70 Sorrowful Quotes to Help You Cope with Heartache

Sorrowful Quotes: A collection of quotes about sorrow. Give yourself permission to feel and talk about how you feel. Cry, write in a journal, or talk to a trusted friend or therapist about your feelings. This will help you let go of them and start the healing process. Enjoy our sorrow quotes collection by famous authors, poets, and philosophers. Best sorrow quotes selected by thousands of our users!

Sorrowful Quotes to Help You Cope with Heartache

Sorrowful Quotes

“There a painless death awaits him who can no longer bear the sorrows of this life. If death is welcome let him seek it there.” ~ Anonymous

“I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” ― Nitya Prakash

“I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.” — Ashley Rickards

″ ‘When I was alive and had a human heart,’ answered the statue, ‘I did not know what tears were, for I lived in the Palace of Sans-Souci, where sorrow is not allowed to enter.’ ” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes
Sorrowful Quotes

“One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” ― Mandy Hale

“Flowers teach us that nothing is permanent: not their beauty, not even the fact that they will inevitably wilt, because they will still give new seeds. Remember this when you feel joy, pain, or sadness. Everything passes, grows old, dies, and is reborn.” ― Paulo Coelho

“I mean talk. Never forget that God is your friend. And like all friends, He longs to hear what’s been happening in your life. Good or bad, whether it’s been full of sorrow or anger, and even when you’re questioning why terrible things have to happen. So I talk with him.” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes About Life

“I knew the human exaggeration for sorrow—a broken heart. I’d always thought of it as a hyperbole. I wasn’t expecting the pain in my chest.” ~ Anonymous

“Don’t waste today by talking about yesterday until it’s finally tomorrow.” ― Tim Fargo

“If you have a sorrow that you cannot tell to anyone, you can go to our Father in Heaven.” ~ Anonymous

“In a moment all the heavy sorrow and misery which sleep had banished were upon him again, and he realized that he was no longer a petted prince in a palace, with the adoring eyes of a nation upon him, but a pauper, an outcast, clothed in rags, prisoner in a den fit only for beasts, and consorting with beggars and thieves.” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes
Sorrowful Quotes About Life

“No care and no sorrow, A fig for the morrow! We’ll laugh and be merry, Sing neigh down derry!” ~ Anonymous

“After a while, though, even the deepest sorrow faltered, even the most penetrating despair lost its scalpel edge.” ~ Anonymous

“Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us” ― Mimi Novic

“You can’t move things by not moving.” ― Suzy Kassem

Quotes About Sorrow And Grief

“And then Mae found herself sobbing. Her father was a mess . . . And there was nothing she could do for him. No, there was too much to do for him. She could quit her job. She could quit and help make the phone calls, fight the many fights to keep him well. This is what a good daughter would do. What a good child, an only child, would do.” ~ Anonymous

“When you get your heart broken, other people can help you pick the pieces up, but only you can glue the pieces back together.” ― Sam Madison

“My mom was still my mom, even if she only lived in books and door locks and the smell of fried tomatoes and old paper. She lived.” ~ Anonymous

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” ― Faraaz Kazi

Sorrowful Quotes
Quotes About Sorrow And Grief

Better than one heart be broken a thousand times in the retelling, he has decided, if it means that a thousand other hearts need not be broken at all. ~ Anonymous

″‘O, unhappy people!’ she cried. ‘Tomorrow will bring sorrow, but the day after will bring laughter! Prepare to mingle your colours!‘” ~ Anonymous

“The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.” — Robert Tew

Quotes On Sorrow Behind Smile

“That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.” ― Robyn Schneider

“He knew, but it was not enough. The sorrow was so large it threatened to tear through my skin. All things swift, beautiful, and bright when he died would be buried with him.” ~ Anonymous

“You stop revisiting memories when you outgrow the people you made them with.” ― Nikki Rowe

“If it doesn’t agree with your spirit let it go.” ― Germany Kent

Sorrowful Quotes
Quotes On Sorrow Behind Smile

“Then she would laugh like the very spirit of fun; only in her laugh, there was something missing. What it was, I find myself unable to describe. I think it was a certain tone, depending upon the possibility of sorrow—morbidezza, perhaps. She never smiled.” ~ Anonymous

“I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble.” ~ Anonymous

“No one is worth wasting a gorgeous weekend over.” ― Susane Colasanti

“Then sorrowed I, and sorrow now again, When I direct my mind to what I saw, And more my genius curb than I am wont, That it may run not unless virtue guide it…” ~ Anonymous

Sadness Quotes About Love And Pain

“There’s a reason why golfers walk forward to their next shot. It’s to move on.” ― J.R. Rim

“Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.” ~ Anonymous

“Burn away and burn every burning sorrow that burns you like a burning star and awaken all that you would burn for to burn away every burning scar.” ~ Anonymous

″ One of the most interesting and remarkable things Christians learn is that laughter does not exclude weeping. Christian joy is not an escape from sorrow. Pain and hardship still come, but they are unable to drive out the happiness of the redeemed.” ~ Anonymous

