Grief And Loss Quotes

Quotes tagged as "grief-and-loss" (showing 1-30 of 414)
Nicole Krauss
“All the times I have suddenly realized that my parents are dead, even now, it still surprises me, to exist in the world while that which made me has ceased to exist.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

...we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes
“...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, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

Vera Brittain
“Perhaps ...
To R.A.L.

Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
And feel one more I do not live in vain,
Although bereft of you.

Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet,
Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,
And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,
Though You have passed away.

Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
And crimson roses once again be fair,
And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
Although You are not there.

But though kind Time may many joys renew,
There is one greatest joy I shall not know
Again, because my heart for loss of You
Was broken, long ago.”
Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth

David Mitchell
“Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.”
David Mitchell, Slade House

Ranata Suzuki
“It’s painful, loving someone from afar.
Watching them – from the outside.
The once familiar elements of their life reduced to nothing more than occasional mentions in conversations and faces changing in photographs…..
They exist to you now as nothing more than living proof that something can still hurt you … with no contact at all.”
Ranata Suzuki

Sarah Noffke
“No one ever told me how sorrow traumatizes your heart, making you think it will never beat exactly the same way again. No one ever told me how grief feels like a wet sock in my mouth. One I’m forced to breathe through, thinking that with each breath I’ll come up short and suffocate.”
Sarah Noffke, Awoken

V.C. Andrews
“Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

Tom Stoppard
“THOMASINA: ....the enemy who burned the great library of Alexandria without so much as a fine for all that is overdue. Oh, Septimus! -- can you bear it? All the lost plays of the Athenians! Two hundred at least by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides -- thousands of poems -- Aristotle's own library!....How can we sleep for grief?

SEPTIMUS: By counting our stock. Seven plays from Aeschylus, seven from Sophocles, nineteen from Euripides, my lady! You should no more grieve for the rest than for a buckle lost from your first shoe, or for your lesson book which will be lost when you are old. We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language. Ancient cures for diseases will reveal themselves once more. Mathematical discoveries glimpsed and lost to view will have their time again. You do not suppose, my lady, that if all of Archimedes had been hiding in the great library of Alexandria, we would be at a loss for a corkscrew?”
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Oliver Gaspirtz
“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you.”
Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!

Rachel Joyce
“Mrs. Sussex said Byron’s loss would grow more bearable. But here was the nub: he didn’t want to lose his loss. Loss was all he had left of his mother. If time healed the gap, it would be as if she’d never been there.”
Rachel Joyce, Perfect

Durgesh Satpathy
“Journey becomes difficult when we know the destination but not aware of the right path, may be the supreme power testing your moral and physical stamina.”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Donna Goddard
“Every wonderful quality "in" someone is waiting to be recognized in all of life's great symphony.”
Donna Goddard

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