42 Heartfelt Grief Quotes For Loss

The best, 42 heartfelt quotes for grief and loss that I could find.

Grief Quotes It's Hard To Forget I Said When There Is Such An Empty Space

It’s hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space now that you have gone.

  • Today I missed you like crazy. Suddenly I remembered, that in truth. ‘I will hold you again’. I just have to wait.

  • We never know in what hug we are saying goodbye.

  • Everything I loved became everything I lost.

  • If you remember anything of me after I leave this world remember that I loved even when it was foolish. That I cared even when it was unwanted. When my body is gone remember my heart.

  • I would give everything I have just to hug you one more time. Lynda Cheldelin Fell

  • When I show and speak my GRIEF, I don’t need YOU to FIX it, or CURE it. YOU CAN’T! I just need you to RESPECT my feelings, LOVE me through it and KNOW that I’m TRYING.

  • Missing your smile, your voice, your sense of humor, your charm, your wit, your way of making everything better. Mostly just missing you.

  • I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again.

  • I try to live my best life so when we reunite in Heaven, you say, thank you for turning your pain into something beautiful for me.

  • If you love somebody, better tell them while they’re still here.

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

  • Grief is so weird. One day you think of them and you don’t feel so affected. You miss them, but you’re okay. Another day, you’re minding your business and something minor reminds you of them. Next thing you know, you’re in tears and sad for the rest of the day. Sigh.

  • I sent you a kiss today. Did you get it? I sent it by air mail. I kissed my fingers and then opened them to the breeze and watched it go. I tucked in some hugs and well withes too. – Dr Darcie Sims

  • Time passes, but not one day goes by that you are not here in my heart. The day you died was not just a date on a calendar, it was the day when my very existence changed forever.

  • When I get to Heaven, the first thing I am going to do, is find you. The second thing I will do, is never let you go again.

  • The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love. – Kristina McMorris

  • I cried myself to sleep again. It was good to get it out, again. They are tears of sorrow and heartache, but mostly love. Love for that person I miss.

  • I miss you in ways that not even words can understand. – Gemma Troy

  • I miss you with all of the pieces of my heart and what is left of my soul.

  • He is gone, but the wind still blows and the birds still sing and it’s almost as if he did not mean a thing. But the tears on my cheek know he was everything.

  • Losing you was something I could not handle.

Grief And Loss Quotes I Heard The Most Beautiful Word Today It Was Your Name

I heard the most beautiful word today. It was your name.

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

  • I miss you. I miss your voice. I miss your smile. I miss your smell. I miss your hugs. I miss your jokes. I miss how you made me feel. I miss your everything.

  • I am constantly aware of your absence.

  • Each night I put my head to my pillow I try to tell myself I’m strong, because I’ve gone one more day without you.

  • You’re everywhere, except right here and it hurts.

  • They say you are near. But I want you here. I just miss you so much.

  • It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there.

  • When we die, we will turn into songs and we will hear each other and remember each other. – Rob Sheffield

  • For the rest of my life I will search for moments full of you.

  • As long as I live you will live. As long as I live, you will be remembered. As long as I live, you will be loved.

  • You are near, even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life, always.

  • I miss the me I was when you were here.

  • One of the hardest things that has ever been required of me was the day I had to let go, as the Angels carried you up to Heaven.

  • Grief comes in 3 stages: The beginning, the middle and the rest of your life.

Grief Feelings Quotes I Loved You Your Whole Life

I loved you your whole life. I’ll miss you for the rest of mine.

  • You’re all my heart ever talks about.

  • I am sorry this world could not keep you safe. May your journey home be a soft and peaceful one.

  • I wish you were here with me. I wish I was there with you. Most of all I wish that I didn’t have to wish for you at all.

  • Sometimes it hurts. It hurts so much that you feel like your chest will cave in and the only thing stopping it are the gasps of air you take in between the tears.

  • He is still gone, yet it seems like to others it matters less the more time goes by.I don’t want pity, I just want everyone to know time didn’t change things. I still miss him and grief is still with me.

  • Missing someone and not being able to see them is the worst feeling ever.

  • I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I only regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.

  • A thousand moments that I had taken for granted, mostly because I had assumed there would be a thousand more. – Morgan Matson

  • I wish you knew how I carry you with me always. Everywhere I go. – Ranata Suzuki

  • Sooner or later I’m going to have to think about it and then I’m going to be a mess.

  • My memory loves you, It asks about you all the time.

Missing You Quote Missing You Is Something That I Will Never Get Over

Missing you is something that I will never get over. I cannot walk this earth and not notice that is is entirely empty. – S.L. Gray

  • Every now and then my heart wanders back in time and all those old feelings awaken the memories in my mind. – Fad Ibra

  • I look up to the sky and talk to you. I would give anything to hear you talk back to me. I miss hearing your voice. I miss your beautiful, smiling face. In fact, I miss everything about you, always.

  • There were a million things I wanted to say to you. Goodbye was not one of them.

  • Your life mattered and I’ll always honor you.

  • And then there are the songs I cannot listen to without hearing you.

  • I will never stop grieving over you, because I will never stop loving you.

  • You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide. Although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side.

  • I miss our conversations. I miss how we used to talk every minute, of every day and how I was able to tell you everything that was on my mind.

  • There’s a sacred place within my HEART that will only ever belong to YOU.

  • If you were here things would be so different.

  • Your heart will always be a part of mine.

Grief Loneliness Quotes My Lonely Place Is Everywhere You Aren't

My lonely place is everywhere you aren’t.

  • In the past, whenever I heard that someone had been through a loss, I thought I understood what they were going through, but I was wrong. I had no idea what it felt like, until I lost you.

  • You Will Never Be Forgotten.

  • I was never prepared to live the rest of my life without you. – Narin Grewal

  • 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.

  • I try not to miss you. I try to let go, but in the end, you’re always on my mind.

  • I think about you constantly, whether it’s with my mind, or my heart. – Terri Guillemets

  • My mind still talks to you. My heart still looks for you. My soul knows you are at peace. I thank God for having had you, but I still miss you so much!

  • Death is not the end. You are in my dreams, in my memories, in my heart. Death is not the end. You are always with me.

  • You left this world but forgot to tell my heart how to live without you.

  • I wish that I could love you back to life.

  • How I wish Heaven had visiting hours.

Thoughts About Grief Dont Remember What Its Like To Not Feel Broken Quote

I don’t remember what it’s like to not feel broken.

  • Our last goodbye was never said.

  • I needed them to acknowledge not just that he had died, but that he had lived.

  • People think that I have survived your leaving. What they don’t understand is that I have to relearn how to survive each day, because each day you’re still gone.

  • Sometimes I don’t even know how I will get through one day without you, let alone a lifetime. I just miss you so much.

  • Even If I had known of your destiny I still would have chosen you. Too young to die, too much in love to say goodbye.

  • I will always wake up everyday only to remember you are not here and have to feel that ache all over again.

  • As long as I live you will live. As long as I live you will be loved. As long as I live you will be remembered.

  • I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Although I smile and seem carefree, there is no one who misses you more than me.

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

  • You will always be with me, like a hand-print on my heart.

  • I’m not sure what is worse, missing you, or the fact that there’s nothing I can do about it.

  • I am so sorry that I couldn’t save you!

Memories Quotss All The Memories Come Back But You Never Do

All the memories come back, but you never do.

  • Nothing is harder than Saying Goodbye to Someone you Love. Losing you was painful, but the biggest challenge was learning to live without you and ’till today I am still struggling. – Narin Grewal

  • I miss you all the time but really that just doesn’t quite cover it. You are missing from my world and there just aren’t any words that could describe how truly difficult it is most days to exist without you. It gets better but even that has it’s own hurt too.

  • I miss you a lot more than I realized. Things keep happening and I always find myself wishing I could tell you about them.

  • Half of my heart lives in Heaven.

  • Grief is like glitter. No matter how much you try and tidy it up you’re never going to get rid of it all. You’re always going to find bits of it. – George Shelley

  • But I’ll stare at the stars like you told me to, waiting patiently for any sign of you.

  • Death changes everything! They say to give it time, but time changes nothing. I still miss the sound of your voice, the stories you told, the ring of your laugh and your presence that glowed. so yes, time changes nothing because I miss you as much today as I did the day that you left.

  • You don’t just cross my mind, you live in it.

  • I live in the past because it’s the only place I can find you anymore. – Beau Taplin

  • If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

  • Though I can no longer see you with my eyes, nor touch you with my hands, but in my heart, I will feel you forever.

  • I miss you and I don’t know how to convince myself that you’re never coming back.

