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.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
– Jewish Proverb
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.
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
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.
– Erich Fromm
In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
– Emily Giffin
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
My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.
– Alice Hoffman