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
“...so 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“What is love?
It is most inexpensive emotion which we can easily get from strangers but it becomes most expensive when we trying to get it from our loved ones.”
Sonal Takalkar

Farrah Rochon
“She'd learned a lot about letting go that past year. About not holding on to the past and embracing what fate had in store. About taking pride in a hard day's work, but also taking time to rest and find peace in the quiet moments of the day.
Most of all, she'd learned the importance of spending time with those she loved. She now understood just how precious time was, and that it wasn't promised.”
Farrah Rochon, Almost There

“It becomes easy to leave once you realize you didn't belong there.”
Farhad Writings

Joan Ambu
“Claim your loved ones in Jesus name so that their path will be true and safe.”
Joan Ambu

“You left our side but not our heart.”
Olen Yahya Khalil

T.M Cicinski
“When a man gets to be as old as I am, one of his greatest fears begins to be that he shall one day find himself alone in the world. It is no small thing therefore, for him to be told by one he loves, that his presence is important to them.”
T.M Cicinski, Where The Waves Break Upon The Shore

“Happy faces & good deeds not only nourishes the moments but set you to that positivism where you wanting to cherish your life with your loved ones.”
Sonal Takalkar

“Depression is that state of mind where you firmly know who are you & you want to make your loved ones to believe in you selflessly. This is actually that stage of mind where you have a great opportunity to become a wise about your lessons & move free to set your unknown targets. Take this chance, swallow your pain & plan about something which you have never done but you are ready to bleed your efforts like hell.”
Sonal Takalkar

“Sometimes no one is your loved one except you.”
Sonal Takalkar

Amy E. Reichert
“He whispered words in a language she didn't understand, his lips brushing her ear.
"What does that mean?" Astra asked.
" 'The Christmas lights rose higher and higher, till they looked to her like the stars in the sky.' "
Astra's heart twisted.
" 'The Little Matchgirl.' One of my favorites, but it's so sad."
Jack pulled her tighter.
"I've always thought of it as hopeful. We leave one place to go to another with those we love. They're always waiting when we need them most," Jack said.”
Amy E. Reichert, Once Upon a December

Allene vanOirschot
“Home isn't where your hat lands, but where your heart does.”
Allene vanOirschot, Daddy's Little Girl: A Father's Prayer

Jesmyn Ward
“During the pandemic, I couldn’t bring myself to leave the house, terrified I would find myself standing in the doorway of an ICU room, watching the doctors press their whole weight on the chest of my mother, my sisters, my children, terrified of the lurch of their feet, the lurch that accompanies each press that restarts the heart, the jerk of their pale, tender soles, terrified of the frantic prayer without intention that keens through the mind, the prayer for life that one says in the doorway, the prayer I never want to say again, the prayer that dissolves midair when the hush-click-hush-click of the ventilator drowns it, terrified of the terrible commitment at the heart of me that reasons that if the person I love has to endure this, then the least I can do is stand there, the least I can do is witness, the least I can do is tell them over and over again, aloud, I love you. We love you. We ain’t going nowhere.”
Jesmyn Ward

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