Grief And Loss Quotes

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1. “Loss eventually arrives when something departs. Grief is working through both.”

Tags : Abandoned Abandonment Arrival Depart Departure Empty Grief Grief And Loss Loss Process Processing Void

2. “Now, what’s stirring in this murky sea of complexity and foolishness is an almost suffocating need to breathe fresh history.”

Tags : Awakened Mind Awakening Discovery Emergencee Enlightenment Epiphany Exploration Grief And Loss Journey Personal History Resilience Resiliency Self Realization Transcendence
Author : Laurie Perez
Source : The Look of Amie Martine

3. “Perhaps ... To R.A.L.Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel one more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of you.Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet,Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,Though You have passed away.Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,And crimson roses once again be fair,And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,Although You are not there.But though kind Time may many joys renew,There is one greatest joy I shall not knowAgain, because my heart for loss of YouWas broken, long ago.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Grief Inspirational Bereavement War World War I
Author : Vera Brittain
Source : Testament of Youth

4. “Even as grief flickers in me, I feel something like a first kiss happening — a meeting with someone dearly amazing, life-changing, lucky....”

Tags : First Kiss Grief And Loss Kismet Transcendence
Author : Laurie Perez
Source : The Look of Amie Martine

5. “We have a choice. We can be jaded by what we’ve lost, or joyous over what that thing had accomplished while we had it.”

Tags : Accomplished Achieve Achieved Choice Choose Grief Grief And Loss Jaded Joy Joyful Joyous Loss Losses Opinion Perspective Point Of View

6. “I thought about how the smallest of things could set someone on a bustling fire when you didn't have the right shoulder to lean on.”

Tags : Breaking Down Grief And Loss Hope Rhys Trials Of Life
Author : Diyar Harraz
Source : Like The Starlings

7. “Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown days, a week, a year, or a decade, each far too precious little and yet, poignantly too much at the same time, to see an irrevocably declined loved one languish and suffer. That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don't understand, leaving us to weep with a mixture of angst and gratitude all at the same time. It is finally ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place. When the time finally comes, we can be enveloped in a warm cloak of long-awaited acceptance and peace that eases our own pain. It quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one of those bittersweet days, weeks... or years.”

Tags : Acceptance Aging Parents Bittersweet Life Death Death And Dying Grief And Loss Loved Ones Peace Suffering Terminal Illness
Author : Connie Kerbs
Source : Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

8. “Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown hours, days, a week, a year, or a decade, each far too precious little and yet, poignantly too much at the same time, to see an irrevocably declined loved one languish and suffer. That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don't understand, leaving us to weep a special cocktail of tears made of angst and gratitude, permeating us with some of the deepest emotions we will ever know. Finally, the release is ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place. It also envelopes us in a warm cloak of acceptance and peace that eases our own pain. It quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one of those bittersweet hours, days, weeks... or years.” Until that day of our own flying away, and beholding our loved one again, in that Beautiful Paradise.”

Tags : Acceptance Aging Parents Bittersweet Life Death Death And Dying Grief And Loss Loved Ones Peace Suffering Terminal Illness
Author : Connie Kerbs
Source : Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

9. “You’ve got to trust yourself. Be gentle with yourself. And listen to yourself. You’re the only person who can get you through this now. You’re the only one who can survive your story, the only one who can write your future.All you’ve got to do, when you’re ready, is stand up, {and begin again.}”

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Author : Tessa Shaffer
Source : Heaven Has No Regrets

10. “I wonder if my first breath was as soul-stirring to my mother as her last breath was to me. – From 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two-Week Goodbye”

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Source : 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

11. “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.”

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Author : Tessa Shaffer
Source : Heaven Has No Regrets

12. “Loss is only temporary when you believe in God!”

Tags : Bereavement Counseling Death Of A Loved One Faith Faith In God God Grief Grief And Loss Grief And Regret Grief Inspirational Grief Inspirational Bereavement Grief Quotes Grief Support Hope Jesus Loss Loss Of A Baby Loss Of A Child Loss Of Family Loss Of Love Loss Of Parent Mourning Spirituality Quotes Therapy
Author : Latoya Alston

13. “Heaven left a hole in your heart. But it’s up to you to choose if that hole will be filled with pain, anger, and the eternal darkness of loss . . . Or if you will choose to fill it with light and love and have that hole shine out of you like a spotlight into your life, keeping their memory alive . . .{It’s up to you.}”

Tags : Anger Courage Quotes Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Grieving Loss Heaven Heaven Has No Regrets Heaven Quotes Inspirational Life Inspirational Love Inspirational Quotes Loss Memorial Memory Loss No Regrets Pain Remembering Loved Ones
Author : Tessa Shaffer
Source : Heaven Has No Regrets

14. “Birth is not a beginning; it’s a continuation. That lends tremendous comfort because we then understand that, equally true, death is not an end; it’s merely a continuation.”

Tags : Birth Continuation Death Death And Dying Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational

15. “In the dim light of today are the shadows of yesterday’s affliction and the hope of tomorrow’s gifts.”

Tags : Afflictions Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Hope Inspirational Pregnancy Loss

16. “Whatever loss, pain or tragedy you have experienced, you can get through.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Inspirational
Source : Keep Going: From Grief to Growth

17. “Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given birth, it is impossible to explain child loss to a person who has never lost a child.”

Tags : Death Death Of A Child Grief Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Grief Quotes

18. “It’s okay to cry. Giving in to the tears is terrifying,like freefalling to earth without a parachute. But it’s vital to our wellbeing as we process the deep anguish.”

Tags : Crying Grief Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Grief Quotes

19. “I should be scared, but I am far too excited to let in any fear.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Inspirational
Source : Keep Going: From Grief to Growth

20. “Grief, we know where we've been. We know where we want to be.”

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21. “On grief. We know where we've been. We know where we want to be.”

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22. “Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.”

Tags : Easter Future Grief Grief And Loss Hope Loss New Beginnings Resurrection

23. “In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old.”

Tags : Easter Grief Grief And Loss New Beginnings Resurrection

24. “Maybe the thing that we’re losing is the very thing that has caused us to lose everything else in the first place.”

Tags : Cause And Effect Consequences Grief Grief And Loss Lose Losing Loss Outcomes Repercussions

25. “Better to scratch the wound than bandage it: those who lose a child shouldn't be consoled; parents die to make room for their kids, not the other way around. He wasn't being cruel, he just thought a gash that deep had to be respected, not swaddled over with cuddles.”

Tags : Death Of A Child Grief And Loss
Author : Yuri Herrera
Source : La transmigración de los cuerpos

26. “I was tired of well-meaning folks, telling me it was time I got over being heartbroke. When somebody tells you that, a little bell ought to ding in your mind. Some people don't know grief from garlic grits. There's somethings a body ain't meant to get over. No I'm not suggesting you wallow in sorrow, or let it drag on; no I am just saying it never really goes away. (A death in the family) is like having a pile of rocks dumped in your front yard. Every day you walk out and see them rocks. They're sharp and ugly and heavy. You just learn to live around them the best way you can. Some people plant moss or ivy; some leave it be. Some folks take the rocks one by one, and build a wall.”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Grief Grief And Loss Healing Heartbreak Mourning
Source : American Pie

27. “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.”

