Top 622 Cry Quotes of 2020

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“If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that’s obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that’s honey.”

― A. N. Wilson

“Cry if you have a compound fracture, by all means. Or if your grandpa died. But otherwise, save it for your pillow.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“If your mom cries a lot, you probably cry a lot. It’s what you learn.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“You can’t cry when things get a little bit hard. You’ve just got to push through and know that there’s a reason and end to the means.”

― Abby Wambach

“It’s never really fun to have to cry in a scene or anything like that.”

― Abigail Breslin

“I’ve never bought this idea of taking a therapeutic distance. If I see a student or house staff cry, I take great faith in that. That’s a great person; they’re going to be a great doctor.”

― Abraham Verghese

“I love Billy Joel. I cry sometimes when I hear ‘The Stranger.’ ‘You May Be Right’ may be one of the greatest songs ever written.”

― Adam Pally

“When I did ‘Venice Dawn,’ there were times where people would cry after listening to it.”

― Adrian Younge

“Mostly I sit alone in a room and cry and do my job – so when they let me out of my cave to go on tour, I really listen to my readers.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“It’s really difficult seeing your role model or your parent cry.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“While labour market reports scream with dramatic youth unemployment data, hundreds of employers cry out for employees with the right skills sets. As recruiters, we suffer this shortage every day.”

― Alain Dehaze

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.”

― Alan Paton

“When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn’t really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.”

― Albert Brooks

“When my father died, I did not cry. When my cat died three days later, I cried a lot.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“I’m from Boston, and I get easily overwhelmed in New York, so I go to Boston and stay with my parents for a few months at a time to write, or edit, or just to cry.”

― Alex Karpovsky

“George W. Bush has dutifully, if not intentionally, provided Americans with laughs for nearly a decade. He has also made them cry, sometimes for the same reason.”

― Alexandra Petri

“I cry at Kodak commercials.”

― Alice Ripley

“I cry so much less than I used to. I used to be one of the most teary people.”

― Alice Walker

“If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want – I go to the bathroom.”

― Alicia Keys

“I have strange blood sugar levels. I get very odd if I don’t eat. I either want to hit someone, cry, or fall asleep.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I’m a big girl, but I have a delicate constitution emotionally. If I’ve been humiliated in some audition, I just cry all the way home and think, ‘Oh my God, I suck.’”

― Allison Janney

“I’m a sponge. I sometimes don’t want to go out of my house because it’s like, ‘Who’s going to make me cry today?’”

― Allison Janney

“I don’t cry that much, and if I do, it’s for a really big thing.”

― Amber Liu

“’Griot’ is a French word which means, you know, really, literally, ‘cry.’ You know, like the town crier. You know, they come in and say, you know, ‘It’s nine o’clock; everything is cool.’ You know, ‘President Bush is a fool.’ I mean, stuff like that just to tell you. But for the kind of, the African thing is called djali.”

― Amiri Baraka

“My natural response to a stressful situation is to shut down. I do weird things, like, I don’t cry, I get really cold.”

― Amy Adams

“Women get exhausted and beat down, and you just want to cry.”

― Amy Chozick

“I’m quite an emotional person. I cry a lot. I do not like conflict, so if I have an argument with my parents, I’ll often cry. I become too emotional.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”

― Anais Nin

“Most of the time I feel stupid, insensitive, mediocre, talentless and vulnerable – like I’m about to cry any second – and wrong. I’ve found that when that happens, it usually means I’m writing pretty well, pretty deeply, pretty rawly.”

― Andre Dubus III

“I don’t like crying. I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I don’t like to cry in public, unless I’m getting paid for it.”

― Andrea Martin

“I’ve done my share of busking, and it’s fun until it isn’t. There are musicians in the subways that will make you cry, they’re so good.”

― Andrew Bird

“The thematically related ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ reinforced the narrative that gays like Mr. Shepard are regularly isolated for cruel and unusual attacks.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“My ability to be emotive and cry… I think I’m so fearful of tapping that that I won’t know how to turn it off.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“I’m really ultra-affected by things, I feel things deeper, and I cry at the drop of a hat, and offended and sensitive and I’m almost paranoid very easily, and that’s who I am.”

― Andy Dick

“I remember giving birth in Bromley Hospital annexe. It was painful. Zowie was 8 lb. 8 oz. David was there the whole time. It was the first and only time I saw David cry.”

― Angela Bowie

“I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right, even when you’re not sure it is.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I think playing a comic role is the toughest job for an actor; to put glycerin and cry is easy, but to make people laugh is difficult.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“I immerse myself in everything I write; I feel what my characters do. I suffer with them. I cry as I type, sometimes to the point that I can’t see the screen.”

― Ann Aguirre

“I don’t really cry.”

― Ann Patchett

“Everywhere I go people come up to me, they mob me – anyone who has MS or has a relative with MS – they come up and hug and cry.”

― Ann Romney

“I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry, perhaps. There, I have said it.”

― Anna Held

“I don’t want to be entertained. I don’t want visuals or musicals. I don’t want a vacation. I don’t want to quit. I don’t want sympathy. The cry of my heart is ‘Just Give Me Jesus.’”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“These days cry out, as never before, for us to pay attention, so we can move through them and get our joy and pride back.”

― Anne Lamott

“Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.”

― Anne Sullivan

“If it makes you cry, it goes in the show.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“I love to cry. It’s great.”

― Ansel Elgort

“We like films that make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, scare you, whatever.”

― Anthony Russo

“If you cry ‘forward’, you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.”

― Anton Chekhov

“I cry a lot, you know. Which is very difficult for a man to recognise, but I do. I cry in movies, you know, just watching movies.”

― Antonio Banderas

“I cry at everything, even the length of the queue at Sainsbury’s.”

― Arabella Weir

“Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.”

― Aristotle

“There’s moments where I want to break down and cry, but not give up.”

― Ashlee Simpson

“I am a complete sucker for funny films. There is something so therapeutic about laughing until you cry.”

― Ashley Roberts

“’Sit Here and Cry’ was one of the first songs I wrote with that overdramatic sarcastic dry sense of humor, which is why the energy of the song doesn’t necessarily reflect the subject matter.”

― Aubrie Sellers

“Novelty is the universal cry – novelty by hook or by crook! It is an exceedingly common mania among people of inordinate wealth to exact incessantly new or so-called new dishes.”

― Auguste Escoffier

“I have always enjoyed watching my songs make people cry.”

― Aurora

“I legitimately wanted to know if Mayor Bloomberg was going to ban large margaritas that I cry over while on a date alone at Dallas BBQ as a part of his controversial soda ban.”

― Awkwafina

“It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time. Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else.”

― Barbara Castle

“Cry all you want. It’s never going to change where I am.”

― Baron Corbin

“It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.”

― Bela Lugosi

“I’ve always been really hard on myself. If I didn’t book a job, I would cry.”

― Bella Hadid

“There comes not seldom a crisis in the life of men, of nations, and of worlds, when the old forms seem ready to decay, and the old rules of action have lost their binding force. The evils of existing systems obscure the blessings that attend them, and, where reform is needed, the cry is raised for subversion.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“It’s easy for me to cry. I’m just emotionally tuned in to stuff. It probably helps with my songwriting.”

― Benji Hughes

“Is it easy for me to write from a female point of view? Yeah, I am a female. I’m a very sensitive type of guy. I try to put my female hat on and think how a female would think. If I’m watching ‘The Notebook,’ I’m definitely gonna cry. I cried during ‘E.T.’ too.”

― Benny Blanco

“Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.”

― Bernard Berenson

“What I always do is go with the stories that put up the hair on the back of my neck or make me cry or make me laugh.”

― Beth Macy

“Sometimes, I cry because I’m sad, and sometimes, I cry just because it’s just emotional and it’s super awesome.”

― Betsy Beers

“My favorite actress of all times is Bette Davis in Dark Victory. I have seen it six or seven times, and I still cry.”

― Bettie Page

“’Study’ was the cry that reverberated in the corridors of my mind. Study to enable yourself to face the arguments advanced by opposition. Study to arm yourself with arguments in favor of your cult. I began to study.”

― Bhagat Singh

“Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.”

― Big Bill Broonzy

“Sometimes I just want to sit in my boxer shorts and cry. That’s what being a human is.”

― Big Narstie

“A doctor once told me that with crying you aren’t sure what its derivation is. If someone comes at you with a knife, you don’t cry: you scream, you try to run. When it’s over and you’re OK, that’s when you cry.”

― Bill Viola

“I cry a lot. Usually once a day. I think it’s one of the most profound forms of human expression.”

― Bill Viola

“I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints – the sinners are much more fun.”

― Billy Joel

“People don’t come to stadiums only to see results. They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh.”

― Blanka Vlasic

“Also there is a twist to the story as I’m being haunted and driven crazy, attacked and so on. All I seem to do is run and scream and cry in every scene.”

― Bo Derek

“My No. 1 is Johnny Depp, ever since ‘Cry Baby.’ He had my heart.”

― Bonnie McKee

“I think Stevie Wonder could sing the phone book and manage to make me cry.”

― Brad Delp

“Liberals always cry wolf.”

― Bret Stephens

“You know what? I don’t care. I’m my own guy. I’m very secure with my sexuality. I can cry anytime I want.”

