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240 Crying Quotes to Help You Let it All Out

There’s something sad about crying. I often cry when I am angry. It drives me crazy because people assume they have hurt my feelings. Maybe it’s because it’s a sign that I’m weak, or maybe I look like a total mess. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of things in this crazy world that make me tear up.

Crying is a natural human response, and these crying quotes explain what an essential part of life it is. Many human emotions can elicit tears from our eyes—sadness, joy, and anger.

Don’t forget to check out these laughter quotes proving why it’s the best medicine.

240 Crying Quotes

Top 10 Crying Quotes

“The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

“The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier’s eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them. She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm. Turning, she thrust her face, steaming and wet, into the bend of her arm, and she went on crying there, not caring any longer to dry her face, her eyes, her arms. She could not have told why she was crying. Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life. They seemed never before to have weighed much against the abundance of her husband’s kindness and a uniform devotion which had come to be tacit and self-understood.” – Kate Chopin

“Tears alone were sweet to me, for in my heart’s desire they had taken the place of my friend.” – St. Augustine

“Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.” – Christian NevellBovee”

“Suddenly I’m having one of those moments that you have after losing someone – when you feel as if you’ve been kicked in the stomach and all your breath is gone, and you might never get it back. I want to sit down in the dirty, littered ground right now and cry until I can’t cry anymore.” – Jennifer Niven

“Soon the whole woods could hear the voice bawl, ‘How did you get to be tiny and small? You’re too small to huddle and cuddle,’ it said, ‘and you’ll only get lost in my giant-sized bed!’ ” – Jez Alborough

“Sometimes…you can cry until there’s nothing wet in you. You can scream and curse to where your throat rebels and ruptures. You can pray, all you want, to whatever god you think will listen. And, still it makes no difference. It goes on, with no sign as to when it might release you. And you know that if it ever did relent…it would not be because it cared.” – Jhonen Vasquez

“Sometimes, when you lose – when people die – it is very hard to make tears. You feel like you want to make tears but something inside you stops them and they press your chest. Like something sitting on it.” – Shruti Swami

“Sometimes only pain can heal” – Danielle Paige

“Something that was mine was in his mouth, more his than mine now. I don’t know what happened to me at that moment as I kept staring at him, but suddenly, I had a fierce urge to cry. And rather than fight it, as with orgasm, I simply let myself go, if only to show him something equally private about me as well.” – André Aciman

Crying is the relief you feel when you accept how you feel. It's not a weakness, it's a biological function.

Sad Crying Quotes

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“That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. ” – Kristin Hannah

“That stick […] had become all but part of me. It was a link with my children, whom I missed more than I can tell you. I felt like weeping.” – Bill Bryson

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

“Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town.”

“Tears are words the heart can’t express.”

“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”

“Just then his schoolboy son had crept softly in and gone up to the bedside. The dying man was still screaming desperately and waving his arms. His hand fell on the boy’s head, and the boy caught it, pressed it to his lips, and began to cry.” – Leo Tolstoy

“It’s amazing how quickly the things you thought would make you happy seem small once you stumble on something true.” – Hilary T. Smith

“It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.”

“It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.”

“It is the hypocrisy of this society, which lets a man laugh but not cry.” – Nitya Prakash

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.”

“Cry and let your tears flow for a brighter tomorrow… Rain falls because the clouds can no longer take its heaviness… Just like our Tears… it falls because the heart can no longer take the pain.” – Nitya Prakash

“But by degrees, as she got more and more tired from crying, other thoughts drifted through her mind. Had she been rude? Had she been showing off? Inside she knew that she had, and she was ashamed, and though she was quite alone she turned red.” – Noel Streatfeild

“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Blood and tears are the same. Both are the body’s way of crying for help” – Jeremy Jenkins

“Because he’s always looking at something beyond me. He can never see me. I cried myself to sleep, thinking of him.” – Makoto Shinkai

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

“Bear it in mind, simpleton! Boys who refuse to study, and turn their backs upon books, schools, and masters, to pass their time in play and amusements, sooner or later come to a bad end… I know it by experience… and I can tell you. A day will come when you will weep as I am weeping now… but then it will be too late!” – Carlo Collodi

“Bathsheba burst into great sobs… but she determined to repress all evidences of feeling. She was conquered; but she would never own it as long as she lived.”

