300+ Sad Captions for Instagram Pics & Reels

Life can be filled with unexpected twists and turns that can be both beautiful and tragic. Some moments are meant to be laughed at while others are difficult to bear. When you share your life on social media you will want to be as transparent as possible, which means that sometimes you may want to share photos and videos of the “down times”. During these times, it’s hard to know what is the perfect sad caption for Instagram or Facebook. We are here to help.

We’ve compiled over 300 of the best captions for when you need to share your sorrows with the world. Whether you’re feeling down because of a breakup or just had a bad day, these captions will help you express your feelings. 

Some are short and to the point, while others are just good quotes from authors and such. There will surely be something that will resonate with you, and be perfect for your picture or reel.

For more caption and hashtag ideas see: 250+ Smile Captions for Instagram (for Girls & Boys) and 100+ Attitude Hashtags for Instagram Posts & Reels


Sad Captions for Instagram (Good for Pictures & Reels)


Sad Captions

  • A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe.
  • A crumbled piece of paper cannot be fixed to become a fine one and so does a broken relationship.
  • A day that doesn’t feel like I’m falling apart would be nice.
  • A multitude of people, yet loneliness creeps.
  • A part of me will be waiting for your lifetime.
  • A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone’s face.
  • Absolute silence leads to Sadness. It is the image of death.
  • Admit it, you’re waiting for something that has no chance of happening.
  • All they notice are my mistakes.
  • Alone and ignored.
  • Alone, I feel sad. Amongst others, I feel even more sad.
  • Always hoping that one day I can be happy again.
  • Am I sad? Not really, but I feel quite empty.
  • And in the end, it’s not the people you miss. It’s the memories.
  • And just like that, I’m forgotten.
  • And suddenly, we were strangers again.
  • And then, I thought that maybe I was meant to be alone.
  • At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.
  • Beauty lies in everything but me.
  • Because when I sleep, the feelings of sadness, anger, and loneliness cease to exist.
  • Behind every “it’s okay” is a little pain.
  • Being alone isn’t really as bad as being with people who make you feel alone.
  • Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.
  • Can’t deny that I want you.
  • Clowns need laughter too.
  • Cry, not when the sun has set, for the tears will hinder you from seeing the stars.
  • Dear Past, stop tapping me on the shoulders, I don’t wanna look back.
  • Deep inside, I’m hurting. But it’s okay. I’m used to it.
  • Did I change or did u just stop loving me?
  • Did I lose a friend? Nope, I just realized I never had one.
  • Different faces, different experiences, different monsters in this world.
  • Do you ever think about your well-being and realize how not okay you are?
  • Does anyone know when sadness will come to you or maybe at this moment you are feeling sadness?
  • Does the entire spark that had been driving us crazy faded away?
  • Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.
  • Drowned in darkness, confined in pain.
Drowned in darkness, confined in pain.
  • Drowning in a whirlpool of emotions.
  • Even a million tears won’t bring anything back.
  • Even my imaginary friends avoid me.
  • Even though you were standing beside me, you were never there for me.
  • Even when I was left all alone, I didn’t give up.
  • Every heart has a pain. Only the way of expressing it is different. Fools hide it in eyes, while the brilliant hide it in their smile.
  • Every now and then, I just disappear. It’s kind of my thing, really.
  • Every smile has a mystery behind.
  • Everybody knows that something’s wrong, but nobody knows what’s going on.
  • Everyone goes through phases and all, don’t they?
  • Everyone has a story but my story left me.
  • Everyone is going to hurt you. You just need to find that one person who is worth suffering for.
  • Everything in life is luck.
  • Every time people ask me if I’m okay, it’s just a reminder that I’m not.
  • Expect less. Because you are not getting more anyway.
  • Family and friends? I’ve got a lot of those! But why do I feel so alone?
  • Fear of falling in love.
  • Feeling sad, but I still try to smile. That’s my life.
  • Feeling too much! Everything just goes straight to my heart.
  • For some moments in life there are no words.
