Quotes and Sayings about Sadness



"Sadness is also a kind of defence."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: Sadness)

"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Love, Trust, Women, Revolution, Necessity, Sadness)

"When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Work, Thought, Grief, Sadness)

"I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Life, Anger, People, Fear, Darkness, Sadness)

"I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Anger, Actor, Challenge, Darkness, Sadness)

"Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Sadness, Word, World)

"I know what it's like to have someone coming home who looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days, and I've seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Home, Old, Sadness)

"Red is the ultimate cure for sadness."
- Bill Blass
(Related: Cure, Sadness)

"I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Idea, Childhood, Healing, Sadness)

"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Love, Beginning, Impossibility, May, Romantic, Sadness)

"Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness."
- James Broughton
(Related: End, Poets, Sadness, Youth)

"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Deep, Sadness, Sentimentality)

"I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Age, Men, Sadness, Woman)

"There's a feeling of elation that comes after getting off stage and then there's a feeling of utter sadness that comes after getting off the stage."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Feeling, Sadness)

"I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun."
- George Catlin
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Hunting, Sadness, Silence, Sun)

"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Health, Humor, Soul, Poison, Sadness)

"We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Happiness, Perfection, Sadness, Taste)

"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Joy, Sadness, Taste)

"Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Music, Comfort, Cure, Sadness)

"The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Life, Sadness)

"Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Thought, Contemplation, Sadness, World)

"Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Life, Society, Ideas, Man, Sadness)

"We all have sadness in our life and things that we can draw upon."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Life, Sadness)

"There's a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn't have if the music wasn't there."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Music, Beauty, Sadness)

"Sadness flies away on the wings of time."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Time, Flies, Sadness)

"The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Art, Life, Sadness)

"I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me."
- David Friedman
(Related: Love, Sadness, Songs)

"An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: God, Cheerfulness, Sadness, Worth)

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Gardens, Sadness)

"The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Age, Men, Truth, Reason, Sadness)

"We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge, and that's both a sadness and something to control, try to learn to live with, make terms with."
- Lou Harrison
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Sadness)

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Home, Father, Joy, Sadness, Tomorrow, Will, World)

"Everything's complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness."
- Nick Hornby
(Related: Sadness)

"Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: Death, Fact, Sadness, Sorrow, Suffering, Will)

"No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Society, Death, Fear, Living, Pain, Sadness, Vice)

"Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?"
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: Sadness, Songs)

"I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Life, Fun, Joy, Sadness, Will)

"When we arrived in London, my sadness at leaving Paris was turned into despair. After my long stay in the French capital, huge, ponderous, massive London seemed to me as ugly a thing as man could contrive to make."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Despair, London, Man, Paris, Sadness, Ugly)

"The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Meaning, Sadness, Word)

"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 take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Life, Darkness, Meaning, Measure, Patience, Sadness, Word)

"Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Happiness, Time, Comedy, Sadness, Tragedy)

"Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Beginning, Despair, Doubt, Melancholy, Sadness, Wickedness)

"The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Change, Sadness)

"You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Growing up, Mountains, Sadness)

"Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Disney, Sadness)

"I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about."
- Richard Marx
(Related: People, Depression, Sadness)

"I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Sadness, Songs)

"Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Love, Longing, Melancholy, Sadness)

"I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Comedy, Sadness, Trying)

"I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Happiness, Sadness)

"I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Life, Rest, Sadness)

"They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Garden, Sadness, Sleep, Spring)

"I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Happiness, Love, Cleanliness, Drama, Faces, Sadness, Walking)

"One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness."
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
(Related: Sadness)

"There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Acting, Actors, Now, Sadness)

"The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word, but must be considered in many more, as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time."
- John Pearson
(Related: Time, Being, Sadness, Word)

"In a world where there is so much sadness and so much to be afraid of, good things do happen to people. Romance is still something we can find even if we're not consciously looking for it."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: Romance, People, Sadness, World)

"A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Death, Blood, Pleasure, Sadness, Tragedy)

"Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Time, Gratitude, Hope, Earth, Immortality, Sadness, Today)

"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Joy, Sadness)

"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Death, Sadness, Silence)

"Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Life, Courage, Agreement, Drama, Questions, Sadness, Want)

"I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting."
- Robert Ryan
(Related: Light, Painting, Sadness)

"I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Father, Sadness)

"I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Darkness, Healing, Sadness)

"Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Change, Men, Peace, Awareness, Departure, Evil, May, Sadness)

"My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Death, Father, Pain, Sadness, Stress)

"Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Laughter, Sadness)

"Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Desire, Sadness)

"It is so friendly so simply friendly and though inevitable not a sadness and though occurring not a shock."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Sadness)

"I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me."
- Sting
(Related: Life, Sadness)

"Man, I was drowning in sadness. And Angelina, she lifted me right up out of there."
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Man, Right, Sadness)

"It's the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me."
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: Sadness)

"I feel a sense of sadness and joy. Mostly sadness though about what I've experienced and sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke."
- Luther Vandross
(Related: Joy, Sadness, Sense)

"We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing a song about going nowhere. So it worked out very well I think."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Moments, Sadness, Singing, Song)

"After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me."
- John Woolman
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Journey, Sadness, Support)

"I was never able to get through Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I've never been able to make it through. And I love the Smashing Pumpkins, they're one of my favorite bands ever, but I've never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through."
- John Wozniak
(Related: Love, Favorite, Infinite, Sadness)