69+ Best Quotes About Loss And Moving On

Quotes About Loss And Moving On

  • “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death”- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “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
  • “There is something you must always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”- Winnie the Pooh
  • “If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile” – Santosh Kalwar
  • “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
  • “And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief” – William Cullen Bryant
  • “There is an hour, a minute – you will remember it forever – when you know instinctively on the basis of the most inconsequential evidence, that something is wrong
  • “When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail’s response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, ‘My bursting heart must find vent at my pen’” – David McCullough
  • “A feeling of pleasure or solace can be so hard to find when you are in the depths of your grief Sometimes it’s the little things that help get you through the day
  • “When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity When your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion” – Stephen Levine
  • “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary
  • “The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure But rather we honor, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey” – Harriet Schiff, author of The Bereaved Parent
  • “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose All that we love deeply becomes a part of us” – Helen Keller
  • “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
  • “Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind The second is to be kind And the third is to be kind” – Henry James
  • “We can endure much more than we think we can; all human experience testifies to that All we need to do is learn not to be afraid of pain Grit your teeth and let it hurt Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it It will not last forever One day, the pain will be gone and you will still be there” – Harold Kushner, When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough
  • “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
  • “Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved” – Jean Cameron (dying of cancer)
  • “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him” ― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
  • “But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day
  • “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained” ― Jonathan Harnisch, Freak
  • “The death of a beloved is an amputation” — C S Lewis
  • “For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms “— Lurlene McDaniel
  • “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them” —James O’Barr
  • “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“ – Kahlil Gibran
  • “Unable are the loved to die For love is immortality” – Emily Dickinson
  • “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy” – Unknown
  • “What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness” – Thomas Bailey
  • “You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving Grieving is the natural way of working through the loss of a love Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart” – Doug Manning
  • “For some moments in life there are no words”- David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 film adaptation)
  • “Death is not the greatest loss in life The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live” – Norman Cousins
  • “One day your life will flash before your eyes Make sure it’s worth watching” – Unknown
  • “Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live” – Henry van Dyke
  • “It is as natural to die as it is to be born” – Francis Bacon
  • “All men think that all men are mortal but themselves” – Edward Young
  • “To fear death is to misunderstand life” – Unknown
  • “Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not If death is, I am not Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?”—Epicurus
  • “If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death”—Samuel Butler
  • “Death can come at any age, but the pride of life fools a person into thinking that day is far away” – John Buttrick
  • “None of us knows the day of our death However, if we knew that death is actually our acquisition, we would remove the fear of death from our lives” – Sunday Adelaja
  • “It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Death is but a door, time is but a window I’ll be back!”—Ghostbusters II
  • “Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready’”— Robin Williams
  • “Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good” – William Mitford
  •  “I do not fear death I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it”— Mark Twain
  • “The truth I have been seeking — this truth is Death Yet Death is also a seeker Forever seeking me So — we have met at last And I am prepared I am at peace”— Bruce Lee
  • “We go to the grave of a friend saying, “A man is dead,” but angels throng about him saying, “A man is born” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb” – German Proverb
  • “Those we love never truly leave us, Harry There are things that death cannot touch” ― Jack
  • “But fate ordains that dearest friends must part” – Edward Young
  • “This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad” – William Shakespeare
  • “Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral” – Kehlog Albran
  • “You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?”-Jerome Salinger
  • “When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed” – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
  • “If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone They’ll come back” ― Prince

