There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. – Author Unknown

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.– Robert Ingersoll

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. – Henry Maudsley

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 –

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. – The Angels’ Little Instruction Book – by Eileen Elias Freeman

Grief is neither a disorder nor a healing process; it is a sign of health itself, a whole and natural gesture of love. Nor must we see grief as a step towards something better. No matter how much it hurts – and it may be the greatest pain in life – grief can be an end in itself, a pure expression of love. – Gerald May

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

Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. – William Shakespeare

Since every death diminishes us a little, we grieve – not so much for the death as for ourselves. – Lynn Caine

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

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

We do not master grief, we move with it and through it, and make it our friend. – Unknown Author

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

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.– Robert Ingersoll

Dear one we’ve been waiting for you. Thrilled, beside ourselves you’ve arrived. White coats came in heads held low.Talked for a bit, shuffled outside. We closed the curtains, held each other and cried. Said hello at the same time we said goodbye. Smallest and wingless. Leaving as soon as you arrived.Sadness is just love wasted with no little heart to place it inside.We closed the curtains held each other and cried.Said hello at the same time we said goodbye – Craig Cardiff

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that, it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” —Jan Glidwell

“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

“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

“Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief”.– Anon.

“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

“Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have… The deep capacity to weep for the loss of a loved one and to continue to treasure the memory of that loss is one of our noblest human traits”.– Shneidman (1980)

“Courage is being afraid and going on the journey anyhow”.— John Wayne

“Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys”– Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869)

“Look well into thyself. There is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou will always look there”.– Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

“Mourning is love with no place to go”– anon.

“We find a place for what we lose. Although we know that after such a loss the acute stage of mourning will subside,we also know that we shall remain inconsolable and will never find a substitute. No matter what may fill the gap, even if it be filled completely, it nevertheless remains something else”. – Sigmund Freud (1961)

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of confusion or despair, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing… not curing…that is a friend indeed.” -Henri Nouwen

“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… and unspeakable love.”– Washington Irving

“Sadness dulls the heart more than the grossest sin” I too have known joy and sadness, and, on the whole, I prefer joy”Ashleigh Brilliant quotes

Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief? William Blake

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief. Franz Schubert

Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Grief changes shape, but it never ends. Keanu Reeves

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. Anne Grant

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C. S. Lewis

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief. C. S. Lewis

Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire


1 Response to Quotes

  1. Patty Lux says:

    ”My grief lies all within. And these external manners of lament are merely shadows to the unseen grief that swells with silence in the tortured soul.” William Shakespeare

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