Being Sad Quotes

Being sad is a basic human emotion that plays a role in our everyday lives. Being sad can happen because of death, breakup, conflict, failure, regret and among other factors. Being sad is normal, but prolonged sadness can result in emotional and physical problems. Being sad can affect how we process our thoughts.

Most of us get sad because of repeatedly thinking about negative thoughts. We constantly replay bad memories in our head, and this can cause us to become sad.  Instead of having negative thoughts, try to focus on fixing it. For instance, you might be sad about your finances and not having enough money. Make a to-do list and work to solve your problems.

Being sad can be from anger and resentment. Practice forgiveness, doing so will remove negative energy, and increase calm and peace in your life. Some of us get sad over workload and deadlines, it is important to organize your day and step away from stressful situations whenever possible. Our health can also contribute to sadness, get regular exercise, meditation, eat properly and get enough sleep.

Being sad is not a pleasant emotion, and it is important to take time to recognize where your sadness is coming from.

Lastly, if you find yourself being sad all the time and cannot overcome sadness on your own, seek professional help and consult a psychologist or therapist.

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We have compiled a list of being sad quotes from psychologists, famous authors, celebrities and others sharing their experience and thoughts on being sad. Find quotes about being sad, sad quotes about being alone and more.

 
Victor Frankl- Everything can be taken from a man

Victor Frankl- Everything can be taken from a man

Everything can be taken from a man, but one thing; the last of human freedoms- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. -Victor Frankl Source: Man's searching for Meaning (Book).  
Jean Houston- Stop Telling The Same Sad Story

Jean Houston- Stop Telling The Same Sad Story

If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life.
Jean Houston
 

If you are one of those people or know someone that keeps complaining about their past hurt, or spend most their time complaining about someone who has treated him unfairly or has hurt them, this quote is describing such circumstances. If you are trying to be a polite person, by listening to their problems and hurt, it can be annoying sometimes, especially if they are not making progress or taking steps to change their situation.

If someone constantly complains and tells the same sad story over and over, they are living in those memories. Our thoughts are powerful, it affects our behaviors, future goals and, preventing us from living a fulfilled, enrich life.

The best way to recover from a sad small story is to move on, create new memories, keep busy, accomplish new goals, make a difference and surround yourself with positive people.

Kim Hyun-joong- Live Positively Even The Feeling Down

Kim Hyun-joong- Live Positively Even The Feeling Down

Even when you are feeling down, you have to live your life positively, that way, happy days and happy feelings will come to you some day.     

Kim Hyun-joong

George Bernard Shaw- Write your sad times in sand

George Bernard Shaw- Write your sad times in sand

Write your sad times in sand, write your good times in stone.
George Bernard Shaw

The greatest happiness-- Fyodor Dostoevsky

The greatest happiness– Fyodor Dostoevsky

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced-- J.K. Rowling

Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced– J.K. Rowling

Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.     

J.K. Rowling

Stop feeling sorry for yourself- Stephen Fry

Stop feeling sorry for yourself- Stephen Fry

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.

Stephen Fry

Nelson Mandela- It is so Easy To Break Down and Destroy

Nelson Mandela- It is so Easy To Break Down and Destroy

It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.

Nelson Mandela

Karen Salmansohn- Give Yourself a Break

Karen Salmansohn- Give Yourself a Break

Give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown.     

Karen Salmansohn

Estelle- After a Break Up

Estelle- After a Break Up

No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.      

Estelle

Barack Obama- Go Out and Make Good Things Happen

Barack Obama- Go Out and Make Good Things Happen

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.     

Barack Obama

Nikhil Andy- Realizing Not Important To Someone

Nikhil Andy- Realizing Not Important To Someone

It is sad when you realize you are not as important to someone as they are to you!     

Nikhil Andy

John Steinbeck- On a Sad Soul

John Steinbeck- On a Sad Soul

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ

John Steinbeck

 
Rashida Rowe- Your Sorrows Wont Last Forever

Rashida Rowe- Your Sorrows Wont Last Forever

In life, No matter what you are going through, have faith, and believe your sorrows won't last forever because what time does not heal God will.

Rashida Rowe

Japanese Proverb On Being Sad

Japanese Proverb On Being Sad

"Unhappiness can be a bridge to happiness."
Sonny Long

Sonny Long

Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves.     

Andrew Solomon Quote On Depression

Andrew Solomon Quote On Depression

You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness and that now you’re seeing truly.
Andrew Solomon
Erich Fromm- Responsive To The World

Erich Fromm- Responsive To The World

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
Erich Fromm
John Steinbeck- Asking Poor People For Help

John Steinbeck- Asking Poor People For Help

If you're in trouble, or hurt or need -- go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help -- the only ones.
John Steinbeck
Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

It doesn't hurt to feel sad from time to time.
Alfred Austin

Alfred Austin

Tears are the summer showers to the soul."
Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

"Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity." -Yoko Ono

  Other quotes to explore:    
Mac Miller- Feeling Sad

Mac Miller- Feeling Sad

When you feel sad, it's okay. It's not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there's those days when you feel like Superman. It's just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.
Mac Miller
Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu

There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish what is the goal.
Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great.
Carl Jung

Carl Jung

The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda

"Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts."
Dita Von Teese - Everyday is not a good day

Dita Von Teese – Everyday is not a good day

"Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is!" Meaning: Simple enough. The quote accurately says people have good days and bad days. Some days are happy, some are sad. in other words, as Dita Von Teese indicates, we are all human and have different types of days.
Viggo Mortensen- There is No Excuse To Boredom

Viggo Mortensen- There is No Excuse To Boredom

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes, Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.
Viggo Mortensen
Jean Paul- There is Joy In Sorrow

Jean Paul- There is Joy In Sorrow

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
Jean Paul
Stephen King- God can be cruel

Stephen King- God can be cruel

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Stephen King
William Sloane Coffin- Not Being Okay

William Sloane Coffin- Not Being Okay

I'm not okay, you're not okay, and that's okay.
William Sloane Coffin