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429 Best Sad Quotes To Help You Through Tough Times (2023)

1. "The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant


2. “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.”


3. "Love is a hole in the heart.” — Ben Hecht


4. The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. — Bob Marley


5. "Love can sometimes be magic..but magic can sometimes ..just be an illusion.” – Javan


6. “Tears are words that need to be written.”


7. My body and heart weren't made for this. I'm tired of being tired and I'm tired of being sad. — Don Keigh


8. Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.


9. “Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.”


10. "Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Unknown


11. "That’s what love is like: mother of the greatest bliss and stepmother of the most tragic misery.” — Stefanos Livos


12. “He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”


13. "All great and precious things are lonely.” — John Steinbeck


14. “I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”


15. “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.”


16. "I learned that people leave. Even if they have promised a thousand times that they won’t.” – Unknown


17. "The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.” – Uniek Swain


18. "We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” ― Albert Schweitzer


19. "There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant


20. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. - Jean de La Fontaine


21. “I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like–like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.”


22. "The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness"– Carl Jung


23. "What a painful thing to taste forever in the eyes of someone who doesn’t see the same.” – Perry Poetry


24. It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."


25. "The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” — Ernest Hemingway


26. “Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible. Other times pain acts as a compass to help you through the messier tunnels of growing up. But pain can only help you find happiness if you remember it.”


27. "A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.” — Shakti Gawain


28. "Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” — Charles M. Schultz


29. "You stopped saying good morning, you stopped saying goodnight, that’s when I knew I had lost you.” – Unknown


30. We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows. - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


31. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.”


32. Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. — Unknown


33. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”


34. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. - Washington Irving


35. "I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay


36. "Among my stillness was a pounding heart.”― Shannon A. Thompson


37. “People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.”


38. "To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson


39. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz


40. Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. - Emily Bronte


41. Some people might find that strange.


42. "When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” – David Grayson


43. "He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” ― Shannon A. Thompson


44. “there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”


45. "Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” — Washington Irving


46. "My love lies bleeding.” – Thomas Campbell


47. “She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”


48. "Someone can walk into your life and it is not until after they walk out that you realize that they were even there.” – Unknown


49. "The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.” — Pearl Bailey


50. "Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” – Sylvia Plath


51. "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown


52. Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you are sad. — Iona Mink


53. “Your memory feels like home to me.


54. "I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts


55. "Sometimes your eyes are not the only place the tears fall from.” – Faraaz Kazi


56. "Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?” — Shannon L. Alder


57. Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,


58. There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model."


59. "Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” — Martha Beck


60. Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator.


61. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”


62. "I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner


63. "Love bleeds you dry until the red organ ceases to beat.” ― Sonya Watson


64. "Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…” – William Butler Yeats


65. "I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi


66. That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded.


67. "Every heart needs a cutting part sharper than a blade to stab agony.”― Munia Khan


68. Who do you turn to when the only person in the world that can stop you from crying, is exactly the one making you cry? — Anita Room


69. "Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.”― Nehali Lalwani


70. "I never felt true love until I was with you, and I never felt true sadness until you left me.” — Anonymous


71. I'm tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for. — Dick Tate


72. "I wish I could hurt you the way you hurt me. But I know that if I had the chance, I wouldn’t do it.” – Unknown


73. "You left with my soul in your fists and my heart in your teeth, and I don’t want either of them back.” – Colleen Hoover, November 9


74. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”


75. "Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived.”― Anmol Rawat


76. “If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.”


77. “But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.”


78. "Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret.” — Big Pun


79. "The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious.” – Betsy Kenton


80. "Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.— Ava Dellaira


81. "Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” — Miss Piggy


82. "No matter how badly your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief.” — Anonymous


83. As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won't forget how you made them feel. — Kevin Heath


84. The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman. — Alexander Smith


85. "Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.” – English Proverb


86. "Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran


87. "Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.” – Mario Teguh


88. "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these,


89. "Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that things will not go back to the way they used to be.” – Unknown


90. "It is very easy to say"Hi” but it is very hard to say goodbye.” – Unknown


91. "You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them … but still move on without them.” – Mandy Hale


92. "Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.” – Cassandra Clare


93. "I’m sorry I was not good enough. But I tried to be.” – Unknown


94. "Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” — Pablo Neruda


95. "Your absence has gone through me


96. "Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss


97. “My room is so quiet and empty it hurts.”


