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Quotations about Crying

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The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.  ~Henry Maudsley

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul.  ~Eileen Mayhew

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~Kurt Vonnegut

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. If there were wanting any argument to prove that man is not mortal, I would look for it in the strong convulsive emotion of the breast, when the soul has been deeply agitated; when the fountains of feeling are rising, and tears are gushing forth in crystal streams. Oh, speak not harshly of the stricken one — weeping in silence! Break not the solemnity by rude laughter, or intrusive footsteps. Despise not a woman's tears — they are what make her an angel. Scoff not if the stern heart of manhood is sometimes melted to tears of sympathy — they are what help to elevate him above the brute. I love to see the tears of affection. They are painful tokens, but still most holy. There is a pleasure in tears — an awful pleasure! If there were none on earth to shed a tear for me, I should be loath to live; and if not one might weep over my grave, I could never die in peace. ~Author unknown  [The Virginia Free Press, 1841 January 21st, which is the first occurrence I've thus far found of this quotation, attributed Dr. Johnson, but I cannot find it in his works or in the works of any other author. Other attributions through the years have been William Cobbett and Washington Irving. P.S. My response to this anonymous author: "There is a tear for all that die, / A mourner o'er the humblest grave..." ~Lord Byron, on the death of Sir Peter Parker, Bart. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

[Y]our tears are heaven's rain. ~Karen Poston, "Lydia"

I saw a rare flower growing, and I sought to know whence came its entrancing redolence, its wondrous glow, and I saw that where it grew the ground was wet with tears. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Prayer, 1904

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.  ~Christian Nevell Bovee

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.  ~Natalie Clifford Barney

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.  ~Antoine Rivarol

Let your tears flow and where they go, let your sorrows follow. ~Dodinsky

A woman wears her tears like jewelry.  ~Author Unknown

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.  ~Hosea Ballou

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.  ~William Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth

It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.  ~Ovid

to cry is beautiful—
the beauty of one's pain
leaving the heart
~Terri Guillemets, "Water cycle," 2019, blackout poetry created from Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away, 2014, pages 114–115

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.  ~Golda Meir

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.  ~Albert Smith

Every tear is a verse, and every heart is a poem. ~Marc André

At midnight tears
Run into your ears
~Louise Bogan (1897–1970), "Solitary Observation Brought Back from a Sojourn in Hell," Poems and New Poems, 1941

Tears are God’s gift to us.  Our holy water.  They heal us as they flow.  ~Rita Schiano, Sweet Bitter Love, 1997, published by The Reed Edwards Company

Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly.  ~Sam Slick (Thomas Chandler Haliburton)

The Holy Scriptures praise the dew of the morning and the dew of the evening; ros matutinum, ros serotinum! Happy is he who possesses the gift of tears! when young, he will bear flowers; when old, fruit! ~Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, translated from French by Isabel F. Hapgood

Women are never landlocked:  they're always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Tears are words the heart can't express. ~Author Unknown

Smiles do not always echo cheer,
Nor tear-drops measure grief,
For sorrow seeks a gilded mask,
And joy in tears, relief.
~Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson (1880–1966), "Transpositions," The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems, 1918

Tears are Summer showers to the soul.  ~Alfred Austin, Savonarola

Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.
~Dorothy Parker

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

Tears are the silent language of grief.  ~Voltaire, A Philosophical Dictionary

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.  ~Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias

The tear down childhood's cheek that flows,
Is like the dewdrop on the rose;
When next the summer breeze comes by,
And waves the bush, the flower is dry.
~Walter Scott

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. ~Jewish Proverb

I heard the teardrop hit my pillow before I even knew I was crying. ~Terri Guillemets

Every tear should live its purpose. Don't ever wipe the reason away. ~Jessica Simpson (2009 tweet)

I didn't want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn't know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I'd cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, 1963

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.  ~Isak Dinesen

Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit. ~Lemony Snicket

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend. ~Terri Guillemets

More grievous than tears is the sight of them. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

I often want to cry. That is the only advantage women have over men — at least they can cry. ~Jean Rhys

These tears need to be shed, wept into the earth where there is no hope of consolation. Sometimes a man has to cry alone. ~Edmond Manning, King Perry

I like the snot to run a little, the tears to accumulate a bit before reaching for the handkerchief. Then I know I'm really crying. Crying just isn't crying unless it's messy. ~Terri Guillemets

It is such a secret place, the land of tears. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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