Quotation Explorer - 'Donna Lynn Hope'

Of course she wants him to forget her. The last place she wants to reside is in his thoughts. What an unpleasant place to be. - Donna Lynn Hope
I smile when I want to cry. I laugh when I want to die. - 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? - Donna Lynn Hope
Lovers are easy to find and easy to forget but finding an authentic connection is exceptional and limited. It rarely happens, which is why there are so many unhappy people out there. - Donna Lynn Hope
Oh yes, even I cry. Just not over you. Who is "you?" The one who has to ask or the one who doesn't? - Donna Lynn Hope
We start our sometimes tedious, sometimes exciting, often times sad and stressful march to the grave the moment we're born, so it might as well be a march worth remembering. - Donna Lynn Hope
I must be out of my mind if I loved you in spite of everything you've done, and anyone else would condemn you for it, but I can't condemn you at all. In my own troubled mind, I loved you for it. - Donna Lynn Hope
You don't build a family by tearing down another one. - Donna Lynn Hope
I didn't sleep well last night because one of my ghosts came back, haunting with his presence, and when I woke up, the others weren't here, haunting with their memory. - Donna Lynn Hope
I'd rather know a man's sincerity than his love. Whereas I have never needed the latter, one can always count on the former. - Donna Lynn Hope
Who are we to think we deserve anything? What makes us so great? No one is "lucky" to have us. We are all full of it. - Donna Lynn Hope
Life is for the loved, not the lonely." She lamented. "Although it's the lonely who try to make the world and its inhabitants less so. - Donna Lynn Hope
He passed through her with his soul caressing hers goodbye. And in that final hour he was with her one last time. - Donna Lynn Hope
I challenge a man to a duel before allowing him near me, and then I take an arrow, dip it in poison, and drive it straight through his heart...But that's on a good day...when I purr and feel delightfully amorous. No need to mention what I'd do on a bad one. - Donna Lynn Hope
You can't be in my world...You live in this one. - Donna Lynn Hope
If its danger you seek, come on over. I covet tranquility but beget the tempest storm. - Donna Lynn Hope
People change us. It is a rare, if not an impossible occurrence, that we come out of relationships unscathed. In our dealings with people we take something with us and we leave something behind. Some people are haunted more than others, either by the sweet perfume of another or the stink of regret. - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
Reassuring a jealous woman that you don't want her man creates the bigger beast of resentment because that tells her that what she has isn't desirable and to her, where the opinions of others correlates to her self-worth, is unforgivable. - Donna Lynn Hope
What have I to prove, and to whom, and why? I'm keen enough to want nothing more than to live a simple, humble, unfettered life. - Donna Lynn Hope
What an ambiance, and such a pity I'm alone: Candles giving off their glow, gusts of wind and the light tapping of rain on the windowpane - a massage for the mind. And a comforting one, too. - Donna Lynn Hope
Is it me you're describing, or yourself? - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
You can never let your compassion stand in the way of justice because when you do, other people get hurt. - Donna Lynn Hope
Known for leaving, she asked me who I would consider sticking around for. I said, "The one who asked me to and meant it. - Donna Lynn Hope
People don't want words, as seductive, pleasant and warming as they can be. People want to see that they're worth some sacrifice or some great deed. And it's not that people are always worth it, it's that love is. - Donna Lynn Hope
People, most especially those who have known ease in this life, care more about being prospered than refined. It's always about what they can get from God, not what they can do for others, unless they can call attention to it for others to see. - Donna Lynn Hope
If they were there for you when you had nothing, they are the ones worth having now. If they only notice you because of what you have gained, are they worth having at all? - Donna Lynn Hope
Instead of being proud that you led someone to God, be more concerned with the person you pushed away from Him. - Donna Lynn Hope
Envy, as distasteful as it is, has seeped into my mind on rare occasions, and those I've envied, although few in number, have only been those that live a life of leisure with peace of mind and time to do such wonderful things as read. - Donna Lynn Hope
The worst feeling when speaking with someone or receiving a gift from them is knowing they feel obligated to. - Donna Lynn Hope
Regret is her companion and the one who whispers to her often. She has even let hope die and that brings about despair. - Donna Lynn Hope
I'm impressed when men go the distance to show they give a damn. That says nothing about the woman and everything about the man. - Donna Lynn Hope
Has it tortured you as much as it's tortured me?" He asked. "Don't call it torture when it's self-inflicted. You always have a choice. - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
The most beautiful women I have known had one thing in common apart from beauty: humility. It's a shame that those with less to boast about do it the most. - Donna Lynn Hope
I can't help it. You bring it out in me," he accused. "No," I said. "You're choosing to let me get to you. Don't. It's all in the mind. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some families are an odd melting pot of strangers with the occasional offering of obligation. - Donna Lynn Hope
I don't make people comfortable but that's what couches are for. - Donna Lynn Hope
You may want the alpha, but the alpha has his pick. - Donna Lynn Hope
Can I be trusted? Can you? I can be trusted with some things, but not all things, just like you. - Donna Lynn Hope
One of the disadvantages to having a choice is the inevitability to hang oneself on freedoms rope. - Donna Lynn Hope
Emotions have cycles whereas love endures. Some people confuse emotions, which are ever-changing, with love's durability. - Donna Lynn Hope
Who knows you more...your friend or your enemy? It's your enemy that pursues with passion while your friend engages at leisure. - Donna Lynn Hope
You may not like what I see but I don't like what you do. - Donna Lynn Hope
We love because we can lose. If there was no threat of separation, no death to shake us to our core, we probably wouldn't love much at all. - Donna Lynn Hope
Even "meant to be" takes work. - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
Who hasn't been told "love you?" I don't put much stock in such words because it's the "I" that gives "love you" its true essence and intimate meaning, so unless someone can bring themselves to say "I love you," don't subtract from the significance by saying something less. - Donna Lynn Hope
The only time she has anything resembling a life is when she sleeps because when she sleeps she can dream. - Donna Lynn Hope
Grab tightly to the reigns of passion and ride into glory for without it life would be stagnant and you would be a spirit without cause. - Donna Lynn Hope
As long as you write, you'll never be lonely. - Donna Lynn Hope
Powerful words that penetrate the psyche are not forgotten while silence is. - Donna Lynn Hope
The empath helps others by absorbing some of their pain, but who helps the empath? - Donna Lynn Hope
I always welcomed the comforting cloak of night except for the times when I lost something in it. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some people live their lives being perpetual victims and finger pointers. To anyone who points a finger at someone else and lays all the blame at their feet instead of taking responsibility for their own behavior, I would say, "I see that finger and you know where you can put it? - Donna Lynn Hope
Honor doesn’t revise according to company just as integrity doesn’t diminish due to circumstance. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some men like shiny new toys. Others like the priceless antique. - Donna Lynn Hope
If there had once been a chance and there had once been love, then it will still be there in spite of time and obstacles. If you can get past that, you can get past a lot. - Donna Lynn Hope
While it is good to apologize and ask forgiveness from God, it’s just as important (perhaps more so) to extend it towards the person you wronged. Becoming a better person or trying to make amends with the universe only works when you start with the one you owe it to. - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
Affliction equips the suffering to empathize with others in anguish and not only does it strengthen them, it enables them to be consoling comforters in a world full of hurt. - Donna Lynn Hope
I love men. I also hate men; I wouldn't want to be in a world without them but I have to say, it's not a compliment to know a man wants to sleep with you. It's only a compliment when he will go to great lengths for you. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some writers are born. Others learn. I was born a writer but have a lot to learn. - Donna Lynn Hope
What was I to you?" he asked. She didn't answer but turned and walked away. That's when he knew: Nothing or everything. - Donna Lynn Hope
Don't focus on her hiss. Remember her purr. - Donna Lynn Hope
She used to wander through the past as often as it beckoned her, bemoaning the loss of nostalgia. Then, for a while, she turned from it, blissfully free of its noxious clutch, and now it's back, taunting her with what she left behind, knowing she can never recapture what's gone. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some people confuse intensity for passion and challenge for attraction. - 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? - Donna Lynn Hope
Never go to another woman about your woman. Not unless you want an insidious form of advice. - Donna Lynn Hope
It's not that I am "above" feeling hatred. It's that I make the choice whether to yield to it or not. Hatred keeps a person with you, and the last thing I want with me in my thoughts is someone who doesn't deserve to be there. - Donna Lynn Hope
