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"Experience, that chill touchstone whose sad proof reduces all things from their hue." - Lord Byron

". . . I know, by sad experience, with what difficulty a mind, weakened by long and uninterrupted suffering, admits hope, much less assurance." - Sarah Siddons

"And if someone doesn't believe in any afterlife?" I asked. Walt gave me a sad look. "Then that's what they experience." - Rick Riordan

"I have come to the conclusion, after many years of sometimes sad experience, that you cannot come to any conclusion at all." - Vita Sackville-West

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and he bears a laden breast, Full of sad experience, moving toward the stillness of his rest." - Alfred Tennyson

"This is one of the sad conditions of life, that experience is not transmissible. No man will learn from the suffering of another; he must suffer himself." - John Aughey

"Thou shalt know by experience how salt the savor is of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs." - Dante Alighieri

"When you feel victimized or sad, just allow yourself to cry; you'll feel better and have more room to experience joy." - Jude Bijou

"Thou shall know by experience how salt the savor is of others' bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs." - Dante Alighieri

"I am convinced by a sad experience that it is natural to avoid those to whom we have been too much obliged, and that uncommon generosity causes neglect rather than gratitude." - Heloise

"What brings enlightenment is experience, in the sad sense of this word-the pressure of hard facts and unintelligible troubles, making a man rub his eyes in his waking dream, and put two and two together. Enlightenment is cold water." - George Santayana

"Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof! *It's sad. Love looks like a nice thing, but it's actually very rough when you experience it.*" - William Shakespeare

"Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof! *It's sad. Love looks like a nice thing, but it's actually very rough when you experience it.*" - William Shakespeare

"What's sad about not eating is the experience, whether at a family reunion or at midnight by yourself in a greasy spoon under the L tracks. The loss of dining, not the loss of food." - Roger Ebert

"loveliness is infernally sad." - Virginia Woolf

"Nobody wants to experience sad events but people like to listen to sad songs. That's the beauty of music." - Hiromi

"I am sad, sad as a circus-lioness..." - Jean Rhys

"Yes, I am sad, sad as a circus-lioness, sad as an eagle without wings, sad as a violin with only one string and that one broken, sad as a woman who is growing old. Sad, sad, sad..." - Jean Rhys

"Life is sad enough without people writing sad books." - James T Farrell

"Sad company is bad company." - Milan Kundera

"Happiness is a sad song." - Charles M Schulz

"Sad stories make good books" - Khaled Hosseini

"I'm sad, but I'm laughing." - Alanis Morissette

"When we go to the movies, we identify with the characters we see. That's why we go to the movies; we have a voyeuristic experience; we have an out of the body experience. The screen is more real than our thoughts are at the moment we are looking at the film and we place ourselves in the place of the people on the screen, and when they behave nobly, it makes us feel noble, when they are sad and when they have lost love, we feel sad; we can identify with that." - Roger Ebert

"I get as much fun as the next man from whaling the ball as hard as I can and catching it squarely on the button. But from sad experience I learned not to try this in a round that meant anything." - Bobby Jones

"The Moral is that gardeners pine, Whene'er no pods adorn the vine. Of all sad words experience gleans, The saddest are: It might have beans. (The did not make this up myself: 'Twas in a book upon my shelf. It's witty, but I don't deny It's rather Whittier than I.)" - Guy Wetmore Carryl

"With all of its false assumptions and evil methods, communism grew as a protest against the hardships of the underprivileged. Communism in theory emphasized a classless society, and a concern for social justice, though the world knows from sad experience that in practice it created new classes and a new lexicon of injustice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Oh you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you. Oh how harshly was I flung back by the doubly sad experience of my bad hearing." - Ludwig Van Beethoven

"Cancer is a very sad thing, but you can always take something from every experience." - Pierce Brosnan

"You can be sad recalling sad times, but if you really want to be sad, recall happy times." - Robert Breault

"Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart." - Angela Carter

"We are born sad and we die sad, but meanwhile we love bodies whose sad beauty is a miracle." - Mario Benedetti

"When your sad-like really sad-you only want to be with other people who are sad." - Nick Hornby

"Are all ends of life so sad?" - Marie of Romania

"I'm sad but excited for the future." - Warren Spector

"Christmas makes everything twice as sad." - Doug Coupland

"The sad heart needs work to do." - Joan Bauer

"I miss the comfort in being sad," - Frances Farmer

"We don't have time to be sad" - Maggie Stiefvater

"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad." - Victor Hugo

"Even big-bird gets sad sometimes" - Andrew VanWyngarden

"Goodness, how sad is our Russia!" - Nikolai Gogol

"Have all beautiful things sad destinies?" - Jean Rhys

"Sad people have more sober reflections." - James Dye

"After coitus every animal is sad." - Anonymous

"Melancholy is the happiness of being sad." - Victor Hugo

"Ay me! sad hours seem long." - William Shakespeare

"I love jazz music and sad music." - Fred Durst

"It's a sad and beautiful world." - Jim Jarmusch

"Though sad at heart, to sing joyfully." - Christine de Pizan

"Stoners are cute; junkies are sad." - Kevin Smith

"Everything is so sad and so wonderful." - Cloris Leachman

"It is not ignoble to feel that the fuller life which a sad experience has brought us is worth our personal share of pain. The growth of higher feeling within us is like the growth of faculty, bringing with it a sense of added strength. We can no more wish to return to a narrower sympathy than painters or musicians can wish to return to their cruder manner, or philosophers to their less complete formulas." - George Eliot

