Loss Death Grief Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Loss Death Grief Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I miss your face. That big bright smile. You always had it, in any weather. It's hard for me to find one these days. These cold November days. Except when I think of you.Kellie Elmore Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kellie Elmore: I miss your face. That big bright smile. You always had it, in any weather.
Sometimes we grieve the living more than the dead.Lawren Leo Loss Death Grief Sayings By Lawren Leo: Sometimes we grieve the living more than the dead.
Better to scratch the wound than bandage it: those who lose a child shouldn't be consoled; parents die to make room for their kids, not the other way around. He wasn't being cruel, he just thought a gash that deep had to be respected, not swaddled over with cuddles.Yuri Herrera Loss Death Grief Sayings By Yuri Herrera: Better to scratch the wound than bandage it: those who lose a child shouldn't be
Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize she slept a good night's sleep, and will be able to eat breakfast, and doesn't hear her husband's ghost all the time, but only some of the time. Her grief is replaced with a useful sadness. Every parent who loses a child finds a way to laugh again. The timbre begins to fade. The edge dulls. The hurt lessens. Every love is carved from loss. Mine was. Yours is. Your great-great-great-grandchildren's will be. But we learn to live in that love.Jonathan Safran Foer Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jonathan Safran Foer: Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize
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 Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mary Karr: Ten years, she's dead, and I still find myself some mornings reaching for the phone
Kate lost a mother," I said, "but I lost a nothing."
Kate doesn't feel that way," Jack assured me.
But what about everybody else besides Kate? How can I ever explain to anyone what she was when she and I had no name? People need names for everything. I wasn't a relative or a friend, I was just an object of her kindness."
He wiped my cheeks, saying Ssshh. I buried my face in his shoulder.
True kindness is stabilizing," I went on. "When you feel it and when you express it, it becomes the whole meaning of things. Like all there is to achieve. It's life, demystified. A place out of self, a network of simple pleasures, not a waltz, but like whirls within a waltz."
You're the one now," Jack said definitively. "That's why you met her. She had something she had to pass on." (p. 95)
Hilary Thayer Hamann Loss Death Grief Sayings By Hilary Thayer Hamann: Kate lost a mother," I said, "but I lost a nothing."Kate doesn't feel that way,"
Maybe Laney's right. Maybe June did love me. But I'm far less certain that she knew I loved her. Did she realise how much I needed her around? It's not like I ever told her. I was too wrapped up in my own world to notice what was going on in hers. Even if she did know, it wasn't enough to count. It wasn't enough to make her stay. So really, what did it matter, in the end?
The bottom line is, it's my fault. I didn't love her enough. I didn't do enough. I wasn't enough. There's no excuse. There is nothing that will ever make that okay.
Hannah Harrington Loss Death Grief Sayings By Hannah Harrington: Maybe Laney's right. Maybe June did love me. But I'm far less certain that she
All over now. He is either in joy or nothingness.
(So why grieve?
The worst of it, for him, is over.)
Because I loved him so and am in the habit of loving him and that love must take the form of fussing and worry and doing.
George Saunders Loss Death Grief Sayings By George Saunders: All over now. He is either in joy or nothingness.(So why grieve?The worst of it,
You can, for just a moment, fuse grief like a bone, but the memory of the ability to bend lingers inside, like an itch running in the blood, just beneath the skin: relief is always only temporary. Grief, we understood, would now hijack a part of our day for the rest of our lives, sneaking in, making the world momentarily stop, every day, forever.Emily Rapp Loss Death Grief Sayings By Emily Rapp: You can, for just a moment, fuse grief like a bone, but the memory of
I closed my eyes and listened to the occasional chirps of tiny birds hidden in the trees around us, the bubbling of water over rocks down below, cicadas rattling a chorus off in the distance. All sounds of the world carrying on like it always had. So much could change or be lost, and still, the rest of the world went on like it was nothing. It didn't seem wrong, but it didn't seem right either. I'd gone on today like it was nothing. I'd laughed and felt happy and forgotten for a little while that this was now a world without my brother in it.Jessi Kirby Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jessi Kirby: I closed my eyes and listened to the occasional chirps of tiny birds hidden in
We continued talking as my purchases were rung up - about the first
Christmas, the sadness of ending up in a cemetery on a holiday, and the
pain of getting through that first year.
"They tell me it gets better," she said with a sigh.
"Can I give you a hug?" I asked shyly before I turned to go. She nodded eagerly, and one small sob escaped her as I squeezed her shoulders tightly.
I might look back on that first Christmas and remember it as the year
I did so many things so badly, the year I forgot to feed my family.
Or I might just remember it as the Christmas I learned what it meant to reach out to a hurting stranger.
