Mourning 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. “The world, with all its impossible variegation and the basic miracle of its existence, draws most mourners out of their grief and back into itself. The homosexual forsythia blooms; the young Irish dancers in Killarney dance, their arms as rigid as shovel handles; secret deals are done involving weapons or office space or crude oil or used cars or drugs; new lovers, believing they will never really have to get up, lie down together; the Large Hadron Collider smashes the Higgs boson into view; snow drapes its white stoles on the bare limbs of winter; the crack of the bat swung by a hefty Dominican pulls a crowd to its feet in Boston; bricks for the new hospital in Phnom Penh are laid in true courses; the single-engine Cessna lands safely in an Ohio alfalfa field during a storm. How can you resist? The true loss in only to the dying, and even the won't feel it when the dying's done.”

Tags : Death Inevitability Life Missing Mourning
Source : My Mistake

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

Tags : Death Emptiness Empty Encourage Give Up Grief Grieve Guidance Guide Healing Inspiration Kamand Kamand Kojouri Learn Lesson Lost Moment Motivational Mourn Potential Power Quote Strength Terrible Truth Void

5. “and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart.”

Tags : Death Heart Love Mourning Suicide
Author : Jodi Picoult

6. “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

7. “Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”

Tags : Crying Getting Over It Mourning
Source : Horseradish

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

Tags : Heartbreak Love Mourning

9. “Patroclus, he says, Patroclus. Patroclus. Over and over until it is sound only.”

Tags : Achilles Dead Mourning Patrochilles Patroclus Sound
Source : The Song of Achilles

10. “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

11. “At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.”

Tags : Art Authors Babies Birth Books Boredom Death Depression Disgust Dying Enjoyment Family Friendship Happiness Hate Knowlege Literature Love Marriage Mourning Obsession Passion Romance Sadness Thirst
Source : Barefoot in November

12. “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

13. “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

14. “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

15. “Feelings are great, and they have a purpose, but it’s certainly not to guide your life. Whoever said, “Follow your heart” was a fool. Your “heart” is your emotional center. Emotions have a great purpose - to allow us to enjoy life, to mourn loss, to have a tangible way to experience love - but feelings are fickle, and they are not meant to be the guiding force in our life.”

Tags : Emotion Emotions Feelings Fickle Guidance Guiding Love Manhood Mourning Passivity
Author : Josh Hatcher
Source : Manlihood: The 12 Pillars of Masculinity

16. “I can’t shake you.”

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

17. “The American flag doesn't give her glory on a peaceful, calm day. It's when the winds pick up and become boisterous, do we see her strength. When she unfolds her hand, and shows her frayed fingers, where we see the stretch of red-blood lines of man that fought for this land. The purity of white stripes that strips our sins, and the stars of Abraham's covenant, broad in a midnight blue sky. The rights our forefathers established. As it waves high in the currents of freedom, where the Torch of Liberty shines over the sea, does she give meaning to unity. When we strive as one nation, or when it drops half-mast, to a fallen soldier.”

Tags : America Blow Citizenship Civil Rights Fight Flag Forefathers Freedom Glory Government Gust Of Wind History Independence Mourning Oneness Opportunity Privilege Soldier Statue Of Liberty Strength Torch United States Unity War Winds

18. “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

19. “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.”

Tags : Angst Argument Birthday Brother Cake Death Of A Sibling Depression Father Funeral Grief Loss Memory Money Mourning Normal Nostalgia Parent Sibling
Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

20. “In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.”

Tags : Child English Inadequacy Of Words Language Lose Loss Mourning Parent
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

21. “After nearly a year of mourning, I feel like the Victorians when Edison came along- all those years in the darkness, and then electric light. I've got the earth between my toes.”

Tags : Light Mourning Overcoming Understanding
Source : The Square Root of Summer

22. “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.”

Tags : Death Grief Loss Love Mothers Mourning
Author : Marcel Proust

23. “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.”

Tags : Burning Candle Death Depression Doctors Drugs Dying Flame Frozen Grief Hope Light Lonely Loss Love Medical Mother S Little Helpers Mourning Psychology

24. “How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?”

Tags : Bereavement Casket Death Funeral Heart Loss Love Mourning
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Mercy

25. “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”

Tags : Danny Boy Death Grief Lyrics Mourning Music Paul Robeson Song

26. “Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”

Tags : Death Lost Love Love Mourning
Author : Dylan Thomas

27. “This mournful and restless sound was a fit accompaniment to my meditations.”

Tags : Ache Depression Empathy Heart Heartbreak Lost Lost Love Love Mournful Mourning Music Nostalgia Regret Ruminating Sadness Suicide Thinking Tradgedy
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

28. “SAPPHIRE AND DIAMONDSWhen I look up at Heaven,I see the souls of those who diedBeaming down at me,Wanting to scream: “I'm still alive!”,Wishing to scribble across the sapphire sky -Letters to their loved ones,But a million dark oceans stand between us,Between those who passed and the living,Between those of us still stuck below,And those who have crossed over the threshold of time -Where what seems like eternityIs really only a few minutes.So you see, there is no reason to weep over the shining ones -For even though the space that separates us is limitless,The wall of time that divides us is only paper-thin.And one day, we shall all reunite with them,When our souls are released like fishBack into the vast shimmering seaTo shine together likeGlittering diamonds.”

Tags : Dead Death Die Eulogy Fish Funeral Funeral Poem Life Love Love Letter Mourn Mourning Other Side Passing Away Poetry Scream Sea Shine Shining Shining Star Soul Space Spirit Stars Suzy Kassem Threshold Thresholds Time
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

29. “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

30. “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

31. “The more death, the more birth. People are entering, others are exiting. The cry of a baby, the mourning of others. When others cry, the other are laughing and making merry. The world is mingled with sadness, joy, happiness, anger, wealth, poverty, etc.”

Tags : Birth Burial Casket Celebrate Ceremony Christmas Coffin Crying Death Different People Funeral Happiness Hope Life Lost Mind Mourning Psyche Psychic Re Incarnation Rituals Sadness Soul Tears Thoughts Ups And Down

32. “I am always saddened by the death of a good person. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratitude emerges. I feel honored to have known them and blessed that their passing serves as a reminder to me that my time on this beautiful earth is limited and that I should seize the opportunity I have to forgive, share, explore, and love. I can think of no greater way to honor the deceased than to live this way.”

Tags : Death Death Of A Loved One Forgive Life Love Mourning

33. “Miles had sworn his officer's oath to the Emperor less than two weeks ago, puffed with pride at his achievement. In his secret mind he had imagined himself keeping that oath through blazing battle, enemy torture, what-have-you, even while sharing cynical cracks afterwards with Ivan about archaic dress swords and the sort of people who insisted on wearing them. But in the dark of subtler temptations, those that hurt without heroism for consolation, he foresaw, the Emperor would no longer be the symbol of Barrayar in his heart. Peace to you, small lady, he thought to Raina. You've won a twisted poor modern knight, to wear your favor on his sleeve. But it's a twisted poor world we were both born into, that rejects us without mercy and ejects us without consultation. At least I won't just tilt at windmills for you. I'll send in sappers to mine the twirling suckers, and blast them into the sky.... He knew who he served now. And why he could not quit. And why he must not fail.”

Tags : Mountains Mourning
Source : The Mountains Of Mourning

34. “The light in that room was a glow; I seem to remember the color green, or perhaps flowers. A pale green sheet covered his inert body but not his head, which lay (eyes closed, mouth set in a tense and terrible grimace) unmoving. Gianluca. Barely able to see, barely able to stand - my knees kept buckling – and breathing so quietly I thought that I, too, might die; that out of shock, I would just drift away, the shell of my body cracking open. No longer anchored by my brother’s love, I would be reabsorbed by sky. Gianluca. If there was never another sound in the world, I would understand – yes, that would be appropriate, it would be fitting. This was the antithesis of music, the antithesis of noise. My brother’s death seemed to demand silence of all the world. Gianluca.”

Tags : Asphyxiation Bereavement Depression Despair Gassing Grief Heartbreak Helium Suicide Identification Loss Morgue Mourning Sibling Loss Suicide Viewing
Source : The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

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

Tags : Death Death And Dying Death And Love Death Note Death Of A Child Death Of A Loved One Grieve Grieving Inspiration Life Life Lessons Life Philosophy Loss Loss Of A Child Loss Of Family Love Mourning Sorrow Quotes Sorrowful
Author : Rob Liano

36. “The graveyard is the everlasting home of every man.”

