Feeling sad Quotes (149+)

It’s okay to be sad sometimes. It’s okay to stop pretending, to give false smiles and repeat to others and to yourself “I’m okay”.

Feeling sad isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

Crying doesn’t make you weak, and continuing to cry all night doesn’t either.

However your sadness manifests itself, it doesn’t lessen your strength, your independence, your capability, it doesn’t take away from who you really are.

Your sadness makes you human. Your struggles make you human, and everyone has them. 

Sadness and struggles don’t make you weak, pretending they’re non-existent does.

Pretending to be okay doesn’t show how resilient you are, it shows how scared you are.

It’s not a symbol of perseverance or determination, it’s a symbol of fear.

Perhaps your sadness if because of loss. Maybe it’s because of death. Grief and mourning are emotions that we don’t often talk about – they’re sticky.

They weigh heavily. It’s easier to pretend that they’re not there – but that won’t do you any good.

It’s ok to grieve. To mourn. To cry because of loss. It doesn’t mean you’ll do it forever. 

Remember that although it may feel like it, you are not alone. There are people who want to help you stand again.

There are people who want to help you feel whole in your own skin again.

There are people who have felt their own bones crush beneath the weight of despair, and they will be happy to guide you back to the other side of sadness.

You just have to ask for it.

5 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

2.    “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3.   “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

4.   “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost  a reverse nightmare, when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”

― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

5.   “Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”

― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

15 Feeling sad Quotes

1.    “What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.”

― John Green, Looking for Alaska

2.    “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”

― Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

3.   “They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

4.   “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”

― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

5.    “Tonight I can write the saddest lines

I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”

― Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

6.    “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”

― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

7.    “The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”

― Nikolai V. Gogol

8.    “Tears are words that need to be written.”

― Paulo Coelho

9.   “Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.”

― Lauren Conrad

10.                 “there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”

― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

11.                 “Why do beautiful songs make you sad?’ ‘Because they aren’t true.’ ‘Never?’ ‘Nothing is beautiful and true.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

12.                  “I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”

― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

13.                 “She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

14.                 “The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people  me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.”

― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

15.                  “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less  a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is cancer.”

― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees

20 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the stuff out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.”

― Augusten Burroughs, Dry

2.   “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

3.    “Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go

To heal my heart and drown my woe

Rain may fall, and wind may blow

And many miles be still to go

But under a tall tree will I lie

And let the clouds go sailing by”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

4.   “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri

5.    “There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”

― C. JoyBell C.

6.   “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

7.    “Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,

Men were deceivers ever,-

One foot in sea and one on shore,

To one thing constant never.”

― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

8.    “Ester asked why people are sad.

“That’s simple,” says the old man. “They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

9.    “I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter.”

― Ned Vizzini

10.                  “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

― Oscar Wilde

11.                 “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals.”

― Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper

12.                  “Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d  to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions , say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy.” I’d to show how “intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members” connects with “the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age.” I’d  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, and now that I’ve entered my story, I need them more than ever. ”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

13.                  “My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”

― Jandy Nelson

14.                  “Nothing thicker than a machete’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.”

― Virginia Woolf

15.                  “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is  a tree going into the sky, and sadness is the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”

― Osho Rajneesh

16.                  “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”

― Jennifer Salaiz

17.                  “When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”

― Yann Martel

18.                  “I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of the throat and I’d cry for a week.”

Sylvia Plath

19.                  “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

― William Shakespeare

20.                  “Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.

Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,

that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook

your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.”

― Gabrielle Zevin,

25 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been – if you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”

― C.S. Lewis

2.    “Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,

Tears from the depths of some devine despair

Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,

In looking on the happy autumn fields,

And thinking of the days that are no more.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

3.   “I said uselessly, “Sam, don’t go.”

Sam cupped my face in his hands and looked me in the eyes. His eyes were yellow, sad, wolf, mine.

“These stay the same. Remember that when you look at me. Remember it’s me. Please.”

― Maggie Stiefvater,

4.    “The sadness will last forever.”

― Vincent van Gogh

5.    “Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.”

― Phoebe Stone

6.    “But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.”

― Veronica Roth

7.   “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”

― Nicholas Sparks

8.    “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t  to tell other people that we are sad about them. We  to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”

― Mark Haddon

9.    “I’m fine. Well, I’m not fine – I’m here.”

“Is there something wrong with that?”


― Ned Vizzini,

10.         “Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.”

― Matthew Quick

11.        “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,  smoke from an enormous fire. You might find it difficult to see anything but your own sadness, the way smoke can cover a landscape so that all anyone can see is black. You may find that if someone pours water all over you, you are damp and distracted, but not cured of your sadness, the way a fire department can douse a fire but never recover what has been burnt down.”

― Lemony Snicket

12.        “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”

― Jasmine Warga

13.         “I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.”

― John Keats

14.         “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”

― Criss Jami

15.         “Issac:”I dis living in a world without Augustus Waters.”

