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850 Powerful Grief Quotes To Help With Loss (2023)

1. “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus


2. “Sometimes I just look up, smile, and say ‘I know that was you!'” —Anonymous


3. “She let out a laugh, and then she put her hand over her mouth, like she was angry at herself for forgetting her sadness.”


4. “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


5. “Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.” ― Katherine Owen


6. “No matter what age… I’ll always need you mom.” – Unknown


7. “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” — Joni Mitchell


8. “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


9. “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.” — Orson Scott Card


10. “Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death.” – John G. Whittier


11. “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling


12. “Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” – Megan Devine


13. “Wretch, may he pine in utter wretchedness!”


14. “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. Moore


15. “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.”


16. “Gentle severity, repulses mild,


17. “No greater grief than to remember days Of joy, when mis’ry is at hand!”


18. “We can’t feel the loss of a friend until they are apart from us.” – Debolina


19. “If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.” — Sophocles


20. In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams ... that is where you and I shall meet. — Lewis Carroll


21. “And yet she hadn’t the air of a woman whose life had been touched by uncertainty or suffering. Pain, fear, and grief were things that left their mark on people. Even love, that exquisite torturing emotion, left its subtle traces on the countenance.”


22. “In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life”


23. “No matter how much time passes, those we have loved never slip away from us entirely.”


24. “Why could not I by that strong arm be slain, And lie by noble Hector on the plain?”


25. “The blackness was wrapping itself around Conor’s eyes now, plugging his nose and overwhelming his mouth. He was gasping for breath and not getting it. It was suffocating him. It was killing him.”


26. “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


27. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran


28. Grief is not a sign of weakness


29. “There’s no buddy like a brother. I miss you.” – Unknown


30. “When you are on the knife’s edge — when nobody knows exactly what is going to happen next, only that it will be worse — you take in today. So here we were, at the trailhead, for a cold day’s walk.”


31. “You see, love and grief are two sides of the same precious coin. One does not—and cannot—exist without the other. They are the yin and yang of our lives… Grief is predicated on our capacity to give and receive love. Some people choose not to love and so never grieve. If we allow ourselves the grace that comes with love, however, we must allow ourselves the grace that is required to mourn.” – Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.


32. “There’s something god has given us, that’s more than family; He’s placed a love for you, my Sister, deep down in the heart of me.” – Allison Chambers Coxsey


33. “There was no turning back after my mother died. I stayed on the black side because that was the only place I could stay. The few problems I had with black folks were nothing compared to the grief white folks dished out. With whites it was no question. You weren’t accepted to be with a black man and that was that.”


34. “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.


35. “Everybody has their burdens, their grief that they carry with them.” – Elizabeth Edwards


36. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Unknown


37. ″ ‘Conor O’Malley,’ he said, his voice growing poisonous now. ‘Who everyone’s sorry for because of his mum. Who swans around school acting like he’s so different, like no one knows his suffering.’ ”


38. “When our children die, we drop them into the unknown, shuddering with fear. We know that they go out from us, and we stand, and pity, and wonder.” – Henry Ward Beecher


39. “Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.”


40. “[Grief is for the strong, who use it as fuel for burning.]” ― Lauren Groff


41. “The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created."


42. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell


43. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others.” —Pericles


44. “Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief.”― Munia Khan


45. “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.”


46. “Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.” – Frank Ocean


47. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” —Thom Jones


48. “Some griefs can never be put right.”


49. “I measure every Grief I meet


50. “We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming—well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.” —The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan


51. “You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly OK to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human.” —Lori Deschene


52. “To Him we belong and to Him we return.”


53. 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


54. “We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.” – Elizabeth Berrien


55. “When Death Comes”


56. “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


57. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II


58. “Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner’s loss.”― Orson Scott Card


59. “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


60. “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.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


61. “We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” -Marcel Proust


62. “I’ll fight when needed, revel when there’s occasion, mourn when there is grief, and die if my time comes … but I will not let anyone use me against my will.”


63. “Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving…the pain of the leaving can tear us apart. Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.” — Henri Nouwen


64. “Griefs, at the moment when they change into ideas, lose some of their power to injure our heart.”


65. “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.”


66. “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”


67. “Acknowledgment of grief – well, it makes feeling the grief easier, not harder.” – Elizabeth McCracken


68. “I will not say:


69. “[Grief is pain internalized, abscess of the soul. Anger is pain as energy, sudden explosion.]” ― Lauren Groff


70. “The irony of grief is that the person you most want to talk to about it is no longer here.” —Anonymous


71. “I never truly learned what the words ‘I miss you’ were until I reached for my mom’s hand and it wasn’t there.” – Unknown


72. “Grief does not change you. It reveals you. And herein lies the gift that cannot die. It changes the course of your life forever. If you allow yourself the chance to feel it for as long as you need to - even if it is for the rest of your life - you will be guided by it. You will become someone it would have been impossible for you to be, and in this way your loved one lives on, in you.”


73. “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” — Leonardo Da Vinci


74. “She hadn’t tied her scarf around her head yet this morning, and her bare scalp looked too soft, too fragile in the morning light, like a baby’s. It made Conor’s stomach hurt to see it.”


75. Grief is just love with no place to go. — Jamie Anderson


76. “Thank you for ending this. It helps to know I’m not alone in this.”


77. “Cancer can change your body, and it can surely take your body away, but it can’t have your spirit.” —Voices of Cancer by Linda Wolters


78. “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


79. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” — Henri Mattise


80. “My mother is a fish.”


81. “Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.” – Veronica Roth


82. There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. — Unknown


83. “It is, I suppose, the common grief of children at having to protect their parents from reality. It is bitter for the young to see what awful innocence adults grow into, that terrible vulnerability that must be sheltered from the rodent mire of childhood.”


84. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”


85. “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” — Alphonse De Lamartine


86. “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe


87. “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.”


88. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.”


89. “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


90. “but none of these signs of malnourishment or illness or grief … detracted from Lux’s overwhelming impression of being a carnal angel.”


91. He was the lone survivor. He was 12 years old, an American kid alone in Thailand. He put on a tough shell and refused to cry. After all, he had been taught that boys don’t cry. He refused to give into the grief.


92. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” — Thomas Campbell


93. “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.” – Andrew Solomon


94. “One of the most important things I’ve learned is how deeply you can keep loving someone after they die. You may not be able to hold them or talk to them, and you may even date or love someone else, but you can still love them every bit as much.”


95. “14 years.


