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199 Uplifting Quotes To Overcome Grief And Rise Again

Grief is a complex emotion that can be overwhelming and all-consuming. It's something that we all experience at some point in our lives, whether it's due to the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or even the loss of a job.

And yet, despite the universality of grief, it can be difficult to find the right words to express our emotions.

That's where grief quotes come in. There's something about reading the words of others who have experienced similar pain and sorrow that can be comforting and validating.

Grief quotes can help us feel less alone, provide us with a new perspective on our pain, and even inspire us to move forward in our healing journey.

Personally, I have found solace in grief quotes during some of the toughest times in my life. When my grandmother passed away, I turned to quotes from Maya Angelou and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross to help me process my emotions.

And when I went through a difficult breakup, the words of Rupi Kaur and Lang Leav helped me find the strength to keep going.

But grief quotes aren't just helpful for personal healing - they can also be a powerful tool for those who work in the field of grief and bereavement.

In this article, I will be sharing some of my favorite grief quotes, as well as exploring why these words can be so impactful.

Whether you're currently experiencing grief, have recently lost someone you love, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of this universal emotion, I believe that these quotes have something valuable to offer.

So grab a tissue, take a deep breath, and let's explore the power of grief quotes together.

Grief Quotes To Stay Yourself Strong

1. “When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.” ― Jude Watson

2. “Our grief is as individual as our lives.” — Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

3. “Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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4. “I do not believe that grief is ever so great that it can not be contained within.” ― Judith McNaught

5. “Healing comes from letting there be room for all of “this” to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” — Pema Chodron

6. “Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it.” ― Stephen Levine

7. “There is a point at which even grief feels absurd. And at this point, laughter gushes up to retrieve sanity.” — Alice Walker

8. “Grief is for the strong, who use it as fuel for burning.” ― Lauren Groff

9. “Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.” — Thomas Horn

10. “No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days.” ― Jojo Moyes

11. “Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving.” ― Elizabeth McCracken

12. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” — Seneca

13. “People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them.” ― Gail Sheehy

14. “…grief had no mercy, time limit, or expiration date.” ― Rebecca Yarros

15. “Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner’s loss.” ― Orson Scott Card

16. "While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” — Samuel Johnson

17. “When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing.” ― Rosamund Lupton

18. “Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.” ― Roland Barthes

19. “Ten years, she’s dead, and I still find myself some mornings reaching for the phone to call her. She could no more be gone than gravity or the moon.” ― Mary Karr

20. “Grief is like a wildflower, it can erupt from the ground anywhere it chooses, when it blossoms we must be careful not to step on it. Instead, we need to honor its existence and appreciate that love made it bloom.” ― ZOË CLARK-COATES

21. “Grief is itself a medicine.” — William Cowper

22. “The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.” ― Cormac McCarthy

23. “Grief takes many forms, including the absence of grief.” ― Alison Bechdel

24. “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.” ― V.C. Andrews

25. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” — J.K. Rowling

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26. “Acknowledgment of grief – well, it makes feeling the grief easier, not harder.” ― Elizabeth McCracken

27. “Grief and love are conjoined—you don’t get one without the other.” — Jandy Nelson

28. “What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part.” ― Gail Caldwell

29. “Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” — Mark Twain

30. “We may find great relief and inexplicable solace in purposefully looking beyond grief in order to determine the provision made within it.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

31. “I decide this is just A Bad Day. We all get them, because grief doesn’t care how many years it’s been.” ― Sara Barnard

32. “Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the hearts.” — John Adams

33. “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.” ― Sophocles


34. “Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it.” ― Terri Irwin

35. “Her grief still burdened her, and she knew she would bear it the rest of her days.” ― Dana Fuller Ross

36. “I don’t move away from grief, rather through it.” ― Taya Kyle

37. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

38. “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…” ― Arthur Golden

39. “Grief is bizarre territory because there’s no predicting how long it’ll take to get over certain things. You just don’t know how long it’s going to resound in your life.” ― Sam Shepard

40. “One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.” — Pierre Corneille

41. “Everybody has their burdens, their grief that they carry with them.” ― Elizabeth Edwards

42. “Grief is pain internalized, abscess of the soul. Anger is pain as energy, sudden explosion.