  • My mind knows that you are in a better place where there is no pain. You are at peace. I understand that, I just wish I could explain it to my heart. – Michelle Russell

  • Missing you always, remembering you forever.

Quotes About Death I Wish That You Were Here Or I Were There Or We Were Together

I wish that you were here, or I were there, or we were together anywhere.

  • And who do I tell now that you’re gone?

  • Sometimes I just wish you were here so I could tell you how much I need you and how hard everyday has been without you.

  • Two things in life change you and you are never the same: Love and grief.

  • I will never forget the moment your heart stopped and mine kept beating.

  • There are moments in my life that I will always remember, not because they were important, but because you were there.

  • 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

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  • I’m still not ready to accept that you are gone. I’m working on it, but I have to admit, that day has not arrived yet. Maybe it never will.

  • If I could I would come visit you right now.

  • If love alone could have kept you here, you would have lived forever.

  • Goodbye my Angel. I will love you till my dying day. I could never let you go.

  • No matter where I am. No matter what I am dong, I am constantly aware of your absence. – Narin Grewal

  • I keep myself busy with things to do, but every time I pause, I still think of you.


Surviving Grief Quotes Maybe I'm Not Brave Enought To Do Anything But Survive

Maybe I’m not brave enough to do anything but survive at the moment.

  • I wish R.I.P meant return if possible.

  • It’s not always just the heart. Sometimes your mind breaks as well.

  • On the days when no one but you mentions their name, I am so, so sorry. Say their name bravely. Know that they are still real, they were still here and they are still yours. – Scribbles & Crumbs

  • Acceptance doesn’t mean forgetting. I wish people understood that my continued grief does not mean I have not accepted the loss of those I love. I know that they are gone. Accepting their loss does not mean that I no longer miss them or long to hold them. I accept that they are gone and I accept that I will always miss them. – Emily Long

  • 10 years or 10 seconds, our hearts cannot tell time.

  • Half of my heart lives in heaven.

  • People will never truly understand something until it happens to them.

  • I miss the person I was before you died. But I miss you more.

  • People think that I have survived your leaving. What they don’t understand is that I have to relearn how to survive each day, because each day, you are still gone.

  • Everyone we love builds a home in our heart. And when they are gone we spend eternity staring at their empty seat. – Shakieb Orgunwall

  • I would walk forever just to see you again.

  • I lied and said I was busy. I was busy, but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes, this is my busy and I will not apologize for it. – B Oakman

  • When the stars shine up in the sky. I miss you. When the sun rises and sets every day. I miss you. When the rain falls and everything looks bright and beautiful. I miss you. Every day, every hour, in every way, in everything I do. I miss you.

  • As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer’s long hair in water. I knew the weight was there but it didn’t touch me. Only when I stopped did the slick, dark stuff of it come floating around my face, catching my arms and throat till I began to drown. So I just didn’t stop. – Barbara Kingsolver

  • Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.

  • Grief is the hardest journey we’ll ever walk.

  • I lost it all, with my eyes wide open.

  • And some days the memories still knock the wind out of me.

  • I had my own notion of grief. I thought it was a sad time that followed the death of someone you love and you had to push through it to get to the other side. But I’m learning there is no other side. There is no pushing through, but rather, there is absorption, adjustment, acceptance and grief is not something that you complete but rather you endure. Grief is not a task to finish and move on, but an element of yourself. An alteration of your being. A new way of seeing. A new dimension of self. – Gwen Flowers

  • Missing you isn’t the problem. It’s knowing you’re never coming back that’s killing me.

  • I wish the world knew the strength it takes to have one heart that beats for two. – Kimberly Calais

  • For the rest of my life, I’ll feel like he’s going to come home. – Bindi Irwin

Grief Feelings I Wanted To Write Down Exactly What I Felt

I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.

  • If there’s one thing I’ve learned about grief it’s that it always surprises me. Disappearing one moment, returning with a vengeance another. Sometimes it surfaces in tears, other times in anger and apologies. I don’t understand it. Some days I even get mad at it. I didn’t ask for it, but I did ask to love and be loved and if this is the penalty and the gift, I’ll do my time in the valley of grief. – Jill Lynn Buteyn

  • It is kind of shocking when your world falls to pieces and everything and everyone around you carries on with life. How can the birds continue to sing? How can people carry on loving life? It is like you have become frozen in time and are now watching life like a movie. As the weeks and months roll by, life becomes more real again, but you will never forget that point in time where life stood still. – Zoe Clark Coats

  • Please handle me with special care. I’ve been separated from those I was made to love.

  • Some days, I feel everything at once. Other days, I feel nothing at all. I don’t know what’s worse; drowning beneath the waves, or dying from the thirst.

  • Do you ever think like, yeah. I’m doing good and then you’re like. Oh. Oh I’m crying.

  • I try to be strong but this world is so lonely without you in it.

Grief Quotes Nothing Will Ever Be The Same

There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this and after this.

  • If we remembered everyday that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them more fiercely and freely and without fear – not because there is nothing to lose, but because everything can always be lost. – Emily Rapp

  • Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?

  • I have late night conversations with the moon, he tells me about the sun and I tell him about you. – S.L Gray

  • Not everyone is given a chance to grow old, so appreciate and be thankful for every single day of your life.

  • Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I’m heavy, like there’s to much gravity on my heart. – Sarah Ockler

  • I cry so often that I feel like I am going to choke to death. Even when I have no tears left, somehow there’s always more.

  • Grief, I now understand, is a sort of madness, in the same way that falling in love is madness. – Clover Stroud

Grief Feelings Quotes A Day Where It Feels Like Im Not Falling Apart

I just want a day where it feels like I’m not falling apart anymore.

  • I’m not wallowing in grief. I’m courageously living my truth. I am a bereaved parent and this grief is part of my life now. Now how about if you stop wallowing in judgement and assumptions?

  • It’s a kind of tired that sleep can’t fix.

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

  • Don’t tell me how strong you thing I am. I survived, only because, in the end it was all I could do.

  • Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I’m heavy, like there’s too much gravity on my heart. – Sarah Ockler

  • I am permanently damaged. Those wounds will never heal. I am simply trying to make the best of an unpleasant situation. – Kurt Vonnegut

  • Walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

  • How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing? – John Lennon

  • There are not five stages of grief. Human emotions are way more complex than that.

Quotes Grief I Always Knew I Would Look Back On My Tears And Laugh But I Never

I always knew I would look back on my tears and laugh, but I never thought I would look back at my laughter and cry.

  • I truly never learned what the words ‘I miss you’ were until I reached for your hand and it wasn’t there.

  • I like to think that you are up there with the rest of the stars. The brightest one!

  • I may not see you, but I feel you.

  • Missing you comes in waves and unfortunately, sometimes, I forget how to swim.

  • Sometimes I am all right. Is this what they call letting go? I have let go, if letting go means I am all right sometimes. – David Sheff

  • Fate it having to say goodbye to someone you only want to spend every minute with.

  • It’s like my world slows down, while everything around me continues at the same pace, I am alone with my sadness.

  • Grieving is simply the result of loving someone and grieving begins when that someone is or soon will be gone from our earthly life. To avoid grieving, you simply avoid loving, for to love someone is to someday grieve for them.

  • The cataract of grief is a longer drop than Niagara, and I guess I’ve not reached the river of acceptance at the bottom. – Dean Koontz

  • Some days the memories still knock the wind out of me.

  • You will stay with me until the very end.

  • People keep telling me that life goes on, but to me, that’s the saddest part.

  • Someone asked me if I still grieve my loved ones who had passed away. My reply was simple. ‘Yes, until the very last breath I take’. We miss them because we love them. I wish more people would understand that.

  • Every day my love for you grows higher, deeper, wider, stronger. It grows and grows until it touches the tip of where you are and comes back to me in the loving memory of you, and my heart melts with that love and grows even more. – Maureen Hunter

  • Wherever there is love, there is grief. A life without it is unthinkable.

  • Doing your best to act like you’re okay, day after day, week after week, month after month. It’s Just So EXHAUSTING.

  • For a long time I spent my weary days in a fog of what might be and what has been and I guess you could say I’m still learning how to accept what is. – Nikki Rowe


Grief Healing Quotes If You Are Living Grief You Are A Brave Warrior

If you’re living grief, you are a brave warrior of love. I bow to your broken heart. – Gassho

  • The heart has enough room for both hurting and healing.

  • Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day. It takes a lot of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.

  • Death is my friend now, my constant companion who makes me look for the precious, every moment I am conscious. – Stephanie Ericsson

  • Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen and a heart to understand them.

