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The Very Best Ever Quotes for Hopelessness

    Looking for quotes for hopelessness?  We know hopelessness can be a powerful emotion, evoking despair and the feeling that the future holds no joy. You are not alone in these feelings. In this article, you’ll read some quotations about feeling hopeless, but also quotes on how to overcome hopelessness.

    Quotes on Feeling Hopeless 

    You are not alone in your feeling of hopelessness; many others have been there before you. Read these quotes to help you express and understand what you may feeling and what others have gone through to help you deal with your own hopelessness. 

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

    “The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.” – Nina LaCour

    “Sometimes things feel hopeless. Not always within my own life – but looking outward, it seems like rough times lie ahead of us. The world seems to be kind of caving in on itself in a lot of ways. But I try to look on the bright side.” – Jenny Lewis

    “There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,–when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.” – Kate Chopin

    “When it’s said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.” – Paula Deen

    “He who has felt his own ruin will not imagine the case of any to be hopeless; nor will he think them too fallen to be worthy his regard.” – Charles Spurgeon

    “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

    Quotes on Overcoming Hopelessness 

    If you are struggling with hopelessness, take heart in the knowledge that there is a way to overcome this dark feeling. Be inspired by the following quotes about overcoming hopelessness from those who have been to the dark side and come out whole on the other side. 

    “The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.” – George Lucas

    “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

    “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

    “Participation in and of itself is an act against hopelessness. Speaking up is a gesture against hopelessness.” – Anohni


    Hopelessness can be a hard burden to bear, and you can feel as though you are the only one who has ever felt it. Take heart that you are not alone. Let the quotations we’ve provided inspire you to tackle your hopelessness head on and return yourself to a world filled with hope.