Sadness Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Sadness Quotes from famous persons: Khalil Gibran, Madeleine Peyroux, Elton John, Will Self, Phoebe Bridgers. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Sadness Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
You have to let it all hang out, let go of the ideas that were more comfortable and embrace some of the sadness in your life.
Madeleine Peyroux
People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste.
There is a deep sadness to American poverty, greater than the sadness of any other kind. It’s because America has such an ideology of success.
Even in a world with much sadness, at its essence, life is beautiful.
I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
I developed a deep sadness for celebrities, a pity that they often are caught in a plastic world that runs too hard and too fast, and that many times that world means destroyed relationships with everyone they know and love.
Karen Kingsbury
If you go to a movie and it’s a great experience, the experience at the end of it is always like this sadness that it’s over, that your time with these characters is finished. There’s almost like an achy feeling that I have when I go to a movie that I love and it ends.
Rather than writing about international events, I write about individual lives. There is elation and sadness, death and birth, love and jealousy, co-operation and betrayal. All the great emotional transactions that happen wherever people come together.
I think a good dollop of sadness is quite a useful thing in comedy sometimes. I think if everyone’s happy all the time, it’s a bit dull. It’s like salt and caramel – you wouldn’t imagine they would go well together, but they do.
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.
The root of the problem I have is anxiety, and it’s all derived from something – I’m just going to say it, some kind of sadness. It manifests in so many different ways and it affects people differently.
Everyone deals with sadness and lack of love when they’re kids, and all this abandonment. Most people do. Hopefully you want to learn something new, and you want to move on to this other place, and I think, for me, it was like, I really didn’t know how to calm myself down.
I believe that you can’t know courage without conquering fear, and you can’t really know joy without knowing sadness.
You know what I hate? I hate people who give me plants. The whole giving someone plants – it’s like giving someone a pet. I’m giving you responsibility, I’m giving you a thing that you now have to take care of for, like, a year until it dies, and then I’m giving you sadness and guilt.
When you lose a loved one, you come to these crossroads. You can take the path that leads you down the aisle of sadness, or you can say, ‘I’m never going to let this person‘s memory die. I’m going to make sure everything they worked for continues.’
We’re always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who’ve closed down. And there are times in one’s life when one has to close down just to regroup.
I look at this world we live in now where someone like Lil Nas X can push forward his true self, full of pride and self-love and have the chance to be loved for who he truly is. I was realising with great sadness that I didnt get that experience.
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.
My children make me cry on a daily basis about everything. Tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of sadness – all the tears, all the time.
To me, spending millions of dollars recreating the world’s sadness with actors and props and sets – it seems like a kind of arrogant waste of moneyUnless, that is, it’s a film about an historical event.
Music is amazing. There’s some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone… truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
Estelle Parsons
Our lives are full of all the genres. Fear and hope and sadness.
9/11 did not really impact me, but I remember sitting in my 6th grade math class. I remember the teachers just being in a panic and turning on our TVs and I remember the impact in the look of just disbelief and sadness and shock that was on my teacher‘s face.
Recognizing chronic sadness may encourage someone to reach out to a friend, family member, or counselor rather than concealing the distress.
I can mourn internally, just be quiet about it. I have my moments but I’m not a real, expressive person, especially when it comes to like sadness.
Faith Evans
There’s great sadness and life doesn’t work out like you would want, on a lot of levels, but there’s no need to feel all alone. This happens to everybody, so there’s no self-pity. This is the ride that humans are on, and all of it is essential for our natural part of it.
In my mind, the CalMac ferry is linked with the joy of arrival, the sadness of departure, the loss of loved ones brought home by ferry to rest in island soil. It is friendships made and a working life begun.
It’s not that I don’t experience absolute sadness, which is very unentertaining, but I think – when I’m being really honest about myself – I think there’s, like, a really performative streak in my personality.
I fight manic-depression, and I have been able to live battling that sadness that I get sometimes.
La India
Wrestling is an opportunity to go to a show, be a part of it, and feel the emotions from anger to frustration to sadness to pain – everything that music can make you feel.
