Grief Quotes

Sometimes just reading grief quotes that have been written by those who have gone through a loss can help us understand that the pain associated with grief is universal. Below are a list of grief quotes, I hope you find them of some comfort in your grief.

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

Rumi

The five stages- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost.  They are tools to help us frame and identify what we many be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a ‘map’ for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.

Anne Grant

One of the things that happens to people in grief is they secretly think they’re crazy, because they realise they are thinking things that don’t make sense.

Joan Didion

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.

Anne Grant

I hear music that comes out of need, out of grief, sorrow, suffering and out of overcoming these things, as well.  That journey to freedom still goes on today.  It’s an incremental change, the culmination of many events in your own life and the lives of your children and grandchildren.

Kathleen Battle

I believe in the importance of individuality, but in the midst of grief I also find myself wanting connection – wanting to be reminded that the sadness I feel is not just mine but ours.

Meghan O’Rourke 

Grief doesn’t have a plot. It isn’t smooth. There is no beginning and middle and end.

Ann Hood

No on ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

S. Lewis

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Queen Elizabeth II

During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God.

Rick Warren

Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a ‘map’ for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.

Anne Grant

One of the things that happens to people in grief is they secretly think they’re crazy, because they realise they are thinking things that don’t make sense.

Joan Didion
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