Crying Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crying quotes, crying sayings, and crying proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.

Henry Maudsley

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.     

Eileen Mayhew

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

Antoine Rivarol

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

Christian Nevell Bovee

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.     

John Vance Cheney

There is a certain pleasure in weeping.


It is such a secret place, the land of tears.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.

Mahogany SilverRain

Tears are God's gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.

Rita Schiano

Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.     

C.S. Lewis,The Silver Chair

You know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.     

Lemony Snicket,The Bad Beginning

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Charles Dickens

Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.

Elizabeth Gilbert,Eat, Pray, Love

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.     

William Shakespeare

Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

Dionne Warwick

Crying over what's gone won't find the present.

Edwin Louis Cole

If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.     

Sophia Loren

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.

Terri Guillemets

Laugh till you weep. Weep till there's nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it's all one.

Frederick Buechner

The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.

Samuel Beckett

Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.

Oscar Wilde

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.     

Charles Dickens

There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.

Joseph Roux

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.

Dante Alighieri

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.

Steel Magnolias

Tears are the silent language of grief.


Tears are the summer showers to the soul.

Alfred Austin

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.     

Jewish Proverb

Sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can't explain how broken your heart is.