Death Of A Child Quotes

Quotes tagged as "death-of-a-child" (showing 1-30 of 41)
Hanya Yanagihara
“...when your child dies, you feel everything you'd expect to feel, feelings so well-documented by so many others that I won't even bother to list them here, except to say that everything that's written about mourning is all the same, and it's all the same for a reason - because there is no read deviation from the text. Sometimes you feel more of one thing and less of another, and sometimes you feel them out of order, and sometimes you feel them for a longer time or a shorter time. But the sensations are always the same.

But here's what no one says - when it's your child, a part of you, a very tiny but nonetheless unignorable part of you, also feels relief. Because finally, the moment you have been expecting, been dreading, been preparing yourself for since the day you became a parent, has come.

Ah, you tell yourself, it's arrived. Here it is.

And after that, you have nothing to fear again.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Rob Liano
“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.”
Rob Liano

George Saunders
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, Lincoln in the Bardo

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The dead only knows their world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lynda Cheldelin Fell
“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

Julie Buntin
“Marlena's body was found on November 19, and so I consider that the anniversary of her death, though she almost certainly died on the eighteenth. Because for me, that day, she was still fully, hugely, annoyingly alive--deliberately ignoring my phone calls, up to something she'd no doubt tell me all about soon.

Twelve days after November 19, I turned sixteen. Every year, it happens the same way: Marlena dies, I get older.”
Julie Buntin, Marlena

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The world slides, the world goes, and death makes equal the rich and the poor”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The graveyard is the everlasting home of every man.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Darnell Lamont Walker
“Death pulls people from our spaces so often and we accept it as our final payment for having been here and having lived, however big or small. We don’t always have time to notice how things have changed in the absence of some of them. But then death pulls away someone we love, and we find that time. In here, we notice everything; growing grass and fingernails, and songs that end in a minor key. We are too sad to do anything else but watch a clock, applying seconds, minutes, and hours to the trauma and the lacerations. Time, the forever healer, they say. We find the time to wonder how everyone else is moving on, around our paralyzed selves. Ourselves unsure of roads and trees and birds and things. It all blurs and words aren’t words anymore. We find the time to attempt to figure a way to rethink everything we thought about this world and why we came to it.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Each man lives in his own universe and when he dies the world is over”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest loss is the loss of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lauren DeStefano
“They are paper cutouts rather than people, Pram thought. They are shadows with black dots for eyes and grim lines for mouths. They almost resemble the dead, but not quite.”
Lauren DeStefano, A Curious Tale of the In-Between

Lauren DeStefano
“Pram wasn't told the story of her birth. But even as a very small girl, she felt deep in her chest that she was alive and dead at the same time.”
Lauren DeStefano, A Curious Tale of the In-Between

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Though we are terrorized by death, it's not different from birth, it just happens”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Dreams, just dreams, it's all illusion”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Renée Chae
“Death” is never an end, but a To Be Continued...”
Renée Chae, This Thing Called Life: Living Your Ultimate Truth

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I live nearby a graveyard, that's where I get all my inspiration for wisdom and life”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Sonya Hartnett
“I sensed that he was dead, but wasn't sure if death was forever. It seemed best to stay nearby, in case the chance came to make everything changed.”
Sonya Hartnett, Surrender

Lauren DeStefano
“She wished that when her heart was beating double, she could give one of those hearts to him and then press her ear to his chest and feel it beating.”
Lauren DeStefano, A Curious Tale of the In-Between

Joan Walsh Anglund
“My arms are empty without you!
My heart cries out, lonely in the darkness, but you are not here.
No tears shall bring you back into my arms again.
My mothers love was not strong enough to keep you,
but it is strong enough to follow and find you,
though all the mists of Eternity should try to come between!”
Joan Walsh Anglund

Victor Robert Lee
“Even now, I feel your arms around me
My breath is your breath and yours mine
Even now, I hear you laughing like bells ...
You sing to me and I sing to you
Dear child of my womb, my love,
Time has left us, left us forever together.”
Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies

Viraj J. Mahajan
“There is one invisible bridge for every one of us and death is the first step of it. On this side, there is life where there are questions and fear but on that other side of that bridge, there is a whole new world full of answers and peace.”
Viraj J. Mahajan, Derivation of Life

Ariel Levy
“But the truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic. There is no adventure I would trade them for; there is no place I would rather have seen.

-Thanksgiving in Mongolia, The New Yorker, November 18, 2013 Issue”
Ariel Levy, The Rules Do Not Apply

Juliet Castle
“She wondered how to mourn the death of a son who wasn't dead. And yet the loss of separation made that easy. The idea of pain made pain, where she knew none could possibly truly exist.”
Juliet Castle, The Silent Partner And Other Stories Of Truth

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We die a day at a time”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

George Saunders
I was in error when I saw him as fixed and stable and thought I would have him forever. He was never fixed, nor stable, but always just a passing, temporary energy-burst.
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“It's a harrowing experience to see death approaching in haste towards you, what is hell but confronting your own mortality”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We all want to become more than we are, we want to live forever, that is why we hate death and create the afterlife.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Yuri Herrera
“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, La transmigración de los cuerpos

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Although it's great to appear to a feast, home is always sweet, though it may be lonely and cold like death”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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