225+ Sad Quotes That Perfectly Describe Feelings & Emotions

225+ Sad Quotes That Perfectly Describe Feelings & Emotions

Life isn’t just about rainbows and butterflies. In life, there will always be sad moments and experiences that are valid, useful and alerts us to how we need to treat ourselves, and also as to how we want to be treated by others. These sad moments can be about love, life or even death. Remember that sadness is one of the four human emotions that everyone experiences at least once in their lives. The definition of sadness is the emotional pain associated with, or characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, helplessness, disappointment, and sorrow.

Sometimes you just need to feel the feelings, embrace the sadness and just go with it. These meaningful sad quotes, which people often use to somehow survive their sadness and grief, will give you more insight. The best quotes are not about cheering you up but summarize the wisdom you need to hear.

Sad Love Quotes

All love quotes that make you cry, actually will comfort you and help ease your pain by coming out of that emotionally sad and upset state of mind. Also, broken heart quotes and hurt sayings can help you forget the past and move on to future with better mood.

“Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’.” by Faraaz Kazi

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” by Hermann Hesse

“So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” by E.A. Bucchianeri

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” by Rabindranath Tagore

“I will wait for you till the day I can forget you or till the day you realize you cannot forget me” by Herryicm

“It takes a minute to like someone, an hour to love someone, but to forget someone takes a lifetime.”

sad love quotes

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” by Kahlil Gibran

“I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. To think I don’t have her. To feel that I’ve lost her. To hear the immense night, more immense without her. And the poem falls to the soul as dew to grass.” by Pablo Neruda

“When you’re in love, you expose yourself the possibility of being hurt by someone you truly trust.”

“The saddest thing in the world is loving someone who used to love you.”

sad quotes about love

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” by Lao Tzu

“There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you.” by Steve Maraboli

“It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” by Ella Harper

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” by Friedrich Nietzsche

“Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult.” by Faraaz Kazi

sad love quotes for him

“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” by Johnny Depp

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” by Victor Hugo

“Life goes on… with or without you.” by Faraaz Kazi

“Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” by Susan Polis Schutz

“We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.” by George W. Melville

“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” by Faraaz Kazi

love sad quotes

“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” by Samuel Butler

“Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” by Nicholas Sparks

“Sometimes your eyes are not the only place the tears fall from.” by Faraaz Kazi

“Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.” by Oscar Wilde

“There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.” by La Rochefoucauld

“Moving on is simple. It’s what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.”

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” by Kahlil Gibran

depressing love quotes

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” by Miguel de Unamuno

“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.” by Samuel Butler

“See, there’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.” by Gretchen Kemp

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.'” by John Greenleaf Whittier

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they are yours, if they don’t they were.” by Richard Bach

“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 withering, of tarnishing.” by Anais Nin

“At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”

you left me quotes

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” by Christopher Morley

“One of the most difficult tasks in life is removing someone from your heart.”

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” by Jim Rohn

“Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow.” by James Matthew Barrie

“I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer living.” by Plato

“Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.”

“The saddest part of life is saying goodbye to someone you wish to spend your life with.”

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” by Jean De La Fontaine

ignoring me quotes

“Surely the saddest thing in the world is falling out of love – if once one has ever fallen in.” by Willa Cather

“Sometimes you may feel that you are weak and therefore have given up but at times it only shows that you are strong enough to let go of things.”

“When you love that which is unnatural, a stronger appetite is created for the hurtful thing than the natural desire for what is harmless.” by Joel Benton

“When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.”

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.”

“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” by Mignon McLaughlin

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”

waiting for love sad quotes

“Life is hard? True – but let’s love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies.” by Edward Abbey

“If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.” by Thomas Otway

“Love is like a puzzle. When you’re in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.”

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” by Albert Einstein

“Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.”

“And he that shuts out love, in turn, shall be shut out from love, and on her threshold lie howling in outer darkness.” by Alfred Tennyson

“All lovely things will have an ending. All lovely things will fade and die; and youth, that’s now so bravely spending, will beg a penny by and by.” by Conrad Aiken

“Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The Main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” by John Steinbeck

sad love quotes that make you cry

“If with love thy heart has burned; If thy love is unreturned; Hide thy grief within thy breast, Though it tears thee unexpressed;” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” by Terri Guillemets

“Suffering of any kind is a very clear and unmistakable sign that we have abandoned love.” by Dan Brulé

“Ask me why I keep on loving you when it’s clear that you don’t feel the same way for me… the problem is that as much as I can’t force you to love me, I can’t force myself to stop loving you.”

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” by Sigmund Freud

“One day you’ll love me as I love you. One day you’ll think of me as I think of you. One day you’ll cry for me as I cry for you. One day you’ll want me, but I won’t want you.”

Sad Quotes About Life

There are lots of things that can make you unhappy. If you are feeling let down and low, sad life quotes will help to express your sorrow and grief, also these sayings help you get over any miserable moment.

