Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Sadness Quotes from famous authors such as Daniel Tammet, Lance Loud, Frankie Cosmos, Nancy Sinatra, La India. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I won’t sing if I don’t feel it, so there’s always so much sadness and so much sentiment behind it all.
We all have these emotions, but you never really want to own up to sadness. You want to bury it.
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.
Sadness can feel so unproductive.
Even in a world with much sadness, at its essence, life is beautiful.
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
I’ve never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I’ve only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up.
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.
I dance. A lot. I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.
I was so stupid when I was young. I thought that everyone should share my feelings and my sadness about the state of the world, the stuff you have when you are 16 and are asking if God exists.
When any character gets killed, there’s always a sadness about that, because they’re part of the family in a way.
There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I want roles without anger and feistiness. I want to show weakness and sadness, some love, some happiness.
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 love sad. Sadness makes you feel more than anything.
I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.
After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me.
I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
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.
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 was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be.
Just being with a group of girls and experiencing sadness together – it’s a pretty powerful thing.
The Sarajevans have a very particular world view – a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and… truckloads of guts, you know.
I’m happy, I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.
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.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
I believe that you can’t know courage without conquering fear, and you can’t really know joy without knowing sadness.
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.
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.
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.
The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
I feel like crying and sadness has brought an actual change to the shape of my mouth.
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.
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
With sadness specifically, in America you read about people medicating to avoid sadness. They don’t want to experience sadness, and yet it’s such a vital part of being human.
I want to take this opportunity to express, one more time, my deep sadness to those countrymen who feel, rightly, that they were victims of my government.
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.
The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that.
I think things are dishonest if they’re not aware of sadness.
When good people do bad things, it is sad, but when they reach the point where one can predict that they will do nothing but bad things, a deeper kind of sadness sets in, almost at the level of resignation.
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.
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 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 have to confess that I have so rarely experienced triumph that I cannot claim to know it well enough to judge, but it seems to be at best a momentary joy followed instantly by sadness, and, then, of necessity, by wariness.
I can usually tell when a woman is going through a divorce because they look so gaunt and tired and sad. It’s just a huge sadness. It’s horrible. It’s like death. You mourn, but the person’s still there.
I grew up in Cleveland, so my heart got attached at a young age to the freight train of sadness that is Cleveland sports.
There is a lot of sadness in America.
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.
My parents’ divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that.
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.
There is a crisis that is not political – an epidemic of loneliness, of sadness – and we’re completely unequal to dealing with it.
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.
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.
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.
I think everybody had this weird mix of pubescent rage and sadness, and just pure mania and joy. It’s a really weird time.
Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
This might sound masochistic or narcissistic, I don’t know, but when I’m not playing the game, the validations I feel about life are always through the hardships. I relate more to sadness, in a lot of ways, when I’m not playing.
If they want to party and do all the things I say brought me sadness in my song, with my song as the soundtrack… so be it.
There’s a lot of nerves, a lot of excitement, a little bit of sadness leaving the chapter in Columbus.
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 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.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
My plan is just to love harder than I’ve ever loved before, hide nothing, and embrace that I’m an imperfect human being. Oh, and sadness – sadness is everything.
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.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
Sadness… reflecting on the proud legacy of trust and fair play on which Reliance Industries was founded by my visionary father Dhirubhai Ambani, and how far RIL appeared to have moved away from those original values.
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.
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.’
I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.
My job is very simply that of a photojournalist. I want to stop people’s eye on the page, I want to move the viewer to laughter, to sadness, sometimes to wince – not to impress other photographers.
If you look at the character of Sadness, they really nailed my eyebrows.
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.
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.
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.’
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 guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you’re not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you.
I think everyone feels alone in their sadness, and there’s a certain value to hearing other people’s sad stories.
With any kind of mean girl, or anyone who bullies anyone, there’s always a reason for it. There is that sadness in them or insecurity that makes them feel like they need to act out or hurt other people.
Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.
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.
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.
I just try to write what I think would really happen, and with grief and tragedy, there are these naturally occurring moments of levity and humor and absurdity. I think that’s what life is really like. Sadness gets interrupted, and happiness gets interrupted.
The best jokes resonate because they uncover ridiculousness in our daily lives, reveal the silliness – and sometimes sadness – of things we see every day.
