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.— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Inspiring Grieving A Loss quotations
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
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.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Why bad things happen to good people
Tears water our growth.
Grief is itself a medicine.
I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.
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.
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.
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.
We find a place for what we lose. Although we know that after such a loss the acute stage of mourning will subside, we also know that we shall remain inconsolable and will never find a substitute. No matter what may fill the gap, even if it be filled completely, it nevertheless remains something else.
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.
But loss is a precious stone to me, a nectar Distilled in time, preaching the truth of winter To the fallen heart that does not cease to fall.
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!
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.
I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.
One can choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.
Grief is a matter of the heart and soul.
Grieve your loss, allow it in, and spend time with it. Suffering is the optional part. Remember that you come into this world in the middle of the movie, and you leave in the middle; and so do the people you love. Love never dies, and spirit knows no loss.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.
A horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
It is stupid to grieve for the loss of a girl friend: you might never have met her, so you can do without her.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world--the company of those who have known suffering.
Every great loss demands that we choose life again.
We need to grieve in order to do this. The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life. When we don't grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past like Lot's wife who, because she looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.