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46 Inspirational Quotes on Grief & Loss (HEALING)

Top 15 Most Inspiring Quotes About Grief (BEST)

“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 up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Jamie Anderson
Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.Pin
Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.
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 HarrisonPin
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
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. - RumiPin
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. – Rumi
Grief is love with no place to go. It is the absence of presence, the hole left behind by the pain of loss. But it is also a reminder that love, once shared, never truly dies.Pin
Grief is love with no place to go. It is the absence of presence, the hole left behind by the pain of loss. But it is also a reminder that love, once shared, never truly dies.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - Winnie the PoohPin
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie the Pooh
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 TolstoyPin
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

“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
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.Pin
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.Pin
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms. - Paulo CoelhoPin
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
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. — Helen KellerPin
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. — Helen Keller
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. - Eskimo legendPin
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. – Eskimo legend
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.Pin
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief. - Elizabeth PostlePin
One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief. – Elizabeth Postle

16 Wise Quotes on Grief to Comfort You During This Hard Time

“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 & David Kessler
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief - But the pain of grief isonly a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. - Hillary Stanton ZuninPin
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief isonly a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. – Hillary Stanton Zunin
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. - Marcel ProustPin
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.Marcel Proust
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 GrollmanPin
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
Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.Pin
Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. - Alphonse de LamartinePin
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. – Alphonse de Lamartine
Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human. - Sarah DessenPin
Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human. – Sarah Dessen
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 ProverbPin
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
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. - Jewish ProverbPin
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. – Jewish Proverb
You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss. - Mandy HalePin
You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss. – Mandy Hale
The pain passes, but the beauty remains. - Pierre Auguste RenoirPin
The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Pierre Auguste Renoir
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. - Jose N. HarrisPin
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. – Jose N. Harris
There are three needs of the griever To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard. - Victoria AlexanderPin
There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard. – Victoria Alexander
Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you've lived. - Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-RossPin
Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you’ve lived. – Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone. - Rodgers and Hammerstein, 'Carousel'Pin
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone. – Rodgers and Hammerstein, ‘Carousel’
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God! — Fyodor DostoevskyPin
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God! — Fyodor Dostoevsky

5 Quotes About Grief and the Price of Love

Grief is not a sign of weakness; it is the price of love. - Dr. Colin Murray ParkesPin
Grief is not a sign of weakness; it is the price of love. – Dr. Colin Murray Parkes
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.Pin
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.
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief. - William FaulknerPin
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief. – William Faulkner
Grief is the price we pay for love. - Queen Elizabeth IIPin
Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II
Grief is the price we pay for the love we had. There's no escaping the sorrow, but there is light in the pain.Pin
Grief is the price we pay for the love we had. There’s no escaping the sorrow, but there is light in the pain.

10 Deep Quotes About Grief that will Make You Think

“Grief is like the ocean; it’s deep, dark, and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love, but never truly gone.”

Alessandra Torre
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 GibranPin
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
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 TwainPin
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
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way. - Anne Morrow LindberghPin
Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. - AeschylusPin
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. – Aeschylus

“Grief can destroy you — or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it.”

Dean Koontz
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius CiceroPin
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. - William ShakespearePin
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. – William Shakespeare
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. — C.S. LewisPin
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. — C.S. Lewis

“Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.”

Julie Burchill
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