Grief Quotes

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

Tags : Grief Mourning Sadness Sorrow Suffering
Source : Everything Is Illuminated

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

Tags : Expectations Experience Grief Mourning Others Personal Experience Reality Suffering
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

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

Tags : Grief Grieving Hope Loss Love Pain Sadness Strength Tears
Source : MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

4. “Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.”

Tags : Dreams Drive Face Fear Face Fears Fear Fears Future Gardens Goals Grief Growth Inspiration Life Life Philosophy Living Memory Motivation Motivational Strength Success Quotes Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

Tags : Fear Grief Sorrow
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

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

Tags : Grief Grief Inspirational Heartbreak Life Life Lessons Love Love Hurts Love Story Price Of Love Prices Romance Sad Sad But True Sadness True Love
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

7. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

Tags : Business Change Children Courage Earning Feminism Fiction Forgiveness Freedom Friends Grief Humanity Humour Imagination Life Philosophy Living Loss Mind Peace Power Self Help Society Time Wisdom Quotes
Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

8. “Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths.”

Tags : Courage Death Encouraging Grieve Guidance Guide Healing Inspiration Inspirational Kojouri Lesson Lost Moments Mourning Potential Power Strength Suffer Suffering Tap True Truest

9. “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

10. “You’re innocent until proven guilty,” Mandy exclaimed, unable to hide her gleeful smile. She missed the way people used to have normal conversations, used to be more caring for each other than themselves, back in the Seventies and Eighties. These days, she realized, neighbors kept to themselves, their kids kept to themselves, nobody talked to each other anymore. They went to work, went shopping and shut themselves up at home in front of glowing computer screens and cellphones… but maybe the nostalgic, better times in her life would stay buried, maybe the world would never be what it was. In the 21st century music was bad, movies were bad, society was failing and there were very few intelligent people left who missed the way things used to be… maybe though, Mandy could change things. Thinking back to the old home movies in her basement, she recalled what Alecto had told her. “We wanted more than anything else in the world to be normal, but we failed.” The 1960’s and 1970’s were very strange times, but Mandy missed it all, she missed the days when Super-8 was the popular film type, when music had lyrics that made you think, when movies had powerful meanings instead of bad comedy and when people would just walk to a friend’s house for the afternoon instead of texting in bed all day. She missed soda fountains and department stores and non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags, she wished cellphones, bad pop music and LED lights didn’t exist… she hated how everything had a diagnosis or pill now, how people who didn’t fit in with modern, lazy society were just prescribed medications without a second thought… she hated how old, reliable cars were replaced with cheap hybrid vehicles… she hated how everything could be done online, so that people could just ignore each other… the world was becoming much more convenient, but at the same time, less human, and her teenage life was considered nostalgic history now.Hanging her head low, avoiding the slightly confused stare of the cab driver through the rear view mirror, she started crying uncontrollably, her tears soaking the collar of her coat as the sun blared through the windows in a warm light.”

Tags : Bully Canada Cape Breton Cars Convenient Crazy Crying Death Digital Earth Environment Gone Grief Insane Leaving Home Lonely Loss Medications Mental Illness Misery Moving Nostalgia Nova Scotia Old School Retro Sad Stop Stuck Trapped
Source : Smog City

11. “I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. As if he were misplaced. As if he could just turn up, like a sock or a set of keys.”

Tags : Death Fathers Grief Loss Sons
Author : Mark Slouka

12. “I waited for dawn, but only because I had forgotten how hard mornings were. For a second I'd be normal. Then came the dim awareness of something off, out of place. Then the truth came crashing down and that was it for the rest of the day. Sunlight was reproof. Shouldn't I feel better than I had in the dead of night.”

Tags : Death Grief Loss Sad Sadness Sorrow
Source : Goldengrove

13. “The mystery of death, the riddle of how you could speak to someone and see them every day and then never again, was so impossible to fathom that of course we kept trying to figure it out, even when we were unconscious.”

Tags : Grief Loss
Source : Goldengrove

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

Tags : Grief Harry Potter Hurt Pain
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

15. “The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see--the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.”

Tags : Crying Depression Grief Hurt Pain Sadness
Author : Katie McGarry
Source : Pushing the Limits

16. “Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief.”

Tags : Grief Life Nicholas Sparks The Rescue Youth
Source : The Rescue

17. “Kate lost a mother," I said, "but I lost a nothing."Kate doesn't feel that way," Jack assured me.But what about everybody else besides Kate? How can I ever explain to anyone what she was when she and I had no name? People need names for everything. I wasn't a relative or a friend, I was just an object of her kindness."He wiped my cheeks, saying Ssshh. I buried my face in his shoulder.True kindness is stabilizing," I went on. "When you feel it and when you express it, it becomes the whole meaning of things. Like all there is to achieve. It's life, demystified. A place out of self, a network of simple pleasures, not a waltz, but like whirls within a waltz."You're the one now," Jack said definitively. "That's why you met her. She had something she had to pass on." (p. 95)”

Tags : Death Evie Grief Hamann Jack Kindness Labels Loss Relationships
Source : Anthropology of an American Girl

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

Tags : Bereavement Grief Loss Mourning Sadness Sorrow Words
Source : Macbeth

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

Tags : God Grief Night
Source : Crime and Punishment

20. “You don’t have a monopoly on pain or loss. It’s a level playing field—we all lose—we all grieve. It’s what remains afterwards that defines us. Guilt is the poison we pump into our own veins. It’s self-inflicted torture.”

Tags : Grief Romance Suffering Supernatural Vampire Werewolf

21. “As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others.”

Tags : Grief Others Rage Self
Author : Omar Khayyám
Source : Quatrains

22. “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. ”

Tags : Collapse Curiosity Flowers Friendly Friends Grief Letter Love Smile Tears
Author : Colette

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

Tags : Crying Grief Sorrow
Source : King Henry VI, Part 3

24. “There once was a girl who found herself dead.She peered over the ledge of heavenand saw that back on earthher sister missed her too much,was way too sad,so she crossed some pathsthat would not have crossed,took some moments in her handshook them upand spilled them like diceover the living world.It worked.The boy with the guitar collidedwith her sister."There you go, Len," she whispered. "The rest is up to you.”

Tags : Death Grief Heaven Sisters
Author : Jandy Nelson
Source : The Sky Is Everywhere

25. “The trauma said, ‘Don’t write these poems.Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.”

Tags : Andrea Gibson Bones Grief The Madness Vase Trauma
Author : Andrea Gibson
Source : The Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson

26. “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.”

Tags : Grief Loss Recovery
Author : Anne Lamott

27. “A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don't have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.”

