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Melancholy Quotes

Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
John Milton
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 Aristotle
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
Aristotle
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William Butler Yeats
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
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William Cullen Bryant
The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year Of wailing winds and naked woods and meadows brown and sear
William Cullen Bryant
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The first cuckoo's melancholy cry.
William Wordsworth
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I think perhaps it is a generational thing. I talk to younger people and they say, 'Where is this melancholy city you talk about? My Istanbul is a sunny place.
Orhan Pamuk
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It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood
Thomas Jefferson
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I'm always looking for something kind of melancholy, ... I guess I was trying to mix these things without really knowing it. I write in a way that's more subconscious, just trying to articulate some mystery that's not obvious.
Chris Whitley
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Jean Rhys
The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still. Like when they say, "As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end."
Jean Rhys
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Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.
Francis Beaumont
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I shall speak of how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another... of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next... of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
Gunter Grass
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Hans Andersen
I cannot bear it!" said the pewter soldier. "I have shed pewter tears! It is too melancholy! Rather let me go to the wars and lose arms and legs! It would at least be a change. I cannot bear it longer! Now, I know what it is to have a visit from one's old thoughts, with what they may bring with them! I have had a visit from mine, and you may be sure it is no pleasant thing in the end; I was at last about to jump down from the drawers.
Hans Andersen
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Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.
Henry Dyke
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It's going to be happy but melancholy at the same time. I've dealt with a lot of things, but having the guys' support has always meant so much to me. They're like my brothers.
Ricky Morgan
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Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness
Italo Calvino
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Henri Frederic Amiel
Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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I write of melancholy, by being busy to avoid melancholy.
Robert Burton
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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.
Pope VI
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Have you a stool there to be melancholy upon?
Ben Jonson
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Charles Dickens
. . . she indulged in melancholy - that cheapest and most accessible of luxuries . . .
Charles Dickens
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A noble craft, but somehow a most melancholy! All noble things are touched with that.
Herman Melville
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Hence loathèd Melancholy, / Of Cerberus and blackest Midnight born.
John Milton
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Wrapt in a pleasing fit of melancholy.
John Milton
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Samuel Johnson
Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
Samuel Johnson
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