Sad Quotes

400 Sad Quotes And Saying That Will Make You Cry

 

Sad Quotes

“Sometimes you laugh because you’ve got no more room for crying.” –Terry Pratchett ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“I learned how to be happy because I know what unhappiness felt like.” –Lilly Singh

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If you didn’t remember something happening, was it because it never had happened? Or because you wished it hadn’t?” –Jodi Picoult ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” –Henry Rollins ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“What brings us to tears, will lead us to grace. Our pain is never wasted.” –Bob Goff

“Life is made of so many partings welded together.” –Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)

“Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.” –Unknown

sad quotes about life

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.” –Mel Robbins

“Your sadness is a gift. Don’t reject it. Don’t rush it. Live it fully and use it as fuel to change and grow.” –Maxime Lagacé

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” –Rumi ( 400 Sad Quotes )

THE BEST SAD QUOTES

“Don’t desire happiness because it creates only unhappiness and nothing else.” –Osho

“Tears are far more beautiful than anything that you have with you, because tears come from the overflow of your being.” –Osho

“It was a fine cry – loud and long – but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow.” –Toni Morrison (Sula)

“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” –C.S. Lewis

“How to be unhappy: stay inside all day, move as little as possible, spend more than you earn, take yourself (and life) too seriously, look for reasons why things won’t work, always consume, never contribute, resent the lucky and successful, never say hello first, be unreliable.” –James Clear

“If you eat, invest, and think according to what the ‘news’ advocates, you’ll end up nutritionally, financially and morally bankrupt.” –Naval Ravikant

“The perfected future never arrives. Life is full of seemingly endless trouble, and then life ends. Find peace in the imperfect present.” –The Stoic Emperor

“Perhaps, somewhere, some day, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again.” –Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)

“You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning, do you?” –Jodi Picoult (Nineteen Minutes)

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” –Jane Austen ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.” –Leonard Cohen

“There are two medicines for all ills: time and silence.” –Alexander Dumas

“For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.” –Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

“Blaming other people for things that are going wrong guarantees your continued misery.” –Justin Kan

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” –Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” –Carl Jung

“The opposite of love is indifference.” –Shane Parrish ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“‘Tears are words the heart can’t express.” –Gerard Way

“When you lose, do not lose the lesson.” –14th Dalai Lama ( 400 Sad Quotes )

THE MOST FAMOUS SADNESS QUOTES

“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” –Charlie Chaplin

“All man’s miseries stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room and do nothing.” –Blaise Pascal

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.” –Emily Brontë ( 400 Sad Quotes )

Sad Quotes

“When you feel like you’ve had it up to here, and you’re mad enough to scream, but you’re sad enough to tear, that’s rock bottom.” –Eminem

“Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.” –Peter Pan (Peter Pan, Disney)

“It’s just that I’m not sure I fit in here. There’s no one I can really talk to.” –Belle (Beauty and the Beast, Disney)

“The colder the winter, the warmer the spring. The deeper the sorrow, the more our hearts sing.” –Bambi (Bambi, Disney)

“You said you’d always be there for me, but you’re not.” –Simba (The Lion King, Disney)

“One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” –John Lennon

“The funniest people are the saddest ones.” –Confucius

“The sadness will last forever.” –Vincent van Gogh

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.” –Robin Williams

sad quotes about love

“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” –William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” –John Lennon

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” –A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

“flies away on the wings of time.” –Jean de La Fontaine ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” –Oprah Winfrey

SHORT SAD QUOTES

“Lord help my poor soul.” –Edgar Allan Poe ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Trifles make the sum of life.” –Charles Dickens

“Every heart has its own skeletons.” –Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

“Those who do not weep, do not see.” –Victor Hugo (Les Misérables) ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“I am just another dot in the world.” –Yayoi Kusama

“We forge the chains we wear in life.” –Charles Dickens

“Unhappy people focus on what’s missing.” –Unknown

“Saying nothing sometimes says the most.” –Emily Dickinson ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” –Jack Kornfield

“In the valley of sorrow, spread your wings.” –Susan Sontag

“You’re sad because you’re afraid of reality.” –Maxime Lagacé

“It’s much easier not to know things sometimes.” –Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“This moment will just be another story someday.” –Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“I am nobody! Who are you? Are you a nobody, too?” –Emily Dickinson ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“A long life makes acquaintance with a thousand ills.” –Publius Syrus

INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL SAD QUOTES

“There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.” –Charles Dickens

“No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you.” –Robert Greene

“You’re sad because you’re wasting your potential. You know it, your family knows it, everyone knows it. Do something useful.” –Carlos Del Valle

“Nothing sadder than seeing a person settle for so much lower than their potential.”‘ –Ed Latimore

“That is my work, to transform your life from a sad affair into a celebration.” –Osho

“Sadness is silent, it is yours. It is coming because you are alone. It is giving you a chance to go deeper into your aloneness. Rather than jumping from one shallow happiness to another shallow happiness and wasting your life, it is better to use sadness as a means for meditation. Witness it. It is a friend! It opens the door of your eternal aloneness.” –Osho

“Life needs both: thorns and roses, days and nights, happiness/unhappiness, birth/death. Be a witness to it all and you will know something that is beyond birth, beyond death; something that is beyond darkness and beyond light; something that is beyond happiness, beyond unhappiness.” –Osho ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.” –Unknown

“The human condition is a good one in that no one is unhappy except by his own fault.” –Seneca

“You say: “I did not think it would happen”. Do you think there is anything that will not happen, when you know that it is possible to happen, when you see that it has already happened to many?” –Seneca

“I have seen great beauty of spirit in some who were great sufferers […] and I have seen the last illness produce treasures of fortitude and meekness from most unpromising subjects.” –C.S. Lewis (The Problem of Pain)

“Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.” –Rumi

“Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” –Yoko Ono ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“This genuine heart of sadness can teach us great compassion. It can humble us when we’re arrogant and soften us when we are unkind.” –Pema Chödrön

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” –Malcolm X ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That’s how he finds that he can bear anything.” –William Faulkner

“Let there be sunshine, let there be rain, let the broken hearted love again.” –Bruce Springsteen

“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.” –Robert Alden

SAD QUOTES THAT ARE HELPFUL

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” –Rumi ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Be patient where you sit in the dark.The dawn is coming.” –Rumi

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” –Rumi

“People have said, “Don’t cry” to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, “I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry”. I’d rather have them say, “Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.” –Fred Rogers

“If you’re feeling sad, remember soon you’ll forget and move on with life. Your grief is transitory. If you’re going to let go anyway, why not do so immediately? If you don’t cling to your grief you won’t suffer. Life is a river, flow with it. Don’t hold onto anything. Let go.” –The Ancient Sage ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Feeling down, lost, confused, angry, jealous are all parts of the human condition. Don’t fight them. Understand them. Accept them. Love them and go beyond them.” –Maxime Lagacé

“If you’re sad, it’s okay to acknowledge your sadness. If you have pain that leaves you at a loss, it’s okay to talk about it. The reason we have difficulties is that we’re unable to accept the things that can’t be changed. Let them be and see what happens.” –Haemin Sunim

“Clouds release their sadness by crying until they can cry no more. When they have no tears left, they feel a great weight has been lifted, as heavy as the tears they’ve shed. We can release our sadness into the sky within us. When we feel sad, it’s okay to cry like the clouds.” –Haemin Sunim ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Listen. Really, really listen if someone opens up to you about their mental health. A response isn’t always needed, but a compassionate ear is.”

“Most people think that if they move somewhere else and change their environment, everything will change. Usually they end up re-creating the same results they had elsewhere. If you want to change your world, change your beliefs.” –Neil Strauss

“Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand.” –Rumi

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.” –Rumi

“Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.” –Rumi

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not be sad about what you do not have. Instead, be happy about what you do have. If you will be sad about what you don’t have, you will not be happy about what you do have.” –Leo Tolstoy

“Be grateful to everyone” means that all situations teach you, and often it’s the tough ones that teach you best.” — Pema Chödrön

“It’s just hard to see a friend hurt this much. Especially when you can’t do anything except ‘be there.’ I just want to make him stop hurting, but I can’t. So I just follow him around whenever he wants to show me his world.” –Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“It’s nice to have things to look forward to! Stephen Chbosky”

“Keep busy at something: a busy person never has time to be unhappy.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” –Kenji Miyazawa

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” –M. Kathleen Casey

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” –Isak Dinesen

“Suffering is a gift; in its hidden mercy.” –Rumi

DEEP SAD QUOTES

“What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.” –Seneca

“I was weeping again, drunk on the impossible past.” –Vladimir Nabokov

“Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow.” –Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” –David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest)

“The most difficult battles that you will fight in your life is that between your mind who knows the truth and your heart that refuse to accept it.” –Paulo Coelho