98. "It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper


99. "It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.— Graham Foust


100. You don't really need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely. — Unknown


101. "Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.” – Nishan Panwar


102. "Love hurts, if rejected or betrayed.


103. “Long time I been on my own, but now really I’m alone. I survive the killing, the starving, all the hate of the Khmer Rouge, but I think maybe now I will die of this, of broken heart.”


104. "The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.” — Margaret George


105. "The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde


106. "Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho


107. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. — Jim Rohn


108. "Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.” – Anonymous


109. "Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris


110. "I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” — Sam Worthington


111. "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us"– Alexander Graham Bell


112. "There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you.” – Steve Maraboli


113. "I wore your promise on my finger for one year. I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger


114. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”


115. "A person that truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is.” – Unknown


116. "Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts


117. "Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis


118. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.”


119. "We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


120. Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. - Joseph Campbell


121. "I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” – Plato


122. "He was my sweetest fantasy and my bitter reality.” ― Luffina Lourduraj


123. "Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S Lewis


124. "There is no such thing as a lovers’ oath.” — Plato


125. "The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson


126. “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”


127. "I only miss you when I’m breathing.” – Unknown


128. "Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” — Baylor Barbee


129. "Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew


130. "To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver


131. “Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.”


132. "Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal


133. "Just because I let you go doesn’t mean I wanted to.” – Unknown


134. “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”


135. "The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day.” – Unknown


136. "Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” – Nikita Gill


137. "It is so difficult in the world for people to find love, true love.” — LaToya Jackson


138. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”


139. "That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart’s broken. It’s like all the butterflies just died.” – Unknown


140. "Percy let me go, she croaked. You can’t pull me up. Never” ― Rick Riordan


141. "Love is like war: easy to begin but hard to end.” — Anonymous


142. "Sadness is but a wall between two gardens"– Khalil Gibran


143. "The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates


144. “A lot of you cared, just not enough.”


145. “The sun kept on with its slipping away, and I thought how many small good things in the world might be resting on the shoulders of something terrible.”


146. And let the clouds go sailing by”


147. "I’m technically single but my heart is taken by someone I can’t call my own.” – Unknown


148. "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler


149. "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A. A. Milne


150. "When one person is in control of another, love cannot grow deeply and fully, as there is no freedom.” — Henry Cloud


151. "Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”


152. "I did the searching and remembering, She did the disappearing and the forgetting.” ― Ann Brashares


153. "Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” – John Dryden


154. "They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay


155. To heal my heart and drown my woe


156. "I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.— Mohsen El-Guindy


157. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. — Jonathan Safran Foer


158. It's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear."


159. "What is meant to stay will stay.” – Unknown


160. "It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno


161. “I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”


162. "The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn


163. that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook


164. "They always say the hottest love has the coldest end.” — Drake


165. "Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you.” – Lisa Page Brooks


166. "Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain.”― Diana Peterfreund


167. "Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi


168. Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurt inside? — Crystal Ball


169. "The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton


170. "To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” – Bill Wilson


171. "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving


172. "Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned.” – Unknown


173. "I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.” – Humphrey Bogart


174. “Tonight I can write the saddest lines


175. “This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.”


176. "You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me.” – Shayne Ward


177. "It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” — Friedrich Nietzsche


178. "We are fools to believe to believe that we have LOVED when it is just a sugar-coated word for NEED,”― Mystqx Skye


179. "Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?” ― Faraaz Kazi


180. "So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri


181. "Moving on is tough, specially when you gave too much love.”― Heather Mae Buban


182. "Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.” — Anonymous


183. And many miles be still to go


184. "The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal


185. "One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham


186. Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.”


