Grief Quotes

Sometimes, the wise and lyrical words of others who have been here before, can help you put your own thoughts and feelings into perspective.


“Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.”
– Shakespeare
“Tears are the words the heart can’t express”
– Author Unknown
“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 messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”
– Washington Irving
“And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”
– Kahlil Gibran
“We understand death only after it has laid its hands on someone we love.”
– Anne L. de Stael
“Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression.”
– Peter D. Kramer
“The pain passes, but the beauty remains”
– Pierre Auguste Renoir
“I am living proof that a shattered heart can still beat”
– Maryellen Dennis
“I am trying to remember you and let you go at the same time”
– Author Unknown
“Remembering is an act of resurrection, each repetition a vital layer of mourning, in memory of those we are sure to meet again.”
– Nancy Cobb
“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 is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.”
– Arthur Golden
“There’s still a beat…but the music is gone. And you’re the only song my heart wants to hear.”
– Ranata Suzuki
“Grief is a nasty game of feeling the weakest you have ever felt and becoming the strongest person you will ever be.”
– Windgate Lane
“Hardships often prepare ordinary for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”
– Jandy Nelson
“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
“Part of getting over it is knowing that you will never get over it.”
– Ann Finger
“When words are most empty, tears are most apt.”
 – Max Lucado
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
– Robert Frost
“It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.”
– Thomas Wilder

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, all come from earth, and to earth all return.

Ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
all come from earth,
and to earth all return.