“Babar is not quite happy, for he misses playing in the great forest with his little cousins and his friends, the monkeys. He often stands at the window, thinking sadly of his childhood, and cries when he remembers his mother.” – Jean De Brunhoff

“At most, I could allow myself only a few minutes to cry for him—to grieve our lives, and then I had to push the memories away, burying them deep inside of me once again so that I could function. So that I could go on.” – Bianca Scardoni

Crying is my superpower.

Stop Crying Quotes

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“You’ll make this your last cry. You’re a warrior on the battlefield for your Lord. God’s warriors don’t cry, ‘cause they trust that he’s always by their side.” – Melba Patillo Bills

“You only cry for help if you believe there is help to cry for.”

“You need not cry very loud: He is nearer to us than we think.” – Brother Lawrence

“You know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”

“You get confused by crying women, I get confused by walks with princes.” – Kiera Cass

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world. . . but you do have some say in who hurts you.” – John Green

“You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, ‘You know what? I’m giving up, I don’t care.’ And then you go to bed and you wake up and it’s a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.”

“I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman

“He couldn’t stop laughing because it was more than laughter; it was release… Later he cried.” – Richard Matheson

“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.”

“Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.”

“If you wish to cry, cry.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“If you hurt me, I wouldn’t cry. I would hurt you back.” – Holly Black

“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.”

“If we can laugh, fine. And if we’ve got to cry, we’ve got to cry.” – Charles Bukowski

“If somebody hurts you, it’s okay to cry a river, just remember to build a bridge and get over it.” – Taylor Swift

“If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want – I go to the bathroom.”

“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.”

“If he were to put his heart in my hand, he might never find it again. And I’m not cruel enough to let him break while he tries to heal the impossible.” – Courtney C. Stevens

“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” – C.S. Lewis

i cried when i had no shoes, but i stopped crying when i saw a man without legs. life is ful of blessings, sometimes we don't value it. Shakespeare

Heart Crying Quotes

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“When Alexander of Macedon was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Eric Bristow is only 27.”

“When a stargirl cries, she sheds not tears but light.” – Jerry Spinelli

“Well, you really are your own worst critic. I’m sure it’s amazing. I remember that paper that you wrote in school about synaptic behavioral routines. It made me cry.” – Spike Jonze

“We need to cry so that we can smile again.”

“Watch a movie that makes you laugh or listen to a song that makes you cry. Embrace your emotions and be proud of what you feel.” – Demi Lovato

“Walking back past the roadside cross, Félicité decided to commend to God what she cherished the most. She stood there for a long time, looking up at the sky and praying, her face bathed in tears.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.”

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”

“Some of the women cried at the sight of her, and I saw men, my father included, with tears in their eyes. It didn’t seem possible that only a few hours before I had been standing on her deck. I was no longer excited about the war; I had begun to understand that it meant death and destruction.” – Theodore Taylor

“She saw that you are somebody. She recognized you . . . as the shape of God’s heart. Sometimes people cry when they see that.” – Greg Boyle

“Sarah couldn’t stand up straight any longer. She was too weak. The sun burned her faced. The babe cried and cried.” – Virginia Hamilton

“I thought of all those heroines of fiction who looked pretty when they cried, and what a contrast I must make with a blotched and swollen face, and red rims to my eyes.” – Daphne du Maurier

“I reached for him and muffled my sobs against his shoulder. I was crying because no stranger had ever been so kind or gone so far for me….I was crying because I’d never known so much gratitude and there was no other way to show it.” – André Aciman

“I like to see people reunited, maybe that’s a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run into each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone…” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“I lifted up my hands and called upon eternal truth, not with words but with tears.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“I knew how to die. It was the living that scared me.” – Julie Murphy

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”

“Delicious tears! The heart’s own dew.”

“Crying over what’s gone won’t find the present.”

“Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.”

“Crying is how your body speaks when your mouth can’t explain the pain you feel.”