187. "Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” – Anais Nin


188. "It’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.” – Unknown


189. "The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat


190. The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.


191. "I used to think you were the best thing that happened, but now I think you might maybe be the worst thing.” — Silver


192. I consent to receiving emails and personalized ads.


193. Rain may fall, and wind may blow


194. "Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Lamartine


195. "If you love something, let it go…”― Karen Shreck


196. “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.”


197. “I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t” ― Colleen Hoover


198. "Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” – Mia Asher


199. "I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi


200. "My mistake was making you a priority when I was your second choice.” – Unknown


201. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”


202. "Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.” — Anonymous


203. "What appears to be the end, is actually a new beginning.” – Unknown


204. “i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone”


205. "She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.”― Katherine Paterson


206. “I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”


207. “You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.”


208. "This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.”― Wendy Wunder


209. "A heart doesn’t have to stop beating to be dead.” – Unknown


210. “Forever and ever, kid, until you're sick and tired of seeing me.”


211. "The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” — Alain de Botton


212. "I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye


213. If not at all, then love is all around.”― Toba Beta


214. "Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts"– Paramahansa Yogananda


215. "Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” — Hermann Hesse


216. "You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness"– Jonathan Safran Foer


217. "I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell


218. "When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.” –


219. I get a little bit stronger”


220. "Life goes on after a breakup.” – Andi Dorfman


221. "When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” – David Grayson


222. "Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.” ― Laura Chouette


223. "Absence is to love what wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” — Roger de Rabutin


224. "Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” — Cassandra Clar


225. “I'm lonely. And I'm lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.”


226. "You gave me wings to fly, then took away my sky.” – Leonora Speyer


227. The longer you dance with the devil, the longer you stay in hell. — Unknown


228. “She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.”


229. "When you leave me it feels like someone has made a hole in my heart.” – Unknown


230. "Sometimes temporary feels like a blessing in a world where love only lasts a second.” ― Laura Chouette


231. "You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on.” – Steve Harvey


232. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. - Jim Rohn


233. "The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.” – Benjamin Disraeli


234. “Leaning against my father, the sadness finally broke open inside me, hollowing out my heart and leaving me bleeding. My feet felt rooted in the dirt. There were more than two bodies buried here. Pieces of me that I didn’t even know were under the ground. Pieces of dad, too.”


235. "A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone’s face.” – Unknown


236. "Loving someone and being with them are two different things. Just cherish the magical times that both interlink.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru


237. "Let them go if they always have an excuse to stay away from you.”― Garima Soni


238. “I wanted to kill someone and I wanted to die and I wanted to run as far and as fast as I could because she was never coming back. She had fallen off the face of the earth and she was never coming back.”


239. The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. — Carl Jung


240. The worst feeling isn't being lonely, it's being forgotten by someone you'd never forget. — Helen Hywater


241. "You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life"You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun"It just happens"– Kirsten Dunst


242. "To live in a hallucination of being loved is more painful than rejection.”― Vinaya Panicker


243. "Tears come from the heart and not from the brain"– Leonardo da Vinci


244. like it’s raining in the city.


245. "We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


246. "The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.” – Jane Austen


247. “You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said. Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.”


248. Tears are words the mouth can't say nor can the heart bear. — Joshua Wisenbaker


249. "Me wondering why they don’t say nothing about a kiss being salty as a tear.” ― Lindsay Hunter


250. “But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb.”


251. "Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.”― Luanne Rice


252. "I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.” — Edith Piaf


253. "When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho


254. "Sometimes we hurt the ones we love, but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better.”― Shannon A. Thompson


255. “I don’t know if it’s possible to take hate away from people. Not even people like us, who’ve seen firsthand what hate can do. We’re all hurting. We’re all going to be hurting for a long time. And we, probably more than anyone else out there, will be searching for a new reality every day. A better one.”