Mozart for me is the No. 1 composer. His music is not just joy or sadness. It’s deep emotion with a touch of lightness, which is the most difficult thing to do.
Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week.
When I had cancer, people were surprised at how cheerful and upbeat I was, but I couldn’t let myself go to depression – to go there, that defeat would allow everything in. If you look too far into the abyss, you might never come out again. You can stand on the abyss and peep but not give in to sadness.
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.
Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
Comte de Lautreamont
There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness.
If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
Love is intense, and sadness is intense.
I knew I wanted to be an actor the first time I thought it wasn’t going to be possible and decided to go another way. I was filled with this incredible sadness – and every time my life led me away from it, I fought to get back to it.
I think when people hear my book on Audible, they’ll hear the inflection in my voice, the tone, and understand me a little bit better and understand my family a little bit better in the ways that I tell the stories. Some are told with laughter, and some are told with sadness.
When I get depressed, I try to get something for the terrible sadness that comes over me and create something in terms of poetry.
Even in times of great sadness, there are always moments where we crack up.
Selenis Leyva
When I think of the 1980s, the only color that comes to mind is a brown, yellowish color. I guess it’s coming from my life experience, and it’s melancholia and sadness and a bit of joy.
I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.
I don’t know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness.
Egon Schiele
In my deepest parts of sadness, I’m always making a joke or being sarcastic.
Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied.
Songs should have an infectious melody and rhythm and, I think, should elicit an emotion of happiness or of celebration or of sadness or of sorrow or of love or laughter, whatever.
Sadness is weak; I don’t believe in weakness.
Angela Bowie
The thing with Disney songs is they’re very manipulative, very sentimental, but they do get you, you know – there’s a kind of sadness to them and that kind of music doesn’t really exist any more.
In fact, I can confidently say that ‘South Park‘s’ penchant for unbridled derision has been directly responsible for my own joy in some times of terrible sadness.
I wanted to understand pain and the human condition, which is full of pain and regret and sadness – and some happiness, if you’re lucky.
To make this announcement fills me with great sadness, but I know I have been blessed in so many ways to have experienced what I have with the England rugby team.
Jonny Wilkinson
Avoiding fear, sadness, or anger is not the same thing as being happy.
When I first went to places where people were suffering from war and persecution, I felt ashamed of my feelings of sadness. I could see more possibilities in my life.
I don’t need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.
If the spectrum linking everyday depression to Major Depression sometimes hinders understanding of it, it also offers an opportunity for empathy. Because almost everyone, at some point, experiences feelings of sadness, of hopelessness, of emptiness, not to mention lethargy and irritability.
There’s a lot of art that’s about loss and sadness, but I would love it if hopefulness were more of a cliche. That’s the work that always sticks with me and emboldens me in life.
Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
Red Skelton
I do believe that if you haven‘t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
Nana Mouskouri
You never have a comedian who hasn’t got a very deep strain of sadness within him or her. Every great clown has been very near to tragedy.
Margaret Rutherford
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.
There’s a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn’t have if the music wasn’t there.
To me, sadness and humor aren’t disrelated and humor is the best tool I’ve had against the sadness in my life.
Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there’s so much shame around it. If you have it you’re a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.
I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want – but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.
A night out isn’t just chaos and hedonism. It can be beautiful as well and there’s a sadness to the end of it.
I experienced great sadness with our elimination from the 1990 World Cup, with many penalties. I still have that feeling of injustice in me.
I dance. A lot. I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.
Inga Muscio
I would love to live free of the fear and sadness and real desperation that I think the effect of childbirth has on women, especially because we are expected to be so concerned by ‘recovery‘ from childbirth.
When you experience the emotion of sadness, there will be changes in facial expression, and your body will be closed in, withdrawn. There are also changes in your heart, your guts: they slow down. And there are hormonal changes.
I feel that whatever God gives you, happiness or sadness, there is a motive behind it.
I lost a lot of finals, so it was difficult. It’s sad, and that sadness stays with you, but I always enjoyed the game.
