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Quotations About / On: SORROW

  • 1.
    Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 4, ch. 3 (1860). Real name is Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
  • 2.
    Love sorrows are addictive as other sorrows are not.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 3.
    Old McDonald had a farm. To his sorrow, to his sorrow.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 4.
    'Even death, terror and sorrow, I assume, are all glaring signs of our ephemerality'
    (Oladehinde Ibikunle. Culled from Song of a Bard)
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  • 5.
    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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  • 6.
    Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 19, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 7.
    No memories of felicity save with faint ruffle of sorrow
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "All Strange Away," in Rockaby and Other Short Pieces, p. 62, Grove Press (1981).)
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  • 8.
    Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
    (Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Here Lies, "Sentiment," (1939). For the original, see Wordsworth on poetry.)
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  • 9.
    The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.
    (Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
    More quotations from: Simone Schwarz-Bart, sun, night
  • 10.
    He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
    (Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), British churchman,devotional writer. Twenty-Seven Sermons, sermon 18 (1651).)
    More quotations from: Jeremy Taylor, home, children
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