The Best Sadness quotes

We all experience sadness in our lives, but sometimes it can be hard to put our feelings into words. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most inspiring and comforting quotes about sadness to help you express your emotions. Whether you’re feeling down or need something to lift your spirits, these quotes about sadness will help provide the comfort and perspective you need. Take a look and find some solace in these words of wisdom.


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The best sadness quotes

1. Change only one thing, change from misery to bliss. from sadness to celebration. And it can be done very easily because misery is an unnatural thing. — Rajneesh

2. An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with. — Thomas Fuller

3. You have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live — Rupi Kaur

4. Did we salivate for sadness, or had we only learned to enjoy what we were forced to eat? — Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

5. I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can’t deal with a woman of their own age. — Michael Caine

6. When you have feelings like sadness or anger about your cancer or your plight, to mask them is to lead an artificial life. — Steve Jobs

7. Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. — Patti Smith

8. Every heart has a layer of sadness, whether deeply buried or covering the surface for all to see. — Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

9. When sadness knows the reason of tears, heart prepares to carry the ache for years — Munia Khan

10. It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive. — Terry Pratchett

11. If she allowed herself to give in to the whole sadness of it, she’d never ever be able to operate like a normal person again. — Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

12. Photos which captures human sadness are the noblest and the most meaningful of all the photos! — Mehmet Murat ildan

13. But now the joy is gone and the sadness is back, the sadness feels like something deserved, the price of some not–quite–forgotten betrayal. — Stephen King

14. You don’t have to live with anger, or sadness, or jealousy. You don’t have to judge yourself, make yourself guilty, and punish yourself. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

15. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel both a sense of responsibility and a deep sadness for those who have lost their lives. — Tony Blair

16. I’m gonna take all my sadness, frustration, anger and energy and channel it into becoming the best possible student.I AM GOING TO BECOME A LEARNING MACHINE. — Peter Rogers

17. In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality. — William S. Burroughs

18. That is why I write–to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance. — Paulo Coelho

19. Expect more get less and feel sadness Or expect less get more and feel happiness — Vijay Dhameliya

20. Do tears not yet spilledwait in small lakes?Or are they invisible riversthat run toward sadness? — Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions

21. It’s a twisted land of self–hatred, sadness, and lots of repressed anger toward every person who’s ever hurt me. — Shane Dawson

22. Happiness, sadness, loss and gain all pass away. What they do to us is what remains. — Yasmin Mogahed

23. The sadness of our existence should not leave us blunted, on the contrary––how to remain thin–skinned, vulnerable and stay alive? — Montgomery Clift

24. Life always squashes death. Love always soothes sadness. — Todd Stocker, Refined: Turning Pain Into Purpose

25. There should be a measure for happiness or sadness, like the width of your smile, the twinkle in your eyes, the depth of your laughter or the salt of your tears. — Srividya Srinivasan

26. She was certain this trip would be a landslide of regret, anger and resentment, crumbling around a day of sadness. — Shannyn Leah, Lakeshore Secrets

27. And I believe happiness is the exact opposite of sadness, bitterness, and hatred: happiness should remain unexamined as long as possible. — Stephen King

28. I’m not clear enough in the head to feel anything but varieties of dull anger and arrows of sadness. — Virginia Woolf

29. We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness. — Pierre Corneille

30. Sadness is twilight’s kiss on earth. — Wole Soyinka

31. Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired. — Paulo Coelho

32. When a person has lived generously and fought fiercely, she deserves more than sadness at the end. — Ruth Reichl, Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

33. Only strong people can find happiness from the sadness surrounding them. — Sahaj Oberoi


35. When most people think of Woodrow Wilson, they see a dour minister’s son who never cracked a smile, where in fact he was a man of genuine joy and great sadness. — A. Scott Berg

36. Perhaps we would bear our sadnesses with greater trust than we have in our joys — Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

37. Why sadness was created?So we could rest from laughing. — Nelson M. Lubao

38. Literature offered a safe circumscribed outlet for sadness. — Richard Brookhiser, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

39. Birds sing even when the world is filled with sadness. I don’t know why people can’t do the same thing. — Michael Gilbert, Perfected Sinfulness

40. Be not in despair — let those tears of sadness grow into flowers.

41. Sadness is a moment in which the world took something from you. Depression is a lifetime of torment no matter what is said or done. — A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

42. I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies. — Merrill Markoe

43. She was certain this trip would be a landslide of regret, anger and resentment, crumbling around a day of sadness. — Shannyn Leah, Lakeshore Secrets

44. The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever. — Nina LaCour, Hold Still

45. All human states are organic brain states–happiness, sadness, fear, lust, dreaming, doing math problems and writing novels–and our brains are not static. — Siri Hustvedt

46. If you feel sadness in your heart seeing a sad or in troubled person, So believe me…God has not made any mistake by making you a human. — Sachin sawariya

47. The best therapists can do with sadness, anger, and anxiety is to help patients live in the more comfortable part of their set range. — Martin Seligman

48. Don’t say you’re sorry I have to let you go ….Time will show Sadness will grow ….. — Sami Abouzid

49. You had to run with a night like this, so the sadness could not hurt. — Ray Bradbury

50. You make me feel like a stronger person and I can’t imagine a life without you in it. I need to be where you are. — Sara Fiorenzo, A Sadness Within


The power of a simple quote can often be enough to help turn a bad day around. So next time you’re feeling down, take a few moments to read through some of these sadness quotes. You may just find the perfect words to help you transform your sadness into a more positive emotion.

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