Tags : Advice Belief Christian Death Death Of A Child Death Of A Loved One Death Wish Die Dying Faith Grave Graveyard Humanity Lessons In Life Life And Death Life And Living Life Philosophy Mankind Mourners Mourning Society Sympathy Wisdom Wise Words
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

37. “Even now, I feel your arms around meMy breath is your breath and yours mineEven now, I hear you laughing like bells ...You sing to me and I sing to youDear child of my womb, my love,Time has left us, left us forever together.”

Tags : Death Of A Child Mourning
Source : Performance Anomalies

38. “Why do they lie?” she asked herself aloud. “They say time makes losing someone you loved easier to deal with, but it only makes it worse.”

Tags : Aloud Ask Bereavement Deal Death Dying Death Of A Friend Death Of A Loved One Easy Grief Lie Loss Love Mourning Saying Time Worse
Source : Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

39. “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

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

Tags : Emotional Pain Loneliness Loss Loss Quotes Lost Love Mourning Sadness Love Sadness Missing Cry
Author : Nina Guilbeau
Source : Too Many Sisters

41. “But we are not going to talk about that right now, because to talk about it I'll have to think about it, and I've thought it to death over the last year. There are parts of my brain that are still tirelessly thinking about it, about her, an entire research and development department wholly dedicated to finding new ways to grieve and mourn and feel sorry for myself. And let me tell you, they're good at what they do down there. So I'll leave them to it.”

Tags : Death Grieving Mourning Sadness Lonelyness
Source : How to Talk to a Widower

42. “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

43. “Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss.”

Tags : Death Grief Identity Loss Mourning Relationships

44. “And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.”

Tags : Grief Mourning Moving On Sadness
Author : Sarah Waters
Source : The Little Stranger

45. “I pulled the sheet off their faces. Their faces were black with coal dust and didn't look like anything was wrong with them except they were dirty. The both of them had smiles on their faces. I thought maybe one of them had told a joke just before they died and, pain and all, they both laughed and ended up with a smile. Probably not true but but it made me feel good to think about it like that, and when the Sister came in I asked her if I could clean their faces and she said, "no, certainly not!" but I said, "ah, c'mon, it's me brother n' father, I want to," and she looked at me and looked at me, and at last she said, "of course, of course, I'll get some soap and water."When the nun came back she helped me. Not doing it, but more like showing me how, and taking to me, saying things like "this is a very handsome man" and "you must have been proud of your brother" when I told her how Charlie Dave would fight for me, and "you're lucky you have another brother"; of course I was, but he was younger and might change, but she talked to me and made it all seem normal, the two of us standing over a dead face and cleaning the grit away. The only other thing I remember a nun ever saying to me was, "Mairead, you get to your seat, this minute!”

Tags : Black Cape Breton Coal Death Depression Face Friendship Grief Hospital Joke Loss Lost Mine Mourning Nun Religion Sadness Smile Soul
Source : The Glace Bay Miners' Museum: The Novel

46. “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

47. “People can act so nice, bringing you food and all, but in the end they are nothing but buzzards. Waiting to pick your bones.”

Tags : Death And Sickness Funerals Mourning On Agate Hill Tragedy
Author : Lee Smith
Source : On Agate Hill

48. “Some people, they can't just move on, you know, mourn and cry and be done with it. Or at least seem to be. But for me... I don't know. I didn't want to fix it, to forget. It wasn't something that was broken. It's just...something that happened. And like that hole, I'm just finding ways, every day, of working around it. Respecting and remembering and getting on at the same time. ”

Tags : Life Mourning
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : The Truth About Forever

49. “In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”

Tags : Afterlife Mourning

50. “my feet will want to walk to where you are sleepingbutI shall go on living.”

Tags : Bereavement Mourning
Author : Pablo Neruda

51. “See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it”

Tags : Inspirational Mourning
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

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

Tags : Bereavement Mourning
Source : The Bad Beginning

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

Tags : Heartache Heartbreak Heartbroken Loss Mourning
Author : Nina Guilbeau

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

Tags : Grief Loss Mourning
Source : Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

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

Tags : Bereavement Loss Mourning
Author : Carrie Jones
Source : Captivate

56. “I do not mourn the loss of my sister because she will always be with me, in my heart," she says. "I am, however, rather annoyed that my Tara has left me to suffer you lot alone. I do not see as well without her. I do not hear as well without her. I do not feel as well without her. I would be better off without a hand or a leg than without my sister. Then at least she would be here to mock my appearance and claim to be the pretty one for a change. We have all lost our Tara, but I have lost a part of myself as well.”

Tags : Eulogy Mourning Sisters
Source : The Night Circus

57. “In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.”

Tags : Bereavement Grieving Inspirational Mourning Sorrow

58. “It was a fine cry - loud and long - but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow.”

Tags : Mourning Sula
Author : Toni Morrison
Source : Sula

59. “And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief;”

Tags : Bereavement Death Mourning

60. “Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin.”

Tags : Heart Loss Memory Mourning Moving On
Author : Brian Ruckley
Source : Fall of Thanes

61. “To whom could I put this question (with any hope of an answer)? Does being able to live without someone you loved mean you loved her less than you thought...?”

Tags : Death Loss Love Mourning

62. “Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not.”

Tags : Bereavement Death Mourning
Source : The Legacy

63. “I drag the body out into the snowdrifts, as far away from our shack as I can muster. I put her in a thicket of trees, where the green seems to still have a voice in the branches, and try not to think about the beasts that’ll soon be gathering. There’s no way of burying her; the ground is a solid rock of ice beneath us.I kneel beside her and want desperately to weep. My throat tightens and my head aches. Everything hurts inside. But I have no way of releasing it. I’m locked up and hard as stone.“I’m sorry, Mamma,” I whisper to the shell in front of me. I take her hand. It could belong to a glass doll. There’s no life there anymore. So I gather rocks, one by one, and set them over her, trying my best to protect her from the birds, the beasts, keep her safe as much as I can now. I pile the dark stones gently on her stomach, her arms, and over her face, until she becomes one with the mountain. I stand and study my work, feeling like the rocks are on me instead, then I leave the body for the forest and ice.”

Tags : Burned Burry Cold Dead Dead And Gone Death Frozen Goodbye Goodbyes Ice Mournful Mourning Snow
Source : Winter Rose

64. “When gorillas smell danger, they run around and call out to the rest of the primates in the jungle to warn them something evil is coming. And when one of their own dies, they mourn for days while beating themselves up in sadness for failing to save that gorilla, even if the cause of death was natural. And when one colony is mourning, their chilling echoes migrate to other colonies — and those neighbors, even if they are territorial rivals, will also grieve with them. When faced with a common danger, rivals turn into allies. And when faced with death, the loss of just one gorilla becomes the loss of the entire jungle.”

Tags : Colony Common Enemy Compassion Danger Death Echoes Enemies Evil Gorillas Grieve Jungle Loss Migrate Nature Neighbors People Primates Relations Rival Rivals Suzy Kassem Sympathy Unity Warning
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

65. “Shall we mourn here deedless forever a shadow-folk mist-haunting dropping vain tears in the thankless sea”

Tags : Mourn Mourning Sorrow Tears Weeping
Source : The Silmarillion

66. “I lived my grief; I slept mourning and ate sorrow and drank tears. I ignored all else.”

Tags : Cry Death Depression Empty Forget Grief Hollow Ignore Life Loss Mourn Mourning Numb Pass By Sorrow Tears
Author : Robin Hobb
Source : Fool's Assassin

67. “There are endings. There are beginnings. Sometimes they coincide, with the ending of one thing marking the beginning of another. But sometimes there is simply a long space after an ending, a time when it seems everything else has ended and nothing else can ever begin.”

Tags : Begin Beginning Coincide Depression Empty End Ending Initiate Lead Loss Mark Mourn Mourning Numb Passage Show Sign Sorrow Space Start Time
Author : Robin Hobb
Source : Fool's Assassin

68. “I have died at the ripe age of twenty.Smile, for the world didn't get a chance to disappoint me.I have died at the mature age of ninety.Smile, for my life was more than satisfying.I have died suddenly—out of the blue.Smile, for I didn't have to fall ill before you.I have died from a long illness.Smile, for I had the chance to say goodbye.I did not want to leave this Earth.But smile, for I am still here among you.Why are you crying?Can you not see I am smiling?”

Tags : Chance Cry Die Died Disappoint Dying Earth Goodbye Grief Guidance Hope Illness Kamand Kojouri Losing Mourn Mourning Ninety Sad Satisfy Satisfying Smile Smiling Suddenly Twenty Upset

69. “The effects of loss are acute, and unique to each individual. Not everyone mourns in the same way, but everyone mourns.”