Computer: “I don’t understand-“

Issac: “Me neither. Pause”

― John Green

16.         “I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him… The land of tears is so mysterious.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

17.        “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”

― J.K. Rowling

18.         “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

― John Lennon

19.        “I am always sad, I think. Perhaps this signifies that I am not sad at all, because sadness is something lower than your normal disposition, and I am always the same thing. Perhaps I am the only person in the world, then, who never becomes sad. Perhaps I am lucky.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

20.        “I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes”

― Jeremy Aldana

21.         “If you desire healing,

let yourself fall ill

let yourself fall ill.”

― Rumi

22.         “The only sadnesses that are dangerous and unhealthy are the ones that we carry around in public in order to drown them out with the noise;  diseases that are treated superficially and foolishly, they just withdraw and after a short interval break out again all the more terribly; and gather inside us and are life, are life that is unlived, rejected, lost, life that we can die of.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

23.         “There you go…let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.”

― Shannon Hale

24.        “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,

25.        “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

― Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

30 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2.   “And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.”

― Sarah Waters

3.    “Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”

― Gustave Flaubert

4.    “I was in the biggest breakdown of my life when I stopped crying long enough to let the words of my epiphany really sink in. That bad woman, karma, had finally made her way around, and had just -slapped me right across the face. The realization only made me cry harder.”

― Jennifer Salaiz

5.    “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”

― George Eliot

6.    “She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?”

― Cassandra Clare

7.    “Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”

― Albert Camus

8.    “I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

9.   “A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.”

― Rachel Sontag, House Rules

10.                 “Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after awhile and leave a hurt that is worse than the emptiness before they came.”

― L.M. Montgomery

11.                  “He is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen and it’s not about his face, but the life force I can see in him. It’s the smile and the pure promise of everything he has to offer.  he’s saying, ‘Here I am world, are you ready for so much passion and beauty and goodness and love and every other word that should be in the dictionary under the word life?’ Except this boy is dead, and the unnaturalness of it makes me want to pull my hair out with Tate and Narnie and Fitz and Jude’s grief all combined. It makes me want to yell at the God that I wish I didn’t believe in. For hogging him all to himself. I want to say, ‘You greedy God. Give him back. I needed him here.”

― Melina Marchetta

12.                  “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”

― Joshua Wisenbaker

13.                 “You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

― Sharon Creech

14.                  “From the moment we are born, we begin to die.”

― Janne Teller

15.                  “You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

16.                 “the saddest thing is to be

a minute to someone,

when you’ve made them your eternity.”

― Sanober Khan

17.                “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”

― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

18.                  “I will be stronger than my sadness.”

― Jasmine Warga

19.                 “Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”

― Jasmine Warga

20.                “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”

― Katie McGarry

21.                “You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don’t stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for.”

― Ashly Lorenzana

22.                “But what was there to say? Only that there were tears. Only that Quietness and Emptiness fitted together  stacked spoons. Only that there was a snuffling in the hollows at the base of a lovely throat. Only that a hard honey-colored shoulder had a semicircle of teethmarks on it. Only that they held each other close, long after it was over. Only that what they shared that night was not happiness, but hideous grief.

Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.”

― Arundhati Roy

23.                 “Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.”

― Charles Bukowski

24.                 “It seemed silly to wash one day when I would only have to wash again the next. It made me tired just to think of it.”

Sylvia Plath

25.                  “One need not be a chamber to be haunted.”

― Emily Dickinson

26.                  “Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.”

― Sarah Addison Allen

27.                  “La tristesse durera toujours.

[The sadness will last forever.]”

― Vincent van Gogh

28.                 “It always is harder to be left behind than to be the one to go…”

― Bodie Thoene

29.                  “SADNESS 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

30.                 “The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.”

― Louis-Ferdinand Céline

35 Feeling sad Quotes

1.    “. . . owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don’t live as long as people do.”

― John Grogan

2.   “I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be.”

― Marian Keyes

3.    “She knew I could tell with one glance, one look, one simple instant. It was her eyes. Despite the thick makeup, they were still dark-rimmed., haunted, and sad. Most of all though, they were familiar. The fact that we were in front of hundreds of strangers changed nothing at all. I’d spent a summer with those same eyes-scared, lost, confused-staring back at me. I would have known them anywhere.”

― Sarah Dessen

4.    “So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

5.    “My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain…There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea cover its shell-paved floor, but that time long since passed away with the greatness of tribes that are now but a mournful memory.”

― Chief Seattle

6.    “I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

7.   I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s  to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel that.”

Robin Williams

8.    “Do you know what it is ,

to lie in bed awake;

with thoughts to haunt

you every night,

of all your past mistakes.

Knowing sleep will set it right –

if you were not to wake.”

― Lang Leav

9.    “She’s kept her love for him as alive as the summer they first met. In order to do this, she’s turned life away. Sometimes she subsists for days on water and air. Being the only known complex life-form to do this, she should have a species named after her. Once Uncle Julian told me how the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti said that sometimes just to paint a head you have to give up the whole figure. To paint a leaf, you have to sacrifice the whole landscape. It might seem  you’re limiting yourself at first, but after a while you realize that having a quarter-of-an-inch of something you have a better chance of holding on to a certain feeling of the universe than if you pretended to be doing the whole sky.

