I find sadness and strife to be so much more interesting with an upbeat melody.
— Zooey Deschanel
Even if you can't get rid of the heat, as long as you can get rid of bother with the heat, your body is always on a cool terrace. Even if you can't get rid of poverty, as long as you can get rid of the sadness of poverty, your mind always lives in a comfortable abode.
— Zicheng Hong
I'm strong because I know my weaknesses. I'm wise because I've been foolish. I laugh because I've known sadness.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
This is my sadness for shooting my friend
The person who will give you unexplained happiness, will also be the reason for your unexplained sadness.
— Zayn Malik
I think sadness and anger are really fertile ground for comedy. No one is really interested in a happy person doing comedy.
— Zach Galifianakis
I think the saddest moments in life have humor in them. I have a memory of coming home from a funeral with my family in the back of a limousine and someone cracking a joke and us just hysterically belly laughing. It's how we always dealt with tragedy in our lives and I think it's such a healthy way to deal with sadness.
— Zach Braff
Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.
— Yoko Ono
You have trouble feeling alive, so you stab your own heart just to feel something. It was the emptiness that was killing you. You created the sadness and the fear to fill it.
— Yasmin Mogahed
Happiness, sadness, loss and gain all pass away. What they do to us is what remains.
— Yasmin Mogahed
It isn't a coincidence that prayer was commanded right after the year of sadness. The prayer was the greatest comfort.
About time, what I really learned from studying English is: time is different with timing. I understand the difference of these two words so well. I understand falling in love with the right person in the wrong timing could be the greatest sadness in a person's entire life.
— Xiaolu Guo
Never look back to the past, never regret, even if there is emptiness ahead.' But I couldn't help it. Sometimes I would rather look back if it meant that I could feel something in my heart, even something sad. Sadness was better than emptiness.
— Xiaolu Guo
The old Indian teaching was that is is wrong to tear loose from its place on the earth anything that may be growing there. It may be cut off, but it should not be uprooted. The trees and the grass have spirits. Whatever one of such growth may be destroyed by some good Indian, his act is done in sadness and with a prayer for forgiveness because of his necessities.
— Wooden Leg
Sadness is twilight's kiss on earth.
— Wole Soyinka
His sadness was of the kind that is patient and without hope.
— William Maxwell
The rich man can afford to be happy and wise; the poor man is wiser still, for he understands sadness.
— William Henry Chase
The spleen is seldom felt where Flora reigns;The low'ring eye, the petulance, the frown,And sullen sadness, that o'ershade, distort,And mar the face of beauty, when no causeFor such immeasurable woe appears;These Flora banishes, and gives the fairSweet smiles, and bloom less transient than her own.
— William Cowper
A lean, loose-jointed Negro had commenced plunking a guitar beside me while I slept. His clothes were rags; his feet peeped out of his shoes. His face had on it some of the sadness of the ages. As he played, he pressed a knife on the strings of the guitar in a manner popularized by Hawaiian guitarists who used steel bars. The effect was unforgettable.
— William Christopher Handy
There is a deep sadness to American poverty, greater than the sadness of any other kind. It's because America has such an ideology of success.
— Will Self
Besides the pleasure derived from acquired knowledge, there lurks in the mind of man, and tinged with a shade of sadness, an unsatisfactory longing for something beyond the present, a striving towards regions yet unknown and unopened.
— Wilhelm von Humboldt
Joy mingled with sadness, even with grief, is the deepest human joy. It winds itself about the soul with indescribable sweetness, with a dim but unerring sense for what will some day be born of it.
— Wilhelm von Humboldt
The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope.
— Wilfred Owen
No matter what you are dealing with in life, be it resentment or regret, bitterness or sadness, anger or apathy, hatred or hesitation, depression or disempowerment, disappointment or other destructive anxieties, painful envy or emotional turmoil, fear of isolation or thoughts of failure, keep in mind that if you are positive, positivity will find you and embrace you!
— Widad Akrawi
True wisdom comes from the overcoming of suffering and sin. All true wisdom is therefore touched with sadness.
— Whittaker Chambers
being funny is a way of being liked and a way of dealing with sadness.
— Wendy Wasserstein
It's been proven that the thoughts we choose have everything to do with our emotions. I can tell you that a commitment to feeling good can take away a stomach ache, fear, depression, sadness, anxiety - you name it. Any stress signal is a way of alerting you to say the five magic words: I want to feel good. This is your intention to be tranquil and stress free - and it's a way of connecting to spirit.
— Wayne Dyer
Darkness is a lower energy than light, and when you bring light to the presence of darkness you don't have to warn it, you don't have to tell it that it has to get away. It can't survive. Light dissolves darkness. And so does love dissolve hate and so does joy dissolve sadness and so does faith dissolve doubt and so on.
— Wayne Dyer
Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
— Wayne Coyne
[The blues] is the antidote for sadness and depression.
— Warren Haynes
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have-life itself.
— Walter Inglis Anderson
The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.
— Walter Cronkite
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
— Walter Anderson
Nobody but a Southerner knows the wrenching rinsing sadness of the cities of the North.
— Walker Percy
Joy and sadness come by turns.
— Walker Percy
The root of the problem I have is anxiety, and it's all derived from something - I'm just going to say it, some kind of sadness. It manifests in so many different ways and it affects people differently.
— Vinny Guadagnino
He wondered what the years had done to his face as he traced the effects on hers. Eyes the same blue-lit green, but where mischievous joy once danced, now he saw sadness, deep as the ocean. Her cheeks were thinner. There was something else too: the arrogant pride of a princess seemed to be extinct. Yet the indefinable, untamed quality of her spirit remained. Yes, it was Torina.
— Victoria Hanley
There is a deep and undeniable sadness in all this: whenever we see the dawn of an eternal good that will never be overcome by evil " an evil that is itself eternal but will never succeed in overcoming good " whenever we see this dawn, the blood of old people and children is always shed.
— Vasily Grossman
Have I told you lately that I love you, have I told you lately there's no one above you. Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, that's what you do.
— Van Morrison
Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel.
— Tupac Shakur