Top 1618 Sad Quotes

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“The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.”

― A. N. Wilson

“It’s really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.”

― Aaliyah

“I’m not sure how to describe my style. A lot of my work is dark and looks a bit sad, which is strange because I’m such a smiley, over-the-top positive guy who wears gold shoes most days.”

― Aaron Huey

“Nothing is as sad as seeing a person who used to have power have none.”

― Abraham A. Ribicoff

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

― Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t consider myself a celebrity. That would be kind of sad.”

― Adam Driver

“If someone is sad, they put on a song, or if someone wants to rock out, and they want to get into a good mood, they put on music. Just being able to be a part of something like that I feel like was my ultimate push to do music.”

― Adam Hicks

“Los Angeles can be a really sad city.”

― Adam Lambert

“I love music videos, I really do. I think it’s kind of sad that it’s a dying art form.”

― Adam Levine

“I never get sullen, sad, or envious, because those emotions will get me nowhere.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“School was unbelievably painful. It was five years of being pretty sad.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“I can’t deal with waking up and being sad.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Jesus died when he was 33, and when I was 33, I was coming out of a failed marriage and was in a really low point in my life because I was really sad about that. God healed me so much during that period. So I loved that year because I leaned on God, and then, as a result, I started checking things off my bucket list.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It’s really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time.”

― Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“When I remember my mother, it makes me really sad. But, when I remember my father, it makes me smile.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“Sad to think that we won’t have any new stories from John Updike, one of the last century’s masters. But so many here in the two volumes of his collected stories, 186 by my count, stories to read, reread, savor over the course of a cold season. Updike’s genius in the short form spills out of these many, many pages.”

― Alan Cheuse

“The sad reality is that there are no purely domestic issues in Israel. Issues that would be dealt with by municipalities in other countries – such as how to deal with a dangerous bridge or how to resolve conflicts between religious and secular bus riders – become major international issues when they occur in Israel.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“I like to write sad songs. They’re much easier to write and you get a lot more emotion into them. But people don’t want to hear them as much. And radio definitely doesn’t; they want that positive, uptempo thing.”

― Alan Jackson

“That’s what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.”

― Alan Vega

“I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.”

― Alan Walker

“Our thoughts really do create our lives. They’ve done a lot of research showing if you’re an optimistic, positive person you will be a healthier person than if you’re a sad, depressed, negative person.”

― Alana Stewart

“We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.”

― Alanis Morissette

“To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory’s vault and mix in a sad memory from one’s own life.”

― Albert Finney

“Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.”

― Albert Pike

“I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn’t talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.”

― Alec Baldwin

“When I talk about sad things, I talk about sad things.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Sad music, I always thought, is more beautiful than other music. But at the same time, I am in my personal life a very happy guy. I have a sense of humor. I am not the kind of depressed guy all the time brooding. No. I am very enthusiastic about things.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“I never want to go out wearing something sad.”

― Alessandro Michele

“For me, fashion is something that makes you feel alive, that expresses something of you: if you are sad, if you are happy.”

― Alessandro Michele

“When I see ‘Sunshine,’ I see a film that part of me is kind of very proud of and another part of me is very sad about, so it’s a really complicated film for me. And I’ve never been really able to resolve all that in myself.”

― Alex Garland

“People are getting away from the whole album experience, it’s true. I think that’s sad. Maybe I’m just saying that because I’m an old fart. But I can’t help it – albums are what I grew up with, and I still love them.”

― Alex Lifeson

“You are validating someone’s life by telling their story. Even if it’s a sad one.”

― Alex Tizon

“I get to play characters that kind of shock people and I enjoy doing that. I like characters that have meaning and get people in the heart. I want to be able to get people to cry or make people angry or sad.”

― Alexa Vega

“I’m a bit of a romantic, to a fault. It’s led me to some great things and also some sad things. It’s made me a better person, to keep a good spirit about dating.”

― Alexander Koch

“Marketing has supplanted story as the primary force behind the worthiness of making a film, and that’s a very sad thing. It’s film only as a function of consumerism rather than as an important component of our culture, and that’s everywhere around the world.”

― Alexander Payne

“The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.”

― Alexander Smith

“Yes, as an oppressed people, American Indians have this epic burden, but first and foremost, they’re human: sometimes a mess, sometimes funny or sad, at times very wise, and other times not wise at all – a lot like me.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“I can’t be happy with drawing or losing a match. It actually makes me really sad when that happens.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“Tears are the summer showers to the soul.”

― Alfred Austin

“I think I went through puberty really late in life or something. I always looked like a little, sad Thai boy up until I was 26.”

― Ali Wong

“I have my way of dealing with lows in my career: I just go on a holiday. Coping with a failure of a film is like coping with a break-up. It’s sad and heart-breaking, and it’s not like I got over it right after my holiday; it took me some time.”

― Alia Bhatt

“I grew up thinking that it’s okay to be sad, angry, and express your emotions. I have also banged doors and fought, as I have seen my mom do that when she would fight with my dad. Everything that I’ve learnt is from them, so I’ve never struggled to express myself.”

― Alia Bhatt

“What makes me sad about school is that the people who are unhappy are unhappy because they don’t believe it will change. And I just want to say: ‘It does! High school ends and it’s over.’ I will tell anyone that it’s OK to be unhappy at school, make lots of mistakes and then it will be over.”

― Alice Englert

“I wanted to write an upbeat song where I could feel good about the fact that I’ve moved around so much and not sad about all the goodbyes I’ve had to face.”

― Alice Merton

“I didn’t want to write a sad song to remind me of the fact that I’m always moving around. I wanted something to cheer me up.”

― Alice Merton

“There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“The study of tavern history often brings to light much evidence of sad domestic changes. Many a cherished and beautiful home, rich in annals of family prosperity and private hospitality, ended its days as a tavern.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“I got interested in reading very early, because a story was read to me, by Hans Christian Andersen, which was ‘The Little Mermaid,’ and I don’t know if you remember ‘The Little Mermaid,’ but it’s dreadfully sad. The little mermaid falls in love with this prince, but she cannot marry him because she is a mermaid.”

― Alice Munro

“My mother, I suppose, is still a main figure in my life because her life was so sad and unfair, and she so brave, but also because she was determined to make me into the Sunday-school-recitation little girl I was, from the age of seven or so, fighting not to be.”

― Alice Munro

“Creation is a sustained period of bliss, even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there’s the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and that you did it the way only you could do it. You didn’t do it the way somebody told you to do it.”

― Alice Walker

“I feel like old age in America is a very sad thing. I have been many different places around the world where getting older is something you look forward to.”

― Alice Waters

“I was depressed a lot as a kid, and I was really sad and wouldn’t be able to get out of bed.”

― Alisha Boe

“I think some women try to make you feel you’re not all female because you haven’t given birth. There are a lot of prejudices. Some women think women who have animals are deeply sad, because what they really want is a child. Mind you, there’s probably an element of truth in that.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I’ve met so many fans of daytime television who’ve watched the shows with their moms and grandmas and feel like they’ve known the characters their whole lives. It’s sad for them to have to say goodbye to their favorite soaps and characters. We don’t want that to happen to the ‘Days’ fans.”

― Alison Sweeney

“While more people are working later in life because of happy things like longer life expectancy, they are also doing so because of very sad things, like a lack of Social Security benefits or retirement plans.”

― Alissa Quart

“My mother has stories of leaving me in the bath as small kid, like a 3-year-old, and there being mirrors on the side, and her going to get a towel and coming back in, and me making faces at myself, like, ‘Now I’m happy. Now I’m sad.’”

― Allison Tolman

“’Flaubert’s Parrot’ is an amphibious book in which what appears to be a personal essay about Flaubertian writing is gradually, delicately transformed into an extremely sad novel in which the differences between character, author, and narrator are less clear than they appear at first glance.”

― Alvaro Enrigue

“My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.”

― Alvin Ailey

“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.”

― Alyssa Milano

“It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.”

― Ama Ata Aidoo

“About my marriage life, it has been pretty painful, pretty sad. I can’t say there was no unpleasantness at all. I can’t say it was smooth and happy or anything. There were lot of painful experiences we both went through.”

― Amala Paul

“From 12-year-old girls to 70-year-old matriarchs, I know hundreds of women who have some sort of body image issue. This is sad and seriously worrying, but it’s true, and it’s why I feel some kind of social responsibility to do what I can to show a variety of body types in fashion magazines.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I was always depressed growing up. There wasn’t a reason for it, I just was. I was sad and morose. I cried a lot, I wrote a lot, and I read a lot; and that was how I dealt with it.”

― Amanda Hocking

“I like devilish, thorny, dirty, mean roles, muck and mire, unbelievably sad, unbelievably happy, burdened. Inner conflict – that’s where drama is.”

― Amanda Plummer

“It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.”

― Amanda Seyfried

“As any human does, I have my happy times and sad times.”

― Amber Liu

“And what I love about music and art in general is that you can take something so negative or positive – any emotion, no matter how sad or happy – and turn it into art.”

― Amber Liu

“My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don’t even know about, which is really sad.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“At the outset, I think that one should be natural, not just when it comes to writing but in every area of life. If you try to be something that you are not just to impress others, then it’s a rather sad life.”

― Amish Tripathi

“I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“I probably never would have been hired on Broadway had I not moved out to L.A. and pursued acting and film, which is sad, really.”

― Amy Adams

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

― Amy Cuddy

“Feeling sad or lonely isn’t a bad thing. But those emotions increase the risk that you’ll cross the line into self-pity.”

― Amy Morin

“I don’t want to see myself as this sad, disabled girl. I know that. I don’t want other people to see me as that, either.”

― Amy Purdy

“Until the age of five, my parents spoke to me in Chinese or a combination of Chinese and English, but they didn’t force me to speak Mandarin. In retrospect, this was sad, because they believed that my chance of doing well in America hinged on my fluency in English. Later, as an adult, I wanted to learn Chinese.”

― Amy Tan

“I watch so much TV, it’s sad. I watch ‘Happy Endings’, ’30 Rock’, ‘Parks and Rec’, ‘The Office’, ‘Eagleheart’, ‘Children’s Hospital’. ‘Modern Family’ I guess I’m still kinda watching.”

― Anders Holm

“As a solo artist, it’s so easy to be lumped into a singer / songwriter genre and writing sleepy, sad songs that are very emotionally rich that mean a lot to you, and people just get kind of tired.”

― Anderson East

“I can usually tell when a woman is going through a divorce because they look so gaunt and tired and sad. It’s just a huge sadness. It’s horrible. It’s like death. You mourn, but the person’s still there.”

― Andie MacDowell

“For me, it’s sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It’s about who owns what, who gets what? So what’s the point?”

― Andie MacDowell

“The waltz can be sad and at the same time uplifting. You have to see life from both sides, and the waltz encapsulates that. If you’re in my audience you give yourself to me and the waltz will grab you.”

― Andre Rieu

“The sad fact is that actual artistic oppression – book banning in its many modern forms – is a matter of course in the entertainment industry, especially when the underlying product is declared politically incorrect or runs contrary to the interests of Hollywood’s political altar, the Democratic Party.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“’Eyes Wide Open’ took shape from two real life events straight from my own past. One was the sad suicide of my young nephew, a troubled kid, who was found at the bottom of a landmark cliff in central California. The second was a chance encounter forty years ago with none other than, ahem, Charles Manson!”

― Andrew Gross

“My parents were mourning the death of my sister. She was killed in a car accident before I was born, and I didn’t know she existed until I was 13 or 14 years old. I knew I was growing up in a house where people were angry and sad.”

― Andrew Hudgins

“I think the thing’s that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven’t come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50’s when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn’t win the Tony Award.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“With sad, depressing predictability, the children of today’s underclass become tomorrow’s criminals and dropouts.”

― Andrew Neil

“Corporate tax reform is nice in theory but tough in practice. It most likely requires lower tax rates and the closing of loopholes, which many companies are sure to fight. And whatever new, lower tax rate is determined, there will probably be another country willing to lower its rate further, creating a sad race to zero.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Being OK means you’re not sad, and you’re not incredibly happy. You’re content. You’re OK. And that’s the ideal place to be, to be able to say, ‘I’m OK.’”

― Andrew W.K.

“If I write a sad song, at the end it’s gotta be like, ‘Dude, things are looking up!’”

― Andy Grammer

“I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut – or get angry from the gut.”

― Andy Kaufman

“It’s not that I was crazy. It’s just that I was sad at times because the world was sad at times. When I would perform, it wasn’t sad anymore.”

― Andy Kaufman

“My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didn’t think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that?”

― Andy Kaufman

“I had sadness for breakfast.”

― Andy Milonakis

“The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort – the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing – the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.”

― Andy Rooney

“Manchester United was a sad experience. Things didn’t go as I had hoped. I was disappointed, and it didn’t help me to rise to the surface.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I loved being Maleficent. I was quite sad to put my staff down and put my horns away because somehow, she just lives in a different world.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I didn’t really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry… but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it’s the fixtures and fittings that finish you off.”

― Angelina Jolie

“She would have thrived as a grandmother. I know how much she would have contributed to their lives, and I am sad they will miss out on that.”

― Angelina Jolie

“It’s too easy to say that orange is happy and black is sad. To me, black is perfect. You can fill it with the emotion you want to express.”

― Ann Demeulemeester

“Well, you know, too much democracy is a sort of sad thing.”

― Ann Richards

“I love dancing to the radio every morning, to start the day with such passion. Otherwise, life is too sad. My little daughter and I like dancing to classical music: Bach and Schubert.”

― Anna Mouglalis

“If I get the forty additional years statisticians say are likely coming to me, I could fit in at least one, maybe two new lifetimes. Sad that only one of those lifetimes can include being the mother of young children.”

― Anna Quindlen

“In film, you can have sad endings.”

― Anna Torv

“Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.”

― Anne Bronte

“I feel like no matter what I write about, I try to end up being the stronger person in the situation. Even in heartbreak, I feel like I’m a much stronger person because of that. I don’t want to just write a sad song and still feel sad after that. I want to feel stronger and better.”

― Anne-Marie

“When I first started writing, I wrote really sad, emotional songs which were all slow.”

― Anne-Marie

“When I see people sad, I’m sad.”

― Anne-Marie

“I think it’s a terrible thing to write and not enjoy it. It’s a sad thing. But of course a lot of people do work because they need to eat. And we all need to eat, but that’s not the only reason to work. You couldn’t have paid me not to write.”

― Anne Perry

“Sad old blokes, I’m told, now dream of me with a whip in hand.”

― Anne Robinson

“We all like stories that make us cry. It’s so nice to feel sad when you’ve nothing in particular to feel sad about.”

― Anne Sullivan

“’The Fault in Our Stars’ is a beautiful film that’s really positive. The second half gets sad, but it’s always positive.”

― Ansel Elgort

“My thing with fans is, it’s always about being really good to them and taking the time to take every picture. If there are 300 people, you should take 300 pictures – you shouldn’t take 250 because then fifty people will go home sad. Why would you do that?”

― Ansel Elgort

“A lot of my characters are underdogs or sad or lonely, but I had a comfortable, golden sort of childhood.”

― Anthony Browne

“Two or three notes of music can instantly make you feel sad or tense or afraid or angry. To do that in words is much more difficult.”

― Anthony Daniels

“I’ve been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.”

― Anthony Doerr

“I had a vocal coach. It’s a sad thing, but I had to hire someone so that I could get my Australian accent back.”

― Anthony LaPaglia

“There are sad moments – lonely moments – when you’re sitting up in your room all by yourself, shooting on location in Atlanta or Vancouver or L.A., and your family’s back home. You can miss home.”

― Anthony Ramos

“We’re losing jobs in our manufacturing base, and those families that are going to be out of work over the holidays, that is a very sad thing. That is more governmental dependency. That is a reduced tax revenue for the state and for the federal government.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality, not only by singing their parts to some of his artists, but acting out the smallest details, and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes.”

― Anton Seidl

“For me, it is sad when I listen to this, that one player must be more selfish to reach the top level.”

― Antonio Conte

“Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.”

― Antonio Porchia

“I enjoy being recognized. I’ll be very sad if people stop recognizing me. I’ll be very sad if I’m not interviewed, because that’s a very amazing process.”

― Anupam Kher

“At 21, my career took a comedic turn when I was cast in a new Broadway play called ‘Brooklyn Boy,’ by Donald Margulies, which was equal parts funny and sad. I realized that the more seriously I expressed my character’s feelings, the funnier the scene became.”

― Ari Graynor

“I always knew that St. Jude was an amazing organization but meeting the kids and seeing how the hospital works first hand was truly beautiful. It doesn’t feel like a regular hospital all dreary and sad. It’s a colorful, beautiful, comfortable, fun place to live and the energy is wonderful.”

― Ariana Grande

“The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered… This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us.”

― Ariel Sharon

“If you’re at school, children who play football, you give everything to win… If you don’t succeed, that’s a huge disappointment. Then it’s okay to be sad, but better times are coming.”

― Arjen Robben

“I don’t want success to affect me to that extent that I change or failure to that extent that I get sad, bitter and negative.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not finding time to simmer, although one actually has many interests.”

― Arne Jacobsen

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.”

― Arthur Koestler

“Once, after I had just worked out, I hopped on the elevator at the gym only to look up and see Conan O’Brien on it with me. I was so sad. I was all sweaty, but I love him so much, and I couldn’t help but nerd out on him.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“When my dad passed, there’s a lot of sadness right below the surface, and I think there will be until the day I die. So, writing sad songs helps it. And when I sing them, it’s pure therapy for me.”

― Ashley Monroe

“I can’t grow a mustache. It’s pretty sad if I attempt to.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“The sad reality of it is, as black artists in the industry, we still have to work 10 times harder to get our voices out there.”

― Ashton Sanders

“The stories I grew up with, whether it came to queer representation or representation of anyone that was different, it was always a story of, like, very sad, usually ended up with somebody dying, and it made the idea of being queer or different really scary, actually.”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“The big thing for me is to make films that you feel, whether you feel happy, whether you feel sad, whether you feel sick; it’s to make the audience feel so that the next day they remember what they saw.”

― Asif Kapadia

“Agencies must know who they are accountable to. If the agencies know who they are accountable to but we cannot say who they are accountable to, then really it is a very sad situation that is bound to be misused. It is bound to affect human rights.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Change is good, but in the middle of it, it can be very sad.”

― Astrid S

“If I’m extra happy or excited, it’ll take me an hour or two to write a song. Or, if I’m really sad or something, it will take me about a day. But I have a specific way of writing: I just listen to the beat. I think about what I’m going to write over the beat.”

― Astro

“If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“I’m very sensitive. I remember, as a kid at school, if someone in the classroom was sad or angry, it could have a great impact on me.”

― Aurora

“Even if my songs are quite sad or quite dark, I don’t want my songs to make people sad. It’s very important for me that all my songs have some kind of hope or light.”

― Aurora

“It’s really sad down there. Everyone’s sitting around asking to help and BP won’t let anybody do anything. People are coming down to help. People want to help.”

― Austin Nichols

“It’s not nice to say it – I know female musicians, but not so many rappers. I can’t think of one I idolize, which is sad, but I’m hoping that will change.”

― Awkwafina

“I think women should be seductive, not triste. There’s enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“If you’re sad about what you see in the mirror when you wake up every morning, you must change it.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts… but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones.”

― Bai Ling

“It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“’EastEnders’ has been wonderful to me and it’s no secret that it changed my life all of those years ago. I’ll be so sad to leave Peggy behind; she’s such a wonderful character to play. I have had the pleasure of working with a marvelous cast and crew and have made many lasting good friends.”

― Barbara Windsor

“I found out about reviews early on. They’re mostly written by sad men on bad afternoons. That’s probably why I’m less angry than some writers, who are so narcissistic they consider every line of every review, even a thoughtful one, as major treason.”

― Barry Hannah

“The working standards on television in our country are really bad. The sad part is that many actors take this deal because it gets them money and recognition.”

― Barun Sobti

“I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United. But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up the challenge at Chicago Fire.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“I was really sensitive because people would say they thought I was a boy or call me a boy and stuff like that. I always had my hair back and, like I said, baggy clothes. So it was kind of sad. I didn’t know what to do about it, and I didn’t know what I was doing wrong because I was just being me.”

― Bayley

“There’s nothing that makes me sad about being a supporter.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don’t even really understand that equality hasn’t happened with the pay force.”

― bell hooks

“Fortune has played me a sad trick by letting me live on and on.”

― Belle Boyd

“Young guys kind of have this chip on their shoulder of, ‘I want to prove something,’ right? ‘I’ve got to prove how tough I am. I’ve got to prove how good I am.’ And man, now as I’m getting older, I think it’s almost sad when guys my age and older still have that chip on their shoulder.”

― Ben Askren

“I have received hostile voice mail messages and e-mails. They are often anonymous, I’m sad to say, as anonymous messages are delivered only by very low forms of human life, in my opinion.”

― Ben Brantley

“I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas’s designs and were real proud of what we did. It’s a sad situation now.”

― Ben Crenshaw

“When I first read ‘At Freddie’s’, I was struggling with my own writing, particularly with how to write about a sad subject – the death of a parent – without writing an entirely sad book.”

― Ben Dolnick

“Dynamic change is always my favorite thing. As soon as I feel like I’m doing all of the same stuff over and over again, I’m bored and sad.”

― Ben Feldman

“When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, ‘Just go to sleep.’ Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized just how smart Knight was.”

― Ben Stein

“The sad fact is that spending rises every year, no matter what people want or say they want.”

― Ben Stein

“I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they’ve done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.”

― Ben Stiller

“Even today, England is a very repressed, repressive country, and there’s pressure to be kind of a certain way, so people do things that ultimately make them sad.”

― Ben Whishaw

“I think I drift toward sad love songs.”

― Benmont Tench

“My dream when I was younger was always to be a Benfica player. So when I arrived on the first team to work with a coach that didn’t count on me, who put me as a left back, of course I was a bit sad.”

― Bernardo Silva

“Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.”

― Bertolt Brecht

“I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.”

― Beth Ditto

“When I moved out of my mom’s house at 18 I was almost as sad to leave her sewing machine behind as anything else.”

― Beth Ditto

“If I love Etta James, it’s not just the voice, and it’s not just the song, but it’s the energy that connects me to her, so if she is strong, I can be strong, too, and if she is sad, I know I am not alone, or if she is joyous, I can connect with that joy.”

― Beth Hart

“Some really good things kind of swing both ways and I like to see people that can swing really, really, really sad and horrible and terrible and really, really, really beautiful and funny.”

― Beth Henley

“What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn’t you, and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted, what they dreamed.”

― Beth Henley

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

― Betsy Beers

“I ate cucumbers and saltines – not because I wanted to look a certain way, but because I was so sad my appetite disappeared.”

― Betty Gilpin

“I feel, in our culture, the girl with any sort of power is called ‘difficult’ or various words that are demeaning just because she has a voice, has confidence, and stands for her rights. It is sad, but it is the truth of our country.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“The sad truth of our country is that Indian women don’t get a moment of rest.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“Especially in our industry, everything is so prim and proper; you’ll never really see anyone show their sad side, because everyone wants to be perfect.”

― Big Narstie

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.”

― Bill Blass

“It’s a sad situation when you have to talk crap about other organizations that you know your paths are never going to cross competitively.”

― Bill Goldberg

“Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.”

― Bill Toomey

“Women get the attention when we get into the men’s arena, and that’s sad.”

― Billie Jean King

“I don’t have many sad days.”

― Billy Graham

“I think love’s exciting and happy, as well as being able to make you sad.”

― Billy Idol

“The music of ABBA is not that happy. It might sound happy, in some strange way, but deep within, it’s not happy music. It has that Nordic melancholic feeling to it. What fools you is the girls’ voices. You know, I do think that is one of the secrets about ABBA. Even when we were really quite sad, we always sounded jubilant.”

― Bjorn Ulvaeus

“Radical individualism can be very sad.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“For a woman who’s a widow and pretty much a loner, I can walk out, and I’m surrounded by NYU kids. The energy jumps off the sidewalks, and I never feel sad or bored.”

― Blythe Danner

“I don’t wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.”

― Bob Livingston

“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”

― Bob Marley

“All people are sad clowns. That’s the key to comedy – and it’s a buffer against reality.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“The trick of ‘Up’ was to balance the sad stuff with the silly stuff.”

― Bob Peterson

“Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.”

― Bob Woodward

“Not working makes you ill, sad, depressed. It ages you.”

― Bobby Deol

“I think people just think I am crazy because they see me doing stand-up, but I am generally not. I am very sad. I’m one of those guys that lights candles and listens to Rachmaninoff.”

― Bobby Lee

“When I was at Upright Citizens Brigade, I would pretend to be a sad, drunk rapper.”

― Bobby Moynihan

“It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.”

― Bonnie Blair

“This Olympics is almost a little sad. It is my final Olympics. There are a lot of good memories.”

― Bonnie Blair

“’A Bug’s Life’ is a really funny movie and the characters have such different personalities. The movie is happy and then gets really sad and I’m like, W’hoa, I’m feeling this way and this movie is about bugs!’”

― Booboo Stewart

“It would be a sad day if we British stopped being cynical, but you sometimes wonder whether we overdo it.”

― Boris Johnson

“I guess that’s always the mystery of music. It’s like why does this song make me feel so grey or why does it make me feel sad or happy or nostalgic and so I’m most fascinated by breaking that down in my music.”

― Borns

“It’s sad that my daughter will get attention because of her daddy. I’m already watching her run around the house and pick up microphones. It’s scary.”

― Bow Wow

“What’s really sad is that a lot of very talented people are being forced to do things that are very embarrassing and I don’t intend to be one of them.”

― Boy George

“Human curation allows you to have the emotion and feel music, because it is a very emotional thing. It makes you feel happy; it helps you when you are feeling sad, gets you pumped up, calms you down.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I just did an interview where I was asked whether I drink beer or whisky, and I was sad to reveal that I’m pounding spring water.”

― Brad Delson

“Having read my share of tell-alls over the year, including some that were passed off as autobiographies, I mostly feel sad – sometimes for the writer and sometimes for all the people in his way. I hope that the process of writing the tell-all gives some release and closure on what clearly was an unpleasant and unfulfilling life experience.”

― Brad Feld

“I went to high school with girls that would daydream about what strip club they wanted to work at. That’s one of the sad things about Vegas.”

― Brandon Flowers

“I think everyone feels alone in their sadness, and there’s a certain value to hearing other people’s sad stories.”

― Brandon Stanton

“What I like on Kickstarter is when I see real innovation and I see people building something new. It makes me sad when I see things that are just the same technology; you aren’t passing the technology forward.”

― Bre Pettis

“My acting’s very understated. I think my sad and happy don’t play that differently onscreen.”

― Bret McKenzie

“I don’t think I could compare myself to Macaulay Culkin, because we’re pretty much two different kinds of actors. He’s done a lot of comedy. He does mostly just comedy like ‘Uncle Buck’ and ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2.’ And I’ve done a lot of different stuff, like sad movies, like the movie about the kid with AIDS.”