My mother did not choose a leaf or a head. She chose my father. And to hold on to a certain feeling, she sacrificed the world.”

― Nicole Krauss

10.                  “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”

11.                  “a flower knows, when its butterfly will return,

and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;

but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,

when I don’t know, if you will ever come back.”

― Sanober Khan

12.                  “And lastly from that period I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

13.                  “The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.”

― Alan Lightman

14.                  “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

― Kahlil Gibran

15.                  “Then he pulled out a handgun and shot me in the chest. I was standing on the lawn and I fell. The bullet hole opened wide and my heart rolled out of my rib cage and down into a flower bed. Blood gushed rhythmically from my open wound,

then from my eyes,

my ears,

my mouth.

It tasted  salt and failure. The bright red shame of being unloved soaked the grass in front of our house, the bricks of the path, the steps of the porch. My heart spasmed among the peonies  a trout.”

― E. Lockhart

16.                 “It is a grave injustice to a child or adult to insist that they stop crying. One can comfort a person who is crying which enables him to relax and makes further crying unnecessary; but to humiliate a crying child is to increase his pain, and augment his rigidity. We stop other people from crying because we cannot stand the sounds and movements of their bodies. It threatens our own rigidity. It induces similar feelings in ourselves which we dare not express and it evokes a resonance in our own bodies which we resist.”

― Alexander Lowen

17.                  “The monsters were never

under my bed.

Because the monsters

were inside my head.

I fear no monsters,

for no monsters I see.

Because all this time

the monster has been me.”

― Nikita Gill

18.                 “(…) Since I was a kid.”

“Which you refer to as ‘back when you were happy.'”


― Ned Vizzini

19.                  “Your memory feels home to me.

So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.”

Ranata Suzuki

20.                  “…the sad part is, that I will probably end up loving you without you for much longer than I loved you when I knew you.

Some people might find that strange.

But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel for someone and the impact they have on you as a person, is in no way relative to the amount of time you have known them.”

― Ranata Suzuki

21.                  “I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.”

― Joseph Gordon-Levitt

22.                  “There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.”

― Ranata Suzuki

23.                 “I miss you in waves and tonight I’m drowning. You left me fending for my life and it feels  you’re the only one who can bring me back to the shore alive.”

― Denice Envall

24.                 “It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are  reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.”

― Kim Stanley Robinson

25.                  “It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.”

― Jackson Pearce

26.                  “That this girl would know exactly how to shatter me.”

― Tahereh Mafi

27.                  “I have been smashed and put back together so many times nothing works right. Nothing is where it should be, heavy thumping in my shoulder where my heart now beats.”

― Elizabeth Scott

28.                 “A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.”

― Criss Jam

29.                 “Anne was always glad in the happiness of her friends; but it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by happiness that is not your own.”

― L.M. Montgomery

30.                  “Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock ‘n’ roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful,  dreams. I d movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I d the deep, sad summer nights.”

― Haruki Murakami

31.                 “It weren’t too loo long before I seen something in me, had changed. A bitter seed was planted inside of me. And I just didn’t feel so, accepting, anymore.”

― Kathryn Stockett

32.                  “From the first day I met her, she was the only woman to me. Every day of that voyage I loved her more, and many a time since have I kneeled down in the darkness of the night watch and kissed the deck of that ship because I knew her dear feet had trod it. She was never engaged to me. She treated me as fairly as ever a woman treated a man. I have no complaint to make. It was all love on my side, and all good comradeship and friendship on hers. When we parted she was a free woman, but I could never again be a free man.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

33.                  “Laugh, and the world laughs with you;

Weep, and you weep alone;

For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,

But has trouble enough of its own.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

34.                 “Have you got any soul?” a woman asks the next afternoon. That depends, I feel  saying; some days yes, some days no. A few days ago I was right out; now I’ve got loads, too much, more than I can handle. I wish I could spread it a bit more evenly, I want to tell her, get a better balance, but I can’t seem to get it sorted. I can see she wouldn’t be interested in my internal stock control problems though, so I simply point to where I keep the soul I have, right by the exit, just next to the blues.”

― Nick Hornby

35.                  “He looked at her as a man might look at a faded flower he had plucked, in which it was difficult for him to trace the beauty that had made him pick and so destroy it”

― Leo Tolstoy

40 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “I wish the night would end,

I wish the day’d begin,

I wish it would rain or snow,

or the wind would blow,

or the grass would grow,

I wish I had yesterday,

I wish there were games to play…”

― V.C. Andrews

2.   “True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.”

― Emil Cioran

3.   “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard.

And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.”

― Ranata Suzuki

4.   “My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn’t  math;in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is . With writing, the way you feel changes everything.”