"It has been the sad experience of many that much of the best and the most beautiful is lost to those whose mental food consists exclusively of the sensational paper or the cheap novel, or of that frothy mass of waste material which is thrown up like scum upon the molten metal of life-novelettes, serials, and fragments of a type which neither teach the ignorant, nor strengthen the weak, nor develop the immature." - Charles Webster Leadbeater

"PERENNIAL wisdom from divine revelation and human experience dictates that all earthly things great or small, beautiful or ugly, good or bad, sad or happy, fool...ish or wise must finally come to an end. It is from this sobering reality that the end of executive rule has finally come for Robert Mugabe who has had his better days after a quarter of a century in power." - Jonathan Moyo

"The experience of a sad and tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness. Conventionally, being fearless means that you are not afraid or that, if someone hits you, you will hit him back. But we aren't talking about that street-fighter level of fearlessness. Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Salvation and justice are not to be found in revolution, but in evolution through concord. Violence has ever achieved only destruction, not construction; the kindling of passions, not their pacification; the accumulation of hate and destruction, not the reconciliation of the contending parties; and it has reduced men and parties to the difficult task of building slowly after sad experience on the ruins of discord." - Pope Pius XII

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and bears a laden breast Full of sad experience, moving toward the stillness of rest." - Alfred Tennyson

"Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy." - Ibrahim Babangida

"It's so sad to see how few people in the Obama administration have any private sector experience." - Foster Friess

"a man does not cry because he is sad, he is sad because he cries" - William James

"It's okay to be sad. Everyone gets sad now and then. Even me." - Nicholas Sparks

"You need to try to master the ability to feel sad without actually being sad." - Laurie Anderson

"Maybe it's sad that these are now memories. And maybe it's not sad." - Stephen Chbosky

"The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know you are sad." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Maybe it's sad that these are now memories. And maybe it's not sad." - Stephen Chbosky

"It's a sad, sad world when a girl will break a boy, just because she can." - Fiona Apple

"Sad words are just another beauty. A sad story means, this storyteller is alive" - Chris Cleave

"Thinking about spaghetti that boils eternally but is never done is a sad, sad thing." - Haruki Murakami

"Christianity only hopes. It has hung its harp on the willows, and cannot sing a song in a strange land. It has dreamed a sad dream, and does not yet welcome the morning with joy. The mother tells her falsehoods to her child, but, thank heaven, the child does not grow up in its parent's shadow. Our mother's faith has not grown with her experience. Her experience has been too much for her. The lesson of life was too hard for her to learn." - Henry David Thoreau

"Enjoy the experience, don't just experience the experience" - David Cook

"As between mileage and experience choose experience." - Clifton Paul Fadiman

"She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time." - Stephen Chbosky

"Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad." - George Bernard Shaw

"Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe." - Orison Swett Marden

"Sad memories often contain an element of nostalgia." - Robert R. Blake

"... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous." - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

"A sad, wise valor is the brave complexion." - George Herbert

"Don't be sad; tomorrow and forever, we'll be together" - Onew

"Imagination at wit's end spreads its sad wings." - Samuel Beckett

"Which is a sad thing when you're only seventeen." - Cinda Williams Chima

"Genius inspires resentment. A sad fact of life." - Eoin Colfer

"If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack." - Coco Chanel

"I learned that getting mad was easier than being sad." - Emily Giffin

"I'm allergic to sad memories. It's the worst." - Gabrielle Zevin

"It's sad, y'know, what money does to people." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Dying seems less sad than having lived too little." - Gloria Steinem

"But hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity." - William Wordsworth

