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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

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

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,

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

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

Ovid, poet

All things grow with time -- except grief.

Yiddish Proverbs,

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

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

Iris Murdoch, author

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

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

Fran Drescher, actress

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

Samuel Johnson, author

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Nigella Lawson, journalist

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

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

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

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

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

Walker Percy, writer

There is not grief that does not speak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

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

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

Robert Frost, poet

The only cure for grief is action.

George Henry Lewis,

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

Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.

James Martineau, philosopher

Grief is light that is capable of counsel.


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

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

Rebecca West, author

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

John C. Granville,

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

Moliere, playwright

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

In all the silent manliness of grief.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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

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

Martha Beck, author

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

Hugh Leonard, dramatist

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.

William S. Burroughs, writer

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

E. M. Cioran,

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

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

Grief is a process, not a state.

Anne Grant, 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

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, musician

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

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

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

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

Ovid, poet

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, author

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, poet

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, politician

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, novelist

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, philosopher

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, journalist

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, intellectual

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, artist

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, lawyer

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, writer

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, author

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

Alphonse De Lamartine, poet

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 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, dramatist

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, dramatist

Peace, peace! he is not dead, he does not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making.

Lillian Smith, novelist

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, clergyman

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

Barton Booth, actor

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.

John Armstrong,

My work has typically been about finding a means to express memory and commemoration for loss and grief.

John Regan, musician

Grief is like a moving river, so that's what I mean by it's always changing. It's a strange thing to say because I'm at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.

Michelle Williams, actress

For a kid who's lost his mom and all the rage and grief that no one was able to talk out of me, football was a very therapeutic sport. Very.

Jon Hamm, actor

I like pubs too, but it's hard for me to go and get proper bladdered in the way I used to. I don't want to moan about being recognised but I do get a bit of grief sometimes.

Alan Davies, actor

In our culture I think most people think of grief as sadness, and that's certainly part of it, a large part of it, but there's also this thorniness, these edges that come out.

Anthony Rapp, actor

'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life.

Joel Kinnaman, actor

I couldn't have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother's death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.

Mary Schmich, journalist

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.

Pliny The Elder, author

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, poet

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

Stefan Kanfer,

By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies, flourishing countries have been laid waste, great numbers of people have perished in a short time, and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief.

John Woolman, clergyman

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

Johann Georg Hamann, philosopher

I felt I couldn't be a good mom anymore, but I didn't want my children to grow up without a mom. I felt I had to end our lives to protect us from any grief or harm.

Susan Smith, criminal

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

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