47 Quotes About Crying


There is a gentle power that is held by sensitive individuals. These quotes about crying remind us that showing emotion is not a weakness, but a strength.

“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”

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

“Crying is never a symbol of weakness. For the time we are born, it has always been a sign that we are alive.”

“Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash.”

“Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.”

“Crying over what’s gone won’t find the present.”

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”

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

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

“Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.”

“Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it’ll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you’re gonna win if you just hang in.”

“He does not weep who does not see.”

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.”

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

“I heard the teardrop hit my pillow before I even knew I was crying.”

“I like the snot to run a little, the tears to accumulate a bit before reaching for the handkerchief. Then I know I’m really crying. Crying just isn’t crying unless it’s messy.”

“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.”

“Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.”

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.”

“It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.”

“It’s no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.”

“Laugh till you weep. Weep till there’s nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it’s all one.”

“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

“Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.”

“Let your tears flow and where they go, let your sorrows follow.”

“More grievous than tears is the sight of them.”

“My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.”

“Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.”

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”

“Sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is.”

“Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.”

“Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.”

“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.”

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”

“Tears are the summer showers to the soul.”

“The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.”

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.”

“The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”

“There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.”

“There is a certain pleasure in weeping.”

“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.”

“Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.”

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

“What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.”

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

“You know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”

Crying is an integral part of a healthy and successful childhood development.

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