Grief Quotes To Give You Comfort Through Loss


Grief is one of the most difficult emotions to endure. No matter the loss, the feelings are all-encompassing. Grief quotes remind us that we are not alone in our pain.

Every person encounters grief at points in their life. Whether it’s from a breakup, death, or job loss, the experience is intense. Many well-known folks in history have wise words to say about grief. These are some of their quotes that are pieces of enlightenment and support, as you work through your own grief.

In times of difficulty and pain, these grief quotes can strengthen and uplift you or someone you know who is going through these hardships.

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Here are Grief Quotes to Give you Comfort Through a Loss

  1. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller
  2. “There are no happy endings, endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” — Shel Silverstein
  3. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” — Leo Tolstoy
  4. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” — Maya Angelou
  5. “Now there is one thing I can tell you: You will enjoy certain pleasures you would not fathom now. When you still had your mother you often thought of the days when you would have her no longer. Now you will often think of days past when you had her. When you are used to this horrible thing that they will forever be cast into the past, then you will gently feel her revive, returning to take her place, her entire place, beside you. At the present time, this is not yet possible. Let yourself be inert, wait till the incomprehensible power … that has broken you restores you a little, I say a little, for henceforth you will always keep something broken about you. Tell yourself this, too, for it is a kind of pleasure to know that you will never love less, that you will never be consoled, that you will constantly remember more and more.” — Marcel Proust
  6. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  7. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” — Henri Matisse
  8. “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” — William Shakespeare
  9. “My mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life and she told me at one point, there is an empowerment that comes with grief—at some point you find it. It’s very hard but you will find it, and I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise. And that’s what I’m just trying to do my best for him, because I know that that’s what he would have.” — Lea Michelegrief quotes
  10. “Although it’s natural to forget your power after you lose a loved one, the truth is that after a breakup, divorce, or death, there remains an ability within you to create a new reality.” — Louise Hay and David Kessler
  11. “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.” — C.S. Lewis
  12. “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling
  13. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” — William Shakespeare
  14. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.” — Helen Keller
  15. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” — Winnie the Pooh
  16. “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” — Rumigrief quotes
  17. “Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.” — Albert Camus
  18. “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
  19. “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” — Marcus Aurelius
  20. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” — J.K. Rowling

If there’s one thing these grief quotes share, is that grief can be temporary. You will see the light in life again if you just hold on. Many wise people have been in your shoes before, and they survived to tell you that you will survive, too.

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