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


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

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


«I think I figured out why I don't have more friends. I find dead people more interesting than the living.»

Donna Lynn Hope


«You can shoo people away in real life, but not when they force their way in through the dream door.»

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.»

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


«Strangers were a fairytale full of»

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


«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


«Darling, if I take your breath away, I will give you mine.»

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


«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


«Even "meant to be" takes work.»

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.»

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


«A relationship, of any kind, requires two. Some people want it all and expect it all, always looking outward, so often saying what they deserve, even more saying what they want, and all thinking another should provide it for them, but do they ever bother to be the person they think someone else would love to have? Perhaps, in order to get that better love, extend it first.»

Donna Lynn Hope


«As long as you write, you'll never be lonely.»

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


«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


«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


«Many want to be a warrior but they don't know what a lonely, tough, or pain staking journey it is. Warriors have to fight on behalf of the defenseless, defend what is right, as well as fight believers and non-believers alike. In reality, few like warriors because they confront their own, and their own think they're above being confronted. The warrior, you see, most often walks alone.»

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


«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


«Apathy. What’s hard to understand? They don’t care. Not until it affects them.»

Donna Lynn Hope


«I think anyone who opened their heart enough to love without restraint and subsequently were devastated by loss knows that in that moment you are forever changed; a apart of you is no longer whole. Some will never again love with that level of abandon where life is perceived as innocent and the threat of loss seems implausible. Love and loss, therefore, are linked.»

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


«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


«A gem, like you, is made beautiful by being polished. It's not an easy undertaking, but a stone that exists undisturbed among others just is...but the most beautiful stand out because they face being alone, endure hardships and learn from what challenges them. Suffering purifies and makes beautiful, but only if the gem can shine.»

Donna Lynn Hope


«You may want the alpha, but the alpha has his pick.»

Donna Lynn Hope