Quotations About / On:
Not happy, nor mad or sad, nothing in a tearless trail of broken bonds and dreams, wars of fiction, idea of langueges of horror and love.
The tears were like acid on my skin, the ones you caused and never spill, happy you are with the new guy, sad I am of being the old one.
To ridicule with a mention a sad man's greater dimensions.. retards ones own soul's quicker ascension.
The rich man has, but he is always sad. The poor man laughs a lot because, he has nothing.
They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by T. Seltzer (1922). Fantasia of the Unconscious, ch. 10, Viking Compass (1960).)
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).)
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 is nothing so sad as lack of fine manners in a gentleman, except the lack of them in a lady.
(Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824-1899), U.S. author. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home Culture, Compiled from the Best Authorities, ch. 3 (1878).)
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).)