Tears Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Tears Quotes from Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Tony Danza, Mohammad Azharuddin, Susan Orlean, Stephen Gaghan. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Like the women in my family, I’ve found the women in my lab a hard-nosed, ambitious lot who have gone on to be faculty members at top universities. In my own family, it is my father who is prone to bursting into tears.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
I’m an American songbook guy, though I’ve got eclectic tastes. I really love the American songbook. I’ve taken up the ukulele, and so you can play ‘Five Foot Two’ and Hawaiian music, but you can also do some of the great tunes, like ‘You Go to My Head,’ ‘I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,’ ‘Taking a Chance on Love.’
Tony Danza
Cricket has given me everything. If I’m anything today, it is because of the game… where I have given blood, sweat, and tears.
Mohammad Azharuddin
When my son was born, and after a day of lying-in I was told that I could leave the hospital and take him home, I burst into tears. It wasn’t the emotion of the moment: it was shock and horror.
Susan Orlean
More attention and thought goes into naming a character in ‘Call Of Duty’ than all the work that can go into certain movies. Blood and sweat and tears go into figuring out the names because they are so important. The call signs say a lot about you. The brotherhood that’s evoked by the name is quite profound.
Stephen Gaghan
Bread pudding makes me weak. I have been known to be moved to tears by cookies and ice cream, and ribs are a spiritual experience for me.
Bill Rancic
I’ve had to stop going to the nearest grocery store that seems to play Shania Twain’s ‘Forever and For Always’ whenever I’m there. It’s hard to shop for frozen entrees through cold-air blasted tears. Feels good on a flushed face though.
David Berman
I feel like a foster kid that’s been in the system for a long time, and then at 16, somebody adopted them and said, ‘You can go to college, and you ain’t got to pay no student loans.’ I feel happy. I feel accepted after all these years of blood, sweat, and tears.
Tiffany Haddish
Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing.
Abby Wambach
One night I’d had some beers, and then I Googled myself and spent the night in tears.
Ginnifer Goodwin
Tears for Fears is me and Roland.
Curt Smith
When Sondheim was visiting the Library of Congress, where the manuscript of ‘Porgy and Bess’ is housed, he was so overcome with emotion while holding the score in his hands that he shed a tear. He shed several tears, but one of the tears actually fell onto the original manuscript. And he was horrified.
Michael Feinstein
When I was five years old, I remember watching the opening of the Oscars with my mother and crying as I watched celebrities walk in on the red carpet. Why would any child cry watching the Oscars? For me, the reason was simple: I wanted to be there so badly that I burst into tears.
Ainsley Earhardt
Dr. Rice went well beyond offering a helping hand – she went so far as to shed tears and share hugs with those who, in a matter of just a few hours, had lost everything to the rising floodwaters.
Jo Bonner
It’s been a while since I checked in with Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Revisionist History’ podcast. The episode ‘The King of Tears’ suggests the author is raising the bar. His argument is that country music is the genre that makes us cry because, unlike rock, it’s not afraid of specifics.
David Hepworth
Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you’re not quite up to snuff.
Alvin Ailey
If you want to love a person, you should know that there are tears, and there can even be hatred inside of it. I think a love really includes all of that.
It doesn’t matter what you make – if you create a movie or build a car or whatever, it’s the amount of blood, sweat, and tears and money and everything that goes into it that needs to be rewarded.
Yngwie Malmsteen
Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family.
Ellen G. White
People miss those who they love. It brings tears to my eyes to see the longing for me. But it’s my decision to do fewer films and more protagonist-based roles. For me to take up something, it has to make a lot of sense to me.
Rani Mukerji
I honestly believe life is a combination of laughter and tears, and it’s almost always better to laugh than to cry.
Teresa Medeiros
I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.
Edith Piaf
Disney has the best casting. If he doesn’t like an actor he just tears him up.
Alfred Hitchcock
There are enough tears in any child’s life; we certainly don’t need to add to them in the name of entertainment.
Bruce Forsyth
It’s really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ literally in tears.
Idris Elba
This game wears on you. It tears you down. It’s perpetual motion for some people who’ve achieved a level of independence, like Madonna and Jay-Z – they don’t need to do music anymore. But there’s people who need it. And in that need, that’s when it’s tough and it tears you to pieces.
Lupe Fiasco
I can’t cut out a piece of cloth and make a lovely dress, but I can mend tears in shirts and sew on buttons.
Joanna Lumley
I don’t think you’re very strong unless you’ve cried a few tears. You’ve never really lived.
Brady Jandreau
The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
Denis Diderot
When I think of CeeLo Green, I think about previous collaborations, like ‘Tears of Joy.’
Rick Ross
I don’t see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough.
Russell Smith
I was eating cereal on my couch when I saw the first commercial for ‘The Wiz’ on TV. I dropped the spoon and the tears came out of nowhere.
Shanice Williams
Well, I would have much preferred to have had a normal childhood. I would have loved it if my greatest dilemma, at 14, was whether to go to Benetton for my pullovers. I would have preferred not to have cried all the tears I have cried.
