Grief Quotes and Sayings
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
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland
Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.
- Charles Bukowski
Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.
- Sarah Dessen
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.
- Cassandra Clare
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
- James Russell Lowell
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
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
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
- Veronica Roth
Which would you choose if you could:pleasure for yourself despite your friends or a share in their grief?
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
Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.
- Patricia Cornwell
Grief is a species of idleness.
– Samuel Johnson
If he didn’t love so deeply, he couldn’t grieve so deeply. But he’s drowning in it.
- Dee Henderson
My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.
- Alice Hoffman
Grief is itself a medicine.
– William Cowper
Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
- Terri Guillemets
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
- Andrew Solomon
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
- Kenji Miyazawa
Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.
- Rosamund Lupton
Time is a physician that heals every grief.
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
- George Eliot