Grief Quotes, Images, Memes

Our grief quotes may provide some comfort to those trying to cope with a loss.

Having a shoulder to cry on and someone to listen to is important for folks who are going through difficult times. Please review our collection to see if any quotations resonate with you for friends and family members.

Best Grief Quotes and Sorrow Sayings

If you or a friend is going through a time of grief or loss, please take some consolation in reviewing these quotations.

1.) The Value of Tears

Tears are silent.

Tears are the silent language of grief.

2.) Heartbreak For Those We’ve Lost

What we have once enjoyed deeply, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller

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3.) Grief is Revealing

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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Grief does not change you

4.) Pain and Distress Passes

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir

The pain passes

5.) Sorrow’s Painful Lessons

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver

6.) Comforting Others Is Difficult

Everyone can master grief, but he that has it.
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare quote on grief

7.) Sadness Brings You Closer To God

The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

The darker the night quote

8.) Suffer Great Sorrow

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.
Leo Tolstoy

suffer great sorrow quote

9.) Darkness and Anguish

It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Steinbeck quote on despair

10.) Live With the Love Left Behind

When we lose someone, we love we must learn not to live without them but to live with the love they left behind.

Learn not to live without them

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These quotations provide additional insight into dealing with sorrow and grief.

11.) Life is a Series of Losses

Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.
Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson

Life is a series of losses

12.) Diverting Grief

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
Samuel Johnson

while grief is fresh quotation

13.) Sacredness in Tears

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. And they speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Washington Irving

There is a sacredness in tears

14.) Experiencing Sadness is a Life Requirement

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.
Erich Fromm

Eric Fromm quote on grief

15.) Endings Result in Mourning

There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.
Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

No happy endings quotes

16.) Grief Develops the Mind

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body quote

17.) Feeling Sad

It’s OK to feel sad sometimes. Little by little, you’ll feel better again.

It is ok to feel sad quotation

Famous Grief Quotes

18.) Regret and Remorse

Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II

Grief is the price we pay for love

19.) Pain and Anguish

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

No grief like the grief that does not speak quote

20.) When Loved Ones Go

To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.
J.K. Rowling

Important grief quotes

21.) Tears Shed for Others

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
José N. Harris

22.) Bidding the Dead Farewell

You attend the funeral; you bid the dead farewell. And, you grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times, the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live.
Neil Gaiman

23.) Creating Happiness in the Universe of Grief

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

24.) Sorrow Over Time

When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone forever—there comes another day and another specifically missing part.
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

What’s the difference between grieving and mourning?

Grieving is the internal feeling when you have experienced a loss of some kind. Mourning is the outward expression of that same feeling. So, you may have heard the expression “bottling up your grief,” which makes sense because grief is an internal feeling.

The act of mourning may be demonstrated in crying tears, looking shaken, or demonstrating signs of distress.

Our friends and family members need to be comforted during both of these times.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.


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