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Posted 1/2/14 , edited 1/3/14
What's your favorite quote about hapless unrelenting despair ?"Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter:
Sharp love has swollen me up with heady langours.
O let my keel split! O let me sink to the bottom!"The Drunken Boat"Arthur Rimbaud.
Posted 1/2/14
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Oops sorry for the TYPO .The subject should read Despair.
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The first thing I thought of was the poem "Love on the Farm" by D.H. Lawrence. Seems like hapless despair to me. I liked it though.
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Oh No Worries.
Although This Doesn't Really, Qualify as a despairing quote i like it.
"To Be Or Not To Be,That Is The Question."
Posted 1/3/14 , edited 1/3/14
One of my wishes is that those dark trees,
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,
Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,
But stretched away unto the edge of doom.

I should not be withheld but that some day
Into their vastness I should steal away,
Fearless of ever finding open land,
Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand.

I do not see why I should e’er turn back,
Or those should not set forth upon my track
To overtake me, who should miss me here
And long to know if still I held them dear.

They would not find me changed from him they knew—
Only more sure of all I thought was true.

Robert Frost's Into My Own
Posted 1/3/14
Can I use one that I made up a few days ago? "In death, I'll be truly free"

Though I'm not sure if that's despair or hope... it can be classified as both.
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“We have done with Hope and Honour, we are lost to Love and Truth,
We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung,
And the measure of our torment is the measure of our youth.
God help us, for we knew the worst too young!

Rudyard Kipling, from "Gentleman Rankers”
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"Everyone except me is stupid."
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"Living is painful"

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If you want to stray into Kipling's desperate malaise try "The Strange Ride
of Morrowbie Jukes"
Posted 1/3/14
I'm not sure if it counts (sorry if it doesn't), but I always liked that famous line in Macbeth.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.
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pirththee wrote:

If you want to stray into Kipling's desperate malaise try "The Strange Ride
of Morrowbie Jukes"

Thanks, I will. My Kipling quote explains a young soldier's, who has fought in a war, Life.
It is done in a few lines with the melancholy of the older self remembering that youthful self
and his comrades-in-arms.

It speaks to me.
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Understood. It reminds one of The Old English "The Wanderer".
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