Cos every breath is unbearably painful
Carved deep into my veins but didn’t bleedOverdosed on sleeping pills but didn’t sleepWhen your heart is heavy, it gets increasingly harder to breatheClearly there’s a GodBut why has he forsaken me?
Love demands everything, they say, but my love demands only this: that no matter what happens or how long it takes, you`ll keep faith in me, you`ll remember who we are, and you`ll never feel...
Shhh…” he repeated. He kissed the top of her head and then stood. With surprising strength, the elderly man lifted her as if she weighed nothing, bringing her to the car. He opened the car...
I do not view suicide as wicked, just terribly sad. There is only one death, but it is like a stone cast into a pond – the ripples stretch far. Such an act must leave...
If you cannot reach a state of utter oneness with each other, how do you expect to solve anything? Separate the world will crumble; together the world will thrive.
I’ve learned a lot about love over these last months. And part of what I’ve learned is that you have to want someone for who they are, not who you want them to be. You...
I’m pretty lost in becoming all this frost. Bitter, like Winter. Strung-out like a string of pearls.
To act as though we have hope is to keep hope alive
Hope is when we have a beautiful vision of something and a positive emotion to go along with it. When our world comes crashing down, when we are trapped in a deep, dark, despairing hopelessness,...
I made a sorry face in response to such strong insistence, but I couldn’t believe him. Fantasies were exactly that..…..fantasies. Whimsy. Wishes. Mere castles in the sky without foundation or substance. Dreams didn’t come true....
Once upon a long ago time I was a girl with hopeful halos in my eyes—not unlike you—not a typical beauty but beautiful nonetheless, as all young girls tend to be in their prime, even...
No reflection was to be allowed now, not one glance was to be cast back; not even one forward. Not one thought was to be given either to the past or the future. The first...
The master says it’s a glorious thing to die for the Faith and Dad says it’s a glorious thing to die for Ireland and I wonder if there’s anyone in the world who would like...
But difficult situations and wrong choices conspire to trap us in hopelessness.
Hope was always creating pleasantly ideological, and therefore impossible things.
I knew the world too well to believe this sudden smiling. (…) The gods never send us this invitation to delight so readily or so strongly as when they are preparing some new agony. We...
I am no fun at all. In fact, I am anti-fun. Not as in anti-violence, but as in anti-matter. I am not so much against fun – although I suppose I kind of am –...
Putting your time in at the office; dutifully spawning your two point five; smiling politely at your retirement party; then chewing on your bedsheet and choking on your canned peaches at the nursing home. It...
There are times when you don’t belong and you think you’re going to kill yourself. Once I went to a hotel. Later that night I made a plan. The plan was I would leave my...
You grew up, became a man, had to adjust to taking less than you hoped for; you discovered the dream-machine had a big OUT OF ORDER sign on it.
He knew…there was no redemption for the damned.
«Couldn’t never be nothin’ but a nigger, if I was ever so good,» said Topsy. «If I could be skinned, and come white, I’d try then.»
Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen,...
There is a point when the anguished soul finally despairs. A moment in life when the heart, the will, even the spirit crumbles. Some say that after much grief and drowning in tears, it is...
I threw my hands in the air and said show me something.He said, “if you dare come a little closer”.
…and her dreams that didn’t happen, that couldn’t have happened because she’d pinned them on somebody too broken and unattainable to love her back.
I’ve been clinging to this world like a discarded shell of an insect stuck to a branch, about to be blown off forever by a gust of wind.
Hope as evidence of life. Life as evidence of death.
At cocktail parties, I played the part of a successful businessman’s wife to perfection. I smiled, I made polite chit-chat, and I dressed the part. Denial and rationalization were two of my most effective tools...
Depression, is like trying to find a light switch in pitch darkness. Defeating it takes much assistance and resource. First, it’s letting in loved ones that are reaching out, when light will begin to shine.
The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it’s no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won’t come.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
Within a month he knew that his marriage was a failure; within a year he stopped hoping that it would improve.
To thee, to thee, my fire! Thou hast been burning in my heart all these futile years. If my life were a piece of gold it would come out of its trial brighter, but it...
I’d always secretly believed that a love as fierce and true as mine would be rewarded in the end, and now I was being forced to accept the bitter truth.
Not many people bothered to look for beauty beyond the greenhouses. They went about life with their heads down, just praying to get through the day, to feed themselves and their family. No one ever...
You can break a man with hope.
Rainy, gloomy, drab, sunless day. There are times when hope seems entirely clouded over; when looking for the blessings in your circumstances feels like trying to catch a ray of sunshine from six feet under.
Life … is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.
You took my heart and you held it in your mouthAnd, with a word all my love came rushing outAnd, every whisper, it’s the worst, emptied out by a single wordThere is a hollow in...
Si, mi cielo…
To live for the hope of something isn’t really living at all, and so, like a child putting away its toys and picking up a tool, he marched to Lyca’s bathroom, to shower off the...
I felt as if I were riding a pendulum. Just as I would swing into the abyss of hopelessness, the pendulum would swing back with some small goodness.
Behold, we know not anything;I can but trust that good shall fallAt last — far off — at last, to all,And every winter change to spring.
—Alfred Lord Tennyson
Well, damn. How the hell am I supposed to kill someone so miserable?”I looked away. Even in death I was pitiful.
The award for excessive success is eternal doubt and eventual failure.””So what, it’s stupid to even try?””No. It’s unwise to hope.”- Something Like Stardust
God can inject hope into a absolutely hopeless situation.
A weird time in which we are alive. We can travel anywhere we want, even to other planets. And for what? To sit day after day, declining in morale and hope.
An event of great agony is bearable only in the belief that it will bring about a better world. When it does not, as in the aftermath of another vast calamity in 1914-18, disillusion is...
—Barbara W. Tuchman
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