220 Grief Quotes to Help You Cope with Grief

Here are the grief quotes to share with someone who is grieving. Grief is causes, signs, and symptoms. Grief is a natural response to loss, such as the death of a loved one.

It’s a process that typically includes emotional, physical, cognitive, and social reactions. Grief can also be the reaction to any type of loss.

Grief is such a personal experience that it’s hard to know how to help someone who is grieving. But there are several ways you can offer support.

It’s hard to know what to say to someone who is grieving. It’s hard to know how to talk about the death of someone you love. You want the person to know that you’re here for them, but you don’t know what to say. You want to make them feel less alone, but you don’t know-how.

Here are some grief quotes to help you know what to say when you don’t know what to say.

Grief Quotes

Grief Quotes

Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human. – Sarah Dessen

Grief Quotes

Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth

Grief Quotes

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. – William Shakespeare

Grief Quotes

The only cure for grief is action. – George Henry Lewes

Grief Quotes

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you. – John Green

Grief Quotes

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

Grief Quotes

I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return.

Grief Quotes

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi

Grief Quotes

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God! – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Grief Quotes

Grief changes shape, but it never ends. – Keanu Reeves

Grief Quotes

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself. – Nicholas Sparks

Grief Quotes

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. – Helen Keller

Best Quotes About Grief

Grief is love not wanting to let go. – Earl A. Grollman

I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories. – Maya Angelou

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind. – Katherine Owen

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

Read More: Heart Touching Quotes

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

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them. – Sylvan Kamens

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. – J.M. Barrie

So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. – E.A. Bucchianeri

Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake. – Unknown

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. – Jose N. Harris

Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people. – Orson Scott Card

In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams… that is where you and I shall meet. – The Mad Hatter

Quotes About Grief And Loss

Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it. – Terri Irwin

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. – Anne Grant

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

There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start. – Shel Silverstein

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? – Terry Pratchett

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite. – Cassandra Clare

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

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself. – Nicholas Sparks

Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it. – J.K. Rowling

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

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief. – Franz Schubert

When one person is missing the whole world seems empty. – Pat Schweibert

When grief is deepest, words are fewest. – Ann Voskamp

The thing about grief is that it’s a roller coaster – it’s up, it’s down. The emotions sometimes take over. – Brent Sexton

Greif And Memories Quotes

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone. – Rodgers and Hammerstein

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. – Alphonse de Lamartine

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you. – Veronica Roth

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. – Xenophon

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

When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them. – Sylvan Kamens

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You gave me a forever within the numbered days… – John Green

I learned that, with grief, you have to take it one day at a time and learn how to find happiness amid heartbreak. – Adrienne C. Moore

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. – Samuel Johnson

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. – Maya Angelou

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

Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope. – Elizabeth Gilbert

Grief Quotes On Death

And I can’t be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight. – J.D. Salinger

I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed. – Meghan O’Rourke

Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone. – Unknown

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Henri Mattise

Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire

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

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. – A.A. Milne

Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go. – Katharine Weber

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness. – Erich Fromm

Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less, and one day we wonder what has become of it. – Arthur Golden

Deep Grief Quotes About Life

Everybody has their burdens, their grief that they carry with them. – Elizabeth Edwards

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland

Grief is itself a medicine. – William Cowper

There is a point at which even grief feels absurd. And at this point, laughter gushes up to retrieve sanity. –  Alice Walker

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. – Pliny the Elder

She was no longer wrestling with the grief but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. – George Eliot

We may thank God that we can feel pain and know sadness, for these are the human sentiments that constitute our glory as well as our grief. – Eugene Kennedy

Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away. – V.C. Andrews

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness. – Morena Baccarin

Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life. – Maria V. Snyder

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. – William Congreve

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. – C.S. Lewis

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. – Alphonse de Lamartine

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