96. “No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight.” – Lana Del Rey


97. “When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.” –Unknown


98. “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.” – Jandy Nelson, “The Sky is Everywhere”


99. “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


100. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. — Unknown


101. “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.”


102. “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All 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.” – Jamie Anderson


103. “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


104. “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”


105. “He’d lived long enough to know that everyone handled grief in different ways, and little by little, they all seemed to accept their new lives.”


106. “We acquire the strength we have overcome.”


107. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”


108. “Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading.” – Lauren Klarfeld


109. “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” ― Euripides


110. “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.”


111. “For each thorn, there's a rosebud... For each twilight - a dawn... For each trial - the strength to carry on, For each storm cloud - a rainbow... For each shadow - the sun... For each parting - sweet memories when sorrow is done.”


112. “When the funds are low and the debts are high, / And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, / When care is pressing you down a bit, / Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.” —“Keep Going” by Edgar A. Guest


113. “All that surrounds us comes from death, every part of every city, and every part of every person.”


114. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” — Maya Angelou


115. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller


116. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras


117. “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


118. “We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” – Anne L. de Stael


119. “So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered.” – John Green


120. “Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.” – Renee O’Neill


121. “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.”


122. “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” – Joni Mitchell


123. “The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.”


124. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.”


125. “Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”


126. “Grief and love are conjoined—you don’t get one without the other.” — Jandy Nelson


127. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France


128. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” -I Corinthians 13:7-8


129. “Working at life is what matters most. What we do for a living is a component.” —Lynette Endicott


130. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”—RONALD REAGAN


131. “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


132. “Life without a friend is like death without a witness” – John Ray


133. “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


134. “Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can't even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski


135. “I'm going to dance in all the galaxies.”


136. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi


137. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.”


138. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller


139. “I hung the painting across the room from my bed. It’s the first thing I see every morning and the last thing I see every night. And now that I can look at it without crying, I see more than the tree and what being up in its branches meant to me.


140. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” — J.K. Rowling


141. “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


142. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”


143. “It's like I have this large black hole in my brain and it's sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness.” ― Katie McGarry


144. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” — WILLIAM PENN


145. “Murdered by a traitor and a coward whose name is not worthy to appear here”


146. “Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift.” – Louise Hay and David Kessler


147. “We need to grieve the ones we’ve lost — not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.” – Jennifer Williamson


148. “There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


149. “Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”


150. “But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.”


151. “One more day


152. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi


153. “You believe you could not live with the pain. Such pain is not lived with. It is only endured. I am sorry.” ― Erin Morgenstern


154. “Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.”


155. “I was so popular in the 1990s in Russia, at the time they were changing from the Soviet Union – there was big confusion, and people in confusion like my books" and “In Germany, when the Berlin Wall fell down, there was confusion – and people liked my books.”


156. “The song is ended but the melody lingers on.”


157. Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. — Alphonse de Lamartine


158. Grief comes in waves


159. “All at once she felt weak, and the misery of her childhood, the disappointment of her first love, her nephew’s departure, the death of Virginie, all swept over her like a wave, rising into her throat, choking her.”


160. “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson


161. “There are no happy endings, endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” — Shel Silverstein


162. “Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.” – Eugene O’Neill, from his Dalmatian’s last will and testament


163. “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” —Traditional Inuit saying


164. “Loss is painful. It crushes hearts, steals dreams, and destroys relationships. Grief can be terribly lonely. Those who are grieving need us. They need you.” – Gary Roe


165. “A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown


166. “And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it though, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about.”


167. “The loss of my father was the most traumatic event in my life – I can’t forget the pain.” – Frank Lowry


168. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis


169. “He christened the walls and wooden chair with the news of my death, and afterwards he stood in the guest room/den surrounded by green glass.”


170. “It’s terrible that one doesn’t love people forever.” – Iris Murdoch


171. “Holding the space is crucial, and exactly what we are missing. To hold the space is to create a ring of safety around the family and friends of the dead, providing a place where they can grieve openly and honestly, without fear of being judged.”


172. “Life Lesson 3: You can’t rush grief. It has its own timetable. All you can do is make sure there are lots of soft places around — beds, pillows, arms, laps.” ― Patti Davis


173. “May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.” —Julie Hébert


174. “What I saw was more than I could stand. The noise I heard had been made by Little Ann. All her life she had slept by Old Dan’s side. And although he was dead, she had left the doghouse, had come back to the porch, and snuggled up by his side.”


175. “One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”


176. “I told you I was ill”


177. ‘Blue Monday’ Is on Its Way—Here’s What That Means and How To Prepare


178. “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.”


179. My longest relationship. My only experience of maternal love. My constant companion. My best friend. Duck. ~ Sarah Silverman on her dog, Duck


180. “As usual, Cut-throat Jake is determined to give the Captain as much grief as possible, and he has a dastardly plot up his sleeve.”


181. “Our grief is as individual as our lives.” — Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


182. “Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.” – Sir Walter Scott


183. “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


184. “Only time and tears take away grief; that is what they are for.”


185. “Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished.”—MADELEINE L’ENGLE


186. “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” —Robert Frost


187. “To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses.” – Unknown


188. “We need to grieve the ones we've lost — not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.” – Jennifer Williamson


189. “The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.”


190. “Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” – Dylan Thomas


191. “Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.” – David Mitchell


192. “Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.”


193. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris


194. “You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”


195. “In our grief process, we are moving into life from death, without denying the devastation that came before.”- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


196. “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


197. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller


198. “Perhaps wisdom is … realizing how small I am, and unwise, and far I have yet to go.” —Anthony Bourdain


199. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.”


200. “Just this side of heaven is a place called rainbow bridge.” - Anonymous


201. “A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” – Jennifer Williamson


202. ″‘She loved you, you know.’ He could tell from Bill’s voice that he was crying. ‘She told me once that if it weren’t for you…’ His voice broke completely. ‘Thank you,’ he said a moment later. ‘Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to her.‘”


203. “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


204. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers


205. “When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.


206. “Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.” ― Roland Barthes


207. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” —Emory Austin


208. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,


209. “If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author


210. “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” — Nigella Lawson


211. “I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return. Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'”


212. “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”


213. “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it. The body dies, but not the soul.”


214. “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


215. “Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.” – Unknown


216. “When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.”


217. “Counting our blessings doesn’t boost our confidence or our effort, but counting our contributions can.”


218. “And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure . . . And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, 'Yes, the stars always make me laugh!' And they will think you are crazy. It will be a very shabby trick that I shall have played on you...”


