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600 Inspirational Grief Quotes: Sympathy For Loss Of A Loved One

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


2. “Tears are the silent language of grief.” – Voltaire


3. “I will not hide my grief, as I did not hide my love.”– Anonymous


4. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson


5. “Death occurs in unexpected times.”― Lailah Gifty Akita


6. Unmeasured by the flight of years;


7. 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


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


9. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you.


10. 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


11. “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”– Laura Ingles Wilder


12. “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


13. “I am because you were.” — Unknown


14. “Death never pierces the heart so much as when it takes someone we love; cleaving the heart they held with their passing.”― Brandon M. Herbert


15. “The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn’t eased, but there was room there for humor, too.” – Nalo Hopkinson


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


17. “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


18. “You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.” – Mahatma Gandhi


19. “The loss is unmeasurable but so is the love left behind.” – Unknown


20. “Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


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


22. “Of course, losing my father was traumatic. I was an only child. But from the time my father died, my general theme in life has been to turn adversity into opportunity.” – Thomas G. Stemberg


23. “Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning.” – Carrie Jones


24. and wish that you were here


25. “[after the death of a loved one] It is when there is nothing more to be done that the reality of the loss often hits with full force.” — Judith Martin


26. How much we love and miss you


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


28. To wet with unseen tears


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


30. “My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”—Richard Adams


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


32. “The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.” — Arthur Schopenhauer


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


34. “To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches.” – Yann Martel


35. You will forever be my always.


36. “It hurts when they’re gone. And it doesn’t matter if it’s slow or fast, whether it’s a long drawn-out disease or an unexpected accident.” ― Walter Mosley


37. “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


38. “Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.” – Anonymous


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


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


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


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


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


44. “Death is not poison but merely life’s final remedy.” ― Terri Guillemets


45. God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46.1


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


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


48. Little by little, grief slowly fades. But love always burns brightly.


49. “The very worst part of grief is that you can’t control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can.”— Grey’s Anatomy


50. “You left me boundaries of pain


51. “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


52. “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – The Wonder Years


53. I wish I had done everything on earth with you. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


54. Life must continue, and you will grow from the loss and learn to live with it.


55. “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


56. “All things grow with time, except grief.” —Jewish proverb


57. “I can’t and won’t forget all you did for me. The memories of you will never fade.” – Unknown


58. “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”—Kristina McMorris


59. “For in grief nothing ‘stays put.’ One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats.” — C.S. Lewis


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


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


62. “Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.” ― Avis Corea


63. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe


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


65. “You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life.” — Khalil Gibran


66. “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


67. Any man’s death diminishes me,


68. “When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer


69. “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


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


71. “May you find the strength and resolve today, to allow a deeper sense of healing to begin.” – Eleesha


72. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.” – Unknown


73. and therefore never send to know


74. “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.” –


75. Arthur Schopenhauer


76. “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


77. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4


78. “Gone is the face we loved so dear. Silent is the voice we loved to hear. Too far away for sight or speech. But not too far for thought to reach.” – Unknown


79. 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


80. “The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives.”– Norman Cousins


81. People touch our lives, and that means something. When they die, we can cherish the meaning they gave to us by mourning their passing and honoring their memory.


82. “Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.”—Kahlil Gibran


83. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.


84. “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” ― George R.R. Martin


85. “In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” – Robert Ingersoll


86. “Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.” ― Sarah Dessen


87. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.” – Anonymous


88. Now that I am without you, all is desolate;


89. “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


90. Grief is itself a medicine. – William Cowper


91. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


92. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.” – Ronald Reagan


93. “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


94. The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Renoir


95. Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go. – Jamie Anderson


96. 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


97. “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


98. Between eternity and time,


99. “Perhaps they are not 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.” – Eskimo Proverb


100. “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.” – Anonymous


101. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles


102. You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. – Chinese Proverb


103. 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


104. Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller


105. Like my strong body would miss my heart beating loud, I miss you Brother.” – Michele Mellen


106. The only cure for grief is action. – George Henry Lewes


107. “All the people we loved, who have died, are still alive in the past.” ― Diana Palmer


108. “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Arthur Golden


109. “He was dead. No trace of pain, no sufferings, no victimization.”― Prerna Varma


110. The flood may bear me far,


111. Earth has no sorrows that heaven can’t heal. – Thomas Moore


112. Or perhaps better: Cry because it’s over. Then smile because it happened.


113. I’d rather miss you forever than never have met you.


114. I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.


115. It is not length of life, but depth of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


116. We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full. – Marcel Proust


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


118. “You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.” – Eva Ibbotson


119. “Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear.” – Unknown


120. “Do not cry because they are past! Smile, because they once were!”—Ludwig Jacobowski


121. “Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you” – Richelle E. Goodrich


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


123. “Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.” – Jackson Brown Jr.