― Brian Bonsall

“The great thing about James Baldwin and his writing is that it’s still fresh every time you pick it up. That’s also the sad thing about his writing sometimes, too.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“I’m kind of sad that Tim is not going to direct any more of the Deadpool films, because I really love him. He’s hilarious.”

― Brianna Hildebrand

“I’ve always had a hard time just being angry or just being really sad – the bigger emotions.”

― Briga Heelan

“I think I was born with a natural way of looking at something and trying to find the ways in which it was odd or funny, Even in the sad or angry stuff, I was, ‘Well, but where is the funny part of this?’”

― Briga Heelan

“It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Love Is Louder is a movement that is hopefully going to bring some awareness and make some noise when it comes to teens who are feeling suicidal or even just sad, outcasts, and being bullied, and really feel like they have nowhere to turn to.”

― Brittany Snow

“I think a lot of times we’re so told in our world that marriage is everything, and having a partner is everything. If you look at our movies and things, it’s all directed around that love, and if you don’t have that love, how sad you are.”

― Brooke Elliott

“My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.”

― Brooke Shields

“It’s sad when you see most of your friends in the business gone, like Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howard, Eric Morecambe, Roy Castle, Les Dawson. They were very dear to me. You no longer have the chance to bump into them at a celebrity do.”

― Bruce Forsyth

“It’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin and can’t stand the company.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“I feel quite sad for the young musicians coming up because they may never get to pay their rent properly. It doesn’t matter what the genre; nowadays, it’s so much harder than it ever was.”

― Bryan Adams

“Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, ‘You play blues. That music is so sad.’ I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, ‘You didn’t play one sad song.’”

― Buddy Guy

“It’s sad to me we can’t be in a place where we can acknowledge we’re all doing our best and respect the decisions other women make and even offer to help out.”

― Busy Philipps

“NASA’s been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve, and it’s sad that we are turning the program in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation it provides to young people.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I’m so glad I spent 10 years being sad and lonely.”

― Caitlin Moran

“If I could be more vague I’d write more about people in my life, but I hate hurting feelings or making people feel uncomfortable. I’ve done that before. Unless they’re sad songs. Those get finished fast, but the mean ones often end up at the back of the bottom drawer and it’s probably for the best.”

― Caitlin Rose

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

― Calvin Harris

“It was tragic every single time my mom told me we were moving. I would always envy my friends who had grown up in the same house their entire life, and they had markings on the wall of ‘me at five years old’ and all that. It made me so sad. I wished I’d had that.”

― Camila Mendes

“I love curves; I’m all about curves. I don’t have many, which is really sad, but I think the more the better.”

― Cara Delevingne

“I could really make a song of hurt, because I’ve been hurt by a lot of men. I’m talking about, like, how sad I be when a dude curves me. And I never talk about that because I refuse to let people know that I get sad because when a man don’t answer my calls.”

― Cardi B

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

― Carl Jung

“I love books; my suitcases are always full of them. Books and shoes. I read when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am nervous. My favourite British author is Jane Austen, and my favourite American one is John O’Hara.”

― Carolina Herrera

“Anti-depressants helped me get up in the morning and stopped me from being sad, but what they also do is stop you from being happy. So I was just in this numb state. I stopped laughing at jokes, and that’s just not me.”

― Caroline Flack

“When you’re going through something, whether it’s a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like ‘Oh my God, I’m so overwhelmed; I’m dealing with this huge thing on my own.’ In fact, poetry’s a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“Ishmael Beah was born and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone as that sad but beautiful West African country was ravaged by a civil war that left some 50,000 dead between 1991 and 2002. He was a child soldier for a while, then, through extraordinary circumstances, was set free of that life.”

― Carolyn See

“Not even the creators of ‘Rock Band’ could possibly believe that playing the game is tantamount to making your own music. There is, however, a sad similarity between ‘Rock Band’ and some actual bands, and that is the attempt at realness.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“Certainly what happened to the dinosaurs was not good – that was a terrible day for the dinosaurs, very sad. But I have to say, there are a lot of threats we face as people and, as someone who lives in Los Angeles, I’m personally more likely to die from driving on the freeway than I am from an asteroid, so you have to put that risk in perspective.”

― Carrie Nugent

“I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn’t personally sad about finishing a long job.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“Pageants are already ridiculous and sad, I think.”

― Casey Wilson

“What I think is funny is when people, despite tragic situations, are still hopeful, still trying. It’s sweet and sad – and, to me, hilarious.”

― Casey Wilson

“Sometimes I was sad, sometimes happy. Just on and off. Always I felt welcome. It’s just, you know, sometimes as a human being, you cannot always be happy. You do good things, you do bad things, people talk.”

― Caster Semenya

“I’ve had moments where I realize my body isn’t going to withstand many more seasons, but I am very satisfied with my career and I am trying not to look at retirement as a sad thing.”

― Cat Osterman

“Nothing always stays the same. You don’t stay happy forever. You don’t stay sad forever.”

― Cat Zingano

“I think about my father and how sad it was that he never had grandchildren.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I allow myself to not feel the need to be some sort of wonder woman. You can’t do everything at once and tear your hair out when you miss your baby using a potty for the first time, although my son was obviously very sad that his mum was not there on his big day.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila, and the life there is poor and very sad. And I’ve always taught to myself to look for the beauty of it and look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful.”

― Catriona Gray

“We have oft lamented the cancellation of ‘Body of Proof,’ I’m not gonna lie. That was a good show for us, and it was sad to see it go.”

― Channing Dungey

“It would indeed be a sad misfortune if man were released from the necessity of work and struggle, for it is a well-known fact that organs which do not function atrophy; and according to the old saying, ‘Idleness is the devil’s workshop.’”

― Charles A. Beard

“Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man’s own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.”

― Charles Mackay

“A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“I don’t buy art just to make artists happy any more than I want to make them sad if I sell their work.”

― Charles Saatchi

“As a writer, or as a filmmaker, you have to present yourself, and part of what yourself is is what you’re interested in, or what you think is funny, or what you think is sad, or what you think is horrible.”

― Charlie Kaufman

“Basically, every film I’ve been a part of has been pretty sad and pretty hard to watch.”

― Charlie Plummer

“E! has just become a sad, sad place to live. They don’t know what they’re doing; they have no ideas… everything they do just is a failure.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I’m terribly sad about Farrah’s passing. She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“Of course, you decide which story you want to tell. For me, it’s been very authentic, so sometimes I’m super happy, and I post four pictures one after the other; sometimes I’m busy, and I don’t. Sometimes I’m sad, and I post a sad picture.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”

― Chief Joseph

“If I don’t get at least one e-mail every ten minutes, I feel unloved. Even junk mail makes me feel seen. Sad, I know. Sigh.”

― Chris Abani

“Even in Hollywood, there are personal descents that evoke only sad shakes of the head, especially where there’s sheer, unassailable talent in the mix.”

― Chris Connelly

“Getting help for my issues was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, because when I get dangerously sad or manic, those feelings seek to perpetuate themselves.”

― Chris Gethard

“When I was growing up, I think I was expected to be seen and not heard. You’re this little, nerdy kid; no one wants to hear about how sad you are. Nobody wants to hear that you feel lonely.”

― Chris Gethard

“I didn’t like who I was. I spent a lot of my life regretting who I was, which is a sad thing to say.”

― Chris Gethard

“The whole romanticized ‘sad clown’ thing, we gotta get rid of that. That has to go! That’s just getting sick people to voluntarily stay sicker and sadder than they have to be.”

― Chris Gethard

“To say that losing your pancreas is a sad thing is not an overstatement. They had to take my pancreas away, my duodenum, and it’s damaged for ever.”

― Chris Rea

“Yes’s whole career was never really planned in any sort of way. It’s always sad when a member leaves, but it’s exciting when someone new comes in, and that regenerates the freshness of the band.”

― Chris Squire

“It was sad leaving ‘All Saints’ because I was leaving a family that had nurtured me and looked after me for a couple of years, and at the same time that particular storyline wasn’t a surprise to me. I knew I was going. It had been worked out very carefully over many months.”

― Chris Vance

“Everybody has their favorite sad songs. That’s part of what I love so much about country music. Country music is never afraid to go with a sad song.”

― Chris Young

“I’m a sucker for a sad song.”

― Chris Young

“I eat my feelings – when I’m happy, when I’m sad.”

― Chrissy Metz

“I don’t watch any NBA games today, because it makes me sad: I want to be back out there.”

― Christian Laettner

“I was born in Paris in the mid-1960s, and by the time I was 12 I had started going to the movies by myself. Most of the movies of that period never appealed to me. I didn’t like the ‘naturalism,’ the sad or the ‘down-to-earth’ characters. What I wanted from film was fantasy, dreams, funny situations, extravagant decor – and beautiful women.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Tears are nature’s lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don’t trust or like journalists anymore and that’s sad.”

― Christiane Amanpour

“Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.”

― Christina Rossetti

“I’m sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture.”

― Christine Baranski

“We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.”

― Christo

“I live on a train. I know – what a sad thing to admit. I am the New-Age Willy Loman. But there it is.”

― Christopher Buckley

“Since it’s based on my parents, it’s more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.”

― Christopher Durang

“There is something sad about malevolence, to be wicked. I have always tried to make that come across in the villains I have played.”

― Christopher Lee

“Thanos has eight million backstories in the comics, but they’re all kind of sad.”

― Christopher Markus

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”

― Christopher Morley

“A photograph doesn’t gain weight or lose weight, or change from being happy to being sad. It’s frozen. You can use it, then recycle it.”

― Chuck Close

“It’s sad how people want to see us females go against each other. Never been for that. Never will.”

― Ciara

“It’s hard to watch your life unfold, and sad. Life changes.”

― Cilla Black

“I always feel sad when I come to the end of a book.”

― Claire Tomalin

“The sad thing is that I know no athletes’ names. I am not a sports girl at all.”

― Clara Mamet

“It’s sad to see these old buildings go because they have so many memories, and it’s a real personal kind of thing when you play these places. It’s part of our history just gone.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I was really sad after ‘The Avengers’ when I realized I was not going to have a part in ‘Thor 2’ or ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ But I’m not arguing with my fantastic plane and my really cool car.”

― Clark Gregg

“Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.”

― Claude Debussy

“Being a father can ‘unreason’ your worldview, or at least make it very flexible, and that can create all sorts of fun and insights. It’s sad that children’s open-eyed wonder and sense of play begin to fade as they approach adolescence. One grand function of fathering is to keep the fading to a minimum.”

― Clyde Edgerton

“I was a Shawn Michaels fan, so that’s a sad memory for me. I’m proud to add a happier memory in that building, even though Christopher Daniels also lost his smile.”

― Cody Rhodes

“My belief is that if I can achieve that level of entertainment by making the audience happy or sad or angry, then I have succeeded as an actor and have done my job. The profits and the fame as an actor will eventually surface, but first and foremost comes the work as an actor.”

― Cole Hauser

“I was sad and in a dark place, and I turned to a hobby to sort of take me out of that.”

― Cole Sprouse

“That’s why I’ve always loved country music. Whether it’s sad, pumps you up, or it’s breakup songs, it’s all real-life things.”

― Cole Swindell

“It’s sad to see such institutions as ‘All My Children’ and some of the others, like ‘Guiding Light,’ which have been on the air for, like, 40 or 50 years. It’s almost unfathomable to see that they actually aren’t going to be on the air anymore. It’s really sad.”

― Colin Egglesfield

“Anyone can go online and write anything they want about people they don’t even know, and most of the time, that is fueled by hate. The sad part is that people actually believe what they read online.”

― Colton Haynes

“My childhood, I would say, was a bit sad.”

― Columba Bush

“My childhood, I would say, was a bit sad. Society resents that.”

― Columba Bush

“Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.”

― Comte de Lautreamont

“I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.”

― Conor Oberst

“They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.”

― Conor Oberst

“It’s very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep.”

― Corazon Aquino

“When you socially neglect a people, when you economically abandon a people, when you transfer wealth from them to the well-to-do, what are a people going to do? They’re going to respond with very sad forms of despair, and that’s true for everybody – I don’t care what color you are.”

― Cornel West

“I have a stepladder. It’s a very nice stepladder but it’s sad that I never knew my real ladder.”

― Craig Charles

“President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, ‘I know you’re there, pick up, pick up.”

― Craig Kilborn

“If I’m laughing, you know I’m either very happy or very sad. I cope with things with jokes.”

― Cristela Alonzo

“It’s cool to be in your feelings, and it’s cool to be sad, and it’s cool to feel all of these things.”

― Cuco

“They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Let’s not be miserable when we win. There’s definitely people in places that, even when they win, they’re not happy. That’s sad.”

― Dabo Swinney

“When you win by three touchdowns in a state championship and you’ve got people who can’t appreciate that? That’s really sad.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she’s more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything’s perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It’s sad. I’m a little like Ray, a little bit.”

― Dakota Fanning

“I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it’s all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.”

― Dakota Fanning

“The hardest thing is at the end you have to say bye to all these people who you have worked with for so many months. It was really sad not to see them anymore. But you have the parties that you go to and you get to see them, like the premieres and the screenings.”

― Dakota Fanning

“I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level, to find ways to console.”

― Dalai Lama

“It’s sad that children don’t spend enough time looking around and being amazed by what’s in the real world.”

― Damian Lewis

“I’m very sad ‘Life’ wasn’t a big hit, But it was undone by politics at NBC. It was intense. I moved my wife, and we had two children back to back. So working those hours and living abroad in L.A. was a handful. But it was a great experience.”

― Damian Lewis

“In college, I learned that my favorite parts were the sad clown parts. Those are the ones I love because you get to do everything. You get to be funny, make them laugh one minute, and make them cry the next minute.”

― Dan Fogler

“People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.”

― Dan Reynolds

“I’m tired of living the vanilla, non-offensive life. I think that’s a really sad way to spend my life, and I lived it like that because that’s what I was brought up in, taught to not rock the ship.”

― Dan Reynolds

“My dad was a homicide cop in the gay neighborhood in the city when gay neighborhoods were desperate, depressing, sad places run by the mob. The only gay people he’d met when I came out to him were corpses.”

― Dan Savage

“Most friendship groups will have someone who starts a new relationship, and you just don’t see them for four months. And that’s always kind of sad, almost like an inverted break up. I guess the ideal situation is that whoever the new partner is can be subsumed into the friendship group.”

― Dan Smith

“I often have an argument with people. I say name me a classic song that’s not sad in some kind of way. And even if you can, you’ll have to search pretty far.”

― Danger Mouse

“My little son, Atticus, desperately needs his dad and I haven’t been there for him… and that’s sad.”

― Daniel Baldwin

“Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don’t trust myself. I need that balance.”

― Daniel Craig

“I’ve got to be high class… Which is sad, because I like bars.”

― Daniel Craig

“It’s a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Ghost! I miss him! Is that weird? I miss him even though I invented him. I feel a lot of tenderness toward him. I don’t write a lot of stuff that is sad or that is tender and affectionate, so that has a very special place in my heart.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“American blues can make you sad.”

― Daniel Pearl

“I’ve always loved movies since I was a kid. I loved how they could make me happy, sad, or just show me different parts of the world and people. So when I was about six, I decided that that was what I wanted to do: make movies.”

― Daniella Alonso

“In the years that I have been an actress, I have told the story of my life many times, and I get tired of it, so sometimes I change it a little. That is, I change the mood. If I am feeling sad, then I remember to tell only the sad things. If I am feeling happy, then I can remember only to tell all the good things.”

― Danielle Darrieux

“It is sad that the more ‘successful’ a neighborhood becomes, the more it gradually takes on a recognizable, common look, as the same banks, drugstore chains and national brands move in.”

― Danny Meyer

“The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.”

― Dante Alighieri

“As a kid, we had one television channel and a sad little roller rink. And there was not much else to do. So I used my imagination all of the time growing up. That’s the main way I played. When we moved and I went to high school, I did my first play, and I was completely addicted to theatre. It felt like home; it felt natural.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“It’s incredible that they censor films. It’s sad.”

― Dario Argento

“For a long time, censors have been cutting my works. This makes me so sad, because many times they will tell me, ‘Television won’t like, so we have to cut, cut, cut!’”

― Dario Argento

“When people come and see me, I want them to experience joy. I don’t do any sad songs in my show. It’s to lift the spirit.”

― Darlene Love

“I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories.”

― Dave Barry

“The baby boomer surge is forcing society to face decisions about costs – and particularly what is valuable. It’s senseless for clinicians and governments to bear these choices alone; a sad effect of needless paternalism is that it places a false burden on responsible people.”

― Dave deBronkart

“I think I’m probably a very sad man wrapped in a very joyful package, and I think I’m very resilient, and I think I’m quite generous, sometimes to a fault. And I’m very bad with money, but I don’t see that too much of a flaw.”

― Dave Matthews

“I’ve always been very supported. I’ve never really been sad. I’ve just been broke. They are very different things.”

― Daveed Diggs

“All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they’re about dead people. Paintings you don’t think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I’m looking at something dead.”

― David Bailey

“Life for me in Los Angeles required medication. I spent nine years being sad and down in the dumps. L.A. doesn’t work with my chemistry.”

― David Burtka

“Life is sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, sometimes you’re in love, sometimes you fight, and that’s a life.”

― David Cage

“I didn’t end up some sad, tragic guy singing in a lounge somewhere. I never went out and took big money for nostalgia and became like an oldies act.”

― David Cassidy

“America is a country of abundance, but our food culture is sad – based on huge portions and fast food. Let’s stop with the excuses and start creating something better.”

― David Chang

“The delta blues is a low-down, dirty shame blues. It’s a sad, big wide sound, something to make you think about people who are dead or the women who left you.”

― David Edwards

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

― David Frankel

“It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.”

― David Harris

“I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.”

― David Hasselhoff

“Nobody will hold it against him if he cancels the fight with Dereck Chisora – the public aren’t interested in that fight; nobody knows who he is. It is pretty sad but shows the mindset of Wladimir Klitschko and why he will go down in history as a heavyweight who just fought the worst possible people out there.”

― David Haye

“It would be nice to crack America, but I need the opponent to do that. If Eddie Chambers is the best American heavyweight they can dig up, it’s a very sad state of affairs.”

― David Haye

“It’s sad to see boxers sometimes when they’ve come from these massive highs with thousands of people screaming for them. They’re the best at what they do – then, that’s it: stopped, finished.”

― David Haye

“I have the deepest respect for Eva Gabrielsson and all she has gone through, but I also know that I make maybe her sad, and I am sad about that, but I make so many other people happy.”

― David Lagercrantz

“I find everything in life a little bit sad, but I also find a great deal of hope everywhere I look.”

― David Lowery

“You have moments where you’re down, but I can be sad for one or two hours, no more. The rest of the time, I have to be happy because the team needs me to be positive. My brain needs it. I need it.”

― David Luiz

“It’s very sad that there’s going to be a hiatus in manned space flight from the U.S. The Shuttle was a fantastic, hugely complex vehicle. It was inevitable it would come to an end, but this is the opportunity for the commercial world to get involved. As the Shuttle era ends, another window of opportunity opens.”

― David Mackay

“I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.”

― David Rockefeller

“I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting, but at the same time a little sad.”

― David Schwimmer

“If Michael Steele doesn’t make you sad, well, then there’s radio host Rush Limbaugh, no longer content with wanting the President to fail, Rush is now calling out Mr. Obama as a girly man.”

― David Shuster

“One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage.”

― David Simon

“When people ask me, ‘Are you happy?’ I respond with, ‘You’ve asked the wrong question.’ There is a deep kind of satisfaction you get from building a company. This kind of satisfaction transcends happy, sad, hard, or easy. I seek satisfaction. I want to be positively disruptive.”

― David Ulevitch

“I’m always sad to see a relationship not work, but what happens between two people is not my business.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That’s a beautiful gift from God. If people don’t want to see that anymore then I won’t be in anymore movies.”

― Debra Winger

“It was sad when Sid Vicious died… I was freaked out when Phil Lynott died from Thin Lizzy. I cried. It was too crazy.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it’s a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.”

― Deepak Chopra

“There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, ‘I have a gut feeling’ or ‘my heart is sad’ or ‘I am bursting with joy,’ you’re not speaking metaphorically. You’re speaking literally.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people going through depression don’t look so, while someone sad will look sad. The most common reaction is, ‘How can you be depressed? You have everything going for you. You are the supposed number one heroine and have a plush home, car, movies… What else do you want?’”

― Deepika Padukone

“When I see people wasting their hours doing nothing productive, nothing to contribute to the world, nothing to build relationships, it makes me sad. Actually, it makes me mad. I want to scream, ‘Wake up!’.”

― Delilah

“I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.”

― Demi Lovato

“It would be sad if my best work had been 20 years ago and now I only had memories.”

― Demian Bichir

“I was a fan of ‘Six Feet Under’ and was very sad when it ended, so I was not ready to switch my allegiance to another show. So I was like, ‘I’m not watching this ‘True Blood.’ Then a friend got a bootleg copy of the first four episodes, and by the third one, I was irrevocably hooked.”

― Denis O’Hare

“I love playing football, being out on the pitch with a ball, and I will be a little sad when that ends.”

― Dennis Bergkamp

“Sometimes what we call tragedy, at least in the theater, are really case histories. They’re based on the central figure, and things happen to that person, and they’re called tragedy because they’re extremely sad. But tragedy always has a glorious thing happen at the end of it. That’s what the catharsis is.”

― Derek Walcott

“The past 6 and a half years have been the most amazing years of my life. It’s sad it has come to an end but Avril and I are still family and moving forward in the most positive way possible.”

― Deryck Whibley

“It’s sad that we vote for and elect officials to run our state, run our country, over social issues. I don’t believe they belong in politics.”

― Diane Hendricks

“What I really tried to do with Helen was make her show this sad side of her. She was married off at 16, was so young and living in this castle that can’t leave because of how she looks, and married to a man she hates and three times her age.”

― Diane Kruger

“I’m not tired of who I am. That would be sad!”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“It’s really sad looking at people like Lindsay Lohan. She’s an amazing actress, but you see what happens when people know too much about your personal life. They start not being able to look at you the same way professionally. I don’t want that to happen to me.”

― Dianna Agron

“I had to choose, I’d be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama.”

― Dianne Wiest

“I recently turned down a film that I didn’t want my kids to see. Priorities shift. Sometimes I’m sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it.”

― Dianne Wiest

“The way you build trust with your team is around super-clear communication in that instant when they say, ‘I will be sad if you don’t do X.’ You have to say, ‘We’re not going to do X, and here’s why, and believe me, you’ll be much sadder later if I let you go do it and you spend a bunch of time on it and nothing ever happens.’”

― Dick Costolo

“I’m part of the party, getting the crowd fired up, singing songs, pouring drinks, whatever it takes to get them to have a good time. When I walk into the meet-and-greet, someone’s always going to have a story, a sad story or a happy story.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I try to make an album that reflects what I love about country music. It’s not just all about happy parties all the time. There are some sad songs.”

― Dierks Bentley

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!”

― Dita Von Teese

“I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we’re sad, and being yellow when we’re cowards, and when we’re mad, we’re red.”

― Dolly Parton

“Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they’re thinking, if they’re happy or sad. That’s what I tried to do with Barney.”

― Don Knotts

“I miss Dia. In the early ’80s I was a guard at one of Dia’s facilities in SoHo, and I’m sad that they closed their Chelsea space.”

― Donald Baechler

“Everything takes me longer than I expect. It’s the sad truth about life.”

― Donna Tartt

“I used to sit near Marilyn Monroe in the Actor’s Studio. She’d get dressed up because that was her identity. Sad. Those cameras wouldn’t leave her alone. She didn’t know where to hide.”

― Doris Roberts

“To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.”

― Dorothy Thompson

“If you win all the time, you lose the drama in life. To make the happy moments happy, you need the sad moments too.”

― Doug Davidson

“It’s a sad day when Republicans will attack fellow Republicans on an issue as fundamental as free enterprise.”

― Doug Ducey

“One thing ‘not right’ on the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches is the sad fact that the Edmund Pettus Bridge hasn’t been renamed the John Lewis Bridge.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Christmas makes everything twice as sad.”

― Douglas Coupland

“It really, truly is sad when it’s over, man. To not have that regularness, that familiarity. I love working in television because of that. It’s like going to see your family every day.”

― Drea De Matteo

“You start to fall in love with characters as you work with them, and anytime that you care about your characters and you realize that you’re gonna have to kill them, that fear creeps in. It’s sad. It’s scary, and it’s also sad. Because you like these people.”

― Drew Goddard

“Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.”

― Duke of Wellington

“Novi Sad is a really beautiful city, and the club is really nice. It is one of the best youth academies in Serbia.”

― Dusan Tadic

“Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Nowadays you really have to pump out that blockbuster in order to have the luxury of getting a body of work, and that’s sad because the work suffers. Today everything is based on money. The older actors, they inspire me.”

― Dylan McDermott

“It’s sad that because I have one friend who is in the public eye, just being seen out together once means we’re romantically involved. But I don’t take it seriously, and it doesn’t really affect me much.”

― Dylan Penn

“When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.”

― E. B. White

“Taste is one of the five senses, and the man who tells us with priggish pride that he does not care what he eats is merely boasting of his sad deficiency: he might as well be proud of being deaf or blind, or, owing to a perpetual cold in the head, of being devoid of the sense of smell.”

― E. F. Benson

“At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.”

― Earl Blumenauer

“You mustn’t smile when you lose. You have to be sad like other people. You have to win every game.”

― Eden Hazard

“I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.”

― Edie Falco

“When you get 10-15 minutes, you can’t be sad or angry with the coach. You just have to play your game and do your best. That is in my mind always.”

― Edin Dzeko

“The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.”

― Edmond de Goncourt

“The history of soccer is a sad voyage from beauty to duty. When the sport became an industry, the beauty that blossoms from the joy of play got torn out by its very roots.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“But I’m not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression.”

― Edward Furlong

“We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“If you don’t pay bribes, people think you’re odd. It’s very sad. I cannot say that I’m proud to be an Indonesian. This is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.”

― Edwin Soeryadjaya

“Even in novels where the love relationship isn’t the focus, I feel like it’s often there, and the background is some barometer of whether this is a happy or sad story or whether this is a successful or unsuccessful life.”

― Elif Batuman

“The book that made me decide to go into Russian literature was ‘Anna Karenina,’ which I first read in high school. The thing that appealed to me and constituted its Russianness for me was that it was simultaneously incredibly funny and sad.”

― Elif Batuman

“The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shook our nation to the core. Americans were deeply frightened, sad, and angry, and they rallied around a President who, at the time, showed impressive certitude and calm.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“I like to write from a slightly sad or complicated place. But with a sense of hope and happiness at the same time.”

― Eliot Sumner

“I’ve grown as a person. The dynamics on this set are very demanding because we work a lot of hours, it’s very sad material, so there’s always someone upset because it’s really heavy stuff.”

