Melancholy men of all others are most witty, which causeth many times a divine ravishment, and a kinde of Enthusiasmus, which stirreth them up to bee excellent Philosophers, Poets, Prophets, etc.
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.
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
... she indulged in melancholy - that cheapest and most accessible of luxuries.
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.
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.
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.
'Blue Monday' is a dance track with a hint of melancholy.
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.
Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling 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.
I am gay on the outside, especially among my own folk (I count Poles my own); but inside something gnaws at me; some presentiment, anxiety, dreams - or sleeplessness - melancholy, indifference - desire for life, and the next instant, desire for death; some kind of sweet peace, some kind of numbness, absent-mindedness.
His pagan barbarity, his explosive and angrily defiant melancholy, his demoniacal instinct . . . these are all echoes . . . of the thousand-year-old Hungarian psyche.