Loss Quotes and Sayings
Loss is hell hard, it takes time to heal, but when we do, we can cherish those memories & remember for those who can’t remember for themselves.
OK, so I make up so much ridiculous quotes of my own & live in a constant bubble of philosophical stuff.
But it’s true. In the last 2 years of my important schooling which very much determines my career which I hope will be medicine, I lose a close friend, a best friend I knew since kinder (4 years), an uncle & my great grandma.
It’s a wonder I can still concentrate & hold a straight face when I hear of those people who gossip over “THAT train suicide” or illness & the like.
Hearing life go on is the hardest thing, to know while you’re caught in this vortex of sadness/grief/missing someone/loneliness, there are those who have no idea & who go on as normal.
Worse? to hear people be disrespectful & talk about loss & losses of someone they may have known with matter- of- fact GOSSIP. Its a topic of conversation to lighten their mood rather than to reflect & learn.
& It hurts even more that someone can just be gone. That I work opposite this train station, that I was working that day & still didn’t know, that I never visited in France, that I took for granted they would ALL be there, that I didn’t understand the extent of illnesses – mental & physical.
Indeed it gets better, I know it does, it’ll always hurt, but when we try to see reality for what it is & at least try to keep at pace with the train that is life, the transition from one place to another is made easier & we’ll remember good times more often than being guilty/angry/ashamed & anything we encounter.
You cant force someone to care, you can only sit and wait till everything catches up to them and when it finally does maybe then they’ll realize what they lost.
– Nishan Panwar
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
– Chuck Palahniuk
You never know what you have until you lose it, and once you lost it, you can never get it back.
Failure, loss and defeat are just mile markers on the road to success.
– Jeffrey Fry
Not till we are completely lost or turned around… do we begin to find ourselves.
– Henry David Thoreau
You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them
– Mahatma Gandhi
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
– Norman Cousins
You can’t love anything more than something you miss.
– Jonathan Safran Foer
People say you never know what you have until its gone. Well I know what I have and I’m glad you’re gone!
I have always been afraid of losing people I love, but sometimes I keep asking myself, is there anyone whos afraid of losing me too?
When you’re around someone so much, for so long, they become a part of you, and when they go away, you don’t know who you are without them.
How easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you’d have forever.
– Cassandra Clare
Nothing makes us love something more than the loss of it.
– Rick Yancey
One is never prepared for the loss of a loved one.
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.
~ Terri Guillemets
When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.
– Pat Schweibert
The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.
– Kristina McMorris
At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.
– Arthur Golden
It’s time to live with what we have and mourn what we lost.
– Lev Grossman
The difference between lost love and lost money is that in lost money there is a possibility of getting back!
– Senora Roy
Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin.
– Brian Ruckley
You’ve been wondering lately when the moment is that somebody is truly lost to you.
– Sarah Hall