It's difficult to lose someone dear to you, whether it's due to a death in the family, a divorce, or the breakdown of a friendship. It's difficult to go on and learn how to navigate the future without them by your side when the initial shock wears off.
Additionally, because everyone's grief process is unique, it can frequently be lonely and isolated. We've compiled some inspiring quotations about mourning to help you express your feelings.
These words can be shared with someone who is grieving as a source of solace or used as a reminder that you are not alone.
“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.”
– Rob Liano
“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life”
– Anne Roiphe
“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”
“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
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
“Losing someone is a long recovery process. Some of us recover in just a matter of days, and some of us never truly recover, even until the end of our own lives.”
“Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones.”
― Munia Khan
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
– Jamie Anderson
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
– Helen Keller
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
– Isaac Asimov
To emphasize the point that time can heal all wounds, even if it doesn't feel that way right now, some of the quotes in this post are succinct and encouraging.
For the days when you just want to read anything that pertains to your melancholy, there are others that are longer (like the ones by famous authors) and rather somber.
The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that grieving is completely natural. If you need assistance getting through the grieving process, though, reach out to your closest friends or family and be open with them.
“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are evil.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien
“Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading”
– Lauren Klarfeld
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
“Life has to end, she said. Love doesn’t.”
— Mitch Albom
“He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend.”
– Sir Henry Taylor
“For some moments in life there are no words.”
― David Seltzer
“Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch”
– Jack Thorne
“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”
– William Shakespeare
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”
– Emily Dickinson
“Though we are terrorized by death, it’s not different from birth, it just happens”
– Bangambiki Habyarimana
It can be reassuring to hear that others have experienced similar suffering and have overcome it when you're going through a particularly trying time. That is how words may be therapeutic.
A quotation aids in putting our own ideas and emotions into perspective. It enables us to communicate or deliver a message by using the words of others.
When we discover that another person's thoughts, experiences, and insights parallel our own, it aids in our sense of shared humanity.
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again”
– Maya Angelou
“Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.”
“The effects of loss are acute, and unique to each individual. Not everyone mourns in the same way, but everyone mourns.”
— Richelle E. Goodrich
“All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be.”
– Michael McDowell
“Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other.”
― Jandy Nelson
“We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.”
– Elizabeth Berrien
“There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.”
– William E. Gladstone
“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
– Kenji Miyazawa
“Death” is never an end, but a To Be Continued…”
– Renée Chae
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.”
- Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer
“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
“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
It's never easy to lose a loved one, but hopefully these heartfelt comments can help you get past your pain and honor the life that has lately been lost. We have all experienced or will experience the heartache of losing a loved one at some point.
These quotes on losing a loved one will serve as a gentle reminder that you are not suffering alone. Additionally, they might give you some solace and perspective. They could even assist you in finding the right words to express your condolences if someone you care about has lost a loved one.