35 Quotes About Losing Loved Ones


When you lose a loved one, grief can tackle your world. These quotes about losing loved ones capture the difficulty many have in dealing with a recent loss.

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was,’Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?’”

“And with the morn those angel faces smile which I have loved long since and lost awhile.”

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”

“Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.”

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”

“He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.”

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.”

“If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.”

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

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.”

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”

“Love is how you stay alive even after you are gone.”

“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”

“Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.”

“Out dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”

“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”

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

“The absence of the other person who used to be there beside you obliterates your presence. Everything in the room, even the stars in the sky can disappear in a second, changing one scene for another, just like a dream.”

“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.”

“The story of love is hello and goodbye – until we meet again.”

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”

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

“Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.”

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

“We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there.”

“When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry. You just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.”

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”

Being young and experiencing loss can lead you down new avenues to healing and recovery.

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