If I blink she'll disappear," he told her. She looked at him and said,"Maybe that is the best thing for you. - Donna Lynn Hope
Have you seen what wolves do to their prey? But they do mate for life. - Donna Lynn Hope
Some things you sentence yourself to life for. - Donna Lynn Hope
Dark hair on a white pillow, an ache inside, his face a reflection in her eye. - Donna Lynn Hope
She doesn't give directions but there is a pot of gold at the end of her rainbow...Find it. If you can. - Donna Lynn Hope
Enemies are the people who think about you more than your friends do. - Donna Lynn Hope
In our lives are special moments that live as their own, the rest is movement with the passage of time. - Donna Lynn Hope
The writer in her went silent and hid when her revealing words were wide-spread read. - Donna Lynn Hope
Power, a paycheck and control do sick things to those who have the illusion of possessing it. - Donna Lynn Hope
Am I a friend or a prospect? Imagine how much kinder life would be if people put as much effort into befriending others instead of trying to sell them something. - Donna Lynn Hope
Marriage is the connecting of the two: Without passion it's just friendship; without friendship it's just lust. - Donna Lynn Hope
Emotions enthrall, but change, and as such have the ability to disrupt and destroy. - Donna Lynn Hope
Fortuitous, unexpected beauty is the best beauty because it is unique, and what is unique is remembered. - Donna Lynn Hope
It's hard to part the curtains when the dark holds such familiarity. - Donna Lynn Hope
Strangers were a fairytale full of possibilities not yet corrupted by reality while caregivers were the reality and everything that couldn't be counted upon. - Donna Lynn Hope
She was asked, What do you see in him?Taken aback, she replied, What does he see in me?Others too wondered why she chose him not as handsome as the others, not one with a lot of possessions or even status, but little did they know, as little minds go, that she chose the one who wanted her most. - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
Heart thoughts are profound, hindsight aches and hope is obscure. I'm craving a great adventure -- one that leads me back home. - Donna Lynn Hope
All the bruised lives, searching hearts...Everyone wants a love story but few will risk what it takes to live one. - Donna Lynn Hope
When you stand next to beauty and know you’re not, you either feel inferior or you’re thankful for the ones who saw you and loved you anyway. - Donna Lynn Hope
Fighting is easier than loving, just as giving in to anger is easier than self-control. - Donna Lynn Hope
He was on her mind but she doesn't let anyone stay for too long. - Donna Lynn Hope
So what if you're plain? Anyone can like a beautiful woman or a handsome man. That's easy. But power is the ability to inspire attraction without the obvious. - Donna Lynn Hope
Only cowards cave. The brave get assassinated. - Donna Lynn Hope
If someone calls you a failure it's more than likely they feel like one. - Donna Lynn Hope
It’s easy to thank God and to be happy when you live a sheltered life and have no concept of suffering; Suffer and then do all of the above. - Donna Lynn Hope
I’d love to have the kind of friend who would visit me before visiting a man. Otherwise I know where I’m ranked, which is below him. - Donna Lynn Hope
I’m awake and I can’t sleep. The more I’m awake, the more I see, and the harder to sleep. - Donna Lynn Hope
Someone once said that love is the closest thing to magic that this world has, but magic enchants, deceives and casts a spell. - Donna Lynn Hope
Don't allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don't find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours? - Donna Lynn Hope
You're flattered because he wants to sleep with you? Who doesn't he want to sleep with? - Donna Lynn Hope
Darling, if I take your breath away, I will give you mine. - Donna Lynn Hope
Evil spawns mayhem while benevolence repairs; doing good comforts the living while prayers are extended to the one who attends to the dead. - Donna Lynn Hope
A burdened heart doesn't equate to a lack of faith. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can heal with a simple command. The burden comes from wondering if that's His will and may it be done. - Donna Lynn Hope
Straightforwardness intimidates people. They prefer the veneer, despite what they claim. - Donna Lynn Hope
There are those that wonder which is worse: Not being able to reach out or not having anyone to reach for. There are some that ponder which is the greater ache: Not being able to tell or not having anyone that cares enough to ask. Perhaps it’s not one person that is to blame, but both. - Donna Lynn Hope
He wept bitter tears over the death of his enemy. It was his enemy, after all, who knew him best and kept him up at night. - Donna Lynn Hope
Why do you think you deserve happily ever after? You were offered it before and tossed it away. - Donna Lynn Hope
