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Sorrow is brief but joy is endless -- Friedrich Schiller
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I sit watching the brown oceanic waves of dry country rising into the foothills and I weep monotonously, seasickly. Life is not like the dim ironic stories I like to read, it is like a daytime serial on television. The banality will make you weep as much as anything else. -- Alice Munro
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Joy - that's a cheerful little word... -- Stephen King
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Lovely is admirable. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Now no joy but lacks salt That is not dashed with pain And weariness and fault; I crave the stain Of tears, the aftermark Of almost too much love, The sweet of bitter bark And burning clove. -- Robert Frost
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I felt very sad and a tiny bit happy at the exact same time, kind -- R.j. Palacio
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I mourn the piece of myself that I gave away and will never get back -- Maggi Myers
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Wonderful; such an active word - to be full of wonder. -- Suzanne Finnamore
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And I realize how useless wails are and how gratuitous melancholy is. -- Mircea Eliade
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Before my unfeeling eyes, the repressed bitterness of my whole life peels off the suit of natural joy it wears in the prolonged randomness of every day. I realize that I'm always sad, however happy or content I may often feel. And the part of me that realizes this stands a little behind me ... -- Fernando Pessoa
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There was no mistaking what the feeling of fullness in his heart meant. They were mates and were bound together. Forever. Wharick's green eyes closed for a moment as he absorbed the feeling of completeness their bond provided his spirit. -- Madison Thorne Grey
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Kind pity chokes my spleen. -- John Donne
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It is a flaw In happiness to see beyond our bourn, - It forces us in summer skies to mourn, It spoils the singing of the nightingale. -- John Keats
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While master of myself, I'll not permit
The soothing beauty of a tear to roll
Along the crooked contours of this nose.
There's a sublimity in tears; and I
Would not debase them;
I would never turn
Something sublime to the ridiculous. -- Edmond Rostand
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Blissful wonder! -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Regret; The saddest word in the English language. -- Tonya Hurley
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Only the lame could love and only the maimed could mourn -- Kate Forsyth
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Whenever I learn a new word, I feel strong, for I discover a new world.
Whenever I share a word, I feel weak: I give away a sparkle of my dreams. (Soar) -- Soar
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I think you're really nice"
"I'm nothing special." it's not a lament. More a statement. -- Elise Valmorbida
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This episode of my life is brought to you by the letters W, t, and F. I do not understand. -- Lili Wilkinson
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What bitter slavishness, that of my face, that of one of my former faces. This odious fate reserved for my features must perforce make me odious too, but I no longer care. -- Jorge Luis Borges
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Ungrateful are those on this earthly road, Who do complain that life is made of tears, That happiness on earth one cannot find, That we are made of sorrows and of fears. -- Frithjof Schuon
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Feelings are untidy ... -- Esther Hautzig
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Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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As we retain but a faint remembrance of our felicity, it is but fair that the smartest stroke of sorrow should, if bitter, at least be brief. -- Benjamin Disraeli
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Joyful let the soul be in the present, let it disdain to trouble about what is beyond and temper bitterness with a laugh. Nothing is blessed forever. -- Horace
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Sadness of not knowing enough words to [express what you mean] ... -- Jonathan Safran Foer
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Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom. -- Bernard Devoto
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I find it magnificent how beau-tiful, loose ends find each other in the world if one only waits with de-cent patience, resilience, and quite blind strength. -- J.d. Salinger
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Now I lay down on this tree and felt a lonely sadness coming over me in waves. Slow tears ran from my eyes and trickled into my ears. I thought, 'I even cry in a humble, common way, with tears flowing into my ears.' But the humble, common tears had relieved me[ ... ] -- Barbara Comyns
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At moments like this I envy those who have found a safe haven in which to bestow their hearts; or perhaps I envy them for having a heart to bestow. I often feel that I myself am without one, and possess in its stead merely a heart shaped stone. -- Margaret Atwood
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Very' is such a strong word... -- Derek Landy
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Obstreperous, 'huh," said Tad. "I see you've been using that Big Word of the Day calendar I got you last Christmas."

