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Sadness And Loss Quotes


"Happiness, sadness, loss and gain all pass away. What they do to us is what remains." - Yasmin Mogahed

"When a rap song glorifies violence, death and sadness and loss is inflicted because of the violence." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Lou knew that joy unshared was a halved emotion, just as sadness and loss, when borne alone, were often doubled." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? ... Work and love." - Maira Kalman

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

"Activity and sadness are incompatible." - Anonymous

"Time heals many wounds but this loss becomes the defining sadness of your life." - Claire Cook

"Cuba laments and expresses its profound sadness for the loss of so many innocent lives and expresses our absolute rejection of acts of terrorism, wherever they may come from." - Felipe Perez Roque

"I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have-life itself." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"when people go away, or when we leave the places we love, or something we treasure goes out of our life - I have always noticed that before it happens - this leaving, this parting - when we think about it beforehand we are overwhelmed with sadness at the loss to come. ... the most unbearable sense of loss, the worst homesickness of all, so I have found, is this loss and sickness we feel beforehand, before we ever leave home." - Nan Fairbrother

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

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

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

"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

"I want characters to have voices that feel authentic, unique, honest, fresh and original - all at once. Part of that authenticity is evoking genuine emotion across life - the sadness, passion, love, sense of loss, missed opportunities, and confusion even. All of this helps us realize that our choices do impact the lives that we eventually lead." - Nicholas Sparks

"But for a moment Dirk had a sense of inifinite loss and sadness that somewhere among the frenzy of information noise that daily rattled the lives of men he thought he might have heard a few notes that denoted the movements of gods." - Douglas Adams

"Being tired of all illusions and of everything about illusions - the loss of illusions, the uselessness of having them, the prefatigue of having to have them in order to lose them, the sadness of having had them, the intellectual shame of having had them knowing that they would have to end this way." - Fernando Pessoa

"The roots of our grief coil so deeply into loss that death has cometo live with us like a family member who makes you happy by avoidingyou, but who is still one of the family. Our anger is a rage that Westerners cannot understand. Our sadness can make the stonesweep. And the way we love is no exception" - Susan Abulhawa

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"Every farewell combines loss and new freedom." - Mason Cooley

"The cars of the migrant people crawled out of the side roads onto the great cross-country highway, and they took the migrant way to the West.... And because they were lonely and perplexed, because they had all come from a place of sadness and worry and defeat, and because they were all going to a mysterious new place, ... a strange thing happened: the twenty families became one family, the children were the children of all. The loss of home became one loss, and the golden time in the West was one dream." - John Steinbeck

"The only education in grief that any of us ever gets is a crash course. Until Caroline had died I had belonged to that other world, the place of innocence, and linear expectations, where I thught grief was a simple, wrenching realm of sadness and longing that graduallu receded. What that definition left out was the body blow that loss inflicts, as well as the temporary madness, and a range of less straightforward emotions shocking in their intensity." - Gail Caldwell

"If at large gatherings or parties, or around people with whom you feel distant, your hands sometimes hang awkwardly at the ends of your arms - i you find yourself at a loss for what do with them, overcome with sadness that comes when you recognize the foreignnes of your own body - it's because your hands remember a time when the division between mind and body, brain and heart, what's inside and what's outside, was so much less." - Nicole Krauss

"Life can give you strength. Strength can come from facing the storms of life, from knowing loss, feeling sadness and heartache, from falling into the depths of grief. You must stand up in the storm. You must face the wind and the cold and the darkness. When the storm blows hard you must stand firm, for it is not trying to knock you down, it is really trying to teach you to be strong." - Joseph M. Marshall III

"My sadness is beautiful. It infuses everything I do. It is at the core of my identity and has always been, just as happiness is in some people. I refuse to hold that as a flaw. I will not mute it with medications for the sake of society. I will hold it close to me and celebrate it rightfully while the rest of the world fails to see it for what it is, and it will be their loss." - Ashly Lorenzana

"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have ? life itself." - Walter Anderson

"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss." - Anonymous

"Loss is essential. Loss is part and parcel of that necessary calamity called life." - Rohinton Mistry

