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 C.S. Lewis - “Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.”  
 Raymond Williams - “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.”  
 Paul Westerberg - “The best I can say is that it's better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily.”  
 Lawrence Welk - “It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.”  
 Studs Terkel - “With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope Despair If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.”  
 Studs Terkel - “I think it's realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing 'I despair. The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist. It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That's very realistic.”  
 John Shelby Spong - “Terrorism is a real despair. These are people for whom life has been so negative that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies.”  
 Robert Stack - “If you don't love it, you can't suffer thru all the despair that comes with it. Keep doing it because you love it.”  
 Sophocles - “Despair often breeds disease.”  
 Martin Sheen - “No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe. He may be running the United States, he may be running the military, he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe, he is not running the human heart.”  
 Ernie Pyle - “In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory - there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else.”  
 Abbe Pierre - “When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives.”  
 Haruki Murakami - “There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.”  
 Andrew Motion - “I've found a different way to scent the air already it's a by-word for despair.”  
 Susannah McCorkle - “Thank God for beautiful songs about feeling despair when you yourself are in despair. They really get us through.”  
 Max Müller - “Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love”  
 Lajos Kossuth - “But the Hungarian nation, although taken by surprise, unarmed and unprepared, did not abandon its future prospects in any agony of despair.”  
 Olympia Dukakis - “I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me.”  
 Edmond De Goncourt - “Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.”  
 Honoré de Balzac - “Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.”  
 Pierre Corneille - “Oh rage Oh despair Oh age, my enemy”  
 Charlie Chaplin - “Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.”  
 Mangosuthu Buthelezi - “In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you the hope and despair you all live with every day.”  
 Joseph Brodsky - “Snobbery But it's only a form of despair.”  
 Norman Borlaug - “Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.”  

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