Quotes about grief

  • when it comes to grief – the grief equals the love. Grief will slowly fade away, but the love will last forever
  • grief is love with nowhere to go
  • you cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair
    Old Chinese proverb
  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
    From a headstone in Ireland
  • “Nothing that grieves us can be called little; by the external laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.”
    Mark Twain, ‘Which Was The Dream?’
  • There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”
  • “Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.”
    William Faulkner
  • I’m gone now, but I’m still very near, death can never separate us. Each time you feel a gentle breeze, it’s my hand caressing your face. Each time the wind blows, it carries my voice whispering your name. When the wind blows your hair ever so slightly, think of it as me pushing a few stray hairs back in place. When you feel a few raindrops fall on your face, it’s me placing soft kisses. At night look up in the sky and see the stars shining so brightly. I’m one of those stars and I’m winking at you and smiling with delight. For never forget, you’re the apple of my eye.”
    Mary M Green
  • “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”
    Eskimo legend
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss
  • “A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference.”
    Grenville Kleiser ‘Dictionary Of Proverbs’
  • We get no choice. If we love, we grieve.”
    Thomas Lynch
  • So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
    E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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