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125. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir


126. “We all have an old knot in the heart we wish to untie.” –


127. Related: If the only cure for grief is action, here are some ways to memorialize your loved one.


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


129. “It’s more like she left some of herself behind in the walls and the floors and the books, like there’s something she wants to tell me.” ― Marie Bostwick


130. “After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore


131. “Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


132. “Love is the vital core of the soul. And of all you see, only love is infinite.” — Rumi


133. “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4


134. “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” ― Oscar Wilde


135. Grief is a testament to how deeply someone impacted your life. Strong grief, difficult grief, passionate grief, angry grief – these reactions mean that their life affected yours. Your grief is thus a confirmation that the meaning of their life will live on in yours.


136. “Loss is only temporary when you believe in God!” – Latoya Alston


137. Tears then, tears too long repress’d,


138. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”—Richard Bach


139. You’ll be with me forever.


140. “When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” — Khalil Gibran


141. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!


142. Healing does not come after grief, but rather through it. And you do not grieve by training yourself to stop missing your loved one; rather, by acknowledging how much you really do miss them.


143. “Because death is the only thing that could have ever kept him from you.” ― Ally Carter


144. “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


145. Between grief and nothing, I will take grief. – William Faulkner


146. Bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. It follows marriage as normally as marriage follows courtship or as autumn follows summer. – C.S. Lewis


147. “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.” ― Henry David Thoreau


148. You will always be the answer, when somebody asks me what I’m thinking about.


149. “Everyone dies but not everyone lives.” — William Wallace


150. Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief? – Sir William Blake


151. “Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone” – Michelle Williams


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


153. “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


154. “The sun can break through the darkest cloud; love can brighten the gloomiest day.”— William Arthur Ward


155. And all that life is love.


156. “Absence and death are the same, only that in death there is no suffering.” – Theodore Roosevelt


157. “The Lord gives a good many things twice over, but he don’t give ye a mother but once.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe


158. Died into a dreary calm.


159. I hope to see my pilot face to face


160. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson


161. He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. – Bessie Anderson Stanley


162. Yes, half a chance,


163. Everyone is different and sometimes the journey can seem more than we can bear.


164. “The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.” – Unknown


165. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10


166. To live in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.


167. “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


168. “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life”


169. Missing you is like the ocean. Sometimes the waves toss and churn, and sometimes all is calm as I float upon a glassy, mystic surface. Sometimes the tide pulls me out to fearsome depths, or washes me up on golden-sanded shores. Sometimes my stamina fails and I sink beneath the surface. And sometimes I feel my muscles stir with newfound strength as I learn to swim in that beautiful sea of memories.


170. “The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” – Demoustier


171. “The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you” – Dean Jackson


172. “Grief can derange even the strongest and most disciplined of minds.” ― George R.R. Martin


173. “And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’” – Unknown


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


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


176. “Everyone copes differently, some cry for the loss of a loved one others smile because they know they’ll see them again.” – Unknown


177. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


178. “I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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


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


181. Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. – Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing


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


183. Your wings were ready, but my heart was not.


184. “You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?” – Jerome Salinger


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


186. Some people feel the rain; others just get wet. – Roger Miller


187. The peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7


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


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


190. “Death is never easy when you know the people doing the dying.”― Oliver North


191. “You don’t know how easy death is. It’s like a door. A person simply walks through it, and she’s lost to you forever.” – Eloisa James


192. in the casino of the past.


193. 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


194. “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


195. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all. – Oscar Wilde


196. Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.—Euripides


197. “Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison


198. “With sympathy, thinking of you at this sad time and sending love.” – Unknown


199. “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 messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”– Washington Irving


200. A good life is a collection of happy moments. – Denis Waitley


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


202. “In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.” — Emily Giffin


203. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.


204. for whom the bell tolls;


205. “The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you left behind want to stop living.”― Fredrik Backman


206. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o’er wrought heart and bids it break.”—William Shakespeare


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


208. Think of the memories you made together. Grieve that there will be no more new ones, and treasure the ones you recall. Things are valuable when they are both scarce and desirable. So think often of your loved one, and write down each memory as it comes to you. Each new scrap of memory you remember is like finding a golden coin, and worthy of rejoicing over.


