Quotes

Quotes on Loss & Grief

In lieu of commemorating All Souls Day, here are a few quotes about losing someone and grieving our loved ones. May these touching messages bring light and peace to all of the hearts who have lost someone so dear to them.

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” ~ Anne Frank

“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

“We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” ~ Anne de Stael

“Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.” ~ Anonymous

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

“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

“I’ll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through.”
~ Billie Holiday

“Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“When someone is grieving, you don’t have to say anything. Just be present. Be non-judgmental. Let them cry, scream, or sit in silence. You don’t have to fix them.” ~ Dana Arcuri

“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

“Never take life for granted. Savor every sunrise, because no one is promised tomorrow…or even the rest of today.” ~ Eleanor Brown

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will 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.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

“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

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

“You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.” ~ Eva Ibbotson

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

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

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

“He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“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

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time – the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes – when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever – there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.” ~ John Irving

“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

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

“I’m gone now, but I’m still very near, death can never separate us. Each time you feel a gentle breeze, it’s my hand caressing your face. Each time the wind blows, it carries my voice whispering your name. When the wind blows your hair ever so slightly, think of it as me pushing a few stray hairs back in place. When you feel a few raindrops fall on your face, it’s me placing soft kisses. At night look up in the sky and see the stars shining so brightly. I’m one of those stars and I’m winking at you and smiling with delight. For never forget, you’re the apple of my eye.” ~ Mary Green

“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.”
~ Mary Poppins Returns, The Place Where Lost Things Gone

“When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

“All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be.” ~ Michael McDowell

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” ~ Mitch Albom

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

“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 or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched 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

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

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle, and a very happy start.” ~ Shel Silverstein, EveryThing On It

“What do you say? There really are no words for that. There really aren’t. Somebody tries to say, ‘I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.’ People say that to me. There’s no language for it. Sorry doesn’t do it. I think you should just hug people and mop their floor or something.” ~ Toni Morrison

“And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’ ” ~ Unknown

“An eternal memory…until we meet again: Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.” ~ Unknown

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~ Unknown

“In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.” ~ Unknown

“We’ve shared our lives these many years. You’ve held my hand; you’ve held my heart. So many blessings, so few tears – yet for a moment, we must part.” ~ Unknown

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” ~ Unknown

“If roses grow in Heaven, Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother’s arms
And tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.”
~ Unknown

Be grateful and kind,

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