― Brett Hull

“Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they’re too tough to cry.”

― Brett Hull

“I tried playing the drums, and I could play ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by The Cure.”

― Brian Posehn

“I think if a movie makes you cry, you probably needed to cry.”

― Brie Larson

“When I’m sitting writing, I know that something works if I’ve made myself cry, or laugh, or have a visceral emotion.”

― Brit Marling

“I just always have to cry out a breakup, and then I can make peace with it pretty quickly.”

― Brittany Murphy

“He was so good with the kids on the set. He just knew exactly how to handle them. The baby would cry and Vin would hold him and do all these weird sounds and the baby would stop crying. It was really cute.”

― Brittany Snow

“When I got my tour card I cried. When I got my first win – and my first pay check – I cried. All these things make me cry.”

― Bubba Watson

“In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character.”

― Cal Thomas

“Getting a tattoo would probably make me cry.”

― Calvin Trillin

“I’m an emotional gangster. I cry once every month.”

― Cardi B

“I cry sometimes. I get very upset.”

― Cardi B

“I can laugh and cry at the drop of a freakin’ hat – all at the same time.”

― Carlene Carter

“I loved the Kennedy Center Honors because you just sit there, smile, wave, and cry.”

― Carol Burnett

“I was a left-handed dentist who made people cry.”

― Casey Stengel

“We live in a period in which political disagreements are routinely handed over to the courts. Whenever you think that the president is wrong, you might well cry out that he has violated the Constitution – and ask federal judges to rule accordingly.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Everyone has a right to cry uncle on a genre every once in awhile. I’ve done it myself. Sometimes you just can’t bear another gear or pair of wings or vampire teeth. You go on a fast, and sometimes you come back, and sometimes you don’t.”

― Catherynne M. Valente

“Everyone can teach themselves to cry… but sometimes you have just got to see that mental movie going on. You’ve got to be feeling it.”

― Cayden Boyd

“I cry all the time. Music makes me cry.”

― CeeLo Green

“I have it all because my children did not whine and cry when I was not there.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.”

― Charles Dickens

“Make ’em laugh; make ’em cry; make ’em wait.”

― Charles Reade

“I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.”

― Charley Pride

“If you want to laugh, see a comedy. If you want to cry, see a drama, and if you want suspense, see a thriller.”

― Charlie Murphy

“Writing tips are like mini skirts. Sometimes they fit perfectly, sometimes they make you cry, and sometimes you can reuse the material and sew yourself a pillow or something.”

― Chelsea Cain

“I started playing poker in 2003 during my pregnancy, to distract myself from my awful morning sickness. For months all I did was cry and play Texas Hold’em.”

― Cheryl Hines

“There is mental as well as physical fatigue. You have to cry, scream, keep on repeating the same dialogue till you get it right.”

― Chinmayi

“I don’t want to make people cry – unless it’s with happiness.”

― Chris March

“I cry all the time – at work, at the shrink’s, with my lady. ‘The Notebook’ killed me. ‘Up’ destroyed me.”

― Chris Pine

“The operation left me very emotional. I cry a lot anyway. I’ve always been the type to feel hurt easily, but now I hit rock bottom.”

― Chris Rea

“People expect me to cry, but I always laugh when things go wrong.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I think Joan’s advice would be: always know more than anyone else, always be discreet as possible. And never cry at work.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I have healed myself through sharing my birth story as well as others’ stories in my film ‘No Woman, No Cry,’ and in various writings and talks about maternal health.”

― Christy Turlington

“I tried to make a ‘When Doves Cry’ in a rap version. I used a lot of instruments and I broke it down like I thought Prince would do, and that’s the song I sent to Big Boi.”

― Chuck Inglish

“I used to cry on the way to auditions.”

― Chyler Leigh

“I don’t cry often.”

― CL

“In the first two episodes, before she becomes Queen, I could be a lot freer with my emotions, but as the series goes on, she develops an armour in order to cope with her circumstances. She has to be a sphinx, which must be so hard. Imagine never being able to shout, ‘Shut up,’ or cry, even in front of your own family.”

― Claire Foy

“When you feel bad, find a person to talk to and cry with, to tell of your anger and other helpless feelings.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“I grew up in a very small country town, so I was exposed to horses at quite a young age, but I used to cry and run; they seemed so powerful and so unpredictable.”

― Cody Fern

“I’d love to go to Russia and silence that crowd and give the Russian fans something to cry about.”

― Colby Covington

“Comedy is such a personal thing. Everybody can cry at the same thing, but it’s a lot harder to get everyone to laugh at the same thing.”

― Colin Mochrie

“The way I work emotionally is: I don’t ever try to cry. I try not to, which is what for me produces organic emotion.”

― Condola Rashad

“A lot of people cry and complain and put their hand out and beg. It never goes well.”

― Conor McGregor

“Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.”

― Conor Oberst

“I love to entertain, I love to make people laugh, cry, and move them, perhaps moving them in their lives.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“I come from a mother who can cry at a G.E. commercial.”

― Cory Booker

“I want to win as much as anybody. But what am I supposed to do? Go cry in my apartment for the next two weeks?”

― Cory Lidle

“I stole a significant amount of money from a family member. I knew I was going to get caught, but I was so desperate I didn’t care. It was a cry for help.”

― Cory Monteith

“I cry at movies.”

― Curtis Joseph

“It’s always fun to make people laugh, and then make them afraid or cry at the same time.”

― Cynthia Watros

“I had a slight touch of Tourette’s, which means you talk to yourself and bark and cry out at night.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“I’m the kind of person that if I see someone else crying, I cry too. I take on that emotion.”

― Dana Davis

“Being young, working class, and black, everything you do is policed. If someone hits you and you hit back, you are aggressive. If you cry, you are weak. You are kind of always pretending to be something.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“When I was a kid, we’d go to the movies, and my parents would reach out to everyone around us in the theater, most of whom could barely afford the movie ticket. They’d hand out popcorn and Milk Duds, strike up conversations with them, lend shoulders to cry on, learn their names, and smile at everyone.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“We always say in the Obama world, in the toughest times, you can laugh or you can cry, so you might as well laugh.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“I really enjoy ’24 Hours In A&E.’ I always cry my heart out at it.”

― Daniel Rigby

“I feel very fortunate. I feel like an Olympian. When I watch the Olympics, I cry because I have been through that journey.”

― Danielle de Niese

“Everything that I do on stage comes from seeing the Black Crowes in ’95 in Charlotte. For ‘Let Her Cry,’ I was just trying to write ‘She Talks to Angels.’”

― Darius Rucker

“’CBS Sunday Morning’ goes by its own pulse, a far cry from the fast-paced, Trump-obsessed cable news world. It’s quality. It’s often uplifting, even the hard topics it looks at.”

― Daryn Kagan

“You can cry about death and very properly so, your own as well as anybody else’s. But it’s inevitable, so you’d better grapple with it and cope and be aware that not only is it inevitable, but it has always been inevitable, if you see what I mean.”

― David Attenborough

“I am nothing if not a loyalist. After 46 years in the Labour party, I’ve grown weary of the cry: ‘If only we had a new, shining, revamped leader, all would be well.’”

― David Blunkett

“The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be – and when they’re not, we cry.”

― David Duchovny

“I don’t cry too often reading books, but I did reading Francisco Goldman’s autobiographical novel, ‘Say Her Name.’”

― David Grann

“I cry all the time when I watch ‘Glee’ because I don’t know if it’s satire or melodrama and that makes me feel like the writing is aware of itself, and that makes it OK to cry.”

― David Sedaris

“There is an inalienable law. Whenever a character on screen pities himself, the audience stops pitying him. They will cry so long as the character doesn’t.”

― David Seltzer

“I don’t like my parents; I never will. I didn’t cry at either of their funerals. I haven’t missed them for five seconds. I didn’t – you know, our characters were so at odds with one another right from the beginning. But I do understand them now as human beings, with the understanding of an adult.”

― David Small

“The first movie that made me cry was ‘Dead Poets Society.’ That one gets me. ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ That moment kills me.”

― David Walton

“I would walk into my office, and I would close the door, and I would say, ‘I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I won’t cry’… At least, I wasn’t going to let them see me cry.”

― Dawn Steel

“Democrats single out glaring examples of tax preferences or spending priorities that favor the wealthy and Republicans cry ‘class warfare!’”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Once the film is done, then I like to watch myself. I know some actors say that they get very self-conscious watching themselves on screen especially if they have to cry in the scenes, they don’t like the way their face contorts, but I have no such issues.”

― Deepika Padukone

“I cry all the time. Remembrance Day in particular. In fact, anything to do with veterans makes me sob.”

― Diana Rigg

“I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It’s just beautiful to me.”

― Diane Kruger

“What the advertisers are trying to do by eliminating residuals is the most appalling form of greed that I cry thinking about it.”

― Diane Ladd

“Oh yeah; I love when I’m writing something that makes me cry – that’s so cool. If it got me to do that, it’s going to get someone else to do that.”

― Diane Warren

“Many times players have done stuff to me, like kick me. But I’m not a cry baby.”

― Diego Costa

“We’re all about girl power and everything, but we cry sometimes, and we’re softies, so we can’t always be like, ‘Woo, girl power. We’re going to come dominate the boys, blah blah blah.’ That’s not always the case, which is why us girls have each other to lean on and give each other advice.”

