As we look ahead to the coming year, let’s do so with hope for brighter days and more acceptances! At Writer’s Relief, we know you’ll experience a lot of rejection on the road to getting published. And while rejection is an expected, perhaps even necessary, part of the writing life, it’s important to stay hopeful and positive! When you need a little extra help keeping your chin up, read these inspiring quotes from famous writers.
17 Quotes About Hope From Well-Known Writers
Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS, the IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES, then listen close to me—
Anything can happen, child.
ANYTHING can be.
Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything. —Madeleine L’Engle
Fear is not a proper motivator. Hope wins out. —Michelle Obama
The future is uncertain, but that can be a good thing. —Jennifer Niven
Even darkness must pass. —J.R.R. Tolkien
Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden. —Cormac McCarthy
Hope is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without words—
And never stops—at all—
Do not lose hope—what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts.
Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn.
Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. —Neil Gaiman
All human wisdom is contained in these two words: wait and hope. —Alexandre Dumas
I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. —Anne Frank
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. —Pablo Neruda
Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it,
but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. —Laini Taylor
We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. —J.K. Rowling
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. —Helen Keller
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. —John Green
Hope. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. —Tahereh Mafi
Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay. —Maya Angelou
QUESTION: What is your favorite quote about hope?