Tears quotes

  • They say my verse is sad: no wonder; Its narrow measure spans Tears of eternity, and sorrow, Not mine. but man's.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Men #Sorrow #Tears

  • The movie, like the book before it, is an expertly built machine for the mass production of tears. Directed by Josh Boone ('Stuck in Love') with scrupulous respect for John Green's best-selling young-adult novel, the film sets out to make you weep -- not just sniffle or choke up a little, but sob until your nose runs and your face turns blotchy. It succeeds.
    -- A. O. Scott

    #Running #Book #Tears

  • Shame on those breasts of stone that cannot melt in soft adoption of another's sorrow.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Adoption #Sorrow #Tears

  • Hide not thy tears; weep boldly, and be proud to give the flowing virtue manly way; it is nature's mark to know an honest heart by.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Heart #Giving #Tears

  • death had just shred a tear
    -- Abbi Glines


  • Some reckon their age by years, Some measure their life by art; But some tell their days by the flow of their tears And their lives by the moans of their hearts.
    -- Abram Joseph Ryan

    #Art #Years #Tears

  • You, mad to expect repentance,Tear your robe all you want;I will never repent!
    -- Abu Nuwas

    #Mad #Tears #Want

  • I might cry tomorrow, but I may be smiling the day after. That's enough. That's the way life is. If I don't lose hope - tomorrow will come.�Tomorrow will come if we don't lose hope... I learned that from Nana.�But rainy days still make my cheeks wet with tears, even now. It was pouring, on that rainy day.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Rainy Day #Tears #Pouring

  • If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Tears #Stronger

  • I could feel the tears beginning to collect in my throat again, but I pushed them apart, away from each other. Tears are only a threat in groups.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Tears #Groups #Away From Each Other

  • I dont drive around London much. Any journey around Islington involves hundreds of speed bumps that seem to tear the bottom of your car off.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Journey #Car #Tears

  • When I draw something, I try to build some kind of history into it. Drawing an object that has a certain amount of wear and tear or rust; or a tree that is damaged. I love trying to render not just the object, but what it has been through.
    -- Alan Lee

    #Drawing #Tree #Tears

  • Tears are often a gift from God, and sadness is a healthy emotion.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Sadness #Healthy #Tears

  • God will never plant the seed of his life upon the soil of a hard, unbroken spirit. He will only plant that seed where the conviction of his spirit has brought brokenness, where the soil has been watered with the tears of repentance as well as the tears of joy.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Joy #Tears #Soil

  • Life should be lived to the point of tears
    -- Albert Camus

    #Tears #Should

  • When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Secret #Tears #Looks

  • A lot of people worry about the ' wear and tear ' on furnishings. I feel it's more a matter of people treating the things that surround them with respect.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #People #Worry #Tears

  • There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Taken #People #Tears

  • Gifts, like words, carried with them a great deal of power. They bestowed good fortune just as powerfully as they could curse; the could bind people together or tear them apart.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #People #Together #Tears

  • Of course witnessing poverty was the first to be ticked off the list. Then I had to graduate to the more obscure stuff. Being in a riot was something I pursued with a truly obsessive zeal, along with being tear-gassed and hearing gunshots fired in anger.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Tears #Stuff #Hearing

  • Compassionate love may be strong. It sobs, it burns, then it wipes away its tears – and it does nothing.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Strong #Tears #Doe

  • Sweet April's tears, Dead on the hem of May.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Sweet #Tears #Hem

  • Thank you,” he was whispering, “thank you, thank you.…” And then he was kissing my face, every inch of it he could find, wiping away the tears and soot, chanting my name.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Kissing #Names #Tears

  • I'm trying to feel sorry for you, really I am,"North said."If you wait just a moment I'm sure the tears will come.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Sorry #Waiting #Tears

  • What a fool I was, not to tear my heart out on the day when I resolved to avenge myself!
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Tears #Fool

  • Without reflecting that this is the only moment in which you can study character," said the count; "on the steps of the scaffold death tears off the mask that has been worn through life, and the real visage is disclosed.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Real #Character #Tears

  • You who weep for pleasures fled, While dragging on a life of care, All your woes will melt in air, If to god your tears are shed, You who Weap!
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Air #Tears #Care

  • When a man resolves to avenge himself, he should first of all tear out the heart from his breast.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Heart #Men #Tears

  • Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Responsibility #Awkward #Tears

  • Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Summer #Soul #Tears

  • The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears.
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Beautiful #Song #Tears

  • All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
    -- Alfred Douglas

    #Blood #Sweat #Tears

  • Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Tears #Actors #Casting

  • O Love, O great god Love, what have I done, That thou shouldst hunger so after my death? My heart is harmless as my life's first day: Seek out some false fair woman, and plague her Till her tears even as my tears fill her bed.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Life #Heart #Tears

