Quotations on Tears

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Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Quality, Tears, World)

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Music, Heart, Eyes, Fire, Man, Tears, Woman)

Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
- Anne Bronte
(Keywords: Heart, Eyes, Tears, Weeping)

An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
- Billie Burke
(Keywords: Work, Career, Emotions, Merriment, Public, Tears, Tribute)

I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, End, Eyes, Forget, Tears, Will)

A woman came up to me after one of the screenings with tears pouring down her face and sobbed, You've defined my entire life for me on the screen.
- Jill Clayburgh
(Keywords: Life, Tears, Woman)

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery.
- John Cleveland
(Keywords: Cause, Laws, Misery, Tears, Will)

Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.
- Rene Daumal
(Keywords: Thought, Pain, Tears, Words)

And I just remember, you know, breaking into tears and feeling so empty because, as long as Elvis was in the world, you always knew something was going and he always had something that kept everybody mesmerized.
- Jackie DeShannon
(Keywords: Feeling, Tears, World)

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Men, Tears, Theatre)

Why would I cry over a boy? I would never waste my tears on a boy. Why waste your tears on someone who makes you cry?
- Kirsten Dunst
(Keywords: Tears, Waste)

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Keywords: Work, Hope, Blood, Laughter, Tears, Water, Will)

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Piety, Tears, Wit, Word)

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Tears, Writer)

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
- Arthur Golden
(Keywords: Adversity, Tears, Wind)

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Strength, Self, Tears, Weakness)

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.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Love, Power, Deep, Grief, Tears, Weakness)

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
- Jesse Jackson
(Keywords: Change, Sympathy, Result, Tears, Will)

Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; O life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs.
- Thomas Kyd
(Keywords: Death, Life, Eyes, Public, Tears, World, Wrongs)

And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene.
- Christine Lahti
(Keywords: Death, Movies, Purpose, Tears, Want)

Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Keywords: Tears, Will)

When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves - and maybe a smile.
- Reba McEntire
(Keywords: Emotions, Laughter, Sense, Smile, Tears, Want)

Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own.
- Ethel Merman
(Keywords: Christmas, Eyes, Tears, Weddings)

The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears.
- Wilson Mizner
(Keywords: Power, Women, Tears, Water, World)

Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks.
- Leonard Nimoy
(Keywords: Death, Experience, People, Tears, Trade, Words, World)

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Work, Blood, Children, Tears, Today, World)

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
- Laurence Olivier
(Keywords: Purpose, Comedy, Disgust, Drama, Emotions, Exercise, Expression, Light, Office, Tears, Terror, Tragedy)

Tears at times have the weight of speech.
- Ovid
(Keywords: Speech, Tears, Weight)

I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater.
- Estelle Parsons
(Keywords: People, Laughter, Tears, Theater)

Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.
- Jean Paul
(Keywords: Life, Men, Grave, Loss, Memory, Tears, Years)

A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.
- Charles Peguy
(Keywords: Tears, Word, Writer)

I wonder at the idleness of tears.
- Lizette Woodworth Reese
(Keywords: Idleness, Tears, Wonder)

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny. I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model. And that ain't funny. No giggles there.
- Andy Richter
(Keywords: Funny, Being, Cause, Flowers, Tears, Teenagers)

Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
- Sallust
(Keywords: Feelings, Tears, Word)

Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.
- Karl Shapiro
(Keywords: Heart, Eyes, Grief, Laughter, Man, Tears, Wind)

If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
- Sophocles
(Keywords: Cure, Gold, Tears, Weeping)

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Keywords: Deeds, Tears, Words)

I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private property of citizens in its administering of the current Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue to do so upon the addition of the routes.
- Zach Wamp
(Keywords: Property, Service, Tears, Will)

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Earth, Smile, Tears, Worth)

My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
- Kim Wilde
(Keywords: Love, Time, Tears, Waste)

Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Keywords: Laughter, Smiles, Tears, Will)

There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
- Woodrow Wilson
(Keywords: History, Pity, Tears, World, Wrath)









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