62+ Best Melancholy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Melancholia, one of the four temperaments in pre-modern medicine and proto-psychology, representing a state of low mood Profoundly inspirational melancholy quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Melancholy Quotes

And so, being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy Edgar Allan Poe

Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject George Santayana

I fell in love with melancholy Edgar Allan Poe

Melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin Gunter Grass

Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy Aristotle

To render my works properly requires a combination of extreme precision and irresistible verve, a regulated vehemence, a dreamy tenderness, and an almost morbid melancholy Hector Berlioz

There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between Albert Camus

A noble craft, but somehow a most melancholy! All noble things are touched with that Herman Melville

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another Anatole France

He was persuaded he could know no happiness but in the society of one with whom he could for ever indulge the melancholy that had taken possession of his soul Horace Walpole

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad Victor Hugo

You can’t be melancholy in fashion because people don’t respond to it Isaac Mizrahi

Melancholy is kind of sweet sometimes, I think. It’s not a negative thing It’s not a mean thing It’s just something that happens in life, like autumn Bill Murray

I’m so involved in melancholy Isaac Mizrahi

Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness Italo Calvino

Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness Italo Calvino

But it is a melancholy of mine own, composed of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, which, by often rumination, wraps me in the most humorous sadness William Shakespeare

I like melancholy. I like to pretend that I’m alone in the world and I’m just sort of abandoned Jamaica Kincaid

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations Charles Dickens

Melancholy cannot be clearly proved to others, so it is better to be silent about it James Boswell

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear William C. Bryant

Everything tender and melancholy  as life is sometimes, just for one moment Jean Rhys

What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears Soren Kierkegaard

She was not crying Which surprised me very much But I understand now That she had found places For her melancholy That were behind more masks Than only her eyes Jonathan Safran Foer

Moping melancholy And moon struck madness John Milton

There’s something melancholy about professors because they’re chronically abandoned They form these lovely relationships with students and then the students leave and the professors stay the same It’s like they’re chronically abandoned Josh Radnor

Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe Henri Frederic Amiel

Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end Karel Capek

Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty Aristotle

Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles Leigh Hunt

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy Charles Baudelaire

Mirth itself is too often but melancholy in disguise Leigh Hunt

A lazy frost, a numbness of the mind John Dryden

The value of ourselves is but the value of our melancholy and our disquiet Maurice Maeterlinck

Nothing’s so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy Francis Beaumont

I’m not really a happy person It’s a question of temperament I have a tendency toward melancholy You can feel quite happily melancholic Michael Haneke

Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, Brought from a pensive though a happy place William Wordsworth

And I realize how useless wails are and how gratuitous melancholy is Mircea Eliade

All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves Amelia Barr

A commencement is a time of joy It is also a time of melancholy But then again, so is life Paul Tsongas

I like melancholy I like to pretend that I’m alone in the world and I’m just sort of abandoned Jamaica Kincaid

The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument Ritchie Blackmore

Melancholy sees the worst of things, things as they may be, and not as they are. It looks upon a beautiful face, and sees but a grinning skull Christian Nestell Bovee

Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love Scott Turow

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street Charles Lamb

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach Sydney Smith

You can’t be melancholy in fashion because people don’t respond to it Isaac Mizrahi

Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own Thomas Gray

As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong Tabitha Suzuma

And what does the rain say at night in a small town, what does the rain have to say? Who walks beneath dripping melancholy branches listening to the rain? Who is there in the rain’s million needled blurring splash, listening to the grave music of the rain at night, September rain, September rain, so dark and soft? Who is there listening to steady level roaring rain all around, brooding and listening and waiting, in the rain washed, rain twinkled dark of night? Jack Kerouac

Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch

In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy Daniel Boone

Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible Other times pain acts as a compass to help you through the messier tunnels of growing up But pain can only help you find happiness if you remember it Adam Silvera

Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject George Santayana

Breathing is hard When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard David Levithan

But the eighteenth century, on the whole, loathed melancholy George Saintsbury

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you Veronica Roth

Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half Francois Fenelon

Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain Diana Peterfreund,