37 Overcoming Sadness Quotes and Sayings

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When confronted with a difficult emotional period of your life, finding a way to put up your sails and get away is the first choice you will probably make. Here are some encouraging overcoming sadness quotes and sayings to remind you of the better days to come.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep.”

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

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots.”

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

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances.”

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

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. ”

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

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

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

“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. ”

“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.”

“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.’ ”

“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.”

“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.”

“Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”

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

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. ”

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

“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. ”

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

Sadness, pain, and depression normally visit hand in hand. Tackling these volatile emotions will bring peace back into your life.

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