  • Feel it. It’s going to hurt. But every moment you’re sobbing, you’re doing the work. Every moment you’re hurting, you’re healing. The only way out is through.

  • Grief is learning to live with someone in your heart instead of your arms. – Lynda Cheldelin Fell

  • You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

  • Once you’ve accepted the loss of a sibling, there is nothing life can throw your way that is too difficult to let go of, nothing. You suffered the loss of someone so precious to you that it left you paralyzed, even finding it difficult to breathe, from a sadness so immense that it brought you actual physical pain and there were times when you believed you weren’t going to make it. That you might die too, from the intensity of it. But you’re still here. You survived the unimaginable. As a surviving sibling you can accept anything. C Beaugrand

  • It’s a time when nothing makes sense. And it makes total sense that it shouldn’t make sense. – Stephanie Ericsson

  • 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

  • It’s so curious: one can resist tears and behave very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer and everything collapses. – Colette

  • Even on our darkest days we have something. It may only be a spark of hope that burns inside of us, but never do we truly have nothing. – Graffiti

  • Finding acceptance after loss of a loved one may be just having more good days than bad.

  • Time does not heal. It makes a half-stitched scar that can be broken and again you feel grief as total as in its first hour. – Elizabeth Jennings

  • Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix anything or do anything in particular, but just to let us feel we are supported and cared about.

  • Sometimes advice is the last thing we need. All we really want is someone to listen for a while and not judge what we say. Steve Wentworth

  • Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what’s happened and continue living. – Erza Scarlet

  • 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

  • Time doesn’t heal everything. It just teaches us how to live with the pain. Carl Harms

  • At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; A wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity. – Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

  • 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

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

  • We will grieve forever, because we love forever. There is no end to our love for our child, therefore there is no end to our grief. We will never get over it. – Angela Miller

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  • You never need to apologize for how you choose to survive.

Grief Healing Quotes Heal At Your Own Pace You Are Allowed

Always defend your right to heal at your own pace. You are taking your time. You are allowed to take your time.

  • What a different place this world would be if people remembered that grief is born of love and all acts of grief are normal, healthy, and expected. – RaeAnne Fredrickson

  • The reality is that when you have worked through your grief you will not be the same as you were before your loss; you will not be the same as you are now. – Heather Stang

  • In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet it is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say and you need only to believe it, to feel better at once. – Abraham Lincoln

  • It’s okay if all you did today is survive.

  • Stop falling out with your family and friends. Stop holding grudges. Fix the issues, because when they’re in the ground it’s too late.

  • 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. – Teresa Shaffer

  • Everyone keeps telling me that time heals all wounds, but no one can tell me what I’m supposed to do right now. Right now I can’t sleep. It’s right now that I can’t eat. Right now I still hear his voice and sense his presence even though I know he’s not here. Right now all I seem to do is cry. I know all about time and wounds healing, but even if I had all the time in the world, I still don’t know what to do with all this hurt right now. – Nina Guilbeau

  • Do not resent yourself for how slowly you are healing. It takes time and you need to remember that.

  • Since the day you left me, I have realized that in grieving, one never heals from the pain of losing a loved one. I have just learned to live one day at a time with a heartache that has become a part of me. Narin Grewal

  • It has been said time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind protecting it’s sanity covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it’s never gone. – Rose Kennedy

Grief Quotes Healing Unfolds In Its Own Time

Healing unfolds in its own time; it doesn’t look to the clock or calendar for direction.

  • When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.

  • We can’t forget our pain in a day, but we can heal our emotional wound by seeing it as an experience we can learn from.

  • Your grief path is yours alone and no one else can walk it and no one else can understand it. – Terri Irwin

  • And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken. – Tiffanie DeBartolo

  • Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. – Rita Schiano

  • 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

  • Don’t rush your healing, don’t pretend to be okay when you’re not and don’t apologize for being broken.

  • Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. – Cormac McCarthy

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

  • Grief is not just a series of events, stages, or timelines. Our Society places enormous pressure on us to get over loss, to get through the grief. But how long do you grieve, for a Husband of fifty years? A Teenager killed in a car accident? A four-year-old Child? A Year? Five years? Forever? A loss happens in a moment, but its aftermath lasts a lifetime!

  • And here you are, continuing on, despite how hard it’s been.

  • Healing is not about getting over it. Healing is about learning to live well in the aftermath. We have many ways to live that lead to healing, but none that get over it.

  • On particularly rough days I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that’s pretty good.

  • Treasure the memories that comfort you and explore those that may trouble you. Even difficult memories can help us to heal. Share memories with those who listen well and support you. Recognize that your memories may make you laugh or cry. In either case, they are a lasting part of the relationship you had with your loved one.

  • You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving. Grieving is the natural way of working through the loss of a love. Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart. – Doug Manning

  • But grief is a walk alone. Others can be there and listen, but you will walk alone down your own path, at your own pace, with your sheared-off pain, your raw wounds, your denial, anger and bitter loss. You’ll come to your own peace, hopefully, but it will be on your own, in your own time. – Cathy Lamb

  • Remember, as much as your sorrow is today, so shall your joy be someday. God will not put you through so much pain if he does not have so much happiness already planned for you. The universe has always maintained a constant stream of balance.

  • I believe the hardest part of healing after you’ve lost someone you love is to recover the you that went away with them.

  • When you are grieving that is not the time to be brave or strong. You need to let it show. – Zig Ziglar

  • Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again.

  • You are on the floor crying and you have been on the floor crying for days and this is you being brave. That is you getting through this as best you know how. No one else gets to tell you what your tough looks like.

  • I loved you like there was no tomorrow and then one day there wasn’t.


The Saddest Moment Is When The Person Who Gave You Best Memories Becomes A Memory Quotes

The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory.

  • Never forget the people who take time out of their day to check up on you.

  • 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

  • It’s crazy to think that someone who had such a huge part of your life can be gone in a second.

  • Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.


Grief Support Quotes No One Knows How Much You’re Hurting

No person has the right to condemn you on how you repair your heart or how long you choose to grieve, because no one knows how much you’re hurting. Recovering takes time and everyone heals at his or her own pace.

  • You’ll have good days, bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, I’m awesome days, I can’t go on days and every day you’ll still show.

  • If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart. If someone’s burden was lighter because you did your part. If you caused a laugh that chased some tears away. If tonight your name is named, when someone kneels to pray. Then your day has been well spent.

  • It’s just fine to feel a little heavy and it’s just fine to sit here and catch my breath and it’s just fine to be a mess at times and it’s just fine to be relatively normal sometimes. It’s just fine to miss them. It’s just fine to let it all hit me, surrendering and succumbing. And it’s just fine to remember that grief has no rules and that really, it will in many ways last as long as love does. Forever. – Lexi Behrndt

  • The grief process might be messy, scary, long, uncomfortable, all of the above, but it’s important that you let yourself experience it anyway. In the end, it will help you so much more than ignoring it.

  • 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

  • You cannot go through such a deep emotional loss and just pick up where you were before the death occurred. You are forever changed.

  • There is another side of grief. Where the tears still flow, not as often. Where memories bring smiles, not just sadness. Where blessings are recognized, not just struggles. Where joy and peace are present, not just sorrow. Where you are remembered, not just mourned.

  • Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery. – F. Alexander Magoun

  • You’re not over exaggerating. You’re not too sensitive. You’re not too much. If it hurts you, it hurts you. If it makes you angry, then it makes you angry. There’s nothing wrong with you for feeling.

  • I lost someone close to me once. Taught me to live in the moment. Life is short, you know? – Brent Jones

  • As far as I can see, grief will never truly end. It may become softer over time, more gentle, but some days will feel sharp, but grief will last as long as love does, forever. It’s simply the way the absence of your loved on manifests in your heart. A deep longing, accompanied by the deepest love. Some days, the heavy fog may return, and the next day, it may recede, once again. It’s all an ebb and flow, a constant dance of sorrow and joy, pain and sweet love. – Lexi Behrndt

  • There is 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, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving

  • When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live. You make a commitment that you’re going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you and you make it true in your own life. It’s a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world, by keeping it alive in yourself. – Patrick Swayze


Grief Support Quotes Be Gentle With Yourself Youre Doing The Best You Can

Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

  • Life without hope is hopeless, you need to put the old past behind you and move up to gain your balance and confidence in you. Grief can destroy, but patience can rebuild. Live well.

  • Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always join you for a walk in the rain.