“The more you consume, the sadder you get. The sadder you get, the more you consume.” –Maxime Lagacé

“It is easier to be miserable because the whole crowd is miserable. It feels more comfortable to be with the crowd than to be alone.” –Osho

“Modern society tends to emphasize buoyancy and cheerfulness but we have to admit that reality is, for the most part, about grief and loss.” –Alain de Botton

“Most of our life is a battle, a strain, the anxiety, the guilt, the despair, the immense sense of loneliness and sorrow, that is our life. That is actually what is and we are unwilling to face it.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

“We are at war with ourselves, unhappy, dissatisfied, seeking something which we don’t know, violent, aggressive, corrupt, astonishingly miserable and lonely and suffering a great deal. Somehow we don’t seem to be able to get out of this, to be free of these conditionings.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.” –Unknown

“But now the joy is gone and the sadness is back, the sadness feels like something deserved, the price of some not-quite-forgotten betrayal.” –Stephen King

“Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don’t believe in the good old words because we don’t believe in good old values anymore. And that’s why the world is sick.” –Lin Yutang

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.” –Edgar Allan Poe

“In every parting there is an image of death.” –George Eliot

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” –Mother Theresa

“Don’t worry about me. Go and enjoy yourself. I’ll stay here and be miserable.” –Eeyore (Disney)

“Bad things happen and you can’t do anything about it.” –Timon (The Lion King)

“Misery comes the moment you become clinging, attached. The moment you put conditions on life.” –Osho

“Everybody wants to destroy misery, but everybody goes on desiring, and by desiring one goes on creating more and more misery.” –Osho

“Happiness is one pole, sadness is another. Blissfulness is one pole, misery is another. Life consists of both, and life is richer because of both. A life only of blissfulness will have extension, but will not have depth. A life of only sadness will have depth, but will not have extension.” –Osho

“The more secrets you have, the less happy you’re going to be.” –Naval Ravikant

“The fundamental delusion – there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.” –Naval Ravikant

“At the heart of every frustration lies a basic structure: the collision of a wish with an unyielding reality.” –Alain de Botton (The Consolations of Philosophy)

“He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires.” –Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

“To be more comfortable with yourself, improve your self-knowledge. To improve your self-knowledge, meditate.”  –Maxime Lagacé

“Sadness is a force of great depth and breadth. Too much sadness leads us to be passive, depressive, self-pitying and incapable of action. Too little leads us to be superficial, indifferent, repressing and lacking in sensitivity.”

“Rejecting the moment creates friction. Friction creates confusion. Confusion creates sadness.” –Maxime Lagacé

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” –Eckhart Tolle

“Sorrow is an inextricable part of life. Whoever lives experiences it. There’s no escape. If we understand this then we would stop bewailing every misfortune that occurs. Life is a bargain. You want joy but you can’t have it without suffering. You must accept the whole package.” –The Ancient Sage

“Impermanence of everything is a universal constant. No matter what kind of legacy, family, foundation, or business you’ve created, one day it will disappear and no one will remember anything of your life.” –Justin Kan

“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.” –Eckhart Tolle

“Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding.” –Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” –Arthur Schopenhauer

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” –Margaret Mitchell

“Life is a series of distractions from existential dread.” –Sahil Lavingia

“That’s what happens to dreams, life gets in the way.” –Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)

“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.” –Charlotte Brontë

“We never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so.” –Blaise Pascal

“Living with courage is facing reality. Facing reality is accepting that life is not only about happiness. On the contrary, it’s mostly about challenges, fears and sadness.” –Maxime Lagacé

“If you get more excited by the ways in which you entertain yourself than what you actually do or produce, you’ll never really be happy – you’ll just be constantly escaping.” –Tanner Guzy

“Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.” –Lucy Mallory

“We try to escape from life, go to a temple or a club, follow a new guru or become a hippy, or take to drink, or join a society which promises us something – anything to escape.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

“A person who does not have a pleasant life is not living sensibly, nobly, and justly, and conversely the person who does not have these virtues cannot live pleasantly.” –Epicurus

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” –Paulo Coelho

“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” –Milton Erickson

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” –Eckhart Tolle

“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s the revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now.” –Eckhart Tolle

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” –Norman Cousins

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” –Emily Dickinson

“How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.” –David Foster Wallace (The Pale King)

