Crying Sayings and Quotes

When it comes to crying, it’s better to let the tears flow rather than keep them cooped up. Don’t be surprised if the release of emotion makes you feel better. Let it all go with the collection of wise and insightful crying quotes below.

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

Antoine Rivarol

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

John Vance Cheney

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

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 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

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.     

Christian Nevell Bovee

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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.     


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.     

Kahlil Gibran

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

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.     

Christian Nevell Bovee

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.     

Natalie Clifford Barney

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.     

Albert Smith

Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Crying is never a symbol of weakness. For the time we are born, it has always been a sign that we are alive....     


I like the snot to run a little, the tears to accumulate a bit before reaching for the handkerchief. Then I know I'm really crying. Crying just isn't crying unless it's messy.     

D.H. Mondfleur

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.     

Golda Meir

Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.     

Violeta Parra

Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labor to overcome the cloud that loads em.     

Thomas Otway

There is a certain pleasure in weeping.     


Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.     

Steel Magnolias

More grievous than tears is the sight of them.     

Antonio Porchia

I heard the teardrop hit my pillow before I even knew I was crying.     

Amborella Oltre

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.     

Norman Vincent Peale

It's no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.     

William Somerset Maugham

Life is an onion and one peels it crying.     

French Proverb

Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.     

Dr. Hook

He does not weep who does not see.     

Victor Hugo