Sad Quotes

Sad Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Part 1. Best sad quotes ever

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Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been." Kurt Vonnegut, author

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. Reba McEntire, musician

I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad. Moon Unit Zappa, musician

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung, psychologist

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want, and killing ourselves to get it. Don Herold, writer

Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell. Joni Mitchell, musician

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. Lord Chesterfield, statesman

Angry is just sad's bodyguard. Liza Palmer, novelist

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. Confucius, philosopher

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. Edward De Bono, psychologist

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I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad. Elon Musk, businessman

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been." Kurt Vonnegut, author

Angry is just sad's bodyguard. Liza Palmer, novelist

All the things that happen to people in the industry today, the actors, what they have to put up with, all the people wanting to know every single moment of their lives - I think it's really sad. Tab Hunter, actor

I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs. Lionel Blue, clergyman

You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good. Steve Lacy, musician

I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad. Moon Unit Zappa, musician

It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes in our country we are real sensitive to race. Oscar Robertson, athlete

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending. Bob Woodward, journalist

However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life. Robert Casey, politician

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real quotes

Really sad quotes that can make you cry.

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'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life. Joel Kinnaman, actor

I have a stepladder. It's a very nice stepladder but it's sad that I never knew my real ladder. Craig Charles, actor

No not really, it is just like real life. Not everyday you are happy and not everyday you are sad. Dakota Fanning, actress

It's sad and upsetting when you see somebody crying hysterically, but at the same time it's real funny. Seth Green, actor

I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut - or get angry from the gut. Andy Kaufman, comedian

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. Louis Farrakhan, activist

51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life! Emily Mortimer, actress

I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas's designs and were real proud of what we did. It's a sad situation now. Ben Crenshaw, athlete

It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes in our country we are real sensitive to race. Oscar Robertson, athlete

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funny quotes

Sad quotes that are actually funny.

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I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad. Moon Unit Zappa, musician

It's sad and upsetting when you see somebody crying hysterically, but at the same time it's real funny. Seth Green, actor

The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to. Paula Danziger, author

It's both funny and sad which seem to me to be the two basic ingredients of good comedy. Tony Hancock, comedian

We try to... we are, I suppose to a certain extent all affected and erm, that is both funny and sad I think. Tony Hancock, comedian

Some really good things kind of swing both ways and I like to see people that can swing really, really, really sad and horrible and terrible and really, really, really beautiful and funny. Beth Henley, playwright

I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man. Oliver Platt, actor

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stories quotes

Tear dropping quotes about sad stories

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I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. Dave Barry, journalist

We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about. Anne Sullivan, educator

We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences - they mourned the death of my wife with me - but we were hopeful that the children would return. Otto Frank, celebrity

Among the reasons people keep sad stories to themselves is that they do not want anyone to feel sorry for them. I don't. I don't want you to feel sorry for me. Judith Moore, author

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feeling quotes

Quotes about feeling sad and how to overcome it.

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I think you have to know how you feel when you're sad and it's healthy to mourn if a relationship ends. Leighton Meester, actress

It's nice to be with someone, but I don't think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad. Kristin Davis, actress

You've got a beautiful country with so many beautiful people and so many beautiful things happening and stuff like that lets it down. I feel sad for them. Robbie Williams, musician

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. Dave Barry, journalist

If the IAAF feel that is the right way to go for TV rights and everything, the rule will stay. As much as I want to be on the podium, tonight is a sad night for athletics. Kim Collins, athlete

Love Is Louder is a movement that is hopefully going to bring some awareness and make some noise when it comes to teens who are feeling suicidal or even just sad, outcasts, and being bullied, and really feel like they have nowhere to turn to. Brittany Snow, actress

We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about. Anne Sullivan, educator

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. Norman Cousins, author

The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit. William Proxmire, politician

I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts... but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones. Bai Ling, actress

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. John Hughes, director

You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad. Harry Dean Stanton, actor

Among the reasons people keep sad stories to themselves is that they do not want anyone to feel sorry for them. I don't. I don't want you to feel sorry for me. Judith Moore, author

It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal. Sue Johanson, writer

I don't know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don't deal well with disappointment. Peter Steele, musician

When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac. George B. McClellan, soldier

I didn't know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don't know their mothers had it; that's the sad thing about depression. You know, you don't function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void. Marie Osmond, musician

They're not willing to admit that I've also shed blood and tears and often paid dearly for my success. This makes me feel extremely sad. Zhang Ziyi, actress

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Quotes about life

Sad quotes about life and pain.

