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Sorrow Quotes

Life is like a roller coaster ride with highs of happiness and lows of sorrow and sadness infringing into our felicity from time to time. There is a tendency for people to slip away into sorrow, which sadly isn’t a happy feeling. The feeling of sorrow can leave you battling with worse feeling of acute sadness, worthlessness and loneliness. Here is a compilation of famous sadness quotations and sayings. Flick through them whenever you are feeling down and take heart in the fact that sorrow is a passing phase and so the clouds of sadness would shed and you will be happy again.

Agatha Christie

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christie

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Eudora Welty

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

Thomas More

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

George Eliot

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.

Thomas Moore

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.

Zora Neale Hurston

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.


He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

Washington Irving

The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.

William Shakespeare

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

John Adams

Genius is sorrow's child.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.

Laurence Sterne

What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation! And unbutton another!

William Blake

Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?

Between the theme parks and the movies, the Disney iconography was probably the first set of archetypes that I was exposed to. Walt was able to expose me as a child to the full array of emotions, including fear and sorrow. Those movies and attractions haunted my dreams and made a deep impression on me as a child.

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Honoré de Balzac

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

James Russell Lowell

The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.

Miguel de Cervantes

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.

James Comey

One of the hardest things I do as FBI Director is call the chiefs and sheriffs in departments around the nation when officers have been killed in the line of duty. I call to express my sorrow and offer the FBI's help.

Charles Dickens

Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.


We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

Victor Hugo

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.