"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison."
"The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it."
"Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else."
"My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as 'an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.'"
"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."
"I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life."
"My parents' divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that."
"A tragedy need not have blood and death it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
"An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with."
"It's a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me."