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"Nothing is sadder than love left unheard." - Neil Diamond

"The more you know, the sadder you get." - Stephen Colbert

"Only a battle lost is sadder than a battle won." - Robert Jordan

"There are few sights sadder than a ruined book." - Daniel Handler

"It's almost always sadder to stay than to depart" - Miguel Sousa Tavares

"But youth isn't happy. Youth is sadder than age." - Ellen Glasgow

"It's almost always sadder to stay than to depart" - Miguel Sousa Tavares

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." - Mark Twain

"Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means." - Van Wyck Brooks

"She is sadder and sadder, and for a man there is no balm more soothing than the sadness he has caused a woman." - Milan Kundera

"A house without books must be sad. Even sadder a house of books without people." - Manuel Rivas

"The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes." - Nikolai Gogol

"It is sad to be an exception. But not to be one is even sadder." - Peter Altenberg

"By the way, is there anything sadder than toys on a grave?" - Fannie Flagg

"Being a friend of Fischer obviously is no undivided pleasure, though being Fischer seems sadder." - Hans Ree

"The funeral and the marriage, now, alas! We know not which is sadder to recall." - Emma Lazarus

"A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist." - Mark Twain

"Sadder than the beggar is the man who eats alone in public." - Jean Baudrillard

"I am very pro-royal. Britain without them would be a sadder place." - Alison Jackson

"I think there's nothing sadder than a pro athlete who plays past his prime." - Lynn Samuels

"Every day, a little sadder, a little madder. Will someone get me a ladder?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No sadder sound salutes you than the clear, Wild laughter of the loon." - Celia Thaxter

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun." - Christina Rossetti

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." - Erma Bombeck

"Few sights in science are sadder than astronomers standing in the rain." - Dennis Overbye

"my beerdrunk soul is sadder than all the dead christmas trees of the world." - Charles Bukowski

"Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food." - Jean Baudrillard

"Is anything sadder than a train That leaves when it's supposed to, That has only one voice, Only one route? There's nothing sadder. Except perhaps a cart horse, Shut between two shafts And unable even to look sideways." - Primo Levi

"In search of Truth the hopeful zealot goes,But all the sadder tums, the more he knows!" - H P Lovecraft

"There is no sadder sight in the world than to see a beautiful theory killed by a brutal fact." - Thomas Huxley

"Nothing is sadder than laughter; nothing more beautiful, more magnificent, more uplifting and enriching than the terror of deep despair." - Federico Fellini

"It's a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies." - Che Guevara

"Nothing can be sadder or more profound than to see a thousand things for the first and last time." - Victor Hugo

"Only one thing's sadder than remembering you were once free, and that's forgetting you were once free." - Leonard Peltier

"There is no death. The thing that we call death Is but another, sadder name for life." - Richard Henry Stoddard

"There's nothing sadder than getting to the end of your life and saying, 'I didn't do it right'." - Lily Tomlin

"There is no death. The thing that we call death Is but another, sadder name for life." - Richard Henry Stoddard

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

"It is sad not to be loved, but it is much sadder not to be able to love." - Miguel De Unamuno

"No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people." - Thomas Carlyle

"Only one thing's sadder than remembering you were once free, and that's forgetting you were once free." - Leonard Peltier

"It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love." - Miguel De Unamuno

"I'm not a morose person; it's just that my best songs reflect on the sadder aspects of life." - Robert Smith

"No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men." - Thomas Carlyle

"There's never been a particular band that I've followed religiously. But I do tend to listen to sadder music." - Freddie Highmore

"The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope." - Wilfred Owen

"a parting is sadder than a death, Ma always said, for two people are dead to one another and yet go on living ..." - Caroline Pafford Miller

"Human comedy is more profound than tragedy. In tragedy we die and it is very sad. In comedy we avoid death, and it is even sadder." - Jennifer Stone

"A sadder but wiser man is a thousand times more agreeable to meet than the feller that never makes a mistake." - Kin Hubbard

"Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast; Is that portentous phrase, "I told you so." - Lord Byron

"He went like one that hath been stunn'd, And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"He went like one that hath been stunn'd, And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser man He rose the morrow morn." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The world he saw was sadder than the one he hoped to find. But it wasn't near as lonesome as the one he left behind." - Kris Kristofferson

"There's some sad things known to man, but ain't too much sadder than, the tears of a clown when noones around." - Smokey Robinson

"The heavens, with their everlasting faithfulness, look down on no sadder contradiction than the sluggard and the slattern in their prayers." - James Martineau

"Some people as a result of adversity are sadder, wiser, kinder, more human. Most of us are better, though, when things go better." - Malcolm Forbes

"...why were you happier when you were a kid? Because you didn't know anything. The more you know, the sadder you get." - Stephen Colbert

"The episode of The Fresh Prince in Bel-Air when Will Smith's father disses him. That's sadder than when Mufasa died." - Berhan Ahmed

"I'm the type of person who listens to like sad music when I'm sad to feel sadder, and to feel sorry for myself." - Troye Sivan

"Every day we started fighting. Every night we fell in love. No one else could make me sadder. But no one else could lift me high above." - Alexander Rybak

"The old Happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning, Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope." - Wilfred Owen

"I'll no doubt just continue stumbling and bumbling through life, putting myself in precarious places, rising sadder if not wiser, as always." - Allan Weisbecker

"No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others." - Mitch Daniels

"If I make a song where I'm happy, I sound completely mad - I think my voice is better-suited for sadder songs." - Jessie Ware

"There is no sadder tale in the annals of architecture than the virtual disappearance of the defining architectural form of the Modern Movement - publicly sponsored housing." - Martin Filler

"The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"I can't sing. As a singist I am not a success. I am saddest when I sing. So are those who hear me. They are sadder even than I am." - Artemas Ward

"I am a divorced child, of divided, uncertain background. Within this division I - supposed fruit of their love - no longer exist. It happened nearly forty years ago, yet to me nothing is sadder than my parents' divorce." - Sylvia Kristel

"One of the sadder things, I think, Is how our birthdays slowly sink: Presents and parties disappear, The cards grow fewer year by year, Till, when one reaches sixty-five, How many care we're still alive?" - Philip Larkin

"It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift." - Karl A Menninger

"It's sad to think that we've gotten to this that we actually have to think about how to go about finding a man. But what's even sadder is that some men make you feel guilty for looking." - Terry Mcmillan

"There is nothing sadder than the cheerful letters of the dead, expressing hopes that were never fulfilled, ambitions that were never achieved, dreams cut off before they could come to fruition." - Barbara Mertz

"But if one's dreams having to come true was the only referendum on whether they were beautiful, or worth dreaming, well then, no one would wish for anything. And that would be so much sadder." - David Rakoff

"There is nothing sadder in this world than the waste of human potential. The purpose of evolution is to raise us out of the mud, not have us grovelling in it." - Andrew Schneider

"Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough energy to do it. "He who desires but acts not," wrote Blake with his accustomed vigor, "Breeds pestilence." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Think long and hard about how you proceed, Nico di Angelo. You cannot lie to Cupid. If you let your anger rule you... well, your fate will be even sadder then mine." - Rick Riordan

"The days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, The headstones thicken along the way; And life grows sadder, but love grows stronger For those who walk with us day by day." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"It's like when someone dies, the initial stages of grief seem to be the worst. But in some ways, it's sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they've missed in your life. In the world." - Emily Giffin

"There is no death-the thing that we call death Is but another, sadder name for life, Which is itself an insufficient name, Faint recognition of that unknown life- That Power whose shadow is the Universe." - Richard Henry Stoddard

"I think weddings are sadder than funerals, because they remind you of your own wedding. You can't be reminded of your own funeral because it hasn't happened. But weddings always make me cry." - Brendan Behan

