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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Despair page.

Moved quote here:

  • "It took hundreds of years and thousands of lives, but the Universe finally taught me it's one and only lesson. Existence is worthless." ~ Howard Weinstein

There is no such wp or wq article. If there is evidence for notabilty, either add it here, create a wp article or create a wq article, and add the quote back. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 06:11, 12 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]


  • It becomes no man to nurse despair, but, in the teeth of clenched antagonisms, to follow up the worthiest till he die.
  • It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear.
  • The fact that God has prohibited despair gives misfortune the right to hope all things, and leaves hope free to dare all things
  • The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation ... A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
  • What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
  • The specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.
  • Despair is Freedom.
    • Anonymous.
  • Don't you understand? Can't you see? You're all going to die!
    • Otto Witt, trying to convince the garrison at Rourke's Drift to flee (Film Zulu).
  • Senator, I agree with you-and I would also say that despair is not a method.
    • General John Abizaid, in response to Hillary Clinton's 'Hope is not a strategy'.