― Stephenie Meyer

5.    “Some people appear to be happy, but they simply don’t give the matter much thought. Others make plans: I’m going to have a husband, a home, two children, a house in the country. As long as they’re busy doing that, they’re  bulls looking for the bullfighter: they react instinctively, they blunder on, with no idea where the target is. They get their car, sometimes they even get a Ferrari, and they think that’s the meaning of life, and they never question it. Yet their eyes betray the sadness that even they don’t know they carry in their soul. Are you happy?”

― Paulo Coelho

6.    “…being Lulu, it made me realize that all my life I’ve been living in a small, square room, with no windows and no doors. And I was fine. I was happy, even. I thought. Then someone came along and showed me there was a door in the room. One that I’d never even seen before. Then he opened it for me. Held my hand as I walked through it. And for one perfect day, I was on the other side. I was somewhere else. Someone else. And then he was gone, and I was thrown back into my little room. And now, no matter what I do, I can’t seem to find that door.”

― Gayle Forman

7.   “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

8.    “To me, you were more than just a person. You were a place where I finally felt at home.”

― Denice Envall

9.    “If you’re searching for a quote that puts your feelings into words – you won’t find it.

You can learn every language and read every word ever written – but you’ll never find what’s in your heart.

How can you?

He has it.”

― Ranata Suzuki

10.  “You think being dead inside is bad until someone brings you back to life and stabs you in the chest without the intention of killing you.”

― Denice Envall

11.  “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.”

― Billy Joel

12.  “If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unly that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”

― Anthon St. Maarten

13.  “I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain  a bloody crescent moon on the top of the beer can.”

― Sylvia Plath

14.  “I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.”

― Jessica Sorensen

15.  “It’s  I have this large black hole in my brain and it’s sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness.”

― Katie McGarry

16.  “Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;

My silent heart, lie still and break:

Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed

For a dream’s sake.”

― Christina Rossetti

17.  “Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.”

― Emily Bronte

18.  “It’s OK not to be OK.”

― Lindsey Kelk

19.  “I told myself that if I didn’t care, this wouldn’t have hurt so much – surely that proved I was alive and human and all those touchy-feely things, for once and for all. But that wasn’t a relief, not when I felt  a skyscraper with dynamite on every floor.”

― Jodi Picoult

20.  “Sad people have the gift of time, while the world dizzies everyone else; they remain stagnant, their bodies refusing to follow pace with the universe. With these kind of people everything aches for too long, everything moves without rush, wounds are always wet.”

― Warsan Shire

21.  “She’s known sadness. That’s what it is. I only just thought that as I wrote it. She’s known sadness, and it has made her kind.”

― Nathan Filer

22.  “I had someone once who made every day mean something.

And now…. I am lost….

And nothing means anything anymore.”

― Ranata Suzuki

23.  “Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.”

― Maggie Nelson

24.  “Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.”

― Paulo Coelho

25.  “Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind?”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

26.  “Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”

27.  “When you experience loss, people say you’ll move through the 5 stages of grief….

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance

….. What they don’t tell you is that you’ll cycle through them all every day.”

― Ranata Suzuki

28.  “It slowly began to dawn on me that I had been staring at her for an impossible amount of time. Lost in my thoughts, lost in the sight of her. But her face didn’t look offended or amused. It almost looked as if she were studying the lines of my face, almost as if she were waiting.

I wanted to take her hand. I wanted to brush her cheek with my fingertips. I wanted to tell her that she was the first beautiful thing that I had seen in three years. The sight of her yawning to the back of her hand was enough to drive the breath from me. How I sometimes lost the sense of her words in the sweet fluting of her voice. I wanted to say that if she were with me then somehow nothing could ever be wrong for me again.

In that breathless second I almost asked her. I felt the question boiling up from my chest. I remember drawing a breath then hesitating–what could I say? Come away with me? Stay with me? Come to the University? No. Sudden certainty tightened in my chest  a cold fist. What could I ask her? What could I offer? Nothing. Anything I said would sound foolish, a child’s fantasy.

I closed my mouth and looked across the water. Inches away, Denna did the same. I could feel the heat of her. She smelled  road dust, and honey, and the smell the air holds seconds before a heavy summer rain.

Neither of us spoke. I closed my eyes. The closeness of her was the sweetest, sharpest thing I had ever known.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

29.  “I miss that feeling of connection.

Knowing he was out there somewhere thinking about me at the same time I was thinking about him.”

― Ranata Suzuki

30.  “That’s most interesting. But I was no more a mind-reader then than today. I

was weeping for an altogether different reason. When I watched you dancing that day, I saw something else. I saw a new world coming rapidly. More

scientific, efficient, yes. More cures for the old sicknesses. Very good. But a

harsh, cruel world. And I saw a little girl, her eyes tightly closed, holding to her breast the old kind world, one that she knew in her heart could not

remain, and she was holding it and pleading, never to let her go. That is what I saw. It wasn’t really you, what you were doing, I know that. But I saw you and it broke my heart. And I’ve never forgotten.”

― Kazuo Ishiguro

31.  “How little our careers express what lies in us, and yet how much time they take up. It’s sad, really.”