  • It’s just fine to feel a little heavy and it’s just fine to sit here and catch my breath and it’s just fine to be a mess at times and it’s just fine to be relatively normal sometimes. It’s just fine to miss them. It’s just fine to let it all hit me, surrendering and succumbing. And it’s just fine to remember that grief has no rules and that really, it will in many ways last as long as love does. Forever.

  • Our loved ones are always with us. Unseen by many. Signs of their love are everywhere.

    Don’t you dare give up. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever.

  • Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. – J.K. Rowling

  • Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.

  • Life is too short to argue and fight with the past. Count your blessings, value your loved ones and move on with your head held high.

  • Live, love and laugh often, for you never know which moment is going to be your last.

  • Shared joy is joy doubled. Shared sorrow is sorrow halved, when shared with a friend.

  • Anyone can tell you it won’t hurt tomorrow, but I’m here to listen while it hurts today.

  • If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

  • When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a priceless treasure.

  • Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.

  • Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again after moments or lifetimes is certain for friends.

  • Let it hurt until it can’t hurt anymore. – Liam Ryan

  • The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.


Grief Loss Quotes Death Is Never Easy When You Know The People Doing The Dying

Death is never easy when you know the people doing the dying. – Oliver North

  • Grief is like an earthquake. The first one hits you and the world falls apart. Even after you put the world together again there are aftershocks and you never really know when those will come.

  • When someone is broken, don’t try to fix them. (You can’t). When someone is hurting, don’t attempt to take away their pain. (You can’t). Instead, love them by walking beside them in the hurt. (You can). Because sometimes what people need is simply to know they aren’t alone.

  • It’s amazing the things you realize when you lose someone. You get mad at yourself for not saying the things you could’ve a million times. You take for granted the days spent doing nothing, when you could have been with them. Anyone can be taken, at any time in our lives, but we always wait until they’re gone to say the things we never had the courage to say before.

  • 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

  • Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

  • Now I know grief is a whetstone. It sharpens all your love, all you happiest memories into blades that tear you apart from within. – Claudia Gray

  • 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.

  • Grief is more than missing someone; it is an unrelenting ache for reality to be different and for the impossible to come true.

  • Grief is not a mental illness or an emotional disorder. Anyone who tells you otherwise has never experienced it for themselves. – Rebecca McNutt

  • Grief is the loudest silence I have ever heard. – Angie Cartwright

  • 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.

  • Grief is courage to keep stepping through a life that feels like it’s ended.

  • No rule book. No time frame. No judgement. Grief is as individual as a fingerprint. do what is right for your soul.

  • Grief is never something you get over. You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’ve conquered that; now I’m moving on.’ It’s something that walks beside you every day. And if you can learn how to manage it and honor the person that you miss, you can take something that is incredibly sad and have some form of positivity. Terri Irwin

  • Here’s what I most want you to know; this really is a bad as you think. No matter what anyone else says, this sucks. What has happened cannot be made right. What is lost cannot be restored. There is no beauty her inside this central fact. Acknowledgment is everything. You’re in pain. It can’t be made better. The reality of grief is far different from what others see from the outside. There is pain in this world that you can’t be cheered out of. You don’t need solutions. You don’t need to move on from your grief. You need someone to see your grief, to acknowledge it. You need someone to hold your hands while you stand there in blinking horror, staring at the hole that was your life. Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.

  • 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 up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.

Grief Is Quotes Grief Is As Individual As A Finger Print

No rule book. No time frame. No judgement. Grief is as individual as a fingerprint. Do what is right for your soul.

  • Grief isn’t something you get over, it’s something you go through.

  • Grief is the natural response when someone you love is torn from your life. It is a natural process; a process of the heart being smashed and broken open, of reality shifting and hurling in place. It cares nothing for order or stages. – Megan Devine

  • Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity. the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. – Earl Grollman

  • Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. – Anne Poiphe

  • Grief is itself a medicine. – William Cowper

  • 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

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

  • Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II

  • Grief is a nasty game of feeling the weakest you have ever felt and morphing it into the strongest person you will have to become. – Windgate Lane

  • Grief is a permanent state. It’s like losing a limb. You may learn to live with it, but it’s never going to grow back. – Toni Kane

  • 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

  • Grief is a process, not a state. – Anne Grant

  • When grief is deepest, words are fewest. – Ann Voskamp

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

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

  • Grief is love’s unwillingness to let go.

  • Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. – Anne Grant

  • Remember that grief is as personal as a fingerprint. don’t tell me how I should or shouldn’t be doing it or that I should or shouldn’t feel better by now. Don’t tell me what’s right or wrong. I’m doing it my way, in my time. If I am to survive this, I must do what is best for me. – Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

  • 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.


About Death Quotes All That We Have Is Left To Others

When death overtakes us, all that we have is left to others. All that we are, we take with us.

  • Watching someone you love die is an image you never ever forget.

  • Death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed. – Mitch Albom

  • When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him. – Madeline Miller

  • Not even death can sever the bonds of love that last forever!

  • Grief is the ultimate unrequited love. However hard and long we love someone who has died, they can never love us back. At least that is how it feels. – Rosamund Lupton

  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  • Though lovers be lost, love shall not and death shall have no dominion. – Dylan Thomas

  • Watching someone you love slowly die from cancer sucks. What a horrible disease! Seeing that person continue to fight against it, is just heartbreaking, when you know that there is no chance that they are coming out of this.

  • Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile. – Julie Burchill

  • When we realize how a frail and passing thing life is, our values come into sharp focus. In the awareness of the inevitability of death it is easy to distinguish between what is truly important and what is of little value in a moment.

  • Death changes everything. Time changes nothing. I still miss the sound of your voice, the wisdom in your advice, the stories of your life and just being in your presence. So NO, time changes nothing. I still miss you, just as much today as I did the day you died. I just miss you.

  • Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. – J.K Rowling

  • We begin to remember not just that you died but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

  • Death. It’s around more than people realize. Because no one wants to talk about it or hear about it. It’s too sad. Too painful. Too hard. The list of reasons is endless. – Jessica Sorensen

  • How terrible it is to love something that death can touch.

  • The death of a beloved is an amputation. – C. S. Lewis


Understanding Grief Quotes No One Understands Grief Until

No one understands grief until you become the griever.

  • Grief changes us. The pain sculpts us into someone who; Understands more deeply. Hurts more often. Appreciates more quickly. Cries more easily. Hopes more desperately. Loves more openly. – By Tanya Lord

  • You keep a lot to yourself because it’s difficult to find people who understand.

  • The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of confusion or despair, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not healing, not curing, that is a friend indeed. – Henri Nouwen

  • I think we grieve forever, but that goes for love too, fortunately for us all. M.F.K Fisher

  • The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. – Elisabeth Kubler Ross

  • Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a map for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project. – Anne Grant

  • People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen and heart to understand them.

  • What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived, and that your life gave us memories too beautiful to ever forget.

  • Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we’ll see that person again, or perhaps knowing that we won’t. – Luanne Rice


Grief Notes If I Stop And Think Ill Drown In A Sea Of Grief

Sometimes I feel if I stop and think, I’ll drown in a sea of grief.

  • We must drown in our grief before we tread water and only after treading water do we learn to swim. – Dr Alan Wolfelt

  • And just like that you left.

  • Grief doesn’t care how many years it’s been.

  • Love comes before grief and love will be there after.

  • The mind replays what the heart cannot delete.

  • In grief the only way out of the pain, is through the pain.

  • I wish I didn’t have to look at the stars to talk to you.

  • Silent tears hold the loudest pain.

  • Sometimes happy memories hurt the most.

  • The things we take for granted, someone else is praying for.

  • I sat with my anger long enough, until she told me her real name was grief.

  • Where there was tremendous grief, there was spectacular love.

  • I can’t do this, but I’m doing it anyway.

  • I am so sorry that I couldn’t save you! Only God knows how much I tried.

  • Mourning is love with no place to go.

  • Those we love never leave us, they just sail to a different shore.

  • We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.

  • For as long as I breathe you will be remembered.

  • Pretend during the day. Break inside at night.

  • Flowers may fade, but fragrant memory lingers.

  • Say not in grief he is no more, but in thankfulness that he was.

  • Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

  • Take nothing for granted it can all be gone in an instant.

  • Sometimes, happy memories hurt the most.

  • If my heart had wings it would fly to you in Heaven.


Remembrance Quotes Remember Not Just That You Died But That You Lived

We begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived and that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

  • My mind knows you died, yet I sit here day after day waiting for you to come back.

  • The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to everyday.

  • Life is a tangled web of unexpected events. Never claim or believe that anything is certain.

  • Grief looks back. Worry looks around and faith looks ahead.

  • The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this, you keep them alive.

  • When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it. You slowly learn how to go on without them, but always keeping them tucked safely in your heart.