Mary Potter Kenyon Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mary Potter Kenyon: We continued talking as my purchases were rung up - about the firstChristmas, the sadness
The tragedy of her death was not that it made one, now and then and very intensely, unhappy. It was that it made her unreal; and us solemn, and self-conscious. We were made to act parts that we did not feel; to fumble for words that we did not know. It obscured, it dulled.Virginia Woolf Loss Death Grief Sayings By Virginia Woolf: The tragedy of her death was not that it made one, now and then and
Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them.Wayne Gerard Trotman Loss Death Grief Sayings By Wayne Gerard Trotman: Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights
Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here's what really happens: The spaces between the times you miss them grow longer. Then, when you do remember to miss them again, it's still with a stabbing pain to the heart. And you have guilt. Guilt because it's been too long since you missed them last.Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kristin O'Donnell Tubb: Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here's what really happens:
Listen to me: die after me, all right? I don't care what else you do, where you go, how you screw up your life, just ... survive. Outlive me, please.Tracy Letts Loss Death Grief Sayings By Tracy Letts: Listen to me: die after me, all right? I don't care what else you do,
The truth of it was he didn't want her. He wanted Mary Kate with every cell of his body. He missed everything about her. The feel of her sleeping at his side. Her gentle snores. Her soft brown curls tickling his nose enough to wake him from a sound sleep even on nights when he needed it most. Her smile. The smell of her. At odd moments he thought he had heard her laughter, or he'd catch a glimpse of her in the corner of an eye, but all of it was a lie, and every time it happened it was as if someone had ripped a deep wound in his chest. The pain was raw enough to make him want to take a razor to his wrist, but each time he considered acting upon the idea something stopped him, and so, he stumbled on barely alive and wishing for an end. At times he couldn't breathe, couldn't move without wanting to scream.Stina Leicht Loss Death Grief Sayings By Stina Leicht: The truth of it was he didn't want her. He wanted Mary Kate with every
What I mean to say is, we had been considerable. Had been loved. Not lonely, not lost, not freakish, but wise, each in his or her own way. Our departures caused pain. Those who had loved us sat upon their beds, heads in hand; lowered their faces to tabletops, making animal noises. We had been loved, I say, and remembering us, even many years later, people would smile, briefly gladdened at the memory.George Saunders Loss Death Grief Sayings By George Saunders: What I mean to say is, we had been considerable. Had been loved. Not lonely,
GRIEF TAUGHT ME TO LIVE NUMB. Death takes more than just the one life. It thieves tiny particles from the ones left behind until you feel only half alive.Kennedy Ryan Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kennedy Ryan: GRIEF TAUGHT ME TO LIVE NUMB. Death takes more than just the one life. It
I believe there is no heaven or hell. There are no devils or angels. No afterlife or salvation. My soul won't be incarnated or lost in the oblivion. One day, I will just stop existing ... and that's it!Bhavya Kaushik Loss Death Grief Sayings By Bhavya Kaushik: I believe there is no heaven or hell. There are no devils or angels. No
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 Loss Death Grief Sayings By Marcel Proust: Now there is one thing I can tell you: you will enjoy certain pleasures you
I was scared of living a life not worth the living. Why did I deserve to live when my sister had died? I was responsible now for two lives, my sister's and my own, and, damn, I'd better live well.Nina Sankovitch Loss Death Grief Sayings By Nina Sankovitch: I was scared of living a life not worth the living. Why did I deserve
I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. As if he were misplaced. As if he could just turn up, like a sock or a set of keys.Mark Slouka Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mark Slouka: I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep
Everyone for whom I would have cried has already died.Kathryn Orzech Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kathryn Orzech: Everyone for whom I would have cried has already died.
Good had defeated evil, people proclaimed, a justification for atrocities best left forgotten. They would cling to this oversimplified truth while trading pats on the back and placing flowers on graves.Kristina McMorris Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kristina McMorris: Good had defeated evil, people proclaimed, a justification for atrocities best left forgotten. They would
His absence is so big it's like he's there.Patrick Ness Loss Death Grief Sayings By Patrick Ness: His absence is so big it's like he's there.
Death had marked his family with unbreakable black halos, until only two remained.R.W. Patterson Loss Death Grief Sayings By R.W. Patterson: Death had marked his family with unbreakable black halos, until only two remained.
Grief came in waves, sometimes big, sometimes small, but even on the calmest days, the grief remained. The tide still came ashore.Dianna Hardy Loss Death Grief Sayings By Dianna Hardy: Grief came in waves, sometimes big, sometimes small, but even on the calmest days, the
Yet the story of Orpheus, it occurs to me, is not just about the desire of the living to resuscitate the dead but about the ways in which the dead drag us along into their shadowy realm because we cannot let them go. So we follow them into the Underworld, descending, descending, until one day we turn and make our way back.Meghan O'Rourke Loss Death Grief Sayings By Meghan O'Rourke: Yet the story of Orpheus, it occurs to me, is not just about the desire
Can you remember another time when your chest felt like this?"