"The days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, The headstones thicken along the way; And life grows sadder, but love grows stronger For those who walk with us day by day." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"There's nothing sadder to me than associations held together by nothing but the glue of postage stamps. If you can't see or hear or touch a man, it's best to let him go." - John Steinbeck

"Melancholy is a sensual pleasure that is deliberately provoked. How many people shut themselves away to make themselves sadder, or to weep beside a stream, or choose a sentimental book! We are constantly building and unbuilding ourselves." - Gustave Flaubert

"Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast, Is that portentous phrase, 1 told you so, Uttered by friends, those prophets of the past." - Lord Byron

"We love to chew the cud of a foregone vision; to collect the scattered rays of a brighter phantasm, or act over again, with firmer nerves, the sadder nocturnal tragedies." - Charles Lamb

"The whole romanticized sad clown thing, we have to get rid of that. That has to go. That's just getting sick people to voluntarily stay sicker and sadder than they have to be." - Chris Gethard

"I can't sing. As a singist I am not a success. I am saddest when I sing. So are those who hear me. They are sadder even than I am." - Artemus Ward

"There is nothing sadder in this world than the waste of human potential. The purpose of evolution is to raise us out of the mud, not have us grovelling in it." - Diane Frolov

"A sadder vision yet: thine aged sire Shaming his hoary locks with treacherous wile! And dost thou now doubt Truth to be a liar? And wilt thou die, that hast forgot to smile?" - Lewis Carroll

"The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary." - Wendy Wasserstein

"Every time I see documentaries or infomercials about little kids with cancer, I just freak out. It affects me on the highest emotional level... Anytime I think about it, it makes me sadder than anything I can think of." - Kurt Cobain

"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that need are. But it is easy to sigh. Few things are sadder than the truly monstrous." - Nathanael West

"What about you? Are you happiest and saddest right now that you've ever been?" "Of course I am." "Why?" "Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you." - Nicole Krauss

"Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as 'negative' is actually a liberating process for me." - Grey Delisle

"I am a divorced child, of divided, uncertain background. Within this division I - supposed fruit of their love - no longer exist. It happened nearly forty years ago, yet to me, nothing is sadder than my parents' divorce." - Sylvia Kristel

"The darker and the sadder the song, the happier it makes me feel. It's just this, ah. I'm in the moment. I'm part of this beautiful world, and it's fantastic, and I don't really know how else to describe it." - Sarah Mclachlan

"My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do." - Anne Stevenson

"Is anything sadder than a trainThat leaves when it's supposed to,That has only one voice,Only one route?There's nothing sadder.Except perhaps a cart horse,Shut between two shaftsAnd unable even to look sideways." - Primo Levi

"Nothing gives a sadder sense of decay than this loss or suspension of the power to deal with unaccustomed things, and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment. [Speaking of self-posed isolation in old age.]" - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place." - Willie Nelson

"Some people as a result of adversity are sadder, wiser, kinder, more human. Most of us are better, though, when things go better. Knowing when to keep your mouth shut is invariably more important than opening it at the right time. Always listen to a man when he describes the faults of others. Often times, most times, he's describing his own, revealing himself." - Malcolm Forbes

"The fact that you got a little happier today doesn't change the fact that you also became a little sadder. Every day you become a little more of both, which means that right now, at this exact moment, you're the happiest and saddest you've ever been in your whole life." - Nicole Krauss

"Sometimes when things are particularly bad, my brain will give me a happy dream. [...] When I fully awaken, I'm momentarily comforted. I try to hold on to the peaceful feeling of the dream, but it quickly slips away, leaving me sadder than ever." - Suzanne Collins

"Becoming an actor has really helped me as a human being. The joys in my life I feel are more joyful, and the sorrows I feel are a bit sadder, but I find I'm more in tune with my feelings as a human being and others as well." - James Preston Rogers