― Elisabeth Rohm

“It’s a sad day when a woman being funny and interested in science is considered newsworthy.”

― Elise Andrew

“I never meant to write about the experience of losing a good friend to breast cancer when I was going through it. But after it was over, I realized that although something deeply sad had happened, something truly beautiful also had.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart.”

― Elizabeth Blackwell

“A lot of sad stories in a row – that wears on you.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“You know, why at the end of your life should you assemble thousands of pages of ‘Why am I so sad, why am I so depressed?’ Instead, assemble thousands of pages of why you’re so content.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?… I don’t know the answer, I know only that I can’t.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“It sounds a bit sad, but my new hobby is knitting. I love it. I find it really relaxing.”

― Ella Henderson

“So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“I’ve always been such a loser with my organisation skills. That has always been one of my sad stand-out points.”

― Ella Woodward

“I was raised in an atmosphere of ‘everything’s fine.’ But as I got older, I was like, ‘Well no, everything’s not fine. There is stuff that’s sad.’ I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I had often sought for the peace there is in Christ, but I could not seem to find the freedom I desired. A terrible sadness rested on my heart. I could not think of anything I had done to cause me to feel sad; but it seemed to me that I was not good enough to enter Heaven, that such a thing would be altogether too much for me to expect.”

― Ellen G. White

“Has Google appropriated the word ‘search?’ If so, I find it sad. Search is a deep human yearning, an ancient trope in the recorded history of human life.”

― Ellen Ullman

“I’m not afraid to be me and push my opinions. At school, it always felt like girls were pitted against each other – that’s so awful and sad and something that I never do. It’s about accepting everyone and their choices.”

― Ellie Bamber

“I’d like a male to listen to my music and find it kind of fascinating, what a girl goes through when they get heartbroken or get sad or get hurt by something.”

― Ellie Goulding

“Even when I’m in quite a happy state of mind, I like writing really sad songs. I think a lot of people do.”

― Ellie Goulding

“’I Know You Care’ is about my dad. And I haven’t seen him for a long, long time. And my parents divorced when I was really young. And I guess I just wanted a – it was my way of saying that I wasn’t bitter or angry anymore. I was just sad and just felt like something was missing.”

― Ellie Goulding

“When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began to flow in and it was a very sad time.”

― Elliott Carter

“The value of beauty and inspiration is very much underrated, no question. But I want to be clear: I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.”

― Elon Musk

“It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.”

― Emeli Sande

“My mother was very, very beautiful, and I saw that the beautiful women around me were often constrained not only by their beauty but by the way that being an object of male desire frequently caused violence in their lives. And it caused them to be constrained in these terribly sad ways – their brilliance was not valued.”

― Emil Ferris

“The Christian conceives of his abode on Earth in no more delightful colors than the Jainist sectarian. He sees in it only a time of sad trial; he also thinks that his true country is not of this world.”

― Emile Durkheim

“I have a great life, amazing family and friends, so it’s easy for people to be like, ‘What have you got to be sad about?’ But it’s not that; it’s a chemical imbalance in your brain that sometimes needs to be treated.”

― Emily Atack

“I will be very sad if I ever get to the point where I think, ‘Oh no, another dress from Armani.’ I want to be still screaming my head off when it arrives.”

― Emily Berrington

“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.”

― Emily Bronte

“Seriously, how many times do you see Asian-American characters that have an actual family, feelings? You don’t see them love and be sad and have all the human emotions. I think that ‘Gilmore Girls’ is one of the very, very few where we were offered a chance to explore these characters multidimensionally.”

― Emily Kuroda

“51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I’m afraid I could never be that cool in real life!”

― Emily Mortimer

“I was going to McDonald’s and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn’t even faze them. Or I’d sit up at Denny’s or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.”

― Eminem

“To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.”

― Emma Goldman

“We’ve got people looking at our seamy side and our sad side a lot of the time because that’s easier. It’s much more difficult to make a film about happiness with lots of jokes in it.”

― Emma Thompson

“But it’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.”

― Emma Watson

“I’ve always been fascinated by Elizabeth Taylor, and I had read that her first kiss happened on a film set, which actually made me a little sad. You need to have normal experiences of your own.”

― Emma Watson

“Saturdays and Sundays, America in the year 2009 does not in some ways differ significantly from the country that existed almost 50 years ago. This is truly sad.”

― Eric Holder

“It’s a sad indication of where Washington has come, where policy differences almost necessarily become questions of integrity. I came to Washington in the late ’70s, and people had the ability in the past to have intense policy differences but didn’t feel the need to question the other person’s character.”

― Eric Holder

“A lot of actors try to sabotage other actors, and that’s sad because then you’re never going to get that beautiful scene.”

― Erica Durance

“’Dawn (Go Away)’ is a sad lyric, but the melody is so happy and fun.”

― Erich Bergen

“I always go in very emotionally when I’m doing music. Sad or happy, I’m always into it. I have a hard time writing for other people, writing with someone else in mind.”

― Erik Hassle

“If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation, the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.”

― Erika Slezak

“I was so sad that ‘Best Friends Forever’ got cancelled. I thought it was a great show and NBC didn’t give it a chance. I’m a big fan of the NBC comedies.”

― Erinn Hayes

“Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.”

― Ernest Renan

“I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.”

― Ernestine Rose

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”

― Ernie Harwell

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

― Eudora Welty

“One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.”

― Eugene O’Neill

“I’m very hard on myself. Sometimes too hard on myself. When I lost in the Wimbledon finals, I was so sad, I cried. I had the runner-up trophy! It’s still a great accomplishment, but I was so mad.”

― Eugenie Bouchard

“I wish I could wear 10 dresses to my wedding. It’s so sad that you put it in storage and then never see it again. I am going to sleep in mine after I wear it.”

― Eva Longoria

“Deep down, I reckon the sweetest moment will come when it’s finally all over. When, at last, I know that I can stop fighting. Of course it’ll also be a little sad. The sweetest moments, y’know, always come with just a little sadness.”

― Evander Holyfield

“People are sad. People are broke. People are worried about money, people are worried that they’re not enough and not amounting to anything and they don’t feel good about themselves. People have rough times, and everybody’s pretending it’s not true, and we need to break that veneer.”

― Eve Ensler

“If you don’t know about pain and trouble, you’re in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.”

― Evel Knievel

“I think actually it’s kind of sad because something I looked forward to just getting to the NFL growing up was just being able to have more fun, the rules loosen up, being able to celebrate.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“If a man does not control his temper, it is a sad admission that he is not in control of his thoughts.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I write entirely in English; Tagalog chauvinists chide me for this. I feel no guilt in doing so. But I am sad that I cannot write in my native Ilokano. History demanded this; if it isn’t English I am using now, I would most probably be writing in Spanish like Rizal, or even German or Japanese.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“I was sad to leave Monaco, a club that gave me a lot of great moments, but in football, sometimes you need new challenges, and I thought it was time to move on.”

― Fabinho

“People come to Los Angeles and sell their soul every day. It’s sad.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“It is so sad that it takes so long for people to understand what needs to happen in order to be free.”

― Faith Ringgold

“There was a phase when I would just loaf around, doing nothing. It had put my mom under a lot of stress. I knew her stress stemmed from her love for me, yet I never paid attention to her feelings. When it finally hit me that my idleness was taking a toll on her, I was genuinely sad and depressed.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“Not everyone’s a perfect parent, but we do learn, and we grow from that. I’m not trying to be harsh on my family because it does make them sad to think back about how they used to be and some of their choices.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I’m always sad.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was.”

― Faye Dunaway

“One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.”

― Faye Wattleton

“Indeed, our British friends have decided to leave us – which is very sad for all of us – but life goes on, and the European Union as well goes on.”

― Federica Mogherini

“You can play basketball and have a magic night and score 40 points with your team-mates and win the game. There are favourites for the World Cup, but you can’t guarantee Germany, Spain, or Brazil will win, but here, everyone can guarantee that Mercedes or Ferrari will win the race, and this is very sad for the sport.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I was told so many times when I was a kid, ‘I can’t be friends with you, you’re too intense, you’re too sad all the time.’ I really thought that when I made the first album that everyone would understand me, all the people who weren’t my friends would become my friends.”

― Fiona Apple

“It is a sad truth that apprenticeships fell out of favour in Britain in the Seventies and Eighties, when the manufacturing industries shed jobs and the construction industry went into decline.”

― Fiona Barton

“Revamp is a band that would deserve the hundred-percent devotion a band needs, and at this moment, I don’t see any future for another band next to a band such as Nightwish, and with the ambition to become a mother, I will have to let Revamp go, which is a very sad decision.”

― Floor Jansen

“I wrote a techno song after I was deported. I was in America for a little bit, but then I was deported back to Germany. I was very sad.”

― Flula Borg

“The first beat that I ever made that I thought was actually worth a damn was called ‘Toilet Paper Nostrils,’ and I made it when I had a cold. I had the worst cold ever. And I had toilet-paper nostrils making music, but it was really reflective of how I felt. It was a really sad trumpet sound.”

― Flying Lotus

“It’s so sad to see how few people in the Obama administration have any private sector experience.”

― Foster Friess

“The pro athlete is a sad tale. He signs a big contract and thinks he’s set for life. I didn’t think I was set for life, and I don’t now. As athletes, we are important, celebrities, in demand and rich. Then we are out of the game and we are not important, not celebrities, not in demand and not rich.”

― Fran Tarkenton

“The funny thing is I’m not bothered or sad about being on my own – after all I’ve never had a husband.”

― Francesca Annis

“I’m not bothered or sad about being on my own – after all, I’ve never had a husband.”

― Francesca Annis

“Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.”

― Francois Fenelon

“The British people have decided to leave. It is a sad decision but one which I respect. The vote puts the European Union in difficulties. It must recognise its shortfalls.”

― Francois Hollande

“When I write, it is always the melody that comes first, and it just happens to be the case that the most beautiful tunes are sad, and the lyrics follow the mood of the melody.”

― Francoise Hardy

“My father was an urchin that lived in Hell’s Kitchen. He was part of a family of nine. I mean, there were times that were better and worse, but mostly, by the time we got to L.A., they’d lost whatever they had. And it was a sad time. And both he and I became truck drivers for different companies.”

― Frank Gehry

“I think that’s why you see so many Americans in Dublin look so sad: they are looking for the door through which they can begin to understand this place. I tell them, ‘Go to the races.’ I think it’s the best place to start understanding the Irish.”

― Frank McCourt

“Players are sometimes sad, sometimes happy during their sporting career.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“If you want to come out of a sad moment, you have to work really hard.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“I think when I’m in love, I really am very good with calling, little faxes, and visiting and I really put a lot of effort into it. I’m really not the one that’s not available because of work and I’m very sad when I actually leave.”

― Franka Potente

“It’s even easier to write about the past now that I’m happy and have better stuff to write about. That’s why someone like Bob Dylan can make so many records over so long a time; it’s not like he’s been sad all this time. He’s really successful!”

― Frankie Cosmos

“I find it unspeakably sad that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.”

― Franz Schubert

“I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy.”

― Fred Durst

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.”

― Fred Rogers

“I’m not a sad person, upset the whole time, but I seem to be quite emotional.”

― Freddie Highmore

“When you’re happy you don’t always have to be laughing, and when you’re sad you don’t have to be crying; sometimes it’s the opposite. You laugh when you’re the most upset.”

― Freddie Highmore

“I never went out to make the music that people would like. I mean, I tried, because every teenager tries to do that. But in my heart, I’d always come from gigs where I played upbeat guitar covers and I’d start writing sad songs on the piano.”

― Freya Ridings

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

― G-Eazy

“When I left Palmeiras, it was sad but happy as well, with a title.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“Nolan has the strangest affect on people. You know, I think there’s something very sad and little boy about him, but at the same time the way he goes about everything is so awkward and obnoxious. He can never say the right thing, you know? And I think if he just didn’t try so hard and calmed down, people might actually like him a bit more!”

― Gabriel Mann

“They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.”

― Garrison Keillor

“It’s not that we like sad movies that make us feel like, ‘Oh, my God, what a bummer.’ We like emotionally moving experiences. It’s nothing new. It’s catharsis. It goes back to the Greeks.”

― Gayle Forman

“People tell me all the time that I must be so sad. I never was. It’s just the way I sing.”

― Gene Pitney

“The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We’re all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish.”

― Gene Simmons

“I had a daughter and lost her a long while ago. That’s too sad a story to go into.”

― Gene Wilder

“I know a lot of sad people who aren’t comedians.”

― Gene Wilder

“Anytime a curtain closes forever, that’s always sad news.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“You had to be into sport and, sad to say, I’m a traitor to my country because I don’t have a sporting bone in my body.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss.”

― Georg Solti

“When this sad war is over we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the Army of the Potomac.”

― George B. McClellan

“Football is a sad game.”

― George Best

“I was in a bar and I said to a friend, ‘You know, we’ve become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, ‘Isn’t it sad?’”

― George Clooney

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

― George Eliot

“Was there ever such stuff as great as part of Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you? – What? – Is there not sad stuff? What? – What?”

― George III of the United Kingdom

“Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.”

― George Jean Nathan

“Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.”

― George Jones

“Roy Acuff was a big hero for me, and I was so sad when he passed. It’s hard as you get older to lose your friends and family.”

― George Jones

“It’s a sad day in this country when you can’t talk about law and order unless they want to call you a racist.”

― George Wallace

“Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least.”

― George Whitefield

“I’m always sad when a gig ends. No matter how long the shoot, you become a family for the period of time you are together, and then you separate and rarely see each other for a long time after.”

― Georgina Reilly

“I was sad when Van Gaal left the national team, but I was also sad when Hiddink left.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“I have been to several wars to draw. I went to Vietnam. And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there, and found that to be a very very sad situation.”

― Gerald Scarfe

“So war is an extremely sad business, because the majority of people don’t want to be in it.”

― Gerald Scarfe

“Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves.”

― Germaine Greer

“When I went to college, my mum was really sad, so she preserved my bedroom, like a weird time capsule.”

― Gia Coppola

“The day I quit, I want people to be sad about it.”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“I was the class podiatrist. I never made it to class clown. I wasn’t funny enough. I would examine feet and prescribe and ointment. It was a sad childhood.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“I used to like to make myself sad, so I would listen to Bill Callahan as Smog.”

― Gillian Jacobs

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

― Gillian Jacobs

“I think that there are a lot of really beautiful Christmas carols, and then sometimes there are horrible renditions of them that are played to death in malls that make me sad. I try to avoid stores where they’re playing bad versions of Christmas songs on repeat.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“Lately, I’ve been a little sad that I’m not a gay man.”

― Gina Gershon

“We cook for so many reasons. We cook when we’re sad; we cook when we’re happy.”

― Gina Neely

“What’s sad is that there is an addictive quality to that, to believing your own hype; to allowing yourself to become validated by others and no longer by yourself. That’s the danger of celebrity.”

― Giovanni Ribisi

“And for some reason, when I’m sad, I do listen to Leonard Cohen, I do listen to Joni Mitchell. I do find myself going to the music that’s actually reflecting my mood, as opposed to sticking on Motown, which might actually bring my mood up.”

― Glen Hansard

“The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice.”

― Gloria Estefan

“I comment on my friends’ things; whatever they post, I post funny posts. I don’t post anything that’s too sad or mad, or at least not for too long. And I’m usually just a happy person! Silly – people would describe me as silly and crazy and fun.”

― GloZell

“So many times I should’ve stopped or could’ve stopped and didn’t stop… So many kinds of people can get depressed and sad, and you know what? Everyone has that talent, that gift.”

― GloZell

“My label, my genre, my everything is happy sad – I do a smiley face with eyes on both sides. So basically to me, it’s totally okay to be happy and sad at the same time, it’s totally okay just to be sad, it’s totally okay to be happy.”

― Gnash

“I do not think direct experience is always necessary to act, but I believe that sometimes you have to have had the real experience to act certain roles. One of those was losing your family member. I was not being able to imagine how sad that could be.”

― Go Ah-sung

“As I get older, my perspective changes, and I just see how relationships aren’t always what they appear to be. It’s one of those sad but true things. We can see sometimes when people are becoming distant in all the things that create breaking apart, as painful as it is, and at the same time, still appreciating that person.”

― Goapele

“Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.”

― Golda Meir

“What we want to help children with is, just because you feel sad or happy or depressed doesn’t mean that is who you are. We want them to know, ‘I am really sad right now, but I am not a sad person.’”

― Goldie Hawn

“That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.”

― Gore Vidal

“It is very sad about Michael Jackson, much as in the tragic cases of Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole and other celebrities who have died are a result of drugs. It is always sad when such a bright light goes out.”

― Grace Park

“I find it amusing on one level, poignant on another, when people try to get recognition from an outside source. It’s sad.”

― Grace Slick

“Don’t be afraid to cry. Everyone needs a good cry sometimes. Sometimes I’ll feel it in my throat, like, ‘Today I’m going to cry about something stupid,’ so just to get it out of the way, I’ll watch a sad movie or something, accepting that that’s totally fine and feels good.”

― Grace VanderWaal

“Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.”

― Graham Greene

“Depression is internal. The upswings and downswings have pretty much nothing to do with what’s going on in the external world. It’s not like something sad happens to you and then you feel sad. Good things happen, but you feel sad anyway.”

― Graham Moore

“I know that there are coaches in the Bundesliga that have said in team meetings, ‘Provoke Xhaka; he will eventually go ballistic.’ I think that is sad. That, in my view, has nothing to do with football.”

― Granit Xhaka

“Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it’s beautiful, it’s tough, it’s buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It’s covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.”

― Greg Bear

“Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.”

― Greta Garbo

“I’m, like, the only actor in New York who’s never, ever been on any ‘Law & Order.’ And I’ve auditioned for so many. The sad thing is I love ‘Law & Order.’ I’m really obsessed with it. And they always said to me, ‘You seem like you’re making fun of the material.’”

― Greta Gerwig

“Whenever I start a new book, I think, ‘This is the most interesting subject of all time. It’s sad, I’ll never enjoy writing another book as much as I enjoy this one.’ Every time, I’m convinced. And then I change my mind when I start the next book.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“I’m sad that it’s uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues.”

― Grimes

“This is going to sound really sad, but I didn’t really have any heartthrobs when I was growing up. I was a bit of a geek.”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“Most of life is sad.”

― Guy Lafleur

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.”

― H. G. Wells

“I think a lot about when times were simpler, when I was still dancing and living with my parents. I really miss living at home sometimes. I get really sad.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“I’m not sad at all about turning 40.”

― Halle Berry

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

― Hannah Arendt

“To me, it was a sad fate to have been born into a period and a world where everything was in tip-top order, and the only real excitement was to be found in history books and occasionally also in the paper.”

― Hans Jonas

“The first thing many tourists see in Hawaii is concrete – a long dreary stretch of it through landscapes dominated by sad, cheap apartment buildings and almost entirely denuded of plant life.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I identify with Sad Girls.”

― Hari Nef

“You can’t have an up without a down, a right without a left, a back without a front – or a happy without a sad.”

― Harlan Coben

“I certainly feel sad about the alienation from my son.”

― Harold Pinter

“I read a lot of books. I read because it inspires me and shows me paths that I could never imagine. Sometimes those paths are horrible and sad, and sometimes they are hopeful and amazing. Not always are they paths to the future, and sometimes the paths are actually about the past but make sense when applied to the future. Books are amazing.”

― Harper Reed

“But I now entered on my fifteenth year – a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import.”

― Harriet Ann Jacobs

“There are more than 300,000 families in the Gulf region that lost their homes and are waiting for peace of mind. The hurricane exposed the sad reality of poverty in America. We saw, in all its horrific detail, the vulnerabilities of living in inadequate housing and the heartbreak of losing one’s home.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I was singing the blues when I was six. Kind of sad, eh?”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Funny and sad are two sides of the same coin. I think that most comedians are able to tap into deep subject matter.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“The ultimate gathering when I was younger would be an over-the-top Christmas party. Now, ugh, it’s so sad… as I’m getting older, I kind of look forward to more intimate, really nice dinners.”

― Haylie Duff

“In LA, I mean, here’s this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.”

― Heather Donahue

“A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today-it’s sad and it’s sick… and it’s profitable.”

― Heather Donahue

“Well in the end the world can crank itself up to sanctions, as it has with Zimbabwe, another sad case.”

― Helen Clark

“Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson

“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.”

― Helen Keller

“I remember that I used to get lots of books from the library, and ‘Little Women’ was one of them. And I used to just cross out the parts of it that really upset me because it’s such a sad book in so many ways. I’d cross out the parts that upset me, and I would rewrite new endings.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“I was sad that Corpse Bride was so short. I would’ve liked to have had her around for way longer. She doesn’t actually have that many scenes.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“Everything comes from your mind. You have to push yourself to get things going in your direction. If you are stubborn, nothing will help. If you are sad, nothing will help. You have to keep positive and to work very well for your next chance.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“Even when I wasn’t playing, I always had a smile on my face because if I acted sad or mad, it wouldn’t help me.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.”

― Henry Adams

“The sad pattern of lack of trust in God has persisted since the Creation.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.”

― Henry Chadwick

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

― Henry David Thoreau

“The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can’t black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?”

― Henry Louis Gates

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.”

― Henry Rollins

“August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame. That, coupled with the oppressive heat and humidity of my native Washington, D.C., only seemed to heighten the misery.”

― Henry Rollins

“War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.”

― Henry Rollins

“The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible.”

― Henry Rollins

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

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Who indeed, after pulling off the coloured glasses of prejudice and thrusting out of sight his pet projects, can help seeing the folly of these endeavours to protect men against themselves? A sad population of imbeciles would our schemers fill the world with, could their plans last.”

― Herbert Spencer

“You know how sad your life is when you know the release date of DVDs.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“It’s true that I’m sad about not being involved in the development of ‘Dark Souls II,’ because I’ve worked on ‘Demon’s Souls’ and ‘Dark Souls” development for the past five years.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“So many schools are getting rid of music programs and it’s really sad because I know that when I started singing and stuff it was something that I always wanted to do and I never believed in myself to be able to do it.”

― Hilary Duff

“Dramas about addiction can be exciting to watch. And then dispiriting. Exciting because degradation is fascinating to follow from the relative safety and smugness of an ‘appropriate’ life, and dispiriting because if all that sad mayhem can happen to this or that character, what’s to keep it from happening to me or you?”

― Hilton Als

“If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with ‘sad eyes.’ Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love.”

― Hoda Kotb

“When ‘Foyle’s War’ ended in 2010 after seven series, I was sad but not despondent. After all, ITV had already axed the show once in 2007, then brought it back due to public demand.”

― Honeysuckle Weeks

“You know what I have noticed? And this is really sad. Flying first class is less scary than flying coach. They speak to you and they’re so nice to you and they want to help you and they know you want a drink before the plane takes off. And they bring it to you without asking. If you’re sitting in coach and hoping for a drink, good luck.”

― Hope Davis

“Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.”

― Horace

“I’ve always liked older women. One sad thing about being my age is that there are no older women. I used to amuse my mother’s friends even at five or six with witty turns of phrase. Somehow, I just knew how to be funny.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Frankly, I think I’m marvelous in rehearsal! Then you turn the camera on, and it gets stiff and tight. And then you trudge back to your trailer feeling sad. That’s been my experience of film acting.”

― Hugh Grant

“The whole 1950s notion was find the right girl, get married, move to the suburbs and then hang out with the guys while she stayed home with the babies. I felt that was sort of sad.”

― Hugh Hefner

“Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness.”

― Hugh Miller

“It makes one sad to see the sell-out of President Fox; really, it makes one sad. How sad that the president of a people like the Mexicans lets himself become the puppy dog of the empire.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I will be very sad and worried if the imperialist government was calling me a great democratic man.”

― Hugo Chavez

“Sometimes in football, you live great moments, and you live some sad moments.”

― Hugo Lloris

“I find it sad that people think it’s a political, gender-bending thing, because, really, I’m just singing about guys. There’s a million guys singing about girls, and no one makes a big deal of it.”

― Hunx

“As an actor myself, I know we go where the work is, but I think it’s sad the Lyric haven’t found any homegrown talent.”

― Ian Beattie

“They’ve had a hard life, the Oasis brothers. They’ve done really well to be semi-normal. It’s always sad when your dirty linen is brought out in public.”

― Ian Brown

“Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy.”

― Ibrahim Babangida

“I was always a very self-conscious person and was picked on for my body type. I used to feel low and sad all the time, but didn’t know I was suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder till I got help.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I’m always sad to leave paradise, but I leave behind the hopes of coming again soon.”

― Irina Shayk

“Fashion really is women’s liberation in a lot of ways. Look at how many women in this country are depressed about how they look and how they think they have to look! It’s really sad. And it’s not about money.”

― Iris Apfel

“There’s all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now, it’s a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society, similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society.”

― Irvine Welsh

“I was such a sullen, angry, sad kid. I’m sure there are writers who have had happy childhoods, but what are you going to write about? No ghosts, no fear. I’m very happy that I had an unhappy and uncomfortable childhood.”

― Isabel Allende

“Sometimes it makes me sad that I didn’t get to have one family for my entire life.”

― Isabel Gillies

“There are consequences with age, so you have to evolve. I’ve loved becoming a filmmaker. But I would love to continue modeling, and there isn’t really any job for me. It’s being marginalized – that’s the sad part.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“Our generation, unfortunately, is stuck to our phones – and, like, Twitter – constantly, which I have no problem with. I’d say we’re not describing the children of America or anything like that, but there is something to take from it: It is kind of sad how we can’t go thirty minutes without checking our phone.”

― Israel Broussard

“Sadness is also a kind of defence.”

― Ivo Andric

“There’s a rule of writing: if everything is funny, nothing is funny; if everything is sad, nothing is sad. You want that contrast.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I’m not in that state now and that makes me sad.”

― Jack Nicholson

“I think London is a bit sad, and I find it a bit overwhelming. There’s a lot of quite unhappy people, and it’s very goal-driven.”

― Jack Thorne

“I write about heartbreak because I like writing about sad things, but I’m writing happy songs, too!”

― Jackie Evancho

“I do not take steroids. I never have. It’s sad to me that people want to point fingers. I don’t do that. That’s not me. I wouldn’t feel like a human being.”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

― Jackie Kennedy

“What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?”

― Jackie Kennedy

“I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.”

― Jackson Browne

“I usually don’t cry at movies, although I will get sad. I’m okay with it, though. It’s good to make people cry.”

― Jacob Tremblay

“’Brown Girl Dreaming’ was a book I had a lot of doubts about – mainly, would this story be meaningful to anyone besides me? My editor, Nancy Paulsen, kept assuring me, but there were moments when I was in a really sad place with the story for so many reasons. It wasn’t an easy book to write – emotionally, physically, or creatively.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“It’s sad that you don’t see drivers being real people.”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“My favorite emoji is definitely the sad face, like the ‘See, I’m sorry’ sad face, which I use all the time… Or the monkey face, where he’s covering his eyes.”

