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Sadness Loneliness Quotes


"Loneliness feels like prison." - Nazim Hikmet

"Loneliness breaks the spirit." - Proverbs

"I had sadness for breakfast." - Andy Milonakis

"[A cat] will make itself the companion of your hours of work, of loneliness, or of sadness." - Theophile Gautier

"Loneliness is a strange gift." - E B White

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

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

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

"The sadness, the silence, the darkness, the loneliness... all of it held in a simple little moment. It was just so... I don't know. Just so much." - Kevin Brooks

"I don't know of a great artist who did not sacrifice and thereby have to wrestle with the depths of loneliness and sadness." - Cornel West

"The loneliness is the mother of wisdom." - Laurence Sterne

"Technology grows and so does loneliness." - Lucero Isaac

"Rituals are comforting; rituals combat loneliness." - John Irving

"Loneliness is a long unbearable pain," - Dennis Nilsen

"What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?" - George Eliot

"The surest sign of age is loneliness." - Annie Dillard

"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

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

"People cannot win against their loneliness because loneliness is this world's worst kind of pain." - Masashi Kishimoto

"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

"People don't die from suicide, they die from sadness." - Timothy Long

"One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness." - Jackie Kennedy

"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality." - William S Burroughs

"Often, feelings of sadness, uneasiness, and loneliness are vague and unattached to specific events. This makes it more challenging to find ways to turn you mood around. When you find yourself in a funk, focus on what you're feeling." - G. Alan Marlatt

"I must confess that I am usually drawn to sadness, and loneliness has never been a stranger to me. But love tried to welcome me, but my soul drew back, guilty of lust and sin." - Madonna Ciccone

"I've never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I've only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up." - Taylor Swift

"Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday." - Hunter S Thompson

"If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry." - Anton Chekhov

"Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease." - John Corry

"A world without pain, loss, betrayal, hate, death, loneliness? Impossible!" - Darren Shan

"Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix." - Matt Groening

"Loneliness is lessened when you're lonely by choice." - George Jones

"Loneliness is the most compelling force in the universe." - Cass Mccombs

"I diagnosed my loneliness as premature empty nest syndrome." - Kristen Schaal

"My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness." - Enrique Iglesias

"My despair is less despair than boredom and loneliness." - Anthony Swofford

"Alienation and loneliness plant the seeds for rebellion and consciousness." - B. W. Powe

"Loneliness and hunger were my fortunes of creation." - Mo Yan

"Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people." - Joan Collins

"If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry." - Anton Chekhov

"For a human being, sadness is as powerful as terror. Sadness makes a warrior shed tears of blood." - Carlos Castaneda

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

"Don't be afraid of loneliness, because everything is a door; even loneliness is a door, it opens to somewhere!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"...there is no loneliness like the loneliness of crowds, especially to those who are unaccustomed to them." - H. Rider Haggard

"There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house." - Eric Hoffer

"A lonely, quiet person has observations and experiences that are at once both more indistinct and more penetrating than those of one more gregarious; his thoughts are weightier, stranger, and never without a tinge of sadness. . . . Loneliness fosters that which is original, daringly and bewilderingly beautiful, poetic. But loneliness also fosters that which is perverse, incongruous, absurd, forbidden." - Thomas Mann

"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

"There is a deep sadness to American poverty, greater than the sadness of any other kind. It's because America has such an ideology of success." - Will Self

"Relaxing with something as familiar as loneliness is good discipline for realizing the profundity of the unresolved moments of our lives. We are cheating ourselves when we run away from the ambiguity of loneliness.....Rather than persecuting yourself or feeling that something terribly wrong is happening, right there in the moment of sadness and longing, could you relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart?" - Pema Chodron

"My mother's mild-eyed sadness looks at me from the eyes of those I love." - Mason Cooley

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

"Sadness can find you anywhere, anytime, so you better have fun when you can." - Rebecca Wells

"In an expression of true gratitude, sadness is conspicuous only by its absence" - Marcus Aurelius

"Sadness was so claustrophobic." - Kiran Desai

"Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy." - Marlene Dietrich

"Sadness is so ungrateful." - Han Suyin

"I cried, for happiness, for sadness, but most of all, for emptiness." - Daul Kim

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

"The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." - Carl Jung

"There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness." - David Rakoff

"It's the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me." - Tracey Ullman

"You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess." - Loretta Lynn

"First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great." - Alyssa Milano

"Even in times of great sadness, there are always moments where we crack up." - Selenis Leyva

"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison." - Lord Chesterfield

"Our lives are full of all the genres. Fear and hope and sadness." - Nicolas Roeg

"An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with." - Thomas Fuller

"Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time." - Artie Lange

"One leaf left on a branch and not a sound of sadness or despair. One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness. One leaf left all by itself in the air and it does not speak of loneliness or death. One leaf and it spends itself in swaying mildly in the breeze." - David Ignatow

"If your beliefs are stressful and you question them, you come to see that they aren't true - whereas prior to questioning, you absolutely believe them. How can you live in joy when you're believing thoughts that bring on sadness, frustration, anger, alienation, and loneliness?" - Byron Katie

"I won't waste your time with the injuries of my childhood, with my loneliness, or the fear and sadness of the years I spent inside my parents' marriage, under the reign of my father's rage, afer all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?" - Nicole Krauss

"I began to paint again, even though I could barely hold the brush, but knowing exactly what I wanted to paint, I began three more large canvases... of large wheat fields under cloudy skies, and it did not take a great deal to express sadness and loneliness... I believe these paintings say what words cannot." - Vincent Van Gogh

