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

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

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 toward 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 phase in life and in this process, they heal themselves too.

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

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    Grief Quotes

Healing Grief Quotes

Losing a loved one to death, going through a chronic illness, or being heartbroken, anything can be the reason for 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.

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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 that 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. “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.”

  14. “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. “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

  22. “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

  23. “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.

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