34 Grief Quotes to Inspire Your Healing Work
34 Grief Quotes to Inspire Your Healing Work

34 Grief Quotes to Inspire Your Healing Work

For no reason at all, here are 34 of my favorite quotes about grief, loss, life, hope, and restoration.

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

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” — John Green

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.” — Anonymous

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” — Anne Roiphe

“Grieving allows us to heal, to remember with love rather than pain.” — Rachel Naomi Remen

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

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” — William Shakespeare

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” — Sarah Dessen

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” — Aeschylus

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot.” — Anonymous

“Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.” — Anonymous

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

“You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” — Nigella Lawson

“Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” — Hilary Stanton Zunin

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” — Vicki Harrison

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

“Grief is the garden of compassion.” — Unknown

“Grief is in itself a medicine.” — William Cowper

“Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other.” — Jandy Nelson

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.” — Albert Camus

“In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul—and sings the tunes without the words—and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.” — Martin Luther

“When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.'” — Anonymous

“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” — Samuel Smiles

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” — Mandy Capehart

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” — Pliny the Elder

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” — Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve

Which of these resonates deeply with you?