209. “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


210. “Your absence walks through the door every single day.” – Helen Lyon


211. You are my todays and all of my tomorrows.


212. Gush’d; – they fell like healing balm,


213. “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson


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


215. Grief is like living two lives. One is where you “pretend” everything is alright, and the other is where your heart silently screams in pain.


216. There is a peace that passes understanding. – From Philippians 4:7


217. 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


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


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


220. “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”—Rossiter W. Raymond


221. “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


222. Death is nothing at all.


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


224. “It’s always hard to lose somebody. It leaves a hole in your heart that never grows back.” – Kevin Brooks


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


226. “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Native American Poem


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


228. “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


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


230. “When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.” – Maurice Maeterlinck


231. “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” — Unknown


232. Till the whirlwind in my breast


233. As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. – Seneca


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


235. There is a life above,


236. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein


237. “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


238. It tolls for thee.


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


240. “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” –


241. My grief lies onward and my joy behind. – Shakespeare, Sonnet I


242. Those graves of memory where sleep


243. “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


244. “Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.” – Rodgers and Hammerstein


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


246. “In the memory of someone who touched so many lives and brought such happiness. May they rest in peace.” – Unknown


247. I should have hugged you tighter and longer the last time I saw you.


248. “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


249. “As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us, as We remember them.” – Proverb


250. Your grief is as individual as you are.


251. “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


252. “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


253. If heaven wasn’t so far away.


254. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.”—C. S. Lewis


255. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.”—C.S. Lewis


256. “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.” –


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


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


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


260. Related: Mourning a Death: How to Grieve Well (Or Poorly, For That Matter)


261. Tears are very close to my eyes… Not for pain… no… I do not cry because of pain. I cry only because of beautiful things. – Zakes Mda


262. “Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


263. “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.” – Gail Caldwell


264. “It was a portion of my own self-analysis, my reaction to my father’s death—that is to say, to the most important event, the most poignant loss of a man’s life.” – Sigmund Freud


265. “All of us have parents. Generations pass. We are not unique. Now it is our family’s turn.” ― Ralph Webster


266. “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”—James O’Barr


267. “As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” –


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


269. For though from out our bourne of time and place


270. More: 50+ Best Funeral Scriptures


271. 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


272. “The gift my father gave me every day of my life was he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano


273. “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar


274. “I still loved Granny. It flowed out of my chest. With Granny gone, where would my love go?” ― Jessica Maria Tuccelli,


275. “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


276. “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


277. “Chase away sorrow by living.” – Melissa Marr


278. “The mourning process can feel like going through a carwash without a car.” – Jodi Livon


279. Our brief partings on Earth will appear one day as nothing beside the joy of eternity together.


280. Grieving is like having broken ribs. On the outside, you look fine, but with every breath, it hurts.


281. Night is the time to weep,


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


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


284. “His death brings new experience to my life – that of a wound that will not heal.” ― Ernst Jünger


285. Again and again, I play memory games


286. “Your legacy lives on in us, your loving family.” – Unknown


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


288. “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor


289. “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


290. Grief is universal, because love is universal. Where there is great love, there is great sorrow at the loss of that love.


291. You are gone, but thank you for all these soft, sweet things you have left behind in my home, in my head, in my heart. – Nikita Gill


292. “There is no death. Only a change of worlds.”—Chief Seattle


293. “Grief is love not wanting to let go.” – Earl A. Grollman


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


295. Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories. – Ronald Reagan


296. And bread I broke with you was more than bread.


297. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”


298. I’d do it all the same.


299. “Death is nothing but absence of physical presence.”― Mayank Sharma


300. When I have crossed the bar.


301. “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


302. “When Death laughs, no one else does.”― Amy Neftzger


303. 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


304. Though death happens a lot in life, it’s still hard to deal with.


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


306. “When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.” – Korean Proverb


307. Grief is a form of love. It is the pent-up love you can no longer give or share; and it is the loss of the love you can no longer receive.


308. You may be gone from my sight but you are never gone from my heart.


309. “Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” – Charles Bukowski


310. This confusing mix of sadness, anger, joy, and guilt is completely normal after the death of a loved one. It even has a name: Grief.


