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    Whatever you use to keep the pain at bay robs you of the fleck and nuggets of gold that feeling grief will give you. ⏤ Anne Lamott


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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Euripides

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Elizabeth II

Time heals old pain, while it creates new ones.

Proverbs

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

C. S. Lewis

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W.H. Auden

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.

Anne Grant

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Mark Twain

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Time takes away the grief of men.

Desiderius Erasmus

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.

Ovid

All things grow with time -- except grief.

Yiddish Proverbs

Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved.

Iris Murdoch

Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us...

Orison Swett Marden

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comet in the morning. Psalms 30:5

Bible

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy.

Fran Drescher

Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.

Samuel Johnson

There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.

Nigella Lawson

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.

William Shakespeare

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Patch grief with proverbs.

William Shakespeare

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see.

Joy Page

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

Jean De La Bruyere

For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.

William Shakespeare

What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder?

Henry David Thoreau

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.

John Cheever

There is not grief that does not speak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Robert Frost

Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.

Walker Percy

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.

William Shakespeare

In private grief with careless scorn. In public seem to triumph and not to mourn.

John C. Granville

No matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed.

Ogden Nash

But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example.

Rebecca West

The only cure for grief is action.

George Henry Lewis

Grief is light that is capable of counsel.

Proverbs

Sorrow is the great idealizer.

James Russell Lowell

Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.

James Martineau

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans - in grief, as in defiance.

Benjamin Netanyahu

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

Chanakya

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.

Moliere

I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.

Hugh Leonard

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.

Martha Beck

No one can keep his grieves in their prime; they use themselves up.

E. M. Cioran

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.

William S. Burroughs

In all the silent manliness of grief.

Oliver Goldsmith

Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.

E. M. Forster

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

George Eliot

They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead, that all of thee we loved and cherished has with thy summer roses perished; and left, as its young beauty fled, an ashen memory in its stead.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Grief is a process, not a state.

Anne Grant

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.

Henry David Thoreau

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.

Ovid

Learning about all those different things psychologically - about grief and my own addictions and problems and stuff like that, and really getting an education on it, I think it was part of the process of it, learning about it and trying to lick it.

Richie Sambora

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Xenophon

If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.

Emma Thompson

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.

Anne Grant

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.

Paul Engle

My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light.

Linda Hamilton

For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible.

Dustin Hoffman

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.

Peter Akinola

He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee does bear a part.

Richard Barnfield

And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.

Karl Shapiro

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.

Alcaeus

Forgive my grief for one removed Thy creature whom I found so fair I trust he lives in Thee and there I find him worthier to be loved.

Alfred Tennyson

Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events.

Thomas Lynch

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.

Euripedes

There's no use in weeping, Though we are condemned to part:There's such a thing as keepingA remembrance in one's heart...

Charlotte Bronte

Grief is hard on friendships, but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes, all it takes is a little honesty between friends. If we gently and lovingly explain what we need from the relationship during our time of grief, and what we are willing to do in return, we can turn even a lukewarm friendship into something special.

Margaret Brownley

Grief that is dazed and speechless is out of fashion: the modern woman mourns her husband loudly and tells you the whole story of his death, which distresses her so much that she forgets not the slightest detail about it.

Jean De La Bruyere

Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.

Julie Burchill

Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.

Antonia S. Byatt

When Death hath poured oblivion through my veins,And brought me home, as all are brought, to lieIn that vast house, common to serfs and Thanes,I shall not die, I shall not utterly die,For beauty born of beauty-- that remains.

Madison Cawein

There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.

Cyril Connolly

Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

Benjamin Disraeli

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann Georg Hamann

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.

Stefan Kanfer

When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.

John Berger

He who sleeps here, when dying, mistaking the approach of death for the return of health, whispered with his latest breath, I am better now. Let us believe, in spite of doubts and dogmas, of fears and tears, that these dear words are true of all the countless dead.The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead, and every sweet, unselfish act is now a perfumed flower.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.

Washington Irving

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

Samuel Johnson

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse De Lamartine

Tell me, how can I live without my Husband any longer? This is my first awakening thought each morning, and as I watch the waves of the turbulent lake under our windows I sometimes feel I should like to go under them.

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln

If we could know which of us, darling, would be the first to go, who would be first to breast the swelling tide and step alone upon the other side -- if we could know!

Julia Harris May

Grief, and an estate, is joy understood,

Gregory Nunn

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.

Mary Astell

I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.

Elizabeth II

People deal with grief in many different ways. And some people in show business parade their relationships around like an accessory, and others like to keep it separate from business and commerce. It's perfectly fine to say, 'I actually don't want to talk about my love because that's not part of the fantasy world I created in commerce.'

RuPaul

I think the heartbreak of September 11 - America's grief not only over the loss of life but also the loss of our own innocence - has expanded us as people because it has tenderized our hearts. On a psychological level, the American people have matured as a result of that awful day.

Marianne Williamson

Some pain is simply the normal grief of human existence. That is pain that I try to make room for. I honor my grief.

Marianne Williamson

Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words.

William Shakespeare

Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.

George Bernard Shaw

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