„And I said to myself: That's true, hope needs to be
like barbed wire to keep out despair,
hope must be a mine field.“

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Yehuda Amichai3
Israeli poet 1924 - 2000

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„Mine is a message of hope. As I said, as I was surrounded by a loving family, cherished by all of them, one thing was clear – if your heart has a reason to keep beating, it will. My hope is that stories like mine can inspire more potential donors.“

—  Sudhir Choudhrie Indian businessman 1949

"Heart to heart: Sudhir Choudrie discusses life after a transplant" https://www.easterneye.biz/heart-heart-sudhir-choudrie-discusses-life-transplant/, EasternEye (February 8, 2017)

„It's not the despair, Laura, I can stand the despair. It's the hope.“

—  Michael Frayn British writer 1933

Clockwise (1986), cited from Malcolm Page File on Frayn (London: Methuen, 1994) p. 65.

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„I was talking like this to the Princeton professor and he said well if these are the facts there is no hope and I said well what is hope hope is just contact with the facts.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

Source: Everybody’s Autobiography (1937), Ch. 3

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„A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.“

—  Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934

Quoted on Good Morning, America ABC TV (10 August 1979).

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„2542. Hope is as cheap as Despair.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„If you are wise, mingle these two elements: do not hope without despair, or despair without hope.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 BC

Alternate translation: Hope not without despair, despair not without hope. (translated by Zachariah Rush).
Original: (la) Si sapis, alterum alteri misce: nec speraveris sine desperatione nec desperaveris sine spe.
Source: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter CIV: On Care of Health and Peace of Mind, Line 12

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„I hope you never need no one,
Hope you treasure your independence.
I hope you never fall in love
With someone like you.“

—  Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017

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„I hope to keep on living the present in a way that I can always be proud of myself in front of tomorrow's me.“

—  Yuzuru Hanyu Japanese figure skater (1994-) 1994

Other quotes, 2015
Original: (ja) 明日の自分が今の自分を見たら胸張っていられるように、そんな今を過ごし続けたいなという風に思ってます。
Source: Interview with NHK on 15 June 2015, aired the same day in the evening news program News Watch 9.

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„Despair exists only when there is hope.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

11th Public Talk, London, UK (25 May 1961)

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„Prayer is a bridge from despair to hope.“

—  Bill Hybels American writer 1951

Too Busy Not to Pray (2008, InterVarsity Press)

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„I hope that the kind reader recognises this as a despairing attempt at humour.“

—  Nancy Springer American author of fantasy, young adult literature, mystery, and science fiction 1948

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„The only hope we have is the Internet.
We must strive to keep it free.“

—  L. Neil Smith American writer 1946

"Keep Your Filthy Hands Off The Internet" 20 June 2010.

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