Grief Quotes and Sayings

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
Veronica Roth

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C.S. Lewis

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
John Green

I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
– J.R.R. Tolkien

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
Terri Guillemets

Grief is itself a medicine.
– William Cowper

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa

Time is a physician that heals every grief.
– Diphilus

Grief is a species of idleness.
Samuel Johnson

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


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

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
– From a headstone in Ireland

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot

Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
– Andrew Solomon

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
– Jewish Proverb

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
William Shakespeare


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