210 Grief Quotes About Loss, Death And Healing To Comfort You

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Grief is the intense sorrow or distress over loss that one feels, especially on the death of a family member, ending of a friendship or relationship. It is a part of life which comes in and out in different shape or form.

Initially it is very difficult to get over this sadness but one should take it as a challenge and learn how to get rid of this feeling and navigate towards the future.

Grieving is totally normal. The process of grieving differs from person to person, only the timeline for grief is different.

Also See: Sorrow Quotes

Everyone around you is going through some sort of mental suffering or distress too but they still try to help you get through your hard times by offering their words of wisdom.

One should help others to pass through their difficult phrase in life and in this process they heal themselves too.

These powerful quotes about grief are divided in these sections;

  • Grief Quotes
  • Healing Grief Quotes
  • Grief Quotes About Loss Of A Loved One
  • Positive Grief Quotes To Comfort You
  • Dealing With Grief Quotes

If you like these grief quotes do check out our post about when life gets tough quotes and everything will be okay quotes to encourage you to be positive in your hard times to sail through..

Sad Grief Quotes

  1. “Even in grief, never lose your hope.”

  2. “It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.”

  3. “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” – Seneca

  4. “The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman

  5. “Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. Grief like yours, love like yours, can only be carried.” – Megan Devine

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    quotes about grief and loss

  6. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II

  7. “Grief does not change you, it reveals you.” – John Green

  8. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis

  9. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Khalil Gibran

  10. “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” – Euripides

  11. “There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” – Mark Twain

  12. “And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.”

  13. “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. “Grief for the living lost aches in the heart’s most hopeful chamber.”

  15. “Let mourning stop when one’s grief is fully expressed.” – Confucius

  16. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

  17. “Next person that minimizes my grief is getting a swift kick to the shin.”

  18. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi

  19. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

  20. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

  21. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

  22. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” – Margaret Mitchell

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

    Sad Grief Quotes
    Sad Grief Quotes

  24. “I am living proof that a shattered heart can still beat.” – Marvellen Dennis

  25. “One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

  26. “Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.” – Sarah Dessen

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    qoutes about grief

  27. “Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.” – William Shakespeare

  28. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

  29. “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”

  30. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” – C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  31. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  32. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

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

  34. “In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.” – Emily Giffin

  35. “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the making of life.” – Anne Roiphe

  36. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

  37. “I will learn to live in the sunshine of your life instead of the dark shadow of your death.”

  38. “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4 (Bible Verse)

  39. “Whenever grief tries to steal the beauty of your memories, just remember, love never dies.”

  40. “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.” – V.C. Andrews

  41. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

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    quotes about grief and love

  42. “Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” – Steven Tyler

  43. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh

  44. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” – Mandy Hale

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

  46. “I’m unsure which pain is worse – the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.” ― Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After

  47. “Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.” – Patti Smith

  48. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – J.K. Rowling

  49. “One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.” – Elizabeth Postle

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    grief quotes short

  50. I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Joshua Graham

  51. “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.” – Orson Scott Card

  52. “May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.”

  53. “You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.”

  54. “Imagine living with a scream inside you. And the scream is yours. And no one else hears it. That is grief.” – Unknown

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    Grief Quotes Images

  55. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    quotes about grief and healing

  56. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – Jose N. Harris

  57. “God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalms 34:18 (Bible Verses)

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

  59. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins

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

  61. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” – Patti Davis

  62. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

  63. “The irony of grief is that the person that you need to talk to about how you feel is the person who is no longer here.”

  64. “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” – Christopher Morley

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

  66. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke

  67. “You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.” ― Mary VanHaute

  68. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it Is not the same river and he is not the same man.” – Heraclitus

  69. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller

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

  71. “Angels are always near to those who are grieving. To whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.”

  72. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

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

  74. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.” – Katie McGarry, Pushing The Limits

  75. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” – Alphonse de Lamartine, Méditations Poétiques

  76. “What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” – David Levithan

  77. “Grief never ends, but it changes, it’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” – Unknown Author

    Grief Quotes
    Grief Quotes


  78. “Whenever I am missing you. I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.”

