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Crying Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about crying
  1. #1
    “Tears are curious things, for like earthquakes or puppet shows, they can occur at any time, without any warning and without any good reason.”
  2. #2
    “He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself”
  3. #3
    It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper, so cry away.
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “You are crying! You are afraid of me! And yet I am not really wicked.”
  6. #6
    “I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears... and she did not run away!...and she did not die!... She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.”
  7. #7
    “But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”
  8. #8
    “Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”
  1. #9
    “I’d cry, if only I had the time to do it.”
  2. #10
    “Boy, why are you crying?”
  3. #11
    “Give me a moment, because I like to cry for joy. It’s so delicious, John dear, to cry for joy.”
  4. #12
    There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.
  5. #13
    “I wish I hadn’t cried so much!” said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. “I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That will be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.”
  6. #14
    “Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.”
  7. #15
    It touched the tin soldier so much to see her that he almost wept tin tears, but he kept them back.
  8. #16
    “Don’t cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it.”
  1. #17
    “I thought of all those heroines of fiction who looked pretty when they cried, and what a contrast I must make with a blotched and swollen face, and red rims to my eyes.”
  2. #18
    “What is it? What is it? . . . Am I dying, Bagheera?”
    “No, Little Brother. Those are only tears such as men use.”
  3. #19
    “I wanted so much to step over and pick them up. Several times I tried to move my feet, but they seemed to be nailed to the floor. I knew the pups were mine, all mine, yet I couldn’t move. My heart started aching like a drunk grasshopper. I tried to swallow and couldn’t. My Adam’s apple wouldn’t work. One pup started my way. I held my breath. On he came until I felt a scratchy little foot on mine. The other pup followed. A warm puppy tongue caressed my sore foot. I heard the stationmaster say, ‘They already know you.’ I knelt down and gathered them in my arms. I buried my face between their wiggling bodies and cried.”
  4. #20
    “Moved me to tears.”
  5. #21
    “Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!...Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!...Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!”
  6. #22
    “I wept like a child. It was not because I was overcome at having survived my ordeal, though I was. Nor was it the presence of my brothers and sisters, though that too was very moving. I was weeping because Richard Parker had left me so unceremoniously.”
  7. #23
    “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
  8. #24
    “These books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
  1. #25
    “That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. ”
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