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Hopeless Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Hopeless

Please enjoy these Hopeless Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Related topics: Motivational

If you want something to be different than it is,
you might as well teach a cat to bark.
Wanting something to be different than it is, is hopeless.
- Byron Katie

I'm hopeless with money; I simply spend what I've got.
- Freddie Mercury

All my stories are about the action of grace on a character
who is not very willing to support it,
but most people think of these stories as hard,
hopeless and brutal.
- Flannery O'Connor

 

I am not handsome or sexy.
Of course, it's not like I am hopeless.
- Keanu Reeves

I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
- Orlando Bloom

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

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The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film,
no hope, no love.
- Dario Argento

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless,
you are slamming the door in the face of God.
- Charles L. Allen

He who receives a great many letters demanding answer,
sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of
one man against the rest of the world.
- Anna C. Brackett

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein,
and given over a hopeless race.
- Charles Babbage

I used to be a hopeless romantic - I fell in love with
everyone I went out with.
- Jeremy London

I've flown across America, I've scaled fences,
I've stood under windows and gone out of my way hundreds of times.
I'm a hopeless romantic.
There's no hope for me.
- Joel Madden

I'm a hopeless romantic.
It's disgusting.
It really is.
I've seen 'While You Were Sleeping',
like,
twenty times, and I still believe in the whole Prince Charming thing.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

I'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go:
If things are going well,
I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things,
plan fun nights out.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife;
I have to try harder.
I'm just a pathetic case history, really.
- Siobhan Fahey

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that
we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
- Gordon W. Allport

The world is bad but not without hope.
It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble,
how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle,
how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
- Emmet Fox

My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless
I was and how I didn't know to write.
- Mary Garden

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think
is right even though I think it is hopeless.
- Chester W. Nimitz

Some situations are so hopeless when you look at them
from the outside you say,
Why are they still married?
- Eric Braeden

Stay hopeless and confused. Keep polishing those skills.
- the movie When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.
- George Gissing

I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been
the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible
internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.
- Jan Egeland

It would, of course, be hopeless to attempt to crowd
into an international language all those local overtones
of meaning which are so dear to the heart of the nationalist.
- Edward Sapir

The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected
me more than almost anything else.
- Gideon Welles

I'm not gifted, but I'm not hopeless.
- Norman Spinrad

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men
who have grown hopeless about them.
- Clare Boothe Luce

To love means loving the unlovable.
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable.
Faith means believing the unbelievable.
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless.
The end of every episode is the end of the world.
But the power of hoping through everything,
the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures,
that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless
of attainment by labor alone.
Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius,
without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
- B. R. Hayden

I think I'm much less self confident today.
I actually went through a quite painful period because
of that thinking that I was completely hopeless.
But I think that's something that we all go through
at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me.
- Hugo Weaving

My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else,
I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way.
I came to it late and only because I thought there'd
be loads of women and drinking!
- Christopher Eccleston

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you.
You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a
sense of a "map" for the journey.
Confusion is the hallmark of a transition.
To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
- Anne Grant

The media tends to report rumors, speculations,
and projections as facts...
How does the media do this? By quoting some "expert"...
you can always find some expert who will say something
hopelessly hopeless about anything.
- Peter McWilliams

As another has well said, to handicap a student by
teaching him that his black face is a curse and that
his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is
the worst sort of lynching.
- Carter G. Woodson

If I said to most of the people who auditioned,
'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made
me actually look and feel ridiculous.
It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up
for this audition were hopeless.
- Simon Cowell

Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden.
It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates
in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching
for a way out of a hopeless situation.
- Alice Miller

This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless.
I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and
lift my glass to human solidarity,
to the ultimate victory of knowledge,
peace, good-will and understanding.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling
a rock to the top of a mountain,
whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.
They had thought with some reason that there is no
more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
- Albert Camus

A careful inspection showed them that,
even if they succeeded in righting it by themselves,
the cart would travel no longer.
The axles were in a hopeless state, and the missing
wheel was shattered into pieces.
- Kenneth Grahame

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients,
but sewing does not employ one's mind.
After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint,
and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder
over their hopeless fate.
- Nellie Bly

What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless
mental illness? That diagnosis does you in;
that,
and the humiliation of being there.
I mean, the indignity you're subjected to.
My God.
- Kate Millett

I have had the good fortune to see how my articles
have directly benefited some farmers and helped build
markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development.
That makes me a hopeless optimist.
- Michael Pollan

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier
state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
- Bob Hope

It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
- Margaret Anderson

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories,
ruled by a complacent, greedy elite,
and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
- Camille Paglia

Repudiating the virtues of your world,
criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe.
They agree to live in it.
The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet

All men are homosexual, some turn straight.
It must be very odd to be a straight man because your
sexuality is hopelessly defensive.
It's like an ideal of racial purity.
- Derek Jarman

Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate
as questions about content.
- Robert Smithson

Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family,
admitted that I was hideous.
- Sister Parish

There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there...
watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years...
Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.
- Bruce Campbell

I don't know what people find or like in me,
I'm hopelessly commonplace!
Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow,
I've always considered myself a popular artist.
- Maxfield Parrish

At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much
that I'm probably hopelessly typecast.
I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
- Donald Pleasence

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love,
and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
- George Eliot

If you are sure you understand everything that is going on,
you are hopelessly confused.
- Walter F. Mondale

If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation,
the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.
- Erika Slezak

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic,
love is the key element.
I really love to play with different musicians who
come from different cultural backgrounds.
- John McLaughlin

It's fun to be hopelessly in love.
It's dangerous, but it's fun.
- Keanu Reeves

I have taken this step because I want the discipline,
the fire and the authority of the Church.
I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
- Edith Sitwell

It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy,
e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false;
and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question,
which is the true one.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored.
To me it was meaningless.
I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about
the beauty of the work I wasn't doing.
- Theodore Bikel

Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over.
Wars don't run on a clock like football.
No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic
that this had to be explained to them.
- Thomas Sowell

Government is operated by deeply embedded,
hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished
because the function of the bureau is to intercept
every living idea and smother it.
- Gerry Spence

My mother was determined to make us independent.
When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few
miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields.
I got hopelessly lost.
- Richard Branson

There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness.
It's everywhere.
- Sidney Poitier

Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests
that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war.
But helplessness induces hopelessness.
- B. H. Liddell Hart


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