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25 Quotes About Grieving for When You Just Don't Have the Words

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To put it simply, when someone you love dies, it sucks. You feel emotions you didn’t even know existed. You feel things that you are not sure are allowed. Many times, you can’t even put these feeling into words. Here are 25 quotes that will help put your feelings into words for you, and hopefully bring you some peace and comfort during your journey.

  1. “Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s not a passage but a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is a price of love.”

  2. “People keep telling me that life goes on. But to me, that’s the saddest part.”

  3. The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” Elisabeth Kuber-Ross

  4. “But grief is a walk alone. Others can be there and listen. But you will walk alone down your own path, at your own pace, with your sheared off pain, your raw wounds, your denial, anger and bitter loss. You’ll come to your own peace, hopefully…but it will be on your own, in your own time.” Cathy Lamb

  5. “I felt very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hubbabuloo.” Sylvia Plath

  6. “It’s the kind of heartache you can feel in your bones.”

  7. “The hardest part of losing someone isn’t having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always trying to fill the void, the emptiness that’s left inside your heart when they go.”

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

  9. “She walks, she talks, she cooks, she cleans, she works. She IS, but she is NOT, all at once. She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity.”

  10. “Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.” Grey’s Anatomy

  11. “When you have lost someone you love, you start to use a very different calendar to record life…before and after.”

  12. “In the quiet of the night, when the world around me is asleep, the tears still flow freely as memories flood my heart and mind. It is then, that the silence and stillness remind me of you.” Malory Marie

  13. “Grief, I learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

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

  15. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly-that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” Anne Lamott

  16. “I see what grief does, how it strips you bare, shows you all the things you don’t want to know. That loss doesn’t end, that there isn’t a moment where you are done, where you can neatly put it away and move on.” Elizabeth Scott

  17. “I will never forget the moment your heart stopped and mine kept beating.” Angela Miller

  18. “It is kind of shocking when your world falls to pieces and everything and everyone around you carries on with life. How can the birds continue to sing? How can people carry on loving life? It is like you have become frozen in time and are now watching life like a movie. As the weeks and months roll by, life becomes more real again, but you will never forget that point in time where life stood still.” Zoe Clark

  19. “They say ‘what doesn’t kill you makes your stronger’…I don’t agree. Some things that didn’t kill me, came so close that they’re still damaging. They didn’t make me better. Some thing made me worse. And can’t that be okay too? Can’t some things just break you? This whole fucking world wants you to believe that admitting defeat makes you weak. For God’s sake, bleed. And bleed openly. There can be pride in vulnerability. Honesty is maturity. And really, it’s the things that did kill me, that made me.” J Raymond

  20. “If you know someone who has lost a very important person in their life and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you may make them sad by reminding them that they died-you’re not reminding them, they didn’t forget that they died. What your reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived. And that is a great gift.” Elizabeth Edwards

  21. “I’ve come to realize that nothing in life prepares us for losing someone we love—nothing.”

  22. “That moment you need someone, but they’re in heaven…and so you cry instead.”

  23. “For the rest of my life I will search for moments full of you.” Saves The Day

  24. “I miss you when something really good happens, because you are the one I want to share it with. I miss you when something is troubling me because you are the one that understands me so well. I miss you when I laugh and cry because I know you are the one that makes my laughter grow and tears disappear. I miss you all the time, but I miss you most when I lay awake at night and think of all the wonderful times we spent with each other; for those were some of the best times of my life.”

  25. Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time? My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.” Jonathan Safran Foer

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