My fingers splayed across my aching chest as I carefully pondered her
question. Then I nodded vigorously as I remembered. Tears streamed down my cheeks unchecked as I whispered hoarsely, "Yes, I do remember.After my husband died, it hurt like this. My chest felt full and heavy, and I thought then, Oh, this is what it feels like to have your heart break.
Mary Potter Kenyon Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mary Potter Kenyon: Can you remember another time when your chest felt like this?"My fingers splayed across my
I am them. And they are me. All of us, we are each other. There is no such thing as good-bye.Claire Bidwell Smith Loss Death Grief Sayings By Claire Bidwell Smith: I am them. And they are me. All of us, we are each other. There
Can anyone actually find a replacement for a lost loved one?
Isn't there a difference between things and human beings?
Honeya Loss Death Grief Sayings By Honeya: Can anyone actually find a replacement for a lost loved one?Isn't there a difference between
He wasn't crying for the woman who had died. He was crying for the woman she had been.Sharon Sala Loss Death Grief Sayings By Sharon Sala: He wasn't crying for the woman who had died. He was crying for the woman
I lost someone close to me once . . . Taught me to live in the moment. Life is short, you know?Brent Jones Loss Death Grief Sayings By Brent Jones: I lost someone close to me once . . . Taught me to live in
If that's the case, I understand why emotions are hard for you. You've numbed yourself to make room for the grief you carry.Brent Jones Loss Death Grief Sayings By Brent Jones: If that's the case, I understand why emotions are hard for you. You've numbed yourself
For my part I have no joy in tears after dinnertime. There will always be a new dawn tomorrow. Yet I can have no objection to tears for any mortal who dies and goes to his destiny. And this is the only consolation we wretched mortals can give, to cut our hair and let the tears roll down our faces.Homer Loss Death Grief Sayings By Homer: For my part I have no joy in tears after dinnertime. There will always be
But I've felt your grief, your loss. And though your species is capable of horrors, it's capable of beauty, too. To end it now would be no better than taking your dreams away; to bring death robs your species of the chance to heal.Amie Kaufman Loss Death Grief Sayings By Amie Kaufman: But I've felt your grief, your loss. And though your species is capable of horrors,
The creek was hers now and yet she felt nothing. It had been the longest walk of her life for no one was at the end waiting for her. She slept through winter. Missed Christmas and awoke to a New Year. She felt so lost. Until the first bluebells and ramsons colored the green-brown floor of her world.Sarah Winman Loss Death Grief Sayings By Sarah Winman: The creek was hers now and yet she felt nothing. It had been the longest
I think about the people I know with the absolutely largest hearts, people with a stunning capacity for endurance and grace and kindness against the most screaming terrors and pains. My Mom and Dad, for example, enduring the death of their first child at six months old, the boy the brother I never met, dying quietly in his stroller on the porch in the moment that my mother stepped back inside to get a pair of gloves because the crisp brilliant April wind was filled with a whistling cutting wind....

Fifty years later after five more children and two miscarriages she is standing in the kitchen with her usual eternal endless cup of tea and I ask her: How do you get over the death of your child?

And she says, in her blunt honest direct terse kind way,
You don't.
Her face harrowed like a hawk for a moment in the swirling steam of the tea.
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Brian Doyle Loss Death Grief Sayings By Brian Doyle: I think about the people I know with the absolutely largest hearts, people with a
We have trauma, and we have grief. People die, and we find it baffling. Painful. Inexplicable. Grief is baffling. There are theories on how we react to loss and death, how we cope, how we handle loss. Some believe the range of emotions mourners experience is predictable, that grief can be monitored, as if mourners are following a checklist. But sorrow is less of a checklist, more like water. It's fluid, it has no set shape, never disappears, never ends. It doesn't go away. It just changes. It changes us.Mira Ptacin Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mira Ptacin: We have trauma, and we have grief. People die, and we find it baffling. Painful.
