Quotations About / On: SAD
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
(Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).)
What a sad business, being funny.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Terry (Claire Bloom), Limelight, to Calvero (Charles Chaplin) after he tells her of his downfall in show business (1952).)
Imagination at wit's end spreads its sad wings.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Ill Seen Ill Said, p. 17, Grove Press (1981).)
Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "Black Venus," p. 9, "Next Editions" (1980).)
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
(Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. On Heroes and Hero-Worship, "The Hero as Divinity," (1841).)
Looking backward at what has been lost, I feel sad, then indifferent, and at last relieved.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by T. Seltzer (1922). Fantasia of the Unconscious, ch. 10, Viking Compass (1960).)
The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
(Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 4 (1987, trans. 1990).)
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
(Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist and historian. Chartism, ch. 4 (1839).)
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Notebook, ch. 34, entry for December 27, 1903, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine (1935).)