256. "Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” – Susan Polis Schutz


257. Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family. — Jerry B. Jenkins


258. "There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.” – La Rochefoucauld


259. "I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman


260. "Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


261. "Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”– Joshua Wisenbaker


262. "Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale


263. “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”


264. "There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” — Dante Alighieri


265. Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. — Maya Angelou


266. "You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal


267. "The hardest thing I’ll ever do is walk away still loving you.” – Tracy Lawrence


268. "Only the one you will love will have the ability to hurt you.” ― Purvi Mehta


269. "I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans


270. "I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed.” – Unknown


271. But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel for someone and the impact they have on you as a person, is in no way relative to the amount of time you have known them.”


272. But under a tall tree will I lie


273. "And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” ― Dominic Riccitello


274. The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way."


275. "Come back! Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” — Euripides, Herakles


276. "I miss the time when you just wanted to spend every second of your life with me.” – Unknown


277. "I can’t even look at you anymore, all I see is this stranger that once meant everything to me.” – Unknown


278. "The heart will break, but broken live on.” — Lord Byron


279. "The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Unknown


280. "Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” — S. Johnson


281. "Plant each hour a thought of love for those who have hurt you, destroy the idea that anyone can take away your happiness.” — Albert E. Cliffe


282. "Hearts live by being wounded.” — Oscar Wilde


283. “Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”


284. "Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King


285. “Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you.”


286. "Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson


287. "But love is not a joke, it also means sharing someone else’s pain.”― Banana Yoshimoto


288. "My heart is broken but my mind says I’m okay.” – Unknown


289. When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."


290. But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure."


291. "Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”– Mark Haddon


292. “Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.”


293. “There’s death all around us. Everywhere we look. 1.8 people kill themselves every second. We just don’t pay attention. Until we do.”


294. “Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”


295. "To be forgotten by the one to whom you never forget is the worst thing ever happens.” — Zubair Ahmed


296. "The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris


297. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”


298. “Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”


299. "Sad things happen"They do"But we don’t need to live sad forever"– Mattie Stepanek


300. “I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.”


301. "Sadness is also a kind of defence"– Ivo Andric


302. “If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you.”


303. "It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” ― Samuel Butler


304. "I gave you my love, I gave you my heart, I gave you everything you ever wanted and all you did was take it for granted…leaving me broken hearted.” — Chris Elam


305. "How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” ― Tony Braxton


306. "I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.” – Terri Guillemets


307. “What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.”


308. "We were inseparable once. And today I hate even thinking about you.”― Garima Soni


309. "A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.” — Rainer Maria Rilke


310. "There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” — Tennessee Williams


311. “…the sad part is, that I will probably end up loving you without you for much longer than I loved you when I knew you.


312. "Things change"And friends leave"Life doesn’t stop for anybody"– Stephen Chbosky


313. Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel. — Tupac Shakur


314. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”


315. It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain. — Jennifer Aniston


316. "Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


317. "The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.” — Maureen Duffy


318. “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.”


319. The wrong person will never give you what you want, but they'll make sure they get what they want from you. — Unknown


320. “The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”


321. "The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” – Rob Liano


322. Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it's there if you look deep. — Chester Minnit


323. When she is happy, she can't stop talking, when she is sad, she doesn't say a word. — Ann Brashares


324. "It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses"– George Eliot


325. "Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.” — Larry David


326. “Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.”


327. "How do you tell someone that the reason you’re sad is that you love them?” – Unknown


328. "If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.” – Thomas Otway


329. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”


330. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”


331. "He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides


332. And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands."


333. "He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” ― Anonymous


334. “He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.”


335. Like thread through a needle


336. "And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Khalil Gibran


337. "Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” – Christina Westover


338. You are a genius, " said the angel.


339. "The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all.” – Nishan Panwar


340. "Regret not that you suffer in love, regret if you don’t.” ― Abhijit Naskar


341. "The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow"– Bob Marley


342. I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower."


343. "Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” – Toni Morrison


344. "I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” — Charlie Chaplin


345. "You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.— Warsan Shire


346. "You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” – Terri Guillemets


347. When a girl cries, it's not usually over one thing. It's built up anger and emotions that she's been holding in for too long. — Joe King


348. "A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse


349. “I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter.”


