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
Massive Grief And Loss quotations
The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
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.
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.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Comfort comes from knowing that people have made the same journey.
And solace comes from understanding how others have learned to sing again.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
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.
Not everyone you lose is a loss.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
A failure is not a loss. Its a gain. You learn. You change. You grow.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty.
They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.
Why bad things happen to good people
Whatever you use to keep the pain at bay robs you of the fleck and nuggets of gold that feeling grief will give you.
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.
For some moments in life there are no words.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Sharing our stories can also be a means of healing.
Grief and loss may isolate us, and anger may alienate us. Shared with others, these emotions can be powerfully uniting, as we see that we are not alone, and realize that others weep with us.
Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.
Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have... The deep capacity to weep for the loss of a loved one and to continue to treasure the memory of that loss is one of our noblest human traits.
Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.
I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.
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.
There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.
A person who hasn't grieved a significant loss has unfinished business inside and can cause others great grief as a result.
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
When you are sorrowful, look again.
If you truly want to grow as a person and learn, you should realize that the universe has enrolled you in the graduate program of life, called loss.
Honesty is reached through the doorway of grief and loss.
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 believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
Dreams are more powerful than facts.
Think of your child, then, not as dead, but as living;
not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted, and touched by a Divine hand, is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth.