These days, I’m on the verge of tears.
What can I do when I’m on the verge of tears?
Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
— Leonardo da Vinci
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, of unspeakable love.
— Washington Irving
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
— Robert Frost
Nothing dries sooner than tears.
— Samuel Richardson
Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
— Alfred Austin
The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true for laughter.
— Samuel Beckett
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
— Saint Teresa of Ávila
Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
— Leigh Hunt
Beauty of any kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
— Edgar Allan Poe
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity .. and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the [hu]man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
— William Blake
I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset — tears are words waiting to be written.
— Paulo Coelho
In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.
— Louis Kronenberger
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
— Maurice Maeterlinck
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
— Kurt Vonnegut
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.
— Isak Dinesen
Those quotes have me on the verge of tears and on the verge of sharing some recent photos.
Here’s another quote about tears:
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
— Ludwig van Beethoven
Even though “should”s and male ideas about the differences between men and women can put me on the verge of tears, that quote is still a great introduction to today’s music.
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