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"The love-lorn nightingale nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well." - John Milton

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

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

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

"And through meditation comes wisdom - not through studying books, not through scriptures. Through scriptures one can become knowledgeable but no wise. and knowledgeable people are sad, they are bound to be sad because all their knowledge is borrowed. There can be no song in it." - Rajneesh

"A song is a song and, if I am emotionally connected to do it, whether it is sad or not sad, I am going to chase that song." - Matt Berninger

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

"A song nobody likes is a sad thing. But a love song nobody likes is hardly a thing at all." - Rob Sheffield

"funny how a beautiful song could tell such a sad story" - Sarah Dessen

"'Dancing on My Own' is actually a really sad song! It has totally made me cry." - Gillian Jacobs

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

"The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more." - Christopher Hitchens

"Bubba shot the jukebox last night, said it played a sad song and it made him cry." - Mark Chesnutt

"It's hard to write any good song. It seems more rewarding, or maybe just easier, to write sad ones." - Eric Bachmann

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

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

"With a track like 'White Christmas,' everybody has done that song in every format you can imagine, so I just looked at the chords at that particular song and what chords would make it work. That's kind of quite a sad song, and I had this idea of someone singing it in the subway, someone who is homeless, old and sad." - Vince Clarke

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

"Be On Your Way is one of the favorite songs I've ever written. What a terribly sad song, but what a beautiful melody." - Dan Fogelberg

"The song is languid and speaks of love and loneliness and loss. Why does love seem to go with the sad things?" - Lisa Ann Sandell

"There're songs to make you smile, there're songs to make you sad. But with a happy song to sing it never seems as bad." - Stevie Wonder

"Everybody loves a sad ballad because it's cathartic. For artists, in a lot of ways, that's sort of our therapy sessions is when you're singing a song." - Tim Mcgraw

"The banjo is such a happy instrument-you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful." - Steve Martin

"That internal ache is the starting point of country music. If it's a happy song and I can still feel sad in it? That's my favorite." - Shane Mcanally

"I'm not going to do a song that's really sad and thoughtful. Although I've done ballads like 'Dear Darlin',' I want to make them dance and be happy." - Olly Murs

"As a songwriter I hate this whole, 'If it's a sad song, it has to sound like a sad song thing.' And that goes all the way back to my days with the Format. I'm an insane narcissist, so if I have to get something off my chest, I'll get something off my chest." - Nate Ruess

"The popular song is America's greatest ambassador." - Sammy Cahn

"Song is the heroics of speech." - Thomas Carlyle

"Captive people have a need for song." - Michelle Cliff

"There is redemption in every song." - Brian Fallon

"Start off each day with a song" - Jimmy Durante

"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

"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

"Our lives are songs; God write the words And we set them to music at pleasure; And the song grows glad, or sweet or sad, As we choose to fashion the measure." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"And it's a sad song, Todd, but it's also a promise. I'll never deceive you and I'll never leave you and I promise you this so you can one day promise it to others and know that it's true." - Patrick Ness

"And it's a sad song, Todd, but it's also a promise. I'll never deceive you and I'll never leave you and I promise you this so you can one day promise it to others and know that it's true." - Patrick Ness

"Our lives are songs; God writes the words And we set them to music at pleasure; And the song grows glad, or sweet or sad, As we choose to fashion the measure." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song." - Alexander Pope

"But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song." - Alexander Pope

"The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope." - Nelson Mandela

"Most of the time I write my best songs just from feeling a strong emotion, so whether I'm just really angry or really sad or really happy, I immediately sit down at a piano and I begin writing a song." - Ella Henderson

"I've definitely read interviews with people where they've explained exactly what they wrote something about and I've been like: "Oh no, I was thinking that was a really beautiful love song or a really sad thing."" - Lauren Mayberry

"Hey Jude, don't make it bad Take a sad song and make it better. Remember to let her into your heart Then you can start to make it better." - Paul Mccartney

"You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad." - Rick Danko

"I take my inspiration for the song writing from little experiences, not even if I've experienced them myself but say if something has made me sad, I will use that emotion. I just use everyday life and write about it." - Pixie Lott

"I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man." - Oliver Platt

"I often have an argument with people. I say name me a classic song that's not sad in some kind of way. And even if you can, you'll have to search pretty far." - Danger Mouse

"Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song." - Buddy Guy

"Rough wind, the moanest loud Grief too sad for song; Wild wind, when sullen cloud Knells all the night long; Sad storm, whose tears are vain, Bare woods, whose branches strain, Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The songwriting style, to me, is superior... there was a certain amount of joy in it, no matter how sad the song is. You get joy in listening to these Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison sad lyrics. I'm attracted to songs that have balance between the darks and the lights and giving them all equal opportunity." - M Ward

"Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'" - Buddy Guy

"I always think of the live show first, where the song is gonna go in the show. That's why they aren't sad songs. When I play, I want to make people happy, not sad. It's such a pleasure for me to do what I do, and I want other people to feel some form of that pleasure, too." - Jason Mraz

