There's no way around grief and loss: you can dodge all you want, but sooner or later you just have to go into it, through it, and, hopefully, come out the other side. The world you find there will never be the same as the world you left.— Johnny Cash
Heartwarming Grief And Death quotations
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
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.
The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
The self (Soul) is the constant-witness consciousness.
Through all months, seasons and years, through all divisions of time, the past, present and future the consciousness remains one and self luminous. It neither rises nor sets. The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.
Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.
The reality is that you will grieve forever.
You will not "get over" the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.
They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness.
It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
When the shadow of death blots out my joy And erases the face of the sun Give me strength to endure, hope to believe That living and dying are one.
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.
Why bad things happen to good people
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.
I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life.
There is nothing more painful than the untimely death of someone young and dear to the heart. The harrowing grief surges from a bottomless well of sorrow, drowning the mourner in a torrent of agonizing pain; an exquisite pain that continues to afflict the mourner with heartache and loneliness long after the deceased is buried and gone.
ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee
When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
We infrequently contemplate the harms that await any new-born child—pain, disappointment, anxiety, grief, and death. For any given child we cannot predict what form these harms will take or how severe they will be, but we can be sure that at least some of them will occur. None of this befalls the nonexistent. Only existers suffer harm.
I feel a strong immortal hope, which bears my mournful spirit up beneath its mountain load; redeemed from death, and grief, and pain, I soon shall find my [child] again within the arms of God.
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Death cannot kill what never dies.
I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
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.
When you are sorrowful, look again.
To suppress the grief, the pain, is to condemn oneself to a living death.
Living fully means feeling fully; it means becoming completely one with what you are experiencing and not holding it at arm's length.
Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life.
The certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour of death is a source of grief throughout our life.
And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!
I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,-I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born.
And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one. So, when I die, it will be that I have been transformed from the caterpillar of earth to the butterfly of the universe.