"Real life is generally much duller and inevitably sadder, most of the time. In film, you control everything that's going on, so you can indulge the most fantastic, romantic, escapist feelings and fantasies. You can do anything you want. That's why it's very seductive and pleasurable to earn your living making movies because you're not living in the real world." - Woody Allen

"I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore." - Elias Canetti

"Among the lessons taught by the French revolution, there is none sadder or more striking than this - that you may make everything else out of the passions of men except a political system that will work, and that there is nothing so pitilessly and unconsciously cruel as sincerity formulated into dogma." - James Russell Lowell

"At the end of one millennium and nine centuries of Christianity, it remains an unshakable assumption of the law in all Christian countries and of the moral judgement of Christians everywhere that if a man and a woman, entering a room together, close the door behind them, the man will come out sadder and the woman wiser." - H L Mencken

"The danger that keeps me just a little frightened with every book I write, however, is that I'll overreach myself once too often and try to write a story that I'm just plain not talented or skilful enough to write. That's the dilemma every storyteller faces. It is painful to fail. But it is far sadder when a storyteller stops wanting to try." - Orson Scott Card

"Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires." - Edward Said

"Among the lessons taught by the French revolution, there is none sadder or more striking than this-that you may make everything else out of the passions of men except a political system that will work, and that there is nothing so pitilessly and unconsciously cruel as sincerity formulated into dogma." - James Russell Lowell

"There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ... Time, self-pity, apathy, bitterness, and exhaustion can take the Christmas out of the child, but you cannot take the child out of Christmas." - Erma Bombeck

"You are all perfectly correct in your implications that we would be safer if we stayed home in our rooms...But we would also be duller, stupider, and, finally, sadder. If you want to avoid danger, don't get born. Once you are born, make something of it!" - Chris Raschka

"Tell me, is the rose naked or is that her only dress? Why do trees conceal the splendor of their roots? Who hears the regrets of the thieving automobile? Is there anything in the world sadder than a train standing in the rain?" - Pablo Neruda

"I directed fourteen movies. Every movie had Hector Elizondo. He didn't like Beaches. I don't know, it was originally not a happy movie at all, it was much sadder than that. And they brought me in to kind of make it a little more 'warm', I guess you might call it. The original ending was a whole messy thing." - Garry Marshall

"Only in the self we grope To the misty end of time: Truth has put an end to hope. What of all the heart to love? Sadder than for will or soul, No light lured it on above; Love has found itself the whole." - George William Russell

"I'm sorry for the anguished hearts that break with passion's strain, But I'm sorrier for the poor starved souls that never knew love's pain, Who hunger on through barren years not tasting joys they crave, For sadder far is such a lot than weeping o'er a grave." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"I wondered why I couldn't go the whole way doing what I should any more. This made me sad and tired. Then I wondered why I couldn't go the whole way doing what I shouldn't, the way Doreen did, and this made me even sadder and more tired." - Sylvia Plath

"Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away." - Charles Dickens

"Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I'm one of them." - Ray Bradbury

"Every one of Joel's important songs-including the happy ones-are ultimately about loneliness. And it's not 'clever lonely' (like Morrissey) or 'interesting lonely' (like Radiohead); it's 'lonely lonely,' like the way it feels when you're being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you sadder." - Chuck Klosterman

"your letters got sadder. your lovers betrayed you. kid, I wrote back, all lovers betray. it didn't help. you said you had a crying bench and it was by a bridge and the bridge was over the river and you sat on the crying bench every night and wept for the lovers who had hurt and forgotten you." - Charles Bukowski

"Poor gosling. It hurts to be lost. And worse to be home with no kind of homecoming...I'll be lucky if I can do as well as you when all this's done, just a bit out of breath, a bit bruised and scratched, a bit wiser and sadder for it all." - Shannon Hale

"Half of me is this wacked-out comedienne who will do anything for a buck and a laugh. Well, at least for a laugh. But the other half is a lot darker, sadder and more pensive. It's the dark side that feeds the outrageousness and allows it to surface. I think that's true for anyone with comic flair." - Faith Prince