Marjane Satrapi
The first time I had sat down to a meal I had grown on my own, along with a bottle of wine that we had made, I burst into tears. To be in touch and be in tune with that is an extraordinary gift.
Emilio Estevez
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
Saint Augustine
Sidney Poitier, who is class personified, said: ‘Lou, you’re a leading man because you’re a good actor.’ Brought tears to my eyes.
Lou Diamond Phillips
Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.
Ralph Ransom
Christians well know that the much-decorated statue of the Church, as it now stands, is not of pure chiseled marble, but of clay, cemented together by blood and tears and hardened in the fires of hatred and persecution.
Virchand Gandhi
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
Bob Hope
When I see sentimental scenes, I get emotional and tears start flowing from my eyes.
If you listen to Tears for Fears, they had great melodies and less rigid cut-and-paste.
Dr. Luke
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears.
Simon Sinek
‘Cover Me.’ ‘Take Time To Know Her.’ ‘Warm and Tender Love.’ ‘Out Of Left Field.’ ‘Dark End Of The Street.’ ‘Tears Me Up.’ ‘My Special Prayer.’ All points back to one song. ‘When A Man Loves A Woman.’ The Grand-daddy to all of my songs. The boss of all of my songs. I have great respect for that song. Always will.
Percy Sledge
The last day of shooting, there were tears. It was this family that’s grown together over the years. Many of us have worked on it since the beginning, so there’s a sadness when we all go our separate ways.
David Heyman
Sometimes there’s that perfect moment when the crowd, the music, the energy of the room come together in a way that brings me to tears.
John Legend
I don’t watch ‘The X Factor’ any more. Why do I want to see someone say the same old thing – it’s all they’ve ever dreamed about – then lose and burst into tears and go into neurosis? They just want to be famous – it doesn’t matter how.
David Jason
I don’t care about media crocodile tears for pageviews.
Fredrick Brennan
The way the vocal folds work is that they can get inflamed and in pain, but actual tears in the folds are somewhat rare. I’ve never torn anything. Been too strained plenty of times.
John Darnielle
When I have a good performance, I’m wrecked at the end of it. I feel completely empty, and tears are pouring down my face – I’m just gone.
Tim Pigott-Smith
Monopoly may also end in tears, but its tensions are cruder, lacking the infinitely subtle shadings of irritation and acrimony provided by Scrabble.
Craig Brown
When I see out-of-shape, overweight people huffing and puffing in the gym, my eyes well up with tears of pride. I want to walk over to them, hug them, and say, ‘Good on you for getting in here. It gets better!’ You know why? Because they’re challenging themselves.
Steven Crowder
Safety is in Heaven. Put your values there only; put your heart there. No tears are there to flood your heart, no sorrows there to break it, no losses there to grieve and embitter.
Edward McKendree Bounds
Rumors of sneezing, kissing, tears, sweat, and saliva spreading AIDS caused people to panic.
Ryan White
A major final to a tennis player is sacred ground. Short of any type of serious injury – soft-tissue tears, serious orthopedic injuries or a major illness like throwing up, dehydration or cramping – you keep going, especially in the final of a Slam.
Pam Shriver
As mothers, women are often the first to know when the food they feed their children is tainted with pollutants or impurities, because they can see it in the tears of their children and hear it in their babies’ cries.
Kerry Kennedy
Even when you look at, like, movies with some of our famous celebrities, they don’t really cry and bring out their tears until, like, forced.
Karamo Brown
Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.
Karl Shapiro
My tolerance for tears is very little when you’re beautiful and crying over nothing.
Chrissy Teigen
I’ve never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears. I’ve got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of ‘American Idol,’ we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I don’t believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make ‘American Idol ‘a better show.
Simon Cowell
I got my love of animals from the Dr. Doolittle books and my love of Africa from the Tarzan novels. I remember my mum taking me to the first Tarzan film, which starred Johnny Weissmuller, and bursting into tears. It wasn’t what I had imagined at all.
Jane Goodall
If I see someone break down in tears, I don’t necessarily feel empathy for them in those moments unless it’s really warranted. I feel like a tear needs to be warranted in a movie; it needs to be earned.
Andrew Haigh
Oh, there’s a lot of breaks in our sport. Strained muscles, breaks, tears. I’ve seen teeth fly out before mouth guards were compulsory. Feet fractures are quite common, cheeks, faces, jaws, legs.
Carmen Marton
When London first went into lockdown, Mum and I were in the car listening to the radio. We drove to our local Turkish supermarket and saw queues around the building. Everyone looked terrified. I burst into tears when I got home.
Miquita Oliver
Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
Natalie Clifford Barney
All lives have triumphs and tragedies, laughter and tears, and mine has been no different.
Pat Nixon
When we can’t bottle our tears up anymore, God catches every one in His bottle. God’s catching every falling tear because He won’t let us fall apart.
Ann Voskamp
Anybody can build a building, putting some doors into it, but how many times have you been in a building that moves you to tears the way Beethoven’s ‘Eighth’ does?
Philip Johnson
Life would be very dreary if there were no magic. If the real world were only that veil of tears, I just don’t think could get up in the morning.