"That is irrefragable," I told him solemnly. -- Patricia Briggs
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They're beautiful. But sad.' Everything's sad if you make it so, I said. -- John Fowles
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None are so desolate but something dear, Dearer than self, possesses or possess'd A thought, and claims the homage of a tear. -- Lord Byron
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Silent as despairing love, and strong as jealousy ... -- William Blake
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I felt physically weak and broken down, but my worse ailment was an unutterable wretchedness of mind; a wretchedness which kept drawing from me silent tears. -- Charlotte Bronte
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Joy surfeited turns to sorrow. -- Vittorio Alfieri
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unfavorable feeling, -- Alexandre Dumas
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The most beautiful things don't always make you happy - often they make you weep ... -- John Geddes
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Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful -- Donna Cooner
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It is queer, but my love and longing for the world are always deepened by my absence from it; it's wondrous, don't you think, that a person can swing from despair to gleeful hunger, and that even during these dark days there is happiness to be found in the smallest things? -- Kate Morton
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It was the simplest of acts, the smallest of gestures, yet no one had taken the time to do something kind for her in a very long time. No one had made her feel special. Unbeknownst to her, a single, unfamiliar tear fell down her cheek as her worn and wounded body fell into a deep, safe slumber. -- Madison Thorne Grey
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how dismal it is to have no one to go to in the morning to share one's griefs and joys; how hateful when something weighs on you and there's nowhere to lay it down. You know to what I refer. I often tell to my pianoforte what I want to tell to you. -- Frederic Chopin
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You're obstinate, pliant, merry, morose, all at once. For me there's no living with you, or without you. -- Marcus Valerius Martialis
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Alone. The saddest word in the world. -- Beatrice Sparks
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Sadder than a ticking clock, the moments without you -- John Geddes
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I've got an adjective that just fits you. -- F Scott Fitzgerald
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Be grateful.

Not Hateful. -- Johna Passaro
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Precious attribute of woe-worn humanity! that can snatch ecstatic emotion, even from under the very share and harrow, that ruthlessly ploughs up and lays waste every hope. -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Be cheerful, if you are wise. -- Martial
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When I lament and darken over my diminishments, I accomplish nothing. It's better to sit at the window all day, pleased to watch birds, barns, and flowers. -- Donald Hall
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I was glad to be tenderly remembered, to be gently pitied, not to be quite forgotten. -- Charles Dickens
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You made me feel less alone;
you made me feel not quite so
deformed, uninformed and hunchbacked. -- Morrissey
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A tender sadness drops upon my soul, like the soft twilight dropping on the world. -- Alexander Smith
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Mourn with those are sorrowful. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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life. Wisteria had never felt so free since answering Lee's summons and journeying to White Mountain. Sadly, though, there hadn't been time for her and Ben to have -- Deann Smallwood
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There's a lamentation in the flutter of your lash. -- Laura A. Lord
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Strange sometimes how easy bitter words came, how hard the kind ones. -- Winston Graham
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PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy or opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself. -- Ambrose Bierce
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If you are melancholy for the first time, you will find, upon a little inquiry, that others have been melancholy many times, and yet are cheerful now. -- Leigh Hunt
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I am sentimental,' she said. 'I could dissect a koala but not its baby. I like the words damozel, eglantine, elegant. I love when you kiss my elongated white hand. -- Vladimir Nabokov
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(Much of my callousness and invulnerability has come from my refusal to mourn the loss of a soft word and a tender embrace.) Blessed are those who weep and mourn. -- Brennan Manning
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It is sweet to mingle tears with tears; Griefs, where they wound in solitude, Wound more deeply. -- Seneca The Younger
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These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there! -- George Sand
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I saw that my witticism was unperceived and quietly replaced it in the treasury of my mind. -- Flann O'brien