311. We know you’d be with us today


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


313. Your consciousness and me.” – Emily Dickinson


314. Music I heard with you was more than music,


315. “The dead never truly die. They simply change form.” ― Suzy Kassem


316. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.


317. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. – John 14:18


318. “Well, everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” – William Shakespeare


319. “The only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted.” ― Anonymous


320. Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. – C.S. Lewis


321. In our hearts your memory lingers


322. “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.”― V.C. Andrews


323. “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” — Thornton Wilder


324. “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


325. Grief is not heartbreak. The rest of the body breaks, too.


326. I consent to receiving emails and personalized ads.


327. “Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.” — Shakespeare


328. “Losing a loved one is painful, but losing someone like you is even worse, as you are the most loved of all. Should you return to our side, please stay longer this time, okay?” – Unknown


329. “I have been made to protect you. Even in death, I will find a way.” ― Leigh Bardugo


330. “‘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


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


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


333. “Losing someone when you’re young is the greatest pain anyone can face.” – Amory Blaine


334. May the winds of heaven blow softly


335. “Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.” ― Marcus Aurelius


336. “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”– Ariana Dancu


337. “When my grandmother died, time died, too, in this apartment.”― Banana Yoshimoto


338. “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


339. It is one of the worst things a person can experience in life.


340. “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


341. 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


342. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss.” – Mandy Hale


343. That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. – Emily Dickinson


344. “I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead. He is just away” ― James Whitcomb Riley


345. “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


346. “When someone is grieving, you don’t have to say anything. Just be present. Be nonjudgmental. Let them cry, scream, or sit in silence. You don’t have to fix them.” – Dana Arcuri


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


348. Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the hearts. – John Adams, to his rival (but later in life, friend) Thomas Jefferson


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


350. “If we try to avoid loss and grief, we will never truly love.” — Megan Devine


351. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss


352. “Those we love don’t go away, they sit beside us every day.” — Liane Moriarty


353. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer


354. “With deeper attachment, we usually have deeper grieving, and usually longer grieving.” — Ron Johnson


355. “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.”—Leo Buscaglia


356. All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today. – Lyndon Baines Johnson, in his first speech to Congress after the death of JFK


357. God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. – Revelation 21:4


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


359. “When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson


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


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


362. “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


363. “Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.” – Zen Teaching


364. 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


365. “Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.” — Isaiah


366. I’m bound for the promised land.


367. The irony of grief is that the person you need to talk to about how you feel is the person who is no longer there.


368. “Who except the gods can live without any pain?” – Aeschylus


369. Tears water the healing tree of memories.


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


371. “Every love is carved from loss. Mine was. Yours is. Your great-great-great-grandchildren’s will be. But we learn to live in that love.” — Jonathan Safran Foer


372. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?


373. “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


374. “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.” – Hillary Stanton Zunin


375. Some days it’s ok if the only thing you do is breathe.


376. because I am involved in Mankind:


377. Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone. – Wendell Berry


378. “Death had touched her, hurt her, and left her to deal with its disagreeable aftermath.” ― Zoe Forward


379. “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” – Stephen Vincent Benet


380. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” ― Jonathan Harnisch


381. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity.


382. “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


383. Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o’re-fraught heart, and bids it break. – William Shakespeare


384. 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


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


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


387. “Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and shape.” ― Kate O’Neill


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


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


390. “He loved and was loved. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost


391. strong loss of a loved one to help you find peace


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


393. O, won’t you come and go with me


394. “The best lessons, the best sermons are those that are lived.”– Yolanda King


395. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From a headstone in Ireland


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


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


398. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” —Unknown


399. “Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.” – Unknown


400. “Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die: It happens again every single morning.” — Anna Quindlen


401. “Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones” ― Munia Khan


402. “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.”—Leo Tolstoy


403. You will always grieve your loss, even as you learn to cope, heal, and thrive. Remember, as Leo Tolstoy said,


404. The path of sorrow, and that path alone,


405. “If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know exactly how it feels. And if you have not, then you cannot possibly imagine it.” – Lemony Snicket


406. I will always grieve over you, because I will always love you.


407. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. – Psalm 119:50


408. Life is a beautiful collage of priceless moments and memories, which when pieced all together creates a unique treasured masterpiece. – Melanie M. Koulouris


409. “You see, my father taught me that even our most profound losses are survivable. And that is — it is what we do with that loss — our ability to transform it into a positive event —that is one of my father’s greatest lessons.” – Ted Kennedy Jr.


