Grief is one of the hardest things to go through. In fact, dealing with the death of a loved one can be very devastating especially when such a person was close to you and has left dependents behind.
We all grieve differently, and some people never get over the loss of their loved ones, and for most of us, there are people we lost and never got over because they meant the world to us.
Here are powerful quotes which can help you deal with your grief.
- “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller
- “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
- “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E.A. Bucchianeri
- “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.” — Orson Scott Card
- “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
- “Do you know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” – Terry Pratchett (Going Postal)
- “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
- “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” — Alphonse de Lamartine
- “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
- “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” – John Green
- “The only cure for grief is to grieve” – Earl Grollman
- “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – J.K Rowling
- “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.” – Arthur Golden
- “All we need to do is learn not to be afraid of pain. Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever. One day, the pain will be gone and you will still be there.” – Harold Kushner
- “And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.” – Sarah Waters
- “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidwell
- “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
- “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” — Maya Angelou
- “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
- “The pain passes, but the beauty remains” – Pierre Auguste
- “There is a point at which even grief feels absurd. And at this point, laughter gushes up to retrieve sanity.” — Alice Walker
- “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.” ― Haruki Murakami
- “Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.” – Roland Barthes
- “In the dim light of today are the shadows of yesterday’s affliction and the hope of tomorrow’s gifts.” – Ariana Carruth
- “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis
- “No hour is ever eternity, but it has its right to weep.” – Zora Neale Hurston
- “Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.” – Mark Twain
- “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” – Seneca
- “Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard
Grief would happen to every one of us at some point in our lives. However, life gets better, no matter how bleak things seem in the moment.
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Blessing Iyamadiken is a media and marketing specialist with 4 years experience in the industry of digital marketing, publishing and advertising. She is also a feminist and very passionate about Gender Equality. In her spare time, she loves to read or binge on Netflix.