25 Encouraging Quotes to Help With Grieving

25 Encouraging Quotes to Help With Grieving

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When a person is experiencing grief, it can be the most difficult time they’ll ever face. There is very little that can be said or done to take the pain of loss away, but it is important to reflect and experience the different emotions that occur. Sometimes, a simple quote can help to put words to our feelings and help us find a sense of peace knowing you aren’t alone in your grief. 

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite quotes about grief that might help you through your own journey, or give you an inspiring quote to share with a friend or loved one who is grieving.

  • “Our grief is as individual as our lives.” – Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Author Unknown
  • “We get no choice. If we love, we grieve.” – Thomas Lynch
  • “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.” – Pat Schweibert
  • “Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner
  • “There are no happy endings, endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” – Shel Silverstein
  • “You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.” – Author Unknown
  • “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou
  • “And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” – Author Unknown
  • “No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.” C.S. Lewis
  • “Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried.” – Megan Divine
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – Jose N. Harris
  • “Never compare your grief. You, and only you, walk your path.” – Natalie Himmelrich
  • “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” – Sarah Dessen
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “Grief is love not wanting to let go.” – Earl A. Grollman
  • “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” – Patti Davis
  • “Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop.” – Dodinsky
  • “Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” – Author Unknown
  • “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
  • “Grief is just love with no place to go.” – Jamie Anderson
  • “Grief is like an ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. – Vicki Harrison
  • “When it is darkest, we can see the stars. “ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people find comfort in a quote because they can be inspirational, calming, supportive and powerful. They often tell us what we’re already feeling or experiencing but have a way of putting things so eloquently that it helps to make sense of our emotions. The power of a perfectly timed and beautifully written quote is a wonderful feeling.