Tags : Death Losing Someone Loss Memorial Memorial Day Mourn Mourning Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

70. “Seeing his daughter slowly die, coupled with his infinite sadness and misery, the clockmaker becomes a recluse to the tower of the castle and begins to build something behind closed doors, not even his daughter knows what he’s up to. For five years, she only sees him briefly at meal-times before locking himself up in the tower once again...""...Did he have a bathroom in the tower?""Yes, Jack. A big one! En-suite! Power-shower and spa! Where was I!?”

Tags : Bathroom Behind Closed Doors Bereavment Castle Clock Clockmaker Death Funny Grief Hilarious Loss Mourn Mourning Potty Potty Time Power Recluse Sarcasm Shower Spa Toilet Weird
Source : Hearts Anonymous

71. “The tragedy in life to mourn over is the death of what lies within a person who is still alive. The death of a potential is a mess of destiny!”

Tags : Danger Death Death Of A Dream Destiny Dream Killer Food For Thought Gifts Israelmore Ayivor Life Mourn Mourning Passion Person Potential Potentials Talent Talents Tragedy
Source : Daily Drive 365

72. “Stop the pity party! Your sorrow is full and complete when you go through unfortunate circumstances and decide to mourn for life as a result of the unexpected.”

Tags : Circumstance Circumstances Complete Crying Esteem Self Esteem Food For Thought Image Israelmore Ayivor Life Low Self Esteem Low Self Image Mourn Mourners Mourning Party Pity Pity Party Result Self Image Situation Sorrow Stop
Source : Daily Drive 365

73. “There lives a weeperin each of us-a silent mourner honoring our despairwhen our willingness slain by helplessness continues to resurrect to be slaughtered again”

Tags : Despair Each Helplessness Honour Mourn Mourners Mourning Poem Poetry Resurrect Sadness Sadness Quotes Silence Silent Slain Slaughter Sorrow Sorrow Quotes Sorrowful Spiritual Verse Weep Weepers Willingness
Author : Munia Khan

74. “Life should be marked by growth and completed with a celebration, not survived through struggle and departed with a mourning.”

Tags : Celebration Departure Growth Life Mourning Struggle Survival Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

75. “During the prayers of the day, there was one less “amen”.”

Tags : Amen Broken Death Departure Incomplete Loss Mourn Mourning Pain Prayer Prayers
Source : Behind the Hospital

76. “Death moved in the night, in search for blood, and when it found Life, it passed on by, like a cloud that moves by the face of the moon. When he found those dead without the red, he took the life before them born first, and the mourning emptied itself till the morning.”

Tags : Bible Blood Exodus Freedom Israel Life Moses Mourning Passover Plague

77. “God has broken me in every way possible. I spent a year not caring, a year trying to figure out what I'd done to deserve it. and a year trying to make it right.”

Tags : Alchohol Beautifully Flawed Series Dealing With Grief Dealing With It Guilt Mourning Remorse
Source : Finding Perfection

78. “We'd all mourn for a while, but at the end of the day we were a tough lot, and we'd survive.”

Tags : Disaster Grief Mourning Survival
Source : Royal Street

79. “Even thou we know one day. We will all pass away, But death come as a shock to all of us . Reason is we never ready to lose the ones close to us and the ones close to our heart.”

Tags : After Life Character Death Dj Encouragement Funeral Intellignece Kyos Magupe Life Lessons Living Losing Someone Lost Mind Motivation Mourning Pain Philosopher R I P Rip Sad Sadness Suffering Teachings Words

80. “When I die…..I don’t want my wife, to miss the DJ, Artist, Producer or Celebrity, ButI want my wife to miss her husband. I want my children to miss their father.I want my parent to miss their child. I want people I know to miss a friend.That’s why I don’t let what I do affect the way I treat people around me. Only the media can miss a DJ, Artist, Producer or Celebrity or Motivational speaker.”

Tags : Artist Bond Business Dj Kyos Dj Kyos Magupe Djkyos Earth Encouragement Energy Goals Great Heaven Horrieble Initiator Kyos Kyos Magupe Learned Malcom X Mother Teressa Mourning News Past Peace People Power Priorities Sad Support War Whatsapp

81. “In the chain of events, it is arbitrary to be sentimental about the passing of any one link.”

Tags : Arbitrary Causality Chain Of Events Grief Grieving Links Mourning Nihilism Sentiment Sentimental
Author : Johnny Rich
Source : The Human Script

82. “His work was so great that it cannot be compassed in a few words. His death is one of the greatest losses ever to occur to British science.{Describing Ernest Rutherford upon his death at age 66. Thomson, then 80 years old, was once his teacher.}”

Tags : British Death Ernest Rutherford Great Loss Mourning Rutherford Sadness Science Teacher
Author : J.J. Thomson

83. “How can you stop mourning the missing?”

Tags : Missing Missing Person Mourning
Source : The Watcher in the Woods

84. “They bewailed innocence maltreated, goodness persecuted, love bleeding, meekness about to die; but my heart has a deeper and more bitter cause to mourn. My sins were the scourges which lacerated those blessed shoulders, and crowned with thorn those bleeding brows: my sins cried “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” and laid the cross upon His gracious shoulders. His being led forth to die is sorrow enough for one eternity: but my having been His murderer, is more, infinitely more, grief than one poor fountain of tears can express.”

Tags : April 9 Crucifixion Jesus Mourning

85. “Live life so well that, even if you die, the empty seats behind you will tell the story that, "yea, this soul did what God sent him/her to do". Give life and hope into your family, village, community, country, continent and the world at large. You can do it!”

Tags : Accomplish Accomplishment Chief Mourners Community Death Die Empty House Empty Seats Fulfill Fulfillment Funeral Quotes Hometown Impact Israelmore Ayivor Legacy Make A Difference Neighbors Neighbours Pay Tribute Soul Success Tributes You Can Do It
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

86. “I have lived with you and loved you, and now you are gone. Gone where I cannot follow, until I have finished all of my days.”

Tags : Death Grief Mourning Queen
Source : The Seer and the Sword

87. “Although it was autumn and not summer the dark-gold sunlight and the inky shadows, long and slender in the shape of felled cypresses, were the same, and there was the same sense of everything drenched and jewelled and the same ultramarine glitter on the sea. I felt inexplicably lightened; it was as if the evening, in all the drench and drip of its fallacious pathos, had temporarily taken over from me the burden of grieving.”

Tags : Grief Mourning Vivid Weather
Author : John Banville
Source : The Sea

88. “And his good wife will tear her cheeks in grief, his sons are orphans and he, soaking the soil red with his own blood, he rots away himself—more birds than women flocking round his body!”

Tags : Classics Death Greece Grief Mourning
Author : Homer
Source : The Iliad

89. “That was the first time I experienced the desperate orgiastic pleasure of this form of public mourning: it was the one place where people mingled and touched bodies and shared emotions without restraint or guilt. There was a wild, sexually flavored frenzy in the air. Later, when I saw a slogan by Khomeini saying that the Islamic Republic survives through its mourning ceremonies, I could testify to its truth.”

Tags : Ceremony Iran Mourning
Author : Azar Nafisi
Source : Reading Lolita in Tehran

90. “There was a time when I was lucky enough to believe that 'There's this girl in Pakistan' would be the worst five words that Al ever said to me. Years later, they would be totally eclipsed by 'They can't find a heartbeat'.”

Tags : Death Death Quotes Interracial Couple Interracial Relationship Loss Love Love Quotes Mourning Pakistan
Author : Ruth Ahmed
Source : When Ali Met Honour

91. “Adam Kuambiana umerudi nyumbani ulikotoka, ukiongozwa na imani na mwanga wa wale uliowapenda na kuwapoteza. Hatuwezi kukumbuka kwamba umetutoka bila kukumbuka kwamba uliishi, na kwamba maisha yako yalitupa kumbukumbu nzuri tusizoweza kuzisahau haraka. Jumanne, siku ya kuuaga mwili uliokuwa ukitumiwa na wewe, wengine watasema Kwa heri lakini mimi nitasema Asante! Asante kwa sababu ya kipaji chako. Asante kwa sababu ya kujitahidi kwa kadiri ya uwezo wako wote, kutoa sauti kwa wale wote waliokuwa hawawezi kusikika. Asante kwa sababu ya kuacha dunia katika hali nzuri kuliko ulivyoikuta wakati ukiingia, na Asante kwa sababu ya maisha yako. Tukiendelea kuomboleza kifo cha Adam Kuambiana hapa duniani, wengine wanasherehekea kukutana naye huko mbinguni. Mchungaji wa uhai wa wote Mungu wa mbinguni ailaze roho yake mahali pema peponi: Yeye ni mwandishi wa hadithi ya maisha yetu na ndiye aliyeandika ukurasa wa mwisho wa hadithi ya Adam.”

