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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, poet

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Elizabeth II, royalty

Time heals old pain, while it creates new ones.


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

C. S. Lewis, writer

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

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, poet

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, author

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

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

Time takes away the grief of men.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

All things grow with time -- except grief.

Yiddish Proverbs,

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

Iris Murdoch, author

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


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

Orison Swett Marden, writer

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

Ovid, poet

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

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

Nigella Lawson, journalist

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

Samuel Johnson, author

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

Patch grief with proverbs.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Fran Drescher, actress

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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, rhetorician

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, writer

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

Walker Percy, writer

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

Robert Frost, poet

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, actress

There is not grief that does not speak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Grief is light that is capable of counsel.


The only cure for grief is action.

George Henry Lewis,

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

John C. Granville,

Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.

James Martineau, philosopher

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

Rebecca West, author

Sorrow is the great idealizer.

James Russell Lowell, poet

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Ogden Nash, poet

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, novelist

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, teacher

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

Hugh Leonard, dramatist

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, writer

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, poet

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, leader

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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

Moliere, playwright

In all the silent manliness of grief.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

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

Xenophon, soldier

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, rhetorician

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, author

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

Ovid, poet

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

Martha Beck, author

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

Grief is a process, not a state.

Anne Grant, poet

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, author

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, poet

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, writer

If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.

C. S. Lewis, writer

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

Aeschylus, poet

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.

Albert Camus, philosopher

It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.

Chanakya, teacher

The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychologist

Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychologist

Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?

Henry David Thoreau, author

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Good grief, we're getting offended by everything these days! People can't say anything without offending somebody.

Hillary Clinton, politician

I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what's happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it.

Joel Osteen, clergyman

Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

Keanu Reeves, actor

I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I'm not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.

Kevin Gates, rapper

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, author

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, author

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, drag queen

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, royalty

Grief, and an estate, is joy understood,

Gregory Nunn, athlete

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, author

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

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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

Euripedes, playwright

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, poet

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, actress

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, poet

Touch'd either the Passions of Rage or Grief to a Miracle.

Barton Booth, actor

Grief causes suffering and disease.

Daniel D. Palmer, celebrity

The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it...I would discover that it hadn't washed me away.

Anne Lamott, author

Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, writer

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.

John Gibbon, soldier

You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.

Nigella Lawson, journalist

When Michael died I was tipped over the edge. I was beyond grief.

Paula Yates, entertainer

The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else.

Gideon Welles, soldier

During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.

Namie Amuro, musician

Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.

Paul Lynde, comedian

Mourning is not forgetting... It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust. The end is gain, of course. Blessed are they that mourn, for theyshall be made strong, in fact. But the process is like all other human births, painful and long and dangerous.

Margery Allingham, writer

It is extraordinary how the house and the simplest possessions of someone who has been left become so quickly sordid. Even the stain on the coffee cup seems not coffee but the physical manifestation of one's inner stain, the fatal blot that from the beginning had marked one for ultimate aloneness.

Coleman Dowell,

ABBA: The Movie; I got a lot of grief for working on that.

Lasse Hallstrom, director

Grief, and an estate, is joy understood.

Gregory Nunn, athlete

Going through the grief period of my dad and losing him - that was the worst thing because you know when you get that call. When you are seven, eight years old, you have that almost vision in your mind of what that's going to be like and what your going to feel like and it doesn't prepare you.

Richie Sambora, musician

If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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