Tags : Ego Essence Grief Loss Positive Thinking Recovery Self Awareness Self Improvement
Author : Gina Lake
Source : What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

28. “History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

29. “I had problems a therapist couldn't solve; grief that no man in a room could ameliorate.”

Tags : Grief Therapy
Source : Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

30. “Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude.”

Tags : Counseling Death Anxiety Grief Psychology Staring At The Sun

31. “My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”

Tags : Death Grief Grieving Loss Love Sadness
Author : Jandy Nelson
Source : The Sky Is Everywhere

32. “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.”

Tags : Grief Loss Love
Author : Sarah Ockler
Source : Twenty Boy Summer

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

Tags : Grief Loss
Source : Demonglass

34. “Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.”

Tags : Bereavement Grief
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : Odd Hours

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

Tags : Change Grief Loss Revelation
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

36. “[A]s though mindful of the wife of Lot, who looked back from behind him, thou deliveredst me first to the sacred garments and monastic profession before thou gavest thyself to God. And for that in this one thing thou shouldst have had little trust in me I vehemently grieved and was ashamed. For I (God [knows]) would without hesitation precede or follow thee to the Vulcanian fires according to thy word. For not with me was my heart, but with thee. But now, more than ever, if it be not with thee, it is nowhere. For without thee it cannot anywhere exist.”

Tags : Abandonment Celibacy Convent Dignity Following Grief Integrity Loneliness Love Men Monastic Life Sacrifice Self Abandonment Self Abnegation Shame Subjection Trust Women
Source : The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

37. “I’d felt this before, when my granddad was in the hospital before he died. We all camped out in the waiting room, eating our meals together, most of us sleeping in the chairs every night. Family from far-flung places would arrive at odd hours and we’d all stand and stretch, hug, get reacquainted, and pass the babies around.A faint, pale stream of beauty and joy flowed through the heavy sludge of fear and grief. It was kind of like those puddles of oil you see in parking lots that look ugly until the sun hits them and you see rainbows pulling together in the middle of the mess.And wasn’t that just how life usually felt—a confusing swirl of ugly and rainbow?”

Tags : Dating Death Depression Family Glass Girl Grief High School Hospitals Illness Joy Laura Anderson Kurk Loneliness Long Distance Relationships Love Nicaragua Orphanage Perfect Glass Rainbow Sadness Teen Fiction Teens Wyoming Ya Young Adult Fiction
Source : Perfect Glass

38. “We formed an impromptu circle just so we could look at each other and memorize faces. We hardly noticed the waiting officials. We hardly noticed anything but our little family whose ties weren’t loosening at all. In fact, this impending separation only seemed to be binding us together with a double overhand knot, hard to untie and unfailing.”

Tags : Dating Desperation Family Glass Girl Government Grief Henry Whitmire Laura Anderson Kurk Long Distance Relationship Loss Love Meg Kavanagh Nicaragua Orphanage Orphans Perfect Glass Prayer Romance
Source : Perfect Glass

39. “I need to ask, are you afraid of spiders?"Nicholas blinked, suddenly caught off guard, "Yes, I'm afraid of spiders.""Were you always?""What are you, a psychiatrist?"Pritam took a breath. He could feel Laine's eyes on him, appraising his line of questioning."Is it possible that the trauma of losing your best friend as a child and the trauma of losing your wife as an adult and the trauma of seeing Laine's husband take his life in front of you just recently..." Pritam shrugged and raised his palms, "You see where I'm going?"Nicholas looked at Laine. She watched back. Her gray eyes missed nothing."Sure," agreed Nicholas, standing. "And my sister's nuts, too, and we both like imagining that little white dogs are big nasty spiders because our daddy died and we never got enough cuddles.""Your father died?" asked Laine. "When?""Who cares?"Pritam sighed. "You must see this from our point of - ""I'd love to!" snapped Nicholas. "I'd love to see it from your point of view, because mine is not that much fun! It's insane! It's insane that I see dead people, Pritam! It's insane that this," he flicked out the sardonyx necklace,"stopped me from kidnapping a little girl!""That's what you believe," Pritam said carefully."That's what I fucking believe!" Nicholas stabbed his finger through the air at the dead bird talisman lying slack on the coffee table.”

Tags : Analyzing Anger Childhood Trauma Death Defensive Grief Insulted Loss Mind Murder Questioning Rationalizing Sanity Sarcasm Suicide Traumatic Experiences
Source : The Dead Path

40. “There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, [...]”

Tags : Absence Acceptance Grief Growth Life Loss
Source : H is for Hawk

41. “How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness.”

Tags : Contemporary Deep Desire Disappointment Dysfunction Emotion Heartbreak Honesty Juicy Literary Marriage Mountaineering Pageant Passion Personal Pride Purgatory Redeem Regret Sons Spirituality Travel Unbearable Union Woman
Author : Kathryn Hurn
Source : HELL HEAVEN & IN-BETWEEN: One Woman's Journey to Finding Love

42. “Only a few days after my encounter with the police, two patrolmen tackled Alton Sterling onto a car, then pinned him down on the ground and shot him in the chest while he was selling CDs in front of a convenience store, seventy-five miles up the road in Baton Rouge. A day after that, Philando Castile was shot in the passenger seat of his car during a police traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, as his girlfriend recorded the aftermath via Facebook Live.Then, the day after Castile was killed, five policemen were shot dead by a sniper in Dallas. It felt as if the world was subsumed by cascades of unceasing despair. I mourned for the family and friends of Sterling and Castille. I felt deep sympathy for the families of the policemen who died. I also felt a real fear that, as a result of what took place in Dallas, law enforcement would become more deeply entrenched in their biases against black men, leading to the possibility of even more violence.The stream of names of those who have been killed at the hands of the police feels endless, and I become overwhelmed when I consider all the names we do not know—all of those who lost their lives and had no camera there to capture it, nothing to corroborate police reports that named them as threats. Closed cases. I watch the collective mourning transpire across my social-media feeds. I watch as people declare that they cannot get out of bed, cannot bear to go to work, cannot function as a human being is meant to function. This sense of anxiety is something I have become unsettlingly accustomed to. The familiar knot in my stomach. The tightness in my chest. But becoming accustomed to something does not mean that it does not take a toll. Systemic racism always takes a toll, whether it be by bullet or by blood clot.”

Tags : African Americans Anxiety Bias Black Lives Matter Despair Grief Guns Law Enforcement Mourning Police Policemen Race Race Relations Racism Shootings Sympathy Whites
Author : Clint Smith

43. “I'd love to know how Dad saw me when I was 6. I'd love to know a hundred things. When a parent dies, a filing cabinet full of all the fascinating stuff also ceases to exist. I never imagined how hungry I'd be one day to look inside it.”