We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge, and that’s both a sadness and something to control, try to learn to live with, make terms with.
Lou Harrison
The best jokes resonate because they uncover ridiculousness in our daily lives, reveal the silliness – and sometimes sadness – of things we see every day.
As somebody who participates in the overall PC ecosystem, it’s totally great when faster wireless networks and standards come out or when graphics get faster. Windows 8 was like this giant sadness. It just hurts everybody in the PC business.
The old, sad art colors are gone. Now I paint bright colors. I paint paintings which are happy, where children are laughing and playing with animals. I paint paradise on Earth. I still paint sadness sometimes, but there is sadness in the world, too.
Margaret Keane
For me, the opposite of happiness isn’t sadness but boredom.
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
I suppose I always find a lot of characters that are deeply, deeply keening with a sense of yearning and desire through sadness, but they have a bravery that keeps them going despite that.
I feel a sense of sadness and joy. Mostly sadness though about what I’ve experienced and sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke.
Luther Vandross
I realised that you can go through times of extreme happiness, but if that happiness is not coming from a deeply rooted place, you will also be going through extreme lows of sadness.
Just as you’re allowed to be angry about injustice, it’s natural to express feelings of sadness or fear, especially if you’re exhausted by the prospect of trying to keep a brave face.
We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought.
All the greatest comedians use comedy and humor to release pain and sadness, and I think that instead of wanting to live within my pain, or live within my sadness, I try to be funny and look at things with a funny view.
It’s the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
Josh Peck
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
Susie Bright
The BBC is part of the glue which binds the United Kingdom together. At those times of national moment – of joy or sadness, in the UK or around the world, at times when the nation wants to celebrate, mourn or just enjoy itself people turn to the BBC.
Gavyn Davies
God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet.
Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. You must dwell also on the glad remembrance of God’s loving-kindness; otherwise, sadness will harden the heart and lead it more deeply into despair.
We all have sadness in our life and things that we can draw upon.
A sort of sadness shall always remain in my mind that I was not allowed to retire while playing, but anyway, it’s all a part of life for a sportsman who, while playing, never realises when he should retire, but he starts thinking about it when he is dropped.
I don’t go on the Internet. I never go on the Internet. I don’t go on Twitter. I’m not on Facebook. I’ve seen friends go into dark, dark holes of sadness because of that. Frankly, I don’t have the time or the attention span for it.
Amy Sherman-Palladino
I believe a lot of what contributes to the sadness and downward-spiraling in our lives is a sense of hopelessness. We become resentful when circumstances aren’t unfolding as we want, leading us to doubt whether we will ever get what we want.
Sinatra‘s melancholy was the melancholy of mass (old) media technology – the ‘extimacy’ of the records facilitated by the phonograph and the microphone, and expressing a peculiarly cosmopolitan and urban sadness.
Sadness is also a kind of defence.
Ivo Andric
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!
We may thank God that we can feel pain and know sadness, for these are the human sentiments that constitute our glory as well as our grief.
When you’re an adult, things mellow out. I think when you’re a teenager and you are sad and the world is ending, everything is about that one sadness.
Touring is real demanding. You swing between sadness and euphoria. But for us to cry about it isn’t fair.
I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
People don’t understand the devastation the murder of a child does to someone. Eighty percent of parents of murdered children wind up in divorce. The only thing you have in common is that horrible sadness. You can’t see the joy of your previous life.
John Walsh
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.
I wasn’t prepared for the fact that grief is so unpredictable. It wasn’t just sadness, and it wasn’t linear. Somehow I’d thought that the first days would be the worst and then it would get steadily better – like getting over the flu. That’s not how it was.
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
Edmond de Goncourt
My declining allure is a source of great sadness to me.
In 1982, I wrote in my diary that life is motion, not joy. If the way you measure success in life is by how much joy it brings you, you’re measuring inaccurately. Life is also sadness, defeat, striving. It is many things.
I think that emotional marks are made early on. Even if you can rationalize them as you grow up, they still leave that dank sadness you can never truly shake.
