When I get sad, I stop being sad, and be awesome instead… True story!
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
There’s no way for them to take away my sadness, but they can make sure I am not empty of all the other feelings.
David Levithan, Love is the Higher Law
You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.
Ray Bradbury (via therealchadhall)
Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
But I explained that deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place but if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place and now have moved on sometimes this will bring hope. ‘So sadness is a place?’Giovanni asked. ‘Sometimes people live there for years.’
There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic — if it is pulled out I shall die.
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 Dostoevsky (via psychotherapy)
today my whole body is lips
which cry your name aloud
Urszula Kozioł (via finallyseeing)