Here are 29 quotes about sadness:

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

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars, and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.” – Robert M. Drake

“Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.” – Jean Giraudoux

“I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others—the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by midafternoon, he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.” – Frank Ocean

“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” – Carl Jung

“Tears are words that need to be written.” – Paulo Coelho

“I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like – like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.” – Lauren Oliver

“It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“The sadness will last forever.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“All the sadness and bitterness of life are contained in the meaning of existence.” – Leo Tolstoy

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

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

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

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” – Dante Alighieri

“Life is made of so many partings welded together.” – Charles Dickens

“And the time will come when you see we’re all one, and life builds to a crescendo; sweet creation will prevail and love will never fail; we’re all one, and the time is now. Life is just a precious minute between now and forever.” – Mariah Carey

“This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.” – David Nicholls

“He who has never experienced hurt, cannot experience true love.” – Tristan Gonzales

“Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.” – Brooke Davis

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

“Is there any better feeling than finishing a book that made you cry? The tears just validate that you read something magical.” – Jenna Evans Welch

“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” – Alan Moore

“Grieving is an expression of gratitude, and that present loss is the price we pay for the gift of someone’s love.” – Dr. Alan Wolfelt

“If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore, it’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber