63+ Best Unhappy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Unhappy is not cheerful or glad. Powerful collection of profoundly inspirational unhappiness quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Unhappy Quotes

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person. John Green

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. Franz Kafka

You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes. Lauren Oliver

It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone so far. Marilyn Monroe

The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. C. JoyBell C.

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. Tina Turner

We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. Charles Bukowski

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. Bertrand Russell

No one should ever ask themselves that why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy. Paulo Coelho

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described and will be, after our deaths by each of the family members who believe they know us. Gloria Steinem

The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self indulgence. When you’re unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously. Tom Robbins

Making tough decisions that may make someone unhappy is something to get good at doing. Phoebe Robinson

There you go let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears. Shannon Hale

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. Dale Carnegie

That’s how stories happen with a turning point, an unexpected twist. There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story. Haruki Murakami

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy. Donald Knuth

Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it. Ann Brashares

I will be unhappy if I know I have not accomplished something I should have done that was possible. Lando Norris

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. Ayn Rand

Life is too short to be unhappy. Koena Mitra

Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there’s no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It’s loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road. Margaret Atwood

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. Aesop

I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things. Hugo Claus

I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women. Dennis Rodman

Unhappiness. There are all kinds of unhappy people in the world. I suppose it would be no exaggeration to say that the world is composed entirely of unhappy people. But those people can fight their unhappiness with society fairly and squarly, and society for its part easily understands and sympathizes with such struggles. My unhappiness stemmed entirely from my own vices, and I had no way of fighting anybody. Osamu Dazai

Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. Wayne Dyer

When you’re unhappy, I guess everything in the world reading, eating, sleeping has something buried somewhere inside it that just makes you unhappier. Nick Hornby

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed. Slavoj Zizek

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. H. P. Lovecraft

There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose. Charles Dickens

It is doubtless true that men are bad because they are unhappy. If anyone could give them real happiness, the happiness of brotherhood, they would all want to live the true and brotherly life. Edwin Markham

People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit. Shannon L. Alder

Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort. Abraham Lincoln

I think by the time you’re grown you’re as happy as you’re goin to be. You’ll have good times and bad times, but in the end you’ll be about as happy as you was before. Or as unhappy. I’ve knowed people that just never did get the hang of it. Cormac McCarthy

To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out. Roger Ebert

The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else’s hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them. J. Cornell Michel

Everyone should be able to express themselves in the way that best suits them life is too short to spend it unhappy. Jinkx Monsoon

I think unhappiness comes from unfulfilled expectations. Kasie West

In those early days, the important thing was the happy ending. I did not tolerate unhappy endings for my heroines, anyway. And later on, I began to read things like Wuthering Heights, and very, very unhappy endings would take place, so I changed my ideas completely and went in for the tragic, which I enjoyed. Alice Munro

I do not know what makes a writer, but it probably isn’t happiness. William Saroyan

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche

Indeed there has never been any explanation of the ebb and flow in our veins of happiness and unhappiness. Virginia Woolf

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche

But they need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won’t be at peace unless they can latch to an established and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it all flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end. Jack Kerouac

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates

We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit. Christopher McCandless

I’m not unhappy, he said. Only people with no purpose are unhappy. I’ve got a purpose. Cassandra Clare

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful. Louis XIV

The more I understand the mind and the human experience, the more I begin to suspect there is no such thing as unhappiness; there is only ungratefulness. Steve Maraboli

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. Mark Twain

If you have done something meritorious, you experience pleasure and happiness; if wrong things, suffering. A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won’t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy. Sri S. Satchidananda

Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get. Dennis Prager

Why are those who are notoriously undisciplined and unmoral also most contemptuous of religion and morality? They are trying to solace their own unhappy lives by pulling the happy down to their own abysmal depths. Fulton J. Sheen

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. James M. Barrie

Unhappiness is often caused by tendency to find fault with others. Toba Beta

Live by this credo have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Red Skelton

Life has a tendency to provide a person with what they need in order to grow. Our beliefs, what we value in life, provide the roadmap for the type of life that we experience. A period of personal unhappiness reveals that our values are misplaced and we are on the wrong path. Unless a person changes their values and ideas, they will continue to experience discontentment. Kilroy J. Oldster

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. Bertolt Brecht

Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self indulgence. Tom Robbins