  • Holding a tear back makes them drain upward, higher and higher, until one day your head just explodes and you're left with a stub of a neck and nothing more.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Tears #One Day #Necks

  • America, why are your libraries full of tears?
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #America #Tears #Library

  • Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff.
    -- Alvin Ailey

    #Racism #Tears #Racist

  • LEGACY, n. A gift from one who is legging it out of this vale of tears.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Tears #Legacy

  • It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Men #Tears #Littles

  • Let your tears roll tonight, but tomorrow you will start the battle again. What defeats us, always, is just our own sorrow.
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Sorrow #Tears #Battle

  • It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Cheer #People #Tears

  • Failure to shed tears is a failure to live life fully. And the one thing that life requires of us all is to live it. Never be embarrassed by your ability to be alive.
    -- Amy Neftzger

    #Live Life #Tears #Alive

  • too much happiness always overflowed into tears of sorrow.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Sorrow #Tears #Too Much

  • When by the flood of your tears, the inner and the outer have fused into One, you will find Her whom you sought with such anguish, nearer than the nearest, the very breath of life, the very core of every heart.
    -- Anandamayi Ma

    #Heart #Tears #Flood

  • I don't tear down. I prefer to build up.
    -- Andre Leon Talley


  • Let us roll all our strength, and all Our sweetness, up into one ball: And tear our pleasures with rough strife, Through the iron gates of life. Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Running #Iron #Tears

  • Arise my soul, and review your deeds which have preceeded from you. Scrutinize them closely, and shed the rain of your tears, declaring openly to Christ your thoughts and deeds, so that you may be justified.
    -- Andrew of Crete

    #Rain #Soul #Tears

  • The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Promise #Tears #Flesh

  • UNNATURAL CAUSES tears back the veil to show the socio-economic and racial inequities in health as well as the public policies that underpin them. Should be required viewing.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Tears #Veils #Causes

  • I am thankful for all the hard times I've been through and all the tears I've cried because that has put me as closer to God and made me the strong woman I am today!
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Strong Women #Hard Times #Tears

  • One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Blue #Tears #Sapphires

  • Kenneth Cooper's research shows that low to moderate intensity exercise is just as beneficial as high-intensity exercise - but without the rigorous wear and tear on the system.
    -- Ann Louise Gittleman

    #Loss #Exercise #Tears

  • The celebrations Of secret nonmeetings are empty, Unspoken conversations, Unuttered words. Glances that don't intersect Don't know where to come to rest. And only the tears rejoice Because they can flow and flow. Sweetbrier around Moscow, Alas! Somehow it is here ... And all this they will call Love eternal.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Secret #Tears #Flow

  • I wonder how many tears the ocean has swallowed, how much of the ocean is actually made of tears.
    -- Anna Banks

    #Ocean #Tears #Wonder

  • Pity's tears are spontaneous.
    -- Anna Cora Mowatt

    #Tears #Pity #Spontaneous

  • Tears? Are you going for a Barbara Walters moment?
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Tears #Moments #Vogue

  • It is easier to kill than to heal. It is easier to destroy than to preserve. It is easier to tear down than to build. Those who feed on destructive emotions and ambitions and deny the responsibilities that are the price of wielding power can bring down everything you care for and would protect. Be on guard, always.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Ambition #Responsibility #Tears

  • But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Life #Feelings #Tears

  • Keep me rather in this cage, and feed me sparingly, if you dare. Anything that brings me closer to illness and the edge of death makes me more faithful. It is only when you make me suffer that I feel safe and secure. You should never have agreed to be a god for me if you were afraid to assume the duties of a god, and we know that they are not as tender as all that. You have already seen me cry. Now you must learn to relish my tears.
    -- Anne Desclos

    #Faithful #Suffering #Tears

  • The grief and tears didn't wash me away. They gave me my life back! They cleansed me, baptized me, hydrated the earth at my feet.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Grief #Feet #Tears

  • That's the trouble with cookbooks. Like sex education and nuclear physics, they are founded on an illusion. They bespeak order, but they end in tears.
    -- Anthony Lane

    #Sex #Order #Tears

  • I don't care what's probable. Through blood, sweat, and tears, I am unstoppable.
    -- Anthony Robles

    #Blood #Sweat #Tears

  • If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Marriage #Single Life #Tears

  • I was oppressed with a sense of vague discontent and dissatisfaction with my own life, which was passing so quickly and uninterestingly, and I kept thinking it would be a good thing if I could tear my heart out of my breast, that heart which had grown so weary of life.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Heart #Thinking #Tears

  • We tear life out of life to use it for looking at itself.
    -- Antonio Porchia

    #Life #Tears #Use

  • We must relearn how to cry. A strong man cries; it is the weak man who holds back his tears.
    -- Archie Fire Lame Deer

