Grief Quotes and Sayings

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
– Christian Nevell Bovee

Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II

In life there is no time to grieve long.
T.S. Eliot

The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Sophocles

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Sophocles

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Tears are the silent language of grief.

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.

Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Rumi

Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
James Russell Lowell

Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.
– Charles Bukowski

Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.
– Rosamund Lupton

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.
– Cassandra Clare

No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up.
– E.M. Cioran

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

My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.
– Alice Hoffman

If he didn’t love so deeply, he couldn’t grieve so deeply. But he’s drowning in it.
– Dee Henderson

Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.
– Patricia Cornwell

Which would you choose if you could:pleasure for yourself despite your friends or a share in their grief?
Sophocles

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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