Quotes About Grief And Loss

  • “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?”—Carson McCullers
  • “Death is a challenge It tells us not to waste time It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other” Leo Buscaglia
  • “We all die The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will”— Chuck Palahniuk
  • “I am prepared to meet my Maker Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter”— Winston Churchill
  • “Death is something inevitable When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace”— Nelson Mandela
  • “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose”— Steve Jobs
  • “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for” – Martin Luther King Jr
  • “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it It’s just getting out of one car, and into another” – John Lennon
  • “A fact of life we all die But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live I rejoice in life for its own sake” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “No one here gets out alive” – Jim Morrison
  • “Death is an ending Death is a closing Death is idle words in the ebb and flow of life”- Elizabeth Edwards
  • “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die” – Thomas Campbell
  • “Life asked death, ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’ Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth”—Author unknown
  • “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life” –Corazon Aquino
  • “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens” – Woody Allen
  • “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey” – Debasish Mridha
  • “Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new life we are to enjoy in Christ” – Max Lucado
  • “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity” – Mother Teresa
  • “To die will be an awfully big adventure” – Peter Pan
  • “Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you”—Welcome to Night Vale
  • “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague Who shall say where the one ends, and the other begins?”—Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily” –Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “Life is for the living Death is for the dead Let life be like music And death a note unsaid” – Langston Hughes
  • “Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names” – Proverb
  • “The idea is to die young as late as possible” – Ashley Montagu
  • “Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death” – Desmond Morris
  • “It is nothing to die It is frightful not to live” – Victor Hugo
  • “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity” – Seneca
  • “As soon as you’ll realize that it was a gift, you’ll be free” – Maxime Lagacé
  • “Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are” – Miguel Angel Ruiz
  • “There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’” – Syrio Forel
  • “After your death, you will be what you were before your birth” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship” – Mitch Albom
  • “Life is too short when you think of the length of death”― Sean Mangan
  • “Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep”― Lord George Gordon Byron
  • “We are born in one day We die in one day We can change in one day And we can fall in love in one day Anything can happen in just one day”― Gayle Forman
  • “The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live Which of these two is better only God knows” ― Socrates
  • “She had been given a wonderful gift: life Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it’s what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted”― Cecelia Ahern
  • “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been”― Aberjhani
  • “It never gets easier, missing you And sometimes I wonder if it ever will”― Heather Brewer
  • “The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them”― Robert Galbraith
  • “Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die”― John Green
  • “Death is unstoppable One must face it as a fact of life”― D Aswini
  • “Everybody know death is inevitably coming , but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise everytime one is going”― Hlovate
  • “It’s not contagious, you know Death is as natural as life It’s part of the deal we made”― Mitch Albom
  • “It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle”― Leo Tolstoy
  • “Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here And when it does come, we no longer exist”― Epicurus
  • “When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!”― Jim Elliot
  • “I don’t think kids have a problem with death It’s us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened” – Helena Bonham Carter
  • “One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second”― Samuel Beckett
  • “Death at times seems like a dark tunnel to be traveled, and the future seems bleak” – Mother Angelica
  • “I think about death sometimes Analytically, of course”― Lynne Truss
  • “Dealing with death is there forever, really, you know, because we all have to face it” – Pierce Brosnan

Powerful Grief Quote

  • “Life is short, death is forever”― Marsha Qualey
  • “Less base the fear of death than fear of life” – Edward Young
  • “I am not afraid of death, which after all can’t be far away What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage”― Rosie Thomas
  • “We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death” – Umberto Eco
  • “[death]…the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return” ― George Washington
  • “Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease” – Steven Pinker
  • “Whenever a soul leaves the body a void is felt across the world” ― Anonymous
  • “Death has always had a prominent place in my mind There are times when I think somebody might kill me” – Dennis Rodman (see more Dennis Rodman quotes)
  • “Death is only a small interruption”― Anita Brookner
  • “Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority” – Edward YoungIf you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to check out our collection of solitude quotes to bring you peace
  • “We are all created by desire and we all die because of desire” ― Santosh Kalwar
  • “Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires” – Wallace Stevens
  • “The dead and not-yet dead, we are company all together” ― Rosie Thomas
  • “Life is a great sunrise I do not see why death should not be an even greater one” – Vladimir Nabokov
  • “Would that death were like this Would that one would sleep and sleep and sleep forever”― Anne Rice
  • “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot
  • “Death helps us to see what is worth trusting and loving and what is a waste of time” – J Neville Ward
  • “Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down” – Dick Sharples
  • “The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live” – Dr Joan Borysenko
  • “It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time” – Samuel Johnson
  • “Every man dies – Not every man really lives” – William Ross Wallace
  • “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Forgive yourself before you die Then forgive others”– Morrie Schwartz
  • “All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity” – William Shakespeare
  • “The fear of death follows from the fear of life A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”– Mark Twain
  • “Finally there is nothing here for death to take away”― Charles Bukowski
  • “No more let life divide what death can join together”― Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee”― John Donne
  • “There are always two deaths, the real one and the one people know about”― Jean Rhys
  • “Things change after you die, though, I guess because dying is the loneliest thing you can do”― Lauren Oliver
  • “Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death” ― Kahlil Gibran
  • “There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not”― TS Eliot
  • “The only certainty life contains is death”― Patricia Briggs
  • “What will survive of us is love” ― Philip Larkin
  • “We took such care of tomorrow, but died on the way there”― Warsan Shire
  • “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure” ― JK Rowling
  • “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet” ― Emily Dickinson
  • “You mustn’t be afraid of death You’re a deathless soul you can’t be kept in a dark grave you’re filled with God’s glow” – Rumi
  • “Life is hard Then you die Then they throw dirt in your face Then the worms eat you Be grateful it happens in that order” – David Gerrold
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” ― Robert Frost
  • “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die That is true, it’s called Life” ― Terry Pratchett
  • “I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated For me, death is a graduation” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “Death is not extinguishing the light It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come” – Rabindranath Tagore
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” – Mae West
  • “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must Not where we want them to” – Richard Russo
  • “Thinking and talking about death need not be morbid; they may be quite the opposite Ignorance and fear of death overshadow life, while knowing and accepting death erases this shadow” – Lily Pincus
  • “As soon as you’ll realize it was a gift, you’ll be free” – Maxime Lagacé
  • “I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets” – Arthur Miller
  • “The actuality of death and the experience of grief sinks in at different times for everyone” – Valerie Orr

