“Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is disease”
Thomas C. Haliburton
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”
“Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.”
“When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?”
“Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.”
“This melancholy London- I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.”
William Butler Yeats
“I want to do drawings which touch people...In figure or landscape I should wish to express, not sentimental melancholy, but serious sorrow.”
Vincent van Gogh
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