The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
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.
Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
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, Great Expectations, 1860
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
~John Vance Cheney
Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
~Christian Nevell Bovee
Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
~Natalie Clifford Barney
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
Let your tears flow and where they go, let your sorrows follow.
A woman wears her tears like jewelry.
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
~William Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth
It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.
Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.
Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
~Rita Schiano, Sweet Bitter Love, 1997, published by The Reed Edwards Company
Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly.
~Sam Slick (Thomas Chandler Haliburton)
Women are never landlocked: they're always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Tears are Summer showers to the soul.
~Alfred Austin, Savonarola
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
~Voltaire, A Philosophical Dictionary
Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
Every tear should live its purpose. Don't ever wipe the reason away.
I didn't want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn't know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I'd cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.
~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.
More grievous than tears is the sight of them.
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
I often want to cry. That is the only advantage women have over men - at least they can cry.
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince