Sigh Sayings and Quotes

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

Did you ever observe that immoderate laughter always ends in a sigh?      

Leigh Hunt

A sigh is an amplifier for people who suffer in silence.     

Robert Orben

Humour allows people to exhale a little.      

Zach Anner

Many persons sigh for death when it seems far off, but the inclination vanishes when the boat upsets, or the locomotive runs off the track, or the measles set it.     

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Sighs and silences and avoided conversations are just as important as the things you do talk about.     

Cecelia Ahern

Open your mouth wide a universal sigh.     

Thom Yorke

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?     

Sydney J. Harris

There is a chord in every heart that has a sigh in it if touched aright.     


Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.     

Thomas Shadwell

If you begin the day with a laugh, you may, nevertheless, end it with a sob and a sigh.     

Herman Melville

A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.     

Arnold Haultain

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.     

Charles Dickens

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.      

Minna Antrim

The human heart has a sigh lonelier than the cry of the bittern.     

William R. Alger

All the world knows how to cry but not all the world knows how to sigh. Sighing is extra.     

Gertrude Stein

A sigh isn't just a sigh. We inhale the world and breathe out meaning. While we can. While we can.     

Salman Rushdie

Occasionally we sigh for an earlier day when we could just look at the stars without worrying whether they were theirs or ours.     

Bill Vaughan

Novels teach the youthful mind to sigh after happiness that never existed.     

Oliver Goldsmith

We make too much of that long groan which underlines the past.     

Derek Walcott

A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.     

William Rounseville Alger

A laugh is the loud echo of a sigh; a sigh the faint echo of a laugh.     

Sean O'Casey

Life is like a story, when all the resolution is resolved, you heave a sigh of relief.     

Michael Bassey Johnson