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"Don't make everyone know about your sadness." - John Steinbeck

"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

"What is it about sadness that can be so fulfilling?" - Lori Lansens

"Farewell sadness Good-day sadness." - Paul Eluard

"He thought about himself and to the young that always brings sadness." - Sherwood Anderson

"Each night about this time he puts on sadness like a garment and goes on writing." - Anne Carson

"Talking about the body getting old, there's a sadness to it in a way." - Chick Corea

"I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness." - Nana Mouskouri

"You know that sadness and rage you feel about your money? That's the way some of us feel about people." - Larry Wilmore

"Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet." - Glen Hansard

"The joy you bring us is so much greater than the sadness we feel about your illness." - John Green

"There is enough sadness in life without having fellows like Gussie Fink-Nottle going about in sea boots." - P G Wodehouse

"I write with humour about sadness, to introduce an element of sweet to the sour, a bit like Turkish food." - Elif Safak

"One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields - even to sadness." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Sadness was so claustrophobic." - Kiran Desai

"Sadness is so ungrateful." - Han Suyin

"It's so easy to write songs about misery and hard times and sadness. It's much more difficult to write songs about happy and chirpy stuff." - Elton John

"A sign of the death of the heart: lack of sadness about beneficial actions you have missed, and lack of regret about your mistakes." - Ibn Ata Allah

"I'd love to be able to write again, but I'm so repetitive. And it was all about fear. Never positive. Just indulgent about my sadness." - Charlotte Gainsbourg

"So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been." - Marian Wright Edelman

"Dying in unfamiliar surroundings miles away from home, it cannot possibly be good. There is a great sadness about that I think." - Ian Mcewan

"Knowing about comedy has helped me with the drama. To see people laugh, it's like there are moments of catharsis in the middle of sadness." - Steve Coogan

"There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you're going is as good as where you've been." - Richard Proenneke

"I have to be very careful about how I do any stuff on sadness 'cause the crowd gets really sad and concerned for me." - Louie Anderson

"The beautiful thing about music is that even so-called negative emotions like anger, sadness, frustration, when they come through the filter of music, they all become beautiful." - Hiromi

"I have two nexuses of sadness about the Mormon Church. The first is the effect the Church's position on homosexuality has on Mormons." - Andrew Solomon

"There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors." - Estelle Parsons

"I can mourn internally, just be quiet about it. I have my moments but I'm not a real, expressive person, especially when it comes to like sadness." - Faith Evans

"When you have feelings like sadness or anger about your cancer or your plight, to mask them is to lead an artificial life." - Steve Jobs

"I would hate to think I'm promoting sadness as an aesthetic. But I grew up in not just a family but a town and a culture where sadness is something you're taught to feel shame about. You end up chronically desiring what can be a very sentimental idea of love and connection. A lot of my work has been about trying to make a space for sadness." - Mike Mills

"A Jazz man should be saying what he feels: humor, sadness, joy... all the things that humans have." - Bob Brookmeyer

"The sadness will last forever." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Sadness diminishes a man's powers" - Baruch Spinoza

"Activity and sadness are incompatible." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Activity and sadness are incompatible." - Anonymous

"What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?" - William Shakespeare

"What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?" - William Shakespeare

"Depression is sadness gone wrong" - Lewis Wolpert

"Sadness isn't a natural response." - Byron Katie

"I had sadness for breakfast." - Andy Milonakis

"All sadness is a tantrum." - Byron Katie

"Sadness of love without release." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Talk to me about sadness. I talk about it too much in my own head but I never mind others talking about it either; I occasionally feel like I tremendously need others to talk about it as well." - Anne Sexton

"I had a thought, on the way home from the rock field, that the things we don't know about a person are the things that make them human, and it made me feel sad to think that, but sad in that reassuring way that some sadness has, a sadness that says welcome home in twelve different languages." - Miriam Toews

"It's not only about sadness. In truth, sadness really has little to do with it. Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that's so powerful that you can't feel anything anymore, that's when you start to feel like you're going crazy." - J.A. Redmerski

"It's not only about sadness. In truth, sadness really has little to do with it. Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that's so powerful that you can't feel anything anymore, that's when you start to feel like you're going crazy." - J.A. Redmerski

"Crying purifies and cleanses. I once read about a scientific experiment which demonstrated that there are 38 toxic chemicals in a tear of sadness, while only one toxin exists in a tear of joy. As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins which cloud the mind and prevent it from accepting the truth." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Face, to me, is a metaphor of sadness. And I want to share this sadness. I'm not really interested whether it's an Indian face or not - that's not as important for me. But it's still important to establish the relationships in order to bring about a consciousness of our fragility." - Luis Gonzalez

"It's not only about sadness. In truth, sadness really has little to do with it. Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that's so powerful that you ca' feel anything anymore, that's when you start to feel like you're going crazy." - J.A. Redmerski

"When Whitney Houston died, I felt great sadness. My sadness, of course, was about our collective loss - when you listened to this nightingale sing, your body would drop into a chair, your head would tilt up, a small smile would creep across your face, and inside you knew that there was a higher power somewhere: gifted, beautiful, spiritual." - James Belushi