― Dinah Jane

“I’m an entertainer: I want to make people laugh, cry. I want to move them.”

― Dinah Manoff

“My definition of the blues is the naked cry of the human heart longing to be in union with God.”

― Dion DiMucci

“Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.”

― Don Marquis

“There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.”

― Dorothy Dix

“We’ve accumulated a lot of things over the years and many things from our grandmother. Hopefully it’ll be all right. I really don’t want to cry, but I can’t help it.”

― Dorothy Fields

“It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.”

― Douglas Adams

“There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“If you want to know what London looked like in 1947, with all the bomb-sites, ‘Hue and Cry’ will tell you. And when I shot ‘The Lavender Hill Mob’ four years later, it didn’t look that different.”

― Douglas Slocombe

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss

“I used to have a blankie, and when my mom had to wash it, I would sit outside the dryer and watch it go round and round, and cry.”

― Drew Barrymore

“Ain’t nothing like a good cry.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I didn’t try to cry my way out of Orlando. That was never my intention, or not what I did at all. And I understand everybody thought it was that way because of what was being put out there.”

― Dwight Howard

“The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don’t hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they’re in a good mood.”

― Eddie Murphy

“There’s a bootleg album that was recorded when I was 14 or 15, a compilation of things live at different clubs. Songs like Girl from Ipanema and Cry Me A River. I don’t know what the title of it is.”

― Edgar Winter

“I want to make people cry even when they don’t understand my words.”

― Edith Piaf

“This is a serious warning cry: Surrender without reservation to the Lord who has called us. This is required of us so that the face of the earth may be renewed.”

― Edith Stein

“There’s music to dance to and make love to, music to cry to. I’m starting from scratch, coming fresh. But my sound still embodies the same soulful, intricate harmonies.”

― El DeBarge

“The cry of the oppressed has entered not only into my ears, but into my soul, so that while I live, I cannot hold my peace.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“I think every day there is some new actress comes out and inspires me to do something else… like Hilary Swank. After she did Boys Don’t Cry, I felt this yearning to go out and be even half as good as she was.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Now that the day of reckoning has arrived, they cry socialism!”

― Elizabeth A. Sherman

“When you have a tough childhood, you either cry or make a joke.”

― Elizabeth Rodriguez

“I can cry at the drop of a hat. I’ve always found that easier than laughing in films.”

― Emily Browning

“Yes, I have made a woman cry.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I remember in 1990, there were five of us making $3 million a year. When guys passed us, we didn’t cry. Why would we cry? You didn’t get mad when someone got $6 million. Or $8 million.”

― Eric Davis

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.”

― Eric Idle

“The dreadful thing about getting older is you cry at the drop of a hat.”

― Eric Idle

“People in chorus tends to be much more emotional or at least wear their hearts on their sleeve. They are generally the kind to hold hands and cry. It’s just a different personality type.”

― Eric Whitacre

“We thrust our fingers into our ears to stop its moan; but it was no good; the cry cut like a drill into our heads, dragging minutes into hours, hours into years. We withered and grew old between those cries.”

― Ernst Toller

“Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own.”

― Ethel Merman

“Drama is more universal. We all cry about the same stuff. But comedy is very specific: It depends on where you were born, how old you are, your social-economic status. It’s very complicated to make people laugh.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“I can’t even say what my greatest fear is because I, I can’t even imagine. Being without my family… I can’t even say it because it makes me cry.”

― Faith Hill

“The only album that I listen to upon recording a new one is my ‘Cry’ album, because sonically, I think it’s my best album to date. But other than that, I’ve never listened to my records, ever.”

― Faith Hill

“I know I always had a lot of energy growing up and I had to put it somewhere. Theater allowed me to really feel things, to laugh, to cry, to explode outward. I could do anything and it was totally accepted and appreciated. If I hadn’t gone into the theater, I probably would have been a psychotic killer.”

― Faith Prince

“If you want to see me cry, just come to a photo shoot.”

― Fiona Apple

“I have been running since I was 7. I was trying to restructure the way my body was made instead of trying to master the way I ran. I would get so frustrated with my starts in practices that I would just cry. When I ran, I wouldn’t even try to get out of the blocks, I would just run.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“I remember being about six years old, for the first day of school, and sitting in the back of a Chrysler, pretending to cry while listening to Tracy Chapman.”

― Florence Pugh

“I think we should be encouraged to learn from Columbine and let it be a battle cry for all of us.”

― Foster Friess

“Especially in front of my dad, I don’t like being weak. I don’t like crying in front of my dad because I don’t want to make him cry.”

― Fran Kirby

“I became interested in educating people in the variety of ways in which women can express their emotion. Which is much easier to do in a large role than in a supporting role to a male protagonist. In general, the women in a supporting role to a male protagonist – cry a lot.”

― Frances McDormand

“I think every time I can find a story that touches that human nerve, and even sometimes makes you cry, I think that I’ve found something that I’ll like very much.”

― Frank Deford

“Boys do cry, but I don’t think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years.”

― Frank Ocean

“I love going to weddings. I love movie scenes of weddings. Even, like, TV-show weddings – I cry at every wedding.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“I’m obsessed with Maggie Smith – the way that she can be the most brilliant actress in every single situation and then do Harry Potter, and still make me cry while she’s casting spells with a wand?”

― Frankie Grande

“Gay marriage is a divisive issue in France, where Fillon has vowed to block adoption by same-sex couples. The battle against Islamism also remains a rallying cry; Fillon’s campaign manifesto is called ‘Conquering Islamic Totalitarianism’.”

― Franklin Foer

“The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I don’t want to hear songs about how sunshiny things are. I don’t like songs that feel like radio candy… I like the ones that make you think, laugh or cry – they pull some kind of emotion out of you.”

― Gary Allan

“You take what you know, and you put it through your own prism. If I play characters that break down or cry, it’s Gary Oldman crying; it’s not the character crying.”

― Gary Oldman

“I will go running when I’m stressed out. The running helps, but more than anything, I’ll put music on and then I’ll run. I’ll cry and get it all out.”

― Gayle Forman

“Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.”

― George Berkeley

“’Dancing on My Own’ is actually a really sad song! It has totally made me cry.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“When Bound was released, Boys don’t Cry wasn’t out yet. Therefore it was very taboo to play a lesbian. I loved the part, because girls never get to play the typical guy parts.”

― Gina Gershon

“Life happens, honey. What are you going to do? Cry in a bowl of milk?”

― Gina Neely

“For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“When I have to cry, I think about my love life. When I have to laugh, I think about my love life.”

― Glenda Jackson

“The Kesha Lyrics to hit song ‘Tik Tok’ are a cry for help.”

― GloZell

“Every time I get a lot of money, I cry, and I got a lot of tears left.”

― Gordon Gee

“I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“You know this old style of American family series? Well, I sit there and cry.”

― Graham Kennedy

“Like the suffering child, gang members act out of their despair, and their actions are all the more alarming now for our not having heeded their cry long ago. The shortsighted neglect that keeps us locked up in our outrage has also kept us from viable solutions.”

― Greg Boyle

“When I was a child, I used to cry all the time.”

― Gwen John

“I just want to tell you what it’s like not to have Planned Parenthood… you have to give your kids Ramen noodles at the end of the month to fill up their little bellies so they won’t cry. You have to give them mayonnaise sandwiches. They get very few fruits and vegetables because they’re expensive.”

― Gwen Moore

“If I get in a dark spot, I’ll listen to some Adele and cry about it.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“When I see somebody fall in practice or get hurt, it almost makes me want to cry.”

― Hannah Teter

“In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read.”

― Harold Bloom

“I cry in movies a lot, and over books.”

― Hayley Mills

“You know what makes me want to cry? I think, whoever the next Facebook is, why would you ever start that company here in the United States?”

― Heather Bresch

“I cry out for order and find it only in art.”

― Helen Hayes

“If I’m jetlagging, and I’ve missed some meals, and it gets to that point in a movie that you’re supposed to cry, I’ll let my defences down from around my inherent standing level of cynicism, and I’ll cry.”

― Henry Rollins

“It’s harder to laugh than to cry.”

― Henry Thomas

“The most important thing about ‘Devil May Cry’ is that the action itself, there’s beauty to it.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“Whenever we start making a ‘Devil May Cry’ game, one thing we think about is, ‘What new weapons are we going to have for Dante?’”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“You know how we always said ‘Devil May Cry 5”s themes were about photorealism and the uncanny valley? That was a lie. The real themes centered around setbacks and awakenings.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“I didn’t cry much after I was 35, but staggered stony-faced into middle age, a handkerchief still in my bag just in case.”

― Hilary Mantel

“A lot of people, especially Japanese, come to the theater to have a good cry.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“There’s nothing I love more than a good cry.”

― Hope Davis

“We need to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers. That is my new battle cry. Live and breathe Starbucks the way our customers do.”

― Howard Schultz

“No Facebook status is as worrying as a vote and no tweet is as noticeable as an angry cry from a crowd outside a government building.”

― Hozier

“I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian… I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I cry at the end of every book.”