  • Grief does not happen in stages. It’s complicated. It’s messy. It’s painful. It’s exhausting. It’s surprising.

  • In our hearts you will always be. Your love, your voice, your smile are forever imprinted in our minds. Always loved. Forever missed.

  • Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that you don’t recover. Instead, you learn to incorporate their absence and memories into your life and channel your emotional energy toward others and eventually your grief will walk beside you instead of consuming you.

  • Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. – Iris Murdoch

  • I’ve come to realize that nothing in this life can prepare us for losing someone we love. Nothing!

  • You smile, but you want to cry. You talk, but you want to be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy, but your aren’t.

  • It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have. – Cheryl Strayed

  • What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part. – Gail Caldwell

  • Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning, middle and end. – Ann Hood

  • You don’t know pain until you’re staring at yourself in the mirror with tears in your eyes, begging yourself to just hold on and be strong. That is pain.

  • Nothing speaks our grief so well as to speak nothing. – Richard Crashaw

  • I think that’s what’s wrong with the world; no one says what they really feel, they always hold it inside. They’re sad, but they don’t cry. They’re happy, but they don’t dance or sing. They’re angry, but they don’t scream. Because if they do, they feel ashamed and that’s the worst feeling in the world. So everyone walks with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky is.

  • Grief the art of still living after your heart has been ripped out of your body.

  • All things grow with time. Except grief. – Yiddish Proverb

  • Whisper a wish to a butterfly and it will fly up to Heaven and make it come true.

  • Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back. Mitch Albom

  • Everyone thinks I’ve gotten better. I haven’t. I’ve just gotten better at hiding it.

  • It’s just fine to feel a little heavy and it’s just fine to sit here and catch my breath and it’s just fine to be a mess at times and it’s just fine to be relatively normal sometimes. It’s just fine to miss them. It’s just fine to let it all hit me, surrendering and succumbing and it’s just fine to remember that grief has no rules and this really, it will in many ways last as long as love does. Forever.

  • 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

Grief Sadnees Quotes Hard To Turn Page When You Know Someone Wont Be In Next

It’s hard to turn the page, when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.

  • You’ll get over it. It’s the cliches 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 lessens. How could it? 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

  • The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets. – Poppy Z. Brite

  • If people knew how much I truly missed you they would wonder how I am still breathing.

  • Because we miss you. Everyday. Always!

  • Sometimes I just still can’t believe you’re gone.

  • I am the lucky one who knew you, who still loves you, whose life will forever be divided into a before and after because of you.

  • She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there. – Julia Gregson

  • I remember my first day without you. I’ve never been the same.

  • I am strong, but I am tired. Tired of always having to be the strong one, of always having to do the right thing. – Brenda Joyce

  • Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there. – Sarah Dessen

  • You feel fine and then, when your body can’t keep fighting, you don’t. – Nicholas Sparks

  • In remembering, we try to put together what has fallen apart. We think back to what we could have, might have, should have done and weep. Our nights fill with if only as guilt and anger poke and creep about the room fusing with a sadness beyond words.

  • What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? – George Byron

  • The pain of the emptiness is unrelenting and it echos through the chambers of my heart. – Shane Fendley

  • I half closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything I’d ever lost since my childhood had washed up, and I was now standing here in front of it, and if I waited long enough, a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field and gradually get larger until I’d see it was him, and he’d wave, and maybe even call. – Kazuo Ishiguro

  • When you lose someone who is your entire universe, it hits you. All the things you didn’t say, because the truth is that you think you have forever, but you don’t. You never do.

  • I know you feel broken, so I won’t tell you to have a wonderful day. Instead I whisper these words to you ‘just hold on’. As the darkest days of grief start to get less, the sun will rise again for you. – Zoey Clark-Coates

  • Love is like standing in wet cement, the longer you stay the harder to leave and you can never leave without leaving your marks behind.

  • I closed my eyes for only one second and you were gone. Now my heart aches, my eyes leak, my soul mourns and my family is broken. Only a moment that change forever and forever is such a long time.

  • I miss you so much. I miss the old me when you were here. I would give my life to hold you, or tell you how much I love you. How much I need you. How much you meant to me.

  • Goodbyes hurt more than anything especially when deep down you know, you’re never going to say hello again.

  • Sometimes there isn’t screaming anger or endless sorrow or a hurt that shakes your whole being. Sometimes there’s just quiet. An absence. A refusal of the mind to acknowledge any feeling at all.

  • Remember this! You are not alone. There are always Angels by your side.

Death Quotes In The End Love And Grief Are Intertwined We Cant Have One

In the end, love and grief are intertwined. We can’t have one without the other.

  • Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery. – F. Alexander Magoun

  • Some things are left unsaid like stories resting on nightstands waiting to be held again, but I will always remember the way you folded me at the corners like there was a part of me you wanted to come back to.

  • Every loss is unique. The truth is, the worst loss is the one that is happening to you, the one that has picked you up and thrown you down and left you struggling to put your life back together. – Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

  • The fact that something has happened to a million other people diminishes neither grief nor joy.

  • I could only be grateful when I realized that I would rather have known you for a moment than never at all. I would rather endure this inexplicable pain of outliving you than to never have seen your face, spoken your name. I would rather be yours and you be mine, regardless. Regardless of the sorrow, the sleepless nights and the years I will walk this earth, carrying you in my heart.

  • The years may pass but still you stay, as near and dear as yesterday.

  • When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.

  • But I must admit I miss you terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.

  • I keep you close to my heart. It beats stronger with you there. – N. R. Hart

  • Although you are gone memories of you are safe in my heart.

  • I have learned that you can keep going, long after you think you can’t.

  • When you lose someone, you get used to living day to day without them. But you’ll never get used to the 10 second heartbreak. That’s the time it takes to wake to full consciousness each day and remember – Nina Guilbeau

  • Sending hugs and kisses to Heaven.

  • I will love you until the moment I pass from this existence to the next and then I will find you again and love you some more. – Wyatt

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

  • 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.

  • It’s easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she’s never been anything but dead, than to miss her at all the places where she was alive. – John Scalzi

  • Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

  • There are some wounds that you never know how to carry. I am fumbling over the loss. The weight of it is too heavy for my hands. Reyhan Vega

  • Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.

  • My heart has followed you to Heaven.

  • Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living. – Alysha Speer

  • It doesn’t matter how long. To me it seems like yesterday.

  • I want to say somewhere: I’ve tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in. – Nicole Krauss

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

Grieving Quotes Memories Of You Fill My Mind Like Thousands Of Bright Stars

Memories of you fill my mind, like thousands of bright stars in the sky.

  • I haven’t heard your voice in years, but my heart has conversations with you everyday.

  • 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

  • I closed my eyes and spoke to you in a thousand silent ways.

  • Sometimes in the morning I forget that you’re gone.

  • I see what grief does, how it strips you bare, shows you all the things you don’t want to know. That loss doesn’t end, that there isn’t a moment where you are done, when you can neatly put it away and move on. – Elizabeth Scott

  • Loss leaves us empty, but learn not to close your heart and mind in grief. Allow life to replenish you. When sorrow comes it seems impossible, but new joys wait to fill the void.

  • Dear Lord my heart has been hurt so much this year. I ask that You help me to keep it from becoming bitter. I do the best I can, but each day something new keeps pulling me down. I’m reaching for Your hand Dear Lord, to lift me up. I need You now, to help me deal with this pain.

  • Isn’t it scary knowing that any time could be the last time you talk to someone? Keep that in mind.

  • 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

  • I wish that I could love you back to life.

  • The worst thing that a parent can go through, is having to give their sweet Angel back to Heaven.

  • In the blink of an eye, you were gone.

  • Loving you is easy we do it every day. Missing you is a heartache that never goes away.

  • They say when you lose someone you love, it will get easier with time. I find it getting harder and harder every day. This pain I feel seems to never subside. Carrying you with me, every step of the way.

  • The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? – Kahlil Gibran

  • I remember you in a thousand different ways. In the morning, at night, when I look at the stars, a special day, a song, a place, a smell.

  • In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart!

  • You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. – Jan Glidwell

  • 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

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

  • Sometimes you just need to cry your eyes out to be able to keep going.

  • The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Pierre Auguste Renoir

Quotes About Grief And Loss Hold On To The Memories Because Life Changes So Quickly

Hold on to the memories, because life changes so quickly that sometimes that’s all you are left with.

  • Still one more thing to wrap – your arms around someone grieving a loss this Christmas.

  • Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. – Emily Dickinson

  • To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness. – Erich Fromm

  • It didn’t kill me but something inside me died that day.

