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40 Quotes About Grief & Loss to Help you Cope up


Grief is a quite peculiar emotion. It is one of those feelings that cut really deep and you cannot do anything about it. The pain that follows personal loss cannot be quantified in words. Here are 40 soothing quotes about grief and loss.

Quotes About Loss

The pain of loss is unquantifiable we only manage to deal because of the love share. Also, because it is necessary to move you need to read quotes about grief. Here are some grieving quotes:

  1. “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  2. ”Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” – Marcus Aurelius
  3. ”I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” – R.R. Tolkien
  4. ”To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” – Williams Shakespeare
  5. ”To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.” – Tao Te Ching
  6. ”Real grief is not healed by time…If time does anything, it deepens our grief.”  – Henri Nouwen
  7. ”The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!”  ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
  8. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ― S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
  9. “So, it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
  10. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
  11. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” _ Jose N. Harris
  12. “Grief, I now understand, is a sort of madness, in the same way, that falling in love is madness.” – John Steinberg
  13. ” No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi
  14. ”Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris
  15. “What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part.” – Gail Caldwell

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Quotes About Grief

Sometimes a person may need grieving quotes because they are not ready to accept the loss. It could your parents or children. Here are some quotes about grief to help with acceptance:

  1. ”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
  2. ”The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir
  3. ”Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” – Megan Devine
  4. “Tears have always been easier to shed than explain.” – Marty Rubin
  5. ”Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe
  6. “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.” – Sophocles
  7. Grief releases love and it also instills a profound sense of connection.” – Jacqueline Novogratzbr
  8. “The bird is gone, and in what meadow does it now sing?” – Philip K. Dick
  9. “When grief is deepest, words are fewest.” – Ann Voskamp
  10. ”For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn

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Quotes to help you cope with grief and loss

Clearly, words can’t take away the pain, but the right word can help you cope better with the pain. Here are some quotes that could help ease the pain of a loved one like your wife, girlfriend or children.

  1. ”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
  2. ”While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”- Samuel Johnson
  3. ”It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” – Patti Davis
  4. “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
  5. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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More Comforting Words

  1. ”Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
  2. ”I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.” – C.S. Lewis
  3. “The only cure for grief is action.” – George Henry Lewes
  4. ”I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” – Alyson Noel
  5. ”What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
  6. ”To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
  7. ”Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” – Dylan Thomas
  8. ”I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.”- Anne Frank
  9. ”The only way to end grief was to go through it.” – Holly Black
  10. ”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

If you have a friend or a loved one that is in pain, you can send them some of these grieving quotes. Although you will not be able to take their pain away, however, you can remind them that they are loved. Remind them how important it is to stay alive and be grateful for each day.

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