― Hunter Parrish

“I started rapping since, like, 14. But I’ve been obsessed with rap from when I was 11. I heard ‘Baby Don’t Cry,’ I’ll never forget.”

― Iggy Azalea

“I wanted to go the NBA and win a championship because I’ve never seen a grown man cry the way Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan cried when they won a championship.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I don’t watch my own films very often. I become so jittery and ready to cry… and miserable. I think it’s awful.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“It is not whether you really cry. It’s whether the audience thinks you are crying.”

― Ingrid Bergman

“The cry of equality pulls everyone down.”

― Iris Murdoch

“I used to stand in front of the mic and cry.”

― Isaac Hayes

“You know what makes me teary? Goya. Goya makes me cry.”

― Isaac Mizrahi

“Journalists are still inventing things that never existed about me. Before, it made me cry, but now I laugh about it.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“The thing is that I always consider myself lucky that I can actually cry listening to some music.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“When my mum first told me she got sick, I didn’t cry. I probably cried over my mum’s illness twice.”

― Jack Osbourne

“I don’t cry America. I do not cry. That was a once in a lifetime event. I do not cry, do you understand? I don’t cry, okay?”

― Jacob Lusk

“One doesn’t have to pursue unhappiness. It comes to you. You come into the world screaming. You cry when you’re born because your lungs expand. You breathe. I think that’s really kind of significant. You come into the world crying, and it’s a sign that you’re alive.”

― Jamaica Kincaid

“People can cry much easier than they can change.”

― James Baldwin

“’The Notebook’ made me cry! It got me.”

― James Marsden

“I’ve cried a lot because of women. I cry a lot, as a person.”

― James McAvoy

“I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.”

― James Whistler

“Young people can be disruptive and screw up classes. But even if they are being a pain in the arse it’s a cry for help – they don’t feel like they are being listened to.”

― Jamie Oliver

“We must organize. We must protest. We must cry out in a loud voice that America needs a raise. We must keep working until workers in this country don’t have to struggle to make ends meet.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“If you’re ever in a situation where you’re not getting served or you can’t get what you need, just cry.”

― Jane Fonda

“Emotionality is really easy for me. My father always said that Fondas can cry at a good steak.”

― Jane Fonda

“I declare I would rather be a kitten and cry, ‘Mew!’ than live as I see many of my female acquaintances do, tearing each other’s characters to pieces, and wearing out their lives in vanity and vexation of spirit.”

― Jane Welsh Carlyle

“If you want to cry, you’re not going to like my books.”

― Janet Evanovich

“Sometimes we’re tone-deaf in Washington, and we listen only to ourselves. We do not hear the cry of people who want answers, want action, want protection, and have some darn good ideas as to how to provide it if only we would listen.”

― Janet Reno

“I often want to cry. That is the only advantage women have over men – at least they can cry.”

― Jean Rhys

“I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often.”

― Jeanne Calment

“I always cry at weddings; they’re beautiful, and I’m always moved.”

― Jennifer Westfeldt

“It’s a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem.”

― Jerry Orbach

“I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.”

― Jessica Chastain

“There were days when I would just go home and cry because it was that hard, but I didn’t want to give up just because things got hard, just because I was a mom.”

― Jessica McDonald

“I can cry all day long – that’s easy for me.”

― Jessica Pare

“My grandfather was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who lived in Northern Ireland and apparently when he sang in the synagogue he made everyone cry.”

― Jessie Ware

“I like to read Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Wild Seed’ over and over again. And J. California Cooper’s ‘The Wake of the Wind.’ That one makes me cry from joy. I’ll mourn – I’ll actually mourn – and then I’ll cry from joy. She’s wonderful.”

― Jill Scott

“I’ve tried to write deep and serious. I spent years working to write a story that would make my writing group cry.”

― Jim C. Hines

“I absolutely want to have a career where you make’em laugh and make’em cry. It’s all theater.”

― Jim Carrey

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

― Jim Valvano

“Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men – bring them softness, teach them how to cry.”

― Joan Baez

“I don’t cry. Well, you know, I think coming from an acting background that’s really helped me because I more than anyone know that an actor creates a character.”

― Joanna Kerns

“My father was Mickey Katz, who worked with Spike Jones and then went on to improvise some successful Yiddish parodies, some of which I perform. My favorite was ‘Geshray of the Vilde Kotchke,’ his version of ‘Cry of the Wild Goose.’”

― Joel Grey

“I made my older sister cry playing Monopoly once.”

― Johanna Konta

“I believe in discipline, so I’m not the right person to cry about weakness and things like this, but maybe I’m not human.”

― John Galliano

“I don’t cry easily.”

― John Grant

“I love movies that make me cry, because they’re tapping into a real emotion in me, and I always think afterwards: how did they do that?”

― John Lasseter

“If you’re out there and things are going badly, are you going to cry or break down?”

― John McEnroe

“I was a different kind of player as a kid and didn’t do too much shouting and screaming. If things didn’t go my way, I tended to get a bit overwhelmed. All I wanted to do was cry on my mom’s shoulder. I didn’t know how to handle defeat in front of a crowd, and I didn’t want to be the loser.”

― John McEnroe

“The situation of America is new in the annals of mankind; her affairs cry haste, and speed must answer them.”

― John Paul Jones

“If I told you the tragedy parts, we’d all sit here and cry.”

― John Phillips

“I think basketball harnessed and built my toughness and competitiveness. I grew up in a tough neighborhood, and you were either going to cry and moan about it or get tough.”

― John Wall

“Liberal censors are the worst. I don’t remember any trouble with ‘Serial Mom’ or ‘Cecil B. Demented’ or any of them. Except ‘Cry Baby.’”

― John Waters

“The first record I got, I think I stole. I was with my mother; she turned her back, and I slipped it in my coat. And I think it was ‘Cry Baby’ by The Bonnie Sisters. That or ‘Lucille’ by Little Richard.”

― John Waters

“The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.”

― John Woolman

“When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.”

― Johnny Depp

“If I don’t cry while writing a key emotional scene, my gut feeling is it’s failed.”

― Jojo Moyes

“I would cry after losses when I was a kid and pout. But I played like that.”

― Jon Beason

“’Never again’ is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide.”

― Jon Corzine

“Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, ‘regulation’ is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with – how to put it? – evangelical fervor.”

― Jon Meacham

“Each haka has its own interpretation, but you have to make sure you are in unison with your team-mates; the haka should be a proper war cry.”

― Jonah Lomu

“Driving a race car isn’t too far a cry from driving any other sports car, but driving one through Africa in the middle of the night offers a wide scree of new sensations.”

― Jonathan Miles

“I cry very easily.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“Music can lift the spirit; it can make you cry. Soldiers have marched into battle to music. It’s a powerful thing.”

― Jools Holland

“I remember when I was young, there was an older boy who was physically and mentally disabled. He had a speech impediment and walked with difficulty. The boys used to make fun of him. They teased and taunted him until sometimes he would cry.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.”

― Joseph Roux

“The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“There’s nothing more haunting than the cry of a child that cannot be returned with food – the most fundamental expectation of every human being.”

― Josette Sheeran

“You cry the first tear because something is genuinely, singularly upsetting. And you cry the second tear because everybody is crying that first tear with you, and you know that.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“The two things that matter the most to me: emotional resonance and rocket launchers. Party of Five, a brilliant show, and often made me cry uncontrollably, suffered ultimately from a lack of rocket launchers.”

― Joss Whedon

“Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was.”

― Judi Dench

“I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.”

― Judy Holliday

“Acting is like free therapy! Trying to make people laugh or cry can be inspiring.”

― Julianne Hough

“I didn’t cry when I left free-booting, smash-and-grab papers that would have appeared to be far more natural homes for me and, at the risk of being vulgar, paid far better for my services.”

― Julie Burchill

“Im an animal love, but I don’t have the smarts to be a vet, or the heart to have been a vet cause I cry over any wounded animal.”

― Julie Gold

“I haven’t ever had so many women come up to me and tell me that I made them cry. And they’re smiling about it, which is kind of an odd thing. Usually it’s not a good thing.”

― Justin Hartley

“My mother always told me, ‘Don’t make women cry.’”

― Justin Hartley

“A TV show besides ‘This is Us’ that makes me cry? Not a shocker, but ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Justin Hartley

“I’ve punched a fan in the face because he was obnoxious. I’ve also pinched a child and made him cry, but I was 10 then!”

― Kajol

“I cry at the drop of a hat.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I want to write books that keep people up at night, where they cry through the first forty pages and keep reading anyway.”

― Kameron Hurley

“I had a thick accent, and people didn’t understand me, and I was ashamed, and I fumbled. I radiated an uncertain energy; sometimes baristas sensed this and wouldn’t try to talk to me, and then an insecure voice in my head would cry, ‘He’s racist!’”

― Karan Mahajan

“The censors have always had a field day with James Joyce, specifically with ‘Ulysses,’ but also with his other writings. The conventional wisdom is that this is because of sexually explicit passages (and there certainly are those). I have always thought that what the critics hated and feared about Joyce is his cry for human freedom.”

― Karen DeCrow

“I’ve had scenes where I had to cry, and by the time I’ve cried for the 20th time, I’m exhausted.”

― Karrueche Tran

“Progress, real progress, makes me cry harder than anything. When the world itself grows.”

