35 Overcoming Loss Quotes and Sayings

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Everybody goes through loss no matter how big or small. Whether you are suffering from the loss of a job to the loss of a loved one, you may experience moments of guilt and unresolved grief. Here are some great overcoming loss quotes and sayings that are perfect for helping you through this time.

“And I can’t be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”

“Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.”

“But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.”

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”

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

“Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.””

“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of”parties” with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear.”

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

“Grief can destroy you –or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone.”

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

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

“Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.”

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

“I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”

“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”

“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt.”

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath.”

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

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

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.”

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”

“The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it.”

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.”

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”

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

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers.”

“While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”

“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 care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news.”

Finding a creative way to draw inspiration into your life will help to rewire your brain from grief and give you new hope.

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