"a loss of sensibility follows a loss of innocence, at once a penalty and a compensation." - Dodie Smith

"Once there had been joy, but now there was only sadness, and it was not, he knew, alone the sadness of an empty house; it was the sadness of all else, the sadness of the Earth, the sadness of the failures and the empty triumphs." - Clifford D Simak

"A good cry can be wonderful sometimes, and sadness is nothing more than love announced. Sadness and Unhappiness are not the same thing, and it is good to remember that. And there is this: sadness cleanses the heart." - Neale Donald Walsch

"It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it's that cold absence of feeling- that really hollowed-out feeling." - J K Rowling

"It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it's that cold absence of feeling- that really hollowed-out feeling." - J K Rowling

"Bridget's anger evaporated and the sadness came back. The anger was easier. She owned and contolled it, whereas the sadness owned her." - Ann Brashares

" make art is to realize another's sadness within, realize the hidden sadness in other people's lives, to feel sad with and for a stranger." - Marianne Wiggins

"And even sadness was also something for rich people, for people who could afford it, for people who didn't have anything better to do. Sadness was a luxury." - Clarice Lispector

"(His) sadness grew; it became a rock inside him, pulling him down. He carried the sadness everywhere, morning, noon, and night. It hurt to breathe." - Kevin Henkes

"But now the joy is gone and the sadness is back, the sadness feels like something deserved, the price of some not-quite-forgotten betrayal." - Stephen King

"I oscillate between life and death, happiness and sadness, good and evil." - Alexander Mcqueen

"I too have known joy and sadness, and, on the whole, I prefer joy." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Wine refreshes the stomach, sharpens the appetite, blunts care and sadness, and conduces to slumber." - Pliny The Elder

"Desire for gain and fear of loss burn like fire." - Dorothy Norman

"Honesty is reached through the doorway of grief and loss." - David Whyte

"Even loss and betrayal can bring us awakening." - Gautama Buddha

"A person can't know what happiness is without experiencing sadness. And I think that's healthy." - Jai Courtney

"Tears are often a gift from God, and sadness is a healthy emotion." - Alan Loy McGinnis

"A wonderful book . . . Full of sadness, hope, and ultimately love. I found it very moving." - Esther Freud

"Nothing can rightly compel a simple and brave man to a vulgar sadness." - Henry David Thoreau

"If you don't enjoy your life, sorrow, sadness, suffering, fear, shame and guilt will." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Having a soul, they say, is like taking sadness and turning it into something beautiful." - Florence Welch

"The big difference between human happiness and sadness? Thirty-seven freakin' vibrations." - Michael Tilson Thomas

"There's such a thing as too much happiness and sadness. What I'm after is contentment." - Ray Charles

"...too much sadness hath congealed your blood,And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy." - William Shakespeare

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

"Melancholy held me hostage, and the bees built a hive of sadness in my soul." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"If my life was a hole, it would be deep, filled with melancholy and sadness." - James Dye

"His sadness was of the kind that is patient and without hope." - William Maxwell

"Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness." - H P Lovecraft

"Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenge are events in life, not life itself." - Richard G Scott

"God must have something to do with joy ... and with sadness." - Joan Baez

"Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up." - Katie Gill

"being funny is a way of being liked and a way of dealing with sadness." - Wendy Wasserstein

"Our life is...a time in which sadness and joy kiss each other at every moment." - Henri Nouwen

"We all have sadness in our life and things that we can draw upon" - Sherilyn Fenn

"I think poetry can be a kind of secular way in which people can be led to approach the difficult parts of their life, where there's been loss, where there's sadness of a deep kind. If poetry can help people to be more at ease in expressing even to themselves a lot of the darkness and pain of ordinary human existence, then it's serving some kind of cultural role, perhaps more than a cultural role, perhaps it is serving something of a spiritual role." - Kevin Hart

"We think of death and loss as tragic twins, but in fact it is loss that hurts us." - Perry Brass

"There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain." - Rick Warren

"As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain.... Set the allowance against the loss, and thou shalt find no loss great." - Francis Quarles