Tags : Death Death And Dying Death Of A Loved One Grief Grief And Loss Grief And Loss Quotes Grieve Mortality Pain Pain Goes Away Sadness Truth Truth Of Life
Author : V.C. Andrews
Source : Flowers in the Attic

28. “I am the mother of three children whose birth mother died of cancer when they were young. When I met them, they were ages twelve, ten, and eight, all grieving in very different ways. I have seen first hand the pain and confusion that accompanies childhood loss. But I have also seen the healing that can take place when children begin to understand who Jesus is and how much He loves them. By using our family's personal experience as a foundation, I hope this book will be a refuge for grieving children to express their sorrow, to feel understood in all their pain, and to come to know that God is their ultimate source of comfort, healing, hope, and joy here on earth, as well as in heaven.”

Tags : Childhood Grief Death Of A Parent Grief Grief And Loss Hope

29. “I think the purest of souls, those with the most fragile of hearts, must be meant for a short life. They can't be tethered or held in your palm.Just like a sparrow, they light on your porch. Their song might be brief, but how greedy would we be to ask for more? No, you cannot keep a sparrow. You can only hope that as they fly away, they take a little bit of you with them.”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Friendship And Love Grief Grief And Loss Living Life To The Fullest Loss Memorial Memories Missing Someone Mourning Short Life
Author : Emm Cole
Source : The Short Life of Sparrows

30. “Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them.”

Tags : Anguish Caring Compassion Death Grief Grief And Loss Love Loving Meaning Of Life Mourning Quotable Quotes Sacrifice Vulnerability

31. “She thought of the Good Shepherd with His sheep. Of the Man hanging upon the cross. And the understanding bubbled up within her soul: He makes all things new.”

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Source : The Fragrance of Geraniums

32. “Someday you will wake up feeling 51 percent happy and slowly, molecule by molecule, you will feel like yourself again.”

Tags : Breakup Grief Grief And Loss Heartbreak Heartbroken Recover
Author : Amy Poehler

33. “The greatest loss lies in our inability to accept loss.”

Tags : Abandoned Ability Accept Acceptance Forsake Forsaken Grief Grief And Loss Inability Lose Loss Losses

34. “...we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes not in how many tears we shed but in how we act after those tears have dried.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss
Source : Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

35. “All the times I have suddenly realized that my parents are dead, even now, it still surprises me, to exist in the world while that which made me has ceased to exist.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Philosophy
Author : Nicole Krauss
Source : The History of Love

36. “Journey becomes difficult when we know the destination but not aware of the right path, may be the supreme power testing your moral and physical stamina.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Life Life Lessons Love Solitary
Source : Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

37. “Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Hope And Despair
Source : Slade House

38. “No one ever told me how sorrow traumatizes your heart, making you think it will never beat exactly the same way again. No one ever told me how grief feels like a wet sock in my mouth. One I’m forced to breathe through, thinking that with each breath I’ll come up short and suffocate.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Heart Heart Break Heartbroken Sorrow Suffocate Trauma
Author : Sarah Noffke
Source : Awoken

39. “Mrs. Sussex said Byron’s loss would grow more bearable. But here was the nub: he didn’t want to lose his loss. Loss was all he had left of his mother. If time healed the gap, it would be as if she’d never been there.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss
Author : Rachel Joyce
Source : Perfect

40. “Dead. Even in the silence of my mind I cannot think the word. I cannot acknowledge this most obvious and terrible of truths.”

Tags : Death Grief Grief And Loss Love Hurts Lovers
Source : Outlanders

41. “She did not belong to the healthy group of widows and widowers who, after mourning, would nurture the seed of their grief into growing from loss—perhaps continuing the dreams of the lost, or learning to cherish alone the things they’d cherished together.She belonged instead to the sad lot who clung to grief, who nurtured it by never moving beyond it. They’d shelter it deep inside where the years padded it in saudade layers like some malignant pearl.”

Tags : Bereavement Grief Grief And Loss Grief Quotes Grieving Loss Widow Widower Widowhood
Author : Darrell Drake
Source : A Star-Reckoner's Lot

42. “For a long time things were so bad. Very bad. Dark even when there was light.The only thing that kept the dark back was the Forever Shiny Thing that was her secret...It is a word...the word hangs on a silver chain. The word is HOPE.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Hope
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : The Darkest Evening of the Year

43. “sometimes I just want to sit in the same place forever because I don't have the energy for another day without Cal in it.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Cath Crowley
Source : Words in Deep Blue

44. “Having a conscience now is a grief-soaked proposition”

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45. “No one knew she cried in the night for Lyle and her lost happiness, that under that biscuit crust exterior she was all butter grief and hunger.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Bastard Out of Carolina

46. “As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you're drowning, with wreckage all around you. Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty and the magnificence of the ship that was, and is no more. And all you can do is float. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it's some physical thing. Maybe it's a happy memory or a photograph. Maybe it's a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive. In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall and crash over you without mercy. They come 10 seconds apart and don't even give you time to catch your breath. All you can do is hang on and float. After a while, maybe weeks, maybe months, you'll find the waves are still 100 feet tall, but they come further apart. When they come, they still crash all over you and wipe you out. But in between, you can breathe, you can function. You never know what's going to trigger the grief. It might be a song, a picture, a street intersection, the smell of a cup of coffee. It can be just about anything...and the wave comes crashing. But in between waves, there is life. Somewhere down the line, and it's different for everybody, you find that the waves are only 80 feet tall. Or 50 feet tall. And while they still come, they come further apart. You can see them coming. An anniversary, a birthday, or Christmas, or landing at O'Hare. You can see it coming, for the most part, and prepare yourself. And when it washes over you, you know that somehow you will, again, come out the other side. Soaking wet, sputtering, still hanging on to some tiny piece of the wreckage, but you'll come out. Take it from an old guy. The waves never stop coming, and somehow you don't really want them to. But you learn that you'll survive them. And other waves will come. And you'll survive them too. If you're lucky, you'll have lots of scars from lots of loves. And lots of shipwrecks.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Me

47. “It could be argued that death is inherently absurd, and that grinning is not necessarily an inappropriate response. I mean absurd in the sense of ridiculous, unreasonable. One second a person is there, the next they're not.”

Tags : Death Grief And Loss

48. “When we put his kippah into the museum, everyone was talking about how much money it was worth and the embroidery by some famous artist and how it was a national relic, and all this -- but I was just thinking of Shabbat, and seders, and -- and it didn't mean any of those things to me. It meant lighting candles. It meant he'd hid the afikomen in the palace for me and joking with his advisors as he waited around for me to find it so he could give me a new book. National treasure? I--' She blinked away new tears, but this time the look on her face was one of indignation.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Jewish
Source : The Second Mango

49. “You are no longer responsible. You are no longer allowed to give a shit. Nobody can need you ever again. Go.”

Tags : Freedom Grief Grief And Loss
Source : Teeth

50. “She was gone but it seemed she was still always there, right at the center.”

