We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man can not live without cooks. He may live without books,what is knowledge but grieving? He may live without hopewhat is hope but deceiving? He may live without love,what is passion but pining? But where is the man that can live without dining?Robert Bulwer Lytton
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.Burroughs, William S.
Journalists say a thing that they know is not true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.Enoch Arnold Bennett
Knowledge is simply a terrible ocean we must cross, and hope that wisdom lies on the other side.Paolo Bacigalupi
A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must feel all the emotions that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humor will stimulate a like mood in the listener.Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
I hope we do not see another Iraq-type operation for a long time without UN approval and much broader support from the international community.Kofi Atta Annan
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.Woody Allen
God is by definition the holder of all possible knowledge, it would be impossible for him to have faith in anything. Faith, then, is built upon ignorance and hope.Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.Francis Bacon, Sr.
I have seen, at different times, the smoke of a thousand villages --- villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world.Robert Moffat
A leader is a dealer in hope.Napoleon Bonaparte
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.Miguel de Cervantes
There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.Maria Edgeworth
I hope to be remembered as someone who made the earth a little more beautiful.William O. Douglas
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.William Cowper