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

“Crying doesn’t mean you’re weak … Sometimes it’s what you need to do to get strong again” – J.W. Lynne

“Crying doesn’t make a person weak. It just means the person has been too strong for too long.”

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

“Cry on the world tragedies, cruelties, and injustice, how long and much you can, if you have the heart.” – Ehsan Sehgal

“Cry as much as you want to, but make sure when you’re finished, you never cry for the same reason again.” – Wiz Khalifa

“And the five little Stigginses sat up in the big bed and howled horribly with disappointment.” – Constance Heward

“An answering smile drifted across his tanned face. “What is mine, I intend to keep.”

“All alone, in the middle of the night, Coraline began to cry. There was no other sound in the empty flat.” – Neil Gaiman

“Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds To dying ears, when unto dying eyes The casement slowly grows a glimmering square.”

“After a while she began to think it might be a relief if she could cry as Susannah was doing and perhaps cry herself to sleep. But she could not cry- her eyes felt quite dried up.” – Penelope Farmer

“After ‘Taramani,’ life has changed – in a sense, as we grow, we evolve. My regret was post its release. After giving so much of my effort, blood, sweat, tears and time for a movie… I still didn’t get any big offers. That really hurt.”

“A raindrop just splashed on my forehead and it was like a tear from heaven. Are the clouds and the skies really weeping over me? Am I really alone in the whole wide gray world?” – Beatrice Sparks

“A part of me will always be unflyable, stuck in the climb.” – Elizabeth Wein

“A great shiver of self-pity shook her, and she had to steel herself not to cry, clasping her hands under the rug the groom had tucked round her. Similar situations in the past had taught her how to cope.” – K M Peyton

“‘Well, I still don’t think it’s pathetic to cry over someone. It just means you care about them deeply and you’re sad.’” – Jenny Han

“Annie Rose was hungry as well as tired. She began to cry. Then Alfie began to cry too. He didn’t like being all by himself on the wrong side of the door.”

It's not our job to stop children from crying. The crying is the healing not the hurting. When we stop children from crying they have to stuff the hurt inside instead of releasing it. Pam Leo

Hurt Crying Quotes

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“To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.”

“To deny the cry in my soul is to deny the beating in my heart” – Nikki Rosen

“Time felt crept by slowly, with clear malice towards me. All I could do was grip my teeth and try to hold back my tears…” – Makoto Shinkai

“This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.”

“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.”

“There was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.” – Viktor Emil Frankl

“There was a tear running down his cheek. It seemed like a river in the light of the setting sun.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”

“Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.”

“Tears are curious things, for like earthquakes or puppet shows, they can occur at any time, without any warning and without any good reason.” – Lemony Snicket

“Sometimes, when you are worn down, day after day, relentlessly, with no reprieve for years piled on years, sometimes you lose everything but the ability to cry.”

“Sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is.”

“Something broke in Neville’s throat. He sat there silently while tears ran slowly down his cheeks. In a week the dog was dead.”

“Some people say ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.” – Tina Fey

“I guess it simply goes to show that stuff will come and stuff will go. But do we cry? Goodness no! We keep singing.” – Eric Litwin

“I felt anger and fear and pain coming from him, but I didn’t back away, I stayed right there, and knew I had done the right thing when he buried his face in my neck and cried some more.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.”

“I did not cry then or ever about Finny. I did not cry even when I stood watching him being lowered into his family’s strait-laced burial ground outside of Boston. I could not escape a feeling that this was my own funeral, and you do not cry in that case.” – John Knowles

“I buried a nickel under the porch when I was 8, she said, but one day my grandma died & they sold the house & I never got to go back for it. A nickel used to mean something, I said.She nodded. It still does, she said & then she started to cry.” – Brian Andreas

“I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.”

“Don’t cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it.” – Louisa May Alcott

“Don’t cry over someone that won’t cry over you.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

“Does it make you feel big to make a little boy cry?”