“There is no hatred in my love for you. Only a sadness I feel all the more strongly for my inability to explain or describe it.” –David Foster Wallace

“The more you love, the greater the risk. The less you love, the greater the regrets.” –Maxime Lagacé

“To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.” –Dorothy Thompson

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” –Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” –Emily Brontë

“I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.” –Emily Brontë

“Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain.” –Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth)

“Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.” –Herman Hesse

“If you love her you’ll let her go and if it’s real you’ll spend a part of every day for the rest of your life wondering what her day is like.” –Unknown

“I didn’t mean to fall in love, but I did. And you didn’t mean to hurt me, but you did.” –Unknown

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” –Unknown

“I felt deeply tricked. Stunned. And furious. I also felt my default emotion: numbness.” –Augusten Burroughs

“The heart is the only broken instrument that works.” –T.E. Kalem

“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind.” –George Eliot

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” –Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

“Love is an incurable disease. In love, there is permanent suffering. Those who love and those who are happy are not the same.” –Alain de Botton (How Proust Can Change Your Life)

“When two people part, it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches.” –Alain de Botton (How Proust Can Change Your Life)

“Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of self pity and pain.” –Diana Peterfreund (For Darkness Shows the Stars)

“But I must admit I miss you terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.” –Lemony Snicket (The Beatrice Letters)

“If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.” –Stephen Chbosky

SAD QUOTES ABOUT PAIN AND SUFFERING

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” –Kahlil Gibran

“People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain.” –Neil Strauss

“Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.” –Rosa Parks

“Most of the emotional pain we feel is self-inflicted. Remember: it is still your choice to feel injured, or not.” –Maxime Lagacé

“One’s suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields – even to sadness.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Meditation has taught me that suffering is a crucial part of life rather than something to be overcome.” –Charlie Ambler

“Where there is pleasure there is pain. You cannot have one without the other. We demand more pleasure and therefore invite more pain.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The world is a mere succession of fortunes made and lost, lessons learned and forgotten and learned again.” –Rich Cohen

“You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” –Sogyal Rinpoche

“Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination.” –Nisargadatta Maharaj

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.” –C.S. Lewis (The Problem of Pain)

“When we suffer, notice that our suffering is often made of thoughts. As our inner commentary ceases, notice that the suffering stops, too.” –Haemin Sunim

“If we do not express our disappointment, it will start to build up and transform into a more difficult emotion, such as anger, hurt, or even betrayal. It is best to share your disappointment in a non-critical way, rather than leaving it to build up inside you.” –Haemin Sunim

“I wanna outrace the speed of pain.” –Marilyn Manson

“Rather than persecuting yourself or feeling that something terribly wrong is happening, right there in the moment of sadness and longing, could you relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart?” –Pema Chödrön

“The first noble truth of the Buddha is that when we feel suffering, it doesn’t mean that something is wrong. What a relief.” –Pema Chödrön

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” –Joseph Campbell

“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.” –Emily Dickinson

“Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.” –Emily Dotterer

“Don’t let your heart be colonized by fear.” –Jack Kornfield ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” –J.K. Rowling

“I’ve seen darkness but I always kept one thing in my heart: hope.” –Maxime Lagacé

“To tell you the truth, I’ve just been avoiding everything.” –Stephen Chbosky

“‘And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.” –Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“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.” –Ned Vizzini

“When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.” –Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

“Things not to joke about: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, ptsd, cancer, panic attacks, autism, ocd, people who have died, disabilities, rape, suicide.” –Mental Health Notes

“As a person who suffers from depression, there are days when the enormity of it, feels like it defines you. But remember you are so much more than an illness. Don’t give up on yourself. Be kind be well.” –Bob Morley

“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.” –Jasmine Warga (My Heart and Other Black Holes)

“So many words to say and no way to say them.” –Unknown ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“To that one soul reading this, I know you’re tired. You’re fed up. You’re so close to breaking. But there’s strength within you, even when you are weak. Keep fighting.” –Unknown

“None of us expected to have depression/anxiety. There was no way for most of us to prepare for it. It showed up and rocked our world. But it also showed us the tremendous strength and resilience we have in us. You will get this under control.”

“Depression can be extreme. Some of us have to dig deep to make it through each passing hour. If this is you – keep going. If all you can do is make it through the next hour – keep doing that. You will find peace. There is an answer.”