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Everything takes me longer than I expect. It's the sad truth about life. Donna Tartt, novelist

You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens. Kirsten Dunst, actress

It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy. Thomas Huxley, scientist

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that. Kevin Bacon, actor

I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and because of the position I was in, where I was in my life, it went mainstream. A lot of people got out of it after my situation, not because I went to prison but because it was sad for them to see me go through something that was so pointless, that could have been avoided. Michael Vick, athlete

'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life. Joel Kinnaman, actor

To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life. Albert Finney, actor

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. Norman Cousins, author

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. Henry Adams, historian

No not really, it is just like real life. Not everyday you are happy and not everyday you are sad. Dakota Fanning, actress

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory. Claude Debussy, composer

I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part. Roy Haynes, musician

If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America. John James Audubon, scientist

This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home. Jim Capaldi, musician

The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come. John Jewel, clergyman

51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life! Emily Mortimer, actress

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. David Rockefeller, businessman

I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist. John Sherman Cooper, politician

I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts. Ernestine Rose, activist

But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import. Harriet Ann Jacobs, writer

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Quotes about relationship

Sad relationship quotes mostly about long distance relations

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I think you have to know how you feel when you're sad and it's healthy to mourn if a relationship ends. Leighton Meester, actress

It's nice to be with someone, but I don't think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad. Kristin Davis, actress

You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens. Kirsten Dunst, actress

Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors. James Laughlin, poet

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. David Rockefeller, businessman

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Quotes about love

Sad love quotes for him, her and couples.

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You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens. Kirsten Dunst, actress

Love Is Louder is a movement that is hopefully going to bring some awareness and make some noise when it comes to teens who are feeling suicidal or even just sad, outcasts, and being bullied, and really feel like they have nowhere to turn to. Brittany Snow, actress

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. Miguel de Unamuno, educator

I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting, but at the same time a little sad. David Schwimmer, actor

I think when I'm in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I'm really not the one that's not available because of work and I'm very sad when I actually leave. Franka Potente, actress

I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me. Rosanna Arquette, actress

I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man. Oliver Platt, actor

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Quotes about pain

Sad quote that are painful also.

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We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. Norman Cousins, author

I don't know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don't deal well with disappointment. Peter Steele, musician

Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I'm not that type of person. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress

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Writer quotes

Quotes from famous writers.

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Unhappiness is not knowing what we want, and killing ourselves to get it. Don Herold, writer

People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. Nick Hornby, writer

The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind. Washington Irving, writer

Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness. Holbrook Jackson, writer

It is sad and wrong to be so dependent for the life of my life on any human being as I am on you; but I cannot by any force of logic cure myself at this date, when it has become second nature. Jane Welsh Carlyle, writer

The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings -- crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few. Larry Mcmurtry, writer

Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place. Helen Rowland, writer

Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us. Freya Stark, writer

Laugh and the world laughs with you, Weep, and you weep alone; For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, writer

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, writer

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad. E. B. White, writer

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. Voltaire, writer

Sadness is also a kind of defence. Ivo Andric, writer

Everything's complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness. Nick Hornby, writer

It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal. Sue Johanson, writer

I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control. Margaret J. Wheatley, writer

But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import. Harriet Ann Jacobs, writer

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Author quotes

Quotes from famous authors.

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Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been." Kurt Vonnegut, author

Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy. Virginia Woolf, author

Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it. Samuel Johnson, author

Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow. Jean Paul, author

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. Helen Keller, author

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved. Samuel Johnson, author

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness. Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont, author

Christmas makes everything twice as sad. Doug Coupland, author

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. H. G. Wells, author

I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life. Jerome K. Jerome, author

Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking. Samuel Johnson, author

The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added. Samuel Johnson, author

The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness. Mark Bittman, author

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. Eudora Welty, author

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. Henry David Thoreau, author

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease. Jean Paul, author

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. Norman Cousins, author

Among the reasons people keep sad stories to themselves is that they do not want anyone to feel sorry for them. I don't. I don't want you to feel sorry for me. Judith Moore, author

One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage. David Simon, author

The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to. Paula Danziger, author

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Journalist quotes

Quotes from famous journalists.