350. First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great. - Alyssa Milano


351. "There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.” — Jean Anouilh


352. "Roses lose their petals. But they bloom again.” – Unknown


353. "When you go through a breakup, it feels like someone died. And the truth is that someone has died – the relationship.” — Osayi Osar-Emokpae


354. "Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.— Lykke Li


355. "You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman


356. "Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the.. BURN!” ― Syed Arshad


357. "It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having.” – Katie Ashley


358. "People love each other for many reasons, not all of them good […]. They love each other because it’s easy. Or because they’re used to it. Or because they’ve given up. Or because they’re scared.” ― Nathan Hill


359. "I love you forever. I am sorry I cannot love you now.” ― Nick Harkaway


360. "When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.”― Shannon L. Alder


361. "Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra


362. "Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own.”― Soraya Naomi


363. "It hurts because it mattered.” – John Green


364. "Love without return is like a question without an answer.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


365. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”


366. “Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.


367. "Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” – William Blake


368. "You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp


369. “The funniest people are the saddest ones”


370. "To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.” — William M. Thackeray


371. “Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity


372. God," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "Get some rest tomorrow...."


373. Get updates on the latest posts and more from Everyday Power straight to your inbox.


374. "Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” – Cecily von Ziegesar


375. "I wish I could just ask you what you think of me.” – Unknown


376. "The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow


377. "It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale


378. When you're happy you enjoy the music. When you're sad you understand the lyrics. — Frank Ocean


379. "I think the worst part about a breakup sometimes, if one could choose a worst part, would possibly be if you get out of a relationship, and you don’t recognize yourself because you changed a lot about you.” – Taylor Swift


380. "Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable"– Nicholas Sparks


381. One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word."


382. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”


383. "It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew"– Henry Rollins


384. "I don’t mind the pain you give me. As long as you promise to heal me with your love.” ― Garima Soni


385. "Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey


386. "Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin.” — Brian Ruckley


387. It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride."


388. “The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see--the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.”


389. "First, accept sadness"Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great"– Alyssa Milano


390. "You know you love someone when you can’t hate them for breaking your heart.” – Unknown


391. "Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.” – Steve Maraboli


392. "How do you know when it’s over?”"Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” – Gunnar Ardelius


393. "There is nothing more painful in this world than to be in love with something that never can be.” ― Laura Chouette


394. "When I first met you. I didn’t know you were going to be this important to me.” – Unknown


395. “you're an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry”


396. "Life goes on… with or without you.” – Faraaz Kazi


397. "I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.” – Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife


398. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. — Kahlil Gibran


399. "As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”― Tabitha Suzuma


400. "The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”- Jim Rohn


401. your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.”


402. "I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.” — Beth Ditto


403. The pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger. — Ritu Ghatourey


404. “Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.”


405. "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe


406. Subscribe to Everyday Power!


407. "Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” ― Alysha Speer


408. "If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.” — Kahlil Gibran


409. "Love is stupid. All we do is break one another’s heart.” ― Holly Black


410. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”― W.S. Merwin


411. “There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”


412. "I’ll love you even when I can’t”


413. It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. — Henry Rollins


414. If you don't know about pain and trouble, you're in sad shape. They make you appreciate life. - Evel Knievel


415. “My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”


416. "Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox"Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’"– Faraaz Kazi


417. "Lonely’s a different kind of pain, it doesn’t hurt as bad as heartbreak. I preferred it and embraced it ‘cause I reckoned it was one or the other.” – Kristen Ashley, For You


418. “Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go


419. "Every time we fall in love we fall more apart.” ― Laura Chouette


420. "The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks


421. How did I go from that little five year old, always happy and always laughing to...this? — Chester Minnit


422. "There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl Buck


423. You are not alone. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. — Priyanshu Singh


424. "It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.” — Eric Kripke


425. "The more you love, the more you cry.” — Priyanshu Singh


426. “They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now”


427. "Moving on is simple; it’s what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.” – Unknown


428. "I don’t think breakups are ever easy for anybody. If they are, they aren’t much of a breakup.” – Chris Young


429. "All my memories still smell of you!”― Avijeet Das

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