Tags : Fathers Grief Memories Parents
Source : The Bone Clocks

44. “How many times can a heart be shattered and still be pieced back together? How many times before the damage is irreparable?”

Tags : Bluestocking Girl Death Grief Historical Fiction Loss Love Von Strassenberg Young Adult Fiction
Author : Gwenn Wright
Source : The BlueStocking Girl

45. “He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much.”

Tags : Best Friend Crying Daughter Death Depression Face Father Father Daughter Relationship Friend Grief Hands Love Sadness Snot Suicide Tears Upset
Author : Nina LaCour
Source : Hold Still

46. “Don’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing. We can be glad that our soul is speaking to us and pushing us onwards. We frequently need to persevere with a period of inner turmoil before the dust can settle and be swept out the door.”

Tags : Balance Consciousness Consciousness Quotes Consciousness Raising Depression Depression Quotes Divine Divine Grace Donna Goddard Fear God Grief Growth Growth Quotes Happiness Healing Insights Joy Self Development Soul Soul Quotes Spiritual Healing Spiritual Quotes The Love Of Devotion Turmoil
Author : Donna Goddard
Source : The Love of Devotion

47. “Nothing will shake a man-or at any rate a man like me-out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself.”

Tags : Belief God S Will Grief Self Awareness Torture
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

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

Tags : Drama Grief Loss Mourning Tragedy War World War Ii
Source : Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

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

Tags : Abandonment Cancer Death Friendship Grief Loss Mourning Sadness
Author : Pablo Neruda

50. “Loss is the uninvited door that extends us an unexpected invitation to unimaginable possibilities.”

Tags : Abandon Abandonment Betray Betrayal Death Door Grief Grieving Growth Invitation Invitations Loss Losses Opportunities Personal Development Personal Growth Possibilities Possible

51. “We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.”

Tags : Abuse Survivors Betrayal Betrayal Trauma Depression Grief Healing Healing Insights Hurt Injustice Patience Recovery Survivors
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

52. “I'd long thought that a surfeit of sensitivity could be a killing thing, too much insight malignant in its own right. The best survivors--there are studies that show it--are those blessed with an inordinate ability to deny. And keep on marching.”

Tags : Grief Survivors
Source : Blood Test

53. “Pitiful and pitied by no one, why have I come to the ignominy of this detestable old age, who was ruler of two kingdoms, mother of two kings? My guts are torn from me, my family is carried off and removed from me. The young king [crown prince Henry, †1183] and the count of Britanny [prince Geoffrey, †1186] sleep in dust, and their most unhappy mother is compelled to be irremediably tormented by the memory of the dead. Two sons remain to my solace, who today survive to punish me, miserable and condemned. King Richard [the Lionheart] is held in chains [in captivity with Emperor Henry VI of Germany]. His brother, John, depletes his kingdom with iron [the sword] and lays it waste with fire. In all things the Lord has turned cruel to me and attacked me with the harshness of his hand. Truly his wrath battles against me: my sons fight amongst themselves, if it is a fight where where one is restrained in chains, the other, adding sorrow to sorrow, undertakes to usurp the kingdom of the exile by cruel tyranny. Good Jesus, who will grant that you protect me in hell and hide me until your fury passes, until the arrows which are in me cease, by which my whole spirit is sucked out?"[Third letter to Pope Celestine (1193)]”

Tags : Death Wish Eleanor Of Aquitaine Fight Grief History John Lackland King John Kings Mothers Pity Queens Richard The Lionheart Unrest War

54. “Why did you revive me?” Alecto repeated. “Well… uh, well….” Mandy hesitated, her voice full of sudden misery. “They say there are five stages of grief, you know… five stages. denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Not in any particular order. Anyhow, I denied your death, I was angry about it, I bargained with Mearth to try and get her to un-bury your site and I was depressed about the whole ordeal. One thing I just froze up on though was acceptance. I just couldn’t accept your death. It was really cruel the way you died, and I missed you so much… Mearth, my parents, the cops, Dr. Pottie, they all thought I was crazy. When people think you’re crazy, that label automatically dehumanizes you, because people can use it to discredit everything you say with, “oh, pay no mind to her, she’s just this crazy lunatic with a dead imaginary friend.” I just wanted to do something, anything to make it all go away, and I decided that I wanted to revive you.”

Tags : Acceptance Anger Bargaining Crazy Death Death Of A Loved One Dehumanization Denial Depression Discredit Dying Friend Friendship Grief Help Imaginary Friend Loss Lunatic Mourning Revival Sadness
Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

55. “I can’t shake you.”

Tags : Grief Love Mourning Poem Poetry
Author : Sina Queyras
Source : MxT

56. “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

57. “I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.”

Tags : Abuse Death Grief Loss Pain
Source : The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life

58. “I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved - the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced! With the rational respect that is due to it, knavish priests have added prostitutions of it, that fill or might fill the blackest and bloodiest pages of human history.{Letter to Thomas Jefferson, September 3, 1816]”

Tags : Abuse Bloody Cross Grief Jefferson Priests Religious Violence Thomas Jefferson
Author : John Adams
Source : The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams

59. “There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse.”

Tags : Art Grief Muse
Author : Sappho

60. “We need to eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, religion, and nationality. Every human requires food and water to survive and every human has a heart that bleeds, loves, and grieves.”

Tags : Bleed Blood Child Divide Division Education Equality Ethnicity Grieve Grieves Heart Human Income Love Man Nation Nationality Race Religion Skills Suzy Kassem Unite United
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

61. “We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”

Tags : Aphorist Blithe Despair Despondency Down In The Dumps Elated Exhilaration Exultant Faces Gaiety Gloom Glum Glumness Grinning Heartache In Good Spirits Joviality Joyful Joyfulness Suffering Woebegone Wretchedness

62. “When I was young I wanted so much to be like her. What a blessing are those moments when there is nothing to worry about, no thought of trouble or grief in the world.”

Tags : Blessing Grief Moments Trouble World Worry Young
Source : One Long Thread

63. “I realized that whilst crying over the loss, the living did not seem adequate because they were not my loved one. The room full of strangers hurt me profusely. Even as I saw thousands of young people; I felt incomplete and more saddened because the one I wanted to see was buried.”

Tags : Buried Bury Death Grief Hurt Incomplete Mourning Pain Profusely Sad Sadden Separation Stranger Thousand Want Young
Source : Behind the Hospital

64. “What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow.What are brief? today and tomorrow.What are frail? spring blossoms and youth.What are deep? the ocean and truth.”