Victoria Moran
I still have highs and lows, maybe I don’t cry salty tears as much.
Sarah Silverman
When I think about my MVP season, I will also think about the loss to Golden State. But winning the award as Most Valuable Player of the NBA is just a huge honor. I didn’t really realize how big it was until Mark Cuban had tears in his eyes at the award ceremony.
Dirk Nowitzki
If I cry, it’s because I’m very angry and I can’t do anything about it because I’ve run into a dead end. That’s when the tears would come down.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
Jesse Jackson
A lot of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this career of mine.
Kevin Hart
It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.
Francois Rabelais
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
I knew I had a remarkable voice, but I was embarrassed because it was so high. But when I sang at my bar mitzvah, the rabbi was in tears. He said to my parents, ‘He must become a cantor in the synagogue,’ but my mother said, ‘No, he’s going to be a concert pianist.’
Neil Sedaka
November is Native American Heritage month, and a good time to honor the legacy of our ancestors, but every day we should stop to think about our country’s beginning and that the United States would not exist if not for a great deal of sacrifice, blood, and tears by Indian Tribes across the country.
Deb Haaland
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou
I am Amaxon Corazon Junia Principia Delgado the Third, and I bent over my meal and wept luxurious tears into my green banana porridge. It was a perfect decoction, and it now would not satisfy me.
Nalo Hopkinson
There was a time when pop music and rock music were really reaching for the stars and were not ashamed to be experimental. You think of a song like ‘Shout’ by Tears for Fears. That’s a massive global No. 1 hit, and yet the subject matter is very dark.
Steven Wilson
And that’s why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We’ve seen them in a million movies and it’s too much like cranking the tears out. I didn’t want that scene.
Christine Lahti
I don’t want to sound like you never feel anything – we’ve all loved and lost, all had a lot of pain, and we’re supposed to. We’re humans; it’s the way it works. But it’s how you manage it, how you manage those tears and that pain. How you are able to get yourself out of it.
Goldie Hawn
A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby, Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh, then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life.
Ali Smith
I read the last Harry Potter, and I cried for at least the last 70 pages. Awful! I was curled into a ball and I just kept sobbing. It was embarrassing. I was loud, and I just kept wiping tears away so I could see the page.
Jesmyn Ward
I give blood, sweat and tears inside the ring and I’m never going to stop working.
Danny Garcia
I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home.
Candice Bergen
When one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people’s souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.
Octave Mirbeau
I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside.
Ingrid Bergman
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Karen Blixen
It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.
Thomas Moore
It is easy to bare your body, but it is difficult to bare your soul. What works for me is that I am not a city-raised boy with city-raised sensibilities. I can play the vulnerable tough man, the guy with a gun in his hand, tears in his eyes, fire in his heart, innocence in him, and in his arms a woman he loves.
Randeep Hooda
You go through all the training camps, all the blood and sweat and tears. I think you play for the guys in the locker room. We don’t play for anybody else.
A. J. Green
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
It’s been a journey of great stress and awakening. I have given my blood sweat and tears to ‘Padmavati.’
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
Anne Bronte
A song like ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’ is really sad, but it’s hopeful, too – that was my theme song for the first boy who broke my heart.
Jonathan Van Ness
Why would I cry over a boy? I would never waste my tears on a boy. Why waste your tears on someone who makes you cry?
Kirsten Dunst
My sister happened to look at The Times, and there was advertised the Old Vic theatre school. I wrote, I suppose, and got an audition. They said I was in, so I burst into tears, because in those days I cried when I was happy and I cried when I was sad.
June Brown
There are lot memories to take home but the most emotional moment has been when I was touching down in New Delhi. Tears rolled down when I saw the red soil in Delhi from the plane.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
When you grow up being taught to worship, whatever that means, there is an array of body-rich symbols: tears, blood, crucifixion, the stations of the cross, transubstantiation… Faith is a belief in something that is irrational, and so to have faith, there is some correlation there with the belief in the art.
Robert Gober
Let us not return to the old battlefield where so many shed blood and tears for the right to vote. Instead let us move forward to an era where all eligible Americans have equal access to the ballot box and have the freedom to vote for the candidate of their choosing.
Marc Veasey
It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains to them in an emotional way why a product, a service, or a candidate is the right person, is the right thing to do.
Frank Luntz
It truly feels like all my blood, sweat, and tears have paid off, and you’re just excited to be a woman because you’re getting just as much time as the men, and you’re getting the recognition.
Nikki Bella
Sometimes I wonder if I loved anybody, and yet I think of all the tears I shed and the heartache. It was all such a waste of time.
June Brown
I actually failed my first license test. I got an automatic fail. I guess I had been doing well but she had to pull the emergency brake so obviously there was a problem. I remember them handing me my fail paper and me just bursting into tears.
Jane Levy
This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.
Harlan Coben
I like to think that everything I do is tastefully done and doesn’t come off necessarily like ratchet or something that tears women down. I like to make tasteful, seductive music.