― Kate McKinnon

“I had this dream in my head of, if I got hired by ‘SNL, what that moment would be like. And I dreamed that I would, like, collapse on the sidewalk and cry to the heavens. I got this call, and it didn’t happen naturally. But I did it anyway because I wanted to have that moment. So I did collapse.”

― Kate McKinnon

“Whenever I had to move away from my dad, it was so hard; like, I would cry myself to sleep.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“Just like every other industry, the firearms industry can in fact be sued – a far cry from being immune or ‘wholly protected’ of any liability.”

― Katie Pavlich

“I hate flying. I literally cry in the airport sometimes. I didn’t used to; the more I fly, the worse it gets. It’s weird!”

― Katie Stevens

“If you didn’t laugh at Jared Fogle, then you would cry.”

― Katt Williams

“I still want to be as approachable and relatable as possible – when I meet fans and they’re crying, I’ll say, ‘Calm down, there’s nothing to cry about.’”

― Katy Perry

“I love dressing up, but I do find the red carpet thing quite stressful. When I went to Venice Film Festival last month to promote ‘Wuthering Heights,’ I told my boyfriend beforehand ‘I will be a nightmare, I will cry, I will be nervous.’ Actually once I was there, it was fine.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“Sometimes I just cry at random stuff!”

― Keith Urban

“I’m convinced that I’ve been hired for jobs because I can cry on cue.”

― Kelli Williams

“There are certain days I will get home, and something will pop up on my Twitter, and I will just cry about it. I get so overwhelmed that I get to do what I do.”

― Kelsea Ballerini

“I cry a lot. I find great solace in it.”

― Kelsey Grammer

“I’ve always said music should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think.”

― Kenny Rogers

“I was in the tent when Bobbi Kristina’s body was lowered into the ground. Watching her grandmother and her aunt, watching these women not cry but wail – you can’t divorce your feelings from some of this stuff.”

― Kevin Frazier

“Don’t cry about money, it never cries for you.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“Don’t cry for money. It never cries for you.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know?”

― Kevin Spacey

“I’m not a big ‘cry on a shoulder’ person. I’m very introverted when it comes to my own stuff.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“Why would I cry over a boy? I would never waste my tears on a boy. Why waste your tears on someone who makes you cry?”

― Kirsten Dunst

“Actors walk around wearing these little tool-belts of acting skills. And I just don’t find that interesting to watch. I never want to see someone who clearly can cry at the drop of a hat. That’s so uninteresting.”

― Kristen Stewart

“If your husband asks what you think, tell him. If you have a preference, voice it. If you have a question, ask it. If you want to cry, bawl. If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down.”

― Kristin Armstrong

“When I listen to ‘Nevermind,’ I hate the production, but there’s something about it that almost makes me cry at times.”

― Kurt Cobain

“John Prine in particular… just the chord changes combined with the words. He definitely can make you cry a little bit. Just a little bit.”

― Kurt Vile

“There’s too many sounds in the world! The sounds of the earth are terrible! The roots squeezing and jostling one another through the clefts, and the crashing of the acorn from the oak. The cry of the little birdeen in under the silence of the hawk!”

― Lady Gregory

“Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.”

― Lance Armstrong

“When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.”

― Langston Hughes

“I cry at films and TV and even adverts.”

― Laura Carmichael

“You can watch someone on-stage cry and cry – but in the audience you feel nothing. It’s easy to become indulgent. For me, what’s important is the story first.”

― Laura Linney

“I’m not fake, and I don’t want to mislead people about who I am. I can be serious, too, and I cry a lot. It’s just who I am.”

― Lauren Alaina

“To see your dad cry is like – It’s different than to see your mom cry, you know?”

― Lauren Alaina

“Finishing books – and leaving the world you’ve created – is always a kind of emotionally wrenching experience. I usually cry.”

― Lauren Oliver

“I love playing serious! That’s a relief for me. It means something. It sounds dead corny and cheesy, but on a day-to-day basis, you can’t just let loose and cry. So as an actress playing those gritty roles, I can play it quite decently.”

― Lauren Socha

“I feel what I feel. If I wanna cry, I’m gonna cry – regardless of who watches me.”

― Leah LaBelle

“In order to cry out for my black brothers, I had to hate the police.”

― Lecrae

“I think I cry when I’m angry. I let it go that way.”

― Lena Headey

“We always thought we wanted to do a show that you could both laugh and cry in thirty minutes, and I don’t know that there are that many comedies that try for that.”

― Lennon Parham

“My first book was rejected nine times. It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953.”

― Leon Uris

“I’m very sensitive and I’m quite a soft person, and I cry a lot when things upset me.”

― Leona Lewis

“Dumbo… makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.”

― Leonard Maltin

“You know that bank I used to cry all the way to? I bought it.”

― Liberace

“When the reviews are bad I tell my staff that they can join me as I cry all the way to the bank.”

― Liberace

“Music makes me cry.”

― Lil Peep

“We give you this story. It is for the audience to be moved and gut wrenched, not us. It isn’t as if we don’t go through those real feeling and it isn’t as if I don’t cry three or four times a night. I usually do.”

― Linda Lavin

“I never knew listening to a song could give you goose bumps and make you cry until I listened to Lauryn Hill.”

― Little Simz

“I do my best to make every word from my pen a cry from the heart for the souls of the dead.”

― Liu Xiaobo

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.”

― Lois McMaster Bujold

“’Men don’t cry!’ ‘Women can’t handle money!’ What limiting ideas to live with.”

― Louise L. Hay

“I don’t see why you wouldn’t cry when you’re in an intense environment.”

― Louise Wilson

“I think I was born to be a clown. I just haven’t figured out how to bring that side of myself into the world of filmmaking. It’s much more comfortable for me to cry on a film set than it is to tell a joke.”

― Lucas Hedges

“My problem with my parents growing up was not that I was afraid to cry in front of them – they always wanted me to cry because they wanted me to be okay, but it felt kind of icky and gross to cry in front of my parents. So my problem was the polar opposite – I didn’t want to cry in front of them because I didn’t want to give them the satisfaction.”

― Lucas Hedges

“Mostly I do Iyengar. I like anything that’s hard enough to make me cry in class. I like to be pushed over my limit and broken down a little bit.”

― Lucy Alibar

“I remember watching that scene in ‘My Girl’ where Anna Chlumsky cries at a funeral. I would cry with her and be like, ‘Yeah, I think I could do that. I could do a funeral scene.’”

― Lucy Boynton

“Trophy hunters are not Everyman. These world-traveling endangered-species shooters are a far cry from the hunters who spend weekends in the American outback near their suburban or rural homes.”

― Lydia Millet

“I don’t even like to cry in private.”

― Lynn Coady

“I wanted to do what I was seeing Dorothy Dandridge doing, what I saw Marilyn Monroe do, what I saw Bette Davis do. I wanted to do that: to tell stories. I wanted to make people laugh, make people cry. I wanted to be a storyteller.”

― Lynn Whitfield

“Don’t Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I’m gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word.”

― Mac Davis

“The best book, like the best speech, will do it all – make us laugh, think, cry and cheer – preferably in that order.”

― Madeleine Albright

“Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“I try to take my emotional pulse more now, to recognize when I need to go scream and cry for 20 minutes and then come back to center. Allowing yourself that time, it’s a gift.”

― Madeline Brewer

“As I get older, I find I cry much more often than I did.”

― Maggie Gyllenhaal

“I would like to say that I was inspired to write ‘Shiver’ by some overwhelming belief in true love, but here’s my true confession: I wrote ‘Shiver’ because I like to make people cry.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“I don’t cry at books or movies. Ever. So imagine my shock and awe when I read ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ for the second time, and I knew the ending, and I started to cry.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“I used to cry when I let in a goal. I always thought I was to blame because I was the last man.”

― Manuel Neuer

“I am only interested in bad taste if I can enjoy a gruesome tango or watch a movie that makes me cry.”

― Manuel Puig

“I don’t know what they’ll say when I die. I don’t give a damn, but they’ll probably cry.”

― Marcel Carne

“We willingly enter fictional worlds where we cheer our heroes and cry for friends we never had.”

― Marco Tempest

“It is better to laugh than cry.”

― Maria Grazia Cucinotta

“Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved.”

― Marie de France

“When you have heartbreak, what’s important is that you don’t go halfway. Go all the way down. Don’t take pills that keep you in limbo. Cry out all the feelings. Then your own energy for life will put you up again. You become stronger.”

― Marina Abramovic

“All the aggressive actions I do to myself I would never dream of doing in my own life – I am not this kind of person. I cry if I cut myself peeling potatoes. I am taking the plane, there is turbulence, I am shaking. In performance, I become, somehow, like not a mortal.”

― Marina Abramovic

“Brexit wasn’t the European people’s first cry of revolt. In 2005, France and the Netherlands held referendums about the proposed European Union constitution. In both countries, opposition was massive, and other governments decided on the spot to halt the experiment for fear the contagion might spread.”

― Marine Le Pen

“To cry on court during a Wimbledon final, you must feel so lonely.”

― Marion Bartoli

“I cry watching ‘Camille’ with Greta Garbo. I have to say that – while it might sound weird – it will be weird, but there is one movie I always laugh in, and at the end of the movie, I always cry, and I saw it, like, 10 times. It’s ‘Step Brothers.’”