― Jade Thirlwall

“I’ve been looking forward to doing an album, but it’s really sad to see how many doors have been closed because of the gay thing. I thought it was about the music.”

― Jai Rodriguez

“When you do a good comedy show, you have to understand that if you don’t have drama or sad moments, then the comedy turns into a clowning kind of situation.”

― Jaime Camil

“I just write about what makes me sad, and then when I write, I hear myself. It’s like therapy, where I write something sad and then I make it happier or hopeful.”

― Jain

“’Manhattan Love Story’ has a very special place in my heart for many reasons. We were very sad to see it go. It brought me to New York, and there’s nothing better than getting to go to work and fall for Analeigh Tipton every day.”

― Jake McDorman

“It’s the sad thing about entertainment: it’s not always about who is the best. Jake The Snake had a horrible time playing politics. I never had a belt; didn’t need one. They tried to put me against Hogan twice, but when the people chanted for me, when they chanted for the DDT, that was the end of that. They couldn’t ruin their marketing.”

― Jake Roberts

“It’s the sad thing about entertainment, it’s not always about who is the best.”

― Jake Roberts

“The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.”

― James Baldwin

“Don’t ever let the other stuff get in the way of your inherent skills as a kick-butt storyteller. Move the reader, make them happy and sad and excited and scared. Make them stare into space after they’ve put the book down, thinking about the tale that’s become a part of them.”

― James Dashner

“It feels really sad, to me, to go to a dark bedroom. It’s like surrendering to the night or something.”

― James Franco

“I am essentially optimistic. Being alive is incredible. Life is extraordinary and beautiful. It can be hard and sad and terrifying, but it’s all we’ve got.”

― James Frey

“The sad truth for American actors is that they really have no control whatsoever over the material that they get, or can do, particularly actresses. And if you’re over 40 and you’re an actress, forget it.”

― James Gray

“I like to be able to feel as many parts of myself while watching a movie at one time. I think that’s what ‘Super’ is – it’s funny, but it’s also sad. It’s very touching in certain ways, and it’s also got a very dark sense of humor. So it’s allowed to go anywhere.”

― James Gunn

“Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they’re just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors.”

― James Laughlin

“Everyone can have their heart broken. Even if you know the relationship isn’t working, it’s still sad. Even in a bad relationship, they’re part of your life for a long time, and saying goodbye to that can be difficult.”

― James Marsden

“Life is sad. People, you know, are going to pass, and you know that you will one day.”

― James Mercer

“It’s a sad commentary on where politics is today. If someone disagrees with you, you’re either Attila the Hun or a leftist liberal.”

― James R. Leininger

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

― James Russell Lowell

“’m really proud of ‘Sad, Sad World’ because it manages to state a very complex paradox of an emotion that I experienced when I had children, which is this great happiness and this great intensity, but with that intensity comes a deeper understanding of the world.”

― Jamie Cullum

“Nobody wants to hear R&B. It’s sad. If you want to be on the radio you got to stay young.”

― Jamie Foxx

“It’s not like I force myself to think of sad things, but… it’s more that I make music because it makes me happy.”

― Jamie xx

“When I go in the studio, I put myself into a place where I’m feeling something I want to portray, which is often being sad, lonely. But as soon as I’m starting to make something, it’s when I’m the happiest. Ever. I think that comes out at the same time, so there’s that juxtaposition.”

― Jamie xx

“Women often postpone their lives, thinking that if they’re not with a partner then it doesn’t really count. They’re still searching for their prince, in a way. And as much as we don’t discuss that, because it’s too embarrassing and too sad, I think it really does exist.”

― Jane Campion

“The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.”

― Jane Goodall

“The sad thing is that, for many writers of fantasy fiction, the inclusion of magic seems to mean that logical ramifications and real-world laws both go out the window.”

― Jane Lindskold

“’The Taxi Ride,’ from my second album, is one people want to hear a lot. I’m consciously trying to walk on the sunny side of the street, to really lift myself into a place of greater positivity, and that’s a sad song.”

― Jane Siberry

“I actually get quite sad when I smell bacon.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“People tend to put entertainers on pedestals. We’re human beings, just like you. You may see us smiling, and whether we have money or not, we still have bills to pay, we still have our stresses. I think a lot of people want to focus on others’ shortcomings to make themselves feel better. And it’s a very sad thing.”

― Janet Jackson

“But you see, that’s the gilded prison of fashion. We’re riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.”

― Janice Dickinson

“It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.”

― Jarrett J. Krosoczka

“I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people.”

― Jasmine Guy

“I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it.”

― Jason Alexander

“I didn’t know what to expect when we first started touring behind ‘Southeastern’ because you don’t want to lull anybody to sleep or lose their attention. But it’s really been incredible how the crowds seem to be just as excited for the slow, sad songs as they are for the old rockers.”

― Jason Isbell

“If I could write rock & roll songs on purpose, I’d do it all the time. But most of what I write comes out slow and sad because that’s most of what I listen to.”

― Jason Isbell

“When I hear somebody like Hayes Carll write a song that’s touching and poignant and sad and funny all at the same time, it motivates me to step my game up and try to figure out a way to get more different emotions into one line or one song.”

― Jason Isbell

“The world changes fast, and a lot of the old country folks have a hard time keeping up with it, and it makes them sad.”

― Jason Isbell

“I always think of the live show first, where the song is gonna go in the show. That’s why they aren’t sad songs. When I play, I want to make people happy, not sad. It’s such a pleasure for me to do what I do, and I want other people to feel some form of that pleasure, too.”

― Jason Mraz

“Gun violence and social justice are near and dear to my heart. And they are so connected it’s sad.”

― Jason Winston George

“Because the sad fact is that the Enron Corporation and others manipulated with unfortunately great effect the energy market in the West Coast starting in 2000.”

― Jay Inslee

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

― Jean Baudrillard

“I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.”

― Jean Cocteau

“It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“When sparrows build and the leaves break forth, My old sorrow wakes and cries.”

― Jean Ingelow

“We once believed we were auteurs, but we weren’t. We had no idea, really. Film is over. It’s sad nobody is really exploring it. But what to do? And anyway, with mobile phones and everything, everyone is now an auteur.”

― Jean-Luc Godard

“When you hear a solo piano, there’s a solitude about just one instrument playing. It can be beautiful; it can be sad.”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“Food is not your remedy for problems. Food is not going to change your life. If you are lonely, food is not going to be your company. If you are sad, food is not going to give you solace.”

― Jean Nidetch

“People are so codified – it’s sad.”

― Jean Paul Gaultier

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

― Jean Paul

“What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.”

― Jean Paul

“A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.”

― Jean Racine

“I love sad. Sadness makes you feel more than anything.”

― Jeff Ament

“Certain emotions just take you to the notes – being furious, heroic, sad, erotic, when rain comes.”

― Jeff Buckley

“I’m convinced I got signed because of who I am. And it makes me sad.”

― Jeff Buckley

“I’m convinced part of the reason I got signed is because of who I am, and it makes me sad.”

― Jeff Buckley

“I guess it’s sad that anybody, regardless of profession, that they’re in this country, would take a shot at our military.”

― Jeff Fisher

“Jean Thompson’s short-story collection ‘Who Do You Love’ is a beautiful book, but a hell of a sad one.”

― Jeff Giles

“Everyone finds my work super sad. I never do. I always find it uplifting in a weird way.”

― Jeff Lemire

“I’ve been broke and sad, rich and sad, broke and happy, rich and happy, and I’ll take the rich version over the broke version all day long.”

― Jen Sincero

“If you hang out with a bunch of sad sacks who think the world sucks and there’s no possibility, you’ll start to believe that. But if you hang out with people who think everything is possible and actually do the impossible on a regular basis, you will believe that, and you will be able to achieve that.”

― Jen Sincero

“The story of the decadence of the cathedral as a moral power, a spiritual energizer in civilization, is the sad but inevitable story of dogmatism. It is the story of the struggle of free thought with bigotry, religion making common cause with the wrong side.”

― Jenkin Lloyd Jones

“Music videos are notoriously long, not fun, grueling. You are known there as a dancer and it’s kind of sad because dancers, in a lot of ways, are under-appreciated and kind of under-respected when it come to that so they don’t necessarily treat you in a nice way when you do a music video.”

― Jenna Dewan

“My parents’ divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way – cracks you open to feeling.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way – cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“The belief that a person can and should only feel grief over one sad event at a time is a truly disturbing estimate of our emotional capacity.”

― Jennifer Armintrout

“We equate beauty for women with youth, and that’s sad. It’s a shame it’s so hard for so many of us to appreciate the beauty of an older woman and to accept it in ourselves.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“The ’80s were fabulous. The ’90s sucked, and the ’70s were just a sad, sad time in human history. Go 1980s! There’s something that’s just so cute about that time. And not just yellow nail polish and ‘I’m a loner.’”

― Jennifer Sky

“Money is a tremendous advantage in just about everything, but in terms of reproduction, if you’re a poor woman and you are infertile, it’s like too bad, so sad. And if you are a wealthy woman, you can kind of buy whatever you want.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“It looks like I’m just gonna keep getting really, really happy and sad and embarrassed and excited and disappointed for the rest of my life, so let’s just do that.”

― Jenny Slate

“Tony Benn and I were very close, very close friends for 30, 40 years. We talked to each other a great deal, and we were great friends. And I was with him shortly before he died, talking about prospects of the world and prospects for peace. And I’m very sad that he’s gone.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you’re always asked to do what you’ve already done.”

― Jeremy Irons

“Commerce seems to be covering every aspect of our lives now. Which me, because I’m a romantic, is sad for me to say.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I want my clothes to have a life and then end up in a secondhand store, where some cool girl discovers them 20 years later. If the runway or red carpet is the only life clothes have, it’s sad.”

― Jeremy Scott

“I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.”

― Jerome K. Jerome

“Sad to say, negative advertising really works.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“So few people read poetry. That’s sad, isn’t it?”

― Jerry Hall

“Most performers are used to the highs and the lows. If you can let a low stop you, that would be a sad commentary.”

― Jerry Lewis

“A sad fact of life lately at the Museum of Modern Art is that when it comes to group shows of contemporary painting from the collection, the bar has been set pretty low.”

― Jerry Saltz

“It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth. So there’s a trick to it. The trick is not to look at the later pictures.”

― Jerry Stiller

“We all go through sad times, but I was brought up to be positive.”

― Jess Glynne

“The move to hide aging is sort of sad. But it’s a wonderful thing to celebrate our aging.”

― Jesse Ball

“It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as ‘I Have a Dream’ speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Teaching is a truly noble profession. It’s sad the amount of responsibility that teachers have today. They’re not only teaching kids: they’re raising kids, policing kids – and they don’t make a lot of money.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“The end of anything is not fun because there’s a nostalgia to it and everything else. Even the end of a bad relationship can feel so, so, so sad.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“The seafood in England is sad.”

― Jessica Henwick

“It’s okay to be sad if things don’t go the way you had hoped.”

― Jessie James Decker

“If you walk into the room, and you’re smiling and have a pep in your step, people are going to be drawn to you. If you walk into a room and you’re sad and you look insecure, it’s bad energy.”

― Jessie James Decker

“If you consume something that’s poisonous, you don’t consciously think of vomiting; your body just does it. It’s a reflex. When I’m happy, I don’t instantly feel the need to get rid of that feeling. But when I’m sad, I think maybe that’s what happens.”

― Jessie Reyez

“I grew up feeling ‘less than.’ I was the sad, shy child hiding in the hall closet beneath coats. I’d wait for my grandmother’s voice to call, ‘Jewell, Jewell.’ I was lost, waiting to be found. I thought being found, I’d be happier, better. All the while, I read stories. Stories with both truth and lies.”

― Jewell Parker Rhodes

“Budget cuts are a sad reality in most newsrooms, and I am concerned that they reduce the collective muscle of journalists who are doing the expensive, and often dangerous, work of on-the-ground reporting.”

― Jill Abramson

“It’s really easy to do sad; you just put on some sad music and write dramatically – everybody can do that.”

― Jill Soloway

“I never was a great Thatcher fan, and it wasn’t a sad day in my life when she resigned.”

― Jim Broadbent

“This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn’t play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It’s now my second home.”

― Jim Capaldi

“I feel like modern country is deliberately dumbing down the human race. They’re deliberately making people take glory in being uneducated and racist, and it’s just sad. I think it’s absolute mind control.”

― Jim James

“I’ve traveled around the country and I read local newspapers and all of that, and it’s a sad, sad thing to go from city to city and see the small newspapers and they’re tiny. They’re tiny not only in size but also in scope.”

― Jim Lehrer

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”

― Jim Rohn

“In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.”

― Jim Sensenbrenner

“People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn’t. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.”

― Jo Brand

“Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously.”

― Joan Allen

“I was a very good girl for a long time, that’s what really drew me to acting. The stage was the perfect place to be outrageous, to be sad, to be angry, to be all these different things.”

― Joan Allen

“Of course it’s true: the public want to see young people – young people are the people who go to the cinema. It’s a sad fact of life, but you’ve got to accept it and not whine about it.”

― Joan Collins

“The sad truth is that most of my husbands turned out to be convincing liars.”

― Joan Collins

“Emotions fascinate me, just being able to express myself through acting. I love that. And I think, in everyday life, you’re always trying to repress your emotions. Like if you’re sad, you don’t want to show it to someone else.”

― Jodie Comer

“I find it quite sad to see the likes of Evander Holyfield carrying on past their sell-by date.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“If you don’t physically age gracefully, it’s a bit sad. I think Steven Tyler can get away anything, because he still looks like he did in ’73. Especially from row Z backwards in an arena. As long as the Stones keep their hair and don’t get fat they’ll get away with the wrinkles.”

― Joe Elliott

“It always makes me sad when someone comments on how much they love my work- from 15 years ago! I don’t want to be just another old school guy that fell off.”

― Joe Madureira

“The new generation of musicians is writing music on computers, and this is very sad because the quality of songwriting has crashed and dived. There are some songs out that are made by only one guy who works a computer and doesn’t play any instruments.”

― Joe Walsh

“That’s what people forget about, is that when things are very, very powerful in a sad way, they have that possibility of also being over-the-top, hysterically funny.”

― Joel Grey

“’The Killing’ has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it’s very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it’s still exciting. It’s about real people and it doesn’t shy from the painful points of life.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“Football is now all about money. There are problems with the values within the game. This is sad because football is the most beautiful game. We can play it in the street. We can play it everywhere.”

― Johan Cruyff

“Melancholy is a state that I very much enjoy being in, actually. It’s not the same as feeling sad. It’s a more complex emotion; it derives from a tragic view of the world, a tragic view of art.”

― Johann Johannsson

“The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.”

― John Ashbery

“It has been lately urged in a very respectable quarter that it is the mission of this country to spread civil and religious liberty all over the globe, and especially over this continent – even by force, if necessary. It is a sad delusion.”

― John C. Calhoun

“I know that there is a great diversity of opinion as to who, in fact, pays the duties on imports. I do not intend to discuss that point. We of the staple and exporting States have long settled the question for ourselves, almost unanimously, from sad experience.”

― John C. Calhoun

“Nobody destroys people – people destroy themselves, and it’s very, very sad.”

― John Catsimatidis

“I have this nightmare that one day I will have to look at every picture I’ve ever taken with people in an airport or in bars or restaurants, and it will make me very sad.”

― John Cho

“It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.”

― John Ciardi

“I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from.”

― John Cleese

“Metal isn’t necessarily aggressive. There’s metal that’s contemplative, there’s metal that’s sad, and there’s metal that’s exuberant. No genre is limited in what it can express.”

― John Darnielle

“I had a father who was active, present. There are people out there that never knew their fathers, didn’t have their father’s support. If I were to complain, that would be real sad. How dare I?”

― John David Washington

“As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.”

― John Donne

“I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad.”

― John Edward

“We don’t live in the Garden. We live far from Eden. Every life is full of heartaches. Every life, frankly, is unspeakably sad.”

― John Eldredge

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

― John Greenleaf Whittier

“I don’t have many regrets. I regret mistakes, particularly those that damage other people, and we’ve all made some of those. But I’m not sad about change.”

― John Gutfreund

“My loving sister Mary has always shared the pain and pleasure of my heartbeat in a unique and special way. We have sung our sad and warm songs together.”

― John Henrik Clarke

“It is a sad reality that active shooter drills are a standard way of life for kids as young as pre-school.”

― John Hickenlooper

“I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I’m done is write another one. Then I don’t feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.”

― John Hughes

“I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I’m done is write another one. Then I don’t feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That’s why I tend to work with the same people; I really befriend them.”

― John Hughes

“If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America.”

― John James Audubon

“The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.”

― John Jewel

“Sometimes you feel sad to be left out of a big debate.”

― John King

“When people ask if I’m going to be sad that ‘The Office’ is over, they don’t even understand the depth of that question for me. It’s an era of my life. No one would have known my name if it wasn’t for the show.”

― John Krasinski

“The hardest thing to get is true emotion. I always believe you need to earn that with the audience. You can’t just tell them, ‘Ok, be sad now.’”

― John Lasseter

“The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. made me very, very sad, and I mourned and I cried like many of our citizens did.”

― John Lewis

“These days young kids don’t have any place to form an epic adventure. It’s more often in front of the TV screen or a laptop. That’s very hard on them. They’re being taught daily unsocial skills. Facebook is an unsocial skill. It’s so sad.”

― John Lydon

“One of the sad things about retiring is that you just become increasingly irrelevant. The world flows around you, and you don’t seem to be impacting it any longer.”

― John Mackey

“The Beatles, they brought a whole new dimension to pop music. Of course, the psychedelic period is much more interesting to me, starting with ‘Rubber Soul’ and on to the ‘White Album.’ Great, great records. I was such a Beatles fan. I was very sad when they broke up.”

― John McLaughlin

“I just like a good, sad song. The sadder, the better. It moves me.”

― John Prine

“Don’t eat because you’re angry, bored, sad, or stressed.”

― John Rampton

“I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist.”

― John Sherman Cooper

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.”

― John Steinbeck

“I was a million percent in love with Edward Scissorhands. I remember looking in the mirror on the last day of shooting… and thinking how sad I was to be saying goodbye to Edward.”

― Johnny Depp

“Chocolate is the go-to ingredient for many people. It is the thing people crave when they are happy and celebrate; it is also the go-to ingredient for many people when we are sad or depressed. It makes us feel better.”

― Johnny Iuzzini

“You get people who come to London, sever links with where they come from, and then when they need people, there’s nobody there. To feel like you can’t go back home would be a horribly sad place to be, as is mistaking fame for genuine love and affection.”

― Johnny Vegas

“I love doing YouTube. That’s where my heart is, and so it makes me sad when I can’t put a good, fun, energetic video out, because that’s what I love to do – and that’s my passion. And that’s who I am.”

― JoJo Siwa

“I like happy endings in movies. I think life has a happy ending. When it’s all said and done, it’s all something worthwhile, and I want my movies to reflect that. There are enough things to be sad about. When you pop in a movie, let the message be one that’s one of hope.”

― Jon Favreau

“It would be nice to be a piece of toast. Everyone likes a piece of toast, don’t they? No one is ever sad when you offer them a piece of toast, and if I could be that to someone, that would be nice.”

― Jon Richardson

“I grew up in Chillum Heights in the Washington, D.C. area., and it was never a garden spot. When guys go, ‘Hey, when I grew up, my neighborhood was tough, and it was this and that’… the reality is that it was just a terribly sad place. And thank God, I was able to escape it.”

― Jonathan Banks

“I’ve been on Prozac for 12 years and I’m off it now. I know what it feels like to be excited and sad again. I haven’t felt like this in 12 years; I’m like a giddy little kid.”

― Jonathan Davis

“I tried to get into comics initially after I graduated Clemson in 1994. I spent a year trying to get in, and I quit reading books because not getting in made me sad.”

― Jonathan Hickman

“It is sad that so many designers don’t know how to make. CAD software can make a bad design look palatable! It is sad that four years can be spent on a 3D design course without making anything! People who are great at designing and making have a great advantage.”

― Jonathan Ive

“I was sad Jon Ronson, who wrote in the Guardian and has made a TV show for Channel 4, took against me.”

― Jonathan King

“It’s sad that some people who have one exciting moment spend the rest of their lives rehashing it.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“For whatever reason, the films I gravitate towards do have these strange sort of tonal balances to them… I kind of realized on ’50/ 50′ why I liked these blending of tones, because I think it’s kind of what life is like: funny one minute, sad the next, scary the next.”

― Jonathan Levine

“My favorite monster has always been the zombie. They are so much fun. They can be scary, pathetic, sad, funny, tragic, even heroic. They are the most elastic monster because, even with all of that, they don’t interfere with telling stories about the humans. They serve as threats and metaphors, but they allow the story to be about people.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Without strenuous preplanning, road food is almost always bad food, sad food, chain food, clown food.”

― Jonathan Miles

“There’s never been a culture that wasn’t obsessed with food. The sort of sad thing is that our obsession is no longer with food, but with the price of food.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“A song like ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’ is really sad, but it’s hopeful, too – that was my theme song for the first boy who broke my heart.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“My mother and father were very strange people. They tried to be funny which is always very sad to me.”

― Jonathan Winters

“With my schedule being so crazy, I can’t call every day or hang out with my friends like I used to and that’s definitely sad.”

― Jordin Sparks

“I want to be a voice people listen to and feel good or sad or whatever.”

― Jorja Smith

“It was a relief to get dropped which is sad in a way because you never want to miss a game. But I was not performing and mentally I got to a stage where I was not concentrating and did not want to be there. I was not enjoying walking out there and feeling like I didn’t know where the next run was coming from.”

― Jos Buttler

“Kind of the sad thing is that – it’s still true – a lot of jazz people just listen to jazz, and a lot of hip-hop people just listen to hip-hop, and there’s not a lot of crossover, unfortunately.”

― Jose James

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”

― Joseph Campbell

“The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling… How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do?”

― Josephine Baker

“The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling because when I was a little girl I remember the horror of the East St. Louis race riot.”

― Josephine Baker

“To complain now would be kind of sad. I like the way things are going.”

― Josh Brolin

“’Vegas’ was something very close to me. I had such a blast doing that. I’m still a little upset that we never really got to shoot that final episode. So many people were invested in it. I’ll always be sad about that.”

― Josh Duhamel

“I think that the Information Age is great, but there’s a downside to it obviously as well, and it’s that false information can be perpetuated so quickly. And it’s sad that so many people will believe it.”

― Josh Hopkins

“I probably have the worst wardrobe. It’s the most ill-fitting with the worst patterns and colors and the most nipple rubbage. There’s bad chafing, and it’s always tight in all the wrong places. What’s sad is that I’m kinda getting used to it.”

― Josh Hopkins

“Wrap parties can be really sad, actually, disorienting.”

― Josh Lucas

“If you live with someone that is depressed, the truth of it – it’s not that dramatic, it’s just a bit, kind of, ‘Here we go, this is what we’re doing today. This is sad. But we’re gonna get through it.’”

― Josh Thomas

“With sad music, or music that’s perceived as sad, there’s a sense of solidarity that can be really powerful. My songs are all joyful to me.”

― Josh Tillman

“I play sad bastard music. For the money.”

― Josh Tillman

“It’s sad that people listen to music and decide how the singer should look.”

― Joss Stone

“There are times when I’m really happy and I write something really sad, and vice versa.”

― Juan Gabriel

“The 2012 presidential campaign’s turn away from the classic, straight-up, American election – where the candidate who gets the most votes nationwide wins – is another sad reminder of the extreme political polarization distorting today’s politics. No one talks about a 50-state strategy for winning the presidency these days.”

― Juan Williams

“Among the reasons people keep sad stories to themselves is that they do not want anyone to feel sorry for them. I don’t. I don’t want you to feel sorry for me.”

― Judith Moore

“It’s astonishing what some women will put up with just to have a warm body. Some of the brightest women I know are just obsessed with that search. It’s very sad.”

― Judith Rossner

“It’s sad when a woman writing fantasy in the United States in the 1970s has less actual feminist cred than Sir Walter Scott.”

― Judith Tarr

“If I’m kind of sad or depressed, it doesn’t necessarily help me to write a song about exactly what I’m depressed about.”

― Julia Holter

“Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I’m not that type of person.”

― Julia Louis-Dreyfus

“Women often don’t want to be typecast as the girl that’s sad.”

― Julia Michaels

“If you listen to the radio, it’s all men who are emotional and women who are sexual. There’s nothing wrong with that! It definitely should be the case, but it makes me sad that women are afraid to be emotional because it makes them look weak.”

― Julia Michaels

“Well, you can’t be depressed and sad 24 hours a day.”

― Julia Sweeney

“I think it’s sad that there seems to be one definition of beauty in Hollywood/New York. It’s such a cliche, but I think it’s true that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.”

― Julianne Nicholson

“I was a very sad little girl.”

― Julie Andrews

“I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.”

― Julie Burchill

“No matter how old and glorious the models, sad indeed is the woman who sees fashion as a means of self-expression rather than an agent of social control.”

― Julie Burchill

“I’ve never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn’t choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.”

― Juliette Binoche

“I took a couple of classes in clowning, but that was more like Lucille Ball kind of slapstick, not Ringling Brothers. But we had to do things silently, and the teacher would do this running commentary. ‘Does this make Clown sad? Oh, Clown doesn’t like that, does Clown?’ Always ‘Clown.’ Never a name.”

― June Diane Raphael

“The larger streaming grows, the less money there will be to get the music out there, which, to me, is the sad part.”

― Justin Tranter

“I’m one of those sad cases who’ve never wanted to be anything but a writer. I started writing my first novel when I was five years old. I have no idea what it was about, but I do remember spending considerable time trying to get the title right, though this had more to do with crayon colour than scansion.”

― Justine Larbalestier

“It’s hard to tell what an entire series is going to be based on the first few episodes, or even on the first season. And it’s sad because you see great casts and good ideas that don’t get that opportunity to grow and show what it could turn into.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“I’m naturally sort of a sad person, and that comes out in my music, but when I realized how many people were listening to it… I wanted to be a little more conscious about what I was putting out and what people were going to be taking from it.”

― Kali Uchis

“I feel that World Cup cricket should be played like football in which all the 160 countries take part. If only a handful of countries are going to keep on playing in the World Cup without making the game popular, I will be a sad man.”

― Kapil Dev

“I did ‘Lone Star Love’ in 2007 with Randy Quaid, and that was supposed to come to Broadway at the Belasco and a marquee went up and everything… and it all fell apart, and that marquee came right down, and we got severance pay. And, it was very sad.”

― Kara Lindsay

“As a child, I was subjected to a lot of spaghetti Westerns and hated them. I wanted the Indians to win – or just not be so sad!”

― Kara Walker

“I’m sad, upset, and disheartened with the trolling that happens on social media… At the end of the day, this whole homophobia is so disheartening and upsetting. And then they say, ‘Why don’t you speak about your sexuality? You could be iconic in this country.’ But I don’t want to be iconic anywhere. I want to live my life.”