410. ”. . . grief makes one hour ten.” – William Shakespeare


411. It takes great strength to work through deep grief. You have that strength, even if you don’t know it yet. Your mettle will be proved in the experience, and you will emerge with a fuller capacity to sympathize, to appreciate, to remember, to live, and to love.


412. The joys of other years.


413. Getting through the loss of a loved one takes time and everyone’s journey to healing is unique.


414. “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”—Anonymous


415. “Death wasn’t a movie where the pretty star faded away with a touch of pale makeup and every hair in place.” ― Soheir Khashoggi


416. “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


417. Though today it’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.


418. “When you were gone, it felt as if we lost a part of our own body. It was as if you took us along with you, with all the pain of losing someone we never thought we’d lose.” – Unknown


419. “No matter where you go you will always be in my heart.” – Anthony T. Hincks


420. “Remembering the life of my dearest friend and the times we shared together. You are missed like no one else and I hope you’re in heaven watching down on us.” – Unknown


421. “All you need is one safe anchor to keep you grounded when the rest of your life spins out of control.” —Katie Kacvinsky


422. “Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.”—Meister Eckhart


423. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer a great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” —Leo Tolstoy


424. Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


425. Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown.


426. “Say not in grief that they are gone, but give thanks that they were yours.”—Hebrew Proverb


427. “Death” is never an end, but a To Be Continued…” ― Renée Chae


428. “Everything feels so surreal when you are gone. Oh, if only you knew the things I’d do just to be able to see you once more.” – Unknown


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


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


431. “Lucky is the spouse who dies first, who never has to know what survivors endure.” —Sue Grafton


432. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor


433. “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.” – Charles Dickens


434. 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.


435. “Every second of everyday I still love them, and I won’t believe they are dead until I see it for myself.” ― Shannon A. Thompson


436. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” — Mitch Albom


437. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” — Unknown


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


439. I love you. Nothing, and nobody, not even time, will change that.


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


441. “The song has ended but the melody lingers on.” – Irving Berlin


442. You are my todays and all of my tomorrows


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


444. “All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be.”


445. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” —Richard Bach


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


447. “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.” —Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


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


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


450. “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


451. “Never take life for granted. Savor every sunrise, because no one is promised tomorrow…or even the rest of today.” ― Eleanor Brown


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


453. “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


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


455. “Grief is like mending a knee. You can mend the knee and make it function, but the knee never actually heals” – Jason Reynolds


456. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis


457. “We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.” —Anyon Chekov


458. “No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply” – Billy Graham


459. “And yet I want to be human; I want to be thinking of him because then I feel he is alive somewhere, if only in my head.”― Sally Green


460. “Grief is itself a medicine.” – William Cowper


461. “After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and life you have left.” —Morrie Schwartz


462. “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.”– Bessie Anderson Stanley


463. “And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” — Maya Angelou


464. What the caterpillar perceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning. – Richard Bach


465. Bible Verses for Grief


466. “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” ― Madeline Miller


467. Get updates on the latest posts and more from Everyday Power straight to your inbox.


468. “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


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


470. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.


471. “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”—William Penn


472. Beyond this vale of tears


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


474. “Time is life. Time for birth, time for death.”― Lailah Gifty Akita


475. Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” – Terry Pratchett


476. “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.” – William Penn


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


478. I will not say: Do not weep; For not all tears are evil. – J.R.R. Tolkein


479. “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


480. “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


481. Grief is like glitter. You can throw a handful of glitter up in the air, but when you try to clean it up, you’ll never get it all. Even long after the event, you will still find glitter tucked into corners… it will always be there. Somewhere. – Instagram user @Irish_Cuchalainn


482. “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


483. There are no good-byes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. – Ghandi


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


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


486. Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle. – Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


487. “What do you say? There really are no words for that. There really aren’t. Somebody tries to say, ‘I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.’ People say that to me. There’s no language for it. Sorry doesn’t do it. I think you should just hug people and mop their floor or something.” — Toni Morrison


488. “For some moments in life there are no words.” – David Seltzer


489. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.”– Dante


490. “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


491. No one spread more love in one lifetime.


492. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”– George S. Patton Jr.


493. Total grief is like a minefield. No knowing when one will touch the tripwire. – Sylvia Townsend Warner


494. You drew memories in my mind I could never erase. You painted colors in my heart I could never replace.


495. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – A.A. Milne, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh


496. My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! – Psalm 119:25


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


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


499. You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will,


500. “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


501. “We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime — not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.” – J. W.