― Philip Larkin

32.  “I remember asking myself one night, while I was curled up in the same old corner of my same old couch in tears yet again over the same old repetition of sorrowful thoughts, ‘Is there ANYTHING about this scene you can change, Liz?’ And all I could think to do was stand up, whle still sobbing, and try to balance on one foot in the middle of the living room. Just to prove that – while I couldn’t stop the tears or change my dismal interior dialogue – I was not yet totally out of control: at least I could cry hysterically while balanced on one foot.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

33.  “Joy came always after pain.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

34.  “Or perhaps is is that time doesn’t heal wounds at all, perhaps that is the biggest lie of them all, and instead what happens is that each wound penetrates the body deeper and deeper until one day you find that the sheer geography of your bones – the angle of your hips, the sharpness of your shoulders, as well as the luster of your eyes, the texture of your skin, the openness of your smile – has collapsed under the weight of your griefs.”

― Thrity Umrigar

35.  “I could disappear from the face of the earth, and the world would go on moving without the slightest twinge. Things were tremendously complicated, to be sure, but one thing was clear: no one needed me.”

― Haruki Murakami

36.  “But sleep didn’t come. She could hear Jace’s soft piano playing through the walls, but that wasn’t what was keeping her awake. She was thinking of Simon, leaving for a house that no longer felt  home to him, of the despair in Jace’s voice as he said ‘I want to hate you’, and of Magnus, not telling Jace the truth: that Alec did not want Jace to know about his relationship because he was still in love with him. She thought of the satisfaction it would have brought Magnus to say the words out loud, to acknowledge what the truth was, and the fact that he hadn’t said them – had let Alec go on lying and pretending – because that was what Alec wanted, and Magnus cared about Alec enough to give him that. Maybe it was true what the Seelie Queen had said, after all: Love made you a liar.”

― Cassandra Clare

37.  Though these words will never find you, I hope that you knew I was thinking of you today….. and that I was wishing you every happiness.

Love Always,

The girl you loved once.”

― Ranata Suzuki

38.  “There’s no point to living life unless you make history and the best way to make history is to help others.”

― Demi Lovato

39.  “What can we do?” Mom asked again.

I shrugged.

But she kept asking, as if there were something she could do, until I just kind of crawled across the couch into her lap and my dad came over and held my legs really tight and I wrapped my arms all the way around my mom’s middle and they held on to me for hours while the tide rolled in.”

― John Green

40.  “I was lonely. I felt it deeply and permanently, that this state of being on my own might never disappear. But I welcomed the lonliness, which had everything to do with being anonymous. It’s never lonliness that nibbles away at a person’s insides, but not having room inside themselves to be comfortably alone.”

― Rachel Sontag

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45 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “If you can’t get what you want, you end up doing something else, just to get some relief. Just to keep from going crazy. Because when you’re sad enough, you look for ways to fill you up.”

― Laura Pritchett

2.    “I think perhaps I will always hold a candle for you – even until it burns my hand.

And when the light has long since gone …. I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply because I cannot let go.”

― Ranata Suzuki

3.    “I think most people are just trying to be happy, and that most of their actions, however misguided, are in line with that goal. Most people just want to feel they belong somewhere, want to be loved, and want to feel they’re important to someone. If you really examine all the wrongheaded and messed-up things they do, they can most often be traced back to that basic desire. The abusers, the addicted, the cruel and unpleasant, the manipulators –these are just people who started this quest for happiness in the basement of their lives. Someone communicated to them through word or deed that they were undeserving, so they think they have to claw their way there over the backs of others, leaving scars and creating damage. Of course, they only create more misery for themselves and others.”

― Lisa Unger

4.    “I’ll never wake up in a good mood again.

I’m tired of these stinky boots”

― Jim Morrison

5.    “I don’t think all writers are sad, she said.

I think it’s the other way around—

all sad people write.”

― Lang Leav

6.    “When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched.”

― Patch Adams

7.   “No reflection was to be allowed now, not one glance was to be cast back; not even one forward. Not one thought was to be given either to the past or the future. The first was a page so heavenly sweet, so deadly sad, that to read one line of it would dissolve my courage and break down my energy. The last was an awful blank, something  then world when the deluge was gone by.”

― Charlotte Brontë

8.    “Let us not burthen our remembrance with

A heaviness that’s gone.”

― William Shakespeare

9.    “He was both everything I could ever want…

And nothing I could ever have…”

― Ranata Suzuki

10.              “And empty words are evil.”

― Homer

11.             “When your sad– really sad–you only want to be with other people who are sad.”

― Nick Hornby

12.              “Sorry excuses for hunters and friends. Both of us.”

― Suzanne Collins

13.             “Sometimes two people will regard each other over a gulf too wide to ever be bridged, and know immediately what could have happened, and that it never will.”

― Roger Ebert

14.             “I fell for you and I fell hard. You bruised my knees and my heart to the point where I will do everything in my power never to fall for anyone again. It’s safer to stay on your feet. I would rather walk through life completely without love – empty; than crawl through what’s been pumping through my veins one more time.”