Tags : Depth Grief Poetry Sorrow Truth Youth

65. “I find myself drunk in the streets again.A glass of wine and so my thoughts begin.I smile at passersby to and fro,Faces like blank slates minutes ago,Now emotions readily painted on canvases:Grief, despair, joy, and madnesses.At this time, the clouds are sweating sweet waterAnd you can smell the scent of each corner:Fish, dirt, rotten apples, and burning tires.Close your eyes here to smell all your heart desires.Everything is more colourful when you're not yourself.So long as you’re sound body and mind, you have your wealth.I am now treading almost fleeting.Birds singing, bicycle bells ringing.I have lost my way but not my heart.Have my head, those two are apart.Take care dear city, I must soon head home.Until tomorrow evening when again I will roam.”

Tags : Alley Bicycle Blank Body Canvas Corner Description Desire Drink Drunk Enjoyment Evening Feel Fleeting Head Home Joy Kamand Kamand Kojouri Merry Mind Night Roam Scent Smell Thinking Walk Walking Wine

66. “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures. ...We tell the story to get them back, to capture the traces of footfalls through the snow.”

Tags : Friendship Grief Memoir
Author : Gail Caldwell
Source : Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

67. “There's always a last time. If you could remember every last time, you'd never stop grieving.”

Tags : Grief Grieving Last Times
Source : This is Where I Leave You

68. “You become a house where the wind blows straight through, because no one bothers the crack in the window or lock on the door, and you’re the house where people come and go as they please, because you’re simply too unimpressed to care. You let people in who you really shouldn’t let in, and you let them walk around for a while, use your bed and use your books, and await the day when they simply get bored and leave. You’re still not bothered, though you knew they shouldn’t have been let in in the first place, but still you just sit there, apathetic like a beggar in the desert.”

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Source : You're Doing Just Fine

69. “Mandy, I hardly think this was appropriate, not after… you know… after the funeral we haven’t had the money for any of your weird little games and I was hoping you’d be more mature now that Jud’s gone,” her father had disappointedly added. “How much’d that cake cost you?”“It’s paid for,” Mandy had argued, but her voice had sounded tiny in the harbour wind. “I used the cash from my summer job at Frenchy’s last year and I… it was my birthday, dad!”“You can’t even be normal about this one thing, can you?” her father had complained.Mandy hadn’t cried, she’d only stared back knowingly, her voice shaky. “…I’m normal.”

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Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

70. “Every relationship that has hit a crossroads has asked, “What is it that you want from me?”

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71. “Your tale is of the longest," observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair.It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man," returned Mr. Brownlow, "and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy and happiness, it would be very brief.”

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Source : Oliver Twist

72. “Poor Ramon.”

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Source : The World Without Us

73. “That night, before bed, he goes first to Willem's side of the closet, which he has still not emptied. Here are Willem's shirts on their hangers, and his sweaters on their shelves, and his shoes lined up beneath. He takes down the shirt he needs, a burgundy plaid woven through with threads of yellow, which Willem used to wear around the house in the springtime, and shrugs it on over his head. But instead of putting his arms through its sleeves, he ties the sleeves in front of him, which makes the shirt look like a straitjacket, but which he can pretend—if he concentrates—are Willem's arms in an embrace around him. He climbs into bed. This ritual embarrasses and shames him, but he only does it when he really needs it, and tonight he really needs it.”

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Source : A Little Life

74. “As Luke knelt down beside his corpse, Clary couldn’t help but remember what he had said about having loved Valentine once, about having been his closest friend. Luke, she thought with a pang. Surely he couldn’t be sad — or even grieved?But then again, perhaps everyone should have someone to grieve for them, and there was no one else to grieve for Valentine.”

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Source : City of Glass

75. “Countless times, I have imagined A. rising through the rivers of this land, to the surface of Florida to be found again, pulled into the air by new hands. The possibilities are endless, but most often I imagine him found by children. Above him, the sky shimmers and undulates blue through transparent springwater. Then four small brown hands break the surface and pull him into the air and into their excited and frightened vocabularies. The delicate bones of their arms and ribs absorb his voice, shattering their knowledge of what is possible.”

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Author : Rhonda Riley
Source : The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

76. “Try to be thoughtful, don't make the poor man say it;see how human he is,he has children of his own,it is your job to ask:Is she dead?And he will nod and say yesAnd now he can never not nod.And now he can never say no.And now he can never not sayyes.”

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Source : Slamming Open the Door

77. “The harsh light above them caught her face, and Sean could see what she'd look like when she was much older - a handsome woman, scarred by wisdom she never asked for.”

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Author : Dennis Lehane
Source : Mystic River

78. “There are some moments you won't completely heal from, those rare ones you will take torn open to the grave but throughout all the big moments that shake you up there will be countless tiny experiences that help you laugh all over again.”

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Author : Nikki Rowe

79. “Women eat ice-cream, men toast marshmallows.”

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Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : Cry Of The Wolf

80. “The black color is much deeper than to be overwhelmed by grief… Black hides everything within itself in the argument of elegance.”

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Author : Eyden I.
Source : Woman's Book: Only For Men

81. “Whether you deny your wounds or see them clearly, they bring a great source of power because they lived in the same place as your heart.”

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82. “Except for my daughters, I have not grieved for any death as I have grieved for his. His was a great and beautiful spirit, he was a man – all man, from his crown to his footsoles. My reverence for him was deep and genuine.”

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Author : Mark Twain

83. “One is in 'Waiting'Even after it's overGrief comes to stayNever up for closure...There is no escape everOne is always yearningGrief envelops thoseLeft behind in 'waiting'...‘Staying stuck’ in painHiding deep in the heart'Let go' ! Yes, but howTo make a new start...One has to live in theDark blind ‘Black-hole’Until Light would graceRekindling a 'Whole'(Page 49)”

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Author : Neena Verma
Source : a mother's cry ... a mother's celebration

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

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Author : Marcel Proust

85. “Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had.”

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Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Perfect Match

86. “No one is adequate to comprehending the misery of my lot! Fate obliges me to be constantly in movement: I am not permitted to pass more than a fortnight in the same place. I have no Friend in the world, and from the restlessness of my destiny I never can acquire one. Fain would I lay down my miserable life, for I envy those who enjoy the quiet of the Grave: But Death eludes me, and flies from my embrace. In vain do I throw myself in the way of danger. I plunge into the Ocean; The Waves throw me back with abhorrence upon the shore: I rush into fire; The flames recoil at my approach: I oppose myself to the fury of Banditti; Their swords become blunted, and break against my breast: The hungry Tiger shudders at my approach, and the Alligator flies from a Monster more horrible than itself. God has set his seal upon me, and all his Creatures respect this fatal mark!”

