40 Of The Best Sadness Quotes You'll Ever Read

40 Of The Best Sadness Quotes You'll Ever Read

Life is full of sad moments, we just need to learn to get past them.

40 Of The Best Sadness Quotes You'll Ever Read
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40 Sadness Quotes

There's no one in the world that hasn't felt down at some point. Life can get tough sometimes. Some days or even months are hard to cope with, no matter what the reason is, sometimes there's not even a reason. 

If you are dealing with sadness right now, here we share some quotes about sadness for you to feel understood and for you to share with everyone. 

1"Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody."

Stephen Chbosky

2"You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."

Jonathan Safran Foer

3"If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed."

Sylvia Plath

4"I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath."

Dante Alighieri

5“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6“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”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

7“Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”

Pablo Neruda

8“Tears are words that need to be written.”

Paulo Coelho

9“Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you.”

10“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

11“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

12“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

E.A. Bucchianeri

13“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

Oscar Wilde

14“Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.”

Virginia Woolf

15“When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”

Yann Martel

16“Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It's just too much for them.”

Phoebe Stone

17“I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes”

Jeremy Aldana

18“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”


19“I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20“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

21“From the moment we are born, we begin to die.”

Janne Teller

22“I will be stronger than my sadness.”

Jasmine Warga

23“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”

Katie McGarry

24“Sometimes you weren't supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.”

Sarah Addison Allen

25"It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die."

Chuck Palahniuk

26"Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

27"There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy."


28"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."

J. K. Rowling

29"Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue."

Andre Gide

30"As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong."

Tabitha Suzuma

31"I have a thousand reasons to die and many millions of tears to cry."


32"Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel."

Tupac Shakur

33"Nothing records the effects of a sad life so graphically as the human body."

Naguib Mahfouz

34"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy."

Jim Rohn

35"I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me."

Franz Kafka

36"I pretend I’m not hurt, I walk about the world like I’m having fun."


37"We had nothing to lose and lost it anyway."

Joy Harjo

38"The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too."

Ernest Hemingway

39"When grief is deepest, words are fewest."

Ann Voskamp

40I am crazy sad, and somewhere deep inside, all I want is to fly.

Jandy Nelson