"Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment."
— Warhammer 40,000, "Thought for the Day"
"The pessimists went into exile; the optimists went to the Death Camps."
"Even in the darkness
Every color can be found,
And every day of rain brings water flowing
To things growing in the ground.
— Penny, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
I heard it was you
Talkin' 'bout a world where all is free
It just couldn't be,
And only a fool would say that
— Steely Dan, "Only a Fool Would Say That"
"Hope is what keeps us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost."
— Pandora, God of War III
"If someone says it's wrong to hope,
I will tell them that they're wrong every time.
I could tell them that countless times!".
— Madoka, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
"You could say that. A knight serves their lord, but a king serves their ideal. If Arthur hadn't focused too much on pursuing his utopia, things would have been different."
—Archer, Our Avatars Are In A Room Together