45 Quotes About Sudden Death of a Friend


Living in a world where you are confronted with the loss of loved ones can bring hopelessness into your life. These quotes about the sudden death of a friend capture the type of emotional hurt and healing we may experience after a traumatic loss.

“A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.”

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

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

“But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.”

“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

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

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

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

“Even the death of Friends will inspire us as much as their lives.”

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”

“For some moments in life there are no words.”

“Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.”

“Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return.”

“He spoke 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.”

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”

“I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.”

“I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.”

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.”

“It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.”

“Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.”

“Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.”

“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.”

“Say not ‘Good-night’ but in some brighter clime, bid me ‘Good-morning.'”

“The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.”

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.”

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”

“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.”

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…”

“There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.”

“There’s one thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die – their silence.”

“This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.”

“This self now as I leant over the gate looking down over fields rolling in waves of colour beneath me made no answer. ”

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

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

“When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.”

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

“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.”

“With what a deep devotedness of woe I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, And memory, like a drop that, night and day, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!”

“Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.”

Turning your loss into a series of inspiration can bring you to a new stage of recovery.

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