Quotes about sadness

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„What can be considered human emotions? Surely not only lyricism, sadness, tragedy? Doesn't laughter also have a claim to that lofty title? I want to fight for the legitimate right of laughter in "serious" music.“

—  Dmitri Shostakovich Russian composer and pianist 1906 - 1975

From an article in Sovetskoye Iskusstvo, November 5, 1934; translation from Laurel Fay Shostakovich: A Life (2000) p. 77.

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„I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.“

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

Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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„I miss the comfort in being sad.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Song lyrics, In Utero (1993)

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