219. “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, a deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving


220. “I will not say: Do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien


221. “Death gives us a challenge, to never waste our time. It reminds us to share our love with each other as much as possible.” —Leo Buscaglia, author


222. “He smiled despite the grief he felt at the deaths of his men; he smiled because that was what he did. That was how he proved to the Lord Ruler-and to himself-that he wasn’t beaten.”


223. “In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


224. “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."


225. “Gerry was gone and he would never be back. That was the reality.”


226. “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


227. “The otherworldliness of loss was so intense that at times I had to believe it was a singular passage, a privilege of some kind, even if all it left me with was a clearer grasp of our human predicament. It was why I kept finding myself drawn to the remote desert: I wanted to be reminded of how the numinous impinges on ordinary life.”


228. “Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard said that life can only be understood backward but it must be lived forward.”


229. “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” —Robin Williams in World’s Greatest Dad


230. “My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” – Mark Twain


231. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi


232. “The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours before.” – John Green


233. “Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.” — Jean De La Bruyere


234. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”


235. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


236. “Something broke in Neville’s throat. He sat there silently while tears ran slowly down his cheeks. In a week the dog was dead.”


237. “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


238. “Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.” ― Jojo Moyes


239. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E.A. Bucchianeri


240. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campell


241. “You will not get over a loss; you will learn to live with it. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you. Nor would you want to.” —Elizabeth Kubler Ross, author of On Grief and Grieving


242. “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


243. “When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing.”― Rosamund Lupton


244. “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”― John Green


245. “What is there to do when people die, people so dear and rare, but bring them back by remembering.” -May Sarton


246. “Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.”


247. “The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired” – Robert Southey


248. “That is the inescapable math of tragedy and the multiplication of grief. Too many good people die a little when they lose someone they love. One death begets two or twenty or one hundred. It’s the same all over the world.”


249. “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


250. “Everything I am, you helped me be.” – Unknown


251. “My lighter moods are like to these,


252. “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.”


253. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


254. “They had never been there in the dark. But there was enough moon for them to find their way into the castle, and he could tell her about his day in Washington. And apologize. It had been so dumb of him not to ask if Leslie could go, too.”


255. “Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.” — Walker Percy


256. “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, author and advocate


257. “Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.” – Sarah Dessen


258. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


259. “When a mother dies, a daughter grieves. And then her life moves on. She does, thankfully, feel happiness again.”


260. “Better than all of the gold in the world, better than diamonds, better than pearls, better than any material thing is the love of a dog and the joy that it brings.” —Laura Jaworski


261. “Grief in two parts: the loss of one life, the remaking of another.” —Anonymous


262. “After a loss, you have to learn to believe the dead one is dead. It doesn’t come naturally.”


263. “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


264. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains” – Anne Frank


265. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” —Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling


266. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov


267. “So when you need her touch


268. “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back from whence we came.” —John F. Kennedy


269. “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


270. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki


271. “There are losses that rearrange the world. Deaths that change the way you see everything, grief that tears everything down. Pain that transports you to an entirely different universe, even while everyone else thinks nothing has really changed.”


272. “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


273. “Grief and love are forever intertwined. Grief is the terrible reminder of the depths of our love and, like love, grief is non-negotiable.” Nick Cave


274. “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson


275. “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town . . .”


276. “The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.” – Heather Brewer


277. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” —Mark Twain


278. “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


279. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri


280. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” —The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams


281. “No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me.” – Unknown


282. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”


283. “No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi


284. “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” – The Crow, written by James O’Barr, David J. Schow, and John Shirley


285. “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.”― Sophocles


286. “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” —Pope Francis


287. “We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.” Paulo Coelho


288. “Grief is the pain of wanting things to be as they were once, yet knowing that they never will be again.” – Julie Yarbrough


289. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A.A. Milne


290. “When death takes your mother, it steals that word forever.” – Mitch Albom


291. “Whenever I see an ambulance, I like to think there is a baby being born, rather than a death.” —Phil Lester


292. “It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you've lost that person all over again.”


293. “At times in life you have to leave people where they left you.” – Angel Moreira


294. “We have trauma, and we have grief. People die, and we find it baffling. Painful. Inexplicable. Grief is baffling. There are theories on how we react to death, how we cope, how we handle loss. Some believe the range of emotions mourners experience is predictable, that grief can be monitored, as if mourners are following a checklist. But sorrow is less of a checklist, more like water. It's fluid, it has no set shape, never disappears, never ends. It doesn't go away. It just changes. It changes us.”


295. “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”


296. “What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part.”― Gail Caldwell


297. “Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. Grief like yours, love like yours, can only be carried.” – Megan Devine


298. “If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold was less prized than grief.” — Sophocles


299. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” — Fyodor Dostoevsky


300. ″‘You can’t fall apart,’ Gillian would insist in her rich, urgent voice. ‘That’s my job,’ she’d say.”


301. “If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


302. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built of a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touches some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.”


303. “Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.” – Xenophon


304. “The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.”


305. “Someday soon, we all will be together


306. “When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” – Sufi Epigram


307. “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


308. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb


309. “It’s not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There’s shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort.”


310. “The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.” —Mary Catherine Bateson, author


311. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. — Winnie the Pooh


312. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”


313. “Grief is tidal. In time, it can recede and leave us with feelings of peace and advancement, only for it to wash back in with all its crushing hopelessness and sorrow.” Nick Cave


314. “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” — Keanu Reeves


315. “The only cure for grief is to grieve.” —Earl Grollman, writer


316. “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”


317. “Grief will happen either as an open healing wound or a closed festering wound, either honestly or dishonestly, either appropriately or inappropriately. But emotions will be expressed.” — Elisabeth Kubler Ross


318. “Every deceased friend is a magnet drawing us into another world” – Eliza Cook


319. God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. — J.M. Barrie


320. “Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their needs of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” – Unknown


321. “Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given birth, it is impossible to explain child loss to a person who has never lost a child.” – Lynda Cheldlin Fell


322. “Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But they grieve for many years.” ― Robin Hobb


323. 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


324. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” —Anne Bradstreet


325. “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


326. “I knew it wasn’t fair, I knew it was wrong, but I couldn’t help it. And after a while, the anger I felt just sort of became part of me, like it was the only way I knew how to handle the grief. I didn’t like who I’d become, but I was stuck in this horrible cycle of questions and blame.”


327. “Only a moment you stayed but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”—DOROTHY FERGUSON


328. “To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularities of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?”


329. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” —Psalm 23:4


330. “What is stronger


331. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Swami Sivananda


332. “That loss is common would not make


333. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


334. “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


335. “People speak to me about my son — ‘I’m so sorry for you’ — but no one says, ‘I loved him so much.’ I was busy in grief, which I don’t expect to stop. Suddenly realizing that the last thing my son would want was for me to be very self-involved and narcissistic and self-stroking. It stopped me from writing. Which doesn’t mean you stop feeling the absence. It was being willing to think about it in a way that was not self-serving.” — Toni Morrison


336. “We find our humanity—our will to live and our ability to love—in our connections to one another.”


337. “Grief is not a sign that you’re unwell or unevolved. It’s a sign that love has been part of your life, and that you want love to continue, even here.”


338. “And once the storm is over you won’t remember you how made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.”


339. “Dear lovely Death


340. “Her best friend was gone and nobody understood that no amount of makeup, fresh air or shopping was going to fill the hole in her heart.”


341. “Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And my warmest memories remain.” — Unknown


342. “To pass through this brief life as nature demands. To give it up without complaint. Like an olive that ripens and falls. Praising its mother, thanking the tree it grew on.” - Marcus Aurelius


343. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” — Terri Guillemets


344. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” – Mark Twain


345. “I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”


346. “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


347. “On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.”


348. “Time takes away the grief of men.” — Desiderius Erasmus


349. “When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity is wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the mental work.”


350. “The life I knew and loved was gone, and so was my father. No matter how many words I chose to reject.”


351. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” – C.S. Lewis


352. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”


353. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green


354. “And I kept trying to find the little pieces of joy in my life. That’s the only way I managed to make it through all of that death and change.”


355. “Grief loves the hollow; all it wants is to hear its own echo.”― Hisham Matar


356. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world – the company of those who have known suffering.”


357. “The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.” – Sir Francis Bacon


358. “I heal my past by living in the present." - Personal Mantra


359. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” — Buddha


360. “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”


361. “Some time in the night I got up, tiptoed to my window, and looked out at my doghouse. It looked so lonely and empty sitting there in the moonlight. I could see that the door was slightly ajar. I thought of the many times I had lain in my bed and listened to the squeaking of the door as my dogs went in and out. I didn’t know I was crying until I felt the tears roll down my cheeks.”


362. “If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.” – Jame Thurber


363. “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


364. “Absence and death are the same. Only that in death there is no suffering.” — Theodore Roosevelt


365. “Tears are the silent language of grief.”


366. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wordsworth


367. “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


368. “Hell on earth had come, and Trace was really gone.”


369. “Irrespective of age, we mourn for those loved and lost. Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love.” —Russell M. Nelson, religious leader


370. “Forbear to trifle longer with thy grief,


371. “There was just something about her dying that I had understood but not really understood, if you know what I mean. I mean, you can know someone is dying on an intellectual level, but emotionally it hasn’t really hit you, and then when it does, that’s when you feel like shit.”


372. “Tears were coursing down the faces of Kennedy’s moonstruck recruits. John Kennedy had inspired us with his vision. One by one, we left work to grieve in private. The flag was at half-staff in our hearts.”


373. “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.”


374. “Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the hearts.” — John Adams


375. “Grief is like a wildflower, it can erupt from the ground anywhere it chooses, when it blossoms we must be careful not to step on it. Instead, we need to honor its existence and appreciate that love made it bloom.” – ZOË CLARK-COATES


376. “The only cure for grief is action.” – George Henry Lewes


377. “What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” – Henry Ward Beecher


378. “My sister may not always be at my side, but she is always in my heart.” – Unknown


379. “I also keep most of my pain, anger and feelings inside. I refuse to be vulnerable to anyone, especially my husband. The only people who see that more emotional or softer side are my children. That too because of my mother.”


380. “Love and grief come as a package deal. If you love, you will one day know sorrow.” – David Kessler


381. “Dad, wherever you are, you are done but you will never be forgotten.” – Conrad Hall


382. “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” – Nigella Lawson


383. “Grieving doesn't make you imperfect. It makes you human.” ― Sarah Dessen


384. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. — Unknown


385. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” — Pierre Auguste Renoir


386. “The trees looked congregational. As we walked beneath the looming green world, pushing out its burls and sprouts, I felt a moment’s panic at the thought of Barbara’s impending death, and maybe also my own. We are all going to die! That’s just so awful. I didn’t agree to this. How do we live in the face of this? Left foot, right foot, push the walker forward.”


387. “Ah, woe is me! where shall I fly, where find Succor from gods or men?”


388. “I guess that means your heart’s so sad that it’s hard to get out from under the weight. Granny used to say grief is the heaviest thing to carry alone.”


389. “Everyone can master grief but he has it.” — William Shakespeare


390. “Grief isn’t an illness. It’s not a sign something went wrong. It’s actually a sign something is going right,” says licensed social worker and psychotherapist Abigail Nathanson, a professor of grief and trauma at New York University. “Grief is simply a part of having relationships. We’re hardwired to seek out relationships, and we’re hardwired to mourn when they end.”


391. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”


392. “Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable hemophilia: You bleed and bleed and bleed.” ― David Mitchell


393. “Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star.


394. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity” – Terri Guillemets


395. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”


396. “I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us.”


397. “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.


398. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”


399. “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” —Psalm 91:4


400. “Because I have a brother, I’ll always have a friend.” – Unknown


401. “There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.”


402. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” —Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom


403. “Grief and resilience live together.”


404. “Mommy staggered about in an emotional stupor for nearly a year. But while she weebled and wobbled and leaned, she did not fall.”


405. “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” — William Shakespeare


406. “People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.


407. “But in all of the sadness, when you’re feeling that your heart is empty, and lacking, you’ve got to remember that grief isn’t the absence of love. Grief is the proof that love is still there.” – Tessa Shaffter, Heaven Has No Regrets


408. “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies” – Gustave Flaubert


409. “Grief opens a place in our hearts that we never knew could hurt so profoundly, but it also opens this same place to a love we never imagined possible” – Unknown


410. “She was at school, but you’d never know it if you didn’t actually look. She didn’t whip her hand through the air trying to get the teacher to call on her or charge through the halls getting to class. She didn’t make unsolicited comments for the teacher’s edification or challenge the kid who took cuts in the milk line. She just sat. Quiet.


411. “Tears alone were sweet to me, for in my heart’s desire they had taken the place of my friend.”


