Bereavement Quotes And Sayings


Bereavement Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of bereavement quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.”
– Aberjhani

Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.”
– Abherjani

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
Abraham Lincoln

“The grief within me has its own heartbeat. It has its own life, its own song. Part of me wants to resist the rhythms of my grief, yet as I surrender to the song, I learn to listen deep within myself.”
– Alan Wolfelt

“Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”
– Andrew Solomon

“Grief is a process, not a state.”
– Anne Grant

“She believed that the Buddhists were right–that if you want, you will suffer; if you love, you will grieve. (68)”
– Anne Lamott

“Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It’s like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done… life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
– Anon

“Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief.”
– Anon

“What the caterpillar perceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning.”
– Anon

“Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present.”
– Anon

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupery

“I lost a child,” she said, meeting Lusa’s eyes directly. “I thought I wouldn’t live through it. But you do. You learn to love the place somebody leaves behind for you.”
– Barbara Kingsolver

“It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?”
– Benjamin Franklih

“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.”
– Bruyere, Jean De La

“Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.”
– Burchill, Julie

“If, as I can’t help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.”
– C.S. Lewis

“And there’s also ‘To him that hath shall be given.’ After all, you must have a capacity to receive, or even omnipotence can’t give. Perhaps your own passion temporarily destroys the capacity.”
– C.S. Lewis

“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”
– C.S. Lewis

“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”
– C.S. Lewis

“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of curse it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.”
– Carlyle, Jane Welsh

“It’s being without him that I’ll never get used to.”
– Christopher Buecheler

“Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
– Clyde Campbell

“And if I go, whilst you’re still here…know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil…. ”
– Colleen Corah Hitchcock

“Her grief still burdened her, and she knew she would bear it the rest of her days.”
– Dana Fuller Ross

“Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove.”
– Dean Inge

“It is extraordinary how the house and the simplest possessions of someone who has been left become so quickly sordid. Even the stain on the coffee cup seems not coffee but the physical manifestation of one’s inner stain, the fatal blot that from the beginning had marked one for ultimate aloneness.”
– Dowell, Coleman

“Deep in earth my love is lying. And I must weep alone.”
– Edgar Allan Poe

“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.”
– Eileen Elias Freeman

“I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.”
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.”
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a guide or genius; for it commonly operates revolutions in our way of life, terminates an epoch of infancy or of youth which was waiting to be closed, breaks up a wonted occupation, or a household, or style of living, and allows the formation of new ones more friendly to the growth of character.”
– Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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