I think coldness is chic among writers, and particularly ironic coldness. What is absolutely not allowable is sadness. People will do anything rather than to acknowledge that they are sad.
Mary Gordon
There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do – but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.
There’s definitely sadness happening in this band. I get melancholy every day about things.
I hold Mad Season very fondly to my heart, and there’s a lot of sadness in that, too.
I always felt like the best comedy came out of sadness, and some of my favourite shows growing up – a lot of my influences – have these very sad characters and treat that sadness seriously while also being very funny.
If my leg falls off, I’ll get a prosthetic. There’d be no deep sadness about. I’d just get on with it! It’s called life, and I love life. You have to be positive, and you have to crack on no matter what.
I know what it’s like to have someone coming home who looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days, and I’ve seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror.
The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don’t know how people make it.
I find sadness and strife to be so much more interesting with an upbeat melody.
We all have these emotions, but you never really want to own up to sadness. You want to bury it.
We’re moved by our fans. We feel their sadness and happiness. We’re deeply connected.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Henry Van Dyke
There’s a lot of nerves, a lot of excitement, a little bit of sadness leaving the chapter in Columbus.
Zack Steffen
With ‘Bright Star’ and with ‘The Piano,’ too, I felt a kind of sadness about it being in such a different era, because of my lack of experience with the era. And one of the ways I’d get over it is to remind myself that every film, even if it’s contemporary, creates its own world.
I write with humour about sadness, to introduce an element of sweet to the sour, a bit like Turkish food.
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.
When I look at Lake Michigan each July, I imagine the men of the Indianapolis visible on the horizon; dark heads, struggling arms, a cry and whirl of a world being remade. I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness, accompanied by a desire to yell out that they will be rescued.
It’s a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.
I often make movies that involve depression or deep holes of sadness, although there are also these other great things in ‘New Moon,’ like this epic set-piece at the end of the film in Italy.
Chris Weitz
When you see the fans all in together – elation and sadness sat next to each other, kids crying and the other half of the family up there, giving it all that – that’s just incredible.
I know so many people who feel hopeless, and they ask me, ‘What should I do?’ And I say: ‘Act. Do something.’ Because that is the best medicine against sadness and depression.
I just wanted Sadness to be true, to come from a real place. I tried to work from the inside out, going from my gut all the time. I didn’t over-analyze it. I just did it.
My life has had a lot of fun moments, but I tend to feel sadness more often.
If you view history as a backdrop, set-dressing or fiction, then ‘Pride and Prejudice‘ is hugely entertaining. My reread saw the misery of the female charactersreality. My new reaction was sadness and fury. Knowledge ruins everything!
When any character gets killed, there’s always a sadness about that, because they’re part of the family in a way.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathersclap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
George Catlin
All human states are organic brain states – happiness, sadness, fear, lust, dreaming, doing math problems and writing novels – and our brains are not static.
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
The thought that all experience will be lost at the moment of my death makes me feel pain and fear… What a waste, decades spent building up experience, only to throw it all away… We remedy this sadness by working. For example, by writing, painting, or building cities.
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.
Falling is a hard thing to do whether you are a Christian or not, but when you are in Christ, it comes with a deep sadness for letting your Savior down.
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.
I turned sadness into an anthem for not letting anything or anyone slow you down.
When we arrived in London, my sadness at leaving Paris was turned into despair. After my long stay in the French capital, huge, ponderous, massive London seemed to me as ugly a thing as man could contrive to make.
My Bandcamp had a lot of bad and good music, but I relied on that to sort my feelings. My sadness will always be there, even in the happiness.
Learning how to center and control anger, fear, sadness, weakness and learning how to channel that into something smart, cerebralizing it, meditating on it and then moving into it with wisdom – that’s important.
Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
Bill Blass
I can remember watching MTV Cribs – these amazing houses – and looking around my house where there was no carpet on the floors. You feel hopeless, and that can manifest itself in all kinds of emotions: sadness can turn to anger, and anger might turn to aggression.
