93+ Best Quotes About Grief And Moving On

Quotes About Grief And Moving On

  • “Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human” – Sarah Dessen
  • “Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever” – Rabbi Harold Kushner​
  • “Grief is love not wanting to let go” – Earl A. Grollman
  • “Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind” – Katherine Owen
  • “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people” – Orson Scott Card
  • “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear” – C.S. Lewis
  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love” – E.A. Bucchianeri
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart” – Jose N. Harris
  • “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty” – Pat Schweibert
  • “Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone” – Unknown
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy” – Inuit Proverb
  • “Grief is itself a medicine” – William Cowper
  • “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything” – C.S. Lewis
  • “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December” – J.M. Barrie
  • “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us” – Helen Keller
  • “And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope” – Unknown
  • “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die” – Thomas Campbell
  • “This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy” – Nicholas Sparks
  • “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place” – Sarah Dessen
  • “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear” –
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure” –
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains” –
  • “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom” – Rumi
  • It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay” – Unknown
  • “You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you” – Brian Tracy
  • “The pain of grief is just as much a part of life as the joy of love; it is, perhaps, the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment” – Colin Murray Parkes
  • “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering” – Helen Keller
  • “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward” – Patti Davis
  • “Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself” – Leigh Bardugo
  • “Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life” – Maria V. Snyder
  • “It’s so curious; One can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses” – Colette
  • “…we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes not in how many tears we shed but in how we act after those tears have dried” – Michelle Moran
  • The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross​
  • “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers” – Unknown
  • “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp” – Anne Lamott
  • “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it” – Arthur Golden
  • “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies” – William Penn
  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship” – Mitch Albom
  • “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them” – Leo Tolstoy
  • “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” – Terry Pratchett
  • “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you” – Ranata Suzuki
  • “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on” – Irving Berlin
  • “Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it” – William Shakespeare
  • “She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts” – George Eliot
  • “Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself” – Nicholas Sparks
  • “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine, That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  • “No one is immune to grief. There are those amongst us today who have grieved deeply in the past, and there are those who are grieving deeply now and sadly. All of us will grieve at some time in the future” – Lorraine Kember
  • “You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go” – Mary VanHaute

Quotes About Grief And Loss

  • “And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed” – Sarah Waters
  • “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders. That’s why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day” – Edward Hirsch
  • “When it is darkest, we can see the stars” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “An eternal memory… until we meet again: Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again” – Unknown
  • “Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, “Why do people die?” and “Why is this happening to me?” Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all” – Caitlin Doughty
  • “The only cure for grief is action” – George Henry Lewis
  • “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left” – Sufi Epigram
  • “Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you” – 1 Peter 5:7
  • “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46:1
  • “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted” – Matthew 5:4
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” – Psalm 147:3
  • “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” – Psalm 23:4
  • “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” – Psalm 34:18
  • “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” – John 16:22
  • “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” – Revelation 21:4
  • “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” – Isaiah 41:10
  • Have you ever thought, when something dreadful happens, ‘a moment ago things were not like this; let it be then, not now, anything but now’? And you try and try to remake then, but you know you can’t So you try to hold the moment quite still and not let it move on and show itself – Author: Mary Stewart
  • It feels like I’m stuck in one spot It’s been this way for a long time I know you understand, but now you’re moving on without me And I – I’m not ready to be alone – Author: Brent Jones
  • But every night I end up fighting my despair the second I lay my head on my pillow It is then I miss her the most when my brain stops moving for the day and the memories of her are allowed to flood my mind, causing agonizing grief – Author: Elizabeth Finn
  • As a child I had dealt with a lot of loss and grief I was constantly losing my parents, losing my home, constantly moving around, living with this stranger, that stepfather, or whatever – Author: Erin Gray
  • We all practice self-deception to a degree; no man can handle complete honesty without being cut at each turn There’s not enough room in a man’s head for sanity alongside each grief, each worry, each terror that he owns I’m well used to burying such things in a dark cellar and moving on – Author: Mark Lawrence
  • It makes the other one more precious and also not enough We have to try to fill not only our own boots but other people’s too – yours, Leo’s, Dad’s We have to expand at the moment we feel the most shrunk – Author: Rosamund Lupton
  • Time takes away the grief of men – Author: Desiderius Erasmus
  • It was like Percy had faced death before, like he knew about grief What mattered was listening You didn’t need to say you were sorry The only thing that helped was moving on – moving forward – Author: Rick Riordan
  • Ah, the mysterious croak Here today, gone tomorrow It’s the best reason I can think of to throw open the blinds and risk belief Right now, this minute, time to move out into the grief and glory High tide – Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • I have suffered through enough illnesses, trauma and heartbreak to finally understand that life will keep moving forward inexorably, if terribly at times I am starting to realize that it can be delightful too, if I let it My love is not diminished if I let go of sorrow I almost believe that – Author: Jenny Qi
  • I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it – Author: Joel Osteen
  • It [In Memoriam] expressed exactly the nature of her own shock and sorrow, the very structure and slow process of pain, and the transformations and transmutations of grief, like rot in the earth-mould, like roots and other blind things moving in the grave – Author: AS Byatt
  • Rage keeps the person who feels it company It moves into the hollows left by grief and loss, and turns inside you like a dark furred animal that grows and fills you; it kills off loneliness and takes its place – Author: Paula Sharp
  • My joy, my grief, my hope, my love, Did all within this circle move! – Author: Edmund Waller
  • Someday, beyond the clouds and all the world’s wrongs, there will be love, compassion and justice, and we shall all understand – Author: Flavia Weedn
  • You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss – Author: Mandy Hale
  • A walk is a walk and must be taken; breakfast and dinner come when they are due The routines of the living are inviolable, no hiatus called on account of misery, spiritual crisis, or awful weather – Author: Mark Doty
  • Rejection is one of the worse forms of pain Loss is the worst Grief haunts until you allow yourself to move on – Author: Angelica Hopes
  • When we come into the present, we begin to feel the life around us again, but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding We must have the courage to face whatever is present – our pain, our desires, our grief, our loss, our secret hopes our love – everything that moves us most deeply – Author: Jack Kornfield