"Rough wind, the moanest loud Grief too sad for song; Wild wind, when sullen cloud Knells all the night long; Sad storm, whose tears are vain, Bare woods, whose branches strain, Deep caves and dreary main, Wail, for the world's wrong!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Sometimes a song just has to cater to whatever's goin' on. A well-written song is a song that stays true to the subject." - Dolly Parton

"A song is a song. But there are some songs, ah, some songs are the greatest. The Beatles song Yesterday. Listen to the lyrics." - Chuck Berry

"Everyone was saved once by music. So I decided to REALLY work on my songs and not just "play" - to make something really good, more "professional." Something which makes you feel better; a song who says: "I know how much you're sad, and you're not alone, this is a song made for you." I really wanted to help with my music." - Marilou

"Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' was a perfect song. It was so beautiful and so heartfelt. Her vocals were so amazing. And, for me, that was a song I went to when I was feeling sad and wanted to feel even sadder." - Lea Thompson

"Bollywood has got this rare quality where it dances, but it still has a depth of a sad song at the same time. It's really strange. They kind of manage to do two things at once. We do a ballad, or a dance song, and it's very difficult. They kind of mix those two things together. It's pretty impressive, beautiful music." - Patrick Watson

"My closet is full of sad little scripts that didn't get made that have sad endings. It's very hard to get a movie made that has a sad ending." - Nora Ephron

"A love song is just a caress set to music." - Sigmund Romberg

""I'm a new song and you're just a remix."" - Lil Wayne

"My song is ya girlfriend's wakin up ringer" - Drake

"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..." - Irving Berlin

"No one who likes a song lacks congeniality ..." - Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"... the song of the world is all of love." - Myrtle Reed

"All of creation is a song of praise to God." - Hildegard of Bingen

"The song of the umrhubhe creates a world of dreams." - Zakes Mda

"Sholeh Wolpe poetry proves to be rumination, prayer, song." - Nathalie Handal

"We had to google the lyrics to our own song" - Alex Gaskarth

"Reason speaks in words alone, but love has a song." - Joseph De Maistre

"I already committed Darren [Criss] to giving a song." - Max Adler

"Each song, you're telling a story and acting." - Patti Page

"The song that we hear with our ears is only the song that is sung in our hearts." - Ouida

"A Song of the good green grass! A song no more of the city streets; A song of farms - a song of the soil of fields. A song with the smell of sun-dried hay, where the nimble pitchers handle the pitch-fork; A song tasting of new wheat, and of fresh-husk'd maize." - Walt Whitman

"We all eat & it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly." - Anna Thomas

"Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won." - Duke Of Wellington

"Bad as I wanna be. She aint bad, she a sad little wannabe." - Nicki Minaj

"This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away." - Erica Jong

"It is a sad thing to look at happiness only through another's eyes." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears." - John Milton

"When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics." - Frank Ocean

"Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"I never understood the point of being sad when I could choose to be happy" - Megan Mccafferty

"Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful." - Martin Luther

"We thank Thee, O Father of all, for... all the soul-help that sad souls understand." - Will Carleton

"With time the unbearable becomes shocking, becomes sad, and finally becomes poignant." - Rosanne Cash

"The sad truth is that truth is almost irrelevant in a court of law." - Joy Fielding

"It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside." - Pamela Ribon

"The sad thing about true stupidity is that you can do absolutely nothing about it." - John Cleese

"I'm constantly around people that talk a lot but say nothing. A sad case." - Henry Rollins

"The sad dislike those who are cheerful, and the cheerful dislike the melancholy." - Horace

"There's many a good bit o' work done with a sad heart." - George Eliot

"Then I feel so happy and at the same time so sad, it's unimaginable." - Anton Chekhov

"There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Sad to hear Paul Scholes is retiring, great player, world class player, the English Zizou." - Samir Nasri

"There were happy days, with watermelon, and sad days of whiskey." - Lewis Nordan

"It can be really powerful to write something when youre sad." - Kathryn Stockett

"Terribly sad news about Stuart Cable, such a lovely, warm, funny, talented man." - Rob Brydon

"Looking backward at what has been lost, I feel sad, then indifferent, and at last relieved." - Mason Cooley

"The darkness of a day elapsed, of a day nourished with our sad blood." - Pablo Neruda

"Every day is precious and I feel infinitely sad at this time melting away from me." - Sylvia Plath

"I want to feel the surging Of my sad people's soul Hidden by a minstrel-smile." - Gwendolyn B. Bennett

"Sam?" Rachel asked. "Do you know you have the saddest sad face ever?" - Maggie Stiefvater

"Goodbyes are sad, no matter what the promise of tomorrow is." - Janet Leigh

"It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return." - Gustave Flaubert

"My rest might have been blissful enough, only a sad heart broke it." - Charlotte Bronte

