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Inspirational quotes for when you need a good cry

Feeling sad? Those who live life to the fullest will sooner or later be confronted with sadness. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a career setback, heartbreak, or simply the world around us and how it's evolving. Hurt seems to always lurk around the corner.

There are just as many reasons to be sad as there are reasons to be happy. That doesn't mean that one is worse than the other.

These ups and downs are often difficult to put into words. Sad sayings and quotes can help name a feeling, or simply help you deal with the emotion. What causes you pain, you must be able to name and understand. Are you currently struggling with sadness? Maybe you are looking for a saying or quote that helps you cope with grief?

Whether it's life, love, or grief. Whatever is on your mind, you can express it here with an appropriate quote! They are meant to be copied, so feel free to put them in your WhatsApp status, write them on cards, or put them aside until you are ready to think about those sad things and confront the feeling. Because remember, grief needs to be named and confronted in order to be managed.

Sad quotes about life

To quote an all-knowing werewolf from Twilight: "Life sucks, and then you die - yeah, I wish."

We don't want to be quite as pessimistic as Jacob. But when life fills you with sorrow, it helps to be able to put the feeling into words. In this list, you're sure to find a quote that speaks to you and may make you shed a tear or two. Go on, have a cry.

The profile of a young woman in front of heart shaped lights

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

– Jonathan Dafran Foer


"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."

– Maya Angelou


"The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."

– Carl Jung


"Sadness flies away on the wings of time."

– Jean de La Fontaine


"Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness."

– Dionne Warwick


"The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire."

– Lemony Snicket


"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


"I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself."

– Walter Anderson


"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."

– Kahlil Gibran


"It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way - cracks you open to a feeling."

– Jennifer Aniston


"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect."

– Margaret Mitchell


"This is what I wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."

– Mark Twain


"We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim."

– R.M. Drake


Can't get enough of sad quotes about life? We have a full list of life quotes right here: Quotes about life

Sad quotes about death and goodbye

We cannot avoid having to say goodbye at some point. Whether through death or separation, we don't feel like laughing for quite a while. Every person who loves has to go through this sometimes. However, a comforting quote can help us. The following selection is certain to contain a quote that helps you cope with sadness.

An elderly gentleman holds a photo of his deceased wife

"Tears come from the heart and not from the brain."

– Leonardo da Vinci


"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."

– Mark Twain


"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

– Oprah Winfrey


"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."

– Helen Keller


Sad quotes about heartbreak

The more often we think about someone, the deeper the heartbreak. With all the thoughts of our exes, we are sometimes blind to what lies ahead. Whether a sad quote steers you back into the arms of the ex or finally ensures the inevitable breakup, is up to your interpretation. But you're sure to find a couple of sad love quotes to help you with your broken heart.

A man and a woman sit with their backs to each other

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

– Dorothy Thompson


"Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


"One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn."

– Oprah Winfrey


"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

– Maya Angelou


"No one has the right to consume happiness without producing it."

– Helen Keller


"Delicious tears! The heart's own dew."

– Letitia Elizabeth Landon


"For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'."

– John Greenleaf Whittier


"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."

– Mark Twain


"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

– Maya Angelou


"Some people are going to leave, but that's not the end of your story. That's the end of their part in your story."

– Faraaz Kazi


"I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying."

– Charlie Chaplin


"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."

– Albert Einstein


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

– Stephen Chbosky, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"


Do you prefer happy love quotes? We have compiled a list of many different love quotes right here:

Did you find the best sad quote for you and your sorrow? Share your feelings and your favorites in the comments!

Comments (1)


326 days ago
So sad 😔.