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

  80. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world–the company of those who have known suffering.” – Helen Keller

  81. “Words are like nets – we hope they’ll cover what we mean, but we know they can’t possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.” – Jodi Picoult

  82. “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” – Yoko Ono

  83. “Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.” – Taraji P. Henson

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

  85. “If the world offered nothing, nowhere to support or make bearable whatever her private grief was, then it is that world, and not she, that is at fault.”

  86. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

  88. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” – Tabitha Suzuma, “Forbidden”

  89. “Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.” – Mark Twain

  90. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” – Leo Tolstoy

  91. “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” – Samuel Johnson

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

  93. “But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

  94. “Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” – Nicholas Sparks

  95. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” – Cassandra Clare

  96. “It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  97. “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.” – Sarah Waters

  98. “We do not have to rely on memories to recapture the spirit of those we have loved and lost – they live within our souls in some perfect sanctuary which even death cannot destroy.” – Nan Witcomb

  99. “Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.” – Jodi Picoult

  100. “People talk about grief as emptiness, but it’s not empty. It’s full, heavy. Not an absence to fill. A weight to pull. Your skin caught on hooks chained to rough boulders made of all the futures you thought you’d have.” – Elan Mastai

  101. “I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.’” – Meghan O’Rourke, Story’s End

  102. “Grief is like glitter. You can throw a handful of it in the air, but when you try to clean it up, you will never get it all. Even long after the event, you will still find glitter tucked in the corners. It will always be there. somewhere.”

  103. “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” – Katharine Weber

  104. “We can miss them. We can mourn them. But we cannot die with them. We have to go on. We have to remember them. Keep on loving them. We have to keep that connection alive. Until it’s our time, and we meet them again on the other side.”

  105. “Dear lovely Death That taketh all things under wing— Never to kill— Only to change Into some other thing This suffering flesh, To make it either more or less, But not again the same— Dear lovely Death, Change is thy other name.” – Langston Hughes

  106. “There are losses that rearrange the world. Deaths that change the way you see everything, grief that tears everything down. Pain that transports you to an entirely different universe, even while everyone else thinks nothing has really changed.” – Megan Devine

  107. “We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. as we were. as we are no longer. as we will one day not be at all.” – Joan Didion

  108. “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.” – Arthur Golden

  109. “Clearly, we grieve the person we lost. What many don’t understand is that is only part of it. We grieve what we had and all we shared. We grieve all the importance things they have missed and will miss. We grieve the future we were supposed to have together. This list goes on. Grief is complicated.”

  110. “I miss her all the time. I know in my head that she has gone. The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain. It’s like discovering a great hole in the ground, to begin with, you forget it’s there and keep falling in. After a while, it’s still there, but you learn to walk round it.” – Rachel Joyce

  111. “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.” – C.S. Lewis

  112. “When my dad died, I didn’t know where to put my grief. The first time I had a miscarriage was the same. I didn’t know how to fit what I was feeling with normal, everyday life. For me to go and write was like a way of shaping something so big that I would otherwise be overwhelmed.” – Rachel Joyce

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

  114. “So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered.” – John Green

  115. “The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.” – Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

  116. “Guide to surviving grief: Cry whenever you need to. Scream. Shout. Lay on the floor. Sob in the shower. Be still. Run. Walk. Create. Live your truth. Share without fear. Listen. Release your pain. Breathe. Be courageous. Throw away the map. Wander. Be real. Be compassionate. Read. Seek friendship. Be vulnerable. Don’t fear being broken.”

  117. “Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here’s what really happens: The spaces between the times you miss them grow longer. Then, when you do remember to miss them again, it’s still with a stabbing pain to the heart. And you have guilt. Guilt because it’s been too long since you missed them last.” – Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

  118. “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

  119. “Grief can destroy you — or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it.” – Dean Koontz

  120. “I had my own notions of grief. I thought it was a sad time that followed the death of someone you love and you had to push through it to get to the other side. But I’m learning there is no other side, there is no pushing through, but rather, there is absorption, acceptance. Grief is not something you complete, but rather you endure. Grief is not a task to finish and move on, but an element of yourself, an alteration of your being, a new way of seeing, a new definition of self.”

