Quotations About / On: SAD

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. A Sort of Life, ch. 7, sct. 1 (1971).)
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  • 24.
    I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
    (Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 4 (1947). "Visite," Discours du Grand Sommeil (1920).)
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  • 25.
    Sad hours seem long.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 1, l. 161. The lovelorn Romeo finds time hangs on his hands.)
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  • 26.
    The still, sad music of humanity,
    (William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (l. 92). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.)
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  • 27.
    The sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Pericles, in Pericles, act 1, sc. 2, l. 2.)
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  • 28.
    I see her close beside me with silent lips sad and tremulous.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Once I Pass'd through a Populous City (l. 7). . . The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.)
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  • 29.
    In sooth, I know not why I am so sad.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antonio, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 1, l. 1. The opening line of this comedy; "sooth" means truth.)
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  • 30.
    If you were born without a silver spoon, there is no reason to be sad, pick up the pieces of your broken spoon and mould it into a silver spoon.
    (If you were born without a silver spoon, there is no reason to be sad, pick up the pieces of your broken spoon and mould it into a silver spoon.)
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