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When matters are desperate we must put on a desperate face.

What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.
My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.

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