Tags : Actor Adam Adam Philip Kuambiana Adam S Story Audience Death Director Faith God Heaven Home Last Breath Last Chapter Last Page Light Lost Love Memories Mourning Philip Shephard Story Tuesday Voice Writer

92. “The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.”

Tags : Death Family Mourning
Author : Stephen King

93. “Life is not just black and white, there are a million shades in between.”

Tags : Black Death Emotional Life Life Quotes Mourning Shades White

94. “We never stopped being each other.”

Tags : Connection To Nature Connection With People Connections Divine Love Divine Revelation God Love Mourning Namaste Oneness Oneness With God Source Spirituality
Author : Alicen Grey

95. “Incarnation is good news not because it offers us a way out of the mess of this world, but because it shows us what God's love looks like here and now.”

Tags : Mourning Sadness Selfishness Suffering Vulnerability
Source : The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom

96. “As I would soon learn myself, cleaning up what a parent leaves behind stirs up dust, both literal and metaphorical. It dredges up memories. You feel like you’re a kid again, poking around in your parents’ closet, only this time there’s no chance of getting in trouble, so you don’t have to be so sure that everything gets put back exactly where it was before you did your poking around. Still, you hope to find something, or maybe you fear finding something, that will completely change your conception of the parent you thought you knew.”

Tags : Belongings Cleaning Death Mourning Parents Perception
Author : Roz Chast

97. “A woman protested saying, "Of course it was a righteous war. My son fell in it.".”

Tags : Comforting Delusions Mourning Sorrow War
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

98. “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

99. “The size and height of the tree determines how heavily the ground will shake when it falls. The cassava tree falls and not even the pests in the forest are aware. The baobab tree falls and the whole forest looks empty! Such is human life!”

Tags : Area Cassava Tree Death Empty Fall Falling Forest Funeral Quotes Grasses Heavy Herbs Length Life Life Issues Mourning Pests Shake Shake The Ground Shrubs Size Small Trees Tree
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

100. “We carry the dead with us only until we die too, and then it is we who are borne along for a little while, and then our bearers in their turn drop, and so on into the unimaginable generations.”

Tags : Acceptance Death Grief Immortality Life Goes On Loss Memory Mourning Sorrow
Author : John Banville
Source : The Sea

101. “Mistake this day as being like any other, and your deaths will go as unmourned as the insects of the field.”

Tags : Death Insects Insignificance Mourning Significance Special Unique Unmourned
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

102. “I can't stop thinking about what Caroline said to Minna about death. It isn't an infection, she said. She might be right. Then again, we've nested in the walls like bacteria. We've taken over the house, its insulation and its plumbing - we've made it our own. Or maybe it's life that's the infection: a feverish dream, a hallucination of feelings. Death is purification, a cleaning, a cure.”

Tags : Cure Dark Death Morbid Mourning Page 41
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Rooms

103. “From Orient PointThe art of living isn't hard to muster:Enjoy the hour, not what it might portend.When someone makes you promises, don't trust herunless they're in the here and now, and just herwilling largesse free-handed to a friend.The art of living isn't hard to muster:groom the old dog, her coat gets back its luster;take brisk walks so you're hungry at the end.When someone makes you promises, don't trust herto know she can afford what they will cost herto keep until they're kept. Till then, pretendthe art of living isn't hard to muster.Cooking, eating and drinking are a clusterof pleasures. Next time, don't go round the bendwhen someone makes you promises. Don't trust herpast where you'd trust yourself, and don't adjust herwords to mean more to you than she'd intend.The art of living isn't hard to muster.You never had her, so you haven't lost herlike spare house keys. Whatever she opens,when someone makes you promises, don't. Trust yourart; go on living: that's not hard to muster.”

Tags : Betrayal Fatalism Grief Loss Love Mourning Perseverance Promises Strength Trust Will

104. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.[Matt 5:4]”

Tags : Beatitude Beatitudes Bible Quotes Bible Verse Mourning Scripture
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

105. “[Sylvia Plath] was now far along a peculiarly solitary road on which not many would risk following her. So it was important for her to know that her messages were coming back clear and strong. Yet not even her determinedly bright self-reliance could disguise the loneliness that came from her almost palpably, like a heat haze. She asked for neither sympathy nor help but, like bereaved widow at a wake, she simply wanted company in her mourning.”

Tags : Clear Company Follow Help Loneliness Messages Mourning Risk Road Self Reliance Solitary Strong Sylvia Plath Sympathy Widow
Author : Al Álvarez
Source : The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

106. “The dawn broke, but the Sun did not rise that morning. It was a morning of ‘mourning’. (Page 24)”

Tags : Dawn Morning Mourning
Author : Neena Verma
Source : A Mother's Cry... A Mother's Celebration

107. “Afghan GirlIce blue eyes that look to the morning sky as I knit the pieces and remnants of my life. I have No books, no paper, no pencils, and no black boards. I look at the holes in my life as I see the hills of the Appalachians that echo. I think to myself, who will I marry? Is my life-like Pari? These strings please come together. Snowflakes give me hope, and my dreams dance all around me. I‘ll put another log on the fire. I watch the brown paper bag over the broken glass pane letting the cold wind in; I’ll take some of these remnants and stuff it.These strings are come together. Mama told me that life would be hard. I bartered for flour the other day, and the chickens ain’t laying no eggs. I struggle with life and these strings. My hands are worn and tired. Now, I have granny square hands. I am unclean, unblemished, and finished, Afghan girl.”

Tags : Inspirational Life Love Mourning Philosophy Of Life People Poem In Your Pocket Day
Author : Edna Stewart
Source : Carpe Diem

108. “I'm not going to lie to you and say it gets easier, because it doesn't. It's just that you get used to it. The human animal has an amazing capacity to get used to almost anything.”

Tags : Death Dylan Mourning Sad Wise
Author : Andrea Speed
Source : Infected: Life After Death

109. “I guess it's the same way trees grow around the very vines that are killing them, so they're strangled and sustained all at once. After a long time, even pain can be a comfort.”

Tags : Abuse Abusive Relationship Death Life Loss Love Mourning Page 223 Pain Trees Vines
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Rooms

110. “I transform "Work" in its analytic meaning (the Work of Mourning, the Dream-Work) into the real "Work" - of writing.) for: the "Work" by which (it is said) we emerge from the great crises (love, grief) cannot be liquidated hastily: for me, it is accomplished only in and by writing.”

Tags : French Grief Mourning Writing
Source : Mourning Diary

111. “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

112. “Mama, I love you and miss you so very much. The absence of of your physical presence propels me further into understanding the spirit. I am inspired to be aware and mindful of everything around me because there-- you exist, always speaking to me and always with me.”

Tags : Death And Dying Grief Life Love Mama Motherless Daughter Mourning Spirit
Author : Kayko Tamaki

113. “Do you know what I remember? When [my father] read to me. Stupid things, dragons and heroes. He wouldn’t turn a page until I reached over and took his hand. That big man made every step of the story my choice. I loved that. He died of the wasting, in a Denerim ward. Those last weeks I read to him. I had to take his hand to turn the pages. And I couldn’t tell if he was too weak, or if it was the old game…No one tells you how to mourn. And when someone says, “move on”, you take their hand and say “my choice.”

Tags : Dragon Age Dragon Age 2 Dragons Family Heroes Inspirational Loss Mourning
Author : Aveline Valen

114. “The crumbling under the ‘cold corpse’The deadness of ‘mortal separation’The moaning wails of ‘mourning’The push to ‘perform rituals’The spectacle of ‘sorrow’The goriness of ‘grief’AndThe ‘mercilessness’ of the ‘merciful’Who knows … ‘what’ and ‘why’ Who would ever want to know(Page 34)”

Tags : Grief Mercy Mourning Sorrow
Author : Neena Verma
Source : A Mother's Cry... A Mother's Celebration

115. “Each death laid a dreadful charge of complicity on the living; each death was incongenerous, its guilt irreducible, its sadness immortal; a bracelet of bright hair about the bone. I did not pray for her, because prayer has no efficacy; I did not cry for her, because only extroverts cry twice; I sat in the silence of that night, that infinite hostility to man, to permanence, to love, remembering her, remembering her.”

Tags : Death Desolation Grief Loss Mourning
Author : John Fowles
Source : The Magus

116. “Some things happen for a reason, Others just come with the season.”

