Grief Quotes

Grief Quotes

Grief Quotes: Grief is unfathomably challenging to experience. It’s essential to remind those who are grieving that everything will be okay and give them hope with Grief Quotes. The Grief Quotes can be a great way to share and inspire them in their difficult time. Send them quotes to help with grief as condolence messages. You not only let them know your thought but also giving them comfort with words that can touch their heart- especially at the crucial time.

Quotes About Grief

To pass through this brief life as nature demands. To give it up without complaint. Like an olive that ripens and falls. Praising its mother, thanking the tree it grew on.

Marcus Aurelius

I heal my past by living in the present.

Personal Mantra

To meet triumph and disaster, and to greet these two imposters the same.

Rudyard Kipling

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

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.

William Cullen Bryant

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

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.

C.S. Lewis

You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving. Grieving is the natural way of working through the loss of a love. Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature's way of healing a broken heart.

Doug Manning

For some moments in life there are no words.

David Seltzer

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

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

Henry Wordsworth

Grieving is a journey that teaches us how to love in a new way now that our loved one is no longer with us. Consciously remembering those who have died is the key that opens the hearts, that allows us to love them in new ways.

Tom Attig

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

He wept, and it felt as if the tears were cleansing him, as if his body needed to empty itself.

Lois Lowry

I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.

C.S. Lewis

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

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

William Shakespeare

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

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

Dylan Thomas

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.

Alphonse de Lamartine

He sought to transform the grief that looks down into the grave by showing it the grief that looks up to the stars.

Victor Hugo

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.

Terri Guillemets

Grief, I now understand, is a sort of madness, in the same way, that falling in love is madness.

Clover Stroud

It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.

John Steinbeck

Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.

Helen Keller

I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size.

Emily Dickinson

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

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

Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow - it is not a permanent rest stop.


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.

Hilary Stanton Zunin

I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.

Alyson Noel

No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up.

E.M. Cioran

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

Grief is a species of idleness.

Samuel Johnson

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

Grief is itself a medicine.

William Cowper

There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.

Shel Silverstein

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

Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.


Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.

Vicki Harrison

Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.

Orison Swett Marden

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Queen Elizabeth II

All things grow with time, except grief.

Jewish Proverb

The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.

Cormac McCarthy

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.


Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words.

William Shakespeare

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.


Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.


Loss is only temporary when you believe in God!

Latoya Alston

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

Jean De La Bruyere

Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.

James Martineau

Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

Benjamin Disraeli

For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms.

Lurlene McDaniel

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

Grief wraps around people, takes them to a place they would not go otherwise.

Patti Callahan Henry

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

Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.

Walker Percy

The only cure for grief is action.

George Henry Lewis

What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part.

Gail Caldwell

Time takes away the grief of men.

Desiderius Erasmus

When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.

Sufi Epigram

Grief will happen either as an open healing wound or a closed festering wound, either honestly or dishonestly, either appropriately or inappropriately. But emotions will be expressed.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.


No one is immune to grief. There are those amongst us today who have grieved deeply in the past, and there are those who are grieving deeply now and sadly. All of us will grieve at some time in the future.

Lorraine Kember

One of the most important things we can do for people who are grieving is to give them a safe place in which to experience and express their pain.

J. Nelson

Most people move though grief at their own unique pace and many eventually find a peaceful acceptance. This does not mean that this terrible loss is "OK", but rather that one is no longer battling reality and has come to a place of acceptance of what is.

Marsha Barnosky

Grief - Happiness is to feel that one's soul is good; there is no other, in truth, and this kind of happiness may exist even in sorrow, so that there are griefs perfable to every joy, and such as would be preferred by all those who have felt them.

Joseph Joubert

As much as it hurts, suppressing how you feel is like putting a lid on a pressure cooker and turning off the steam valve, eventually it will blow. By expressing your emotions, you start the healing process.

M. Hunter

Grief is love not wanting to let go.

Earl A. Grollman

Grief, as I read somewhere once, is a lazy Susan. One day it is heavy and underwater, and the next day it spins and stops at loud and rageful, and the next day at wounded keening, and the next day numbness, silence.

Anne Lamott

Grief is like the wind. When it's blowing hard, you adjust your sails and run before it. If it blows too hard, you stay in the harbor, close the hatches and don't take calls. When it's gentle, you go sailing, have a picnic, take a swim.

Barbara Lazear Ascher

Grief is a sign that we loved something more than ourselves. . . . Grief makes us worthy to suffer with the rest of the world.

Joan Chittister

Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.

Anne Roiphe

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

Anne Roiphe

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?

Kahlil Gibran

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