― Karan Johar

“It’s just sad that one’s attitude is always speculated, even if you’ve not done something.”

― Karan Patel

“For me, for a very long time, I was in denial because when you say you’re sad or you’re overwhelmed, we consider it whining or complaining. People say, ‘Count your blessings,’ and it’s like, ‘Yeah, I am, but I’m still sad. Something is wrong with me.’ I had to acknowledge it.”

― Karen Civil

“Being in ‘Doctor Who’ has been so amazing. I don’t think I will ever have a job quite so fun ever again. I feel sad because I am going to leave, but with any story, it has to come to an end.”

― Karen Gillan

“If we see a sad rain, it doesn’t mean the rain is sad, but it means we see it. That’s an easily dismissible kind of projection. But what I’m struggling to say, is that we take that rain in through our own hearts and emotions and senses and skin, and all those filters have an impact.”

― Karen Joy Fowler

“I do feel a bit dejected about my film career. I am sad that it didn’t take off as expected. I didn’t get my due as an actor. I have an attractive personality and good looks. But I don’t know what went wrong? You need to stop thinking about such things and move on.”

― Karishma Tanna

“Whether it’s something happy or sad, I like to share everything with my mother.”

― Karishma Tanna

“There is the glamour side of it, which allows you to meet great variety of people with whom you simply can have a good time, but there’s also the sad side of it that drags you into a superficial and artificial world.”

― Karolina Kurkova

“I’ve cooked plenty of meals when I was sad, lonely, depressed, angry, bored, and/or under the weather. My primary aim in these circumstances is generally to cheer myself up, to fill my stomach with something warm so I can feel comforted and fed, usually just with a quick soup or an omelet.”

― Kate Christensen

“Eating by myself in my own apartment, single and alone again for the first time in many years, I should have felt, but did not feel, sad. Because I had taken the trouble to make myself a real dinner, I felt nurtured and cared for, if only by myself. Eating alone was freeing, too; I didn’t have to make conversation.”

― Kate Christensen

“I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the ’70s for research. They’re the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they’ve seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.”

― Kate Hudson

“The sad thing is, I never wanted to be Princess Leia – I always wanted to be Han Solo!”

― Katee Sackhoff

“I think the meaning of abortion is what the woman says it is: For a woman who wants a child but can’t have this one, it can be sad; for a woman who doesn’t want a baby, it can feel like a huge relief, like having your whole life given back to you.”

― Katha Pollitt

“It is always sad to write about prejudice, but sometimes when we see it being played out in the lives of fictional characters, we can recognize it in our own lives.”

― Katherine Paterson

“It can be really powerful to write something when you’re sad.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“My mother used to ask, ‘Why do you always write such sad songs?’ I don’t know if I was different from a lot of adolescents in that respect.”

― Kathy Bates

“It’s a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president.”

― Kathy Najimy

“I think people appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides. The whole angst thing is cool, but if that’s all you’ve got, it’s just boring. Everything I write, whether it’s happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it.”

― Katy Perry

“I ran track in college. And that team, that all-lady team that I was on, I can remember just being so incredibly sad that I knew we were all going to leave each other after we graduated and that our lives would change. And even though I was the bridesmaid at all their weddings and stuff like that, it’s just not the same, right?”

― Kay Cannon

“I used to not walk out the door; I was so afraid. Everything from, ‘You shouldn’t be here,’ down to, ‘Girl, don’t wear those pants.’ I was so sad. I tried my best to not even look in a mirror!”

― Keala Settle

“When you think about such fine actors as Maggie Smith or Michael Gambon, they do all mediums. I think it would be quite sad and a bit dull just to have to stick to one. I like all of them.”

― Keeley Hawes

“There is something that always will be true about painting and sculpture – that in order to really get it, you have to show up. That is something that is both sad and kind of beautiful about it. It remains analog. It remains special and irreducible.”

― Kehinde Wiley

“It’s sad, the enslavement of the black underclass to designer labels – we’re an age that cares more about Versace than Vermeer.”

― Kehinde Wiley

“You see guys going up to girls in bars and saying, ‘Oh, can I show you a trick?’ It’s a tool. I find it kind of sad; it breaks my heart a little bit. They should try to use their own personalities. It sort of smacks of using magic as a crutch, which is not what it should be.”

― Keith Barry

“When I was in middle school and even high school, I wasn’t comfortable with my body. I look back, and it makes me sad, but I’ve grown into my body and really embrace it. I don’t have the typical girl body; I’m kind of built like a boy.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“The question I love to get asked is: ‘What’s the hardest part of your job?’ And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it’s to just to be me. Like, it’s really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“I think it’s sad that movies and television have caused the theatre to fade as a popular art form. I hope to get young people into the theatre and expose them to Shakespeare.”

― Kelly McGillis

“At Southwest, they’re on a mission to democratize air travel. When they first started, the only people who could fly were relatively wealthy businesspeople, and Herb Kelleher’s vision was to offer everyone the chance to visit a friend or relative during a happy and a sad time. That’s a vision employees can get excited about.”

― Ken Blanchard

“What is sad to me is not what Bill Nye thinks about me. What I found really unfortunate is that after presenting my stand on God’s Word, there were a number of Christians who were more complimentary of Bill Nye than of me because Bill Nye was defending evolution and billions of years.”

― Ken Ham

“I think social media has taken over for our generation. It’s a big part of our lives, and it’s kind of sad.”

― Kendall Jenner

“When I do see a picture of myself that has been touched up too much, I do get a bit sad… it makes me look like a hypocrite. It breaks my heart. I would rather shoot a magazine and shoot my flaws, but that’s not up to me.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.”

― Kendrick Meek

“I don’t necessarily believe that ‘The Cosby Show’ should disappear as a cultural reference, but it is. That’s sad to me. I understand why. He was a man who possibly did some really bad things, and he should be punished beyond a doubt. But that show, and the impact it had not just on black culture, but culture, was amazing.”

― Kenya Barris

“It’s sad when girls think they don’t have anything going on except being pretty.”

― Keri Russell

“I am co-writing a screenplay now and I’m working on the rights to another story I want to do. So I plan to produce and direct. So, for me, I don’t really feel that I am vulnerable to that sad baggage that comes with the business of filmmaking.”

― Kerry Washington

“For some reason, being gay can be such a sad thing in media, so it’s really cool to see someone like me who doesn’t look like, I guess, the stereotypical gay guy.”

― Kevin Abstract

“I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I announce that I will resign as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. I am sad because I love this job. I’m totally dedicated to the work that we are doing in Australia’s name around the world, and I believe that we have achieved many good results for Australia, and I’m proud of them.”

― Kevin Rudd

“I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.”

― Kevin Spacey

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

― Khalil Gibran

“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

― Khalil Gibran

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

― Khalil Gibran

“If the IAAF feel that is the right way to go for TV rights and everything, the rule will stay. As much as I want to be on the podium, tonight is a sad night for athletics.”

― Kim Collins

“Bob summed it up best when he was on his knees at the end of the night saying, ‘Don’t trust in Guided By Voices.’ You were there; was the show awful or something? I know it was sloppy, but they’re not really that tight anyway, but was it embarrassing, was it sad?”

― Kim Deal

“I can be dramatic. I can be funny. I can be sexy. I can be sad. I can be glad.”

― Kimberly Elise

“I’m very free with all my emotions, whether it’s happy, sad, mad, glad, whatever.”

― Kimberly Elise

“When you have a nightmare, you think, ‘What caused this?’ And then you can sometimes get the same scenario two or three nights, back to back. Or something really bad happens, and you feel absolutely sad and do not want it to be real. You don’t want to fall asleep and get sucked back into that same dream.”

― King Diamond

“The jury is not in, so we just don’t know. But there are very strong indications that wormholes that a human could travel through are forbidden by the laws of physics. That’s sad, that’s unfortunate, but that’s the direction in which things are pointing.”

― Kip Thorne

“You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“I always wanted to write a sad song that sounds happy. I think everyone can relate to this emotion.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“You go from nobody looking at you to people taking second looks. I remember really loving it – and then feeling so guilty for loving it. Like, ‘That’s gross, Kristen.’ Also, telling myself it could go away at any moment, and I’d be so sad.”

― Kristen Schaal

“The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight’ is literally how every conversation I have these days begins – whether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven’t seen in a while. The first thing I want to say to them is, ‘It’s insane! And, as a person, I can’t do anything!’”

― Kristen Stewart

“It’s a very sad thing to do, to divorce.”

― Kristian Bush

“I always tell people that it’s so much harder to make a happy song than a sad one.”

― Kristian Bush

“It’s nice to be with someone, but I don’t think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad.”

― Kristin Davis

“It’s sad to be constantly judged for every move you make after your first success. If you wear your hair differently, you have changed.”

― Kriti Sanon

“There’s a view in Russian society that there are ‘male professions’ and ‘female professions.’ The women should be looking after the home and children. It makes me sad. But the only thing you can do is fight it.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“I feel like when I say something sad, I mean it.”

― Kurt Vile

“I’m not cynical, but the reality is that life is mortal. Terrible, sad things happen. Everybody loses friends and family. I’ll be on tour and get really scared if my wife won’t answer her phone within one minute. I’m sensitive.”

― Kurt Vile

“My music has to be funny and sad and happy and loving; it’s gotta have it all. When somebody’s just too dark all the time, it’s just drama. Or if somebody’s too funny? Well, I like being too funny sometimes.”

― Kurt Vile

“Some people are so sad that, at times, that’s what gets on my nerves – if they just hammer the doom, with no comic relief whatsoever.”

― Kurt Vile

“It’s not about being happy 100 percent all the time, cause that’s just life. I make sad songs, too, that really only make the happy songs better.”

― Kyle

“Doesn’t matter if you’re sad or happy. I can be sad, you can be happy; it’s all good. That’s all I’m saying – let’s just be us.”

― Kyle

“Music fills peoples with life. It doesn’t have to be a ‘happy song.’ If you have that one song that relates to you, whether it’s a sad song or a gangster song, whatever relates to you the most in that moment, it can literally get you through the day.”

― Kyle

“I’m a sucker for ‘Jeremy Kyle,’ sad as it sounds. I just go home and watch that, or whatever the missus is watching.”

― Kyle Walker

“As time goes on, we suppress our dreams, which really makes me sad.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“From 1997 through 1999, I had gained so much. People don’t realize how something like weight gain can make you sad. Losing weight has changed my life. If you can take control of your life, you can lose weight.”

― La India

“It’s still hard for me to think about Sept. 11 sometimes. I’m still angry. It’s hard to watch my daughters, Celia and Zaya, grow up and know they’ll never see their father. They’ll always be 9/11 girls, and I wish I could shield them from that. Everyone has an immediate pity for them. It is a sad thing, but the girls are also so happy.”

― LaChanze

“Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad.”

― Lady Gaga

“You have to keep hobbies in L.A. Otherwise, it’s sad.”

― Lake Bell

“What I think is sad about the rom-com genre is that it has adopted this pejorative title. I think the reason why there haven’t been as many great ones is because we are fighting against the genre itself. If it is a romantic comedy then snuggle up to the fact that it can be a really earnest, refreshing feeling to feel good after a movie.”

― Lake Bell

“In Mississippi, you don’t admit that you’re gay. It’s just an awkward thing down South, which is sad.”

― Lance Bass

“My whole career will be about sad things. Happy songs about nightclubs and shots? That’s not me.”

― Lapsley

“The sad thing is that apparently if you want to become the next Premier or the leader, suddenly you’ve got to shut down your human side.”

― Lara Giddings

“I was sad to see anybody leave, we had a very nice family on that show. I was very sad to see momma go, Victoria and especially Linda. My god that was my wife on the show, in fact my wife calls her wife.”

― Larry Hagman

“One day, I was at my grandmother’s house, and I found diaries that she kept as a young girl. I opened one to a page that had flowers glued inside. In her childish handwriting, my grandmother wrote, ‘Pap died today. I am very sad.’ The fact that this was true and that I could see the withered flowers made a huge impression on me.”

― Laura Amy Schlitz

“What I find sad is that the New Age movement is primarily a commercial undertaking. But it is answering to a human need.”

― Laura Esquivel

“If some people try to make a prenup into a pre-negotiation of a divorce… Well, that’s really sad. But I do think that it’s important to understand what each person has coming into the relationship, and what each person expects from the relationship. They aren’t always fun discussions to have, and they can be very eye-opening.”

― Laura Wasser

“My mom made me look in the mirror every day and say three things that I loved about myself. At first, I couldn’t name anything. It was so sad. When my mom made me do that, I looked in the mirror, and I literally couldn’t name one thing that I loved about myself.”

― Lauren Alaina

“The first series I wrote, ‘L.A. Candy,’ was always meant to be a three-book series, so when I started out it was all outlined that way and by the time I was done with the third book, I had become so involved and the process and the stories, I was a little bit sad to be done.”

― Lauren Conrad

“It always made me sad that there were kids who didn’t have homes.”

― Lauren Holly

“For me, what really excites me about my characters and what pushes their core is the kind of dark, sad side of life.”

― Lauren Lapkus

“I’ve had tons of bullies who would call me retarded, even on my Facebook page. It’s sad and it really hurts. I want to tell people not to use the word. Don’t say your friend’s retarded when they do something foolish. If you have a disability, keep working hard. Whatever it takes, do it, and don’t be mean to people.”

― Lauren Potter

“I write a lot of sad songs!”

― Lauv

“My beauty secret is to try to keep my heart as open and happy as I can, because it really makes the sad lines on my face look better.”

― Lea Thompson

“Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ was a perfect song. It was so beautiful and so heartfelt. Her vocals were so amazing. And, for me, that was a song I went to when I was feeling sad and wanted to feel even sadder.”

― Lea Thompson

“Man Repeller is intended to chronicle all the fashion trends that women love and men hate. I started it because I am woman with a deep appreciation for harem pants. And sometimes blaming clothing on a sad love life is easier than blaming oneself!”

― Leandra Medine

“It’s always sad if anybody you know has a personal problem.”

― Lee Child

“I think you have to know how you feel when you’re sad and it’s healthy to mourn if a relationship ends.”

― Leighton Meester

“I’m sad I’m not in ‘The Purge 2.’”

― Lena Headey

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“When we sit at the table, there is more going on than satisfying hunger. It is sad to think of those who eat simply to satisfy their hunger and who do not permit themselves to linger under the many spells offered by a good meal – the satisfaction of our hearts, our minds and our spirits.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“I’m sad and blue, about nobody but you. I told you that I loved you right from the start, you told me the same and now you try to break my little heart.”

― Leon Redbone

“Listeners instinctively detect that when we lower the usual pitch of our voice, we are sad, and when we raise it, we are angry or fearful.”

― Leonard Mlodinow

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Nothing gets on other people’s nerves at the office more than a whistler. And the sad part is, these whistlers don’t know they’re doing it. Someone should, tactfully, tell the whistler how much it disrupts the office environment.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“Delicious tears! The heart’s own dew.”

― Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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

― Lewis Black

“I get lots of requests from people to write sad songs, and I’m like, ‘No, that’s rubbish patter.’”

― Lewis Capaldi

“I felt sad because everyday I had to wake up early to practice before going to school. After school I had to go back to tennis again, and then after tennis I had homework. I didn’t have time to play.”

― Li Na

“It’s weird how much social media affects someone’s career. Deals and jobs are sometimes based off how many followers you have, which is a little sad. I would rather that not be the case, but I understand that it’s important.”

― Lili Reinhart

“I am pretty weird – as weird as in my videos. The only difference is Lilly is not a performer, and Superwoman is. So Superwoman is very fearless. You’ll never see her nervous. You’ll never see her sad. But Lilly is a human. She is the person behind Superwoman, who gets sad and tired sometimes.”

― Lilly Singh

“The sad reality is that girl-on-girl hate is such a big issue in schools, at work, or online, and it never made any sense to me because, as women, we know how awesome other women can be.”

― Lilly Singh

“I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That’s why I got into fostering and adopting animals out.”

― Linda Blair

“It makes me sad that our kids are growing up in a country where they are American but, in a sense, have to prove it. They can’t just be who they are like everyone else. Who they are is something suspicious, something scary, something misunderstood.”

― Linda Sarsour

“I didn’t want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn’t want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.”

― Lionel Blue

“The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”

― Lionel Messi

“I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”

― Lionel Messi

“Since I had the baby I can’t tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn’t need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that.”

― Lisa Kudrow

“I could never really choose a favorite book, but whenever I’m asked what my favorite movie is, I always say ‘Withnail & I,’ a British film from 1987. It’s funny and sad and absolutely gorgeous to look at. It’s the film I can watch over and over again.”

― Lisa Lutz

“Everything is so fast, and everybody wants to be stars and stuff, they’re taking the music out of the schools and kids wanting to play instruments, that whole piece of it is gone. Nobody is taking responsibility to push these kids to want to do it. Nobody’s reaching their hand out to it, and it’s pretty sad.”

― Liv Warfield

“The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.”

― Lord Byron

“You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess.”

― Loretta Lynn

“I don’t sit down to write a funny story. Every single thing I sit down to write is meant to be sad.”

― Lorrie Moore

“If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“Anne Elliot was the one Jane Austen character I didn’t fall in love with. She seemed sad and defeated.”

― Louisa Hall

“’Lord of the Rings’ was my jam. I was so depressed when I realized that I couldn’t live in Middle-earth. And I was so sad when I was eleven and didn’t get a letter from Hogwarts saying that I was going to be a wizard!”

― Lucas Till

“Just because I’m talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn’t mean that I’m sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is.”

― Lucinda Williams

“The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“When I finished reading ‘100 Years of Solitude,’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I got really sad. I thought, ‘This will never happen for me, for the first time, ever again.’ Then I opened ‘Beauty Is a Wound.’ It’s a completely different story and writing style, but it has a similar place in my heart now.”

― Lucy Dacus

“You have to laugh at things in order to let them be what they truly are. Because nothing is only sad. Nothing is only funny. There’s context to all of those things.”

― Lucy Dacus

“The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“I have never had a current state of mind. My mind changes a great deal. I am very affected by any sorrow or sad thing, and I am very affected by joy and beauty.”

― Luise Rainer

“I do gravitate towards the sad songs because I find them to be more of a challenge for me from a writing perspective. There are things about those songs that do touch people in a way that a fun song can’t.”

― Luke Combs

“I’ve never met a woman who thinks they’ve got a good enough figure – however perfect they look – which is sad, because no one else can see these perceived flaws; they’re entirely internal.”

― L’Wren Scott

“If you’re going to do a thing, do it fully so that no writing you give the world misrepresents you – so that nothing you put out there is like a sad regift you couldn’t throw away and had to find a place for.”

― Lydia Millet

“The lack of women directors is a sad fact of life. Kathryn Bigelow’s thrilling Best Director win may help turn things around.”

― Lynda Obst

“When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.”

― Lynda Resnick

“I wanted to be a dancer my whole life. And when I gave it up to act, I always had a really sad part of myself that missed it and missed performing and missed being physical in that way.”

― Lyndsy Fonseca

“It’s kind of sad, the way we’ve turned the entertainment of reading into a kind of psychic broccoli – something to feel guilty about if you don’t force it on your face-making children while dutifully consuming a few token florets yourself.”

― Lynn Coady

“My favorite thing in the world is a quiz show, ‘University Challenge,’ so you can see what kind of sad person I am.”

― Lynne Truss

“I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She’s a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.”

― M. J. Rose

“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

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

― Mac Miller

“I think some cases are different than others, but all of the child actors that I have encountered, as well as myself, are real kids. I mean we do all the things that kids do. We’re normal. We just like to do different things. We like to act and make people feel happy or sad, but we’re ‘real’ people.”

― Mackenzie Foy

“You have to let it all hang out, let go of the ideas that were more comfortable and embrace some of the sadness in your life.”

― Madeleine Peyroux

“From inside where I live, I feel like I just perceive events in a certain rational way. I often find it sad or poignant, and it may not make me laugh a bit. But I don’t mind inventing a portrait that allows others to laugh if that’s what they want to do.”

― Madeline Kahn

“There will be slow songs, sad songs, happy songs, songs about boys, and songs about being who you are. I’m making sure I’m happy with all of the songs, because if I am not happy with them, I can’t expect anyone else to be, you know?”

― Madison Beer

“I’ve played a ghost, cat, snake. I’ve been funny, sad. I’ve been filmed flying on screen. So why not spend time on something else? I don’t need to accept everything I’m offered.”

― Maggie Cheung

“I fear that I won’t work in the theatre again. I’m sad about that. But I won’t retire.”

― Maggie Smith

“People just get kicks out of making other people sad.”

― Maisie Williams

“It’s a sad day when the leaders of the free world engage in such deception and trickery. I voted against this unnecessary war and will continue to argue that the best way to support our troops is to bring them home.”

― Major Owens

“I like ‘Bewitched’ off the first album because it’s one of the happiest songs I’ve ever written and, as any writer will tell you, happy songs are a million times more difficult to write than sad songs.”

― Malcolm Wilson

“Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they’ve always made me glad.”

― Malcolm X

“It’s important to get well-rounded right off the bat. A lot of experienced dancers can get pigeonholed into one thing. I’ve been hired for a lot of different gigs simply because I can do a lot of different things with different levels of dancers. And it’s sad to me that some dancers don’t do more.”

― Mandy Moore

“’Sunset Boulevard’ – the story of Hollywood movies draped on a depressing sex affair – is an uncompromising study of American decadence displaying a sad, worn, methodical beauty few films have had since the late twenties.”

― Manny Farber

“For me, money has never been an indicator. And it is very sad that each and every film these days is being judged by the money that it makes. It’s a world that I don’t want to be a part of, and I try and stay away from that.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“I’m sad to see the passing of the great drug warriors. I certainly did my part in that battle and I don’t regret any of it.”

― Marc Maron

“In my kids’ school, the married family is an anomaly… which I do think is sad. I do believe in marriage.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“The president we have today is a typical Washington politician that’s prone to hyperbole and decisiveness and false outrage. And I think it’s very sad – very sad to watch.”

― Marco Rubio

“New diseases like SARS and bird flu cause anxiety in the community. People get worried, some to the extent that it even affects their health. You feel very sad, and yet you must carry on and maintain your cool in very trying and difficult moments. You have to tough it out.”

― Margaret Chan

“I think it is really sad that when people lose their homes they kind of lose their minds too.”

― Margaret Cho

“The Holy Spirit can be with you always and guide you back to Him, but in order to enjoy the benefits of this holy gift, you must truly receive it, and then you must use it in your life. How sad it would be to be given such a precious gift and then set it aside and never use it.”

― Margaret D. Nadauld

“One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“The old, sad art colors are gone. Now I paint bright colors. I paint paintings which are happy, where children are laughing and playing with animals. I paint paradise on Earth. I still paint sadness sometimes, but there is sadness in the world, too.”

― Margaret Keane

“All you’d have to do is get a sad look, and he’d try to do something for you.”

― Margaret O’Brien

“My favorite thing to do is just sit outside on the stoop and talk with all my neighbors. I can go out with curlers in my hair, and nobody blinks twice. It’s just sad when people want to take a picture!”

― Margo Martindale

“I think it’s okay to talk about grief and sorrow. Especially for women, when you lose a child or have a miscarriage, it’s good to talk about it, as a lot of people don’t want you to speak about those things. It makes people sad, but sometimes you’ve got to.”

― Margo Price

“With any group of people in life, sad things happen, and crazy things, and happy things. When you’re in the public eye, it’s just amplified, that’s all.”

― Margot Kidder

“It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the affections even to do good.”

― Maria Mitchell

“I pity my brother Ferdinand, knowing by my own feelings how sad a thing it is to live apart from one’s family.”

― Marie Antoinette

“I try to be as positive as I can because I truly believe I am my feelings, and if I’m sad, if I have regrets, they will show up as illnesses, they will show up as cancers… I don’t want that.”

― Marie Helvin

“I’m one of those people that, if I’m sad or depressed, I don’t talk to people about it. I bottle it in.”

― Marie Lu

“I didn’t know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don’t know their mothers had it; that’s the sad thing about depression. You know, you don’t function anymore. You shut down. You feel like you are in a void.”

― Marie Osmond

“We can’t shame women for trying to be beautiful. That’s so mean and unfair. But there’s a part of me that thinks it’s really sad, too. It’s very complicated.”

― Marilyn Minter

“I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris. It was rainy. It was all wrong. And I was thinking, ‘God, she loved life so much.’”

― Marina Abramovic

“I was friends with Susan Sontag the last four years of her life. She had this amazing charisma and so much energy, but she had a sad little funeral in Montparnasse in Paris.”

― Marina Abramovic

“Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.”

― Mario Teguh

“I can honestly say – not proudly, but honestly – before I had a child, I would see things on TV or hear the news, feel sad for the people and move forward with my day. Now I see everything through a mother’s eyes.”

― Marissa Jaret Winokur

“I like to be sad once in a while. You need it for your equilibrium.”

― Marjane Satrapi

“The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they’re outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness.”

― Mark Bittman

“Film-makers are always going to be interested in making movies that plug into society around them. That’s what a vibrant, artistically alert community should be doing. After all, it would be sad if we only made films about alien robots.”

― Mark Boal

“If people want to write long, rambling, pathetic articles about how sad they are about song titles, have a blast! I’ll be out playing music to a room full of people, having a great time.”

― Mark Kozelek

“People in America think of it as a sad and downtrodden place, and I guess it could be, but it’s not because that’s not who Cubans are. In Cuba, you get a good story every day you go out walking. People are so funny.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“When I was a kid in the late ’60s and early ’70s, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not.”

― Mark Lanegan

“How do I control my emotions? How do I stop getting angry so often, or how do I stop being sad? And I think there’s a really important distinction to understand is that you can’t completely control your emotions. What you control is your reaction to your own emotions. And a lot of people don’t ever make that separation for what goes on with them.”

― Mark Manson

“What’s interesting about emotions is that the more you try to control them or to bottle them up, the stronger they get. So, the more I try to stop being sad, the sadder I’m going to get.”

― Mark Manson

“I love ‘The Sportswriter’ by Richard Ford. Ford really captures for me the bittersweetness of the quietly suffering American man. It’s stoic, sad, and really beautiful.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“It’s sad – it’s sad for us old enough to remember when directors ruled, and films were substantially better than they are today. But it’s hard to argue with those kinds of grosses.”

― Mark Rydell

“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.”

― Mark Twain

“Humor comes in all forms, and everyone has their cup of tea about what makes them laugh. But the day we censor humor is a sad one for sure.”

― Marlee Matlin

“I’m the only one in my family who is deaf, and there are still conversations that go around me that I miss out on. And I ask what’s going on, and I have to ask to be included. But I’m not going to be sad about it. I don’t live in sad isolation. It’s just a situation I’m used to.”