37 is a lumpy number, a bit like porridge. Six is very small and dark and cold, and whenever I was little trying to understand what sadness is I would imagine myself inside a number six and having that experience of cold and darkness. Similarly, number four is a shy number.
There’s a feeling of elation that comes after getting off stage and then there’s a feeling of utter sadness that comes after getting off the stage.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Life throws surprises, sorrows, sadness, and hardship, and I think that writing has actually grounded me. It kept me grounded when everything else was falling apart.
Some pass their days as though suffering a deep sadness they cannot name. Others are unhappy because life didn’t turn out the way they thought it would.
Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.
Take a look at Mila Kunis. When you see her performance in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall,’ you see a beauty there, and also a sadness.
The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
When you’re in the public eye, we all feel like we’re constantly observed, so we don’t let things out. Anger, sadness, happiness – when does that come out? Maybe when you’re in traffic, because you’re in the safety of your little metallic bubble.
I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.
Robert Ryan
Most people, when they lose their dads, they go through a period of mourning and grieving, and time begins to heal their sadness. But we don’t have the opportunity to heal. I know my brother and sister feel the same. The man was probably one of the most photographed people who ever lived.
When you’ve been touched by sadness and grief, it makes you vulnerable. And because I am vulnerable, I try to be positive. And when I say ‘try,’ I really do mean try, because it’s an effort.
You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess.
Being knee-deep in sadness or suffering and refusing to look down – to me, that represents something more powerful than someone who’s never gone through difficulty.
I used to always say teleportation for those times when you want to skip the commute, the traffic, the wait. Now, however, I think I’d really love the power to just heal people. Heal sickness, sadness, and pain. It’s really all the world needs.
A lot of me is very up, and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work.
The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.
God is in control. When I turn my pain, sadness and stresses over to Him, instead of worrying about them, I find I live a much happier life.
The strongest feelings I experienced were in Davis Cup. It was the most powerful thing: the victories and the losses. It hits you in a distinct way. It’s another level of satisfaction – another level of sadness.
David Nalbandian
Sadness, irritability, fatigue, and distractedness are among the most common side effects of grief while parenting.
You throw sadness, you throw depression, you throw horror at Batman, he’s like, ‘Yeah, yawn, I’ve done that.’ You throw happiness at him? That’s something that riles him; that’s something that he’s not used to.
With about a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news every day, and with the stories becoming more horrific, the level of sadness becomes unbearable. And what becomes of our planet when that sadness becomes apathy? Because we feel helpless. And we turn our heads and turn the page.
There is a crisis that is not political – an epidemic of loneliness, of sadness – and we’re completely unequal to dealing with it.
Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
I’m trying to make sure that there’s comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable.
If you say, ‘I listen to pop,’ you picture this kind of perfect, colorful, polished song. I want to have that, but when you open it, you see this gritty dark – kind of like dancing your tears away. Disguise the sadness in a pop beat.
I always have a slight sense of sadness when Ramadan ends. It’s such an amazing, blessed month. For me it is like a training camp for the year. You reflect on your life and things you can improve on. And it’s not about food and drink, it’s about learning to be a better person.
I think you have to deal with grief in the sense that you have to recognize that you have it, and say that it’s OK to have all the sadness.
Deep down, I reckon the sweetest moment will come when it’s finally all over. When, at last, I know that I can stop fighting. Of course it’ll also be a little sad. The sweetest moments, y’know, always come with just a little sadness.
So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy‘s assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been.
I’ve written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
Jean Racine
All the best songs have an element of sadness.
There is a kind of sadness in not wanting the things that give so many other people their life’s meaning. There can be sadness at not living out a more universal story – the supposed life cycle.
Humor without sadness underneath it feels cheap and aggressive.
After my first marriage ended in 2002 I went out with someone who made me feel very sexy. He was ten years younger than me and full of the joy of youth, which was wonderful after all the sadness of divorce, and a great confidence boost.
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.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
For as long as I can remember I had suffered from anxiety, nervousness, the big black cloud, stress, low moods, sadness.
I had sadness for breakfast.
