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By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

How much pain a person detains may be proportionate to the pain they spare others when they'd rather hurt than hurt another.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

If you are without contention and still have the ability to make people think, their ego is going to take a hit and as a result they're not going to like you. They don't want to think. They want to be right, unrivaled or entertained.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

I used to be a wanderess without roots – discontent and bereft of belonging and then he took me to The Last Best Place where I was touched and warmed through. Never before have I felt the breath-taking spirit of the frontier as distinctly as I do here and never before have I felt so at home where all things magnificent are made more so by inspired calm of earthy humility.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Emotions enthrall, but change, and as such have the ability to disrupt and destroy.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

I found that I missed him the more he was absent from my life, and the more I missed him, the more I loved him.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

He had felt viable being near her or knowing she was listening to him or having the comfort of their casual meeting within a dream. With her, he simply and effortlessly felt better. They all felt better, unburdened, cared for, and heard. Being connected to her eased his suffering as he gave her his. It was only when she began to drown in the cumulation of commingled torments that to save whatever part of her was left, she disconnected, and when she did, his suffering returned and remained with him longer than she had. But instead of saving herself, it was the additional burden of her own anguish from letting them all go that took her breath and inevitably pulled her under.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Loyalty. Is it something only dogs know? When I think of it, I wonder if I would rather have it than love. Whereas love is often an over-used word and an unpredictable feeling, the other is nothing but dependability.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Attraction isn't wrong. People can’t help who they are drawn to and they certainly can’t control affinity, as uncommon as it is. What is wrong is acting on inclination if it hurts someone else, namely a significant other.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

It is easy, and therefore uninspiring, to love within the norms of acceptance and society. Other than ones own heart, there is no great risk involved; it's all very status quo. The same is tired, but what's outside-the-norm is captivating and gets under people’s skin, pushing their buttons, making them think and revealing their depth as a person, or their lack thereof. It's love against obstacles that inspires the most – a love that faces and ultimately endures through challenges, hardship and ridicule that is courageous and triumphant.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

I never thought much about public displays of "Will you marry me?" It seems more like putting on a show for others rather than an intimate, private and special moment between two people.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

You've invaded my mind and I can't get you out of it," he accused with discernible disdain. She avoided looking at him and said, "Then you should forget." "Forget?" he thundered,"EVERYTHING reminds me of you!" She turned to confront him, slowing lifting her eyes to meet the disgust in his. "That's not my doing," she countered, "That's your doing and you are the only one who can control it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

She wasn't always a pillar of ice. Her warmth and good deeds were repaid with deceit and betrayal until little by little a chill took over.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Weird people don't care if they're weird. They are the most entertaining to converse with because nothing is off-limits.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Obsession; when thoughts are held captive and no longer your own.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

The easiest way to get rid of bitterness is to spit it out. The easiest way to forget something noxious is to flush it. The easiest way to move on is to erase everything, and I do mean everything.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

It's way too easy to see the real face of a person. They're amiable and full of pretense when they want something from you, but the minute you don't give in, back away or put yourself first (like they do) is the minute they show you who they really are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Can I be trusted? Can you? I can be trusted with some things, but not all things, just like you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

I smile when I want to cry. I laugh when I want to die.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

The worst feeling when speaking with someone or receiving a gift from them is knowing they feel obligated to.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Sometimes, despite how your heart feels, you have to do what you must in order to get the result you need. When it's impossible to walk away then you need to make it hurt and they will walk away for you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

They say love inspires. Guess what inspires more? An enemy.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

You will know who the enemy is intimidated by because they're the ones he targets and keeps beating down.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Why do I speak forth the unpopular? I have a sweet tooth but not when it comes back up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Bravery is the ability to endure, even unto death, all types of terrible, terrifying and painful situations and we live in a time when people do all that they can to avoid hardship and pain, never realizing that strength and courage is found in both.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Some people confuse intensity for passion and challenge for attraction.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

She walked in somber seclusion, unable to connect with women despite her heart's desire to do so while being shadowed by men who hungered for the indefinable; and while she yearned for friendship, they yearned for something more and what she had been in search of remained removed from her, and the more she erected barriers, the more they crossed them and each time they did, she turned from them and hid.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Why weren't we born in the same era?" he lamented. She eased past him neither here nor there, looked over her shoulder and whispered, "How mundane and cliche would that be?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