Quotes For Grieving Family

  • “Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life” – Bertolt Brech
  • “Many of us think about death when considering our legacy, which is why so many wait to consider what we leave behind, or we are just passive in the process” – Dr Rachel Talton
  • “Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go” – Jean de La Fontaine
  • “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected” – Sogyal Rinpoche
  • “Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts” – Aeschylus
  • “What happens after you die? Lot’s of things happen after you die – they just don’t involve you” – Louis C K
  • “In the long run we are all dead” – John Maynard Keynes
  • “Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not” – Epicurus
  • “Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help” – Carter Burwell
  • “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity” – Edvard Munch
  • “Dying is easy; it’s living that’s difficult” – Frederick Lenz
  • “Death happens but once, yet we feel it every moment of our lives; it is worse to dread it than to suffer it” – Jean de la Bruyere
  • “Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns” – Bryant H McGill
  • “Death belongs to God alone; by what right do men touch that unknown thing?” – Victor Hugo
  • “You do not understand even life How can you understand death?” –Confucius
  • “Death is no more than passing from one room into another But there’s a difference for me, you know Because in that other room I shall be able to see” – Helen Keller
  • “You only live twice Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face” – Ian Fleming
  • “When someone you love dies, you don’t lose them all at once You lose them in pieces over time, like how the mail stops coming” – Jim Carrey
  • “They that love beyond the worldcannot be separated by itDeath cannot kill what never dies” – William Penn
  • “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live” – Martin Luther King, Jr
  • “We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything” – Terry Pratchett
  • “Man always dies before he is fully born” – Erich Fromm
  • “Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell” –Henry Ward Beecher
  • “No one wants to die Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there” – Steve Jobs
  • “My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today”― Richard Adams
  • “Even in the grave, all is not lost”― Edgar Allan Poe
  • “People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die”― Haruki Murakami
  • “Sometimes dead is better”― Stephen King
  • “Enjoy life There’s plenty of time to be dead”― Hans Christian Andersen
  • “To escape death, she’d become death”― Sarah J Maas
  • “He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived”― Franz Kafka
  • “In the midst of life, we are in death”― Agatha Christie
  • “Death should take me while I am in the mood”― Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying”― Yoko Ono
  • “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…”― Terry Pratchett
  • “Yes, it’s a well-known fact about you: you’re like death, you take everything”― Milan Kundera
  • “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death”― Eckhart Tolle
  • “No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping”― David Hume
  • “Things die But they don’t always stay dead Believe me, I know”― Richelle Mead
  • “How could the death of someone you had never met affect you so?”― Robert Galbraith
  • “Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not”― Epicurus
  • “The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is”― Fred Rogers
  • “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity”― Horace Mann
  • “Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody”― JD Salinger
  • “Love never dies a natural death It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings” – Anais Nin
  • “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to” – Jimi Hendrix
  • “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it” – Oscar Wilde
  • “I don’t want to die without any scars” – Chuck Palahniuk
  • “Unbeing dead isn’t being alive” – E E Cummings
  • “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect” – JK Rowling
  • “When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time” – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • “I could die for you But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you” – Ayn Rand
  • “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” – JK Rowling
  • “If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character Would you slow down? Or speed up?” – Chuck Palahniuk
  • ”I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains”- Anne Frank
  • ”We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime — not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love” – J W
  • ”To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die” – Thomas Campbell
  • ”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
  • ”What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose All that we love deeply becomes a part of us” – Helen Keller
  • ”When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind” – Anonymous
  • ”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
  • ”Grief is so human, and it hits everyone at one point or another, at least, in their lives If you love, you will grieve, and that’s just given” – Kay Redfield Jamison
  • ”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
  • ”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 They existed We can be Be and be better For they existed” – Maya Angelou
  • ”Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight” – Marcus Aurelius
  • ”If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile” – Santosh Kalwar
  • ”Grief is the price we pay for love” – Queen Elizabeth II
  • ”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
  • ”We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey” – Kenji Miyazawa
  • ”The pain passes, but the beauty remains” – Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • ”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
  • ”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 I’ve learned is just love It’s all the love you want to give but cannot All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest Grief is just love with no place to go” – Anonymous
  • ”To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever” — JK Rowling
  • ”It’s OK to feel sad sometimes Little by little, you’ll feel better again” – Anonymous
  • ”Some things in life cannot be fixed They can only be carried” – Megan Devine
  • ”I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil” – JRR Tolkien
  • ”Don’t grieve Anything you lose comes round in another form” – Rumi
  • ”Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness They are a sign of a pure heart” – José N Harris
  • ”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
  • ”My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life Grief is forever It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her That’s just how it is Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy” – Jandy Nelson
  • ”Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place” – Sarah Dessen
  • ”Although it’s natural to forget your power after you lose a loved one, the truth is that after a breakup, divorce, or death, there remains an ability within you to create a new reality” – Louise Hay and David Kessler

