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
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.
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
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
– Veronica Roth
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
If he didn’t love so deeply, he couldn’t grieve so deeply. But he’s drowning in it.
– Dee Henderson
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
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