Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. An example of severe sadness is depression. Crying is often an indication of sadness.
- Of all tales 'tis the saddest—and more sad,
Because it makes us smile.
- If you're sad, it's a way of connecting with other people. And we - a lot of times we sort of feel embarrassed by being sad, and we go off by ourselves to hide and cry by ourselves. But, really, it's a way of re-establishing relationship.
- Pete Docter "It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'", Fresh Air, hosted by David Bianculli, July 3, 2015.
- When I’m sad, I seem so grotesque to myself that it makes me laugh; when I’m cheerful, I make such idiotic jokes that I feel inclined to cry.
- André Gide, Armand in The Counterfeiters, D. Bussy trans., p. 372
- I fear he will prove the weeping philosopher when he grows old, being so full of unmannerly sadness in his youth.
- Shakespeare, Portia describing one of her suitors, The Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene 2
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 689-90.
- Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
- Anna Letitia Barbauld, Hymns in Prose, XIII.
- A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day is Done, Stanza 3.
- Yet be sad, good brothers,
* * * * *
Sorrow so royally in you appears,
That I will deeply put the fashion on.
- 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, To a Skylark, Stanza 18.