Quotes About Losing A Loved One

  • ”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
  • ”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” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David KesslerI
  • ”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
  • ”No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief” – Faraaz Kazi
  • ”Grief reunites you with what you’ve lost It’s a merging; you go with the loved thing or person that’s going away You follow it a far as you can go But finally,the grief goes away and you phase back into the world Without him” – Philip K Dick
  • ”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 keep falling in After a while, it’s still there, but you learn to walk round it” – Rachel Joyce
  • ”Acceptance is not about liking a situation It is about acknowledging all that has been lost and learning to live with that loss” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler
  • ”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
  • ”All the times I have suddenly realized that my parents are dead, even now, it still surprises me, to exist in the world while that which made me has ceased to exist” – Nicole Krauss
  • ”How long will you grieve? How long will they be dead?” – David Kessler
  • ”The only way to end grief was to go through it” – Holly Black
  • ”Grief is never something you get over You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’ve conquered that; now I’m moving on’ It’s something that walks beside you every day And if you can learn how to manage it and honour the person that you miss, you can take something that is incredibly sad and have some form of positivity” – Terri Irwin
  • ”Grief is in two parts The first is loss The second is the remaking of life” – Anne Roiphe
  • ”I learned that, with grief, you have to take it one day at a time and learn how to find the happiness amid the heartbreak” – Adrienne C MooreIf
  • ”It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward” – Patti Davis
  • ”Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not” – Xenophon
  • ”During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God” – Rick Warren
  • ”Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind” – Marcel Proust
  • ”Grief starts to become indulgent, and it doesn’t serve anyone, and it’s painful But if you transform it into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person” – Patti Smith
  • ”Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness” – Albert Camus
  • ”Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift” – Louise Hay and David Kessler
  • “When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away It just changes It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on Like now”― Jude Watson
  • “Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it”― Stephen Levine
  • “Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving”― Elizabeth McCracken
  • “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away”― VC Andrews
  • “What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part”― Gail Caldwell
  • “Ten years, she’s dead, and I still find myself some mornings reaching for the phone to call her She could no more be gone than gravity or the moon”― Mary Karr
  • “Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner’s loss” ― Orson Scott Card
  • “Grief wraps around people, takes them to a place they would not go otherwise”― Patti Callahan Henry
  • “I am in the unthinkable situation that people cannot bear to contemplate” ― Sonali Deraniyagala
  • “Tears have always been easier to shed than explain”― Marty Rubin
  • “For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms”― Lurlene McDaniel