Raheem DeVaughn
What I’ve seen and learnt from life is that when you give it your best, when you’re in it at 100 percent, and you give it your blood, sweat and tears, something beautiful will come out of it.
Ishaan Khatter
Shinji Kagawa is one of the best players in the world, and he now plays 20 minutes at Manchester United – on the left wing! My heart breaks. Really, I have tears in my eyes. Central midfield is Shinji’s best role.
Jurgen Klopp
The amount of people that have said, ‘You’ve inspired me to be confident. I’ve come out to my friends because of you,’ that reduces me to tears every time, because I’m just, like, little old me from Hull has had an implication on somebody’s life. That’s massive to me. Massive.
Calum Scott
Characters die all the time. At times, they die amongst a reader’s tears, and at others, amongst the applause, and some, still, in quiet satisfaction.
Ben Peek
If we have been brought up with the idea that life is for suffering and sacrifice, then of course we would seek death to escape this ‘vale of tears’.
Claude Vorilhon
The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn’t dare cry in America. It is unmanly here.
Rudolph Valentino
I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold – we don’t interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don’t scream in your face with tears – we go home and cry on our own.
Michael Caine
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. It brings tears to your eyes.
Lee Radziwill
Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
George Pierce Baker
It is true I’ve written songs for other performers; I’ve worked with Tricky, Tears for Fears, A1, HearSay among others.
Chesney Hawkes
I was four or five, and my mom got all the Power Rangers to come through. I thought it was really them. I started crying tears of joy. It was so amazing. My favorite Power Ranger was the green one. He wasn’t in every episode – he was rare, like Based God. He was like the Based God Power Ranger.
Domo Genesis
If you laughed earlier in the poem, and I bring you close to tears in the end, that’s the best.
James Tate
I don’t think I tell stories of tragedy. I think I tell stories of love. Even though you’re full of tears, I hope that you leave the theatre with your heart feeling like it’s going to explode out of your chest. And yes, you’ve been through the tragedy, but it’s ultimately hope that I think you’re left with.
Gayle Forman
You put your blood, sweat, and tears into an album and you think that’s where it ends, but no – when you go on tour you’re still carrying the life of that album and the life of those songs until you put your next project out.
Joe Budden
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Kim Wilde
The truth is that behind any AI program that works is a huge amount of, A, human ingenuity and, B, blood, sweat and tears. It’s not the kind of thing that suddenly takes off like ‘Her’ or in ‘Ex Machina.’
Oren Etzioni
The only formula we have when we work together is that we both have to have a product we can endorse when we finish. Something we both like. It’s a matter of compromise. In the end what you get is what both of us can agree on. In that comes Tears for Fears. I don’t know what the mix or magic is, that’s just what it is.
Curt Smith
I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
Cat Stevens
‘The Joy Luck Club’ is not a perfect film. But, I distinctly remember watching it with my mom – and bursting into tears after the screening!
Jessica Henwick
For the chorus of ‘Secrets,’ we used The Romantics’ ‘Talking in Your Sleep’ and ‘Pale Shelter’ by Tears for Fears. It’s like hip-hop: just grab it.
The Weeknd
I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears.
Vinny Guadagnino
I just don’t believe in abortion, period. But I would never take away a woman’s right to choose what’s good for her body. But I still believe that when you do have an abortion, still inside, you go through a lot of stuff. It tears away at your spirit and your soul. So I don’t think people think about that.
Sherri Shepherd
It is proper to ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, tears and deep grief because of the great affliction Christ endures for me.
Saint Ignatius
In my 20s, I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like, ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes…’ I was an idiot… It’s a decade of tears.
Melissa McCarthy
‘Ray Donovan’ was all fiction and pure fun, to be working with such greats as Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. My character was recurring, but my storyline was intricate to the whole thing. With the character that I played, I got to go through all aspects of my instrument. I got to bring it to tears and to laughter.
Johnathon Schaech
I got the script for ‘Real Steel.’ I started reading and saw that it was about robot boxing, and I was immediately turned off. It’s not my thing. But I continued on, and by the time I got to the end of the script, I had chicken skin and tears in my eyes. I thought, ‘Man, we don’t make movies like this anymore.’
Evangeline Lilly
When I was very little, I insisted on getting my own pair of heels. And no, the screaming and tears didn’t help me get them until I was much older!
Chloe Ting
I remember stealing some pic n’ mix when I was seven; when I got out of the shop, I burst into tears.
Jessica Brown Findlay
A writer should never mark the page with their own tears.
Richard Flanagan
I do have body-image issues, just like everyone else. I mean, I wish I had bigger boobs. And I hate my butt. I want an onion butt – you know, a butt that’ll bring tears to your eyes?
Leslie Bibb
My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.
Paul Simon
Music doesn’t always bring me to tears; if I hear ‘Love’ by John Lennon at a vulnerable moment, it will bring me to tears.
Lou Barlow
We used to have skunks that would go under our house and scratch their backs. I remember after I had my first baby, I didn’t really have many friends, but I got invited to a dinner with a group of people from town. We all took the same vehicle, and I got in, and someone goes, ‘I smell skunk.’ I had to fight back tears.