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” ― Lyndon B. Johnson

“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Kill the part of you that believes it can’t survive without someone else.” ― Sade Andria Zabala

Sad Quotes About Love

“I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“If I’d just had a mother so I could say Mother Mother.” ~ Anonymous

“I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.” — Fridtjof Nansen

“I realized that there was no point or sense in chasing after happiness that had perished.” ― Mikhail Lermontov

Sorrowful Quotes
Sad Quotes About Love

“You’ll be surprised to know how far you can go from the point where you thought it was the end.” ― Faraaz Kazi

“Sometimes, you’re the one who strikes it lucky. Sometimes, it’s the other poor bastard who’s left with the short straw, and you just have to shut up and get on with it.” ― M.L. Stedman

“No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on.” — Alexandra Elle

“The relief of moving on will eclipse the pain of letting go.” ― Scott Stabile

Quotes About Sad

“Don’t try to worry about the things that could’ve to happen. Just wonder about the things that can still happen and fight for them. Because anything worth fighting for will happen in time.” ― Imania Margria

“I ran to my room and fell onto the bed, burying my face in the pillow to hide the sobs that wrenched my insides. All my disappointment over not getting into Central High and the mob chase and the big sudden changes in my life over the past few weeks came crashing in on me.” ~ Anonymous

“Whenever I was asked what I wanted my first impulse was to answer “Nothing.” The thought went through my mind that it didn’t make any difference, that nothing was going to make me happy.” ~ Anonymous

“She had the feeling that somehow, in the very far-off places, perhaps even in far-off ages, there would be a meaning found to all sorrow and an answer too fair and wonderful to be as yet understood.” ~ Anonymous

“…beauty alters the grain of reality. And I keep thinking too of the more conventional wisdom: namely, that the pursuit of pure beauty is a trap, a fast track to bitterness and sorrow, that beauty has to be wedded to something more meaningful.” ~ Anonymous

“But in Australia a model child is – I say it not without thankfulness- an unknown quantity. It may be that the miasmas of naughtiness develop best in the sunny brilliancy, of our atmosphere. It may be that the land and the people are young-hearted together, and the children’s spirits not crushed and saddened by the shadow of long years’ sorrowful history.” ~ Anonymous

“The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Sad Hurt Quotes

“Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.” ― Karen Salmansohn

“Is not my sorrow deep, having no bottom?” ~ Anonymous

“The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“The grace is not about forgetting, but knowing you can start anew.” ― Ana Tejano

“‘But please, please—won’t you—can’t you give me something that will cure Mother?’ Up till then he had been looking at the Lion’s great feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion’s eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory’s own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself. ‘My son, my son,’ said Aslan. ‘I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. Let us be good to one another.‘” ~ Anonymous

“And in the fireplace itself, in a black pan set on a high wire rack, peanuts roasted over the hickory fire as the waning light of day swiftly deepened into a fine velvet night speckled with white forerunners of a coming snow, and the warm sound of husky voices and rising laughter mingled in tales of sorrow and happiness and days past but not forgotten.” ~ Anonymous

“When the queen at last set down the parchment and met her daughter’s eyes, Ani was expecting an accusing stare and was surprised by the sorrow that weighed down her features. She could not tell if the sorrow was for her father or for her. A thought buzzed in Ani’s head: I do not know this woman at all. Her stomach turned uneasily.” ~ Anonymous

“They walked the whole day over the meadows, fields, and stony places; and when it rained the little sister said: ‘Heaven and our hearts are weeping together.’ In the evening they came to a large forest, and they were so weary with sorrow and hunger and the long walk, that they lay down in the hollow tree and fell asleep.” ~ Anonymous

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Deepest Sadness Quotes

“You cannot control the way people treat you, but you can control how you feel about the way they treat you. Simply put, you cannot choose people’s actions but you can decide your reactions.” ― Olaotan Fawehinmi

“Every day has a past. Every day has a tomorrow.” ― Amy Meyerson

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” –Lao Tzu

“Never in word or deed or thought while with them had I betrayed my sorrow even to myself.” ~ Anonymous

“Sometimes you must let people go because their pieces no longer fit. This departure is for the betterment of your energy, your space and your precious life.” ― Melody Lee

“My momma and poppa appeared from the shadows. They flew to me and wrapped their arms around me and cooled my face with their ghost tears.” ~ Anonymous

“The night was getting more and more frantic. I wished Dean and Carlo were there – then I realized they’d be out of place and unhappy. They were like the man with the dungeon stone and the gloom, rising from the underground, the sordid hipsters of America, a new beat generation that I was slowly joining.” ~ Anonymous

“What had happened to T.J. in the night I did not understand, but I knew that it would not pass. And I cried for those things which had happened in the night and would not pass.” ~ Anonymous

“The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all.” ― Lalah Delia

“Your dear love, Bathsheba, is such a vast thing beside your pity that the loss of your pity as well as your love is no great addition to my sorrow, nor does the grain of your pity make it sensibly less.” ~ Anonymous

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