"Life possesses an amazing array of profoundly sad faces." - Aberjhani

"The sky was the colour of sad weddings." - Scarlett Thomas

"Umbrellas are so small and sad and easy to forget." - Stephanie Perkins

"Its sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears

"Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave." - Homer

"If you think of beautiful things, you're not sad." - Eva Zeisel

"The sad truth is, they should never trust me." - Julie Anne Peters

"When everything is finished, the mornings are sad." - Antonio Porchia

"Is it sad to fancy David Tennant when you're dead?" - Audrey Niffenegger

"Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen." - Mitch Albom

"'T is impious in a good man to be sad." - Edward Young

"Is it then so sad a thing to die?" - Virgil

"Life isn't all that sad. I'm a happy person." - Dan Fogelberg

"I have no relationships and I'm, like, sad sometimes." - Farrah Abraham

"Everything makes me angry, unless it makes me sad." - Deborah Eisenberg

"You're a sad little hermit, and it creeps me out." - Rainbow Rowell

"I don't like plain nails. I get sad." - Zooey Deschanel

"I feel sad that he's just a voice now." - Yoko Ono

"So you"ve made a friend. How sad for them." - Alyson Noel

"It's sad, y"know, what money does to people." - Ozzy Osbourne

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

"Dead women tell no tales. Sad men write them down." - Daniel Handler

"How sad the world is, so beautiful yet so absurd..." - Irene Nemirovsky

"I'd rather sing a sad song than eat," - George Jones

"They who are sad find somehow sweetness in tears." - Euripides

"Oh, demon alcohol, sad memories I can't recall." - Ray Davies

"What's my greatest weakness? Sad stories, people with problems" - Muhammad Ali

"Smile, it's easier than explaning why you're sad" - Frank Ocean

"When the body is sad, the heart languishes." - Albert Camus

"Man is a sad mammal that combs its hair." - Cees Nooteboom

"Let me be to my sad self hereafter kind." - Peter Pouncey

"nothing is so sad as the injustices of old age." - Beryl Bainbridge

"You know... when you are sad you love the sunsets." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Anything that makes you happy can make you sad." - Patrick Jones

"I feel sad that he's just a voice now." - Yoko Ono

"So you've made a friend. How sad for them." - Alyson Noel

"If there's one thing I really love... it's sad music." - Danny Elfman

"Poetry can magnify experience." - May Swenson

"Sometimes experience trumps assumption." - Whoopi Goldberg

"Life experience is priceless." - Amanda Seyfried

"Experience is retrospect knowledge." - Hosea Ballou

"Experience yourself in silence." - Erich Schiffmann

"Information is alienated experience." - Jaron Lanier

"Experience trumps brilliance." - Thomas Sowell

"Experience makes us wise." - William Hazlitt

"History is clarified experience." - James Russell Lowell

"Solitude is separate experience." - Alice Meynell

"Experience precedes understanding." - Jean Piaget

"You've gotta know happy. You've gotta know sad. 'Cause you're gonna know lonely and you're gonna know sad" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

"It was such a sweet, sad song with such sweet, sad lyrics. Old-fashioned a little, but also timeless." - Gabrielle Zevin

"Thats beautiful! Sad and beautiful," murmured Meggie. Why were sad stories often so beautiful? It was different in real life." - Cornelia Funke

"If you keep telling the same sad small story. You will keep living the same sad small life." - Jean Houston

"Love is pointless. It's the same sad sad story of with the same inevitable ending of miserable deterioration." - Arnold Arre

"Sometimes, when we are sad, we have to do the opposite of sad. Sometimes we have to sing." - Daisy Whitney

"As disciples of Christ, we need to feel genuine charity for one another. As we do, new light will come into our own lives. This charity is essential in missionary work, but we must never allow ourselves to treat our neighbors only as potential converts. We have had the sad experience of seeing members of the Church who attempted to convert their neighbors and friends and, when they did not respond, withdrew their friendship and neighborliness. We must not be so anxious to share the gospel that we become insensitive to the feelings of others." - M Russell Ballard

"The sad part is that all we're trying to do is not feel that underlying uneasiness. The sadder part is that we proceed in such a way that the uneasiness only gets worse. The message here is that the only way to ease our pain is to experience it fully. Learn to stay. Learn to stay with uneasiness, learn to stay with the tightening, learn to stay with the itch and urge of shenpa, so that the habitual chain reaction doesn't continue to rule our lives, and the patterns that we consider unhelpful don't keep getting stronger as the days and months and years go by." - Pema Chodron

"And if someone does' believe in any afterlife?" I asked. Walt gave me a sad look. "Then that's what they experience." - Rick Riordan

"... I know, by sad experience, with what difficulty a mind, weakened by long and uninterrupted suffering, admits hope, much less assurance." - Sarah Siddons

"I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!" - William Shakespeare

"I hooked up with director Jacques Audiard for this film called 'Rust & Bone' with Marion Cotillard. I loved that experience so much I'm truly sad that it's over!" - Matthias Schoenaerts

"The Moral is that gardeners pine, Whene'er no pods adorn the vine. Of all sad words experience gleans, The saddest are: It might have beans." - Guy Wetmore Carryl

"I hooked up with director Jacques Audiard for this film called 'Rust & Bone' with Marion Cotillard. I loved that experience so much I'm truly sad that it's over!" - Matthias Schoenaerts



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