Grief Quotes and Sayings
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
– From a headstone in Ireland
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
– William Shakespeare
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.
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
– Jewish Proverb
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
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
Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.
– Sarah Dessen
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
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
– Veronica Roth
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
– James Russell Lowell
My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.
– Alice Hoffman
In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
– Emily Giffin
Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
– John Green
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
Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.
– Patricia Cornwell
Grief is a species of idleness.
– Samuel Johnson