119 Smart Sad Quotes To Tell You How To Deal With Sadness

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You won’t find a single soul who has not faced sorrows or sad events in life. Such occasions might be about one’s career, life or relations. To read some wisdom sad quotes is really helpful to dealing with sorrow feelings.

All of us have gone through the days hopeless. At such times, it is extremely difficult to stay upbeat and hopeful. Sad times rip off our energy, zeal for life and happiness.

However, every dark cloud has a silver lining. While none of us can stop the sad happenings in our lives, we can definitely tame the beast of sadness by rebuilding ourselves positively. Here are some sad quotes that will help you bounce back if you are feeling depressed. Have a look!

Sad Quotes:

1.“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.” – William S. Burroughs

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

3.“Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

4.“Behind every crime is a story of sadness.” – Enrique Pena Nieto

5.“Don’t make all of your sadness to be a miserable tragedy, just forget it with your conscious heart and clear mind.” – Rizky Adam Rifai

6.“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7.“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” – Clive Barker

8.”Even sorrow has its silver lining, as the emotion that pours forth reminds us of our capacity to love, and to be loved.” – Rob Kozak

9.“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.” – Abraham Lincoln

10.“Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” – Steven Tyler

11.“So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.” – John Sutherland Bonnel

12.“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.” – Reba McEntire

13.“Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people going through depression don’t look so, while someone sad will look sad.” – Deepika Padukone

14.“It’s fun to sing sad songs. And it’s fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something.” – Richard Thompson

15.“From that moment our love became sad, and sadness is a disease which gives the death-blow to affection.” – Giacomo Casanova

16.“I love sad. Sadness makes you feel more than anything.” – Jeff Ament

17.“Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.” – Philip Stanhope

18.“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

19.“I was a very sad little girl.” – Julie Andrews

20.“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.” – Unknown

21.“How do you file a restraining order against sadness?” – Alex Adams

22.“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

23.“Good times become good memories; Bad times become good lessons.” – Unknown

24.“It is sad when people can’t connect, and the sense of desperation that you feel when there is nothing to look forward to.” – David Frankel

25.“In Despite Of Sadness Don’t Let It Conquer Ur Heart But Let Forgiveness and Acceptance Do And Happiness Will Reign Over You” – Ronaldo David Jr.

26.“I remember you with my soul clenched in that sadness of mine that you know.” – Pablo Neruda

27.“It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.” – Cicero

28.“I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.” – Sarah McLachlan

29.“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.” – Phyllis Smith

30.“If you choose to be sad then you will be sad but there times you don’t know why you’re sad. Tears start flowing from your eyes.” – Ann Marie Aguilar

31.“In a world where there is so much sadness and so much to be afraid of, good things do happen to people. Romance is still something we can find even if we’re not consciously looking for it.” – Kathleen Quinlan

32.“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.” – Émile Durkheim

33.“Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.” – Samuel Johnson

34.“I don’t think irony’s meant to synergize with anything as heartfelt as sadness.” – David Foster Wallace

35.“She’s known sadness. That’s what it is. I only just thought that as I wrote it. She’s known sadness, and it has made her kind.” – Nathan Filer

36.“Life is as sad as a glass of grenadine.’ … It’s almost that. It is sad. But, at the same time, how a glass of grenadine sparkles!” – Mylène Farmer

37.“I don’t think all writers are sad, she said. I think it’s the other way around-all sad people write.” – Lang Leav

38.“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

39.“I will be stronger than my sadness.” – Jasmine Warga

40.”Sometimes life doesn’t give you something you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve more.” – Unknown

41.“Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.” – Julius Caesar

42.“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

43.“Sorrow lies like a heartbeat behind everything I have written.” – P. L. Travers

44.”My heart is an ocean of sorrows slowly drowning me, and I let it.” – Alice Rachel

45.“Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.” – Franz Schubert

46.“Sadness is also a kind of defense.” – Ivo Andric

47.“It’s sad that in a world of billions, people can still feel isolated and alone.” – Shaun Hick

48.“Sadness is a short adjustment period. Depression is a long-term illness.” – Unknown

49.“Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.” – Joseph Butler

50.“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.” – Lord Byron

51.“Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

52.“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!” – Dita Von Teese

53.“I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.” – Nana Mouskouri

54.“Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo

55.“Melancholy held me hostage, and the bees built a hive of sadness in my soul.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

56.“The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.” – Mark Twain

57.“Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by if you smile through your pain and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun come shining through for you.” – Charlie Chaplin

