When I write, I tend toward melancholy, and the few times that I've tried pure joy in music, it doesn't really work that well. The joy can be through catharsis. I think that's what I do well, and observation.
There was a sadness over me, a melancholy. That's always been a part of me – those are some of the things that lead you to the arts.
... she indulged in melancholy - that cheapest and most accessible of luxuries.
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
The melancholy joys of evils pass'd, For he who much has suffer'd, much will know.
The sound of distant breakers made her heart ache with melancholy. She was in the mood when the sea has a saddening effect upon the nerves. It is only when we are very happy that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys.
The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed, 'Let me in - let me in!' 'Who are you?' I asked, struggling, meanwhile, to disengage myself. 'Catherine Linton,' it replied, shiveringly (why did I think of LINTON? I had read EARNSHAW twenty times for Linton) - 'I'm come home: I'd lost my way on the moor!' As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window.
I have a constant sort of melancholy approach to acting that fuels me. I want to do everything.
Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal.
Over all crowds there seems to float a vague distress, an atmosphere of pervasive melancholy, as if any large gathering of people creates an aura of terror and pity.
'Blue Monday' is a dance track with a hint of melancholy.
I was not always free from melancholy; but even melancholy had its charms.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
This miserable mode
Maintain the melancholy souls of those
Who lived withouten infamy or praise.
Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling melancholy.
But hail thou Goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue.
I am an avid follower of the news, and sometimes you just can't take any more war, any more disasters, and you want to remind yourself there's beauty in the world. I wanted to show a more poetic side to my work. It was all about... a feeling of sadness, but in a cinematic kind of way. I find beauty in melancholy.