Quotations About / On:
When she laughed, I wanted her again. A while later, she asked me if I loved her. I answered that it did not mean anything, but that it seemed to me that I did not. She seemed sad.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 55, Gallimard (1942).)
He wrote me sad Mother's Day stories. He'd always kill me in the stories and tell me how bad he felt about it. It was enough to bring a tear to a mother's eye.
(Connie Zastoupil, U.S. mother of Quentin Tarantino, director of film Pulp Fiction. Rolling Stone, p. 76 (December 29, 1994).)
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. letter, Dec. 31, 1857. George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals (1900).)
It is only by enlarging the scope of one's tastes and one's fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that that unfortunate individual called man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life's thorns.
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. "To Libertines," Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).)
How often you, spurned, will run to my door, when your strong words shall have fallen into a sob, and a trembling horror will begin from your sad tears.
(Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.5. 12-15.)
We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 947, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.
(William James (1842-1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. The Varieties of Religious Experience, lecture 2 (1902).)
That was the saddest thing for Sybille: after twenty minutes you have got as far with these people as after half a year, as after many years, nothing more is added.
(Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Stiller, Suhrkamp (1954). I'm Not Stiller, sixth notebook, p. 271, trans. by Michael Bullock, Vintage (1958).)
There being in the make of an English mind a certain gloom and eagerness, which carries to the sad extreme; religion to fanaticism; free-thinking to atheism; liberty to rebellion.
(George Berkeley (1685-1753), Irish bishop, philosopher. Crito, in "Alciphron: or the Minute Philosopher," dial. 3, sect. 12, p. 131, The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, eds. A. Luce and T. Jessop, London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. (1948-1957).)
Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
(Virginia Satir (20th century), U.S. family therapist and author. As quoted in The Winning Family, ch. 16, by Louise Hart (1987).)