Tags : Death Grief And Loss
Author : Georgia Blain
Source : Darkwater

51. “Ethel and Frances found a means for consolation together: travel.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Travel

52. “I'm really all right, she would think, carefully, lightly, as she pulled the key from the ignition, trying not to examine the sensation too closely or lose it with any sudden movement, as if it were a thin-filmed shiny bubble poised in her chest.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss
Author : Tessa Hadley
Source : Married Love and Other Stories

53. “In that moment Paulette stepped outside anything that had ever hurt her before. Harve needed her more than she needed herself.But she had nothing to say. Nothing to offer him. She came up empty.“I may not have shot any of those babies in safety seats, but I took out my share o’ guys in a country I started thinking we had no right bein’ in. I could tell myself they’d signed up for it, knowing they might not go home, but that just didn’t cut it after a while.” …… “Oh, they were scumbags, alright. Other guys in my unit’d be ready to just level the kids too, cause they were getting in our way, but I said, Wait. Let me try goin’ in first. Let me come at ’em from the rear.“Other times I just lost myself in the righteous glory of cluster bombing the hell outa those bastards.“And for that one moment, in all the cheering and explosions it’s like all was right with the world. It was John Phillip Sousa at Disneyland.“But then you wake up a little. You just snuffed out future generations. Maybe bad guys can have good kids if you let ’em. We’ll never know now.”He was coming close to crying.“And then you see all those pieces; kid parts lying everywhere.“And their little faces.“If they even still had faces.“Once you finish throwing up, and then toss back a few at camp pub, your next job is to find something inside you that you can bury that under.“And then … what? Just go on living?”- From “The Gardens of Ailana”

Tags : Grief And Loss Literary Fiction
Author : Edward Fahey
Source : The Gardens of Ailana

54. “When shall I cease to regret you! – When learn to feel a home elsewhere! – Oh! Happy house, could you know what I suffer in now viewing you from this spot, from whence perhaps I may view you no more! – And you, ye well-known trees! – but you will continue the same. – No leaf will decay because we are removed, nor any branch become motionless although we can observe you no longer! – No; you will continue the same; unconscious of the pleasure or the regret you occasion, and insensible of any change in those who walk under your shade! – But who will remain to enjoy you?”

Tags : Grief And Loss Nostalgia
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Sense and Sensibility

55. “To let something go is to participate in a much greater dance that we call life.”

Tags : Dance Existence Grief Grief And Loss Journey Life Living Loss Release Releasing

56. “He was my North, my South, my East and West,My working week and my Sunday rest,My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;For nothing now can ever come to any good.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : W. H. AUD EN

57. “One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted.”

Tags : Adversity Anxiety Crushed Crying Cure Depression Detestable Emotions Empathy Failure Feelings Grief And Loss Loss Man Melancholy Pain Passion Punishment Sadness Sin Stress Suffering Tears Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami

58. “Can anyone actually find a replacement for a lost loved one?Isn't there a difference between things and human beings?”

Tags : Death Divorce Grief Grief And Loss Loss Lost Love Love Relations Separations
Author : honeya

59. “To ease a grieving heart is the world's greatest pleasure, more so, when the heart is yours.”

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60. “Grief, as in everything, should be experienced in moderation. There is a time to grieve heavily but then there is a time to set it aside and become happy in life again.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grief And Loss Quotes Happiness In Life
Source : The Feathered Crown: A Windflower Saga Novella

61. “Wracking sobs rip from the innermost chamber of my heart, and I give into them, allowing them to fully take over. Pain lances me on all sides, and I bury my head in my knees, giving in to the heartache.I cry for my parents.For my lost life.For the threat that Addison poses, scaring me in ways it shouldn’t.For a boy I can’t have and shouldn’t want.For the never-ending gut-wrenching hollow ache in my chest and the soul-crushing loneliness I feel.”

Tags : Angsty Romance Dysfunctional Families Grief And Loss New Adult Romance Teen Drama Tragedy Young Adult Romance
Author : Siobhan Davis
Source : Finding Kyler

62. “Every wonderful quality "in" someone is waiting to be recognized in all of life's great symphony.”

Tags : Donna Goddard Grief Grief And Loss Grief Quotes Healing Healing Grief Self Healing Self Help Spirit Spiritual Spiritual Growth Spiritual Healing Spiritual Life Spiritual Quotes Spiritual Wisdom Spirituality
Author : Donna Goddard

63. “Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you.”

Tags : Comfort Comforting Thought Death Death And Dying Dog Love Dog Loyalty Dogs Faith Grief Grief And Loss Heaven Life After Death Love Love Quotes Solace
Source : Pet Humor!

64. “Grief is always sudden as winter, no matter how long the autumn.”

Tags : Autumn Grief Grief And Loss Mourning Sudden Winter
Source : Forgetting: impressions from the millennial borderland

65. “When Death, or adverse Fortune's ruthless gale,Tears our best hopes away, the wounded HeartExhausted, leans on all that can impartThe charm of Sympathy; her mutual wailHow soothing! never can her warm tears failTo balm our bleeding grief's severest smart;Nor wholly vain feign'd Pity's solemn art,Tho' we should penetrate her sable veil.Concern, e'en known to be assum'd, our painsRespecting, kinder welcome far acquiresThan cold Neglect, or Mirth that Grief profanes.Thus each faint Glow-worm of the Night conspires,Gleaming along the moss'd and darken'd lanes,To cheer the Gloom with her unreal fires.”

Tags : Concern Grief And Loss Mirth Neglect Pity Soothing Sorrow Tears
Author : Anna Seward
Source : Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace

66. “And sometimeswhen she does remember,she calls me her little angeland she knows where she isand everything is all rightfor a second or a minuteand then we cry;she for the life that she lostI for the woman I only know about through the stories of her children.”

Tags : Alzheimers Carer Dementia Grief And Loss Loss
Source : Portraits of Girls I never Met

67. “Death will paint everything a different shade of remorse. You’ll feel guilty that you’re still breathing. But you can’t stop.You’ll feel guilty for wanting to laugh again. And it will be awful the first time that you do. You’ll feel guilty for just about everything at first.And someday, at some point, you’ll start to feel guilty . . . for forgetting to feel guilty.But of all Heaven’s lessons, guilt isn’t one of them. You don’t need to hold on to it. It doesn’t need to be a practice and it shouldn’t be your life. Heaven would never approve of your guilt.Because Heaven has no regrets.”

Tags : Death Death And Dying Death And Love Death Of A Loved One Grief Grief And Loss Grief Quotes Grieving Loss Grieving Quotes Guilt Guilt Quotes Healing Heaven Heaven Quotes
Author : Tessa Shaffer
Source : Heaven Has No Regrets

68. “Maybe there is no one way to deal with grief, but knowing that we're not totally alone is the best we can do.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Bereavement Grief Quotes Widow
Author : Ann Benjamin

69. “To all the motherless daughters out there; may your heartache serve you in the best of ways. May your grief give you a better understanding of yourself, may your sentiment allow you to express and create, and may your love expand beyond what you ever thought possible.”

Tags : Daughter Death Death Of A Loved One Grief Grief And Loss Love Mama Mother Motherless Motherless Daughter Mourning
Author : Kayko Tamaki

70. “The process of recovering from addictiveness happens at a deeper level of consciousness and through feeling our pain without using old addictive fixes. There is no escaping that getting in touch with our original pain is the touchstone to mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.”

Tags : Addiction Addiction And Recovery Addictiveness Consciousness Family Of Origin Grief Grief And Loss Grief Work Original Pain Work The Kindness Habit
Source : The Kindness Habit: Transforming our Relationship to Addictive Behaviours

71. “Hitting bottom is an inside job — it's something that happens within our consciousness.”

Tags : Addiction Addiction And Recovery Addictiveness Consciousness Family Of Origin Grief And Loss Hitting Bottom Original Pain Work The Kindness Habit
Source : The Kindness Habit: Transforming our Relationship to Addictive Behaviours

72. “What was closure if not a clock? Not an end as everyone imagined, but a beginning.”

Tags : Closure Grief And Loss Time
Source : In Absence of Fear

73. “Loss has no friend, no allies, no benefit to the human spirit.”

Tags : Child Children Counseling Grief And Loss Loss Psychology Trauma Traumatic Experiences
Author : Asa Don Brown

74. “I have attempted for years to make fun of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is a dangerous game. It’s similar to poking fun at the largest, scariest bully at your school and assuming you won’t get beat up.”

