Grief Quotes and Sayings
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
– From a headstone in Ireland
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.
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
– William Shakespeare
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
– Jewish Proverb
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
– Andrew Solomon
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
– George Eliot
Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.
– Rosamund Lupton
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
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
– Veronica Roth
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.
– Erich Fromm
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
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
– C.S. Lewis
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