Sad Life Sayings and Quotes

Sometimes life gives you lemons and you don’t have the energy to make lemonade. Just because life is precious, doesn't mean that it can’t be a real drag. Take a cathartic moment with the collection of wise and inspirational sad life quotes below.

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions. Stefan Kanfer
Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. Gloria Steinem
Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley
A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end it was never bound to be, and you just have to let go. Will Smith
We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. Albert Schweitzer
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Kahlil Gibran
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
Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up. Katie Gill
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
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
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. Cynthia Nelms
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. Henry Rollins
Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must. Bob Dylan
How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness. Jim Rohn
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying. Charlie Chaplin
Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain. Erica Baican
It's sad to know I'm done. But looking back, I've got a lot of great memories. Bonnie Blair
Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard. David Levithan
Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. Margaret Mitchell
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. Lemony Snicket
Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de la Fontaine
We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim. R.M. Drake
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
Life is made of so many partings welded together. Charles Dickens
The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development. Alain De Botton
Your sadness is a gift. Don’t reject it. Don’t rush it. Live it fully and use it as fuel to change and grow. Maxime Lagacé
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung
The sadness will last forever. Vincent Van Gogh