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.

Many times in the midst of the sin, suffering, and sorrow of this life there is a tug at our soul. That is homesickness coupled with anticipation. Rev. Billy Graham
What if I were very, very sad / And all I did was smile? / I wonder after a while / What might become of my sadness? Fred Rogers
Life was suddenly too sad. And yet it was beautiful. The beauty was dimmed when the sadness welled up. And the beauty would be there again when the sadness went. So the beauty and sadness belonged together somehow. William Steig
Winter is come and gone, / But grief returns with the revolving year. Percy Bysshe Shelley
My days are in the yellow leaf; / The flowers and fruits of love are gone; / The worm, the canker, and the grief / Are mine alone! Lord Byron
Love’s pleasure lasts but a moment; / Love’s sorrow lasts all through life. Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
For In every ill-turn of fortune the most unhappy sort of unfortunate man is the one who has been happy. Boethius
MEDVEDENKO: Why do you wear black all the time? MASHA: I’m in mourning for my life, I'm unhappy. Anton Chekhov
If you don't find a way to do something as work that is fulfilling and enjoyable, then your life is going to be really sad. Rudy Giuliani
The bee of sorrow had stung his heart. Isaac Babel
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Some day you will realize what this means. You will know nothing of life till you do. Oscar Wilde
For the life of man is a sorrow / And death is a relief from pain, / For love only lasts till tomorrow / And life without love is vain. Oscar Wilde
Sorrow is my perpetual guest. / The constant inmate of my mournful breast; / Joy but an ignis fatuss [foolish fire] light at best, / Just seen and gone! Lady E. Stuart Wortley
I carry with me a level of sadness so profound that it will be with me forever. Verhoeven
I was sad; / Though far in the future our light would shine / For the present the dark was ours, was mine, / I couldn't be glad. Lesbia Harford
It's boring and sad, and there's no one around / In times of my spirit's travail . . . / Desires! . . . What use is our vain and eternal desire? / While years pass on by — all the best years! Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Adieu Tristesse / Bonjour Tristesse / Farewell Sadness / Hello Sadness Paul Eluard
Misery! we have known each other, / Like a sister and a brother / Living in the same lone home, / Many years — we must live some / Hours or ages yet to come. Percy Bysshe Shelley
But when the melancholy fit shall fall / Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud, / That fosters the droop-headed flowers all, / And hides the green hill in an April shroud; John Keats
Yesterday / All my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they're here to stay John Lennon; Paul McCartney
Well, everybody hurts sometimes / Everybody cries / And everybody hurts sometimes / And everybody hurts sometimes William Thomas Berry; Peter Lawrence Buck; Michael E. Mills; John Michael Stipe
All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong? John Lennon; Paul McCartney
Depression stops, feels demonic, dulling, possessive, a gray that takes you over, until you become stagnant and stilled, until you lose your colors, and all you see and feel is its quiet heaviness, its storm-cloud hue. Porochista Khakpour
These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real / There's just too much that time cannot erase Ben Moody; David Hodges; Amy Lee
Sunday is gloomy / My hours are slumberless / Dearest the shadows / I live with are numberless Laszlo Javor; Rezso Seress; Sam M. Lewis
Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable / And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table / No one can find the rewind button, girl / So cradle your head in your hands Anna Nalick
It's hard to believe that there's nobody out there / It's hard to believe that I'm all alone / At least I have her love, the city, she loves me / Lonely as I am, together we cry Michael Peter Balzary; John Anthony Frusciante; Anthony Kiedis; Chad Gaylord Smith
Did you ever see a robin weep / When leaves begin to die? / Like me he's lost the will to live / I'm so lonesome I could cry Hank Williams Sr.