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    Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.

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    Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.

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    Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste.

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    Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling melancholy.

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    The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument.

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    The cat makes himself the companion of your hours of solitude, melancholy and toil.

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    Religion is not a melancholy, the spirit of God is not a damper.

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    Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow, Or by the lazy Scheld or wandering Po.

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    Sorrow was made for man, not for beasts; yet if men encourage melancholy too much, they become no better than beasts.

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    The more melancholy side of my literary personality is much in tune with BS Johnson's.

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    The melancholy joys of evils pass'd, For he who much has suffer'd, much will know.

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    The diseases that we civilized people labor under most are melancholy and pessimism.

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    There is not a string attuned to mirth but has its chord of melancholy.

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    The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps, is that, on the whole, it is a question whether the benevolence of mankind does most good or harm.

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    The music is so euphoric,as a way of battling the words. It’s like an exorcism, beating it out with drums, shake this demon out, it’s so visceral because the melancholy has to be drummed out. I can’t let it sit inside me.

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    There is a gravity which is not austere nor captious, which belongs not to melancholy nor dwells in contraction of heart: but arises from tenderness and hangs upon reflection.

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    There is a melancholy that stems from greatness

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    There was only the cemetery itself, spread out in the moonlight like a soft grey hallucination, a stony wilderness of Victorian melancholy.

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    There's a lot of melancholy in my tracks.

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    There were moments of despondency when Shakespeare thought himself no poet, and Raphael no painter; when the greatest wits have doubted the excellence of their happiest efforts.

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    The value of ourselves is but the value of our melancholy and our disquiet.

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    This sorrow weighs upon the melancholy souls of those who lived without infamy or praise.

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    To render my works properly requires a combination of extreme precision and irresistible verve, a regulated vehemence, a dreamy tenderness, and an almost morbid melancholy.

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    To the seeker after the new, or the sensational, to those who expect a sinister frisson from modern music, it is my melancholy duty to point out that all the bomb throwing and guillotining has already taken place.

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    The whole house seemed to exhale a melancholy breath of emptiness

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    You will be melancholy, if you are solitary.

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    What e'er you are That in this desert inaccessible, Under the shade of melancholy boughs, Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time.

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    While they danced they came over them the weariness with the world, the melancholy, the pity one for the other, which is the exultation of love.

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    Who does not see that we are likely to ascertain the distinctive significance of religious melancholy and happiness, or of religious trances, far better by comparing them as conscientiously as we can with other varieties of melancholy, happiness, and trance, than by refusing to consider their place in any more general series, and treating them as if they were outside of nature's order altogether?

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    There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still.

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    When you find yourself overpowered, as it were, by melancholy, the best way is to go out and do something.

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    You can’t take back texts. If you come off all moody and melancholy in a text, it just sits there in your phone, reminding you of what a drag you are.

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    After much effort to live up to a glorious standard there came fatigue, wan hope, and boredom. I experienced extreme boredom. I saw others experiencing it too, many denying, by the way, that any such thing existed. And finally I decided that I would make boredom my subject matter. That I'd study it. That I'd become the world's leading authority on it. March, that was a red-letter day for humanity. What a field! What a domain! Titanic! Promethean! I trembled before it. I was inspired. I couldn't sleep. Ideas came in the night and I wrote them down, volumes of them. Strange that no one had gone after this systematically. Oh, melancholy, yes, but not modern boredom.

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    A hand-rolled cigarette to smoke, Another one bought from the store. If he lights one, his mind's lit up Another one burns a hole..

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    A happy clown inside spat out a pig-in-a-blanket and yelled at the cute waitress holding the tray. … I had to throw up but other than the banker’s suit forcing its way onto Elise’s face there really wasn’t an appropriate place for it.

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    Ah God! to see the branches stir Across the moon at Grantchester! To smell the thrilling-sweet and rotten Unforgettable, unforgotten River-smell, and hear the breeze Sobbing in the little trees. Say, do the elm-clumps greatly stand Still guardians of that holy land? The chestnuts shade, in reverend dream, The yet unacademic stream Is dawn a secret shy and cold Anadyomene, silver-gold? And sunset still a golden sea From Haslingfield to Madingley? And after, ere the night is born, Do hares come out about the corn? Oh, is the water sweet and cool, Gentle and brown, above the pool? And laughs the immortal river still Under the mill, under the mill? Say, is there Beauty yet to find? And Certainty? and Quiet kind? Deep meadows yet, for to forget The lies, and truths, and pain?… oh! yet Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?

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    A great melancholy was hanging in the air, giving their love a more languid, more tender feeling. It was like the love one feels before a separation, it was like love in a country where there is a war, in a town where epidemics are raging. A strong love, from feeling close to death. Here death reigned, it was as if the town were the Museum of Death. ("The Dead Town")

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    And this the world calls frenzy; but the wise Have a far deeper madness, and the glance Of melancholy is a fearful gift; What is it but the telescope of truth? Which strips the distance of its fantasies, And brings life near in utter nakedness, Making the cold reality too real!

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    All night dark wings flap in my heart, Each an ambition bird that wants to be dropped.

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    All the dreams I'd allowed myself to imagine were nothing but pages swept away by the wind.

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    A los ídolos es mejor no tocarlos porque algo de la pintura dorada que los recubría se nos queda siempre entre las manos

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    And, at such a time, for a few of us there will always be a tugging at the heart—knowing a precious moment had gone and we not there.

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    ...and since, human speech is like a cracked tin kettle, on which we hammer out tunes to make bears dance when we long to move the stars

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    And what the music elicits—in me, in most everyone who hears it and takes to it—is a strangely comforting, sensual melancholy, a gentle sadness, the kind that comes with soft rain. It’s the same for all truly great dark art. There’s a pleasure in seeing our shadows paraded beautifully. It’s liberating to find them so prettily decked out, a sort of reverse Halloween.

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    Ama aptallık ettim, iyi vakit geçirtmek yerine onu kasvete boğdum. Gerçekten de dünyanın şarkıcılara ve dansçılara kalması gerek! Gereksiz acılar, aylakça melankoli, boş pişmanlıklar! -Barbarları Beklerken

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    A mist is rolling over the fields. Why is a summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?

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    And did with sighs their fate deplore, Since I must shelter them no more; And if before my joys were such, In having heard, and seen too much, My grief must be as great and high, When all abandoned I shall be, Doomed to a silent destiny.

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    And truths, these days, are spoken The same way promises are made, With gritted teeth and crossed fingers.

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    ...and when we die we die alone I cry, I cry alone Like a piece of stone I am thrown into the wavy ocean of life to atone...to atone Only to atone...

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    , And you, ye stars, Who slowly begin to marshal, As of old, the fields of heaven, Your distant, melancholy lines! Have you, too, survived yourselves? Are you, too, what I fear to become? You, too, once lived; You, too, moved joyfully Among august companions, In an older world, peopled by Gods, In a mightier order, The radiant, rejoicing, intelligent Sons of Heaven. But now, ye kindle Your lonely, cold-shining lights, Unwilling lingerers In the heavenly wilderness, For a younger, ignoble world; And renew, by necessity, Night after night your courses, In echoing, unneared silence, Above a race you know not— Uncaring and undelighted, Without friend and without home; Weary like us, though not Weary with our weariness.