Grief And Memories Quotes

  • moving on means we have to protect ourselves – Author: Jojo Moyes
  • Think of a lifeless forest in which a small plant pushes its head upward, out of the ruin In our grief process, we are moving into life from death, without denying the devastation that came before – Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Moving on, as a concept, is for stupid people, because any sensible person knows grief is a long-term project I refuse to rush The pain that is thrust upon us let no man slow or speed or fix – Author: Max Porter
  • The process of grieving any loss is dependent upon your relationship to the person – Author: Asa Don Brown
  • The failure to cultivate virtue, the failure to examine and analyze what I have learned, the inability to move toward righteousness after being shown the way, the inability to correct my faults-these are the causes of my grief – Author: Confucius
  • However much grief I carried, I liked the way my life was tending, these bright new directions It’s only human, to mourn and to reach toward forwardness at once – Author: Mark Doty
  • Your tale is of the longest,” observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chairIt is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man,” returned Mr Brownlow, “and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy and happiness, it would be very brief – Author: Charles Dickens
  • Someday being with Dex will be a distant memory This fact makes me sad too Its the initial stages of grief that seem to be worst but in some ways, Its sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they’re missed in your life – Author: Emily Giffin
  • Sometimes grief cuts us off from the people and activities we love for the simple reason that we don’t want to feel happy, which feels too much like moving on – Author: Meg Donohue
  • Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone – Author: Michelle Williams
  • Sometimes for our sanity own sanity we just have to look at the bigger picture – Author: Jojo Moyes
  • In buskined measures move Pale Grief and pleasing Pain, With Horror, tyrant of the throbbing breast – Author: Thomas Gray
  • See that’s exactly why I don’t want a dog” “Why?” “Because it’ll just die” “Everybody dies, Brooklyn” Like that makes it okay or something – Author: Lisa Schroeder
  • The Christian’s God is a God of metamorphoses You cast grief into his bosom: you draw thence, peace You cast in despair: ’tis hope that rises to the surface It is a sinner whose heart he moves It is a saint who returns him thanks – Author: Sophie Swetchine
  • Tears and grief are good for reflection, moving on is still the best solution – Author: Mat Luthfi
  • I picture Cully tromping through that high, deep snow That’s how I feel physically from all of this Moving through grief like it’s a thick drift, exhausting but enlivening It makes your muscles ache It makes you feel you’ve inhabited your body completely – Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
  • Sometimes we grieve the living more than the dead – Author: Lawren Leo
  • It happened in New York, April 10th, nineteen years ago Even my hand balks at the date I had to push to write it down, just to keep the pen moving on the paper It used to be a perfectly ordinary day, but now it sticks up on the calendar like a rusty nail – Author: Donna Tartt
  • Hollow and empty are terrible ways to feel when you’re used to being full of joy But it’s not so bad when you’re used to feeling full of pain Hollow feels okay Empty feels like a beginning Which is nice, because for so long you have felt like you were at the end – Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed – Author: Sarah Waters
  • For someone grieving, moving forward is the challenge Because after extreme loss, you want to go back – Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross​
  • “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
  • “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller
  • “Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tell us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” – Leo Buscaglia
  • “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” – Psalm 9:9
  • “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott
  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
  • “For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.” – Psalm 22:24
  • “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” – Terry Pratchett
  • “The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: the secret anniversaries of the heart.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” – Psalm 46:1-2
  • “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Khalil Gibran
  • “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” – David Levithan
  • “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10
  • “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kills what never dies.” – William Penn

Quotes For Grieving Family

  • “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” – Leo Tolstoy
  • “For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.” – Lamentations 3:31-33
  • “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less, and one day we wonder what has become of it.” – Arthur Golden
  • “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” – Seneca
  • “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
  • “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” – Katharine Weber
  • “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” – Haruki Murakami
  • “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” – John 16:22
  • “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison
  • “Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” – Unknown
  • “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discourages, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh
  • “You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.” – Neil Gaiman
  • “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18
  • “You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.” – Mary VanHaute
  • “Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner​
  • “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
  • “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.” – Sarah Waters
  • “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
  • “Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ‘til it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” – Viktor E. Frankl
  • “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” – Revelation 14:13

