Best Quotes About Grief And Loss Of A Loved One

Quotes about grief and losing someone who is no more and you are missing the soul badly. "Losing someone" means that someone has died, moved away, or is no longer with you in some other way. Grief can be a very difficult experience. It is normal to feel sad, angry, frustrated, or lonely when someone you care about has died or left you in some other way. These feelings are a part of the process of grieving and should not be ignored or avoided.

Encouraging Quotes After Death OF Loved One

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is an emotional reaction to the death of a loved one and can be triggered by many different things.

Grief can be experienced in waves, with periods of sadness and grieving followed by periods of relief. This process may continue for years or even decades. Some people find that they are able to resume their lives after a short time, while others experience prolonged grief for many years or even decades.

The grieving person may have trouble carrying out day-to-day tasks and may have difficulty with concentration and memory. They may feel restless, irritable, or withdrawn from social activities. They might also find themselves crying easily or having trouble sleeping at night.

  • "If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again." -- Unknown
  • "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." --  Unknown
  • "Grief is itself a medicine." -- William Cowper
  • "Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." -- from The Wonder Years
  • "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
  • "You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." -- Old Chinese proverb
  • "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love, leaves a memory no one can steal." -- From a headstone in Ireland
  • "No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear." --C.S Lewis
  • "Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve." -- Earl Grollman
  • "Nothing that grieves us can be called little; by the external 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, 'Which Was The Dream?'
  • "There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -- Lou Reed, 'Magic And Loss'
  • "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
  • "There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief." -- Aeschylus
  • "Tears are the silent language of grief." -- Voltaire
  • "Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." -- Marcel Proust

Quotes About Grief And Loss Of A Loved One

Grief is a normal response to the loss of someone you love. It can be a natural reaction to any type of loss, whether it’s the death of a loved one, divorce, or job loss.

There are many different kinds of grief and each person will experience their own unique type. The stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

These stages don’t always happen in order and they may not happen at all. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but there are some things that might help you cope with your feelings.

  • "There is no grief like the grief that does not speak." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • "Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • "Grief is the price we pay for love." -- Queen Elizabeth II
  • "Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief." -- William Faulkner
  • "Grief changes shape, but it never ends." -- Keanu Reeves
  • "If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it." -- Emma Thompson
  • "You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be." -- Nigella Lawson
  • "Grief is like a moving river, it's always changing. I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone." -- Michelle Williams
  • "Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can, and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys." -- Alphonse de Lamartine
  • "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • "Let no one weeps for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men." -- Quintus Ennius
  • "You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present." -- Jan Goldwell
  • "As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us." -- Sascha
  • "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." -- Kahlil Gibran
  • "There should be a statute of limitation on grief. A rule book that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name. That there will be no fine imposed if you feel the need to clean out her desk; take down her artwork from the refrigerator; turn over a school portrait as you pass - if only because it cuts you fresh again to see it. That it's okay to measure the time she has been gone, the way we once measured her birthdays." -- Jodi Picoult
  • "Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow - it is not a permanent rest stop." -- Dodinsky

Powerful Quotes About Losing a Loved One and Coping

Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone you love. It is a process that takes time and will not be over in an instant.

The person grieving may experience many different emotions and physical reactions, such as anger, guilt, denial, and sadness. Grief can also affect day-to-day life in many ways. For example, the person grieving may feel like they cannot enjoy things anymore or that they are carrying around a heavyweight on their shoulders.

There are many ways to cope with the grief and the loss of a loved one. The most important thing is to take care of yourself first and then others around you.

All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying maybe. ― Michael McDowell

Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. ― Jack Thorne

Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading. ― Lauren Klarfeld

We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.– Anne L. de Stael

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.– Kalil Gibran

Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.– Sir Walter Scott

The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives. ― Rob Liano

Quotes About Losing A Loved One to Help Us Move On

We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.—Elizabeth Berrien

When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him. ― Madeline Miller

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. –Dr. Seuss

Lucky is the spouse who dies first, who never has to know what survivors endure. —Sue Grafton

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

Death cannot kill what never dies. – William Penn

Seeing death as the end of life

The only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted. ― Anonymous

The death of a beloved is an amputation.—C. S. Lewis

The dead never truly die. They simply change form. ― Suzy Kassem

Death is tough for the people left behind on earth. ― Prateeksha Malik

You might also like these rest in peace quotes to help you grieve.

