingmar Bergman (b. 1918), Swedish stage and film writer-director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Sept. 8, 1989).)
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
(Martin Amis (b. 1949), British novelist. Observer (London, Aug. 30, 1987).)
It's like the Beatles coming together againlet's hope they don't go on a world tour.
(Matt Frei, British journalist. Quoted in Listener (London, June 21, 1990).
On German reunification.)
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
(Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. Published in Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884). "A Village Commune," (1881).)