Movie Quote Thursday – Hope



Movie Quote Thursday – Hope

The word “hope,” according to the dictionary:

Hope – (noun)

  1. A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
  2. A feeling of trust

In response to today’s news, I was thinking about some of the horrible and tragic events of our time. We don’t have to stretch the mind far to think of many; the horrible and tragic seem to happen entirely too often. Makes you wonder about how to separate that which is going on around us from that which is going on inside of us, because bad things are always happening out there. It’s hard to not be influenced by these outside forces, especially the shocking and heartbreaking ones, because we all share this world of ours, and there’s some sense of connectivity to all that enters our realm.

But, even though we occupy the same tight little space in time together, aren’t we all just islands inside, dealing with our hopes and dreams and fears and sense of purpose in our own profoundly unique ways? We can be barreled-over by the deplorable and the sad, and yet, we need to remember that we have plenty of room on our islands for hope.

I think the definition above needs to add one word. The definition of “hope” should read, “A feeling of expectation and desire for a good thing to happen.”

And plenty will, no doubt.

With that in mind, here are a few movie quotes on the topic:


“However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness.” Anthony Phelan in Unbroken

“I know what I have to do now; I’ve got to keep breathing, because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” Tom Hanks in Cast Away

“You never know. You hope for the best and then you make do with what you get.” Samuel Jackson in Avengers: Age of Ultron

“I’ve always believed that the world is what we make of it.” Jodie Foster in Contact