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Be happy, be joyful. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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This afternoon the pain occasioned by my loneliness came upon me so piercingly and intensely that I became aware that the strength which I gain through this writing thus spends itself, a strength which I certainly have not intended for this purpose. -- Franz Kafka
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A tendancy to melancholy ... let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault. -- Abraham Lincoln
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Tears are the showers that fertilize this world ... -- Jean Ingelow
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It's better to be a halfwit then no wit at all. -- T.f. Hanson
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Hungry wailing standeth not aloof. -- Aeschylus
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When I am happy I am like a cat, sleek and purring, quite useless. It is when I am unhappy, with an ache perhaps in my heart, that I do my finest work. -- Barbara La Marr
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I wonder at the idleness of tears. -- Lizette Woodworth Reese
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For fourteen days, I was unspeakably happy. Unspeakably but not absolutely because, for me, joy never comes without the grief of knowing it is only ephemeral. All happiness carries with it the seed of its own end. -- Gabrielle Wittkop
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I haven't cried since Mom died. I mean, after something like that, what's left to cry about, right? But I let myself cry now. Loss is loss. Doesn't take death to create it. (266) -- Ellen Hopkins
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Something I didn't know any more: a sort of joy. The -- Jean-Paul Sartre
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Regret is a short, evocative and achingly beautiful word: an elegy to lost possibilities even in its brief annunciation. -- David Whyte
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I began to weep with loneliness. What was I, who was I? I felt pretty again, my pimples were gone, the sun and the sea had made me slimmer, and yet the person I liked and whom I wished to be liked by showed no interest in me. -- Elena Ferrante
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You are - remarkable. Every day, I think I am going to be surprised by how remarkable you are, but I am not. Because this is what it means to be you. It means knowing no bounds. Being limitless in all that you do. -- Renee Ahdieh
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Nature confesses that she has bestowed on the human race hearts of softest mould, in that she has given us tears. -- Juvenal
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Naught so sweet as melancholy. -- Robert A. Burton
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An unfinished feeling. -- Sylvia Plath
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Imperfection is relatable. -- Lauren Conrad
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I wish you joy of your unhappiness, since you cling to it so. -- Mason Cooley
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Pity is a useless emotion -- Jackson Pearce
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Of all the grief's that harass the distressed; sure the most bitter is a scornful jest. -- Samuel Johnson
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This world is so full of care and sorrow that it is a gracious debt we owe to one another to discover the bright crystals of delight hidden in somber circumstances and irksome tasks. -- Helen Keller
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Forgive me for being chipper, but despair is desperately dull. -- Marya Hornbacher
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I gazed at myself, no longer with shame, but with joy. I felt, if not exactly strong, then at least potentially so, harmonious, sensuous, almost beautiful. -- Andre Gide
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I'm sad, but I'm laughing. -- Alanis Morissette
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Soon this would just be who I was. Soon old me would be dead too. I tipped my head against the cold glass of the window. When I felt myself begin to cry, I didn't fight against it. And when I caught my refection in the dark window, I wasn't able to tell what was tears and what was rain. -- Morgan Matson
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I am giddy, expectation whirls me round.
The imaginary relish is so sweet
That it enchants my sense. -- William Shakespeare
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vociferating optimism. -- Albert Camus
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Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; -- Richard Blackaby
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I am sad, like the hot dust on the streets
And the music of fresh fallen leaves
Caught in a sliding summer breeze. -- Scott Hastie
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What sound does forgetfulness make?' She hardly had to think. 'It's the sound of the wind in dead grasses on a hot summer's day. -- Terry Pratchett
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My wails of sorrow
are tormenting my soul -- Jalaluddin Rumi
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That word again. Happy. It's a curse. The pursuit of happiness makes us deeply unhappy. It's a trap.Before anything else happened, there was me in bed, thinking of who you used to be.
I don't want you to think I forgot. -- David Levithan
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A certain cynicism, born of the life she has led; a streak of strange wisdom; the wistfulness behind the gaiety; sometimes fear; and nearly always the memory of loneliness that hurts the soul. -- Georgette Heyer