"It's sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye." - Carrie Underwood

"It's sad when you think about it, but also kind of beautiful." - Gabrielle Zevin

"You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin' up. Plain and simple." - James Dashner

"loveliness is infernally sad." - Virginia Woolf

"One can't stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?" - L. M. Montgomery

"I like to be sad once in a while. You need it for your equilibrium." - Marjane Satrapi

"I write a lot of material you've never heard that live inside my sadness. You'll hear a song that lasts six to seven minutes of just beautiful sadness. But I can't just go out on the stage to ask five thousand people to be sad with me for seven straight minutes," - Jason Mraz

"I watch videos on YouTube of bands that I've heard of that I want to check out. And sometimes I don't even finish the video. And that's really sad, because maybe I'd like that song. I think that we don't give stuff a chance to really sink in." - Kathleen Hanna

"I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You're alive. And you stand up and see the lights and the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song in that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear... we are infinite." - Stephen Chbosky

"I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You're alive. And you stand up and see the lights and the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song in that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear... we are infinite." - Stephen Chbosky

"And it's a sad song, Todd, but it's also a promise. I"ll never deceive you and I"ll never leave you and I promise you this so you can one day promise it to others and know that it's true." - Patrick Ness

"I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You're alive. And you stand up and see the lights and the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song in that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear... we are infinite." - Stephen Chbosky

"You're beautiful and sad," I said finally, not looking at him when I did. "Just like your eyes. You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again." For a long moment there was only the whirring sound of the tires on the road, and then Sam said softly, "Thank you." - Maggie Stiefvater

"We were quiet on the car ride home. I turned on the radio and found a station playing "Hey Jude." It was true, I didn't want to make it bad. I wanted to take the sad song and make it better. It's just that I didn't know how." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Ireland is not at all a simple place, and in many ways it is spare and sad. It has no wealth, no power, no stability, no influence, no fashion, no size. Its only real arts are song and drama and poem. But Limerick alone has two thousand ruined castles and surely that many practicing poets." - Shana Alexander

"A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world." - Willie Nelson

"A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world." - Willie Nelson

"I can't write a lie; the world of imagination is no good. I objectively capture my own experiences and those of my friends. I want to put true feelings into words. If I make a song when I'm sad, it's a dark one, but I think that's good. No matter when I want to be true to myself." - Ayumi Hamasaki

"There's a truth to the fact that it's hard to be real. It's easy to be indulgent. It's easy to be bubble gum, but it's hard to find a real thing that really makes your soul tick. It's painful and honest. It can be more challenging than just a sad song." - Mat Kearney

"Falling in love is awesome, but I'm never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you're happily in love, it's like, 'OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good.'" - Miranda Lambert

"A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world." - Willie Nelson

"Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word." - Mac Davis

"Unfortunately, we are living in an era where plenty of songs with vulgar, objectionable lyrics are also becoming popular. It's a disturbing trend, and I feel really sad when I see small kids dancing to such numbers in television shows. In my career so far, I have refused any song whose lyrics I haven't been comfortable with." - Shreya Ghoshal

"That's what is so great about being able to record a 13-song album. You can do a very eclectic group of songs. You do have some almost pop songs in there, but you do have your traditional country, story songs. You have your ballads, your happy songs, your sad songs, your love songs, and your feisty songs." - Reba Mcentire

"If I'm extra happy or excited, it'll take me an hour or two to write a song. Or, if I'm really sad or something, it will take me about a day. But I have a specific way of writing: I just listen to the beat. I think about what I'm going to write over the beat." - Astro

"Falling in love is awesome, but I'm never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you're happily in love, it's like, 'OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good." - Miranda Lambert

"The first thing about a song is that it has to be real, be lived; it has to be emotional, and melancholic. I don't mean sad. Melancholy is sort of a comfort. Melancholy has a sort of beauty to it. This attracts me to every other form of art..." - Keren Ann

"'The Taxi Ride,' from my second album, is one people want to hear a lot. I'm consciously trying to walk on the sunny side of the street, to really lift myself into a place of greater positivity, and that's a sad song." - Jane Siberry

"I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad." - Jackson Browne

"If someone is sad, they put on a song, or if someone wants to rock out, and they want to get into a good mood, they put on music. Just being able to be a part of something like that I feel like was my ultimate push to do music." - Adam Hicks

"I try to write down every song that comes to me, even though I know that every song that comes to me isnt a song that I need to sing." - Valerie June

"Sister Simplicitie! Sing, sing a song to me,- Sing me to sleep! Some legend low and long, Slow as the summer song Of the dull Deep." - Sydney Thompson Dobell

"Lots of people say it's the song. For me, it's not always the song - there's something bigger: the spirit of an artist." - Steve Lillywhite

"Things that Never Cross a Mans Mind is probably one of my favorite upbeat tempo songs because it is just a sassy song, and its a fun song." - Kellie Pickler



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