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Frank ZappaBroken hearts are for assholes.

—  Frank Zappa, 1940-1993, American musician

     (song title from the album “Sheik Yerbouti”, 1977)

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William BlakeExcessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Antonio PorchiaYou are sad because they abandon you and you have not fallen.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

William BlakeJoys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

William ShakespeareWhen sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Hamlet

Ralph Waldo EmersonSorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Lord ChesterfieldGood humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Khalil GibranWe choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

—  Khalil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese-American poet & philosopher

Victor HugoSorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Victor HugoMelancholy is the happiness of being sad.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Fyodor DostoyevskyPain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian writer

Marcel ProustHappiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer


Quotes in Verse

DanteThere is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet










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