502. Lou Reed, ‘Magic And Loss’


503. I am because you were. — Unknown


504. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.” – Unknown


505. “Time they said… Time will heal all wounds but they lied…” ― Tilicia Haridat


506. “Death is tough for the people left behind on earth.” ― Prateeksha Malik


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


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


509. Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire


510. “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.” – Patrick Swayze


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


512. “In losing him I lost my greatest blessing and comfort, for he was always that to me.” – Saint Teresa of Ávila


513. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.


514. “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams…that is where you and I shall meet.” — Alice Through the Looking Glass


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


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


517. “Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.” ― Virginia Woolf


518. What is your only comfort in life and death? That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. – Heidelberg Catechism


519. 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


520. Capacious as the sea,


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


522. I just… miss you.


523. “Once the glue of the family passes away, holidays just aren’t the same anymore.”– Anonymous


524. The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


525. Feel. Grieve. Just sit and let it all rip you apart. And then get up and keep breathing. One breath at a time. One day at a time. Wake up, and be shredded. Cry for a while. Then stop crying and go about your day. You’re not okay but you’re alive. – Jasinda Wilder


526. “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Ross Wallace


527. “Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.” –


528. “Seeing death as the end of life


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


530. is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” – David Searls


531. “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”—Emily Dickinson


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


533. “There is no solution to death….Life intends to kill us.” ― Dorothy L. Sayers


534. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.” – Tupac Shakur


535. “You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” – Old Chinese proverb


536. “True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.” — Alicia Barnhart


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


538. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.


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


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


541. “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


542. “Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.”—Rita Schiano


543. “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


544. Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. – Psalm 10:17


545. “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


546. 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


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


548. “Let me tell you, he is the hole in my heart. His loss is my scar. But let me tell you something, his memory drives me forward every single day of my life.” – Michelle Obama


549. “Begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


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


551. “The measure of a man is in the lives he’s touched.”– Erin Banks


552. “Death. It’s around more than people realize.” ― Jessica Sorensen


553. “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”—Thornton Wilder


554. When this happens, we should remember to be grateful for the time we spent with our loved ones and know that they’re in a better place.


555. “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” – Unknown


556. “Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” – Unknown


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


558. “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


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


560. “Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone.”– Lisa-Jo Baker


561. “I should like my epitaph to say, ‘He helped people see God in the ordinary things of life, and he made children laugh.’”– Reverend W. Awdry


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


563. “Everyone for whom I would have cried has already died.” ― Kathryn Orzech


564. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” –


565. Affliction may one day smile again; and till then, sit thee down, sorrow! – Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost


566. “In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.” – Unknown


567. 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


568. “There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” – Cassandra Clare


569. “When you lose what you love remember to stay strong. Look out the window and remember life goes on.” – Drew Chadwick


570. Let my name be ever the household world that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the ghost of shadow upon it.


571. “There is nothing wrong with grief. It’s a natural extension of love. It’s a healthy and sane response to loss.” — Megan Devine


572. Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. – Arthur Schopenhauer


573. and whisper in your ear


574. It is foolish to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – General George S. Patton


575. Those who were always there for us in this life will always be there for us in our memories.


576. “Sometimes the strong die, too.”– Louis Gosset Jr.


577. But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.


578. “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


579. “He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend.”—Sir Henry Taylor


580. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.


581. 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


582. “My father was always there for me when I lost. But, then, I never really lost when my father was there.” – Laurie Beth Jones


583. “It’s not about getting over it it’s about learning to live with it.” — After Chloe


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


585. And all that once was so beautiful is dead.


586. Sometimes, happy memories hurt the most.


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


588. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”– Kahlil Gibran


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


590. “Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.” – Anne Morrow


591. Anne Morrow Lindbergh


592. “Healing takes time and you are doing the best you can and that is perfect.” – Unknown


593. Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? – Terry Pratchett


594. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.


595. Sweetly tender, fond and true…


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


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


598. Even though losing a loved one is never easy, the right support and guidance can help you get through it.


599. When we lose someone we love, we can either die with them or live on to celebrate their life. I’m tired of focusing on what we lost. I want to focus on what we had. – Barbara Delinsky


600. Strength is truly revealed by acting the right way at the right time. It takes more bravery to show your emotions than to hide them. It takes more confidence to reveal your weakness than to pretend indifference. In a word, to grieve well is to be emotionally strong.