  • Getting flashbacks suck when they’re memories that you’ve always wanted to forget.
  • Have you ever cried after keeping in all your feelings for so long?
  • Have you ever woken up pre-sad? It’s like nothing even happened yet, butyou’re already sad.
  • He believed in love but the fear of heartbreak stopped him from confronting his feelings.
  • He did not break my heart but he shattered all the dreams I have for myself.
  • He proved that promises are made to be broken.
  • He was never mine, but losing him broke my heart.
  • Hearts are breakable, even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.
  • Help me before my heart gets too cold.
  • Here I am expecting too much from people again.
  • Hiding a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile.
  • How much more can I take?
  • Hugs and kisses are not enough if you don’t have the feeling of love and respect.
  • I act like it isn’t a big deal, when really, I am breaking my heart.
  • I always found the right one at the wrong time.
  • I can unfriend you, unfollow you, but how can I Unlove you?
  • I can’t stop loving you even after eternity.
  • I could say “I’m fine” in front of you with tears in my eyes and you would still believe I was.
  • I don’t care about people who don’t care for me.
  • I don’t remember what it’s like to not feel broken.
  • I dreamt of a forever but I guess he had a different view.
  • I fear my demons even in the dark night.
  • I feel like I’m waiting for something that is never going to happen.
  • I gave you my heart, but I didn’t expect to get it back in pieces.
  • I get lost inside my mind.
  • I hate being broken. I hate that I cannot go back.
  • I hate getting flashbacks from things that I don’t want to remember.
  • I hate missing someone & not being able to do anything about it.
  • I hate that I’m still hoping.
  • I just want a day where it feels like I’m not falling apart anymore.
  • I loathe loneliness, but it loves me.
  • I love you like no one else.
  • I may smile and I may laugh. But deep down my heart is a pain you’ll never guess.
  • I need a break from my own thoughts.
  • I need a break from the loneliness that is totally consuming me.
  • I never knew that you could give my place to someone else so soon.
  • I never stopped loving you, just stopped showing it.
  • I really miss the person who makes me smile.
  • I said I’m fine. But, am I really?
  • I smile all the time so that nobody knows how broken I’m inside.
I smile all the time so that nobody knows how broken I’m inside.
  • I Stay strong assuming god doesn’t exist.
  • I thought I lost you but you were never really there.
  • I tried not to miss you, but I couldn’t help it.
  • I will never stop caring, but now you decide to push me away, so I will not stay.
  • I wish FOREVER meant same to you that it means to me.
  • I wish I could escape to a place. somewhere where the feelings and thoughts won’t be able to haunt me.
  • I Wish I Could Ignore You Like You Ignore Me.
  • I wish only if we could last a little longer.
  • I’ll always be here for you, they said… then left.
  • I’ll never be a man that I want to be.
  • I’m busy saving everybody else when I can’t even save myself.
  • I’m not okay, but it’s okay.
  • I’m often silent when I’m screaming inside.
  • I’m that one friend who’s forgotten.
  • I’ve been through so much that now I’ll show you my most active side in my weakest.
  • If I could go back in time, I would not have even been born.
  • If my absence does not affect you, then my presence means nothing.
  • If only memories can be wiped as easily as tears.
  • If people could step into my shoes, their hearts would immediately break.
  • If you give up on me, I’m going to give up on me too..
  • If you threw a match at me, I’d probably explode.
  • Ignore me. I don’t care. I’m used to it anyways. I’m invisible.
  • In silence, no one answers.
  • In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.
  • In the depths of depression.
  • In the end, we all regret the chances we didn’t take.
  • Instead of wiping your tears, wipe away the people who create them.
  • It still hurts that you’re doing completely okay, without me.
  • It was when I woke up that the nightmare began.
  • It’s always worse than it seems.
  • It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.
  • It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.
  • It’s getting harder to hide pain.
  • It’s not like I can’t feel pain. It’s just that I can tolerate it much better.
  • It’s sad how people become what they had promised they never would.
