You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.
The artist's job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existance.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
On top of the world, or in the depths of despair.
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
There is no love of life without despair of life.