― Marlee Matlin

“When I create a story, I can make it however funny, sad, or happy I want it to be. And when I read, I feel like I’m in the story, and I get to experience it. It feels like I’m watching someone else do something, but I’m doing the thing that the character is doing as well.”

― Marley Dias

“When I look back at those pictures of my mother performing – and listen to her recordings – it makes me sad to think that all of that joy she found in her work came to an end. I wish she hadn’t had to make that sacrifice, even if it was for the benefit of my father and siblings and me.”

― Marlo Thomas

“For reasons we don’t have to get into, climate change has become an incredibly polarized issue in the United States. I think that is sad. My own personal view is that we’re in a planetary emergency such has not been seen in 600,000 years.”

― Marshall Herskovitz

“Ten years ago, I still feared loss enough to abandon myself in order to keep things stable. I’d smile when I was sad, pretend to like people who appalled me. What I now know is that losses aren’t cataclysmic if they teach the heart and soul their natural cycle of breaking and healing.”

― Martha Beck

“All my work shares a kind of balance between black comedy and sad and despairing melancholy.”

― Martin McDonagh

“For those aspiring to make a living from travel photography, it’s a sad fact that the boring shots are the shots that are going to make you money.”

― Martin Parr

“Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn’t understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn’t peculiar to science. It’s sad if some citizens can’t tell a proton from a protein. But it’s equally sad if they’re ignorant of their nation’s history, can’t speak a second language, or can’t find Venezuela or Syria on a map.”

― Martin Rees

“It would be sad if the expertise built up during the 40 years of the U.S. and Russian manned programmes were allowed to dissipate. But abandoning the shuttle, and committing to new launch vehicles and propulsion systems, is actually a prerequisite for a vibrant manned programme.”

― Martin Rees

“I’m sad to see celluloid go, there’s no doubt. But, you know, nitrate went, by the way, in 1971. If you ever saw a nitrate print of a silent film and then saw an acetate print, you’d see a big difference, but nobody remembers anymore. The acetate print is what we have. Maybe. Now it’s digital.”

― Martin Scorsese

“One of the things psychologists used to say was that if you are depressed, anxious or angry, you couldn’t be happy. Those were at opposite ends of a continuum. I believe that you can be suffering or have a mental illness and be happy – just not in the same moment that you’re sad.”

― Martin Seligman

“There’s a lot of insecure, sad people in any profession.”

― Martin Short

“There’s a certain amount of absurdity to the idea that having extremely crisp clothes is what’s going to get you through the door. And there’s a certain sad reality to it, too.”

― Martine Syms

“A sad person who is so involved with his sadness that he mistakes it for reality will have a hard time seeing himself as anything but sad. For him, the sadness is not a feeling that he experiences – it is him.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“I think coldness is chic among writers, and particularly ironic coldness. What is absolutely not allowable is sadness. People will do anything rather than to acknowledge that they are sad.”

― Mary Gordon

“I will be sad. I’ve gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world, I guess I’ll just be kind of tasting every bit of it because it will be the last one.”

― Mary Grandpre

“I can’t say I’m happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened.”

― Mary Hart

“I just want fans to walk away knowing that no matter what’s going on, no matter how happy you are, no matter how sad you are, we did it. We’re strong in this. We’ve come a long way, and life is not just one thing.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I remember a time when all my fans were crying and sad and going through hell. Now, we’re trying to uplift each other and accept ourselves for who we are, even if nobody else does.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I don’t think of my songs as sad songs. I think of them as vulnerable and honest. I crack jokes in between songs, so people don’t leave feeling too dark.”

― Mary Lambert

“When I was going through sad times, I’d watch ‘Cheers’ at the end of the day to make me feel better.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“It’s actually sad to be rich.”

― Masayoshi Son

“There is the melancholy of Europe. There is the romantic malaise. Feeling sad is almost a form of deepness.”

― Mathieu Amalric

“Today, actors aren’t forced to ditch their regional accents like they used to. The best example’s Tom Baker, a Scouser who went to great lengths to change his accent and ended up with something alien – and fantastic. It’s sad that when the likes of him go, there won’t be those sorts of accents any more.”

― Matt Berry

“When DVDs finally disappear, I’m going to be sad. I’ll miss the commentaries.”

― Matt Groening

“Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.”

― Matthew Arnold

“Poverty is not just a sad accident, but it’s also a result of the fact that some people make a lot of money off low-income families and directly contribute to their poverty.”

― Matthew Desmond

“I get really sad when people say, ‘I’m no good. I haven’t been cast in a pilot.’ It doesn’t mean you’re not good; it just means someone hasn’t seen you yet. It doesn’t mean that in real life you’re not the greatest actor.”

― Matthew Gray Gubler

“A band in our position, we have a first impression to make. We don’t want to come out of the gate and make people sad. I think we consciously made that choice to keep it happy and up.”

― Matthew Ramsey

“I hooked up with director Jacques Audiard for this film called ‘Rust & Bone’ with Marion Cotillard. I loved that experience so much I’m truly sad that it’s over!”

― Matthias Schoenaerts

“Poetry is a beautiful way of expressing feelings – happy, sad, angry, caring. It’s also a way that we share with other people, to help them with those feelings.”

― Mattie Stepanek

“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.”

― Mattie Stepanek

“I do fear death. But what I actually fear is not dying. I mean, true, it will be sad. But I know that there is a better place waiting for me.”

― Mattie Stepanek

“A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.”

― Maurice Chevalier

“Stuffed animals are sad and scary; they have humorous and tragic qualities.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“If you are searching to figure out what is true and what is not, you will have a sad life. It means you have too much time, and you should do a hobby – like collecting art.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“You either grow with this sport, or you get left behind. It’s sad, but it is what it is. You gotta keep up with this sport.”

― Max Holloway

“Of these years nought remains in memory but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older.”

― Max Muller

“Well, I did Marlene 15 years ago and that’s in the style. It’s somehow similar and not similar because Marlene was much more aggressive, funny and sad.”

― Maximilian Schell

“It’s pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.”

― Meg White

“I can cook, but I also want everything to look beautiful on the plate – then I get upset when people eat it. Everyone just tears through it, and that makes me sad. It’s not a rewarding experience for me to cook.”

― Megan Fox

“In female sports, if you’re gay, most likely your team knows it pretty quickly. It’s very open and widely supported. For males, it’s not that way at all. It’s sad.”

― Megan Rapinoe

“I’ve always been pretty independent, no matter what situation: good, bad, ugly, happy, sad. I dig deep, and I get over it.”

― Mel B

“I don’t like it when people leave their takeaways on the street: it makes me sad and it draws foxes and rats.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“I like to play the grey areas in life – that’s the most uncomfortable place to be. Nobody likes to be in that in-between state where there don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s a lot of tension in that, and a lot of stuff to play with – where it’s uncomfortable and awkward and sad and scary.”

― Melanie Lynskey

“I mean, the unfair treatment of women and black people and Indians and other groups, that’s real. Mistreatment of other people because ‘I’m better than you are’ is such a sad part of the world.”

― Melissa Leo

“Everybody likes Johnny Cash. I think the sad part of it is his health is givin’ him problems.”

― Merle Haggard

“It’s a sad commentary on our time – to use a phrase much favored by my late father – that people increasingly celebrate Christmas Day by going to the movies.”

― Michael Dirda

“Sad to say, multi-tasking is beyond me. I read one book at a time all the way through. If I’m reviewing the book, I have to write the review before I start reading any other book. I especially hate it when the phone rings and interrupts my train of thought.”

― Michael Dirda

“Sometimes people do things because they are sad or because they are upset or were hurt by other people.”

― Michael Giacchino

“Everyone feels sad occasionally. A full range of emotions is part of what makes us human.”

― Michael Greger

“And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.”

― Michael Jackson

“I still really like newspapers. I’m gonna feel really sad when they go. Or not – maybe I’ll be dead.”

― Michael Keaton

“The sad fact is, because we’ve had a failed policy and failed leadership, now we’re having to rely on Russians and the Iranians to go into Syria to fight and destroy ISIS.”

― Michael McCaul

“Stories have always been the things that entertain me and make me feel happy and sad and move me and give me the experience of being able to live many lives in one lifetime. It’s the best thing about being alive.”

― Michael Sheen

“For a culture that has such a problem with death, we seem to deal with it in a quite bizarre way. We see people shot, killed and blown up, and we find it funny and sexy and all those things. But, the reality of it is that every day people die, and people are really sad and they grieve and they go through a really difficult process with it.”

― Michael Sheen

“I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and because of the position I was in, where I was in my life, it went mainstream. A lot of people got out of it after my situation, not because I went to prison but because it was sad for them to see me go through something that was so pointless, that could have been avoided.”

― Michael Vick

“I wanted to write a show about an estate that wasn’t sad or morbid, like a lot of shows portray working class life to be.”

― Michaela Coel

“To see queer people keeping each other down makes me so sad because I’ve been around for a long time – I’ve seen the people who came before us fight for what we have right now, and they did not fight like that for us to go backwards.”

― Michelle Visage

“I’ve had to put horses down on the farm before, and it’s very, very sad.”

― Mickie James

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“What I’ve found is if you get the right characters in the right story and put them in the right setting – and let them go – they tend to do all the exploring of the issues for you. Because people are interesting and political and funny and sad.”

― Mike Bartlett

“It sounds so nerdy and pathetic, but what I always do on Sunday afternoon is bring my inbox down to zero, which is so sad. But e-mail has become like homework for adults. I’ll have 141 messages from people who will be offended if I don’t write back.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“It’s awkward to tell others that your spouse has died. Everyone becomes so sad and sorry, and you just hate like heck to have to break the news to someone who hasn’t heard the news.”

― Mike Gallagher

“My experience, with both my parents, is that grief has a lot of down, sad things, but I was also really emotionally raw, in the first year after each of them passed. Flowers smelled more intensely, my relationships were hotter, and I was more willing to risk. I was going for it a lot more. I was ‘unsober’ and I wasn’t playing by my rules.”

― Mike Mills

“Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there’s so much shame around it. If you have it you’re a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.”

― Mike Mills

“Change is inevitable with the evolution of technology. In the ’70s, we had records. In the ’80s, we had CDs, and now we are living in the digital age. You can say it’s sad or unfortunate, but the reality is you’ve got to roll with the times and the technology.”

― Mike Portnoy

“I’m proud of my invention, but I’m sad that it is used by terrorists.”

― Mikhail Kalashnikov

“It’s been a bit sad to see that out of Linux distributions, it was Android – the most successful mobile Linux distribution – that has really introduced the malware problem to the Linux world.”

― Mikko Hypponen

“I would love to be married. But it’s not a necessity like the way that I feel I need and want to have children. It would be wonderful to have a husband, and I would feel blessed to do it. But I would feel sad for the rest of my life if I had no kids.”

― Mindy Kaling

“You know, the sad thing of post-9/11, which was of course horrific, was that the city in which I felt completely at home for two decades, suddenly people like us – brown people – were looked at as the ‘Others.’”

― Mira Nair

“Falling in love is awesome, but I’m never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you’re happily in love, it’s like, ‘OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good.’”

― Miranda Lambert

“Alison Carr on ‘Homeland.’ She was such great character to play, so clever and full of surprises. I was sad to see her go.”

― Miranda Otto

“It makes me very sad. Everyone’s afraid of each other – Jews are afraid of Palestinians, Palestinians are afraid of Jews. Everywhere I see fear, not understanding. Reason went out of the window a long time ago.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“It really pisses me off when people look at women who are older and are not in a relationship as somehow sad or missing something, because they certainly don’t look at men that way.”

― Miriam Shor

“I believe that tracks speak to me. Some tracks make me write certain music or make me feel sad or inspire me to write a sad love song. Each track has its feeling to me.”

― Missy Elliott

“Lotus’s efforts around the Mac were pathetically unsuccessful, which is sad.”

― Mitch Kapor

“I think it’s a time to be sad about what’s been done to the United States Senate, the greatest deliberative body in the world.”

― Mitch McConnell

“Keep it simple, keep it sexy, keep it sad.”

― Mitch Miller

“When you’re an adult, things mellow out. I think when you’re a teenager and you are sad and the world is ending, everything is about that one sadness.”

― Mitski

“When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little.”

― Miuccia Prada

“When I was growing up, albums were my closest friends, as sad as that may sound – Joy Division’s ‘Closer,’ or Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘Heaven Up Here’… I had a more intimate relationship with those records than I did with most of the people in my life.”

― Moby

“I had lost my grandfather just a month-and-a-half before I made my debut. I was suddenly scoring runs and getting into the fray. It was a very trying period for me. I was happy as well as sad.”

― Mohammad Azharuddin

“Like many of my friends in the Pakistani diaspora – and many of my friends in Pakistan itself, for that matter – I have sometimes looked at the country of my birth and wondered whether its future will be one of steady and sad decline.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“Usually, I’m only sad when something sad happens. I am not a melancholic person. I like to live very much in the present. If I was an animal, I’d be a little cat. They like to live life.”

― Monica Bellucci

“Nixon has enough to overcome in terms of his legacy and his political history. Now he has to overcome the in-fighting between his daughters. It’s so sad. There’s another obstacle for him to clear.”

― Monica Crowley

“In the morning, I’m like the Antonioni movies. I’m little sad. I haven’t the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I’m happier, more alive – like the character I play in ‘An Almost Perfect Affair.’”

― Monica Vitti

“I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad.”

― Moon Unit Zappa

“Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else.”

― Morrie Schwartz

“The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.”

― Morrissey

“I would be a very sad person if I didn’t have dance in my life. However I can, whatever I do, I just feel a lot of joy. Even if I am sad, if you take me to a rehearsal hall, I will automatically become happy.”

― Mouni Roy

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

― Nana Mouskouri

“If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing. If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing. It was how I expressed my emotions.”

― Nana Mouskouri

“I would like to address the issue of farmers through my craft – my films. But, the sad part is that such films win awards but don’t get any rewards at the BO.”

― Nana Patekar

“We’re sad about some of the losses of members of great seniority and distinction in the Congress, and some very new members, who will no longer be serving with us.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“Everyone has a ‘Majnu’ in them. It’s not about the sad or happy climax. It’s a term we use to define someone who falls in love and faces problems.”

― Nani

“I have learned so much from India: for instance, the use of aloe vera, which I use, and I find it sad when I see certain arts of oiling slowly fading away.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you’re not alone in the world.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“It’s much easier to write when you’re sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“Divorce was very sad, obviously, but now I’ve gotten over it.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“I don’t know who would not classify themselves as a romantic. I think that would be sort of sad.”

― Natalie Portman

“Guys should not be allowed to use the Internet all day long. So sad.”

― Natasha Leggero

“I know theater can improve the quality of people’s lives, and I know theater can heal. I’ve worked as a doctor clown in a hospital for two years. I have seen sick kids and sad parents and doctors be lifted and transported in moments of pure joy. I know theater unites us.”

― Natasha Tsakos

“Coffee shops are everywhere, especially in Los Angeles, chock full of sad sacks desperate to make sure their screenplays make it into the right hands… or any hands, for that matter. The one thing that makes a coffee shop truly great, though, is charm.”

― Nate Corddry

“As a songwriter I hate this whole, ‘If it’s a sad song, it has to sound like a sad song thing.’ And that goes all the way back to my days with the Format. I’m an insane narcissist, so if I have to get something off my chest, I’ll get something off my chest.”

― Nate Ruess

“I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown.”

― Nathan Lane

“With ‘Lost,’ some members of the cast would literally open the script and find out that they were dead. I mean, that’s quite sad, really.”

― Naveen Andrews

“The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as ‘better.’”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It’s sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.”

― Neil Armstrong

“It’s sad that we have become so accustomed to bad service that we’re shocked when we get good service.”

― Neil Cavuto

“I’m a little sad that they actually came up with the metaphor of waves for feminism. By definition, a wave goes in, and it comes out. I would really like it to be a tsunami that creates a flood that forever changes the landscape.”

― Nell Scovell

“I had a boyfriend in school, and it was an innocent relationship that I experienced. It’s sad that the relationship didn’t last forever, but I do look forward to having someone special in my life once again. I’d definitely want to get married if I find my Mr Right.”

― Nia Sharma

“It was a sad process for me to become a mom, and a long process. I felt so embarrassed that I couldn’t have a biological child.”

― Nia Vardalos

“Everything’s complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness.”

― Nick Hornby

“We all suffer in our own way; like, life is miserable. And I’m not, ‘Oh, I’m a stand-up who’s sad,’ but the reality is that just about everyone is quietly unhappy. I don’t think that pertains to comedians specifically. I think most people look at themselves in the mirror and are not happy with what they see.”

― Nick Kroll

“I find Spike Jones’ movies to be really very inventive and funny, but they’re really sad and touching and really key into the different facets of the human experience.”

― Nick Kroll

“You’re playing a role, but you’re still feeling it. You can walk away from it after ‘Cut,’ but if you’re playing a sad or mixed-up person, it’s hard to stay in that place for these longish period of times. You kind of have to check out.”

― Nick Nolte

“You listen to a piece of music and it will remind you of something – it might make you happy, it might make you sad, but it is very emotive. And I think that Duran Duran have always understood that.”

― Nick Rhodes

“There are days when I should be writing, and I am so tired that I can’t. And the fatigue also affects my emotions, making me not even care about writing. There are days when I wake up so angry I can barely speak, and also days when I am so sad.”

― Nicola Griffith

“A lot of my movies have come to be thought about only years after the fact, and I’m sad about that but also happy about it in a way, as it’s given them longevity.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“I think I would be very sad if I wasn’t able to have a baby.”

― Nicole Kidman

“Getting a book published made me feel a little bit sad. I felt driven by the need to write a book, rather than the need to write. I needed to figure out what was important to me as a writer.”

― Nicole Krauss

“There is still so much drama in my life, but I’m not a sad person anymore.”

― Nikki Reed

“I love Starbucks. Maybe that’s a bit sad. But I definitely need my caffeine. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.”

― Nikki Sixx

“Before I left for Germany, I had gotten accepted to the performing arts high school in New York, which was a big dream of mine. And having to leave that was very sad for me.”

― Nina Arianda

“It’s sad, the lottery. Good projects get funded by it, but there’s an air of desperation about it.”

― Nina Conti

“Every day, when I am working with my boys, I tell them as long as you put in your best efforts, I am there to back you. But the day I find your energy flagging on the field, the day I find you have not put in your best, that’s when I will be really upset and sad.”

― Nita Ambani

“The second you become an actress, people take the licence to make many assumptions about you. You’re in trouble if you interact with a director/actor. You’re in even more trouble if you don’t. When I started out, a single YouTube comment would make me sad for days, and I’d wonder how people could say such nasty things about me.”

― Nithya Menen

“We’ve been given the full spectrum of emotions for good reason, and it helps us be happy, in my opinion. I think it’s totally normal to be sad or angry or frustrated, hopeless at moments. I don’t think we would’ve been given these things if they were bad.”

― Noah Centineo

“As a twelve-year-old girl, I thought that I was only pretty if the people on social media told me that I was pretty – and they weren’t telling me I was pretty. So I didn’t think I was pretty, and I was really down on myself, and I really was sad with myself. But social media doesn’t give you validation or make you pretty. You make you pretty.”

― Noah Cyrus

“To think that any animal would be trapped makes me so sad. It’s like living in your bedroom for your entire life and never being able to go outside.”

― Noah Cyrus

“I love writing sad songs.”

― Noah Cyrus

“It’s a sad state when more people retweet than buy records.”

― Noel Gallagher

“I see so many women thinking other women are their enemies – especially when they don’t have a job or a guy or whatever. It’s like, ‘I don’t have what I want, and she does, so she must be my enemy.’ I find it confusing and not fair and sad.”

― Noel Wells

“I survived turning 60, I was not thrilled to turn 61, I was less thrilled to turn 62, I didn’t much like being 63, I loathed being 64, and I will hate being 65. I don’t let on about such things in person; in person, I am cheerful and Pollyanna-ish. But the honest truth is that it’s sad to be over 60.”

― Nora Ephron

“I’ve got so much to do, I don’t have time to sit down and be sad.”

― Norma McCorvey

“The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.”

― Norman Cousins

“My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven’t got that, it’s very sad.”

― Norman Wisdom

“I’m sad for younger bands that don’t have a home that they know they can go to, like the twenty-five labels that used to be around that they know they can hang their hat and know that they’ll give ’em three, four, five albums to develop.”

― Nuno Bettencourt

“If you go through life, and you don’t find the beauty in an unexpected place, then you really have a sad existence.”

― Octavia Spencer

“Being single is only sad if you have a problem with your own company. I’m content with mine.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it’s like this – the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man.”

― Oliver Platt

“I want to be able to make people laugh and cry and feel happy or sad and feel all these different emotions through singing and acting. Hopefully throughout my career, I’ll get to pursue them.”

― Olivia Holt

“Fear of carbs, of gluten, of everything – we’ve distanced ourselves from the beauty of food, the art of it. It makes me sad when people say, ‘Oh, I don’t eat gluten. I don’t eat cheese. I don’t eat this. So I eat cardboard.’”

― Olivia Wilde

“I don’t really do sad, depressing songs.”

― Olly Murs

“If people are paying money to see me, then I want them to walk away from the show knowing they had a really great time. I want it to be very energetic and to have fun, sad, emotional and uplifting moments. I want it to have everything!”

― Olly Murs

“I’m not going to do a song that’s really sad and thoughtful. Although I’ve done ballads like ‘Dear Darlin’,’ I want to make them dance and be happy.”

― Olly Murs

“It’s a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes in our country we are real sensitive to race.”

― Oscar Robertson

“It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.”

― Oscar Wilde

“We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences – they mourned the death of my wife with me – but we were hopeful that the children would return.”

― Otto Frank

“The problem, when comparing contemporary television to television in 1974, is that TV has become not just bad but sad.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I agree with cosmetic surgery for medical reasons – my mother had breast cancer and I think it’s very sad when somebody has no choice in what happens to their body.”

― Paloma Faith

“A large part of the creative process is tolerating the gap between the glorious image you had in your mind and the sad thing you’ve just made.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“In this industry, it’s sad that a superficial thing like weight loss can actually define your career, but if that is the case, so be it.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“I love the romcom. I thought I had a career playing the best friend. What happened to that? It’s really sad to me.”

― Parker Posey

“How sad is that life when a man thinks that his manliness comes with asking sexual favours from a woman. That’s the saddest way of being a man.”

― Parvathy

“I don’t know what I want, but I do know that I don’t want the usual stuff, the cliched stuff is just too mind-numbing. They sell, I know, but it makes me sad to know that.”

― Parvathy

“I think, after ‘Let Her Go,’ I wanted to show people that I don’t just write really sad love songs about my ex-girlfriend: that there’s another side to Passenger as well that’s a bit more up-tempo and more inclined to social commentary.”

― Passenger

“I’ve found that people feel very free to say insulting things, not about me personally, but about the things I believe. It’s sad, because I really could care less where people are coming from, politically, religiously.”

― Patricia Heaton

“I am not sad, but I am melancholic. When you lose your mother at 20 and then your father soon after, melancholia is part of your life.”

― Patricia Kaas

“I want to be happy, to look back and feel I danced well at the end of my career and didn’t dwindle off. It would be too sad.”

― Patricia McBride

“My son jokes with me that he thinks I Google the word ‘sad’ to come up with book ideas.”

― Patricia McCormick

“I don’t know if my work is a concerted effort to make kids sad! But life and death go hand in hand. It’s our condition as human beings.”

― Patricia Polacco

“I don’t know if my work is a concerted effort to make kids sad!”

― Patricia Polacco

“Maher Arar’s case stands as a sad example of how we have been too willing to sacrifice our core principles to overarching government power in the name of security, when doing so only undermines the principles we stand for and makes us less safe.”

― Patrick Leahy

“The sad fact is that it would be fair to say that United is a generic, bureaucratic, tired company. A sort of DMV in the sky. No real culture. No real strategy. No real expectations for employees or customers. All of which is a shame.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain’s ready room died it was always a sad moment.”

― Patrick Stewart

“We can feel sad, hurt, demoralized. But we can’t give up.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“I’m so grounded, it’s sad.”

― Patti LaBelle

“I think men are mainly unfaithful because as they get older, they feel the urge to prove to themselves that they are still attractive. They need proof from outside the marriage. It’s really sad. It’s all about them. It’s not about their wives at all.”

― Pattie Boyd

“I’ve had some pretty good arguments with people, but I’ve never regretted it. I’ve had people come up where it’s all emotion and no fact. That’s always sad.”

― Patton Oswalt

“It’s occurred to me I need to laugh at myself more, and that I don’t need to be some sad folk singer all the time. I don’t want to be the queen of pain.”

― Patty Griffin

“I was rejected for couple of adverts for sounding too sad. One was for Diet Coke, but it’s a good thing it didn’t happen because it probably would have been a big blight on my soul. It also happened with a fabric softener called Downy, and I guess the way I sang ‘Only Downy’ made people weep.”

― Patty Griffin

“I don’t fight my ability to sing sad songs: it’s what I am good at, so I must be built for that.”

― Patty Griffin

“But now Americans, they felt a sense of peace and protection because they’ve been separated by so many thousands of miles of ocean. And you know, the fact that it’s come to the U.S. like this is so sad, and yet you know, what can you do? It’s here.”

― Patty Hearst

“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

“There’s so much to argue about. That was the goal with ‘Really Really.’ Somebody asked me once, ‘How should I feel when I leave?’ and I said, ‘Hopefully, you’re talkative.’ I don’t really care if you’re happy or sad or loved it or hated it or hate me. The goal is that you have something to say, that you have a response.”

― Paul Downs Colaizzo

“Wearing a tuxedo isn’t as simple as it sounds. I’ve been to a lot of award shows in Hollywood over the years and have seen some pretty sad tuxes. It’s surprisingly easy to go off the rails.”

― Paul Feig

“Even when I begin with a situation that’s basically funny or sad, I like to keep poking around in it. I like to get into the middle of a relationship, to explore the subtle places.”

― Paul Mazursky

“I think it’s bad for fellas when they lose their mothers. Mine was such a character. Oh it was sad, really sad. And, with her gone, the family home was gone, so what was left of any roots I had were completely dug up.”

― Paul O’Grady

“There are so many things in life that make you sad, you have to be happy.”

― Paul Pogba

“The first time I retired, only Sir Alex Ferguson and I knew that the last league game of the 2010-11 season against Blackpool was to be my final game at Old Trafford. I was a little bit sad, but I am not one for tears. The end of a career comes to us all, and there is not a lot you can do about that.”

― Paul Scholes

“The books are funny and sad, and that’s what people respond to.”

― Paula Danziger

“People think it’s terribly sad to spend Christmas alone, but it’s no sadder, really, than spending any other day alone, is it?”

― Paula Hawkins

“When you have used your beauty to get around, it’s like having extra cash in your back pocket. I was so used to walking down the street and having the young guys passing by at least give me a flicker of a look. But once you’re over 40, you become invisible. You’re a brick in the building, and it’s sad.”

