Quotes about tears

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„Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.“

—  Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856

As quoted in The Routledge Dictionary of Quotations (1987) by Robert Andrews, p. 60

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„Tears are words that need to be written.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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„No tears are shed, when an enemy dies.“

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer

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„There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered ones.“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582

Attributed to Teresa by Truman Capote in "An Interview with Truman Capote" by Don Lee Keith, in Contempora (October/November 1970), p. 40, as the source of the title of a work in progress which he intended as a novel, to be called Answered Prayers; no earlier publications of such an attribution has yet been located.
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There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
Attributed in The Last Word: A Treasury of Women's Quotes (1992) by Carolyn Warner
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„I was moved to tears by the thought that from being nobody the night before, I had become somebody.“

—  Milkha Singh Indian track and field athlete 1935

While at the EME Army center in 1951 in the cross country race he was declared 6 in the top 10 who among the 500 who ran. Quoted in ‘Flying Sikh' takes a nostalgic jog down memory lane, 6 April 2012, 13 December 2013, The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/flying-sikh-takes-a-nostalgic-jog-down-memory-lane/article3285904.ece,

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„The tears were flowing again, but he smiled. "That's how it is every day", he said, "all over the world."“

—  Stephen King, book The Green Mile

The Green Mile (1996)
Context: "He kill them with they love", John said. "They love for each other. You see how it was?" I nodded, incapable of speech.
He smiled. The tears were flowing again, but he smiled. "That's how it is every day", he said, "all over the world."

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