Tags : Breakups Circumstances Cycle Of Life Death Decisiins Faith Happen Happening Hopes And Dreams Learning Life And Living Life Lessons Meaning Of Life Mourning Quotes About Life Reason Season Separation Speculations Spiritual
Source : The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

117. “Be sure that your praise songs are numbered higher than your sorrowful dirges and your utmost hope, firmer than your woeful regrets. Be positive.”

Tags : Angry Dirges Glad Happy Higher Grounds Hope Hopeful Joy Joyful Mourn Mourning Positive Praise Regrets Songs Sorrow Sorrowful Thanksgiving Unhappy Utmost Hope Weary

118. “I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.”

Tags : Children Dog Mourning

119. “If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.”

Tags : Adversity Agnosticism Apologetics Death Doubt Eternal Life God Hate Heaven Holiness Humanity Immortality Just Justification Justification By Faith Life After Death Life And Death Logic Love Materalism Vs Spiritualism Materialism Mourning Pain Physicality Rational Reasonable Faith Religion Soul Spirituality Suffering
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

120. “He took a deep breath in, still managing himself as if he were resisting temptation. He was a soldier, his father was in the service, too. Crying wasn't something Morell men did. They just didn't. He hadn't cried at Robbie Morell's funeral.So he wasn't going to now.”

Tags : Breath Cry Crying Death Family Father Funeral Grief Iraq Loss Man Mourning Service Soldier Son War
Author : Luke Taylor
Source : Shatterpoint Alpha

121. “Acknowledge that some moments are just plain awful―desperate and gloomy and painful and miserable and nothing at all but anguish. No truthful, cheerful thought in the world will fix it. So let me cry awhile. Don't try to find a sunbeam where a shroud of darkness encloses me. Let me mourn. Then, after the storm, when the tears have run dry and my eyes choose to open, I will look for your rainbow of hope.”

Tags : Anguish Cry Crying Darkness Despair Gloom Hardships Heartache Hope Hurt Misery Mourning Pain Rainbow Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sadness Sunbeam Trials Tribulations
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

122. “Instead of hating, my heart cries mercy! Mercy on me! Mercy on me! Mercy on me!”

Tags : Betrayal Betrayed Birth Broken Cry Death Fear Hate Heart Hope Life Love Lover Mercy Mourning Pain
Source : Behind the Hospital

123. “The grave in the woods is unmarked, but Fred can direct the mourner to it unerringly and with immense good will, and I know he and I shall often revisit it, singly and together, in seasons of reflection and despair, on flagless memorial days of our own choosing.”

Tags : Death Graves Mourning Seasons Of Life
Author : E.B. White

124. “Do you have any idea why you might be feeling better?”“No, not really,” I said curtly. Better wasn’t even the word for how I felt. There wasn’t a word for it. It was more that things too small to mention—laughter in the hall at school, a live gecko scurrying in a tank in the science lab—made me feel happy one moment and the next like crying. Sometimes, in the evenings, a damp, gritty wind blew in the windows from Park Avenue, just as the rush hour traffic was thinning and the city was emptying for the night; it was rainy, trees leafing out, spring deepening into summer; and the forlorn cry of horns on the street, the dank smell of the wet pavement had an electricity about it, a sense of crowds and static, lonely secretaries and fat guys with bags of carry-out, everywhere the ungainly sadness of creatures pushing and struggling to live. For weeks, I’d been frozen, sealed-off; now, in the shower, I would turn up the water as hard as it would go and howl, silently. Everything was raw and painful and confusing and wrong and yet it was as if I’d been dragged from freezing water through a break in the ice, into sun and blazing cold.”

Tags : Depression Mourning Recovery
Author : Donna Tartt
Source : The Goldfinch

125. “You can't love your mother or father if you don't also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.”

Tags : Childhood Determination Enlightenment Father Grief Mother Mourning Pain Parents
Author : Glenn Beck
Source : The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life

126. “It was too perfect to last,' so I am tempted to say of our marriage. But it can be meant in two ways. It may be grimly pessimistic - as if God no sooner saw two of His creatures happy than He stopped it ('None of that here!'). As if He were like the Hostess at the sherry-party who separates two guests the moment they show signs of having got into a real conversation. But it could also mean 'This had reached its proper perfection. This had become what it had in it to be. Therefore of course it would not be prolonged.' As if God said, 'Good; you have mastered that exercise. I am very pleased with it. And now you are ready to go on to the next.”

Tags : God God S Will Grief Loss Mourning
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

127. “When I wake up I go through an abbreviated process of mourning all over again. Plainly, there’s something within me that’s ready to believe in life after death. And it’s not the least bit interested in whether there’s any sober evidence for it.”

Tags : Afterlife Belief Death Evidence Mourning Religion Science Skepticism
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

128. “In the kitchen, her family nibbled Helen’s lemon squares. Melanie urged brownies on the nurses. “Take these,” she told Lorraine. “We can’t eat them all, but Helen won’t stop baking.”“Sweetheart,” Lorraine said, “everybody mourns in her own way.”Helen mourned her sister deeply. She arrived each day with shopping bags. Her cake was tender with sliced apples, but her almond cookies crumbled at the touch. Her pecan bars were awful, sticky-sweet and hard enough to break your teeth. They remained untouched in the dining room, because Helen never threw good food away.”

Tags : Baking End Of Life Grief Loss Mourning
Source : Apple Cake

129. “Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever.”

Tags : Homer Mourning Sorrow The Odyssey
Author : Homer

130. “She said once that time is nothing to me but a series of bookmarks that I use to jump back and forth through the text of my life, returning again and again to the events that mark me in the eyes of my more astute colleagues, as bearing all the characteristics of the classic melancholic.”

Tags : Coping Dead Depression Family Friendship Grief Lost Melancholy Mental Illness Mourning Professional Reflection Regret Remember Sad The Past
Author : Dennis Lehane
Source : Shutter Island

131. “— O Finn nem parecia se importar de estar morrendo – comentei.E era verdade. Finn estava calmo como sempre até a última vez em que o vi. — Você não sabe? Esse é o segredo. Se você sempre garantir que é exatamente a pessoa que esperava ser, se sempre garantir que conhece apenas as melhores pessoas, então não vai se importar de morrer amanhã. — Isso não faz nenhum sentindo. Se você fosse tão feliz, então iria querer ficar vivo, não iria? Iria querer ficar vivo para sempre, para continuar sendo feliz.— Não, não. São as pessoas mais infelizes que querem ficar vivas, por que acham que não fizeram tudo o que querem fazer. Acham que não tiveram tempo suficiente. Acham que ganharam menos do que mereciam.”

Tags : Dor Luto Mourning Perda
Source : Tell the Wolves I'm Home

132. “I could feel my insides sink. My knees too. So I sat on the ground, against the wall, letting it support me. I thought I knew what heartbreak felt like. I thought heartbreak was me, standing alone at the prom. That was nothing. This, this was heartbreak. The pain in your chest, the ache behind your eyes. The knowing that things will never be the same again. It’s all relative, I suppose. You think you know love, you think you know real pain, but you don’t. You don’t know anything.”

Tags : Heartbreak Loss Mourning
Author : Jenny Han
Source : It's Not Summer Without You

133. “You left ground and sky weeping,mind and soul full of grief.No one can take your place in existence,or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets,and this sadness I feel has taken from methe taste of language, so that I cannot saythe flavor of my being apart.”

Tags : Death Love Mourning
Source : A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

134. “Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them: they can be injured by us, they can be wounded; theyknow all our penitence, all our aching sense that their place is empty, all the kisses we bestow on the smallest relic of their presence.”

Tags : Death Of A Loved One Mourning
Author : George Eliot
Source : Adam Bede

135. “Wandering is better than place sometimes, than home, than destination. Sometimes she can eke out the idea that wandering is possibility, chance, serendipity--he might be there, that place she didn't think to look, hadn't worked hard enough to find....”

Tags : Grief Grieving Loss Lost Love Love Mourning
Source : Widow: Stories

136. “When all that's left of me is love, Give me away.”

Tags : Mourning See You At Harry S
Author : Merrit Malloy

137. “To whom can I put this question (with any hopes of an answer)? Does being able to live without someone you loved mean you loved her less than you thought... ?”

Tags : Love Mourning
Source : Mourning Diary

138. “For all her culture's attention to the physical, it seemingly has little to salve the creatural anguish of losing someone else's body, their touch, their heat, their oceanic heart...she doesn't want another body, she wants the body she loved, the forceps scar across his cheek that she traced with her hand, his penis, its elegant sweep to the side, the preternaturally soft skin. One wants what one has loved, not the idea of love.”

Tags : Grief Loneliness Longing Loss Lost Love Mourning Sadness
Source : Widow: Stories

139. “...The heart mourns people and places and returns to them in dreams...”