― Denice Envall

15.              “Some of the most beautiful things we have in life comes from our mistakes.”

― Surgeo Bell

16.             “I love walking in the rain because no one can see me crying”

― Rowan Atkinson

17.              “Don’t dwell on things. Don’t stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of sadness.”

― Rick Riordan

18.              “I thought living dead girls couldn’t feel pain, thought I was emptied out but I’m not, I’m not.”

― Elizabeth Scott, 

19.              “tiny: but there is the word, this word phil wrayson taught me once: weltschmerz. it’s the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be. i live in a big goddamned weltzschermz ocean, you know? and so do you.”

― David Levithan

20.              “In the silence, she felt the past and the present shift and mix, but that was a mirage. There was no way to comfort the lost boy he’d been back then.

But she had the grown male.

She had him right in her arms, and for a brief moment of whimsy, she imagined that she was never, ever going to let him go.”

― J.R. Ward

21.              “So as a seventh grader, no, you weren’t friends with people you didn’t . But sometimes you also weren’t friends with people you did , which was complicated, and which didn’t make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That’s where the sadness came in.”

― Lauren Myracle

22.              “Once you start down the slippery slope of depression, it’s hard to climb off of it. And sometimes you don’t want to climb off of it.”

― Keary Taylor

23.              “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

24.              “Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second,  someone pierced it with a needle.”

― Veronica Roth

25.              “That was the day my whole world went black. Air looked black. Sun looked black. I laid up in bed and stared at the black walls of my house….Took three months before I even looked out the window, see the world still there. I was surprised to see the world didn’t stop.”

― Kathryn Stockett

26.              “It would be wrong to refuse to face the fact that everything is fundamentally sick and sad.”

― Thomas Bernhard

27.             “It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Acquaintance with grief turns out to be one of the more unusual prerequisites of architectural appreciation. We might, quite aside from all other requirements, need to be a little sad before buildings can properly touch us.”

― Alain de Botton

28.             “I waited for dawn, but only because I had forgotten how hard mornings were. For a second I’d be normal. Then came the dim awareness of something off, out of place. Then the truth came crashing down and that was it for the rest of the day. Sunlight was reproof. Shouldn’t I feel better than I had in the dead of night.”

― Francine Prose

29.              “It’s how I fill the time when nothing’s happening. Thinking too much, flirting with melancholy.”

― Tim Winton

30.              “The older I get, the more I see there are these crevices in life where things fall in and you just can’t reach them to pull them back out. So you can sit next to them and weep or you can get up and move forward. You have to stop worrying about who’s not here and start worrying about who is.”

― Alex Witchel

31.              “He gave everything to everybody. Except to me.”

― J.K. Rowling

32.              “i want to give up my bearings, slip out of who i am, shed everything, the way a snake discards old skin.”

― Khaled Hosseini

33.             “He carries stars in his pockets

because he knows

she fears the dark.

Whenever sadness pays her a visit

he paints galaxies

on the back of her hands.”

― Alaska Gold

34.             “..I find it incredible impossible not to cry when I hear Stevie Nicks’s “Landslide,” especially the lyric: “I’ve been afraid of changing, because I’ve built my life around you.” I think a good test to see if a human is actually a robot/android/cylon is to have them listen to this song lyric and study their reaction. If they don’t cry, you should stab them through the heart. You will find a fusebox.”

― Mindy Kaling

35.              “The moral of the story is even though that seemed  the end of the world back then, right now I can look back on it and laugh. And if anyone is going through something similar right now just know it will get better.”

― Phil Lester

36.             “Sadness is a vice.”

― Gustave Flaubert

37.             “At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.”

― Benjamin J. Carey

38.             “Depression weighs you down  a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.”

39.              “When a person dies, he disappears, along with his past, current lifestyle, and his future. Many people die in missions and wars. They die easily and in surprisingly simple ways. Hayate was one of them. Those who died had hopes and dreams, but everyone has something as important as those: parents, siblings, friends, lovers; people who are important to you, they trust and help each other. The bond between the people important to you ever since birth and the string that binds them becomes thicker and stronger as time goes by… It’s beyond reason. Those bound to you by that string will do that because it is important.”

― Masashi Kishimoto

40.              “Carrie doesn’t seem to talk about anything with sharp edges. Maybe she’s afraid they might poke her and then she’d burst.”

― Lisa McMann

41.              “He knows what he’ll find if he digs deeper. there’s no rush to unpack my insides. he understands there is nothing special about emptiness, nothing interesting about depression.”

― Jasmine Warga

43.             “Some things take so long

But how do I explain

When not too many people

Can see we’re all the same

And because of all their tears

Your eyes can’t hope to see

The beauty that surrounds them

Now, isn’t it a pity”

― George Harrison

44.            “ where you are or where your dreams end and the world begins.”

― Rachel Klein

45.            “Sadness was so claustrophobic.”