  • It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were
  • It’s weird, but when I recall happy moments during my despairing moments, I get even sadder.
  • Just because I can carry my troubles well doesn’t mean I don’t feel the crushing weight.
  • Just because I let you go, doesn’t mean I wanted to.
  • Just to avoid getting hurt, he started living alone.
  • Keeping a lot to myself because it’s difficult to find people who understand.
  • Let the tears come and water your soul.
  • Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
  • Life is that boss of yours who gets you worked so hard but pays too little
  • Living, but no one notices.
  • Loneliness turned his heart into a monster.
  • Lord help my poor soul.
  • Lost in a world that doesn’t exist.
  • Love became a memory I fear to remember.
  • Love isn’t easy that’s why only those who are capable to tackle it, get it.
  • Maybe it was as possible to succeed as a failure as it was to fail at succeeding.
  • Memories hurt.
  • Memories seem to fade away.
  • Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they scream in your head.
  • Most painful scar in some: The scar that causes the most painful scar is the scar that is not visible.
  • My heart broke the day I saw you looked at her the way I look at you.
  • My life is a collection of sad moments and comparatively less sad moments.
  • My mind is currently wandering in a dark and terrible place.
  • My only wish right now is to fall asleep before I fall apart.
  • My own expectations caused most of the pain I’ve ever experienced in my life.
  • My silence is just another word for pain
  • Neither friends nor enemies. Just strangers with some memories.
  • Never have I intended to give up on anyone. But there were some doleful times where I had to.
  • No amount of sleep in the world could cure the tiredness I feel.
  • No more. I don’t want to think anymore.
  • No one cares anyway.
  • No one knows how much I cried that day.
  • No one will ever understand how much it hurts!
  • No, I may not be physically alone. But mentally, there is no one in sight.
  • Nobody knows about the emotional breakdowns I experience when I’m alone. Everyone only knows about the smiles and laughs I show them.
  • Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
  • Not broken. Just a muddle of everyone and everything I once knew.
  • Not good enough. Never good enough.
  • Nothing like a tear running down a cheek.
  • Nothings worse, is to see them two together, knowing I will never have him again.
  • Nowadays, forever ends when you find someone better.
  • Nowadays, forever is a short span of time, which ends when they find someone better.
  • Numb is my default mood.
Numb is my default mood.
  • Off to world where there are no disappointments and no expectations. Just alone.
  • Old memories sometimes creep out of my eyes and slip down my cheeks.
  • One of the most difficult tasks in life is removing someone from your heart.
  • Only if I could get a mask to hide the pallor of the pain you gifted.
  • Our sweetest songs are those that tell of the saddest thoughts.
  • Out of emotions, filled with emptiness.
  • Pain is hard to avoid. Actually, just the act trying to avoid it is already a pain.
  • Pain Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Alive. I Will Never Be Good Enough For You. I Got That.
  • People are lonely, they build walls instead of bridges.
  • People come, people go. In the end, it’s just you.
  • People Cry Not Because They’re Weak. Its Because They’ve Been Strong For Too Long.
  • People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long .
  • People leave me like I am never a reason to stay.
  • Please don’t wake me up. I have a much better time when I’m asleep.
  • Please heal my wounded heart.
  • Pretend during the day. Break inside at night.
  • Pretending to be happy, hoping that the saying “fake it till you make it” actualizes.
  • Promenading under the rain can be nice. After all, no one notices my tears.
  • Remember that pessimism isn’t really bad at all. People will disappoint you eventually, and you are going to do the same.
  • Scared to fall in love.
  • She’s strong, but she’s already exhausted.
  • Slowly but surely, people stop reaching out. Then all of a sudden, you’re all alone.
  • Slowly fading away and no one is even noticing.
  • Smile and no one will see how broken you are inside.
  • Smiling and trying to keep the tears from falling.
  • So why am I still hoping?
  • Sobbing alone in some room, and then walking out like nothing ever happened.
