"I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Conor Oberst on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Conor Oberst on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Conor Oberst on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Conor Oberst on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Conor Oberst on Khalil Gibran
"When everything is lonely I can be my best friend."
"If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe."
"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness."
"They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."