43. “Grief loves the hollow; all it wants is to hear its own echo.” ― Hisham Matar

44. “If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold was less prized than grief.” — Sophocles

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45. “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 no exception.” ― Jodi Picoult

46. “Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief.” ― Munia Khan

47. “She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.” — George Eliot

48. “My mind couldn’t fit itself around the shape of his absence.” ― Lia Mills

49. “Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But they grieve for many years.” ― Robin Hobb

50. “People come and go from our lives all the time. It’s not our fault that people leave. The Universe is just making room for new people with new lessons.” ― Sue Fitzmaurice

51. “There’s always a last time. If you could remember every last time, you’d never stop grieving.” ― Jonathan Tropper

52. “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

53. “Never compare your grief. You – and only you walk your path.” ― Nathalie Himmelrich

54. “Grief can derange even the strongest and most disciplined of minds.” ― George R.R. Martin

55. “When grief is deepest, words are fewest.” ― Ann Voskamp

56. “Grief is the pain of wanting things to be as they were once, yet knowing that they never will be again.” ― Julie Yarbrough

57. “Grief is a sign that we loved something more than ourselves. . . . Grief makes us worthy to suffer with the rest of the world.” — Joan Chittister

58. “Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there’s one person who never ceased to love you – yourself.” ― Sanhita Baruah

59. “For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms.” ― Lurlene McDaniel

60. “Life Lesson 3: You can’t rush grief. It has its own timetable. All you can do is make sure there are lots of soft places around — beds, pillows, arms, laps.” ― Patti Davis

61. “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” ― Nigella Lawson

62. “Grief releases love and it also instills a profound sense of connection.” ― Jacqueline Novogratz

63. “The grief that does not speak whispers the o’erfraught heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare

64. “Grief wraps around people, takes them to a place they would not go otherwise.” ― Patti Callahan Henry

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65. “Everyone can master grief but he has it.” — William Shakespeare

66. “The only cure for grief is action.” ― George Henry Lewes


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

68. “In the expression of grief lies recovery from grief itself.” — Christopher Priest

69. “Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn’t yours. But grief comes from losing something you’ve already had.” ― Jodi Picoult

70. “Loss is painful. It crushes hearts, steals dreams, and destroys relationships. Grief can be terribly lonely. Those who are grieving need us. They need you.” ― Gary Roe

71. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

72. “Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.” ― Andrew Solomon

73. “Time takes away the grief of men.” — Desiderius Erasmus

74. “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

75. “One of the most important things we can do for people who are grieving is to give them a safe place in which to experience and express their pain.” — J. Nelson

76. “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” ― Euripides

77. “Grief is love not wanting to let go.” — Earl A. Grollman

78. “Love is an engraved invitation to grief.” ― Sunshine O’Donnell

79. “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.” — Orson Scott Card

80. “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” — Alphonse De Lamartine

81. “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” — John Steinbeck

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

83. “Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.” ― David Mitchell

84. “Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.” — William Faulkner

85. “I wish I had done everything on earth with you.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

86. “In our grief process, we are moving into life from death, without denying the devastation that came before.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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87. “Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.” ― Sarah Dessen

88. Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.” ― Veronica Roth

89. “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

90. “Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.” — Jean De La Bruyere

91. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” — Maya Angelou

92. “Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.” ― Seneca the Younger

93. “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” — Keanu Reeves

94. “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.” ― Rumi

95. “Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.” — Walker Percy

96. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” ― Cassandra Clare

97. “Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.” ― Samuel Johnson

98. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” — Alphonse de Lamartine


99. “Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” ― Earl Grollman

100. “Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.” — Benjamin Disraeli

Grief Quotes To Cop Up With Emotions

101. “It’s not life situations but our thoughts are the pilots of grief.” ― Durgesh Satpathy