― Marion Cotillard

“I don’t usually try to rely on songs to woo a girl, but I think Coldplay can get a girl in the mood… or make her cry, one or the other. I used to play in cover bands; we sure did our fair share of Coldplay. I like ‘Viva La Vida.’”

― Mark Salling

“I’m worth more dead than alive. Don’t cry for me after I’m gone; cry for me now.”

― Marlene Dietrich

“Bad actors try to cry, and good actors try not to. Bad actors try to laugh, and good actors try not to.”

― Martin Landau

“The real good comedians, like Chaplin, would make you laugh and a second later, cry.”

― Martin Landau

“The average scene in a film, you have to shoot it 15, 20 times. That means you got to laugh or cry 15, 20 times.”

― Martin Landau

“No one tries to cry. You try not to cry. No one tries to laugh. You try not to laugh.”

― Martin Landau

“I like to think that my music allows people that cathartic cry.”

― Mary Lambert

“’The Notebook’ wrecks me! I cry like a 6-year-old girl at the end.”

― Matt Barr

“Boys don’t cry. But they do. We do. I do. I weep all the time.”

― Matt Haig

“I grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood and was raised by a man who did not emote, ever… I always cry at movies, and when I was a kid, I would try to hide it. It wasn’t something a kid in Oaklyn, N.J., did. So I have these weird hang-ups about emotions.”

― Matthew Quick

“Everyone in my family has seen me cry before.”

― Maura Tierney

“I cry a lot because I miss people.”

― Maurice Sendak

“Too many cry babies in this game.”

― Max Holloway

“I don’t cry about anything.”

― Max Holloway

“I was trained to be very tough. My mom told me I shouldn’t cry; I shouldn’t be afraid of anything.”

― May-Britt Moser

“After divorcing, I left South Africa to live in Toronto. They were tough years. On my own with three young children and no income. I’d cry when they spilt milk because I didn’t have the money to buy any more.”

― Maye Musk

“I have a lot more fun making comedies because there’s a levity on the set, and I find it difficult to go to work and, you know, cry for 12 hours.”

― Megan Fox

“I could sit around and cry about losing jobs because I’m not a TV star, or I could go and take something into my own hands and try to make it in this world, too.”

― Megan Hilty

“Other dogs may do their jobs in their own unique and perfectly wonderful ways, but there will always be that dog that no dog will replace, the dog that will make you cry even when it’s been gone for more years than it could ever have lived.”

― Meghan Daum

“I cry for a lot of good things that happen. I cry a lot, okay?”

― Meghan Trainor

“I’m not one of those people who can cry on cue. If I have to cry in an audition, I’m like, ‘Okay, let me see what I can do.’”

― Melanie Lynskey

“I used music as therapy and embraced being a cry baby.”

― Melanie Martinez

“’Cry Baby’ is like this fairytale version of me. A lot of it is based on real events, and some of it is made up to make it more whimsical.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I think that ‘Cry Baby’ came from a nickname I was called as a kid.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I was always called a cry baby, and I was one. I cried a lot as a child. In fact, I still cry a few times a day. I’m still a cry baby.”

― Melanie Martinez

“Once I was done making my album ‘Cry Baby,’ I knew I wanted to make a vintage-inspired baby bottle perfume.”

― Melanie Martinez

“Working on this album has been very emotional and super personal, and creating this character ‘Cry Baby’ helped me deal with my own insecurities.”

― Melanie Martinez

“Acting, it’s hit or miss. Make them laugh, make them cry; hopefully they have a little entertainment.”

― Melissa Leo

“In my 20s, I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like, ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes…’ I was an idiot… It’s a decade of tears.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“Dancing has a continuity of its own that need not be dependent upon either the rise or fall of sound or the pitch and cry of words. Its force of feeling lies in the physical image, fleeting or static.”

― Merce Cunningham

“I’m very flower-like. I love classical music. I go to ballet and I cry. There’s nothing so beautiful.”

― Michael Gambon

“Trouble is, we call politics a game, but it isn’t one. There is no referee, and the teams make up the rules as they go along. You can’t cry foul or offside in politics. Almost anything goes.”

― Michael Ignatieff

“There were times when I had great times with my brothers, pillow fights and things, but I was, used to always cry from loneliness.”

― Michael Jackson

“I want people to laugh and cry, not just sit and stare at the TV.”

― Michael Landon

“I drive an American car. It’s a Chrysler. That’s not an endorsement. It’s more like a cry for pity.”

― Michael Moore

“Not all of those who cry ‘The poor, the poor!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.”

― Michael Novak

“If you’re a goal scorer, you have to have a certain attitude. I’m very serious. My missus thinks I’m a bit weird. I’m cold, I don’t have many emotions. It’s very rare I cry.”

― Michael Owen

“I’ve always noticed that girls cry way easier than guys do.”

― Michael Pena

“I cry when I feel moved by incredible generosity or a connection to someone. We spend so much of our lives being separated. It’s the relief of connection that produces the tears.”

― Michael Sheen

“On planes I always cry. Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies. I cried over a St. Bernard movie once on a plane. That was really embarrassing.”

― Michael Stipe

“You know how I know I’m white? I can cry myself out of a parking ticket.”

― Michelle Wolf

“’We don’t torture’ is the anguished cry of squishy people who have decided that trying to frighten terrorists by roughing them up is somehow the very definition of torture.”

― Mike Gallagher

“There are plenty of bad actors and there are plenty of bad directors. There are actors who will always be bad and there are good actors who you cry for because they’re being badly directed or the material isn’t good enough.”

― Mike Leigh

“I don’t react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don’t care about anything. It’s just too hard for me to get emotional. I can’t cry no more.”

― Mike Tyson

“I was like, ‘I’ve got to watch some more of these.’ And yeah, I watched ‘E.T.,’ which I absolutely love. I’m not a big crier, but that just always makes me cry.”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“I do love to cry. I’ll cry at the drop of a hat. I’ll cry at your basic television programme, let alone a weepie. But not big, heavy, serious crying. I haven’t done that for a while, which is a relief. More like a little welling up of joy.”

― Miranda Hart

“I get emotional when young people get nostalgic about my work. That’s why it’s called nostalgia. Sometimes I even cry.”

― Mithun Chakraborty

“I can cry at the drop of the pin. But comedy is hard for me; it’s the timing.”

― Moira Kelly

“Men can’t bear to see women cry.”

― Mona Singh

“A soprano’s voice is a little like a mother’s cry, which is why it attracts all human beings.”

― Montserrat Caballe

“The regulator’s job is not to guarantee us a profit, however much we cry. The regulator’s job is to first make sure that the country goes forward and then make sure that the consumer goes forward.”

― Mukesh Ambani

“Whenever I hear a baby cry, I cringe.”

― Nadya Suleman

“I do not like babies who cry.”

― Nadya Suleman

“I Love children, especially when they cry for then someone takes them away.”

― Nancy Mitford

“I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they’re about to face.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“If I cry, it’s about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics – no, I don’t cry.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“It’s good to actually cry. Trust me, I’ve had a lot of practice over the years!”

― Natalia Kills

“Qualifying for the Olympic Games was one of those moments where you just cry because it was like you’ve climbed Mount Everest.”

― Natalie du Toit

“The degree that these scenes went to… there was a couple of days I was upset… I’d have to hurry back to the girls in the makeup trailer and have a bit of a cry because it messes with your head.”

― Natasha Richardson

“’Ted’ made me nearly cry. It’s kind of like ‘Marley and Me.’”

― Niall Horan

“I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“I have an extra set of eyelashes because you never know. I could cry or laugh, or it could be windy, and I’ll need a standby pair.”

― Niecy Nash

“My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“I have one mascara that I use religiously, and I refuse to try anything else, and if they discontinued it I would probably cry. Cover Girl lash blast, in the orange tube.”

― Nina Dobrev

“I don’t want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie. I’d rather have an action or a comedy.”

― Noah Hathaway

“Beware of men who cry. It’s true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.”

― Nora Ephron

“The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world.”

― Norman Mailer

“I’ve been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I’d probably just curl up and cry until someone found me.”

― Norman Reedus

“I’ve always said it’s interesting to watch devils cry when angels want to stab you in the back. I like that mixture.”

― Norman Reedus

“I used to be really nervous to perform in front of people. I would cry.”

― Normani Kordei

“The Antichrist will be the infernal prince again for the third and last time… so many evils shall be committed by the means of Satan, the infernal Prince, that almost the entire world shall be found undone and desolate. Before these events happen, many rare birds will cry in the air, ‘Now! Now!’ and sometime later will vanish.”

― Nostradamus

“The worst is when I know I’m going to have to cry in a scene.”

― Octavia Spencer

“I cry, sometimes, because I’m not 20 years younger, and I’m not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.”

― Oriana Fallaci

“The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us.”

― Origen

“On screen, I may hate a co-star, have a stomach ache, but I have to convince you of that emotion that is demanded on cue. There are times when I feel like dancing, but on ‘action,’ I’ll have to cry.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“As for my career, I always said to my kids, ‘you don’t cry because it’s over, you’re happy because it happened.’”

― Pat Burns

“I don’t know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past.”

