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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