412. “She was a beautiful person, she was my sister, and I’m just as proud of her as I can be.” – Mary Porter


413. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”


414. “I am more vulnerable than I thought, but much stronger than I ever imagined.”


415. “He went over and sat next to her on the side facing the window. She ran her hand through his hair, lifting it out of his eyes, and he could see how skinny her arm was, almost like it was just bone and skin.”


416. “I’ll be seeing you


417. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” – Patti Davis


418. “Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.”


419. “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” — Unknown


420. “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”


421. “Medea: I agree, of course,


422. “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” — William Shakespeare


423. “His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.”


424. “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.”


425. “Grief, I say, come in. Sit down.


426. “It was many and many a year ago,


427. “Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.”


428. “Each day within me I fight a silent battle of surviving yet another day without you.” —Narin Grewal


429. “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.”


430. “As to those feebler spirits who, though they cannot be said to prefer earthly possessions to Christ, do yet cleave to them with a somewhat immoderate attachment, they have discovered by the pain of losing these things how much they were sinning in loving them. For their grief is of their own making.”


431. “In the expression of grief lies recovery from grief itself.” — Christopher Priest


432. 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


433. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa


434. “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.”


435. “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


436. “Give the sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”


437. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!”


438. .I love,love love you. “Iodine”


439. “Grief only exists where love lived first.” – Franchesca Cox


440. “Do you not believe that animals know grief and fear and pain? The world of men is not an easy one for them.”


441. “Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh


442. “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


443. “Strained silence, so I deem, Is no less ominous than excessive grief.”


444. “Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.” – Unknown


445. “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” – Mark Twain


446. “Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it.” – Terri Irwin


447. “Love, where it ever existed before, doesn't cease to exist. To speak of love in the past tense is not to know love at all. Love goes on, being always a continuation and an extension of love. Your grief is but the continuation of the love you once experienced, and will always experience. Grief is another name for Love.” – Jennifer Williamson


448. “There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.” —The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald


449. “Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery”


450. “Nothing prepared me for the loss of my mother. Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me. A mother, after all, is your entry into the world. She is the shell in which you divide and become a life. Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky: unimaginable.”


451. “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


452. “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.” – Jack Thorne


453. “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.”


454. We are not alone in grief


455. “You are grieving because you loved truly.”


456. “It’s not life situations but our thoughts are the pilots of grief.” – Durgesh Satpathy


457. “A mother’s death also means the loss of the consistent, supportive family system that once supplied her with a secure home base, she then has to develop her self-confidence and self-esteem through alternate means.”


458. “Dads are the most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown


459. While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” — Samuel Johnson


460. “Grief does not change you … It reveals you.” —The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


461. “Many, my children, are the tears I’ve wept, And threaded many a maze of weary thought.”


462. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


463. “No matter how dark and gloomy it looks in your life right now, if you’ll release the weight of those burdens, you will rise higher and you will see the sun break forth in your life.” —Become a Better You by Joel Osteen


464. “Grief is a form of validation; it says the wound mattered. It mattered. You mattered.”


465. “It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”


466. “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”


467. “When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.”


468. “I do not believe that grief is ever so great that it can not be contained within.” ― Judith McNaught


469. “In words, like weeds, I’ll wrap me o’er,


470. The more sympathy you give, the less you need.” — Malcom Forbes


471. “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” – Sarah Dessen


472. “Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.” ― Mark Twain


473. “There is an emptiness inside of me -- a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother’s love. And I will never be loved that way again.”


474. 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


475. “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.” – Madeline Miller


476. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.”


477. “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


478. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II


479. “It hurts to live after someone has died. It just does. It can hurt to walk down a hallway or open the fridge. It hurts to put on a pair of socks, to brush your teeth. Food tastes like nothing. Colors go flat. Music hurts, and so do memories. You look at something you’d otherwise find beautiful—a purple sky at sunset or a playground full of kids—and it only somehow deepens the loss. Grief is so lonely this way.”


480. “Grief is love not wanting to let go.” — Earl A. Grollman


481. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh


482. “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


483. “Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.” — William Faulkner


484. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”


485. “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


486. “Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. Grief like yours, love like yours, can only be carried.”


487. “He had wandered through the streets for hours, neither knowing nor caring where he was going. All he knew was that he couldn’t return to the empty rooms of the house, couldn’t look at the things they had touched and held and known with him.”


488. “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”


489. “Now that the joy and sorrow are over, I have that to tell you about the land.”


490. “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” – Marcel Proust


491. “Death ends a life, not a relationship” – Jack Lemmon


492. “He who perceives all beings as the Self for him how can there be delusion or grief, when he sees this oneness (everywhere)?”


493. “I don’t move away from grief, rather through it.” – Taya Kyle


494. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Unknown


495. “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


496. “Grief is a sign that we loved something more than ourselves. . . . Grief makes us worthy to suffer with the rest of the world.” — Joan Chittister


497. “I decide this is just A Bad Day. We all get them, because grief doesn’t care how many years it’s been.” ― Sara Barnard


498. “My mind couldn’t fit itself around the shape of his absence.”― Lia Mills


499. “Death might appear to destroy the meaning in our lives, but in fact it is the very source of our creativity. As kafka said, ‘the meaning of life is that it ends.’ death is the engine that keeps us running, giving us the motivation to achieve, learn, love, and create.”


500. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


501. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” —Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami


502. “In Blackwater Woods”


503. “You are gone, but thank you for all these soft, sweet things you left behind. In my home, in my head, in my heart.” —NIKITA GILL


504. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.”


505. “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.”


506. “Our silence about grief serves no one. We can’t heal if we can’t grieve; we can’t forgive if we can’t grieve. We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend. C.S. Lewis wrote, ‘No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.’ We can’t rise strong when we’re on the run.”


507. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” — J.R.R. Tolkien


508. “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


509. “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.”


510. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller


511. “Never compare your grief.


512. “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart.” —Erica Jong


513. “When my dad died, I didn’t know where to put my grief. The first time I had a miscarriage was the same. I didn’t know how to fit what I was feeling with normal, everyday life. For me to go and write was like a way of shaping something so big that I would otherwise be overwhelmed.”


514. “He screamed something without words and flung the papers and paints into the dirty brown water… He watched them all disappear. Gradually his breath quieted, and his heart slowed from its wild pace. The ground was still muddy from the rains, but he sat down anyway. There was nowhere to go. Nowhere. Ever again. He put his head down on one knee.”


