Quotations From  Around The World

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

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, 1860

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

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

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

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

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

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 Summer showers to the soul.  ~Alfred Austin, Savonarola

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

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

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

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.  ~Steel Magnolias

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

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

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-Exupery, The Little Prince


Every tear you cry is a piece of the past you are releasing, a chunk of old emotional heaviness dissolving out of your life. You are coming alive, getting free, softening, becoming real and vulnerable. It's all good. ~Scott Grace's counselor


I cry often, and love every minute of it. I cry when I'm sad, happy, disappointed, deeply touched, or tangled in stress. In fact, when I have not cried in a while I check in – have I been pushing myself too hard lately? Have I been spending too much time solely in the dryness of my intellect? The questions, asked with some deep breaths and a hand on my heart, are often enough to help get me in touch with healing tears, which then help me slow down, get out of my head, release resistance, and find some peace with whatever I’ve been warring against. As I surrender to the tears, I drop into my body and get back to my heart, where I feel the sweetness of life, both joy and sadness, and where I move through pain and disappointment so much more quickly and thoroughly, truly getting through it, and not just getting over it. ~From Teach Me How to Love, by Scott Grace



The more I realize what a gift this life is, I fall "deeply madly truly" in love all over again. And to love that way is for me to be willing to feel the loss of the love before it’s even gone. I want the love, I want the grief, I want the joy and I want the tears! ~Sahara Chaldean