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Did Pete cry? Goodness, no! He kept walking along and singing his song.” – Eric Litwin

“Did Pete cry? Goodness, no! Buttons come and buttons go. He kept on singing his song” – Eric Litwin

“As a youngster I was frightened of the dark—used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning—but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room” – Bernard Malamud

“And then, when it was so high it looked like a tiny red berry in the sky, the wind grabbed it. ‘I want my balloon,’ Sam cried. ‘No’, said the wind. ‘It’s mine! All mine!’ And off rushed the balloon, in a hurry now, south towards the mountains.” – Nigel Gray

“And then Kino’s brain cleared from its red concentration and he knew the sound – the keening, moaning, rising hysterical cry from the little cave in the side of the stone mountain, the cry of death.” – John Steinbeck

“And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.”

When we cry, the hurt has happened The crying is not the hurt, but you processing the hurt. CRYING IS NATURAL

Man Crying Quotes

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“The boy was crying now. Not that there was any new or sudden sorrow. There just seemed to be nothing else to fill up the vast lostness of the moment.” – William H. Armstrong

“The best time to cry is at night, when the lights are out and someone is being beaten up and screaming for help. That way if you sniffle a little they won’t hear you. If anybody knows that you are crying, they’ll start talking about it and soon it’ll be your turn to get beat up when the lights go out.” – Walter Dean Myers

“That’s the thing about crying yourself to sleep. When you wake up, the problems are still there.” – Andy Weir

“That’s not true. You know men cry too. I actually like crying sometimes. It feels good.” – Spike Jonze

“Pluck wasn’t the kind of boy who cried easily. In fact he never cried at all, but now he felt a strange lump in his throat and tears started to run down his cheeks. His little friend Zaza was dead.” – Annie M G Schmidt

“People can cry much easier than they can change.”

“One night on the sofa in my apartment, while studying the reams of wavy lines that make up EKGs, she puzzled over, then correctly identified, a fatal arrhythmia. All at once, it dawned on her and she began to cry: wherever this “practice EKG” had come from, the patient had not survived. The squiggly lines on that page were more than just lines; they were ventricular fibrillation deteriorating to asystole, and they could bring you to tears.” – Paul Kalanithi

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”

“No, Little Brother. Those are only tears such as men use.” – Rudyard Kipling

“No one said you can’t ever cry. Forget ‘manliness.’ If you need to take a moment, by all means, go ahead. Real strength lies in the control or, as Nassim Taleb put it, the domestication of one’s emotions, not in pretending they don’t exist.” – Ryan Holiday

“No more crying. It’s all wetness and no comfort at all.” – Shannon Hale

“No boy is worth your TEARS, and the one who IS, will NEVER make you CRY.”

“Never cry because you have mountains of problem in your hands to solve. Always smile because each problems will someday resolve.”

“My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.”

“Moved me to tears.” – A. A. Milne

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”

“Matthias, don’t be ashamed, I know why you cry and grieve. It is because you are kind and good not a hardhearted pitiless rat like Cluny.” – Brian Jacques

“M’names Boone. But the fellas all call me Boohoo. That’s on account of Ah cry so easy. It’s m’soft heart. Show me some’n sad, or scare me just a little, and the tears jest come to mah eyes. Ah cain’t help it.” – Lynne Reid Banks

“He bent down, clawing blindly and found, finally, their smashed remains. A minor, indirect destruction stemming from the sudden, wholesale smashing of a city. But the only one that greatly interested Henry Bemis. He stared down at the blurred page before him. He began to cry.” – Lynn A Venable

“Guys will always be able to make girls cry but, if a girl can make a guy cry, she must really mean something to him.”

“Grownups can deal with scraped knees, dropped ice-cream cones, and lost dollies, but if they suspected the real reasons we cry they would fling us out of their arms in horrified revulsion.”

“Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes part of you, step for step, breath for breath.” – Jandy Nelson

Crying is good. It's organic baptism. It's How we submerge and then begin again. Glennon Doyle

Crying Alone Quotes

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“You are crying! You are afraid of me! And yet I am not really wicked.” – Gaston Leroux

“Whenever she felt like crying, she would instead become angry—at someone else or at herself—which meant that it was rare for her to shed tears.”

“When you cry out in pain from a broken wrist, no one questions it. You just go to the hospital and take the necessary steps. Mental illness is just as real, even if it can’t be seen.”

