Inspiring quotes to guide you through your grieving journey

Grief can be the most complex time in a person’s life. It may often be difficult to find the peace and strength to move forward during such a dark time, and we may find ourselves feeling lost in our own emotions. However, it is important to remember that we are never alone in our sorrow.  A quote can help us put our thoughts into perspective and help us to find a sense of commonality when we discover our feelings and experiences match someone else’s. 

Here we have compiled our top quotes about grief, coping and life after loss to help guide you through your grieving process.

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

2. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” –Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

3. “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” -Terry Pratchett

4. “All the fine art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” –Havelock Ellis

5. “I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places that this heart of mine embraces all day through.” –Billie Holiday

6. “You gave me a forever within the numbered days…” –John Green

7. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” –C.S. Lewis

8. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” –Khalil Gibran

9. “Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.” –William Shakespeare

10. “As a doctor, grieving is a natural part of medicine.” –Siddhartha Mukherjee

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

12. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

14. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold life and let it pull you forward.” –Patti Davis

15. “Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe.” –Yumi Sakugawa

16. “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” –J.K. Rowling

17. “Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” –Megan Devine

18. “Grief is just love with no place to go.” –Jamie Anderson

19. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” –A.A. Milne

20. “May love be what you remember most.” –Darcie Sims