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Source : The Monk

87. “Yesterday, she shed tears, keeping her head on my shoulders. And I think she's not going to be fine because I know she won't. Because a couple of years back, I wasn't.And when you know that you've fallen hard on a cold ground and are still lying there, what do you tell others who are taking the fall?You close your eyes. You accept to lie there a little longer. But I lie on my bed now, and it's a little too warm today.”

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88. “My heart is broken and I grieve, for I have known love. Your heart is broken and you grieve, for you have not.”

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Source : Elements

89. “Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut...”

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90. “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.”

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91. “What if you are just destined to get hurt, to be helplessly stuck in a point of time you no longer want to be? Maybe life is all about trying to get up while you fall a little bit deeper in the pits of hell, each time you try not to...”

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92. “We live in a world that is beyond our control, and life is in a constant flux of change. So we have a decision to make: keep trying to control a storm that is not going to go away or start learning how to live within the rain.”

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Source : Hurting with God

93. “How long would our poem be?How much would it weigh?The first verse would be yours, of course−Age before beauty, you'd say.You would not rush so much as crest,a wave that spreads and breaksacross the eyes and ears to fillsome deeper, inner space.The next verse would be mine,self-conscious, yes, it's true,and full of fits and startsbut bits of music too.Would we share some lines then, just we two?Here's a place for my words;here, only yours will do,And would it matter, really,after all is said and done,who made which piece of glory?Who, this moon? Who, that sun?The pen drops from my hand,but there's still more to say.So I must write our final line,which is simplystay.”

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Author : Louise Hawes
Source : The Language of Stars

94. “Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

95. “This world’s anguish is no different from the love we insist on holding back.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

96. “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

97. “Grief is like sinking, like being buried. I am in water the tawny color of kicked-up dirt. Every breath is full of choking. There is nothing to hold on to, no sides, no way to claw myself up. There is nothing to do but let go.Let go. Feel the weight all around you, feel the squeezing of your lungs, the slow, low pressure. Let yourself go deeper. There is nothing but bottom. There is nothing but the taste of metal, and the echoes of old things, and days that look like darkness.”

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Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Pandemonium

98. “From personal experience, I know for sure that the number one thing that saddens the dead more than our grief — is not being conscious of their existence around us. They do want you to talk to them as if they were still in a physical body. They do want you to play their favorite music, keep their pictures out, and continue living as if they never went away. However, time and "corruption" have blurred the lines between the living and the dead, between man and Nature, and between the physical and the etheric. There was a time when man could communicate with animals, plants, the ether, and the dead. To do so requires one to access higher levels of consciousness, and this knowledge has been hidden from us. Why? Because then the plants would tell us how to cure ourselves. The animals would show us their feelings, and the dead would tell us that good acts do matter. In all, we would come to know that we are all one. And most importantly, we would be alerted of threats and opportunities, good and evil, truth vs. fiction. We would have eyes working for humanity from every angle, and this threatens "the corrupt". Secret societies exist to hide these truths, and to make sure lies are preserved from generation to generation.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

99. “Wisdom cannot be bought from the walmart, it can only come from the Holy Spirit of God.”

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100. “I am the most important person to me. I am the most important person in the entire universe to me. I am the centre of my own universe.”

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101. “In politics no permanent friends, no permanent enemies but permanent interest.”

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102. “There are too many stars in the sky and none of them is overshadowing the other. Don't let anybody be a threat to your growth.”

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103. “If want to become a person with vision, get back and reconnect to your source.”

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104. “Without you discovering your true picture, it will be hard to have a glorious future. It is the discovery of what you have inside and the pursuit of it that can guarantee a glorious future”

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105. “Rebuilding is something that is practically difficult than starting over from nothing.”

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106. “Understand something people, we will be hated by many in the name of Christ, ridiculed, mocked, stoned, slaughtered. We will be fined, jailed and killed for our love for Christ. You are supposed to see better with your eyes today, how close this is happening, just prepare your heart and soul to be braver than Peter and not deny Christ in the moment your life might be in jeopardy for Him and what you believe. Apostle Pauls says to live is Christ to die is gain.”

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107. “The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy and his followers do the same. Be watchful and keep that in mind.”

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108. “I think it will be better if we can live our life as if Christ is going to return today and plan our live as if it is hundred years off. Keep living, serving and most of all be prepared.”

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109. “If you want to see the beauty of any fish, throw it into the water, you will see how best it can swim because that is its source. Do you want to see the beauty in you? Don't look in the mirror, don't put on makeups, no jewelleries or expensive designer clothes, just go back and reconnect to your source and I bet, the best of you will show up. Until you return back to God, your best won't come out because He is your source.”

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110. “Poor means when we lack things in our lives. There are two types of poverty. ...those that need food and shelter and those that need God in their lives. We are called to service to help both group of people as much as we can.”

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111. “School does not make people, it is learning that makes people great, that is why you see first class students fail and poor. The world is not ruled by those who went to school, it is ruled by those who learn everyday.”

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112. “People with vision sees opportunity where there is problem. They see money not problem.”

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113. “Blind minds are worst than blind eyes. That you have eyes does not mean that you have vision. Visionaries do not look they see whlie people look.”

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114. “Even though it may look like the wicked is gaining ground, God is still in control. We need to pray for our nations, pray for others, pray for forgiveness and mercy over people. We need to love no matter who we are talking to, whether they are Atheist, Moslems, Lesbians, Homosexuals or Pagans. We need to love them and share the love of God with them and not judge and see if we can rebuild our broken nations.”

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115. “Sure we all need money but what do you really focus on? It is a matter of the heart. If your thoughts are on material and worldly things, no good fruits can come out of it.Seek the kingdom of God first and the other things shall be added unto you not vice versa.”

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116. “You cannot use another man's leg to run your race. Wives stop waiting for your husbands to do everything. For God's sake make an impact. Nobody is a threat to your development.”

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117. “We are so much distracted nowadays. There is so much distractions in the world today call it internet, media, football matches etc. but don't let it consume you.”

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118. “Our life is not in stuff, focus your attention on Christ where it should be. Prosperity and wealth has damaged the body of Christ. God takes pleasure in the prosperity of his children but don't replace him with material.”

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119. “Faith is never connected to safe. There is no faith without tension. For a rubber band to function to it's elasticity, it has to experience a tension. Saints of God who has no tension has no function.”

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120. “There's supposed to be more value in your life than spending more than sixty hours in a week in a place you don't care about and in an environment they don't care about you.”

