37 Deep Grief Quotes That Will Help You Heal

Grief

Grief can be overwhelming. It is intense sorrow caused by loss. Although it's mostly associated with death, grief can involve the loss of something significant like a pet, job, relationship, miscarriage, health, friendship, home, etc.

Different people cope with grief differently. It depends on various factors like your personality, life experiences, significance of the loss, your faith, etc. You should never be ashamed of your feelings of grief.

You are allowed to feel the pain of your loss. You are the only one who can understand how significant what you lost was to you. No one should belittle it. Allow yourself a period of grief.

You will experience many confusing feelings and reactions that may come to you unexpectedly. That's your body trying to deal with what you are going through. You may feel shock, anger, denial, pain, sadness, and emptiness.

You may even be unable to eat, sleep, shower, work, or do things as you normally would. That's all part of your grieving process and it's okay. Grief takes time. There's no one time period or limit for everyone.

Some people can take weeks. Others take months or even years. Don't feel pressured to hurry up and move on. Take your time to feel better because life can wait. You can get back to doing things at your own pace as you heal and learn to live with it.

However, don't drown yourself in your emotions. Allow yourself to get support from the people around you who care about your well-being. It's okay to not be okay and it's okay to accept help.

Here are grief quotes to give you strength if you are grieving. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. These quotes are also perfect to send to someone who is grieving because sometimes you may not know what to say.

Grief Quotes

One breath at a time. One day at a time. Wake up, and be shredded. Cry for a while. Then stop crying and go about your day. You’re not okay, but you’re alive, and you will be okay, someday.

One breath at a time. One day at a time. Wake up, and be shredded. Cry for a while. Then stop crying and go about your day. You’re not okay, but you’re alive, and you will be okay, someday.

After great pain, a formal feeling comes – The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs – The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore, And Yesterday, or Centuries before? The Feet, mechanical, go round – Of Ground, or Air, or Ought – A Wooden way Regardless grown, A Quartz contentment, like a stone – This is the Hour of Lead – Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow – First – Chill – then Stupor – then the letting go.

After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs –
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

The Feet, mechanical, go round –
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought –
A Wooden way
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone –

This is the Hour of Lead –
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow –
First – Chill – then Stupor – then the letting go.

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

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

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Hello, my name is Tohru Honda, I haven't always lived in a tent. Up until last May I lived with my mom, it was just the two of us. But then the accident... After I lost mom, I began secretly living here on my own. It's not exactly comfortable but it's alright. And it's what I have to do. It's like my motto says, never give up!

Hello, my name is Tohru Honda, I haven’t always lived in a tent. Up until last May I lived with my mom, it was just the two of us. But then the accident… After I lost mom, I began secretly living here on my own. It’s not exactly comfortable but it’s alright. And it’s what I have to do. It’s like my motto says, never give up!

Our whole year swallowed, As if by a massive maw. What else could stomach Our hearts, huge with hurt, Everyone & everything hell.

Our whole year swallowed,
As if by a massive maw.
What else could stomach
Our hearts, huge with hurt,
Everyone & everything hell.

“Jim, did your father really blow his brains out because of your mother?” “Yeah. He was on the telephone. He told her he had a gun. He said, ‘If you don’t come back to me I’m going to kill myself. Will you come back to me?’ And my mother said, ‘No.’ There was a shot and that was that.” “What did your mother do?” “She hung up.” “All right, I'll see you tonight buddy.”

“Jim, did your father really blow his brains out because of your mother?”
“Yeah. He was on the telephone. He told her he had a gun. He said, ‘If you don’t come back to me I’m going to kill myself. Will you come back to me?’ And my mother said, ‘No.’ There was a shot and that was that.”
“What did your mother do?”
“She hung up.”
“All right, I’ll see you tonight buddy.”

it is so dark now with the sadness of people they were tricked, they were taught to expect the ultimate when nothing is promised now young girls weep alone in small rooms old men angrily swing their canes at visions as ladies comb their hair as ants search for survival history surrounds us and our lives slink away in shame.

it is so dark now with the sadness of
people
they were tricked, they were taught to expect the
ultimate when nothing is
promised
now young girls weep alone in small rooms
old men angrily swing their canes at
visions as
ladies comb their hair as
ants search for survival
history surrounds us
and our lives
slink away
in
shame.