It was evenings like that when beneath dim light and relaxing in a sultry bath that she missed him the most. A flicker of candlelight, wind breathing snow against the window and the soothing scent of creme caramel – all were a comfort to her as she closed her eyes, summoned memories and many a tender thought. She didn't feel deserving of the devotion bestowed upon her, but she had finally learned to accept its wondrous gift, knowing that love was the source of existence and its only end.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Emotions have cycles whereas love endures. Some people confuse emotions, which are ever-changing, with love's durability.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

I don't make people comfortable but that's what couches are for.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

You see it everywhere and everyone seems to be doing it but you. You could have had it as well, and you know it, and that’s what bothers you. Your worst enemy is yourself, and sadly, you know that what you did wasn't worth what you lost.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

When the frail black cat who had lived through abuse and abandonment entered her equally arduous life, she smiled at her and said, "What a journey you took to find your way to me." And when the frail black cat who had offered nothing but comfort and companionship died in her arms just a few years later, she smiled at her through hurtful tears and said, "only a journey like that could lead to a love as pure and enduring as this..." She then leaned down and bestowed upon her the breadth of her grace.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

He seems to think that just because his Cobra can slither up to hers, stand taller and more dominant that he can bring her down. Well, her Cobra may be smaller, but she's just as vicious...and far more cunning.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Her scar tissue, which she seems to amass both physically and mentally, may not be pretty, but they have become tougher than if she had never been wounded at all.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Never go to another woman about your woman. Not unless you want an insidious form of advice.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Enchantment and fulfillment were on the gold and garnet horizon - autumn's breath, a dormant dream reawakened, a yearning nearly satiated, a tender thank you with a brush of the lips, and a connection as fingers touch and go hand in hand.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

If I never shed a tear or wondered what happened to someone I actually loved, what makes you believe I'd think twice about you, someone I never even cared for?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Why do you need worldly things to define you? Why do you need a rank or a status to tell others who you are? Why concern yourself with the capricious opinions of others who are less impressed with who you really are and more impressed by the carefully crafted image you present to them - an image that is entirely surface with no inherent value? Take away the things and the status and see who notices you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

I never imagined a love so pure, nor a hate that could be so cruel.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

We know what we should do. Age is no excuse. Do we go to others for permission or for discipline?

By Anonym 17 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Neither one of them could turn off their feelings, even with so much time and distance between them. The more they were apart, and the more they weren't allowed to be together, the more they loved each other.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Speaking of happiness, those distinctive moments are found outdoors – in the fall, in the winter and always in the mountains where people are few, wildlife is abundant and there is peace in the quiet.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Sometimes, oftentimes, people hold on to someone they love for self – because it's what they want; in rare cases, a person, who sincerely knows the meaning of love, which is sacrifice, loves enough to say goodbye and to walk away. They do it because they love someone enough to allow them to move on without them or to not be torn in multiple directions, which causes confusion, or because they feel that is their only choice. Loving like that is doing for another and denying self. It is sacrifice. It takes tremendous strength and the cost is loss and heart-ache but it's a price the rare are willing to pay because they truly love that much.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

The black widow, who had dispatched a lover or two, was sought out for her wisdom. The young spider asked her, "Did you keep his harmful secret under the threat of danger, or did you spin a web so confusing that he didn't know if you were friend or foe? Did you release him from the web and your presence or will you give another the venom in which to finish him?" The black widow was quiet and then said, "All of the above.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

She never wants to get to the point where she looks forward to hearing from someone. Once you look forward to something, you’re inevitably let down and nothing can stay the same so she'd rather expect nothing at all and just be surprised that she was thought of at all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Well...that's going in the trash. (I'm not referring to an enemy either).

By Anonym 20 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

You love the word love but you don’t really love and you don’t want to love because love, which is really sacrifice, would prevent you from doing what you want to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

A vast number of people bemoan the lack of love in their lives and one must wonder if it's because they're looking for a "type" or have a list of requirements that someone else has to meet first, in which case it's no wonder that they miss out, because when you love, it's not that all that you were looking for is found in another, it's that the person you love ends up making you see they are what you wanted all along; love, after all, is usually found in unforeseen places with the most unexpected people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Be careful how you live. Someone is always watching and will look to you as an example, an excuse, or a warning. The message some choices send is why struggle to do the right thing when you can do the wrong thing and be happy. Should we be happy or should we be right?