31 Gripping Quotes About Losing A Loved One

It’s strange that we come into the world alone and we leave alone, yet we make so many connections throughout life. Small memories, shared experiences, enjoying particular books, smells or movies together, all these contribute to our love for one another. Just as we continue to love and connect to others, losing the ones we love is a natural flow in life’s journey. The losses, however painful, teach us important lessons. They help us to grow and become more tolerant and loving.

Poetry, philosophy and everyday proverbs are rich in quotes about losing a loved one. The empty space in the heart is sometimes soothed by bouts of tears, and according to Jose, “crying is a sign of a pure heart”. Through the fog of grief, we emerge stronger, and learn to go beyond our loss. We make sense of it through beautiful stories and beliefs. An ancient Eskimo proverb says that the star are perhaps opening in heaven through which loved ones shine down on us. In the words of Rumi, “what we feel we have lost, comes back in another form along life’s journey”. Helen Keller says, “what we love deeply, becomes a part of us, transforming us, a little”.

Fully Remembering

“A man is determined to find justice after the loss of a loved one, even though he is incapable of fully remembering the crime.”

Emily Bronte Quote

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” – Emily Bronte

Death Leaves

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

John Green Quote

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

Close Loved One

“I hate a friend going through the pain of loss of a close loved one and not being able to do anything about it.”

Jodi Picoult Quote

“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?” – Jodi Picoult

Robert Ingersoll Quote

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” – Robert Ingersoll

Rumi Quote

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

The Loss

“The loss of a loved one is one of the most tragic and devastating things a person could endure.”

Mahatma Gandhi Quote

“You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Spake Well

“He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.”

Jodi Picoult Quotes

“How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?” – Jodi Picoult

Everyone Copes

“Everyone copes differently, some cry for the loss of a loved one others smile because they know they’ll see them again.”

Arthur Schopenhauer Quote

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

John Taylor Quote

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor

William Shakespeare Quote

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o’er wrought heart and bids it break.” – William Shakespeare

Never Prepared

“One is never prepared for the loss of a loved one.”

Haruki Murakami Quote

“Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.” – Haruki Murakami

Chekov Quote

“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.” – Chekov

Jose Quote

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

Socrates Quote

“Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth – that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.” – Socrates

Harper Lee Quote

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – Harper Lee

Irish Prayer

“Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” – Irish prayer

Maurice Maeterlinck Quote

“When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.” – Maurice Maeterlinck

Life Upside Down

“The loss of a loved one turns our life upside down. Our world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we in turn adjust to a new normal.”

Eskimo Proverb

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

William Penn Quote

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn

Those Who Mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

God Bless Everyone

“God bless everyone mourning the loss of a loved one today. To be taken in such a cruel way, to lose someone so quickly, just devastating.”

Helen Keller Quote

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

Loved One

“Loss of a loved one is the worst thing anyone can handle…”


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