“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno. Here are 40 Downcast Quotes That Will Ease Your Pain.

Downcast Quotes

1. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn

2. “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal

3. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

4. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

5. “I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.”— Mohsen El-guindy

6. “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King

7. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” – George Eliot

8. “The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all.” – Nishan Panwar

9. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

10. “Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.” – Cassandra Clare

11. “The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” – Bob Marley

12. “You are supposed to dry my tears, not cause them….” – Unknown

13. “A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.” –Queen Victoria

14. “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

15. “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”– Mark Haddon

16. “Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.” – Nishan Panwar

17. . “The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris

18. “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

19. “It still hurts that you’re doing completely okay, without me.” – Unknown

20. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year. I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger

Downcast Quotes

21. “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”– Joshua Wisenbaker

22. “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” ― Tennessee Williams

23. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” – Unknown

24. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

25. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham

26. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

27. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

28. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris

29. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra

30. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Khalil Gibran

31. “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal

32. “Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

33. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

34. “Sadness is also a kind of defense.” – Ivo Andric

35. “Percy let me go, she croaked. You can’t pull me up. Never” ― Rick Riordan

36. “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse

37. “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

38. “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” – Christina Westover

39. “Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?” ― Faraaz Kazi

40. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale

Downcast Quotes

41. “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson

42. “The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat

43. “Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.”― Nehali Lalwani

44. “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale

45. “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” ― Dominic Riccitello

46. “I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts

47. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

48. “I’ll love you even when I can’t” “I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t” ― Colleen Hoover

49. “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.”— Graham Foust

50. “Me wondering why they don’t say nothing about a kiss being salty as a tear.” ― Lindsay Hunter

51 “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman

52. “Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.” – Anonymous

53. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”― Tabitha Suzuma

54. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”- Jim Rohn

55. “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

56. “There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.” – La Rochefoucauld

57. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.”― David Levithan

58. “Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…” – William Butler Yeats

59. “Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” – Mattie Stepanek

60. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown

Downcast Quotes

61. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

62. “You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go.”— C.C Aurel

63. “Your absence has gone through me, like thread through a needle, everything I do is stitched with its color.”― W.S. Merwin

64. “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.”— Lykke Li

65. “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” ― Anonymous

66. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

67. “How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” ― Tony Braxton

68. “Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.” – Mario Teguh

69. “You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.”— Warsan Shire

70. “It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.” – Bonnie Blair

71. “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” – Carl Jung

72. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” – Dita Von Teese

73. “First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” – Alyssa Milano

74. “Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.”— Ava Dellaira

75. “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” – Kirsten Dunst

76. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

77. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky


Downcast Quotes

Best of Downcast Quotes

1.
“I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye
2.
“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans
3.
“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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