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Sadness Life Quotes


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

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

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

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

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

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

"To me, sadness and humor aren't disrelated and humor is the best tool I've had against the sadness in my life." - Mike Mills

"Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours ... never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness." - Helen Keller

"Sadness is an opportunity; a good opportunity to learn the real life!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

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

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

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

"Oh the piercing sadness of life in the midst of its ordinariness!" - Iris Murdoch

"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

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

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

"Love has, at its best, made the inherent sadness of life bearable, and its beauty manifest." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art." - Josh Peck

"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

"Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It's a fact of life, like contradictions are." - Robert Redford

"I think women should be seductive, not triste. Theres enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too." - Azzedine Alaia

"I want to believe that happiness might at least be possible later on in life for people prone to sadness." - Matthew Quick

"Every life, even the best ones, ends in sadness. Books hold out hope that things may end otherwise." - Joe Queenan

"The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint." - Leon Bloy

"Serve God joyfully. Let there be no sadness in your life: the only true sorrow is sin." - Mother Teresa

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

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

"I spent my childhood alone, overweight and ugly, angry at everything, and knowing nothing of a life beyond this sadness." - Gloria Estefan

"I think women should be seductive, not triste. There's enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too." - Azzedine Alaia

"Life is but a memory Happened long ago. Theatre full of sadness For a long forgotten show." - Nick Drake

"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

"Sadness isn't sadness. It's happiness in a black jacket. Tears are not tears. They're balls of laughter dipped in salt. Death is not death. It's life that's jumped off a tall cliff." - Paul Mccartney

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

"Sadness was so claustrophobic." - Kiran Desai

"Sadness is so ungrateful." - Han Suyin

"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

"The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire." - Daniel Handler

"Music should use everything. The sadness of life and the fun of life. Anything that provokes a sound that is exciting is good." - Daniel Humair

"Happiness is one pole, sadness is another. Blissfulness is one pole, misery is another. Life consists of both, and life is richer because of both. A life only of blissfulness will have extension, but will not have depth. A life of only sadness will have depth, but will not have extension." - Rajneesh

"If sadness comes to you one day with an invitation, tell it you are committed to joy and will be faithful to it your whole life long." - Pope Francis

"When you can be happy in your sadness as you are in your happiness. Then you know the key to life." - Suze Orman

"Life is but a sleep disturbed by dreaming, prompted by the will; the saddened soul with sadness hides it's secrets, and the gay, with thrill." - Khalil Gibran

"Sadness is one of the best universities in life! Though bad things take good things from us, they do give us useful things as well!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging." - Robert Biswas-Diener

"Maybe this is the point: to embrace the core sadness of life without toppling headlong into it, or assuming it will define your days." - Gail Caldwell

"Chronocanine Envy: Sadness experienced when one realized that, unlike one's dog, one cannot live only in the present tense. As Kierkegaard said, "Life must be lived forward." - Douglas Coupland

"Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement,in happiness, joy, sadness and envy." - Jacques d'Amboise

"I rose as from the death that wipes out the sadness of life, and then dies itself in the new morrow." - George Macdonald

"The nature of life is to be a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty. The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing." - Stephen Covey

"Happiness does not exclude sadness - if a person responds to life, he's sometimes happy and sometimes sad. What matters is he responds." - Erich Fromm

"That was such a wonderful time, even in its strangeness and sadness-and life isn't the same now. It's wonderful, but it isn't the same." - Gregory Maguire

"Every arrangement in life carried with it the sadness, the sentimental shadow, of its not being something else, but only itself." - Lorrie Moore

"I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life." - Conor Oberst

"Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There's no need to tell the children that." - Marcel Pagnol

"Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life." - Henry Van Dyke

"You feel like everyone hates you if you've got a good life, now I feel maybe it's allowed because I've had my share of sadness." - Stella Mccartney

"There are no grounds for supposing that one can live a life without pain and sadness, but is it wrong to believe that somehow, somewhere, this is possible?" - Hubert Butler

"You have to let it all hang out, let go of the ideas that were more comfortable and embrace some of the sadness in your life." - Madeleine Peyroux

"Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations." - Red Skelton

"I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me." - Sting

"Some pass their days as though suffering a deep sadness they cannot name. Others are unhappy because life didn't turn out the way they thought it would." - Joseph B Wirthlin

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

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

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

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

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

"Activity and sadness are incompatible." - Anonymous

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

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

"Depression is sadness gone wrong" - Lewis Wolpert

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

"I had sadness for breakfast." - Andy Milonakis

"All sadness is a tantrum." - Byron Katie

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

"The World is not an idea as asserted by philosophers who have dedicated their entire lives to the exploration of ideas. First and foremost the world is passion. But passion is associated with sadness. Sadness does not only arise from death which makes us face the Eternity, but also from life which causes us to confront the Time." - Nikolai Berdyaev

