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Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
There's a certain darkness to Slipknot, but at the same time, there's a very strong dose of positivity. Stone Sour is the same way. There's a certain melancholy that comes with the slower stuff, but at the end of the day there's also that other side that is very positive. It's all how you deliver.
Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning.
I like melancholy. I like to pretend that I'm alone in the world and I'm just sort of abandoned.
Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy; for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a prophecy is a long way off.
Richard Le Gallienne
The English have always been greedy for news of times past, with that mixture of fatalism and melancholy which is part of the national character.
Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
I have the soundtrack for 'A Clockwork Orange,' which is kind of cool. I guess I don't really end up buying a lot of modern soundtracks. Another soundtrack I love is from a French movie called 'Betty Blue.' it has some really melancholy piano work.
A deep, black grief gripped Robert Kennedy in the months following his brother's assassination. He lost weight, fell into melancholy silences, wore his brother's clothes, smoked the cigars his brother had liked, and imitated his mannerisms.
A commencement is a time of joy. It is also a time of melancholy. But then again, so is life.
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.
I'm so involved in melancholy.
We may smile at these matters, but they are melancholy illustrations.
I have a taste for a kind of melancholy and for being an absolute victim of love.
It is odd what notions men seem to have of the scantiness of a woman's resources. They do not find it anything out of nature that they should be able to exist by themselves; but a woman must always be borne about on somebody's shoulders, and dandled or chirped to, or it is supposed she will fall into the blackest melancholy!
Jane Welsh Carlyle
I don't know why I write really depressing songs. I'm a kind of melancholy guy, I suppose. But I figure I'm about normal.
Townes Van Zandt
One can't help but be a bit melancholy when you see how the world has changed, and I don't mean that nostalgically.
Am I melancholy? I certainly have moments. I like to think there's a capacity for joy as well.
I have a constant sort of melancholy approach to acting that fuels me. I want to do everything.
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his 'Lamentations' are really not worth reading.
When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It's almost theatrical.
Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.
Pain seems to be easier, or melancholy seems to be easier to portray in a character. I don't know if that's because I'm a human being or because I'm an Irishman or both.
I was a banker in Morocco when I first saw 'American Graffiti.' It was before I was an actor, a melancholy time in my life, and this mood was reflected in the film.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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