"It is not true that if we had true faith we would not be sad. Prophets (as), and righteous people experienced a great deal of sadness. The Quran is full of stories in which the central theme is sadness. Sadness is a reality of life. The Quran is not there to eliminate sadness, but to navigate it. Sadness is one of the tests of life, just as happiness, and anger are tests." - Nouman Ali Khan

"Sadness was so claustrophobic." - Kiran Desai

"Sadness is so ungrateful." - Han Suyin

"Sometimes you may feel very sad, because sadness also belongs to God. Sadness is also divine. There is no necessity to always be happy. Then sadness is your prayer. Then let your heart cry and let your eyes pour down tears. Then let sadness be offered to God. Whatsoever is there in your heart, let it be offered to the Divine Feet - joy or sadness, sometimes even anger." - Rajneesh

"Christmas is the beachhead of God's campaign against sin and sadness, darkness and death, fear and frustration." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell when I embark." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Good Chianti, that aged, majestic and proud wine, enlivens my heart, and frees it painlessly from all fatigue and sadness." - Francesco Redi

"Christmas is the beachhead of God's campaign against sin and sadness, darkness and death, fear and frustration." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Life consists of sadness too. And sadness is also beautiful; it has its own depth, its own delicacy, its own deliciousness, its own taste. A man is poorer if he has not known sadness; he is impoverished, very much impoverished. His laughter will be shallow, his laughter will not have depth, because depth comes only through sadness. A man who knows sadness, if he laughs, his laughter will have depth. His laughter will have something of his sadness too, his laughter will be more colorful." - Rajneesh

"only adj. thats the dilemma isn't it? when you're single, there's the sadness and joy of only me. And when you're paired, there's the sadness and joy of only you." - David Levithan

"We can all of us be hurt, and no one is exclusively safe from worry and sadness." - Patrick deWitt

"But I saw the pain and sadness in everything, and swirled it round my mouth like a fine wine." - Emma Forrest

"A flood of emotions rushes into me. Pain and anger. Sadness and pity. But most surprising of all, hope." - Jay Asher

"Always there's that space between what you feel and what you do, and in that gap, all human sadness lies." - George Rodrigue

"Look deep inside, and when you locate the sadness, give it a vacation, and focus on the simple things." - Larry Norman

"Happiness is overrated. It comes and goes just like sadness and miseryboth fleeting. What's important is peace. With all." - Hrithik Roshan

"There are many kinds of loss embedded in a loss - the loss of the person, and the loss of the self you got to be with that person. And the seeming loss of the past, which now feels forever out of reach." - Meghan O'Rourke

"It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life." - George W Bush

"A life of both sadness and blissfulness is multi-dimensional; it moves in all dimensions together. Watch the statue of Buddha or sometimes look into my eyes and you will find both together - a blissfulness, a peace, a sadness also." - Rajneesh

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"A man takes his sadness down to the river and throws it in the river ????????????????????but then he's still left with the river. A man takes his sadness and throws it away ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????but then he's still left with his hands." - Richard Siken

"All the sorrow, all the bitterness, all the sadness, I forget them and ignore them in the joy of working." - Camille Pissarro

"The rich man can afford to be happy and wise; the poor man is wiser still, for he understands sadness." - William Henry Chase

"Some people habitually wear sadness, like a garment, and think it a becoming grace. God loves a cheerful worshipper." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"True wisdom comes from the overcoming of suffering and sin. All true wisdom is therefore touched with sadness." - Whittaker Chambers

"We had no choice. Sadness was a dangerous as panthers and bears. the wilderness needs your whole attention." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light." - Jean Giraudoux

"I'm a poet,' the young man said, 'And it's my job to remember the sadness of things." - Clive Barker

"I'm not clear enough in the head to feel anything but varieties of dull anger and arrows of sadness." - Virginia Woolf

"We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again." - Anonymous

"Some people habitually wear sadness, like a garment, and think it a becoming grace. God loves a cheerful worshipper." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Tis a mad world (my masters) and in sadness I travail'd madly in these dayes of madness." - John Taylor

"There is enjoyment even in sadness; and the same souvenirs which have produced long regrets may also soften them." - Jean de Boufflers

