„I cry a lot-I don't know why, but it just helps me. I cry over bad and good stuff-sometimes sadness can be beautiful“
— Amy Lee American singer-songwriter and pianist 1981
— Évariste Galois French mathematician, founder of group theory 1811 - 1832
Quoted in: Léopold Infeld (1978) Whom the gods love: the story of Évariste Galois. p. 299.
— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
„I'm not used to sensitivity any more. When I see people cry when I lose, save your tears. I don't know how to handle people crying any more. I lost my sensitivity like that. Please, you embarrass me when you cry because I don't know what to do when you cry. I don't know what to say.“
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
„Don't you know that boys don't cry?' Adam grinned.
'Shall I tell you something I've only recently discovered,' I replied, not attempting to hide the tears rolling down my face and not the least bit ashamed of them. 'Boys don't cry, but real men do.“
— Malorie Blackman, Boys Don't Cry
„I cry intermittently, like a summer rain. I don't feel racked by the crying; in fact, it hydrates me. Then rage wells up in me, and I want to take a crowbar to all the cars in the neighborhood.“
— Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
Often attributed to Dr. Seuss without citation; also cited as an anonymous proverb. This quote has also been attributed to Gabriel García Márquez, in Spanish: "No llores porque ya se terminó, sonríe porque sucedió." Compare lines from In Memoriam A.H.H. of Tennyson:   'Tis better to have loved and lost   Than never to have loved at all.
„I don't want a weak heart that can't cry
or the strength not to cry.
I'll search for a shooting
Star to cast my wishes on, but
Daybreak will come too soon
And I won't be able to find one.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
„At the earliest ending of winter,
In March, a scrawny cry from outside
Seemed like a sound in his mind.
He knew that he heard it,
A bird's cry, at daylight or before,
In the early March wind.“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
"Not Ideas About The Thing But The Thing Itself"