„I may cry, ruining my makeup
Wash away all the things you've taken
And I don't care if I don't look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking“
— Sia (musician) Australian singer 1975
Big Girls Cry, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Cowritten with Christopher Braide
„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
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
Fonte: The Diary of a Young Girl
— Évariste Galois French mathematician, founder of group theory 1811 - 1832
Ne pleure pas, Alfred ! J'ai besoin de tout mon courage pour mourir à vingt ans !
Quoted in: Léopold Infeld (1978) Whom the gods love: the story of Évariste Galois. p. 299.
„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
On his fans
„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, livro Boys Don't Cry
Fonte: 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 Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
Fonte: 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.
Variante: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
„If you try to look
But you don't touch
Then you won't touch
But you'll never feel
And if you don't feel
You'll never cry
And if you don't cry
Then you'll never heal.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
If You Want to Feel
Song lyrics, Living Room Suite (1978)
„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"
Collected Poems (1954)
„I don't have emotions about a lot of things. I rarely get angry, I rarely cry. I guess I do get excited a lot, but I don't get sad and enormously happy.“
— Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974
— Vladimir Nabokov, livro Lolita
Variante: Don't cry, I'm sorry to have deceived you so much, but that's how life is.