Tags : Depression Grief And Loss Humor Memoir Ptsd
Author : Kelly Wilson
Source : Caskets from Costco

75. “For me, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is like a good friend. A necessary girlfriend, but with chronic PMS. A temperamental – and even volatile – friend who does not play well with others and whom I dearly love. It’s a strange relationship.”

Tags : Depression Grief Grief And Loss Hope Humor Memoir Ptsd
Author : Kelly Wilson
Source : Caskets from Costco

76. “Don't grieve over the past, It's all gone!Don't worry about the future, It may never come! Live in the present, And enjoy every moment.”

Tags : Future Grief Grief And Loss Live In The Moment Live In The Present Now Past Present

77. “The loss of a child exploits the emotions of each individual it encounters.”

Tags : Child Counseling Counseling Connect Grief And Loss Loss Psychology
Author : Asa Don Brown

78. “As an individual, you are entitled to your time of grief, process of grief, and right to grieve.”

Tags : Child Children Counseling Grief And Loss Parenting Psychology
Author : Asa Don Brown

79. “An anchor should be someone who is personally open and willing to communicate.”

Tags : An Anchor Counseling Grief And Loss Loss Psychology
Author : Asa Don Brown

80. “Being in home is like magic moments, in a magic world, among magicians.”

Tags : Depression Grief And Loss Happiness Inspirational Love Motivational Psychological Relationship Self Help Book Solitary

81. “God gifted a Zoo; with a paralyzed care taker.”

Tags : Depression Grief And Loss Happiness Inspirational Love Motivational Psychological Relationship Self Help Book Solitary

82. “The only way to overcome the grief‬ is to go through it!”

Tags : Grief And Loss Life Reconciliation Wounds
Author : Paul Gitwaza

83. “It is not as if an 'I' exists independently over here and then simply loses a 'you' over there, especially if the attachment to 'you' is part of what composes who 'I' am. If I lose you, under these conditions, then I not only mourn the loss, but I become inscrutable to myself. Who 'am' I, without you? When we lose some of these ties by which we are constituted, we do not know who we are or what to do. On one level, I think I have lost 'you' only to discover that 'I' have gone missing as well. At another level, perhaps what I have lost 'in' you, that for which I have no vocabulary, is a relationality that is composed neither exclusively of myself nor you, but is to be conceived as *the tie* by which those terms are differentiated and related.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grieving Mourning
Author : Judith Butler
Source : Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

84. “In the months that followed my mother's death, I managed to look like a normal person. I walked the street; I answered my phone; I brushed my teeth; most of the time. But I was not OK. I was in grief. Nothing seemed important. Daily tasks were exhausting. Dishes piled in the sink, knives crusted with strawberry jam. At one point I did not wash my hair for ten days. I felt that I had abruptly arrived at a terrible, insistent truth about the impermanence of everyday.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Mourning
Source : The Long Goodbye

85. “God is a creation of human brain”

Tags : Depression Grief And Loss Inspirational Motivational Self Help Book

86. “He took her like He took my mother. To torment me! To kill me and keep me alive to live dead! She did this, she let that bastard do this and your stupid loving GOD allowed it!!" ~Solomon Gorge~”

Tags : Book Boyfriend Quotes Grief And Loss Grieving Heroism
Author : Lucian Bane
Source : Desecrating Solomon

87. “But in a home where grief is fresh and patience has long worn thin, making it through another day is often heroic in itself.”

Tags : Autism Caregiver Family Relationships Grief And Loss Special Needs
Source : Learning to Dance in the Rain

88. “We do not have control over many thingsin life and deathbut we do have controlover the meaning we give it.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Loss Of A Child Parental Bereavement
Source : Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple

89. “There is such a thing as too much loss. Too much has been taken from you both - taken and taken and taken, until there's nothing left but hope, and you've given that up because it hurts too much. Until you would rather die, or kill, or avoid attachments altogether, than lose one more thing.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Hope Loss Loss Of Hope
Author : N.K. Jemisin
Source : The Obelisk Gate

90. “In March of 1915, all three of Lord and Lady Chetwynd-Pitt's sons'd been gassed, blown up or machine-gunned in the very same week at the battle of Neuve-Chapelle. All three. Imagine that: On Monday, you've got three sons, by Friday you've got none. Lady Albertina had just, y'know, caved in. Physically, mentally, spiritually, brutally.”

Tags : David Mitchell Grief And Loss Horror Lords And Ladies Neuve Chapelle Slade House
Source : Slade House

91. “Sometimes you have to let go of a career you love, a beloved home, or a loved one. Take time to grieve a loss of this nature. If you find yourself disoriented, consider surrounding yourself with people who see your strengths, goodness, gifts, and talents. They will help you find your way.”

Tags : Finding Your Way Finding Yourself Grief And Loss Life Changes Loss
Author : Laura Staley

92. “Sometimes life events break your heart. Even as you grieve, allow light to seep through the cracks, uplift, and illuminate a healing. Baby turtles emerge from the cracking of shells; new life can burst forth. Clear away all broken belongings as a metaphorical pathway fresh, loving experiences in uncharted waters.”

Tags : Finding Your Way Grief And Loss Hope Life Changes Loss Silver Lining
Author : Laura Staley

93. “I never trust anyone", Alecto told Mandy as wisps of smoke drifted from his cigarette. "Treachery is the unfortunate result of any friendships I've ever had. I don't need friends anyway, what I want is to be left alone to carry out my work... it's a dangerous world and we're just on borrowed time, all of us... even you.”

Tags : Canada Death Friendship Grief And Loss Pollution Smog Tar Ponds Toxic

94. “I guess it takes one to know one, and two can play that game.”

Tags : Angsty Romance Grief And Loss Inner Turmoil New Adult Romance Teen Romance
Author : Siobhan Davis
Source : Finding Kyler

95. “I've held it together all this time. I've held it together because I had to, carrying the grief and the fear even when I thought the weight would crush me.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Claudia Gray
Source : A Thousand Pieces of You

96. “I felt my aloneness like a coat. You think you get used to death in the dying. But after the dying is done, you see how the end is the beginning.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : The Year of Pleasures

97. “I would try to find joy despite the necessary work of grieving, and I knew full well that work was exactly the right word to describe it. It was John’s life that was over, not mine.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : The Year of Pleasures

98. “All that is left to one who grievesIs convalescence. No change of heart or spiritualConversion, for the heart has changedAnd the soul has been convertedTo a thing that seesHow much it costs to lose a friend it loved.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Herbert Mason
Source : Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

99. “It could go on for years and years,And has, for centuries,For being human holds a special griefOf privacy within the universeThat yearns and waits to be retouchedBy someone who can take awayThe memory of death.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Herbert Mason
Source : Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

100. “Grief is a disease. We were riddled with its pockmarks, tormented by its fevers, broken by its blows. It ate at us like maggots, attacked us like lice- we scratched ourselves to the edge of madness. In the process we became as withered as crickets, as tired as old dogs.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss
Author : Yann Martel
Source : The High Mountains of Portugal

101. “Sadness creeping from the shadows will get less and less until it crushes her no more than a petal might her breath.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Nicola Morgan
Source : Wasted

102. “Please don’t tell me, it was less painful than a broken backbone, a forgotten poem, a lost home.”