515. ‘My son, my son,’ said Aslan. ‘I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. Let us be good to one another.‘”


516. “Tis’ better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” — Alfred Lord Tennyson


517. “Love is an engraved invitation to grief.” – Sunshine O’Donnell


518. “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, Aleph


519. “Although there are times I’d give anything to have her back, I’m glad she went first. Losing her was like being cleft down the middle. It was the moment it all ended for me, and I wouldn’t have wanted her to go through that. Being the survivor stinks.”


520. “When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.”


521. “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.” ― Pat Schweibert


522. “I have done it," she says. At first I do not understand. But then I see the tomb, and the marks she has made on the stone. A C H I L L E S, it reads. And beside it, P A T R O C L U S.


523. “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.” – Dr. Earl A. Grollman


524. “And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure … And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, ‘Yes, the stars always make me laugh!’ And they will think you are crazy. It will be a very shabby trick that I shall have played on you…” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


525. Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief. — William Faulkner


526. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


527. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.”


528. “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.” —Will Rogers


529. “Grief is love turned into an eternal missing” ― Rosamund Lupton


530. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” —Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


531. “Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.”


532. 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


533. “When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found.” - An old Sufi aphorism


534. “The boy was crying now. Not that there was any new or sudden sorrow. There just seemed to be nothing else to fill up the vast lostness of the moment.”


535. “Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.” ― Jodi Picoult


536. “So much of dealing with a disease is waiting. Waiting for appointments, for tests, for “procedures.” And waiting, more broadly, for it—for the thing itself, for the other shoe to drop.”


537. Grief changes shape, but it never ends. — Keanu Reeves


538. “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


539. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”


540. “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


541. “We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.”


542. “Old as she was, she still missed her Daddy sometimes.” – Unknown


543. Khalil Gibran kind of says it all for me. I am so very sorry for your loss. I do hope that one day you will find comfort and strength through other people who have been through a similar loss. Grief has no end …. It changes over time but does not end. It is very difficult to accept but that’s the bottom line.


544. “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” — Sufi


545. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”


546. “They are too grievous for us to be able to reflect on them at once. If we did that, we should have been destroyed long ago.”


547. “To mourn your loss is required if you are to befriend the love you have been granted. To honor your grief is not self-destructive or harmful, it is life-sustaining and life-giving, and it ultimately leads you back to love again. In this way, love is both the cause and the antidote.” – Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.


548. “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


549. “If you hold back on the emotions—if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.”


550. “The years may pass but you will stay… as near and dear as yesterday” – Unknown


551. “One more time


552. Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” — John Green


553. “Life sometimes seems like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses … that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” —The Music Lesson by Katharine Weber


554. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.”


555. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” — Anne Frank


556. “Grief is a matter of the heart and soul. Grieve your loss, allow it in, and spend time with it. Suffering is the optional part. Love never dies, and spirit knows no loss. Keep in mind that a broken heart is an open heart.” – Louise Hay & David Kessler, You Can Heal Your Heart


557. “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


558. “Do not draw back, for we will mourn with thee;


559. “grief is a house


560. “It is not the length of the life, but the depth of the life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


561. “When a daughter loses a mother, the intervals between grief responses lengthen over time, but her longing never disappears. It always hovers at the edge of her awareness, prepared to surface at any time, in any place, in the least expected ways.”


562. You will learn to live with grief


563. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”


564. “Grief releases love and it also instills a profound sense of connection.” – Jacqueline Novogratz


565. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.”


566. “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.”


567. “Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. ” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh


568. “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


569. I am because you were. — Unknown


570. “No truth can cure the sadness we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness, can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see that sadness through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sadness that comes to us without warning.”


571. “Now there is one thing I can tell you: You will enjoy certain pleasures you would not fathom now. When you still had your mother you often thought of the days when you would have her no longer. Now you will often think of days past when you had her. When you are used to this horrible thing that they will forever be cast into the past, then you will gently feel her revive, returning to take her place, her entire place, beside you. At the present time, this is not yet possible. Let yourself be inert, wait till the incomprehensible power … that has broken you restores you a little, I say a little, for henceforth you will always keep something broken about you. Tell yourself this, too, for it is a kind of pleasure to know that you will never love less, that you will never be consoled, that you will constantly remember more and more.” — Marcel Proust


572. “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


573. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.”


574. “Grief is just love with no place to go.” — Jamie Anderson


575. “No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days.” ― Jojo Moyes


576. “Healing comes from letting there be room for all of “this” to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” — Pema Chodron


577. “Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here's what really happens: The spaces between the times you miss them grow longer. Then, when you do remember to miss them again, it's still with a stabbing pain to the heart. And you have guilt. Guilt because it's been too long since you missed them last.” ― Kristin O'Donnell Tubb


578. “The pain of it slashed through my body in nauseating waves before settling heavily in the pit of my belly. I tried to hold it together, to hold it down, but I couldn’t.”


579. “Grief takes many forms, including the absence of grief.” ― Alison Bechdel


580. “The grief that does not speak whispers the o’erfraught heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare


581. “He gave utterance to sighs fetched from the bottom of his heart (for it is not allowed the celestial features to be bathed with tears).”


582. “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…” – Arthur Golden


583. “In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.”


584. “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood


585. It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. — John Steinbeck


586. “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”


587. “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot


588. “If I should go tomorrow / It would never be goodbye, / For I have left my heart with you, / So don’t you ever cry. / The love that’s deep within me / Shall reach you from the stars. / You’ll feel it from the heavens, / And it will heal the scars.” —”If I Should Go Tomorrow” by Anonymous


589. “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


590. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”


591. ″ ‘What’s the use of you if you can’t heal her?’ Conor said, pounding away. ‘Just stupid stories and getting me into trouble and everyone looking at me like I’ve got a disease.’ ”


592. “I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” —A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


593. “If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”


594. “Into every life crap will fall. Most of us do as well as possible, and some of it works okay, and we try to release that which doesn’t and which is never going to. … Making so much of it work is the grace of it; and not being able to make it work is double grace. Grace squared.”


595. “Death is not the opposite of life but a part of it.” —Haruki Murakami, author


596. “People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them.” – Gail Sheehy


597. “Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.” – Albert Camus


598. “The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.”― Cormac McCarthy


599. “I’ve known forever she wasn’t going to make it, almost from the beginning. She said she was getting better because that’s what I wanted to hear. And I believed her. Except I didn’t.”