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121. “People would want to get safe and come to Christ because they see the evidence in your life not because you quote the scriptures to them.”

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122. “If satan succeds in blinding your mind, he has succeeded in arresting you because anything that can stop you from believing can stop your future.”

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123. “No satan can unsettle what God has settled.”

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124. “Negative prophecies are reversible. The Lord reveals to conquer. You are created to reverse any negative with your prayers and the word of God.”

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125. “If knowledge is lacking, your destruction is inevitable. Hosea 4:6”

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126. “It is impossible to enjoy divine protection without the word of God. You must be a word addict.”

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127. “The church preach so much about power in the kingdom of God but we don't talk about wisdom. Everybody goes for power forgeting that power without wisdom can be disastrous.”

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128. “When we are preoccupied with wealth and material acquisitions, it chokes God's word in us and makes it unfruitful. But if we follow His plan of being prosperous you will enjoy the blessings of this life.”

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129. “Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it at the right time to get the desired result. It is also the correct application of knowledge.”

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130. “There is no gift of principles, you must apply them if you want to move forward.”

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131. “Do you want to acquire God's own wisdom? Relate with the Holy Spirit. Be a seeker of divine guidance by the Holy Spirit. You can't be a man or woman of solution without God.”

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132. “Wisdom is the mother of solutions. You cannot upgrade in wisdom and lack solutions and you cannot have a wisdom and be stranded in any challenge you face.”

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133. “Wherever problem persist, wisdom is lacking. There is no problem anywhere except wisdom problem. Wisdom provides solutions where there is complications.”

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134. “Even with fasting and prayers you still need wisdom. At the root of every great accomplishment is wisdom. In all your getting get wisdom first.”

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135. “When wisdom comes, transformation comes. Wisdom makes the difference between the succeeding man and the failing man.”

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136. “The world is full of problems and I bet you the problems will continue to exist but what will make you relevant to the world is when you have answers to the questions the world asks. You can only be useful when you have the answers to the questions of the world. The best way you provide solutions and answers to those challenges is through wisdom.”

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137. “Every crisis is a wisdom crisis. If you have no peace around you then you lack wisdom.”

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138. “The money you are looking for is not in any country, phd or your designer outlook, it is in wisdom. Solomon never prayed for wealth but he asked for wisdom.”

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139. “A lot of people pray for power, house, financial breakthrough, wealth etc. But only few ask God for wisdom. There are so many great power pack man and women of God who lack wisdom.”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

140. “You cannot occupy a proper place on earth without wisdom. It is the principal thing you must have.”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

141. “God's word will produce with your level of understanding. The much you can understand it, the more wisdom you are privileged to have.”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

142. “Have you ever reached to a point where you asked God if the assignment is really from Him. In your account you have just 100 dollars and He is asking you to execute a 400 million dollar project. Have you reached to the point that you consider going further will make no sense? Have you reached the point where you asked God are you sure you are still with me?I just found myself in that Junction now. Turning back realise I have gone too far for Him to forsake me. Moving forward I heard the voice saying still and know that I am your God. Giving up.....Couldn't find it in my dictionary.Moral of the lesson. God cannot give you an assignment that is equal to your pocket. If it suits your pocket it is definitely not from God. Remember God will not take glory where nothing happen.”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

143. “You cannot have a dream and expect someone else's faith to make it a reality for you. Habakuk 2:4”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

144. “A man with wisdom will always have a solution no matter how big his challenges may be. Wisdom makes you a problem solver.”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

145. “That you are a born again Christian does not mean you will automatically succeed except you follow God's principles. Never forget faith without good work is dead.”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

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

Tags : Bereavement Consolation Grief Loss Reincarnation

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

Tags : Grief Loss Memory
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

148. “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.”

Tags : Death Grief Loss
Author : John Irving
Source : A Prayer for Owen Meany

149. “The great love is gone. There are still little loves - friend to friend, brother to sister, student to teacher. Will you deny yourself comfort at the hearthfire of a cottage because you may no longer sit by the fireplace of a palace? Will you deny yourself to those who reach out to you in hopes of warming themselves at your hearthfire?”

Tags : Grief Grieving Life Lesson Lost Love Love
Source : Magic's Pawn

150. “All the whackjob psychologists out there will tell you that grief is a process. Some say it has five stages. Others say that grief should only last two years at the lost, otherwise it's "abnormal". Putting an expiration date of grief though is like putting out the flame on a burning candle. It might stop the candle from melting down and falling apart, but in the long run the candle goes solid, freezes in a catatonic state. Take away a person's grief and guaranteed they'll only be a frozen shell of a human being afterwards. Grief is only love, it's nothing to hide or send away with happy pills and mother's little helpers. Grief is a lifeline connecting two people who are in different realms together, and it's a sign of loyalty and hope.”

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151. “The sunlight now lay over the valley perfectly still. I went over to the graveyard beside the church and found them under the old cedars... I am finding it a little hard to say that I felt them resting there, but I did. I felt their completeness as whatever they had been in the world.I knew I had come there out of kindness, theirs and mine. The grief that came to me then was nothing like the grief I had felt for myself alone... This grief had something in it of generosity, some nearness to joy. In a strange way it added to me what I had lost. I saw that, for me, this country would always be populated with presences and absences, presences of absences, the living and the dead. The world as it is would always be a reminder of the world that was, and of the world that is to come.”

Tags : Death Eternity Grief Joy Life
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : Jayber Crow

152. “Sooner or later, all talk among foreigners in Pyongyang turns to one imponderable subject. Do the locals really believe what they are told, and do they truly revere Fat Man and Little Boy? I have been a visiting writer in several authoritarian and totalitarian states, and usually the question answers itself. Someone in a café makes an offhand remark. A piece of ironic graffiti is scrawled in the men's room. Some group at the university issues some improvised leaflet. The glacier begins to melt; a joke makes the rounds and the apparently immovable regime suddenly looks vulnerable and absurd. But it's almost impossible to convey the extent to which North Korea just isn't like that. South Koreans who met with long-lost family members after the June rapprochement were thunderstruck at the way their shabby and thin northern relatives extolled Fat Man and Little Boy. Of course, they had been handpicked, but they stuck to their line.There's a possible reason for the existence of this level of denial, which is backed up by an indescribable degree of surveillance and indoctrination. A North Korean citizen who decided that it was all a lie and a waste would have to face the fact that his life had been a lie and a waste also. The scenes of hysterical grief when Fat Man died were not all feigned; there might be a collective nervous breakdown if it was suddenly announced that the Great Leader had been a verbose and arrogant fraud. Picture, if you will, the abrupt deprogramming of more than 20 million Moonies or Jonestowners, who are suddenly informed that it was all a cruel joke and there's no longer anybody to tell them what to do. There wouldn't be enough Kool-Aid to go round. I often wondered how my guides kept straight faces. The streetlights are turned out all over Pyongyang—which is the most favored city in the country—every night. And the most prominent building on the skyline, in a town committed to hysterical architectural excess, is the Ryugyong Hotel. It's 105 floors high, and from a distance looks like a grotesquely enlarged version of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco (or like a vast and cumbersome missile on a launchpad). The crane at its summit hasn't moved in years; it's a grandiose and incomplete ruin in the making. 'Under construction,' say the guides without a trace of irony. I suppose they just keep two sets of mental books and live with the contradiction for now.”

