Top 100 Best Quotes On Grief And Healing To Inspire You [2022]

Best Quotes On Grief And Healing To Inspire You
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As a society, we don’t do a great job of talking about death and grief until it is already upon us. By the time a loved one has died, feelings of anger, frustration, guilt, loneliness, and more were bottled up deep inside by those left behind after their passing. The first weeks of grief can be a struggle. When a devastating event occurs, it seems as if the world is going to end.

Then as if to add insult to injury, not many of us received much better support from those around us after the funeral ended than we did during those days immediately following our loss. On the topic of quotes on grief ideas, here are some top grief quotes
that might inspire you in your time of need.

Quotes About Grief And Loss Inspirational

Quotes About Grief And Loss Inspirational

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – THOMAS CAMPBELL

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” – NICHOLAS SPARKS

“And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” – MAYA ANGELOU

“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”

“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” – MANDY HALE

“Grief can destroy you — or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it.” – DEAN KOONTZ

“Grief is a curious thing when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours any exception.” – JODI PICOULT

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – WINNIE THE POOH

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“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over the loss of a loved one; you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” – ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS AND DAVID KESSLER

“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.” – PABLO NERUDA

“Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.” – SARAH DESSEN

“Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.” – PAULO COELHO

“In times of grief and sorrow, I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods of tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” – Nicholas Sparks ‘The Notebook’

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – ANNE LAMOTT

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – CASSANDRA CLARE, CLOCKWORK PRINCE

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colors and shades I knew existed.” – KATIE MCGARRY, PUSHING THE LIMITS

“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” – EURIPIDES

Quotes About Grief And Healing

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – JOSE N. HARRIS

“The song is ended but the melody lingers on.” – IRVING BERLIN

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

“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” – SYLVAN KAMENS & RABBI JACK REIMER

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” – J.M. BARRIE

“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.” – RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN, CAROUSEL

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…” – JOHN GREEN, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – AESCHYLUS

“Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.” – RANATA SUZUKI

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller

“So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E.A. Bucchianeri

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it breaks.” — William Shakespeare

“Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, ‘Why do people die?’ and ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.” — Caitlin Doughty

Grief Quotes Of Rumi

Grief Quotes Of Rumi

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

Don’t run away from grief, o’ soul/ Look for the remedy inside the pain/ because the rose came from the thorn/ and the ruby came from a stone.

The friend who knows a lot more than you do will bring difficulties, and grief, and sickness, as medicine, as happiness, as the essence of the moment when you’re beaten when you hear Checkmate, and can finally say, I trust you to kill me.

Keep your intelligence white-hot and your grief glistening“ so your life will stay fresh.

You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence.

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become the greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

Joy lives concealed in grief.

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up to where you’re bravely working.

The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming.

This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.

Your name is upon my tongue your image is in my sight your memory is in my heart where can I send these words that I write?

Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.

I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, ‘It tastes sweet, does it not?’ ‘You’ve caught me,’ grief answered, ‘and you’ve ruined my business. How can I sell sorrow, when you know it’s a blessing?

You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence, or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets, and this sadness I feel has taken from me the taste of language so that I cannot say the flavor of my being apart.

Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.

Buddhist Quotes On Death And Grief

Buddhist Quotes On Death And Grief

“This one life has no form and is empty by nature. If you become attached by any form, you should reject it. If you see an ego, a soul, a birth, or a death, reject them all.”

“The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit, And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love, Born out of compassion for all human beings. As the shadow follows the body, As we think, so we become.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”

“Life is suffering.”

“The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things.”

“One clings to life although there is nothing to be called life; another clings to death although there is nothing to be called death. In reality, there is nothing to be born; consequently, there is nothing to perish.”

“Just as the dawn is the forerunner of the arising of the sun, so true friendship is the forerunner of the arising of the noble eightfold path.”

“Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering an image of death.”

“To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.”

Grief Observed Quotes by C.S. Lewis

Grief Observed Quotes by C.S. Lewis

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course, it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.”

“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”

“God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.”

“Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.”

“Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.”

“My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself.”

“Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.”

“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”

“It doesn’t really matter whether you grip the arms of the dentist’s chair or let your hands lie in your lap. The drill drills on.”

“Knock and it shall be opened.’ But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac?”

“For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral?

But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?

How often — will it be for always? — how often will the vast emptiness astonish me like a complete novelty and make me say, “I never realized my loss till this moment”? The same leg is cut off time after time.”

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