101 Sad Quotes about Life to Help You Feel Better
A tense disagreement with a spouse, the death of a beloved pet, being passed over for a promotion, and other common disappointments can make us feel miserable. Sadness is a natural emotion that should pass with time. Read all the 101 sad quotes about life to help you feel better and relieve from your pain.
I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
― Ned Vizzini
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
― Haruki Murakami
What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.
― John Green
I can’t eat and I can’t sleep. I’m not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?
― Ned Vizzini
The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.
― Katie McGarry
There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.
― Barbara Kingsolver
I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.
― Augusten Burroughs
Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.
― Brian Jacques
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
― Oscar Wilde
I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of the throat and I’d cry for a week.
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now
When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
― Yann Martel
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.
― Phoebe Stone
There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.
Once you start down the slippery slope of depression, it’s hard to climb off of it. And sometimes you don’t want to climb off of it.
― Keary Taylor, What I Didn’t Say
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
There is no loss, if you cannot remember what you have lost.
― Claire North,
Some of the most beautiful things we have in life comes from our mistakes.
― Surgeo Bell
“These stay the same. Remember that when you look at me. Remember it’s me. Please.
― Maggie Stiefvater
But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.
― Veronica Roth
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.
― Nicholas Sparks
There are two types of people in the world those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.
Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.
― Mark Haddon
Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.
― Jasmine Warga
Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.
― Matthew Quick
The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.
If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.
― Criss Jami
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
― John Lennon
If you desire healing,
let yourself fall ill
let yourself fall ill.
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
― John Keats
I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him… The land of tears is so mysterious.
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It’s like I have this large black hole in my brain and it’s sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness.
― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits
Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.
― Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
I wish the night would end,
I wish the day’d begin,
I wish it would rain or snow,
or the wind would blow,
or the grass would grow,
I wish I had yesterday,
I wish there were games to play…
― V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic
I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tears are words that need to be written.
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
― George Eliot
There you go…let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.
― Shannon Hale
Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.
― Gustave Flaubert
So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.
And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.
― Sarah Waters
She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?
― Cassandra Clare
I was in the biggest breakdown of my life when I stopped crying long enough to let the words of my epiphany really sink in. That whore, karma, had finally made her way around, and had just bitch-slapped me right across the face. The realization only made me cry harder.
― Jennifer Salaiz
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever,- One foot in sea and one on shore,
Man cries, his tears dry up and run out. So he becomes a devil, reduced to a monster.
― Kouta Hirano
I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.
― Jessica Sorensen
Joy came always after pain.
― Guillaume Apollinaire
There’s no point to living life unless you make history and the best way to make history is to help others.
― Demi Lovato, Stay Strong
The moral of the story is even though that seemed like the end of the world back then, right now I can look back on it and laugh. And if anyone is going through something similar right now just know it will get better.
― Phil Lester
Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after awhile and leave a hurt that is worse than the emptiness before they came.
― L.M. Montgomery
A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.
― Rachel Sontag
I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.
He looked at her as a man might look at a faded flower he had plucked, in which it was difficult for him to trace the beauty that had made him pick and so destroy it
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
It weren’t too loo long before I seen something in me, had changed. A bitter seed was planted inside of me. And I just didn’t feel so, accepting, anymore.
― Kathryn Stockett, The Help
True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.
― Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair
Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.
― Joshua Wisenbaker
From the moment we are born, we begin to die.
― Janne Teller
You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.
― Sharon Creech
Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.
I will be stronger than my sadness.
― Jasmine Warga
Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.
― Charles Bukowski
It seemed silly to wash one day when I would only have to wash again the next.
It made me tired just to think of it.
― Sylvia Plath
I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter.
The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone. ― Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains. ― Criss Jami, Killosophy
It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us. ― Jackson Pearce, Fathomless
Anne was always glad in the happiness of her friends; but it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by happiness that is not your own. ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island
I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.
― Katie McGarry
I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes
― Jeremy Aldana
My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain…There was a time when our people covered the land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea cover its shell-paved floor, but that time long since passed away with the greatness of tribes that are now but a mournful memory.
― Chief Seattle, The Chief Seattle’s Speech
I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poems of Passion
Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;
My silent heart, lie still and break:
Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed
For a dream’s sake.
― Christina Rossetti
Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.
― Maggie Nelson, Bluets
You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.
― Maggie Stiefvater
There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Sad people have the gift of time, while the world dizzies everyone else; they remain stagnant, their bodies refusing to follow pace with the universe. With these kind of people everything aches for too long, everything moves without rush, wounds are always wet.
― Warsan Shire
I told myself that if I didn’t care, this wouldn’t have hurt so much – surely that proved I was alive and human and all those touchy-feely things, for once and for all. But that wasn’t a relief, not when I felt like a skyscraper with dynamite on every floor.
― Jodi Picoult
It’s OK not to be OK.
― Lindsey Kelk
Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.
― Pablo Neruda
It is necessary to fall in love – the better to provide an alibi for all the despair we are going to feel anyway.
― Albert Camus
One need not be a chamber to be haunted.
― Emily Dickinson
Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.
― Sarah Addison Allen
The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.
― Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.
I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.
― Ursula K. Le Guin
I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.
― Robin Williams
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me. ― Joseph Gordon-Levitt
One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.
― K.L. Toth
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
I have been smashed and put back together so many times nothing works right. Nothing is where it should be, heavy thumping in my shoulder where my heart now beats.
― Elizabeth Scott, Living Dead Girl
The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.
― Alain de Botton
I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
― Billy Joel
I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on the top of the beer can.
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
The pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger. – Ritu Ghatourey
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