There was once a spirited feral mustang broken in by her stern rider. It was a harmonious relationship for the most part but, like any relationship, she tested the boundaries he placed on her and threw him...Would the rider, having suffered his own wound, retaliate, discipline or forgive? - Donna Lynn Hope
Just following orders' is no excuse unless you're in the bedroom. - Donna Lynn Hope
Leaving the familiar for unknown terrain is like a death - and feeling this level of finality should snap one back to life for life has greater meaning in the face of death. - Donna Lynn Hope
Suffer" he commanded seductively. "With me...or because of me. - Donna Lynn Hope
Intense feelings of any kind keep people with you. Some you may want, others you won't. To forget people, and you never really forget, feel indifference. - Donna Lynn Hope
While struggling with all the loss in her life, she mournfully thought, "If only I could forget..." But that would be too easy, wouldn't it? However, she did with most; she never got too close and she never stayed too long, but there she was...struggling with all the loss in her life. - Donna Lynn Hope
You're sad but you hold everything back... - Donna Lynn Hope
I don’t make excuses, so don’t make excuses for me. When I’m being an ass, it’s because I have one. - Donna Lynn Hope
Connecting with someone is not necessarily a bond with a significant other, or even a friend, but can be the indefinable - perhaps the rarest and most precious thing in life to find at all. - Donna Lynn Hope
Do you keep silent to keep a friendship or do you try to lend your support unconditionally, even if what they are doing goes against everything you believe in? Will it be principles over friendship, morality over love? - Donna Lynn Hope
We know what we should do. Age is no excuse. Do we go to others for permission or for discipline? - Donna Lynn Hope
I'd rather be befriended as an aimless lost soul than be befriended for adornment, gain or goal. - Donna Lynn Hope
Joy in the fall, winter, and always in the mountains where people are few, wildlife is abundant and there is peace in the quiet. - Donna Lynn Hope
I'd rather meander through a pit of vipers than love one more person, but since I'm on the subject of snakes, we all know one, or are one. - Donna Lynn Hope
There is the purity of love, harmonious in every way, but not meant for a lifetime, and then there is the steady love of commitment - no less real but completely different. She had both. - Donna Lynn Hope
Never ignore the elephant in the room. That’s rude; play with it and introduce it. - Donna Lynn Hope
I don't admire the person who hides from the world and claims enlightenment. To be purified you have to be tested and there is no better test of strength than dealing with other people. - Donna Lynn Hope
When it comes to men, I appreciate them, don’t bash them and never love them. - Donna Lynn Hope
When someone attempts to insult you know that they are inadvertently giving away what would insult them. - Donna Lynn Hope
One woman's definition of success may not be another's. Is success, as the world defines it, an accomplishment in a society this sick? - Donna Lynn Hope
No, we aren't civilized, even in our business suits and high heels. People are as mean as ever, and as predictable. Underneath it all, we are not so different from what lurks in the wild, perhaps we're worse. - Donna Lynn Hope
Nocturnal with a love for night, I'd stay up to see sunlight... - Donna Lynn Hope
Apathy. What’s hard to understand? They don’t care. Not until it affects them. - Donna Lynn Hope
For those who have learned what suffering is early on, you have prepared ahead of the pack so that you can take care of the pack. - Donna Lynn Hope
There's the good girl leading a charmed life who secretly covets to be the rare and elusive femme fatale and the femme fatale who yearns to be good and then there is their nemesis - men who dream and desire both. - Donna Lynn Hope
Anger met with anger only increases enmity rather than diffusing a tense situation. Anger, in turn, gives birth to hate. In such cases the wisest thing to do is not to engage through emotion. Emotions are self-centered and denying them spares animosity. - Donna Lynn Hope
They say love inspires. Guess what inspires more? An enemy. - Donna Lynn Hope
People like us are dead to society unless we’re pretentious, tell people what they want to hear, take off our clothes, or pretend to be like them. - Donna Lynn Hope
When other girls were dreaming about love, she dreamt of love too, but in an entirely different context - the ones they took for granted. - Donna Lynn Hope
The air is cold and dusk has descended. In the distance lightning flickers and a far away rumble of thunder awakens my thoughts and makes me remember. - Donna Lynn Hope
Why do people assume? If I hate you, I'll tell you. In this case, it's not hate. It's hurt. I'll lick my wounds, which only oozed because I gave a damn, and be over it before the sun rises. - 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. - Donna Lynn Hope
Truth and integrity must be so rare these days that it confuses people when they hear it. - Donna Lynn Hope
It's easy to be a saint when all you've known is the good. - Donna Lynn Hope
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