Favorite Quotations ~  Grief, 3 Living When a Loved One Has Died

"The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears." ~ John Vance Cheney

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You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. ~ Chinese Proverb

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. ~ Carl Jung

Sorrow is a fruit; God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it. ~ Victor Hugo

Perhaps the reassuring thing about grieving is that the process will not be cheated. ~ Martha W. Hickman, Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief

I have emerged from the tunnel of grief into the light. Life is better. Not the same, but good and getting better all the time. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers, Widowed

Grief is itself a medicine. ~ William Cowper

I never knew I could suffer so much. And then, at the same time, you think, now I'm ready to open myself up to life in another way, to make it worth something and make it about the right things and not waste time. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanity Fair

Grief is love not wanting to let go. ~ Earl Grollman

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is the peculiarity of grief to bring out the childish side of man. ~ Victor Hugo

Grief is a wound that needs attention in order to heal. ~ Judy Tatelbaum

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