Quotations About / On:
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 4, ch. 3 (1860).
Real name is Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
Love sorrows are addictive as other sorrows are not.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Old McDonald had a farm. To his sorrow, to his sorrow.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
(Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).)
Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 19, AMS Press (1990).)
No memories of felicity save with faint ruffle of sorrow
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "All Strange Away," in Rockaby and Other Short Pieces, p. 62, Grove Press (1981).)
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
(Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Here Lies, "Sentiment," (1939).
For the original, see Wordsworth on poetry.)
The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
(Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), British churchman,devotional writer. Twenty-Seven Sermons, sermon 18 (1651).)
Interpretation is the evidence of growth and knowledge, the latter through sorrow that great teacher.
(Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.)