Quotes about tears

A collection of quotes on the topic of tear, can, doing, likeness.

Best quotes about tears

Andrzej Majewski photo

„A woman withers when she is watered only with tears.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

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Jane Austen photo

„I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.“

—  Jane Austen, book Pride and Prejudice

Source: Pride and Prejudice

Arthur Rimbaud photo

„I shed more tears than God could ever have required.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud, book Illuminations

Source: Illuminations

Gabriel García Márquez photo
Jack Kerouac photo

„It all ends in tears anyway.“

—  Jack Kerouac, book The Dharma Bums

Source: The Dharma Bums

Paulo Coelho photo

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

—  Paulo Coelho, book Adultery

Source: Adultery

Hans Christian Andersen photo

„But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.“

—  Hans Christian Andersen, book The Little Mermaid

Source: The Little Mermaid

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„Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

On his relationship with Mary Austin, as quoted in "Rock On Freddie" (1985).
Context: Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable … All my lovers ask me why they can't replace her, but it's simply impossible.
I don't feel jealous of her lovers because. of course, she has a life to lead, and so do I. Basically, I try to make sure she's happy with whoever she's with and she tries to do the same for me.
We look after each other and that's a wonderful form of love. I might have all the problems in the world, but I have Mary and that gets me through.

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Osamu Tezuka photo

„I am convinced that comics should not only make people laugh. For this in my stories found tears, anger, hatred, pain and end not always happy.“

—  Osamu Tezuka Japanese cartoonist and animator 1928 - 1989

Quoted in Helen McCarthy, Osamu Tezuka: God of manga , translated by Fabio Deotto, Edizioni BD, 2010, back cover.

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„Let your tears roll tonight, but tomorrow you will start the battle again. What defeats us, always, is just our own sorrow.“

—  Amin Maalouf Francophone Lebanese writer based in France 1949

Source: The First Century After Beatrice

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Grigori Rasputin photo

„God has seen your tears and heard your prayers. Fear not, the child will not die.“

—  Grigori Rasputin Russian mystic 1869 - 1916

As quoted in the opening of The Chalice of Immortality - Page xi - Google Books Result https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1402215037

Milkha Singh photo

„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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„I know of a cure for everything: salt water… in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.“

—  Karen Blixen Danish writer 1885 - 1962

As quoted in Reader's Digest (April 1964)
Variant: I know a cure for everything. Salt water … in one form or another, sweat, tears or the salt sea.
Variant: The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo

„Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Aurora Leigh http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/barrett/aurora/aurora.html (1857)
Context: And truly, I reiterate,.. nothing's small!
No lily-muffled hum of a summer-bee,
But finds some coupling with the spinning stars;
No pebble at your foot, but proves a sphere;
No chaffinch, but implies the cherubim:
And, — glancing on my own thin, veined wrist, —
In such a little tremour of the blood
The whole strong clamour of a vehement soul
Doth utter itself distinct. Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries,
And daub their natural faces unaware
More and more, from the first similitude.

Bk. VII, l. 812-826.

Paulo Coelho photo

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

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Source: The Alchemist

Dwight D. Eisenhower photo

„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

Laura Ingalls Wilder photo

„Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.“

—  Laura Ingalls Wilder American children's writer, diarist, and journalist 1867 - 1957

Michael Landon, in Little House on the Prairie (TV series), Season 2, Ep 8 (5 November 1975) "Remember Me", Part 1
Misattributed

Anne Brontë photo

„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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Frédéric Chopin photo

