Mourning Quotes

Elizabeth Gilbert

Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing...

Jodi Picoult

and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe
and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart.

Dylan Thomas

Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.

Benjamin J. Carey

At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.

Hans Christian Andersen

Grant not my prayers, when they are contrary to Thy will, which at all times must be the best. Oh, hear them not;

William Shakespeare

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.

Jodi Picoult

How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?

Michael Bassey Johnson

The more death, the more birth. People are entering, others are exiting. The cry of a baby, the mourning of others. When others cry, the other are laughing and making merry. The world is mingled with sadness, joy, happiness, anger, wealth, poverty, etc.

Sara Sheridan

Jack had been the love of her life and he was gone. It seemed now that there had never been bad times, though she knew that wasn’t true.

Meghan O'Rourke

Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss.

William Cullen Bryant

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief;

Roland Barthes

Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.

Victoria Hanley

I have lived with you and loved you, and now you are gone. Gone where I cannot follow, until I have finished all of my days.

R.A. Salvatore

Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not.

Roland Barthes

To whom could I put this question (with any hope of an answer)? Does being able to live without someone you loved mean you loved her less than you thought...?

John Green

I went on spouting bullshit Encouragements as Gus's parents, arm in arm, hugged each other and nodded at every word. Funerals, I had decided, are for the living.

Kristina McMorris

It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

O weep for Adonis - He is dead."
"Peace. He is not dead he doth not sleep - he hath wakened from the dream of life

Anna Quindlen

Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die: It happens again every single morning.

Stephen King

The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.

Roland Barthes

As soon as someone dies, frenzied construction of the future (shifting furniture, etc.): futuromania.

John Scalzi

It's easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she's never been anything but dead, than to miss her at all the places where she was alive.

Kristina McMorris

Not every loss was confirmed by an officer at the door. Nor a telegram with the power to sink a fleet. Loss, often the worst kind, also arrived through the deafening quiet of an absence.

Elizabeth McCracken

Can I tell you something? It wasn't so bad. Not so bad at all right then, me scowling at the dirt, James in his bed, the way it always always was. Look, if that's all that happened, if his dying just meant that I would be waiting for him to say something instead of listening to him say something, it would have been fine.

Pablo Neruda

Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.

Roger A. Caras

In Egypt: Under no conditions, under threat of death could anyone kill a cat. People were exceuted for even killing a cat accidentally. And when a cat died, the whole family, and probably their closest friends, went into mourning, the measure of their personal loss signalled by their shaving off their eyebrows.

Federico Chini

There is a period for hope and one for mourning.

Melodie Ramone

He was seven years old the summer that his life ended. He'd always felt like his life was taken the moment that truck rammed into his father and sister. Or at least, the life he would have had was ended before it even began.

Phindiwe Nkosi

Instead of hating, my heart cries mercy! Mercy on me! Mercy on me! Mercy on me!

Melina Marchetta

It's all rather political, mourning is.

Hannah Kilfoyle

And it never mattered who the man I portrayed him to be was.
The memory was in the same place as the fantasy, and that place was proven so contorted, convoluted, I'm unsure if I ever told the truth.

Brian Ruckley

Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin.

C.S. Lewis

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.

Kristina McMorris

The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.

Kristina McMorris

Good had defeated evil, people proclaimed, a justification for atrocities best left forgotten. They would cling to this oversimplified truth while trading pats on the back and placing flowers on graves.

Hannah Kilfoyle

The muscles behind both eyes hurt
and the skin all down the front
is swelling from the veins burst
though the circles look less sunk. Tears did fill them in though
and I did push the waves
right from my own souls windows
to water down it's grave

Alicen Grey

We never stopped being each other.

Victor Hugo

That you are happy, that Monsieur Pontmercy has Cosette, that youth espouses mourning, that there are about you, my children, lilacs and nightingales, that your life is a beautiful lawn in the sunshine, that all the enchantments of heaven fill your souls, and now, that I who am good for nothing, that I die; surely all this is well.

Glenn Beck

You can't love your mother or father if you don't also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.

Neil Gaiman

Yes. We both have a bad feeling. Tonight we shall take our bad feelings and share them, and face them. We shall mourn. We shall drain the bitter dregs of mortality. Pain shared, my brother, is pain not doubled, but halved. No man is an island.

Lisa Bedrick

When someone close to you dies, you feel like you might die too. It takes some of the life out of you for a time.

Alice Sebold

Oh sweetheart, do you really think if you
seal it up, that the pain's gonna go away?

Phindiwe Nkosi

During the prayers of the day, there was one less “amen”.

Phindiwe Nkosi

I realized that whilst crying over the loss, the living did not seem adequate because they were not my loved one. The room full of strangers hurt me profusely. Even as I saw thousands of young people; I felt incomplete and more saddened because the one I wanted to see was buried.

Cassandra Giovanni

Death abides by no one's takes what pleases it without consciousness to its decisions. It destroys what it will. It took the pieces of perfection I once knew and shattered them. Now what remains are shards of a dream, drawing blood with every step.

Anthony Liccione

Death moved in the night, in search for blood, and when it found Life, it passed on by, like a cloud that moves by the face of the moon. When he found those dead without the red, he took the life before them born first, and the mourning emptied itself till the morning.

Mary Tyler Moore

I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children - they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.

Betsy Cornwell

Everything was a broken line for me in those days. I was slipped into the empty spaces between words.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Rain is a lullaby heard through a thick, isolating blanket of clouds. It is the tinkling harp of water droplets; a moist breath whistling through willow reeds; a pattering beat background to the mourner's melody. Rain is a soft song of compassion for the brokenhearted.

Suzanne Collins

the evil thing is inside, not out.

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