While depression quotes can capture exactly what you’re feeling, fake friends quotes can lend an expression to the emotion of disappointment.

“I can get sad, I can get frustrated, I can get scared, but I never get depressed — because there’s joy in my life.” by Michael J. Fox

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” by Louis E. Boone

“I wanna get lost from my life sometimes, sit on the side and watch the world go by, I wanna get lost and I don’t know why.” by Everclear

“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” by Bob Marley

“A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

sad quotes

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” by John Greenleaf Whittier

“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seems like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.” by Jasmine Warga

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” by W. M. Lewis

“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.” by Lord Byron

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“For some moments in life, there are no words.” by David Seltzer

sad sayings

“The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.” by Thomas Carlyle

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” by Cynthia Nelms

“Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.” by Virginia Woolf

“Tears are words that need to be written.” ~ Paulo Coelho Tears are the summer showers to the soul.” by Alfred Austin

“The sun kept on with its slipping away, and I thought how many small good things in the world might be resting on the shoulders of something terrible.” by Carol Rifka Brunt

quotes about sadness

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” by Leonardo da Vinci

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” by Jean de La Fontaine

“Behind my smile is everything you’ll never understand.”

“She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.” by Sandra Bullock

“It’s better to be lonely than to be played by wrong people.”

sad quote

“The hardest part in life is trying to show the smile you know it’s fake and to hide the tears that won’t stop.”

“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” by Mark Twain

“Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult.”

“Anger, tears, and sadness are only for those who have given up.” by Katie Gill

“A man’s sorrow runs uphill; true it is difficult for him to bear, but it is also difficult for him to keep.” by Djuna Barnes

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” by Steve Maraboli

really sad quotes

“Smile, even if it’s a sad smile because sadder than a sad smile is a sadness of not knowing how to smile.”

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” by Dante

“Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.” by Christina G. Rossetti

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” by William Shakespeare

“A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants, and how much more unhappy he might be that he really is.” by Joseph Addison

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

feeling sad quotes

“Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.” by Taraji P. Henson

“It takes a minute to like someone, an hour to love someone but to forget someone takes a lifetime. You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right. People just get kicks out of making other people sad.” by Maisie Williams

“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.” by Adam Silvera

quotes about being sad

“Life doesn’t hurt until you think about how much things have changed, who you’ve lost along the way, and how much of it was your fault.” by Jamila M. Allen

Deep Sad Quotes That Make You Cry

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” by Haruki Murakami

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” by Wizard of Oz

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” by Carl Jung

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” by Clive Barker

“Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours.” by William Osler

saddest quotes

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” by Helen Keller

“This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.” by Wendy Wunder

“I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like — like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.” by Lauren Oliver

“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest ones have the most beautiful smile. The most suffering is the wisest. All because they do not want other people to suffer as much as they have suffered.”

quotes when you re sad

“She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there — like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.” by Katherine Patterson

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

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” by Stephen Chbosky

“These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections-sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent-that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it.” by Alice Sebold

“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself. As if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours before.” by John Green

its ok to be sad quotes

“I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart once was.” by George R. R. Martin

“You need to be sad. Sadness is not bad. Almost everyone just wants to listen to merry songs, go dancing in noisy places, talk all the time. Because they are afraid of sadness. But it is not sadness that kills.”

“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.” by Tabitha Suzuma

sad quotes that will make u cry

“Sadly we do not even know that the end has not yet begun and that we have lost the beloved from the very beginning.”

“You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Desperation has calmed down, turned into a friendly sadness that prevents me from reacting, prevents me from making plans, prevents me from even suffering – it simply numbs me, immobilizes it, is a kind of anesthesia.”

Short Sad Quotes

“I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.” by John Green

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” by Cynthia Nelms

“You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.” by Fannie Flagg

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” by Charlie Brown

“I must have loved you a lot.” by Suzanne Collins

short sad quotes

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” by Marcus Aurelius

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” by Jonathan Safran Foer

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” by Jim Rohn

sad short quotes

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘It might have been’.” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.” by Alfred De Musset

“Everything hurts.” by Michelangelo

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” by William Shakespeare

Sad Sayings About Pain and Death

Sometimes, condolences quotes can’t express how saddened we are about loss. Maybe, coping with pain isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible either.

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time — the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers.” by John Irving

“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left in our hearts.” by Dorothy Ferguson

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” by Mahatma Gandhi

sad quotes about death

“After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” by Emily Dickinson

“We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream: it may be so the moment after death.” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“A man dies… only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they’re gone, he’s forgotten, without a trace, as if he’d never even existed. And that’s all.” by Wolfgang Borchert

“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” by Seneca

“For we are born in other’s pain, and perish in our own. by Francis Thompson

sadness quotes

“Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.” by Marcus Aurelius

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” by Anne Frank

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” by Steve Jobs

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” by Anne Lamott

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