Quotes And Sayings About Loss And Moving On

  • “Loss is only temporary when you believe in God!”― Latoya Alston
  • “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver”― Sophocles
  • “The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief The deepest community one of sorrow”― Cormac McCarthy
  • “When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing”― Rosamund Lupton
  • “People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them” – Gail Sheehy
  • “Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief”― Munia Khan
  • “Everybody has their burdens, their grief that they carry with them” – Elizabeth Edwards
  • “Never compare your grief You – and only you walk your path”― Nathalie Himmelrich
  • “Grief releases love and it also instills a profound sense of connection” – Jacqueline Novogratz
  • “There’s always a last time If you could remember every last time, you’d never stop grieving”― Jonathan Tropper
  • “Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it” – Terri Irwin
  • “We may find great relief and inexplicable solace in purposefully looking beyond grief in order to determine the provision made within it”― Craig D Lounsbrough
  • “Acknowledgment of grief – well, it makes feeling the grief easier, not harder” – Elizabeth McCracken
  • “The bird is gone, and in what meadow does it now sing?”― Philip K Dick
  • “I don’t move away from grief, rather through it” – Taya Kyle
  • “Grief loves the hollow; all it wants is to hear its own echo”― Hisham Matar
  • “Grief is bizarre territory because there’s no predicting how long it’ll take to get over certain things You just don’t know how long it’s going to resound in your life” – Sam Shepard
  • “People come and go from our lives all the time It’s not our fault that people leave The Universe is just making room for new people with new lessons”― Sue Fitzmaurice
  • “When grief is deepest, words are fewest” – Ann Voskamp
  • “My mind couldn’t fit itself around the shape of his absence”― Lia Mills
  • “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be” – Nigella Lawson
  • “All you need is one safe anchor to keep you grounded when the rest of your life spins out of control”― Katie Kacvinsky
  • “The only cure for grief is action” – George Henry Lewes
  • “Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there’s one person who never ceased to love you – yourself”― Sanhita Baruah
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “To weep is to make less the depth of grief” — William Shakespeare
  • “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
  • “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people” — Orson Scott Card
  • “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
  • “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated” — Alphonse de Lamartine
  • “Grief does not change you, Hazel It reveals you”― John Green
  • “A great soul serves everyone all the time A great soul never dies It brings us together again and again” — Maya Angelou
  • “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” – Cassandra Clare
  • “Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you” – Veronica Roth
  • “Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief” – Unknown
  • “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance” – Andrew SolomonIf you’re enjoying these quotes, you’ll love our collection of powerful depression quotes that will provide perspective
  • “Love is an engraved invitation to grief” – Sunshine O’Donnell
  • “Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn’t yours But grief comes from losing something you’ve already had” – Jodi Picoult
  • “Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect It makes you human” – Sarah Dessen
  • “Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed” – David Mitchell
  • “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “It’s not life situations but our thoughts are the pilots of grief” – Durgesh Satpathy
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
  • “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.“
  • “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”
  • “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
  • “He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.”
  • “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
  • “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”
  • “Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was,’Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?’”
  • “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”
  • “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”

Grief And Moving On Quotes

  • “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.”
  • “I’ll be OK… just not today.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Grief I’ve learned is just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.”
  • “Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.”
  • “There are no happy endings.
  • And a very happy start.”
  • “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”
  • “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
  • The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
  • “It’s the kind of heartache you can feel in your bones.”
  • “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
  • “I think I’ll miss you forever, like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies.”
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love.”
  • “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”
  • “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.”
  • “Tears are the silent language of grief.”
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
  • “Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.”
  • “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.”
  • “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.”
  • “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.”
  • “Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
  • “No matter how long it’s been, there are times when it suddenly becomes harder to breathe.”
  • “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.”
  • “To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.”
  • “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
  • “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”
  • “It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.”
  • “Grief never ends… But it changes.
  • It is the price of love.”
  • “That’s all it takes. The smallest reminder and in an instant, it feels like your stomach has fallen thirty stories and crashed into the steel roof of a truck. Loss is cruel like that, the days you think you’re finally past it are the days it will punish you most.”
  • “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.”
  • “A feeling of pleasure or solace can be so hard to find when you are in the depths of your grief. Sometimes it’s the little things that help get you through the day. You may think your comforts sound ridiculous to others, but there is nothing ridiculous about finding one little thing to help you feel good in the midst of pain and sorrow!”
  • “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”
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
  • “Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”
  • “What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.”
  • “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, there will no longer be any mourning, crying, or pain, for the old order of things have passed away.”

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