"I'm more prone to his '70s material, which is what I was around for and watched a lot. I listen to a lot of that stuff. It probably influenced me quite a bit. I'm more drawn to the darker, sadder songs." - Lisa Marie Presley

"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

"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five." - Thomas Carlyle

"Is there anything sadder than the foods of the 1950s? Canned, frozen, packaged concoctions, served up by the plateful, three meals per day, in an era in which the supermarket was king, the farmer's market was, well, for farmers, and the word 'locavore' sounded vaguely like a mythical beast." - Jeffrey Kluger

"Are you a storyteller, Thomas Covenant?" Absently he replied, "I was, once." "And you gave it up? Ah, that is as sad a tale in three words as any you might have told me. But a life without a tale is like a sea without salt. How do you live?" ... Unconsciously, he clenched his fist over his ring. "I live." "Another?" Foamfollower returned. "In two words, a story sadder than the first. Say no more - with one word you will make me weep." - Stephen R Donaldson

"Whatever can be threatened, whatever can be shaken, whatever you fear cannot stand, is destined to crash. Do not go down with the ship. Let that which is destined to become the past slip away. Believe that the real you is that which beckons from the future. If it is a sadder you, it will be a wiser one. And dawn will follow the darkness sooner or later. Rebirth can never come without death." - Robert M. Price

"Anyone who has walked through the deserted palaces of Versailles or Vienna realise how much of a part of the life of a nation is lost when a monarchy is abolished. If buckingham palace and windsor castle were transformed into museums, if one politician competed against another for president of the republic, Britain would be a sadder and less interesting place. Our politicians are not men such as could challenge more than a thousand years of history." - William Rees-Mogg

"When I was really sad, I would be like a little kid wiggling a loose tooth or touching a sore spot - there were things that I did to make myself sadder. It was almost as if I were luxuriant in my own melancholy. Looking at the diaries and thinking about my old self, thinking about my lost youth - that was part of that project of making myself totally miserable." - Claire Dederer

"The way you build trust with your team is around super-clear communication in that instant when they say, 'I will be sad if you don't do X.' You have to say, 'We're not going to do X, and here's why, and believe me, you'll be much sadder later if I let you go do it and you spend a bunch of time on it and nothing ever happens.'" - Dick Costolo

"I went to bed and woke in the middle of the night thinking I heard someone cry, thinking I myself was weeping, and I felt my face and it was dry. Then I looked at the window and thought: Why, yes, it's just the rain, the rain, always the rain, and turned over, sadder still, and fumbled about for my dripping sleep and tried to slip it back on." - Ray Bradbury

"It's not arrogant to say that you can't figure out the answers to the universe with your internal faith. It's not arrogant to know that there's no omniscient, omnipotent prime mover in the universe who loves you personally. It's not sad to feel that life and the love of your real friends and family is more than enough to make life worth living. Isn't it much sadder to feel that there is a more important love required than the love of the people who have chosen to spend their limited time with you?" - Penn Jillette

"The fact is that nothing is more difficult to believe than the truth; conversely, nothing seduces like the power of lies, the greater the better. It's only natural, and you will have to find the right balance. Having said that, let me add that this particular old woman hasn't been collecting only years; she has also collected stories, and none sadder or more terrible than the one she's about to tell you. You have been at the heart of this story without knowing it until today ..." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"We could learn to stop when the sun goes down and when the sun comes up. We could learn to listen to the wind; we could learn to notice that it's raining or snowing or hailing or calm. We could reconnect with the weather that is ourselves, and we could realize that it's sad. The sadder it is, and the vaster it is, the more our heart opens. We can stop thinking that good practice is when it's smooth and calm, and bad practice is when it's rough and dark. If we can hold it all in our hearts, then we can make a proper cup of tea." - Pema Chodron