Why do we as humans always tend to remember the worse things about people? We may know someone for many years, know them as vibrant and healthy, yet when they fall ill and pass away, we can only picture them at their sickest, as though they were born and lived their whole lives wearing a death mask.K. Martin Beckner Loss Death Grief Sayings By K. Martin Beckner: Why do we as humans always tend to remember the worse things about people? We
I whisper over to myself the way of loss, the names of the dead. One by one, we lose our loved ones, our friends, our powers of work and pleasure, our landmarks, the days of our allotted time. One by one, the way we lose them, they return to us and are treasured up in our hearts. Grief affirms, them, preserves them, sets the cost. Finally a man stands up alone, scoured and charred like a burnt tree, having lost everything and (at the cost only of its loss) found everything, and is ready to go. Now I am ready.Wendell Berry Loss Death Grief Sayings By Wendell Berry: I whisper over to myself the way of loss, the names of the dead. One
He pondered his turmoil, wondering which he feared most - losing his father or being alone in the world. Both were inevitable. Neither could be stopped or slowed down. All he could do now was brace for impact.Brent Jones Loss Death Grief Sayings By Brent Jones: He pondered his turmoil, wondering which he feared most - losing his father or being
When the years have all passed, there will gape the uncomfortable and unpredictable dark void of death, and into this I shall at last fall headlong, down and down and down, and the prospect of that fall, that uprooting, that rending apart of body and spirit, that taking off into so blank an unknown, drowns me in mortal fear and mortal grief. After all, life, for all its agonies of despair and loss and guilt, is exciting and beautiful, amusing and artful and endearing, full of liking and of love, at times a poem and a high adventure, at times noble and at times very gay; and whatever (if anything) is to come after it, we shall not have this life again.Rose Macaulay Loss Death Grief Sayings By Rose Macaulay: When the years have all passed, there will gape the uncomfortable and unpredictable dark void
Missing Alina was worse than a terminal illness. At least when you were terminal you knew the pain was going to end eventually. But there was no light at the end of my tunnel. Grief was going to devour me, day into night, night into day, and although I might feel like I was dying from it, might even wish I was, I never would. I was going to have to walk around with a hole in my heart forever. I was going to hurt for my sister until the day I died. If you don't know what I mean or you think I'm being melodramatic, then you've never really loved anyone.Karen Marie Moning Loss Death Grief Sayings By Karen Marie Moning: Missing Alina was worse than a terminal illness. At least when you were terminal you
So you see, the grief doesn't get smaller - life just gets biggerLucie Brownlee Loss Death Grief Sayings By Lucie Brownlee: So you see, the grief doesn't get smaller - life just gets bigger
And I hope she does not live in a dark world. Because even the most terrible loss doesn't have to make you darker; it can make you deeper.Augusten Burroughs Loss Death Grief Sayings By Augusten Burroughs: And I hope she does not live in a dark world. Because even the most
It is important to recognize when you have been detached from life for too long. The fact is you are still alive, and I can only imagine that your loved one would want you to go on living. I highly doubt they would have said to you, When or if I die before you, I want you to spend the rest of your life sitting on a couch staring at the wall. Please fulfill this important task for me.Elizabeth Berrien Loss Death Grief Sayings By Elizabeth Berrien: It is important to recognize when you have been detached from life for too long.
As she cried, I could feel growing there, as had once before, a presence between us: the tiny perfect form of Sherry nestled between her parents' bodies. Our bodies were shaped by her absence, by the almost unbearable weight of her loss.Robert J. Wiersema Loss Death Grief Sayings By Robert J. Wiersema: As she cried, I could feel growing there, as had once before, a presence between
Sometimes when I wake up, I forget that she's gone and then I remember and my heart drops like it does when you miss a step or trip over a kerb.Annabel Pitcher Loss Death Grief Sayings By Annabel Pitcher: Sometimes when I wake up, I forget that she's gone and then I remember and
Seeing his daughter slowly die, coupled with his infinite sadness and misery, the clockmaker becomes a recluse to the tower of the castle and begins to build something behind closed doors, not even his daughter knows what he's up to. For five years, she only sees him briefly at meal-times before locking himself up in the tower once again..."

"...Did he have a bathroom in the tower?"

"Yes, Jack. A big one! En-suite! Power-shower and spa! Where was I!?
Jonathan Dunne Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jonathan Dunne: Seeing his daughter slowly die, coupled with his infinite sadness and misery, the clockmaker becomes
Each death laid a dreadful charge of complicity on the living; each death was incongenerous, its guilt irreducible, its sadness immortal; a bracelet of bright hair about the bone. I did not pray for her, because prayer has no efficacy; I did not cry for her, because only extroverts cry twice; I sat in the silence of that night, that infinite hostility to man, to permanence, to love, remembering her, remembering her.John Fowles Loss Death Grief Sayings By John Fowles: Each death laid a dreadful charge of complicity on the living; each death was incongenerous,
Not only had my brother disappeared, but
and bear with me here
a part of my very being had gone with him. Stories about us could, from them on, be told from only one perspective. Memories could be told but not shared.
John Corey Whaley Loss Death Grief Sayings By John Corey Whaley: Not only had my brother disappeared, butand bear with me herea part of my very
How many times can a heart be shattered and still be pieced back together? How many times before the damage is irreparable?Gwenn Wright Loss Death Grief Sayings By Gwenn Wright: How many times can a heart be shattered and still be pieced back together? How
... Look, I'm real sorry about Cheryl, I know you loved her a lot," Mandy apologized gloomily. "It's wrong that people have to keep killing off Pollution."