Tags : Dreams Mourning People And Places
Author : John Geddes
Source : A Familiar Rain

140. “the evil thing is inside, not out.”

Tags : Depression Mourning

141. “An explosion in space makes no sound at all.”

Tags : Grief Mourning
Source : Sister

142. “And they will pause just for an instant, and give a sigh to me, and think, "Poor girl!" believing they do great justice to my memory by this. But they will never, never realize that it was my single opportunity of existence, as well as of doing my duty, which they are regarding; they will not feel that what to them is but a thought, easily held in those two words of pity, "Poor girl!" was a whole life to me, as full of hours, minutes, and peculiar minutes, of hopes and dreads, smiles, whisperings, tears, as theirs: that it was my world, what is to them their world, and that in that life of mine, however much I cared for them, only as the thought I seem to them to be. Nobody can enter into another's nature truly, that's what is so grievous.”

Tags : Death Grieving Life Mourning
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Desperate Remedies

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

Tags : Death Death Of A Loved One Emotional Pain Loss Love Mourning
Source : Walking Wolf Road

144. “Rain is a lullaby heard through a thick, isolating blanket of clouds. It is the tinkling harp of water droplets; a moist breath whistling through willow reeds; a pattering beat background to the mourner's melody. Rain is a soft song of compassion for the brokenhearted.”

Tags : Depression Grief Heartache Heartbreak Melancholy Mourning Rain Raindrops Richelle Richelle Goodrich Sadness
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

145. “Time is ungovernable, but grief presents us with a choice: what do we do with the savage energies of bereavement? What do we do with the memory - or in the memory - of the beloved? Some commemorate love with statuary, but behavior, too, is a memorial, as is a well-lived life. In death, there is always the promise of hope. The key is opening, rather than numbing, ourselves to pain. Above all, we must show our children how to celebrate existence in all its beauty, and how to get up after life has knocked us down, time and again. Half-dead, we stand. And together, we salute love. Because in the end, that's all that matters. How hard we loved, and how hard we tried.”

Tags : Bereavement Death Depression Grief Inspirational Loss Love Memory Mourning Suicide
Source : The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

146. “Contrary to what a lot of people believe (or hope), comfort doesn’t take the pain away. Comfort slides in beside the pain, pulling up a chair so that we have something more than sorrow in our hearts. Comfort gently expands our spirits so that we can breathe again. Comfort opens our eyes so that we can see possibility again. And on those days, whether it is the next day or five years removed, on that day when grief rears its dark head again, comfort helps us remember that pain is not all there is”

Tags : Comfort Death Grief Healing Hope Mourning Sorrow
Author : Peggy Haymes
Source : Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers: daily devotions for the rest of us

147. “To this day, she’s still sad. Because there’s not some finite amount of pain inside us. Our bodies and minds just keep manufacturing more of it. I’m just saying that I took the pain that was inside of her at that moment and made it my own. And it didn’t hurt me at all.”

Tags : Grief Human Nature Mourning
Author : Tom Perrotta
Source : The Leftovers

148. “She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow, I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.”

Tags : Jane Austen Mourning Sisters

149. “How can it be that there is such a colossal gap between what we think we know about grief and mourning and what we actually find out when it comes to us?”

Tags : Grief Memoir Mourning
Author : Jim Beaver
Source : Life's That Way: A Memoir

150. “I accepted all this counsel politely, with a glassy smile and a glaring sense of unreality. Many adults seemed to interpret this numbness as a positive sign; I remember particularly Mr. Beeman (an overly clipped Brit in a dumb tweed motoring cap, whom despite his solicitude I had come to hate, irrationally, as an agent of my mother’s death) complimenting me on my maturity and informing me that I seemed to be “coping awfully well.” And maybe I was coping awfully well, I don’t know. Certainly I wasn’t howling aloud or punching my fist through windows or doing any of the things I imagined people might do who felt as I did. But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.”

Tags : Death Mourning
Author : Donna Tartt
Source : The Goldfinch

151. “The living mourn the dead for a time but they forget about them as days pass. The living are so selfish, so spoilt, so taken with the very act of living that they don't remember long.”

Tags : Death Forgetting Mourning
Author : Natsuo Kirino
Source : The Goddess Chronicle

152. “Not every loss was confirmed by an officer at the door. Nor a telegram with the power to sink a fleet. Loss, often the worst kind, also arrived through the deafening quiet of an absence.”

Tags : Death Drama Grief Loss Mourning Officer Silence Telegram Tragedy War Wwii
Source : The Pieces We Keep

153. “Even the most blatant assholes seemed to function in a state of grace when confronted with the brutal loss of a loved one. They moved through the world differently than other people. When they looked at you, you had the feeling that they were really seeing you. Their entire universe was just this one thing, this one event, this one loss. They seemed, for a few weeks, to have things in perspective. Then the inconsequential shit of their lives would start to seep back in.”

Tags : Mourning
Author : Chelsea Cain
Source : Heartsick

154. “Good had defeated evil, people proclaimed, a justification for atrocities best left forgotten. They would cling to this oversimplified truth while trading pats on the back and placing flowers on graves.”

Tags : Death Evil Good Grave Grief Loss Mourning Tragedy War Wwii
Source : The Pieces We Keep

155. “I'm not a fool, I knew from the beginningwhat couldn't happen. What couldn't happendidn't. The enterprise is abandoned.But half our life is dreams, delirium, everything that underliesthat feedsthat keeps alive the illusion of sanity, semi-sanity, we allowothers to see. The half of me that feeds the restis in mourning. Mourns. Each time we mustmourn, we fear this is the final mourning, this timemourning never will lift.”

Tags : Dreaming Mourning
Author : Frank Bidart
Source : Metaphysical Dog

156. “It wasn’t every day that I got to see him, but when I did I knew I was on the right path and that life, while still shifting, was always improving for the better.”

Tags : Family Relationships Inspirational Mourning Spiritual Growth
Source : Running with Vince

157. “Let me be to my sad self hereafter kind.”

Tags : Grief Grieving Mourning
Source : Rules for Old Men Waiting

158. “Death abides by no one's rules...it takes what pleases it without consciousness to its decisions. It destroys what it will. It took the pieces of perfection I once knew and shattered them. Now what remains are shards of a dream, drawing blood with every step.”

Tags : Beautifully Flawed Series Contemporary Romance Dreams Flawed Perfection Guilt Mourning Na Romance New Adult Remorse Shattered Dreams
Source : Faded Perfection

159. “Lady Moon rose an' gazed o'er my busted'n'beautsome Valleys with silv'ry'n'sorryin' eyes, an' the dingos mourned for the died uns.”

Tags : Aftermath Death Description Destruction Moon Mourning Personification
Source : Cloud Atlas

160. “I have more than once tried to analyse this apparently deliberate form of self-torture that seems common to so many people in face of the extinction of a valued life, human or animal, and it springs, I think, from a negation of death, as if by summoning and arranging these subjective images one were in some way cheating the objective fact. It is, I believe, an entirely instinctive process, and the distress it brings with it is an incidental, a by-product, rather than a masochistic end.”

Tags : Death Grief Memory Mourning
Author : Gavin Maxwell
Source : Ring of Bright Water

161. “...And yet a knowledgeis here that tenses the throatas for song: the inheritanceof the ones, alive or oncealive, who stand behindthe ones I have imagined,who took into their mindsthe troubles of this place,blights of love and race,but saw a good fate hereand willingly paid its cost,kept it the best they could,thought of its good,and mourned the good they lost.(From the ending of Where in Clearing, p179)”

Tags : Goodness Imagination Inheritance Love Mourning Sacrifice Song
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Collected Poems, 1957-1982

162. “Bereavement seemed to work on him as a kind of blanket allergy, making him edgy and irritable to all the outside world. And of course it was reciprocal; the world receded on him.”

Tags : Grief Mourning
Source : Rules for Old Men Waiting

163. “The reason he could do none of the necessary things to take care of himself, on the few occasions when he thought of them, was that he was preoccupied elsewhere.”

Tags : Grieving Mourning
Source : Rules for Old Men Waiting

164. “She'd worn that color, or gray in its place, for three years now. And unrelenting black for a year before that. It had been a bit of a badge, she realized, a uniform of sorts. One never had to worry about who one was when one's clothing proclaimed it so loudly.”