― Paulina Porizkova

“It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from ‘Dear Abby’ instead of going to Mom and Dad.”

― Pauline Phillips

“I was trying to heal wounds all the time, whether it meant having affairs or having attitude. I didn’t want to show how sad I was.”

― Peggy Lipton

“I think it is very sad that ‘sitcom’ has become a pejorative term.”

― Penelope Keith

“My three seasons in Villarreal have been magnificent, and I’m sad to leave.”

― Pepe Reina

“We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I was a little boy singing sad songs, about 9 or 10 years old in the woods. I listened to my voice coming back to me. It was as high as you could go. I dreamed of being famous as a singer when I was on those cotton fields. I wanted to see the world and meet people.”

― Percy Sledge

“I think the best mood for writing is a heavy feeling that’s a little bit removed from you. Sometimes I feel very self-indulgent and bratty and ungrateful, and no good music comes out of that. But sometimes I can be really sad or have an excess of feeling yet somehow be able to see the big picture more.”

― Perfume Genius

“I’ve had people tell me that I should just be sad and not joke around on Twitter, but they don’t understand that joking and being deeply sad are very close to each other. I’ll have a horrible memory that I find hysterical one day, and the next day I’ll cry about it.”

― Perfume Genius

“Many things have been said about what happened, but I don’t know either. Maybe someday. One thing I’m sure of is that all the things that have happened to me, good and bad, happy and sad, have made me what I am today.”

― Pete Best

“Things that I feel really sad about, I talk about. That way, if it’s funny, it doesn’t hurt anymore.”

― Pete Davidson

“I can’t speak for everybody. But I will say that for me, when I’ve been depressed – and I get depressed. I have irrational bouts of anxiety. I have random FedEx deliveries of despondency. Just like, ‘I didn’t order this. Oh, well, keep the PJs on, cancel everything you’re doing today. It’s time to take a sad shower.’”

― Pete Holmes

“It’s sad when people break up.”

― Pete Townshend

“Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.”

― Pete Townshend

“The sad truth is that mass migration, whatever the colour of the skins of those involved, upsets and worries indigenous people, especially the poorest.”

― Peter Hitchens

“The picture of Prince Charles meeting Gerry Adams is inexpressibly sad.”

― Peter Hitchens

“The rise of the iPod meant that digital music became the norm, It’s sad, but you can still find the real stuff out there if you look for it!”

― Peter Hook

“The sad fact is that horrendous human conflict is nothing new.”

― Peter Maurer

“Since I began writing my new ‘Bad Company’ story, anyone who’s connected with ‘2000 AD’ has probably heard the sad news of the death of Brett Ewins, penciller and vital component of the original ‘Bad Company’ team.”

― Peter Milligan

“Well, darkness with humor… I’m not an extremely suicidal or sad person.”

― Peter Steele

“I don’t know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don’t deal well with disappointment.”

― Peter Steele

“I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.”

― Peter Ustinov

“Women’s emotions are constantly labeled. Any slight deviation from ‘pleasantness,’ and we are labeled as hysterical. When we are angry, sad, depressed, or manic, we are immediately seen as unfeminine or ugly or weak.”

― Petra Collins

“I was very depressed at a young age and felt like I didn’t have agency towards that. Being ‘female’ meant I couldn’t be that – I couldn’t be angry, loud, sullen. Being sad meant I was weak.”

― Petra Collins

“I remember I was, like, 6 years old when I found out that I was having a little brother, and I was wishing and wishing for a sister. When my mom came out and my dad, and they’re like, ‘It’s a boy,’ Spencer, my twin brother, is cheering and jumping up and down, and then I burst into tears. I was so sad. I was crying.”

― Peyton List

“A lot of kids tell me that ‘Jessie’ is their favorite show, and they would have been so sad if it didn’t live on in ‘Bunk’d.’”

― Peyton List

“Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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

― Phillips Brooks

“I’m a sucker for two things: Adam Lambert and songs that start out as emo as a sad episode of ‘Felicity’ and then drop. That. Beat.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“Generally, I’m not sad. I mean, everyone has sad moments.”

― Phyllis Smith

“We’re not whole people if we’re just one emotion. On any given day, you can be happy, sad, angry, and so on… As you mature, you just learn to deal with each one of those emotions.”

― Phyllis Smith

“I have always been more of a joyous person than a sad person. But I was fortunate to have a mom and dad where my mom could look at my face and know what was going on and was able to get me to talk and draw it out. As a result, I didn’t have to hide an emotion. I didn’t have to worry about her telling me, ‘That’s silly.’”

― Phyllis Smith

“Cancer is a very sad thing, but you can always take something from every experience.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.”

― Pierre Corneille

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

― Pierre Corneille

“I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them.”

― Pierre Loti

“We have but one permanent home: heaven – that’s still the old truth that we always have to re-learn – and it’s only through the impact of sad experiences that we assimilate it.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“I take my inspiration for the song writing from little experiences, not even if I’ve experienced them myself but say if something has made me sad, I will use that emotion. I just use everyday life and write about it.”

― Pixie Lott

“It makes me sad when I find sisters who aren’t joyful. They might smile, but with just a smile they could be flight attendants!”

― Pope Francis

“Jo Sykes made these incredible leather jackets: the leather was like butter. I had one, but I lost it at a wedding in Ibiza. It was so sad; I’ve not been able to replace.”

― Poppy Delevingne

“You can communicate a sad message or perplexing message through happy chords or a happy melody, and I hope to have the listener pose more questions in their life as opposed to going along with the everyday and what’s being pushed on them.”

― Poppy

“I was a sad kid.”

― Post Malone

“We have real cliched ideas of what prison life is like. It is not a happy place. It’s a desperate, sad situation.”

― Powers Boothe

“When I was leaving I kind of felt a little bit sad, because I made some friends down in skid row.”

― Pras Michel

“I honestly think I was an Indian living in the time of the Trail of Tears. Something like that. Every time I read books about back then, I get so devastatingly sad, so, so… I feel such a deep connection to it.”

― Q’orianka Kilcher

“A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.”

― Queen Victoria

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

― Quvenzhane Wallis

“As I kid, I read the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ series and was sad when I got to the last book.”

― Rachel Boston

“Whenever I am feeling happy or sad, I always find comfort in food.”

― Rachel Hollis

“It doesn’t matter if you’re sad or hung-over or lazy or tired – a workout will get your endorphins pumping, and you’ll feel like a new person almost instantly.”

― Rachel Nichols

“I work extremely hard to stay positive and happy. But I get sad and anxious, too, just like everyone.”

― Rachel Platten

“Ideally, I would love to mix singing and acting, but you can only be a pop star for so many years. I mean, at 30 it’s a little bit sad, right?”

― Rachel Stevens

“My dad would pick me up every other Friday at 6 o’clock and drop me off every Sunday at 6 o’clock, and I remember those last couple hours, like around 4 o’clock, my dad would get kind of sad because he knew that he was about to not see me for two more weeks.”

― RaeLynn

“I know what I look like – a weird, sad clown puppet. I’m fine with that.”

― Rainn Wilson

“Dwight is a sad clown. You’ve seen those paintings of sad clown.”

― Rainn Wilson

“When I make a film, the yardstick is my mind. If I laugh at the jokes and feel sad at the serious undersides, then the subject works.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how unforgivably wretched our world has become.”

― Ralph Steadman

“You won’t remember what it was like when your technology didn’t recognize when you are sad or angry.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“I’m sad that my childhood came just slightly before the lithium-ion-battery boom, because I would’ve killed for the cheap radio-controlled helicopters they have now.”

― Randall Munroe

“I can’t really have any friends. It’s sad, really. It’s lonely. But that’s how I am.”

― Randy Moss

“The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me.”

― Ratan Tata

“Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner.”

― Ravi Shankar

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

― Reba McEntire

“That’s what is so great about being able to record a 13-song album. You can do a very eclectic group of songs. You do have some almost pop songs in there, but you do have your traditional country, story songs. You have your ballads, your happy songs, your sad songs, your love songs, and your feisty songs.”

― Reba McEntire

“I can’t watch my first audition because it makes me too upset. I just think it is really sad. I look at myself and don’t recognize myself. I do think fame and fortune changes people.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“It’s sad really, I think ‘Freedom’ would’ve done better, but it got shelved because of the pregnancy, so it might be something that might get revisited in the future; who knows?”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“Women’s bodies are amazing; what our bodies can do is incredible, so it’s sad that we get distracted – all this stuff about being skinny, be this, be that – they’re all distractions.”

― Rebecca Ferguson

“Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.”

― Red Skelton

“His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad.”

― Red Skelton

“A sad truth I learned as a DP starting out was that it doesn’t matter how beautiful I make it if the story and performance are not there. That should be number one.”

― Reed Morano

“It’s sad that grandkids show up at the end of obituaries, way behind the list of work place achievements, social clubs and survivors. Why last? If you’ve got grandkids, you know they’re first when it comes to the joy in your life.”

― Regina Brett

“The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.”

― Reinhold Niebuhr

“Dance has helped me overcome a lot of personal challenges. If I feel sad or depressed, I just go to the set and dance. It makes me feel alive.”

― Remo D’Souza

“I have nothing against younger women and older men on screen. What is sad is that so many women over 40 who have so much to give aren’t being considered to play opposite men their own age or younger.”

― Rene Russo

“I’m not actually as emotional as everybody thinks. The songs are super personal, but that’s just one side of me, and I guess people just assume I’m some troubled guy who’s constantly sad.”

― Rex Orange County

“What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.”

― Richard Attenborough

“Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?”

― Richard Dawkins

“Whenever I’m sad, I just put on ‘SpongeBob’ and I cheer up.”

― Richard Harmon

“It was always kind of sad when your favorite punk rockers, like Jello Biafra or someone, would say they hate something you like. It was, ‘Oh, I thought we were on the same page.’”

― Richard Linklater

“When you’re feeling down, sad, lonely, negative, you don’t want to take care of yourself – and the weight problem and the diabetic problem and the heart attack and stroke problems and high cholesterol set in.”

― Richard Simmons

“Ninety percent of people who lose weight gain it back. It’s very sad.”

― Richard Simmons

“The sad truth is that many behavioral economists know very little about psychology.”

― Richard Thaler

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

― Richard Thompson

“It was sad leaving the BBC; not quite like being divorced, but you don’t leave after a period stretching from 1960 to 1999 without feeling a certain number of pangs.”

― Richie Benaud

“You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don’t sit around and sing it anymore unless you’re performing. That’s kind of sad.”

― Rick Danko

“When good people do bad things, it is sad, but when they reach the point where one can predict that they will do nothing but bad things, a deeper kind of sadness sets in, almost at the level of resignation.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“It was a long time in the making, my divorce. One day became less special than the next, and pretty soon, we ceased all conversation. It is a sad day when you have nothing left to say.”

― Ricki Lake

“Oh my God – this is scary and sad all at the same time. I literally dream about buying my own groceries. Swear to God. Because it is something that is real and normal.”

― Rihanna

“You play to different parts of yourself when you take on various roles. Like, you are your confident self when you’re playing this person, and you’re your sad self when playing another person – but it’s all a part of you somewhere.”

― Riley Keough

“I end up doing selfies ’cause I am so sad.”

― Rita Ora

“It’s impossible to describe Messi. I like him so much, and I always say I feel so sad because he never won the World Cup with Argentina. It is an award he deserves because a world-class player like him must be a world champion.”

― Rivaldo

“I meditate an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. Once a year I go away for a long retreat. And overall, I just feel more comfortable in my own skin and less anxious, less sad, less fearful.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“We’re trying to say that if you, in love, when you’re not true to yourself, the love won’t last. Because love is complex, and we always have the dark sides and the sad sides.”

― RM

“It makes me sad that corporations and media and Hollywood conspire to make people feel terrible about their bodies from the second they wake up, so I sort of try to subversively undercut that.”

― Rob Delaney

“In their heyday, the Pet Shop Boys were the Interpol of the Eighties, dressing up to sing really weird pop songs about lust and loneliness in the big city. They’re low-pro now, not retro-worshipped in the manner of Depeche Mode, New Order, or The Cure, but you can hear the reason why – these guys are too sad.”

― Rob Sheffield

“’Lost’ was my favorite show! I’m really sad that it’s gone.”

― Robbie Jones

“You’ve got a beautiful country with so many beautiful people and so many beautiful things happening and stuff like that lets it down. I feel sad for them.”

― Robbie Williams

“However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life.”

― Robert Casey

“Over a 10-year period, 99 out of 100 new entrepreneurs will fail. Only one will be left standing as others get pushed out of the market or burn out from working so hard. It’s really sad.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“I like to think my sense of humor is sort of smart and dumb at the same time. I like to work on multiple levels – smart and dumb, funny and sad, profound and mundane, cynical and hopeful.”

― Robert Lopez

“Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It’s a fact of life, like contradictions are.”

― Robert Redford

“Someone once accused me of being like Eliot Ness. I sad no sir, I’m not E.N., but I can promise you that I’m not Al Capone!”

― Robert Stack

“People say, oh it’s a shame, you’re not nostalgic about the ’60s. Well actually, it’s quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn’t it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?”

― Robert Wyatt

“’I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Used Cars’ were absolute failures at the box office. Complete disasters. I learned some sad news: it’s not an automatic thing that, if you make a good movie, everyone wants to see it.”

― Robert Zemeckis

“I lost a lot of finals, so it was difficult. It’s sad, and that sadness stays with you, but I always enjoyed the game.”

― Roberto Baggio

“It’s sad that women characters have lost so much ground in popular movies. Didn’t ‘Thelma and Louise’ prove that women want to see women doing things on film? Thelma and Louise were in a classic car; they were being chased by cops; they shot up a truck – and women loved it.”

― Robin Quivers

“Most organizations don’t fall apart as a result of one big blow. Most relationships don’t end because of one grand argument. Most lives don’t fall to pieces due to one sad event. No, I suggest to you that sustained failure happens as the consequence of small, daily acts of neglect that stack up over time to lead to a blow up – and break down.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they’ve experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“No one wants to fail. So most of us don’t even try. Sad. We don’t even take that first step to improve our health or to deepen our working relationships or to realize a dream.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.”

― Robin Williams

“My style is bad white-boy dancing. I can do swing a little bit, but nothing beyond that. My solo dancing is sad. I use my arms, badly.”

― Robin Williams

“If you ask my one regret, it is that I could not bring those City fans a trophy. That’s the only thing that leaves me a little sad.”

― Robinho

“Hearing is a subjective experience, but I never really understood that it’s the same with seeing as well. I always thought that everything we see is the same for everyone. But having these more psychedelic experiences of being really, really sad made me realize how brittle reality can be.”

― Robyn

“Between 2014 and 2016, I was just, like, extremely sad. Like, really, really just not able to be in the spotlight.”

― Robyn

“Many Russia experts note the deep and sad capacity of the Russian people for suffering.”

― Roger Altman

“I only really watch sport. That’s where you see real joy. I don’t like watching much else on TV, because it’s generally either twisted or sad.”

― Roger Milla

“If the sad truth be known, writers, being the misfits we are, probably ought not to belong to families in the first place. We simply are too self-interested, though we may excuse the flaw by calling it ‘focused.’”

― Roger Rosenblatt

“If there’s another iPhone that’s better, that’s sad for my old iPhone. But it means we get to use a better one.”

― Roger Ver

“I was given this beautiful coffee table book of Soviet architecture for my birthday. It has a lot of holiday camps, swimming pools, theatres, and buildings that were built for leisure activities. Incredible architecture in the most obscure places. It’s a little bit sad, because a lot of it has been left to fall apart.”

― Roisin Murphy

“I’m not a very serious person. You know how they say that clowns are very funny in public and are really sad at home? I’m really kind of stupid at home and more serious in public.”

― Roland Joffe

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.”

― Rollo May

“It’s really sad for me that in the United States the Latino community is losing its culture and language, especially among kids born here – a lot of them can’t even speak our language.”

― Romeo Santos

“It’s a sad fact that a lot of those countries who haven’t been involved in the war in Iraq have taken far more responsibility for rehoming people displaced by the war than Britain has done.”

― Romola Garai

“The industry has changed in that it is far more disposable than it used to be. When Boyzone came out, we were given a shot and the patience to record our singles and albums. Nowadays, the thought is if it is not working, then the artist will be dropped. The record companies will bail on the artists, and I find that sad.”

― Ronan Keating

“Home will always be Northern Ireland but my schedule means for the next few years I won’t be there as much. I can’t do the same things that I did a year ago. That is I’m something conscious of, but I’m not sad about it. It’s fine.”

― Rory McIlroy

“The way to talk about something sad is to sing a funny song about it.”

― Rory O’Malley

“As someone who was once in the closet, I can tell you it is the most sad, dark, awful, depressing place to ever be.”

― Rory O’Malley

“If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It’s so sad. We know what to do. We just don’t do it.”

― Rosalynn Carter

“I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“My greatest regret is not having gone to Wellesley College. it is something I have felt a little sad about my whole life.”

― Rose Kennedy

“It’s sad that arts are not part of the curriculum across the nation.”

― Rosie Perez

“Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You’ve got to be careful.”

― Rowan Atkinson

“I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I’m not happy with, the sad part.”

― Roy Haynes

“We keep racism alive. We pass it on to our children. I think that is very sad.”

― Ruby Bridges

“You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. Its not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?”

― Rumi

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

― Rumi

“I was quite solitary for ‘Hitman.’ I was quite apart. He struck me as a very sad individual. There was a mournful quality there.”

― Rupert Friend

“You have to really understand that although certain memories or stories make you sad, you are not sad. Pull yourself out from that emotion and remember that.”

― Rupi Kaur

“You may not enjoy loneliness, because loneliness is sad. But solitude is something else; solitude is what you look forward to when you want to be alone, when you want to be with yourself. So, solitude is something we all need from time to time.”

― Ruskin Bond

“I mean, that’s a sad day in America when you’re recalled because you did what you said you were going to do, and the public voted you in to do that.”

― Russell Pearce

“In the ’50s, too many women, even though they were very smart, they tried to make the man feel that he was brainier. It was a sad thing.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I’m just a guy who wears TOMS. It’s the sad truth.”

― Ryan Eggold

“I have read a thousand screenplays, and I have acted in a handful of them, and I have felt when it feels good, the writing, and it feels natural, and feels funny or sad or honest or whatever it may be. You connect. And I felt when it feels like writing, when it feels stale, or when it feels artificial or forced, or too theatrical or whatever.”

― Ryan Eggold

“I was aware of that theme of mortality in my music since around 2009. The decaying and the disappearance of the piano sound is very much symbolic of life and mortality. It’s not sad. I just meditate about it.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.”

― Saadi

“Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.”

― Saint Ignatius

“I think that’s very sad, that I haven’t allowed my heart to be broken. I have broken a few.”

― Sally Field

“I’ve never had my heart broken. It’s a very sad state of affairs. I think everybody should have their heart broken. I don’t think it says anything good about me at all.”

― Sally Field

“Death makes us sad, but it can also make us feel more alive.”

― Sally Mann

“For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying.”

― Salma Hayek

“’Blue Valentine’ was a really sad movie, but I loved the moments when they’re discovering each other for the first time.”

― Sam Heughan

“I like Taika Waititi a lot. I thought ‘Boy’ was a really wonderful film, had great resonance. Very sad but also very funny. I thought ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ the vampire film, was fantastic.”

― Sam Neill

“I basically live out of my truck – I mean from place to place. I feel more at home in my truck than just about anywhere, which is a sad thing to say, but it’s true.”

― Sam Shepard

“When I write sad songs, I feel like I’m sewing up a scar in me, and the outcome always feels so much better than when I write happy ones.”

― Sam Smith

“I don’t have any problem with being the guy whose album people put on when they’re feeling sad.”

― Sam Smith

“I’ve had an amazing life, but I think I was born with a little bit of sadness in me. I’ve always been attracted to those things, whether it’s sad movies, sad music… when you’re sad, you feel everything in a greater way than you do when you’re happy.”

― Sam Smith

“Western governments have generally tried to contain genocide by appeasing its architects. But the sad record of the last century shows that the walls the United States tries to build around genocidal societies almost inevitably shatter.”

― Samantha Power

“The World Cup is the World Cup, and I’m sad I won’t play in it; that’s my only regret. But to play a friendly with my national team, I did it many times, so it’s not something I’m missing.”

― Samir Nasri

“All he cares about is going out there with his Jack Daniels bottle. Nothing has changed. That’s kind of sad. If David was doing better than he used to be, then that would be different. But it was a joke and he made it that way.”

― Sammy Hagar

“I think everything is going to be devastatingly sad – when the phone rings, I know somebody in my family’s been hurt, somebody’s going to die. I’m sure a therapist would go, ‘That’s not a good way to live,’ but every time it’s not that bad thing, I’m so thankful and appreciative.”

― Sandra Bullock

“It’s sad when you say a $30 million film is an inexpensive film, but it is.”

― Sandra Bullock

“I think people tend to forget that as celebrities we are still human. We have the same emotions – we cry, we have fun, we laugh, we get sad, and we get hurt. When something is written about you, which millions of people are reading, and it is not true, imagine how hurtful it can be.”

― Sania Mirza

“I don’t know how the poor farmers deal with such situations in real life. It’s really sad.”

― Sanjay Dutt

“I think the best thing about my short-lived political career was that I saw the interiors of Bihar and UP. That is the real India, and, being an Indian, it was really sad to see our own people living in such dismal conditions. It was a real eye-opener.”

― Sanjay Dutt

“Gorillas are in danger of being wiped out by the Ebola virus. I feel like we have limited time to get to know them and understand them and they’re going to disappear – that’s terrifically sad. Wouldn’t it be great if we could stop that?”

― Sara Gruen

“Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.”

― Sara Teasdale

“I would be sad if it ended now. It’s been the best job I’ve had by a long shot, especially creatively because the writing is so good. Every week I get the script and I laugh out loud and get excited for the different stuff we get to do.”

― Sarah Chalke

“There is perhaps no more rewarding romance heroine than she who is not expected to find love. The archetype comes in many disguises – the wallflower, the spinster, the governess, the single mom – but always with one sad claim: Love is not in her cards.”

― Sarah MacLean

“I’m always sad when Dad doesn’t like my columns. He waits for them every week and usually likes them, in which case he doesn’t say a word – it’s only if he’s critical that he bothers to call.”

― Sayed Kashua

“People look at me and keep walking – but you can tell they know who I am. I want them to bug me. It’s gonna be a sad day when they don’t.”

― Schoolboy Q

“When you’re playing someone who is angry and sad all the time, you get a little down.”

― Scott Michael Foster

“As far as Big Show, I think he’s a crier. He cried when Hulk Hogan retired, too. Can’t take him to a sad movie, either.”

― Scott Steiner

“It’s sad to think right now, but probably the Russian and Chinese government know more about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server than do the members of the United States Congress. And – and that has put our national security at risk.”

― Scott Walker

“Painting is profoundly emotional. When I finish a painting, I’m usually extremely sad.”

― Sean Scully

“In the 1970s, British food was beginning to get good, whereas in France it was just starting its long, sad decline. My most memorable meals, however, have been in Italy.”

― Sebastian Faulks

“It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.”

― Sebastian Thrun

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

― Sergio Aragones

“Whenever we lose, it is a sad day.”

― Sergio Ramos

“It’s sad and upsetting when you see somebody crying hysterically, but at the same time it’s real funny.”

― Seth Green

“We don’t have all this gay-bashing crime. You don’t see that. It’s not there. That is not really happening in Jamaica. But because a few artists basically sing it and put records out and the media runs with it, then the stigma becomes big, and now we’re trapped with that whole thing. It’s really sad.”

― Shaggy

“You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it’s okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“I don’t mind if what they write about me has some truth in it. Pure imagination makes me feel sad about the whole thing.”

― Shaheer Sheikh

“I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.”

― Shakira

“If it was up to me, I would just wear jeans and t-shirts, even to red carpets, but then no one would photograph me, so that would make me very sad. So you know, I’ve gotta keep up with the rest of the female population and sometimes try a little harder.”

― Shakira

“The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.”

― Shana Alexander

“That internal ache is the starting point of country music. If it’s a happy song and I can still feel sad in it? That’s my favorite.”

― Shane McAnally

“I’ll always be sad that my marriage ended.”

― Shania Twain

“The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don’t know. I’ll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don’t know anything about him, and it’s kinda sad.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“I feel sad when I realize how much truth is being changed or obscured in the American media.”

― Sharon Stone

“When I write, it’s to heal. It’s my own self-therapy so that I don’t actually feel sad all of the time.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I’m not the sad sack that people might think I am. But I think that if I didn’t write and perform, I probably would be.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“I didn’t finish college, and I was very sad about that because I don’t think I gave myself a chance to learn, to prove to myself that I could learn.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That’s sad.”

― Shawn Johnson

“I think a lot of people think that my parents’ deaths is why I write such sad songs, but that’s not true. Those songs may just be the woman I am.”

― Shelby Lynne

“It is really sad, as Delhi is our capital and one of the most beautiful places in India, but if a city can’t make its women feel safe, then everything else is worthless.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“We live in a very classist society, and it’s sad and depressing.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“I’ve always been drawn to Marilyn Monroe, but certain aspects of her story may be too sad to tell.”

― Sherilyn Fenn

“I’ve worked with some people that just spent hours and hours and hours in the mirror, and just so much importance is based on that. And I do find that sad.”

― Sherilyn Fenn

“When I was out of India’s T20 team, I did feel sad but at the same time got tremendous motivation within myself to do well and come back in the team.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“One thing about me is that I don’t like to be sad all the time.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“I was always spiritual, even as a child. I was taught to pray, show gratitude. We had an attitude of gratitude. Even if life was ugly, bad or sad – we prayed.”

― Shilpa Shetty

“My wedding preparations were done. My wedding outfit was ready. I had even bought my jewellery, and the cards were also printed. It is very sad that I had to call off my marriage one month prior to the actual date.”

― Shilpa Shinde

“My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket.”

― Shirley Manson

“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

“I do say all I’ve ever written about is being alone. And most people take that as, ‘Oh, that’s so sad.’ And I always say, ‘No. No, all I ever write about is being alone, and sometimes that’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.’”

― Shonda Rhimes

“Unfortunately, we are living in an era where plenty of songs with vulgar, objectionable lyrics are also becoming popular. It’s a disturbing trend, and I feel really sad when I see small kids dancing to such numbers in television shows. In my career so far, I have refused any song whose lyrics I haven’t been comfortable with.”

― Shreya Ghoshal

“This is a sick business. It’s so sad.”

― Sia

“I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.”

― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“I once made the mistake of going for a whole row of false eyelashes, which was just wrong as it gave me a sad, puppy-eyed look.”

― Sienna Miller

“I think the intellectual consistency of Christianity in historical evidence is frankly overwhelming, but my materialist colleagues regard me as a slightly sad case.”

― Simon Conway Morris

“It’s sad that the BBC is toning down Dennis the Menace for a cartoon series. He is losing his weapons, catapult and peashooter, will no longer pick on Walter the Softy, and his ferocious grimace is to be replaced by a charming, boyish smile.”