600. “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” – Marcus Aurelius


601. “Even extreme grief may ultimately vent


602. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci


603. “I wish I had the power to take back every pain, worry and hurt that I ever gave you. I wish that I could just undo, all the moments that made you blue.” – Unknown


604. “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


605. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” —The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis by C.S. Lewis


606. “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.”


607. “I truly believe that the death of my mother has made me the way I am today. I am a survivor, mentally strong, determined, strong-willed, self-reliant, and independent.”


608. “If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words ‘they’re gone’. They’ll come back.”


609. “An experience of collective pain does not deliver us from grief or sadness; it is a ministry of presence. These moments remind us that we are not alone in our darkness and that our broken heart is connected to every heart that has known pain since the beginning of time.”


610. “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. ”


611. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way.” – Charles Kingsley


612. “It is not the length of the life, but the depth of the life.”


613. “Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders.


614. 5:26 P.M.


615. “Grief sucks.”


616. “I wish I had done everything on earth with you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


617. “Someone once said ‘Immature strategy is the cause of grief.’ That was a true saying.”


618. “Grief wraps around people, takes them to a place they would not go otherwise.”― Patti Callahan Henry


619. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.”


620. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”


621. “Grief is not linear. It’s not a slow progression forward toward healing, it’s a zigzag, a terrible back-and-forth from devastated to okay until finally there are more okay patches and fewer devastated ones. The mind can’t handle emotions like grief and terror for any sustained period of time, so it takes some downtime.” – Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies: A Novel


622. “Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from my arms, but still held in my heart.” – John Mark Green


623. “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


624. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.”


625. “When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.”


626. “When he shall die,


627. “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.”


628. “…grief had no mercy, time limit, or expiration date.” ― Rebecca Yarros


629. “You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.”


630. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


631. “Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.”


632. “You can not die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare I feel happy. How dare I be glad in a world where my father is no more. And then you cry fresh tears, because you do not miss him as much as you once did, and giving up your grief is another kind of death.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton


633. Your loving nature will heal you


634. “Hope


635. “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.”


636. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” — Jose N. Harris


637. “Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.”


638. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”


639. “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.”


640. “You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. Those are your friends.” – Unknown


641. “The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.”


642. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”


643. “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


644. “Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.”


645. “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


646. “There is not a reason for everything. Not every loss can be transformed into something useful. Things happen that do not have a silver lining.”


647. “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. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.”


648. “All things grow with time, except grief.” — Jewish Proverb


649. “Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” —Simple times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris


650. “THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO IN THIS WORLD AND SO MUCH TO LOOSE IF IT IS NOT DONE”. By helping children of fathers who have committed suicide, we have found a purpose to lift them up by sponsoring for their education. It is as if saying “SO WHAT IF MY SON IS GONE, FOR IN HIS MEMORY HUNDREDS WILL LIVE ON”.


651. “Fairy tales are more than true: Not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” —Coraline by Neil Gaiman


652. “Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.”


653. ‘I Make the Place, I Am the Place’ Photographers and friends Genesis Báez and Jennifer Calivas explore the permeability of bodies, place, and pleasure in their two-person exhibition.


654. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving


655. “One of the most important things we can do for people who are grieving is to give them a safe place in which to experience and express their pain.” — J. Nelson


656. “It doesn't get better," I said. The pain. The wounds scab over and you don't always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you'll never be the same.” ― Katie McGarry


657. “It hurt because it mattered.” – John Green


658. 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


659. “I think about my mother every day, but not as concertedly as I used to. She crosses my mind like a spring cardinal that flies past the edge of your eye: startling, luminous, lovely, gone.”


660. “There is a point at which even grief feels absurd. And at this point, laughter gushes up to retrieve sanity.” — Alice Walker


661. “When Bump died Memo went wild with grief...her womb stirring at the image of his restoration. Yet she saw down a dark corridor that he was laid out dead, gripping in his fingers the glowing ball he had caught.”


662. “No need my unlucky one, to grieve here any longer, no, don’t waste your life away. Now I am willing heart and soul to send you off at last.”


663. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran


664. “It’s coming on Christmas


665. “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


666. Their memory lives on inside us


667. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kellan


668. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.”


669. “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.”


670. “Grief is no more necessary when we understand death than fear is necessary when we understand flying.” – Richard Bach


671. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”


672. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”


673. “To lose a friend is the greatest of all loses” – Syrus


674. “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


675. “Grief ... gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn't seem worth starting anything. I can't settle down. I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much. Up till this I always had too little time. Now there is nothing but time. Almost pure time, empty successiveness.”


676. “Chacko was Mammachi’s only son. Her own grief grieved her. His devastated her.”


677. “Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.” —Dorothy Parker


678. “There's a fine edge to new grief, it severs nerves, disconnects reality--there's mercy in a sharp blade. Only with time, as the edge wears, does the real ache begin.” ― Christopher Moore


679. “And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”


680. “Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.”


681. “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


682. “And I can’t be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”


683. “Life has to end.


684. “Life is tragic simply because the Earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death–ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life. One is responsible for life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return.” — James Baldwin


685. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.”


686. “Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.”


687. “We can’t feel the loss of a friend until they are apart from us” – Debolina


688. “Don't run away from grief, o’ soul. Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn and the ruby came from a stone.”


689. “Grief is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give and cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and the hollow part in your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.” —Jamie Anderson, professional snowboarder


690. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”


691. “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” — John Steinbeck


692. “Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving.”― Elizabeth McCracken


693. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.”


694. “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


695. “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.”


696. “When you are sorrowful look again into your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran


697. “It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief. . . lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it’s not so overwhelming.” – Nicholas Sparks


698. “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


699. “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.”


700. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – Cassandra Clare


701. “If you see a sunset, it’s me, smiling from behind it. If I go away far, and you see a star, if you find it, I’m inside it.” – Anna Williams


702. “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


703. “It’s an honor to be in grief. It’s an honor to feel that much, to have loved that much.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author


704. “Is not my sorrow deep, having no bottom?”


705. “You will be with whom you love.”


706. “The only way to end grief was to go through it.” – Holly Black


707. “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” —Elizabeth Edwards


708. “And there, on the golden gravel of the bed of the stream, lay King Caspian, dead, with the water flowing over him like liquid glass […] And all three stood and wept. Even the Lion wept: great Lion-tears, each tear more precious than the Earth would be if it was a single solid diamond. And Jill noticed that Eustace looked neither like a child crying, nor like a boy crying and wanting to hide it, but like a grown-up crying.”