“Your only sin is that you have forgotten who you really are. You are not just a dangling fragile leaf but the entire tree.” –Haemin Sunim ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time.” –Henry Rollins

“I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.” –Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“Despair is the belief that tomorrow will be just like today.” –Rob Bell

“A new wound makes all the old ones ache again.” –Mignon McLaughlin (The Neurotic’s Notebook)

“Those who are silent often say more than those who speak volumes.” –B. D. Schiers

“We’re afraid that this anger or sorrow or loneliness is going to last forever. Instead, acting it out is what makes it last.” –Pema Chödrön

“When we are present and awake, emotions have a short lifespan, but when we’re unconscious, they can last for years.” –Pema Chödrön

“Whatsoever you possess will not give you contentment. The mind, the ego, will always feel unfulfilled.” –Osho

“The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“Seeking happiness is seeking sadness too. They are two sides of the same coin. Being wise is seeing that reality.” –Maxime Lagacé

“If any person is unhappy, it’s because he wished for happiness.” –Thibaut ( 400 Sad Quotes )

“We are most easily deceived by that which we most desire.” –The Stoic Emperor

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.” –G.K. Chesterton (Heretics)

“Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.” –Shannon Hale (Princess Academy)

“Constantly chasing happiness is the best way to stay unhappy.” –Kunal

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” –Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth)

“Unhappiness is created whenever you are out of alignment with the present moment.” –Eckhart Tolle

“I knew it wasn’t too important, but it made me sad anyway.” –J.D. Salinger

“I’m just going through a phase right now. Everybody goes through phases and all, don’t they?” –J.D. Salinger

“We seek happiness in external things without realizing that they don’t help when we have problems within. We need to focus instead on the joy that comes with peace of mind that allows us to remain happy whatever happens.” –14th Dalai Lama

“Like most North Americans of his generation, Hal tends to know way less about why he feels certain ways about the objects and pursuits he’s devoted to than he does about the objects and pursuits themselves.” –David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest)

“Like many I’ve spent my whole life trying to source approval from the outside world to fill a hole in my heart. I’ve tried to fill it with money, fame and success. But whether it’s $50 or $50m, or 50k twitter followers, everything I’ve thrown down the well has never been enough.” –Justin Kan

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” –Jonathan Safran Foer

“We can never “have it all” because “having it all” is a moving target.” –Paul Portesi

“The pleasure comes, the pleasure goes. Then there is a massive void, a vacuum, which one is compelled to refill with another pleasure.” –Kapil Gupta

“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” –Zen proverb

“Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.” –Victor Hugo

“Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.” –Emily Brontë

“There is pleasure in feeding one’s melancholy…some shadow of daintiness and luxury that flatters us.” –Michel de Montaigne

“Melancholia is your mind trying to be happy again today.” –Maxime Lagacé

“Our minds are so scared to live in the moment that it revives what it knows: the good old days.” –Maxime Lagacé

“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” –Haruki Murakami

“In order properly to be content, we need to learn, sometimes, the art of being constructively in touch with our sadder, more melancholy feelings.” –Alan de Botton

“And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.” –Edgar Allan Poe

“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” –Virginia Woolf

“The melancholy facts shouldn’t make us desperate, rather more forgiving, kinder, and better able to focus on what really matters, while there is still time.” –Alain de Botton

“Melancholy is a species of sadness that arises when we are open to the fact that life is inherently difficult and that suffering and disappointment are core parts of universal experience. It’s not a disorder that needs to be cured.” –Alain de Botton

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” –Jan Glidewell

“But if you want to leave, you can. I’ll remember you though. I remember everyone that leaves.” –Lilo (Lilo & Stitch, Disney)

“Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end, but in my heart is a memory and there you’ll always be.” –Widow Tweed (The Fox And The Hound, Disney)

“Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.” –H.P. Lovecraft

“The sad ones are those who waste their energy in trying to hold it back, for they can only feel bitterness in loss and no joy in gain.” –John Steinbeck

“Life is lost waiting for the happiest moments and only realizing you’ve lived them once they become memories.” –Leo Christopher

“The moments I most want to forget will be the lessons that stick with me forever.” –Leo Christopher

“Don’t let the sadness from the past and fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present.” –Kid Cudi

“Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.” –Stephen Chbosky

“It’s okay to be alone, to be sad, to rest and repair. Really.” –Susan Cain

“I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me.” –Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)

“A multitude of people and yet a solitude.” –Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)

“Feeling lonely is about feeling disconnected from others, from reality, but most of all, from your self. There are not shortcuts to reconnect with your self: you close your eyes, you listen for 10 minutes, and you repeat the next day.” –Maxime Lagacé

