Quotes tagged with sadness (94 quotes found)

Dr. Seuss
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Mahatma Gandhi
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Jonathan Safran Foer
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
happiness  sadness  # 639
Ned Vizzini
I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
sadness  depression  suicide  # 914
John Green
What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.
sadness  unhappiness  # 958
Haruki Murakami
Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
Edna St. Vincent Millay
They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now
sadness  love  longing  missing  # 1203
Markus Zusak
Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.
sadness  pain  stoicism  # 1481
Nikolai Gogol
The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.
sadness  humor  # 1828
Pablo Neruda
Tonight I can write the saddest lines
sadness  love  # 1864
José N. Harris
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
sadness  love  strength  hope  pain  grief  loss  tears  grieving  # 1975
Lauren Conrad
Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you.
crying  sadness  love  heartache  tears  # 2014
Jonathan Safran Foer
He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.
sadness  # 2204
Jonathan Safran Foer
Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.
sadness  music  beauty  # 2225
Nicole Krauss
there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.
sadness  sad  comfort  # 2300