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QUOTES ON CRYING


The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? From time to time. There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it is liquefied brain.

SAMUEL BECKETT, The Unnamable

Tears and laughter, they are so much Gaelic to me.

SAMUEL BECKETT, Molloy

Cry about one thing in life, cry about all; one thread runs through the whole piece.

THOMAS HARDY, The Return of the Native

Let not women's weapons, water-drops,
Stain my man's cheeks!

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

Fall not a tear, I say; one of them rates
All that is won and lost. Give me a kiss.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Antony and Cleopatra

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.

CHARLES DICKENS, Great Expectations

I know my eyes are open, because of the tears that pour from them unceasingly.

SAMUEL BECKETT, The Unnamable