Loved Ones Quotes

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Rainer Maria Rilke
“Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away... and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast.... be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.... and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Andrew Solomon
“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Sarah J. Maas
“The people you love are just weapons that will be used against you.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

Shannon L. Alder
“When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?”
Shannon L. Alder

Charles Dickens
“The suspense: the fearful, acute suspense: of standing idly by while the life of one we dearly love, is trembling in the balance; the racking thoughts that crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come thick, by the force of the images they conjure up before it; the desperate anxiety to be doing something to relieve the pain, or lessen the danger, which we have no power to alleviate; the sinking of soul and spirit, which the sad remembrance of our helplessness produces; what tortures can equal these; what reflections of endeavours can, in the full tide and fever of the time, allay them!”
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Sanober  Khan
“ i will greet you
in a way
all loved things
are meant to be greeted

with a tear in my heart
and a poem in my eye.”
Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

Chuck Palahniuk
“Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you recieve from them.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

C.S. Lewis
“How wicked it would be, if we could, to call the dead back! She said not to me but to the chaplain, 'I am at peace with God.' She smiled, but not at me. Poi si torno all' eterna fontana.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Van Harden
“The best times we’ve had on earth are usually with those we love.”
Van Harden, Life in the Purple Wedge!

Kate Mosse
“The dead leave their shadows, an echo of the space within which once they lived. They haunt us, never fading or growing older as we do. The loss we grieve is not just their futures but our own.”
Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts

Emma Daley
“I've decided that there isn't much difference in the way we treat our siblings and the way we treat our special someones. But at the end of it all we know our siblings have to forgive us...or they'll never be able to borrow our car.”
Emma Daley

Kate Morton
“Had any poet adequately described the wretched ugliness of a loved one turned inside out with grief?”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Jennifer Egan
“When the clock stops on a life, all things emanating from it become precious, finite, and cordoned off for preservation. Each aspect of the dead person is removed from the flux of the everyday, which, of course, is where we miss him most. The quarantine around death makes it feel unlucky and wrong--a freakish incursion--and the dead, thus quarantined, come to seem more dead than they already are.... Borrowing from the dead is a way of keeping them engaged in life's daily transactions--in other words, alive.”
Jennifer Egan

Robert Liparulo
“Live to fight another day was an expression that did not take nto account the loved one who would die because you didn't continue fighting today.”
Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows

Elizabeth Goudge
“One is seldom unchanged by the death of those one loves. It gives me a deeper knowledge of them, and so of oneself in regard to them.”
Elizabeth Goudge, The White Witch

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“A musician is similar to someone who wrote a letter to the loved one. Then decided to read read it out loud instead of sending it.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

“Her face expressed suffering so deep that I will never forget it; her eyes radiated a deep sadness...Mrs. Folmer was oppressed by that special sadness, perhaps the most horrible torture, of those who had no idea what happened to their loved ones.”
Diet Eman, Things We Couldn't Say

Anoir Ou-Chad
“When you miss your loved one, remember the beautiful moments you’ve had with them. And when your heart swells, cuddle your pillow and let your tears soothe the pain.”
Anoir Ou-Chad

“Like you trust a doctor to treat you or your loved ones, trust the universe. There are energies that can take care of your things and people better than you can.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Everyone who is the world to you is just another person in the world to almost everyone.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Love is beautiful only when you are secretly loved by a stranger.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

Anoir Ou-Chad
“Suppressed grief is like an ember. It radiates a burning glow in the chest. If disregarded, it could rekindle a fire.”
Anoir Ou-Chad

Michelle Peñaloza
“Our dead are lost, aren't they?
There is always some mistake:
lost down a well, lost in the woods.
Lost for words, lost to the world,
we'll never make up for lost time.
The sheep, the baby, the prodigal son,
wandering beyond our imaginings,
along the border of our grief and need.”
Michelle Peñaloza, Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire

Donna Goddard
“There is a small group of people who are our special ones: our partners, children, and other loved ones. They are our dearest ones. Somehow, they belong to us and us to them. We didn’t really choose them but nor did we not choose them. Our beloved children did not just randomly come to us. Long before their material arrival, they were a part of us, as we have always been a part of them. Partners and other dearly loved ones, likewise, did not just randomly appear in our life as if, just as easily, we could have missed them or replaced them with some other 'random'. No, they are the ones that were marked in our heart already. We recognize them as belonging to us. This belonging gives love a certain stability, permanence, and resilience.”
Donna Goddard, Love's Longing

Anthon St. Maarten
“We most fondly remember those who truly see us for who we are. Their affirmation of our true being are often etched in our memory as life-changing moments. Imagine the world we might live in if more of us aimed to be that memorable.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“If I have made one unpardonable error in my life, it’s to deny, all the time, that there are people who might genuinely love me.”
Steve Tolz

“Dear Santa,
The best of all wishes you can grant for me is bringing all my loved ones around my Christmas tree.”
Nadine Sadaka Boulos

“There is never a good time to lose a loved one, and never a right word to make us forget the pain. But one thing is sure, the memories left by them will always bring us everlasting smiles and allot us the energy to make us accept they are still with us in our hearts and minds.”
Emmanuel Apetsi

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