Tags : Broken Broken Backbone Broken Dreams Forgotten Poem Grief And Loss Khadija Rupa Quotes Lost Home Please Sad Poetry Unexpressed Feelings
Author : Khadija Rupa
Source : Unexpressed Feelings

103. “And then a numbness overtakes you and you are unsure what is real and what is not anymore.You try to focus on the day to day but this unrealistic aura hangs over you.You wonder perhaps if all emotions have been stripped away. Whether you will ever feel again.And then the memories come flooding back and you know that you are not dead inside.The walls you have built to protect yourself gradually start to come down.You take off the mask that you have been hiding behind because it’s ok to cry.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : As Tears Go By: Inspired by True Events

104. “After all, the girl actually had faith in something, which was more than most people had in these dark times. It was wrong to destroy it.”

Tags : Australia Bereft Chris Womersley Crime Disease Grief And Loss Incest Murder Skepticism Spanish Flu War
Source : Bereft

105. “Survivors look back and see omens, messages they missed.They remember the tree that died, the gull that splattered onto the hood of the car.They live by symbols. They read meaning into the barrage of spam on the unused computer, the delete key that stops working, the imagined abandonment in the decision to replace it.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Omens Survivors
Author : Joan Didion

106. “Feb. 1, 1965Storm late at night, heavy rain, a thunderous racket, the windows shaking. I heard my name called. A woman’s voice in hell pleading with me to join her.”

Tags : Ghosts Grief And Loss
Source : Time out of Mind: The Diaries of Leonard Michaels, 1961-1995

107. “There are many of us here. A whole street. That's what it's called--Chernobylskaya. These people worked at the station their whole lives. A lot of them still go there to work on a provisional basis, that's how they work there now, no one lives there anymore. They have bad diseases, they're invalids, but they don't leave their jobs, they're scared to even think of the reactor closing down. Who needs them now anywhere else? Often they die. In an instant. They just drop--someone will be walking, he falls down, goes to sleep, never wakes up. He was carrying flowers for his nurse and his heart stopped. They die, but no one's really asked us. No one's asked what we've been through. What we saw. No one wants to hear about death. About what scares them. But I was telling you about love. About my love...-- Lyudmila, Ignatenko, wife of deceased fireman, Vasily Ignatenko”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Grief And Loss Unreason
Source : Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

108. “When everything looks the same on the outside, yet everything has changed on the inside, we break. We break in half.This is the duality of loss.”

Tags : Death And Dying Duality Grief Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Bereavement Life Living Tragedy
Source : Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again

109. “I will always wear this scar. It's called love.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grief And Loss Quotes Grief Inspirational Bereavement Grief Support

110. “There’s something of a restorative quality about spring, where something whispers wild rumors of new beginnings arising from the seemingly dead seeds in our lives. There’s something almost cruel about it all, as if there might be some sort of truth about a new life actually being possible. Yet, maybe it is true.”

Tags : Easter Grief Grief And Loss Hope Resurrection Spring

111. “Whatever might be taken from me need not leave me with a deficit in its wake.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grieving Injustice Loss Unfair Unfairness Of Life

112. “But time soon passes. Even the deepest pain eventually loses its edge in the more vivid reality of the present; then, what once was unbearable becomes strangely familiar. And after much familiarity, it assumes the insignificance of just another milestone, ever marking the journey to higher ground.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Healing Inspirational Passage Of Time Time
Source : Secrets of the Bending Grove

113. “She missed most of all the feeling of having a mother.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Mothers And Daughters Orphans
Source : The Particular Appeal of Gillian Pugsley

114. “At morn we buried Melanippus; as the sun set the maiden Basilo died by her own hand, as she could not endure to lay her brother on the pyre and live; and the house beheld a two-fold woe, and all Cyrene bowed her head, to see the home of happy children made desolate.”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Death Of A Sibling Greek Grief Grief And Loss Loss

115. “Life however is teeming with vitality and is likewise terribly tenacious; holding on against impossible odds in impossible situations over impossible lengths of time.”

Tags : Easter Grief Grief And Loss Hope New Beginnings Resurrection

116. “Reap, reap the grain and gather The sweet grapes from the vine; Our Lord's mother is weeping, She hath nor bread nor wine; She is weeping. The Queen of Heaven, She hath nor bread nor wine.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Harvest Jesus Christ Religious Virgin Mary
Source : Verse by Adelaide Crapsey

117. “When you are doing what I've asked you to do, you don't have to worry about getting to the farm. I'll bring you the farmer instead. And when you think you have lost sight of all your sketches, just know that it's okay. I know where the sketches are, what they need to be, and I will never leave you.Let go of the grief and the sorrow. Release the anger and the plans set in stone. Because I hold your sketch in My hand the way Mr. Gentry did in his. I watch and I draw - even when you don't know. I am concerned with all things that concern you.”

Tags : Anger Concerns Faith Grief And Loss
Author : Angie Smith
Source : Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole

118. “one must learn to live with the living before one can learn to live with the dead.”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Grief And Loss Move On

119. “We lose the understanding that death always begets life of some sort, and that life is always an opportunist, persistently standing ready to build something out of the smoldering ashes and raise something up out of the tangled carnage.”

Tags : Beginnings Easter Grief Grief And Loss Hope Resurrection

120. “The process of grief and loss is as unique as your personal DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid); no two individuals will have the same experiences or relationship to grief.”

Tags : Child Children Dna Experiences Grief And Loss Loss Relationships
Author : Asa Don Brown

121. “Isn't she doing this too? Connecting and disconnecting. Facing grief then turning from it. One minute she is caught up in minutiae. Will her feet get sore standing in heels at the church? Have they made enough food? Will the kitten get scared by dozens of strangers in the house? Should she shut him in a room upstairs? The next moment she is weeping uncontrollably, taken over by pain so profound she can barely move. Then there was the salad bowl incident; her own fury scared her. But maybe these are different ways of dealing with events for all of them. Molly and Luke are infantile echos of her, their emotions paired down, their reactions simpler but similar. For if they have difficulty taking in what has happened, then so too does she. Why is she dressing up, for instance? Why can't she wear clothes to reflect the fact that she is at her lowest end? A tracksuit, a jumper full of holes, dirty jeans? Why can't she leave her hair a mess, her face unmade up? The crazed and grieving Karen doesn't care about her appearance. Yet she must go through with this charade, polish herself and her children to perfection. She, in particular, must hold it together. Oh, she can cry, yes, that's allowed. People expect that. They will sympathize. But what about screaming, howling, and hurling plates like she did yesterday? She imagines the shocked faces as she shouts and swears and smashes everything. But she is so angry, surely others must feel the same. Maybe a plate throwing ceremony would be a more fitting ritual than church, then everyone could have a go...smashing crockery up against the back garden wall.”

Tags : Anger Bereavement Funeral Rites Grief And Loss
Author : Sarah Rayner
Source : One Moment, One Morning

122. “Finally, only her and Benji and the solitude she craved. But with solitude came feelings. Anger. Hovering between life and death. Wanting one, then the other. Hating Michael. Grieving for him because she'd loved him so. But most of all grieving for Willow until the pain became so great that she welcomed the numbness back as if a long-lost lover.”

Tags : Bereavement Children Death Grief And Loss Love Relationships
Source : That Devil's Madness

123. “Sei dovunque, amore mio. Anche quando mi guardo allo specchio e mi vedo e sono come ‘sto pennello. Freddo, senza vita, ma ogni ruga, amore mio, ogni capello bianco sei tu. Come faccio?”

Tags : Death Family Grief And Loss Love Wife
Source : 7-7-2007

124. “Never say you understand someone's pain if you haven't felt the same, because not only would you sound mocking but also ignorant.”

Tags : Empathy Grief And Loss Inspirational Love Pain Sad But True Sadness Self Esteem Self Motivation Self Realization
Author : Lolah Runda
Source : Hikari Okami: Kitsune Series

125. “Love is love," I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. "Loss is loss.”

