Grief Quotes and Sayings
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that you don’t recover. Instead, you learn to incorporate their absence and memories into your life and channel your emotional energy toward others, and eventually, your grief will walk beside you instead of consuming you.
Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
– James Russell Lowell
Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.
– Charles Bukowski
Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.
– Rosamund Lupton
They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.
– Cassandra Clare
No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up.
~ E.M. Cioran
In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
– Emily Giffin
Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.
– Sarah Dessen
My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.
– Alice Hoffman
If he didn’t love so deeply, he couldn’t grieve so deeply. But he’s drowning in it.
– Dee Henderson
Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.
– Patricia Cornwell
Which would you choose if you could:pleasure for yourself despite your friends or a share in their grief?
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
– Veronica Roth
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
– C.S. Lewis
Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
– John Green
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
– J.R.R. Tolkien
Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
– Terri Guillemets
Grief is itself a medicine.
– William Cowper
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa
Time is a physician that heals every grief.
Grief is a species of idleness.
– Samuel Johnson
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