Ree Drummond
Father was very sympathetic, and if the hero of a romance was good or to be pitied, his eyes would fill with tears until he could not see.
Frederick Banting
In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.
Louis Kronenberger
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Saint Teresa of Avila
When you’re successful, people have no sympathy. Nobody wants to catch the tears of a millionaire.
Boy George
If someone had told me when I was a kid I’d get an ovation from Frank Sinatra! One time, I did a song called ‘I Am A Singer’, but I rewrote the words for Frank. I was in tears and, when he got up, so was he.
Irwin Thomas
I pour my blood, sweat, and tears into a movie. What I always look for is a message and a social consciousness: a relevance to what’s happening in our world.
Rachel Morrison
At 49, I find it a little bit difficult to run these days. I’ve got grade four tears in both Achilles, shin splints, I got no cartilage the toes in my right foot, I’ve got bone marrow edemas under both knees, I’ve got one degenerating hip – that’s the problem you get.
Russell Crowe
I was suffering a divorce, and I was very unhappy because my children were very young. It hit me when a woman, a fan, was chatting with me. She was pleased to meet Big Bird because her children liked him and liked the show, but she didn’t know that my face was streamed with tears.
Caroll Spinney
Some of the best jokes are about funerals or people dying or whatever. Laughter and tears are two sides of the same coin.
Mark Bonnar
My grandmother, grandfather, my mom – we’ve always been driven by laughter. It’s what held us together. Thanksgivings, any kind of family get-together, we usually end up in tears.
If you go back and look at President Reagan’s speeches, they bring you to tears almost.
Lawrence Bender
TV happens. And once it’s happened, it’s gone. When it’s gone, you move on, no tears, no tantrums, no videotape.
Mary Schmich
This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
Richard V. Allen
The most efficient water power in the world – women’s tears.
Wilson Mizner
I’ve learnt to hide my tears on stage. They make people uncomfortable.
Martha Wainwright
When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves – and maybe a smile.
Reba McEntire
I can see the music. I know what it looks like. I know what color it is. The words come easy, the tears come easy, and the joy comes easy. The music tells you what to do.
Mary J. Blige
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
William Shakespeare
I don’t bad-mouth football, but I also know that it has a long trail of tears and heartbreak and animosity built up by past players who feel that they put so much into the game and didn’t get a lot out of it after.
Spencer Paysinger
Cuban eyes often look close to tears. Tears never seem far away because both their pain and their joy are always so close to the surface.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
I secretly love the song ‘No More Tears.’ It’s my go-to karaoke song that I do with all my friends.
Megan Hilty
When I went to Africa, I was reduced to floods of tears every day.
Madonna Ciccone
I used to have tears in my eyes on the way to practice because I was so focused. For me, track and field was serious business. I didn’t have any friends. I was very isolated and very focused.
Edwin Moses
I’ve got a terrible crush on someone and last week mum was coaching me – it was a real masterclass – on how to very casually say hello to him. I had to talk to her hand. Tears were pouring down our faces.
Finty Williams
I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.
Max Beckmann
Very good records exist about the Trail of Tears. Journals and other records kept by Cherokees and non-Indians tell such things as which people were where on which day.
Joseph Bruchac
I have walked into several pubs, and guys in there have said to me, ‘My God, you are the girl off the dancing horse.’ They have got no idea about dressage, and they said, ‘I can’t work out whether you make the horse do that or the horse does it itself – we just couldn’t tell – but it brought tears to our eyes.’
Charlotte Dujardin
It’s crazy because I did say to myself at the age of 16 that I want to be in the Premier League at 24. When I got to the Premier League at 24 with Palace, there were tears in my eyes.
Yannick Bolasie
The Trail of Tears has a great deal of meaning for every person of American Indian ancestry, whether they are Cherokee or not. For me, it has always stood for what is best and worst about the history of the United States.
Joseph Bruchac
Anytime James Carville, Paul Begala and David Axelrod hold hands and jump for joy, it’s worth pondering how to turn their joy into tears.
Ari Fleischer
Baseball is not a lot of statistics to me. It’s blood and tears.
Laraine Day
You cry tears when a man leaves you at any age – it doesn’t matter whether you are 20 or 60.
Linda Evans
Southern states in the confederacy were not ready to give up their fight to secede or give up their way of life, which was made possible in large part through the blood, sweat and tears of African slaves.
Corrine Brown
The way I see it, my blood, sweat, and tears are not just for me; it’s for Fifth Harmony as well. We have been blessed. Most groups have lead singers, but we don’t.
Normani Kordei
I can cook, but I also want everything to look beautiful on the plate – then I get upset when people eat it. Everyone just tears through it, and that makes me sad. It’s not a rewarding experience for me to cook.
Megan Fox
I’ve dominated past competitions, but I’ve sweated blood and tears for every medal. I take nothing for granted, and I’m fully focused on doing my best.
Lee Pearson
I used to blame my problems on other people. But my moment of clarity, if you want to call it that, came when I was looking in the mirror one day and just burst into tears. It wasn’t just that I looked bad, it was that I knew my problem was me.