  • 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

  • Sometimes we can’t let go of memories, because they are constant reminders of a great story that we never expected to end.

  • 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. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

  • He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it. – Turkish Proverb

  • I wish you were here but you’re not, you’re there and there doesn’t know how lucky it is.

  • 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

  • Goodbyes hurt the most, when the story was not finished.

  • Missing someone is your heart’s way of reminding you that you love them.

  • My heart just aches to hear your voice, or to see you smile. I never thought that our time together would be cut so short. I will never accept the fact that you are not here anymore and I just want you to know that you will always be in my heart and I will forever treasure the memories we’ve made together.

  • 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

  • A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is. Think of someone you know or love who has lost a son or daughter and take a few minutes to remember and honor their beautiful Angels.

  • 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

  • Little by little we let go of loss but never of love.

  • I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. But I’m deeply honored knowing that you spent the rest of your life with me.

  • Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

Grief Sayings I Don’t Know Why They Call It Heartbreak

I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every part of my body is broken too.

  • Why do we only rest in peace? Why don’t we live in peace too?

  • On the days where no one but you mentions their name, I am so, so sorry. Say their name bravely. Know that they are real, they were still here, and they are still yours.

  • Everything about the holidays feels harder when someone you love is missing. But if they could see the effort you’re making they’d be really proud.

  • 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. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • When God opened the window of Heaven, He asked me, what is your wish today? I said, ‘Please take care of the person reading this’.

  • There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • You may have left my life, but you will never leave my heart.

  • Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. – William Shakespeare

  • Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief.

  • What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives and hearts of others. – Pericles

  • Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.

  • Sometimes I touch the things you used to touch, looking for echoes of your fingers. – Iain Thomas

  • I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen

  • Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will either say, I wish I had, or I’m glad I did!

  • 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

  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Jesus Christ

  • Through my grieving process, I don’t want to be admired for my strength nor pitied for my weakness. I just wan to be understood. Some days I may be strong, some days I may be weak. I chose neither.

  • I just miss you that’s all.

  • Do not protect yourself from grief by a fence, but rather by your friends. – Czech Proverb

Grief Expressions I Wish I Could Describe A Day Without You

I wish I could describe a day without you. The only word that comes to mind is emptiness.

  • With all the smiles you brought me I never thought that you could cause me so many tears.

  • I think the hardest part of losing someone isn’t having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always try to fill the void, the emptiness that’s left inside your heart when they go.

  • Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have. The deep capacity to weep for the loss of a loved one and to continue to treasure the memory of that loss is one of our noblest human traits. – Shneidman

  • Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. – Louise Erdrich

  • Courage is being afraid and going on the journey anyhow. – John Wayne

  • I’m not afraid of tomorrow because I know that God is already there.

  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. – Chinese Proverb

  • Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. – Alphonse de Lamartine

  • Tears are how our heart speaks, when our lips simply cannot find the words to describe the pain.

  • If you love someone let it be known ’cause God is calling people home every day.

  • I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart.

  • And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up! – Charles Dickens

  • When someone you love dies, it changes your life forever. It is not something your get over. The loss now becomes a part of who you are.

  • Walk a mile in my shoes then maybe you’ll see how hard it is hold back tears and fake a smile.

  • When someone you love dies it hurts, it hurts in places that you never even knew you had.

  • But one day all the pain will cease, when god restores the missing piece.

Grief Messages If A Star Fell Each Time I Thought Of You The Sky Would Be Empty

If a star fell each time I thought of you the sky would be empty.

  • Love and appreciate the people God gave you, because you never know when He will need them back.

  • No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side or you don’t.

  • Death, in itself, is nothing, but we fear to be we know not what, we now not where. – John Dryden

  • We talk about them because we’re proud. We talk about them, because they deserve to be remembered. We talk about them, because even though they are not physically with us, they are never far from our mind. We talk about them, because they are a part of us, a part that we could never ignore or disown. We talk about them because we love them still and always will. forever. Nothing will ever change that.

  • I think of you every day and I still miss you.

  • It hurts when you have someone in your heart, but you can’t have them in your arms.

  • The loneliest walk you’ll ever take is the one down the road of grief.

  • It’s scary to think that one day we’re going to have to live without our mother or father or brother or husband. Or that one day we’re going to have to walk this earth without our best friend by our side or them without us. Appreciate your loved ones while you can, because none of us are going to be here forever.

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  • Words can’t wipe away your tears. Hugs won’t ease your pain but hold on to your memories , forever they’ll remain.

  • Always loved. Never forgotten. Forever missed.

  • To be honest with you, I don’t have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, the ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about and I have a heart; A heart that’s aching to see you smile again.

Grief Notes I Wish I Could Climb Up To Heaven Give You A Big Hug

I wish I could climb up to Heaven, give you a big hug and tell you how much I love and miss you.

  • Sometimes only one person is missing and the whole world seems depopulated. – Alphonse de Lamartine

  • The hole you left in my life will always be a part of who I am.

  • I guess by now 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

  • I can wipe away the tears from my eyes, but I can’t wipe away the pain in my heart.

  • It’s hard to turn the page, when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.

  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

  • Some people only dream of Angels. I held one in my arms.

  • You are on the floor crying and you have been on the floor crying for days. And that is you being brave. That is you getting through it the best you know how. No one else can decide what your tough looks like.

  • Life doesn’t always give you the people you want and sometimes it takes away the people you need the most.

  • Sometimes I just look up, smile and say ‘I know that was you.’

  • Though absent you are very near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Quote Grief Loss Some Bring Light So Great That Even After Gone Light Remains

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

  • It’s tragic that once you had someone you’d die for and now all you can do for him is bring some flowers and light a candle.

  • Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.

  • We’ve shared our lives these many years. You’ve held my hand; you’ve held my heart. So many blessings, so few tears, yet, for a moment, we must part.

  • No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.

  • Though absent you are very near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

  • At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does.

  • There are many tears in the heart that will never reach the eyes.

  • I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

  • We talk about them, not because we’re stuck, or because we haven’t moved on, but we talk about them because we are theirs and they are ours and no passage of time will ever change that.

  • Even on days as beautiful as this, as warm and bright as today, there is always a darkness slowly seeping through.

  • Words alone cannot even begin to express just how much you are loved and missed. How I wish you could come back.

  • Nothing has made me sadder than imagining myself not seeing you ever again.

  • There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.

  • The hardest part is facing life without you. I miss you.

  • When someone experiences the loss of a loved one, It changes them in a way, that they could never go back to the person they once were.

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

  • When I’m sad I don’t want someone to tell me about how it gets better and that I need to move on. I need someone to tell me that it’s okay to be sad and that my feelings are validated. I don’t need someone to tell me about how much happier I could be. I need someone to hold me and tell me that I’ve been strong and that it’s okay to sometimes not be okay.

  • I will always love you. My only regret is that if I had known that the last time I saw you would be the last time. I would have hugged you a little tighter, told you I loved you a little louder and stayed by your side a little longer. My mind knows that you are gone, but my heart will never accept it. I miss you so much.

Grief Pain Quotes If You Asked Me How Many Times You Crossed My Mind

If you asked me how many times you’ve crossed my mind I would say once, because you never really left.

  • They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before, they are now wherever we are.

  • Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief as long as you make room for other things too. – Bubbles The Wire

  • You never know how much someone means to you until they are gone.

  • I was never ready for you to leave.

  • There is no greater gift you can give someone in grief than to ask them about their loved on and then really listen.

  • Loved with a love beyond all feeling. Missed with a grief beyond all tears.

  • They come to us in our darkest hours. I believe there are Angels among us.

  • There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven, spend the day with them just one more time, give them a hug, kiss them goodbye, or hear their voice again. One more chance to say I love you.

  • It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.

  • Don’t get angry at people who say we go nowhere when we die. They have just forgotten that we came from somewhere.

  • People say, ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’. Truth is, you knew what you had, you just never thought you would lose it.

  • Don’t wait until it’s too late to tell someone how much you love them, how much you care. Because when they’re gone, no matter how loud you shout and cry, they won’t hear you anymore.

Grief Thoughts Grieving Is Like Having Broken Ribs

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

  • There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept. Things we don’t want to know but have to learn and people we can’t live without but have to let go.

  • No matter how long it’s been, there are times when it suddenly becomes harder to breathe.

  • If you ever wonder if I miss you, the answer is always. Some days it’s gentler, like a constant melody, your name pouring through my mind on repeat. Your memory the undercurrent of my days.

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

  • I am so emotionally drained I can feel myself shutting down.