“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”

“When was the last time you had a good belly-shaking-tear-jerking-snot-producing laugh? That long?” – Osayi Osar-Emokpae

“When someone is grieving, you don’t have to say anything. Just be present. Be nonjudgmental. Let them cry, scream, or sit in silence. You don’t have to fix them.” – Dana Arcuri

“When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.”

“When I was a child, I used to cry all the time.”

“I’m left with a loneliness so overpowering it threatens to seep from my eyes. I have no one. Unfortunately, that’s not fantasy. That’s all-natural, 100 percent organic, unprocessed, reality.” – Val Emmich

“I’m hurt, and I’m heartbroken, and I’m sad, and I’m depressed, and ive been crying, but I dontwanna let it ruin my life.”

“I’m an emotional gangster. I cry once every month.”

“I’m afraid to hope but I can’t help it, and the idea of hoping in this most hopeless of all places makes me want to cry.” – Beatrice Sparks

“I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints – the sinners are much more fun.”

“I’d cry, if only I had the time to do it.” – Kathryn Stockett

“I wish I hadn’t cried so much!” said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. “I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That will be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.”

“I am not crying now. I am not anything.” – William Faulkner

“I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.”

“Humanity will destroy itself, body and soul, before it will learn a simple lesson.” – Dan Wells

“How much did it hurt? It was like a million paper cuts on my heart.” – Jennifer Mathieu

“How get sleepy after crying, it’s like your mind is telling you, “you’ve suffered enough, it’s time to shut down for a bit”.”

“How far away that other dollhouse seemed now! How far away that other tea party with its elegant ladies and gentleman, and the elephant he had wanted for a mama! The mouse child was on the job and he knew it, but he began to cry.” – Russell Hoban

“Here then at long last is my darkness. No cry of light, no glimmer, not even the faintest shard of hope to break free across the hold.” – Mark Z. Danielewski

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” – Charles Dickens

“He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself” – Lois Lowry

Just need someone to calm me down because I don't know why I am sad, why I am so angry without any reason, why I am so disturbed and why am I crying.

Crying In Silence Quotes

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“There was a light in one window that looked friendly. As long as he could see that, Diamond did not feel quite alone or lonely. But all at once, the light went almost out. Then indeed, he felt that it was dreadful to be out in the night alone, when every body else was gone to bed! That was more than he could bear and it was not strange that he burst out crying.” – George Macdonald

“Then indeed the little train was very, very sad, and the dolls and toys were ready to cry.” – Watty Piper

“The whole point of crying was to quit before you cornied it up. The whole point of grief itself was to cut it out while it was still honest, while it still meant something. Because the thing was so easily corrupted, let yourself go and you started embellishing your own sobs.” – Richard Yates

“The thought of the old lady, carefully preparing for her solitary slumbers, was too much for Sylvia, and tears began to run silently down her cheeks…” – Joan Aiken

“The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”

“I wept like a child. It was not because I was overcome at having survived my ordeal, though I was. Nor was it the presence of my brothers and sisters, though that too was very moving. I was weeping because Richard Parker had left me so unceremoniously.” – Yann Martel

“I wanted so much to step over and pick them up. Several times I tried to move my feet, but they seemed to be nailed to the floor. I knew the pups were mine, all mine, yet I couldn’t move. My heart started aching like a drunk grasshopper. I tried to swallow and couldn’t. My Adam’s apple wouldn’t work. One pup started my way. I held my breath. On he came until I felt a scratchy little foot on mine. The other pup followed. A warm puppy tongue caressed my sore foot. I heard the stationmaster say, ‘They already know you.’ I knelt down and gathered them in my arms. I buried my face between their wiggling bodies and cried.” – Wilson Rawls

“I want to see the thirst inside the syllables I want to touch the fire in the sound: I want to feel the darkness of the cry. I want words as rough as virgin rocks.”

“I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears… and she did not run away!…and she did not die!… She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.” – Gaston Leroux

“God’s creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.”

“God gave us crying so other folks could see when we needed help, and help us.” – Joshilyn Jackson

“Give me a moment, because I like to cry for joy. It’s so delicious, John dear, to cry for joy.” – Charles Dickens

“Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail, That brings our friends up from the underworld, Sad as the last which reddens over one That sinks with all we love below the verge.”