"It's alright, I think she wants to be remediated," Alecto told her calmly, though his grief-stricken and depressed expression said more to Mandy than his words did.
"You don't have to forget Cheryl, no matter what Mearth said to you," Mandy pointed out. "People shouldn't be forced to forget what they love, or to just get over the death of what they love. Cheryl was your friend and nobody can make you forget her if you don't want to.
Rebecca McNutt Loss Death Grief Sayings By Rebecca McNutt: ... Look, I'm real sorry about Cheryl, I know you loved her a lot," Mandy
You lose a child and you do understand each other's grief at first, but if you get out of step with each other, it's all over. Suddenly each of you is alone.Alison Bruce Loss Death Grief Sayings By Alison Bruce: You lose a child and you do understand each other's grief at first, but if
The roots of our grief coil so deeply into loss that death has come
to live with us like a family member who makes you happy by avoiding
you, but who is still one of the family. Our anger is a rage that
Westerners cannot understand. Our sadness can make the stones
weep. And the way we love is no exception
Susan Abulhawa Loss Death Grief Sayings By Susan Abulhawa: The roots of our grief coil so deeply into loss that death has cometo live
Death leaves trails of mutes.David Kushner Loss Death Grief Sayings By David Kushner: Death leaves trails of mutes.
Happiness isn't something you work toward, the same way misery isn't something you work toward.Brent Jones Loss Death Grief Sayings By Brent Jones: Happiness isn't something you work toward, the same way misery isn't something you work toward.
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, and be the one who ended up in that accident, completely dead ... but you know what? It wouldn't change anything. All I can do now that they're dead is to go through the actions of living without really living, and hope it improves someday.Rebecca McNutt Loss Death Grief Sayings By Rebecca McNutt: Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, and be the one who ended
Come to think of it, I could not even think of a movie or TV shows where they had a baby die, with the sole exception of a couple of episodes of "Little House on the Prairie" and perhaps soaps. I was beginning to understand this was truly "the" unspeakable loss, "the" invisible loss, a loss so great nobody wanted to talk about it; a loss so inconceivable and so horrible that many people declared it as being the most overwhelmingly painful experience of their life; the death of which they were least prepared for. I was beginning to understand. My grief was colossal and all-encompassing. No loss is more difficult to accept and feels more unnatural and less understoodSilvia Corradin Loss Death Grief Sayings By Silvia Corradin: Come to think of it, I could not even think of a movie or TV
Grief-work. It sounds such a clear and solid concept, with its confident two-part name. But it is fluid, slippery, metamorphic. Sometimes it is passive, a waiting for time and pain to disappear; sometimes active, a conscious attention to death and loss and the loved one; sometimes necessarily distractive (the bland football match, the overwhelming opera).Julian Barnes Loss Death Grief Sayings By Julian Barnes: Grief-work. It sounds such a clear and solid concept, with its confident two-part name. But
You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That is not the final act of love. The final act of love is releasing them from your leash of grief so they can be free in the heaven on the other side of the Bridge. Until you resolve your grief, you bind them to you in the land between Heaven and Earth while they wait, suspended between the worlds, for you to heal. When you are free of your grief, they are free of your grief.Kate McGahan Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kate McGahan: You think the final act of love is setting them free to Rainbow Bridge? That
They will try to ascribe a purpose to my death, as though it were a punishment, but don't you do so, in order that I continue to live in all the shadows of your longing. I will always be in your sleep and your wakefulness. I will be with you praying, propitiating and yearning for you, in sadness, in sorrow, in dismay and in the most profound happiness.Mohamed Latiff Mohamed Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mohamed Latiff Mohamed: They will try to ascribe a purpose to my death, as though it were a
Shine in any season of your life!
Head on with confidence in your life's pilgrim!
In deep faith, countless hope and unconditional love blessed by the Almighty.
Newness of each rising day, bringing forth colourful sunsets.
Enkindle your soul once more with courage, joy and love,
flowing in a river of awakening & sharing:
with a heart who once knew that hurt, pain, loss ...
means to SHINE!
Angelica Hopes Loss Death Grief Sayings By Angelica Hopes: Shine in any season of your life!Head on with confidence in your life's pilgrim!In deep
Merger Evers/John F. Kennedy/Malcolm X/Martin Luther King/Robert Kennedy/Che Guevara/Patrice Lamumba/George Jackson/Cynthia Wesley/Addie Mae Collins/Denise McNair/Carole Robertson/Viola Liuzzo
It was a decade marked by death. Violent and inevitable. Funerals became engraved on the brain, intensifying the ephemeral nature of life. For many in the South it was a decade reminiscent of earlier times, when oak trees sighed over their burdens in the wind; Spanish moss draggled blood to the ground; amen corners creaked with grief; and the thrill of being able, once again, to endure unendurable loss produced so profound an ecstasy in mourners that they strutted, without noticing their feet, along the thin backs of benches: their piercing shouts of anguish and joy never interrupted by an inglorious fall. They shared rituals for the dead to be remembered.