― Kiran Desai

50 Feeling sad Quotes

1.   “I wanted to write you a story about magic. I wanted rabbits appearing from hats. I wanted balloons lifting you into the sky. It turned out to be nothing but sadness, war, heartbreak. You never saw it, but there’s a garden inside me.”

― Shane Jones

2.    “There’s little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and not ever sad then; for I have heard my daughter say, she hath often dreamt of unhappiness, and waked herself with laughing.”

― William Shakespeare

3.    “Dimka, not you too.”

― Richelle Mead

4.    “Everyone I say stop bullying it is sad and tears someones heart apart and next thing they do is Suicide because they think that is t “It was the time of year, the time of day, for a small insistent sadness to pass into the texture of things. Dusk, silence, iron chill. Something lonely in the bone.”

― Don DeLillo, White Noise

5.   “The saddest word

in the whole wide world

is the word almost.

He was almost in love.

She was almost good for him.

He almost stopped her.

She almost waited.

He almost lived.

They almost made it.”

― Nikita Gill

6.   “I didn’t love you to seek revenge.

I didn’t love you out of loneliness or unhappiness.

I didn’t love you for any of the misguided reasons that time might convince you I did.

I just loved you because you’re you.”

― Ranata Suzuki

7.   “It was such a relief to be able to sob and have someone know all the reasons why.”

― Rachel Hawkins

8.    “I strongly believe that love is the answer and that it can mend even the deepest unseen wounds. Love can heal, love can console, love can strengthen, and yes, love can make change.”

― Somaly Mam

9.    “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness”.”

― Alain de Botton

10.                 “I would give anything, anything, to be the man to whom this has not happened. I can not accommodate myself to it. In a lifetime of trying, I can not accommodate myself to it.

 And now I will have to be that person forever.”

― Robert Goolrick

11.                “I raised you so high that every other man on earth is now doomed to live in your shadow.”

― Ranata Suzuki

12.                  “One day many years ago a man walked along and stood in the sound of the ocean on a cold sunless shore and said, “We need a voice to call across the water, to warn ships; I’ll make one. I’ll make a voice  all of time and all of the fog that ever was; I’ll make a voice that is an empty bed beside you all night long, and an empty house when you open the door, and trees in autumn with no leaves. A sound the birds flying south, crying, and a sound  November wind and the sea on the hard, cold shore. I’ll make a sound that’s so alone that no one can miss it, that whoever hears it will weep in their souls, and hearths will seem warmer, and being inside will seem better to all who hear it in the distant towns. I’ll make me a sound and an apparatus and they’ll call it a Fog Horn and whoever hears it will know the sadness of eternity and the briefness of life.”

The Fog Horn blew.”

― Ray Bradbury

13.                  “When I was little, I was out riding my brand-new blue bicycle when I decided to see how far I could keep going without looking back even once.

I could feel with my back how my neighborhood was receding, further and further away… but I kept pedaling with all my might, my mind almost going blank. All I could hear was the sound of my own heart, thumping wildly in my ears. Even now, I remember it sometimes. What exactly was I trying to do that day? What was it that I wanted to prove?

It’s no good. My mind just keeps fogging over. I have this irritating sound stuck in my head. What is it? This sound… Ohh… I know what it is.

This is… the sound of emptiness.”

― Chica Umino

14.                 “I’ve never wanted to be loved. And God Knows no one’s done it yet.”

― Lisa Kleypas

15.                 “I loved you at your worst, and you were always at your worst. Nothing could stop me. Not even you.”

― Denice Envall

16.                  “He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much.”

― Nina LaCour

17.                  “The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it is liquefied brain.”

― Samuel Beckett

18.                  “I stumbled out into the courtyard to try to flee my misery, but of course we can never flee the misery that is within us.”

― Arthur Golden,

19.                  “In the moonlight which is always sad, as the light of the sun itself is–as the light called human life is–at its coming and its going.”

― Charles Dickens

20.                 “Life is such a strange thing, she thinks, once she has stopped laughing. Even after certain things have happened to them, no matter how awful the experience, people still go on eating and drinking, going to the toilet and washing themselves – living, in other words. And sometimes they even laugh out loud. And they probably have these same thoughts, too, and when they do it must make them cheerlessly recall all the sadness they’d briefly managed to forget.”

― Han Kang

21.                 “There was nothing particularly intimate about the way they sat, but something about the scene made Gansey feel strange,  he’d heard an unpleasant statement and later forgotten everything about the words but the way they had made him feel.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

22.                  “Eyes so young, so full of pain … Two lonely drops of winter rain … And no tear could these eyes sustain … For too much had they seen.”

― Shaun Hick

23.                  “Your coffin reached the monstrous hole. And a part of me went down into the muddy earth with you and lay down next to you and died with you.”

― Rosamund Lupton

24.                  “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.”

― V.C. Andrews

25.                  “The people you think are the happiest are usually the saddest; that’s because they see more and feel deeper than others do. They are the sensitive and they see beyond the veil of what’s tangible and what’s not. They wear no masks and can see through the masks of others. The sensitive to life are few in number, which is why they feel so alone…because they are all alone.”