58.“Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” – Henry David Thoreau

59.“Sometimes In life, you feel sad without any reason, and you can’t help it. And you can’t deal with it.” – Unknown

60.“As a Person gets older, they realize that nothing lasts forever. It’s not depressing, but it does make moments more intense.” – Unknown

61.“Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success.” – Seneca

62.“There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.” – Alfred De Musset

63.“Sadness is a necessary emotion. It’s maybe not the most pleasant one to have, but it’s cathartic.” – Phyllis Smith

64.“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” – William Shakespeare

65.“Sadness was so claustrophobic.” – Kiran Desai

66.”Sorrow teaches more lessons than laughter.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

67.“Sometimes, when we are sad, we have to do the opposite of sad. Sometimes we have to sing.” – Daisy Whitney

68.“Sadness is the ambrosia of all art.” – Frances Fong

69.”Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is neither a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…it is the price of love.” – Unknown

70.“Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.” – Phillips Brooks

71.“Sadness is a vice.” – Gustave Flaubert

72.“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” – Faraaz Kazi

73.“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.” – Nicole Krauss

74.“Sadness is weak; I don’t believe in weakness.” – Angela Bowie

75.“The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born.” – Sergio Aragones

76.“Sadness isn’t an emotion that most cool bands want to talk about.” – Sharon Van Etten

77.“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” – Dante Alighieri

78.“Sorrow was made for man, not for beasts; yet if men encourage melancholy too much, they become no better than beasts.” – Miguel de Cervantes

79.“Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.” – Unknown

80.“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” – Mark Twain

81.”Shared joy is double joy,” he said brushing a tear from my cheek, “and shared sorrow is half the sorrow.” – Valya Dudycz Lupescu

82.“It’s impious in a good man to be sad.” – Edward Young

83.”Sadness is what holds our bones in place.” – Miriam Toews

84.“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” – Carl Jung

85.”An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.” – Unknown

86.“Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.” – Paulo Coelho

87.”The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson

88.“The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

89.“The Root Of Disappointment Comes From Holding Expectation.” – Unknown

90.“Smile, even if it’s a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.” – Unknown

91.“Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.” – Dorothy Parker

92.“The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.” – Jean Baudrillard

93.“Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.” – Stefan Kanfer

94.”You either get bitter, or you get better. You either take what’s been dealt to you and allow it to make you better, or you allow it to tear you down.” – Unknown

95.“To me, sadness and humor aren’t disrelated and humor is the best tool I’ve had against the sadness in my life.” – Mike Mills

96.“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

97.“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” – R.M. drake

98.“The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone, when you’ve made them your eternity.” – Sanober Khan

99.“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

100.“This is how sad my life is: I got a scar from scratching my chicken pox too much. That’s my big scar story. I really have no major scars.” – Lewis Black

101.“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” – Bob Marley

102.“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” – James Russell Lowell

103.”What was it like to lose him?” Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded: It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me-said all at once.” – Lang Leav

104.“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

105.“You’re sad because you’re sad. It’s psychic. It’s the age. It’s chemical. Go see a shrink or take a pill, or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll, you need to sleep.” – Margaret Atwood

106.“When I’m a bit sad, I often go for a drive in the country, quite fast with my music up.” – Calvin Harris

107.“Unfortunately, it is much easier to shut one’s eyes to good than to evil. Pain and sorrow knock at our doors more loudly than pleasure and happiness; and the prints of their heavy footsteps are less easily effaced.” – Thomas Huxley

108.“You’d die very sad if you tried to make everyone in the world happy, you know what I mean? You can’t; no one can.” – G-Eazy

109.“We all have these emotions, but you never really want to own up to sadness. You want to bury it.” – Phyllis Smith

110.“We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.” – Pierre Corneille

111.“We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.” – David Weatherford

112.“You know what ‘Dolores’ means? It’s Latin, means sadness. Our Lady of Sorrow. Why are you so sad?” – Wally Lamb

113.“Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.” – James MacArthur

114.“You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true.” – Sidney Madwed

115.“When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there’s those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.” – Mac Miller

116.“Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” – Pablo Neruda

117.”I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.” – Unknown

118.“When we’re sad, we slouch. We also slouch when we feel scared or powerless.” – Amy Cuddy

119.“Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.” – Jean Paul

Conclusion:

Sadness imparts the feelings of being stuck in the situation. It may make one helpless and disappointed. But faith is a big blessing. If you can muster your strength, and decide to face the demons of sorrows with a strong will, you can absolutely get back to your groove. We hope that these sad quotes will inspire you to handle such tough situations and emerge as a winner.

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