Quotes About Grief And Healing

  • “But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.” – Viktor E. Frankl
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris
  • “For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” – Luke 20:36
  • “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” – Sarah Dessen
  • “Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life.” – Maria V. Snyder
  • “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
  • “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it. And the very act of living is a tide: at first, it seems to make no difference at all, and then one day you look down and see how much pain has eroded.” – Jodi Picoult
  • “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving
  • “Grief does not change you, Hazel It reveals you” — John Green
  • “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil” — JRR Tolkien
  • “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” — Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear” — CS Lewis
  • “Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself” — Nicholas Sparks
  • “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it” — JK Rowling
  • “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them” — Leo Tolstoy
  •  “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  •  “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it” —Arthur Golden
  • “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated” — Alphonse de Lamartine
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” — Winnie the Pooh
  • “Grief is just love with no place to go” — Jamie Anderson
  • “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains” — Anne Frank
  • “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us” — Helen Keller
  • “Grief can be the garden of compassion If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom” — Rumi 
  • “The reality is that you will grieve forever You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you’ll learn to live with it You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered You will be whole again but you will never be the same Nor should you be the same nor would you want to” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “When someone you love dies and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone Just when the day comes—when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part” ― John Irving
  • “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment” — Unknown
  • “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be” — Nigella Lawson
  • “I am because you were” — Unknown
  • “Death is a challenge It tells us not to waste time It tell us to tell each other right now that we love each other” — Leo Buscaglia
  • “Never We never lose our loved ones They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives We are merely in different rooms” — Paulo Coelho
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure” — Unknown
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love” — Queen Elizabeth II
  • “In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief” — Emily Giffin
  • “I know in my head that she has gone The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain It’s like discovering a great hole in the ground To begin with, you forget it’s there and keep falling in After a while, it’s still there, but you learn to walk round it” — Rachel Joyce
  • “And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us They existed We can be Be and be better For they existed” — Maya Angelou
  • “The pain passes, but the beauty remains” — Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • “My mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life and she told me at one point, there is an empowerment that comes with grief—at some point you find it It’s very hard but you will find it, and I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise” — Lea Michele

Quotes About Sorrow And Grief

  • “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember” — Unknown
  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship  All the love you created is still there All the memories are still there You live on- in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here”— Mitch Albom
  • “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear” — Unknown
  • “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone” — John Steinbeck
  • “There is a sacredness in tears They are not the mark of weakness, but of power They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love” — Washington Irving
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness They are a sign of a pure heart” — Jose N Harris
  • “Every one of us is losing something precious to us Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again That’s part of what it means to be alive” — Haruki Murakami
  • “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved But this is also the good news They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up And you come through It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp” ― Anne Lamott
  • “There are no goodbyes for us Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Tis’ better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “Grief and love are conjoined—you don’t get one without the other” — Jandy Nelson
  • “There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard” — Victoria Alexander
  • “She was no longer wrestling with grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thought” — George Eliot
  • “The song is ended but the melody lingers on” — Irving Berlin
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” — AA Milne
  • “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss” — Mandy Hale
  • “Absence and death are the same Only that in death there is no suffering” — Theodore Roosevelt
  • “All things grow with time, except grief” — Jewish Proverb
  • “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left” — Sufi
  • “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water But there must be sunlight also A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones are sealed inside to comfort us” — Brian Jacques
  • “No matter how prepared you think you are for death of loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply” — Billy Graham
  • “Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow Gently, may your friends ease your pain Softly, may peace replace heartaches And my warmest memories remain” — Unknown
  • “If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief” — Sophocles
  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die” — Thomas Campbell
  • “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death” — Leonardo Da Vinci
  • The more sympathy you give, the less you need” — Malcom Forbes
  • “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it” — William Shakespeare
  • “The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief, but the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love” — Hilary Stanton Zunin
  • “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity” — Terri Guillemets
  • “Grief can destroy you — or focus you You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it” ― Dean Koontz
  • “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams … that is where you and I shall meet” — Lewis Carroll 
  • “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains” — Unknown
  • “When it is darkest, we can see the stars” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  •  “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow” — Unknown
  • “Grief never ends but it changes It’s a passage not a place to stay Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith It is the price of love” — Unknown
  • “An eternal memory… until we meet again: Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do too The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again” — Unknown
  • “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December” — JM Barrie
  • “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night I miss you like hell” — Edna St Vincent Millay
  • “I miss her all the time I know in my head that she has gone The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain It’s like discovering a great hole in the ground To begin with, you forget it’s there and ke7ep falling in After a while, it’s still there, but you learn to walk round it” — Rachel Joyce
  • “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence” — Alyson Noel, Evermore
  •  “Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love The only cure for grief is to grieve” — Earl Grollman
  • “Grief changes shape, but it never ends” — Keanu Reeves
  •  “Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief” — William Faulkner
  • “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it” — Samuel Johnson
  • “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell” — Joni Mitchell
  • “Pain is certain, suffering is optional” — Buddha

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