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 can feel so unproductive.
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.
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.
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.
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 money… Unless, that is, it’s a film about an historical event.
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.
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.
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.
There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness.
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.
Even in times of great sadness, there are always moments where we crack up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I do believe that if you haven‘t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
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.
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 experienced great sadness with our elimination from the 1990 World Cup, with many penalties. I still have that feeling of injustice in me.
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.
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.
It’s the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s definitely sadness happening in this band. I get melancholy every day about things.
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.
There’s a lot of nerves, a lot of excitement, a little bit of sadness leaving the chapter in Columbus.
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.
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 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.
My life has had a lot of fun moments, but I tend to feel sadness more often.
When any character gets killed, there’s always a sadness about that, because they’re part of the family in a way.
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.
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.
Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
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.
I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.
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.
The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.
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.
There is a crisis that is not political – an epidemic of loneliness, of sadness – and we’re completely unequal to dealing with it.
I’m trying to make sure that there’s comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable.
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.
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.
All the best songs have an element of sadness.
Humor without sadness underneath it feels cheap and aggressive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is something you can’t predict, and it is the huge sadness in your life, losing a child.
Sadness has a horrible way of lingering in your subconscious.
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.
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.
For the naysayers that claimed ‘American Family‘ revealed 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.