Crying is a deeply human and cathartic expression of emotion. It is a language of the soul, capable of conveying a myriad of feelings that words alone cannot capture. These quotes capture the essence and significance of crying, inviting us to embrace the power of tears as a transformative and healing force.
Tears as an Outlet for Emotion
Crying allows us to release pent-up emotions, offering solace and relief during times of sadness, grief, or overwhelming joy. These quotes highlight the therapeutic nature of tears, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and honoring our emotions. They remind us that shedding tears is not a sign of weakness but rather a testament to our capacity to feel deeply and authentically.
Authenticity and Vulnerability
Tears are a reflection of our vulnerability and authenticity. They strip away the masks we wear and reveal our true selves. These quotes celebrate the courage it takes to show our emotions, encouraging us to embrace vulnerability as a strength rather than a weakness. They remind us that crying is a natural and genuine expression of our humanity, connecting us to others on a deeper level.
Healing and Growth
Crying has the power to heal and facilitate personal growth. It allows us to release emotional burdens, find clarity amidst chaos, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. These quotes inspire us to embrace the transformative potential of tears, encouraging us to lean into our emotions and learn from our experiences. They remind us that through our tears, we can find strength, resilience, and renewed hope.
Embracing the Full Spectrum of Emotions
Crying reminds us that life is a tapestry of emotions, both joyful and sorrowful. These quotes celebrate the beauty of embracing the full spectrum of human experiences, including moments of tears and vulnerability. They encourage us to give ourselves permission to cry, to honor our emotions, and to navigate life’s ups and downs with compassion and grace.
You hear people say, ‘Well, I was going to say this, but I knew I couldn’t get through it without crying.’ Well, like, think of all the great things we didn’t hear because of that.
My dad tells me I smile to keep from crying. I don’t know about that. But I do think you sometimes smile to hide.
I want to raise my own baby. I don’t want my baby crying for some other strange lady, some nanny. I am not down with that.
Right now I’m in ‘Twilight’ and I go around to signings and there are people screaming and crying, and it’s so surreal. I know that when this is over in a month or two and whenever ‘Twilight’s no longer relevant, that doesn’t live on for me. It’s because of this. It’s not very often that this happens for people.
I love crying at romantic movies like ‘The Notebook.’ I’m always bawling.
I was so ashamed of it that I would spend hours in the shower crying and trying to wash my skin off.
I remember ‘Hannah Montana’ came out, and I was so depressed, I started crying because I was like, ‘I want to do that.’
In college, they taught us to think of a bad smell or simulate a bad taste to start crying. I just think of my ex-boyfriend!
If someone were to actually come to one of our training sessions, there’s lots of flipping and sweating and crying and blood going on all over the place. I mean, if that doesn’t qualify it as a sport, then I don’t know what does.
Emotions get in the way but they don’t pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation.
My tolerance for tears is very little when you’re beautiful and crying over nothing.
Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to get through the criticism, and then you’re in your closet crying. It’s been like that for me a couple of times, but I only want to learn from those things.
The first book I really loved was ‘Little Women’ – I’d have given anything for Beth to have been allowed to live; I remember crying very much over her death, trying to make the words change just by staring at them. I loved ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ too; ‘What Katy Did;’ and ‘Peter Pan.’
Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.
Many nights I wake up not able to breathe. I think I’m in Guantanamo Bay. I’m crying and shouting and making it very hard for the people that are with me in the room to sleep.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
One of the most difficult things I find as an actor is to laugh on cue. It is way harder than crying or other emotions. It’s sometimes harder than yawning on cue.
I was the type of person that would show a PowerPoint presentation about why I should do something versus crying and screaming over it.
I’d go into the pub and start crying even before I’d had my first drink.
My comedy is about, lift yourself. See reality. Change the reality if you don’t like it. But if you can’t, then deal with things as they are because crying about it isn’t going to change anything.
When I was 13, I remember crying on my mum’s shoulder when my first girlfriend dumped me via MSN Messenger. That was cold.
I don’t like being weak in front of my mum or anyone for that matter. I don’t like crying.
There was a scene early on during the first season of Roswell and I broke down crying. Since then, I’ve always just been able to do it.
‘QI’ is exactly what the best TV ought to be – you learn something, but you are also crying with laughter.
When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for ‘Popworld’ and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.
I’m not used to crying. It’s a little difficult. All my life I’ve had to fight. It’s just another fight I’m going to have to learn how to win, that’s all. I’m just going to have to keep smiling.
I’m always crying. I get a lump in my throat when I see intimacy between parents and their children.
To be honest, I used to hate shopping. I rarely left a store without crying, cursing my body, and swearing under my breath at the fashion industry.
When I was two, a dragonfly flew near me. A man knocked it to the ground and trod on it. I remember crying because I’d caused the dragonfly to be killed.
You know, you only get to live life once, so there are two things that that yields. One is that there’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but secondly you hate wasting time, energy, and whatever talent you’ve got.
You kind of did fight for food, so I filled up my plate. My dad would make us finish it, and I’d sit there crying because I’d have to finish all that food. I think that forced my stomach to stretch.
I had been taught that if I cried, to be quiet about it, so whereas I never howled, the least thing made me cry both at school and at home. Crying tends to separate a child from other children, for even children dislike a cry baby, and I had no friends in the world.
I remember sitting in the theater watching ‘Bridesmaids,’ and I’m doubled over laughing, and then I’m crying in the same movie. It’s the overwhelming feeling, as I’m looking up and seeing these women, and I’m realizing how rare it is to see that.
I have never, ever slept through my child crying unless I have had a sleeping tablet; and I only take a sleeping tablet when I know Steve, my husband, is on duty. We take turns: he does one night, I do the next.
I just can’t wait to get out there on stage. There’s no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it – even if we’re crying.
When I was a kid, I used to cry every time I lost a game, up until, like, the 8th grade. I used to go ballistic. I used to go crazy. If I cried, it’d be like, ‘Ah, Chris is crying again… damn it… come on, get in the car.’ All that over one game. I hated to lose.
I remember when we were going to release ‘Dancing On My Own,’ and I went into the record label crying to them that I was terrified people wouldn’t support me anymore if they knew I was gay.
I am also lucky that I can forget about any character I do within 24 hours. I can laugh heartily within minutes of doing a crying scene.
There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.
I think my life is quite boring, but apparently people like watching me eat takeout, and crying about my love life.
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
To me, when you’re crying, you’re aligned with some sort of truth. Some inner truth. That’s why you cry. You identify. It’s just ultimate honesty.
The energy that you expend making yourself look frightened and feeling frightened is just as hard as crying and shouting and all the other extremities of emotion.
I have been a cry baby since my childhood. Even teachers were scared of my crying.
I have two children of my own. Crying is not evidence of pain or any real suffering. It’s really just the way children communicate.
I’m very emotional. When I went through my first breakup, I thought it was the end of the world, and I thought I was going to die if I didn’t have him in my life. It was good to cry it out and just scream, or call my friends in the middle of the night crying.