Stand Tall: 10 Quotes About The Sheer Power Of Hope In Fiction Novels

Although we live in a time where people have once again divided themselves amongst various categories, we all have the same goal in mind: the happiness and wellbeing of our loved ones. In a time of chaos, noise, fire, and misunderstandings, we can still find several moments of quiet kindness and understanding.

So, join me in these 10 quotes about the one thing nobody can completely break: hope.

1. “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.”

The Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)


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2. “A new day will come, and when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer.”

~ The Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)


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3. “Reality is greater than the sum of its parts, also a damn sight holier. And the lives of such stuff as dreams are made of may be rounded with a sleep but they are not tied neatly with a red bow. Truth doesn’t run on time like a commuter train, though time may run on truth. And the Scenes Gone By and the Scenes to Come flow blending together in the sea-green deep while Now spreads in circles on the surface. So don’t sweat it. For focus simply move a few inches back or forward.”

~ Sometimes A Great Notion (Ken Kesey)

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4. “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)


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5. “It is a grace that comes, unexpected, after tragedy– this reminder that most hearts are good.”

The Islander (Cynthia Rylant)


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6. “For neither good nor evil can last forever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted for a long time, good must now be close at hand.”

~ Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)


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7. “There is always light behind the clouds.”

~ Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

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8. “’Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,’ said Scrooge. ‘But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.'”

~ A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

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9. “It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”

~ The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)


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10. “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”

~ To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)


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After all, much like all things that are worthwhile in this world, it is our duty to look past the screeches of hatred– regardless of how loud they may get– and continue standing tall in the path of our life. Be kind.

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