33 Inspirational Quotes on Grief and Loss

One of the things people comment on about our site and our Facebook page are our beautiful photos which we have used to create grief memes with inspirational quotes.  They can be uplifting and a comfort to those who have lost a loved one. 

So we have decided to put some of our favourite ones here together on one page so that you can read through them.  We hope that they will inspire hope and give you some peace on your grief journey. 

The quotes are also useful for those who are looking for something to write on a sympathy card or message.  


One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.

One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.  Elizabeth Postle


Wherever there is grief, there is love. A life without it is unthinkable.

Wherever there is love, there is grief. A life without it is unthinkable. 


May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.


Time alone does not heal. It is the loyalty to life that heals.
Stephanie Ericsson

Time alone does not heal. It is the loyalty to life that heals.
Stephanie Ericsson


Whether we live for 3 weeks, 3 years, 30 years or 90 years, life is a precious thing, each day a gift.

Whether we live for 3 weeks, 3 years, 30 years or 90 years, life is a precious thing, each day a gift.


I can be changed by what happens to me, I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou

I can be changed by what happens to me, I refuse to be reduced by it.
-Maya Angelou


Grief is, at its core, the heart's longing for something loved and lost.

Grief is, at its core, the heart's longing for something loved and lost.


No-one is ever as interested in everything you do as your mother, or as proud of you.

No-one is ever as interested in everything you do as your mother, or as proud of you.


Grief Shared is Halved, Joy Shared is Doubled
- Proverb

Grief Shared is Halved, Joy Shared is Doubled
- Proverb


Memories are a special gift. The harvest of a life of love and happiness.

Memories are a special gift. The harvest of a life of love and happiness.


Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely 
forget about it.- Jacques Prevert

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely
forget about it.  Jacques Prevert


Even if you are grieving, you are still allowed to enjoy your life.
However long or short it may be, it is precious too and shouldn't be wasted.  Elizabeth Postle


Today is a Gift.
Each day of life we have is precious and we must 
make the most of it, it is all we can do.

Today is a gift. Each day of life we have is precious and we must
make the most of it, it is all we can do.


Grief is not the enemy. Grief can be one of our greatest teachers.
- Tom Zuba

Grief is not the enemy. Grief can be one of our greatest teachers.
- Tom Zuba


Strong Men Do cry

Strong Men Do Cry


And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through. . . Haruki Murakami

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over.

But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.
- Haruki Murakami


Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreak makes you wiser, so thank your past for a better future.

Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreak makes you wiser, so thank your past for a better future.


Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
- Martin Luther King

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
- Martin Luther King


No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause
in the world die away...
- Terry Pratchett


People do not pass away. They die and then, they stay.
- Naomi Shihab Nye

People do not pass away. They die and then, they stay.
- Naomi Shihab Nye


A light went out of my life.  Darkness was everywhere. The morning eventually came. The brightness was never the same.
- Elizabeth Postle

A light went out of my life.
Darkness was everywhere.
The morning eventually came.
The brightness was never the same.
 Elizabeth Postle


Sorrow, like rain, makes roses and mud.
Austin O'Malley

Sorrow, like rain, makes roses and mud.
Austin O'Malley


I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea, As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity, Remember me.

I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea, As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity,
Remember me.
 From Remember Me by Margaret Mead


Death ends a life, not a relationship.
- Mitch Albom

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
 Mitch Albom


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

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


What we have enjoyed, we can never lose... all that we 
love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller

What we have enjoyed, we can never lose... all that we
love deeply becomes a part of us.  Helen Keller


He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
- Turkish Proverb.

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
 Turkish Proverb.


No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
 C.S. Lewis


To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
- Thomas Campbell

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
 Thomas Campbell


Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Khalil Gibran


Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
 Emily Dickinson


It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. Colette

It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief.

But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer...and everything collapses. 

Colette


Beauty and pain co-exist. But when we are in the early phases of grieving, in order to eventually see beauty in the world again, we must first feel and inhabit our pain. Joanne Cacciatore

Beauty and pain co-exist. But when we are in the early phases of grieving, in order to eventually see beauty in the world again, we must first feel and inhabit our pain.

We needn 't eschew grief to be happy, and we needn't decry happiness in order to feel grief . 

Joanne Cacciatore


Related Pages

For regular grief memes every day, join our Facebook page here. 

More grief quotes

Unusual grief quotes

21 Comforting Baby loss quotes

21 Comforting Quotes about Death

> > Inspirational Quotes on Grief and Loss

Get Private and Confidential Help in the Privacy of Your Own Home

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.

  • Simply fill out the online questionnaire and you will be assigned the expert grief counselor most suitable for you.  It only takes a few minutes and you don't even have to use your name.  
  • Pay an affordable FLAT FEE FOR UNLIMITED SESSIONS.  
  • Contact your counselor whenever you like by chat, messaging, video or phone. 
  • You can change counselor at any time if you wish.
  • Click here to find out more and get started immediately. 
  • Or read more about how online counseling works here.  
  • To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with Betterhelp, but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  
Woman Crying. Get Started with Online Counselling

Sales from our pages result in a small commission to us which helps us to continue our work supporting the grieving.  


Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

Click here to see our selection


Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

Read more about it here. 


Join us on Facebook for articles, support, discussion and more.  Click 'Like' below.




Sign up for our newsletter and receive:

"The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do
To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life"


Our free downloadable and printable document "The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life" will help you to be positive day to day.  

The 10 points are laid out like a poem on two pretty pages which you can pin on your fridge door to help you every day! 

All you have to do to receive this free document is fill in your email address below. 

You will also receive our newsletter which we send out from time to time with our newest comforting and helpful information.   You can unsubscribe any time you like, and don't worry, your email address is totally safe with us.