10 Quotes For When You Have To Embrace Sorrow

Nobody is immune to sorrow. Read these 10 quotes when you are too blue to do anything else.

1. “She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” Jonathan Safran Foer

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

MORE: 5 Things To Remember When You’ve Been Rejected In Love

3. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. And it pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

MORE: 10 Quotes To Help You Get Over Someone

4. “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”  William Faulkner

5. “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up” Ralph Waldo Emerson

MORE: 6 Struggles Of Being A Deep Thinker In The Modern World

6. “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either” Golda Meir

7. “If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

MORE: 5 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Depression

8. “We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.”  John Green

9. “It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

MORE: 7 Things That People Who Love Their Lives Do

10. “Time: old cold time, old sorrow, settling down in layers like silt in a pond.” Margaret Atwood

Please, share this!