75 Quotes About Grief and Life After Loss Of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult moments we experience and the process of grieving and healing can be trying.

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging hurdles that life brings. Appreciate the life of once lost is one of the best ways to grieve. We’re sharing our favorite grieving quotes to help you or a loved one with your grieving process. Shock, anger, and sadness are commonly experienced emotions when faced with death. Share these quotes with someone in need.

If you know someone who recently lost a loved one and want to help, reach out and find a way to express your love. Listen and acknowledge.

Here you’ll find our favorite collection of profound grieving and healing quotes that will allow you to feel and appreciate the life of a loved one lost.

75 Inspiring And Comforting Quotes About Grieving Death


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“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

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“Sorrow makes us all children again.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving

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

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“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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“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

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“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”
― Pablo Neruda

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“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”
― Vicki Harrison

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“Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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

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

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”I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ― Robert Fulghum

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

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”When grief is deepest, words are fewest. Ann Voskamp
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.”
― Anne Grant

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”Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
― Marcel Proust

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”Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.”
― Victor Hugo

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”Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh


”There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness. Nigella Lawson
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

”I think everyone understands grief, the journey it takes us on, whether it’s the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a disappointment. Some people don’t deal with it, the power of it. Some do. Some feel the weight of it and it informs their choices. I’ve had to open up to grief in different contexts. Tori Amos
Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature’s way of letting in only as much as we can handle.” ― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Closing Thoughts

Experiencing grief and the aftermath of the death of a loved one can be immensely trying. Stay connected with others you love. We sincerely hope you find a little comfort in this article. Share these quotes with friends or family experiencing difficult times.