Quotes about sadness

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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„The sadness will last forever.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Attributed to Vincent, as quoted by Theo van gogh in his letter from Paris, to Elisabeth van Gogh, 5 August 1890 http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/21/etc-Theo-Lies.htm
Some of the last words Vincent said to Theo, while dying

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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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Corrie ten Boom photo

„Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

Source: Clippings from My Notebook

Pink (singer) photo

„When I'm happy I am sad, but everything's good
It's not that complicated, I'm just misunderstood.“

—  Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979

Missundaztood, written by Pink and Linda Perry
Song lyrics, Missundaztood (2001)

Bo Burnham photo

„This next song is about how sad I am. It's about all the sad stuff; just picture a depressed onion cutting itself.“

—  Bo Burnham American comedian, musician, and actor 1990

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Vítězslav Nezval photo

„And yet I feel so sad for some reason.“

—  Vítězslav Nezval, book Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Source: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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„I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me "I love you."“

—  Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014

The Distinguished Annie Clark Tanner Lecture, 16th-annual Families Alive Conference, Weber State University, May 8, 1997 - Full text online at weber.edu http://departments.weber.edu/chfam/familiesalive/angelouspeech.html3
Context: I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me "I love you." … There is an African saying which is: "Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."

Robert Rauschenberg photo

„I used to think of that line in Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl', about the 'sad cup of coffee'... I have had cold coffee and hot coffee and lousy coffee, But I've never had a sad cup of coffee.“

—  Robert Rauschenberg American artist 1925 - 2008

Source: 1980's, Off the Wall: Robert Rauschenberg and the Art world of Our Time, 1980, p. 89

Justin Bieber photo

„Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

Rolling Stone "Justin Bieber Talks Sex, Politics, Music and Puberty In New 'Rolling Stone' Cover Story" http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-talks-sex-politics-music-and-puberty-in-new-rolling-stone-cover-story-20110216, February 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio photo

„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