Quotations that match 'melancholy'.

Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits. Susan Sontag
[ Animation Charms Depression Fits Melancholy Minus]
Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness. Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
[ Beginning Cruel Degrees Despair Differing Doubt Melancholy Sadness Start Wickedness]
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. Charles Dickens
[ Even Great Melancholy Men Poor Relations Their Truth]
There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better. Alain Resnais
[ Accepting Better Darkness Had Maybe Melancholy Now Trouble Work Would]
Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach. Sydney Smith
[ Give Habit Melancholy Never Resist Steadily Way Will]
The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings. Rita Dove
[ Because Cheerful Comes Curious Double Mandolin Melancholy Same Shadow Sound String Strings Think Time Very]
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another! Gail Sheehy
[ Another Before Behind Changes Die Enter Even Into Leave Life Longed Melancholy Most Must Ourselves Part Their]
A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn? Hugh Mackay
[ Associated Autumn Because Cousins Day Easter Energy Even Hemisphere Melancholy More Northern Our Reflective Spirit Spring Strangely Subdued Unlike Vitality]
In applying this subject to the melancholy event, which has deprived this Diocese of its venerable Bishop, we presume not to compare him with the blessed Apostle, of whom we have been speaking. John Strachan
[ Apostle Applying Been Bishop Blessed Compare Deprived Diocese Event Him Melancholy Presume Speaking Subject Venerable Which Whom]
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half. Francois Fenelon
[ Always Bear Best Friends Half Heavily Loaded Make Melancholy Must Sad Soul]
Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual. Antonio Tabucchi
[ Administrator Culture Fact Intellectual Magazine Melancholy Museum Organizer Run Sees Situation Someone Think]
That's one thing about fashion that you really shouldn't be-you can't be melancholy in fashion because people don't respond to it. Isaac Mizrahi
[ Because Fashion Melancholy Really Respond Thing]
It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks. James Payn
[ Account Actions Adopt Asterisks Better Blanks Coincidences Device Few His However Libel Melancholy Own Reputation Risk Should Than These Unfortunate Using]
I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial; but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth. James Otis
[ Brought Ever Far Founded God How Know Known May Melancholy Never Practice Pray Principles Reduce Should Then Trial Truth Which Will]
I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Anymore Cover Emotions Just Made Melancholy Point Range Stuff Wide Writing]
Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy; for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a prophecy is a long way off. Richard Le Gallienne
[ Afford Enjoy Even Fact However Long Melancholy Off Prophecy Ultimate Way Which Youth]
It's a brooding melancholy that haunts me. David Guterson
[ Brooding Haunts Melancholy]
A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics. Will Champion
[ Lot Lyrics Melancholy Time]
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[ Aged Children Inhuman Melancholy Often Thought Without World Would]
Diabetes is caused by melancholy. Thomas Willis
[ Caused Diabetes Melancholy]
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness. Gunther Grass
[ Absolute Age Busy Busyness Coincide Come Conflict Consciousness Dawn Leisure Melancholy Perpetually Principle Soon Then Utopia Utopian Will Without Work]
We have the melancholy dilemma of not being in a state to make peace or to prosecute war. George Montagu
[ Being Dilemma Make Melancholy Peace Prosecute State War]
Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas. Gunther Grass
[ Become Cause Ceased Class Exception Finds Governed Individual Life Mass Melancholy Mind Phenomenon Privilege Production Quotas State Wage Wherever]
My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do. Anne Stevenson
[ Am Because Confusion Contrary Earlier Enjoys Laughing Melancholy More Perhaps Person Poems Quite Sadder Than Them Today Unhappy Were Wrote]
But the eighteenth century, on the whole, loathed melancholy. George Saintsbury
[ Century Eighteenth Loathed Melancholy Whole]
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end. Karel Capek
[ Detestable Devolved End Mankind Melancholy Might Much Triumph Upon Will]
Melancholy is no bad thing. Sting
[ Bad Melancholy Thing]
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world. Maurice Chevalier Age
[ Age Better Bringing Comfortable Decay Eternal Give Hopes Instead Melancholy Old Prospects Reward Sad Us Well-Spent World Would Youth]
A lot of people say I wouldn't have a down day, but you look at the music and there's real melancholy. Stephan Jenkins
[ Day Down Look Lot Melancholy Music Real Say]
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. Anatole France Change
[ Another Before Behind Changes Die Enter Even Leave Life Longed Melancholy Most Must Ourselves Part Their Us]
In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy. Daniel Boone
[ Disposed Diversity Impossible Melancholy Should Such]
The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's. Jonathan Coe
[ Bs Johnson Literary Melancholy More Much Personality Side Tune]
The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them. Albert Pike
[ Aspects Bears Cheerful Creation Different Eyes Fixed Man Melancholy Same Them Upon Very Which]
Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there. Ismail Merchant
[ Always Emphasis Give Longing Love Melancholy Musicals Sadness Well]
I'm so involved in melancholy. Isaac Mizrahi
[ Involved Melancholy]
Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy. Francis Beaumont
[ Dainty Lovely Melancholy Nothing Sweet]
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. Arthur Wellesley
[ Battle Except Half Lost Melancholy Nothing Won]
The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument. Ritchie Blackmore
[ Cello Instrument Isolated Melancholy Miserable Such]
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful. Francois Truffaut
[ Alternate Funny Humor Just Made Melancholy Same Success Things Time Wonderful]
We may smile at these matters, but they are melancholy illustrations. Joseph Howe
[ Illustrations Matters May Melancholy Smile These]
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness. Nicolas Chamfort
[ Greatness Melancholy Stems]
To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking. Alcaeus
[ Better Bowed Drinking Folly Gained Grief Melancholy Naught Pain Sense Steep Than Thinking]
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions. David Hume
[ Agreeable Knees Melancholy Men Much Oftener Passions Than Their Thrown]
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past. Julia Ward Howe
[ Attached Bright Except Fear Feeling Future Happiness Know Melancholy Nothing Past Remembrance Such Why]
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy. Charles Baudelaire
[ Barely Beauty Conceive Melancholy Type Which]
All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves. Amelia Barr
[ Behind Changes Leaving Less Melancholy More Ourselves Part Tinged]
Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning. Marsilio Ficino
[ Beginning Impressed Melancholy Saturn Seal Seems]
I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general. Sandra Bullock
[ Being Every General Human Level Life Melancholy Think]
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away? Oliver Goldsmith
[ Art Away Betray Charm Finds Folly Guilt Her Late Lovely Melancholy Men Soothe Too Wash Woman]
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf. Baruch Spinoza
[ Bad Deaf Good Indifferent Melancholy Mourn Music Neither Nor Same Thing Those Time]
Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need. David Guterson
[ Cities Melancholy Need Produce Tension]
What some people interpret as brooding melancholy is serenity. I don't feel required to grasp all the time. David Guterson
[ Brooding Feel Grasp Interpret Melancholy Required Serenity Some Time]
This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air. William Butler Yeats
[ Air Compelled Feels Imagine London Lost Melancholy Passing Perpetually Sometimes Souls Streets Them Through Walk]
A commencement is a time of joy. It is also a time of melancholy. But then again, so is life. Paul Tsongas
[ Again Also Commencement Joy Life Melancholy Then Time]
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy. Oliver Goldsmith
[ Always Company End Feel First Fools Make May Melancholy Smile Us]
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street. Charles Lamb
[ Dull Fleet Man Melancholy Must Rare Recipe Street]