33 Quotes About Loved Ones Passing

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When you are confronted by death, new perspectives are gained about life. These quotes about loved ones passing will bring you the inspiration and encouragement you need to value your own last days.

“Because death is the only thing that could have ever kept him from you.”

“Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.”

“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”

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

“Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.”

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

“For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms.”

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.”

“I am always saddened by the death of a good person. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratitude emerges.”

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”

“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

“It hurts when they’re gone. And it doesn’t matter if it’s slow or fast, whether it’s a long drawn-out disease or an unexpected accident. When they’re gone the world turns upside down and you’re left holding on, trying not to fall off.”

“It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in.”

“It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.”

“Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning.”

“Not only had my brother disappeared, but–and bear with me here–a part of my very being had gone with him. Stories about us could, from them on, be told from only one perspective. Memories could be told but not shared.”

“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.”

“People in the real world always say, when something terrible happens, that the sadness and loss and aching pain of the heart will “lessen as time passes,” but it isn’t true.”

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”

“Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated.”

“Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.”

“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”

“The steel door of the incinerator went up and the muted hum of the eternal fire became a red roaring. The heat lunged out at them like a famished beast.”

“The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.”

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

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”

“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering.”

“What kind of wife would I be if I left your father simply because he was dead?”

“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.”

“Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here’s what really happens: The spaces between the times you miss them grow longer.”

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.”

“You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.”

It is never a good idea to grieve alone. Having the support of your loved ones around will make the process easier to get through.

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