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„You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
Also attributed to Chester Bennington (singer of Linkin Park)
— 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.
Variant: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
„Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“
Source: Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.
„When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
We Bereaved (1929)
— Tennessee Williams American playwright 1911 - 1983
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
Variant: The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
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— Henry Rollins American singer-songwriter 1961
Variant: It is sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
To a Young Writer
„Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
Hyperion http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5436, Bk. III, Ch. IV (1839).
Variant: Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.
Context: "Ah! this beautiful world!" said Flemming, with a smile. "Indeed, I know not what to think of it. Sometimes it is all gladness and sunshine, and Heaven itself lies not far off. And then it changes suddenly; and is dark and sorrowful, and clouds shut out the sky. In the lives of the saddest of us, there are bright days like this, when we feel as if we could take the great world in our arms and kiss it. Then come the gloomy hours, when the fire will neither burn on our hearths nor in our hearts; and all without and within is dismal, cold, and dark. Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad."
Bret Harte wrote a famous parody of this famous poem, "Mrs. Judge Jenkins" in which the Judge marries Maud, and which he ends with the lines:
Maud soon thought the Judge a bore,
With all his learning and all his lore;
And the Judge would have bartered Maud's fair face
For more refinement and social grace.
If, of all words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are, "It might have been,"
More sad are these we daily see:
"It is, but hadn't ought to be".
Maud Muller (1856)
Context: Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,
For rich repiner and household drudge!
God pity them both! and pity us all,
Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Source: The Mark of Athena
„There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.“
Il n’y a point de déguisement qui puisse longtemps cacher l’amour où il est, ni le feindre où il n’est pas.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
„It's much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody.“
Variant: Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower