->''"Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment."''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', "Thought for the Day"

->''"The pessimists went into exile; the optimists went to the Death Camps."''
-->-- '''[[BlackComedy Jewish Joke about the Holocaust]]'''

->''"Dear God -- she has an actual'' skip ''in her step."''
-->--'''[[KnightInSourArmor Dr. Cox]]''' (describing Dr. Molly Clock), ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''

->''"[[DarkIsNotEvil Even in the darkness]]\\
Every color can be found,\\
And every day of rain brings water flowing\\
To things growing in the ground."''
-->-- '''Penny''', ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', "Penny's Song"

->''"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"''
-->-- '''Music/SteelyDan''', "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''', ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII''

->''"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''', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''

->''"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''', ''Roleplay/OurAvatarsAreInARoomTogether''

->''"'Cause anyone that tells you\\
What it's all about\\
Is selling you something\\
You haven't worked that out..."''
-->-- '''Patrick Park''', "Hell If I Know"

->''I don't know if... I can ever let [[DemBones Papyrus]] into the Royal Guard. Don't tell him I said that! He's just, well... I mean, it's not that he's weak. [[BewareTheNiceOnes He's actually pretty freaking tough!]] It's just that... he's too innocent and nice! I mean, look, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil he was SUPPOSED to capture you, and he ended up being friends with you instead]]! I could never send him into battle! He'd get ripped into little smiling shreds.''
-->-- '''Undyne''', ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}''

->''"I still think in the end, we'll all be okay."''
-->-- '''Earth''', ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}''

->''"This may not be a happy musical, Officer Lockstock, but it's still a musical. And when a little girl has been given as many lines as I have, there's still hope for dreams!"''
-->-- '''Little Sally''', ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}''