"You will find a blissfulness which contains in it sadness also, because that sadness gives it depth. Watch Buddha's statue - blissful, but still sad. The very word sad gives you wrong connotations - that something is wrong. This is your interpretation. To me, life in its totality is good." - Rajneesh

"Creating doesn't make us unhappy, unhappiness makes us creative. To create is to live, and in living, we want only to creat more, to set our foundations depper and reach higher toward the sky. If sadness is what makes us creative, then sadness is nothing else but life." - Eric G. Wilson

"Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice." - Rajneesh

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

"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

"There is a sadness at the back of life which some people do not attempt to mitigate. Entirely aware of their own standing in the shadow, and yet alive to every tremor and gleam of existence, there they endure." - Virginia Woolf

"The times that were most fun seemed always to be followed by sadness now, because it was when life started to feel like it did when she was with us that we realized how utterly gone she was." - John Green

"During the course of a day, some dark feeling comes, maybe some sadness comes, some thrill, some great happiness, some strange humor. Cinema can embrace all that in one story, just as the story of life." - David Lynch

"Autumn is an honest month; it does not delude man like spring does! It shows him the dark face of life, the tragedy, the rot, the separation, the sadness!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There were hundreds of them spread across the floor, each telling its own tale of triumph or sadness, each letter representing a phase in her life. She had kept them all." - Cecelia Ahern

"She was sad with an obscure sadness of which she had not the secret herself. There was in her whole person the stupor of a life ended but never commenced." - Victor Hugo

"It won't make you feel any better, he told me, it might even make things worse for a while. But you mustn't let the sadness die inside you. You have to give it some life." - Kevin Brooks

"There is a special sadness in achievement, in the knowledge that a long-desired goal has been attained at last, and that life must now be shaped toward new ends." - Arthur C Clarke

"Horror is a feeling that cannot last long; human nature is incapable of supporting it. Sadness, whether it be from bereavement, or disappointment, or misfortune of any kind may linger on through life" - James De Mille

"I don't know what other singers feel when they articulate lyrics, but being an 18-karat manic-depressive and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an overacute capacity for sadness as well as elation." - Frank Sinatra

"For a moment I had a strange intuition that just this, and in a real, profound sense, is life; and perhaps happiness even - love with a mixture of sadness, reverence, and silent knowledge." - Erich Maria Remarque

"Now my ability to notice things and respond to things and be here is far more profound. With that comes happiness, with it comes sadness, but it's a beautiful life." - Nicole Kidman

"All of the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in the making of assumptions and taking things personally. The whole world of control between humans is based on that." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"When you make it a strong habit not to take anything personally, you avoid many upsets in your life. Your anger, jealousy, and envy will disappear, and even your sadness will simply disappear if you don't take things personally." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"I truly believe that when you're funny, you're blessed. Your whole life is kind of golden. I was happy, although it was not perfect happiness. There was illness and sadness and death." - Martin Short

"On this sinful, fallen earth, life will remain difficult, fraught with suffering and sadness. But we are looking forward to heaven-and heaven is always better in every realm than the earth." - Paul Enns

"I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You can not protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"There are times in your life when, despite the steel weight of your memories and the sadness that seems to lie at your feet like a shadow, you suddenly and strangely feel perfectly okay." - Kevin Brockmeier

"I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." - Carl Jung

"With one long breath, caught and held in his chest, he fought his sadness over his solitary life. Don't cry, you idiot! Live or die, but don't poison everything..." - Saul Bellow

"We're always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who've closed down. And there are times in one's life when one has to close down just to regroup." - Leonard Cohen

"The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good." - Walter Cronkite

"The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness." - Martin Seligman

"When I first went to places where people were suffering from war and persecution, I felt ashamed of my feelings of sadness. I could see more possibilities in my life." - Angelina Jolie

"When I think of the 1980s, the only color that comes to mind is a brown, yellowish color. I guess it's coming from my life experience, and it's melancholia and sadness and a bit of joy." - Denis Villeneuve

"On Man, on Nature, and on Human Life, Musing in solitude, I oft perceive Fair trains of images before me rise, Accompanied by feelings of delight Pure, or with no unpleasing sadness mixed." - William Wordsworth

"I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life." - Jerome K Jerome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"So your life becomes a vital celebration, your relationship becomes a festive thing. Whatsoever you do, every moment is a festival. You eat, and eating becomes a celebration; you take a bath, and bathing becomes a celebration; you talk, and talking becomes a celebration; relationship becomes a celebration. Your outer life becomes festive, there is no sadness in it. How can sadness exist with silence?" - Rajneesh