  • You can close the door on grief, but it will peek in through the window.

  • There will always be a profound sense of loss for what could have been.

  • A thousand words can’t bring you back, I know because I tried and neither can a million tears, I know because I cried.

  • I just can’t believe that you have gone forever. But I will see you in heaven.

Grief Statements Those Who Think There Is A Time Limit To Grieve Quote

Those who think there is a time limit to grieve, have never lost a piece of their heart.

  • And then you were gone. Just like that!

  • It is said blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted, but when you took your last breath did you not realize that it was you and only you that could return solace to my wounded soul?

  • I will not hide my grief as I did not hide my love.

  • The day you took your last breath was the day my world went dark.

  • You won’t ever be your old self again. You are growing into a new self. A new self that is born out of that grief.

  • If every tear we shed for you became a star above, you’d stroll in Angel’s gardens lit by everlasting love.

  • I still can’t believe that you are gone. I will never forget you.

  • May the constant love of friends and family soften your sadness. May cherished memories bring you moments OF comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving hearts.

  • Say not in grief that they are gone, but give thanks that they were yours.

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

  • Perhaps the only true comfort is believing I will see you again.

  • How do you put the pieces back together when the most important part is gone forever.

  • We miss you more than anyone knows, as time goes by the emptiness grows. We laugh, we talk, we play our part, but behind our smiles are broken hearts.

  • The loss of a loved one is one of the most tragic and devastating things a person could endure.

  • You are near, even if I don’t see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life, always.

  • It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here, in this hole that I can’t climb out of.

  • Cherish your mother and father, because one day they just might not be in this world anymore.

  • I woke up this morning and still can’t believe I have to live the rest of my life without you.

  • The day I lost you, I also lost me. I’ve been trying to find myself again, but it’s hard. It’s hard because you were a huge part of my life. Not having you here is so painful, I’m just not me anymore.

  • Do not judge the bereaved mother. She comes in many forms. She is breathing, but she is dying. She may look young, but inside she has become ancient. She smiles, but her heart sobs. She walks, she talks, she cooks, she cleans, she works, she is, but she is not, all at once. She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity.

  • When I miss you I don’t have to go far. I just have to look inside my heart, because that is where I’ll find you.

  • When you are in your mother’s stomach, you don’t know how great and beautiful life is, therefore, if life is this great, how great is Heaven?

  • The grieving do not just experience the loss of their loved one. They in some sense lose themselves. They lose security, trust and hope for the future. A person is forever changed after experiencing loss.

  • You don’t get over it, you just get through it. You don’t get by it, because you can’t get around it. It doesn’t ‘get better, it just gets different. Everyday, Grief puts on a new face.

  • When grieving we can be going along and everything seems okay. Then out of nowhere, grief hits full force. These are not set backs. They are a part of your grieving process.

  • When someone we love dies, the hardest part is not letting go of whom we have lost, it’s finding the strength and courage to move forward without them.

  • When my arms can’t reach people who are close to my heart, I always hug them with my prayers.

  • You realize how much you truly miss someone when something happens good or bad and the only person you want to tell is the one person who isn’t there.

  • There is no timeline for grieving. You can’t rush it. You will grieve, in some form, forever.

  • There is nothing nature that blooms all year long so don’t expect yourself to do so either.

  • It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. Sujish Kandampully

  • I admire people who choose to shine even after all the storms they’ve been through.

  • Feel it. It’s going to hurt, but every moment you’re sobbing you’re doing the work. Every moment you’re hurting, you’re healing. Tho only way out is through.

  • You should be here.

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

  • It was love and I lived in it and now it is grief and I will carry it. – Chloe Frayne

  • The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart. The secret anniversaries of the heart.

  • When you experience loss people tell you’ll move through the stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. What they don’t tell you is that you’ll go through them every day.

  • I am trying to remember you and let you go al the same time.

  • I miss you each day, everyday, all the time.

  • The world breaks everyone and afterwards some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

  • I am because you were.

  • I see people as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they’ll say something about it or not. I hate if they do and if they don’t. – C.S Lewis

  • Grief is a pain so deep it cannot be spoken. Grief is a pain that goes on and on.

  • Life is so ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is. Noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.

  • Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried. – Megan Devine

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

  • You won’t ever be your old self again. You are growing into a new self. A new self that is born out of that grief. – Ashley Davis Bush

  • The simple and bitter truth is that you grieve for your loved ones as long as you live.

  • Happiness is beneficial to the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. – Marcel Proust

  • You can never overcome grief. Not within a day, a week, a year, or a lifetime. – Elizabeth McCracker


Grief Thoughts Hope To Fall Asleep Before You Fall Apart Quote

Sometimes all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan

  • Grief means learning to live with the love and without the loved one.

  • There are some journeys that never began, yet in certain ways don’t ever end. Smiles that a mother could never kiss, when inside her a little heart stopped beating. – Rachita Bhatia Morales

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

  • I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that. – Robin Williams

  • There will always be a profound sense of loss for what could have been. – Nancy Friedlander

  • It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair, that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in. – Anna White

  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart. – Helen Keller

  • 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

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

  • Heaven will be no Heaven to me, if I do not meet my wife there. – Andrew Jackson

  • Today should have been so different. Just know I’m thinking about you. Missing you. Loving you. Celebrating you this side of Heaven. Happy Birthday In Heaven.

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  • When we realize that we are all alone, is when we need others the most. – Ronald Anthony

  • Look well into thyself. There is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou will always look there. – Marcus Aurelius

  • Grief changes shape but it never ends. – Keanu Reeves

  • We find a place for what we lose. Although we know that after such a loss the acute stage of mourning will subside, we also know that we shall remain inconsolable and will never find a substitute. No matter what may fill the gap, even if it be filled completely, it nevertheless remains something else. – Sigmund Freud

  • Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o’er-wrought heart and bids it break. – William Shakespeare

  • Grieving the loss of someone you love feels like carrying them around, hidden and invisible to the naked eye, but your spirit heavy with their memory and presence. I carry him with me everyday and these days it doesn’t weigh me down as much with sadness. These days his memory stamped on my heart is as normal to me as the color of my eyes, the sound of my own voice. When you mention him, you aren’t reminding me of him. He’s already intertwined with my every thought. When you mention him, you are reminding me that I’m not alone in remembering that he did exist, that he was here and that he’s still mine. – Lexi Behrndt

  • Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, ‘I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction. – Tyron Edwards

  • 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

  • I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. – C.S. Lewis

  • We all have someone we never speak of. Someone who meant so much that even breathing their name makes your soul tremble with memories and pain. – Nikita Gill

  • The song is ended but the melody lingers on. – Irving Berlin

  • 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

  • Why is it when we talk to God we are said to be praying, and when God talks to us, we’re said to be schizophrenic? – Lily Tomlin

  • As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. – Ursula K. LeGuin

  • If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

  • 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 and unspeakable love. – Washington Irving

  • Grief shared is grief diminished. – Rabbi Grollman

  • A light like yours can’t go out, and even though I can’t see you, when I look up at the twinkling stars, I know you are still shining somewhere too. – Jane Lee Logan

  • 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. – Megan Devine

  • The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered and that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. – John Greene

  • Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. – Kevin Arnold

  • Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die. It happens again every single morning. – Anna Quindlen

  • Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders. That is why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day. – Edward Hirsch

  • In Grief there is no stage called closure. – David Kessler

  • I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel, For words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  • A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. – Andre Maurois

  • I counted the hours. Then the days. Then the weeks. Then the months. I don’t know if I have enough strength to count the years. – Renata Suzuki

  • Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone. – Morrie Schwartz

  • Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something – Proverb.

  • Tearless grief bleeds inwardly. Christian Nestell Bovee

  • Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength. – Bryant McGill

  • Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day. – Markus Zusak

  • People who need help sometimes look a lot like people who don’t need help. – Glennon Doyle Melton

  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Grieving people aren’t idiots. They don’t need to be reminded that life goes on, because time moves ever forward whether we want it to or not. – Tim Lawrence.

  • In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on. – Robert Frost

  • Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep. – Carl Sandburg

  • Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire

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

  • You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart. – Winnie The Pooh.