Andy Milonakis
I am not carefree. I’m just not. I experience an immense amount of joy, a crazy amount of joy through sadness and so much struggle. There’s something problematic about ‘carefree black girl.’
I realised that you can go through times of extreme happiness, but if that happiness is not coming from a deeply rooted place, you will also be going through extreme lows of sadness.
My sadness compels me to hide it so that people won’t judge me. Seeking help would have blown my cover. Meanwhile, my mania convinces me that it’s making me fun so I’ll want to dive further into it. Seeking help would’ve ruined that good time.
I think everybody had this weird mix of pubescent rage and sadness, and just pure mania and joy. It’s a really weird time.
I can tell you what I personally use a camera for. Basically, it is to record a moment. A moment that is vital to give the viewer a sensation of liveliness, sadness, joy and so on.
Antony Armstrong-Jones
Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.
My mother was murdered by my step-father, my brother’s father, who was also named Joel, twenty-five years ago. Whatever sadness or burden I’ve been living with since then, my brother’s also been living with, but he’s lived with the added burden of having the exact same name as our mother’s murderer.
Music is about truth, and truth contains the ugliness and the dark and evil and hate and sadness as well as the happiness and beauty and everything in between. Having all those extremes is itself a satisfying, positive thing.
I’m not good at being a picture-perfect pop star, happy all the time. If I’m having a bad day, I can’t pretend. I’m always a bit unhappy, but that’s just me. I like dwelling in my sadness.
In our culture I think most people think of grief as sadness, and that’s certainly part of it, a large part of it, but there’s also this thorniness, these edges that come out.
Anthony Rapp
I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me.
It is so friendly so simply friendly and though inevitable not a sadness and though occurring not a shock.
Sadness isn’t an emotion that most cool bands want to talk about.
It is something you can’t predict, and it is the huge sadness in your life, losing a child.
I don’t know a writer who doesn’t feel some sense of glamour and magic and a complex, wistful sadness emanating from the expats of the twenties in France. Some of the sadness, of course, is that we weren’t there.
Sadness has a horrible way of lingering in your subconscious.
The trouble with boxing is that too often it ends in sadness.
Barry McGuigan
The vampire movies I embraced as a kid used vampirism as a metaphor that expressed deep sadness and a lot of human qualities.
I don’t like violence, in reel or real life. I prefer the quiet, beautiful genre of movies where everything is rosy and pleasant. I stay away from extreme sadness in my scripts and, somehow, I can’t make movies for kids.
Anoop Menon
In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
Mental health is such a complex thing and so difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Who does have mental problems? What’s the difference between mental problems and depression and sadness?
Successful prime-time television of any genre produces some kind of emotional reaction in the viewers. There are a lot of different emotions to tap into. The emotion of the reward of discovery, the feeling of righteous anger, the feelings of pathos and sadness, or sentimentality of being moved by something.
Chris Hayes
Remember The Nothing? It was a gigantic, black storm from ‘The Neverending Story’ that fed on fear and doubt and sadness and hate and uncertainty and didn’t stop until everything was gone. That is what Trump feels like to me.
I have a very high frequency of anger, and a very high frequency of sadness.
For the naysayers that claimedAmerican Familyrevealed us to be vacant, unloving, uncaring morons of the materialistic ’70s, this image will be proven wrong when Mom and Dad remarry… Make no mistake. This is not to emphasize the sadness of my demise but rather emphasize the love of my family and friends.
I think things are dishonest if they’re not aware of sadness.
I’d think the house was the source of great sadness or pressure. I knew it wasn’t. I knew it was just where I lived. But I’d walk up the stairs and the second floor was just desolate. My old bedroom: empty. My old rehearsal room: empty. First floor studio: messy and empty. Middle room: broken gear everywhere.
Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.
Sadness was something I was thinking about in my life outside of writing, so it wormed itself into whatever I wrote.
Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.
My approach to cricket has been reasonably simple: it was about giving everything to the team, it was about playing with dignity and it was about upholding the spirit of the game. I hope I have done some of that. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. It is why I leave with sadness but also with pride.
Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It’s a fact of life, like contradictions are.