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850 Inspirational Grief Quotes To Help You Feel Less Alone (2023)

1. “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


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


3. “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.”


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


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


6. 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


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


8. “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


9. “It’s coming on Christmas


10. 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.


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


12. 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


13. You’ve felt the grief and sadness along with the anger associated with your breakup. Your body is literally a giant tank filled with emotions, and they need to be released.” – Andi Dorfman


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


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


16. “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


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


18. “To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before”


19. “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.”


20. “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.”


21. How do you expect me to cope up with the grief your death, when you were the only person who understood me for what I was and not for what I could be? I miss you, dad.


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