The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire.
- Lemony Snicket
Pain 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
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
The best thing for being sad, is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.
- T. H. White
We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.
- R.M. Drake
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.
- Nicholas Sparks
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.
- Barbara Kingsolver