“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?” –Haruki Murakami (Sputnik Sweetheart)

“Nearly everyone has his box of secret pain, shared with no one.” –John Steinbeck

“Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness.” –Vladimir Nabokov

“The engulfing sorrow of loneliness seems to spread endlessly and we seek constantly to escape from it with hope and faith, with amusement and distraction.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Maybe I am better off alone, no disappointments, no expectations, just alone.” –Unknown

“We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?” –David Foster Wallace

“Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing.” –Fred Rogers

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” –William Faulkner

“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” –Alphonse de Lamartine

“The day I knew I was healed is the day I said “thank you for the memories”.” –Maxime Lagacé

“Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.” –Emily Dickinson

“It always is harder to be left behind than to be the one to go.” –Bodie Thoene

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” –José N. Harris

“It is sad but true that sometimes we need the tragedy to help us to see how human we are and how we are more alike than we are different.” –Maya Angelou

“The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, – the taste and stain from the lees of the vat.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Death doesn’t make you sad – it makes you empty. That’s what’s so bad about it. All of your charms and beliefs and funny habits fall fast through a big black hole, and suddenly you know they’re gone because just as suddenly, there’s nothing left at all inside.” –Jonathan Carroll

“It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.” –Ovid

“Sorrow like rain makes roses and mud.” –Austin O’Malley

“And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.” –Sarah Waters (The Little Stranger)

“Joy comes to us like butterflies, but sorrow like wasps.” –James Lendall Basford

“‘It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.” –Cicero

“Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…it is the price of love.” –Unknown

“No one ever tells you that at some point in your life you should expect you’re going to be broken, and that it will be okay.” –Leo Christopher

“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.” –Albert Smith

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” –William Shakespeare

“Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” –Eileen Mayhew

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” –Christopher Morley

“As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins.” –Iyanla Vanzant

“Laughter is social. Crying is natural, very deep, unlearned, original.” –Osho

“Never be ashamed of your tears. Be proud that you are still natural. Be proud that you can express the inexpressible through your tears.” –Osho

“And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full action but unable to cope with my tears.” –Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)

“If you must cry, cry like a child. The first thing you learned in life was to cry. Never forget that showing your emotions is liberating.” –Paulo Coelho

“If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.” –C.S. Lewis (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

“Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” –Violeta Parra

“What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.” –Jewish proverb

“Eventually people stop reaching out. Slowly at first. Then all at once.” –Shane Parrish

“If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.” –Richard Bach

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” –Fred Rogers

“All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here.” –Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)

“Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.” –Unknown

“It’s no company at all, when people know nothing and say nothing.” –Emily Brontë

“I wish to use my last hours of ease and strength in telling the strange story of my experience. I have never fully unbosomed myself to any human being; I have never been encouraged to trust much in the sympathy of my fellow-men.” –George Eliot

“Having high expectations, for your life and your relationships, is the fastest road to misery.” –Maxime Lagacé

“Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.” –David Foster Wallace

“The point is not that this world is too sad to love or too glad not to love; the point is that when you do love a thing, its gladness is a reason for loving it, and its sadness a reason for loving it more.” –G.K. Chesterton

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” –Unknown

“Embrace a philosophy of pessimism. Every human will disappoint you, and you’ll do the same to them.” –Alain de Botton

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” –Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“When your heart can cry another’s sadness, then your heart is full of love.” –Fred Rogers

“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“One day, count all your blessings, and you will know how happy you are.” –Yoko Ono

Taking drugs and thinking that you are happy is like taking a loan and thinking you have money. Thibaut

“Happiness is just happiness. Sadness is just sadness. Both emotions come and go. If we can give up our desire to only experience pleasant things, and also give up our fear of experiencing unpleasant things, we will experience a quieter, calmer mind.” –Andy Puddicombe

“Expect the unexpected: failures, sadness, illness and even death. After all, they are all part of life, right?” –Maxime Lagacé

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” –Osho

“There is no joy for the one who does not bear sadness, there is no sweetness for the one who does not have patience, there is no delight for the one who does not suffer, and there is no relaxation for the one who does not endure fatigue.” –Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” –Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart)

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” –Victor Hugo (Les Misérables)

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” –14th Dalai Lama

“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” –Richard Bach

“What if the worst thing that happened to you turns out to be the best thing that has ever happened to you?” –Joe Dispenza

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