709. “If, as a culture, we don’t bear witness to grief, the burden of loss is placed entirely upon the bereaved, while the rest of us avert our eyes and wait for those in mourning to stop being sad, to let go, to move on, to cheer up. And if they don’t — if they have loved too deeply, if they do wake each morning thinking, I cannot continue to live — well, then we pathologize their pain; we call their suffering a disease.


710. “Next person that minimizes my grief is getting a swift kick to the shin.”


711. “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.”


712. “It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” – George Washington


713. “The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you're faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.”


714. “Grief is the price we pay for love.”


715. “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, Aleph “Grief only exists where love lived first.” – Franchesca Cox


716. “If you take in someone else’s poison – thinking you can cure them by sharing it – you will instead store it within you.”


717. “I own to you that when I cast an eye on this globe, or rather on this little ball, I cannot help thinking that God has abandoned it to some malignant being. I except, always, El Dorado. I scarcely ever knew a city that did not desire the destruction of a neighbouring city, nor a family that did not wish to exterminate some other family. Everywhere the weak execrate the powerful, before whom they cringe; and the powerful beat them like sheep whose wool and flesh they sell. A million regimented assassins, from one extremity of Europe to the other, get their bread by disciplined depredation and murder, for want of more honest employment. Even in those cities which seem to enjoy peace, and where the arts flourish, the inhabitants are devoured by more envy, care, and uneasiness than are experienced by a besieged town. Secret griefs are more cruel than public calamities. In a word I have seen so much, and experienced so much that I am a Manichean.”


718. “This healing grief quote makes it clear that grief is the price we pay for having loved someone or something so dearly – it is part of a non-negotiable deal.”


719. “Since her death, Owen had hinted that the strongest force compelling him to attend Gravesend Academy—namely, my mother’s insistence—was gone. Those rooms allowed us to imagine what we might become—if not exactly boarders (because I would continue to live with Dan, and with Grandmother, and Owen would live at home), we would still harbor such secrets, such barely restrained messiness, such lusts, even, as these poor residents of Waterhouse Hall. It was our lives in the near future that we were searching for when we searched in those rooms, and therefore it was shrewd of Owen that he made us take our time.”


720. “It was hard to let go of that; to let go of the life I had before, but the truth was, it was harder for me to stay there inside the pain. I wasn’t strong enough to live there no matter how much I wanted to.”


721. Grief reminds of us how much we loved


722. “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”


723. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”


724. “Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.” — Benjamin Disraeli


725. “The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we'd done were less real and important than they had been hours before.”


726. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” — Seneca


727. “What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”


728. “The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment. To ignore this fact, or to pretend that it is not so, is to put on emotional blinkers which leave us unprepared for the losses that will inevitably occur in our own lives and unprepared to help others cope with losses in theirs.”


729. “It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time that followed. If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven't, you cannot possibly imagine it.”


730. “I still don’t know how to look at my life without an inescapable absence of you.” – Chloe Frayne


731. “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.”


732. “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” — C.S. Lewis


733. “They all began the same way: Dear Nobody. I sat there feeling bleak, with a growing kind of grief in me. Once she and I were the most important people in our world. Is this what I’d become to her? Nobody?”


734. “She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”


735. “Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it.”― Stephen Levine


736. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” —Epicurus


737. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” —Socrates


738. “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”


739. “‘But please, please—won’t you—can’t you give me something that will cure Mother?’ Up till then he had been looking at the Lion’s great feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion’s eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory’s own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself.


740. “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.”


741. “There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world.” – Unknown


742. “In the expression of grief lies recovery from grief itself.”


743. “Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow?”


744. “Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.”


745. The song is ended but the melody lingers on. — Irving Berlin


746. “Time doesn’t obey our commands. You cannot make it holy just because it is disappearing.”


747. “The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.” – James Patterson


748. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” —Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne


749. “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


750. “On this bald hill the new year hones its edge.


751. “Their grief is in proportion to their affection


752. “My life is a song for you” – artists share how grief has shaped their creativity


753. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”


754. “God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”


755. “Grief is like the ocean. It comes in waves, sometimes calm and sometimes overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” —Vicki Harrison, author


756. “But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” – Mitch Albom, For One More Day


757. “And he hated himself and hated her, too, for the ruin they’d made of each other.” – Dennis Lehane


758. “I’ll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places, that this heart of mine embraces, all day through.” – Billie Holiday, I’ll Be Seeing You


759. “I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'”


760. “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


761. “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” – Waqar Ahmed


762. “Now you’re roaming endless fields, forever free to run. Listening to the song of the wind beneath the golden sun. Meet me at the rainbow when the time is right.” —Christy Ann Martine


763. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”


764. “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


765. “Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.” – Unknown


766. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.” – Unknown


767. “I found her lying on her stomach, her hind legs stretched out straight, and her front feet folded back under her chest. She had laid her head on his grave. I saw the trail where she had dragged herself through the leaves. The way she lay there, I thought she was alive. I called her name. She made no movement. With the last ounce of strength in her body, she had dragged herself to the grave of Old Dan.”


768. “Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn’t yours. But grief comes from losing something you’ve already had.” – Jodi Picoult


769. “I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.” – Marguerite Duras


770. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” — C.S. Lewis


771. “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


772. “‘You’ll get over it.’ It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?” ― Jeanette Winterson


773. “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


774. “Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.”


775. “Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.”


776. “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.”


777. “It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.” – Unknown


778. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.”


779. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in the world—those who have known suffering.” —Helen Keller, author and advocate


780. “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


781. “A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto


782. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. Just give me a happy middle, and a very happy start.”


783. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” — Mandy Hale


784. “There’s always a last time. If you could remember every last time, you’d never stop grieving.”― Jonathan Tropper


785. “When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken” – Chris Lumpkin


786. “At most, I could allow myself only a few minutes to cry for him—to grieve our lives, and then I had to push the memories away, burying them deep inside of me once again so that I could function. So that I could go on.”


787. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” — Alphonse de Lamartine


788. “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


789. “When grief is deepest, words are fewest.” – Ann Voskamp


790. “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” – Rob Liano


791. “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


792. “The reality is that you will grieve for ever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learnt to live with it.”


793. When it is darkest, we can see the stars. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


794. “Feel what you need to feel and then let it go. Do not let it consume you.” —Dhiman


795. “This is a book about falling in love, grief, family relationships, friends, winning, loosing, pain, New Zealand in the late fifties.”


796. “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”


797. “Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle.”


798. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.”


799. “Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.” — Thomas Horn


800. “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.”

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