'Hope springs eternal in the human breast,' said Alexander Pope.
Well, that's good, then.
Another Hope quote:
'I thought Deep Throat was a movie about a giraffe.'
Yes, that was Bob Hope, bless him. Full of gags, was Bob, and he appeared in the film Road To Morocco which had the best ever dictionary pun in it : Like Webster's Dictionary, we're Morocco bound.*
Oh, Bob was never short of a one-liner:
People who throw kisses are mighty, hopelessly lazy.
And there's a great truth for you.
On the subject of courtship, in America there are hope chests, I understand, to hold a woman's new clothes until she finally finds someone worth marrying. (Here in England the same thing is called a bottom drawer.)
And on the subject of marriage, Samuel Johnson called second marriages the triumph of hope over experience.
But he had a very happy marriage, so that was just a gag, too.
I'll sign off with Bob again:
My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar. I went steady with a woodpecker until I was twenty one.
Thing To Do Today: hope. This word, being eternal, has hardly changed in a thousand years. The Old English was hopa, the Dutch was hoop, and the Middle High German hoffe.
*This pun was actually made up by his pal Bing Crosby.