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 characters’ reality. My new reaction was sadness and fury. Knowledge ruins everything!
I was never able to get through Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I’ve never been able to make it through. And I love the Smashing Pumpkins, they’re one of my favorite bands ever, but I’ve never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through.
Sadness isn’t an emotion that most cool bands want to talk about.
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 don’t know all the inner workings of the Miami Dolphins locker room, but I do know the pain of being different, the sadness that accompanies not fitting in and the hopeless feeling of having no one to turn to, because it’s part of my story as well.
We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
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.
For me, the opposite of happiness isn’t sadness but boredom.
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.
Our lives are full of all the genres. Fear and hope and sadness.
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.
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.
There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent.
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 find sadness and strife to be so much more interesting with an upbeat melody.
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.
Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There’s no need to tell the children that.
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.
My life has had a lot of fun moments, but I tend to feel sadness more often.
I’ve been a fan of old country music, like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline. I think I’m drawn to it because of the sense of sadness and sort of loss that a lot of good old country music has.
Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
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.
Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet.
Each organ is related to an emotion, and the lungs are related to grief. When you clear your lungs, you eliminate grief and sadness.
It is the great sadness of our species that we have not found a way to eliminate the conflict and to eliminate violence as a device to resolve our conflicts throughout the entire history of the human race.
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.
To me, sadness and humor aren’t disrelated and humor is the best tool I’ve had against the sadness in my life.
To be part of a World Cup=winning squad was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There was no resentment or sadness from missing the later games.
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.
Vulnerability is important in life, I feel. That’s what allows you to experience intense emotions, whether it’s joy or pain or sadness.
Sadness is a necessary emotion. It’s maybe not the most pleasant one to have, but it’s cathartic.
Meeting with people is awesome in every sense of the word. It can inspire you with glee. It can inspire you with happiness. It can inspire you with sadness and melancholy, but also hope.
I’ve had an amazing life, but I think I was born with a little bit of sadness in me. I’ve always been attracted to those things, whether it’s sad movies, sad music… when you’re sad, you feel everything in a greater way than you do when you’re happy.
Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
Music can make you go from sadness to an immense sadness. There is a limit; if you go too far, it becomes schmaltzy.
God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.
My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
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.
In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
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.
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.
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 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.
I fight manic-depression, and I have been able to live battling that sadness that I get sometimes.
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.
I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.
Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
It’s a weird dynamic – I guess there is a fine line between hope and sadness. Sometimes you can be feeling both at the same time.
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.
I love seeing people smiling, dancing. There’s enough sadness in the world, man.
Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
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.
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.
I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.
I turned sadness into an anthem for not letting anything or anyone slow you down.
We all have sadness in our life and things that we can draw upon.
For as long as I can remember I had suffered from anxiety, nervousness, the big black cloud, stress, low moods, sadness.
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.
There is no singer I can think of who can touch Ella Fitzgerald. And when Billie Holiday sings, she’s merciless about it. Her voice has just this immaculate sadness – even in happy songs, there was something that was so broken about it.
If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
Sadness is also a kind of defence.
‘Beauty Queen’ will always be a favourite because I think it’s a really tight play, and when it’s done right, there is a sadness to it that I love.
When I get depressed, I try to get something for the terrible sadness that comes over me and create something in terms of poetry.
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.
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 last day of shooting, there were tears. It was this family that’s grown together over the years. Many of us have worked on it since the beginning, so there’s a sadness when we all go our separate ways.
Sadness, irritability, fatigue, and distractedness are among the most common side effects of grief while parenting.
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.
The best therapists can do with sadness, anger, and anxiety is to help patients live in the more comfortable part of their set range.
When you talk, you realize that the pains and worries you feel are universal; you no longer feel alone in your sadness. You relate and find comfort in the fact that there are other women going through the same things as you are.
You feel like everyone hates you if you’ve got a good life, now I feel maybe it’s allowed because I’ve had my share of sadness.
I want to take people away from the ugliness and sadness around us every day and bring beautiful, deep music to as many people as I can.
I wouldn’t make the film that was an hour and half progression from sadness to despair. I’m hugely optimistic.
Today we’re just growing and consuming, and I think maybe there’s a sadness in that. People are longing for a time when there was a black and white and good and bad.
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.
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.