    #Strong #Men #Tears

  • Anytime James Carville, Paul Begala and David Axelrod hold hands and jump for joy, it's worth pondering how to turn their joy into tears.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Hands #Joy #Tears

  • Best friends are made are made through smiles and tears, and sometimes that fades away through miles and years.
    -- Arnold McCuller

    #Friendship #Years #Tears

  • My tears simply broke through the fragile wallthat had held them, and with a terrible feeling of shame, I laid my head upon the table and let them drain out of me.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Feelings #Tears #Tables

  • I shed more tears than God could ever have required.
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Tears #Shed

  • Excitement always leads to tears.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Tears #Excitement

  • In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, a lack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?
    -- Aubrey Beardsley

    #Book #Garden #Tears

  • The man who wishes to bend me with his tale of woe must shed true tears - not tears that have been got ready overnight.
    -- Aulus Persius Flaccus

    #Men #Wish #Tears

  • People are freer in America. But there are more tears.
    -- Avi

    #America #People #Tears

  • "The pattern established at the outset has remained to this day, and the Spaniards still do nothing save tear the natives to shreds, murder them and inflict upon them untold misery, suffering and distress, tormenting, harrying and persecuting them mercilessly." According to Las Casas, atrocities continued unabated in the Americas, even half a century after the discovery.
    -- Bartolome de las Casas

    #Discovery #Suffering #Tears

  • Open your heart.Tear it apart.
    -- Becky Stark

    #Heart #Tears #Open Your Heart

  • I will not be tortured, I tear torture out of myself by torturing you!
    -- Bela Lugosi

    #Tears #Torture

  • What interests me about fiction is, in part, its flickering edge between realism and where a tear in the fabric of a story lets in some other sort of light.
    -- Ben Lerner

    #Light #Tears #Fiction

  • Cartooning is about deconstruction: you gotta tear something down to make a joke.
    -- Berkeley Breathed

    #Tears #Deconstruction #Jokes

  • There are seasons of our lives when nothing seems to be happening, when no smoke betrays a burned town or homestead and few tears are shed for the newly dead. I have learned not to trust those times, because if the world is at peace then it means someone is planning war.
    -- Bernard Cornwell

    #War #Mean #Tears

  • The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Wine #Angel #Tears

  • They are the most painful tears in the world ... the tears of the aged ... for they come from dried beds where the emotions have long burned low.
    -- Bess Streeter Aldrich

    #Long #Tears #Age

  • I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.
    -- Bette Davis

    #Bored #Tears #Pals

  • First deal with your own tears; tomorrow do something about acid rain.
    -- Betty Jane Wylie

    #Rain #Tears #Firsts

  • Disease may score a direct hit on only one member of a family, but shrapnel tears the flesh of the others.
    -- Betty Rollin

    #Tears #May #Disease

  • The dews of the evening most carefully shun; Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Loss #Sky #Tears

  • An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
    -- Billie Burke

    #Moving #Careers #Tears

  • All anyone really needs to know about barbed wire is that it can tear the arse out of your trousers, give a cow a good fright, entangle a Yorkshire terrier for life, and is nasty stuff made by greedy men.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Men #Giving #Tears

  • If there are any tears shed in heaven, it will be because we prayed so little.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Heaven #Tears #Littles

  • I can approve of those only who seek in tears for happiness.
    -- Blaise Pascal


  • And there's no one there to dry your tears. I could hold you for a million years. To make you feel my love.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Inspirational Love #Years #Tears

  • Like the lion tears the flesh off a man, so can a woman who passes herself off as a male.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Men #Tears #Males

  • When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn't know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Boys #Oklahoma #Tears

  • it is only by expressing all that is inside that purer and purer streams come. ... Pour out the dull things on paper too-you can tear them up afterward-for only then do the bright ones come. If you hold back the dull things, you are certain to hold back what is clear and beautiful and true and lively.
    -- Brenda Ueland

    #Beautiful #Tears #Paper

  • I'm on the verge of tears by the time we arrive at Pastels since I'm positive we won't get seated but the table is good, and relief that is almost tidal in scope washes over me in an awesome wave.
    -- Bret Easton Ellis

    #Tears #Relief #Tables

  • Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.
    -- Bret Harte

    #Eye #Tears #Dry

  • Music has touched me deeply, sometimes to tears. But at the same time it's been life-affirming, because I've been grateful for the fact that I'm alive and human and capable of being so moved.
    -- Brian Molko

    #Grateful #Tears #Alive

  • Almost lost you," he thought, surprised to find himself blinking back tears. "Been through too much, me and you. We're going to finish this thing together.
    -- Brom

    #Tears #Together #Too Much

  • I have my whole life organized on an 11x17-inch tear-away weekly calendar.
    -- Brooke Burke

    #Tears #Calendars #Inches

  • No one - apart from my agent, perhaps - should leave one of my shows in tears.
    -- Bruce Forsyth

    #Tears #Agents #Should