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Quotations About / On: SORROW

  • 11.
    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.)
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  • 12.
    There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).)
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  • 13.
    The sorrow of not being movie stars overwhelms millions.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 14.
    We should spread joy, but, as far as we can, repress sorrow.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Vanity," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 9, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
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  • 15.
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
    (Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet. "Inferno," cto. 5, l. 121-3, The Divine Comedy (1321). spoken by Francesca da Rimini. This thought appears in Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, bk. 2 (6th century).)
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  • 16.
    Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 17.
    My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 18.
    Frivolous sorrow is folly. Frivolous enjoyment is not.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 19.
    All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
    (Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), Danish author. As quoted in The Human Condition, Epigram, ch. 5, by Hannah Arendt (1958).)
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  • 20.
    All anger feels like righteous anger; sorrow does not care whether it is righteous or not.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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