" The dominant tendencies of our day are unregulated global capitalism, racial balkanization, social breakdown, and individual depression. Hope enacts the stance of the participant who actively struggles against the evidence in order to change the deadly tides of wealth inequality, group xenophobia, and personal despair. Only a new wave of vision, courage and hope can keep us sane—and preserve the decency and dignity requisite to revitalize our organizational energy for the work to be done. To live is to wrestle with despair yet never allow despair to have the last word. "
by Cornel West

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" She felt the abyss of disenchantment. "
by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (March 6, 1927- April 17, 2014), Love in the Time of Cholera

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" I don’t know what’s the matter with me—why I’m so adept at distance, why I feel so remote from things, why life feels like a rumor. "
by David Shields, How Literature Saved My Life

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" Nobody really knew anything. People lived; they went here and there about the earth and rode through forests; so much seemed to challenge or to promise, and so many sights to stir our longing: an evening star, a blue harebell, a lake half-covered in green reeds, the eyes of beasts and human eyes; and always it was as though something would happen, something never seen and yet sighed for, as though a veil would be pulled back off the world; till the feeling passed, and there had been nothing. "
by Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund, 1930

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