Grief And Loss Quotes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "grief-and-loss-quotes" (showing 1-30 of 32)
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

Christina Rasmussen
“I have lived in the shadow of loss—the kind of loss that can paralyze you forever.
I have grieved like a professional mourner—in every waking moment, draining every ounce of my life force.
I died—without leaving my body.
But I came back, and now it’s your turn.
I have learned to remember my past—without living in it.
I am strong, electric, and alive, because I chose to dance, to laugh, to love, and to
live again.
I have learned that you can’t re-create the life you once had—you have to
reinvent a life for yourself.
And that reinvention is a gift, not a curse.
I believe your future self is a work of art and that science can help you create it. If you’re lost . . . if you’re gone . . . if you can barely absorb the words on this
page . . . I want you to hold this truth in your heart: when it’s your time to go, you won’t wish you had spent more time grieving; you’ll wish you had spent more time living.
That’s why I’m here. And why you are, too. Let’s live like our lives depend on it.”
Christina Rasmussen, Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again

Christina Rasmussen
“You can do the impossible, because you have been through the unthinkable.”
Christina Rasmussen

Tessa Shaffer
“But in all of the sadness, when you’re feeling that your heart is empty, and lacking,

You’ve got to remember that grief isn’t the absence of love.

Grief is the proof that love is still there.”
Tessa Shaffer, Heaven Has No Regrets

Lisa Goich-Andreadis
“I wonder if my first breath was as soul-stirring to my mother as her last breath was to me. – From 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two-Week Goodbye”
Lisa Goich-Andreadis, 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

Christina Rasmussen
“I know you are afraid; you are afraid to get hurt again. But I also know that you are not meant to grieve forever.”
Christina Rasmussen, Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again

Cheryl R. Cowtan
“My heart felt withered, a neglected fruit that would never again sweeten, now that my love was dead.”
Cheryl R. Cowtan, Girl Desecrated: Vampires, Asylums and Highlanders 1984

“Grief is the midwife of your capacity to be immensely grateful for being born.”
Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“Grieving is an expression of gratitude, and that expression doesn't have to be rushed.”
Carolyn Wells, Start Again, Inspiration from the Sunny Side of Adversity

Sharon Weil
“If we can’t feel into the heart of grief, we can’t truly move on to experience hope and joy. We can’t be present to what is now, and what is next, because we are bound by the loss and sorrow that holds us to the past. Grief has to flow. It has to be carried, not just by you, but by the others with you, by your community, until it transforms to the next rightful calling of your heart to action.”
Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“When you lose a child, you grieve once because you have lost her, when you are barren, you grieve every day because of the child you could have had”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“Time possesses emotional potency. For persons whom suffer from of bereavement, time possesses a healing capacity. Passage of time cures heartache by dimming the mind’s attunement to painful occurrences. For some people, the passage of time is akin to placing a welcomed physical boundary between themselves and past horrors. Passage of time allows us to forget and the ability to forget is medicinal. Time acts as a mental barrier between our present mental state and the pain that we once felt.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Danny L.  Deaubé
“My grief journey is my own. Others may walk it with me, but no one can walk it for me.”
Danny L. Deaubé, I Will Praise You in the Storm: The Story of Stephen and Holly Deaubé, a Journey of Faith

Patricia Monaghan
“Grief is a strange journey. Each time we embark upon it, it is as though we have never taken its roads before. No, I have that wrong: each grief brings us through a familiar landscape carved into unrecognizable contours. For we do not only lose another person; we lose the person we were with the one we lost.”
Patricia Monaghan, The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit

Shannon  Mullen
“The intensity of my grief hits the mountains across Eclipse Sound, and then echoes throughout Arctic. There’s nobody around. I can barely see the town below the hill, nestled within the valley of barren tundra, across from the tiny airport, my only access to the south. I’m alone amidst this desolate landscape and there’s nowhere to hide. No trees or buildings or distractions. It’s just me in the depths of my suffering and all my faults and mistakes of the past are exposed underneath the spotlight of the midnight sun.”
Shannon Mullen, See What Flowers

Jacqueline Simon Gunn
“I wanted to feel less.
To not be burdened by emotion,
To not feel sadness,
To not know loss.
I envied the inanimate,
The trees that stand proudly in winter,
Not missing their leaves.”
Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Kristi Hugstad
“You are stronger than you think you are. You’ll walk through the fire and come out knowing you can handle doing it again and again, if necessary.”
Kristi Hugstad, What I Wish I'd Known: Finding Your Way Through the Tunnel of Grief

Donna Tartt
“The description of shock and grief hot so close to home: "but sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illuminated in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Grief, we know where we've been. We know where we want to be.”
Wylie R. Weeks

“Every road leads to sorrow. All aspects that make life beautiful – friendship, love, art, and truth – will end. All aspects that make life hideous – pain, poverty, illness, betrayal, hate, crime, war – will also end. The fact that human life is a mere blip on a cosmic scale is no reason for personal angst as we came from nothingness and will return to the great void that birthed us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Natalie Brenner
“In my gut-wrenching honesty and by acknowledging our big, big God, I found peace.”
Natalie Brenner, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering The Gifts of Grief and The Fullness of Life

“I will always wear this scar. It's called love.”
Wylie R. Weeks

Monica Starkman
“And, now once again, Margo is enveloped by yards and yards of silence.”
Monica Starkman, The End of Miracles

“Grief, as in everything, should be experienced in moderation. There is a time to grieve heavily but then there is a time to set it aside and become happy in life again.”
Aleksandra Layland, The Feathered Crown: A Windflower Saga Novella

“Continuing bonds are not an alternative to grief-work, but more a result of it.”
Lisa Irish, Grieving - the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss

Cheryl A. Barrett
“Time has no boundaries in matters of the heart.”
Cheryl A. Barrett

“I often wonder when this will all end, but there is no end to grief. There's only navigating the way to a new normal.”
Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss

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