55 Grief Quotes to Help You Coping with Grief and Loss

55 Grief Quotes to Help You Coping with Grief and Loss
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Tripboba.com - The death of someone we love is one of the hardest moments in our life. We always want our beloved ones to live forever with us. But, we know that everyone in this world including us will also die. But the following grief after our dear ones' death is hard to pass.

It's not easy to accept the condition since our beloved one is no longer physically present. In that great pain, sometimes words like grief quotes can help healing. On this page, we have put together a collection of grief quotes you can share with someone to help cope with the loss. 

Quotes About Grief

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It's sometimes hard to know what to say to someone who lost a loved person. In times of grief, support from friends can mean a lot to them. Here is a list of grief quotes you can share with them.

  • "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​
  • “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
  • “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
  • "In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams... that is where you and I shall meet." — The Mad Hatter, Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • “When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time — the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes — when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she's gone, forever — there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.” — John Irving
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” — Jose N. Harris
  • "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." — Helen Keller
  • “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” — Sarah Dessen
  • “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 have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “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, and one day we wonder what has become of it.” — Arthur Golden
  • “Grieving doesn't make you imperfect. It makes you human.” — Sarah Dessen

Quotes on Grief

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  • “To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.” — Erich Fromm
  • “There is a point at which even grief feels absurd. And at this point, laughter gushes up to retrieve sanity.” — Alice Walker
  • “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.” — V.C. Andrews
  • “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” — Henri Mattise
  • “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known to suffer.” — Helen Keller
  • “Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.” — Jojo Moyes
  • "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." — J.M. Barrie
  • “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.” — Pat Schweibert
  • “Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life.” — Maria V. Snyder

Death Loss and Grief Quotes

Grief is hard to witness. If your friend lost a loved one, it's important to remind them that things will be fine. You can share grief quotes with them to make more hope despite the pain.

  • "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you." — Ranata Suzuki
  • "Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” — C.S. Lewis
  • "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
  • "It's like I have this large black hole in my brain and it's sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness.” — Katie McGarry
  • "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 Estes
  • "We are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes not in how many tears we shed but in how we act after those tears have dried.” — Michelle Moran
  • "Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.” — Katherine Owen
  • "Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.” — Orson Scott Card
  • "Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other." — Leo Buscaglia

Inspirational Quotes Grief

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Below we have provided you a collection of inspirational grief quotes to help cope with loss.

  • “Accepting death doesn't mean you won't be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, "Why do people die?" and "Why is this happening to me?" Death isn't happening to you. Death is happening to us all.” — Caitlin Doughty
  • "When it is darkest, we can see the stars." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I still search for you in crowds, in empty fields and soaring clouds. In city lights and passing cars, on winding roads and wishing stars.” — Lang Leave
  • "You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn't mean letting go." — Mary VanHaute
  • “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” — Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • "This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy." — Nicholas Sparks
  • "Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don't deny it, don't be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever." — Rabbi Harold Kushner​
  • “In times of grief and sorrow, I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” — Nicholas Sparks
  • “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
  • “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller
  • "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  •  “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
  • “People speak to me about my son — ‘I’m so sorry for you’ — but no one says, ‘I loved him so much.’ I was busy in grief, which I don’t expect to stop. Suddenly realizing that the last thing my son would want was for me to be very self-involved and narcissistic and self-stroking. It stopped me from writing. Which doesn’t mean you stop feeling the absence. It was being willed to think about it in a way that was not self-serving.” — Toni Morrison
  • “So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”  — E.A. Bucchianeri
  •  “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 

Grief and Loss Quotes

Maybe you are the person who is grieving for the loss of your beloved one and you are looking for a way to express your great pain, here are some grief quotes you can use.

  • “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” –Anne Lamott
  • “Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.” ― Paulo Coelho
  • “I miss her all the time. I know in my head that she has gone. The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain. It's like discovering a great hole in the ground. To begin with, you forget it's there and keep falling in. After a while, it's still there, but you learn to walk around it.” ― Rachel Joyce
  • “You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?” ― Jeanette Winterson
  •  “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go.” ― Katharine Weber
  • "It is as if the intensity of grief fused the distance between you and the dead. Or perhaps, in reality, part of one dies. Like Orpheus, one tries to follow the dead at the beginning of their journey. But one cannot, like Orpheus, go all the way, and after a long journey, one comes back. If one is lucky, one is reborn." – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • "Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become the greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi
  • “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
  • “Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, ‘Why do people die?’ and ‘Why is this happening to me?’ Death isn’t happening to you. Death is happening to us all.” — Caitlin Doughty
  •  “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it is digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” — Samuel Johnson

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