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Sadness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sadness

Please enjoy these Sadness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A moment without joy is an eternity of sadness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

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

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

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Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sadness is a choice - sadness does not exist.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

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

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

I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who
remembers my noble father with such sadness.
- Egon Schiele

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
- Patti Smith

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

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt...
doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel
beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

We never taste happiness in perfection,
our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us,
and there will be suffering, sorrow,
and sadness next week as there was last week.
- Basil C. Hume

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

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same
trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
- Mahalia Jackson

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

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
- Duncan Sheik

I've written several deeply personal songs this year,
which I really love.
Some of them came out of intense sadness.
This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
- David Friedman

A tragedy need not have blood and death;
it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic
sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
- Jean Racine

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when
I feel there is sadness in the painting.
- Robert Ryan

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't
allow the necessity of love.
See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
- Maya Angelou

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

I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness.
It makes the sadness more memorable.
- Rick Moody

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
- Bill Blass

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard
or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its
sleep and burst into green.
- Conor Oberst

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

The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word,
but must be considered in many more,
as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time.
- John Pearson

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
- Ivo Andric

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

We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge,
and that's both a sadness and something to control,
try to learn to live with, make terms with.
- Lou Harrison

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

Everything's complicated, even those things that seem
flat in their bleakness or sadness.
- Nick Hornby

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

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and
drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
- Ric Ocasek

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Well, the musicals give emphasis to love,
longing, melancholy, sadness.
All of that is always there.
- Ismail Merchant

I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
- Sarah McLachlan

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal
with a woman of their own age.
- Michael Caine

Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
- James MacArthur

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Man, I was drowning in sadness.
And Angelina, she lifted me right up out of there.
- Billy Bob Thornton

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

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 think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies.
As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that,
reaching down into that sadness or anger,
is very therapeutic.
- Kevin Bacon

We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled
into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing
a song about going nowhere.
So it worked out very well I think.
- Tina Weymouth

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

There is some sadness for me now about acting because
it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
- Estelle Parsons

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

There's a feeling of elation that comes after getting
off stage and then there's a feeling of utter sadness
that comes after getting off the stage.
- Neve Campbell

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

Absolute silence leads to sadness.
It is the image of death.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness,
you cannot appreciate happiness.
- Nana Mouskouri

My father's death, my move, and my frightening and
difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress,
pain, and sadness for me.
I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
- Brooke Shields

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

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

Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality.
Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time
of joyful hope and profound gratitude.
- Joseph Ratzinger

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

I know what it's like to have someone coming home who
looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days,
and I've seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror.
- Jane Birkin

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


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