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I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. Dave Barry, journalist

It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge. Soledad O'Brien, journalist

If I get the forty additional years statisticians say are likely coming to me, I could fit in at least one, maybe two new lifetimes. Sad that only one of those lifetimes can include being the mother of young children. Anna Quindlen, journalist

If Michael Steele doesn't make you sad, well, then there's radio host Rush Limbaugh, no longer content with wanting the President to fail, Rush is now calling out Mr. Obama as a girly man. David Shuster, journalist

If we can kill Saddam, we should. George Stephanopoulos, journalist

The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment. Andy Rooney, journalist

Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad. Christiane Amanpour, journalist

It's sad that we have become so accustomed to bad service that we're shocked when we get good service. Neil Cavuto, journalist

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending. Bob Woodward, journalist

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Philosopher quotes

Quotes from famous philosophers.

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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. Confucius, philosopher

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. Simone Weil, philosopher

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. George Santayana, philosopher

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. What can be more base and unworthy than the pining, puling, mumping mood, no matter by what outward ills it may have been engendered? What is more injurious to others? What less helpful as a way out of the difficulty? It but fastens and perpetuates the trouble which occasioned it, and increases the total evil of the situation. At all costs, then, we ought to reduce the sway of that mood; we ought to scout it in ourselves and others, and never show it tolerance. William James, philosopher

With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. Simone Weil, philosopher

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth. Slavoj Zizek, philosopher

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Canadian quotes

Quotes from Canadian authors

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Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell. Joni Mitchell, musician

Christmas makes everything twice as sad. Doug Coupland, author

I'll always be sad that my marriage ended. Shania Twain, musician

The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America. Stephen Leacock, economist

It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal. Sue Johanson, writer

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died, I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad. William Shatner, actor

I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man. Oliver Platt, actor

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Irish quotes

Quotes from Irish authors.

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How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in? Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world. Samuel Beckett, playwright

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another. Sean O'Casey, playwright

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us. Outside, the day may be blue and gold, but the light that creeps down through the thickly-muffled glass of the small iron-barred window beneath which one sits is grey and niggard. It is always twilight in one's cell, as it is always twilight in one's heart. And in the sphere of thought, no less than in the sphere of time, motion is no more. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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Chinese quotes

Quotes from Chinese authors.

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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. Confucius, philosopher

I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts... but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones. Bai Ling, actress

They're not willing to admit that I've also shed blood and tears and often paid dearly for my success. This makes me feel extremely sad. Zhang Ziyi, actress

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French quotes

Quotes from French authors.

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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. Simone Weil, philosopher

But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter. Arthur Rimbaud, poet

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness. Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont, author

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. Emile Durkheim, sociologist

Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth. Emile Durkheim, sociologist

With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. Simone Weil, philosopher

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. Voltaire, writer

Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. Charles Baudelaire, poet

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean De La Fontaine, poet

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory. Claude Debussy, composer

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Samuel Johnson quotes

English Author Samuel Johnson Sad quotes.

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Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it. Samuel Johnson, author

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved. Samuel Johnson, author

Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking. Samuel Johnson, author

The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added. Samuel Johnson, author

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George Bernard Shaw quotes

Irish Dramatist George Bernard Shaw Sad quotes.

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A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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William Blake quotes

English Poet William Blake Sad quotes.

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Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. William Blake, poet

Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth. William Blake, poet

Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, and they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals and is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, and if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight. William Blake, poet

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson Sad quotes.

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Sorrow makes us children again. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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Part 7. Conclusion.

Best of 229 Sad Quotes. Incredily sad quotes to overcome feelings of sadness and tough times. Some are short and really sad, while others are funny and posivie about life and love.


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Sad Quotes That ARE...
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Sad Quotes by Famous Authors
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