Tom Sizemore
My children make me cry on a daily basis about everything. Tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of sadness – all the tears, all the time.
Busy Philipps
I went to live in New York and released a solo album that I now know was very bad. Roland kept on with the Tears For Fears name. It was a bad split.
Curt Smith
Jessie Wallace was the first time I erupted. She was late, she was young. She’s not like that any more. I lost my temper. It was silly and I burst into tears and ran up to the producer. I said I had been terrible and amateur.
Barbara Windsor
I remember being about eight and watching ‘Pollyanna’ with Hayley Mills. I looked at my mum and said, ‘Mum, I want to be Pollyanna.’ She said, ‘You’re going to have to make yourself cry if you want to be an actress.’ So I turned my head away, and when I turned it back I was in floods of tears.
Laura Haddock
How can our hearts not break? How can we hold our tears? How can we bear the pain of losing those loving children and their guardians, who were slain in Newtown, Conn.? Why can’t we face the reality of our times and restrict deranged people from having these destructive powers?
Radhanath Swami
It literally brings me to tears when Sara Ramirez sings. She’s unbelievable.
Chyler Leigh
There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.
Dorothy Dix
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
Burt Bacharach
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck
So actually, for me, ‘Doctor Who,’ you want it to be the show with all the emotions and all the feels, really, and that you’ve had a good emotional workout, from laughter to tears to fear and excitement.
Chris Chibnall
And, as an adult, I tried skiing, and I ended up in tears.
Sutton Foster
By 30, I was separated from my husband, and I clearly remember sitting in my lovely office with a magnificent view, staring at a very lucrative pay stub, and bursting into tears because I was just miserable. So I had to make a decision: Keep following my plan, or be honest with myself and search for my true passion.
Valerie Jarrett
All the energy, all the pain, sweat and tears that go into it, the amount I had to put in to get me to where I had to play, it was more taxing on me physically and mentally than it was good for me.
Calvin Johnson
Unfortunately for me, my England career has massively been soured. Even when I won my 100th cap, what people didn’t see was everything that happened before that – which was me in floods of tears – because of how I felt it was handled.
Eniola Aluko
I’m sure when the times comes, there will be tears, but there are other avenues that I am embracing with much more passion these days.
Cat Osterman
I think sometimes people expect people to burst into tears. But, I think sometimes emotion, as I’ve seen, shock, can have a lot of different manifestations. Sometimes it’s tears and sometimes it’s just complete stoicism.
Tyler Henry
It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.
Amelia Barr
There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that’s what a parent’s tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope.
Michael Ian Black
I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private property of citizens in its administering of the current Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue to do so upon the addition of the routes.
Zach Wamp
Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One of the weirdest things about Christmas in this country is that people love to watch ‘EastEnders’ when everyone’s in floods of tears and there’s a huge row. I don’t know if watching it makes them feel better about their own day. Personally, I would rather try to be a bit more positive!
Michael McIntyre
The Trail of Tears should teach all of us the importance of respect for others who are different from ourselves and compassion for those who have difficulties.
Joseph Bruchac
I grew up listening to a lot of very smart pop records by artists like Kate Bush, Talk Talk, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, The The.
Steven Wilson
Variety is important when it comes to exercise. I don’t do anything that bores me to tears.
Alanis Morissette
Every time I get a lot of money, I cry, and I got a lot of tears left.
Gordon Gee
I get bored with the constant probing for the cliched tears of the clown, the dark side of the comic.
Chris Lilley
When you walk out onstage in front of 65,000 people, it can bring you to tears.
Taylor Swift
Tears may be dried up, but the heart – never.
Margaret of Valois
On ‘Made In Chelsea’ there are cameras in my face and some days I think, ‘I can’t go to filming today,’ but I just have to dry my tears and pull myself together.
Georgia Toffolo
There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.
Sylvia Plath
I really think you get the jobs you’re supposed to get. And don’t stress over the jobs that you don’t. That would have saved me so many tears and so much frustration.
Constance Zimmer
My mom would frequently tell me to save your tears for when your mother dies.
Michelle Zauner
And I just remember, you know, breaking into tears and feeling so empty because, as long as Elvis was in the world, you always knew something was going and he always had something that kept everybody mesmerized.
Jackie DeShannon
Tears For Fears is my ultimate passion.
Curt Smith
The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
William Makepeace Thackeray
People watched launches and tears ran down their faces, and then their kids would go jump into an encyclopedia or look online and read about rocket science. That’s power.
Victor J. Glover
When I held my first album in my hands, I tell you, there were tears falling down my face. I thought ‘This is it. I’ve arrived. I’m going to be an overnight world star.’
Chris de Burgh
I am not unaware of the saying that more tears have been shed over wishes granted than wishes denied.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I always thought we ought to recognise the blood, sweat and tears – and the sacrifices in being away from home – of former England players, and that current players should know what has come before.
Andrew Strauss
The first real Cassini image that brought tears to my eyes was an image of Jupiter. I didn’t expect it to look so detailed.