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

  122. “To my precious husband each day I miss you more as I picture you at the kitchen table or coming through the front door. I miss our talks an the special way that you would always understand I miss the closeness that we shared and how you’d hold my hand. My love is always with you even though you went away I find myself looking back daily to so many happy days. But I have been a real trooper trying to get by the best I can just know that even from heaven you’ll always be my man.”

  123. “We have trauma, and we have grief. People die, and we find it baffling. Painful. Inexplicable. Grief is baffling. There are theories on how we react to death, how we cope, how we handle loss. Some believe the range of emotions mourners experience is predictable, that grief can be monitored, as if mourners are following a checklist. But sorrow is less of a checklist, more like water. It’s fluid, it has no set shape, never disappears, never ends. It doesn’t go away. It just changes. It changes us.” – Mira Ptacin

  124. “And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure … And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, ‘Yes, the stars always make me laugh!’ And they will think you are crazy. It will be a very shabby trick that I shall have played on you…” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  125. “Sometimes grief just feels empty. If I asked someone to describe grief… Often you’d hear about the heartbreak, tears, triggers, and breakdowns. But do you also feel the emptiness? That moment when your tears stop… And you’re alone at night… And you feel this pit of emptiness taking over. Sometimes the emptiness just grows. But you can’t ever fill it or fix it… So you hide it. You go about the next day. Until it’s time to lay down again. And there it is again. Empty. And emptiness isn’t something shared. So we grieve the emptiness alone, which merges into the next feeling of grief. Lonely.”

Healing Grief Quotes

Losing a loved one to death, or going through a chronic illness, or being heart broken, anything can be the reason of your grief which can make you go through a variety of emotions like sadness, anger, resentment, depression, or going into your own shell.

But once you go through different stages of grief, you can heal yourself by accepting the situation and moving on in life. Show compassion, love and support to someone who is grieving and help them overcome it better.

  1. “Little by little, we let go of loss… but never of love.”

  2. “The song is ended but the melody lingers on.” – Irving Berlin

  3. “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” – William Shakespeare

  4. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir

  5. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” – J.M. Barrie

  6. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.” – Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  7. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis

  8. “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” – Terry Pratchett

  9. “Those we love never truly leaves us. There are things that death cannot touch.” – Jack Thorne

  10. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Khalil Gibran

  11. “When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

  12. “Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  13. “It’s an honor to be in grief. It’s an honor to feel that much, to have loved that much.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

  14. “When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them. But to live with the love they left behind.”

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

  16. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

  17. “The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  18. “She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.” – George Eliot

  19. “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” – Haruki Murakami

  20. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” – Cheryl Strayed

  21. “The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” Hillary Stanton Zunin

Grief Quotes About Loss Of A Loved One

There can be no pain as losing your loved ones, family or friends to death. The feeling of pain and suffering seems unbearable. It may shatter you completely and you may feel as if a part of your heart has gone forever.

Also See: Uplifting Grief Quotes

These sad quotes about grieving are a lot relatable to everyone going through that phase. These emotional quotes will make you feel that you are not alone and a lot of people are going through these tough times of loneliness where nothing can comfort them.

If you can relate to these quotes, then do read our quotes on loss of a loved one.

  1. “Gone too soon but always in our hearts.”

  2. “Child loss is not an event, it is an indescribable journey of survival.”

  3. “When a loved one leaves us, it feels as if we’re drowning, stuck in a terrible dream.”