Tags : Bereavement Dogs Dogs And Humans Grief And Loss Grief Support Pet Bereavement Pet Loss
Author : Meg Donohue
Source : Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

126. “He is very good at chess,” the girl snapped, and glared at Akhmed. Grammar was the only place the girl could keep her father alive, and after amending Akhmed’s statement, she leaned back against the wall and with small, certain breaths, said is is is. Her father was the face of her morning and night, he was everything, so saturating Havaa’s world that she could no more describe him than she could the air.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Remembering Loved Ones
Author : Anthony Marra
Source : A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

127. “Never compare your grief.You - and only youwalk your path.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational
Source : Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple

128. “It was then that I had a choice. I could cry and lay down and die, or I could use what I had learned from him to keep going and fully live.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Inspirational
Source : Keep Going: From Grief to Growth

129. “Grief is a universal experiencefrom which no onewill be spared.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational
Source : Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple

130. “I was scared of living a life not worth the living. Why did I deserve to live when my sister had died? I was responsible now for two lives, my sister's and my own, and, damn, I'd better live well.”

Tags : Death Grief And Loss Grief Inspirational Grieving Life Life Lessons
Source : Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading

131. “The process of grieving any loss is dependent upon your relationship to the person.”

Tags : Acceptance Child Forgiveness Grief And Loss Love Moving Forward Parent Relationship
Author : Asa Don Brown

132. “Do you ever miss it, not being a doctor anymore?" I shook my head, frowned a little. "I really don't. Something delicate and essential broke inside me when Isabella died. It will never be repaired, Kyle, at least I don't think so. I couldn't be a doctor now. I find it hard to believe in healing anymore.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Healing Medicine

133. “Grief does not seem to me to be a choice. Whether or not you think grief has value, you will lose what matters to you. The world will break your heart. So I think we’d better look at what grief might offer us. It’s like what Rilke says about self-doubt: it is not going to go away, and therefore you need to think about how it might become your ally.Grief might be, in some ways, the long aftermath of love, the internal work of knowing, holding, more fully valuing what we have lost…”

Tags : Grief And Loss Grief Recovery Healing Trauma Love Transforming Grief

134. “Harsh, bitter laughs exploded from her like shrapnel, and she didn’t care who was cut in the process.”

Tags : Bitter Laughs Bitterness Grief Grief And Loss Sadness Shrapnel
Source : Poisoned Apple

135. “The audacity is in the living, not in the choosing. You are fearless enough to keep breathing; in the face of loss and pain and humility and gratitude and gifts and brilliance and confusion. This is the amazing thing. Right or wrong can never be anything but small things in the face of your gigantic, intrepid spirit”

Tags : Choice Empowering Grief And Loss Heartbreak Inspirational

136. “Heartbreak is an altogether different thing. Disappointment doesn't grow into heartbreak, nor does failure...It comes form the loss of love or the perceived loss of love...Heartbreak is what happens when love is lost.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Heartbreak Loss Loss Of Love
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Rising Strong

137. “There’s only so much room for life and deathin our world. One must be traded for the other.”

Tags : Death Death Of A Loved One Grief And Loss Life
Author : Will Bly
Source : Consolation of the Rose

138. “I wish he had let you all die”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Grief And Loss
Source : The Song of Achilles

139. “The truth of it was he didn't want her. He wanted Mary Kate with every cell of his body. He missed everything about her. The feel of her sleeping at his side. Her gentle snores. Her soft brown curls tickling his nose enough to wake him from a sound sleep even on nights when he needed it most. Her smile. The smell of her. At odd moments he thought he had heard her laughter, or he'd catch a glimpse of her in the corner of an eye, but all of it was a lie, and every time it happened it was as if someone had ripped a deep wound in his chest. The pain was raw enough to make him want to take a razor to his wrist, but each time he considered acting upon the idea something stopped him, and so, he stumbled on barely alive and wishing for an end. At times he couldn't breathe, couldn't move without wanting to scream.”

Tags : Bereavement Death Death Of A Loved One Grief Grief And Loss Grieving Love
Author : Stina Leicht
Source : Of Blood and Honey

140. “Missing Alina was worse than a terminal illness. At least when you were terminal you knew the pain was going to end eventually. But there was no light at the end of my tunnel. Grief was going to devour me, day into night, night into day, and although I might feel like I was dying from it, might even wish I was, I never would. I was going to have to walk around with a hole in my heart forever. I was going to hurt for my sister until the day I died. If you don't know what I mean or you think I'm being melodramatic, then you've never really loved anyone.”

Tags : Death Death Of A Loved One Grief Grief And Loss Loss
Source : Darkfever

141. “There is nothing more painful than the untimely death of someone young and dear to the heart. The harrowing grief surges from a bottomless well of sorrow, drowning the mourner in a torrent of agonizing pain; an exquisite pain that continues to afflict the mourner with heartache and loneliness long after the deceased is buried and gone.”

Tags : Death Grief Grief And Loss Sorrow Unexpected Death Untimely Death
Source : Khu: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

142. “We cannot honor those we have lost if we lose our minds. - Charmainism”

Tags : Grief And Loss Inspirational Charmainism S Life Lessons Loving Yourself Memoir Self Help Improvement Understanding Yourself
Source : Shake Hands with Yourself: A Peacemaker's Guide to Happiness & Inner Peace

143. “Sweetheart, I’m telling you, you love someone like that, you love them the right way, and no time would be enough. Doesn’t matter if you had thirty years,” she tells me. “It wouldn’t be enough.”

Tags : Death Grief Grief And Loss
Source : Forever, Interrupted

144. “You loved him. He loved you. You believed in each other.  That is what you lost. It doesn’t matter whether it’s labeled a husband or a boyfriend. You lost the person you love. You lost the future you thought you had.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Forever, Interrupted

145. “When you lose someone you love, it's hard to imagine that you'll ever feel better. That, one day, you'll manage to be in a good mood simply because the weather is nice or the barista at the coffee shop on the corner remembered your order. But it does happen. If you're patient and you work at it.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss
Source : One True Loves

146. “I find myself smiling, finally. I guess I do remember how to do it. You just turn the corners of your mouth up.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Smile
Source : Forever, Interrupted

147. “Life when it ends is still alive, memories are the celebration of what it meant. Grieving is that part, our soul, that can't easily say goodbye”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : S.L. Northey
Source : Good Grieving: Narrative Perspectives of Loss and Bereavement

148. “To stand firm in the condition of loss, is to understand where we are in the process”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : S.L. Northey
Source : Good Grieving: Narrative Perspectives of Loss and Bereavement

149. “I realized at that moment that depression and I will always be linked, tugging back and forth, like the drunken uncle who still gets invited to the family reunion even though everyone knows he’s going to make a messy scene.”

Tags : Depression Grief And Loss Humor Memoir
Author : Kelly Wilson
Source : Caskets from Costco

150. “Anytime we try to remember anyone we've loved, what we're really remembering is ourselves.”

Tags : Grief And Loss

151. “Death leaves trails of mutes.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : David Kushner
Source : Alligator Candy: A Memoir

152. “But I'm not ready to let Winn-Dixie go.”

