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The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle -- absolute busyness -- then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy -- and without consciousness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I shall speak of how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another... of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next... of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Claire Colburn: I want you to get into the deep beautiful melancholy of everything that's happened.More [04/26/2007 12:04:00]
Father: Prozium - The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great.More [10/14/2007 12:10:00]
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.More [02/07/2008 12:02:00]
Scripps: No more genital massage as one speeds along leafy suburban roads. No more the bike's melancholy long withdrawing roar as he dropped you at the corner, your honour still intact.More [03/16/2008 12:03:00]
Lestat: Mon dieu, what melancholy nonsense. I swear you grow more like Louis each day. Soon you'll be eating rats!
Claudia: Rats? When did you eat rats Louis?
Louis: It was a long, long time ago. Before you were born, and I don't recommend them.More [04/21/2008 12:04:00]
Dr. G.E. Soberin: There is something sad and melancholy about trips. I always hate to go away. But one has to find some new place or it would be impossible to be sad and melancholy again.More [06/16/2008 12:06:00]
Mr. Sowerberry:
There's an expression of melancholy in his face, my dear, which is very interesting. He'd make a delightful mute, my love.

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Doc T.R. Velie Jr.:
Four years ago something terrible happened here. We did nothing about it, nothing. The whole town fell into a sort of settled melancholy and all the people in it closed their eyes, and held their tongues, and... failed the test with a whimper. And now something terrible's going to happen again -- and in a way we're lucky, because we've been given a second chance.

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Captain Vere:
Master-at-Arms, you possess too much knowledge for such a lowly post.



Master At Arms Claggert:
Why, thank you, Sir.



Captain Vere:
[impatiently] It's no flattery, Mr. Claggert. It's a melancholy fact!

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Master At Arms Claggert:
We must serve the law, sir, or give up the right and privilege of service. It is only within that law that we may use our discretions according to our rank.



Captain Vere:
You're so intelligent and so lucid for the rank you hold, Master At Arms.



Master At Arms Claggert:
I thank you, sir.



Captain Vere:
Yes, that's no flattery, Mr. Claggart. It's a melancholy fact. It's sad to see such qualities of mind bent to such a sorry purpose. What's the reason for it?



Master At Arms Claggert:
I am what I am, sir. And what the world has made me.



Captain Vere:
The world? The world demands that behind every peacemaker there be the gun, the gallows, the jail. Do you think it will always be so?



Master At Arms Claggert:
I have no reason not to, sir.



Captain Vere:
You live without hope?



Master At Arms Claggert:
I live.



Captain Vere:
But remember, Mr. Claggart, that even the man who wields the whip cannot defy the code we must obey and not be broken by it. That will be all.



Master At Arms Claggert:
Aye, sir. With your permission, sir, is it still to be ten lashes?



Captain Vere:
It is.

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Miguel de Cervantes:
I shall impersonate a man. His name is Alonso Quijana, a country squire no longer young. Being retired, he has much time for books. He studies them from morn till night and often through the night and morn again, and all he reads oppresses him; fills him with indignation at man's murderous ways toward man. He ponders the problem of how to make better a world where evil brings profit and virtue none at all; where fraud and deceit are mingled with truth and sincerity. He broods and broods and broods and broods and finally his brains dry up. He lays down the melancholy burden of sanity and conceives the strangest project ever imagined - -to become a knight-errant, and sally forth into the world in search of adventures; to mount a crusade; to raise up the weak and those in need. No longer will he be plain Alonso Quijana, but a dauntless knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha.

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Narrator:
Five years in the army, and some considerable experience of the world, had by now dispelled any of those romantic notions regarding love with which Barry commenced life. And he began to have it in mind, as so many gentlemen had done before him, to marry a woman of fortune and condition. And, as such things so often happen, these thoughts closely coincided with his setting first sight upon a lady who will henceforth play a considerable part in the drama of his life: the Countess of Lyndon, Viscountess Bullingdon of England, Baroness of Castle Lyndon of the Kingdom of Ireland, a woman of vast wealth and great beauty. She was the wife of The Right Honorable Sir Charles Reginald Lyndon, Knight of the Bath, and Minister to George III at several of the smaller Courts of Europe, a cripple, wheeled about in a chair, worn out by gout and a myriad of diseases. Her Ladyship's Chaplain, Mr. Runt, acted in the capacity of tutor to her son, the little Viscount Bullingdon, a melancholy little boy, much attached to his mother.

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Richard Courtois:
You're a melancholy fellow, Mathieu. Get yourself smartened up and we'll go to a brothel.



Mathieu:
Brothel?



Richard Courtois:
Well, there won't be one in this piss-arse town, but there'll be one in L'Avignon.



Mathieu:
Maitre, this is the brothel.



Richard Courtois:
What?



