36 Grieving Quotes

There isn’t a right way or a wrong way when it comes to grieving. Like most people, you’ll probably experience all sorts of different and often difficult emotions. You may at times think that what you’re experiencing will never stop. When it comes to coping with loss, seeking professional help is always sound advice. These words if wisdom, these grieving quotes may provide some comfort.

We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.

John Green

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In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.

Abraham Lincoln

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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.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and John Kessler

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But grieving people are selfish. They won’t let you comfort them and they say you don’t understand and they make you feel useless when all your life you’ve been functional to them.

Melina Marchetta

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That was the hard thing about grief, and the grieving. They spoke another language, and the words we knew always fell short of what we wanted them to say.

Sarah Dessen

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I went back to those graves not long afterward and found as I stood there that sadness was a very heavy thing. My body weighed twice what it had only a moment earlier, as if those graves were pulling me down toward them.

Arthur Golden

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When you’re at a funeral and you’re crying, you’re crying for yourself

Thomas S. Monson

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You learn not to mourn every little thing out here, or you’d never, ever stop grieving.

Alexandra Fuller

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Everyone who lives long enough to love deeply will experience great losses. Don’t let fear of loss, or the losses themselves, take away your ability to enjoy the wonderful life that is yours.

Barbara “Cutie” Cooper

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Let me be to my sad self hereafter kind.

Peter Pouncey

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Grieving, like being blind, is a strange business; you have to learn how to do it. We seek company in mourning, but after the early bursts of tears, after the praises have been spoken, and the good days remembered, and the lament cried, and the grave closed, there is no company in grief. It is a burden borne alone.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Sometime when I cry I’m not sure if it’s grief or relief.

Deanna Barclay

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We cry in our own rooms, remembering a man who will never be here again.The house creaks. Maybe it feels the weight of our grief, maybe the floorboards are buckling because the burden is too heavy.

Rochelle Maya Callen

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I miss your face. That big bright smile. You always had it, in any weather. It’s hard for me to find one these days. These cold November days. Except when I think of you.

Kellie Elmore

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When you miss someone, they leave a person-shaped hole behind in the world that nothing can ever fill. If you don’t keep thinking about them, the edges of the hole shrink and fade. You can’t let go or the last of them disappears.

Martha Brockenbrough

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It’s a wonderful thing to write. You can reclaim the things you lost.

Jeremy Page

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Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Rumi

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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 to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.

Nicholas Sparks

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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

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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

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

C.S. Lewis

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They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.

Cassandra Clare

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To weep is to make less the depth of grief.

William Shakespeare

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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

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