Hope is a Many-Splendored Thing
Maryanne Hannan (bio)

  • Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Sickly hunchback Alexander Pope, in his “Essay on Man”

  • I hope you have hope going through this journey. Reassurance given a woman seven weeks pregnant whose ultrasound showed a fetal heart rate of 50. Fertility support group forum

  • Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Quintessential Christopher Reeve

  • For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for? Romans 8:24

  • The miserable have no other medicine / But only hope. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

  • Hope itself is a species of happiness. Samuel Johnson to his friend and future biographer, James Boswell

  • It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate. Aphorist and longshoreman Eric Hoffer

  • Some people have so much hope they put pink bows on their poodles.

  • So much of hope is brain chemistry.

  • So much of hope is a decision.

  • Two-week-old baby Azra, whose name means “Help” in Hebrew, survived more than two days, naked and freezing, in the rubble of the 2011 Turkish earthquake. When her milk was gone, the mother fed the infant with her spit. In the earthquake’s aftermath, Azra was called the “face of hope.”

  • Although I have no dog, I hope to march in the Key West Dachshund Parade.
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