Gloom Quotes

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Erik Pevernagie
“Is happiness a sort of blissful state of mind or just a kind of surreal propensity? It may be hard to recognize its very nature, if we remain guilelessly confined in a state of woeful unawareness or in a no-man’s-land of emotions. In their dogged and obstinate quest for the zenith of happiness, many forget to take pleasure in the small things of everyday and, thus, become disgruntled and depressed instead, which leads them to a mire of gloom. ("C’est quand le bonheur “)”
Erik Pevernagie

Charles Dickens
“Morning drew on apace. The air became more sharp and piercing, as its first dull hue: the death of night, rather than the birth of day: glimmered faintly in the sky. The objects which had looked dim and terrible in the darkness, grew more and more defined, and gradually resolved into their familiar shapes. The rain came down, thick and fast; and pattered, noisily, among the leafless bushes.”
Charles Dickens

Criss Jami
“I enjoy melancholic music and art. They take me to places I don't normally get to go.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Gerald Durrell
“I can't be expected to produce deathless prose in an atmosphere of gloom and eucalyptus.”
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

Charles Dickens
“He lived in chambers that had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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Alain de Botton
“Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and gloom.”
Alain de Botton

Jane Austen
“The past, present, and future, were all equally in gloom.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Jack Kerouac
“Meanwhile the sunsets are mad orange fools raging in the gloom....”
Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels

Walter de la Mare
“There was still an hour or two of daylight - even though clouds admitted only a greyish light upon the world, and his Uncle Timothy's house was by nature friendly to gloom.

("Out Of The Deep")”
Walter de la Mare, Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Henry Virgin
“I’ve always been enchanted by the show of electrical abstractions, within one’s mind; so colourful, myriad and seemingly contingent, which appear, sparkle, glimmer and dissolve into that infinite gloom which one is trying to vanquish with sleep.”
Henry Virgin, Hot Pink Peach

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You can't escape the thoughts on a rainy day: In the spirit of the gloom there is a talisman that keeps people from having fun and invites them to the world of thoughts!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sasha Graham
“We tarot lovers tend to be the sensual sort. We trade in shadow and gloom because we are willing to brave the literal and figurative darkness.”
Sasha Graham, Tarot Experience

Tracy K. Smith
I am you, one day out of five,
Tired, empty, hating what I carry
But afraid to lay it down, stingy,
Angry, doing violence to others
By the sheer freight of my gloom,
Halfway home, wanting to stop, to quit
But keeping going mostly out of spite.

Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water: Poems

Olga Tokarczuk
“I see everything as if in a dark mirror, as if through smoked glass. I view the world in the same way as others look at the Sun in eclipse. Thus I see the Earth in eclipse. I see us moving about blindly in eternal Gloom, like the May bugs trapped in a box by a cruel child. It's easy to harm and injure us, to smash up our intricately assembled, bizarre existence. I interpret everything as abnormal, terrible and threatening. I see nothing but Catastrophes. But as the Fall is the beginning, can we possibly fall even lower?”
Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

“Gloom and anguish is the description of the lives of those who live in darkness”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I ask, ‘Is the cup half-empty or half-full?’ And when I ask that question, I am amazed at how many people have no cup.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

William Styron
“While I was able to rise and function almost normally during the earlier part of the day, I began to sense the onset of the symptoms at midafternoon or a little later- -gloom crowding in on me, a sense of dread and alienation and, above all, stifling anxiety.”
William Styron, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

A.O. Monk
“Cassidy and I wouldn’t be friends if we met today. She’s blunt, even when she shouldn’t be. She’s cynical to the point of perpetual gloom. Her interest in culture begins and ends with fashion magazines—hence the gloom. She’s still the best friend I’ve ever had. We’re there for each other in a way no one else is. That’s what counts, not the music she listens to or the books she doesn’t read.”
A.O. Monk, I Am Not Thirteen

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Now the darkness had also spoken:
a word that could not be unsaid.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Earthsea Quartet

Dean F. Wilson
“And it was to the bottom that the vessel now plunged, into the waters that were blacker than any black on land, into a gloom that was more consuming than the deepest night. Were the crew not focused on their frenzied work to stop the steep descent, they might've glanced out one of the many round windows, and they might've thought that they were looking into the black iris of an evil creature—and they might've been right.”
Dean F. Wilson, Lifemaker

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Gloom has a way of making us bloom.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Gloom is a grief.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The former time is the time of gloom and darkness, but the later time is a time of the redemption and the mercy of God”
Sunday Adelaja

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“The heart is delighted by the first,
The other makes the mind go numb;
Happiness and gloom like twins,
Holding the hands together come!”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Distress is fearful gloom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Jane Austen
“Before the house-maid had lit the fire the next day, or the sun gained any power over the cold, gloomy morning in January, Marianne, only half dressed, was kneeling against one of the window-seats for the sake of all the little light she could command from it, and writing as fast as a continual flow of tears would permit her.”
Jane Austen, Sense And Sensibility

Cathy Burnham Martin
“Discouragers see the gloom in every room, the cloud on every silver lining, and the problem in front of every situation.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best

Steven Magee
“There is a lot of sadness in the USA.”
Steven Magee

Michel Foucault
“U doba klasicizma, englesku setu rado objašnjavaju uticajem morskog podneblja: studen, vlaga, promenljivost vremena, sve one sićušne vodene kapi što prodiru u pore i tkiva tela čovečjeg i čine da ono izgubi jedrinu, utiru put ludilu.”
Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

“What’s imperceptible yet obsequiously felt is more disturbing than the gnawing presence of loneliness or pain or sorrow, a trenchant sensation of melancholy without any cause or reason, like a dark shadow that perches on the palms of one’s hand, but there’s no shadow, only the perception of an elusive memory, wafting tenderly inside the mind of a stranded soul. (— Danny Castillones Sillada, Wings of the Fog)”
Danny Castillones Sillada

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