Trail down these despair quotes and beat your blues for good. These famous hopelessness quotations and sayings are sure to boost your spirits.

Despair Quotes

Letís face it - we all have our days, weeks or even months of gloom and despair, when everything seems to go against you. However, that doesnít mean that you drag yourself to the hole of depression and self-pity. Itís okay to feel down and low once in a while. However, succumbing to these negative feelings will only make you feel more wretched. Dealing with the feelings of hopelessness and despair can be quite a tough bet, though not impossible. Trail down these famous hopelessness quotations and sayings and inspire yourself to a better life and better mood.

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.

- Anonymous

Is there no way out of the mind.

- Sylvia Plath

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money.

- Ayn Rand

Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.

- Invisible Monsters , Chuck Palahniuk

I saw the devastation and I wanted to help. People need to know that ... we are here for them. They need words of encouragement and to know that everything is going to be OK.

- John Williams

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

- Karl Marx

There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.

- Frida Kahlo

Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave.

- Marilyn Manson Talking , Marilyn Manson

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.

- Herbert Hoover

Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.

- Marilyn Manson

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

- Tom Robbins

Life begins on the other side of despair.

- Jean Paul Sartre

Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.

- Bill Cosby

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

- Dame Agatha Christie

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

- William Faulkner

How can you close me up? On what grounds.

- Humphrey Bogart

Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success.

- Val Kilmer

Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.

- Janis Joplin

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.

- Janis Joplin

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

- Ovid

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts. you.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.

- John Donne

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

- John Muir

Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

- William Shakespeare

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

- Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life , George Eliot

Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

- Horace

Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.

- Pericles

Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.

- Willie Nelson

Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle you with my microphone wire!

- Adam Sandler

I want you to take away the hope because that's the thing that's killing me.

- Denis Leary

Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair. They gave her the means of supporting life, but they made life hardly worth supporting.

- P. G. Wodehouse

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came

- Jefferson Davis

The Indian race are waiting and praying.

- Chief Joseph

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.

- Corrie ten Boom

Worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.

- A. C. Benson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.

- Henry Rollins

Early this morning, I signed my death warrant.

- Michael Collins

I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.

- Michael Collins

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