― Simon Hoggart

“I’m not Meryl Streep. My God – she’s the greatest actor that ever lived. It’s sad that ordinary actors like me are compared to her.”

― Sissy Spacek

“I think, honestly, that a lot of people think I’m sad and dark all the time, because of the music I have made. But there’s a huge part of my personality that’s really energetic, outgoing and goofy.”

― Skylar Grey

“What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I’m a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets – it’s a very sad lesson – by their intervention, saved the myth.”

― Slavoj Zizek

“You can have nothing and be sad, or you can have nothing and be, like, positive and look at it in a good way and try to make your circumstance better.”

― Slim Jimmy

“I don’t believe dying’s a sad thing.”

― Slowthai

“I didn’t make music until I was about 18. I’d been playing my whole life, but I wasn’t putting it out because I didn’t feel like people would take it seriously. I thought people would be like, ‘It’s just like sad girl music – it’s like Taylor Swift.’”

― Soccer Mommy

“It’s so sad, actually, how teachers and parents tell their kids, ‘You’re never gonna be anything.’”

― Solange Knowles

“It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“I don’t find it uncomfortable that I’m recognized and liked by so many people. If that were hard for me, I wouldn’t be doing this work. Rather, I think I’d be more sad when a day come when people don’t recognize me.”

― Song Hye-kyo

“To be honest, I’m a little upset these days. My family has been exposed to the media. Some people break into our house. My ex-girlfriend’s photos are circulating online. To say that these are things I need to endure for the sake of celebrity… that’s sad. I want to respectfully request that my private life remain private.”

― Song Joong-ki

“I’m not brave, I’m not fantastic. I’m like any other woman. I’m unhappy. I’m difficult. I’m sad. Am I strong, too? Maybe, but not always. There are days when I don’t want to see anyone. The most important thing you learn? You can live with it.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“I’m a sucker for sad disco pop.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“I loved ‘Pulling.’ It was so original and hilarious. I remember being very sad when it finished. I’d love to start a campaign to bring it back, but if I did, the actors would probably say, ‘We’re fine. We’re all really busy, thanks. Please don’t!’”

― Sophie McShera

“You’ve got to be happy when you play a sad character; otherwise, you just get depressed. Make your real life as fun as possible.”

― Sophie Turner

“When you are 15, everything is such high stakes, even tiny things. I think because of that, it is funny but sad at the same time.”

― Sophie Wu

“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.”

― Sophocles

“My favorite pieces that I’ve written, either for St. Lucia or for myself, have always had a transporting quality to them, where they take you out of the moment and somewhere positive that feels nostalgic and happy but sad at the same time.”

― St. Lucia

“Life can be challenging and sad… but music is the easy part.”

― St. Vincent

“You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void.”

― Stacie Orrico

“Scientology is probably one of the most misunderstood things, and it’s sad that it’s so misunderstood.”

― Stanley Clarke

“I’m incredibly sad that my mother’s not here to see my kids and that my kids don’t get to know her. And she didn’t meet my husband. That’s one of the hardest things. I don’t even know how to put that into words.”

― Stella McCartney

“The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.”

― Stephane Mallarme

“One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people.”

― Stephanie Beacham

“Like a lot of overcommitted, overworked Americans, I do not have much time to exercise. Plain and simple. Instead of merely accepting this sad fact, I remind myself of it constantly, so that on the 95 percent of days I know I won’t make it to the gym, I remember to go out of my way to get my body moving.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“Making people laugh is so much more difficult than making them sad. Too much fiction defaults to the somber, the tragic. This is because sad endings are easy in comparison – happy endings aren’t at all simple to earn, especially when writing to an audience jaded by them.”

― Stephen Graham Jones

“In Britten or Berg, there’s a tension between the sweet and the sour, between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the tonal and the atonal, the happy and the sad. That, to me, is what all western art is about – that tension. It’s why we want to say anything at all.”

― Stephen Hough

“If I don’t make it, I’ll be very sad that there are things I didn’t do, but I’m happy that I’ve done what I have.”

― Stephen Jay Gould

“And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.”

― Stephen King

“It’s sad when you can’t make everyone happy, though. It’s impossible but, at the same time, you still hope. You think, ‘Maybe I can do it,’ but you know you can’t. But gosh, if I had to rely on giving people what they wanted, I would have had to write 40 billion different books and even then, I wouldn’t get it right.”

― Stephenie Meyer

“Life has to be everything. It can’t be all sad. It can’t be all peaches and cream. Because the lows have you appreciate the highs. And the highs give you perspective on the lows. If it’s not everything, it becomes flat or mundane.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“Watching an entrepreneur fail is sad, but watching him fail from lack of nerve is tragic.”

― Steve Blank

“It makes me sad there is still some intellectual snobbery out there.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good.”

― Steve Lacy

“Atari is a very sad story.”

― Steve Wozniak

“People just don’t like me, and it’s unfortunate, because I’m trying to get people to come down and visit New Zealand. I’m an ambassador for New Zealand… it’s kind of sad.”

― Steven Adams

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

― Steven Tyler

“Is it sad that Storm Corrosion needs to be explained to people before they can accept it? I don’t think it’s sad; I think it’s inevitable. I think it’s just human nature.”

― Steven Wilson

“I think it’s good to eat a bit of everything, but when you eat too much junk food, it’s bad for you and for your brain. You don’t understand why, but you feel sad. It’s because of the junk food!”

― Stromae

“I want to have not only the good side of life but the bad side of life. And the both combined is just my music. It’s funny at the same time as it’s sad.”

― Stromae

“To me, ‘Alors On Danse’ is the definition of clubbing. Because everyone is just trying to forget their problems, but actually, it’s so sad, clubbing. We try to sell happiness in clubs, but you can’t.”

― Stromae

“There are so many reasons to be sad in the club.”

― Stromae

“It’s sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal.”

― Sue Johanson

“I have a voice inside. A voice that I am forever trying to silence. A voice that calls me in when I want to be out, playing. A voice that is always sad. That is always terrified. That always wants to sit in the darkened room, away from noise and movement and colour – away from any experience that could prove to be challenging.”

― Sue Perkins

“’Spring Day’ – I wrote main lyrics based on my personal experience with old friends. It is about my sad memories with him, and it makes me sentimental whenever I listen to the song.”

― Suga

“For a novelist, no matter what, it’s a complete work, even if it’s not published. But if you write a screenplay, and it’s not performed, then it’s a sad and frustrating experience.”

― Susan Isaacs

“We must learn how to live in the space of inner peace in our everyday lives. This takes consistent, conscious effort because I know so many black women are hurting and sad, and we don’t easily express our heartache or show our wounds.”

― Susan L. Taylor

“I see tech as… a force that is changing pretty much all parts of our society. It’s really sad for me that we don’t have enough women that are part of that.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“The unhappiest memories are of losing my mother when I was 14. Alter six months, my father remarried. The thought that somebody was taking the place of my mother was unacceptable. It is sad because, after that, my father also changed.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“Many marriages break up over hormonal imbalance, which is truly sad because it comes from a lack of understanding. When hormones are put back in balance with natural bioidentical hormones, a woman or man resumes their normal life of feeling good and having days filled with quality.”

― Suzanne Somers

“There are things you’re supposed to learn in life. My biggest regret was terminating a pregnancy when I was about 18. Every day, I think about who that baby would be now; it still makes me sad.”

― Suzi Quatro

“There is something sad about clothes laid in a tomb of trunks.”

― Suzy Menkes

“I remembered myself as an unpopular and rather sad kid.”

― Sydney Pollack

“What happened was very sad. Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and appalled that the front of the book was all commentary and that he wanted hard news.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“It’s so sad: anything that has to do with God, people want to dispel.”

― Sylvia Browne

“The world would be a very sad place if readers could only love one story.”

― Sylvia Day

“I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.”

― Sylvia Plath

“Things that make me angry and sad, I cannot hide. It’s not because I want to be a rebel; it’s my instinct. When something touches me deeply, I really have to react.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“I’ve never really been met with indifference, where they say, ‘Who cares?’ I think that’s what good art is supposed to do. It’s not supposed to make you feel good about your own prejudices and your own values; it’s supposed to open you up in some way and get you outraged or make you happy or make you sad or whatever it’s going to do.”

― T. C. Boyle

“David Mamet’s writing is pretty spectacular, obviously. I like the honesty of it; I like how funny it is and how sad it is.”

― T. R. Knight

“All the things that happen to people in the industry today, the actors, what they have to put up with, all the people wanting to know every single moment of their lives – I think it’s really sad.”

― Tab Hunter

“I don’t ever want to be sad about my life.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“I had all these tapes in my closet that I had shot years ago with my friend Jean-Michel Basquiat. I was working on a film about him when he died, and then I just put everything away. It was too sad.”

― Tamra Davis

“It used to upset me – now it makes me sad – to see people use patriotism and our troops as a pawn in their political argument. Because I know personally, growing up in a military family, the sacrifice that is made on a daily basis.”

― Tamron Hall

“I’m quite an odd little part of the Venn diagram. I’m not a movie star and beautiful in that way. I do an odd thing that’s funny and sad, and my face and my old body can take that.”

― Tamsin Greig

“As a gay man, there are certain places that I avoid. When I go to China, I lie and pretend I’m not married, which is really sad – I leave my ring at home. But I’m not willing to risk my safety in a country that could cause me no end of problems or where it’s illegal to be gay. I’m very aware of the places I can travel to safely and where I cannot.”

― Tan France

“I’m sad about my theatre career, but I’ve also fallen a bit in love with TV!”

― Tanya Saracho

“Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.”

― Taraji P. Henson

“If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“I get kind of sad when I look at all of my magazines and think about how at one time I was much more impressed with a certain fashion editorial, or how I feel like I can’t really relate to being that excited about fashion anymore. Maybe it’s being jaded, but I honestly like that now, when something’s really good, I feel more affected by it.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“When I was starting out, I saw it as something that was definitely going to end. Every time I came to New York for fashion week or to interview someone, I was so sad going back home because I thought, ‘These things don’t get to last.’ That’s sort of the narrative of young success.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“I think that when you make yourself vulnerable, the thing that you do next is better. It’s not like you have to inflict pain on yourself in order to make yourself better, but I think it helps. The thing that bonds you to a new friend isn’t that you went to a really fun party; it’s ’cause you had a really weird, sad conversation.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“It’s very rare that things are true about yourself that are on the Internet. It’s just sad sometimes. So you definitely try and stay away from it as much as possible.”

― Taylor Lautner

“Guns are going to be here until the end of time; the underworld is going to be here until the end of time. It’s just a sad reality that dumb people use them.”

― Tech N9ne

“It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past – or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely.”

― Ted Kulongoski

“The sad thing about destroying the environment is that we’re going to take the rest of life with us. The bluebirds will be gone, and the elephants will be gone, and the tigers will be gone, and the pandas will be gone.”

― Ted Turner

“I love the sad songs with their maudlin, self-deprecating, almost funny lyrics. As an Englishman, they make a lot of sense.”

― Teddy Thompson

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

― Teller

“Does ‘Jersey Shore’ make me sad for humanity that this is what’s passing for entertainment? Well, this is a business, and if that’s what millions of people want to watch, I can’t fault someone for producing it.”

― Terence Winter

“It doesn’t help to contemplate how sad your life is. You have to move on.”

― Teri Garr

“Grief is never something you get over. You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’ve conquered that; now I’m moving on.’ It’s something that walks beside you every day. And if you can learn how to manage it and honour the person that you miss, you can take something that is incredibly sad and have some form of positivity.”

― Terri Irwin

“It’s a sad thing to contemplate, but I’m the last surviving cast member of ‘The African Queen.’”

― Theodore Bikel

“It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.”

― Theodore Parker

“It’s sad that the cell phone is replacing the watch as a time-telling device. I wear a vintage watch that’s really skinny.”

― Thom Browne

“Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“I am an optimist, and I try to think that the light will always prevail in any situation, so it doesn’t really make me sad about humanity because I think, deep down, everybody is full of love and light.”

― Thomas Gibson

“I was sad to leave ‘Downton,’ but I will always remember it fondly, as they did me a lot of favours. I owe them a lot.”

― Thomas Howes

“It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.”

― Thomas Huxley

“’Baskets’ is incredible – ‘Baskets’ is so funny and poignant and sad and dark.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“If I were surrounded by angels who were purely rational and had no inclinations at all, I couldn’t do anything for them. I couldn’t make them happy; I couldn’t make them sad, I would be entirely useless as a moral agent.”

― Thomas Pogge

“I think it’s sad to me that I had to make a decision to not play the game that I feel like I’m best at and that I love. But if it was just about the game itself, I’d be there in a heartbeat. But that’s not how the real world works.”

― Tiffeny Milbrett

“You can think you’re living in the moment and you’re thankful, but when somebody comes face to face with you and says, ‘I just lost my child,’ or ‘I have months to live, and thank you…’ I’m of course sad for them, but I’m thankful that I gave them a gift and they’re giving me a gift.”

― Tig Notaro

“Life is never all one thing. It bounces around. Certainly, my own life has. Look at Woody Allen’s funny movies – all the humor comes out of sad stuff. Sometimes you have to laugh, no matter what life deals you.”

― Tim O’Brien

“I love Stevie Wonder for his sense of rapture in the music. He can swing through a zappy tune, lift your heart, or drift into a sad ballad with consummate ease.”

― Tim Pigott-Smith

“People talk about games and loneliness – it’s a lonely activity. I didn’t understand that. ‘Gears of War’ was the first multiplayer game for me that I enjoyed. But I wasn’t sad. I liked being alone. I liked playing games by myself. I had lots of companionship at the house.”

― Tim Schafer

“We all remember where we were and we all remember what we were doing. I had a brother in New York, an uncle, lots of friends in New York. It made me angry, it made me sad; what could I do.”

― Timothy Bottoms

“With the other fellow actors who have gone astray, I think it’s sad that society wants to label the business as doing this to people. It’s really not true.”

― Tina Yothers

“I feel most at home when I’m alone. That’s not sad. It’s just I feel closest to source and connection when I’m by myself.”

― Tituss Burgess

“So far, at least, I haven’t found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny.”

― Todd Solondz

“You know, they just don’t make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it’s sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past.”

― Tom Atkins

“We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it’s a sad story, as if we didn’t know it’s a sad story. There isn’t a single cool newsreader.”

― Tom Baker

“When I was in Philadelphia during the Depression in 1930 or ’31, I got a very sad job as a night watchman in a garage. The cars in the garage had been abandoned by their owners, since they had lost their jobs and couldn’t keep up the payments.”

― Tom Glazer

“If you’re lucky like me, your relationship with your brother has resolved itself on the peaceful side of the fence and has stayed there. But if you’re someone who’s got a family that’s all fractured and finding it hard to relate, that’s a very sad place to be.”

― Tom Hardy

“I know for works for me – those wonderful sad love songs.”

― Toni Braxton

“Ancelotti speaks a lot with his players, creates a very close-knit atmosphere, and the Real Madrid dressing room was very sad when he left.”

― Toni Kroos

“It’s both funny and sad which seem to me to be the two basic ingredients of good comedy.”

― Tony Hancock

“We try to… we are, I suppose to a certain extent all affected and erm, that is both funny and sad I think.”

― Tony Hancock

“It takes a long time for a country to build a strong base in science, but only a short time to destroy it. Germany was a sad example. It was a world leader in the sciences for more than a century, until its science base was demolished during the Nazi era, and the country ceded its position to the United States.”

― Torsten Wiesel

“When one’s dead, one’s dead… This squirrel will become earth all in his time. And still later on, there’ll grow new trees from him, with new squirrels skipping about in them. Do you think that’s so very sad?”

― Tove Jansson

“My natural disposition is pretty joyful, but you know, I have bad days and sad moments like anybody else.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“Our family has gone through a very difficult time. My husband and I have taken the brunt of it. I’ve never known what it truly felt like to be so sad and desperate inside.”

― Tracey Gold

“I love the sense of looking at the sad, paltry, and yet very familiar spectacle that we must make from moment to moment in our lives, and in our frenzy, as something that’s as out there as alien life.”

― Tracy K. Smith

“I’m a human being. I feel all emotions. I’m not just happy all the time. Sometimes, I’m sad and feel the blues. Sometimes I even want to feel the blues. Sometimes, you want to feel down.”

― Tracy Morgan

“I belong in America more than South Africa. I can’t remember the feeling of living there anymore. It’s like it was in another life. That’s sad in a way. It is my country. It’s where I grew up. You don’t know what it’s like to have these negative feelings about your homeland. There are roots you can’t escape.”

― Trevor Rabin

“There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish what is the goal.”

― Troy Polamalu

“I’m so pathetically eager for people to love D.C. It’s so sad. It’s like I work for the chamber of commerce or something.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I’d love to have a room full of taxidermy. I’d be devastated if my cat, Archimedes, ever died. I was debating the other day with a friend whether I should stuff him, but don’t know whether he would end up looking like himself. I’d be really sad if he looked strange.”

― Tuppence Middleton

“It’s sad that so many people feel they need to alter their image. I think there is something really beautiful about ageing naturally.”

― Tuppence Middleton

“I am very sad that some designers are still using real fur when the fake alternatives are so effective and so easily obtainable.”

― Twiggy

“Whenever I have too much downtime, I start to get sad.”

― Tyler Posey

“I don’t like people around me sad. I like making people happy.”

― Tyler, The Creator

“When I was a young girl, I lost a lot of weight over one summer – involuntarily – and was just really depressed and sad. There was nothing I could do to gain weight. I would look in the mirror and call myself disgusting every day.”

― Tyra Banks

“Musical compositions can be very sad – Chopin – but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness.”

― Umberto Eco

“Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.”

― Vaclav Havel

“And it’s sad because it’s like a surprise to people – almost an anomaly – when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That’s the last thing people think about.”

― Vanessa Carlton

“I had to stay off Twitter for a little bit, and I had to not read the comments or look at my at mentions because I was getting a lot of nasty comments. At the end of the day, it does get to you, and it does make me sad.”

― Vanessa Morgan

“When I was growing up, I heard horror stories about producers losing their houses overnight. No matter who the family is, hearing of them getting evicted is very sad.”

― Varun Dhawan

“I’m sad to leave Palace because they’re a great club and gave me my chance in football, and I want to say thanks to everyone there.”

― Victor Moses

“I have a complicated relationship with the zoo; maybe everyone does. It’s so wonderful and so sad.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.”

― Viggo Mortensen

“I know I said I wanted to live forever and I would never be bored, but the reality is, it’s probably kind of sad to live forever if you’re the only one sticking around.”

― Viggo Mortensen

“Poetry, I think, intensifies the reader’s experience. If it’s a humorous facet of the story, poetry makes it more exuberant. If it’s a sad facet, poetry can make it more poignant.”

― Vikram Seth

“It would be a sad story to get rid of religious belief, national identity, family, and even sexual identity. That’s not freedom.”

― Viktor Orban

“With a track like ‘White Christmas,’ everybody has done that song in every format you can imagine, so I just looked at the chords at that particular song and what chords would make it work. That’s kind of quite a sad song, and I had this idea of someone singing it in the subway, someone who is homeless, old and sad.”

― Vince Clarke

“The sad truth is, there’s more Walter White in me than I’d care to admit, because if I truly was as kind as people think I am, I wouldn’t be able to write Walter White.”

― Vince Gilligan

“Sometimes when you’re creating something, it takes on a life of its own, and you can be surprised at how sad or dramatic it might get.”

― Vince Gilligan

“I wouldn’t want my funeral to be a sad, sappy thing.”

― Vinnie Paul

“Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.”

― Virginia Satir

“People love telling their stories, even if they’re very, very sad ones. People love to communicate and express.”

― Virginia Williams

“The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public.”

― Vito Fossella

“He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.”

― Voltaire

“He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.”

― Voltaire

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.”

― W. H. Auden

“It’s a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.”

― W. H. Auden

“The view of how America speaks is reflected in our laws. And one of the laws is fair housing. It very clearly prohibits discrimination in the sale and rental of housing in America. It’s been a sad fact of American life that the practice in many communities has been quite the opposite.”

― Walter F. Mondale

“With myself, how to pass time becomes sometimes the question – unavoidably, though it strikes me as a thing unspeakably sad in a life so short as ours.”

― Walter Pater

“But probably my favorite music, believe it or not, is sad music.”

― Walton Goggins

“The Junction Point journey is over. To all those who’ve asked, or want to ask, I’m sad but excited for the future.”

― Warren Spector

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

― Washington Irving

“You can’t be new for too long. You want to just respectfully disappear. It’s a bit sad sometimes. Michael Jordan retired like a god, and then he came back… We don’t want to go out like that.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Some characters think more like me than others; some think more like my dad or someone else. It certainly is made up of my experiences, things I’ve heard, things I think are funny, things I think are sad. There’s sort of a strange, blurry version of yourself in there.”

― Watt Key

“With out art, without communicating, we wouldn’t live beyond 30 because we’d be so sad and depressed.”

― Wayne Coyne

“A very sad moment for me was when my parents separated – a lot of crying, ‘It’s tragic, we’re now a broken family, blah blah blah blah blah’ – although my psychological problems stopped. I actually felt healthier.”

― Whit Stillman

“I’m very artistic and creative, disorganised – ambitious, I would say, if that even makes sense. I’m definitely not the most mathematical person in the world; not scientific. I can’t even work out a tip; it’s really sad. But I’ve always thought, play up your strengths and let someone else handle your weaknesses. It’s OK. Work together.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“I’m not really much of a fan of Drake. I don’t know why; I’m not really keen on it. His songs just make you think about your ex! I’m more about upbeat songs! His songs are more sad most of the time!”

― Wilfried Zaha

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

― William Blake

“Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.”

― William Cowper

“Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.”

― William Gilmore Simms

“There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.”

― William James

“And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence.”

― William Peter Blatty

“The last few years have been my happiest. I’m happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don’t feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.”

― William Proxmire

“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”

― William S. Burroughs

“I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.”

― William Shakespeare

“I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!”

― William Shakespeare

“When I did the film Generations, in which the character died, I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad.”

― William Shatner

“For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.”

― William Wordsworth

“It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.”

― Willie Nelson

“A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.”

― Willie Nelson

“Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.”

― Willie Nelson

“It’s not a struggle, but sometimes when you’re gone for a month or two, you start to miss your friends. I love acting so much that it fills that gap of being sad about not being able to see my friends.”

― Willow Shields

“The worst thing I’ve done while sad is sit in defeat. That’s very unhealthy. The best thing to do is dust yourself off and try again.”

― Winnie Harlow

“It’s an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk.”

― Winona Ryder

“How sad it is that these great gentlemen should believe what anyone tells them and do not choose to judge for themselves! But it is always so.”

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“What’s sad is that we can have a reality-television performer for president without incorporating the other aspects of reality television – like voting and voter engagement.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“Most of the time, we keep looking outside and feeling sad about what others have. Those are mere excuses.”

― Yami Gautam

“At that time, I feel sad, and I feel no one knows how hard I work and how many tears. They only know the score. At that time, I feel very lonely because no one understands since they haven’t been world No. 1 before.”

― Yani Tseng

“I will not contest my parliamentary seat in a sad election that will not produce a Parliament capable of endorsing a realistic reform agenda for Greece.”

― Yanis Varoufakis

“On the ‘Blacks & Browns’ record, it’s me and Sad Boy. He’s a Hispanic artist, and we’re talking about what we got going on with our peoples.”

― YG

“With Facebook, you’re not really allowed to be unhappy. Think about it: There’s only a like button. Yes, you can be angry, but it’s only lighthearted rage. On Reddit, perhaps because you can be anonymous, people are willing to be openly sad or angry. They are more honest.”

― Yishan Wong

“Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.”

― Yoko Ono

“It’s sad that people forget sometimes that there is a whole legitimate world of artists and actors out there that work their entire life, every day on perfecting their craft, but yet don’t get any acknowledgement for their extraordinary commitment to their profession.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“I look at my people, and I look at those who control them – the political elite. And the sad thing is that the elites are just not interested in the welfare of the people.”

― Youssou N’Dour

“I’ve seen a couple white girls coming to my concerts wearing head wraps, and I think they look so cute. It’s kind of sad to see that people are really into separation, trying to separate everybody and making a clear division of ‘us against you,’ even with fashion. That sucks. It’s not the way the world is supposed to be.”

― Yuna

“About 15,000 years ago, humans colonised America, wiping out in the process about 75% of its large mammals. Numerous other species disappeared from Africa, from Eurasia, and from the myriad islands around their coasts. The archaeological record of country after country tells the same sad story.”

― Yuval Noah Harari

“It’s sad that people will invade someone’s privacy – and this is not only regarding someone’s private photos – but this goes deep into people’s financial privacy, their passwords, their emails, their text messages.”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“I’m not a singer. In ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ I think I was the sad girl who sits on the park bench during ‘Put on a Happy Face.’”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“It does make me sad that there’s a lot of great songs out there, and they’re not going to see the light of day because they’re competing with these tailgate songs.”

― Zac Brown

“I always thought it was sad that you couldn’t get anything really good to eat at concerts, so we sit down with our fans before every show and eat a gourmet meal that we made for them.”

― Zac Brown

“Even when something sad or tragic happens, I find a way to look at it in a positive light. People who don’t have a sense of humor must be so sad all the time.”

― Zach Anner

“I’m a person who likes these sort of movies… sad but moving ‘art movies’ that normally are at a festival and then they go to a small art house theater and disappear.”

― Zach Braff

“There are a lot of people who consider themselves ‘spiritual,’ but that can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I don’t really talk about it that often, because there’s too much talk in the world. Especially with Christians, there’s more proselytizing than there is actual living proof of it. That’s kind of sad.”

― Zachary Levi

“I think my thing is that… I don’t know. And that’s why I don’t wanna sing about ‘This is me, this is who I am’ because, like, even the question, ‘Tell me about yourself’ – what are you supposed to say? ‘Ooh, I’m a happy girl, but I’m sad, too’? People are so complex.”

― Zara Larsson

“If you have things that make you sad, express them to other people.”

― Zelda Williams

“They’re not willing to admit that I’ve also shed blood and tears and often paid dearly for my success. This makes me feel extremely sad.”

― Zhang Ziyi

“As a stunt woman, I took it upon myself to be a bit of a jock about it. So you wouldn’t see me vulnerable, you wouldn’t see me hurting or sad because I was there as a professional to do my job. Nobody likes to see a girl get hurt – that’s the truth of it – so I had to put them at ease so they would let me do my job.”

― Zoe Bell

“Hollywood is like a really sad, grown up version of high school where people get labeled as ‘cool,’ ‘not cool,’ ‘jock,’ ‘bombshell,’ ‘quirky’… it’s like a caste system. You’re either in, or you’re out.”

― Zoe Kravitz

“I think as an American society, when we’re paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don’t want to see sad things at the movies.”

― Zoe Saldana
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