Carolyn Porco
Within a safe environment, the theater, you can have a big ride, big ups and downs, intensity, warmth, humanity, laughs, tears – you want that full range of emotion.
Travis Knight
One Roman Catholic School I will never forget. They sang a song to receive me. Part of the words were, ‘Thank you, Lord, for giving us Terry.’ It was beautiful; it really brought tears to my eyes.
Terry Fox
The women in my family are all super-emotional. The catchphrase in our family is ‘Listen to my words, not my tears.’
Sara Bareilles
I’ll never forget during the ‘Descendants’ parade at Disneyland when I waved at a girl with bright blue hair and witnessed her dream being realized and the involuntary tears that followed.
Cameron Boyce
I know people said I wasn’t selling out in America, but that was entirely untrue. We sold out all over the world, and every night I looked out into the fans and those front rows that you’re talking about, the tears, the honesty, the inability to not be completely overjoyed because they felt accepted.
Lady Gaga
Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
Alfred Austin
After ‘Taramani,’ life has changed – in a sense, as we grow, we evolve. My regret was post its release. After giving so much of my effort, blood, sweat, tears and time for a movie… I still didn’t get any big offers. That really hurt.
Andrea Jeremiah
If you say, ‘I listen to pop,’ you picture this kind of perfect, colorful, polished song. I want to have that, but when you open it, you see this gritty dark – kind of like dancing your tears away. Disguise the sadness in a pop beat.
Tove Lo
I remember, with Kendrick on ‘To Pimp a Butterfly,’ I was in tears. I literally was because it had pulled me and pushed me and stretched me and crushed me and expanded me. It was like I didn’t know which way was up. By the end of it, I felt like I was floating in the ocean like a carcass.
The busy have no time for tears.
Lord Byron
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
Barack Obama
We’ve pitched and even begun development on a number of fantasy worlds that have never seen the light of day. All of those worlds… It’s soul-crushing to see them sputter out, one by one. Lost. Like tears. In rain.
Chris Avellone
I remember playing games and having tears roll down my face because it felt like it was never going to be good enough.
Christen Press
Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; O life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs.
Thomas Kyd
We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don’t take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death’s valley.
Zig Ziglar
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Albert Camus
On the second verse of ‘Tears to Snow,’ I talk about rappers and the way they view me now, rappers in the underground world who I might’ve know for a little bit, or they might’ve opened a show for me. A lot of them talk crap about me behind my back, and they’ll smile in my face.
I don’t believe that what Tears for Fears has done, and continues to do, can be pigeonholed into a genre or decade.
Curt Smith
New York is such a competitive place; it tears people apart. People come here and, if they can’t make it in the first month, they get torn apart and they have to go back to where they came from. I don’t think that’s terribly healthy.
Now that I’m a mom, it brings tears to my eyes.
Ainsley Earhardt
Somebody has to pay our editors, writers, journalists, designers, developers, and all the other specialists whose passion and tears go into every chunk of worthwhile web content.
Jeffrey Zeldman
‘The X Factor’ seems to be more about building up personalities and people in tears. And it’s not a new idea. The pre-Beatles pop world was full of manufactured pop stars. The thing is that you can’t imagine any of the artists you look back at and admire ever going on ‘The X Factor.’
Jools Holland
You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When you see grown men near to tears because they’ve missed hitting a little white ball into a hole from three feet, it makes you laugh.
Bill Murray
When I win a gold medal in the Olympics… I would say every pain, tears and screams in training will be worth it.
Hidilyn Diaz
I vividly remember sixth grade. It’s the year when kids turn mean, and it’s definitely no longer okay to cry in public. So we force our hot tears back, and they burn our throats all the way down.
Lisa McMann
I had tears when the first look from ‘Hero’ was released.
Sooraj Pancholi
Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.
Dionne Warwick
Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society’s ills.
George McGovern
When I sat in rooms with middle-aged white men, I heard them speaking like young black men in America. They had been solidly middle class for the majority of their working careers, but now they were feeling angry, disaffected, and in some cases, they actually had tears in their eyes.
Lynn Nottage
But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example.
Rebecca West
You couldn’t pay me enough money to go back to being 20. So many tears; what a nightmare it was. It’s much better being older.
Robin Wright
I figured out that I could think of my childhood dog that had died, and I could bring myself to tears. So I used that poor dead dog for several years until it just didn’t work anymore, and I had to find something else.
Henry Thomas
You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. Its not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
Alfred Adler
Fashion isn’t interesting when it comes from an uninspired place. It’s like voodoo; we don’t want things that are soaked in blood, sweat, and tears. I adore life, and I’m very easygoing – and it shows in my work.
Christian Louboutin
In the beginning, we’d walk off stage and burst into tears, ’cause we were getting bottles thrown at us, and boys were spitting all over us.
Gina Schock
A woman came up to me after one of the screenings with tears pouring down her face and sobbed, You’ve defined my entire life for me on the screen.
Jill Clayburgh
A slice of perfectly buttered, warm-from-the-oven bread has been known to bring tears to my eyes.