― Pat Morita

“I like hip-hop music, but some of the lyrics make me want to cry.”

― Patti LaBelle

“Homeless people really upset me when I was little. A lot of kids have this reaction, but I would get really worried or sad or concerned or cry.”

― Paul Dano

“I don’t have a problem crying when I need to cry.”

― Paul Polman

“I cry all the time.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“My husband is from Venezuela and he cries when he needs to cry!”

― Paz Vega

“You don’t go to a comedy and try to laugh. You laugh in spite of yourself. You don’t just come on stage and cry. Something has pushed you to cry.”

― Penelope Wilton

“I was born and raised in the Bronx and my grandfather and my brother Garry were huge Yankees fans. One of my first memories is of them listening to a game on the radio and screaming at the radio. My brother would cry when they lost, and when I was really little, I didn’t know why he was crying.”

― Penny Marshall

“I want you to laugh and cry. That’s what I do.”

― Penny Marshall

“I’m very sensitive – I’ll cry during every movie or commercial – but when it comes to my own feelings, I don’t really think about them that much unless I’m making music. Otherwise, I’m either checked out or laughing because that’s how I do regular stuff. I have a hard time talking about my feelings.”

― Perfume Genius

“I’ve made a lot of grown men cry with laughter, because I really am quite the joke.”

― Peta Wilson

“So I don’t cry anymore, I just beat people up. It’s a lot more fun.”

― Peter Steele

“I’ve been told by people that it’s okay to cry but, you know what, it’s been used against me.”

― Peter Steele

“I think if you’ve got people on your side, if you’ve got people really laughing, you are able to make them cry.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“There’s nothing that makes me cry and laugh more than stories about friendship.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.”

― Phyllis Diller

“I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.”

― Pierre Beaumarchais

“What I cry out for, like every being, with my whole life and all my earthly passion, is something very different from an equal to cherish: it is a God to adore.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“I’m not cynical. I cry at ‘ET.’ And ‘Kung Fu Panda!’”

― Pilou Asbaek

“If the rise of European colonisation began in 18th century India, then the rallying cry of ‘Jai Hind!’ also signalled its end in 1947.”

― Pranab Mukherjee

“’When Doves Cry’ came out – it sounded like nothing that was on the radio. ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ was number one on R&B stations, and there’s nothing that’s been like that on radio since.”

― Prince

“When I need to cry, I think of very sad things, mostly about animals.”

― Quvenzhane Wallis

“I can be quite surprised by what makes me cry, but it’s usually spiritual things.”

― Rachel McAdams

“I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.”

― Ray Liotta

“I’m at an age where crying is easier for me now. I like it. I can cry at a poignant commercial; I can cry at a – this is a running joke in my house, but… a good ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ can make me cry. I’m not kidding.”

― Ray Romano

“I like a good cry – it’s cathartic; it’s a release. But I’ve never been able to be so free to do that on camera the way some actors can.”

― Ray Romano

“It’s OK to let your children see you cry.”

― Regina Brett

“Catholic fiction of the type we’re publishing is stories that we know faithful Catholics will enjoy – stories they can escape with, laugh at, cry with; stories that will enrich their lives.”

― Regina Doman

“And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted.”

― Richard Attenborough

“I know I’m regarded as an establishment figure, but I was crucified by the establishment for ‘Oh! What a Lovely War’, ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Cry Freedom.’”

― Richard Attenborough

“I’m a successful novelist, and I’ve been a lucky one, so I don’t want to cry the poor mouth. Writing has never been easy.”

― Richard Flanagan

“Between 2 and 3 in the morning of the 19th inst. I was aroused by the cry that the enemy was upon us.”

― Richard Francis Burton

“I cry every chance I get.”

― Richard Gere

“Even though my work is whimsical. I have a very serious job. I cry more than I laugh.”

― Richard Simmons

“Space is a laboratory, an experiment in all forms of all things, an infinity of possibilities, properties, and places that cry out for investigation and exploration.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“If I cry, it’s because I’m very angry and I can’t do anything about it because I’ve run into a dead end. That’s when the tears would come down.”

― Rihanna

“If I can play one note and make you cry, then that’s better than those fancy dancers playing twenty notes.”

― Robbie Robertson

“I haven’t been to many music events where somebody was performing and it actually made me cry.”

― Robbie Robertson

“The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“For those of us who cry out for gun control, our fears cannot be eliminated as long as the country remains an armed camp in which the most troubled among us can find ways to appropriate one of the easily available weapons in all our communities.”

― Robert Dallek

“Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“I was a disaster child. I remember I make very often my mother cry.”

― Roberto Cavalli

“It’s impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I’ve never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.”

― Robin Trower

“I was about 10 when I first began to sing. My mother had been away for three weeks, and I learned ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.’ When she came back, I sang it in front of her, my auntie Linda, my father, my uncle Jim, and my grandmother.”

― Roisin Murphy

“The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.”

― Ron Reagan

“Pope Francis has stressed humility and austerity – a far cry, according to many, from the predecessor’s bling and Ferragamo shoes – those were pretty entertaining. And he’s translating all of that into a policy agenda.”

― Ronan Farrow

“I’m a big crier. I never cry when something is painful, but I cry if things are frustrating. Like if I’m trying to do something, and I mess up over and over. If I’m playing a video game, and I can’t beat a level that I’ve tried 10 times, I’ll cry. When I was a kid, I think I cried for every practice from 2003 to the middle of 2006.”

― Ronda Rousey

“It’s better to make people laugh than cry.”

― Ronnie Barker

“The next time I cry about golf it will only be with joy. It’s not worth crying over golf for any other reason. After all, it’s only a game.”

― Rory McIlroy

“’Beloved’ is a book that makes me cry.”

― Ross Gay

“Romantically, in my head, I’m Rambo, but if someone’s shouting at me, I get adrenalin shakes and go red. When I’m really low, I have a good cry.”

― Russell Tovey

“I don’t have an ‘actor cry.’”

― Rutina Wesley

“Who says men don’t cry? I used to sob like a baby as I was forced to move around in a wheelchair for two months after twin surgeries on my toes.”

― S. Sreesanth

“That’s just a symbol of how you should deal with a breakup. You can cry for a little bit, eat some ice cream, but I think, after that, it’s like, get up, listen to some powerful music and do something that makes you happy, be productive.”

― Sabrina Carpenter

“I am a human being. When you are frustrated, you do cry. It’s more than once that I cried.”

― Saina Nehwal

“I don’t think people cry reading ‘Midnight’s Children,’ but a lot of people seem to cry watching the movie.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I was told not to cry as a kid.”

― Sam Fender

“I would cry if I met Bruce Springsteen, man. I don’t think I’d be able to handle it.”

― Sam Fender

“I guess they’re tough jokes. But there’s lots of things you either laugh or cry at. And you just can’t cry.”

― Sam Kinison

“Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others’ children.”

― Sam Levenson

“One thing that bugs me in comedy is when somebody does a fake cry, you know, like they fake cry in a comedy. But in a drama they’ll really cry. That bugs me.”

― Sam Rockwell

“I always do drama. It’s just that some people laugh at it and some people cry.”

― Sam Rockwell

“One of the few times I saw my mother cry was when Lennon died, and the other time was when Elvis died.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I almost never cry, and it’s something I don’t like about myself. I sometimes try and make myself cry. Sometimes, when I’m in pain, I say if I could just cry it would make it so much easier.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I cry a lot, and I have no problem with that at all. Listening to your emotions is part of being alive.”

― Sam Worthington

“I saw tough times, and there were many nights when I would just cry out aloud.”

― Sandeep Singh

“Nobody can make me cry in public. I’ll punch them first before they make my mascara smear.”

― Sandra Bullock

“I still have highs and lows, maybe I don’t cry salty tears as much.”

― Sarah Silverman

“I’ll shout out to James L. Brooks. ‘Terms of Endearment’ always makes me cry. Also, ‘Stepmom’ always makes me cry. I guess, you know, mothers dying. It’s a safe bet that I’m going to cry.”

― Sarah Steele

“What happened in my past happened. What’s the term – don’t cry over spilled milk? That’s the thing people don’t understand. I’m all right. I configured myself into coming out on the other end OK. I can disassociate myself.”

― Saroo Brierley

“The connection of what I do to flamenco lies in the whole lament, whole cry, whole pouring back into the earth and giving energy back to the earth. It’s a cry and a celebration. That’s what music, sound, vibration should do. It should spark energy in someone.”

― Savion Glover

“I cried when I watched ‘The Notebook’ for the first time. Any guy who tells you they didn’t cry when they watched ‘The Notebook’s just lying.”

― Scott Eastwood

“Shawn Michaels is one of those wise-cracking guys who would say a smart comment to you, but then if you face him, he would run and cry somewhere.”

― Scott Steiner

“Because of you, I’m running out of reasons to cry.”

― Shakira

“I’ll cry anywhere because I can do it quite subtly. Walking, that’s a good time to have a cry.”

― Sharon Horgan

“I don’t usually let people see me cry.”

― Shawn Crahan

“In the South, you can’t say you’re hurting. You can’t cry, so you lash out.”

― Shea Whigham

“I guess I was an early method actress. I would go to a quiet part of the sound stage with my mother. I wouldn’t think of anything sad, I would just make my mind a blank. In a minute I could cry.”

