Some Unusual Quotes about Grief
These quotes about grief come from some surprising sources. But perhaps not so surprising when you think that grief happens to everyone. Quotes about death help us to realise that we are not alone, that others have felt as we have. It can be a comfort when we see our feelings expressed in beautiful words.
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Quotes can help the grieving
“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you.” Winnie the Pooh
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss
“It's good if you have supporters, it's good if you have people who are sympathetic and understanding. But in the end, it's your own two legs that have to carry you on”. Aung San Suu Kyi
“Focus on the practicalities to keep the grief away. The tears will come anyway.” TV show, Lewis
“Death is my friend now, my constant companion who makes me look for the precious every moment I am conscious.” Stephanie Ericsson
“It's a time when nothing makes sense. And it makes total sense that it shouldn't make sense”. Stephanie Ericsson
“To be fully alive is to be in a constant state of grief. We will lose many things, people, dreams. It is the state of existence called maturity.” Stephanie Ericsson
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“I can be changed by what happens to me, I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou
“Even on our darkest days we have something. It may ony be a spark of hope that burns inside of us, but never do we truly have nothing.” Graffiti seen in Goulburn, NSW.
“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.” Golda Meir
“We will feel many things, but feelings are only feelings, and thoughts are only thoughts. If we hold on to them, they will hold onto us.” Stephanie Ericsson
“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings.
“If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them - you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely.” Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie
“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
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