Kim Brooks
I had a Spider-man costume when I was about three, and I lost the mask. So I went to the underwear drawer and put a pair of red pants on my head. My dad came home and just laughed, and I ran into my room and burst into tears.
Emun Elliott
I cannot tell you how many people, powerful people, come to my studio and they are in tears they are so moved by what they see.
Richard MacDonald
Don’t hold back from being an ’empath.’ Don’t be afraid of shedding your tears. Feel it. Feel the full extent of everything. It gives us strength.
Dia Mirza
The Obamas, especially Michelle, have radiated the sense that Americans do not appreciate what they sacrifice by living in a gilded cage. They’ve forgotten Rule No. 1 of politics: No one sheds tears for anyone lucky enough to live at the White House.
Maureen Dowd
Certainly tears are given to us to use. Like all good gifts, they should be used properly.
Loretta Young
Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
Julie Burchill
I adore art… when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.
Giuseppe Verdi
Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.
Rene Daumal
When I first found out that I was an Idol finalist, I cried tears of happiness. I was just so happy, and my family was there and the fact that got to see that moment and share that moment with me was just everything to me.
Pia Toscano
In school, I had a tough time fitting in, and dancing was my way of being in my own element. As a teenager, I became a bit disillusioned with it. Even with competitions, I’d win, but still there would be tears.
FKA twigs
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I remember that Charles Schulz, at the end of his life, had eyes full of tears for Charlie Brown. I thought about the reason for all his emotion: he had lived for 50 years with them.
David Mazzucchelli
There are the tears of rage when books get praised when they’re so obviously garbage. But then there are so many more that continue to move me: the end of ‘Paradise Lost,’ ‘The Ruined Cottage’ by Wordsworth, Prospero’s ‘Our revels now are ended’ speech near the end of ‘The Tempest.’
Geoff Dyer
Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day.
Gabby Douglas
The moment I finish ‘any’ book, my feels are pretty much the same. Goes a little something like this: It’s done? Whimper. Tears of joy. Oh, my back. Relief! Shower! Food! Sleep! Oh, my back. You mean I get to catch up on my favorite TV shows? Tears of joy. Oh, my back.
Gena Showalter
When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn’t know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.
Brad Pitt
Don’t mistake my tears for weakness.
Wendy Williams
Gold medals are made out of your sweat, blood and tears, and effort in the gym every day, and sacrificing a lot.
Gabby Douglas
I’ve had 30 hamstring tears.
Greg Rutherford
Grief is a bad moon, a sleeper wave. It’s like having an inner combatant, a saboteur who, at the slightest change in the sunlight, or at the first notes of a jingle for a dog food commercial, will flick the memory switch, bringing tears to your eyes.
Meghan O’Rourke
You’d think a guy who has broken 35 bones in his body would have a high pain threshold, but mine is pretty low. I got hit in the shin with a golf ball once, and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I’ve had broken bones that didn’t hurt as bad.
Evel Knievel
I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.
Bette Davis
To play my father, his struggles, and how he overcame it all would require you to bring tears to my eyes. It has to be one of his sons. And we’re not, none of us, in Hollywood.
Rohan Marley
Acting has always been a way for me to express the emotions I had buried. If I hadn’t acted, I would have gone insane. In my acting class, I could let out my real tears and everyone thought it was the character. But no, it was me.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
The emotions triggered by fiction are very real. When Charles Dickens wrote about the death of Little Nell in the 1840s, people wept – and I’m sure that the death of characters in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series led to similar tears.
Paul Bloom
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.
James Thurber
There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
Woodrow Wilson
We have to learn that not everyone deserves our tears. You have to do the right thing even if someone mocks you.
Thiago Silva
Nothing but a miracle of sovereign mercy could have arrested and saved me from eternal perdition. How I could have so long resisted the entreaties, the prayers, and the tears of my dear parents, and the influences of the Holy Spirit, is, to me, a wonder entirely incomprehensible.
Elijah Parish Lovejoy
I’m from a city where the tears never end and the pain never stops.
Gervonta Davis
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Preventing liquidation of an unbalanced market will leave you in tears.
Ben Bernanke
Despite what Wordsworth says about thoughts that ‘lie too deep for tears’, I think tears are a pretty reliable indication of being in the grips of a profound experience.
Geoff Dyer
I met Angela Bassett during the awards circuit. I was actually surprised at how moved I was to meet her in person. I was moved to tears. I find that feeling, it’s happened occasionally, and I never know who it’ll be with.
Betty Gabriel
I am a confident person. I can make predictions or whatever, that is just my confidence level. If I got out there and do that, fine. If not, ain’t no tears coming out of my eyes.
Rasheed Wallace
Even if somebody wanted to tell me what one of my songs meant to him or her, I can’t do it – I would be probably put to tears every time.
Lucy Dacus
This is my greatest regret – that my music is not being played, and more people aren’t seeing Chubby Checker. That’s very painful for me. Many nights, I have tears in my eyes about that.
Chubby Checker
If you take the hard facts of a failed relationship, it’s pretty grim. But if you make an album out of it, and if the violins represent all the tears, you create something magical out of something very normal.
Lykke Li