― Shirley Temple

“It’s true that if you cry hard enough for long enough, you can end up with blurred vision.”

― Sigrid Nunez

“If you can’t take the heat, don’t be on that street… I get abused every day, and I don’t cry on anybody’s shoulder. I don’t play the victim card. I get abused, threatened – not only on Twitter but off it, also.”

― Smriti Irani

“I am a romantic. I want to cry when I throw out my Christmas tree, and I have a lot of feelings about magic and fantasy.”

― Sondra Locke

“I cry if something bad happens. I grab a drink with friends when I get stressed out. I travel. I sometimes lash out at my closest friends.”

― Song Hye-kyo

“It’s useless to send models out on the runway to cry.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“Action is drama. If we cannot make the audience laugh, smile or cry with us, we are not actors.”

― Sonny Chiba

“I think it’s almost easier to make people cry than to make people laugh.”

― Sophie Marceau

“The ‘Ponyboy’ single is coming out next because it’s the other bit of the pole of the record. Sort of everything I’m interested in happens on that axis – everything I’m interested in this material happens on that axis, and so I was really excited to tour ‘It’s Okay to Cry’ and ‘Ponyboy.’”

― Sophie

“Sometimes my past is extraordinarily heavy. That’s when I scream and cry until I feel like I can breathe again.”

― Stacey Dash

“If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!”

― Stan Laurel

“’It is finished’ will not be, as we know from the tradition of the ordering of these words from the cross, the last words of Jesus. ‘It is finished’ is a cry of victory.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“’It is finished’ is the triumphant cry that what I came to do has been done. All is accomplished, completed, fulfilled work.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“My mother used to stop me from going to DJ battles. I’d, like, cry, get really upset.”

― Statik Selektah

“Some days, I get overwhelmed and a bit breathless… I’ve probably cried at work, but I’m limited with my crying: I’m the boss; I’m not really allowed to cry at work.”

― Stella McCartney

“Spielberg may have intended ‘Schindler’s List’ as the opposite of entertainment, but the film grossed $321 million and engaged audiences as only entertainment can, coaxing them to cry and shudder, leaving their hearts more heavy than broken.”

― Stephen J. Dubner

“One of the most perplexing political questions of the late 20th century is how new democracies should punish deposed dictators and their associates. Victims cry for justice, but leaders of new regimes must decide to what extent it is possible, moral or prudent to pursue evildoers of the past.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The book that made me cry hardest was ‘Stoner,’ by John Williams.”

― Stephen McCauley

“I’m a great audience. I cry very easily. I suspend disbelief in two seconds.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“I’ll sit on the floor and cry if I’m having a meltdown. I don’t care.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.”

― Susan B. Anthony

“In ‘Biwi No 1,’ I made you laugh. In ‘Sirf Tum,’ I made you cry. In ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai,’ I am going to make you dream.”

― Sushmita Sen

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“I knew Jimmy Dean. He tested for ‘Battle Cry’. Paul Newman tested for ‘Battle Cry’. I did nine tests to finally get that role.”

― Tab Hunter

“I laugh, cry, go for movies, eat popcorn. All these things are pretty relaxing for me.”

― Tabu

“I want people to see that I’m a real person, I overreact, I cry, I’m emotional. If I come across as perfect and in control, that wouldn’t be who I really am.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!”

― Taslima Nasrin

“If you cry over a guy, then your friends can’t date him. It can’t even be considered.”

― Taylor Swift

“I’m more apt to cry at something beautiful than at something sad.”

― Teller

“When you’re threatened, or something hard hits you, acknowledge it, embrace it. Don’t pretend that you didn’t get hurt – hurt, cry, think about it. And then you let it go and try something else.”

― Teresa Heinz

“I did an album called ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.’ I sang the song on ‘Hee Haw.’”

― Terry Bradshaw

“People are not impressed by watching interviewees cry. People recognize chat shows with personalities as the trivial things that they are. They’re not designed to be deep. Quite frankly, people in show business don’t stand up to in-depth scrutiny.”

― Terry Wogan

“Prince turned experimental music into pop music. ‘When Doves Cry,’ the whole ‘Purple Rain’ soundtrack – he was inspired by the Cocteau Twins and new wave pop and brought it into R&B when he first started, and then it became this cool, next-level, kind of hard-to-digest music. Which is what I felt ‘House of Balloons’ was.”

― The Weeknd

“This game will make you cry more often than not.”

― Theo Epstein

“Those who cry out that the government should ‘do something’ never even ask for data on what has actually happened when the government did something, compared to what actually happened when the government did nothing.”

― Thomas Sowell

“I don’t think you should bring up your kids with no wallowing. Somewhere in there is an area where you make sure your kids are all right, but they can also cry. Just maybe not every morning.”

― Tim Minchin

“I have come to the conclusion there is no point making anything if you’re not going to make people laugh and cry.”

― Tim Minchin

“I blub all the time, in the most weird situations – not in the ones that should make me cry. Music makes me very emotional.”

― Toby Stephens

“Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“I mean, we’ve all had those dreams where, you know, we try to cry out and our voice won’t come.”

― Tom Hooper

“I love winners when they cry, losers when they try.”

― Tom T. Hall

“The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that they could look at him and say, cry, and he’d cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry.”

― Tommy Bond

“When you cry out in pain from a broken wrist, no one questions it. You just go to the hospital and take the necessary steps. Mental illness is just as real, even if it can’t be seen.”

― Torrey DeVitto

“Most Billy Joel songs make me want to cry a little.”

― Torrey DeVitto

“If you come into Formula 1, and you try to eat each other or perform on the highest level, and equalisation is what you need after the first race, and you cry out after the first race, it’s not how we’ve done things in the past and not how we’ve moaned.”

― Toto Wolff

“We need to learn to laugh at ourselves because when you don’t laugh, you cry. And I don’t feel like crying.”

― Tracy Morgan

“Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?”

― Tupac Shakur

“Aamir once went behind a rock to cry because his director didn’t listen to what he was saying.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

― Unknown

“There are times when I cry. I’ll sit in the chair and feel the depression, let it seethe. Then it starts to go away, and I find myself laughing, saying, ‘Well, that was dramatic.’”

― Valerie Harper

“I would lay awake nights and cry a lot thinking, is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? Is he going to get killed?”

― Victoria Gotti

“I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears.”

― Vinny Guadagnino

“Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned.”

― W. C. Fields

“The actor’s role in the community is quite unlike anyone else’s. Businessmen, for example, don’t take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work. Actors do.”

― Wallace Shawn

“Anchormen shouldn’t cry.”

― Walter Cronkite

“I want people to be ecstatic but to cry at the same time.”

― Wayne Coyne

“There is a big cry in California to stop everyone from running to Canada.”

― Wayne Rogers

“It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking and not be among those who cry out against prejudices applicable to themselves, while busy spawning intolerances for others.”

― Wendell Willkie

“You only cry for help if you believe there is help to cry for.”

― Wentworth Miller

“An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.”

― Will Rogers

“You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.”

― Will Smith

“It makes me laugh when I hear a guy talking about being in touch with his feminine side. But I gravitate towards women; I identify with them. And I do cry very easily, more and more as I get older.”

― Willem Dafoe

“When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”

― William Shakespeare

“Thou know’st the first time that we smell the air we wawl and cry. When we are born we cry, that we are come to this great state of fools.”

― William Shakespeare

“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“Who didn’t cry at ‘The Notebook?’ If you didn’t cry at ‘The Notebook,’ something is probably wrong with you.”

― Wilson Bethel

“With ‘Ed Wood,’ I sobbed. With ‘Frankenweenie,’ I was crying. With ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ I always cry. There’s always an incredible amount of purity, even if they look a certain way.”

― Winona Ryder

“I like poems where you don’t really know whether to laugh or cry when you read them.”

― X. J. Kennedy

“I’m sassy, even though I hate that word! I’m sensitive and cry real easily.”

― Xosha Roquemore

“Sometimes I want to party, sometimes I want to fight and sometimes I want to cry.”

― Yelawolf

“As strong as we are, we have our moments. My mama is an African woman who had four kids and was a nurse for 25 years, and she had her moments. I’ve seen her cry.”

― Yvonne Orji

“I’m a crier. I always cry. I cry at the dumbest things, too. This is why I sort of steer clear of movies and films that I know are going to be depressing. I don’t care how many awards they’ve won – I know they’re good. I don’t need to watch them, because I don’t want to be depressed, and I don’t want to cry.”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“I’m a guy, but I’m not afraid to cry. Not all of the time. But when I’m watching a movie, I’ll sometimes shed a tear, especially ‘Moulin Rouge’.”

― Zac Efron

“The only person I’d cry if I met would be Beyonce.”

― Zara Larsson

“I used to cry on planes. I don’t anymore. It probably took almost a hundred agonizing flights to get there. Now, when I take off, a smile quivers on the corner of my lips.”

― Zazie Beetz

“Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.”

― Zig Ziglar

“I know the first time I see a ‘Goddess Mode’ cosplayer I’m going to cry in such a loud, obnoxious way that it’ll be audible from space.”

― Zoe Quinn

“Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat!”

― Zora Neale Hurston
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