Sad Quotes

Woe, sorrow, desolation. There are many words available in the English language to describe sadness. In a few words, these sad quotes capture the feelings you might experience when life feels hard, unjust or unsurmountable. They also make light of it by putting sadness in perspective, as a part of life. And some of sad quotes  just make you feel sad too by putting words on the feeling of depression and desperation.

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Quotes About The Importance Of Sadness

  • You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness – Carl Jung
  • There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues – Washington Irving
  • We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness – Pierre Corneille



Quotes About Dealing With Sadness

  • Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity – Yoko Ono
  • First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great – Alyssa Milano
  • Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness – Regina Brett

Wise Quotes About Sadness

  • 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
  • I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing –Duncan Sheik
  • 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 – Nicole Krauss
  • Sadness is but a wall between two gardens – Khalil Gibran
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened – Dr. Seuss
  • Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy – Virginia Woolfe
  • Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break – William Shakespeare

Sad Quotes That Make You Feel Depressed

  • Tonight I can write the saddest lines: I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too – Pablo Neruda
  • Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?… I don’t know the answer, I know only that I can’t – Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it – Katie McGarry
  • I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic – Augusten Burroughs
  • I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter – Ned Vizzini
  • So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love – E.A. Bucchianeri

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