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Source : Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

153. “Mr. Lisbon knew his parental and neighborly duty entailed putting the retainer in a Ziploc bag, calling the Kriegers, and telling them their expensive orthodontal device was in safe keeping. Acts like theses -- simple, humane, conscientious, forgiving -- held life together. Only a few days earlier he would have been able to perform them. But now he took the retainer and dropped it in the toiler. He pressed the handle. The retainer, jostled int he surge, disappeared down the porcelain throat, and, when waters abated, floated triumphantly, mockingly, out, Mr. Lisbon waited for the tank to refill and flushed again, but the same thing happened. The replica of the boy's mouth clung to the white slope.”

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Source : The Virgin Suicides

154. “In this way unwittingly the Widow-to-Be is assuring her husband’s death—his doom. Even as she believes she is behaving intelligently—“shrewdly” and “reasonably”—she is taking him to a teeming petri dish of lethal bacteria where within a week he will succumb to a virulent staph infection—a “hospital” infection acquired in the course of his treatment for pneumonia. Even as she is fantasizing that he will be home for dinner she is assuring that he will never return home. How unwitting, all Widows-to-Be who imagine that they are doing the right thing, in innocence and ignorance!”

Tags : Death Grief Love Widowhood
Source : A Widow's Story

155. “But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,If I am dead, as dead I well may be,You'll come and find the place where I am lying,And kneel and say Ave there for me,And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,For you will bend and tell me that you love me,And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me”

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156. “I have outlasted all desire,My dreams and I have grown apart;My grief alone is left entire,The gleamings of an empty heart.The storms of ruthless dispensationHave struck my flowery garland numb,I live in lonely desolationAnd wonder when my end will come.Thus on a naked tree-limb, blastedBy tardy winter's whistling chill,A single leaf which has outlastedIts season will be trembling still.”

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157. “Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life.”

Tags : Bereavement Death Grief
Source : Storm Glass

158. “Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize she slept a good night's sleep, and will be able to eat breakfast, and doesn't hear her husband's ghost all the time, but only some of the time. Her grief is replaced with a useful sadness. Every parent who loses a child finds a way to laugh again. The timbre begins to fade. The edge dulls. The hurt lessens. Every love is carved from loss. Mine was. Yours is. Your great-great-great-grandchildren's will be. But we learn to live in that love.”

Tags : Death Grief Life Love
Source : Everything Is Illuminated

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

Tags : Death Grief

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

Tags : Death Grief Loss
Source : The Bad Beginning

161. “Of all the miracles Po had seen in the time and space of its death, Po thought this--the absorption of another, the carrying of it--was the most bewildering and remarkable of all. Whenever Bundle separated again, Po was left with an ache of sadness that reminded the ghost of the body it had left behind.”

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Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Liesl & Po

162. “In your body right now exists all the joy and grief of the world.”

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Author : Marty Rubin

163. “words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.”

Tags : Grief Joy Limits Wonder Words
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Change of Heart

164. “I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I'm lost in the music. Until I am the music--notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it's okay because when I'm the music, I'm not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.”

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Source : Revolution

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

Tags : Grief Loneliness
Author : Sylvia Plath
Source : The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

166. “My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself.”

Tags : Death Faith Grief Grieving Loss Stillbirth
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

167. “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.”

Tags : Death Faith Grief Grieving Loss Stillbirth
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

168. “Sometimes, we expect life to work a certain way and when it doesn’t we blame others or see it as a sign, rather than face the pain of the choices we should or shouldn’t have made. Real healing won’t begin until we stop saying, “God prevented this or that.” Often in our attempt to protect ourselves from pain, we leave things to fate and don’t take chances. Or, we don’t work hard enough to keep the blessings we are given. Maybe, we didn't recognize a blessing, until it was too late. Often, it is the lies we tell ourselves that keeps us stuck in a delusion of not being responsible for our lives. We leave it all up to God. The truth is we are not leaves blowing toward our destiny without any control. To believe this is to take away our freedom of choice and that of others. The final stage of grief is acceptance. This can’t be reached through always believing God willed the outcomes in our lives, despite our inaction or actions. To think so is to take the easy escape from our accountability. Sometimes, God has nothing to do with it. Sometimes, we just screwed up and guarded our heart from accepting it, by putting our outcome on God as the reason it turned out the way it did. Faith is a beautiful thing, but without work we can give into a mysticism of destiny that really doesn't teach us lessons or consequences for our actions. Life then becomes a distorted delusion of no accountability with God always to blame for battles we walked away from, won or loss.”

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169. “Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can't you see who I truly am?”

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170. “Had any poet adequately described the wretched ugliness of a loved one turned inside out with grief?”

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Author : Kate Morton
Source : The Forgotten Garden

171. “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 irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but is never quite 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; that quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one one of those bittersweet days, weeks... or years.”

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Author : Connie Kerbs
Source : Paths of Fear: An Anthology of Overcoming Through Courage, Inspiration, and the Miracle of Love

172. “Finnick and I sit for a long time in silence, watching the knots bloom and vanish, before I can ask, 'How do you bear it?'Finnick looks at me in disbelief. 'I don't, Katniss! Obviously, I don't. I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking.'Something in my expression stops him.'Better not give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself together as it does to fall apart.'Well, he must know. I take a deep breath, forcing myself back into one piece.”

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Source : Mockingjay

173. “When you part from your friend, you grieve not;For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, asthe mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.”

Tags : Friendship Grief Poetry Seperation
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

174. “grief is a housewhere the chairshave forgotten how to hold usthe mirrors how to reflect usthe walls how to contain usgrief is a house that disappearseach time someone knocks at the dooror rings the bella house that blows into the airat the slightest gustthat buries itself deep in the groundwhile everyone is sleepinggrief is a house where no one can protect youwhere the younger sisterwill grow older than the older onewhere the doorsno longer let you inor out”

Tags : Bereavement Grief Mourning Poetry Sorrow
Author : Jandy Nelson
Source : The Sky Is Everywhere

175. “I'm not prepared for Rue's family. Her parents, whose faces are still fresh with sorrow. Her fiver younger siblings, who resemble her so closely. The slight builds, the luminous brown eyes. They form a flock of small dark birds.”