I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. ― Mitch Albom (see these I miss you quotes)

Unable are the loved ones to die. For love is immortality.—Emily Dickinson

Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.—Anonymous

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. —Anyon Chekov

Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.—Euripides

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. – Anonymous

Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones ― Munia Khan

Motivational Grief  Quotes About Death 

  • “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings” – Socrates
  • “How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” – Dame Cicely Saunders
  • “Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot
  • “It is natural to die as to be born” – Francis Bacon
  • “Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow” – Euripides
  • “Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations” – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
  • “The goal of all life is death” – Sigmund Freud
  • “After your death, you will be what you were before your birth” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “No one here gets out alive” – Jim Morrison
  • “Nothing in life is promised except death” – Kanye West
  • “I want to be all used up when I die” – George Bernard Shaw

Inspirational Quotes About Loss Of Loved One

Nothing will ever take away our memories. May your memories be ones that give you comfort and reminders of happier times. Catherine Pulsifer

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

While we are sad, we will surely miss it. But we are thankful for the time we had and all the happiness.

Not only today but always remember that we love and care about you.

When there are no words to say, know that I'm always here for you. Danielle Duckery

Your loved one is now resting don't fill your life with tears Let your memories bring you comfort remember all the good years.

May God be with you and give you comfort. May He wrap His arms around you and give you peace and hope. May He fill you with strength, and may you feel His love. Catherine Pulsifer

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for your family. We are here to help, support, and do whatever you need done.

May your memories give you strength. Our prayers are with you.

Quotes For Grieving Family Of Loved One

Death ends a life, not a relationship. —Mitch Albom

What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, star-dust or sea-foam, flower or winged air. —Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God! —Fyodor Dostoevsky

All things grow with time, except grief. —Jewish proverb

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. —Leo Buscaglia

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

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. —Richard Bach

In times of grief and sorrow, I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods of tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life. —Nicholas Sparks

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in a time of sorrow.  —Robert Louis Stevenson

Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. —Jandy Nelson

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The gray rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. —J.R.R. Tolkien

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. —Alfred Lord Tennyson

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. —Helen Keller

He spoke well and said that graves are the footprints of angels. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment. —Dr. Colin Murray Parkes

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. —Emily Dickinson

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. —C.S. Lewis

There is no death. Only a change of worlds. —Chief Seattle

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain. —Vivian Greene

It is not length of life, but depth of life. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Quotes About Loss of Some You Love

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

After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and life you have left. —Morrie Schwartz

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.—Kenji Miyazawa, Positively Positive

Say not in grief that they are gone, but give thanks that they were yours.—Hebrew Proverb, Memorial Prayer Cards

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again, after moments or lifetimes, which is certain for those who are friends. —Richard Bach

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

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

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. —Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

All you need is one safe anchor to keep you grounded when the rest of your life spins out of control. —Katie Kacvinsky

Sympathy Quotes For Loss

The Remembrance of the good done by those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. – Demoustier

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets

You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to FEEL the loss. – Mandy Hale

And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’ – Author Unknown

The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found. – Author Unknown

Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close, and loved me, Thank you, dear. – Author Unknown

Say not in grief ‘he is no more but in thankfulness that he was. – Hebrew Proverb

As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us. – Author Unknown

The object is not to forget, but to remember to go on. – Author Unknown

Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.  – Author Unknown

Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment. – Author Unknown

Do not think of me as gone.  I am with you still in each new dawn. – Native American Poem

Comforting Quotes Lost Of SomeOne

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campell

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. – Unknown

Unable are the loved ones to die. For love is immortality. – Emily Dickinson

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. – Unknown

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. – The Crow, written by James O’Barr, David J. Schow, and John Shirley

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. – Isaac Asimov

Quotes About the Loss of a Child

There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world. – Unknown

Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given birth, it is impossible to explain child loss to a person who has never lost a child. – Lynda Cheldlin Fell

This was how to help a family who has just lost their child. Wash the clothes, make soup. Don’t ask them what they need, bring them what they need. Keep them warm. Listen to them rant, cry, and tell their story over and over. – Ann Hood

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

Quotes For The Loved One Who Is No More

Grief is the emotional response to loss. The intensity of grief and the length of time it lasts can vary.

  • "The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy." –Eudora Welty
  • "What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses." –John Irving
  • "So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." –E.A. Bucchianeri
  • "I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more." –C.S. Lewis
  • "Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act." –Truman Capote
  • "Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody." –Stephen Chbosky
  • The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mixtape. 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


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