Quotations About / On: SAD

  • 11.
    What a sad business, being funny.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Terry (Claire Bloom), Limelight, to Calvero (Charles Chaplin) after he tells her of his downfall in show business (1952).)
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  • 12.
    The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).)
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  • 13.
    A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
    (Victoria (1819-1901), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. letter, 9 Jan. 1879, to her daughter, Crown Princess Frederick William of Prussia. Quoted in Elizabeth Longford, Victoria R.I., ch. 28 (1964).)
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  • 14.
    Imagination at wit's end spreads its sad wings.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Ill Seen Ill Said, p. 17, Grove Press (1981).)
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  • 15.
    It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
    (Ama Ata Aidoo (b. 1942), Ghanaian author. "The Message," Fragment from a Lost Diary and Other Stories, eds. Naomi Katz and Nancy Milton (1973).)
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  • 16.
    Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
    (Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czech playwright, president. Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986, trans. 1990).)
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  • 17.
    The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
    (Shana Alexander (b. 1925), U.S. writer, editor. (First published 1966). "Neglected Kids—the Bright Ones," The Feminine Eye (1970).)
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  • 18.
    Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Irrational Knot, ch. 14 (1905).)
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  • 19.
    Timidity keeps me safe and sad in a narrow room.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 20.
    We're buying this, but why do you sing the same sad songs all women sing?
    (Katharine S. White (1892-1977), U.S. editor and book reviewer. As quoted in Onward and Upward, Prologue, by Linda H. Davis (1986). White, Fiction Editor of the New York Times, sent this note to Phyllis McGinley in the 1940s, along with a check, when buying a skillful, but conventional, story she had submitted. According to McGinley's daughter, she later said "repeatedly" that this had "changed the direction of her whole career.")
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