  • We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. – Katie Thurmes

  • Your tears are evidence that you have loved. – David Kessler

  • I can’t let go, so I remember. I have to remember because memories are all I have left. – Ranata Suzuki

  • Grieving is a journey that teaches us how to love in a new way now that our loved one is no longer with us. Consciously remembering those who have died is the key that opens the heart, that allows us to love them in new ways. – Tom Attig

  • One more day, one more time. One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied but then again, I know what it would do Leave me wishing still for one more day with you. – Diamond Rio

  • Grief makes one hour ten. – William Shakespeare

  • You gave me forever within the numbered days. – John Green

  • Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. – Iris Murdoch

  • 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

  • Tears water our growth. – William Shakespeare

  • 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

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

  • To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. This hole in your heart is the shape of the one you lost and no one else can fit it. – Jeanette Winterson

  • Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you. – Mother Teresa

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

  • There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start. – Shel Silverstein

  • We knew how to love them in their presence, now we must learn to love them in their absence. David Kessler

  • Time only teaches us to conceal our pain from others and we learn to grieve all by ourselves. – Narin Grewal

  • How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – A.A. Milne

  • It’s as if the grief has made its own body, inside my body. – Tara Hardy

  • For in grief nothing stays put. One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it? How often will it be for always? How often will the vast emptiness astonish me like a complete novelty and make me say, I never realized my loss till this moment? The same leg is cut off time after time. – C.S. Lewis

  • What I’ve learned is that you cannot escape your grief. You can try to drown it in distractions, kill it with your vices, or pretend like it isn’t even there. Sooner or later, it will spring back out of its secret hiding place and demand you stand and face it. – Beau Tapli

  • I see what grief does, how it strips you bare, shows you all the things you don’t want to know. That loss doesn’t end, that there isn’t a moment where you are done, when you can neatly put it away and move on. – Elizabeth Scott

  • Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. – Albert Camus

  • It takes courage to say goodbye. To stare at a thing lost and know it is gone forever. Some tears are iron forged. – Jay Kristoff

  • The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. – Irving Berlin

  • I wonder if my first breath was as soul-stirring to my mother as her last breath was to me. – Lisa Goich

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

  • Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you. – Mother Teresa

  • It’s as if the grief has made its own body, inside my body. – Tara Hardy

  • What I’ve learned is that you cannot escape your grief. You can try to drown it in distractions, kill it with your vices, or pretend like it isn’t even there. Sooner or later, it will spring back out of its secret hiding place and demand you stand and face it. – Beau Tapli

  • I see what grief does, how it strips you bare, shows you all the things you don’t want to know. That loss doesn’t end, that there isn’t a moment where you are done, when you can neatly put it away and move on. – Elizabeth Scott

  • Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. – Albert Camus

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

  • You can love someone so much, but you can never love people as much as you can miss them. – John Green

  • And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve. – Molly Ringle

  • I will spend my life waiting to meet you on the other side, where the end is just the beginning and time no longer exists. It is here where we will begin again and the word goodbye will never again be uttered. – Zoe Clark-Coates

  • Please don’t judge people. You don’t know what it took to get out of bed, look and feel as presentable as possible and face the day. You never truly know the daily struggles of others. Kara Salmanohn

  • Grief, after the initial shock of loss, comes on in waves. When your driving alone in you’re car, while your doing the dishes, while you’re getting ready for work and all of a sudden it hits you, how so very much you miss someone and your breath catches and your tears flow and the sadness is so great it’s physically painful. -Nicole Gabert

  • Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. – Ezra Taft Benson

  • Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. – Robertson Davies.

  • When sorrow’s cup is filled up to the brim, the slightest touch of memory can cause tears to spill again. – John Mark Green

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

  • A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou

  • We are grieving. We are not contagious. We are not sad all the time. We laugh, we smile, we cry, we weep for being happy. We live, we talk, we feel, we come from every background. – Jennifer Davis

  • 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, or a pair of shoes made, or a garden planted. Something your hand touched 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. – Ray Bradbury

  • There is no point in saying, ‘This, too, shall pass.’ For a time, we do not even want it to pass. We hold on to grief, fearing that its lifting will be the final betrayal. -Ahdaf Soueif

  • Time is too slow for those that wait, too swift for those that fear, too long for those that grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is Eternity. – Henry Van Dyke


Quotes On Grief Nobody Ever Really Knows How Much Anyone Else Is Hurting

The sad thing is that nobody ever really knows how much anyone else is hurting. We could be standing next to somebody who is completely broken and we wouldn’t even know it.

  • Believing we will see them again does not change the pain that they are not here now.

  • It’s so hard to fathom that life just goes on. People laughing, sunshine, lovers, flowers, while I try to find all the pieces I was shattered into.

  • Where do you send things to when your heart hasn’t got any room left?

  • It’s like you were here and then all of a sudden you’re just gone.

  • Sometimes it’s okay that the only thing you did today was breathe.

  • Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t!

  • You’re going to lose people in your life and realize that no matter how much time you spent with them, or how much you appreciate them and told them so, it will NEVER seem like it was enough.

  • Sometimes when one person is missing the whole world seems depopulated. – Alphones de Lamartine

  • Grief falls upon human beings as the rain, not selecting good or evil, visiting the innocent, condemning those who have done no wrong. – Richard Jefferies

  • Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. – Antoine Rivarol

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

  • Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving. – Elizabeth McCracken

  • Sometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t build character. It only hurts. – Kate Jacobs

  • It’s amazing how within the presence of thousands the absence of one is all that matters. – Joshua Ryan Stewart

  • Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces. – Richard Kadrey

  • 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

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

  • To weep is to make less the depth of grief. – William Shakespeare

Grief Regret Quotes Bitterest Tears Shed Over Graves For Words Left Unsaid

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

  • What cannot be said will be wept. – Sappho


  • A company of Angels follows us wherever we go. They share everything with us, our happiest hours and deepest sorrow.

  • The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, the ache in my heart will always stay.

  • My life closed twice before its close, it yet remains to see, if Immortality unveil, a third event to me. So huge, so hopeless to conceive, as these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. – Emily Dickinson

  • I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past. I have just the present moment and I must treat it as my last.

  • Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay.

  • We think about you always, we talk about you still, you have never been forgotten and you never will. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain, to walk and guide us through our lives, until we meet again.

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  • And here am I, budding among the ruins with only sorrow to bite on, as if weeping were a seed and I the earth’s only furrow. – Pablo Neruda

  • And if you’ve never felt your soul being torn apart. You’ve never loved anyone with all your heart.

  • Even though death has torn us apart, your love lives forever inside of my heart. – C.A. Martine

  • Watching someone you love suffer, then die, is one of the hardest thing you will ever have to do.

  • I’ve cried a million tears before, and tried to stop each one. But the tears keep burning in my eyes, and I fear they’ve just begun.

  • Thinking of you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache, that never goes away.

  • There are no happy endings, endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start. – Shel Silverstein

  • Let me come in when you are weeping friend and let me take your hand. I who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand. – Grace Noll Crowell


Child Loss Grief Quotes Hardest Part Losing Child Is Living Everyday Afterwards

The hardest part of losing a child is living every day afterwards.

  • I will always wonder who you would have been.

  • If I had lost a limb, people would see it gone and sympathize. No one would ask me if I was over it when speaking of my loss. They would kindly ask how I was doing and how I was adjusting to my new life. They would forgive my permanent limp if I had lost a leg and adjust their pace to match my new one. Instead I am learning to live with the loss of something far more vital to me than any limb. I have lost a child. I will never have the life I had before and although my injury is not physically obvious, a part of me may always limp as I move forward. A part of me is now missing and it always will be. – KP

  • I am a stillbirth mother. I am still a mother!

  • Think of your child then, not as dead, but as living. Not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted and touched by a divine hand, is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth – Richard Hooker

  • The death of a child, it’s like losing your breath and never catching it again. It’s a forever panic attack, feeling you heart dying as your soul is screaming for them and no matter what you try to do you continue to lose your mind.

  • A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.

  • I have my fake face when I am out in public! I am crying inside every day and my heart is broken.

  • I hope you never have to know how it feels. The strongest person in the world is a grieving mother that wakes up and keeps going every morning. – Tara Watkins Anderson

  • To my child. Gone too soon. You are my first thought every morning and my last thought every night.

  • Child loss is not an event, it is an indescribable journey of survival.

  • Before you tell a grieving parent to be grateful for the children they have, think about which one of yours you could live without.

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Pet Loss Quotes Difficult Thing Owning A Dog Saying Goodbye

Someone asked me what the most difficult thing about owning a dog was. I replied, the goodbye.

  • We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan. – Irving Townsend

  • Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life and love others, dogs already know how to do that so they don’t have to stay as long.

  • Best friends live forever in the memories we keep.

  • There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitzer

  • No time on earth is long enough to share with the animals we love, or prepare our hearts to say goodbye.

  • There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and woman to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. – Rudyard Kipling

  • Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions. They pass no criticisms. – George Eliot

  • The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me? – Walter Scott


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