"So, how can we live in joy - and how can we know that we're supposed to live in joy the way people tell us to - when we're believing thoughts that bring on sadness and frustration and anger and alienation and loneliness? When we're believing those thoughts, we think that's the world, rather than what we're believing about the world. We're like lost little children." - Byron Katie

"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

"Any great artist is wrestling with their sadness and loneliness, their fears, anxieties and securities, and they're transfiguring those into complicated forms of expression that affect our hearts, minds and souls and remind us of who we are as human beings, the fragility of our human status and the inevitability of death." - Cornel West

"I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men." - Eric Clapton

"Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"You left , and my heart is a ceaseless sermon of loneliness." - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

"Curiosity makes loneliness." - Mason Cooley

"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room." - Doug Coupland

"The irony of loneliness is that everybody shares it from time to time." - Lil B

"Leave my loneliness unbroken" - Edgar Allan Poe

"Words are loneliness." - Henry Miller

"It seems to be that loneliness is a small price to pay for peace and quiet." - Bart Yates

"Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me,and drench me in loneliness." - Amy Lowell

"Loneliness is failed solitude." - Sherry Turkle

"Loneliness is a very special place, Silently silently you touch my face" - Dennis Wilson

"Usually there's no specific reason for loneliness - it's a broad feeling." - Cass Mccombs

"I better be honest about my feelings, even those involving loneliness, jealousy, and fear." - Andy Cohen

"The Well of Loneliness." - Radclyffe Hall

"Loneliness feels like prison." - Nazim Hikmet

"Fame doesn't end loneliness." - Claire Danes

"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness." - Dag Hammarskjold

"Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth." - Alan Ladd

"My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues." - Khalil Gibran

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." - Mother Teresa

"Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole." - Vicki Baum

"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room." - Douglas Coupland

"Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life." - Jerzy Kosinski

"Loneliness cannot be shared." - Randall Dale Adams

"The concept of loneliness and exile and self-sufficiency continually bucks me up." - Christopher Hitchens

"People who can't be alone have a problem. Loneliness is a luxury for people like me." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Physical distance between people has nothing to do with loneliness. It's psychic distance." - Robert M Pirsig

"Loneliness comes with life." - Whitney Houston

"Sadness is poetic. You're lucky to live sad moments. When you let yourself be sad, your body has antibodies. It has happiness that comes rushing in to meet the sadness." - Louis C K

"I don't know a writer who doesn't feel some sense of glamour and magic and a complex, wistful sadness emanating from the expats of the twenties in France. Some of the sadness, of course, is that we weren't there." - Guy Gavriel Kay

"A man is in a bookstore and he buys a book on loneliness - every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out." - Doug Coupland

"Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation. (pg.99, "The Body and the Earth")" - Wendell Berry

"Don't think you can frighten me by telling me I am alone. France is alone; and God is alone; and what is my loneliness before the loneliness of my country and my God." - George Bernard Shaw

"One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider." - Gretchen Rubin

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

"I'm strong because I know my weaknesses. I'm wise because I've been foolish. I laugh because I've known sadness." - Ziad K. Abdelnour

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

"Philosophy is a corrective against sadness. Yet there still are people who believe in the profundity of philosophy!" - Emile M Cioran

"The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time." - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

"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

"Don't let the sadness from the past and fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present." - Kid Cudi

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

"While it is important to trash the governor, it should be done in the context of regret, sadness and balance." - Frank Luntz

"It's such a sadness that you think you've seen a film on your fucking telephone. Get real." - David Lynch

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

"Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better." - Bible

". . . owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don't live as long as people do." - John Grogan

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

"When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought." - Sergio Aragones

"The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little." - Max Lerner

"All sadness is a tantrum." - Byron Katie

"It is so friendly so simply friendly and though inevitable not a sadness and though occurring not a shock." - Gertrude Stein

"I want roles without anger and feistiness. I want to show weakness and sadness, some love, some happiness." - Marlee Matlin

"Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness." - James Broughton

"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule." - Anita Brookner

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

" the glory of His name let me witness that in far away lands, in loneliness (deepest sometimes when it seems least so), in times of downheartedness and tiredness and sadness, always always He is near. He does comfort, if we let Him. Perhaps someone as weak and good-for-nothing as even I am may read this. Don't be afraid! Through all circumstances, outside, inside, He can keep me close." - Amy Carmichael

"In fact, numerous scientific laboratory tests and field observations have led to the conclusion that animals are conscious, intelligent, emotional beings. They are not machines and truly feel physical pain when it is inflicted upon them. They are capable of experiencing a wide range of emotions, including loneliness, embarrassment, sadness, longing, depression, anxiety, panic, and fear, as well as joy, relief, surprise, happiness, contentment, and peace." - Sharon Gannon

"Market moralities and mentalities- fueled by economic imperatives to make a profit at nearly any cost- yield unprecedented levels of loneliness, isolation, and sadness. And our public life lies in shambles, shot through with icy cynicism and paralyzing pessimism. To put it bluntly, beneath the record-breaking stock markets on Wall Street and bipartisan budget-balancing deals in the White House lurk ominous clouds of despair across this nation." - Cornel West

"Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse." - Regina Brett

"Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger." - Mother Teresa

"Touch is... one of the most ancient transactions, a defiance of the plasma membrane and the loneliness it brought." - Natalie

"At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self." - Brendan Francis

"Fundamentally, diaries are about loneliness." - Kenneth Williams

"Every time I stepped into madness of the crowds, I longed for the wisdom of the loneliness." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Loneliness is the ultimate poverty." - Abigail Van Buren

"How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"loneliness has its own needs!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"... the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be." - Bertrand Russell



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