Tags : Mourning
Author : Julia Quinn
Source : When He Was Wicked

165. “As they walked out onto Second Avenue, with David in a body bag, there was one last surreal moment. The singer and composer Diamanda Galás happened to be walking by. She and David had never met, but they'd spoken once on the phone. She shared his commitment to addressing AIDS, in her case through 'The Plague Mass,' which showcased her five-octave range and fierce persona.Galás does not remember being on Second Avenue that night, but she made an indelible impression on Zimmerman and Glantzman.She had walked by, but as they were putting David into the hearse, she spun around and ran back, yelling, 'Who is that? Is that David Wojnarowicz?' Zimmerman and Brown didn't answer. What Glantzman remembers is that Diamanda Galás was there at the door, screaming. 'As if our feelings were amplified,' said Glantzman. 'Hysterical screaming.”

Tags : David Wojnarowicz Diamanda Galás Mourning
Author : Cynthia Carr
Source : Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz

166. “William sees it all happen again. The pain is not in the event. The subjection to it and his powerless state each time is where his anguish lies. He is unable to influence the situation, despite his desire. He sees the nest outside his house. He sees the baby bird that fell. The mother bird cries frantically for her lost chick. William knows as he approaches the chick that if he touches it his scent will linger, and the mother will reject it. Circling around the fallen creature William hopes it will flee from him, back toward the tree from which it had fallen. His presence only intensifies the creature’s fear. It speeds to his left, heading for the street. Again William tries to flank the bird, but it is too frightened to return to the nest. The chick’s mother wails vainly. William walks into the street trying to herd the bird to safety. The stop light a block away has just turned green. The driver accelerates. William moves from the car’s path and it runs over the bird. The momentum from its wake lifts the bird to the underside of the car, breaking its neck, but not killing it. William watches the bird roll helplessly. It is silent for a second, before it begins to whimper. Its contorted head dangles limply from its body. The noise is tragic. The bird’s mother hears the chick’s pain, but nothing can be done. She laments. A second speeder crushes the chick, leaving only a wet feathered spot in the street. As the cars continue to pass, only one bird is heard. A mother’s grief falls deafly on an unconcerned world.”

Tags : Horror Macabre Mourning
Author : M.R. Gott
Source : Where The Dead Fear to Tread

167. “Axsem would say nothing more to any of them. No sooner had Fallon released him than he fled deep into the trees, staff in hand, with Hailos following after. Through the morning air, they heard the wail of his mourning. The scarred heart of the general was torn wide open by having to recall even one abbreviated story from his past. He needed time to coddle his mangled heart and push away the torturous memories.”

Tags : Axsem Hailos Healing Mourning Sorrow War
Author : S.R. Ford
Source : The Kingdom and the Crown

168. “Mourning has its place but also its limits.”

Tags : Mourning
Author : Joan Didion
Source : The Year of Magical Thinking

169. “Grieving, like being blind, is a strange business; you have to learn how to do it. We seek company in mourning, but after the early bursts of tears, after the praises have been spoken, and the good days remembered, and the lament cried, and the grave closed, there is no company in grief. It is a burden borne alone.”

Tags : Grieving Mourning Solitude
Source : Gifts

170. “Until now I had been able only to grieve, not mourn. Grief was passive. Grief happened. Mourning, the act of dealing with grief, required attention.”

Tags : Death Grief Mourning
Author : Joan Didion

171. “{Yogananda on the death of his dear friend, the eminent 20th century scientist, Luther Burbank}His heart was fathomlessly deep, long acquainted with humility, patience, sacrifice. His little home amid the roses was austerely simple; he knew the worthlessness of luxury, the joy of few possessions. The modesty with which he wore his scientific fame repeatedly reminded me of the trees that bend low with the burden of ripening fruits; it is the barren tree that lifts its head high in an empty boast.I was in New York when, in 1926, my dear friend passed away. In tears I thought, 'Oh, I would gladly walk all the way from here to Santa Rosa for one more glimpse of him!' Locking myself away from secretaries and visitors, I spent the next twenty-four hours in seclusion...His name has now passed into the heritage of common speech. Listing 'burbank' as a transitive verb, Webster's New International Dictionary defines it: 'To cross or graft (a plant). Hence, figuratively, to improve (anything, as a process or institution) by selecting good features and rejecting bad, or by adding good features.''Beloved Burbank,' I cried after reading the definition, 'your very name is now a synonym for goodness!”

Tags : Botany Brotherhood Burbank Death Friendship Goodness Grief Joy Love Luther Burbank Modesty Mourning New York Sadness Science
Source : Autobiography of a Yogi

172. “For some reason, I thought Victor could heal that wound better than anyone else. It's strange to think that this vampire, the embodiment of all my hatred, could act like a suture.”

Tags : Healing Love Mourning
Author : J.A. London
Source : Darkness Before Dawn

173. “I feel I've lost every part of me...there's nothing left but the parts I've given to you. I need you to hold those pieces together. Please don't forget who I was...then...then there really will be nothing left.”

Tags : Beautifully Flawed Cassandra Giovanni Cassie Giovanni Greiving Heartbroken Heartbroken Men Mourning Pieces Of Perfection Sadness Strength
Source : Faded Perfection

174. “What is dying?I am standing on the seashore.A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.She is an object and I stand watching herTill at last she fades from the horizon,And someone at my side says, “She is gone!” Gone where?Gone from my sight, that is all;She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her,And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her;And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “She is gone”,There are others who are watching her coming,And other voices take up a glad shout,“There she comes” – and that is dying.”

Tags : Death Grief Hope Inspirational Loss Mourning
Source : What Is Dying?

175. “Regardless of what you've been through we all process energy differently.”

Tags : Grief Help Mourning Respecting Others Situations

176. “Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it...We might expect that we will be prostrate, inconsolable, crazy with loss. We do not expect to be literally crazy, cool customers who believe that their husband is about to return and need his shoes. In the version of grief we imagine, the model will be 'healing.' A Certain forward movement will prevail. The worst days will be the earliest days. We imagine that the moment to most severely test us will be the funeral, after which this hypothetical healing will take place. When we anticipate the funeral we wonder about failing to 'get through it,' rise to the occasion, exhibit the 'strength' that invariably gets mentioned as the correct response to death. We anticipate needing to steel ourselves for the moment: will I be able to greet people, will I be able to leave the scene, will I be able even to get dressed that day? We have no way of knowing that this will not be the issue. We have no way of knowing that the funeral itself will be anodyne, a kind of narcotic regression in which we are wrapped in the care of others and the gravity and meaning of the occasion. Nor can we know ahead of the fact the unending absence that follows, the void, the very opposite of meaning, the relentless succession of moments during which we will confront the experience of meaninglessness itself.”

Tags : Death Funeral Grief Loss Meaninglessness Mourning
Author : Joan Didion

177. “Somewhere in the notes Estraven wrote during our trek across the Gobrin Ice he wonders why his companion is ashamed to cry. I could have told him even then that it was not shame so much as fear. Now I went on through the Sinoth Valley, through the evening of his death, into the cold country that lies beyond fear. There I found you can weep all you like, but there's no good in it.”

Tags : Grief Mourning
Source : The Left Hand of Darkness

178. “…There is some firm place in me which knows that what happened to Wally, whatever it was, whatever it is that death is as it transliterates us, moving us out of this life into what we can’t know, is kind. I shock myself, writing that. I know that many deaths are anything but gentle. I know people suffer terribly…I know many die abandoned, unseen, their stories unheard, their dignity violated, their human worth ignored. I suspect that the ease of Wally’s death, the rightness of it, the loving recognition which surrounded him, all made it possible for me to see clearly, to witness what other circumstances might obscure. I know, as surely as I know anything, that he’s all right now.And yet. And yet he’s gone, an absence so forceful it is itself a daily hourly presence. My experience of being with Wally… brought me to another sort of perception, but I can’t stay in that place, can’t sustain that way of seeing. The experience of knowing, somehow, that he’s all right, lifted in some kind process that turns at the heart of the world, gives way, as it must, to the plain aching fact that he’s gone. And doubt. And the fact that we can’t understand, that it’s our condition to not know. Is that our work in the world, to learn to dwell in such not-knowing? We need our doubt so as to not settle for easy answers. Not-knowing pushes us to struggle after meaning for ourselves…Doubt’s lesson seems to be that whatever we conclude must be provisional, open to revision, subject to correction by forces of change. Leave room, doubt says, for the unknowable, for what it will never quite be your share to see. Stanley Kunitz says somewhere that if poetry teaches us anything, it is that we can believe two completely contradictory things at once. And so I can believe that death is utter, unbearable rupture, just as I know that death is kind.”

Tags : Contradiction Death Grief Grieving Grieving Process Hope Love Mourning
Author : Mark Doty
Source : Heaven's Coast: A Memoir

179. “Maybe that would be a good thing to do. He wasn't entirely sure, and that bothered him more than anything. How was he meant to judge right from wrong when he had never really striven to do right before? The only good thing he had known was his time with Drin, and Drin had died because of it. I'd do it again Xeras. Even knowing. I would do it all again.'Oh, Drin, I was never worth it.' Oh, Xeras, that was never for you to say.”