„How strange! This bed on which I shall lie has been slept on by more than one dying man, but today it does not repel me! Who knows what corpses have lain on it and for how long? But is a corpse any worse than I? A corpse too knows nothing of its father, mother or sisters or Titus. Nor has a corpse a sweetheart. A corpse, too, is pale, like me. A corpse is cold, just as I am cold and indifferent to everything. A corpse has ceased to live, and I too have had enough of life…. Why do we live on through this wretched life which only devours us and serves to turn us into corpses? The clocks in the Stuttgart belfries strike the midnight hour. Oh how many people have become corpses at this moment! Mothers have been torn from their children, children from their mothers - how many plans have come to nothing, how much sorrow has sprung from these depths, and how much relief!… Virtue and vice have come in the end to the same thing! It seems that to die is man's finest action - and what might be his worst? To be born, since that is the exact opposite of his best deed. It is therefore right of me to be angry that I was ever born into this world! Why was I not prevented from remaining in a world where I am utterly useless? What good can my existence bring to anyone? … But wait, wait! What's this? Tears? How long it is since they flowed! How is this, seeing that an arid melancholy has held me for so long in its grip? How good it feels - and sorrowful. Sad but kindly tears! What a strange emotion! Sad but blessed. It is not good for one to be sad, and yet how pleasant it is - a strange state…“

—  Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849

Stuttgart. After 8th September 1831.
Source: "Selected Correspondence Of Fryderyk Chopin"; http://archive.org/stream/selectedcorrespo002644mbp/selectedcorrespo002644mbp_djvu.txt

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„Hear first the four roots of all things: shining Zeus, life-bringing Hera, Aidoneus, and Nestis, who wets with tears the mortal wellspring.“

—  Empedocles, book On Nature

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On Nature
Original: (el) τέσσαρα γὰρ πάντων ῥιζώματα πρῶτον ἄκουε· Ζεὺς ἀργὴς Ἥρη τε φερέσβιος ἠδ’ Ἀιδωνεύς Νῆστίς θ’, ἥ δακρύοις τέγγει κρούνωμα βρότειον.
Source: Aidoneus corresponds to Hades.
Source: Nestis corresponds to Persephone.

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Kid Cudi photo

„Blood sweat and tears homie I'm made of it“

—  Kid Cudi American rapper, singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor from Ohio 1984

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George Sand photo

„We cannot tear a single page from our life, but we can throw the whole book into the fire.“

—  George Sand, book Mauprat

Nous ne pouvons arracher une seule page de notre vie, mais nous pouvons jeter le livre au feu.
Source: Mauprat, ch. 11 (1837); Matilda M. Hays (trans.) Mauprat (London: E. Churton, 1847) p. 121

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Murasaki Shikibu photo

„Ceaseless as the interminable voices of the bell-cricket, all night till dawn my tears flow.“

—  Murasaki Shikibu, book The Tale of Genji

Source: Tale of Genji, The Tale of Genji, trans. Arthur Waley, Ch. 1

Sharon M. Draper photo
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Citát „Poetry is written with tears, fiction with blood, and history with invisible ink.“
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Emil M. Cioran photo

„Tears do not burn except in solitude.“

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

Source: On the Heights of Despair (1934)

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„Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, book The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Source: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Robert Frost photo

„No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

The Figure a Poem Makes (1939)

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Emil M. Cioran photo

„Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, book A Short History of Decay

A Short History of Decay (1949)

Ronald Reagan photo

„General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Speech at the Brandenburg Gate. (12 June 1987)
1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989)

Jimmy Carter photo

„In his early twenties, a man started collecting paintings, many of which later became famous: Picasso, Van Gogh, and others. Over the decades he amassed a wonderful collection. Eventually, the man’s beloved son was drafted into the military and sent to Vietnam, where he died while trying to save his friend. About a month after the war ended, a young man knocked on the devastated father’s door. “Sir,” he said, “I know that you like great art, and I have brought you something not very great.” Inside the package, the father found a portrait of his son. With tears running down his cheeks, the father said, “I want to pay you for this.ℍ “No,” the young man replied, “he saved my life. You don’t owe me anything.ℍ The father cherished the painting and put it in the center of his collection. Whenever people came to visit, he made them look at it. When the man died, his art collection went up for sale. A large crowd of enthusiastic collectors gathered. First up for sale was the amateur portrait. A wave of displeasure rippled through the crowd. “Let’s forget about that painting!” one said. “We want to bid on the valuable ones,” said another. Despite many loud complaints, the auctioneer insisted on starting with the portrait. Finally, the deceased man’s gardener said, “I’ll bid ten dollars.ℍ Hearing no further bids, the auctioneer called out, “Sold for ten dollars!” Everyone breathed a sigh of relief. But then the auctioneer said, “And that concludes the auction.” Furious gasps shook the room. The auctioneer explained, “Let me read the stipulation in the will: “Sell the portrait of my son first, and whoever buys it gets the entire art collection. Whoever takes my son gets everything.ℍ It’s the same way with God Almighty. Whoever takes his Son gets everything.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Source: Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President