“For I knew that the King in Yellow had opened his tattered mantle and there was only God to cry to now.” – Robert W. Chambers

“Fog Benson had captured him when the cub was six months old. He had killed Ben’s mother and brought the young bear to town to show him off. And because Ben had cried for hours for his lost mother, Fog had laughingly named him ‘Squeaky Ben,’ after a local character with a querulous voice. As the cub grew and it became apparent his size would be tremendous, the ‘Squeaky’ part was dropped.” – Walt Morey

The rain falls because the cloud can no longer handle the weight. The tears fall because the heart can no longer he handle the pain.

Crying Quotes About Life

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“What’s more, everything he talked about was stitched with laughter. It was as if life itself were a jest. Except, every now and then he’d cry out with an awful anger at what he called the injustices of the world.” – Avi

“These books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.” – Christopher Paolini

“Sitting, still, weeping, his eyes never dry, his sweet life flowing away with the tears he wept for his foiled journey home.” – Homer

“Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; O life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs.”

“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” – Nicholas Sparks

“I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”

“I can’t promise to always smile, because life always has a way to make me cry.”

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.”

“The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.”

“The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.”

“The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn’t dare cry in America. It is unmanly here.”

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.”

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”

“Little Madeline sat in bed, cried and cried; her eyes were red.” – Ludwig Bemelmans

“Little blue and Little yellow were very sad. They cried big blue and yellow tears. They cried and cried until they were all tears” – Leo Leonni

“Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.”

“Life is an onion – you peel it year by year and sometimes cry.” – Carl Sandburg

“Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.” – Veronica Roth

“Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.”

“Let tears be the water to growth.”

“Laura, stretched out on the sofa, clenches her hand to her lips, to hold back a shuddering sob.” – Tennessee Williams

“Laugh till you weep. Weep till there’s nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it’s all one.”

“Everybody had to cry– not a single eye was dry.” – Ludwig Bemelmans

“Every tear I have shed, purifies my soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.”

“Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can show compassion for others. You are brave, Matthias. Already you have done great things for one so young. I am only a simple country-bred fieldmouse, but even I can see the courage and the leadership in you.” – Brian Jacques

“Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain.” – ––Diana Peterfreund

“Elizabeth had never been more at a loss to make her feelings appear what they were not. It was necessary to laugh, when she would rather have cried.”

“Each drop of a tear is costly than anything in world. But, no one knows its value until they have it in their own eyes for someone.”

My mental state is: if you give me a long hug I might start crying.

Crying Quotes About Love

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“You stay safe. You love. You survive. You laugh and cry and struggle and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. You Push.” – Carrie Ryan

“There was a possibility that God really did love me, me Maya Angelou. I suddenly began to cry at the gravity and grandeur of it all. I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things, I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything. For what could stand against me, since one person, with God, constitutes the majority?” – Maya Angelou

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

“They’ll say you are bad or perhaps you are mad or at least you should stay undercover. Your mind must be bare if you would dare to think you can love more than one lover.”

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” – Christopher Paolini

“Sometimes you cry, Susie, even when someone you love has been gone a long time.” – Alice Sebold

“Peace, unity, love, and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation.”

“No one had ever told her this basic fact: not everyone got to be loved.” – Lauren Oliver

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

“Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.” – John Green

“Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!…Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!…Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!” – Gaston Leroux

“It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.”

“I’ve decided that it’s possible to love someone for entirely selfless reasons, for all of their flaws and weaknesses, and still not succeed in having them love you back.” – Cammie McGovern

“I cut myself because you wouldn’t let me cry. I cried because you wouldn’t let me speak. I spoke because you wouldn’t let me shine. I shone because I thought you loved me.”

“Dear as remembered kisses after death, And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned On lips that are for others; deep as love, Deep as first love, and wild with all regret; O Death in Life, the days that are no more!”

“But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.” – Melina Marchetta

“I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.”

“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. ”

It's okay to cry when there's too much on your mind. The clouds rain too when things get heavy.

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