Quotations About / On:
Looking backward at what has been lost, I feel sad, then indifferent, and at last relieved.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
(Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 4 (1987, trans. 1990).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
(Shana Alexander (b. 1925), U.S. writer, editor. (First published 1966). "Neglected Kidsthe Bright Ones," The Feminine Eye (1970).)
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Irrational Knot, ch. 14 (1905).)