  4. “I doesn’t matter who my father was; It matters who I remember he was.” – Anne Sexton

  5. “Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.” – Mariska Hargity

  6. “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine, That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

  7. “And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” – Maya Angelou

  8. “Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, ‘Why do people die?’ and ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.” – Caitlin Doughty

  9. “If I die before you which is all but certain then in the moment before you will see me become someone dead in a transformation as quick as a shooting star’s I will cross over into you and ask you to carry not only your own memories but mine too until you too lie down and erase us both together into oblivion.” – Galway Kinnell

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

  11. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built of a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touches some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

  12. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott

  13. “People speak to me about my son — ‘I’m so sorry for you’ — but no one says, ‘I loved him so much.’ I was busy in grief, which I don’t expect to stop. Suddenly realizing that the last thing my son would want was for me to be very self-involved and narcissistic and self-stroking. It stopped me from writing. Which doesn’t mean you stop feeling the absence. It was being willing to think about it in a way that was not self-serving.” – Toni Morrison

  14. “My dear brother now that you are gone you’re no longer here to share the bond we had together – a bond of love and care. Yet, somehow something tells me you are watching over me – now that from worldly cares you finally are free. I miss you so very much, and my tears I cannot hide yet, within my heart, I feel you are always by my side. Ever since you went away life has never been the same, yet, it comforts me to know that one day we’ll meet again.”

  15. “When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors. I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return. Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake. I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories.’” – Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death

Positive Grief Quotes To Comfort You

Though grief is saddening and heartbreaking, there is also hope. Hope that you will overcome the sorrow and things will be better again.

The suffering will fade away with time and the pain will eventually make you stronger. These inspirational grief quotes will help you to endure and get rid of the misery.

  1. “In another time, in a happier place, you’ll meet again.”

  2. “Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.”

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

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

  5. “You gave me a forever within the numbered days…” – John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

  6. “Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.”

  7. “May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.” – Julie Hebert

  8. “The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.” – Gloria Steinem

  9. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” – George Eliot

  10. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

  11. “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘It will be happier’…” – Alfred Tennyson

  12. “Someday soon, we all will be together if the fates allow until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow.”

  13. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” – William Penn

  14. “Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.” – Rodgers And Hammerstein, Carousel

  15. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

  16. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki

  17. “Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

  18. “If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

  19. “Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.” – Paulo Coelho

  20. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” – Shel Silverstein, Every Thing On It

  21. “Something terrible can happen to you, and yet, the day after this something terrible, the sun still rises, and life goes on. And therefore, so must you.” – Martin Short

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

  23. “Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ’til it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” – Henry David Thoreau

  24. “Thinking about this: You have the ability to survive anything. That is why, despite all the storms made of pain and loss, despite all the chaos that you have had to ensure you are still here and you are still going strong.” – Nikita Gill, A Truth About You

  25. “Grief, I’ve learned. is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.” – Jamie Anderson

Dealing With Grief Quotes

  1. “In this hollow I do grieve for all the things that cease to be.”

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

  3. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

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

  5. “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.” – Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlett Leaves

  6. “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

  7. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

  8. “The hardest part of my day is waking up only to remember you are not here, and I have to feel that ache all over again.”

  9. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.”

  10. “With sympathy. Words can’t wipe away your tears. Hugs won’t ease your pain. But hold on to your memories. Forever they’ll remain.”

  11. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” – David Levithan, “Love Is the Higher Law”

  12. “I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places That this heart of mine embraces all day through.” – Billie Holiday, I’ll Be Seeing You

  13. “I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.” – Heidi Klum

  14. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.” – Helen Keller

  15. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott

  16. “14 years. My longest relationship. My only experience of maternal love. My constant companion. My best friend. Duck.” – Sarah Silverman on her dog, Duck

  17. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe

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

  19. “It’s coming on Christmas/ They’re cutting down trees/ They’re putting up reindeer/ And singing songs of joy and peace/ Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on.” – Joni Mitchell

  20. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

  21. “On this bald hill the new year hones its edge. Faceless and pale as china The round sky goes on minding its business. Your absence is inconspicuous, Nobody can tell what I lack.” – Sylvia Plath, Parliament Hill Fields

  22. “So when you need her touch/ And loving gaze/ Gone but not forgotten/ Is the perfect phrase/ Smiling from a star/ That she makes glow/ Trust she’s always there/ Watching as you grow/ Find her in the place/ Where the lost things go.” – The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppin Returns

  23. “And once the storm is over you won’t remember you how made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  24. “When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  25. “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.” – Marcel Proust

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