it’s better to have hope in a hopeless place than to be hopeless in a hopeless place. Or something like that.
Harmon Cooper, The Feedback Loop
- “it appears extremely probable that the whole Egyptian population was allowed a certain participation in the Mysteries; for the tests of a candidate before Initiation were of such a nature that none but human beings developed to a considerable degree of perfection could hope to stand them.”
- “Thus, I was broken on the wheel of Truth. Fled all the hope and purpose of my youth, The high desire, the secret joy, the sin That coiled its rainbow dragon scales within. Hope’s being, life’s delight, time’s eager tooth; All, all are gone; the serpent sloughs his skin!”
- William Hope Hodgson’s The House on the Borderland
- “I swoon in that imperial embrace– Lay we asleep till evening, or dead? I knew not, but the wonder of her face Grew as the dawn and never satiated. She knew not in her strong imperial soul How hopeless was the slavery of life, How by the part man learns to love the whole, How each man’s mistress calls herself a wife.”
- “We must, therefore, in all magic operations, apply a strong will, a vivid imagination, a confident hope, and a firm faith; all of which combined will assist in producing the desired result.”