Tags : Animals Friendship Grief And Loss Love Ínpirational
Source : Because of Winn-Dixie

153. “You are never old enough to lose your mother.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Mother

154. “As the body gets weaker, the spirit gets stronger.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Grief Quotes

155. “The morning after Jim’s death, as I dried off after my shower, I wondered to what extent, if at all, Jim was…around. Could he be with us, unseen or unsensed by us, but able to observe? Most importantly at this moment, could he possibly see me naked?”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Humor Inspirational Memoir
Author : Kelly Wilson
Source : Caskets from Costco

156. “And in just this way the days after my father's death became weeks became months in the familiar ceaseless cruelty of time, carrying us ever forward even when we sit still. Time does not pass, pain grows." (p.223)”

Tags : Grief And Loss

157. “I have become conscious of my own “cry face.” My face puckers like the business end of a hot dog except for my mouth, which stretches in a grimace so wide as to accommodate said hotdog horizontally within it. It’s not pretty.”

Tags : Depression Grief Grief And Loss Hope Humor Memoir
Author : Kelly Wilson
Source : Caskets from Costco

158. “We will remember what it was like to lose you, our pain the black background of our electric blue joy. We will remember that there are few answers to our questions; the questions that seem to float into an endless expanse of sky.”

Tags : Depression Grief Grief And Loss Hope Humor Memoir
Author : Kelly Wilson
Source : Caskets from Costco

159. “When a family is broken by death, there is no clear way forward out of despair. It is easy to mistake grief for proof of love, and so refuse to relinquish it. For the first year or longer, there is a constant, grinding question that hands over you: Stay or go? You fixate on the fantasy of willing time to roll backward. You find the precise moment before they were taken, and plant your flag there. Death becomes the territory where our love lives, a dangerous place for the living to stay for very long.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman

160. “Do what you love and own who you are.Time is precious and death is real.So is Art: It defies them both”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman

161. “Do what you love and own who you are.Time is precious ad death is real.So is Art: It defies them both”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman

162. “It´s a myth that grief makes you closer.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Ava Dellaira
Source : Love Letters to the Dead

163. “To lose someone you love is the very worst thing in the world. It creates an invisible hole that you feel you are falling down and will never end. People you love make the world real and solid and when they suddenly go away forever, nothing feels solid any more.”

Tags : Death Family Grief And Loss
Author : Matt Haig
Source : A Boy Called Christmas

164. “I remember understanding what a brutal thing it is to be the bearer of truly bad news - to break off a piece of that misery and hand it to other people, one by one, and then have to comfort them; to put their grief on your shoulders on top of all your own; to be the calm one in the face of their shock and tears. And then learning that relative weight of grief is immaterial. Being smothered a little is no different than being smothered a lot. Either way, you can't breathe.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Heather Cocks
Source : The Royal We

165. “So you see, the grief doesn't get smaller - life just gets bigger”

Tags : Death Grief And Loss Surviving The Death

166. “Seven years on, and their absence has expanded. Just as our life would have in this time, it has swelled.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Wave

167. “Your grief is something to be admired – the pain of severance. A scar where something used to be.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Pain
Source : Everything Beautiful Began After

168. “To everyone in the foyer reading the lists, or on the sidewalks waving signs and photos of their families who’d disappeared, I said over and over again: “Everyone is dead.” If they insisted, showing me family photos, I’d calmly say: “Were there any children? Not a single child will come back.” I didn’t mince my words, I didn’t try to spare their feelings, I was used to death. I’d become as hard-hearted as the deportees who saw us arrive at Birkenau without saying a single comforting word. Surviving makes other people’s tears unbearable. You might drown in them.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Survival War
Source : But You Did Not Come Back

169. “You will live in me always. Your words, your heart, your soul are all part of me. My heart is full of your memories. Thank you for the gift of your life. I will never forget you.”

Tags : Death Grief Grief And Loss Inspurational
Author : Amy Eldon

170. “How hideous, that there should be a pecking order in my grief.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Wave

171. “I discover, too, that grief is different to different people. Comes in many guises. In shocked silences and closed doors around our village, as people try to shut it out. That a blank face or fleeting smile can hide the worst, most private kind of agony.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss
Source : The Bones of You

172. “From Sister by ROSAMUND LUPTON  The rain hammered down onto your coffin, pitter-patter; ‘Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, I hear raindrops’; I was five and singing it to you, just born.Your coffin reached the bottom of the monstrous hole. And a part of me went down into the muddy earth with you and lay down next to you and died with you.Then Mum stepped forwards and took a wooden spoon from her coat pocket. She loosened her fingers and it fell on top of your coffin. Your magic wand.And I threw the emails I sign ‘lol’. And the title of older sister. And the nickname Bee. Not grand or important to anyone else, I thought, this bond that we had. Small things. Tiny things. You knew that I didn’t make words out of my alphabetti spaghetti but I gave you my vowels so you could make more words out of yours. I knew that your favourite colour used to be purple but then became bright yellow; (‘Ochre’s the arty word, Bee’) and you knew mine was orange, until I discovered that taupe was more sophisticated and you teased me for that. You knew that my first whimsy china animal was a cat (you lent me 50p of your pocket money to buy it) and that I once took all my clothes out of my school trunk and hurled them around the room and that was the only time I had something close to a tantrum. I knew that when you were five you climbed into bed with me every night for a year. I threw everything we had together - the strong roots and stems and leaves and beautiful soft blossoms of sisterhood - into the earth with you. And I was left standing on the edge, so diminished by the loss, that I thought I could no longer be there.All I was allowed to keep for myself was missing you. Which is what? The tears that pricked the inside of my face, the emotion catching at the top of my throat, the cavity in my chest that was larger than I am. Was that all I had now? Nothing else from twenty-one years of loving you. Was the feeling that all is right with the world, my world, because you were its foundations, formed in childhood and with me grown into adulthood - was that to be replaced by nothing? The ghastliness of nothing. Because I was nobody’s sister now.I saw Dad had been given a handful of earth. But as he held out his hand above your coffin he couldn’t unprise his fingers. Instead, he put his hand into his pocket, letting the earth fall there and not onto you. He watched as Father Peter threw the first clod of earth instead and broke apart, splintering with the pain of it. I went to him and took his earth-stained hand in mine, the earth gritty between our soft palms. He looked at me with love. A selfish person can still love someone else, can’t they? Even when they’ve hurt them and let them down. I, of all people, should understand that.Mum was silent as they put earth over your coffin.An explosion in space makes no sound at all.”

Tags : Death Of A Sister Grief And Loss Sister

173. “I was held for a few moments in the coherence and safety of the life we had, when so much seemed predictable.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Wave

174. “The sky is crying, and the flags are at half-mast. It is a sad, sad day. But it is also your day, Noah, my little man. I will miss your forceful and purposeful little steps stomping through our house. I will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes, framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room.Most of all, I will miss your visions of your future. You wanted to be a doctor, a soldier, a taco factory manager. It was your favorite food, and no doubt you wanted to ensure that the world kept producing tacos.You were a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. You were light and love, mischief and pranks. You adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. We are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you. A little maverick, who didn't always want to do his schoolwork or clean up his toys, when practicing his ninja moves or Super Mario on the Wii seemed far more important.Noah, you will not pass through this way again. I can only believe that you were planted on Earth to bloom in heaven. Take flight, my boy. Soar. You now have the wings you always wanted. Go to that peaceful valley that we will all one day come to know. I will join you someday. Not today. I still have lots of mommy love to give to Danielle, Michael, Sophia and Arielle.Until then, your melody will linger in our hearts forever. Momma loves you, little man.”

Tags : Eulogy Grief And Loss

175. “Grief, like death, is banal and unique. So, a banal comparison. When you change your make of car, you suddenly notice how many other cars of the same sort there are on the road. They register in a way they never did before. When you are widowed, you suddenly notice all the widows and widowers coming towards you. Before, they had been more or less invisible, and they continue to remain so to the other drivers, to the unwidowed.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Julian Barnes

176. “Tiffany found her mind filling up with an invisible gray mist, and in that thought there was nothing but grief. She could feel herself trying to push back time, but even the best witchcraft could not do that.”

