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Deep Sad Quotes for 2022

We’ve all been through rough times and ended up feeling depressed and sad. I hope these deep sad quotes help you realize that you’re not alone and that there is something to be learned from your experiences. This list includes sad deep quote on life, deep sad love quotes, short sad deep quotes, deep pain quotes, deep feeling sad quotes, deep quotes on sadness, deep happy but sad quotes and inspirational deep quotes about sadness.

Sometimes life gets us down. If you’re lonely and need some comfort, these deep sad quotes can help get you through the most challenging moments in your life.

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Deep Sad Quotes

Here are some good deep sad quotes.

“I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.” ― Sylvia Plath

“It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way – cracks you open to feeling.” ― Jennifer Anniston

“Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.” ― Horace

“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

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier

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“You’re sad because you’re wasting your potential. You know it, your family knows it, everyone knows it. Do something useful.” ― Carlos Del Valle

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” ― Malcolm X

“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” ― C. Joybell C

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.” ― Mark Haddon

“A lot of you cared, just not enough.” ― Jay Asher

“Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.” ― Veronica Roth

“Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.” ― Vaclav Havel

“Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” ― David Levithan

“As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” ― Tabitha Suzuma

“You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said. Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.” ― Patrick Ness

“But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.” ― Melina Marchetta

“Life is too short to be angry or sad for long.” ― Alphonso Davies

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“The sun kept on with its slipping away, and I thought how many small good things in the world might be resting on the shoulders of something terrible.” ― Carol Rifka Brunt

“I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like–like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.” ― Lauren Oliver

“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

Sad Deep Quote on Life

You’ll find the best sad deep quotes on life here. Check these deep sad life quotes now, then you might also like these Sad Quotes About Life. For more, check out our other life quotes, including Short Quotes About Life, Inspirational Quotes About Life, Funny Quotes About Life, Enjoy Life Quotes, Live Your Best Life Quotes, Life’s Good Quotes and Life Changing Quotes

“The trouble with great sadness is that it doesn’t fit inside your body.” ― Manuel Rivas

“People who shout joy from the rooftops are often the saddest of all.” ― Milan Kundera

“Now, something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski

“Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age when the sense of curiosity has withered.” ― Graham Greene

“It’s sad when someone can walk right by you and pretend you were never a big part of their life.” ― Jessica Butyl

“Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must.” – Bob Dylan

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“I don’t think all writers are sad, she said. I think it’s the other way around, all sad people write.” ― Lang Leave

“Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.” ― Maggie Nelson

“There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.” ― Nicole Krauss

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“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

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” ― Fred Rogers

“War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.” ― Henry Rollins

“Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” ― Steven Tyler

“The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development.” ― Alain de Botton

“Never be afraid of tears. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing truth. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing the beauty of life.” ― Osho

“Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurt inside?” – Crystal Ball

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“If you choose to be sad then you will be sad but there times you don’t know why you’re sad. Tears start flowing from your eyes.” ― Ann Marie Aguilar

“I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” ― Plato

“I have a thousand reasons to die and many millions of tears to cry.” ― Draconian

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” ― Robin Williams

Deep Sad Love Quotes

Take a look at these deep sad love quotes. Pick the best sad deep love quotes from the list below and if you like love quotes, check out our lists of Short Love Quotes, I Love You Quotes for Her, I Love You Quotes for Him, Romantic Quotes, True Love Quotes, Thinking of You Quotes, Lost Love Quotes, Cute Love Quotes, Funny Love Quotes and Love Yourself Quotes.

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” ― Miguel de Unamuno

“There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” ― Ashleigh Brilliant

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” ― Julia Roberts

“You can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” ― Johnny Depp

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“I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi

“You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal

“Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.”— Lykke Li

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman

“You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go.” — C.C Aurel

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

“It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” — Graham Foust

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” ― Pablo Neruda

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” ― Henry Rollins

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“To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” ― Bess Myerson

“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” ― David Grayson

“It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” ― Ella Harper

“Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.” ― Sara Teasdale

“Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN!” ― Syed Arshad

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” ― Anaïs Nin

Short Sad Deep Quotes

Consider the following short sad deep quotes. You might also want to check out our list of Short Deep Quotes.

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” ― John Steinbeck

“It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” ― Brigitte Bardot

“It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.” ― Willie Nelson

“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” ― Mark Twain

“He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.” ― Voltaire

“People aren’t born sad. We make them that way.” ― Nikita Gill

“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” ― Mattie Stepanek

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“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.” ― Emily Brontë

“The day I quit, I want people to be sad about it.” ― Gianluigi Buffon

“Fake happiness is the worst kind of sadness.” ― Dominic Riccitello

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.” ― Arthur Koestler

“Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.” ― George Jean Nathan

“The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.” ― Shana Alexander

“We can feel sad, hurt, demoralized. But we can’t give up.” ― Patrisse Cullors

“When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world.” ― Mac Miller

“The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” ― Bob Marley

“Hate is a place where a man who can’t stand sadness goes.” ― Kentaro Miura

“It’s pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.” ― Meg White

“The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered.” ― Logan Pearsall Smith

“All people are sad clowns. That’s the key to comedy – and it’s a buffer against reality. ” ― Bob Odenkirk

Deep Pain Quotes

Here are some deep pain quotes to help you through tough times. Find the best deep quotes about pain below.

“Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.” ― John Sterling

“Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because life’s greatest lessons are learnt through pain.” ― Nagato

“Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it; there is no way of life.” ― Angelina Jolie

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” — Charlie Chaplin

“Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by if you smile through your pain and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun come shining through for you.” ― Charlie Chaplin

“Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.” ― Fight Club

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” — Erma Bombeck

“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ― Mary Tyler Moore

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”Anybody can laugh in joy, but the bold ones also smile in pain…knowing that pain is just like a zooming train, that will soon pass by.” ― RVM

“If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain.” ― Bryant McGill

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” — Khalil Gibran

“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.” ― Haruki Murakam

“You may have had unfair things happen to you, but the depth of your pain is an indication of the height of your future.” ― Joel Osteen

Deep Feeling Sad Quotes

If you’re looking for deep feeling sad quotes, this section is for you. See if any of these deep I’m sad quotes resonate with you.

“The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.” ― Nina LaCour, Hold Still

“The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.” ― Jim Rohn

“She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short.” ― Brian Andreas

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ― Louis E. Boone

“One of those days where I want to curl up into a ball and forget about the world.” ― Kevin Suboc

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I cried at first…..and then, it was such a beautiful day, that I forgot to be unhappy.” ― Frances Noyes Hart

“Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future.” ― Andrew Boyd

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” ― Wizard of Oz

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“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” ― Cynthia Nelms

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ― W. M. Lewis

“I think if we all acted the way we felt, four out of eight people at a dinner table would be sitting there sobbing.” ― Jim Carrey

“Sometimes bad things happen for no reason, no purpose. They just occur and we’re left to pick up the pieces the best we can.” ― Felicity

“I never knew until that moment, what it was like to lose something I never really had.” ― The Wonder Years

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” ― Sydney J. Harris

“It is not possible to express the most precious insights, to see all that craves to be seen, to visit even the closest neighbors in the universe, to learn all that needs to be learned, to live without dying, and I am sad about it. But I lived and I am happy about that.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

Deep Quotes on Sadness

Here are some deep quotes on sadness that you may find helpful.

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” ― Jean de La Fontaine

“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.” ― William S. Burroughs

“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” ― Carl Jung

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” ― Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.” ― Pierre Corneille

“Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel.” ― Tupac Shakur

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“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” ― R.M. Drake

“They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.” ― Conor Oberst

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

“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” ― Alain de Botton

“Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.” ― Taraji P. Henson

“We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.” ― Alanis Morissette

“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

“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!” ― Dita Von Teese

“Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It’s a fact of life, like contradictions are.” ― Robert Redford

Deep Happy but Sad Quotes

If you like these deep happy but sad quotes, you might also like our lists of Short Happy Quotes, Happy Quotes About Life and Be Happy Quotes.

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ― Martha Washington

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” ― Mark Twain

“Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” ― Daisaku Ikeda

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

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“Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, youll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.” ― Roy T. Bennett

If you like this quote you might like our list of Moving On Quotes.

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” ― Steve Maraboli

“I am always sad, I think. Perhaps this signifies that I am not sad at all, because sadness is something lower than your normal disposition, and I am always the same thing. Perhaps I am the only person in the world, then, who never becomes sad. Perhaps I am lucky.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ― Andy Rooney

“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ― Jasmine Warga

“Happiness would not be fully appreciated without an experience of its opposite, sadness.” – Richard Daly

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“If you can’t get what you want, you end up doing something else, just to get some relief. Just to keep from going crazy. Because when you’re sad enough, you look for ways to fill you up.” ― Laura Pritchett

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” ― Bob Marley

Inspirational Deep Quotes About Sadness

Get motivated with these inspirational deep quotes about sadness. And if you like inspirational quotes, check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.” ― Dionne Warwick

“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” ― Alyssa Milano

“At the end of the day, I’m a person. I have feelings. I get tired. I get sad.” ― Summer Walker

“It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.” ― Sebastian Thrun

“Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.” ― Bill Toomey

“We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.” ― Pierre Corneille

“I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.” ― Nana Mouskouri

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“Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.” ― Christina Rossetti

“The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“You have to let it all hang out, let go of the ideas that were more comfortable and embrace some of the sadness in your life.” ― Madeleine Peyroux

“I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.” ― Conor Oberst

“The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.” ― Edmond de Goncourt

“A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.” ― Jean Racine

“I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.” ― Jerome K. Jerome

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

“People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” ― Dan Reynolds

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