Why do you walk around with a picture of only your mother? You've lost BOTH parents right? You mean, you don't have one of your FATHER? I mean... Whenever you say anything, it's always "mom, mom." It's like that's all you say. That's a pretty severe MOTHER COMPLEX. Don't you think about anything else?

Why do you walk around with a picture of only your mother? You’ve lost BOTH parents right? You mean, you don’t have one of your

Children who are cursed by vengful spirits... Are born two months earlier than normal... To meet your true love... Then marry your true love... And have a baby with your true love... And hold that baby... And then have it turn into a strange baby animal... What despair... A mother would feel.

Children who are cursed by vengful spirits… Are born two months earlier than normal… To meet your true love… Then marry your true love… And

Grief, like glass, can be both a mirror & a window, enabling us to look both in & out, then & now & how. In other words, we become a window pain. Only somewhere in loss do we find the grace to gaze up & out of ourselves.

Grief, like glass, can be both a mirror & a window, enabling us to look both in & out, then & now & how. In other words, we become a window pain. Only somewhere in loss do we find the grace to gaze up & out of ourselves.

There is nothing so agonizing, or so dangerous, as a memory unexpressed, unexplored, unexplained, & unexploded. Grief is the grenade that always goes off.

There is nothing so agonizing, or so dangerous, as a memory unexpressed, unexplored, unexplained, & unexploded. Grief is the grenade that always goes off.

Carmen Delgado: I will not help you again. Rambo: You have to. Carmen Delgado: Why do I have to? What will it change? Nothing. We grieve and move on. Rambo: And you've done that? Carmen Delgado: I mean, I think of her every day. Every f**king day. But we have to move on. Rambo: What if you can't move on? What if you can't move on at all? Carmen Delgad0.o: But you have to. We have no choice. What's done is done! Rambo: Why is it done? How is it ever done? When I look at something so innocent, and I see that face never have life in it again, how is it ever done?

Carmen Delgado: I will not help you again.
Rambo: You have to.
Carmen Delgado: Why do I have to? What will it change? Nothing. We grieve and move on.
Rambo: And you’ve done that?
Carmen Delgado: I mean, I think of her every day. Every f**king day. But we have to move on.
Rambo: What if you can’t move on? What if you can’t move on at all?
Carmen Delgad0.o: But you have to. We have no choice. What’s done is done!
Rambo: Why is it done? How is it ever done? When I look at something so innocent, and I see that face never have life in it again, how is it ever done?

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

Darkness transfigures into light, bad transfigures into good, grief transfigures into grace, empty transfigures into full. God wastes nothing — makes everything work out according to His plan.

Darkness transfigures into light, bad transfigures into good, grief transfigures into grace, empty transfigures into full. God wastes nothing — makes everything work out according to His plan.

It was odd. As a girl, Sophie would have shriveled with embarrassment at the way she was behaving. As an old woman, she did not mind what she did or said. She found that a great relief.

It was odd. As a girl, Sophie would have shriveled with embarrassment at the way she was behaving. As an old woman, she did not mind what she did or said. She found that a great relief.

You never say and do the things you wish you had said or done when someone close to you may not be around in awhile. Closure is impossible; that's the heart of the grief you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

You never say and do the things you wish you had said or done when someone close to you may not be around in awhile. Closure is impossible; that’s the heart of the grief you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

The concept of closure is built on two discredited myths—that grief has a timetable, and that we can somehow move beyond our grief by letting go or detaching from the person we loved.

The concept of closure is built on two discredited myths—that grief has a timetable, and that we can somehow move beyond our grief by letting go or detaching from the person we loved.

People tell me I should be finding “closure" in my grief, but that's a misconception. My love and grief will never end. I will never fully close the door on my loss.

People tell me I should be finding “closure” in my grief, but that’s a misconception. My love and grief will never end. I will never fully close the door on my loss.

Englishmen rarely cry, except under the pressure of the acutest grief; whereas in some parts of the Continent the men shed tears much more readily and freely.

Englishmen rarely cry, except under the pressure of the acutest grief; whereas in some parts of the Continent the men shed tears much more readily and freely.

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