Desperation Quotes

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius

Bejamin Disraeli

A dog in desperation will leap over a wall

Chinese Proverbs

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them

Henry David Thoreau

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Henry David Thoreau

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation

Thomas Merton

A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.

Daisaku Ikeda

O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men!

William Shakespeare

Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

Doug Horton

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation

James Thurber

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.

Robert Crumb

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.

Henry Miller

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.

Amy Tan

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.

Vladimir Lenin

All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

William Blake

People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.

Jim Carrey

The feeling of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Francis Bacon

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

George Eliot

When one hits the bottom of the Desperation Barrel, there is always someone down there.

Kelli Jae Baeli

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

Henry David Thoreau

Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation.

Soren Kierkegaard

If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime.

Carrie P. Meek

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.

Uma Thurman

I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation.

Ruth Benedict

My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.

Griffin Dunne

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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