"There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do - but that part is for me. It's my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There's a sadness to it, but there's romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person." - Alexander Mcqueen

"Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there's so much shame around it. If you have it you're a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive." - Mike Mills

"We all know about love, faith, sadness, despair, hope, hopelessness, longing, desire... those are things we all have inside of us, and that's what my songs are about... what it means to be a human being." - Ron Pope

"I've never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I've only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up." - Taylor Swift

"I think people on antidepressants often lose sexual feelings. I don't mean that I think sex is only about sadness; it is obviously about joy and vitality and birth as well." - Rick Moody

"SADNESSES OF THE INTELLECT: Sadness of being misunderstood [sic]; Humor sadness; Sadness of love wit[hou]t release; Sadne[ss of be]ing smart; Sadness of not knowing enough words to [express what you mean]; Sadness of having options; Sadness of wanting sadness; Sadness of confusion; Sadness of domes[tic]ated birds; Sadness of fini[shi]ng a book; Sadness of remembering; Sadness of forgetting; Anxiety sadness..." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness." - Robert William Dale

"Beauty and sadness always go together. Nature thought beauty too rich to go forth Upon the earth without a meet alloy." - George Macdonald

"Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success." - Seneca the Younger

"A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Sadness is a state of sin." - Andre Gide

"All pleasures contain an element of sadness." - Jonathan Eybeschutz

"Sadness was a very heavy thing." - Arthur Golden

"And happiness is always louder than sadness." - Deborah Harkness

"I tend to equate sadness with intelligence." - Chuck Klosterman

"Beauty and sadness always go together." - George Macdonald

"Do you understand the sadness of geography?" - Michael Ondaatje

"She seemed imprisoned in her sadness." - Sena Jeter Naslund

"Joy and sadness come by turns." - Walker Percy

"Sadness is twilight's kiss on earth." - Wole Soyinka

"Sadness is very close to hate." - Michael Ondaatje

"I can see that the sadness has returned. And it's not a beautiful sadness- beautiful sadness is a myth. Sadness turns our features to clay, not porcelain." - David Levithan

"All pleasures contain an element of sadness." - Jonathan Eibeschutz

"Sadness puts my heart in a prison." - Liane Holliday Willey

"Sadness is also a kind of defence." - Ivo Andric

"Red is the ultimate cure for sadness." - Bill Blass

"The easiest thing to feel is sadness." - Justin Vernon

"Joy mingled with sadness, even with grief, is the deepest human joy. It winds itself about the soul with indescribable sweetness, with a dim but unerring sense for what will some day be born of it." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"Is this what sadness is all about? Is it what comes over us when beautiful memories shatter in hindsight because the remembered happiness fed not just on actual circumstances but on a promise that was not kept?" - Bernhard Schlink

"And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It's all about light and shade. Balance." - Gabrielle Williams

"Melancholy suicide. -This is connected with a general state of extreme depression and exaggerated sadness, causing the patient no longer to realize sanely the bonds which connect him with people and things about him. Pleasures no longer attract;" - Emile Durkheim

"Beware of parting! The true sadness is not in the pain of the parting; it is in the when and the how you are to meet again with the face about to vanish from your view." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"A terrific sadness swept over Jerry. As if somebody had died. The way he felt standing in the cemetry that day they buried his mother. And nothing you could do about it." - Robert Cormier

"I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away." - Lady Gaga

"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

"Beware of parting! The true sadness is not in the pain of the parting; it is in the when and the how you are to meet again with the face about to vanish from your view." - Edward George, Baron George

"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

"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 Hume

"Food became the antidote for feelings of guilt, sadness, and anger. ... Food is a resolution to controversy; food is rescue. We ate and talked and cried and laughed in the kitchen and ate again. This was about more than just food. It was about our mom making connections the best she could and in the way she knew best across the kitchen table, across time and across sadness." - Rose Quiello

"SADNESSES OF THE COVENANT: Sadness of God's love; Sadness of God's back ; Favorite-child sadness; Sadness of being sad in front of one's God; Sadness of the opposite of belief ; What if? Sadness; Sadness of God alone in heaven; Sadness of a God who would need people to pray to Him..." - Jonathan Safran Foer

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

"Singing about your sadness unburdens your soul. But the blues hollers shouted about more than being sad. They were also delivering messages in musical code. If the master was coming, you might sing a hidden warning to the other field hands . . . The blues could warn you what was coming. I could see the blues was about survival." - B B King

"If my pictures are about anything at all, I think it's about trying to make a connection in the world. I see them as more optimistic in a certain way. Even though it's very clear there's a level of sadness and disconnection, I think that they're really about trying to make a connection and almost the impossibility of doing so." - Gregory Crewdson

"My approach to cricket has been reasonably simple: it was about giving everything to the team, it was about playing with dignity and it was about upholding the spirit of the game. I hope I have done some of that. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. It is why I leave with sadness but also with pride." - Rahul Dravid

"Gentle lady, do not sing Sad songs about the end of love; Lay aside sadness and sing How love that passes is enough. Sing about the long deep sleep Of lovers that are dead, and how In the grave all love shall sleep: Love is aweary now." - James Joyce