― Donna Lynn Hope

26.                  “The person you hurt the most in this world was the person that brought you into it.”

― Vannary Rang

27.                  “Madlen came to sit beside her on the bed. “Lady Queen,” she said with her own particular brand of rough gentleness. “It is not the job of the child to protect her mother. It’s the mother’s job to protect the child. By allowing your mother to protect you, you gave her a gift. Do you understand me?”

― Kristin Cashore

28.                  “Think I’ll miss you forever,

 the stars miss the sun in the morning sky.”

― Lana Del Rey

29.                  “I used to cover my windows in heavy curtains, never drawn. Now I danced in the sunlight on my hardwood floors.”

― Kimberly Novosel

30.                  “When by my solitary hearth I sit,

When no fair dreams before my “mind’s eye” flit,

And the bare heath of life presents no bloom;

Sweet Hope, ethereal balm upon me shed,

And wave thy silver pinions o’er my head.”

― John Keats

31.                  “I know in a way I never knew before that there is nowhere for me to go, nothing for me to do, and no one for me to know. The voice in my head keeps reciting these old principles of mine. The voice is his voice, and the voice is also my voice. And there are other voices, voices I have never heard before, voices that seem to be either dead or dying in a great moonlit darkness. More than ever, some sort of new arrangement seems in order, some dramatic and unknown arrangement — anything to find release from this heartbreaking sadness I suffer every minute of the day (and night), this killing sadness that feels as if it will never leave me no matter where I go or what I do or whom I may ever know.”

― Thomas Ligotti

32.                 “Clearly God was in some kind of mood on my birthday.”

― Jodi Picoult

33.  “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”

― Dante Alighieri

34.  “It’s painful, loving someone from afar. Watching them – from the outside.

The once familiar elements of their life reduced to nothing more than occasional mentions in conversations and faces changing in photographs…..

They exist to you now as nothing more than living proof that something can still hurt you … with no contact at all.”

― Ranata Suzuki

35.   “Insecurities have the ability to shape and mold our minds to live with everything that’s bad; like crying on the inside, while smiling on the outside…thus creating pain…but, alas, I have the answer; forget about what you thought and enjoy (embrace) what you feel”

― Jeremy Aldana

36.   “She became a story, one I have mostly forgotten. One I can’t end because she died a long time ago.”

― Elizabeth Scott, Living Dead Girl

37.   “About time, what I really learned from studying English is: time is different with timing.

I understand the difference of these two words so well. I understand falling in love with the right person in the wrong timing could be the greatest sadness in a person’s entire life.”

― Xiaolu Guo

38.  “After a while, though, even the deepest sorrow faltered, even the most penetrating despair lost its scalpel edge.”

― Richard Matheson

39.  “When you feel sadness inside,

wipe it away by cries and tears!”

― Toba Beta

40.  “Why, then, did I always feel as if his happiness was my responsibility? It wasn’t fair for him to burden me with that. It had never been fair.”

― Melanie Benjamin

41.  “The trouble with a great sadness is that it doesn’t fit inside your body.”

― Manuel Rivas

42.  “…Sometimes they open it up like a package in the presence of a person they can talk to,’ she said. ‘Someone they can trust.’ She held out her hands. ‘Any person who is carrying a lot of sadness,’ she said, ‘needs to be able to rest sometimes, and to put it down.”

― Julia Schumacher

43.  “In my experience, there never seems to be a man or woman who will walk in and literally sweep you off your feet, or away, when you’re in the biggest distaster of your life. If it happens, it’ll be guaranteed he or she won’t be the one you’ve longed for. Yeah…we all still seem to be waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right.”

― Jennifer Salaiz

44.  “Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.”

― Zadie Smith

45.   “I tell you solemnly, that I have many times tried to become an insect. But I was not equal even to that. I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness- a real thorough-going illness.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

46.  “I went back to those graves not long afterward and found as I stood there that sadness was a very heavy thing. My body weighed twice what it had only a moment earlier, as if those graves were pulling me down toward them.”

― Arthur Golden

47.  “It has an L on it. L for love. See? It’s the key to the universe, Dad. You said you were looking for it. You told Mom you were. I found it for you so you don’t have to look anymore. So you can come home at night.”

― Jennifer Donnelly

48.  “On the beach, Roran stood alone, watching them go. Then he threw back his head and uttered a long, aching cry, and the night echoed with the sound of his loss.”

― Christopher Paolini

49.  “People who shout joy from the rooftops are often the saddest of all.”

― Milan Kundera

50.  “I smile. I smile all the time, but you’re just not around to see it these days”.”

― Sarra Manning

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The best way to deal with sadness is to embrace and accept it.

Feeling sad is part of life, and is a feeling you must know in order to appreciate more your blessings and happy moments. 

There is nothing wrong with feeling sad from time to time.

Let it pass through you, feel it, and let it go. 

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