Alice Walker Loss Death Grief Sayings By Alice Walker: Merger Evers/John F. Kennedy/Malcolm X/Martin Luther King/Robert Kennedy/Che Guevara/Patrice Lamumba/George Jackson/Cynthia Wesley/Addie Mae Collins/Denise McNair/Carole
Loss is the uninvited door that extends us an unexpected invitation to unimaginable possibilities.Craig D. Lounsbrough Loss Death Grief Sayings By Craig D. Lounsbrough: Loss is the uninvited door that extends us an unexpected invitation to unimaginable possibilities.
I felt my aloneness like a coat. You think you get used to death in the dying. But after the dying is done, you see how the end is the beginning.Elizabeth Berg Loss Death Grief Sayings By Elizabeth Berg: I felt my aloneness like a coat. You think you get used to death in
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?Henry David Thoreau Loss Death Grief Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This
Death doesn't happen instantly. For a little while, you hover around your body, confused. What you want more than anything is to go home, to be safe, to know you're okay. But my life was over.Caroline Flohr Loss Death Grief Sayings By Caroline Flohr: Death doesn't happen instantly. For a little while, you hover around your body, confused. What
Don't listen to those people who suggest you should be "over" your daughter's death by now. The people who squawk the loudest about such
things have almost never had to get over anything. Or at least not anything that was genuinely, mind-fuckingly, soul-crushingly life altering. Some of
those people believe they're being helpful by minimizing your pain. Others are scared of the intensity of your loss and so they use their words to
push your grief away. Many of those people love you and are worthy of your love, but they are not the people who will be helpful to you when it
comes to healing the pain of your daughter's death.
They live on Planet Earth. You live on Planet My Baby Died.
Cheryl Strayed Loss Death Grief Sayings By Cheryl Strayed: Don't listen to those people who suggest you should be "over" your daughter's death by
I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.Robert Goolrick Loss Death Grief Sayings By Robert Goolrick: I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at
I don't really enjoy experiencing pain. No one does. But we will become less human if we learn to detach ourselves from one another to the point that when we experience death of a beautiful being (our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, our brothers, our soul mates, our friends etc.) that it will not bother us that we will not feel. But see that's suppression. It will bother us somewhere deep inside. So, love someone. Hold them tight. Don't fear the loss. Fear the part of being too afraid to love someone. Love Everyone. It's inevitable: we all die. Thats the ugly part of life. But Love and being alive is so beautiful and so strong that the love, the memories stay even in death. Life is love, life is being alive to feel pain. The love the beautiful love always remains. Love. Life. Joy. PeaceJill Telford Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jill Telford: I don't really enjoy experiencing pain. No one does. But we will become less human
The mystery of death, the riddle of how you could speak to someone and see them every day and then never again, was so impossible to fathom that of course we kept trying to figure it out, even when we were unconscious.Francine Prose Loss Death Grief Sayings By Francine Prose: The mystery of death, the riddle of how you could speak to someone and see
Death is deceitful, pretending that peace is on the horizon. The truth is that chaos is left in its wake, claiming the souls of those stranded in life. Death is the enemy of love in its purest form. It's the one thing that can tear our souls out and rip our hearts to pieces. The miraculous part of this process is that all it needs to do is extinguish a single, solitary breath. That's all it takes to steal the future of someone; someone who deserves to live more than all the others. If only I could capture that breath before it was taken to replace it with my own.J.D. Stroube Loss Death Grief Sayings By J.D. Stroube: Death is deceitful, pretending that peace is on the horizon. The truth is that chaos
Her mother's quiet disapproval and withdrawal was a death in itself, and Franckline's despair at it was transmitted, she was sure of it, to the child. She transgressed twice, first by making the child, then by giving it her despair, the despair that left it unable to live.Pamela Erens Loss Death Grief Sayings By Pamela Erens: Her mother's quiet disapproval and withdrawal was a death in itself, and Franckline's despair at
There is nothing more painful than the untimely death of someone young and dear to the heart. The harrowing grief surges from a bottomless well of sorrow, drowning the mourner in a torrent of agonizing pain; an exquisite pain that continues to afflict the mourner with heartache and loneliness long after the deceased is buried and gone.Jocelyn Murray Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jocelyn Murray: There is nothing more painful than the untimely death of someone young and dear to
