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.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.
– Sarah Dessen
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.
In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
– Emily Giffin
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
– Veronica Roth
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
My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.
– Alice Hoffman
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
Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop.
Grief is a species of idleness.
– Samuel Johnson
Grief is itself a medicine.
– William Cowper
Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
– Terri Guillemets
Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
– John Green
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
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa
Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.
– Charles Bukowski