10 Beautiful Quotes about Grief for Griefy Days

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There is a catharsis on griefy days that only those who are grieiving are familiar with – beautiful quotes, poems, and stories.

Metaphors are often relatable to people who are grieving because there is no way to properly explain what grief feels like as it’s not actually a feeling.

Grief is an experience.

As a long-time griever and grief knower, I have a soft spot for grief. I run Grief Peer Support Sessions to remain connected to this part of me and make space for others who just want to be around someone who “gets it”.

No one can escape grief. If you have experienced loss, then you have experienced grief.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from a book called Love & Loss – The Timeless Wisdom Series.

Grief Quotes

We remember their love when they can no longer remember


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it.

L. M. Montgomery

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.

Alex Haley

You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.

John Green

We remember their love, when they can no longer remember.


When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.

George R. R. Martin

To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.


Grief 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

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom.

William Shakespeare

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