The world, with all its impossible variegation and the basic miracle of its existence, draws most mourners out of their grief and back into itself. The homosexual forsythia blooms; the young Irish dancers in Killarney dance, their arms as rigid as shovel handles; secret deals are done involving weapons or office space or crude oil or used cars or drugs; new lovers, believing they will never really have to get up, lie down together; the Large Hadron Collider smashes the Higgs boson into view; snow drapes its white stoles on the bare limbs of winter; the crack of the bat swung by a hefty Dominican pulls a crowd to its feet in Boston; bricks for the new hospital in Phnom Penh are laid in true courses; the single-engine Cessna lands safely in an Ohio alfalfa field during a storm. How can you resist? The true loss in only to the dying, and even the won't feel it when the dying's done.Daniel Menaker Loss Death Grief Sayings By Daniel Menaker: The world, with all its impossible variegation and the basic miracle of its existence, draws
A vampire is a flexible metaphor. You know, death, sex, change, stagnation, loss of self, loss of agency, having to keep one's real self secret, the possibility of something lasting forever: love, hate, grief.Kelly Link Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kelly Link: A vampire is a flexible metaphor. You know, death, sex, change, stagnation, loss of self,
...the only thing really worth doing in this life is giving love to everyone around you.Claire Bidwell Smith Loss Death Grief Sayings By Claire Bidwell Smith: ...the only thing really worth doing in this life is giving love to everyone around
Grief was dagger-shaped and sharp and pointed inward. It was made of fresh loss and old sorrow. Rendered and forged and sometimes polished. Irene Finney had taken her daughter's death and to that sorrow she'd added a long life of entitlement and disappointment, of privilege and pride. And the dagger she'd fashioned was taking a brief break from slashing her insides, and was now pointed outward.Louise Penny Loss Death Grief Sayings By Louise Penny: Grief was dagger-shaped and sharp and pointed inward. It was made of fresh loss and
Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given birth, it is impossible to explain child loss to a person who has never lost a child.Lynda Cheldelin Fell Loss Death Grief Sayings By Lynda Cheldelin Fell: Just as it is impossible to explain childbirth to a woman who has never given
Our loves ones truly are ever-present. We may bury their bodies or scatter their ashes, but their spirits are boundless and do not accompany them to the grave. The terms 'letting go' and 'closure' are just empty words. They mean nothing to someone who has suffered through the death of a loved one. Instead of insisting on figuratively burying our dead, why not keep them close to us? Love doesn't die when we do.April Slaughter Loss Death Grief Sayings By April Slaughter: Our loves ones truly are ever-present. We may bury their bodies or scatter their ashes,
Killing me will not end your grief. It will only create more of it.Elizabeth Carlton Loss Death Grief Sayings By Elizabeth Carlton: Killing me will not end your grief. It will only create more of it.
I realized that whilst crying over the loss, the living did not seem adequate because they were not my loved one. The room full of strangers hurt me profusely. Even as I saw thousands of young people; I felt incomplete and more saddened because the one I wanted to see was buried.Phindiwe Nkosi Loss Death Grief Sayings By Phindiwe Nkosi: I realized that whilst crying over the loss, the living did not seem adequate because
The kindest and most meaningful thing anyone ever said to me is: Your mother would be proud of you ... The strange and painful truth is that I'm a better person because I lost my mom young. When you say you excperienced my writing as sacred, what you are touching is the divine place within me that is my mother. Sugar is the temple I build in my obliterated place. I'd give it all back in a snap, but the fact is, my grief taught me things ... It required me to suffer. It compelled me to reach.Cheryl Strayed Loss Death Grief Sayings By Cheryl Strayed: The kindest and most meaningful thing anyone ever said to me is: Your mother would
When Death, or adverse Fortune's ruthless gale,
Tears our best hopes away, the wounded Heart
Exhausted, leans on all that can impart
The charm of Sympathy; her mutual wail
How soothing! never can her warm tears fail
To balm our bleeding grief's severest smart;
Nor wholly vain feign'd Pity's solemn art,
Tho' we should penetrate her sable veil.
Concern, e'en known to be assum'd, our pains
Respecting, kinder welcome far acquires
Than cold Neglect, or Mirth that Grief profanes.
Thus each faint Glow-worm of the Night conspires,
Gleaming along the moss'd and darken'd lanes,
To cheer the Gloom with her unreal fires.