Mathieu:
The Abville Inn is the Abville Whorehouse.



Richard Courtois:
[incredulous] What, that skinny girl?



Mathieu:
They put it down as the "lodging tax."

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Hero:
[discussing Don John] He is of a very melancholy disposition.

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

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Stevo:
Where were we going? I mean, really, what was happening? This life, it was crazy. I felt tired. I mean, halfway through the season, I just felt, inside, I was so tired. And I had this wave of melancholy just like sweep through me.

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Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I'm sick...I'm sick here now. I confuse melancholy with depression sometimes. You see?



Thurston Howell:
Why don't you run along now, friend? Your dessert is getting cold.



Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I'm sick.



Thurston Howell:
Stay that way.



Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I'm sick, and I'm in love.



Thurston Howell:
You seem the sort of person who confuses the two.



Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
That's right! That's the first time you've been right. I confuse the two, and I don't care!


[to Brad]



Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I love you. I love you, and I'm sick. I'll talk to you - I'll talk to you tomorrow. I'm getting corrective oral surgery tomorrow... for my teeth. I love you, Brad. Brad the bartender. You want to love me back? I'll be good to you. I'll be goddamn good for you. I won't be mad if you don't know who said what. I won't punish you if you get the answer wrong. I can teach you, and tell you...



Thurston Howell:
Brad, you have a special secret crush over there, I think. Don't treat him too lovely. He might get hurt--



Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
--You, shut up! Mind your own business!



Thurston Howell:
Gently, son!



Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
Brad, I know you don't love me now.



Thurston Howell:
It's a dangerous thing to confuse children with angels.

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Prof. Robert Crawford:
Perhaps the challenge should have been directed elsewhere. "It is a melancholy truth that even...



Jamal:
"Great men have poor relations" Dickens.



Prof. Robert Crawford:
"You will hear the beat of...”



Jamal:
Kipling.



Prof. Robert Crawford:
"All great truths begin...”



Jamal:
Shaw.



Prof. Robert Crawford:
"Man is the only animal...



Jamal:
"That blushes. or needs to." Mark Twain.



Jamal:
Come on, Professor...



Prof. Robert Crawford:
[shouting] Get out!



Prof. Robert Crawford:
[whispered] Get... out.



Jamal:
Yeah. I'll get out.

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Ernesto Guevara de la Serna:
What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.

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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.More [07/15/2011 06:07:15]
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.More [07/18/2011 11:07:54]
That's one thing about fashion that you really shouldn't be-you can't be melancholy in fashion because people don't respond to it.More [07/26/2011 07:07:34]
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
Julia Ward Howe More [08/31/2011 08:08:05]
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.More [09/01/2011 07:09:46]
Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning.More [09/02/2011 12:09:30]
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.More [09/07/2011 10:09:07]
And I realize how useless wails are and how gratuitous melancholy is.More [09/28/2011 03:09:12]
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.More [09/28/2011 03:09:30]
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.More [09/28/2011 03:09:28]
A lot of the time there is a lot of melancholy in the lyrics.More [09/28/2011 03:09:09]
The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument.
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I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general.More [10/24/2011 10:10:44]
For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it.More [12/03/2011 02:12:01]
The main theme behind Ein Toter fhrt gern Ringelspiel is the tightrope walk between deaths conscious melancholy and its ironic sarcasm. More [04/19/2012 08:04:59]
We have songs that are really heavy and have songs that are more melancholy and atmospheric.More [09/20/2012 03:09:57]
What some people interpret as brooding melancholy is serenity. I don't feel required to grasp all the time.More [10/04/2012 04:10:58]
Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.More [10/04/2012 04:10:00]
It's a brooding melancholy that haunts me.More [10/05/2012 08:10:31]
There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do - but that part is for me. It's my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There's a sadness to it, but there's romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Christmas can have a real melancholy aspect, 'cause it packages itself as this idea of perfect family cohesion and love, and you're always going to come up short when you measure your personal life against the idealized personal lives that are constantly thrust in our faces, primarily by TV commercials.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I suppose there's a melancholy tone at the back of the American mind, a sense of something lost. And it's the lost world of Thomas Jefferson. It is the lost sense of innocence that we could live with a very minimal state, with a vast sense of space in which to work out freedom.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It's true, there's a lot of melancholy in my music. I don't know why, I'm not a melancholy person. I've always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To me, the blues is an infection. I don't think it's necessarily a melancholy thing the blues can be really positive and I think I think anyone and everyone can have a place for the blues. It need not always a woeful, sorrowful thing. It's more reflective it reminds you to feel.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We may smile at these matters, but they are melancholy illustrations.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Affection, like melancholy, magnifiestrifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscopMore [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is diseaseMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Melancholy is the pleasure of being sadMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no such thing as happiness, only lesser shades of melancholy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightnessMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the agedMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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