Quotations About / On: SAD

  • 1.
    Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
    (Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).)
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  • 2.
    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).)
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    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).)
  • 5.
    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).)
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  • 6.
    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).)
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  • 7.
    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).)
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  • 8.
    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).)
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  • 9.
    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).)
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  • 10.
    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).)
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