  • Sometimes all you wanna do is stay quiet just to find out who cares about you enough to ask you why…
  • Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
  • Sometimes you have to know when to stop hoping.
  • Sometimes, I want to die for a day and watch and see who cares.
  • Sometimes, you gotta pretend everything is okay.
  • Stop looking for happiness in the same place you just lost it.
  • Stop waiting for someone’s text.
  • Such is the cruelty of life! It often tries to get in the way of our dreams.
  • Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
  • Tears are words that need to be written.
  • Tears are words the heart can’t express.
  • Temporary happiness isn’t worth long-term pain.
  • That moment when you burst into tears in your room and you realize that no one knows how unhappy you are.
  • The greatest pain that comes from love, is loving someone who is not here…
  • The hardest part is waking up in the morning. Remembering what you were trying to forget last night.
  • The heart was made to be broken.
The heart was made to be broken.
  • The most painful goodbyes are those which were never said and never explained.
  • The only broken instrument that works is the heart.
  • The only thing standing between me and total happiness is reality.
  • The pain I feel is the only thing that reminds me I’m still alive.
  • The person who cried like hell when my eyes dropped tears has changed a lot.
  • The sun doesn’t always shine, so it’s okay to fall apart sometimes.
  • The world is falling apart, yet all I can do is stare blankly.
  • The worst missing is missing your old self.
  • The worst part is time leaves forever but the pain it causes stays forever.
  • There is still blood flowing in my veins but how come I feel so dead inside.
  • These are days where everyday clothes feel like weighted blankets.
  • Things change, and friends leave. Indeed, life stops for no one.
  • To let go or to hold on? Which is more painful?
  • To tell you the truth, I’ve been avoiding everything.
  • Today is over forever when you meet someone better.
  • Truth be told, I do care. But I’m done trying.
  • Try to be happy in the hardest time.
  • Unfortunately, being okay takes a lot of work.
  • We used to talk for hours. Look at us now.
  • We’re like dominoes; I fall for you, you fall for another.
  • Weeping again, drunk on the impossible past.
  • Welcome to my struggle.
  • Well, it doesn’t matter anymore.
  • What do I have to do to make you see she can’t love you like me.
  • What to do with all the sadness? Channel it and convert it into creative energy.
  • What’s the point of it all?
  • When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left.
  • When you gave up on me, I gave up on me too.
  • When you start missing, you fall in love again.
  • Whenever happiness visits me, bad things happen right after. I’ve been afraid of happiness since then.
  • Whenever I’m sad, I just go to my favorite place—the fridge!
  • Where should I go? To the left where nothing is right, or to the right where nothing is left?
  • Who hurt you? “My own expectation”
  • Who was it that dumped my dreams in a ditch? It was me.
  • Why can’t I be happy for them?
  • Why do I attract broken souls?
  • Why do people have to experience loneliness?
  • Why do they always want me to be what I can’t become?
Why do they always want me to be what I can’t become?
  • Why is it raining despite the absence of clouds?
  • Winter ended with hopes and then with the autumn, even my hope shed like leaves.
  • With my hearts having slivers all around, they might hurt if you’d come closer.
  • World’s may say that it’s over but somewhere in the heart, a feeling called love was still there.
  • Wouldn’t it be terrific if we could turn back time? We could wipe all the sad moments away. But then, all the happy moments would vanish too.
  • Yearning for the times when my smile was real.
  • Yes, I love you. But I’m done fighting for your attention.
  • You can’t be lonely when you’ve always been alone in the first place.
  • You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.
  • You made me cry, you told me lies, but I can’t stand to say goodbye.
  • You never need to worry about your players when your goal keeper is GOD.
  • You’ll never realize the value of what you have until what you have is no longer yours.
  • You’re afraid to tell people how you feel because it will destroy them, so you bury it deep inside yourself where it destroys you.
  • You’re scared to tell people how much it hurts, so you keep it all to yourself.
  • You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.