Tags : Doing The Right Thing Guilt Mourning
Source : Father of Dragons

180. “Than thở hình như là cách tự vuốt ve nỗi khổ.”

Tags : Mourning Pain
Source : Đêm dài một đời

181. “It preoccupies me until it's time to leave. It seems such the right expression of grief. I am sad, so in whatever small way I can, I will tear myself apart. They've taken what's on the inside and made it visible. If I thought it wouldn't be inappropriate I'd do it myself.”

Tags : Grief Mourning Tradition
Author : Jael McHenry

182. “To each of the mourners outside in the lane, I would be no more than a pale face glimpsed for a moment behind the glass. I wished I could smile at each of them, but I knew I must not, since a grinning mug would spoil their memories of this sad occasion.We were all of us mourners overtaken by the moment: It was not ours to shape. We must give ourselves over to being the Grieving Family, upon whom others must be permitted to shower sympathy.All of this I knew without ever having been told. It had somehow been born in my blood.”

Tags : Death Mourning
Author : Alan Bradley
Source : The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

183. “We would also have to say goodbye to the joy of watching this next generation soak up the massive quantities of love their grandmother would have given them, and seeing them learn that there was someone in the world who loved them as much as their parents did: a grandmother who was delighted by all their quirks and who thought they were the most amazing creatures on earth. It was an idealized view of the future-but it was the one I carried in my head, and I don't think it was far off from the one my brother and sister and father and mother had. I was learning that when you're with someone who is dying, you may need to celebrate the past, live the present, and mourn the future all at the same time.”

Tags : Mourning
Author : Will Schwalbe
Source : The End of Your Life Book Club

184. “The state of mind above which my distraction floats like fog is suddenly perfectly clear, though the right word for it is less immediately available. Grief is too sharp and immediate; maybe it’s the high pitch of the vowel sound, or the monosyllabic impact of the word, as quick a jab as knife or cut. Sadness is too ephemeral, somehow; it sounds like something that comes and goes, a response to an immediate cause which will pass in a little while as another cause arises to generate a different feeling. Mourning isn’t bad, but there’s something a little archaic about it. I think of widows keening, striking themselves- dark-swathed years, a closeting of self away from the world, turned inward toward an interior dark. Sorrow feels right , for now. Sorrow seems large and inhabitable, an interior season whose vaulted sky’s a suitable match for the gray and white tumult arched over these headlands. A sorrow is not to be gotten over or moved through in quite the way that sadness is, yet sorrow is also not as frozen and monochromatic as mourning. Sadness exists inside my sorrow, but it’s not as large as sorrow’s realm. This sorrow is capacious; there’s room inside it for the everyday, for going about the workaday stuff of life. And for loveliness, for whatever we’re to be given by the daily walk.”

Tags : Death Grief Loveliness Mourning Nature Sadness
Author : Mark Doty
Source : Heaven's Coast: A Memoir

185. “Don't cry for the dead, for the dead is deaf, dumb, blind, lame, unemotional and dead.”

Tags : Agony Burial Crying Death Emotion Emotional Emotions Funeral Grave Michael Bassey Johnson Mourn Mourning Sympathy Tears

186. “I am not, anymore, a Christian, but I am lifted and opened by any space with prayer inside it. I didn’t know why I was going, today, to stand in the long cool darkness of St. John of the Divine, but my body knew, as bodies do, what it wanted. I entered the oddly small door of the huge space, and walked without hesitating to the altar I hadn’t consciously remembered, a national memorial for those who died of AIDS, marked by banners and placards. My heart melted, all at once, and I understood why I was there. Because the black current the masseuse had touched wanted, needed, to keep flowing. I’d needed to know I could go on, but I’d also been needing to collapse. Which is what I did, some timeless tear span of minutes sitting on the naked gray stone. A woman gave me the kind of paper napkins you get with an ice cream cone. It seemed to me the most genuine of gifts, made to a stranger: the recognition of how grief moves in the body, leaving us unable to breathe, helpless, except for each other.”

Tags : Aids Grief Grieving Hiv Kindness Loss Love Mourning Prayer Sadness Spirit
Author : Mark Doty
Source : Heaven's Coast: A Memoir

187. “What is it like when you lose someone you love?" Jane asked."You die, too. And you wait around for your body to catch up.”

Tags : Death Jane Love Mourning Sad
Author : John Scalzi
Source : Old Man's War

188. “I did not know the work of mourningIs like carrying a bag of cementUp a mountain at nightThe mountaintop is not in sightBecause there is no mountaintopPoor Sisyphus griefI did not know I would struggleThrough a ragged underbrushWithout an upward path...Look closely and you will seeAlmost everyone carrying bagsOf cement on their shouldersThat’s why it takes courageTo get out of bed in the morningAnd climb into the day.”

Tags : Courage Grief Life Mourning Weight
Author : Edward Hirsch
Source : Gabriel: A Poem

189. “From the day after we lose someone, how we lost them doesn't matter. All that matters now is that they're gone, and there's absolutely no more interacting with that person. There's just the memories. And those memories will come pelting at you at random for a while, before you realize it can be beautiful to let them run through you.”

Tags : Death Loss Of A Loved One Mourning
Author : Chad Pelley
Source : Every Little Thing

190. “In the support group, the counselor had said: When you lose a loved one, you feel as if you're inside a confined space. Everyone else will seem to be careening along outside of this space. In time, you will become aware of an opening you are going to have to step through. It might be the touch of a new lover, a new job, a move--but you'll know. You will step through.”

Tags : Grief Loss Love Mourning
Author : Jamie Quatro
Source : I Want to Show You More

191. “Why? Why was it that in cases of real love the one who is left does not more often follow the beloved by suicide? Only because the living must bury the dead? Because of the measured rites that must be fulfilled after a death? Because it is as though the one who is left steps for a time upon a stage and each second swells to an unlimited amount of time and he id watched by many eyes? Because there is a function he must carry out? Or perhaps, when there is love, the widowed must stay for the resurrection of the beloved - so that the one who has gone is not really dead, but grows and is created for a second time in the soul of the living? Why?”

Tags : Death Grief Loss Mourning
Source : The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

192. “When my late father died — now I'm in mourning for my late mother — that sense of grief and bereavement suddenly taught me that so many things that I thought were important, externals, etc., all of that is irrelevant. You lose a parent, you suddenly realize what a slender thing life is, how easily you can lose those you love. Then out of that comes a new simplicity and that is why sometimes all the pain and the tears lift you to a much higher and deeper joy when you say to the bad times, "I will not let you go until you bless me.”

Tags : Bereavement Grief Grieving Importance Joy Life Loss Mourning Parents Relevance Simplicity

193. “What is this sleep which holds you now?You are lost in the dark and cannot hear me.”

Tags : Mourning

194. “They say (she had read somewhere) that no one ever disappears, up in the atmosphere, stratosphere, whatever you call space--atoms infinitely minute, beyond conception of existence, are up there forever, from the whole world, from all time.”

Tags : Death Existence Grief Life After Death Mourning

195. “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

196. “Someone dies, there oughta be something. It oughta shake the world! You're not supposed to walk away!”

Tags : Death Grief Mourning
Author : Lisa Henry
Source : Sweetwater

197. “Can you remember another time when your chest felt like this?”My fingers splayed across my aching chest as I carefully pondered herquestion. Then I nodded vigorously as I remembered. Tears streamed down my cheeks unchecked as I whispered hoarsely, “Yes, I do remember.After my husband died, it hurt like this. My chest felt full and heavy, and I thought then, Oh, this is what it feels like to have your heart break.”

Tags : Death Grief Loss Mourning
Source : Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace

198. “Oh sweetheart, do you really think if youseal it up, that the pain's gonna go away?”

Tags : Loss Mourning Pain
Author : Alice Sebold

199. “When someone close to you dies, you feel like you might die too. It takes some of the life out of you for a time.”

Tags : Depression God Grief Jesus Mourning Pain Sadness
Author : Lisa Bedrick
Source : Poems about Nature, Grief and Childhood

200. “Golden bars make no less a prisonthan a coffin on a hill.And in caged reformation,one wanders aimless still.The rafters now a recollectionof sacred suppression.How the morning dawnstrikes mourning confession.Now Death yields a harvestof the living masses.We walk toward its pathno earthly power surpasses.”

Tags : Death Mourning Prison
Author : Craig Froman
Source : An Owl on the Moon: A Journal from the Edge of Darkness