"The ego can exist only if you take yourself and everything seriously. Nothing kills the ego like playfulness, like laughter. When you start taking life as fun, the ego has to die, it cannot exist anymore. Ego is illness; it needs an atmosphere of sadness to exist. Seriousness creates the sadness in you. Sadness is a necessary soil for the ego. Hence your saints are so serious, for the simple reason that they are the most egoistic people on the earth. They may be trying to be humble, but they are very proud of their humbleness. They take their humbleness very seriously." - Rajneesh

"I realized that for many people attending a reading is like watching television at the end of a long day. They don't want to be sad but to laugh. Chances are they'll pick the sitcoms over the horror movies. So I learned that, while one's larger body of fiction can have quite a bit of sadness and conflict and tragedy in it , in a reading environment, the average audience member seems able to tolerate only a little bit of sadness. They'd much rather the reading be sexy, funny, and witty. Life is hard these days. There's more than enough sadness in the world, so I can't blame them." - Chinelo Okparanta

"Sadness is silent, it is yours. It is coming because you are alone. It is giving you a chance to go deeper into your aloneness. Rather than jumping from one shallow happiness to another shallow happiness and wasting your life, it is better to use sadness as a means for meditation. Witness it. It is a friend! It opens the door of your eternal aloneness." - Rajneesh

"Let the surgeon take care to regulate the whole regimen of the patient's life for joy and happiness by promising that he will soon be well, by allowing his relatives and special friends to cheer him and by having someone tell him jokes, and let him be solaced also by music on the viol or psaltery. The surgeon must forbid anger, hatred, and sadness in the patient, and remind him that the body grows fat from joy and thin from sadness." - Henri de Mondeville

"Emotions, in my experience aren't covered by single words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or "regret." I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic traincar constructions like, say, "the happiness that attends disaster." Or: "the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy." ... I'd like to have a word for "the sadness inspired by failing restaurants" as well as for "the excitement of getting a room with a minibar." I've never had the right words to describe my life..." - Jeffrey Eugenides

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

"I try to look at life carefully and reproduce life the way life is. It's a question of looking carefully at how it is. In life, you don't have total happiness. People always say that. But you don't have total sadness either, no matter what situation you are living in." - Marjane Satrapi

"Get the most out of everything in your life; the happiness and the sadness, the success and the failure...get a good perspective of what life is all about. Let the orchestra of your life play all the notes, the high notes, the low rumblings of the difficulties and perplexities that all we all face." - Jim Rohn

"Some say it is best not to go near the center of time. Life is a vessel of sadness, but is noble to live life and without time there is no life. Others disagree. They would rather have an eternity of contentment, even if that eternity were fixed and frozen, like a butterfly mounted in a case." - Alan Lightman

"I feel a sense of sadness and joy. Mostly sadness though about what I've experienced and sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke." - Luther Vandross

"The drive of the story is sort of hinted at the beginning, is Joy and Sadness and those two characters. Especially Joy starting to understand that there's more to life than being happy. And so that's based on real life observations and things that we've learned as adults." - Pete Docter

"I have met people that said when their friend was dying, they made them promise that their funeral would be a party without people sitting in silence and in sadness. They want to celebrate their life and the life they lived and I try to adhere to that more." - Andrew W.K.

"Can't you tell when you're with someone who's listening? She hears you, really hears you. He hears the sadness in your tone or catches your joy. Be a listener, to music, to life, to others, to God. Life is noisy, but there is music in every heartbeat. God is waiting to bring joy and peace to the confusion of our days." - Sheila Walsh

"Your circumstances will only change when you begin to question them. Change begins with a question. Revolutions start with a question. Revolutionize your life.. Do not conform to the emptiness, the sadness, breakdown, failure, weakness...instead REVOLUTIONIZE your life & CONQUER your circumstances." - Mirtha Michelle

"The experience of losing a loved one impels us toward a deeper understanding of life. Everyone fears and is saddened by death. That is natural. But by struggling to overcome the pain and sadness that accompanies death, we become sharply aware of the dignity and preciousness of life and develop the compassion to share the sufferings of others as our own." - Daisaku Ikeda

"Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenges are events in life, not life itself. I do not minimize how hard some of these events are. They can extend over a long period of time, but they should not be allowed to become the confining center of everything you do." - Richard G Scott

"Deepen you knowledge of Jesus which ends loneliness, overcomes sadness and uncertainty, gives real meaning to life, curbs passions, exalts ideals, expands energies in charity, brings light into decisive choices. Let Christ be for you the Way, the Truth, and the Life." - Pope John Paul Ii



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