Quotations About / On: SORROW

  • 31.
    I do not remember joy or sorrow in childhood, but listening for clues.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 32.
    Two in distress ... make sorrow less.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1938. Neary, in Murphy, p. 52, Grove Press (1959).)
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  • 33.
    Joy goes as deep as sorrow, but leaves less of itself behind.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 34.
    The lyric deals with love and sorrow, the aphorism with contradiction and deceit.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 35.
    Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. de l'Estorade in a letter to Mme. De Macumer, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
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  • 36.
    Writing is a refuge from unhappiness, but has its own sorrows.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 37.
    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).)
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  • 38.
    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.)
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  • 39.
    Once more, adieu. The rest let sorrow say.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Richard, in Richard II, act 5, sc. 1, l. 102. Bidding farewell to his Queen as they are separated.)
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  • 40.
    Sorrow ends not when it seemeth done.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Duchess of Gloucester, in Richard II, act 1, sc. 2, l. 61. Lamenting her murdered husband.)
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