Tags : Discworld Grief Grief And Loss Loss Witches
Source : The Shepherd's Crown

177. “Sorrowers tend to avoid what they are most fond of and try to give vent to their grief.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Sadness Sorrow
Author : Seneca
Source : On the Shortness of Life

178. “...one of the hardest things about losing someone that you love is that you have to allow yourself to seek and accept comfort in other areas of your life”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Meg Donohue
Source : Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

179. “...the pain of loss would get better eventually...It didn't get better, it just got different.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : The Space Between

180. “He remembers an afternoon not long after his wife’s arrest when he caught himself avoiding puddles of rainwater on the streets. When he realised what he was doing it struck him as ridiculous and even reprehensible that he was still prey to such petty concerns. He began deliberately splashing through all the biggest puddles, as if to show some higher power how little he cared about anything anymore. His daughter copied him. Skipping and dancing as if she and the rain shared a secret complicity.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : The Way Back to Florence

181. “And here's something else I learned: you lose some people that way - fast and blinding. But some people inch away from you slowly, in barely discernible steps.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Loss
Author : Lauren Fox

182. “Grief, I believe, is cumulative-each experience of loss shaping the size and scope of the next, each loss holding reverberations of the losses a person has experienced over a lifetime. The pain of grief is real, but it's also an echo and an aftershock, the spirits of past emotions rising up to grip your hand again. Examine one loss and you're likely to find another inside of it, and then another inside of that one, all that grief repeating like a set of Russian nesting dolls.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Meg Donohue
Source : Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

183. “…struck. Once. And into that blow he put his childhood, his grief, his loss. He put his mother’s sorrow and his sister’s longing. The menorah, weighed down with that, crushed the Hermit’s skull.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Loss Violence Because Of Grief
Author : Louise Penny
Source : Bury Your Dead

184. “If you can just trust Him enough to bring it to Him, He will rejoice in your masterpiece. And if you need to scream a little, know that you have a God who can take that too, as long as your face is tilted (even slightly) toward Him”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Angie Smith

185. “Sometimes grief cuts us off from the people and activities we love for the simple reason that we don't want to feel happy, which feels too much like moving on.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Meg Donohue
Source : Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

186. “There’s some comfort in seeing things go on; birds keep singing, buses keep running. But if you want those things to continue, perhaps you have to accept that the other kinds of things, unhappier, even horrific ones, will continue too. And that’s harder.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Loss
Author : Ashley Hay
Source : The Railwayman's Wife

187. “Looking back though, she knew that nothing could have been as unfamiliar as this grief -- this vast landscape of sorrow, emptiness and guilt, in which there were not signposts, and no rules on how to behave. If she weren't so numb, she might be amused by the irony of it all; the first thing she ever had to do without Harry was mourn him.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Nicola Upson
Source : Angel with Two Faces

188. “...the pain of loss would bet better eventually...It didn't get better, it just go different.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : The Space Between

189. “She’d lost so much in the process of becoming Zyne, but somewhere in the middle of it all, she’d found herself. Her heritage had shattered her illusions of a tranquil life. Destiny swept behind in a blaze, decimating everything she tried to hold on to. She was left alone, like the solitary tree standing after a forest fire. She’d thought she would crumble to ash, just another memory on the wind. But as blackened pieces of her cracked and fell away, she saw the truth. Under all that charred wreckage was the heartwood. Bruised. Scarred. But still good. Still capable of growth. When she looked in the mirror, she no longer saw a victim, but a survivor.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Growth Healing The Past Love Strength Survivor Transformation
Author : Gwen Mitchell
Source : Rain of Ash: Skydancer Book 1

190. “For so long, she had remained the sleeping volcano, her passion and pain and anger roiling quietly as lava within. She’d buried her love deep within her core; with heat and pressure she made diamonds of it all, gemstones precious and beautiful, glittering and indestructible and of no use but to be hoarded in her heart.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Loss Love
Source : Cazadora

191. “Instead of spending your days focusing on your sense of hurt or loss, allow the Lord to bless you with the grace to believe that what lies ahead will glorify Him. It is the closest thing to true worship that we have in this life, and so often we miss it. I miss it.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Angie Smith

192. “I closed my eyes, grief spilling up through me. You’d think that after all these years of hurting, of saying goodbye to her over and over in my head, that this moment would be easier. Yet it wasn’t. Because for a few brief weeks, I’d thought I’d be able to have my little sister back. That I could heal up some of the gaping wounds in my soul I’d pasted over with brash words and a hard exterior.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Shannon Mayer
Source : Blind Salvage

193. “It was as though his son cheated him by depriving him of his beloved presence, the sweet and treacherous thief had plundered his heart. If Johnny had died in any other way, cancer or leukaemia… he could have grieved with a clear heart, cried also. But suicide seemed a deliberate act of spite which the Judge resented.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Suicide

194. “Yet there seemed to be no easy correlation between the awful grief I felt at her death and our closeness - or lack of it - in life, and it occurred to me that perhaps grief is as much regret for what we have never had as sorrow for what we have lost.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Source : Us

195. “After I left New York, I found the adage about time healing all wounds to be false: grief doesn't fade. Grief scabs over like scars and pulls into new, painful configurations as it knits. It hurts in new ways. We are never free from grief. We are never free from the feeling that we have failed. We are never free from self-loathing. We are never free from the feeling that something is wrong with us, not with the world that made this mess.”

Tags : Grief And Loss
Author : Jesmyn Ward
Source : Men We Reaped

196. “My head and shoulders melted first, followed by my hips and knees. Before long I was a puddle, soaking into the pretty cotton prints. I drenched the quilt she never finished, rusted the metal parts of her sewing machine. I was pure liquid loss...”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Loss
Author : E. Lockhart
Source : We Were Liars

197. “It was quiet; so quiet. Didn't these people know how to grieve for a good man? Didn't they know how to weep, and scream with rage, and curse the powers of darkness in their sorrow? Didn't they know how to hold one another, and dry one another's tears, and tell tales of the things he had done, and of what he had been, to see him safe on his way? Where were the great fires, and the toasts in strong ale, and the scent of burning juniper?”

Tags : Death Grief And Loss
Source : Daughter of the Forest

198. “Grief is an artist of powers as various as the instruments upon which he plays his dirges for the dead, evoking from some the sharpest, shrillest notes, from others the low, grave chords that throb recurrent like the slow beating of a distant drum. Some natures it startles; some it stupefies. To one it comes like the stroke of an arrow, stinging all the sensibilities to a keener life; to another as the blow of a bludgeon, which in crushing benumbs.”

Tags : Death Grief Grief And Loss

199. “[E]scaping is its own special brand of pain, and tied to you always are the strings of the souls who didn't save themselves. ~ "The Worst You Ever Feel”

Tags : Grief And Loss War
Source : Music for Wartime: Stories

200. “…And I know you are tired, love. I know the ache lodged in your bones. I know it has been a long road and you yearn for rest and comfort and home. But I’ve also seen you twirling, barefoot in the grass by moonlight. And that moon? She is dancing with the sun and this wild spinning earth, coaxing the ocean to crash on the shore, over and over again, just for you. And I know there are stars traveling unfathomable distances and burning to dust when they enter our atmosphere so that you can breathe a little bit of light into your soul when you need it the most.”

Tags : Grief And Loss Inspirational Love