Quotes about crying

A collection of quotes on the topic of sadness, anger, cry, doing.

Best quotes about crying

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„Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Often attributed to Dr. Seuss without citation; also cited as an anonymous proverb.
This quote has also been attributed to Gabriel García Márquez, in Spanish: "No llores porque ya se terminó, sonríe porque sucedió."
Compare lines from In Memoriam A.H.H. of Tennyson:
  'Tis better to have loved and lost
  Than never to have loved at all.
Disputed
Variant: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

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„It all ends in tears anyway.“

—  Jack Kerouac, book The Dharma Bums

Source: The Dharma Bums

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„Beware when making a woman cry. God is counting her tears.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book Adultery

Source: Adultery

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„I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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„Those who do not weep, do not see.“

—  Victor Hugo, book Les Misérables

Source: Les Misérables

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„Fear not the future, weep not for the past.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Revolt of Islam

Canto XI, st. 18
The Revolt of Islam (1817)

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Citát „People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they've been strong for too long.“
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„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Citát „I love walking in the rain because no one can see me crying“
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„Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying earth, these weeping shores?“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Earth Song
HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995)

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Bob Marley photo

„So every day
I was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth
of the ideas of God, one of which was you.“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

"So every day"
Red Bird (2008)

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„I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
―Charles Chaplin“

—  Charlie Chaplin, book My Autobiography

Variant: I like to walk in rain, so that nobody can see my tears.
Source: My Autobiography

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„Ev'rything's gonna be alright
So, no woman, no cry.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Disputed, No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)

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„Nobody is worth your tears, and the one who is won't make you cry“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Source: The Alchemist

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„No man is worth your tears, but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

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„Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.“

—  Anne Brontë, book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Ch. XV : An Encounter and its Consequences; Gilbert Markham

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„I have my big-boy pants on right now. I'm trying not to cry!“

—  Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990

Interview Quotes, 68th Golden Globes Speech (2011)

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„I don't have emotions about a lot of things. I rarely get angry, I rarely cry. I guess I do get excited a lot, but I don't get sad and enormously happy.“

—  Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974

http://www.popmonk.com/actors/leonardo-dicaprio/quotes-leonardo-dicaprio.htm

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„I may cry, ruining my makeup
Wash away all the things you've taken
And I don't care if I don't look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking“

—  Sia (musician) Australian singer 1975

Big Girls Cry, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Cowritten with Christopher Braide
Songs

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„If they cry for their parents, they are beaten severely, sometimes hanged upside down from trees and even branded or burned with cigarettes.“

—  Kailash Satyarthi Indian children's rights activist 1954

Kailash Satyarthi’s crusade to save childhood continues… (2014)

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„It's summertime and the living is easy
Fish are jumping and the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich and your mama's good-looking
Hush, little baby don't you cry.“

—  Sam Cooke American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur 1931 - 1964

Summertime
Song lyrics, Sam Cooke (1957)

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„I do not pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.“

—  Robert Bosch German industrialist, inventor, engineer 1861 - 1942

citation needed
Variant: I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.

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„I am forced to say that you have not made the right choice. I have been locked up in the socially oppressive iron casket of 'porda' for all my life. I have not been able to mix very well with people – as a matter of fact, I do not even know what is expected of a chairperson. I do not know if one is supposed to laugh, or to cry.“

—  Begum Rokeya Bengali feminist writer and social worker 1880 - 1932

When she was asked, in 1926, to chair the Bengal women's educational conference. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/may/28/rokeya-sakhawat-hossain-hero-tahmima-anam
Context: Although I am grateful to you for the respect that you have expressed towards me by inviting me to preside over the conference, I am forced to say that you have not made the right choice. I have been locked up in the socially oppressive iron casket of 'porda' for all my life. I have not been able to mix very well with people – as a matter of fact, I do not even know what is expected of a chairperson. I do not know if one is supposed to laugh, or to cry.

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„Everywhere I go people are making a mess of their lives. Everyone has his private tragedy. It's in the blood now - misfortune, ennui, grief, suicide. The atmosphere is saturated with disaster, frustration, futility. Scratch and scratch, until there's no skin left. However, the effect upon me is exhilarating. Instead of being discouraged or depressed, I enjoy it. I am crying for more and more disasters, for bigger calamities, grander failures. I want the whole world to be out of whack, I want every one to scratch himself to death.“

—  Henry Miller, book Tropic of Cancer

Source: Tropic of Cancer (1934), Chapter One
Context: Well, I'll take these pages and move on. Things are happening elsewhere. Things are always happening. It seems wherever I go there is drama. People are like lice - they get under your skin and bury themselves there. You scratch and scratch until the blood comes, but you can't get permanently deloused. Everywhere I go people are making a mess of their lives. Everyone has his private tragedy. It's in the blood now - misfortune, ennui, grief, suicide. The atmosphere is saturated with disaster, frustration, futility. Scratch and scratch, until there's no skin left. However, the effect upon me is exhilarating. Instead of being discouraged or depressed, I enjoy it. I am crying for more and more disasters, for bigger calamities, grander failures. I want the whole world to be out of whack, I want every one to scratch himself to death.