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Source : Catching Fire

176. “It’s not TIME that heals everything, it is SLEEP...Sleeping is the perfect answer to all doubts and troubles.Leaving the world of reality behind and disappearing in to a world of make-believe and imaginations, is a solace you get from nothing else...”

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Source : Uff Ye Emotions

177. “I don't dare touch her. Loss is a knowledge I'm sorry to have. Perhaps the only thing worse than experiencing it, is watching it replay anew in someone else--all the awful stages picking up like a chorus that has to be sung.”

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Source : Sever

178. “You're back where you swore yourself you wouldn't beThe familiar shackles you can't tell from your own skinYour head's under water when you learned to swimOn a road to hell, congratulations, you're free...”

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179. “Why’d you want to kill yourself? Didn’t you feel anything, or didn’t it hurt you?” Mandy questioned, looking puzzled. “Yes, I suppose it did, … it was strange, it was sharp, that’s all I can think of to describe it… and cold, but not cold like ice, more like… I don’t know, like something much worse, something horrible… and it seemed like the ground was falling upwards, becoming the sky… for a moment it made me consider that it was just a dream, that I was on some sort of drug, and then I remember being overjoyed to see the sky was still above me, then just really sad, really tired… and then I don’t remember much else about it,” Alecto told her, glaring straight ahead at the sky with narrowed eyes. “I don’t mind, I’m not supposed to mind, anyway. Mearth already told me that eventually I would want to be dead, that it was inevitable… still, I sometimes wish that I could have done something good for other people in my life, it might have made up for all the bad stuff I’ve done.”

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Source : Smog City

180. “It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn't have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life--they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.”

Tags : Grief Love Pets
Author : Nick Trout
Source : Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

181. “There is a pain you can’t think your way out of. You can’t talk it away. If there was someone to talk to. You can walk. One foot the other foot. Breathe in breathe out. Drink from the stream. Piss. Eat the venison strips. And. You can’t metabolize the loss. It is in the cells of your face, your chest, behind the eyes, in the twists of the gut. Muscles, sinew, bone. It is all of you. When you walk you propel it forward. When you let the sled and sit on a fallen log and. You imagine him curling in the one patch of sun maybe lying over your feet. Then it sits with you, the Pain puts its arm over your shoulders. It is your closest friend. Steadfast. And at night you can’t bear to hear your own breath unaccompanied by another and underneath the big stillness like a score is the roaring of the cataract of everything being and being torn away. Then. The Pain is lying beside your side, close. Does not bother you with sound even of breathing.”

Tags : Beauty Grief Pain Pets
Author : Peter Heller
Source : The Dog Stars

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

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Source : Clockwork Prince

183. “absencelooks like a lake bed flooded with skysounds like cotton howlingtastes like tear-stained pillowssmells like churning bile and burnt hairfeels like screaming agony, my heart dying and dying”

Tags : Absence Dark Grief Love Poem Poetry Relationships Romance Sadness Separation
Author : Beth Morey
Source : Night Cycles: Poetry for a Dark Night of the Soul

184. “There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it’s the endings we’re unprepared for.”

Tags : Grief Heartbreak Infidelity Love Relationships Trust
Source : Not To Us

185. “I didn't want him to think I was giving up - I wasn't. I simply couldn't put myself together just yet.”

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Source : The Spell Master

186. “Everyone who lives long enough to love deeply will experience great losses. Don't let fear of loss, or the losses themselves, take away your ability to enjoy the wonderful life that is yours.”

Tags : Grief Grief Inspirational Grieving Loss Love
Source : Fall in Love for Life: Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage

187. “I have lived in the shadow of loss—the kind of loss that can paralyze you forever.I have grieved like a professional mourner—in every waking moment, draining every ounce of my life force.I died—without leaving my body.But I came back, and now it’s your turn.I have learned to remember my past—without living in it.I am strong, electric, and alive, because I chose to dance, to laugh, to love, and tolive again.I have learned that you can’t re-create the life you once had—you have toreinvent a life for yourself.And that reinvention is a gift, not a curse.I believe your future self is a work of art and that science can help you create it. If you’re lost . . . if you’re gone . . . if you can barely absorb the words on thispage . . . I want you to hold this truth in your heart: when it’s your time to go, you won’t wish you had spent more time grieving; you’ll wish you had spent more time living.That’s why I’m here. And why you are, too. Let’s live like our lives depend on it.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Quotes Grief Inspirational Grief Support Life Life And Death Life And Living Life Changing Inspirational Life Lesson Life Quotes And Sayings Loss Love Pain Resilience Sorrow
Source : Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again

188. “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

189. “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

190. “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

191. “You can't make anything if you're lost to yourself. You'll want to again, it's who you are. Wren, grieving is hard. Complex. Takes its own time.”

Tags : Grief Grief Inspirational
Author : Amy McNamara
Source : Lovely, Dark and Deep

192. “I know you are afraid; you are afraid to get hurt again. But I also know that you are not meant to grieve forever.”

Tags : Grief Grief And Loss Quotes Grief Inspirational Life And Death Tragedy Of Cancer
Source : Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again

193. “I never even heard her voice."And after a while:"It is a strange grief."Softly:"To die of nostalgia for something you never lived.”

Tags : Gone Grief Grief Inspirational Life Living Lost Love Nostalgia Past Regret Sad Sadness Strange Timelessness Times

194. “It's still ok to dream with a broken heart.”

Tags : Adapting Adjustment Adversity Courage Crps Crps Warrior Dream Big Dreams Fortitude Grief Grief Inspirational Heal Heartbreak Hope Illness Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Quotes Loss Quotes Love Rehabiliskate Sadness Tragedy True Love
Author : Nikki Rowe

195. “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

196. “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

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

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

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

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

199. “All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”

Tags : Ashes Beauty Cherishing Grace Grief Hurt Pain
Source : The Road

200. “The role of Cherishing in Bereavement - I think that the key to healthy grieving is to cherish those who have passed on, so that you celebrate their lives and the times you did have together with thankfulness, instead of trying to cling on and wish that things were different. I believe that you should let them go in peace with love, not try to hang on to their spirits, just hold the precious moments gently in your heart.”

Tags : Bereavement Celebrate Cherish Cherished Memories Cherishing Counselling Grief Heart Peace Thankfulness
Author : Jay Woodman