tears Quotes

31 of the best book quotes about tears
  1. #1
    “A time for every occupation under heaven. A time for giving birth, a time for dying; a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted; a time for tears, a time for laughter; a time for mourning, a time for dancing; a time for searching, a time for losing; a time for loving, a time for hating...”
  2. #2
    “The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier’s eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them. She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm. Turning, she thrust her face, steaming and wet, into the bend of her arm, and she went on crying there, not caring any longer to dry her face, her eyes, her arms. She could not have told why she was crying. Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life. They seemed never before to have weighed much against the abundance of her husband’s kindness and a uniform devotion which had come to be tacit and self-understood.”
  3. #3
    “Why, there is nothing more sublime than tears.”
  4. #4
    ″ Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.
    ‘There’s a leak,’ she pronounced. ‘I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model.’
    ‘It’s not a leak,’ said the Lord, ‘It’s a tear.’
    ‘What’s it for?’
    ‘It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.’ ”
  5. #5
    “The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.”
  6. #6
    “The tears were hot in Salva’s eyes. Where had everyone gone? Why had they left without waking him? He knew the answer: because he was a child . . . who might tire easily and slow them down, and complain about being hungry, and cause trouble somehow.”
  7. #7
    “The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. Let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors. Let us not speak well of it either. Let us not speak of it at all. It is true the population has increased.”
  1. #8
    “Many, my children, are the tears I’ve wept, And threaded many a maze of weary thought.”
  2. #9
    “The princess burst into a passion of tears, and fell on the floor. There she lay for an hour and her tears never ceased.”
  3. #10
    “He gave utterance to sighs fetched from the bottom of his heart (for it is not allowed the celestial features to be bathed with tears).”
  4. #11
    “Then came the second phase of conflict, tears and pleadings—abstraction, in a word. In those fever-hot, nerve-ridden sickrooms crazy scenes took place.”
  5. #12
    “He had been wont to despise emotions: girls were weak, emotions–tears– were weakness. But this morning he was thinking that being a great brain in a tower, nothing but brain, wouldn’t be much fun.”
  6. #13
    “He chuckled at the memory, and then, in the instant, tears were burning in his eyes and rolling down his cheeks. That was always the way of grief: laughter and tears, joy and sorrow.”
  7. #14
    “She hardly observed that a tear descended slowly upon his cheek, a tear so large that it magnified the pores of skin over which it rolled, like the object lens of a microscope.”

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  1. #15
    “It’s also called ‘sunny rain,’ ‘personal rain,’ or ‘heaven’s tears’ as rain without clouds looks like tears.”
  2. #16
    “The tears that finally streamed from her eyes were tears not of mourning but of relief, and tears for the dark unknown that lay ahead of her.”
  3. #17
    “When I find myself filling with rage over the loss of a beloved, I try as soon as possible to remember that my concerns and questions should be focused on what I learned or what I have yet to learn from my departed love. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life?
    Did I learn to be kinder,
    To be more patient,
    And more generous,
    More loving,
    More ready to laugh,
    And more easy to accept honest tears?
    If I accept those legacies of my departed beloveds, I am able to say, Thank You to them for their love and Thank You to God for their lives.”
  4. #18
    “Tears? She had no tears for Emma Tilman.”
  5. #19
    “I once beheld on earth celestial graces
    And heavenly beauties scarce to mortals known,
    Whose memory yields nor joy nor grief alone,
    But all things else in cloud and dreams effaces.
    I saw how tears had left their weary traces
    Within those eyes that once the sun outshone,
    I heard those lips, in low and plaintive moan,
    Breathe words to stir the mountains from their places.
    Love, wisdom, courage, tenderness, and truth
    Made in their mourning strains more high and dear
    Than ever wove soft sounds for mortal ear;
    And heaven seemed listening in such saddest ruth
    The very leaves upon the bough to soothe,
    Such sweetness filled the blissful atmosphere.”
  6. #20
    “There was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”
  7. #21
    “There was a tear running down his cheek. It seemed like a river in the light of the setting sun.”
  1. #22
    “Well, you really are your own worst critic. I’m sure it’s amazing. I remember that paper that you wrote in school about synaptic behavioral routines. It made me cry.”
  2. #23
    “Jason: But, Medea, what is this --
    these dewy eyes, these tears; …
    Medea: It is nothing.
    I was just thinking of our sons.”
  3. #24
    “Their tears at the bitter injustice dry when they begin to perceive the terrible justice of reality, and to accept it.”
  4. #25
    “The higher you build walls around your heart, the harder you fall when someone tears them down.”
  5. #26
    ″‘The enchantment of the first bite,’ she said. ‘It can only be undone by the touch of a salted tear on the parted lips of the spell-bound.‘”
  6. #27
    “What’s a romance without anger, tears, and woe?”
  7. #28
    “Tears came to his eyes, then, for how lopsided he had let their friendship become, and for how long Willem had stayed with him, year after year, even when he had fled from him, even when he had asked him for help with problems whose origins he wouldn’t reveal. In his new life, he promised himself, he would be less demanding of his friends; he would be more generous. Whatever they wanted, he would give them. If Willem wanted information, he could have it, and it was up to him to figure out how to give it to him. He would be hurt again and again—everyone was—but if he was going to try, if he was going to be alive, he had to be tougher, he had to prepare himself, he had to accept that this was part of the bargain of life itself.”
  8. #29
    “She looked at him bravely now for the first time, at his face, the face from which a child had fled, and drew breath. She rose. Her eyes filled. She knew.”
  9. #30
    “Every song you love, every memory you cherish, every moment that has moved you to holy tears has been given to you from the One who has been pursuing you from your first breath in order to win your heart.”
  10. #31
    “I fell in love with you when you put Mo’s feelings before your own and stayed with her for as long as she needed you.” One fat tear slid down her cheek as he said, “And, most of all, I fell in love with you when you showed me that it was safe to love again. I keep falling in love with you again and again. Just like I’m falling right this second.”

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