"Now are the days, of humblest prayer, When consciences to God lie bare, And mercy most delights to spare. Oh hearken when we cry. Now is the season, wisely long, Of sadder thought and graver song, When ailing souls grow well and strong. Oh hearken when we cry. The feast of penance! Oh so bright, With true conversion's heavenly light, Like sunrise after stormy night! Oh hearken when we cry. Oh happy time of blessed tears, Of surer hopes, of chast'ning fears, Undoing all our evil years. Oh hearken when we cry. Chastise us with Thy fear; Yet, Father! in the multitude Of Thy compassions, hear!" - Frederick William Faber

"In the eulogy by the graveside, I told everyone how my sister and I used to sing to each other on our birthday. I told them that, when I thought of my sister, I could still hear her laughter, sense her optimism, and feel her faith. I told them that my sister was the kindest person I;ve ever known, and that the world was a sadder place without her in it. And finally, I told them to remember my sister with a smile, like I did, for even though she was being buried near my parents, the best parts of her would always stay alive, deep within our hearts." - Nicholas Sparks

"Yes, I know," she said in answer to the unasked, for there was no time for explanations. "Yes. My face is spoilt." Grandible's jowl wobbled and creased. Then, for the first time that Neverfell could remember, he changed to a Face she had never seen before, a frown more ferocious and alarming than either of the others. "Who the shambles told you that?" he barked. "Spoilt? I"ll spoil them." He took hold of her chin and examined her. "A bit sadder, maybe. A bit wiser. But nothing rotten. You're just growing yourself a rind at last. Still a good cheese." - Frances Hardinge

"Nothing can be sadder or more profound than to see a thousand things for the first and last time. To journey is to be born and die each minute...All the elements of life are in constant flight from us, with darkness and clarity intermingled, the vision and the eclipse; we look and hasten, reaching out our hands to clutch; every happening is a bend in the road...and suddenly we have grown old. We have a sense of shock and gathering darkness; ahead is a black doorway; the life that bore us is a flagging horse, and a veiled stranger is waiting in the shadows to unharness us." - Victor Hugo

"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

"This is a sad day for all of us, and to none is it sadder than to me. Everything that I have worked for, everything that I have believed in during my public life, has crashed into ruins. There is only one thing left for me to do: That is, to devote what strength and powers I have to forwarding the victory of the cause for which we have to sacrifice so much... I trust I may live to see the day when Hitlerism has been destroyed and a liberated Europe has been re-established." - Neville Chamberlain

"Yes, I know,' she said in answer to the unasked, for there was no time for explanations. 'Yes. My face is spoilt.' Grandible's jowl wobbled and creased. Then, for the first time that Neverfell could remember, he changed to a Face she had never seen before, a frown more ferocious and alarming than either of the others. 'Who the shambles told you that?' he barked. 'Spoilt? I'll spoil them.' He took hold of her chin and examined her. 'A bit sadder, maybe. A bit wiser. But nothing rotten. You're just growing yourself a rind at last. Still a good cheese." - Frances Hardinge

"It was important for me to show that Beirut and Lebanon were once the pearl of the Middle East. Beirut was once called the Paris of the Middle East and to have that feeling of a destroyed place that once was beautiful and glamorous and visually impressive was important. I think it's even sadder to get the feeling that this country, and indeed the whole Middle East, could have been a major force in the world if people would get together and forget about destruction, death and wars. But unfortunately, it's not happening yet." - Eran Riklis

"Not all men are destined for greatness," I reminded him. "Are you sure, Fitz? Are you sure? What good is a life lived as if it made no difference at all to the great life of the world? A sadder thing I cannot imagine. Why should not a mother say to herself, if I raise this child aright, if I love and care for her, she shall live a life that brings joy to those about her, and thus I have changed the world? Why should not the farmer that plants a seed say to his neighbor, this seed I plant today will feed someone, and that is how I changed the world today?" - Robin Hobb



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