102. “Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others’ losses.” ― William Wycherley

103. “Grief will happen either as an open healing wound or a closed festering wound, either honestly or dishonestly, either appropriately or inappropriately. But emotions will be expressed.” — Elisabeth Kubler Ross

104. “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

105. “When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken” ― Chris Lumpkin

106. “Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished.” — MADELEINE L’ENGLE

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107. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.” — RONALD REAGAN

108. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

109. “Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.” ― William Congreve

110. “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green

111. “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” ― Terry Pratchett

112. “It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment’s grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one’s life.” ― Chanakya

113. “He who is resolute conquers grief.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

114. “Life without a friend is like death without a witness” ― John Ray

115. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” ― Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

116. “The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired” ― Robert Southey

117. “Every deceased friend is a magnet drawing us into another world” ― Eliza Cook

118. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ― Havelock Ellis

119. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity” – Terri Guillemets

120. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ― Thomas Campbell

121. “Some grief shows much of love, But much of grief shows still some want of wit.” ― William Shakespeare

122. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains” ― Anne Frank

123. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” ― Shel Silverstein

124. “It’s so curious; One can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” ― Colette

125. “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies” ― Gustave Flaubert

126. “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” ― T. S. Eliot

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127. “Death ends a life, not a relationship” ― Jack Lemmon

128. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” ― J.M. Barrie

129. “The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.” ― Rob Sheffield

130. “It’s the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

131. “We can’t feel the loss of a friend until they are apart from us” ― Debolina

132. “Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.” ― Rodgers and Hammerstein

133. “Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it.” ― Joan Didion

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


135. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ― Washington Irving

136. "To meet triumph and disaster, and to greet these two imposters the same." ― Rudyard Kipling

137. “The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see--the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” ― Katie McGarry

138. “To lose a friend is the greatest of all loses” ― Syrus

139. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris

140. “Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” ― Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

141. “The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours before.” ― John Green

142. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” ― C.S. Lewis

143. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.” ― Irving Berlin

144. “Just this side of heaven is a place called rainbow bridge.” ― Anonymous

145. “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ― Robert Fulghum

146. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” ― Edgar Allan Poe

147. “When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.” ― Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

148. “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” ― Shakespeare

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149. “There are some griefs so loud they could bring down the sky and there are griefs so still none knows how deep they lie.” ― May Sarton

150. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

151. “Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself.” ― Leigh Bardugo

152. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

153. “She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

154. “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

155. “Often I wish this would all be over, Liesel, but then somehow you do something like walk down the basement steps with a snowman in your hands.” ― Markus Zusak

156. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ― Clarence Budington Kelland

157. “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

158. “When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.” ― Khalil Gibran

159. “Only a moment you stayed but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” — DOROTHY FERGUSON

160. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” ― Ranata Suzuki

161. “The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

162. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ― C.S. Lewis

163. “Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can't even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski

164. “My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.” ― Richard Adams

165. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” ― Swami Sivananda


166. “It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you've lost that person all over again.” ― Rachel Hawkins

167. “Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.” ― “Bubbles,” The Wire

168. “It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time that followed. If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven't, you cannot possibly imagine it.” ― Lemony Snicket

169. “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.” ― Kristina McMorris

170. “But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can't forgive yourself for.” ― Melina Marchetta

171. “When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.” ― Korean Proverb

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

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173. “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

174. “If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” ― A.A. Milne

175. “Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.” ― William Shakespeare

176. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi

177. “His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

178. “It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief . . . lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it’s not so overwhelming.” ― Nicholas Sparks

179. “But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.” ― Veronica Roth

180. “Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders. That’s why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day.” ― Edward Hirsch

181. “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ― Sarah Dessen

182. “I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'” ― Meghan O’Rourke

183. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” ― Stuart Scott

184. “What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” ― David Levithan

185. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

186. “And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.” ― J.D. Salinger

187. “Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.” ― Mariska Hargity

188. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will 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

189. “You gave me a forever within the numbered days…” ― John Green

190. “Grief sucks.” ― Everyone Ever

191. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” ― Patti Davis

192. “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.” ― Madeline Miller

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193. “You are gone, but thank you for all these soft, sweet things you left behind. In my home, in my head, in my heart.” — NIKITA GILL

194. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.” ― Heraclitus

195. “Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ’til it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” ― Henry David Thoreau

196. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” ― Cheryl Strayed

197. “When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.


