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
There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out. ~Lou Reed, "Magic and Loss"
We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran
No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories. ~Chris Sorensenfeb2011email
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. ~Moliere
Grief is a species of idleness. ~Samuel JohnsonCUL
Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
Come, ye disconsolate, where’er you languish,
Come at the shrine of God fervently kneel;
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish?
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
~Thomas Moore, c.1813, published in Sacred Songs, 1816
Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. ~Ralph Waldo EmersonCUL
The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. ~Henry Maudsley
In my Lucia’s absence
Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden;
I am ten times undone, while hope, and fear,
And grief, and rage and love rise up at once,
And with variety of pain distract me.
Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you. If they speak, you break down. ~Bede JarrettCUL
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~Robert Ingersoll
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~From the television show The Wonder Years