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
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.
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
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
Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.
– Patricia Cornwell
If he didn’t love so deeply, he couldn’t grieve so deeply. But he’s drowning in it.
– Dee Henderson
In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
– Emily Giffin
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
– J.R.R. Tolkien
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 is a species of idleness.
– Samuel Johnson
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
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
– Andrew Solomon
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