"Happiness is doubled when you share them together and sadness is halved when you share them together." - Im Yoona

"In heaven above, And earth below, they best can serve true gladness Who meet most feelingly the calls of sadness." - William Wordsworth

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

"Sadness comes, joy comes, and everything passes by. What remains always is the witness. The witness is beyond all polarities." - Rajneesh

"I carry a deep sadness of the heart which must now and then break out in sound," - Franz Liszt

"When a person has lived generously and fought fiercely, she deserves more than sadness at the end." - Ruth Reichl

"Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel." - Tupac Shakur

"From that moment our love became sad, and sadness is a disease which gives the death-blow to affection." - Giacomo Casanova

"He was swept with a sadness, a sadness deep and penetrating, leaving him desolate like someone washed up on a beach, a lone survivor in a world full of strangers." - Robert Cormier

"There is sadness of when you're watching someone enjoy something that you think is substandard. The ineffable sadness when someone is happy and something is not as good as it should be." - Steven Soderbergh

"Just as We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness. So too we never taste sadness completely, as things could always be worse in some way and for this we can be grateful." - Pierre Corneille

"A broken heart is not the same as sadness. Sadness occurs when the heart is stone cold and lifeless. On the contrary, there is an unbelievable amount of vitality in a broken heart." - Elizabeth Lesser

"I breathed and breathed and did feel some calmness enter in, though it was, as always, shot with a sense of loss. Loss and fear." - Sebastian Faulks

"And I think that in myself (and perhaps evident in what I write) fear of loss and the corresponding instinct to protect myself against loss are potent forces." - Richard Ford

"When sadness comes, just sit by the side and look at it and say, "I am the watcher, I am not sadness," and see the difference. Immediately you have cut the very root of sadness. It is no more nourished. It will die of starvation. We feed these emotions by being identified with them." - Rajneesh

"See, that's the difference," Mauvin said. "I suffer a loss and people console me. Royce suffers a loss and whole towns evacuate." - Michael J. Sullivan

"Pornography. . .overtakes lives, causing loss of the Spirit, distorted feelings, deceit, damaged relationships, loss of self-control, and nearly total consumption of time, thought, and energy." - Linda S. Reeves

"I believe we recover from loss by facing the loss, grieving, going deep inside ourselves (hopefully with a guide) and re-emerging to live and love again." - Francesca Lia Block

"See, that's the difference," Mauvin said. "I suffer a loss and people console me. Royce suffers a loss and whole towns evacuate." - Michael J. Sullivan

"In the psychological literature, depression is often seen as a defense against sadness. But I'll take sadness any day. There is no contest. Sadness carries identification. You know where it's been and you know where it's headed. Depression carries no papers. It enters your country unannounced and uninvited. Its origins are unknown, but its destination always dead-ends in you." - Martha Manning

"Because I feel no anger toward my mother. Only loss, and loss is a feeling you can't fight your way out of as easily." - Ally Condie

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

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

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

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

"Depression is sadness gone wrong" - Lewis Wolpert

"When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely." - Louis XI of France

"Everyone feels loss and love and laughter. That's what connects humanity. It's why I love Shakespeare." - Stephanie Beatriz

"You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely." - Louis XI

"The first loss is the best loss." - Jim Rogers

"And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride." - Ernest Hemingway

"Tukhachevsky was an especially damaging loss for the army and the state." - Mikhail Tukhachevsky

"Greet what arrives, escort what leaves and rush upon loss of contact" - Yip Man

"Nothing destroys a relationship quicker than our fears of inadequacy and loss." - Bill Crawford

"Sometimes gain comes from losing, and sometimes loss comes from gaining." - Laozi

"Age is an accumulation of life and loss. Adulthood is a series of lines crossed." - Ellen Goodman

"If you lose your best cornerback and punter, I'd say that's a double loss." - John Madden

"Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates" - Michael Jordan

"To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends." - Thomas Jefferson

"Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been and may be again." - William Wordsworth

"From the loss of our friends teach us how to enjoy and improve those who remain." - William Ellery Channing

"There's a hollow where he used to be, and it echoes with self-imposed loss." - Ann Aguirre



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