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„Is it the sea you hear in me?
Its dissatisfactions?
Or the voice of nothing, that was your madness?

Love is a shadow.
How you lie and cry after it.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Source: Ariel: The Restored Edition

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„No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it is all the same whether you cry or remain silent.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

Source: On the Heights of Despair (1934)
Context: Everything is possible, and yet nothing is. All is permitted, and yet again, nothing. No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it’s all the same whether you cry or remain silent. There is an explanation for everything, and yet there is none. Everything is both real and unreal, normal and absurd, splendid and insipid. There is nothing worth more than anything else, nor any idea better than any other. Why grow sad from one’s sadness and delight in one’s joy? What does it matter whether our tears come from pleasure or pain? Love your unhappiness and hate your happiness, mix everything up, scramble it all! Be a snowflake dancing in the air, a flower floating downstream! Have courage when you don’t need to, and be a coward when you must be brave! Who knows? You may still be a winner! And if you lose, does it really matter? Is there anything to win in this world? All gain is loss, all loss is gain. Why always expect a definite stance, clear ideas, meaningful words? I feel as if I should spout fire in response to all the questions which were ever put, or not put, to me.

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„It's time to live with what we have and mourn what we lost.“

—  Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Source: The Magicians

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„The finest day i ever had was when tomorrow never came“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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„If rain was God crying, I think God was drunk and his girlfriend just slept with Zeus.“

—  Chuck Klosterman, book Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

Source: Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (2005)

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„I wish to weep
but sorrow is
stupid.
I wish to believe
but belief is a
graveyard.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

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„Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, book Girl, Interrupted

Source: Girl, Interrupted

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„Crying can bring relief, as long as you don't cry alone.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Source: The Diary of a Young Girl

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„Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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„Sometimes I enter prayer and I intend to prolong it, but then I hear a child crying, and I shorten my prayer thinking of the distress of the child's mother.“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

Fiqh us-Sunnah, Volume 2, Number 51b
Sunni Hadith

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„Whenever I watch TV and see those poor, starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean, I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.“

—  Mariah Carey American singer-songwriter 1970

This was actually taken from a phony satirical interview on a site called "Cupcake" that has been widely circulated as an actual quotation since its appearance in early 1996. See the Snopes http://www.snopes.com/quotes/carey.htm Urban Legends site for more information.
Misattributed

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„I was long ago undeceived that protesting
could bring redress. But whoever suffers
is bound to complain if the pain is great.
So I did! But the cry that could offer
relief is itself feeble and exhausted,
and it is not through weeping that pain abates.“

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580

Já me desenganei que de queixar-me
não se alcança remédio; mas, quem pena,
forçado lhe é gritar, se a dor é grande.
Gritarei; mas é débil e pequena
a voz para poder desabafar-me,
porque nem com gritar a dor se abrande.
"Vinde cá, meu tão certo secretário", trans. by Landeg White in The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes (2016), p. 297
Lyric poetry, Hymns (canções)

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„Love when you can
Cry when you have to…
Be who you must
That's a part of the plan
Await your arrival
With simple survival
And one day we'll all understand…“

—  Dan Fogelberg singer-songwriter, musician 1951 - 2007

Part of the Plan.
Song lyrics, Souvenirs (1974)

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„I am the center of my universe, the center of the universe, and in my supreme anguish I cry with Michelet, "Mon moi, ils m'arrachent mon moi!" What is a man profited if he shall gain the world and lose his own soul?“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

Matt. xvi. 26
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), III : The Hunger of Immortality

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„It's not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.“

—  Ingrid Bergman Film actress from Sweden 1915 - 1982

Halliwell's Filmgoer's and Video Viewer's Companion

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„You made me cry,
when you said goodbye
Ain't that a shame
My tears fell like rain
Ain't that a shame
You're the one to blame“

—  Fats Domino American R&B musician 1928 - 2017

Ain't That a Shame (1955) co-written with Dave Bartholomew

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„(Insert Goaltender here) doesn't know whether to cry or wind his watch.“

—  Mike Lange Canadian sportscaster 1948

As noted on Sports Center's Top 10 Mike Lange Signature calls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIHPd3vERUw (undated)

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