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Jeff Buckley photo

„She's a tear that hangs inside my soul forever“

—  Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997

Hazrat Inayat Khan photo
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Emil M. Cioran photo

„True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.“

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

Source: On the Heights of Despair (1934)

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Sylvia Plath photo

„You walked in, laughing, tears welling confused, mingling in your throat. How can you be so many women to so many people, oh you strange girl?“

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

Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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„But, Madam, let your grief be laid aside,
And let the fountain of your tears be dry'd,
In vain they flow to wet the dusty plain,
Your sighs are wafted to the skies in vain,
Your pains they witness, but they can no more,
While Death reigns tyrant o'er this mortal shore.“

—  Phillis Wheatley American poet 1753 - 1784

"To a Gentleman and Lady on the Death of the Lady's Brother and Sister, and a Child of the Name of Avis, aged one Year." st. 2, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773)

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John Milton photo

„Without the meed of some melodious tear.“

—  John Milton, Lycidas

Source: Lycidas (1637), Line 14

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Truman Capote photo

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

—  Truman Capote American author 1924 - 1984

Disputed

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James Montgomery photo

„Beyond this vale of tears
There is a life above,
Unmeasured by the flight of years;
And all that life is love.“

—  James Montgomery British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854

The Issues of Life and Death.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Amy Winehouse photo

„He left no time to regret,
Kept his dick wet,
With his same old safe bet.
Me & my head high,
And my tears dry,
Get on without my guy.“

—  Amy Winehouse English singer and songwriter 1983 - 2011

Back To Black
Song lyrics, Back To Black (2006)

Fats Domino photo

„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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo

„Men who give way easily to tears are good. I have nothing to do with those who hearts are dry and who eyes are dry!“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, book Elective Affinities

Tränenreiche Männer sind gut. Verlasse mich jeder, der trocknen Herzens, trockner Augen ist!
Bk. I, Ch. 18, R. J. Hollingdale, trans. (1971), p. 147
Elective Affinities (1809)

Judy Garland photo

„As for my feelings toward "Over the Rainbow", it's become part of my life. It is so symbolic of all dreams and wishes that I'm sure that's why people sometimes get tears in their eyes when they hear it.“

—  Judy Garland actress, singer and vaudevillian from the United States 1922 - 1969

Letter to Harold Arlen, as quoted in Over the Rainbow : The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (1991) by Paul Nathanson, p. 340

Gerard Manley Hopkins photo

„Hope had grown grey hairs,
Hope had mourning on,
Trenched with tears, carved with cares,
Hope was twelve hours gone.“

—  Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Wreck of the Deutschland

"The Wreck of the Deutschland", lines 115-118
Wessex Poems and Other Verses (1918)

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Henry Rollins photo

„When the dryness and the rain finally drink from one another
The gentle cup of mutually surrendered tears!“

—  Aaron Weiss

The Dryness and the Rain.
Brother, Sister (2006)

Emil M. Cioran photo

„They ask you for facts, proofs, works, and all you can show them are transformed tears.“

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

The New Gods (1969)

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Juan Antonio Villacañas photo

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

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer

Maxim 376
Sentences, The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave

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„Circumstance is a factory of tears.“

—  P. L. Deshpande Marathi writer, humourist, actor, dramatist 1919 - 2000

From his various literature
Original: (mr) परिस्थिति हा अश्रूंचा कारखाना आहे!.
Source: These words are uttered by the lead character of his work with the same name - Sakharam Gatne.