45 Quotes About Sadness


Having the ability to provide emotional first aid can cure anyone of the ailment of sadness. These quotes about sadness highlight some of the difficulties and challenges that exist when hope is lost.

“Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.”

“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.”

“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.”

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

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

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid
misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.”

“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.”

“Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.”

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

“Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.”

“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.”

“For me, the opposite of happiness isn’t sadness but boredom.”

“From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the forest.”

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”

“I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.”

“I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.”

“I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me.”

“I look back with a mix of emotions: sadness for the people who are gone, nostalgia for times that have passed, but immense gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that came my way.”

“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”

“In my deepest parts of sadness, I’m always making a joke or being sarcastic.”

“It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.”

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.”

“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.”

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”

“Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations, or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.”

“Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.”

“Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.”

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”

“Sadness is also a kind of defence.”

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!”

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”

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

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

“There is a dark side in all of us. And for us ‘bad’ people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.”

“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.”

“Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.”

“We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.”

“We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.”

“We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.”

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

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

Having the ability to find hope when all seems lost and dim can be a difficult feat to conquer.

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