"There are two kinds of hope: the kind you couldn't do anything about and the kind you could. And even if the kind you could do something about wasn't what you'd originally wanted, it was still worth doing. A rainy day is better than no day. A small happiness can make a big sadness less sad." - Rachel Simon

"It is all about numbers. It is all about sequence. It's the mathematical logic of being alive. If everything kept to its normal progression, we would live with the sadness-cry and then walk-but what really breaks us cleanest are the losses that happen out of order." - Aimee Bender

"The black asphalt wouls shimmer with vapors I had a theory about those vapors...not released by the sun but by a huge onion buried under the city. This onion made us cry... I thought about the giant onion, that remarkable bulb of sadness." - Gary Soto

"Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn, Far from the fiery noon, and eve's one star, Sat gray-hair'd Saturn, quiet as a stone, Still as the silence round about his lair; Forest on forest hung about his head Like cloud on cloud." - John Keats

"Hoping they'd been inspired by the examples of Anne Frank and other teens who had turned negative experiences into something positive by writing about them, I handed out notebooks for my students to journal about their lives. There was some initial resistance. But then the stories poured out of them, full of anger and sadness." - Erin Gruwell

"The best vocalists I can think of are female. There is no singer I can think of who can touch Ella Fitzgerald. And when Billie Holiday sings, she's merciless about it. Her voice has just this immaculate sadness - even in happy songs, there was something that was so broken about it." - Hozier

"Life's about a hell of a lot more than being happy. It's about feeling the full range of stuff: happiness, sadness, anger, grief, love, hate. If you try to shut one of those off, you shut them all off. I don't want to be happy. I know I won't live happily ever after. I want more than that, something richer. I want to go right up close to the beauty and the ugliness. I want to see it all, know it all, understand it all. The richness and the powerty, the joy and the cruelty, the sweetness and the sadness. That's the best way I can honour my friends who died." - John Marsden

"Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character." - Emile Durkheim

"Intoxicated with madness, I'm in love with my sadness" - Sylvia Plath

"I disliked the unfamiliar happiness more than the familiar sadness" - Tablo

"The weight of sadness was in wonder lost." - William Wordsworth

"Sadness takes up the pen more readily than joy." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Gaiety is the soul's health; sadness is its poison." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"Music expresses first of all sadness rather than joy." - Ignacy Jan Paderewski

"I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness" - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"People don't die from suicide, they die from sadness." - Timothy Long

"I leave with sadness, but also with pride," - Rahul Dravid

"She was experiencing the same odd happiness and odd sadness as then. The sadness meant: We are at the last station. The happiness meant: We are together. The sadness was form, the happiness content. Happiness filled the space of sadness." - Milan Kundera

"It was so gorgeous it almost felt like sadness." - Banana Yoshimoto

"Sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Scott Adams

"...the human body is mostly blood and mystery and sadness..." - Charles Bukowski

"Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue." - Andre Gide

"Self-pity" is just sadness, I think, in the pejorative." - Renata Adler

"Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise." - John M. Thomas

"The only way to overcome sadness is to consume it." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"My country's main exports are stolen cars and sadness." - Aleksandar Hemon

"[The blues] is the antidote for sadness and depression." - Warren Haynes

"Our sadness is not sad, but our cheap joys." - Henry David Thoreau

"Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it." - George Eliot

"Life is too tragic for sadness: Let us rejoice." - Edward Abbey

"The ground of all great thoughts is sadness." - Philip James Bailey

"How often is immense sadness mistaken for courage?" - Anthony Marra

"We all harbour a great sadness in our soul" - Paulo Coelho

"May the angels protect you, and sadness forget you." - Madonna Ciccone

"What signifies sadness, sir; a man grows lean on it." - Henry Mackenzie

"This is my sadness for shooting my friend" - Zazie

"There would be no sequel to the sadness" - Salvador Plascencia

"The best cure for sadness is doing something." - Nancy E. Turner

"I immediately target sadness and conflict and disruption in life." - Rachael Yamagata

"Gaiety is the soul's health; sadness is its poison." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens." - Khalil Gibran

"Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness." - James Macarthur

"Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness." - Italo Calvino

"Even among the angels, there is the sadness of division." - Nicole Krauss

"I love sad. Sadness makes you feel more than anything." - Jeff Ament

"Sadness flies away on the wings of time." - Jean De La Fontaine

"One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness." - Jackie Kennedy

"Oh the gladness of their gladness when they're glad, And the sadness of their sadness when they're sad; But the gladness of their gladness, and the sadness of their sadness, Are as nothing to their badness when they're bad" - James M Barrie

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." - Okakura Kakuzo

"Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire." - Patti Smith

"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality." - William S Burroughs

"Success will (a.mel.io.rate), ameliorate all the years of your sadness." - Jon Jones

"Behind every crime is a story of sadness." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"But solitude is sadness.' 'Yes; it is sadness. Life, however, has worse than that. Deeper than melancholy lies heart-break." - Charlotte Bronte

"With each sadness a woman gets more beautiful. I wonder if with each sadness a man gets stronger." - Gackt



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