Sad Quotes

  • “A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.” — Queen Victoria
  • “After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” — Emily Dickinson
  • “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” — Dominic Riccitello
  • “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”— Tabitha Suzuma
  • “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” — David Levithan, Love is the Higher Law
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.” — Laura Chouette
  • “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Kahlil Gibran
  • “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” — Yoko Ono
  • “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the.. BURN!” ― Syed Arshad
  • “First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” — Alyssa Milano
  • “For we are born in other’s pain, and perish in our own.”— Francis Thompson
  • “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” — Anonymous
  • “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” — Shannon A. Thompson
  • “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” — Christopher Morley
  • “How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” — Tony Braxton
  • “I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” — Plato
  • “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” — Mother Teresa
  • “I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.”— Mohsen El-Guindy
  • “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” — Faraaz Kazi
  • “I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” — Sam Worthington
  • “If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.” — Thomas Otway
  • “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” — Graham Foust
  • “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” — Samuel Butler
  • “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” — Miguel de Unamuno
  • “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” — George Eliot
  • “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” — Ella Harper
  • “It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word. We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard.” — Sarah McLachlan
  • “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” — Henry Rollins
  • “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.”— Lykke Li
  • “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” — Paramahansa Yogananda
  • “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” — Margaret Mitchell
  • “Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” ― Alysha Speer
  • “Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” — Hermann Hesse
  • “Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’.” — Faraaz Kazi
  • “Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.” — Mario Teguh
  • “Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.”— Ava Dellaira
  • “One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” — John Lennon
  • “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” — Stephen R. Covey
  • “Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” — Nicholas Sparks
  • “Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek
  • “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” — Kahlil Gibran
  • “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” — Susan Polis Schutz
  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E.A. Bucchianeri
  • “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  • “Sometimes temporary feels like a blessing in a world where love only lasts a second.” ― Laura Chouette
  • “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” — Jose N. Harris
  • “The heart was made to be broken.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” — Carroll Bryant
  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” — Jim Rohn
  • “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” — Carl Jung
  • “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving
  • “There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.” — Jean Anouilh
  • “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” — Aeschylus
  • “There is nothing more painful in this world than to be in love with something that never can be.” ― Laura Chouette
  • “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” — Ashleigh Brilliant
  • “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” — Stephen Chbosky
  • “To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control.” ― Alexandra Adornetto, Halo
  • “What brings us to tears, will lead us to grace. Our pain is never wasted.” — Bob Goff
  • “When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” — David Grayson
  • “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” — Johnny Depp
  • “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” — Kirsten Dunst
  • “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman
  • “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal
  • “You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.”— Warsan Shire
  • “A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.” — Queen Victoria
  • “After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” — Emily Dickinson
  • “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” — Dominic Riccitello
  • “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”— Tabitha Suzuma
  • “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” — David Levithan, Love is the Higher Law
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.” — Laura Chouette
  • “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Kahlil Gibran
  • “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” — Yoko Ono
  • “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the.. BURN!” ― Syed Arshad
  • “First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” — Alyssa Milano
  • “For we are born in other’s pain, and perish in our own.”— Francis Thompson
  • “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” — Anonymous
  • “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” — Shannon A. Thompson
  • “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” — Christopher Morley
  • “How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” — Tony Braxton
  • “I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” — Plato
  • “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” — Mother Teresa
  • “I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.”— Mohsen El-Guindy
  • “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” — Faraaz Kazi
  • “I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” — Sam Worthington
“I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” — Sam Worthington
  • “If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.” — Thomas Otway
  • “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” — Graham Foust
  • “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” — Samuel Butler
  • “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” — Miguel de Unamuno
  • “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” — George Eliot
  • “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” — Ella Harper
  • “It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word. We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard.” — Sarah McLachlan
  • “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” — Henry Rollins
  • “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.”— Lykke Li
  • “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” — Paramahansa Yogananda
  • “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” — Margaret Mitchell
  • “Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” ― Alysha Speer
  • “Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” — Hermann Hesse
  • “Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’.” — Faraaz Kazi
  • “Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.” — Mario Teguh
  • “Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.”— Ava Dellaira
  • “One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” — John Lennon
“One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” — John Lennon
  • “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” — Stephen R. Covey
  • “Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” — Nicholas Sparks
  • “Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek
  • “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” — Kahlil Gibran
  • “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” — Susan Polis Schutz
  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E.A. Bucchianeri
  • “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  • “Sometimes temporary feels like a blessing in a world where love only lasts a second.” ― Laura Chouette
  • “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” — Jose N. Harris
  • “The heart was made to be broken.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” — Carroll Bryant
  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” — Jim Rohn
  • “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” — Carl Jung
  • “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving
  • “There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.” — Jean Anouilh
  • “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” — Aeschylus
  • “There is nothing more painful in this world than to be in love with something that never can be.” ― Laura Chouette
  • “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” — Ashleigh Brilliant
  • “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” — Stephen Chbosky
  • “To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control.” ― Alexandra Adornetto, Halo
  • “What brings us to tears, will lead us to grace. Our pain is never wasted.” — Bob Goff
  • “When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” — David Grayson
“When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” — David Grayson
  • “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” — Johnny Depp
  • “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” — Kirsten Dunst
  • “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman
  • “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal
  • “You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.”— Warsan Shire

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With the ups and downs of life, it’s tough to be happy all the time, and sometimes it’s therapeutic to express our sadness. But, if you want to share on social media you will want to have the perfect sad caption for Instagram, Facebook, etc. With all these good quotes, plus short words and inspirational sentences, you will find something great.

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