198. “Next person that minimizes my grief is getting a swift kick to the shin.” ― Unknown

199. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” ― Khalil Gibran

How Can Reading Grief Quotes Be Beneficial?

Reading grief quotes can be beneficial in a number of ways:

  1. Validation: Grief can be a lonely and isolating experience, and reading quotes from others who have experienced similar pain and loss can help us feel less alone. Knowing that others have felt the same emotions and experienced the same struggles can provide a sense of validation and comfort.
  2. Perspective: Grief can be all-consuming, making it difficult to see beyond our pain. Reading quotes from different authors and poets can provide us with a new perspective on our situation, helping us to see things from a different angle and gain a deeper understanding of our emotions.
  3. Inspiration: Grief can be paralyzing, making it difficult to find the motivation to move forward. Reading quotes from those who have found a way to cope with their grief and continue living their lives can inspire us to do the same.
  4. Connection: Grief can be a topic that's difficult to talk about, but reading grief quotes can provide a way to connect with others who have experienced similar pain. Sharing quotes with friends or family members who are also grieving can help foster a sense of understanding and support.
  5. Healing: Grief is a process, and reading grief quotes can be a valuable tool in that process. Quotes can help us to process our emotions, explore our feelings, and find new ways to cope with our grief.

Next Steps

Implementing grief quotes into daily life can be a helpful way to process emotions and find comfort during times of grief.

Here are some ways to incorporate grief quotes into your daily routine:

  1. Create A Daily Quote Ritual: Choose a grief quote that speaks to you and make it a daily ritual to read it. You can write it down on a piece of paper and keep it in your pocket or wallet, or you can set a reminder on your phone to read the quote at a certain time each day.
  2. Use Quotes As A Journal Prompt: Use grief quotes as a journal prompt to help you explore your emotions and thoughts. Write about what the quote means to you, how it makes you feel, and how it relates to your personal experience of grief.
  3. Share Quotes With Others: Sharing grief quotes with friends or family members who are also experiencing grief can help foster connection and support. You can send a quote via text or email, or share it on social media.
  4. Create A Grief Quote Board: Create a bulletin board or display in your home or office where you can post your favorite grief quotes. Seeing the quotes regularly can provide comfort and inspiration.
  5. Use Quotes In Creative Projects: Use grief quotes as inspiration for creative projects like art, poetry, or music. You can create a painting or drawing inspired by a quote, or write a poem using the quote as a starting point.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Reading Grief Quotes Actually Help Me heal From My Grief?

Yes, reading grief quotes can be a helpful tool for processing emotions and finding comfort during times of grief.

Quotes can provide validation, perspective, inspiration, connection, and healing, which can all contribute to the healing process. However, it's important to note that grief is a complex and individual process, and what works for one person may not work for another.

Grief quotes should be used as a complementary tool to other forms of grief support, such as therapy or support groups.

Where Can I Find Good Grief Quotes?

There are many sources for grief quotes, including books, poems, songs, and online resources.

Some good places to start include websites like Goodreads, BrainyQuote, and, as well as books by authors like Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and C.S. Lewis.

Social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest can also be good sources for grief quotes, but it's important to be discerning and choose quotes from reputable sources.

Can Grief Quotes Be Helpful For Someone Who Is Supporting A Grieving Person?

Yes, grief quotes can be helpful for anyone who is supporting a grieving person. Sharing quotes with someone who is grieving can provide comfort, validation, and support.

It can also be a way to start a conversation about grief and offer empathy and understanding.

However, it's important to approach the sharing of quotes with sensitivity and respect, and to be mindful of the grieving person's individual needs and preferences.

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