Anna Seward Loss Death Grief Sayings By Anna Seward: When Death, or adverse Fortune's ruthless gale,Tears our best hopes away, the wounded HeartExhausted, leans
Grief is NOT a mental illness or an emotional disorder. Anyone who tells you otherwise has never experienced it for themselves.Rebecca McNutt Loss Death Grief Sayings By Rebecca McNutt: Grief is NOT a mental illness or an emotional disorder. Anyone who tells you otherwise
From my distance the loss was theoretical, and though I couldn't have said so, I preferred it that way. I felt relieved to be so far away, because I was excused from grieving. I felt nothing but tenderness for her, but there was an emotional emancipation to being here and not there. Even though I didn't believe in God or heaven, I could childishly go on believing that she was still around. When it happened, the specific timing of my grandmother's death seemed like a footnote: She died just after I went away. But a lesson would persist as I formed and unformed long-distance relationships over the years. Going away could free you from feeling too much.Elisabeth Eaves Loss Death Grief Sayings By Elisabeth Eaves: From my distance the loss was theoretical, and though I couldn't have said so, I
Because Dad told you he'd be here forever.
Because I thought forever was like Mars -- far away.
Kwame Alexander Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Because Dad told you he'd be here forever. Because I thought forever was like Mars
Following the death of his wife, Sam Johnson wrote to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Warton, "I have ever since seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a kind of solitary wanderer in the wilds of life, without any certain direction, or fixed point of view: a gloomy gazer on a world to which I have little relation."
But my wife wasn't dead, merely absent.
Mordecai Richler Loss Death Grief Sayings By Mordecai Richler: Following the death of his wife, Sam Johnson wrote to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Warton,
My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.Jandy Nelson Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jandy Nelson: My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief
She felt damned. As though she were marching to her death. She felt like had been sentenced. And yet she felt eerily free.Tan Redding Loss Death Grief Sayings By Tan Redding: She felt damned. As though she were marching to her death. She felt like had
What I've been shown by my Angels confirms that we don't die alone, and are immediately greeted by Angels and Spirits. We are whisked away to Heaven, where eager Departed Loved Ones await to celebrate our arrival. I hope that information will someday lessen your grief after a loss.Paul Stefaniak Loss Death Grief Sayings By Paul Stefaniak: What I've been shown by my Angels confirms that we don't die alone, and are
All these tears shed in the world, where do they go? If one could capture all of them, they could water the parched. Then perhaps these tears would have value and all this grief would have some meaning. Otherwise, it was all a waste, just an endless cycle of birth and death; of love and loss.Thrity Umrigar Loss Death Grief Sayings By Thrity Umrigar: All these tears shed in the world, where do they go? If one could capture
If there were no life beyond this earth-life, some people I have known would gain immortality by the nobility of our memory of them. With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution of happiness, strength, and understanding to my being remains to sustain me in an altered world.Helen Keller Loss Death Grief Sayings By Helen Keller: If there were no life beyond this earth-life, some people I have known would gain
You will live in me always. Your words, your heart, your soul are all part of me. My heart is full of your memories. Thank you for the gift of your life. I will never forget you.Amy Eldon Loss Death Grief Sayings By Amy Eldon: You will live in me always. Your words, your heart, your soul are all part
If a mother is mourning not for what she has lost but for what her dead child has lost, it is a comfort to believe that the child has not lost the end for which it was created. And it is a comfort to believe that she herself, in losing her chief or only natural happiness, has not lost a greater thing, that she may still hope to "glorify God and enjoy Him forever." A comfort to the God-aimed, eternal spirit within her. But not to her motherhood. The specifically maternal happiness must be written off. Never, in any place or time, will she have her son on her knees, or bathe him, or tell him a story, or plan for his future, or see her grandchild.C.S. Lewis Loss Death Grief Sayings By C.S. Lewis: If a mother is mourning not for what she has lost but for what her
If, as a culture, we don't bear witness to grief, the burden of loss is placed entirely upon the bereaved, while the rest of us avert our eyes and wait for those in mourning to stop being sad, to let go, to move on, to cheer up. And if they don't - if they have loved too deeply, if they do wake each morning thinking, I cannot continue to live - well, then we pathologize their pain; we call their suffering a disease.
We do not help them: we tell them that they need to get help.
Cheryl Strayed Loss Death Grief Sayings By Cheryl Strayed: If, as a culture, we don't bear witness to grief, the burden of loss is
She took the posters downtown that afternoon. She filled a rolling suitcase with them ... she took a stapler. And a box of staples. And hope. I think of those things. The paper, the stapler, the staples, the tape, the hope. It makes me sick. Physical things. Forty years of loving someone becomes staples and hop.Jonathan Safran Foer Loss Death Grief Sayings By Jonathan Safran Foer: She took the posters downtown that afternoon. She filled a rolling suitcase with them ...
I felt bad for trying to live a happy, full life, while my heart was buried in a dead man's chest.Kristen Hope Mazzola Loss Death Grief Sayings By Kristen Hope Mazzola: I felt bad for trying to live a happy, full life, while my heart was