Quotes: melancholy

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  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    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.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
  • Bruce Catton
    Bruce Catton
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    Abraham Lincoln was not all brooding and melancholy and patient understanding. There was a hard core in him, and plenty of toughness. He could recognize a revolutionary situation when he saw one, and he could act fast and ruthlessly to meet it.
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
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    Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
  • Amelia Barr
    Amelia Barr
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    All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
  • Gail Sheehy
    Gail Sheehy
    American author, journalist, and lecturer 1937-
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    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!
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    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.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
  • 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.
  • Bill Medley
    Bill Medley
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    Every so often, if I'm in a melancholy mood, I'll sing 'Desperado' in my shows. I'll sit alone at the piano and play it as a solo. The song feels like an old friend - except now it's saying, 'You were a desperado once, but you worked your way out of it.'
  • William Trevor
    William Trevor
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    I get melancholy if I don't [write]. I need the company of people who don't exist.
  • Sir John Vanbrugh
    Sir John Vanbrugh
    English architect and dramatist 1664-1726
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    I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray heaven it end as the first did tho , that we may both grow weary at a time; for 'Tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.
  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    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.
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