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Sadness Quotes

79 of the best book quotes about sadness
  1. #1
    “They’re just waking up! I know just what they’ll do!
    Their mouths will hang open a minute or two
    Then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry boo-hoo!”
  2. #2
    “But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?”
  3. #3
    “How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards! The antipathies, I think—”
  4. #4
    “One day, I watched the sun setting forty-four times......You know...when one is so terribly sad, one loves sunsets.”
  5. #5
    “He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself”
  6. #6
    Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.
  7. #7
    Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too.
  8. #8
    “I’m telling you. People come and go in this Forest, and they say, ‘It’s only Eeyore, so it doesn’t count.’”
  9. #9
    He left her. She was dissatisfied with him. He had preferred to incur her anger rather than cause her pain. He had kept all the pain for himself.
  10. #10
    “I have been one acquainted with the night.”
  11. #11
    “Sorrow never stays punishment. But remember, Bagheera, he is very little.”
  1. #12
    “There is nothing so bad as parting with one’s friends. One seems too forlorn without them.”
  2. #13
    “The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year - the days when summer is changing into autumn - the crickets spread the rumour of sadness and change.”
  3. #14
    ″‘He’s not a human being,’ she retorted; ‘and he has no claim on my charity. I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death, and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen: and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.‘”
  4. #15
    “She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.”
  5. #16
    “Then, he started crying. Then, he started talking about Brad.
    And I just let him. Because that’s what friends are for.”
  6. #17
    And overpowered by memory both men gave way to grief. Priam wept freely for man - killing Hector, throbbing, crouching before Achilles’ feet as Achilles wept himself, now for his father, now for Patroclus once again and their sobbing rose and fell throughout the house.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Achilles
    concepts
    SadnessGrief
  7. #18
    I bear the dungeon within me; within me is winter, ice, and despair; I have darkness in my soul.
  8. #19
    He often comes when they least expect him, when they are sad and disheartened.”
  9. #20
    “I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano;
    A stage where every man must play a part,
    And mine a sad one.”
  10. #21
    “Seeing too much sadness hath congeal’d your blood,
    And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy.”
  11. #22
    “I want a boat that will take me far away from here.”
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  1. #23
    In the same courtyard two of the merry children were playing who had danced round the tree at Christmas, and had been so happy. The youngest saw the gilded star, and ran and pulled it off the tree. “Look what is sticking to the ugly old fir-tree,” said the child, treading on the branches till they crackled under his boots.
  2. #24
    There is no remorse so deep as that which is unavailing; if we would be spared its tortures, let us remember this, in time.
  3. #25
    Joy and grief were mingled in the cup; but there were no bitter tears: for even grief arose so softened, and clothed in such sweet and tender recollections, that it became a solemn pleasure, and lost all character of pain.
  4. #26
    It broke my heart to lose the bell.
  5. #27
    “Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end.”
  6. #28
    “On the beach, Roran stood alone, watching them go. Then he threw back his head and uttered a long, aching cry, and the night echoed with the sound of his loss.”
  7. #29
    “I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.”
  8. #30
    He who does not weep does not see.
  9. #31
    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
  10. #32
    “I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.”
  11. #33
    “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
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6.0
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  1. #34
    “Just imagine what would happen if all eight of us were to feel sorry for ourselves or walk around with the discontent clearly visible on our faces. Where would that get us?”
  2. #35
    “I see the eight of us in the Annex as if we were a patch of blue sky surrounded by menacing black clouds.”
  3. #36
    “When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions!”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Hamlet
    concept
    Sadness
  4. #37
    “Red hair is my life long sorrow.”
  5. #38
    “You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”
  6. #39
    “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.”
  7. #40
    “And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me.
  8. #41
    “To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
  9. #42
    “It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.”
  10. #43
    “And her joy was nearly like sorrow.”
  11. #44
    I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.
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6.3
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5.9
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5.8
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  1. #45
    “An experience of collective pain does not deliver us from grief or sadness; it is a ministry of presence. These moments remind us that we are not alone in our darkness and that our broken heart is connected to every heart that has known pain since the beginning of time.”
  2. #46
    “Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know. Go ask your dad.”
  3. #47
    “For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister’s life--uneventful, unambitious, yet full of the genuine virtues which ‘smell sweet, and blossom in the dust’, the self-forgetfulness that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all. ”
  4. #48
    “But this sound wasn’t sad!
    Why, this sound sounded glad!”
  5. #49
    “If you have a sorrow that you cannot tell to anyone, you can go to our Father in Heaven.”
  6. #50
    “In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”
  7. #51
    “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
  8. #52
    “I wished I could have made her feel better, but sometimes, I guess you just can’t.”
  9. #53
    Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
  10. #54
    But, tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble’s soul; his heart was waterproof.
  11. #55
    “‘Mary Poppins,’ he cried, ‘you’ll never leave us, will you?‘”
  1. #56
    Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
  2. #57
    “That initial anger she had felt turned to sadness, and now it had become something else, almost a dullness of sorts. Even though she was constantly in motion, it seemed as if nothing special ever happened to her anymore. Each day seemed exactly like the last, and she had trouble differentiating among them.”
  3. #58
    It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper, so cry away.
  4. #59
    “What came to her then was the dustiness of the floor, the feeling that her clothes were more next to her than on her, and the sudden realization that this would all be for nothing—that her mother would never write back and she would never see her again. The reality of this gave her a second Watschen. It stung her, and it did not stop for many minutes.”
  5. #60
    “You teach me now how cruel you’ve been—cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort.”
  6. #61
    “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
  7. #62
    There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.
  8. #63
    “Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.”
  9. #64
    “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.”
  10. #65
    “It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall, all dance together to the music that he make with that smileless mouth of him. Ah, we men and women are like ropes drawn tight with strain that pull us different ways. Then tears come, and like the rain on the ropes, they brace us up, until perhaps the strain become too great, and we break. But King Laugh he come like the sunshine, and he ease off the strain again, and we bear to go on with our labor, what it may be.”
  11. #66
    “None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom or indifference over his inward joy.”
  1. #67
    “I am too old and sad to play.”
  2. #68
    “A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
    The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
    Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
    Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
    For never was a story of more woe
    Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
  3. #69
    “Beauty, youth, good fortune, even love itself, cannot keep care and pain, loss and sorrow, from the most blessed for...into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and sad and dreary.”
  4. #70
    ″‘It is required of every man,’ the Ghost returned, ‘that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world—oh, woe is me!—and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!‘”
  5. #71
    “Why, what’s the matter,
    That you have such a February face,
    So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?”
  6. #72
    “What is it? What is it? . . . Am I dying, Bagheera?”
    “No, Little Brother. Those are only tears such as men use.”
  7. #73
    “The noble killed him then, with no warning; a flash of the nobleman’s sword and Domingo’s heart was torn to pieces.”
  8. #74
    The sound of the distant breakers made her heart ache with melancholy. She was in the mood when the sea has a saddening effect upon the nerves. It is only when we are very happy, that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony, to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness, and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys.
  9. #75
    “While there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.”
  10. #76
    “How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?”
  11. #77
    “My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.”
  12. #78
    “You seem so sad, Eeyore.”
    “Sad? Why should I be sad? It’s my birthday. The happiest day of the year.”
  13. #79
    “It was you who did it, Lily. You didn’t mean it, but it was you.”
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