Images and Words of Hope

“I remember when I started searching,

and just in case was constantly rehearsing

what I’d say when hope came back again,

‘Hey, what’s the deal, where have you been?’”

~from the song “Paradox,” featured in the motion picture Healing River

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“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

“Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.” ~Anne Lamott

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” ~G.K. Chesterton

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
~Langston Hughes

“I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye… And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff… That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”
~J. D. Salinger

“Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, everyone. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.” ~Veronica Roth

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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20 Responses to Images and Words of Hope

  1. Oh my goodness… this fits in perfectly with what I just posted!

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Lesley says:

    Fantastic and intriguing pictures (those baby tortoises 😍), and I like the quotes too.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. c.f. leach says:

    Nice Post. Holding Onto Promises Eternal=H.O.P.E. This is going to be a saying that goes on one of the Tee Shirts in my designer collection. You’re always on time my friend. Blessings and Peace.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Aaysid says:

    Really needed these today. Thank you for sharing hope. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Hope is eternally positive and right now that is the only positive we all need. Absence of hope is death and I’m not ready for that yet. Great post!

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Timely post. I sure could use some hope right about now.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Paul says:

    “But where shall I find courage?” Asked Frodo, “that is chiefly what I need.”
    “Courage is found in unlikely places,” said Gildor. “Be of good hope!”

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Beautiful post!
    The images are simply amazing 😊😊😊

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Thank you for sharing the images and uplifting quotes. I especially appreciate the street art. 😍

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Yu/stan/kema says:

    You hit a home run, Mitch.

    Liked by 4 people

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